Knowing the Tactics of Our Enemies – Joseph G. Richardson

Knowing this can also help us as we share the gospel with our friends and family. Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “We are at war with Satan for the souls of men. The battle lines were drawn in our pre-earth life. Satan and a third of our Father in Heaven’s children turned away from His promises of exaltation. Since that time, the adversary’s minions have been fighting the faithful who choose the Father’s plan.”

9-Core Behaviors for Spiritual Influence and Impact on Recovery

The aim of living in recovery is to deepen our transformation and help us become more like Jesus Christ. For this reason, when we engage in recovery, we’re not just looking for new information; we want to become a “new creature” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This means relying on Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to help us change our hearts, our views, our actions, and our very natures.

Spiritual Impact and Influence

Today, many individuals face problems where there is no easy solutions. Yet, we must face those challenges. A person needs clear vision and pure intentions to lead themselves into a place where they have a significant spiritual impact and influence on those around them. Daniel writes: And they that be wise shall shine as the … Continue reading Spiritual Impact and Influence

A Person of Faith

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4, KJV ~ JANUARY 1, 2020 DEVOTION ~ We all desire the abundance and success God has promised. The first principle of a spiritual life that is influential and impacting is faith: … Continue reading A Person of Faith

Mindful Christian Service

~ JANUARY 3, 2020 ~ Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31, KJV Yes, God does have a plan for our lives. However, He expects us to do our fair share of the work in order to be presentable living sacrifices. While many, outside … Continue reading Mindful Christian Service

Being of Good Cheer Takes Courage and Resilient Bold Faith

Photo by Roberto Shumski on Pexels.com In the final days of His mortal life, Jesus Christ told His Apostles of the persecutions and hardships they would suffer. He concluded with this great assurance: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). That is the … Continue reading Being of Good Cheer Takes Courage and Resilient Bold Faith

Let us keep to the point for making a spiritual impact

as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. ~ Philippians 1:20, ESV ~ Turning to Jesus Christ may be a last resort for those of us seeking spiritual transformation: because … Continue reading Let us keep to the point for making a spiritual impact

Come Follow Me – Our Spiritual Call to Action

Damascus Way Recovery is looking forward to a new year of spiritual growth, enlightenment, and deepening one's faith in Christ and God. This past year has been one of focus on developing a mindful Christian life. Going into the 2020 is no different and will continue to maintain the foundation of living a focused and … Continue reading Come Follow Me – Our Spiritual Call to Action

Spiritual growing pains

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you… seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Colossians 3:1-17 ESV Spiritual awakening is a process of becoming authentic and genuine. Moving from … Continue reading Spiritual growing pains

Our invitation to living faith day by day

Whether we live inside or outside of religious enclosures, the monastic concept of balancing our lives and ordering them around God offers hope for living a deeper and more fulfilling spiritual life. Debra K. Farrington Living Faith Day by Day How the Sacred Rules of Monastic Tradition Can Help You Live Spiritually in the Modern … Continue reading Our invitation to living faith day by day

Open to criticism and discipline

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,     and chastises every son whom he receives. ~ Hebrews 12:6-7, ESV ~ Part of our human nature is that we will make mistakes. We also have a deep sense of feeling incomplete. Otherwise, if we were perfect, we'd not make mistakes and possess a sense of being whole. … Continue reading Open to criticism and discipline

Without complaining

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, ~ Philippians 2:14-15, ESV ~ Our natural tendency is to complain about life. Whether it is a minor inconvenience and annoyance, or, a difficult situation. We … Continue reading Without complaining

A Rare Possession

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. ~ Romans 1:16, ESV ~ Denzel Washington plays a blind character in a dystopian world. With him, is a book he reads through. Later, we find that this book … Continue reading A Rare Possession

Let’s Take the Time to Ask

And when they prevailed[over them, the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, for they cried out to God in the battle, and he granted their urgent plea because they trusted in him. ~ 1 Chronicles 5:20, ESV ~ Reason people struggle in their recovery is because they are faced with a … Continue reading Let’s Take the Time to Ask

In the Footsteps of the Master

If anyone serves , he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. ~ John 12:26, ESV ~ We are set free from the bondage and enslavement substance use has brought upon us because we follow in the footsteps of our … Continue reading In the Footsteps of the Master

The Power of Prayer

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins ... that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.  ~ James 5:15-16, … Continue reading The Power of Prayer

The “Dones” and the Need for Revolutionary Christian Writing

Why Do the Best People Say They Are Done? Josh Packard, Ph.D., a sociologist, has done some research into this question in his book, Church Refugees.  In interviews, he discovered people keep hearing the same old lectures from the pulpit. They do not want to “plop, pray and pay,” but want to be involved with others … Continue reading The “Dones” and the Need for Revolutionary Christian Writing

Consider the Teachings

~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~  2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion - immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in … Continue reading Consider the Teachings