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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 22, 2017

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My Daily Devotion – My Quiet Time With God

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 22, 2017

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Today’s Reading: Philippians 1:19-26 . . . .

“For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.”

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Lest We Forget . . . . Let Us Be Mindful!

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 21, 2017

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My Daily Devotion – My Quiet Time With God

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 21, 2017

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Today’s Reading: 1 John 5:6-13 . . . .

“This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 20, 2017

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Regaining Trust While in Recovery

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 20, 2017

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“Don’t Worry About Trust in the Beginning”          

This is something that I find a lot of guys, including myself early on in my recovery, put almost all of their focus and energies into when they begin their journey in recovery. From the moment they engage into setting up structure, joining a men’s recovery group, establishing structure and disciplines where there was none, we guys set our aim at trying to earn the trust back from our wives that we betrayed them because of our behaviors and addictions. We believe it’s the right thing to do, to begin that process right off the bat in our recovery to show our wives that we’re serious about making change. It kind of gives us that initiative to go full throttle as we begin to go through the shame and guilt of our struggle again. But experience says not so fast guys. Myself, I’ve been in recovery since the year 2000, and I’ve learned that placing such a challenge at the start of our recovery can be disastrous, even leading to reverting back into our behaviors. That’s a lot of pressure on us, and by the way, it won’t work at this stage of your recovery. Our focus at the beginning of our recovery should be about acknowledgement, confession, repentance, acceptance and allowing the Holy Spirit to begin the process of renewing and transformation (Romans 12:1, 2). Our wives aren’t looking to begin trusting us no time soon because they’re probably still hurting, still in shock having to believe that we actually did this to them. I would concentrate on maintaining a consistent recovery structure (Daily Devotion/Daily Scripture Reading/Prayer Time) and finding a support group that’s focused on giving us the help we truly need, like a Pure Desire Group! We ought to center our beginning recovery efforts on us first, and allow that process to begin without fail, giving our wives some type of hope that we are working on ourselves.

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My Daily Devotion – My Quiet Time With God

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 20, 2017

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Today’s Reading: James 1:12-18 . . . .

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 17, 2017

KNOW THAT WE ARE DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD! Image result for dead to sin alive to god

Today’s Reading: Romans 6:1-14 . . . .

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

 

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 16, 2017

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Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 2:3-11 . . . .

And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you. But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 15, 2017

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