Category: Thought For Today

Following Jesus

None of us intentionally set out to do the wrong thing. We do what we believe is right. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t. I first made a decision to recover from addiction in 1987. I entered rehab, I attended A.A. I learned and applied the Twelve Steps according to […]

A Change of Appetite

Matthew 5:6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. We cannot live on yesterdays intake. Nor will we survive very long on an unhealthy diet. Hamburgers, fish, and chips will satisfy our hunger but they bloat the stomach and dull our […]

Don’t Let Pride Trip You

Proverbs 16:18 If you are proud, you will be destroyed. If you are proud, you will fall. With humility comes wisdom and with wisdom comes honor. Before coming to The Salvation Army Bridge Program I was also in rehab in Rockingham in Western Australia. Where I learned all […]

What Are You Doing?

We are all familiar with the question. As kids we were often in trouble, trying to find acceptable answers to the question. Out of our comfort zones as we attempted to justify wrong decisions and actions. In 1 Kings 19: we read of Elijah running away from an […]

What do you see in your future with God?

Psalms 41:4 I said, “Lord, show me your favor. Heal me. I have sinned against you.” Pouring our heart out to God opens up the way to forgiveness. Forgiveness opens up the way to change. Personal experience of God’s pardon in my life helped me to seriously consider […]

It Wisnae Me!

1 John 1:8-10 If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing. If we claim we have not […]

Pretending to Believe

Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord everything you do. Then he will make your plans succeed. If you sincerely want to achieve lasting, growing recovery you need to include God in it. You have all probably heard the clichés “Fake it till you make it.” I don’t believe […]

Unresolved Anger Violates God’s Command To Love

“You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ […]

Stand Firm on God’s Foundation

“Do you see what I’ve done? I’ve refined you, I’ve tested you like silver in the furnace of affliction. There’s more to come.” We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, Day […]