Category: Verse For Today

2022 | Day Twenty-Three | Verse for Today

1 Peter 1:2 God the Father has his eye on each of you and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!

Text Box: 1 Peter 1:2 God the Father Has his eye on each of you and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. 

None of us ended up in recovery by mistake, we are here because God planned it.

Weak and helpless knowing we could do nothing to save ourselves. He came to rescue us. Exactly at the right time —according to God’s plan. God controlled the timing, method, and events surrounding our recovery.

God’s goal for us is to make us like Jesus. As we become more and more like Him, we discover our true selves, the people He created to be. How?  By reading and obeying God’s Word, Studying Jesus life on earth through the Gospels. And spending time in prayer.

Live for God One Day at a Time:

  • Let God guide your life.
  • Always be thankful,
  • Let God’s peace rule your heart.
  • Forgive others always.
  • Love like Jesus loves.
  • Imitate Jesus.

Live like Christ’s representative

Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway.  Romans 5:6

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.  Romans 8:29

Chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Colossians 3:12

2022 | Day Twenty One | Verse for Today

You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘careful,’ you find yourselves cared for.” Matthew 5:7

Figure out what Scripture means: I’m after mercy, not religion.’ I’m here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders. God’s mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe. before him. God told Moses, “I’m in charge of mercy. So let’s walk right up to him and get what He is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment every time. God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, He’s rich in love. Let grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, Son of the Father! You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.

God uses fallible people to work His will. His mercy is adequate for all of us. When we turn our wills and our lives over to God we can be confident He will use our pain to bring healing. God is willing and able to show mercy to all who call on Him for help.

2022 | Day Fifteen | Verse For Today

Don’t set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of ‘Father’; you have only one Father, and he’s in heaven. And don’t let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ. “Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. Matthew 23:9-11

  • A life of humble service is the goal of all recovery.

2022 | Day Twelve | Verse for Today

Anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is. The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less. God’s Holy Spirit, is moving and breathing in you, in the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for His work. Don’t take such a gift for granted. Keep your mind on God; don’t refuse to walk down His road. Don’t turn a deaf ear and end up in the wilderness.

  • Don’t fail to achieve the goals God has ready for you to achieve, Don’t end up in the wilderness, wondering why you can’t change your life. The Israelites failed to enter the Promised land because they didn’t believe God would protect them to overcome the problems ahead of them. for 40 years God sent them into the wilderness. Don’t let your lack of trust in God’s ability stop you from becoming all He wants you to be and doing all He wants you to do.

2022 | Day Eleven | Verse for Today

1 Peter 5:9  Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same …………… all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith.

Sometimes we feel like we are the only people going through what we are going through. We think we have got it harder than anyone else, that our issues are too big for God to handle. 1 Peter 4:12-13  says “Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.” No gain without pain. We have all heard it but do we accept it. In the spiritual refining process, there is heat. But take heart! God has got you, He did not bring you this far to let you go and He will never leave you or abandon you.

2022 | Day Ten | Verse for Today

You shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God, you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Psalm 139:13-16

God determines our development. Before we were born He knew what we would do when we would do it, and how we would do it. He also knew how He would react to it. [LOVE]

I can always count on you— God, my dependable love. Lots of people claim to be loyal and loving, but where on earth can you find one? God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him. 

If you lived on the world’s terms, the world would love you as one of its own. But since I picked you to live on God’s terms and no longer on the world’s terms. Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder.

2022 | Day Nine | Verse for Today

Psalms 32:3-4  When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans.  The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up.

Restlessness rooted in impatience can lead to sin. Unexpressed feelings can lead to us doing the wrong thing. I can think of times in my life (as I am sure you can) where I have made the wrong decisions because I was to proud to talk to anyone about how I was feeling. Sometimes I have been my own worst enemy. Thinking I was far worse than I am. Beating myself up, battling with my own self-will.

A broken spirit, mixed up with false thoughts distorts our thinking and stumps our spiritual growth.

Psalms 51:17 says “Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” God knows what we are going through, and He will always present a way out if we put our trust in Him.

2022 | Day Eight | Verse for Today

Proverbs 13:12  Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.

John Wesley said. “delays in obtaining what a man passionately desires is satisfactory, and reviving.”

Sometimes God makes us wait because we are not ready yet to handle some of the things we desire. For 30+ years I have been in recovery. Since 2005 I have been Living Life Recovery. When God first gave me this mission and ministry I believe He gave me a picture of what it can and will be. Once I have done all He thinks I am ready to handle it. Does that mean I stop doing what I believe He wants me to do? A wiser, Godlier man than me once said to me “Maybe it is not meant to happen until you retire from work and have the time to put into it!”

I am convinced that one day God will make the picture He revealed to me in 2005 my reality. Till that day I will “Keep Moving Forward.” without looking for an easier softer way.

2022 | Day Seven | Verse for Today

Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good. Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place. God made everything with a place and purpose; even the wicked are included—but for judgment. God can’t stomach arrogance or pretense; believe me, he’ll put those upstarts in their place. Guilt is banished through love and truth; When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand. Proverbs 16:2-7

Rough enough is good enough! I used to say it all the time. Coming to recovery has changed my approach to the things I do and say. Some of you may have noticed sometimes posts go up on this website with mistakes. And, when I notice them are changed, None of us are perfect, we make mistakes. I had a boss once who said to me “Don’t come into my office with problems. I have heaps of problems. Come in with solutions.” So before taking anything to him I made sure I had thouht of two or three possible solutions and we decided together the way forward.

  • God probes for waht is good and He expects us to look for solutions with which we can work together to move forward.
  • God can’t stomach pretence there is saying in A.A. fake it till you make it. Which I disagree with I don’t think God wants any of us to pretend everything is okay if it isn’t. The Twelve steps encourage us to find our problems – face our problems and – fix our problems with God’s help. We can’t do that by saying everything is okay when it isn’t.
  • Put God in charge guilt is banished through love and truth. To overcome the guilt associated with our character defects, mistakes and problems we need help. Human help we have tried and it hasn’t worked. So we need God’s help and the only way God will hellp is when we put Him in His rightful place of our recovery process.
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