Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Celebrate Recovery

I was reminded again last night why I love Celebrate Recovery (CR). The group we go to on Monday nights is a diverse group of people who are are recovering from their own hurts, habits or hang-ups. That is the reason why CR is for anyone. A lot of people think that it is only for people with addictions...that is not so, and when a person thinks like that, it only shows that maybe they should try it out. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program which uses the 12-steps of AA, Al-Anon, NA, etc. and meshes them into 8 Biblical principles. It is a freeing experience to be able to discuss with others who are going through exactly where you are. It is also freeing for a "control freak" like me to be part of a group that helps me focus on myself - MY hurts, MY habits and MY hang-ups. As a person who likes to control the environment around me...I need to be reminded that only I can surrender myself to God's will for me. So today, my recovery is all about me and God. If you are interested in finding a Celebrate Recovery group in your area, click here.

In line with the changes that can be made in Celebrate Recovery, here are the words to a song that rings true for me and can for you as well. No matter if you feel like you are slipping away, as the song, by Julian Drive, says "Thank you God for saving Grace, You are only one step away". All we have to do is turn and HE is right there that one step it takes to turn...

A thousand steps from you saying what's the use
No matter how I try, I slip and fall and don't know why
Time and time again, I run from you tryin' to live
I do it on my own, in a crowd I feel so alone

I turn around, I see your face
Open arms for my embrace
You are only one step away
There is no yesterday
I look ahead without the pain
You are only one step away

I think of all I've done
I turn again to run
How could you still love me?
I'm someone I don't want to be
A whisper in my ear say release all my fear
Grace is here for you
The choice is yours, what will you do?

I turn around, I see your face
Open arms for my embrace
You are only one step away
There is no yesterday
I look ahead without the pain
You are only one step away

Even though I slipped away
Thank you God for saving Grace
You were only one step away

3 comments:

Robyn said...

Thanks for sharing that--I am always encouraged when I read your blog. Love y'all!

Joanna said...

That is good. Who sings it?

brandiandboys said...

i've heard wonderful things about the celebrate recovery curriculum!