Thank God for He is Good!

“Thank God! Because he’s good and because His love lasts.”
Psalm 106:1

God is the greatest! He is beyond compare! He is God! He is everything! His loving, saving personality never weakens. Each day we walk in relationship with Him He becomes more and more wonderful to us and for that reason we need to Thank Him!

Popular practices can be fatal

“You will know that I am the Lord. It was my law that you broke. You did not obey my commands. You decided to live like the nations around you.Ezekiel 11:12

We often get involved in things because they are ‘popular’ and we all want to be popular. The problem is for those of us with addictive and compulsive natures popular can mean ‘fatal’ A social drink for a non alcoholic can be a good thing. A bet on the Melbourne Cup for someone who doesn’t have a gambling addiction an enjoyable event. But for those of us with addictions and compulsions the cliche ‘one is too many and a thousand not enough’ is a real fact of life.

We start things because they make us feel good not realising the damage the danger our lives are being infected with, or how morally destructive the are for our character.

In recovery it may hurt sometime when we need to go against popular practices but it is important for us all to remember the consequence of one drink, a harmless flutter etc.

Recovery isn’t always easy but it is always right! for those in the process of life transformation from our addictive and compulsive behaviours.

Running away from our problems rarely solves them

An angel of God found Hagar beside a spring in the desert; it was the spring on the road to Shur. He said, “Hagar, maid of Sarai, what are you doing here?”

She said, “I’m running away from Sarai my mistress.”

When Hagar was running away from her mistress and her problems. The angel of the Lord gave her this advice:

  1. return and face your problems.
  2. work on your own attitude towards your problems.
  3. trust God’s promise to help you overcome your problems.

How often in our lives do we find it easier to run away than to take responsibility for our problems, correct our attitudes and trust God for a solution?