Psalms 1:1 How well God must like you-you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.
Advice is often cheap. Have you ever noticed how many people there are that only want to tell you what is good for you? Or continually want to tell you how you should live your life.
We often make a mess of our lives, not because we don’t know what is right but because we listen to the wrong advice and act on it. I heard a saying in A.A. many years ago that rings as true today as it did then. “If you want to be a winner stick with the winners!” If you want advice about living life recovery speak to someone who is successfully living life recovery, who have put the past behind them and are kicking goals with God’s help.
There are many voices in the world telling us what to do. May we always remember that God is also always speaking to us. He has something special to say to all of us. He speaks through His Word, He speaks through those living victoriously and He speaks to us through quiet times of prayer and meditation. When we take time to listen to Him we will begin to view life differently and walk in His ways.
Jesus said, “The truth is, if you have faith and no doubts, you will be able to do the same as I did to this tree. And you will be able to do more. You will be able to say to this mountain, ‘Go, mountain, fall into the sea.’ And if you have faith, it will happen. “I tell you, don’t worry about the things you need to live–what you will eat or what you will wear. Life is more important than food, and the body is more important than what you put on it.
Matthew 21:21 ~ Luke 12:22-23
God wants everyone to be saved and to fully understand the truth. There is only one God, and there is only one way that people can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus, who as a man gave himself to pay for everyone to be free. This is the message that was given to us at just the right time. 1 Timothy 2:4-6
Matthew 21:21 Jesus said, “What I’m about to tell you is true. You must have faith and not doubt…”
Life change requires a change in our belief system, that by putting our faith in Jesus things will eventually change for our benefit.
Doubt can weaken this belief. Sometimes God’s timing and our timing are different or what He wants is totally different than what we want.
When I completed the Bridge Program, became a Christian and a member of The Salvation Army many people said to me “You should become an officer (Pastor in The Salvation Army) I admit early on in my faith life, when all was changing it seemed like a realistic option. But God said STOP! and I did.
My entire Christian Recovery life has been spent in ministry guided by God through my faith and trust in Him.
- How is God guiding your life today?