What’s in your Toolbox?


When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.   Alcoholics Anonymous pg 25

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.  Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.  For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:13-18 NLT

Father I thank you for this day.  I thank you that you have given me all the spiritual tools I need to live in this earth victoriously.    I pray that I will not struggle but intuitively know how to handle each situation that arises today.  Show me the tools that I will need in each situation.  I thank you that no matter what the situation I will always be victorious because of Christ Jesus.  In Jesus Name, Amen.  

 

When we come into the program  we are given a toolbox and slowly learn to fill it up.  At first we get phone numbers, meeting schedules and the AA books.  As we continue to go to meetings, we find a sponsor, we start a relationship with God, we learn to work and live the steps and our toolbox becomes filled.  Now we learn to apply our tools to the issues of life and as we use these tools they remain sharp and ready to use.  We cannot become complacent or our tools will become dusty and rusty and won’t work very well.  We have been given a tool for everything we face.  If we aren’t sure which to use, We call upon God to guide us for He is the master Power tool.

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2 responses to “What’s in your Toolbox?

  1. Thank you for this this morning.

    It helps me keep in mind that we simply need to keep moving forward making best decisions possible one after the other. If we have done work in our recovery building our connection with God, and are doing our best to be acting and thinking in his will, we can’t go too far astraty.

    God will show us what next thing to do. And even if we don’t do it perfectly, God will make something good out of something imperfect.

    We need not panic or get anxious when we are taking the wisest and most God-led steps possible throughout our day.

    Merry Christmas!

    Ciao.

    Chaz

    • Yes, Chaz! I totally agree. Someone told me once not to be afraid and step out on what I think God wants me to do. I may miss it but like Peter at least I stepped out of the boat and the Lord will catch me. As long as I keep my focus on Him and what He would have me to do, I may not get it perfectly but I’m definitely on my way and better than I used to be. Merry Christmas!! Cheryl

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