Step Two – Week One

I Came Believe

Keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
Acts 27:25

One of the primary purposes of the recovery process is to testify to those who haven’t heard about the power of change lives. The goal being to help them become believers, and to teach them God’s truth. God has commanded us not to lie or be involved in deception. The Bible makes it clear that lying and deception is a sins. I heard a saying a number of years ago that says “If you talk about what you know you will know what you are talking about.” We all know our own experience, strength and hope. That is what we are encouraged to truthfully share with others because we believe it is God who helped us change.

Recovery is possible if you believe! When we accept that we need God’s help an believe that He cares about us we regain confidence in our ability to live right. When we regain confidence we are encouraged to take the action we need to take to improve.

Words are not enough! We now need to be prepared live like people who believe ‘With God all things are possible.’

I believe God exists, that He cares about me and He can help me to regain control of my life.

Welcome to Step Two…

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Believing God exists increases our desire to live right
(Genesis 15:6Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.A

Belief God exists should be accompanied by action
(Deuteronomy 27:10) “You must obey the Lord your God by keeping all these commands and decrees that I am giving you today.”

Belief God exists affects the way we think about recovery
(Mark 1:15) “The time promised by God has come at last!” He announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

Right beliefs are important for both salvation and recovery
(Romans 10:9) If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Believing God exists affects how we see and treat others
(James 2:2) Suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes.

 This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.‘ Matthew 22:38

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