200 SoberWeeks – 1400 SoberDays

I have said many times how I count each day and quietly celebrate every Thursday evening that passes, so tonight I celebrate once again, I love those little mile stones, those days which mean that little bit more, so tonight I celebrate…..

200 SoberWeeks

&

1400 SoberDays

It really doesn’t seem like two hundred weeks since I took that last drink.  The thing is I remember that half an hour of my life so vividly.  I remember so much walking across the grass from the Sport Centre to the Pub and suddenly this thought, this moment where I just said to my friend….

“If I don’t like the taste of this first pint, then I’m never drinking again!”

Maybe I was just looking for someone to be accountable to.  But also the last few times that I had drank at the pub, I had increasingly come to dislike the taste, each pint tasted worse and worse, not that they were bad pints, just that I no longer like the taste.

When I took the first taste of the pint that evening, it taste awful, the worse drink I had ever tasted, I am sure that it wasn’t a bad pint, it was probably just as good as any pint I had drunk in the past two years, but that night it tasted vile, that was it, I wasn’t drinking anymore.

I’ve thought about that last drink quite a lot over that last few weeks, not that I want to drink again, far from it.  I’ve tried to reason why it tasted the way it did.  But I am sure that it was made to taste this was by God, maybe this was how the sour wine that Jesus drank upon the cross.

Whatever the reason I am thankful that God set me free and thankful for every word or encouragement and support that I have receive in those two hundred weeks.

I love this song, it means a lot to me, especially the lyric….

“The greatest gift to give a man, is to give him grace to live again”

BETTER LOVE by GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE
Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
Darkest heart that You have saved
I can’t find a better love

When I set out for ruined lands
Shadows heavy where I stand
You took death and called me friend
I can’t find a better love

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
The darkest heart that You have saved
I can’t find a better love

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live…

My wages of captivity and death,
it waited there for me
You took me in and washed me clean
And gave me words and songs to sing

You take me as I am
Now I understand

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

8 thoughts on “200 SoberWeeks – 1400 SoberDays

  1. oneta hayes

    How blessed you are to have achieved this milestone; I’m sure you share your success with your faith in the Lord, and in His strength in you. I’m blessed by your blog.

    Reply
    1. waynemali Post author

      Thanks Robert,
      Once again your are the only other person I know who know this band, Lost In The World is my personal favorite. I have long since thought about posting weekly with a selection of my music tastes, maybe I should, just to see if I can post a band that you haven’t heard of, although I know a number of obscure British ones which could catch you out!!!!

      Reply

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