Spiritual Nourishment

“I’ve been married for 22 years today. In that time my wife has cooked around 24,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment and for introducing me to Karen.!

Last Night I had the Strangest Dream

Great song by the ‘Corries’ but that’s not what my post is about.

I normally don’t remember what I dream about. But last night’s dream I believe was a Holy Spirit filled revelation.

I was in a room talking to Pastor Rick Warren (I’ve never met the man, but love his work) Talking about ministry. At the end of the meeting he got up, thanked me and left. Only to return and ask me. “Why do you believe what you believe?” to which I replied “I believe that God can and will change the lives of the addicted and afflicted if they would only ask Him too.”

Analyzing the dream when I woke up I contemplated all sorts of scenario’s about why it occurred. I’m not sure any of them were right. But what I am sure of from the dream is this:

God wants each of us to ask Him to do the impossible in and through us. So that He can prove to us and to this lost world we live in He is all loving, all powerful and all caring and He wants us to love Him and others with some of the unending love He has installed in us all through the process we call RECOVERY.

Ecclesiastes 5:3 A dream comes when there are many cares.

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Thought for Today – Archie Boyle

The A.A. Big Book in Chapter 6 says:“Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.”

All of us, whether in recovery or not are trying to live a better life. Trying to develop better attitudes and actions.

At Celebrate Recovery tomorrow night we are looking at the topic of ‘Vision’ as a lead in to our ‘Testimony Meeting.’

If you are someone in recovery, or not, who is looking for a safe place to belong, share and be supported. Come along to 69 Bourke Street, Melbourne and be part of C.R.

We’d love to see you and meet you!

Thought for Today – Archie Boyle

Preparing for Thursday night’s ‘Celebrate Recovery’ in Melbourne I was looking for a folder to put my notes in. I found one in which was a copy of a lesson I delivered on 3.2.2011 on the subject of POWERLESSNESS.

It was headed:

Powerlessness is not uselessness and the ‘Good News’ is the opposite of powerlessness is strength.

It is by the Spirit of God the I drive out demons, the Kingdom has come upon you. Matthew 12:28

The questions I asked the group on that night were:

Do you understand that following your own agenda will not lead to lasting, purposeful recovery?

Do you believe that God can and will help you recover?

Are you willing to go to any length to let Him?

My thought for today is I have so many pieces of paper around my home with recovery teaching on them. It might be time to go through them.

Thought for Today – Archie Boyle

Jeremiah 20:14 I curse the day I was born! May no one celebrate the day of my birth.

There was a time when I used to dread my birthdays. Birthdays I spent alone, lonely and drunk.

Thanks to recovery those days are gone. Today I want to thank everyone who wished me ‘Happy Birthday’ via social networks, telephone, email or directly. And, I want to thank Jesus for He has done, is doing and will continue to do I’m my life as long as I remain faithful to my commitment to “follow Him.