Tag: Thought

2022 | Day Twelve | Morning Harmony


Today, please listen; don’t turn a deaf ear as you did through your addiction and compulsions. What do you think will happen if you turn on God, spit on the sacrifice that Jesus, and insult this most graciousHoly Spirit? Do you think we can risk neglecting this opportunity from God? This magnificent salvation? Delivered in person, then accurately passed on to us by those who heard it from Him. The promise of resting in Him directing us to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. The wise watch their steps and avoid relapse; fools are headstrong and reckless and end up making bad choices that lead to mistakes.

MEDITATION

Our own instincts are led by opportunities of personal gain. So many of our problems are self-imposed by our thinking, The Bible says we character change is initiated by the ‘RENEWING OF OUR MINDS’ In other words ‘we need to learn to think differently’ Our moods and our thoughts may be tempted by the pursuit of the wrong things. Ecclesiastes 10:12-13 The words of a wise person are gracious. The talk of a fool self-destructs— He starts out talking nonsense And ends up spouting insanity and evil. The second step of Alcoholics Anonymous talks about God restoring us to sanity. Philippians 2:13 says “That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.” In order to experience the energy, God brings to we need to begin fixing the stinking thinking.

PRAYER

Just for today, I will think before I speak and try to look at things from God’s point of view. I will try not to allow stinking thinking to make me do or say things I rely on at a later date.


The ways of right-living people glow with light.


The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine. But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker– travelers can’t see a thing; they fall flat on their faces. Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Proverbs 4:18-21

Most of us can relate to the notion of going along with the crowd. Doing what we do to fit in. The Bible is clear if we mix in the wrong circles we are not going to live right. If our goal is right living we need to start hanging around with people who are living right. We need to take time to learn what God intends for our lives and put our efforts into making it our life-long goal.

James 1:5-6 says “If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves.”

None of us stand alone in the recovery process. We all need others to walk with us and we all need Jesus. We need to make sure the people we walk with are on the right path and in relationship with Him.

Thought For Today


When times get bad, people cry out for help. They cry for relief from being kicked around, But never give God a thought when things go well. Don’t walk around with a chip on your shoulder, always spoiling for a fight. Don’t try to be like those who shoulder their way through life. Why be a bully? “Why not?” you say. Because God can’t stand twisted souls. It’s the straightforward who get his respect. If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Job 35:9-10 ~ Proverbs 3:30-32 ~ 1 Peter 3:13-14

#2339 The Word For Recovery


You are dealing with the One who formed the mountains, made the winds, and knows your every thought; he turns the morning to darkness and crushes down the mountains underneath his feet: Jehovah, the Lord, the Lord Almighty, is his name. Amos 4:13

#2192 Spiritual Recovery


Spiritual RecoveryThen he gave an illustration: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact, his barns were full to overflowing—he couldn’t get everything in. He thought about his problem, and finally exclaimed, ‘I know—I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones! Then I’ll have room enough. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “Friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Wine, women, and song for you!”’ “But God said to him, ‘Fool! Tonight you die. Then who will get it all?’ “Yes, every man is a fool who gets rich on earth but not in heaven.” Luke 12:16-21

Romans 2:4  Don’t you realize how patient he is being with you? Or don’t you care? Can’t you see that he has been waiting all this time without punishing you, to give you time to turn from your sin? His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.

Recovery is wasted if we lose our eternal soul. We need to keep that in mind as we walk forward in recovery and encourage others to do the same.

#2130 An Audience Of ONE

1 Thessalonians 2:4 We aren’t trying to please people. We want to please God.

God not only sees all we do, but knows our thoughts, and searches our hearts. It is from Him that we will receive our recovery.

One of the biggest rewards I have received from God through the process of walking with Him daily I the opportunity to share my experience, strength and hope with others. It disappoints me, though doesn’t surprise me anymore the number of people who like to give me advice on how I should conduct myself in recovery.  I accept that I don’t know all the answers and don’t get it right all the time, but I have a Saviour who does and He is the only audience I need to approve of how I conduct myself at all times.

  • Do you need the approval of others to define your character?

Following God #2


Proverbs 21:2 Everything a man does might seem right to him. But the Lord knows what he is thinking.

 None of us intentionally set out to do the wrong thing. We do what we believe is right. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t.

I first made a decision to recover from addiction in 1987. I entered a rehab, I attended A.A. I learned and applied the Twelve Steps according to my understanding to my life. I thought I was doing okay but eventually, I relapsed because God wasn’t involved in the process.

My goals and thought process during that time were very much focused on what I wanted.

Recovery became a reality when I asked God what He wanted and shaped my life around making His reality my reality,

  • Where is God in your life?

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This Is God’s Work


I found myself in trouble and went looking for my Lord; my life was an open wound that wouldn’t heal. When friends said, “Everything will turn out all right,” I didn’t believe a word they said.

 This is God’s work. We rub our eyes–we can hardly believe it! Before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you’ll have come upon the Knowledge of God.

 These are truths that work and will keep you accountable. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.  Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the Cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life–no longer at sin’s every beck and call!

Psalms 77:2 ~ Psalms 118:23 ~ Proverbs 2:5 ~ Proverbs 22:21 ~ John 3:18 ~ Romans 6:6

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