Your pride rebels when God begins doing something new, making a pathway through the wilderness and creating rivers in your dry wasteland of life. There’s some ripping and tearing going on between your way and God’s. It seems painful at times because it is! Your flesh demands to make decisions out of emotion, while God invites you to make decisions by wisdom.
You have to stop something in order to do something about it. Your way is the path back to the bondage of addiction. God’s way is the pilgrim’s path of recovery, where you say no to the enemy’s lies and a glorious yes to the one who saved you.
With child-like faith, respond to Jesus’ last words from the cross he climbed to save you.
Yes, it is finished. You can do another day in recovery by God’s grace.
Lord, I ask for the grace to stop doing it my way. I ask for your strength to walk in what you have already finished for me. Amen.
ISAIAH 43:19; PHILIPPIANS 4:13; MATTHEW 5:37; JOHN 19:30
Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.”
Effective faith in our lives depends on God. It depends on us having total dependence on Him and willingness to do in our lives what He wants us to do.
Over the years of my recovery, my life has taken many turns. Not necessarily the way I have wanted it to but always the way God intended it to. There have been times when I have thought to myself and asked God “What are You doing?”
One of the most important character traits we all need to learn in recovery is ’availability’ God at some point in your recovery is going to ask you to go where you don’t want to go or don’t understand why you have to go. In those times how you decide will affect the rest of your life and your recovery moving forward.
- If God asked you today to move to an unknown destination would you go?
Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him–but some of them doubted! Jesus came and told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus resurrection was not an ending! Nor was it just for His closest disciples!
Through the process of recovery, we are all headed in the same direction. We are all offered new life, through faith in Him. New lives in which we are instructed by Him to help others in recovery grow spiritually.
Recovery will help us to build solid SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS
Luke 6:49He who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.
Recovery will introduce us to the KINGDOM OF GOD
Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Recovery will help us develop GOOD CHARACTER
Genesis 22:1 God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Recovery will help us to CHANGE OUR LIVES
John 4:39 Many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”
It is our hope that through Living Life Recovery EVERYONE will get an introduction to establishing Spiritual Recovery Foundations that will help them gain a fresh perspective on life. That they will gain new insights into living. And most of all they will meet the god of the Bible and He will help you to change your life forever.
Easter Is Over – LET’S DO OUR PART!