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Questions and Answers About Recovery

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 17, 2018

MY QUESTION IS . . . .

I’ve completed the 7 Pillars of Freedom workbook. It took me a little more than a year. I have seen tremendous growth; my relationship with God has really developed and I feel so much better about myself and life as I am beginning this new walk in life. Now, what do I do now that I have no more group to attend? Is that the end of recovery and I move on? “

It’s definitely not the end of your recovery that’s for sure! You are one of the very few men who has made it this far after completing the 7-Pillars of Freedom workbook. You’ve overcome a lot, and now, this is the start to see if everything you’ve endured for the last year and some change is paying off and will continue to pay off. You’ve experienced a lot with concrete guidelines, principles, and tools that will help you maintain a good, positive and wholesome lifestyle of purity and freedom. What you do now is continue the process of which you’ve just completed by making application of those experiences. Every day is a miracle and you continue to take one day at a time. You have a recovery structure that consists of daily disciplines of prayer, Bible reading and studying, as well as having an accountability cord that lasts a lifetime. Just because you have chosen not to attend group any longer doesn’t mean those relationships you’ve developed during that time has to stop developing! If you still have a passion to hang out with those relationships you might want to consider becoming a part of the Leadership Team and volunteer as a co-leader to help those group leaders out. I’ve always suggested to our guys who are near completion that God just doesn’t want to heal you, get your priorities right and leave you alone. No! He desires us to want to help another brother because those that are still hurting, struggling and in their mess are looking for the same thing, freedom, and purity, just like we did. And never forget your recovery is ongoing and always life-changing. Be an example to other men who are looking for what you have. I tell my guys all the time: “Start walking in freedom so loudly that they can’t hear what you’re saying!”

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My Morning Devotion – Getting God’s Word in Me First Thing!

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 17, 2018

DOERS – NOT HEARERS ONLY! Image result for doers of the word

From The Book of James 1:21-27 . . . .

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

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