Day: 27 February 2020

Discussion Starter #50

Looking and Waiting

Psalm 119:123 My eyes grow tired as I look to you to save me. Please save me as you have promised.

Recovery for me has been a time of ‘Looking and Waiting’ I have never had a problem seeing what God wanted me to do.

In 1989, when I finally dealt with my pride God spoke to me. Alone in my room one night in rehab I heard the voice of Jesus say to me “You do not need to live like this anymore. Follow Me and I will lead you” From that day to this day that has been my recovery, He leads I follow. It has meant me continually ‘looking’ for His opportunities in my life and ‘waiting’ on His prompting on when to move on them. Trusting God is dependent on continual communication with Him.

  • Do you pray?
  • Do you listen to God and look for His opportunities?

#Listen #Look #Lead

Prayer: God help me today to look and listen when You speak.

Morning Harmony #50

FORWARD STEPS 7

Let’s recognize him as the Lord. Let’s keep trying to really know him. Hosea 6:3

Repetition of the same verse over seven readings should enable it to sink in and be remembered. Recovery begins by taking the step of faith that decides life’s most important issue is ‘our souls salvation.’ It is a step from our sinful past into personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Into obedience to His command “Come ….. follow Me.” Step by Step following, day after day.

We can distance ourselves further and further for the light of Christ’s presence, afraid of the Truth, choosing to ignore the matchless qualities of His glorious character. Or we can choose to accept Him and sticking with Him and commence the process of dismantling our self-will. The decision will affect our whole life. Making a conscious choice to closely follow Him and get to know Him, understand His ways and love Him unconditionally for who He is will be the start of a new, exciting, daily, conscious walk of faith.

As we come to the end of step two and enter step three: I am making a decision to let God help me change and commit to working with Him to do so. We need to think seriously about Matthew 28:20 when Jesus says “You can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.” No longer alone, no longer lost, loved by Him, supported by Him and ready for whatever He has in store for us as we choose to ‘keep moving forward.’

PRAYER
in gratitude I acknowledge You, my Lord and my Higher Power and happily seek to step out in faith, in Your presence as I commit to moving forward in the recovery process.