Testimony – ANGELA
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 Angela as she shares her recovery journey with us. Below is a glimpse at how God brought Angela through a period of hardship, brought her out of a victim mentality, and grew her in relationship with Him. Praise God that He has used those of us at CR to bring this about!
I spent a lot of time struggling against my hardships until 2013. I had already been in Celebrate Recovery for four years at this point. The first two years I didn’t take it seriously at all. I would sit in the back, my arms crossed not letting anyone close. I was thinking, “how could God love me when I couldn’t be loved or fix my insanity.” Then I was touched by Melissa’s testimony and something in me started seeing God more vividly and brighter than I ever had. I was baptized in February 2013 and became a member of STF, then started a step study in April. That was another turning point.
I learned from Celebrate Recovery that I’m not a victim. As I answered the questions in my step study, I came closer to the wisdom that I can either accept my life as it is, or chose to change the things I can and grow in my relationship with God. There is not much middle ground in this equation. I found as I broke down the problem, that there are several smaller problems. I found that some of those problems could be fixed and others could not, but that God is at every turn, every decision, every prayer. God fills me with his love and grace.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Principle 2: Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Cesar Salad
NEW Women’s Step Study – JUST BEGAN!
WHEN: Sunday mornings; 9:15 – 10:45 AM, began Feb. 22
WHERE: Ballast Point Campus – Room B 201
LED BY: Janice, Angela, & Nelly
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