John 12:12-19 The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet Him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the One who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail to the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said: “Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey’s colt.” His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into His glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about Him. Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising Him from the dead, and they were telling others about it. That was the reason so many went out to meet Him–because they had heard about this miraculous sign. Then the Pharisees said to each other, “There’s nothing we can do. Look, everyone has gone after Him!”
Step Four: In order to help me change, I will investigate and record with God’s help – my sinful habits and attitudes.
The crowds praised Jesus as the promised Messiah, but His days of popularity would be few. In days no one would do anything as He went to His death on the ‘CROSS OF CALVARY’
Recovery can be like that for us; we enter, we get excited and then for whatever reason our enthusiasm dwindles and when it gets difficult recovery doesn’t seem like such a good option anymore.
Life long commitment needs to be life long. Recovery is not a once off event, it is a continual process of spiritual growth. When we feel incomplete, unfinished or distressed because of our sinful habits and attitudes we need to remember God’s provision to us up to this point and His promise to be with us always.
DON’T LET WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH NOW
KEEP YOU FROM GROWING CLOSER TO GOD.