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Step Two

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Philippians 2:13 Amp. Bible

13. For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability, to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.

In Step One we admitted that we are powerless.  So now it is time to find a power greater than ourselves.  A power that can restore us to sanity. Because it isn't our strength but Christ strength.

John 15:5 Amp. Bible

5. I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

We have tried to stop by using our own will but found out that it came a vain attempts in so doing.

Matthew 14:22-32 Amp. Bible

22. Immediately He directed the disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee], while He sent the crowds away.
23. After He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray, When it was evening, He was there alone.
24. But the boat [by this time] was already a long distance from land, tossed and battered by the waves; for the wind was against them.
25. And in the fourth watch of the night (3:00-6:00 a.m.) Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
26. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost! And they cried out in fear.
27. But immediately He spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!"
28. Peter replied to Him, "Lord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water."
29. He said, "Come!" So Perter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30. But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31. Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32. And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

When we start our recovery there will be times that we will be tempted.  And it will be during that time that we will be tempted and it will be a time that our faith will be tested.  And it is during that time that we should not doubt but continue to have faith in Christ that He will get us through it.

Matthew 17:20 Amp. Bible

20. He answered, "Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,'and [if it is God's will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Our mountain is alcohol, but even if we have just started recovery, and develop faith as the size of a mustard seed, we will be on the road to recovery, because as we begin to understand Christ that seed will grow.

Mark 9:23-24 Amp. Bible

23. Jesus said to him, "[You say to Me,] 'If You can?' All things are possible for the one who believes and trust [in Me]!"
24. Immediately the father of the boy cried out [with a desperate, piercing cry], saying, " I do believe; help [me overcome] my unbelief."

So if you now lack faith, pray to Christ to give you the faith that you need to have this power greater than ourselves, and he will help you to overcome your disbelief. 

God Bless,

Have a good day,
John T. Begin
Date Posted: 04/19/2018 08:43 AM
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