Celebrate Recovery in Sedona AZ
Celebrate Recovery Overview
As Christians, we can let our lives drift away from living by faith. We can lose our purpose and even begin to question the meaning of our lives. Like the parable of the 'Sower' tells us, we can let the cares of the world choke us, our shallow roots cause us to wither, or we let Satan snatch our faith away. We lose sight of the prize at the end of the race and stop running. Looking at our lives through this fog that has overtaken us, we can become more discouraged than ever.
We study scripture and spiritual principles that help clear the view and get us back to the basics of Christian living - adhering to the two Great Commandments of loving God above all else, and loving our fellows as Jesus loved us.
Our meeting lessons are taken from the Celebrate Recovery curriculum, 8 Principles, and the 12 Steps of AA; both of which are based on basic Christian principles. The fact that these principles helped hopeless alcoholics and addicts overcome their potentially fatal habit is a testament of how these principles can help all sinners overcome habitual and damaging attitudes, thoughts and behaviors.
By studying these basic Christian principles we can see that abusing alcohol, drugs, food, people, etc, is due to allowing negative thoughts like resentments, fears, guilt, and unforgiveness, to dwell and grow in our minds. Like the apostle Paul, who describes the struggle within himself in Romans chapter seven, we need to realize that we are hopelessly powerless, without God's help, to overcome our sinful human nature. Interested in what Celebrate Recovery is all about? Click here to read over the Steps and Principles that form the Celebrate Recovery Curriculum.
Celebrate Recovery Christian Foundation
The steps we take while studying certain Biblical principles can be summed-up as follows:
- We admit we are sinners and that we need God's help.
- We agree to turn our lives and will over to a loving God, Jesus Christ.
- We evaluate our lives in the light of God's word, asking Him to search us.
- We confess our faults to God and each other, praying for each other, and we ask God to help us repent and strive to live with the same selfless attitudes as Jesus, looking to make things right when we have wronged someone.
- We make a conscious effort to daily: seek God's will; read His Word; seek out others to help; and to tell others what God has done for us.
- We can look at this ministry as a type of discipleship program that can dovetail with other ministries in our church and community.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the
courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting
hardship as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this world as it is, not as I would have it...
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life; And supremely happy with
Him forever in the next. Amen.