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Celebrate Christ Recovery is dedicated to the idea that a person's values and purpose are the main navigational tools in life. People overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups out of purpose-based motivation -- they better themselves when they recognize how their habits, violate who they were, what they want to be, where they want to go in life. All change ultimately occurs because of decisions (Thinking) people make for themselves. People change when they HURT enough and have to or when they LEARN enough and want to. People change when they are, "Motivated," to change and they choose to change. The Bible is the book that contains this template for purpose based motivation, mindfulness, character, values and tenets for life. (Sermon on the Mount-The Eight Beatitudes). Empower yourself and choose to allow the philosophical values and principles of Jesus Christ to TRANSFORM your thinking and change the very essence of your life-forever.
Celebrate Christ Recovery, is based on the premise that feelings and behaviors are caused by a person's thoughts, not on outside stimuli like people, situations and events. People may not be able to control their external circumstances, but they can change how they think about them and therefore change how they feel and behave (Romans 12:2). There are three things you can own and control: Feelings, Attitudes (Thinking)and Behaviors. No other person can control those. The way you feel emanates from how you think. Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief. Every action is prompted by an attitude. Pay attention to how you THINK, for everything you do flows from the heart. Proverbs 4:20-23.
This is an online forum about, “Thinking with Christ and applying it to your daily life.” This is a unique forum that involves the, "Marriage of Science and Scripture." This is place for anyone who doesn’t live or have a perfect life, it's simply for everyone.Don't be misled by the word, "Recovery." America has created two neologisms—"recovery" and "sobriety"—both of which are taken to mean abstinence. Neither term is accurate. Sobriety is not abstinence: the word literally means not being intoxicated or, in its broad sense, taking a serious approach to life. Recovery does not necessarily mean avoiding a substance forever. It means regaining a foothold in life by finding purpose and meaning. Recovery refers to a return of a normal God oriented healthy state of mind, body and spirit. Living life from the perspective of, "Exercise some of the time, Eat healthy most of the time, Think well by pursuing God ALL of the time." Sobriety is where, "Values trump feelings," (the need for a quick fix or mood changer). Sobriety lasts when we have, "Purpose," when we are not conformed to this world, but transformed with new thinking (Romans 12:2). Sobriety occurs when we get our values from the Bible and not from how we, "Feel." Life is fraught with overwhelming and uncontrollable-helpless situations and events that cause stress. Recovery refers to the action or process of regaining possession or control of your life, by how you think. How you think determines how you feel. How you feel influences your actions, your behavior, your compulsions.
When we have a relationship with Jesus Christ we learn Building and Maintaining Motivation, Coping with Urges, Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors, Living a Balanced Life. When we retrain our brain with direct Christ Driven Behavior, (CDB) we learn to change our thinking (neural engrams), our motivation, our values and purpose and that changes our character and our lives (Romans 12:2). We don't react with displaced compulsive behavior but instead react with healthy direct behavior, that is Christ Driven Behavior based on a personal relationship that empowers us with the values and virtues of Jesus Christ. When we practice these values, we find motivation and purpose, joy and competence.
Most addiction experts perceive that Science and Scripture are antithetical; this is a misconception. We need scientific explanation to understand nature. We need meaning to understand human behavior. We need God to know the answers to both. Jesus Christ taught His basic psychotherapy over 2000 years ago. He authored by proxy, 66 books on it. Read the Bible to be wise, believe it to be saved and practice it to be holy and healthy.
Consider this forum as an adjunct tool, to face to face Celebrate Recovery Meetings. Consider putting the, "values," of Jesus Christ into habit- the best definition of, "Character".
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Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.
Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.
Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.
With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.
"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)
"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)
When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),
God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.
You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).
This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .
Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."
Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"
Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."
Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.
Change your thinking, change your life!
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