“How true it is, and how I long that everyone should know it, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—and I was the greatest of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as an example to show everyone how patient he is with even the worst sinners, so that others will realize that they, too, can have everlasting life. Glory and honor to God forever and ever. He is the King of the ages, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God, and full of wisdom. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1: 15-17 (LB)
Sharing what’s on your heart requires courage, honesty, vulnerability, transparency and sometimes desperation. When you have nowhere else to go you feel pretty desperate. That’s how a lot of us come to Celebrate Recovery. Desperate, hoping for hope; maybe just maybe I can find a way out of my mess.
The brokenness and shame that brings us to recovery is just the beginning of a journey shared with others on their journey. In our brokenness we find surrender and in surrender we find the overwhelming truth that God is love and through Jesus our sins are forgiven. We don’t have to live in desperation and loneliness ever again, His spirit dwells within us. God will do for us what we can’t do for ourselves, but he also expects us to do the work we can do. I heard a great line over the weekend at my church, “I am enough.” Don’t believe people who tell you are not enough. When life gets you down and the enemy keeps knocking on your door just remember that God doesn’t make junk, he makes masterpieces. You are his masterpiece!
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Love God, love people, Jesus first!
Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads
Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
November 13-19, 2017
Friday, November 17: Message Night
- 6 pm: Our Hospitality Team is preparing a wonderful dinner for you. Please join us for food and fellowship.
- 7 pm: Join us for worship and a message from Danny on “Sanity.”
- 8pm: Open Share Groups
- 9pm: Sold Rock Café
- New Men’s 12-Step Group has started and meets every Monday at 6:30pm in room 146. Enrollment is open.