A Better Way. A Better Life. A Better World.By L. Tyler 2009Ezelstone@gmail.comWant to spend your life feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty,meeting the needs of the homeless, clothing those who are inadequatelyclothed, visiting and comforting the sick, and visiting and comforting thosewho are in prison or jail?Want to live your lifetime meeting the needs of the homeless, clothing thosewho are inadequately clothed, visiting and comforting the sick, and visitingand helping those who are in prison or jail, loosening the bands of wickedness that bind people, undoing the heavy burdens of sin/grief/loss/pain/suffering that people are bearing, letting the oppressedones go free from that which has enslaved and addicted them, breakingevery yoke by which people are kept in subjection to sin and evil, findinghousing for the wandering poor, clothing those inadequately clothed, caringfor your own relatives, working at removing the oppressive and enslavingyoke that is on those around you, ceasing from accusing and/or slanderingothers, feeding the hungry, and caring for and comforting those who areafflicted and suffering, and being careful not to waste your life in foolish,empty and worthless talk?Want to live in a world where people are committed to activelycompassionately and unselfishly love others by being patient, kind, envy-free, jealousy-free, advancing their good and interests, assertive for theirgood needs, seeking their good benefit, boastful of any good about them,humbly recognizing and accepting their limitations; behaving well, angry atevil but patient with weakness, forgiving wrongs done, delivering peoplefrom evil and harm, rejoicing in truth and merciful justice together, standingup and speaking out together for merciful justice and truth?
Almighty God, work and will in us to have the courage and readiness totake a stand for You and not be co-participants in, or fellow-partakersof, the evil of those who disobey You~, even if it means we havedisobey* human laws and officials; to not partake of or participate inthe ungodly deeds; and to patiently, gently, humbly and respectfullyreprove, confute, admonish, convict, convince and rebuke those whodisobey You, telling them of the evil in which they have becomeensnared~. Father, we call on You and Trust You to enable us to obey You and teach Your disciples to observe everything You havecommanded us`, even if it means we have to disobey* human lawsand officials, including observing Your Word about sexual morality,creation, and infanticide - killing babies in the womb.` As Your child andsubject, as a citizen of Your Kingdom, I accept my responsibility, as I