Your Highest Power

Step #2 – Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

There’s something more than Recovery (sobriety – survival)…It’s Called: Overcoming (victory – thriving)

  • A life set free from bondage
  • A life made free to know and love God

Ephesians 3:14 – 21

God wants you to know about Him (verse 18) Facts revealed by the Bible

  1. He is all – knowing – Matthew 6:32 – our needs
    He is all – caring – Psalms 103:13-14 – our weakness
    He is all – powerful – Luke 18:27 – no such thing as impossible

God wants you to know Him personally (verse 19) Matthew 11:28-30 *the fence row*

A. The Invitation

  • Open – Revelations 22:17
  • Universal – Romans 10:13
  • Rewarded – Psalms 55:22 – “He shall”

B. Our Hesitation

  • Fear – Psalms 34:4 (Man hanging off cliff)
  • Worry – I Peters 5:7 – Cast
  • Doubt – II Corinthians 5:7 – By faith –not by sight

God wants you to know His Freedom (verse 20)

  • Get out of the past – Philippians 3:13 – forgetting
  • Get into God’s purpose – Romans 8:28 (Bill Borden)

Come – surrender – commit

Don’t let fear, worry, and doubt hold you back!!

September 22, 1862, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation;  January 1, 1863 – made effective as law;  As of 1865 –word hadn’t reached Texas – 250,000 slaves, dozens of years later – slavery was still an issue (small pockets) of masters held control over their slaves. Slaves feared to leave – worried about their future, doubled the law – they died in slavery…

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