“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"
I just read a newspaper article about the increasing number of people who declare themselves atheist or agnostic. Sadly, it seems a number of these people think that the answer to life’s questions lies in science. Obviously, they do not have a reason to believe. It is interesting to me how these people somehow turn […]Read more "Reason to Believe"
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"
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"
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"
If you are a Christian and you think you are doing good deeds then the following verses from Matthew 7 should be the most frightening words you will ever read in the Bible: Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who […]Read more "The Most Frightening Words in the Bible"