Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 1-12-23

The Power of Forgiveness

A guy once told me, “Brian, you won’t catch me getting ulcers. I just take things as they come. I don’t ever hold a grudge, not even against people who have done things to me that I’ll never forgive.” Right! Forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.

There are a lot of jokes about forgiveness, but forgiveness is not something that those of us in recovery can take lightly, because forgiveness is clearly God’s prescription for the broken. No matter how great the offense or abuse, forgiveness lies along the path to healing.

We all know that one of the roots of compulsive behavior is buried pain. So facing our past and forgiving ourselves and those who have hurt us, as well as making amends for the pain that we have caused others, is the only lasting solution. Forgiveness breaks the cycle! It doesn’t settle all the questions of blame, justice, or fairness, but it does allow relationships to heal and possibly start over.

In order to be completely free from our resentments, anger, fears, shame, and guilt, we need to give and accept forgiveness in all areas of our lives. If we do not, our recovery will remain incomplete. God wants much more than that for us. He wants us to walk in wholeness, ready to follow the path he planned for us before the beginning of time.
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This Coming Thursday 1-12-22 

Everyone will want to come on out and hear what God has done in Misty’s life!
Misty is an associate member of Broken Chains JC and is currently the chairperson for the West Coast Rally planning committee. Misty has served for many years at the Worship Centre in Fowler CA. You will not want to miss this!
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Worship time and testimony
Coming up quickly! Save the date!  
Codependency is likely the hardest behavior to describe with definite terms. Typically a codependent has many positive characteristics, they appear to be givers; displaying only their finest qualities of character. Motives for helping people are relevant when questioning a person’s codependency. It is not so much what we do but why we are doing it.
Brian Willems CADC 1
Ministry Leader
Celebrate Recovery
New Life Community
110 N. Nichols
Dinuba CA. 93618
Phone 559-591-1176
Cell 949-294-8852

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