September 15, 2020 - LMA 12 Steps: Step #9
LMA Step #9: DISCIPLINE
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others (physically, emotionally, or spiritually).
Step 9 is the phase of our recovery/spiritual development and growth where we are to go about making direct amends to people that we have harmed. Allow the Spirit of God to guide you in this process. And remember, except when to do so would injure them or others. Seek wise counsel. And once it is clear in your mind and spirit move forward with this important step. Easy does it.
John 1:9 (TPT): But if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them, he will be faithful to forgive us every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and he will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 1:9 (Mirror Bible): A new day for mankind has come. The authentic light of life that illuminates everyone was about to dawn in the world! (This day would begin our calendar and record the fact that human history would forever be divided into before and after Christ. The incarnation would make the image of God visible in human form. In him who is the blueprint of our lives, there is more than enough light to displace the darkness in every human life. He is the true light that enlightens everyone! [Col 1:15; 2:9, 10; 2 Cor 4:6])
Admit our sins/wrongdoings. Allow them to be uncovered by the Light that is Jesus. As we make amends, we will be cleansed from our past.
Blessings All Around,
Senior Pastor, Trinitarian Grace International