“We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (MSG)
I’ve been talking to people recently about the struggle between our worldly life and our spiritual life; this is my biggest struggle, and maybe it is for you as well. People in recovery are familiar with chaos; it’s what brings us to CR. But how do we start to climb out of the pit so that we can climb the mountain? It starts with admitting that we have hurts, habits and hang-ups that we are unable to fix. There are some things in life we can fix, but when it comes to deep, core problems that affect our spiritual life, the fix is found in Jesus.
As we continue the process of transforming our self-driven life to a spirit-filled one, we find where our real treasure is… it’s found in Jesus. And what we find in Jesus needs to be shared. After all, who lights a candle and then covers it up? Our light needs to shine. We learn that sometimes our prayers need to have feet. The question for me today, and maybe for you too, is really about where we store our treasure. Is it found in this world or in God’s world? In recovery, we experience the spiritual truth that, “you have to give it away to keep it.” What are we willing to give away this week? Who can we share the love of Jesus with this week? I will give you a place to start: seek someone who could use some hope. Faith, hope, and love are the antidote for despair and loneliness.
Peace be with you.
Love God, love people!
Celebrate Recovery // Crossroads Church