Temptation

Spinning Your Wheels in Recovery?Premium Content

If you feel you are spinning your wheels in recovery, seemingly not getting anywhere, this is addressed to you.

A very large part of the problem often lies in lack of accountability.

In CIR we have an online recovery family. It is easier to let accountability slide because you do not have to look your CIR friends and family in the eye. They can not "see" you nor can they pick up on your body language or tone of voice when you are being less than truthful.

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Keys to Overcoming TemptationPremium Content

Does what you are facing seem impossible to overcome?

Everyone in Christians in Recovery has faced temptations and obstacles that appeared to be unscaleable mountains with sheer cliffs. Everyone has felt weak, unworthy and useless.

Scripture tells us:
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NASB

Below are keys to help you overcome temptation.

Resist the Devil (not your problem)

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How Should I Pray?

People describe prayer as speaking with God. How does one do this?

Many denominations ascribe a formula or method to prayer or even offer pre-written prayers to recite. Jesus did give an example of how to pray when He recited what is commonly referred to as the Lord's Prayer. In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus said, "This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come; Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

How does a Christian handle temptation?

How does a Christian handle temptation?

If I have an addiction, can I still be saved?

If I have an addiction, can I still be saved?

Yes! We are not called to perfect ourselves before we come to God. If we could do that, then Jesus could have spared himself the agony of dying of the cross in payment for our sins. He would have simply instructed us to live sin-free lives. He knew, though, that man is utterly incapable of cleansing himself, as demonstrated throughout the Old Testament.

Daily Prayer for Protection

This is a very comprehensive prayer. You may want to break it down into 7 parts and pray one part each day for one week.

Dear Heavenly Father,

12 Steps to a Closer Walk with God -TranscriptPremium Content

note: Members can discuss this workshop in the Message Boards HERE

Obie-host Welcome to the 12 Steps to a Closer Walk with God Workshop!
Tonight our guest speaker is Don Umphrey who is a noted author.
Two of his works include: 12 Steps to a Closer Walk with God
and the accompanying workbook 12 Steps to a Closer Walk with God - Workbook

We also have a forum in the CIR Message Boards where you can further discuss various points brought up in this evening's workshop.

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