How great when those who have gone before us are willing to invest in others by sharing what they have learned along their journey of recovery. So many times God touches our lives through the lives of others. Come this Thursday night and allow God to encourage and strengthen you through the testimony.
“I signed up for a Bible study here called “Life’s Healing Choices,” based on the eight principles of CR. I learned some painful truths about myself. For example, instead of expecting men to heal my hurts, I learned that hope and healing come only through Jesus. At the end of the study, our leader suggested that we go to CR and sign up for a step study. I didn’t waste any time!
My first step study, was a turning point. I finally began believing the truth of God’s Word. God does love me—even when I don’t love myself. I also began to understand that I don’t have to be perfect—in fact, I can’t be. But when I fall down, God is right there to help me back up.
The step 4 inventory was eye-opening. I had never heard of love-and relationship-addiction, but my sponsor said I should be the poster child for it. Now I began walking in light. I made prayer and Bible reading a priority and started turning my hurts over to the Lord.
I have now been involved in 5 Step Studies. Jesus keeps revealing things I need to surrender. I turn things over to Him every day, and I often fall flat on my face. He never gives up on me, though. I’ve taken many blue chips…and that’s okay!
Now I give back because of what Jesus has done for me. Several years ago, I went on a mission trip to the Amazon. I am a greeter and an Open Share Group leader here at CR. ”
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Principle 5: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
Step 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10
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August 4th we will have a bake off in Coffee House! Email email@example.com for more details.
There will also be a trainig that night for the Open Discussion Small Groups that starts at 7:00.
Lessons & Testimonies:
August 4th – Lesson #15 “VICTORY”
August 11th – Michelle’s Testimony
August 18th – Lesson #16 “AMENDS”
To stay up-to-date on what’s going to be happening at the 2016 Celebrate Recovery Summits, visit: www.crsummits.com.
SUMMIT WEST – CALIFORNIA AUGUST 10-12