What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working. Or, to put it another way, you are God’s house.1 Corinthians 3:9
Jesus is a firm foundation of recovery. He can overcome any problem or trouble we may encounter and through learning and adapting the Bible to our daily living He is a foundation on which we can build better lives.
Spiritual growth begins through establishing a personal relationship with Jesus, but it doesn’t end there. Spiritual growth is about seeking to know God’s will for our lives. Learning to apply it through Jesus’s example and moving forward daily through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22 What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments.
- What are your life’s foundations?
Prayer: Lord just for today help me to establish good foundations through the process of recovery and continually build.
- GOD WANTS US TO OPEN UP TO HIM
Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done. Psalms 37:5
1 Corinthians 2:11-12 Whoever knows what you’re thinking and planning except you yourself? The same with God—except that he not only knows what he’s thinking, but he lets us in on it. God offers a full report on the gifts of life and salvation that he is giving us.
1 Corinthians 2:14 The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit. There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion.
- .A PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING
God made everything with a place and purpose; even the wicked are included—but for judgment. Proverbs 16:4
Ephesians 2:10 We neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Psalms 138:7-8 When I walk into the thick of trouble, keep me alive in the angry turmoil. Finish what you started in me, God. Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.
- COMMITMENT TO GOD
When a man makes a vow to God or binds himself by an oath to do something, he must not break his word; he must do exactly what he has said. Numbers 30:2
Hebrews 11:6 It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.
James 4:8 Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field.
Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write
you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything
you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish. Jude 1:3