THE TWELVE STEPS OF RECOVERY
The Twelve Steps of recovery have been an incredible guide for so many people on their journey of recovery.
They will help you, too. Especially if you are part of a group that encourages you, supports you, and prays with you for your healing.
We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.
“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.”
~ Romans 7:18
We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother, then come and offer your gift.”
We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
“So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.”
1 Corinthians 10:12
We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”
Having had a spiritual experience as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.”
STEPS TO CHRIST, recovery edition
For each of the 12 Steps, this book has encouraging messages about how God will help you in your recovery journey. It also gives practical ideas about how you can work with Him as He heals you and stands you up.