The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11, KJV ~ ~ January 8, 2020 Devotional ~ There is a shallow and empty sense of contentment and peace in the world today. The happiness that the world promises is incomplete. It is fleeting and requires some sacrifice of our genuine self. God…
In this article, we will explore key principles that may help lead to a radical transformation where one experiences an empowering life. These key principles may help move an individual to develop ways to create a narrative where there is life meaning and purpose.
There is an awakening that occurs in the heart and minds of every person who is suffering and perishing. Those who awaken to their awful condition and state of being see the destruction for what it really is. We see ourselves as unclean. Filthy. And, a great burden is on our back that weighs us down. As much as we do not want to face this truth – we must face it or continue to suffer and perish. This is where we find Christian. Faced with the reality of a coming destruction. The reality of the burden he bears.
We entrust our lives to Him without any hesitation. By doing so, God is sovereign and graceful to where He strengthens us to meet any challenge we may face. His strength becomes our strength. His wisdom teaches and guides us into His righteousness and peace.
It is through Christ’s infinite and profound atonement that we are able to come to a place where we place our hope and trust in God. This hope and trust provides for us an assurance for whatever challenges may lay ahead in our spiritual journey. We may face desperate circumstances. Personal adversity. And seemingly impossible social upheavals to contend with. Yet, He is faithful toward us because he has called us into a fellowship with his Son – Jesus Christ (See, 1 Corinthians 1:9, paraphrased). And, his promise stands to protect us and strengthen us (See, 2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Recovery is a dark journey for most of us. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, we come to full knowledge of His light, love, and truth. Do we forsake others struggling in their own darkness and journey? God forbid. This is the heart and foundation of recovery support groups.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:11, ESV ~ Recovery and spiritual growth requires us men to emancipate ourselves from our childish and adolescent ways. It requires our…