Ask, Seek and Knock. Three important action words for any worthwhile endeavor. For God, it involves doing something for others, requesting help when needed or just simply looking for a new path to open in life that would include Him.
Unfortunately we make it about our own selfish needs more often than not. Asking for things we really don't need, Seeking to go places we should not go, and knocking on doors that will never open. Why? Because we are stubborn and get tired of doing God stuff. The mind of an addict is both a complicated and exciting thing. But more often than we should, that mind plays tricks on our thinking. It takes an addict to fully understand another one.
That is why I have chosen a path that walks with people who are thinking in a destructive way as I once thought. It seems that God has a use for me still and just had me in training for these moments the last few years. In a meeting with Bridget Hall who heads Step By Step Recovery today, there were two minds that thought almost exactly alike talking about people exactly like us whom we could help.
The door is wide open for a spiritual solution, we are now going to do a spiritual meeting once a week on site at SBS as we have done in the past ministering to some of the most creatively destructive 18-30 year olds who may or may not know anything about Jesus. There are no restrictions on how that meeting is handled,:we can do what God wants us to do. But that's not all...
Knock And The Door Will Be Opened
The opportunity and facilities have been given to do a worship service on site, on a different day, that would be geared to all types of folks who may never enter a mainstream church. It would be supported, promoted and led by those who the mind of an addict who have been transformed from stinking thinking to the mind of God.
God does not waste time; things that I thought would take months to accomplish have already taken place in just a few weeks. Just a little while ago I had no idea that God would have me be involved in this, nor that doors would open this quickly. I was concerned with selling 200 Used Cars while the Lord was planning to send me home, a prayer requested by myself and others.
Ask and you will receive, Seek And You Will Find, Knock And The Door Will Be Opened!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.