Changed?

In Luke 12 Jesus said, “I have come to change everything, turn everything right side up.”  “I’ve come to disrupt and confront.” “You don’t have to be a genius to understand these things.” He said “Just use your common sense.”  “Are you caught up in the turmoil of addiction and compulsion? feeling like there is no way out? Then […]

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Are You Serious About Living This New Life?

If you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ–that’s where the action is. See things […]

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Don’t Let Emotions Lead

Proverbs 25:11 The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry. We need to learn to think before we speak. Doesn’t sound hard bit isn’t always that easy in practice when we allow our emotions to lead our mouth. I can remember a number of times during my recovery where […]

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Simple But Not Always Easy

Prayer that includes confession demonstrates humility and opens up the lines of communication to God. 2 Samuel 5:19 David prayed to God: “Shall I go up and fight the Philistines? Will you help me beat them?” We can get it wrong in recovery by: – Forgetting to seek God’s guidance. – Not following God’s instructions. […]

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What The Bible Says

About Communication Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline–not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love. Be gracious […]

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pg 266 We often misinterpret the actions and words of others, which results in confusion and conflict. Open and honest communication is a prerequisite of overcoming confusion and establishing peace. Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out. God’s Word and our prayers […]

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Do You Understand?

Your ears are open but you don’t hear a thing. Your eyes are awake but you don’t see a thing. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. Remember how you were when […]

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The goal of recovery is ‘Spiritual Maturity’

Having gone through these steps and discovering the importance of an individual relationship with God through Jesus, I will try to live according to His principles and to lead others to a personal relationship with Him. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t […]

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Help Others!

Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do so is going to cause them or others pain or suffering. Proverbs 3:27 Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. God’s ability to do good is not […]

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What The Bible Says

Jeremiah 6:16 God’s Message yet again: “Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask for directions to the old road, The tried and true road. Then take it. Discover the right route for your souls.”

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