For those interested in
working on change, doing emotional healing,
including addictions recovery, I have
included the following homework:*
Admit to God and myself that I
have failed. I really am powerless over
changing myself when relying on my own wisdom
I admit that only God, the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit have the power to
restore wholeness, which comes through
Christ's death on the cross.
John 15:4, 10 & 11, Mark
5:34, 10:26 & 27, Acts 9:34
I now make a conscious
decision to turn my life, including my
"will" over to the care and
direction of Jesus Christ, my Savior,
Teacher, Healer, and Lord.
Joshua 1:8 & 9, Jeremiah
29:11-14, 32:27, John 14:6.
Having made the commitment, I
will obey God's Call in Scripture to make a
fearless, ethical, moral and Biblical
inventory of my life, in order to uncover all
sins and mistakes, and to make a
written list of every item uncovered.
Psalm 139, Lamentations 3:40,
Jeremiah 23:24, Romans 8:26 & 27.
After making this inventory, I
desire to walk in Christ 's Light. I will
admit to myself, to God, and to at least one
other person in Christ, the exact nature of
these wrongs. ( Pray about with whom you need
to share. If you have absolutely no one, then
put them in an e-mail to me, indicating a
response isn't needed.)
I John 1:7, I Timothy 1:15,
Ephesians 5:13 & 14, Acts 13:38 & 39,
Acts 2:37 & 38, Psalm 119:9-11, James
With a better understanding of
my sinful nature, I ask God for forgiveness
through Christ and openly acknowledge that I
am forgiven according to Scripture.
I John 2:1 & 2, I John 1:8
& 9, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 118:19, James
Now that I have repented and
been forgiven, I leave behind my old
thoughts, words and deeds.
Ezekiel 18:30 & 31, Job
11:13-19, John 5:14, 8:10 & 11, Romans
12:1 & 2, II Corinthians 10:5, Colossians
3:17, I John 2:3-6.
I will now make a list of all
the persons I have harmed in thought, word or
deed, and a list of all persons, I believe
have harmed me; I will pray about how I can
Matthew 5:9, 43 & 44,
Matthew 18:15, Luke 6:31. Ephesians 4:29-32,
5:1 & 2, Leviticus 19:17 & 18.
I will make amends to these
people wherever possible, forgiving, and
seeking forgiveness, restitution, or release,
unless doing so would cause additional
emotional pain for them or others.
Matthew 5:23 & 24, Isaiah
1:18-20, Luke 19:8.
I will continue to take
personal inventory, and when I am wrong, will
promptly admit it to the other person and to
Matthew 6:12, 26:41, Ephesians
4:22-31, 5:15-18, I Peter 5:6 & 7, Psalm
I seek to improve my
relationship with God and His Son Jesus
Christ, through prayer, Scripture study and
worship, and ask for strength and wisdom to
carry out His Will in my life.
Matthew 6:33, Mark 12:29-33,
Acts 2:42, Joshua 1:8 &9, Psalm 89:15.
Having had a spiritual wake-up
call, I will witness to others and practice a
"God obedient" way of living my
Psalm 40:8-10, Micah 6:8,
Ephesians 5:8, 6:10-18.
(*References: The Holy Bible,
the NA book, AA big book, and The Twelve
Steps of Wholeness through Equipping
Ministries International, Inc. by Dr. G. R.
Sweeten & H. B. Schell.)
Meditate on the Bible
readings. Receive a verse that is speaking to
you, pray that verse once every waking hour,
each day of that week. It may help to write
the verse on a card and keep it with you.
Pray that you allow the Spirit to come in and
begin the process of change.
We praise You, the source
of all power and healing. Please work change
in the heart of the special person reading
and praying this now. In Jesus' Precious