Celebrate RecoveryPrinciple #5:Voluntarily Submit to Every Change God Wants to Make
by Wes Woodell (based on the Celebrate Recovery material by John Baker)
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C.R. PrinciplesR Realize Im not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.E Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.C Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christs care and control.O Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
C.R. PrinciplesV Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
How can we accomplish this?By following the path to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.!
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires. Matthew 5:6
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.V Voluntarily Submit
Romans 12:11Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-- this is your spiritual act of worship.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.I Identify Character Defects
1 John 1:99If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
James 5:1616Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.C Change Your Mind
Romans 12:22Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-- his good, pleasing and perfect will.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.T Turn Away From Sin, Turn to God (Repent)
Acts 3:1919Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord
Galatians 6:22Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.O One Day at a Time
1 Corinthians 10:1313No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.R Recovery is a Process
Philippians 1:6b6b he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.Y You Must Choose to Change
James 4:6b-106b God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
7 Keys to V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.V Voluntarily Submit I Identify Character DefectsC Change Your MindT Turn Away From Sin, Turn to GodO One Day at a TimeR Recovery is a ProcessY You Must Choose to Change