All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery! I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or “the Secret.” Colossians 2:3-4
Many people with addictions do not believe deeply in God. It is not the purpose of these blog posts to defend the existence of a Creator, nor argue for Christian doctrine. Living Life Recovery simply submits posts from a Bible-based recovery standpoint. We endorse prayer and The Bible.
From personal experience, I want to say Christ is the fullness of God, mighty and matchless, the One True Higher Power. Whatever superiorities others may flaunt, they are not able to redeem humans from sin-ravaged living or remove the inbuilt sin problem.
We may choose to follow other fantastic notions which portray all kinds of escape routes from our problems, but they lead nowhere or fail to deliver us from them. God does not force us to accept Him or follow Him. Spiritually poor individuals may never discover the finest treasures. Hidden in a relationship with His Holy Spirit. It is by open-minded searching we find Him. It requires action on our part and depends on us doing things God’s way.
Jesus Christ is the WAY in “Him alone”, says the scriptures, we find “ALL” that we are seeking. It worked for me and I am confident it will work for you if you have not yet put Him in His rightful place in your recovery and life.
Because this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found! And they began to revel and feast and make merry. Luke 15:24
Our lives have been unmanageable, out of control, lost . When we admit our powerlessness and turn our lives over to God’s care we begin not just the process of recovery but also the process of new life. Now in the process our lives (even in tough times) are worth living because of the unexplainable joy we receive from knowing God loves us and is prepared to travel with us on this new journey of faith.
Prayer: Just for today I thank God for this new way of living and His willingness to walk with me as I live for him daily.
My wife Karen complained about the amount of time I spend typing into my iPod touch. Says he as he types in to it. From it I update all my social media and blog posts. But that’s not important.
What is important is what happened next. I remembered using it to update some posts and could not find it. For three days I searched, with my wife’s help but could not find it. Today when I woke it was on the floor beside the bed, where we had both looked previously.. Then I remembered this morning asking God to help me find it because I couldn’t on my own.
All I can work out from this is:
– God agreed with Karen, I needed to take a break.
– Instead of aimlessly searching for what was lost I should have prayed at the start and trusted God to show me whereof was when He was ready.
– Social Networking is still a great platform for sharing what God wants us to share – an audience of ???????.
Luke 15:4-7 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety- nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. 6 When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep. ’ In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety- nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!