Consider Jesus #1

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BibleColossians 1:15 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created.

Jesus is God manifested in human flesh
This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough: He appeared in a human body, was proved right by the invisible Spirit, was seen by angels. He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples, believed in all over the world, taken up into heavenly glory. 1 Timothy 3:16

In the Trinity, He is the second person
Called the Son of God, distinguishing Him from the other two members, but co-equal with them in power and glory.

He is with us always
The Son of God, one huge priestly presence dominating the landscape always. Hebrews 7:3

When we accept that Jesus is God, the scriptures become intelligible. an ordered revelation of God in the person of Jesus, and meaningful.

He started at the beginning, with the Books of Moses, and went on through all the Prophets, pointing out everything in the Scriptures that referred to Him. Luke 24:27

Confusion

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mePsalm 44:15 says ” my confusion is always before me.”

That is how I feel right now. I know God a purpose for everything that happens in life but I don’t always understand it.

Last week I advertised ‘church for people with addictions’ would commence. Because I believe that is God’s purpose for my life. But on the night it was due to start God said one word to me ‘STOP’ I don’t know why because since then the verse above has been so applicable to my life.

My passion remains, my purpose unchanged “to introduce people to a personal relationship with Jesus through the understanding and application of the Twelve Steps.’

How it moves forward from here is in His hands and when He says ‘GO’ I am ready. Till then I will continue to blog here on Living Life Recovery as I wait on Him.

God’s Plan Stands Up

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BibleGod’s plan for the world stands up, all his designs are made to last. Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed. Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word. We know the meaning of those words because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we’re in by offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins. God’s plan is that we all experience that rescue.

Psalms 33:11 ~ Proverbs 15:22 ~ Proverbs 16:1 ~ Galatians 1:4

I believe that people fail in the process of recovery because they don’t plan not too. When someone goes into a rehab, joins a recovery group, goes to Church it is a protected environment. We go, we listen, we learn but fail to plan what we are going to do at the end of the rehab time when we go home from the recovery group when Church is finished and the enemy understands that. Presenting temptations he knows we cannot ignore or overcome is his way of pulling us back into our old ways of thinking and acting.

God has a plan, designed to last. An important part of that plan is through us building up supports that will help us overcome temptation when it presents. His plans are different from our plans and the way for us to discover them and put them into practice is through a relationship with Him and with others in recovery. He sent His Son as a sin offering for our sins so we can experience the rescue that comes from learning and applying the principles of recovery to our lives


 

God Has a Plan

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logo_transparent_bgHebrews 4:12 The word of God is living and active. It is sharper than any sword that has two edges. It cuts deep enough to separate a soul from the spirit. It can separate joints from bones. It judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

The Word of God is strong. It has power like no other. It is our guide to new life. It is full of wisdom and truth. It is a basic tool for learning about life, love, and self.

Every day I read the Bible. Some days I read more of the Bible than others. My Bible reading is dependent on where I am in my life right at this moment.

The Bible is not a tool simply for acquiring knowledge. It is full of truths that need to be implemented in our lives.

  • Have you changed anything in your life because of what the Bible said?
  • If yes, what?

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