“There are times when it is best to fight fire with Water.” (Ron Ash)

“There are times when it is best to fight fire with Water.” (Ron Ash)

Often we hear the expression fight fire with fire. In the physical, regarding forest fires, it is very prudent. However, in life it is often more effective to fight fire with Water. “He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.” Therefore, it is best to turn the other cheek or perhaps pick up Our Shield. Like attacks like and what we give we get. In this it becomes plain to me that like forces pitted against like forces will amplify the negative and deviate from the positive.

Sending out loving energy to troubled teens.

I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. (Repeat)

Not long ago I was given an incredible opportunity to put something I heard of to a test.  I began to work at a home for teens with severe behavioral issues.  I have to tell you the atmosphere was anything but what I am used to.  However, with the help of a friend of mine I was able to transform the home in a matter of weeks.

I would concentrate on the image of each boy prior to arriving at the home.  As I did this I would repeat, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”  I did the same thing in prayer at church.  Sometimes I would look at them directly and say it to myself.  Less frequently I would say it over there files.

The frequency of bad behavior went down substantially.  Restraints were few and far between.  Writing consequences was almost a thing of the past.  It worked so well that I actually was accused of not doing my job.  The old cop and ticket quota had reared its ugly head.  I was asked why I was not writing consequences, but my answer was not accepted.  That is when I realized it was time to go.

God had already set up my next mission.  The resistance I was experiencing was a direct intervention to push me in the direction I needed to go.  That very day I went home frustrated, called another home and asked if they were hiring.  The administrator replied, “Yes, we just had someone leave today.”  God’s timing in impeccable.

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