Today we pray for the Nation of Myanmar and Meditate on the New Year

Today we are praying for the country of Myanmar.  Please help us  lift up this nation to the Lord today.  You can follow the two links below to learn more about the nation and its unreached people groups.  You can watch the video below to help guide you in your prayers.    

Please take time to meditate on the devotion for today as well.  

You can learn more about the nation of Myanmar (Burma) by clicking here

You can learn about the different unreached people groups of Myanmar (Burma) by clicking here

Please pray for the nation of Myanmar (Burma) by joining in prayer with the video below.

MYANMAR (BURMA) Continent: Asia | Capital City: Naypyidaw Government: Nominal Civilian Parliamentary Government Population: 48,137,741 Major People Groups: 89% Sino-Tibetian, 5% Mon Kymer Religion: 82% Buddhist, 8% Christian, 3% Muslim Language: Burmese | GDP Per Capita: $1,800 | Literacy Rate: 89.9% UNREACHED: 35.9%

Watch the above video and pray for the requests listed at the end.

Today's Devotional Thought

Yesterday we saw some of God's resolutions toward us.  Now, we consider how we can make some resolutions in response.  

Resolve to Pursue Greater Personal Holiness

Hebrews 12:1-2 instructs us, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.”  We are commanded to lay aside EVERY weight and sin.  We must reject all sin, but also anything and everything that would weigh us down, slow us down, or hinder us in running with endurance the race that is set before us.  We must set aside everything that would slow us down in our race to Christ and Christ-likeness.  We must keep our eyes on the founder and perfecter of our faith:  Jesus Christ Himself.  Holiness, holiness, is what we must long for.  Holiness is what we need!!

Resolve to Pursue Greater Personal Devotion

Dawson Trotman talked to 29 missionary candidates.  They were graduates of universities or Bible schools or seminaries.  As a member of the board he interviewed each one over a period of 5 days, giving each candidate from half and hour to an hour.  Among the questions he asked were two which were very important.  The first one had to do with their devotional life.  I quote from Mr. Trotman’s little booklet “Born to Reproduce.” 

    "How is your devotional life?" I asked them.  "How is the time you spend with the Lord?  Do you feel that your devotional life is what the Lord would have it to be?'   Out of this particular group of 29 only one person said, "I believe my devotional life is what it ought to be."  To the others my question then was, "Why is your devotional life not what it should be?"  "Well, you see, I am here at this summer institute," was a common reply.  "We have a concentrated course.  WE do a year's work in only ten weeks.  We are so busy."   I said, "All right.  Let's back up to when you were in college.  Did you have victory in your devotional life then?"  Well, not exactly.  We traced back and found that never since they came to know Christ had they had a period of victory in their devotional lives.  

How is your devotional life?  Is there no room for improvement in 2018?

Please pray and share!