Tag Archives: Sobriety

These Bones Shiver – Romans 6:11-14

These Bones Shiver – Romans 6:11-14

These bones shiver
Beneath it’s pull
As fingernails stripped
The skin from the bones
A mind rang
With voices of desire
As the bottle stood waiting
So weak a spirit
No resistance to give
Addiction led to sin
And all to near death
Until the Lord’s voice
Rang true within the mind
The bottle lost it’s pull
To a new spirit within
To fight the sin of the past
Resisting the sin of tomorrow
The bottle was smashed
Long ago
When a new being rose again
His grace runs through my all
As I died to myself
Sacrificed with my Christ
So in mercy I could rise again
No longer these bones shiver
I am alive
In my Christ
My strength
All wrapped up in Him

Romans 6:11-14

Romans 6:11-14

Verse of the Day – Psalm 18:31-33

Psalm 18:31-33

Psalm 18:31-33

It’s three hundred weeks since I last had an alcoholic drink, back then I didn’t think I would have the strength to resist it pull anymore, that was until I began to accept the presence of the Lord and praying to Him, from that moment things began to change.

Then that night three hundred weeks ago I finally found the strength to say no more!

STRENGTH by JONATHAN DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
I climb up high above the tree line
‘Cause I want to see Your face
The mountains high, and the valleys deep
But You’re waiting there in the clearing
With fire in Your eyes
Fire in Your eyes

You wash me clean, with clear bright water
Running down my soul
You clothe me in the oil of laughter
And joy begins to take control
Like fire in Your eyes
Like fire in Your eyes

Strength
You give me strength
You lift my weary heart
You’re the fire in my veins
Strength
You give me strength
You raise me up again
I will never be the same
Strength
You give me strength
You lift my weary heart
You’re the fire in my veins
Strength
You give me strength
You raise me up again
I will never be the same

Oh You, God
Never grow tired or faint
You’re never gonna change the way
You love me, Jesus
And Your love
Knows no height or depth
It knows no length or width
And it’s changing me

Oh You, God
Never grow tired or faint
You’re never gonna change the way
You love me, Jesus
And Your love
Knows no height or depth
It knows no length or width
And it’s changing me

Oh You, God
Never grow tired or faint
You’re never gonna change the way
You love me, Jesus
And Your love
Knows no height or depth
It knows no length or width
And it’s changing me, again

Strength
You give me strength
You lift my weary heart
You’re the fire in my veins
Strength
You give me strength
You raise me up again
I will never be the same

I see You on the cross
I see You in the grave
I see the pain and tears
That You freely gave
I see You standing up
I hear You call my name
I see the fire in Your eyes
I see the fire in Your eyes
I see the fire in Your eyes
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same…
 

Rebuilt – 2 Chronicles 34:10-12

Rebuilt – 2 Chronicles 34:10-12

From broken walls
To rebuilt again
From my fall
You sent those to rebuild
Trusted and appointed
Stone by stone
They put me back together
Stronger than before
Back when I broke myself
The flood of poison wash me away
You set their hearts
Rebuilding bit by bit each day
Now I stand stronger
Against the winds of time
Rebuilt by the faithful
Appointed by the Lord

2 Chronicles 34:10-12

2 Chronicles 34:10-12

Verse of the Day – Proverbs 31:6-7

Proverbs 31:6-7

Proverbs 31:6-7

This is how I fell, I drank to forget all my problems, to release myself from my anguish and distress, until I got to the point where the need to drink was more than the need to live.

Thankfully the Lord saved me from this point, He told me I was needed more than I ever knew and that there was a life within worth living.

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
 

Reaching? – Psalm 36:5-6

Reaching? – Psalm 36:5-6

Is it me that has to reach?
Is it I who must pull down the mountains?
Can I ever part the clouds?
To see the love of heaven
Or am I just being human
So lost and so blind
For Your love reaches everywhere
There is nowhere I could hide
Your love reaches the heavens
It’s spread so far and wide
And I don’t need to reach for it
It’s already all around me

Psalm 36:5-6

Psalm 36:5-6

Verse of the Day – Psalm 118:1

Psalm 118:1

Psalm 118:1

I give thanks for the last 2070 days of my sobriety, there have been ups and downs, some real highs and some very lows, but He has been the strength and love that has enabled me to get through and carry on.

OVER AND OVER AGAIN by I AM THEY
Wake me up from my slumber, oh God
Take these shaking hands and hold them still
Wake me up from my slumber, oh God
Lift my eyes to Yours, where my help comes from

Over and over again, Your love and Your mercy begin
No matter how far, You find me where I am

When my fears chase my failures, oh God
Oh when heaven’s glow seems so far
Wake me up to Your glory, oh God
Draw my eyes to Yours, where my help comes from
I will find You

Over and over again, Your love and Your mercy begin
No matter how far, You find me where I am

Over and over again, Your love and Your mercy begin
No matter how far, You find me where I am

In my suffering and
In my weakness and
When from You I ran
You find me
In the dark of sin,
When I’m there again
You find me, You find me

In my suffering and
In my weakness and
When from You I ran
You find me
In the dark of sin,
When I’m there again
You find me, You find me

Over and over again, Your love and Your mercy begin
No matter how far, You find me where I am

Over and over again (Your mercy falls)
You are faithful to the end (and You lift me up)
No matter how far, You find me where I am
Over again

Wake me up to Your glory, oh God
Lift my eyes to Yours, where my help comes from