Refuge Addictions Group
A place for Refuge members can meet and share their daily experience, share their victorys and struggles and prayer request.
Not being able to sleep, near death, the young man grabbed the arm of the person next to him. He screamed " I can't rest from my torment, I have committed terrible crimes..Please help me." The young man was a prison guard. He had been accused of a crime and thrown into a communist prison. He was waiting execution in a cold damp cell with many people he had tortured just weeks before. Most of these men in the cell were only guilty of being Christian, not willing to recant their faith for the sake of the party they were sentenced to death.
Well here we are again, another year almost complete. Jingle Jangle and all the Santa Claus stuff. Traffic galore, snow and…well here in South Louisiana it’s a balmy seventy degrees, but you all know what I'm talking about. 'Tis the season, shoppers everywhere looking for that special gift for a special person. I have always been a kinda Bah Humbug kinda guy, never could get in the spirit of things.
Many peoples look at Samson and his mistakes as a failure. They see what man sees, our outward faults, what we give or don't give. Samson was a man with faults, made very public because he was a nazarite, called of God for a purpose. If we think that he was just a big mess up or was a spiritual weakling, we miss the point. It is very easy to condemn Samson, yes he did sin he was at fault, he fell short of his full potential for God, which one of us hasn't. But there is a side to this story that many of us Christians miss.
In my prayers and meditating on the word, I am struck by what God is doing in my life, blessings that are far more profound than what I could have imagined a few years ago. In referring back to the title Freedom from Slavery. Seizing upon the idea that freedom from bondage allows freedom to serve.