Tuesday, December 24, 2013
December 24 v 11 v 12 TWELVE STEPPING WITH POWER IN THE PROVERB
Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
STEP 12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Whether you want to believe it or not that is exactly where everybody is headed who is still caught up in active addiction , slaughter and death.My duty as a Christian an avid twelve stepper is do exactly what the proverb tells us to do.We must do everything in our power to assist and spread the message of recovery and hope.Once I started in the rooms I got a sponsor but In my case I would like to call him my Moses.There is a book in the bible called Exodus .The book is about a man named Moses ,when He was a baby his mom put him in a basket and threw him in the river. Lucky for him he did not drown but was found by the Pharaohs wife talk about luck .He was given everything but deep down inside he knew he did not belong with these people. One day he saw one of the Egyptian people beating up on a Israelite so something inside of him snapped and he killed the Egyptian. He became afraid and thought he would be caught so he ran away and was homeless for many years eventually returning to Egypt after a spiritual awakening to lead the real people he belonged to out of slavery and out of Egypt. I share this story with you in hopes you will see the similarities. The man Moses went threw hell as a child grew up to be a murderer ran from himself until his spirit was awakened and He became a mighty man in leading his people out of slavery. Our brothers and sisters are still in slavery (addiction) and we like Moses once spiritually awakened must lead as many out of slavery as we can .Some will stay behind and that is their right and choice.Moses was frustrated with the people because they at first came out easily but once life started getting difficult they wanted to go back,but Moses would not let them give up he pushed and pushed until they found the Promised land. Be a Moses (sponsor) lead someone out !