Tag: Belief

What The Bible Says

Belief

STEP TWO I believe God exists, that he cares about me and He can help me to regain control of my life.

Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. Jesus said “I am Light that has come into the world so that all who believe in me won’t have to stay any longer in the dark.”

John 8:12 Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.”

Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them–living and breathing God!

Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute. Saving us is all God’s idea, and all His work. All we do is trust him enough to let Him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing. We neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has got ready for us to do.



Our spiritual vision is our capacity to see clearly what God wants us to do and to see. Jesus brings bring us God’s presence, protection, and guidance. Daily we must consciously choose to center our life on God.

Our salvation and our faith are gifts, we should respond with gratitude, praise, and joy. God’ intends our salvation to result in acts of service. We are not saved merely for our own benefit but to serve Christ by introducing others still suffering to personal relationship with Him.


#Trust #Conviction #Belief

Live Life Recovery


I have a strong belief that most people fail in the process of recovery because they don’t plan not to. Many of us think simply going through the motions of the Twelve Steps is going to keep us sober, It won’t! In Living Life Recovery, we have a slogan that says ‘Recovery is about learning to live life. Living life is more than just recovery.’

  • Outside of the Twelve Steps and meetings, what else are you doing about changing your life?

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Psalms 32:11 Good people, rejoice and be very happy in the LORD. All you who want to do right, rejoice!

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My Story

Acts 3:16 This man whom you see and know was made strong because of faith in Jesus’ name. Faith in Jesus has healed him completely. You can see it with your own eyes.

 We all have a story. I love this verse in the Bible and it tells my story in one verse. I was broken and God repaired me. I was lost and God found me, I was addicted and God healed me.

Anyone who knew back then, who I am still connected to will confirm if you ask them “I am a new creation.” And it’s because I put my faith in God.

Through a daily relationship with the Holy Spirit and belief that I never have to again be the person I was. Today, I can experience God’s healing and spiritual growth.

Recovery is about understanding our own story and giving others hope through sharing it.

 

  • When did you last share your story with someone else?
  • Do you need to share it today?

Prayer: Lord, introduce me to someone today to share my story with.

Have Faith In God


Let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.
                                                                                                            Hebrews 10:23 

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Doubt Destroys Faith


Matthew 21:21 Jesus said, “What I’m about to tell you is true. You must have faith and not doubt…

Life change requires a change in our belief system, that by putting our faith in Jesus things will eventually change for our benefit.

Doubt can weaken this belief. Sometimes God’s timing and our timing are different or what He wants is totally different than what we want.

When I completed the Bridge Program, became a Christian and a member of The Salvation Army many people said to me “You should become an officer (Pastor in The Salvation Army) I admit early on in my faith life, when all was changing it seemed like a realistic option. But God said STOP! and I did.

My entire Christian Recovery life has been spent in ministry guided by God through my faith and trust in Him.

  • How is God guiding your life today?

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Daily Reflection July 5, 2016


HeaderDoubt destroys faith

Matthew 21:21 Jesus said, “What I’m about to tell you is true. You must have faith and not doubt

Life change requires a change in our belief system, that through putting our faith in Jesus things will eventually change for our benefit.

Doubt can weaken this belief. Sometimes God’s timing and our timing are different or what He wants is totally different than what we want.

When I completed the Bridge Program, became a Christian and a member of The Salvation Army many people said to me “You should become an officer (Pastor in The Salvation Army) I admit early on in my faith life, when all was changing it seemed like a realistic option. But God said STOP! and I did.

My entire Christian Recovery life has been spent in ministry guided by God through my faith and trust in Him.

  • How is God guiding your life today through your faith in Him?

Prayer: Lord guide me today into the area of service You are calling me to.

2016 Day 107


IMG_0661Step Six:- After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me.

1 John 1:6-8 If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth–we’re not living what we claim. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin. If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense.

Actions Speak Louder than Words. 

  • Actions mean little without faith
     Jesus arrived from Nazareth, anointed by God with the Holy Spirit, ready for action. He went through the country helping people and healing everyone who was beaten down by the Devil. He was able to do all this because God was with him.  Acts 10:38
  • There must be faith behind your actions.
    Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom. Matthew 5:20

  • God uses the actions of faithful people.
    If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.”  Esther 4:14

  • Believing God’s Word leads to obeying God’s Word
    Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! James 1:22

Be careful! Don’t lose the reward we have worked for.


Be careful! Don’t lose the reward we have worked for. Be careful so that you will receive all of that reward. 2 John 1:8

 

Clear boundaries are necessary for spiritual growth and effective recovery. During our using days we may have been involved in unhealthy relationships, dangerous habits or false religions. We may even have been fooled into false beliefs about recovery. The best way of knowing the truth is to anchor our lives on God’s Word and seek His will for our lives.


MEDITATION
Today’s scripture offers sound advice. It reminds us that all our moral effort has been a result of learning and application of the Twelve Steps, and can be easily lost if we do not take care. Frivolous moments of humour, bravado jokes with mates, over confident bragging, entering the wrong places and mixing with the wrong people can quickly trip us up. So can build-ups of pressure, loneliness, resentment, isolation and attitude.

Having worked hard in recovery, do not squander it. Only a fool would throw it away. Continued self-discipline is priceless. Any reward is better than relapse and a return to our old ways of living.

……… you must continue to live in a way that gives meaning to your salvation. Do this with fear and respect for God. Philippians 2:12


PRAYER
Lord, teach me to continue in the way that gives meaning to my salvation and respect for You and all You have done for me to this point.

August 26, 2015


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

‘Prayer is not the conquering of God’s reluctance, bit taking hold of His willingness.’

What an encouraging quote! God is waiting on us to call on Him, on us to request His intervention, on us to summon His help.

The access we have to the God of the universe is almost unbelievable. Unfortunately, sometimes we allow our disbelief to divert us from prayer. Prayer is our means of sharing, personally with Him. Not just taking stock, but sharing our deepest, scariest, most shameful secrets with Him. Prayer is our source of repair when we are broken, of spiritual supply when our well runs empty and our down-to earth source of contact with heaven. We can pray anywhere at any time.

In recovery we need to set aside time to keep appointment with God. We need to learn to lift our thoughts and desires to Him. As we reach out and up to Him we will become sensitive to Him reaching down to us. There is elevating power in prayer.