I was watching Joe Rogan talking to Russell Brand about trying some drug to have a spiritual experience. Russell as a sober addict admitted that he was looking for a loophole to tell him this drug was different for him. He said that what he was really looking for was a connectedness to a central oneness of love and understanding. Then he shared that he is having a crisis of

Faith…

Dictionary.com defines it as Confidence or trust in a person or thing: Belief that is not based in proof: Belief in God or in  the doctrines or teachings of religion: Belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: a system of religious belief: the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.:

In the Book of Hebrews 11:1 the writer pens “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” 

The reality of what we hope for.  Our faith is the evidence that God is who He says He is. I was having a spiritual conversation with my sponsor about this very thing.  I believe because of my Faith in God I can say with assurance that He is real and answers my prayers. When I asked Him to relieve me of the obsession to drink He delivered.  That to me is scientific proof that God is real and prayer works.

The program of recovery does not demand that you follow any particular religion.  However, it does require that you have faith in something.  Look around at the men and women in the program who have conquered their problem of addiction.  Have faith that the program works.  Allow that faith to blossom as you engage with your higher power. God will see even a mustard seed of faith within you and being to grow that seed until His love invades every bit of your being. 

Faith can grow as long as you water it. The best way I can describe how to grow your faith is by praying that God give you the faith to trust him…

Try a prayer like this – Thanks That God’s Faithfulness Is New Each Morning 

Heavenly Father, You alone are worthy of all worship and praise and I ask that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart may be honoring and pleasing to You throughout this day, for You are a great and a faithful God.

Thank You that in Christ, I can come before Your throne of grace wherever I am and no matter what time it is, for in Him I can offer my prayers and supplications to You. What a blessing to know that Christ laid down His life for me, so that in Him I can lay my life before You, in holiness and righteousness all my days.

Lord, I want to be the person You would have me be and I thank You that Your faithfulness is new every morning. As I step out into this new day I ask that I am enabled through Christ to live out the events of my day, in a way that is acceptable to You.

Thank You for the many faithful and true promises that You have given to me and to each of Your children. Guide me into all truth today, and may I walk in the way of righteousness to Your praise and glory. In Jesus name I pray,

Amen.

This week Gail will share the importance that faith played in her recovery…

Faith is not about rituals, it is about trust.  The more you turn over to God the more you will trust Him. He will come through for you because I have seen Him come through for countless alcoholics in my lifetime.  Seek God, Grow your Faith, and become free…

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