Last night was Celebrate Recovery. Our prayer warrior is having her 90th birthday a week from today so Lois’ daughter had me video several of the people having them wish her mom a happy birthday. We all sang to her when we had worship. It just made my heart happy to do this. I wish I could be a “mouse in the corner” when she is watching all of these folks on video. We will also be videoing folks Sunday morning to add to the surprise.
Last night’s lesson for CR was CONFESS. It continued to add to the message God is keeping in front of me. Obedience to God takes continual “confession to ourselves, to God and to someone we trust.” This is step 5 from the 12 steps. It is accompanied with the scripture, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16.
This morning as I was journaling about all of this and its impact on me, Jesus reminded me that this is truly what He has been try to teach me all along. The Self-love, self-appreciation and self-confidence comes from this type of obedience. When God says to love our neighbor as ourselves in Mark 12:31, He wants us to hold ourselves accountable in the same way He wants us to support one another. If we do this, our neighbor can likewise hold us accountable. We join God as a team loving one another as God has pointed out–but it all starts with CONFESS. Great lesson for me and for each of us.