Matthew 7:7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 1. Realise you need help. 2. Expect God to change your life when you ask Him to. […]
The dark times in our lives can lead us to recovery. Knowing and accepting we are helpless breaks the cycle of denial and convinces us of our need of help outside of ourselves. Acknowledging our need opens our mind and heart to the availability of God’s healing power.
Since coming to recovery one of the things I do religiously is take time to self-examine. My motives, my attitudes, my actions etc. I heard a quote back in July of 2010 which said ‘If your output exceeds your input your upkeep will be your downfall’ Many of […]
As we continue in recovery and learn to trust God He opens doors for us creating opportunity to enhance our experience and lifestyle. In 1991 whilst I was the Assistant Manager of Red Shield Industries in Adelaide, South Australia the Salvation Army conducted National Alcohol Awareness week. Richard […]
I have been going through some old papers, of messages and testimonies I have delivered since coming to recovery. One was a time during a ‘Spiritual Campaign’ at Eden Park in Wistow, South Australia (the Bridge Program rehab where I obtained sobriety and became a Christian) The topic […]
God knows our real intentions. He doesn’t confuse admission of guilt with selfish motive with true repentance. He know our hearts. Wrong intentions lead to relapse. In order to live right we must not only so right but also do it at the right time, with the right […]
I am acceptable to God because of Jesus. God will never disappoint me if I continually trust Him. This is my foundation. Through the Holy Spirit I can accept others and feel safe as I move forward in recovery.
Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us
Living Life Recovery is a God given mission, delivered to me through The Forty days of Purpose I participated in as a member of The Salvation Army at Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia in 2005.