Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Celebrate Recovery

As many of you know I am very involved in Celebrate Recovery(CR) at our church. I am a firm believer that this program has saved lives! CR is NOT just for the chemically addicted. We have so many people who come for struggles such as depression, anger, co-dependency, anxiety, food addiction, sex addictions;in the form of pornography, lust, etc... I think many of us know someone or personally experience some of these things I have just listed, and that is just a few of the hurts, habits, or hang-ups you will hear discussed at CR. What I love most about CR is that the participants are calling on GOD to break them free from whatever is controlling their lives. Who better to call on?

I have learned so many things about myself and my character defects these past 2 years in attendance at CR. God revealed so many things to me through an intense Step Study that I attended for 18 months with 5 other amazing women. There is no way to explain all the blessings I have received from completing that journey. All I can do is encourage everyone to do one.

Some of the other things I have learned through the CR program is that...I am not the only one facing the struggles I am going through, being in denial of certain things only separates me from God, I have to consciously choose to allow God to control my life daily, it's OK if others don't like me or get mad at me, denial only turns in to shame and guilt-I hate feeling that way, resentments act like an emotional cancer, and worrying is a form of not trusting God enough.

To be honest I could go on and on about CR. I think it is one of the best ministries that has ever been created. Many have left a CR meeting stating,"that is what Church is supposed to be like". If anyone relates to or has ANY questions about CR I am very willing to answer them.
Have a blessed evening.


Anita said...

Sounds like a wonderful program!

I was curious to see what happened to the tree?

Curly said...

Yay CR!

Tara Hobbs said...

I appreciate all your hard work each week with Celebrate Recovery!! You make Micah's job easier and so I thank you!! :-)