I will sing praise to my lord“O children of God, seek after a vital experience of the Lord’s loving kindness, and when you have it, speak positively of it; sing gratefully; shout triumphantly.”

Charles Spurgeon, from Morning and Evening: November 20.

A recovering addict in Step Eleven seeks to improve conscious contact with God, and celebrates Step Twelve by carrying the message of recovery to others.  We, who are the message, sing gratefully, shout triumphantly, not that we are or deserve any better than our fellows, but that we have been given a gift of renewal from our Higher Power, the One by whom the Earth and all that is in it was created, and from whom all good things come.  We contracted this mission in our Step Three prayer, when we prayed for deliverance, that we would bear witness to others of the power, love, and way of life of God, who is mighty to save.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
13 With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.

From Psalm 108, NIV

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