Celebrate……….Recovery

Matthew 5:5

Happy are the meek.

Definition of Meek: quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive

It does NOT mean weak!

So how does this look in my life and how is it played out?

Principle 3 of Celebrate Recovery: Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

Trust – I must trust in Him in all areas of my life.  Believing without any doubt that He will carry me through whatever is placed in front of me.  I will not question the direction that he is sending me because I trust that He knows me better than I know myself.

Understand – I must understand His will for me, quietly listening and sometimes quietly waiting for Him to lead me.  And never fear the path, knowing that He has greater plans than I could even imagine.  The path at times my be rocky and at times will shine in His glory but at all times I understand that it is perfect because He walks with me.

Repent – I must be willing to tell Him about the sins in my life, being open and honest. Knowing that “HE already knows” but He wants to hear me acknowledge it because that is the 1st step in the healing process.  If I am holding it in, not sharing, not rejoicing in my knowledge then I will not heal.  It will eat me alive because without repentance there is no healing.

New Life – I must start “A New” life.  My sins have been washed away by His grace and my heart and soul is dependent on Him for direction.  I can now let go of what is of the past and embrace the new future.  In my redemption I am freed to live a new life without shame, quilt, hiding, anger, resentment and darkness.  Trading all that in for rejoicing, grace, acceptance, humbleness and walking in light.

For me…………….I have to take my eyes off of the moment and fix my eyes on God’s future.

“God can see the BIG PICTURE when what we see is only in that moment”

So it has been said…..

Turning your life over to Christ is a once in a life time commitment but Turning your will over to Christ requires a daily re-commitment.

Lord, I am mush without You.  I can make such a mess of things when I take my eyes off of You.  I pray that I trust, I understand, I repent and I start a New Life daily with You.  Please help me to see clearly the path that You have laid out for me.  Help me to take my eyes off of me and place them on others.  Lord, please be with my family and friends.  I pray that they will fully grasp the greatness of Your love for them.  Amen!

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