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ELEMENTS OF THANKFULNESS

1 Corinthians 15:57 Let us give thanks to God! He wins the battle for us because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done.

Regularly thanking God for what He has done, is doing and will do in our lives is a good habit to adapt in recovery. There are four elements to habitual thankfulness we all need to learn and adapt:

  1. Remembering what God has done for you.
  2. Tell others about it.
  3. Show God’s glory in you.
  4. Offer to do something for someone else.

When I look at these four elements it helps me to understand more why the process of recovery works. The Twelve Steps includes all of these elements.

How are you applying the four elements of thankfulness to your life?

Prayer: Lord help me to learn and adapt the elements of thankfulness.

Thought For Today

LLR Thought For The Day

The Bible is the eternal Word of God. It is powerful, personal, indispensable and indestructible. It originated in the mind of God, communicated to men by the Spirit of God.



2 Peter 1:20 -21 No prophecy recorded in Scripture was ever thought up by the prophet himself. It was the Holy Spirit within these godly men who gave them true messages from God.

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2 Timothy 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

The whole Bible is inspired by God. It is trustworthy and we should read it and apply it to our lives. It is our standard for testing everything else that claims to be true. It is our safeguard against false teaching, our source of guidance for how we should live.

God wants to teach us His promises and equip us to live for Him.

How much time do you spend in God’s Word
? Develop a plan for reading His Word daily, meditating on it and applying it.

My name is Archie and I am a recovered alcoholic. Recovered through the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through my life on a daily basis. Visit this website each morning and evening for inspirational recovery thoughts from Living Life Recovery ‘Morning Harmony’ and Discussion Starters’

What The Bible Says


WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT
SHARING OUR EXPERIENCE. STRENGTH AND HOPE

 

 

WE ARE GOD’S MESSENGERS
You are my witnesses and my servants, chosen to know and to believe me and to understand that I alone am God. There is no other God; there never was and never will be. I am the Lord, and there is no other Savior.
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AS GOD’S MESSENGERS WE SHOULD BE BOLD
If anyone publicly denies me, I will openly deny him before my Father in heaven. Matthew 10:33

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL HELP US BE BOLD
The Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power to testify about me with great effect. Acts 1:8

 

The Richness of His Grace


God has showered down upon us the richness of His grace—for how well He understands us and knows what is best for us at all times.  In him lie hidden all the mighty, untapped treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Ephesians 1:8 ~ Colossians 2:3

What The Bible Says


All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. And so we should not be like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God’s very own children, adopted into the bosom of his family, and calling to him, “Father, Father.” Romans 8:14-15

 

Live Life Recovery


I have a strong belief that most people fail in the process of recovery because they don’t plan not to. Many of us think simply going through the motions of the Twelve Steps is going to keep us sober, It won’t! In Living Life Recovery, we have a slogan that says ‘Recovery is about learning to live life. Living life is more than just recovery.’

  • Outside of the Twelve Steps and meetings, what else are you doing about changing your life?

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Psalms 32:11 Good people, rejoice and be very happy in the LORD. All you who want to do right, rejoice!

It’s Time to Change Your Ways!


I’ve come to change everything, turn everything right-side up.  “It’s time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you.  Here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Luke 12:50 ~ Acts 3:19 ~ Romans 12:1-2 

A Life-Long Process


STEP SIX After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them,
I am now willing to let God change me.

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Proverbs 13:18 Those who turn away from their training become poor and ashamed. But those who accept warnings are honored

I heard a saying in a recovery meeting years ago that has stuck with me. It is: “If recovery doesn’t stop your using it will surely mess it up .”

You cannot get to step six of a twelve-step recovery program and go back to how you used to be.

Today at the half I want to encourage you to – KEEP MOVING FORWARD. You only fail if you stop trying.

Take time to review:

  1. What were you used to be like?
  2. What happened to you in the last six months?
  3. How have you changed?

 

Prayer: Thank You God for the last six months and the changes You have made. Help me to keep going.