Let’s talk about giving. Start with this truth: Giving is not about what God wants from you, but what God wants for you.
Do you really believe Jesus had your best interests at heart when he said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35)?
If you answered “yes,” than make your focus for today that of giving. Take your eyes off the results and what you can get out of something. Embrace the words of Robert Louis Stevenson: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Let me suggest a few ways in which you can give:
Give your God authenticity.
Give yourself serenity.
Give your family sobriety.
Give your group recovery.
Recovery Step: Anne Frank said, “No one has ever become poor by giving.” Give giving a try. You’ll be better for it.
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.