Monday, September 1, 2014
September 1 Chp 60 v 11 v 12 TWELVE STEPPING WITH STRENGTH FROM THE PSALMS
O grant us help against the foe (addiction) , for human help is worthless .With God we shall do valiantly ; it is He who will tread down our foes (addictions).
STEP 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.
The definition of valiant is someone or something very brave or determined.with valor; in a valiant manner; "he fought valiantly until the end"
Fighting is what we will do ! For those of us in recovery , we already know some days can be a knocked down all out fist fight .With coach (Jesus ) in your corner is the only way your gonna win the fight . In a real boxing match the fight will last 12 rounds unless you tap out or the referee (you) stops the fight . How many times in the first few rounds have you tapped out .Trying to gain our sobriety we must be diligent and valiant . In order to be successful in winning the fight , most fighters study their opponent and discipline and train themselves .Their coach (Jesus) is someone who is and was a fighter at one point in their lives . The coach(Jesus) has the knowledge and expertise to help .How good of a fighter would someone be if they only listened too themselves - It is like this for a lot of folks in recovery . They are about to take on the greatest fighter(addiction) they have ever faced . It will be a long exhausting bloody fight . Finding the right coach (Jesus) is key to winning the fight but with every good coach (Jesus) comes a team to support (fellowship ,sponsor , AA ,NA) the fighter. So far you have been trying to win this fight on your own and you have fought valiantly and your beaten and bloodied but your not out so get up one more time listen to the coach (Jesus) get your team together train and when the time comes fight like hell and win .
1 Tim 4:7-8 (Phi) ...Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit. Bodily fitness has limited value, but spiritual fitness is of unlimited value, for it holds promise both for this present life and for the life to come.By Joseph Dickerson