ISSUE 5 VOLUME 13 SEPTEMBER 2022
The Supernatural Power of God is the Power of His Holy Spirit manifested within, among, and upon the natural. It is an unexplainable phenomenon to the natural eye, however to the believer it is confirmation of why we Walk by Faith and Not by Sight. The Holy Spirit shares the same character and attributes with those of God the Father and Jesus the Son. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are equally God therefore, their Powers operate as one. God takes His Super Powers and place them within, among, and upon a natural situation; which reveals His Glory and moves in the lives of human beings. His Supernatural Powers are Present Day Miracles that we all can Encounter! As believers of God, we all must activate The Measure of Faith He has already given to us.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” —Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) ''Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
I read a fable about a man who was browsing in a store when he made the shocking discovery that God was behind a sales counter. So the man walked over and asked. What are You selling? God replied, What does your heart desire? The man said, I want happiness, peace of mind, and freedom from fear… for me and the whole world. God smiled and said, I don’t sell fruit here, only seeds. — Joanie Yoder
In 2011, SAMSHA published an article Recovery Defined – Give Us Your Feedback, in which they were seeking greater public engagement on this important definition. SAMHSA invited the public to provide further feedback to assist in this redefining effort. The current working definition and principles are as follows:
Recovery from Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A process of change through which individuals work to improve their own health and wellbeing, live a self-directed life, and strive to achieve their full potential.
Through the Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, SAMHSA has delineated four major dimensions that are essential to a life in recovery:
- Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way;
- Home: a stable and safe place to live;
- Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society; and
- Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
After reviewing the many responses to this article, we were prompted to unfold this meaning.
We all know that re is a prefix that means to do over again and the word cover is a noun meaning to conceal, this takes action. Therefore, RECOVERY is an opportunity to return to a normal condition, to change back. RECOVERY takes action and the action is a lifelong process of change. I agree that guidelines are needed and I strongly believe that the RECOVERY process is a lifelong spiritual journey and a daily change of action must be implemented. For every human being has or is RECOVERING from something. RECOVERY requires one to explore within and identify with self and others. Upon exploring, one will be willing to expose his or her wrongs and become responsible for their own actions. Upon exposing and becoming responsible, one will experience a daily change of action; a new life of HOPE, HUMILITY and HAPPINESS.
RECOVERY is returning back to NORMAL CONDITIONS, which requires CHANGE!
Journey though Celebrate Life! 13 Cs to Spiritual Wellness, this 3 dimensional excursion, explores life, exposes God’s Truth, and reveals the change process to experience a healthier lifestyle of Spiritual Wellness..
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“To love God is the greatest of virtues; to be loved by God is the greatest of all blessings.”
We pray that you feel the comfort of God’s love and embrace His heart in your heart each and every day. Scripture tells us in —Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) ''For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, plans to give you a future and full of all hope. —Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” These promises can actually unfold the very gifts that the Lord has for us, revealing His abundance that’s available for our lives. And sometimes just a simple prayer can restore this relationship helping us as we walk by faith and not by sight.
Lord, as we come to You and ask for Your blessing. We pray that You would give us joy to fill our day, peace to fill our hearts, and love to fill our lives. Thank You for the plans You have for us as we await in anticipation to receive and hear from You… Amen!
Grace & Peace,
Pastors Gary & Canzada
Divine Exchange Ministry