Tag: Apply

#2173 Recovery is a Choice

As we wind down the “Christmas Festivities’ for 2018 and begin preparing for the ‘New Year’ I am reminded today ‘Recovery is a choice’ Jesus came into the world with one purpose “to save sinners’ but is’not automatic. It requires character building work and it requires ‘Making a Choice’ Jesus didn’t come to force us to […]

Ready For Anything?

Mark 14:37-38 He came back and found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, you went to sleep on me? Can’t you stick it out with me a single hour? Stay alert, be in prayer, so you don’t enter the danger zone without even knowing it. Don’t […]

Hearing and Understanding

Proverbs 2:2 Let your ears listen to wisdom. Apply your heart to understanding. Growing up we learn to hear. Maturity comes when we understand and apply what we have heard to our lives.  Now, not everything we hear is wisdom, nor good for us so we need to […]

Plan Not to Fail

Mark 14:38 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” When I first came to recovery in 1987 I wanted to get sobriety. I learned the steps, attended meetings, listened and applied what […]

Change is Required

Psalms 34:15 The Lord looks with favour on those who are godly. His ears are open to their cry.  God is listening, all the time He is listening, and He knows what is important to us. Isaiah 59:2 says Your sins have separated you from your God. They […]

Apply What You Learn

1 Corinthians 11:27 Do not eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in a way that isn’t worthy of him. If you do, you will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Prior to coming into the Bridge Program in […]

Listen!

Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He did for me. My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. Get all the advice and instruction you can so you will be […]

God wants us to keep learning His truth

People will tell you things that sound right, sound safe and sound easy. It warns us in the ‘Big Book’ of ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ as we go through the process of recovery we will always look for the ‘easier, softer way’ I want to tell you there isn’t one.In recovery we need […]

Finding the knowledge of God

Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, (or daughter) if you receive my words,And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom,And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment,And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver,And […]