This Thursday Jenny will be giving her Testimony
“A difficult childhood filled with emotional neglect and physical abuse, mixed with severe family dysfunction caused me to become a performance driven perfectionist without healthy coping mechanisms. In addition to a dysfunctional upbringing, there was no discussion of God, which created a void in my life that I attempted to fill with worldly things. Without an example of God’s love, His word or healthy coping skills in my life, I became a workaholic who was filled with fear, anxiety and depression. I used prescription pills and drank heavily to relax, becoming more and more isolated in the process but too embarrassed to talk about it.
James 4:8 says, “Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and this world.”
Over the past three years, Celebrate Recovery helped me to understand how much God loves me, provided me with a biblically based toolkit and helped me to build friendships through the CR community. I no longer seek approval or rely on approval from anyone in my life other than God. I have learned to set boundaries at work, in my marriage, with my kids. I don’t rely on alcohol or prescription medication to ease my anxiety. Over the past 2 years I’ve slowly filled more and more of each week with God’s word through the Bible, Christian podcasts, CR, Church and Bible groups. I have complete peacefulness on a regular basis, a feeling of freedom which I have not felt before and I’m excited about what the future holds now that I’m on the right path.”
Come hear more on Thursday. Large Group starts at 6:30 and dinner is available at 5:30. We have child care available and a safe place for the 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.
“Happy are those who Celebrate Recovery”
Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” 1 Corinthians 10:12
Thursday Night’s Dinner: Reed is cooking! Yea, Thank you Reed.
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