What drives your decision making?

Happiness is found in seeking and making the right decisions.
Happy is he who has forgiveness for his wrongdoing, and whose sin is covered. Psalms 32:1

 When we are hot tempered we don’t make right decisions.
The hot temper of a fool eventually kills him, the jealous anger of a simpleton does her in. Job 5:2

 The more we love the more we become like Jesus.
The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love–so you can’t know him if you don’t love. 1 John 4:8

 Prayer, meditation and studying the Bible leads to right decisions.
faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. Ephesians 6:16-17

You are not a mistake

GOD KNOWS YOU INSIDE AND OUT
You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Psalms 139:15

GOD HAS PLANNED EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIFE
You planned how many days I would live. You wrote down the number of them in your book before I had lived through even one of them. Psalms 139:16

GOD PLANNED YOU BEFORE HE FOUNDED THE EARTH
Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Ephesians 1:4

GOD HAS CARRIED YOU SINCE BIRTH AND HE WILL NOT DROP YOU
The Lord says, “I have taken good care of you since your life began. I have carried you since you were born. I will continue to carry you even when you are old. I will take good care of you even when your hair is gray. I have made you. And I will carry you. I will take care of you. And I will save you. Isaiah 46:3-4

It starts with God

God is sovereign, … he holds all things in his hand– Every living soul, yes, every breathing creature? Job 12:9-10

Attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Romans 8:6

Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. Matthew 16:25

God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. You don’t find it lying around on the surface. It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest–what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene. 1 Corinthians 2:7

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living. Ephesians 1:11

Journey with purpose

Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:2

Think it over. God will make it all plain. 2 Timothy 2:7

Let go of past guilt and look ahead to the good things God has planned for you.

August 24, 2015

“Continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you.” Matthew 7:7

We need to learn to talk to God: Openly and honestly if we want to maintain a recovery process that is one of spiritual growth and enjoy a healthy, worthy relationship with our Higher Power. Prayer is basically asking and receiving. God tells us “ You do not have because you do not ask God.” (James 4:2) We need to affirm this in our minds, in order for the attitude to become a habit in our lives. As it does seeking His will for our lives intensifies, knocking in His door intensifies and knowledge of His desire for us intensifies.

We have to ask to receive. Failure to ask means not receiving from Him the resources we need to do all that He wants us to do and enjoy all that He wants us to enjoy. In the process of recovery it is imperative we expect extraordinary things as we grow in our relationship with Him. He did not bring us here to watch us wither. His desire is that we grow to be all He wants us to be in order that we might influence this world and it’s people for His glory.

August 15, 2015

By faith, the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho for seven days, and the walls fell flat. Hebrews 11:30

God accomplishes His purposes because of the faith of His people. As we progress in recovery and our faith in Him grows He will equip us to achieve His purposes for our lives because with God NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

Hewbrews 11.30

2015–Day 100

Jesus tells us to find a quiet, secluded place. a place where we will not be tempted to role-play. A place where you can be yourself, drop your masks and open the door to God, away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Psalm 91:2-6 Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness,not disaster that erupts at high noon.

The Bible gives us the secrets to right living, the avenues of access to God-consciousness, the pathways of life-transformation from physical, emotional and spiritual bankruptcy to health, healing and holinessThe secret of the thrill of wholeness is sharing with God one on one in personal, intimate  relationship.

quiet prayer

Day 8 – January 8, 2014

Thought:

Only those who are prepared to cut their links with the past and venture into future self-denial and application of the steps  will qualify in reaching the goal.

Having begun to walk the walk we must now decide daily to endure. We cannot allow ourselves to be cheated out of success by settling for less or an easier softer way. We need to shape up now for the greatest battle of our lives and be prepared to put up a fight for the faith. It means putting ourselves alongside others, also determined to fight the fight of faith, fighting steadily in the war against addiction, compulsion and many other influences.

Scripture

“Urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once and for all to his holy people.” Jude 3

Prayer:

Lord, increase my resistance against pressures that may grind me down. Empower my struggle and resistance to staying the course.

Daily Thought on a Train

Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise. (Pro 20:1)

How often have you woken up after a night of using and felt foolish? How many relationships have you ruined because if your stupidity?

The purpose in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of good sense will get it out. (Pro 20:5)

God has a better way for us to live! It is within us all, but we need to learn and apply the principles of recovery to live it…

Who is able to say, I have made my heart clean, I am free from my sin? (Pro 20:9)

None of us is perfect! If we were we wouldn’t be here. Because we are not perfect we must learn to rely daily on the One who is.

Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough. (Pro 20:13)

Recovery requires effort! You don’t get healthy spiritual growth from doing nothing.

He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide. (Pro 20:19)

We all have secrets! When others share them with us because they trust us it is a BIG thing. They don’t want to hear it back from others.

It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them. (Pro 20:25)

Recovery is repetitive! We achieve long-term recovery by studying and applying the Steps for a long time.

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