Let’s put God to the test today. Let’s pray for a miracle. May the psalmist’s words be ours: “You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples” (Psalm 77:14).
Hmm. Where should we start? We are mostly addicts here, so maybe we should start there. Let’s pray for a miracle of the highest order. Let’s follow the advice of prayer warrior Donald Miller.
Miller said, “Ask God to heal you of self-addiction.”
Did you catch that? The prayer is not for God to heal us of our sex addiction, but our self-addiction. And there is a world of wisdom there. Pure selfishness has kept more than one addict from committing herself to the hard work of recovery.
Recovery Step: In order to get over your addiction, you have to get over yourself. And that requires self-awareness, self-denial, and self-sacrifice.
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.