Tag: Pray

2022 | Day Thirteen | Discussion Starter


Throw out anything tainted with evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

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 born knowing the difference between right and wrong. Most of us end up in trouble because we choose to do wrong. I did.

In recovery and in life the best source I have found to learn the right thing from is the Bible.  God created us in His image and He gave us His Word as a guide of how to live life as He wants us to.

  • Do you read the Bible?

  • Do you Pray?

  • If not, why not?

  • Are you willing to start?

Prayer: God today give me a desire to do the right thing. Give me a thirst to know Your Word and to apply it to my life.

don’t take God for Granted

Psalm 18:21 Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted.

bad habits are as bad as vandalism

Proverbs 18:9 Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism.

listening to god is a good habit to adapt

Romans 6:17-18  Thank God you’ve started listening to a new master,  one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!

prayer is a good HABit to adapt

Acts 10:1-2  There was a man named Cornelius who lived in Caesarea, captain of the Italian Guard stationed there.  He was a thoroughly good man. He had led everyone in his house to live worshipfully before God, was always helping people in need, and had the habit of prayer.

Don’t Stop Praying

#VerseForToday

KEEP ON PRAYING
  • Consistent prayer and not giving doesn’t need to mean endless repetition or painfully long prayer sessions.
  • Constistent prayer means keeping our requests continually before God as we obey Him day by day Believing He will answer.
  • Faith, is abouy never giving up. God may mot answewer right away. Bu as we persist in prayer, we grow in character, faith, and hope.

God is Listening

Pray for us. We have no doubts about what we’re doing or why, but it’s hard going and we need your prayers. All we care about is living well before God. Hebrews 13:18

I love this verse.We have all heard the saying about the recovery process. Simple but not always easy! Since entering recovery in 1987 I have always felt God’s prompting to be different and make a difference. A large call in anybody’s estimation.

It hasn’t always been easy. But early on in the process I learned He leads I follow. The one thing that has sustained me throughout my spiritual journey is close contact with Him by way of daily interaction with the Holy Spirit.

I take very seriously the need to know God’s will for my life and His power to carry it out. He has opened doors that in my own strength would never opened. He has strengthened me to face and tackle things, impossible to me, and He has done through prayer, reading His Word and meditation. He answers prayer in ways I could never in my own mind come up with.

Today I want to encourage everyone reading this to pray about everything. Don’t ever think ‘it’s not important enough for God to care about.’ He loves you and He cares about all that is going on in your life, so STOP! and take time today to talk to Him about it. He is listening…

Keep Praying

Pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. Don’t suppress the Spirit, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-19

God designs all for good, even when we can’t see it. Sometimes we pray for something and it doesn’t happen according to our schedule so we give up praying about it.

For me, as hard as it may seem it was the process of helping others in recovery. I have always believed, and still, believe that is my God-given purpose. In 2005 God gave me a vision for Living Life Recovery. He gave me a map of how it would unfold if I relied on Him. The map came without timelines. So when things have progressed how I thought they should or to the timeline I had set I sometimes became disheartened. But I didn’t stop praying and I didn’t stop trying everything in my power to help others in recovery.

GOD HELPS US TO FACE UP TO THE TRUTH
Blessed be God— he heard me praying. He proved he’s on my side; I’ve thrown my lot in with him. Now I’m jumping for joy, and shouting and singing my thanks to him. Psalms 28:6-7

THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT GOD POINTS US IN THE DIRECTION HE WANTS US TO GO
Just as the Master kept you alive during the hard times, he’ll keep your teacher alive and present among you. Your teacher will be right there, local and on the job, urging you on whenever you wander left or right: “This is the right road. Walk down this road.” Isaiah 30:20-21

RECOVERY IS PREPARING US TO HELP OTHERS WHERE WE CAN

Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help the needy; be inventive in hospitality. Romans 12:12-13

God’s Got You!

He said to him, “Get up. On your way. Your faith has healed and saved you.” Luke 17:19

Let us give thanks for the renewal of faith. Many of us knew something of Christian influence in our early days. But we deserted it, and chose to go our own way. At some point as we go through the recovery process we come to the realisation of the importance of God. We begin to grasp hold of His helping hand. He is nearer to us because our sense of up reach is effectively activated. We seek Him with all of our heart. Our enrolment in the school of faith requiring daily attention to simple exercises in educational, spiritual learning.

God communicates through His Word, advising, counselling, teaching. Nourishing our faith and feeding our innermost needs. Sharing our experience, strength and hope with someone else has now become strangely rewarding, and a part of our daily walk of faith.

Let’s remain in the light as God breaks through, revealing himself in love, in mercy and in power. It is easy to heave a sight of Gods love and purpose for us, and then withdraw, or runaway. A sip of living water is not going to fix our defective characters. To quickly people in recovery squander God-given opportunities. Seeking the easier, softer way.

Today I want to encourage all reading this to ‘keep moving forward’ God has got you, He will not drop you. In fact, if you put your faith in Him, seek to find and to do His will in your life you will not believe what He has in store for you.

Ephesians 6:18

I READ THIS, THIS MORNING: and it sounds like good advice.

How can anyone pray at all times? One way is to make quick, brief prayers your habitual response to every situation you meet throughout the day. Another way is to order your life around God’s desires and teachings so that your very life becomes a prayer. You don’t have to isolate yourself from other people and from daily work in order to pray constantly. You can make prayer your life and your life a prayer while living in a world that needs God’s powerful influence. We also should pray for all others in Christ; so pray for those you know and for the church around the world.

What The Bible Says


I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action. ‘Play actors’ acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. In prayer, there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. Stay alert; be in prayer so you don’t wander into temptation without even knowing you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there’s another part that’s as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire. When you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive them. Only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.

The moment we get tired of waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. I want all of you to develop intimacies with God in prayer, but please don’t stop with that. Go on and proclaim his clear truth to others. It’s more important that everyone has access to the knowledge and love of God in language everyone understands than that you go off and cultivate God’s presence in a mysterious prayer language. 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. What I want most is for men and women to pray–not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God.

I pray to God–my life a prayer– and wait for what he’ll say and do. #Challenging #Forgive #Respond #Remember #Pray

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