Monday, January 13, 2014

Safeguarding our Serenity

I learned something tonight that I am anxious to blog about; to solidify in my own memory so I don't forget.

This concept of safeguarding our serenity rather than our sobriety, because it is the loss of our serenity that leads to the loss of our sobriety.

Think about it . . .


se·ren·i·ty

  [suh-ren-i-tee] 
noun, plural se·ren·i·ties for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being serenecalm, or tranquil; sereneness.

Serenity is the peace we find in the rest of our Savior.  Such peace is not found in sobriety, which is simply the regulation of our addictive behaviors.

Yes, sobriety is important and it is essential to find gratitude in it and for it.  But sobriety is simply abstinence from unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Sobriety on its own leaves a hole, and without serenity; the peace of our loving Savior, the Grace that He provides and the sustenance of His atonement - which fills that hole, we will fall.

Every single time.

Serenity is our safe place, our haven, our sanctuary and harbor.

It is our serenity that we need to protect with all fierceness we can muster.

1 comment:

Thank you for sharing a moment with me:-)

Ezekiel 34:11-12,16

"For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick"