RECOVERY IS HUMILITY, GRACE & GRATITUDE
We show humility by expressing gratitude for undeserved grace
It’s been observed that:
Recovery is a process of returning to a former healthy state
and gratitude should be the result.
Receiving a life-giving gift, we don’t deserve is the central theme of the Word.
The process of recovery usually begins with a spiritual awakening.
We start by believing that there is a power outside of ourselves
that can give us the strength and ability to overcome the destructive
behaviors we can’t overcome on our own.
We need God to save us from ourselves.
He gives us new strength which develops in us gratefulness.
The challenge is when we start to grumble and complain that life,
people, and God aren’t treating us right
When we say life is not fair then our ability to receive God’s grace
through humility is diminished.
Jesus gives us life abundantly. John 10.10
We can measure whether or not we are in recovery by simply checking
our level of gratitude.
An attitude of gratitude and humility is the key to receiving God’s
His grace usually comes through those who invest themselves in us
when we don’t deserve it.
They see something valuable in us, which is how God sees us.
Faith, humility, and gratitude are a daily battle.
Gratitude is simply realizing who is really in control.
We all need recovery & we all need others who will share the
grace God has poured out to them.
Michael Dye points out:
“God pours out His free gift of recovery to all unconditionally,
but what changes us is simply our ability to receive it.
Humility gives us the ability to ask for help whereas pride says,
I can do it myself.
go for it I’ll be there when you come to the end of yourself.
God gives grace to the humble and opposes the proud.”
Albert Schweitzer writes;
“At times our own light goes out
We’re rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”