Those of us who learn and run the hard way into addiction have an advantage over everyone else once in recovery. The advantage is surrender. Humility. Our addiction was winning, killing us, the hold a demon had on us was vivid and real. There was no doubt of our sins, they were obvious to all around us. We can’t pretend to be perfect, to not need Jesus. We can’t. But at some point, God showed mercy on us and pulled us up from death to life, like new birth, being born again. All from us laying our addiction down and surrendering to God for help. And because we surrendered ourselves and had this new birth, we are humble enough to receive salvation. Surrender is the key, the advantage. And after surrender, God’s love floods in and strength keeps us close to Him. Closer relationship with Christ is the reward for surrender. And that trust we can have in Him is sacred, the most important thing. Surrender is the best thing we can do.😃❤️
When a “Gift” isn’t a Gift
A “gift” is not a gift when there are strings attached or they want it back if expectations are not met, no matter how irrational. A true gift is given out of love and pure motives. Jesus gave us the ultimate gift, paying for us the debt we owed. His gift cost more than any gift could, His life. His gift shows us how to give- fully, sacrificial, and out of love. We need to give like that and stop trying to control outcomes. Let’s just give and love like that.😃❤️
His Eye is On The Sparrow
Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows fall? Why should my heart be lonely when it’s to Him I call? For Jesus is my portion. A constant Friend is He. For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free. For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
Loving Means Sharing Christ
To really love someone is to give them hope. Loving someone means sharing your source of true love with them, God who is love. How can we live someone shallowly and not love them spiritually. To put half an effort to smile or share something or give clothes means nothing unless you address their deepest need for hope only found in Christ. Love is deeper than a convenient sort of helping, it is sacrificially going out of your way and maybe even comfort to share Jesus’ gift of salvation with them. We all are called to do so. Everyone of us, not just the exception. All of us. That is revival. Praying and sharing.😃❤️