repentance

Christian Repentance Step Three Alcoholic Anonymous

Repentance as a Christian
is found in Step Three of Alcoholic Anonymous
We turn our will and our lives over to God, as we understand God.

A follower of Jesus approaches Step Three
of Alcoholic Anonymous

Repentance Step Three

“Made a decision, to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God,

Repentance

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh. his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matthew 5:45 – Bible Gateway

as I understand Him, He gave me Jesus Christ.

Who was born of a virgin, lived, taught, suffered, died, and was resurrected .. for me –  that I might repent of all worldly ways, forsaking all to follow Him.

I repent of my old self, my negative self-talk, the things that have held me in bondage to this world.  Today is a new day and with a renewed repentance,

I give my will and my life over to the care of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

I choose The Simplicity and Freedom that is Christ from this day forward.

 

 

 

 

Freedom/repentance from the bondage of man 

Liberty/repentance from the ‘Bondage of self.’

  • negativities – self-denigration
  • plans and designs
  • judgment of others
  • expectations
  • assumptions
  • ideas about how things should be – ideologies, securities
  • gossip
  • vanities
  • self-harming spending
  • emotional self-harm
  • struggle against circumstances

From this day forward may God’s will be done in my life.

Third Step Prayers.

God, I offer myself to Thee To build with me & to do with me as Thou will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy love & Thy way of life.

 

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