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
“Made a decision, to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God,
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.
- closed systems of jargon
- judgments from others
- worldviews of others
Liberty/repentance from the ‘Bondage of self.’
- negativities – self-denigration
- plans and designs
- judgment of others
- ideas about how things should be – ideologies, securities
- 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.