08-11: Chains That Bind…

Chains That Bind…

Quote
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
~Richard Lovelace~

Meditation
It is not the “things” of this world that imprison us, but our own estimation of them.  You can only be truly set free, when your perspective changes, to see beyond circumstance…beyond the veil of physical limitation…beyond the constraints that we impose upon ourselves in our own mind.  Remove these shackles, and the world becomes a place of beauty and infinite possibility, without limitation.   
 
Thought for the day
It is not the amount of faith that we have that matters…it is the quality of our faith.  All we need is faith the size of the mustard seed.  I can recall a couple of traumas and desperate times in my life when that was all I had left.  Indeed it was enough! In order to get through the many trials we will face in life we must develop that childlike faith Jesus spoke of, that inner conviction that no matter what happens to us, Our Father will be there stretching out his right hand to pull us out of the mock.  Do you have that kind of faith?  If not, start working on it; for faith can be developed just like a muscle.

Scriptures
When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding  the jailer to guard them securely;  and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.  But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;  and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.
~Acts 16:23-26 (NASB)~

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted;  He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound. And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins;  they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.   
~Isaiah 61:1,4 (Amp)~

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
~John 8:32~

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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