Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Beginnings

Here we are starting a new life with a God of mercy and grace. Lots of anticipation and anxiousness...fear not the Trinity got you! Remember: The Blood of Jesus covers EVERY sin. Yes, Jesus Loves me for the Bible tells me so. (W.Houston voice) Let the Trinity work in all your endeavors! Looking forward to chatting with you tomorrow. Gratefully, Oshea

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Final Four of Step Study.

First, I am so happy for those of you who have stayed in the group for the final four book of Step Study. We have made lasting friendships and witnessed several moving on to other endeavors.

Secondly, we have come this for by faith. It is by God’s grace and mercy that we are here with a decision to continue to walk the celebrate recovery journey toward wholeness. Mark 9:24 “Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief... exclaims one of the struggles that is encountered as we walk through this journey.
While jogging, I received a phone call from an employer inviting me to work on their team but I had complete the third interview with the owner, who would make the final decision. Immediately, I cried out Lord, help my unbelief, to dispel doubt, fear, and anxiety. The devil desire to win the battle of our minds. Therefore, I spoke with my accountability partner and we prayed, consequently, all was well.

Finally, I encourage everyone to continue believing in the Trinity, utilizing your accountability partner, and working the steps, which will assist us through the final four  book and beyond.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jesus Warns against Looking Down on Others

“What do you think?

If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not  leave the
ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?  If it turns out that he finds it, truly say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have gone astray.
Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.
"God is concerned about every human  being he has created.
This is one of our setiments of Celebrate Recovery!  We are concerned about everyone of God's people.
If you are one of those who  has wandered away..... We the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church are looking and waiting for You
With open Arms...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

How Are You Doing?

 How Are You Doing?

We hear that question all day. Every time we see someone we either ask, or are asked, “How’re you doing?” Most of the time, we answer quickly, flippantly. We say, “Great!” or  “Fine,” or we come up with something clever like, “Can’t complain, no one would listen.”

The thing about all of those answers is, they aren’t necessarily true. Ok, maybe not all of the people who asked would have been safe people for you to really talk to. Or it could be that today when someone asked how you were doing, they didn’t really want to know. They may have just wanted you to say, “Fine” or “Good” or something similar, but, when they asked, did you stop to think about it?
How are you doing, really? Try something. Take just a minute and really examine yourself. In fact, don’t do this on your own, ask for God to examine you as well. Ask God, “How am I doing today?” You may want to pray this prayer found in Psalm 139:23-34:
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Then, pay attention to what God reveals to you. You may find that you have come out of time where you have experienced great victory, that you are doing really well today, and when you responded, “Great!” you really meant it. Praise God for that. In fact, if that’s where you are right now take some time to thank God for giving you that victory. Celebrate it!
Maybe God has shown you that there’s something in your life that He wants you to hand over to Him. It could be a failure, a fear, a frustration, a relationship, something you’ve carried around for years or something brand new that’s crept in quietly. Now that He’s brought it to your attention, give it to Him. Now that He’s shown you how you’re really doing, tell Him about it. Ask Him to help you.
If you’re afraid, ask for peace.
If you’re frustrated, ask for resolution.
If you’ve failed, ask for forgiveness.
If you feel broken, ask Him for healing.
If you feel stuck in a hurt, habit or hang-up ask Him for freedom.
When we do this, when we present our requests to God, when we come to Him in prayer and ask Him for guidance, when we ask Him for help, the Bible promises us in Philippians 4:7 that,
“the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

So, “How are you doing?” Really.
If you find that you’re not doing as well as you’d like to be, don’t go through it alone.
Join us at Celebrate Recovery Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church we would love to have you!

A Blessing of a Lifetime!


"Healing f the Mind"

Paul writes, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ" (Colossians 2:8).  Yet that is exactly what is happening in our secular and sometimes christian "recovery" movement.
The tragic results of these hollow and deceptive philosophies is that hurting belevers are being led away from a firm confidence in Jesus and the Word oh God.  Instead of finding healing for their wounded hearts, they are often led into deeper captivity to sin and consequently experience a life of spiritual proverty and sorrow.

I believe firmly that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has providedmeverything we need for a full and productive walk with God in the Scriptures.  Trust me I have seen it work, and the Bible has claimed "His devine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him" ( 2 Peter 1:3)

Celebrate Recovery is about HOPE.

  Hope for the restoration of broken relationships.  Hope for the future.  Hope for permanent healing.  one of our goals through Celebrate Recovery is to introduce you to a savior who will change your life so that you will not have to experience a life of confusion and complications, but a life of joy and a peace of God that wll exceed your understanding as you follow His plan that he has laid out for you.

 It is my prayer as the Leader of Celebrate Recovery that you will experience God's healing for your deepest wounds.

                                                            Lanetta Johnson

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

' Thank-You Rochelle"

I don't know if you even realize that you have become the pulse of Celebrate Recovery.  I have taken a turn in life in which I strongly feel God has lead me in, and it has enabled me not to be in all the places where I believe I need to be.  But, as I looked to God for direction He said in a whisper "I sent someone to be the wind beneath your wings" take the opportunity to go and do what I have commisioned you to do.  Wow and immediatly a Peace came over me and I was able to breathe a sigh of relief.
 If you have read this far you can see I used the word (I) quite a bit....I was trying to do things on my own and by myself, ohhh how so selfish of me...
Rochelle God is truly using You.  The work and dedication you have shown to Celebrate Recovery is truly Amazing!  You have given Celebrate Recovery tools to be able toMinister to others around the World! 
If I have not told you "I appreciate you for who you are and what you are becoming through the Power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ"  You are a Blessing to The family of Celebrate Recovery and the entire body of Christ.

                                    Thanks for standing for me when I could not