Month: June 2018

Foundational Words

Matthew 7:24 “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built […]

Step Twelve

Mark 16:14-20 As the Eleven were eating supper, he [Jesus] appeared and took them to task most severely for their stubborn unbelief, refusing to believe those who had seen him raised up. Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good […]

Seize The Day!

Ephesians 5:14-21 Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master […]

His Part and Ours

Romans 4:14 If those who get what God gives them only get it by doing everything they are told to do and filling out all the right forms properly signed, that eliminates personal trust completely and turns the promise into an ironclad contract! That’s not a holy promise; […]

STEP FIVE: On completion of my list of sinful habits, I will confess them to God and to someone that I trust.

I Admitted I Was Out of Control

The Bible says “None of us is perfectly qualified. We get it wrong nearly every time we open our mouths. If you could find someone whose speech was perfectly true, you’d have a perfect person, in perfect control of life.” James 3:2 Step One says “I admit that my life […]

It Does Get Better

Philippians 4:13 Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. With God nothing is impossible. I used to hear people say this all the time early in recovery and think to myself “the next person […]

I Admitted My Life Was a Mess

The Bible says “I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing: make something of me.” Psalms 40:17 When we first arrive a rock-bottom we feel pretty worthless and can relate to the verse above. But the first step to beginning the recovery process is admitting the mess we are in. […]

God’s Standards

Ephesians 5:10 Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it.  Recovery is about developing good moral character. Which is possible only with God’s help. Knowing God’s standards is not enough. We have to live them. As human beings, we are all prone to failure because it […]