Don’t Seek Revenge

STEP NINE WE MADE DIRECT AMENDS TO SUCH PEOPLE WHEREVER POSSIBLE, EXCEPT WHEN TO DO SO WOULD INJURE THEM OR OTHERS, Romans 12:17-18 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. I read this verse and immediately into my head jumps the phrase “Don’t get hurt, get […]

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4o Days of Recovery Day 34

      Here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you […]

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Step 9 Question

Ezekiel 33:14-15 When I tell the wicked he will die, and then he turns from his sins and does what is fair and right— if he gives back the borrower’s pledge, returns what he has stolen, and walks along the paths of right, not doing evil—he shall surely live. He shall not die. 1.  How […]

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Step Nine #1

During David’s reign, there was a severe famine which lasted for three full years. So David consulted the Lord about it, and the Lord said, “Saul and his family are guilty of murder; he put the people of Gibeon to death.” (The people of Gibeon were not Israelites; they were a small group of Amorites […]

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Show Consideration to Others

Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking […]

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Making amends is the first step to becoming a giver.

From Takers to GiversBible Reading: Luke 19:1-10 We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. When we are feeding our addictions, it is easy to become consumed by our own needs. Nothing matters except getting what we crave so desperately. We may have to […]

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