Thank God: What a powerful meeting we had this month at the OO city meeting. Those who have benefited from OO are bringing new members along and all are being supported in working their 12 steps to recovery. So encouraging to be a part of this. Thank you Lord.
Our founding principle at OO is that all our power to do this work and the change that is brought about in addicts lives, comes from the Word of God and this is foundational in our meetings. Chris explained the importance of step 4 work; the rigorous honesty this takes. He used the dialogue between Jesus and Peter in John 21. How knowing an all forgiving, loving, merciful higher power can enable that honesty even when we still want to worry about what others are up to. Recovery starts with me. Thank God for the encouragement.
There is often so much warfare and loss and sadness in this field and so much ignorance and misunderstanding in the church. Let us rejoice with God for those who have overcome and for seeing His mighty hand at work.
Thank God: For a wonderful night of rejoicing with Him and for the preaching of His gospel to so many on the Addiction – There is a Way Out evening at St Andrews Cathedral. Testimonies were given, lots of questions were asked & answered by specialists in the field. We pray many people were encouraged to continue on their recovery journeys one day at a time.
Ask God: Increasingly this year we are seeing those who’d been struggling for years, now finally getting time up and finding slowly reconciliation with their families. Addiction is a family disease and often in our communities we ostracize the family. Please pray for families this month that suffer addiction. Its a heartache to so many. Our heavenly father knows our pain. Pray for perseverance in the struggles.