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 live or fight our battles that way–never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
The goal of recovery is ‘Spiritual Maturity’ Paul assures us the use of God-tools in our lives are powerful and effective in helping us change our lives and become all that God calls us to be. Ephesians 6:13-17 says “Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon.” We need to learn to apply these ‘God-tools’ to every area of our lives on a daily basis.
Ephesians 6:18 Reminds us; Prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. we need to “Pray hard and long.” We need to “Pray for your brothers and sisters.” We need to “Keep your eyes open.” and “Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.”
Recovery is not a solo event we need each other and we need to encourage each other in our quest to reach ‘Spiritual Awakening.’