Matthew 9:28 When Jesus went indoors, the blind men came to him. He asked them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied.
Seeing isn’t always believing. Often when we start attending recovery groups we see what is going on but we don’t believe it. There is a saying The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” For many of us until we start experiencing changes in our lives as a result of recovery we just don’t believe it.
This scripture tells of some of the miraculous healing powers of Jesus. In the featured verse, Jesus asked two blind men “do you believe I can do this?”
Do you believe Jesus can heal people?
A question we all need to answer as we progress in the process of recovery.
- Do you believe Jesus cares enough about you to heal you?
We died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. You have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
Romans 6:4 ~ Galatians 6:15 ~ 1 Peter 1:23
Have you ever sat in a recovery meeting (or somewhere else) and thought to yourself, “this is boring, wish I was somewhere else.”
There is a verse in the Bible that says “As I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless–like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere.” Ecclesiastes 2:11
Boredom is a result of self-centeredness. The next time you think ‘this is boring’ think of the ‘Big Picture’ Why are you in recovery? Is your goal just to stop using? or is it to change your life and be a better you?
Boredom is a result of having the wrong priorities. Our heart gets restless and bored if our focus is on the wrong priorities. Sometimes boredom is good prompter to highlight to us we need to set different priorities than we already have.
Galatians 3:5 Asks the question “Does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you?” An interesting question that raises another question. “If recovery meetings helped your spiritual growth in the past, what has changed now to bore you?”