Fellowship and sharing words of hope

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another… ~ Hebrews 10:24-25 ~ We begin to learn the fellowship aspect of recovery. Coming together with other individuals, sharing our stories becomes a contagion of hope. Hope…

Genuine and authentic repentance

but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. ~ Acts 26:20, ESV ~ When we turn from our shipwrecked lives. When we turn toward a Sovereign and Divine Heavenly Father. What we…

Reassurance in times of trouble

Read and Meditate on Genesis 21:1-21. Focus on verses 8-14. Pray for God to guide you when faced with difficult decisions Our study in the life and character of Abraham brings us to understand the dynamic relationship between Ishmael and Isaac. What we understand is this: Ishmael was the first born of a slave woman Sarah…

Transformed by the love of Christ

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. ~ Colossians 3:3, ESV ~ Christ’s love is one where it transforms us. It changes everything about who we are. Christ’s love is perfect and steadfast. He cares for us, despite our failings and wayward ways. It is through Christ’s love that we…

A pattern of good behavior

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, ~ Titus 2:7, ESV ~ When we were under bondage of our substance use, we exhibited character defects of manipulation. Hiding our substance use from family and friends. Even attempting to walk in the illusion we are hiding our…