Does our walk match our talk? This is a question that’s been around recovery communities for decades. In Christ-centered recovery, the question goes a little deeper because it includes Christ. Is our walk worthy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Are we doing all things to bring honor and glory to Him? Are our recoveries demonstrating the love and grace that can only be found when we are on a recovery journey with Christ?
We must ask ourselves if our Christian recovery journeys are producing fruit. In other words, are we doing all that we can to disciple others, as well as submitting ourselves to be discipled? Our recovery in Christ calls for us to bear fruit in others. Ultimately, Christ-centered recovery brings us to a place of growing leaders. We know we are bearing fruit when we look around at those who we are sponsoring and see them in positions of leadership. Are we being an example of Christ, demonstrating what it means to be a servant leader to all those who walk through the doors of our recovery meetings?
A byproduct of serving Christ and others is growing in the knowledge of God. God reveals Himself to those who are serving Him, as well as those who are struggling. It’s important that each of us study Scripture then apply it to our recoveries. We don’t grow fruit when we read Scripture but don’t apply it to our lives. Our God is a God of action, and His Glory is revealed when we live out His Word through Our service to Him and others.
Written by Jackell