Women’s Coin Ceremony!
This week is very exciting! We will hear from a group of ladies who have finished a Step Study together. They have taken some time to learn the 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery and apply those truth’s to their lives.
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.” — Isaiah 43:10
It is amazing the bonds we form when we share experiences with other people. When we are going through a situation, whether good or bad, it is so valuable to have people in your life that will walk through it and share that experience with you. Particularly when you are facing a difficult situation, it is valuable and important to also seek the wisdom of those who have gone before you and already gone through the same or a similar experience. Because they have walked in your shoes, they are able to provide counsel and encouragement to you in very specific and meaningful ways that others simply could not manage.
Join us this week as we hear from some of our Celebrate Recovery participants. Our hope is that their stories and the victories God has given them will serve as great encouragement to you as you navigate your road to recovery.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.” — Hebrews 10:35-36
Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:40
Thursday’s Dinner: Chicken Florentine, Pasta Aioli, mixed veggies, & a garden salad.
What is a Step Study?
Celebrate Recovery uses 8 principles & the 12 steps along with their related Scriptures as the Biblical model for living your life. A Step Study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed a study. The group is open for newcomers to join until the group reaches the fourth step, when the group is closed for the duration of the steps.
We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant workbooks. When you finish the study, you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each of the 8 principles & 12 steps. A Step Study is a long-term commitment to the members of the group. We do follow guidelines to keep the group’s trust. Step Study meetings are gender-specific and meet on different days than the main Celebrate Recovery Thursday evenings.
Celebrate Recovery strongly encourages the use of a sponsor and accountability partners when working these steps to recovery.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last Saturday for the CR Huddle.
Prayer from Huddle:
Perseverance (John 10:27, Romans 8:31)
LORD, help us to hear your voice and follow you. Help us realize that you give us eternal life, and no one can snatch us out of your hand.
Help us to remember that we are more than conquerors, and that there is no condemnation in you! Nothing can separate us from your love.
We trust you to strengthen us as we use your armor each day against the devil’s schemes.
Repentance: (Psalm 51)
Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love, according to your great compassion, blot out our transgressions. Wash away all our iniquities and cleanse us from all our sins. Against you and only you have we sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
Create in us a pure heart O God and renewed steadfast spirit within us. Restore to us the joy of thy salvation and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us.
Then will we teach transgressors thy ways so that other seekers will turn back to you.
Attitude: (Jeremiah 17:10, Psalm 86:11))
LORD search our hearts as Leaders of Celebrate Recovery and examine our minds, reward each of us according to our conduct, according to what our deeds deserve. We pray, you will give us the willingness to get to the root of things and treat them as they really are and not what we pretend them to be. Give us an undivided heart, that we may fear your name.
Yielding: (Isaiah 42)
God Almighty, we praise you, and you ALONE are sufficient, Lord Jesus. We pray for THE Celebrate Recovery Leadership and every volunteer that does your work, that we may yield to your Holy Spirit. You are sufficient FOR US, AND so we nail to your cross all OUR idols, ourselves, our egos (greatness), our love for materialistic things. You are sufficient for us. Let us not do anything WITH conceit, but in total humility, count you more significant. WHATEVER we do, may we do it for you and YOUR GLORY alone, so we may be an extension of you.
Example: (Philippines 2:14-15)
We at Celebrate Recovery do everything without grumbling or arguing, so we at Celebrate Recovery may become blameless and pure, “Children of God, without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then we at Celebrate Recovery will shine among them like stars in the sky.
Redemption: (Psalm 54:7, Isaiah 35:10)
We pray that You deliver the CR Leadership, volunteers, and participants from all troubles, and keep their eyes focused on their triumphs over their enemies. And those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
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