The Real Mr. Clean 

As many start and continue the clean up processes of their homes and businesses after Hurricane Harvey remember… 

The greatest dissolving agent on the market is still at work! 
                 The Real Mr. Clean! 

dissolving agent – a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; “the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution” dissolvent, dissolver, resolvent, solvent. … medium – an intervening substance through which something is achieved; the dissolving medium is called a solvent”

Water is a versatile solving agent. 

ver·sa·tile -adjective:able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.synonyms:adaptable, flexible, all-around, multifaceted, multitalented, resourceful; More

Lord- You are the best dissolving agent and solvent I know. Christ; the Living Water; the all powerful and versatile solving agent that is multifaceted, multitalented, resourceful and MORE 

Intervene 

Cleanse and restore us…

Dissolve…..
Hearts of hate

Minds of lies

Governments of greed

Selfishness of people

Warped perceptions

Division 

Racism

Judgement

Evil

Oppression

Sickness

Poverty

Corruption

Laziness

Immortality 

Hopelessness

Grief

Doubt 

Fear

Trauma

Depression 

Addiction

Failure

Lack 

Weakness 

Curses 

Confusion 

Despair 

Disappointments 

Brokenness 

Rejection 

Rebellion 

Worry 

        And MORE 

Then I will sprinkle pure water on you and make you pure. I will wash away all your filth, the filth from those nasty idols, and I will make you pure. I will also put a new spirit in you to change your way of thinking. I will take out the heart of stone from your body and give you a tender, human heart. I will put my Spirit inside you and change you so that you will obey my laws. You will carefully obey my commands. ~ Ezekiel 36:25-27 

I firmly believe there is a purpose in every ounce of pain. Out of every mess is a message. From every test is a beautifully woven testimony. 

                    ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 
                 www.restoredministries.org

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AIT- Advanced Individual Training 

After basic training, all Army recruits spend the next 2-3 months in AIT – Advanced Individual Training.  It is imperative, in the complex mission of the military, for each individual to become an expert in a specialized field.  

Even in the civilian world, it is necessary for individuals to acquire specific skills in order to facilitate the complex operation of this industrialized, electronic age in which we live.  

It is no different in the church; each believer has been given individual talents that must be discovered and perfected if the church is to be “all that she can be”.

Many times, the military or our civilian community will encourage us to do what interests us the most.  This is very practical for the well being of individuals and the military or civilian community as a whole.  We work harder and more enthusiastically when we have a voice in choosing our life’s work.  The community as a whole benefits when individuals are fulfilled in their careers.  The same is true in church life; leaders should be very diligent in identifying and encouraging the individual ministries of its members.

Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12 contain most of the Spiritual Gifts available to church members.  If a church is wise, it will spend its resources generously and often to help individuals discover their gifts and then put them into action.  A church where the bulk of the ministry is carried on by professional ministers will eventual die from the lack of enthusiasm of its leaders and members.  It is not enough to help the church members to discover their gifts; facilitation of the operation of these gifts must be practiced diligently and regularly.

Sadly, this is contrary to the religious spirit of the day, where deadly collusion is often in force between complacent church members and complicit leaders who maintain their positions of leadership by giving in to the spoken or silent demands of the laity.  

Ideally, pastors and teachers are to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.  In actuality, this is rarely accomplished.  Since the beginning of the church, God’s people have resisted entering in to cooperation with the Spirit and voice of God.  

There is nothing new under the sun; we need revival today, just as desperately as any generation has ever needed it.  

Lord, send your Holy Spirit; by your mercy and grace give us hearts eager to hear your voice and obey.  Amen.

~ Brad Heilhecker