It is not the matter of giving that is in question, but when and how to give. That often makes the difference between failure and success. The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God. He clamors for this or that, claiming he cannot master alcohol until his material needs are cared for. Nonsense. Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job — wife or no wife — we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God. Alcoholics Anonymous pg 98
“If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. Matthew 10:37-39
Father, I worship you. You are my King. I turn my will and life over to you. I put my trust in the shed blood of Jesus and not on my works or on the works of others. Father, I’m fully relying on you to meet all my needs for I am fully convinced that you are able. I thank you that you care for me and every detail of my life. I thank you that as I put my life aside; I have a new life in you. In Jesus Name, Amen.