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 is human nature to live by our own standards.
One of the things I did as part of my step four list was to include in it God’s standards of right living. What I ended up with was a list o direction for changing my defects.
What I did with that list in steps five and six was to get alone with it and God and pray for God-pleasing change.
- When was the last time you reviewed your step four list and asked God to help you change?
The road of right living bypasses evil; watch your step and save your life. “Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living and committed to seeking God. Ponder the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom. Everything that we have–right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start–comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 16:17 ~Isaiah 51:1 ~ Matthew 5:20 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:30
Proverbs 4:18-19 The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine. But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker– travelers can’t see a thing; they fall flat on their faces.