Wisdom in recovery begins when we come to realize the love God has for us and are able to confidently find rest and peace. I know the truth of this reality. Such true understanding had to come by my own overwhelming awareness of His greatness, holiness, and power as they contrasted with my own sinful and carnal nature. There was nothing more fear-inducing than this. It is where I needed to begin. It is where healing and restoration of my mind, heart, and soul had to begin.
Tag: Spiritual Healing
Rigorous Honesty in Recovery is Painful
There is an awakening that occurs in the heart and minds of every person who is suffering and perishing. Those who awaken to their awful condition and state of being see the destruction for what it really is. We see ourselves as unclean. Filthy. And, a great burden is on our back that weighs us down. As much as we do not want to face this truth – we must face it or continue to suffer and perish. This is where we find Christian. Faced with the reality of a coming destruction. The reality of the burden we bear.
Value of Spiritual Growth
The Gospel of Jesus Christ demands that I focus my attention toward healing and restoring my soul. Not toward analyzing another. For, when I look to another and ask how they are able to justify their behavior - I am walking in a spirit of condemnation. Another individual's life and behavior does not help me focus on my own struggles and difficulties.
Does a 12-step based recovery program work?
There appears to be some aversion to attending, participating in, and following the 12-steps of sober support meetings. The underlying question: does a 12-step program help people achieve sobriety? In Chapter 2, of the second edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, we read the following introductory statement: WE, of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands… Continue reading Does a 12-step based recovery program work?
He Strengthens Us in Our Sufferings
When we trust in our own strength, understanding, and will to make it through our suffering - we may inevitably become lost, hurt, betrayed, bitter, and resentful. This leads to us being separated from God's divine love and grace. Through the Gift of Faith that is offered through Jesus Christ, accepting this offer, we need to put aside our own will and desire. Surrendering to God's will and trusting in Him to strengthen us and walk with us through our struggles is where we find peace that surpasses all understanding.
What is Your Prodigal Story?
Photo by Callum Hilton on Pexels.com ...for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.~ Luke 15:32, KJV ~ There once was a man with two sons. The younger made a request to his father to attain his inheritance. Once he received his allotment he took up his… Continue reading What is Your Prodigal Story?
Spiritual growth began with the seed of Truth
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. ~ Luke 8:15, ESV ~ There is a legacy of spiritual growth and healing from men who have come before us. It began with the seed of… Continue reading Spiritual growth began with the seed of Truth
Many sides made whole in Christ
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, ESV ~ The greatest… Continue reading Many sides made whole in Christ
Deep Inner Work is the Heart of Christian based Recovery
Where it all begins One of the most beautiful passages of scripture is that of John 3:18-21. Jesus is conversing with Nicodemus. In this conversation, we are intimately taught that Christ is the light that has come into the world. Yet, many of us rather remain in the darkness, avoiding the light. Because we remain… Continue reading Deep Inner Work is the Heart of Christian based Recovery
The Power of Prayer
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins ... that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. ~ James 5:15-16,… Continue reading The Power of Prayer
At Peace with your purpose
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.. ~ Proverbs 3:6-8, NASB ~ Are you at peace with the direction of your recovery… Continue reading At Peace with your purpose
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