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Becoming This Church
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Step 12: Carry the Message
Step 12: Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.Having had some success, we are called to help others to know the hope we have in Christ. The important message here is that we don’t wait till we have it perfect (we never will), but that we get started helping others as soon as it is healthy to do so.YouTube: https://youtu.be/jHXPJKqDnGg
Step 11: Closer
Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out.We are called to meditate on God’s word and to keep it ever present in our life. We must remain connected to the source of our hope and power in order to keep growing and stay spiritually, emotionally, and mentally healthy.YouTube: https://youtu.be/Hxm0DZRpyeo
Step 10: Continuing
Step 10: We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.Healing is not a one time situation and growth is not a straight path. In fact, the journey is going to be full of ups and downs, mistakes and victories. Health and healing come from being vigilant and continuing to work on our improvement. God will keep working on us for as long as we live.YouTube: https://youtu.be/oUgcDCk_6Tg
Steps 6-7: Ready to Remove
Steps 6-7: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. AND We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
A big step is coming to the point of being ready for God to work in us and then asking for that help. This is a step of faith in God, trusting Him to have our best interests in mind.
Step 5: Exact Nature
Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Here comes the hard stuff. To be honest with ourselves and others take a lot of courage. But, we weren’t meant to travel this path alone. This is where discipleship and accountability begin. These two words (discipleship and accountability) are loaded. The church has gotten this wrong a lot and there have been abuses. However, for us to change and grow, we need to find those we can trust. AND, those of us who are a little further down the path MUST be trustworthy and not abuse this trust.