The One Year Recovery Prayer Devotional by Katie Brazelton
I pray that this devotional is like a trustworthy friend who walks with you, day by day, reminding you that you’re not alone. May you experience life-changing breakthrough as you travel down the only assured pathway to recovery, which is Jesus Christ.
May you get to know him more deeply and love him more faithfully than you ever imagined possible. May you learn to obey him more consistently, allowing him to inspire character growth in you beyond your wildest dreams.
I pray that you’ll soon find that Jesus has led you to where your sobriety intersects with your intriguing life purpose. You might feel trapped in addiction, wishing instead that you were already living out God’s tremendous plan for your life.
You might vaguely remember having a life dream, a longing in your heart for significance, a burden to help others, or a fascination in your soul.
Have those dreams vanished? Did life take a wrong turn for you when you got beat up emotionally or physically, you grew weary with worry, your sins were piled higher than your head, or you chose to worship an addictive idol? Whatever’s transpired, I promise you that God wants to get your attention, as he did with Saul, the atheist and Christian-killer, on the road to Damascus.
Just as he loved Saul and all who’ve gone before you with their own hurts and debilitating habits, God loves you. Just think about Miriam, the gossip and backstabber of her own brother; David, the adulterer and murderer; Martha, the controlling complainer; Zacchaeus, the cheat; Peter, the Christ denier; and Thomas, the doubter.
This devotional, which deals daily with major recovery themes, will lead you back to the desires of your heart, to your individual purpose, to God’s will and call on your life.
Just as God called Noah to build an ark, Abram to go to an undisclosed destination, Sarah to be the mother of nations, Moses to lead his people out of Egypt, and Joshua to cross the river into the Promised Land, he’s called you also to fulfill your own particular destiny.
Just as God called John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Lord, Saul to open the eyes of the Gentiles, Peter to feed Christ’s sheep, Mary Magdalene to tell the disciples that Christ was alive, and the apostle John on the island of Patmos to write a book, he’s called you to leave a legacy that only you can leave. God wants to use you to do the One Big Thing that he planted in your heart eons ago.