2018

#2161 The Word For Recovery

The WORD For Recovery

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love–so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about–not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God. My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us–perfect love! 1 John 4:7-12

Some of us feel recovery would be easier and more understandible if we could just see God. But God for us is usually seen in the lives of fellow travellers on the ‘Recovery Road’ 

Step Nine says “Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or suffering.” Repairing relationships is an important part of the recovery process as is fellowship with others in recovery because they understand what we have been through are going through and will gow through.

 

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