Concentrate On You

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1 Peter 2:1 Stop telling lies. Don’t pretend to be something you are not. Stop wanting what others have. Don’t speak against each other.

All the time in recovery I experience people who want to complain about others in recovery.

The Bible tells us to love God and love others. How can we do that when we are too busy taking other people’s inventories? The Serenity Prayer says in its first request to God; Grant me Serenity to accept the things I cannot change.

I am not responsible for anyone else’s recovery and they are not responsible for mine.

Another hard thing to do in the process of recovery is to allow others to make their own mistakes. Tell the truth about your own experience.

  • When have you let someone else’s inventory damage your recovery?

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Prayer:  God help me today to concentrate on me.

Everyone Needs Recovery

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Titus 2:11 God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone!

 Recovery is available to everyone through a personal relationship with Jesus but a lot of people are not ready or willing to pursue it. I am always surprised when people tell me they know how to achieve recovery and don’t.

God is ready to give us the gift of recovery and forgive us the things we have done wrong in the past. If we are prepared to accept change and implement it. Accepting God’s gift becomes dangerous when we justify bad choices and behavior. Sometime we may think it is easier to go along with things we know are wrong than do what we need to in order to change.

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NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM GOD’S LOVE

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Tomorrow Night at Living Life Recovery

God’s Everlasting Love
Romans 8:31-39

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since He did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? No one—for God Himself has given us right standing with Himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

GRACE

God is full of grace
The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Exodus 34:6

God is slow to become angry
But You, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalms 86:15

God’s grace makes salvation possible
He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins. He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8

God accepts us by His grace
God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9

God’s grace gives us hope
Think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 1 Peter 1:13

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