A beautiful lady at our church just celebrated five years of being drug free. In writing her heart to God, she composed the following, which I want to reprint as a tribute to the great work God is doing in lives around the world:
I’m no longer a recovering addict, I have been set apart
Ever since I asked my Lord and Savior, Jesus, to come into my heart.
No longer do I read the secular self-help books sold in stores across the nation.
I’m no longer a recovering addict, I’m in the process of sanctification!
No longer do I believe the lie, the lie of low self-esteem.
I’m no longer a recovering addict,
for by the blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I am redeemed!
Christ died for all mankind, no exceptions or exemptions.
By God’s grace,
I’m not here to celebrate recovery,
I’m here to celebrate Redemption!
To GOD be the glory forever!