Category Archives: Sobriety

My drinking to my downfall and the rebuilding process.

From The Vine – Isaiah 24:11

From The Vine – Isaiah 24:11

I spent many nights
In my own darkness
Where I cried out
For lack of wine
I had let is sustain me
Be my crutch in harder times
It had robbed me of my money
Took the dignity from my face
And I became so angry
When I couldn’t taste the vine
Then the Lord, He came calling
And told me there is a way
To walk out from this darkness
And break my chains to this wine
From that day I have never wanted
Never cried for the fruit of the vine
I found a new way forward
One with the Lord’s hand in mine

Isaiah 24:11

Isaiah 24:11

Verse of the Day – Revelation 3:21

Revelation 3:21

Revelation 3:21

Sometimes we just have to stick in there, it may seem hard, but we will be victorious and receive this promise of Christ.

I have been sticking in there for 2000 days now, because today I have been sober for 2000 days.

Some days I don’t feel like an overcomer, but everyday I am still thankful for the Lord’s grace and mercy for helping me make it this far.

THE CROSS HAS THE FINAL WORD by CODY CARNES
The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
Sorrow may come in the darkest night
But the cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
Evil may put up its strongest fight
But the cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
The Saviour has come with the morning light
The cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
He traded death for eternal life
The cross has the final word!!!

There’s nothing stronger, nothing higher
Nothing greater, than the Name of Jesus
All the honour, all the power
All the glory to the Name of Jesus
There’s nothing stronger, nothing higher
Nothing greater, than the Name of Jesus
All the honour, all the power
All the glory to the Name of Jesus!

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
The Saviour has come with the morning light
The cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
He traded death for eternal life
The cross has the final word!!!

Verse of the Day – Psalm 118:24

Psalm 118:24

Psalm 118:24

Each day is a blessing from the Lord, each day is another one sober, another day to celebrate on this journey with the Father, for that I am truly glad.

FROM THE DAY by I AM THEY
When You found me, I was so blind
My sin was before me, I was swallowed by pride
But out of the darkness, You brought me to Your light
You showed me new mercy and opened up my eyes

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

Where brilliant light is all around
And endless joy is the only sound
Oh, rest my heart forever now
Oh, in Your arms I’ll always be found

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

My love is Yours
My heart is Yours
My life is Yours
Forever

My love is Yours
My heart is Yours
My life is Yours
Forever

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul
From the day You saved my soul

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 95:1-2

Psalm 95:1-2

Psalm 95:1-2

Another week passes and this week is the 277th since I last took a drink, this is only possible through the strength and love of God, without Him I would not be here, so to Him I give my thanks.

HOME by GABRIELLE APLIN
I’m a phoenix in the water
A fish that’s learned to fly
And I’ve always been a daughter
But feathers are meant for the sky
And so I’m wishing, wishing further,
For the excitement to arrive
It’s just I’d rather be causing the chaos
Than laying at the sharp end of this knife

With every small disaster
I’ll let the waters still
Take me away to some place real

‘Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
Home home home home

So when I’m ready to be bolder,
And my cuts have healed with time
Comfort will rest on my shoulder
And I’ll bury my future behind
I’ll always keep you with me
You’ll be always on my mind
But there’s a shining in the shadows
I’ll never know unless I try

With every small disaster
I’ll let the waters still
Take me away to some place real

‘Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
Home home home home home home home home

‘Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
Home home home home home home home home

Verse of the Day – Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

As I count yet another day of freedom from the binds of alcohol addiction, currently 1908 days sober, I have every reason to rejoice, everyday I can count as sober I will rejoice in the Lord, always.

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

Verse of the Day – Joel 2:13

Joel 2:13

Joel 2:13

Today I have made it to 1900 days of sobriety, I’ve only made it through this far because of His grace and compassion for me.  His love has been my guide through everyday, the good ones and the bad.

GRACE AND LOVE by KUTLESS
Many things in life are hard for me
Many things can pull us down
I don’t understand why I do what I do
How could I take my eyes off you
After all You’ve done for me
And after all You’ve done for me

It’s by Your grace and love I am saved
It’s by Your grace and love You’ve forgiven me, hey
And by that love and grace, I’m amazed
It’s by Your grace and love I am free
I am free

And it’s by grace and love that I am free
I’ll live with you eternally
I thank you Lord that I am free
I thank you Lord for loving me
I thank you Lord for dying upon the tree of Calvary
I thank you Lord for loving me
I thank you Lord for dying for me

Because it’s by grace and love I am saved
It’s by Your grace and love You’ve forgiven me, hey
And by that love and grace, I’m amazed
It’s by Your grace and love I am free
I am free

Many things in life are hard for me
But by grace and love You’ve forgiven me
And by grace and love we are free
 

Verse of the Day – Hebrews 4:15

Hebrews 4:15

Hebrews 4:15

I am thankful that we have a saviour that was tested yet overcome, when I was fallen and struggling with my drinking, He came and helped me find my way back out of the wilderness.

STARLIGHT by BETHEL MUSIC & KALLEY HEILIGENTHAL
You’re like starlight in the dark
Endless miles can’t conceal You
And every glimmer is a spark
Catching fire as You break through

Oh, You’re not far away
You’re coming close
And oh, even as I wait
You’re coming close

You’re like summer in the night
The sun goes down but still I feel You
And every shadow’s turning bright
Every broken heart is made new

Oh, You’re not far away
You’re coming close
And oh, even as I wait
You’re coming close

And there’s no heart unseen
There’s no space between
You and I
You and I
You are closer than
The very oxygen
I’m breathing in
Oh, I breath You in
You are God with us
You are here with us
Immanuel!
Immanuel!
You are infinite
Your glory has no end
Jesus!
Jesus!

There’s no heart unseen
There’s no space between
You and I
You and I
‘Cause You are closer than
The very oxygen
I’m breathing in
Oh, I breath You in
You are God with us
You are here with us
Immanuel!
Immanuel!
You are infinite
Your glory has no end
Jesus!
Jesus!

Oh, You’re not far away
You’re coming close
And oh, even as I wait
You’re coming close

‘Cause You’re like starlight in the dark
Endless miles can’t conceal You
And every glimmer is a spark
Catching fire as You break through…