Celebrate Recovery

I went to the Celebrate Recovery meeting last night that my church, Mercy's Cross, is sponsoring. It was really good. Yesterday was a good day despite all the things that went wrong. They were just irritating things. You know, clerical messups that I had to fix and faxing things to fix it and some website issues, but at the end of the day I was glad to be at Celebrate Recovery. I haven't been in awhile because of my problem with my hips and the pain that comes along with it. So, I thought I would post about what we talked about in the main service (I can't talk about what went on in the private meetings because one of the main tennants of that is the individual's right to privacy. It makes for a safer environment emotionally.).

1/04/07~Celebrate Recovery

Insanity-doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results
Sanity-Wholeness of mind; making all decisions by God's will

Principle 2 (of the 12 Principles)
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
Mat 5:4 Happy are those who are sad: for they will be comforted.

Step 2 (of the 12 Steps)
We came to believethat a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Phi 2:13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Psa 46:1 To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psa 73:26 My mind and my body may grow weak, but God is my strength; he is all I ever need.

Rom 15:7 Accept one another, then, for the glory of God, as Christ has accepted you.

2Co 1:9 In fact, we still feel as if we're under a death sentence. But we suffered so that we would stop trusting ourselves and learn to trust God, who brings the dead back to life.
2Co 5:17 Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.

Integrity is doing what you know is right even when no one is around. No one is there to see you when you could do what you know is wrong, but you make a conscious choice to do what is right.
3Jo 1:4 Nothing makes me happier than to hear that my children are living according to the truth.

Pro 29:25 It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the LORD, you are safe.

God loves you just the way you are. You can't do anything to make God love you more than He already does. His love is constant and enduring for all eternity.
Rom 5:8 But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.
God never says that nothing bad will ever happen to you. That you won't be short of money; that you won't ever be sick; that you won't ever be depressed; that you won't ever fall back into the ways and temptations that you had before you came to Him and He will allow things to come on you that will nearly crush you. The thing is, He will always provide a way out; we just have to turn to Him to get out. He is the only way out. These things happen so that you will realize how much you need God and brings you closer to Him, which is His ultimate goal for us.
1Co 10:13 No temptation has taken you except what is human; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able. But with the temptation, He will also make the way out, so that you may be able to bear it.

This was really encouraging to me last night and it really touched my heart. I hope that it encourages y'all too.



Anonymous Brian said...

Sounds like you are doing a little better my friend.

January 06, 2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger Anias Nin said...

Thanks Brian. So much.

I've had a good couple of days. I feel like something is wrong with me. :P

I seriously am waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. At the same time, I'm just trying to enjoy myself in the moment of being content in this place. Does that make any sense at all?

January 06, 2007 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Makes perfect sense. Spent many a long year in that state of mind myself. Keep going along one day at a time, and when it comes back, just let it roll right through you. :)

January 07, 2007 3:54 AM  
Blogger Anias Nin said...

Yes. I hope it does "roll right through" me when it does come, as it most surely will.


January 07, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger Michellebelle said...

I have done extensive research in AA because my hubby and his family are in it.If he doesnt get out of it ,it wont be long before I'm a single mom..
Celebrate recovery is nothing more than the AA cult repackaged with a christian stamp on it.Many think that Bill wilson was a christian .If you read his biography he boasts that he was involved in the occult and wrote the 12 steps while in a trance and speaking to a "dead bishop".Celebrate recovery twists scripture and is LOADED with unbiblical psycho babble.The recovery movement has become the churches latest vice,self help books are flying off of shelves in record numbers.Christian psychologist is like saying christian wiccan.Dr.Dobson has been caught multiple times in bold faced lies over the vaccine issue.He denys that aborted fetal tissue is used in the production of vaccines when it goes on all the time.He is more concerned with protecting his profession.AA,celebrate recovery,christian psychologists,its all an abomination in the first degree.

January 07, 2007 11:14 PM  
Blogger Anias Nin said...

I don't even have the words for a reply to that.

January 08, 2007 6:15 PM  

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