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Archive for December 6th, 2017

Regaining Trust While In Recovery

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 6, 2017

 BE REAL IN YOUR RECOVERY – HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY ARE THE KEYS.Image result for honesty and transparency

I know in my own recovery these two characteristics were prevalent were at the beginning, in the middle and even more affective today. Even when I didn’t realize who I was, or didn’t even understand my purpose in life because of all the selfishness I allowed myself to thirst after, I knew if I wanted freedom from my addictive behaviors I had to adopt honesty and transparency as two of my closes friends. That was hard and difficult at first because I never knew what that looked like growing up in a home where there was so much lying, so much deception and the fear of ever telling the truth would still get me in trouble. That’s where I was back then. But thanks to the grace and mercy of God, I don’t have to live that way anymore! I had to learn that if trust was going to return in my marriage and all of my relationships that I had damaged because of my behaviors, I had to incorporate honesty in everything I decided to do and let my intentions be known to all. I then had to allow the transparency of my heart and desires to be revealed by communicating my feelings verbally with sincerity and hope, which was really difficult for me. But I did it! I desired it! I wanted it! I wanted trust to return in my marriage but I had to understand that I had to have things in place; I had to have a foundation that was built on truth and faith; and I had to allow God to heal my wounds of the past-unloved, lack of attention, self-esteem and fatherly love-and press through as God healed, comforted, renewed and transformed me into the man I am today. I made a conscious decision to move forward in that purpose as God gave me strength to step out in faith and trust Him to make it happen.

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My Daily Devotion – My Quiet Time With God

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 6, 2017

SOMETHING THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Today’s Reading: Acts 9: 1-9 . . . . See the source image

“Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.” 

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

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