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2022 | Day Fifteen | Morning Harmony

PRAYER: Just for today God help me to apply Your truth to my life. Teach me the areas that need refining. In Your time, when You think I am ready use me to help others on the road to recovery so they may triumph over their addictions and compulsions and be all that You want them to be,

2022 | Day Thirteen | Morning Harmony


We can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. All praise to God and our One True Higher Power, Jesus Christ! God is the Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. Blessed are you who give yourselves over to God, turn your backs on the world’s “sure thing,” ignore what the world worships; The world’s a huge stockpile of God-wonders and God-thoughts.

MEDITATION
When the Holy Spirit convinces us to receive Christ we get a new perspective and a new mindset on life, We trust that God has our lives planned and He will guide us and equip us for wherever He wants us to go. Faith in God helps us to face the truth about ourselves, our lives, and our need for change. Some of us believe because Godcomforts us our problems are going to go away. We need to understand God will give us the strength, encouragement, and hope to deal with our problems.

If today you are feeling overwhelmed at what lies ahead of you, I ask you to remember God is there to help. He places in our lives other people on the same path so we can help us and they can help us move forward in the recovery process. The passage above says ‘blessed are you who give yourselves to God.’ It also says we need to turn our backs on the world’s ‘sure thing’ ACTION IS THE MAGIC WORD!

PRAYER
Just for today, God help me to turn my back on the things that seem like a shortcut to solving my problems. Give me the strength, encouragement and, hope to listen to the people you place in my life. Help me to help them where I can as they also help me on the road to recovery.


2022 | Day Twelve | Morning Harmony


Today, please listen; don’t turn a deaf ear as you did through your addiction and compulsions. What do you think will happen if you turn on God, spit on the sacrifice that Jesus, and insult this most graciousHoly Spirit? Do you think we can risk neglecting this opportunity from God? This magnificent salvation? Delivered in person, then accurately passed on to us by those who heard it from Him. The promise of resting in Him directing us to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. The wise watch their steps and avoid relapse; fools are headstrong and reckless and end up making bad choices that lead to mistakes.

MEDITATION

Our own instincts are led by opportunities of personal gain. So many of our problems are self-imposed by our thinking, The Bible says we character change is initiated by the ‘RENEWING OF OUR MINDS’ In other words ‘we need to learn to think differently’ Our moods and our thoughts may be tempted by the pursuit of the wrong things. Ecclesiastes 10:12-13 The words of a wise person are gracious. The talk of a fool self-destructs— He starts out talking nonsense And ends up spouting insanity and evil. The second step of Alcoholics Anonymous talks about God restoring us to sanity. Philippians 2:13 says “That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.” In order to experience the energy, God brings to we need to begin fixing the stinking thinking.

PRAYER

Just for today, I will think before I speak and try to look at things from God’s point of view. I will try not to allow stinking thinking to make me do or say things I rely on at a later date.


2022 | Day 10 | Morning Harmony


If we are God-created, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to think we could create a god as we understand Him, does it? The unknown is now known. In the generations before us, God let all the different nations go their own way, but even then He didn’t leave them without a clue. The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see. We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. God rescued us from dead-end alleys. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son He loves so much.

Meditation: I don’t understand God. I know He loves me, I know He cares about me, and I know He wants the best for me. I didn’t arrive at that realization on my own. I had basic knowledge from childhood He existed. My belief was He was for weak people and in the eyes of the world, I was not weak. Having tried to overcome my addiction and compulsion via A.A. unsuccessfully I knew I had to find another way, so I started investigating the Bible, looking for a way to change my life. On my discovery, Jesus introduced Himself to me.[I can think of no other way to describe it] He opened my eyes and my heart to what could be not what was. He taught me how to live to please Him and today I am thankful that I was down low enough, out of options, and with no hope, and had to pay attention to His Way of living.

PRAYER: Just for today Lord, teach me the sense in living my life according to Your purpose. Continue to give me options for improvement so I may better serve You in the days ahead.

2022 | Day Nine | Morning Harmony


Don’t let anyone divert you from the truth. It’s the person who acts right who is right, just as we see it lived out in Jesus. Once you’re convinced that he is right and righteous, you’ll recognize that all who practice righteousness are God’s true children. Surely you know that Christ showed up in order to get rid of sin. There is no sin in Him, and sin is not part of His program. If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. If we claim that we experience a shared life with Him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim.

Sin is Rebellion: Living out our attitudes and behaviors contrary to God’s will.

God plans what is good for us. We suffer from fear of the unknown, even with this knowledge. How often have you said out loud God’s got this!” whilst thinking to your self “I hope He has?” God wants us to ‘follow Jesus’ He sent Him to earth not just to die for us but to teach us how to live here on earth. Sometimes I think we are so focused on the latter to live our lives today. Our life here on earth is a series of appointments and events. In which we have a huge amount of freedom to choose. seeking God’s will through prayer, meditation, discussion with others, and examining all the circumstances in our lives helps us to make the right choices and to follow where He leads.

God may not have revealed all His plans for you now, but He has revealed everything you need to know to live life according to His purpose today.

2022 | Day Eight | Morning Harmony


Hurry with your answer, God! I’m nearly at the end of my rope. Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me! That would be certain death. God, my God; I want to look life in the eye. Surprise me with love at daybreak; then I’ll skip and dance all day long.  You forgive our sins—every one. You heal our diseases—every one. You redeem us from hell—save our lives! You crown you us with love and mercy. You wrap us in goodness. You renew our lives —our lives are always good in his presence.

Waiting on God’s timing isn’t always easy! Feelings of loneliness and abandonment can creep into our lives. The Bible tells us the Devil is waiting to pounce in times of doubt and uncertainty. We can allow our feelings to run riot and make us make bad decisions. Even at times when our intentions are good we can still get it wrong, misreading God’s will and moving ahead without Him.

God is still on the throne! There are wilderness times in my life where I felt it better to do something than to do nothing and get it wrong. Times when after making the wrong decisions, taking the wrong actions God has intervened and surprised me because His ways are better than my ways. Times where He has set me on an unexpected path because He knows what is best for me, Take time today to Wait on God!

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2022 | Day Six | Morning Harmony


Throw yourself into this work for Christ. Think it over. God will make it all plain.  Fix this picture firmly in your mind: Jesus, descended from the line of David, raised from the dead. It’s what you’ve heard all along.  Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace,  faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. 

The Bible is not just a book we need to read. We need to understand it, what it means for us personally, and we need to apply it. When we don’t understand it we need to seek help from those who do. A good way of doing that is to get involved in a small group. Over the years I have been in a number of small groups and found them to be indispensable. Listening to others, and what God is saying to them is always helpful. It has always amazed me how people all around this world can read a passage of God’s Word and receive a different message from the Holy Spirit.

2022 | Day Five | Morning Harmony

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all.  Don’t take God’s Word, water it down, and then take it to the streets to sell it cheap. We stand in Christ’s presence when we speak; God looks us in the face. We get what we say straight from God and say it as honestly as we can.  We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display.

God’s Word is not simply a collection of words useful for recovery. It is a living life-changing and dynamic. It penetrates the core of our moral and spiritual character and helps us to see the good and the bad in ourselves. God’s Word demands decisions. we must not only listen to it but learn it. W must let it shape us into the people He calls us to be.

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