Day: 26 July 2020

Discussion Starter #208, 2020


Psalms 119:133 Teach me how to live as you have promised. Don’t let any sin be my master.

I love this verse in the Bible. I have one prayer I pray every day, sometimes several times a day and it is “God show me the next step.” The next step in my recovery, the next step in my relationships, the next step in my work etc.

In my life back in 1989 God and I reached an agreement. He leads I follow. From that day to this day that is how my life has worked. He opens doors and I walk through them. He creates opportunities and I grasp them with both hands. He shows me the next steps to take in my life and I follow them.  Even though I can’t see the whole picture this much I am sure of: God didn’t bring me this far to drop me.

  • How disciplined is your prayer life?
  • When you pray do you give God time to answer?

Please, Lord, rescue me! Lord, hurry, and help me! Psalms 40:13

Prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. Ephesians 6:18

Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. James 1:6

Even when you do ask you don’t get it because your whole aim is wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:3

Prayer: Lord help me today by showing me the next step I need to take

Can You Stand Up?

You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence. 1 Corinthians 10:12

It’s good to stand tall! There is something about the upstanding person that is attractive, A group of soldiers to attention draws our appreciation. Most of us admire people who stand up strongly for their principles, standards, and objectives. People who champion a cause, who will not shirk their responsibility, who relentlessly pursue their task.

At this point in your progress in recovery, what is your standing? Addictions and compulsions have shaken us. The have weakend our stance and made our decision making unreliable. Stability has bee missing in our daily living. Inconsistency marred our life. We have have not found it easy to satnd firm.

Now is our time to ‘STAND UP!’ to be counted and to allow God to use us for His purpose. Will you stand up or will you fall?

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