When I was a teen, I got it all together. My millionaire dad was quite generous to me. I was popular at school. I was attending fashion and beauty school. I have suitors and dates. But I felt something is missing.. Until one night when I called a TV show to join in, someone asked me from there, if I wanted to receive JESUS as my personal LORD and SAVIOR. I said, "of course but would HE accept me?" She answered me that JESUS died on the cross to pay for our sins and that whoever believes in HIM shall be saved(have eternal life). So I prayed and surrendered my life to GOD. And I just felt peace deep within me.
Then the following weeks, months, my family noticed my big changes. But my bro was the 1st to notice it right away bec he and I used to fight or argue a lot. He said I became calm and all that.
I was a perfectionist, extremely choosy, big spender, hooked in fashion, fitness, friends, dating, etc. Then one by one JESUS delivered and changed me through the yrs. So I'm a living witness that JESUS can change one's life. HE never ever fails. Nothing is impossible w/ HIM.
In the end, my family also surrendered their lives to GOD and got changed.
I still commit mistakes but I'm sure GOD is my help in all these. HE will continue to deliver and change me until the end of time.
I found TRUE PEACE, JOY, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and ACCEPTANCE IN JESUS ALONE. NO ONE ELSE CAN SATISFY LIKE HIM. HIS PERFECT LOVE IS THE GREATEST!
If I'm lying about my great personal experiences w/ JESUS here or promoting any religion may I be cursed! I'm only telling the truth and it's not a religion, but a personal relationship w/ GOD.
You can pray to GOD to lead you into all truths. It is up to you. May GOD's salvation come upon you.
I wrote this based on my personal spirituality in different aspects of recovery. I did not ask anyone to believe or JESUS will cure all. Only GOD is perfect. It's a lifetime process of transformation/recovery and there are people who died w/o getting cured in other aspects. I have no other thing to write about my spirituality and recovery except my HP/GOD/JESUS. So what is wrong w/ that?
Post by Summer_Azure on Jul 21, 2013 16:20:11 GMT -8
Thank you, Love! I really need to remember that my recovery depends on God. I just have to ask for it, believe with all my heart and be patient. It takes time to heal and those kind of experiences give me the courage and the hope I need.
From Susan . . .
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Post by loveaddicted on Nov 8, 2013 6:06:07 GMT -8
Thank you for saying this. This is what is wrong with our world. I have always believe in God and never understood why others didn't. There is a void in each one of us that void was made by God. I believe in my opinion so that we will search for Him. and Find Him. I am spiritual and have faced death and hardships to be able to say this. I couldn't have made it without believing in a God that loves unconditionally. I do not understand all of His ways but I know He is there when I cry and when I pray and when I am in deep..... He always comes through for me. So blessed are the ones who stand up for this belief. I hope that when the day comes that I will die to stand up for what I believe.
This board was started by a wanderful person Susan who believes in God. I think we all should respect her for all she has done. I want to thank you personally Susan for this board.
Post by CodepNomore on Nov 8, 2013 11:36:34 GMT -8
I realized with my recent slip that "self-sufficiency" is n o t sufficient at all. But God-sufficiency is what I need. Also community like this in recovery is good for and to support.
Your recovery is worth the pain of your withdrawal. Remember that "the pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow." Fantasy-based relationship is a lie. Face your reality and stay well!Kind Regards to all LAA members here, - Codepnomore