His Quiet Whisper

During powerful prayer and devotion time, the enemy might begin to bang loudly on your door. God’s giving you an opportunity to focus, increase your endurance, and grow in your faith. Remember, your recovery into freedom is a marathon, not a sprint. When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

Tests and trials are for you to stay where God has placed you—to run a bit longer without getting winded. When God’s love breaks through, you hear his still, quiet whisper. Powerful winds blow you off course, earthquakes tear apart the ground around you, and a raging fire burns so close; yet, the Lord was not in any of those. After the wind, earthquake, and fire came a gentle whisper—God’s voice.
Searching for God in only big places might cause you to miss your intimate moments with him—when his whisper comes in the quietness of a humbled heart.

Lord, I’m so grateful to leave my mess and climb into your lap to rest. I pray for grace to hear when you knock, and to open the door to welcome you in. Amen.
JAMES 1:3; 1 KINGS 19:11-12; REVELATION 3:20

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Rely on God

Luke 16:15 Then he said to them, “You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honours is detestable in the sight of God

 In the process of recovery, God knows our motives.  He knows what lead us to make the wrong choices in our lives and He knows what we need to do to change them.

In the process of step four, it is easy for us to start justifying our attitudes and habits. God wants us to look seriously at how sin has brought us unstuck in the past.

Step four is a step where many people are tempted relapse. It is important in this step we learn to rely on God and keep our motives focused on what will be, not what was or what is.

  • Ask God to help you to have the right motives for pursuing recovery.

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