Sunday, December 10, 2006

Countdown Part II

"If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he wil galadly tell you, for he is
always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask Him; he will not resent it. (James 1:5 TLB)

I never ceased to be amazed at how God works in my life. Answers to things I am agonizing over but too ashamed to put in prayer.

Speaking of prayer, my prayer life has been pretty non-existant lately. I feel I have nothing to say. Nothing worth speaking. I know this is pride, I know it isn't true. Where do we go from here?

I know from where most of my troubles stem from. I am not quite ready to lay it out publicly just yet. Those of you who know me, e-mail and I will explain.

My situation will be resolved soon and this countdown is the beginning of marking the time until things are resolved. December 26th to be exact.

I am sorry that all of my posts lately have been gloom and doom. Y'all know this is totally abnormal for me. I know it is too and can not wait for the morning when the "Joy of the Lord" will arrive. Please continue to pray for my family.



Shirley Buxton said...

My day is made happy: you posted, visited my site, you're functioning, God is good, faithful, tender, kind, forgiving, and loving; full of grace and mercy. Hey, what's more to ask.

Herein is...


Shirley Buxton

(You must visit my site and listen to some music. Guaranteed laughter!)

Helen Losse said...

Hi Larry, So glad you posted. I'll keep you in my prayers. be strong in Jesus, Who accepts us as we are.

Helen Losse said...

Merry Christmas, Larry. I haven't forgotten you. (And neither has God.)

Anonymous said...

If you want to be happy get out of recovery.People in recovery have a higher rate of depression because being in recovery doesnt let you move on with life.Whom the son sets free is free indeed...when youre IN recovery that scipture cant apply to your life.I have done extensive research on AA because my hubby and his family are in it,around it and stinking to high heaven of it.If he doesnt get out of it ,it wont be long before I'm a single mom and hell be recovering from a divorce.In fact since starting recovery my hubby has turned into a blob with no personality,hes a programmed robot.Celebrate recovery is nothing more than the AA cult repackaged with a christian stamp on it.Many think that Bill wilson was a christian .If you read his biography he boasts that he was involved in the occult and wrote the 12 steps while in a trance and speaking to a "dead bishop".Celebrate recovery twists scripture and is LOADED with unbiblical psycho babble.The recovery movement has become the churches latest vice,self help books are flying off of shelves in record numbers while the bible sits on the shelf.Christian psychologist is like saying christian wiccan.Dr.Dobson has been caught multiple times in bold faced lies over the vaccine issue.He denys that aborted fetal tissue is used in the production of vaccines when it goes on all the time.He is more concerned with protecting his profession.AA,celebrate recovery,christian psychologists,its all heresy.The only thing addicts need is an evening with Bob Larson.Jesus didnt sent the crazy man to a recovery group,he delivered him on the spot.

There is a way that seemeth right..

Larry said...

Michellebelle, Why are you trying so hard to discredit something that helps literally thousands of people? CR twists scripture? I can find every scripture CR lists in the bible and it is exactly what it says. If your hubby is an aa robot what is the alternative? Drunk? In jail?, Dead? I am not a huge fan of aa but for many it works. It takes time. You should try a few Alanon meetings. I will pray for you and your situation

Thank you for you post.


Anonymous said...

Paganism has worked for thousands.Islam has worked for millions so that makes it right.???
Just because something works doesnt make it right.!
I think its time for christians to actually take a close look at what they are accepting as being biblical and look at the root.Search the words "chemical imballance hoax" CR is full of MAN MADE DOCTRINE or psychology.By the way AA only has a 5% success rate.No where near what they claim.Did you know that the AA symbol ,the triangle in a circle is a massonic and satanist symbol.I understand that CR has adopted the practice of giving chips.

2Timothy 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."

Their idea of sponsorship comes from one verse.

Ecc 4:9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Another example of RW twisting scripture.This scripture is about friendship not about being accountable to a sponsor. I really reccomend reading the WHOLE chapter.Mabe that is something RW missed.RW has really gone way overboard on the whole confessions thing.The bible makes it clear that we are accountable to God and God alone.Cults use confession as a mind control technique.

"If your hubby is an aa robot what is the alternative? Drunk? In jail?, Dead? " So basically youre saying that Christ alone cant help you,you NEED recovery and man made methods.Nothing like slapping God in the face.He is also involved in CR.

There isnt enough money on planet earth to make me join the anonymous cult.Alanon is just another AA brainwashing tactic-get the whole family involved in the cult.I'm not interested in doing 12 steps that came from a demon.I really reccomend that you read Bill Wilsons biography so you can see for yourself where these so-called "biblically based" steps really come from.

I'm not saying that RW is bad .I think he has been decieved by the man made recovery movement and John baker.
Warren has integrated psychological principles and speculation into his understanding of living the Christian life. The Bible does not support the idea that one must understand his "shape" and personality in order to effectively minister. The Bible does not support the idea that a believer's "most effective ministry will come out of his deepest hurts" or that the things he is most embarrassed about and ashamed of are "the very tools God can use most powerfully to heal others." The Bible does not support the idea that "most conflict is rooted in unmet needs," for the Bible describes man as a sinner who does not even truly know what he "needs." The Bible does not support the idea that we "prove our worth" when we understand our purpose for existence. And certainly, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 does not support the idea that the apostle Paul experienced clinical or psychological "bouts of depression" just as the Old Testament does not describe Gideon's weakness as "low self-esteem" and "deep insecurity." Warren has clearly forced his own understanding of humanistic psychological principles upon the Biblical texts. Such an approach is certainly not a healthy, sound part of any spiritual journey.

Col 2;8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

2 Pet.2:1, "But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies.

Mt.7:15-16, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits…"

Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits, whether they are of God;
because many false prophets
have gone out into the world. I John 4:1

Larry said...

Aren't you doing what you accuse Rick Warren and John Baker of doing? Using scripture to prove that your way is right? You seem very angry. I don't know what the solution for you is. You speak of leaving your hubby if he doesn't stop being a robot. I believe somewhere in the bible Jesus said something about If a woman divorces her husband and marries another man she is commiting adultery and vice versa. (paraphrasing of course.) You seem to be picking and choosing what you want out of the bible. To prove your point.

I really don't care about Bill W's Autobiography, he is just a man. And for that matter so is Rick Warren and John Baker. I am interested in the fruits.

What I do care about is the calling that God has given me to help others who struggle with life's hurts, habits, and hangups. One of the reasons 12 steps works so well is that it provides structure to those who desperately need it.

I don't believe Addiction is a disease, it is sin. It is satan prowling around like a hungry lion.

Most people I have known in recovery have been drunk or high for years how do you you change a habit? Unfortunately Christ isn't walking around now laying hands until he returns we have to accept that. What we can do is go by the only book God has written "The Bible". CR would not be what it is if it wasn't biblical, and if it didn't work.

I have known many who have come to Christ through AA I haves seen a few come in from other anonymous groups. Which is one of the primary goals of CR.

All of the victory of any recovery goes to Christ! For years I chose to analyze and pick apart the bible, Why is this, why is that. That can't be right. etc. It was only when I surrendered to faith, and died to self that my life changed. I am very sensitive to wrongheaded "programs" that twist and tear for their own means. And Celebrate Recovery is not one of them.

Thank your for your post, and I appreciate what you have said.


Marcia said...

Hi I am a member of CR Now, I have been Sober for 30 years, by the Grace of God through AA, I believe God Created AA and through it, and the Steps, he helped me get over resentments I had including some tward the church, and about 22 years, through the Steps,I was Saved, I then began to read the word daily, and have been growing in my Relationship with the Lord, one time I asked the Lord, Jesus help me Fall more in Love with you, what he did REALLY MADE ME SMILE, he gave me a GREATER desire for his Words, Ps 119 103,
He Is WONDERFUL, I love CR to, I just wish, more in CR, realize, that even though, AA may be different tward Religion, many of us, are Christians, that go to church and Love the Lord, I have used the bible on a few forth steps, to learn more of his ideal for me, long before coming to CR, there is many people that Love Jesus in AA, and its a great place for me, to share about God with those who are still looking :)
Thanks for letting me share about the Love I have for Jesus and the Steps he created for us.
I use to have such a bitter heart, and couldnt even read the bible, because it was like pouring sweet milk on vinager, my heart was so bitter, then God changed my heart to JOY..

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