If you are a Christian and in Recovery,then you should not only name it, but claim it as well. Being a Christian in Recovery not only affords you an advantage in getting clean, it puts the strongest force in the universe in your corner…….God!
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
This verse doesn’t say they shall not relapse, or struggle, or have as hard of a time as non-Christians. It says exactly what it says and one of the coolest things about the Good Book to me is it means just what it says, give or take a little varying interpretation.
What it does say to me though is I will not fail, I’m a winner and that I have Royal Warrior Blood running through my veins that says, ” Hell hath no fury like this pissed-off addict hell-bent on hunting down the disease of addiction and killing it………SLOWLY!”
It also sends a clear message to my spirit warrior as well that says you may even suffer a little more because of it if it will, in the long run, benefit the Kingdom of God and bring Glory to his name. And being a true believer of the word as written, it would be My Honor and Privilege to do so!!
Let me leave you with a poem that seems appropriate and just popped into my mind.
I wrote this back in 2002 while in a 6-month intensive behavior modification substance abuse program back in Seattle. I hope you enjoy.
Glory to God!
Glory be to God, the heavens and the earth, He who gave us life through dried up dust and dirt. He sacrificed his son to forgive us of our sins, he’s washed us white as snow our journey now begins. With robes of Righteousness, he has now clothed all his kids, were Holy and were blameless, though at times, we sin again. Covered by the blood of the precious Holy Lamb the devil cannot touch us on no ground can he stand. We carry a mighty shield, an even larger sword, we’re; Soldiers Claiming Peace, for the Glory of our LORD!
Remember this is a WE thing you all because alone we don’t stand a chance, but together, we can change the world!
Marc McMahon is a 48 year-old Author, speaker, and soldier against the disease of addiction. He resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Marc’s hobbies include writing, Mt. biking, hiking, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Marc is also the proud father, of a very outstanding young man. As Marc always likes to say “Be blessed, my