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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 11, 2017



Today, Heavenly Father God, help me lift up and glorify your name with all that you’ve blessed me with; You have given me talents, gifts, wisdom and understanding along with discernment-show O God how to use them affectively to draw others to you. Help me not be caught up in building up myself but edifying others so that they might know your Word, that they might come to relationship with you Father God and experience your love, grace and mercy like I have come to know you and even more so. Strengthen my desire to serve with gladness and a cheerful heart Lord God, that I might show myself diligent in drawing others to the kingdom of your light O God.

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”  –  Romans  12:3-8 


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Posted by Men of Redemption on June 12, 2017


Today’s Reading: Hebrews 3:1-6 . . . .

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.”

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Posted by Men of Redemption on June 5, 2017

My Question is . . . .


“My husband is currently in recovery working out some addictive behaviors we’ve discovered recently. I hate him for what he has done to me and our children. But I’m struggling with how do I, and how can I deal with this because I’m wondering if I did anything to bring this on. Is there help for me in understanding this?     

This is a great question and I hope there are wives reading this question because this is where so many wives are. First of all, THIS NOT IS YOUR FAULT! You didn’t cause those behaviors to happen. There was nothing you did or could’ve done to make or encourage your husband to do what he did. The reason for that is it was a choice to do what he did. Chances are your husband probably brought those behaviors into the marriage. He probably was struggling with them before he met you, and he thought either marriage or an active “sexual relationship” with you would make them go away. Knowing this now, I would encourage you to begin to seek out some mature women whom you respect and talk to them about what you have experienced with this. I will add that those mature women ought to be God-fearing women who have been through some things, maybe even what you’ve experienced, so that you could relate to their struggles and what they did to bring some understanding to their situations. Then I would suggest that you look for and seek out a strong women’s support group that ministers, supports and walks alongside you in this experience. It’s one thing to talk and share about your experiences, but after the talking is done you still need that offline support when you have to begin to move forward and face the reality of what has happened because the problem is still there. It’s not going to go away because  you still have to face what has been done until you get some understanding, as well as healing for yourself. You’re angry, hurt, betrayed, and you never saw this coming. Yes, your husband is getting the help he needs in a good support group but with you being the victim in this, you need support and encouragement to help you process it and how you need to move forward in your life and your marriage. I do want to encourage you to pray for your husband as he continues to get the help he needs. As you begin to receive your encouragement, understanding about this issue, I believe God will minister to your heart and bring that understanding as well as wisdom. It’s so easy for a wife to take to open door and say “I’m out” or “I’m done” because she would be responding out of anger. That would be the wrong thing to do. But getting some wisdom and support, and really looking at the real root of the problem together with your husband will help both of you bring the understanding to this problem, and getting the right help will help bring some resolution. It’s not going to happen over night, but when you make that decision, that choice to move in this direction it’s not going make a huge difference in your marriage, your life but also in your legacy as well.

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Posted by Men of Redemption on May 31, 2017

“In recovery, we must have a plan; a plan that if we stick to it we will surely see progression as it is meant to be.”

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Posted by Men of Redemption on May 24, 2017


Today’s Reading:

1 Peter 1:13-21 . . . .

“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

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Today I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 3, 2017




 . . . . Bring Light to The Darkness That is Before Me

Father God, you are the Almighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and this day I exalt you Holy and precious name; You have given me life this day, and as I move forward in it, I pray the darkness that is before me as live be exposed for what it is; that your Holy Spirit will reveal the truth and protect me from being deceived by lies and manipulation. Lord God I ask that the power of your might resonates within my spirit so that I may be able to stand against the powers of darkness, and declare over all that I encounter this day that the Lord God, Jesus Christ, is Lord over and Savior over all His creation; that those who rise up against me will not prevail the Lord God is my fortress, my shield, and my protector; whom shall I fear, what can man do to me when God is on my side! As your Word says Father God, even knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all!

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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 10, 2016




. . . To Know You are the Source of My Hope

Lord God, this day I lean not to my own understanding but unto the guidance of your Holy Spirit to know that you are the source of my hope; You are the reason I live, breathe and have my being. It is not through man or what he may say or promise but it is through you and by you that I place all hope and trust in you. Your grace, your mercy has brought healing to my life and I am grateful to you and you alone. It is your love that comforts me when I’m uncertain about an issue or decision; So Father God, as I submit myself to your leading, I know where my help and my hope comes from, it comes from the Lord.

“the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”  –  Colossians 1:26-28

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Recovery Tip For This Week!

Posted by Men of Redemption on September 12, 2016

Road_RecoveryThis Week’s Tip of the Week . . . .



Kick Anger and Frustration To the Curb!

It has no place in your recovery plan. I know you don’t plan for it, but somehow and for some reason they find a way to infiltrate themselves subtly right into the very heart of all of our efforts. We’re focused, following our recovery plan  from A to Z, then we run into a “pot-hole” in the journey and we allow anger and frustration to have place. It’s so easy because they are human emotions, typically camped out right at the front door of our brain so that when we struggle or have an unexpected delay or set-back, they jump right out there and make themselves visible. And everybody around us can tell exactly what’s happening in us and around us. How can we prevent this from happening? Well, sometimes emotions are tough to handle or deal with, especially our own. For me, when these two “enemies” attempt to rise up, I speak to them by confronting them with the power and authority of Jesus Christ! I say and declare, “No anger and frustration, you will not get me upset, bothered or rattled! You have no place in my recovery, my mind or my life!  In Jesus’ Name, I speak authority and victory over you!” I have to do it this way because God gives me the authority and strength to stand up against to wiles and devices of the enemy. After I speak to anger and frustration, God comforts me and my mind and heart become at ease, at peace, and they have no more “life” to rise up against me! And whatever my situation or circumstances are that brought them to light, it now becomes dead with no “life” to invade or destroy. Begin to speak to the anger and frustrations of you your life, and watch the power of God bring strength and comfort to all of your difficult situations while you’re on your journey in recovery. What does not have life becomes and remains dead. Always!


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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on June 20, 2016

Daily MannaAs I read God’s Word, I find His Word brings me comfort in knowing that anything I’m going through in this life He is always there. When I read about the stories that many of the characters in His Word struggle with, the different situations that they go through, the decisions they have to make when it pertains to others, I see their choices and relate them to my situations and pray that I may get the same results. Sure, there are those who struggle with indecision, who make a decision and become disobedient or wayward, but in some miraculous way God brings peace and restoration to every single instance because that’s what He does! He never fails to bring hope to every individual no matter what he or she goes through. Life happens, even in God’s Word, but God always seems to bring His comfort, His peace and His joy to become a blessing to their lives despite their uncertainty of the outcome. His Word is lamp unto my feet, a light unto my pathway. Trust in His Word, and you too, will be comforted as you read His Word.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 18, 2016

Devotions“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.   –   COLOSSIANS  3:12-17

Today’s Point of Focus:

In Christ, He develops a new character in us, and we are changed for the better.


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