Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #5"
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #4"
For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2: 16 Addiction is a worldly disease. It is a self-centered disease. The addict is focused on their own needs. They do […]Read more "Addiction Meditation #3"
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Romans 7:15 (NIV) How many addicts have told themselves: “This is the last time. I’ll never do this again. I hate doing this.” But they can’t stop. They try but cravings overwhelm […]Read more "Addiction Meditation #2"
All of us have fallen short of the mark. That is what sin is: Falling short of the mark. The english word sin comes from the greek word ‘hamartia’ which means “to miss the mark”. We all miss the mark when the mark we are aiming for is to be like Christ. So addicts and […]Read more "Devotionals for People Struggling With Addiction"
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of […]Read more "My First Meditation on Addiction"