Friday, May 4, 2018

5-4-18 Twelve Stepping with Support from Scripture

1 Peter 5 v 8 -Be alert and of sober mind!Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring Lion looking for someone to devour.(GODS BIG BOOK)

STEP 2 -Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

alert-quick to notice and unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances.

prowls-move around restlessly and stealthily ,especially in search of or as if in search of prey.

The devil has masterfully convinced us that we are our own worse enemy. This is no way true! Don't mistake him ,he is the father of lies.His purpose is to rob,kill,and destroy. How many beautiful people this year have we buried long before they were destined to die.God our creators purpose is for us to live long happy, healthy lives. Scripture puts it like this , it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.When life ends prematurely due to addiction, accident , suicide , or disease ,God gets the blame ! His will be done and in some cases this may be true, For most though , God gets the blame and the devil rumbles along without hitting a bump in the road. He has convinced the world he dosen't exist and if you say that he does people will label you crazy so its better if you keep quiet and pretend he dosen't exist. .Your enemy prowls around looking for you to be at your weakest like a Lion stalking prey. When the time is right he will pounce on you and tear you to shreds. I was his victim not too long ago. The verse speaks volumes as do the meaning of the specific words ,I looked up. as a victim , numbed by addictions , I was unable to be alert and sober minded ,in a very real way I was helpless.When a Lion hunts he patiently waits and stalks his prey .When the time is right he relentlessly chases the prey and separates , corners , and isolates and then attacks. Sounds a lot like addiction! Tricked into a false belief your spiritual enemy dosen't exist. He numbs you with chemical substances and poisons your mind making you weak and unable to fight. Like a lion his ferocious bites will come over and over again until there is nothing left but too die. Don't be fooled the devil is real and he will rob you kill you and then destroy you ! Stop fighting yourself and your addictions and starting fighting him. 

By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections Need Help email us recoveryfriends@gmail.comPsalm 103v3 He forgives all my sins and Heals all my diseases!

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