As we prepare for the upcoming ‘Celebrate Recovery Australia Training and Networking Seminar’ I find myself again reading John Baker’s book ‘Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery’. Thinking particularly of the 7 essential ‘Keys to Celebrate Recovery’. I am drawn to page 21 of the book and John Baker finally writing a thirteen-page, single-spaced letter to Pastor Rick Warren on his God given vision of a Christ-centered recovery program. A program provided by the church to provide a safe place where families could find healing and restoration; where moms,dads, and children of all ages could find freedom from their hurts, hang-ups and habits.
When presented with the letter Rick Warren responded “It’s a great idea John, I would like you to do it.”
So began the ‘SENIOR PASTOR SUPPORT’ of Celebrate Recovery, and God blessed it.
2 Corinthians 9:13 says “Those you help will be glad not only because of your generous gifts to themselves and to others, but they will praise God for this proof that your deeds are as good as your doctrine.”
Demonstrating our faith through our actions shows others we are believers of the Word: Attendance at Celebrate Recovery, prayer, good deeds will not by themselves demonstrate this to others. Daily relationship with God in our lives changes us. Confidence that God is who He says He is and will do what He says He will is all the evidence we need to support each other on this ‘Road to Recovery.’
JOIN US! on 30th April in Melbourne to learn more…….