Day 20 Step Work – 12.13.14
The desire to communicate with God will lead you to study the words of modern and ancient prophets. As you hear of others who found answers in the scriptures, your hope will grow that you can find answers too. As you write your thoughts, you will receive additional impressions from the Spirit. Study prayerfully, and the Lord will give you answers to your questions and needs. A great place to begin your study is with the verses at the end of each chapter in this guide. Each verse was selected with recovery in mind, and each question is asked with the hope that it might help you apply the verse to your life. Take a few minutes every day to seek what the Lord desires to communicate to you.
What verses of scripture have meant something special to you? What did you like about them?
Mosiah 4:30 – But if you do not watch yourselves, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even until the end of your life, ye must perish; and now, o man, remember and perish not.
This means a lot to me for a couple reasons: 1. because the kids and I have worked on memorizing it together. 2. because it’s so applicable to addiction and recovery.
2 Nephi 32:3 – Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost, wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ, for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what you should do.
I like this one for the same reasons – the kids and I have memorized it together and it’s really applicable to my recovery.
I’m grateful for scripture study and want to work better at not just doing the step work, but also studying stories or topics in the scriptures.
What is the quality of your scripture study at this time? How often? How much do you read?
I think it could be better. I have been focused on the step work and haven’t studied as much personally in the scriptures. I have been reading the Book of Mormon with Becky in the evening. When I read the scriptures, it’s usually topically.
Will you strive to make daily scripture study a vital part of your recovery process?
Yes, definitely. I feel I’ve been doing ok so I’m not going to beat myself up. But I know how helpful scripture study can be in submitting my will to God. I love getting answers to life’s questions in the scriptures and words of the prophets, both ancient and modern.
As I’ve read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, the topic of addiction, recovery, and submission have really stood out to me.
Will you continue to improve the quality of your evening journal entries?
Yes. I feel pretty good about how this is going. My journal entries at night usually include a gratitude list of the things I am appreciative to God for that day. I will continue to work on this and practice gratitude and recognition each day.