“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV Addicts have surrendered their lives to alcohol or drugs. They have become slaves to drugs and/or alcohol. Paul tells us that as Christians, all things […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #22"
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #21"
Hard times are part of life. Saint Paul knew something of hardships. He wrote: We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #20"
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 ESV Rejoice in suffering? You […]Read more "Meditation #19"
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1: 2-3 Once you have chosen to take the road to recovery, do not expect life to be a bed of roses. Life will still be hard […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #18"
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 ESV Addictive thinking can persist even after sobriety is achieved. Alcoholics Anonymous uses the term “dry drunk” to describe people who no longer drink but continue to think and behave in dysfunctional ways. This […]Read more "Recovery Meditation # 17"
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14 If you pray for a miraculous healing, and I believe you should, remember that God sometimes prefers people to work through their problems rather than […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #16"