Exceed Expectations

September 09, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Servants, do what you’re told by your masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind that the ultimate Master you are serving is Christ.” Colossians 3:22-24 (MSG)

Rick Warren: “If you want your work to be blessed by God, you need to exceed what is expected of you. No matter what you do, whether you’re a truck driver, an attorney, a cook, or a teacher; do more than the minimum. Don’t just get by.”

Just getting by doesn’t get you very far in life, school, marriage, relationships or at work. It surely won’t get you very far in recovery. I am reminded at every Celebrate Recovery meeting I go to that what brought me to recovery was only the tip of the iceberg. What keeps me in recovery is the rest of the story. Can you go the next mile in your recovery or in helping someone with theirs? How about two miles? Jesus said “If someone demands that you go one mile, go with him two miles.” Matthew 5:41

Phillips Brooks, a 19th century Preacher extraordinaire: “Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”

If you’re stuck in a hurt, habit or hang up, try a CR 12-step group. We have a new Women’s group starting September 23, 2019. A new Men’s 12-step group has already begun and enrollment is open.

God loves you, Jesus died for you, His spirit lives in you! Say Yes to Jesus and Live Love!

Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church


Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
September 9-15, 2019

Friday, September 13: Testimony Night

  • 6pm: Join us for dessert and fellowship prior to our large group meeting.
  • 6:30pm: Please join us for an hour of worship and a recovery testimony.
  • 7:30pm: Open Share Groups.
  • 8:30pm: Solid Rock Café.