- Rannie Childress
November 5, 2020 - LMA 12 Steps: Step #10
LMA Step #10 - PERSERVERANCE
Continued to take personal inventory (daily meditation) and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it to God and ourselves.
Step 10 reminds us as we progress in our recovery/spiritual journey to continue to look at ourselves and how we live this life. We are to walk out a life that reflects Jesus, a life that draws people to a life of recovery and a life with Jesus at the center. Stick to it. PERSEVERE!
Romans 5:3-5 (TPT): But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble, we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. 4 And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. 5 And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!
Romans 5:3-5 (Mirror Bible): Our blissful boasting in him remains uninterrupted in times of trouble; we know that pressure reveals patience. Tribulation does not have what it takes to nullify what hope knows we have! (4) Patience provides proof of every positive expectation. (5) This kind of hope does not disappoint; the gift of the Holy Spirit completes our every expectation and ignites the love of God within us like an artesian well.
Remember, you can be confident of the outcome in times of trouble because of your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Blessings All Around,
Senior Pastor, Trinitarian Grace International