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Wisdom for the Justice Movement
By on April 27th, 2011

We celebrate the many people responding to care for orphans and widows!

It is amazing to hear your stories of how you are making room for the fatherless, either in your home or in the giving of finances or giving of your time and other resources.

As we labor together we must keep in mind that in our passion to care for hurting children, we always need to strive do things well and above reproach. For the situations where we cannot do it all and cannot reach every child, we humbly ask for help. We come to God, who can do all things, and believe that He can move even when we cannot.  We wait and trust that He is good and that He cares even more than we do.

As a voice speaking for the most vulnerable, OJC remembers that these little ones are precious to Jesus. When others wanted to send the children away, Jesus said to let the children come to him. As leaders in the justice movement we desire to lead well with wisdom and understanding while we fight injustice on behalf of the most vulnerable ones.

Recently an article was written about Christians and the adoption movement and it reminds us that we must be an example in all that we do.   You can read the article… The evangelical Adoption Crusade at this link:  http://www.thenation.com/article/160096/adoption-commandment

Scripture tells us how we should lead – by following the example of Jesus.  Isaiah 11 talks about the leadership of Jesus.  It says that God’s Spirit will rest upon Jesus and will give him wisdom, understanding, guidance and power. 
God’s Spirit will teach Jesus to know and respect God and He will gladly obey the Lord. 
He will not judge by the way things look or decide by what he hears. But he will judge the poor honestly; 
he will be fair in his decisions for the poor people of the land. 
At his command evil people will be punished… Goodness and fairness will give him strength, 
like a belt around his waist.

Please join us in praying that this justice movement will follow the leadership of Jesus and walk in integrity and wisdom, honoring God in all we do.

We gather each week and pray specifically for families, cities and nations.  You can join us on Friday morning at 6:00 AM by watching the web stream @ http://www.ihop.org/Articles/1000058181/The_Prayer_Room.aspx.

We also gather together at other times through the week.  We encourage you to take a few minutes each week and to pray with us.

Here are a few things we pray for:

  • Godly leaders to rise up to protect and nurture children in their communities.
  • Resources and strategies to care for the many displaced, hungry and sick children around the world.
  • Forever families for children who do not have parents to care for them.
  • Wise, trained, loving, foster families to nurture children in difficult transitions.
  • Removal of position and authority of those who take advantage of the poor and oppressed.
  • Children who are alone and afraid – to have an encounter with Jesus; to have supernatural understanding that He loves them and is working in their behalf.  That they would not believe the lies told to them that they are not valuable.  That they would have hope and belief in a future.
  • God’s heart to be deposited in men so that Fathers will love, defend and provide for all of the little ones.

It is the responsibility of Christ followers to care for the widow, the orphan and the refugee. Let’s do our part, do it well, and run hard the race set before us.

 


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