Standing At a Crossroad
Revelation 3:20 “Look! I have been standing at the door, and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me.”
There are many times in our spiritual walk of recovery we ‘stand at a crossroad’ It is an important aspect of ‘spiritual growth’ as we learn to discern and follow God’s will for our lives.
There is a song we sang in The Salvation Army years ago that had such a big impact on my spiritual walk in early recovery. The words say:
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me!
Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me!
Come Home, Come Home!
Ye who are weary, come Home!
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come Home!
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?
O for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.
In Revelation 3 Jesus says “Look! I’ve been standing at the door, constantly knocking.” He doesn’t force His way into any of our lives, but He wants to be involved in all of our lives.
Reading my daily devotions this morning, the book I was using says when we stand at a crossroad to find the right direction we should:
- TURN ON THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE
The teaching of Your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. Psalms 119:130
- TURN INTO THE HOLY SPIRITS QUIET PROMPTING
There is no use trying to bring you back to the Lord again if you have once understood the Good News and tasted for yourself the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, and know how good the Word of God is, and felt the mighty powers of the world to come, and then have turned against God. Hebrews 6:4-6
- TEST YOUR DESIRES THROUGH WISE COUNSEL
Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed. Proverbs 15:22
STEP 11 In order to discover God’s purpose in my life, implement it and to improve my relationship with Him, I will spend time daily in prayer, reading the Bible and meditating on it.
STEP 7 Through the acknowledgment of God’s supreme power, I humbly ask Him to help me change my sinful habits and attitudes.
STEP 5 On completion of my list of sinful habits, I will confess them to God and to someone that I trust.
RECOVERY IS A CONTINUAL PROCESS
OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH