Lesson #21: RELAPSE
The first step in preventing a relapse is to admit that you will be tempted & that you are not in any way above temptation. Remember, being tempted isn’t a sin. It’s falling into the action of the temptation that gets us into trouble. Temptation is truly a call to battle. When we are tempted to fall into our old hurts, hang-ups, and habits, we need to say to Satan as Jesus did in Matthew 4:10: “Get out of here…The Scriptures say, ‘Worship only the Lord God. Obey only Him.'”
Not only do we need to admit the truth that we will face temptations, we also need to heed the words of Step 11 when it says that we must be daily in communication with the Lord. We do this by spending time meditating on the truth in His Word and by praying to Him consistently, asking for His guidance as we go throughout our days conducting relationships and making decisions. And after we spend time praying to God, we must then be careful to slow down long enough to hear His answers and direction. By practicing these principles daily and acknowledging Christ’s loving presence in our lives, we will be better able to maintain and continue to grow in our recovery!
“Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Principle 7: Reserve daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, & prayer in order to know God and His will for my life & to gain the power to follow His will.
Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16
Thursday’s Dinner Menu
- BBQ Chicken & Pasta Casserole
- Sauteed Corn
- Spinach Salad with strawberries, red onion, walnuts, & feta cheese
- Hawaiian rolls
Sunday, November 18th (BP Campus)
Tuesday, November 20th (BP Campus)
** Will replace 97West & Wednesday Night Service the week of Thanksgiving.
Celebrate Recovery on Thanksgiving
Only Small Groups will meet on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22nd)
NEW Women’s Step Study
- When: Wednesdays @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM (began Oct. 24th)
- Where: 205 Como Street (2 doors down from the Davis Islands Campus)
- Led by: Emma & Sherry