Faithfulness requires the courage to risk everything on Jesus, the willingness to keep growing, and the readiness to risk failure throughout our lives. — Brennan Manning
Day: 16 August 2020
AS PART OF THE PROCESS OF CHANGE, I WILL IDENTIFY AND RECORD EVERYONE
I HAVE HARMED AND THROUGH PRAYER BECOME WILLING
TO MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM.
Philippians 2:4 None of you should look out just for your own good. You should also lookout for the good of others.
Philippians 2:1-4 As we grow spiritually in recovery we have to stop being self-centered and become interested in the lives of others. As our relationships are repaired and grow stronger our addictions and compulsions will lose their grip on our lives. Part of the =rogression in recovery brings us into a relationship with others who may not be as far down the recovery road as we are.
I want to start with a word of warning. The first two years of recovery are about getting to know God and yourself. I would not advise anyone with any less than two years’ recovery up to Sponsor anyone else. That being said we all have something to offer each other. I would encourage everyone, no matter where you are on this spiritual journey to do what you can to help others.
- Always be ready to share your experience, strength, and hope with others.
- Only talk about your own experience, strength, and hope.
- Before you share take time to talk to God about it.
Prayer: God open my eyes and heart to being used by You to help others where I can.
Philippians 1:13 TLB Everyone around here, including all the soldiers over at the barracks, knows that I am in chains simply because I am a Christian.
Philippians 1:12-14 Paul was certain God was in control of his life and had allowed his circumstances to happen in order to help him spread the ‘Good News’ I heard a message the other day where the pastor said: “If God permits it He has a purpose for it and He will equip you to deal with it.” Regardless of who we are, where we have been, what we have been through, and what we have done. God wants to use us and our circumstances to help others in need.
Paul says in Ephesians 6:20 GNB For the sake of this gospel I am an ambassador, though now I am in prison. Pray that I may be bold in speaking about the gospel as I should. Philippians 1:21 Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose. He accepted imprisonment as part of God’s plan for his life. Not as bondage but as a bonus and a boost.
It is not always easy to endure what God allows to happen in our lives. “Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance—all who seek the Lord! Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined. Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor, and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation.” Isaiah 51:1-2 If we remain faithful, God can use us to influence others in a positive way. If we remain faithful, think about what God can do through us!