This Thursday Rick will give his Testimony
“My life spun out of control, literally. On a dark and rainy night traveling south on I75 my truck hydroplaned, I was unable to regain control and it came to rest on the side of the road. I might have been able to regain control…had I not been drinking. I am convinced the only reason that I did not kill or injure myself or someone else is because God had His hand on me and for reasons that make no sense to me He was not finished with me yet. Hillsong United song – “When justice came to collect its debt, the Friend of sinners came instead”.
Or as Romans 5:6 says “When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.”
A night in jail later I knew things had to change. There was an incredible level of guilt that I experienced the next day driving back from jail and calling my dad, who had a career in law enforcement, to tell him why I was not helping him move that weekend because I just got out of jail. Although he treated me with kindness and compassion through it all but I could not help but feel like “a loser” in his eyes. Of course my next dreaded phone call was to my boss the next morning. Having been a career military officer I could not help but think how many folks I had been on the other end of justice for over the years and now, even though no longer active duty I was not optimistic that I would be able to keep my job. I told my wife I wanted to talk to our neighbor to see what he might suggest because I knew he was a Christian like I considered myself. That is where I learned about Celebrate Recovery. He took me to my first meeting.”
Come hear more Thursday night. Large group starts at 6:30. Remember dinner is available at 5:30 & there is child care as well as a safe place for teens called The Landing.
Principle 7: Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and 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 Night’s Dinner: Pizza and Salad.