Stepping into Freedom: A Christ-Centered Twelve-Step Program
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"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!" Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG
Thoughts for Today
In order to fully submit our lives to God, we have to trust him from the bottom of our heart. Trust his unconditional love. Trust that his way really is the best way. Trust that he is able. Trust that listening to him and obeying him will keep us on track.
How do we build that kind of trust? By getting to know him better. Through prayer. Through studying and meditating on the Bible. By being sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. And by experience—looking back and remembering how he has loved us and helped us in the past. How his way has always proved to be the right way.
Consider this …
How do you make choices? By trying to figure things out on your own? By following your intellect, emotions and reasoning? Today's scripture cautions not to assume that you know it all.
Or are you listening for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go. Are you submitting to his plan above all else? Is he truly at the center of your life?
Father, please forgive me for all the times I have attempted to figure things out on my own … instead of relying on you. I do trust you … but help me trust you more. Teach me to hear your voice in everything I do and everywhere I go. Help me to always seek your will, your plan, above my own desires. In Jesus' name …
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Stepping into Freedom: A Christ-Centered Twelve-Step Program by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This twelve-step program is suggested for use in support groups, recovery groups and home groups. It offers help for anyone struggling with a life-controlling problem like drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling or workaholism. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.