The most successful musician in American history said, “I don’t know anything about music, In my line, you don’t have to.”
Elvis had a good point. It is not knowledge that matters as much as what we do with that knowledge.
My favorite author said is like this: “We don’t fall because we don’t know what to do, but because we don’t do what we know” (Life Recovery Plan, by Mark Denison).
So today, I’m not going to give you something to learn. Rather, I will give you something to do. Take these three simple recovery actions today:
Pray the 3rd Step Prayer.
Read Psalm 121.
Commit to 24 hours of sobriety.
Recovery Step: The Bible says, “Anyone who knows the right thing to do, yet does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17). Elvis didn’t need to know everything about music to be a musician. And you don’t need to know everything about recovery to be in recovery.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.