Tag: Thinking

2022 | Day Nine | Verse for Today


Psalms 32:3-4  When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans.  The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up.

Restlessness rooted in impatience can lead to sin. Unexpressed feelings can lead to us doing the wrong thing. I can think of times in my life (as I am sure you can) where I have made the wrong decisions because I was to proud to talk to anyone about how I was feeling. Sometimes I have been my own worst enemy. Thinking I was far worse than I am. Beating myself up, battling with my own self-will.

A broken spirit, mixed up with false thoughts distorts our thinking and stumps our spiritual growth.

Psalms 51:17 says “Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” God knows what we are going through, and He will always present a way out if we put our trust in Him.

Verse For Today

Praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord with all my heart. I will praise him where honest people gather for worship. The Lord has done great things. All who take delight in what he has done will spend time thinking about it. What he does shows his glory and majesty. He will always do what is right. The Lord causes his miracles to be remembered. He is kind and tender. He provides food for those who have respect for him. He remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people what his power can do. He has given them the lands of other nations. He is faithful and right in everything he does. All his rules can be trusted. Psalms 111:1-7

FOCUS VERSE: Psalms 111:2  God’s works are so great, worth A lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! (msg)

Implimentintation of Step 12 in our lives is a demonstration of God’s power to release us from the bondage of our addictions and compulsions. Sharing the ‘Good News’ of God’s deliverance with others helps them and gives them encouragement God can do for them what He has done for us.

Don’t be stubborn. You were stubborn when
you opposed me. You did that when you were put
to the test.
Hebrews 3:8

Knowing the right thing and doing the right thing are totally different things. Some of us fail to change in the process of recovery because of our own stubbornness. I used to be like that. Still can be sometimes. If someone else suggested something I would ignore it or worst still mock it. Thinking to myself “I know better than you about recovery.”

Stubbornness in our character can become a permanent condition if we allow it. Sometimes in our lives, God lets us continue in stubbornness to teach us a lesson.

What are you failing to accept or do because of
your own stubbornness?

Prayer: God help me today to do the right thing and not allow stubbornness to stunt my spiritual growth.

#2257 Thought For Today


LLR Twitter Headerthought_for_todayRealising I needed God and involving Him in my recovery were two different things.

When God invited me to follow Him my immediate response was YES! But then my pride kicked in.  I started to justify in my own mind why I didn’t really need to follow Him.

Psalms 31:24 Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon.

  • Are you willing to take an honest look at yourself?
  • Are you prepared to change your thinking?

 

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

 

Stop Thinking Stinking


Psalms 19:13 Keep me also from the sins I want to commit. May they not be my master. Then I will be without blame. I will not be guilty of any great sin against your law.

 The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous talks about us trying to find an easier, softer way. Human nature is to always take the easy least troublesome way.

You will not forget your past, but you no longer have to live there. There will be things you think about doing but won’t do because you now know better.

Thinking it isn’t doing it. Step six is about behavioral change. Thought change can take longer. I have had people come to me in recovery and say I had a dream about drinking last night.” It happens. If you have suffered from alcohol addiction your body is used to being driven by alcohol. The same for drugs etc. The important thing is under no circumstances pick up the first one.

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Thankfulness


The Bible says in Psalms 105:1 we should “Thank God!”  we should “Pray to Him by name!”  and we should “Tell everyone you meet what He has done!”  Step 11 in the Living Life Recovery Twelve Steps says “I will spend time daily in prayer, reading the Bible and meditating on it.”  Step 12 says “I will try to live according to His principles and to lead others to personal relationship with Him.”

In the process of recovery we spend a lot of time looking back, thinking about the wrong things we have done. Thankfulness is a bout looking forward. Thanking God that He has helped us to overcome the past and through daily walking  in relationtionship with Him He will use us to help others who are not yet where we are in the process.

The WORD For Recovery

Right Thinking Leads to Right Actions


2 Peter 1:5 Make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,

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God promises us a new obedient heart


BusinessEzekiel 36:25-27 I will sprinkle pure water on you and make you pure. I will wash away all your filth, the filth from those nasty idols, and I will make you pure. I will also put a new spirit in you to change your way of thinking. I will take out the heart of stone from your body and give you a tender, human heart. I will put my Spirit inside you and change you so that you will obey my laws. You will carefully obey my commands.

God promises to give us a new obedient heart and fill us with the Holy Spirit so we can make the right choices in our lives and follow His program.

Think about Godly things


Negative thoughts can cloud our future and set us backward in recovery. On this Christmas Day let us all learn a lesson from Mary (the Mother of Jesus).

Thinking about God can lift our spirits when we are negative and give us courage to keep going. Mary meditated on the things God was doing and wanted to do in her life. When we do the same we can alter negative thoughts and take a step forward in recovery and wholeness.

Luke 2:19 Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.

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