Day: 7 July 2019

A Life-Long Process

Hebrews 12:10 Our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us so that we might share in His holiness.

Recovery is a life- long process.

I love people who say to me “I have finished the Twelve Steps.” That is like saying “I now know everything about life and recovery.”

One of the greatest strengths in recovery is being able to admit what you don’t know and allow someone else to teach you.

Regularly in the process of my life’s recovery, God teaches me things I don’t know. Things about Him, things about myself, things about others and things about life.

Every day is a new day of adventure in the classroom of God.

  • What have you learned today you didn’t know yesterday?


Everyone Needs Recovery

In John 16:33  Jesus said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

In recovery, we should expect continuing tension with an unbelieving world that is “out of sync” with Christ and His Good News. At the same time, we can expect our relationship with Jesus Christ as our One True Higher Power to produce peace and comfort because we are “in sync” with Him.

I love the wording of the first step in the Life Recovery 12 Steps. It makes it clear. None of us are perfect. None of us are without problems that we cannot solve in our own strength. We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) We all need help to become the people God wants us to be and the only way to do that is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.


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