As White as Soapsuds…

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The challenge to us is to be maladjusted—as maladjusted as the prophet Amos who, in the midst of the injustices of his day, could cry out in words that echo across the centuries, “Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream;”…as maladjusted as Jesus who could say to the men and women of his generation, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despite-fully use you.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

James 5:16
New International Version (NIV)

16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

The natural things of this life are a part of a world God admonishes us to separate ourselves from. It is so easy to be like the world and say He/She is going to be nothing in this life or it’s very much the costume of the naturalistic world we live in to disqualify others that just don’t seem to measure up to our perspectives and values. I am becoming “maladjusted” to this world and the things in it. The practices that are contrary to my God’s teachings are really becoming nasty to my sight and existence.

I am looking to God for the miracle of total restoration and the ability to help all that have been stamped invaluable for usefulness. I have an expectation to be able to house, re-educate, and empower 300 men and women to become self sufficient and able to reach out to 300 more to over come the stigma associated with being disenfranchised in this wicked and perverse world we now live in. I expect God to use May and Aaron to achieve these goals and visions in the name of Jesus.

“An old woman with a halo of silvered hair-the hot tears flowing down her furrowed cheeks-her worn hands busy over a washboard in a room of poverty-praying-for her son John-John who ran away from home in his teens to become a sailor-John of whom it was now reported that he had become a very wicked man-praying, praying always, that her son might be of service to God. The mother believed in two things, the power of prayer and the reformation of her son. God answered her prayer by working a miracle in the heart of John Newton.

“John Newton, the drunken sailor became John Newton, the sailor preacher [who wrote the words to “Amazing Grace’]. Among the thousands of men and women he brought to Christ was Thomas Scott…[who] used both his pen and voice to lead thousands of unbelieving hearts to Christ, among them William Cowper…[who] in a moment of inspiration wrote ‘There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood.’ And this song has brought countless thousands to the Man who died on Calvary. All this resulted because a mother took God at His word, became “maladjusted” to the naysayers and prayed that her son’s heart might become as white as the soapsuds in the washtub.”

When praying for your children, keep in mind that not only will your children’s lives be changed, but they will change the lives of others. Many a man has kept straight because his mother bent knees…

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