Tag: Trust

2022 | Day Twelve | Verse for Today

Anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is. The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less. God’s Holy Spirit, is moving and breathing in you, in the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for His work. Don’t take such a gift for granted. Keep your mind on God; don’t refuse to walk down His road. Don’t turn a deaf ear and end up in the wilderness.

  • Don’t fail to achieve the goals God has ready for you to achieve, Don’t end up in the wilderness, wondering why you can’t change your life. The Israelites failed to enter the Promised land because they didn’t believe God would protect them to overcome the problems ahead of them. for 40 years God sent them into the wilderness. Don’t let your lack of trust in God’s ability stop you from becoming all He wants you to be and doing all He wants you to do.

2022 | Day One | Discussion Starter


God’s plan for the world stands up, all his designs are made to last. Psalms 33:11

God’s plans are God’s plans. They don’t change because we change. I don’t know about you, but my life pre-recovery was full of inconsistencies. I couldn’t trust myself, let alone trust anyone else. Trusting others in recovery came slowly for me.

I knew I could trust God. I have always known it, but I choose not to. He was for weak people, and I never saw myself as weak. I knew if I was going to trust Him it needed to be “ALL IN’ I have never been a half-full type person it has always been all or nothing.

Reading the Bible, I realized the promises of God were good and perfect. Two words I had never known in my life. James 1:17 says “Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven….. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.” I knew if I was going to follow Him I had to change my attitudes, beliefs and, commitments.

I did and here I am 30+ still following Him, still committed to finding, and doing His will on a daily basis in every area of my life. God is good.


Thank you, Jesus, for trusting me and using me in your mission. Teach me how to use the gifts You give me to maximize the reach of Your Kingdom here on Earth.

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2021 | Day 362 | Morning Harmony

Recovery always involves other people. We cannot move forward in recovery unless we make carrying the message of hope to others an integral part of our life. We discover as we share our story of life-changing character, we will gain new strength to keep going in our own struggle. even when things get tough or don’t go according to our plan.

All I ever wanted in my life was to be guilt-free and happy. I tried many ways, in my own strength to make that happen, wanted recovery on my terms. It wasn’t till I submitted my life to God I discovered that my guilt could only be relieved through His forgiveness and my continued search for His will for my life. My strength could only be revived through the implementation of His plan and continued faith He has my best interest at heart. Always.

in Jude 1:1-3  Jude said,”I am a slave to Jesus Christ and brother to James, writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ.  Relax, everything’s going to be all right; rest, everything’s coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!  Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish.

My own observation on Day 362 of 2021 is that we too need to RELAX and trust that everything is going to be alright. God has a plan for each of us and in His time it will all come together to help us be the person He is calling us to be if we just put into practice what we have learned about the process of Living Life Recovery.

Entrust your life to Him

“So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself.” 2 Corinthians 6:17

Indecision can be fatal. Doubts about our ability to change our lives and recover from our addictions and compulsions shattering our progress in the recovery process. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies when it comes to pursuing what is best for us. In making the decision on the direction we want our lives to go. Revelations 3:16 says “you are neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm

Too often we are happy to sit on the fence, go with the flow and ignore the prompts of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Standing, not fully persuaded. Remaining in the shadows. Failing to accept God’s commands as we travel the road to recovery. Renouncing our old way of living, yet with no commitment to anything new.

Dedication to changed life may seem impossible, but if we are opened to Gods leading in our lives He is willing and able to walk with us. If we are ready to accept our weaknesses and entrust our lives to Him, rely on His help he will lead us to places we never thought possible.

Bless your enemies


“To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: 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 for that person.” Luke 6:27-28

This I found hard to get my head around until I started to understand, most of the people I was holding resentments against didn’t even know it.

The only person we destroy when we hold onto resentment is ourselves.

Recovery is going to highlight some bad situations we have been in. We can get resentful and feel sorry for ourselves but we don’t need to stay that way. We can remove resentment from our lives by honestly expressing our pain and shame to God, forgiving others, and concentrating on changing ourselves.

  • Are you content with who you are today?
  • Are there resentments you need to let go of?

treat everyone with respect
Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Romans 12:10

Show me how you work, God; School me in your ways. Psalms 25:4

Don’t get ahead of the Master and jump to conclusions with your judgments before all the evidence is in. When he comes, he will bring out in the open and place in evidence all kinds of things we never even dreamed of—inner motives and purposes and prayers. 1 Corinthians 4:5

Prayer: God help me today to let go of my past and concentrate on being all You want me to be.

Thought For Today

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33-34‬

What should we seek? God-reality, God-I initiative, God-provision.

How should we seek it? Giving all our attention to what God is doing.

When should we seek it? NOW!

What can we expect if we do? God will help us cope with whatever comes our way.

This scripture encourages us to stop worrying about our concerns being met. We need to learn to put our faith more and more in Gods hands through trusting Him, listening to Him and focusing on what He wants, not what we want.

Be all God is calling you to be.

Ephesians 2:11 Says “Don’t take any of this for granted. It was only yesterday that you outsiders to God’s ways

Sometimes we forget where we came from, how we got here and in who’s grace our life has changed. The Bible tells us to be strong and courageous in order for God to use us to lead and influence others in their spiritual journey. Joshua 1:6

There are times in our spiritual journey we feel anything but strong and courageous. At those times God prompts us to lean on Him in the process (remember the footprints in the sand.)

I have walked this road, in God’s presence since 1989. I have changed, dramatically. Not because I wanted to but because I had to. Had I not I have no doubt my life by now would either be over or ruined. God in His wisdom chose me to be His ambassador here on earth. Not because I was the best choice but because I am His choice and He loves me more than I am worth.

Today if you are experiencing doubt, feeling sorry for yourself I encourage you to trust God, let Him lead, let Him change you and let Him remove the doubt in your heart and mind and enable you to become all He is calling you to be.


God is committed to us and our recovery even when we feel like quitting.

Obedience to God, through faith and application of all we have learned in recovery, is proof we trust Him.

Paul says in Philippians 2:12-13 “my loved ones, as you have at all times done what I say, not only when I am present, but now much more when I am not with you, give yourselves to working out your salvation with fear in your hearts; For it is God who causes your desires and of your acts, for his good pleasure.”

Recovery is not a show, an act we put on for others. Obedience to God’s guidance in our lives and in our recovery is a requirement of spiritual growth. Our desire to obey God and comes directly from our relationship with Him. The Twelve Steps talk about contacting God through prayer, reading the Bible, and meditating on what it says and what God says to us. Obedience to what He says to us shows that we are willing to go to any lengths to do what He says.

Anyone who has read my blog knows that for me obedience began during relapse. When I heard God say to me “Archie if you want to get and maintain recovery, you must walk away from Western Australia.” A comfortable place I had lived all of my teenage life. Was it easy? NO! was it necessary YES! Have there been times I wanted to quit and run back to the comfort I knew? YES!

One thing I used to hear people in recovery rooms say regularly, that used to annoy me was “It gets easier” So I will not say that. What I will say is what it says in the heading of this post: ‘GOD IS COMMITTED TO YOU! ‘ and if you are willing to put your faith and trust in Him. If you are willing, through a relationship with Him to seek His will, go where He tells you to and do what He tells you to do your life is going to change in ways you can only imagine right now.

True obedience is about following His lead to the best of your ability and trusting Him for the things you can’t do in your own strength. Deuteronomy 5:32  says “be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don’t veer off to the right or the left.” He will lead you if you let Him. He will tell you where to go and what to do, without you having to interpret it. My faith is very simple and has been since I gave my life to Him in 1989. He opens doors and I walk through them. Often without knowing what is on the other side. Why? because I trust Him and know that whatever He wants me to do He has already prepared the way.

You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. Psalms 119:1-3

silhouette of tree near body of water during golden hour
Trust and Obey cause there’s no other way


life that became. Drinking, drugging, and staying away from those close to me became my norm.  I thought “If they don’t know where I am and what I am doing it won’t affect them.” How wrong was I? This was mainly in my teenage years and early 20’s.

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