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RECOVERY QUOTE OF THE DAY!

Posted by Men of Redemption on June 14, 2017

IN YOUR RECOVERY, ACCOUNTABILITY OUGHT TO BE PRIORITY ONE AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY. KNOWING YOUR BROTHERS HAVE YOUR BACK AND YOU GOT THEIRS. ENOUGH SAID.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on June 24, 2016

Devotions“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.” (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—  from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”   –   EPHESIANS   4:7-16  

Today’s Point of Focus:

We all have spiritual gifts, so let’s be and use those gifts for His Glory and not our own.

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Recovery Tip For This Week

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 8, 2016

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Recovery Tip For This Week:

 

INVOLVE ACCOUNTABILITY. My brother

For those of us who are in recovery, get more involved in accessing accountability in your recovery efforts. As you already realize, doing recovery alone is a no-win situation, at which we will fail every time. Having accountability will keep us focused, keep us determined and keep us honest in  our efforts, intentions and perspectives. Having another brother to connect with, to build relationship with will strengthen us to move forward in all that we do. His companionship, his communication, and his gut-checking, in-your-face involvement in your recovery and life is key to transparency and total interaction. He’ll be there for you just like you’ll be there for him. We’re doing this thing called recovery “together” with God leading us and strengthening us together along the journey.

 

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His Word For Me This Day Through My . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 4, 2015

OBEY GOD AND KEEP HIS WORD devotions

“In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai. For they had departed from Rephidim, had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness. So Israel camped there before the mountain. And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the Lord commanded him. Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” So Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.”  –  EXODUS 19:1-8

When we come out of some discomforting situations, or we finally gain victory over something that had been plaguing us for a while, we are grateful and thankful to finally be out of it and free. One thing we tend to forget is that freedom costs us something. In order to maintain that freedom we need to understand how to walk in that freedom by means of obedience to The One who brought us out of it into His marvelous light. Moses instructs the people of Israel to remember the Lord, the one who delivered them, by obeying and keeping His word, His statutes and commandments. When they agreed, Moses brought that agreement to God as their word to obey. But if we know our Biblical history, that was far from the case regarding Israel’s obedience. We must be careful when we say we will obey God and do the contrary. It’s displeasing to the Father, and we’re not being real as people of God or to one another. Let’s work on understanding what we agree to do and follow through with obeying Him all the way. We want a smile on our heavenly Father’s face, not a frown.

 

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This Month’s Recovery Topic: Accountability

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 1, 2015

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: “The readiness to have one’s actions, judgments, and failures to act to be questioned by responsible others; to explain why deviations from the reasonable expectations of responsible others may have occurred; and to respond responsibly when errors in behavior or judgment have been detected.”  account

This is one word that so many of us try purposefully to escape, to avoid at all costs because it requires us to answer for our actions of life. Some people look at it as marriage, others see it as confession of things we are doing that others shouldn’t know about or have no business being involved in. But what about when those things end up hurting someone; causing collateral damage in the process; something really serious is at stake. Who do the consequences fall upon? The innocent, the non-involved, our children, our spouses, our co-workers or family and friends? Why doesn’t it fall on the one whose responsible for this? He or she doesn’t want to be accountable.

Accountability is designed with full cooperation in all efforts of those involved. If we take time to look at where accountability originated, we need to go back to the Word of God and look at Genesis 1, where we read of the first act of accountability initiated.

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” –  GENESIS 1:26

Us is translated as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, working together as one for the cause of creation and glory. No one entity works independent of the other. They all know what the other is doing, has done and will be doing. So we as God’s people ought to have the same mindset in all things we do, especially those of us in recovery. Having those trusted individuals in our lives to hold us accountable for our actions, decisions, will keep us honest in our intentions and desires.

The month of March we will be emphasizing a focus on recovery to help those that want and desire accountability but don’t know how to or understand the process. Each week, we will highlight tools that will bring understanding and direction in aiding our readers and friends in recovery, and even to those who are curious about accountability, to edify their efforts, and move forward in all they set out to do. This will be a monthly feature on our page so we hope you enjoy it and receive the understanding that we believe the Lord will lead you to receive.

 

 

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His Word For Me This Day Through My . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 20, 2015

devotionsTHE VALUE OF A FRIEND

“Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”  –   ECCLESIASTIES 4:9-12

Accountability was designed for us and has been since way back in the beginning. If we look back in Genesis 1, we see that the first evidence of accountability began with God The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. God desires us to have friends that will build us up, that will strengthen us when we appear weak or without encouragement. Those friends will be there for us when no one else understands. They will work with us together and not make us feel condemned because of our lack or our inadequacies. They will treat us with the love of God and be there in our time of need. Do you have friends that walk this journey called life with you with that kind of companionship? Surround yourselves with those who are like-minded, who are in agreement with you as you seek the Lord with all your heart.

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Our Daily Manna

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 14, 2014

Breakfast of ChampionsTHE GREAT TRIBULATION

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.” – Matthew 24:15-28

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