Tag: Understand

Morning Harmony #16

Wake Up and Listen! John 8:47 “Anyone on God’s side listens to God’s words.” There is an old saying ‘there is none so deaf as those who will not hear.’ Many of us when caught up in addiction and compulsion are on auto pilot. We don’t see what […]

Discussion Starter #14

Permitted Doesn’t Always Mean ‘Good for You’ 1 Corinthians 6:12 Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims. I started drinking at the age […]

Thought For Today

A man went into a chemist and asked the chemist “do you have anything to stop hiccups?” The chemist came around from behind the counter and slapped the man, hard. Shocked and confused the man yelled, “what are you doing?”  “You don’t have hiccups anymore do you?” asked the chemist. ‘No’ said […]

CONSCIENCE ~ A Gift From God

This morning in my devotional time I read from the ‘Life Recovery Devotional’ the ‘Day 20, Step 10’ reading. Which was headed ‘A Sensitive Conscience’  As I read it a thought occurred to me, which became the title of today’s ‘Thought For Today.’  None of us got up one day and thought to ourselves […]

Accept Different

2 Corinthians 10:18  When someone boasts about himself and how well he has done, it doesn’t count for much. But when the Lord commends him, that’s different! When we big note ourselves and don’ t accept the contribution of God and other people to our recovery we can […]

Do You Understand?

Your ears are open but you don’t hear a thing. Your eyes are awake but you don’t see a thing. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do […]

Stay Focused

Philippians 3:14-15 I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision–you’ll […]

Sobriety Is Not Salvation

I love the verse in Hebrews that says “Let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward […]