20-09: A Crazy Idea…

A Crazy Idea…

Quote
I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
~Albert Einstein~

Meditation
Sometimes, in order to get a real breakthrough, it becomes necessary to think "outside the box".   What you are feeling called or led to do, may not make any sense to your logical, rational intellect.  Learning to trust that still small voice at those times, can lead to some of the most unexpected and exhilarating results that you will ever experience.  Trust, and obey…you can’t walk on the water, if you are afraid to get out of the boat!   
 
Thought for the day
Yes while I believe that sometimes in order to complete the task we have been given or trying to figure out it is necessary to think outside the box, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what God’s will is for us.  We need to be faithful and bear fruit. 
If we are addicted to any type of substance or abnormal/dysfunctional type of behavior God’s will for us is to give that which enslaves us up, and ask for his help in delivering us from the obsessive, compulsive behavior that is at the root of our addiction.  As long as we are honoring and worshipping our addiction we can not possibly consider ourselves faithful to God.  It is not possible to worship addiction and God.  It is an incredible simple choice to make but not an easy one to keep. 
 
Scriptures
And in the fourth watch [between 3:00–6:00 a.m.] of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.  And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright.  But instantly He spoke to them, saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid!  And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.  He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus.  But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me [from death]!  Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? Matthew 14:25-31 (Amp)~

When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.  Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.  May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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