“Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17
Principle 4 (Steps 4-5): “Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.”
What do we have to gain by admitting our wrongs? There are many benefits, but here are the top three: healing, freedom, and support. We have all heard the phrase, “You’re only as sick as your secrets.” CR says it this way: “Openness is to wholeness as secrets are to sickness.” The amount of energy it takes to keep living a lie is significant and the more we lie the harder it is to keep it all straight in our head. Sooner or later, we will be caught in the lie; either by hitting proverbial wall as it takes its toll on us, or by others who have found us out.
But here is the good news. When we open up to God and people, we find healing, freedom, and support. As we progress in our recovery, we will come to the place of offering amends to those we have harmed and forgiving those who have harmed us.
Recovery is about spiritual character building. God focuses on our character, and we tend to focus on our image. “We can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works with us, we become more and more like Him.” 2 Corinthians 3:18. Be a mirror of God’s love in your life!
If you are stuck in a hurt, hang-up or habit, give Crossroads Celebrate Recovery a try. This Christ-centered program is focused on moving you forward into a healing and loving relationship with Christ and with people.
Don’t ever forget, God loves you.
Celebrate Recovery // Crossroads Church
CELEBRATE RECOVERY/CROSSROADS CHURCH UPDATES/REMINDERS:
- 1.This is a reminder that CR is meeting live, in person on Friday nights, starting at 6:30pm at Crossroads Church. (Note:
There will not be dessert at 6pm).
- Please bring a mask, as wearing a mask will be a requirement the entire time while inside the church. We want to hold everyone’s safety paramount, so we will be following all of the County Health Guidelines.
- Special Note:
We will not be providing childcare
- and children under the age of 18 are not permitted at this time. Also, we will not be providing any refreshments of dessert.
- 2. We will not be having Online Virtual Open Share Groups this week, but we are looking into continuing to provide online meetings in the future for those who are not comfortable or may be at higher risk of meeting in person. Stay turned for information regarding the online meetings moving forward.