A few weeks ago, I was privileged to speak at the memorial service of my lifelong pastor, Dr. Cecil Sewell, Jr., who went to be with the Lord at the age of 84. His pastor was kind enough to invite me to attend his church the morning of the memorial service.
What I found in that service was a reading from a King James Bible. That was followed by a King James prayer and King James songs. I had not heard “thee” and “thou” so many times in decades. And you know what? It worked!
Don’t misunderstand me. I am not suggesting that our churches need to return to the 1970s, let alone the 1670s. But we would all be wise to reflect on the blessings of our past from time to time.
The same is true with addicts. Your sex addiction, or that of your spouse, does not erase all the blessings of the past. It’s okay to reach back from time to time – for that special memory, hymn, or moment when your faith was fresh and hope sprung eternal.
Recovery Step: The Bible says, “I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6). While so much in this life is transient, God is not. Take a moment today to reflect on the God who does not change. And celebrate a good memory, even if you have to reach back several decades to find it.