I am so thankful for my church's recovery ministry! It IS a safe place and is such a blessing. To have a place where you can share your experiences, the bad as well as the good, without fear, blame and shame is what Christ and his disciples lived and died for. My brothers and sisters there help so much to keep my gaze ever upward and my heart open to His leading. Through share groups and a 12-step group whose brothers went deep, both in revealing our deepest hurts and encouraging each other's progress, my walk has narrowed taking me closer to Him. We are soon to begin a Freedom Begins Here Devotional study group; I am looking forward to it.
We had Rick Dimmmit speak and Rush of Fools lead worship and share with us last month - it was a powerful time. I send thanks and encouragement to each of you and your ministry. I pray that hurting people are led to safe places like my recovery ministry so that they can experience the forgiveness and healing that I have.