Psalms 139:7 How can I get away from your Spirit? Where can I go to escape from you?
Do you believe recovery is a choice? I ask that question because I read it somewhere once and I am not sure if I believe it. Another thing I heard about the twelve steps was ‘If they don’t stop you drinking they will spoil it for you.’
Today I believe that all of our lives God has His hand on us. Take a short inventory of your life. Do you think you would still be here if not for God’s intervention?
The verse above says “How can I get away from your Spirit?” The answer is you can’t. God is everywhere, He sees everything, He knows everything and He is involved in everything. Even if you die God is there!
Recovery is about regaining control of your life. You do that by giving up control.
Are you willing to give up control of your life?
PRAYER God today I had over control of my life to You. Help me to let go of it.
Hosea 6:3Let’s recognize him as the Lord. Let’s keep trying to really know Him.
Satan is a liar, deceiver, and twister. He has schemingly managed to get one of the vital terms Jesus used into such common usage, that can be viewed or interpreted in a cheaper manner than intended. Jesus said John 3:7“You must all be born again.’ A good man was the end of that command, nothing less than total, complete life transformation was implied. ‘Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation. The old is gone! The new has come!‘ 2 Corinthians 5:17 Inward, drastic, revolutionary, miraculous change. A new person coming to life, through faith in Jesus and personal acceptance of the truth.
The Holy Spirit of God that comes to occupy our being; implanting the Seed of new life. He seeks to co-ordinate elements that will provide Spiritual growth. He wants to wean us off worldly influences, want to transplant us to a better way of living. We are now children in the family of God.
As we grow we accept God’s standards, disciplines, and responsibilities. Now born into His privileged fellowship. We belong! When conflict arises, or temptation presents we can know the inner reinforcement of the power of the Holy Spirit. We can hone in on His presence, allow Him to tutor our mind, train our heart, and triumph over our emotions. Leading us forward and upward.
PRAYER Thank You Lord for the Spirit of life. Who can with my consent remain within me, rehabilitate and reclaim me from my old way of living to serve You. Help me not to neglect or willful dismiss Him. Amen