Saturday, October 30, 2010

21 Days of Thankful

Do you have a spirit of thankfulness? We as Americans tend to set aside one day of the year to remember things, people and ideals for which we are thankful. But we should have a spirit of being thankful all year long.

Those of us who have found healing through the Celebrate Recovery program know what it's like to be thankful...thankful for healing, thankful for grace, thankful for a new life in Christ that is free from our hurts, habits and hangups.

We got an idea from our friends at Vegas CR at Central that we want to invite all our fellow CR friends, their friends, their family members and the whole world to join us in doing.

For the next 21 days, send out a tweet or update your Facebook status to share something for which you are thankful. We're calling this the 21 Days of Thankful event. We pray that as you share, you will not only be blessed as you realize life's many blessings, but you will also bless others.

We also hope you will share this idea with others. You can share the link to this blog, or you can invite people to join the event on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163393540348681&index=1

Now, this idea was started on October 30 and was originally designed to end right before Thanksgiving. But don't let that stop you. If you start in the middle, keep going for your own 21 days!

We can't wait to hear all the things people are thankful for and how this spirit of thankfulness helps change lives.

For more information about Celebrate Recovery call Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org

1 comment:

  1. I am thankful that God has never abandoned me nor forsaken me in the midst of my troubles. When my life was unmanageable, I realized I was not God.
    When I thought I was going insane, I chose to earnestly believe that God exists.
    When I wanted to blame others and deny my own pain, I consciously chose to commit "all" my life and will to Christ.
    When I allowed myself to be still, I searched my heart and fearlessly examined my ways.
    When I recognized and confessed my sins, I found friends at CR that listened and prayed with me.
    When I humbled myself before the Lord, I was ready for God to remove all my character defects.
    When I became ready to make amends to all that I had harmed, I wanted to do for others what Christ did for me.
    When I continue to do a heart check each day, I'm reminded that I am not beyond temptation.
    When I let the word of Christ dwell in me richly, my conscious contact with God improves.
    When I celebrate the spiritual experience I've had by working the steps toward recovery, I desire to practice there in every part of my life.
    It takes more than twelve steps a day to walk in recovery, but each step is a reminder of how God can change lives. That is His business.

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