Tuesday, March 4, 2014
MARCH 4 v 23 TWELVE STEPPING WITH POWER IN THE PROVERB
Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
diligence - careful and persistent work or effort.
STEP 4. I will take a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself.
Step four will unlock a door ! The Proverb is telling us that our hearts contain the issues of life !Could it be that the treatment realm could be missing the mark . Addiction treatment puts all of our focus on the mind and head. Think about that for a moment ! We label everything ,narcissistic , bi -polar , schizo and the list goes on .Have you ever heard a counselor say your addiction is a by product of a broken heart. Fix your heart and the head will follow. I think this is why the Christian recovery approach is so successful . As Christians we are taught that issues of life flow from the heart including all that is wicked . In order to properly clean a heart out we need to invite Jesus in to the heart . Gods only son who died for us and paid the penalty for our sins. Secular treatment labels you and in some cases give you more drugs. As Christians the only medicine we give is love acceptance and support . Before you commit step four ask Jesus in to your heart ,He will help you deal with what you are gonna dig up. Step four for me brought much pain and it was difficult but in the end buried underneath all that pain , guilt , shame , fear , sadness , anger and regrets was peace love and inexpressible joy.
Jesus said I am the truth , the life , the way , no comes unto the father but through me.