Daily Devotional – 8/6/14 “Recovery!”

It’s Wednesday and someone, somewhere is wiping your woes on your wrist of weakness. You’re wrestling with wickedness and its winning. You wandered passed the warnings and now you’re weighed down. You’re still wounded because you won’t keep the same wound wrapped long enough to heal. You’re questioning God when He wasn’t the one that got you in the mess you’re in but He said He’d get you out but you have to go through recovery. Yea, if alcoholics can have AA, drug addicts, gamblers and even sex addicts can have a place to go to heal; why can’t God have a recovery program? You do know that recovery means the act of getting something again that was lost, stolen or owed; right? See, you’ve been in that mess you’ve lived in long enough. You’ve been hateful for way too long and it’s sucking the life out of those around you. Yes, I know you’ve tried to do it on your own but it hasn’t worked and today is your intervention. Today you need help. Today you need to check yourself into recovery. No, you don’t have to tell anyone because it’ll be evident by the change in you. No ma’am, no sir; there is no cost; it’s all covered. Yes, it’s all inpatient; meaning it’ll take place on the inside of you. You won’t have to pack a bag but you will have to throw out some stuff. You won’t have to change residents but you may have to change who resides there. You won’t have to change the color of your hair but it might not fit with your new look. Changing your clothes isn’t even a requirement but they may not fit the same.

Are you ready to get started? Great then allow me to give you the list of God’s custom made treatment plans. These plans are for your good so that you can recover.

  • Detox program 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
  • Individual therapy Matthew 6:6, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
  • Group Therapy Hebrews 10:25, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
  • Christian based treatment – Bible Study, Sunday School, Worship Service, Prayer Meeting

So you see; there are not a lot of programs involved with God’s Recovery because they all work. There is only one book that you are required to read and it’s called the Bible. You can find it in nearly every store and there are many different versions for you to choose from. There’s no set time on your recovery because it’s at your pace but you must go in with a mind of wanting to be recovered and the faith that you will be. You can start whenever you choose, all you have to do is write the date down and begin. Recovery works because I’ve tried it and I am not ashamed to tell it. I am a recovering addict of self-doubt, self-pity and no encouragement of self but I’ve been through recovery and I am recovered! There are days when I almost slip but I refer back to my study materials for the dose I need to pick me up. It’ll work if you believe. Try recovery for yourself and you’ll see.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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