I have recently become involved with a program “Celebrate Recovery,” founded by John Baker, which is a Biblically Based Program that helps us overcome our hurts, hangups, and habits. I say us, because we all have hurts, hangups and habits. We are all human. We are all tainted in some way or another, whether it be with our thoughts, emotions and habits in our various lives.
You may be familiar with groups such as AA’s 12 Step Program. Although these groups are very successful in helping with recovery, God is left out of the journey. Through Celebrate Recovery, the Journey is based on recovery through God.
There are six unique features in which the program is based on:
- Celebrate Recovery is based on God’s Word, the Bible.
- Celebrate Recovery is looking-forward.
- Celebrate Recovery emphasizes personal responsibility.
- Celebrate Recovery emphasizes spiritual commitment to Christ.
- Celebrate Recovery holds to the biblical truth that we need each other to grow emotionally and spiritually.
- Celebrate Recovery deals with all types of hurts, hangups and habits.
My role in the program is working with the youth (ages 5th-12th Grade) where we come together once a week to discover the truth within ourselves, each other and with God through our journey. A typical Celebrate Recovery Meeting includes a pre-meeting dinner, a large group meeting, an open share small group, and Newcomers 101. Each group is designed for a specific purpose through prayer, praise, worship, teaching and opening up to a deeper relationship with each other as well as, God and Christ, through our hurts, hangups and habits.
This Page “The Journey” is my reflection through journaling my experiences within this group. My goal is to share this with you, the reader, so you will know and understand that you are not alone. We all are in need of help through this journey.
I look forward to this journey with you as we learn, grow and experience life together.
Please look for my post next Saturday which will deal with the topic of Denial.
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