Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 6-22-23


Admitting our sins and mistakes is an essential component of a healthy spiritual life. It can be tempting to project an image of perfection and flawlessness to those around us, but this can lead to feelings of shame and isolation when we inevitably fall short of this ideal.

Admitting our mistakes and weaknesses allows us to seek forgiveness and accountability from others. It creates opportunities for us to grow, learn, and become more humble.

Jesus instructs us to “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭NLT. This reminds us of God’s promise to us that admitting our faults to others and acknowledging our need for help can be a powerful first step towards healing and restoration.‬‬‬‬‬

God sees us as we truly are, with all our flaws and imperfections. By admitting our mistakes, we demonstrate our trust in Him and our willingness to rely on His strength rather than our own.

In Proverbs 28:13 NLT, “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Let's take a moment today to admit our mistakes before God and trust in His grace and mercy to heal and restore us.

Brian Willems CADC 1
Ministry Leader
Celebrate Recovery
New Life Community Dinuba

This Week at Celebrate Recovery

This week we are talking about admitting our faults! Here is an excerpt from this weeks lesson. Many of us have been keeping secrets almost all of our lives. Every day those secrets take a toll on us. The toll we pay is loss of self-respect and energy as well as bondage to old codependent habits.

This Saturday!
Join Us!

Hello everyone!
This Saturday we are celebrating one year of hope and recovery! Come and enjoy a pulled pork dinner with all the fixings.

When you purchase your tickets you will automatically receive a ticket for multiple drawings!

There are going to be two silent auctions going on, one is a dessert auction and the other is packed full of awesome stuff that various business and friends of CR have donated.

Bret and Pauline Gordon will be sharing what God has done in their lives thru the Celebrate Recovery program. Bret is the West Coast Regional Director for Celebrate Recover on the Inside. He and Pauline are also the ministry leaders at New hope Celebrate Recovery in Clovis.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Opioid deaths are at an all time high here in the Central Valley, as well as all across our country.
Naloxone (Narcan) is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist. This means that it attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose. But, naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, and it is not a treatment for opioid use disorder. Examples of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine.
After the training BCJC will be on hand to distribute Narcan to everyone that attends.

Connection Corner

Hello, I’m celebrating recovery through my relationship with Jesus Christ. I struggle with my will and codependency. Recently I discovered that I have unresolved resentments, selective trust and selective pride. I’m also working on extending unconditional love to others and to myself in the way that God has shown me. My name is Veronica.

My CR story started January 2022 when I volunteered for the leadership team while attending New Life Community Church in Dinuba. I’ve been a Christian for many years but since attending CR and completing the Step-Study, my spiritual and emotional intelligence has grown to the next level; the scriptures in the bible became alive in me! I was able to practice what I learned in a safe environment without the fear of being judged. I learned that true healing starts from a place of wholeness in my heart and confessing my sins to someone I trust. Thank you for letting me share and the opportunity to serve.

Brian Willems

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