- Rannie Childress
October 29, 2020 - LMA 12 Steps: Step #5
Updated: Nov 26, 2020
LMA Step #5 - INTEGRITY
Admitted to God (Father-Son-Spirit), to ourselves and to another human being (as Christ gave us the courage to do so), the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 5 is all about facing ourselves and sharing the details of our lives with God and another person. God is involved in the details of our lives. Share with Him your heart, share your stuff with a brother/sister, and experience the spiritual healing that will begin. Try it.
Galatians 6:1 (TPT): [Carry Each Other's Burdens] My beloved friends, if you see a believer who is overtaken with a fault, may the one who overflows with the Spirit seek to restore him. Win him over with gentle words, which will open his heart to you and will keep you from exalting yourself over him.
Galatians 6:1 (Mirror Bible): Brothers and sisters, if it seems that someone continues to anticipate their next failure [by carrying just too much load], from your position in faith, restore such a person in a spirit of courtesy and grace, keeping your own attitude in check; a legalistic approach would want to suspiciously probe into problems.
Carry one another's burdens. Be gentle with one another. And may the Spirit overflow in you.
Blessings All Around,
Senior Pastor, Trinitarian Grace International