In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians. Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his ancestors. 2Chronicles 16:12-13 […]Read more "Recovery Meditation#13"
The Lord created medicines from the earth, and a sensible person will not hesitate to use them. Didn’t a tree once make bitter water fit to drink, so that the Lord’s power might be known? (See Exodus 15.23-25*) He gave medical knowledge to human beings, so that we would praise him for the miracles he […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #12"
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 ESV He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 ESV Most people have heard about “bottoming out”. That is when an alcoholic or addict’s life is at its lowest point. They can sink no lower. Sometimes the […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #11"
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Psalm 45:4 Successful addiction treatment requires the patient to submit, to surrender and follow the instructions of their physicians and counselors. Most addicts have tried to do it […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #10"
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 ESV _________________ The addict has the burden of their own recovery and the added burden of knowing that their children are at increased risk of developing addiction. The addict must first see […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #9"
“You shall not bow down to [idols] or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.” —- Exodus 20:5 “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #8"
Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” —— Luke 9:62 Farmers who look back when they plow make crooked rows because they‘re not looking where they are going. Farmers who fix their eyes on a fence post, or other […]Read more "Meditation #7"
This is the beginning of 2017; therefore, it seems appropriate to talk about new beginnings and looking forward: Meditation #6 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #6"