Lovefast 29: Change

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Lovefast 29: Change

By Alice
Inspired by 'The Komering of Indonesia' from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet

 

Daily verse

See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ The words ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire.’
— Hebrews 12:25-29, NIVUK
 

Thought for the day

Change

The everyday lives of the Komering people of Western Indonesia have undergone rapid change over the past decade.

And there is no end in sight for the 'future shock' they are experiencing.

New roads are being built.

These will establish more connections between the Komering lands and the rest of the island of Sumatra.

Cellphone towers are popping up across the region, bringing the Internet to areas which had only just received landline phones.

Rubber and other traditional forest plantations are giving way to palm oil plantations.

Change is everywhere, and more and more young people are going to the city to seek their fortune.

Will a new generation of leaders avoid the traps of corruption and vain ambition, and instead pour themselves out for the good of their neighbours and communities?

 

Today's entry in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet

Inspiration for today's entry - click to open

 

Prayer for the day

Pray that during this tumultuous period, believers in the surrounding areas will have the wisdom to take full advantage of the changes occurring. May the gospel come in power to Komering men and women.

 

Daily action

Take note of every product that contains palm oil in your homes: cosmetics, food, etc. Use these as a reminder of how the lives of the Komering are being ‘shaken up’.

 

Your turn

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