A Christ centered program that gives people the resources and relationships to help recover from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This is a program for anyone struggling with past or current dysfunctions or compulsions, weather they are affecting their own life or the lives of those around them. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-Centered Twelve Steps. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power, Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
The Eight Recovery Principles
Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor. Matthew 5:3
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Hm, and that He has the power to help me recover. Happy are those who mourn, for they sall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. Happy are the meek. Matthew 5:5
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. Happy are the pure in heart. Matthew 5:8
Voluntarily submit to every change God wanted to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires. Matthew 5:6
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, expect when to do so would harm them or others. Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:7,9
Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life, and to gain the power to follow His will.
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires! Matthew 45:10