Thursday, June 04 2020
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Psalm 37:5,6
One night Bob and Joe went to dinner with the Vice President, Dan Quayle and the Chairman of the board of Hallmark Cards and shared his vision to open women's homes around the world and when he finished testifying of the grace of God the Chair-woman wrote him a check for $50,000.00!
Bob told me that he was leaving Times Square Church to pursue his dream of being another David Wilkerson. Problem being, you have to have the anointing and the passion for people to pull it off, but I followed his lead and we began training staff for a home in Detroit. The home was given by a Pastor who was the son of the police Captain that helped David Wilkerson start-up Teen Challenge. The home was a two-story in the heart of an old neighborhood where the Detroit riots had broken out and at times you could hear gunfire at night.
Divine appointment, maybe, discipline for me, probably, but the home opened and we started another in Houston and then found a huge facility in Ft. Worth for a training center. The Lord blessed the homes and people's lives were changed in spite of the difficulty of working with Bod and his people. Maybe the lust for money having one of the richest men in America on our board was my motive, who by the way never put another dime in the ministry because the SEC locked up his money due to insider trading that his pilot was involved in, so as the money ran out, so did Bob's vision and so it was back to trusting God!
The steps of a good man are ordered (pre-arranged) by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37:23,24
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin