HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED ON US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD!

HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
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Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
(REPEAT)
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Jesus Christ Crucifix

Recovery #2

jsGod's Will
 
 
 
I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT JESUS HAS SAVED ME FROM:
 
Pain, Agony, Chaos, Insanity, Jail, Divorce, Death, and Institutions, just to name a few.
 
 
I live my life everyday for Jesus. I am a living testimony for Him, that people can and do change, with help, if they really want to, and are “willing to go to any lengths to get it” (sobriety) .
There are no more excuses!!  
 
You will either “grow”(recover) or you will “go” (back to your old self).

God gave us “free will” and we have our own choices to make. Then we have to pay our consequences for our bad decisions and bad behaviors. I am tired of paying “consequences”, so I make better decisions today.

WWJD = What Would Jesus Do?

 Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

BE YOURSELF~BE WHO GOD CREATED YOU TO BE!

Just as I am, Lord

BE YOURSELF

“Being satisfied and happy with yourself is a very important key to enjoying your life. Because of my background, I had many weaknesses in the area of accepting myself and being me. I was always comparing myself with others, jealous of them and their possessions and abilities. I wasn’t being myself: I was trying to keep up with everyone else.

I often felt pressured and frustrated because I was operating outside my gifts and calling. When I finally realized I could not do anything unless God had ordained it and anointed me to do it, I started relaxing and saying, “I am what I am“. I cannot be anything unless God helps me.I am just going to concentrate on being the best me I can be.”

God has made every one of us unique. He personally made you and gave you gifts, talents, and abilities. Just think about it: Nobody else in the world is exactly like you. That means what is best for someone else may not be what is best for you.

So, when you are tempted to say to God, “I wish I looked like somebody else,” or “I wish I could do this or that like them,” don’t say it. Be satisfied with whom God made you to be. Remember that He made you exactly the way He wants you to be. If you try to be like someone else, you will miss the beautiful life God has planned for you.”

~~~source: New Day, New You, Joyce Meyers, 2007

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

In my recovery program we have a saying, “To thine own self be true”. 

St. Paul's statue on the Holy Cross Chapel, Pr...

I VOW TO PRAISE YOU THROUGH THE GOOD AND THE BAD TIMES

English: The Apostle Paul
English: The Apostle Paul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Their are thousands of artworks creat...
English: Their are thousands of artworks created in the art world depicting St Paul. This painting was created by the famous artist called Rembrandt. It hangs on the walls of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I VOW TO PRAISE YOU THROUGHT THE GOOD AND THE BAD TIMES

God can take something that is meant to harm us from the devil and bless us with it. Sometimes the thing that we think is not good, is the best thing for us, and God’s will. I have learned through the years to put it into God’s hands because only He knows what is best for me.  He has always known what is better for me than myself.

Paul the Apostle, Russian icon from first quar...
Paul the Apostle, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God will never leave me nor forsake me. He has promised me. I am truly blessed.

One of my favorite quotes out of the Bible is: “I have learned in whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content.”~~Apostle Paul