Discussion Starter #13

Change Your Habits Check out everything and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 I learned bad habits by doing bad things. I did bad things because they felt good. Notice I said, ‘they felt good’ not ‘they were right.’ Recovery is about doing the right thing. We are all […]

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Verse For Today

Jesus said: “If you’re honest in small things, you’ll be honest in big things.” Luke 16:10 God calls us to be honest even in small details we could easily ignore. We need to maintain our integrity in every area of our lives Recovery requires rigorous honesty.    

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Integrity Takes Effort

I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them. I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil. I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride. I will search for […]

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Tough Decisions

Psalms 25:8 The Lord is honest and good. He teaches sinners to walk in his ways. Lying in the process of recovery destroys our integrity. A number of years ago I worked for The Salvation Army’s Family Stores, now Salvo Stores and the Territorial Director retired. The new Territorial Director suggested to me I was […]

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#2127 Chosen by God

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Brothers and sisters, you are loved by God. We know that he has chosen you.     It is good to remember that good choices have positive long-term results. When we remember that in the context of God choosing us it makes the process of recovery and the privilege we have been […]

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Stop Telling lies

Numbers 23:19 God isn’t a mere man. He can’t lie. He isn’t a human being. He doesn’t change his mind. He speaks, and then he acts. He makes a promise, and then he keeps it. Lying in the past was a way of life to me. Not only did I lie, I also believed my […]

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Integrity is a long-term character trait.

Job 27:3-6 For as long as I draw breath, and for as long as God breathes life into me, I refuse to say one word that isn’t true. I refuse to confess to any charge that’s false. There is no way I’ll ever agree with your accusations. I’ll not deny my integrity even if it costs […]

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