Loving God and listening to God obediently in recovery leads to living settled life. The life that God promises to those who place their faith in His Son, Jesus and trust in Him.
Deuteronomy 30:20 Love GOD, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that GOD, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Our lives are pulled together by God through learning to read His life-map (the Bible) and following the directions of the Holy Spirit, who highlights the way for us and points us in the right direction, God’s direction in all areas of our lives.
Psalms 19:7-9 The revelation of GOD is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of GOD are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of GOD are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of GOD are plain and easy on the eyes. GOD’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of GOD are accurate down to the nth degree.
The clearer our direction becomes, the more equipped we become to identify God’s way and to point it out to others by way of our own life examples. Sometimes we miss the people God wants us to influence for Him as we get busy with life, or the ways He wants us to influence them because we are looking for something dramatic. Life’s are not always influenced by the dramatic. sometimes all people need is: A listening ear, a smiling face and a shoulder to cry on.
Hebrews 12:15 Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.