I am in an attitude of such gratefulness and thanks to my Lord and my comforter today. I have been meditating and reflecting on how much God has done in my life….
I know that with out Him I would not be here ,at least not giving thanks, for sure…
Jesus IS ALL I need. He has held me close through the most darkest moments recently, I could not have made it thus far with out HIM.
Only God can see through the facade we wear often. We can become so afraid of being real before others…fear of rejection used to control my every move, every thought, every thing. I needed to be needed by others thinking this was how it was supposed to be.
It has been a fabulous eye opener to KNOW that I can not be rejected by my Heavenly Father, He knows my faults and wanted me anyways with *warts ‘n’ all* as they say….
I am getting ready for Celebrate Recovery this evening and have come across this in My Recovery Bible:
*A life set free from all addictions by the Lord is a beautiful sight to behold. When we practice these principles ( 12 life recovery principles ) and share our experiences, people will see the Glory of God in our life and gain hope.*
( changed to personalise ) I know from experience the depths of suffering, affliction, and brokenness. I know the pain of being enslaved to to my passions and blinded by denial. I have endured my season of grieving. I can relate to those who struggle to be free.I also know there that there is more to life than bondage.
In Christ are healing and freedom, clarity and mercy, beauty and joy.
This week leading up to the Easter weekend is really quite special for me. It reminds me of Jesus great sacrifice He paid for my life, and not only that but how He loved me before that time and how much now.
As I work out the principles in Celebrate Recovery on a day to day basis, I see how important my relationship with Him has become. Just as the psalmist declares my soul longs after you,
A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no waternothing can quench that thirst but Him.
I have had to face reality that I have not always been like this, nor do I pretend to be either, relationships are hard work, taking enormous effort at times too. But it is my sincere prayer that as I try God will help me and He will.
Working alongside people can be very stretching indeed but none the less that is where I have been called and do so as my Lord leads…
I love others, A LOT, I want them to see how much God loves them too and how much he has to offer them.
Today as I go about my daily duties, my prayer is that God will create in me a clean heart
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.