"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


It is the first day feeling good enough to at least read. Picked up The Recovery Bible this morning and I came across the relationship of Timothy and Paul.

Timothy was never known as a strong leader. A timid and fearful man. One who did not like to confront people. Despite his weaknesses, God used Timothy.

Timothy was known to be faithful and persevere in his ministry despite his fears. A man of integrity. Faithful. A good friend.

Paul encouraged Timothy to speak only the truth, and to discipline himself. Take personal inventory and correct anything that was a detriment. Stay in good spiritual and emotional condition in order to receive the help from God.

"Recovery requires that we allow people into our life for both support and accountability. We need to ask God for "Timothys"-people who have integrity, who can be trusted, and who will stand by us through anything. When we find our Timothys, we will be better equipped to face the trials of recovery." (The Recovery Bible)

"Recovery always takes place in the context of relationships. So taking our personal inventory in the recovery process must lead us to make improvements in how we relate to others. We may not be in a position of leadership, but we are always an example to others. When we are taking inventory on a regular basis, everyone wins: We do because we grow; other do because they are encouraged. A successful recovery will lead to the healing of our broken relationships." (The Recovery Bible)

I relate to Timothy.


  1. I kind of see myself as a Timothy.I'm glad you were able to read some today. We all need that inner strength.

  2. JBR glad you're feeling better. I'm a Paul and Timothy. Mixed combo. It's true only way we grow is through. Through our problems. God Bless.

  3. I am so grateful to our Lord Jesus that you are feeling better JBR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God's Blessings to you,


  4. Great post, praying you feel better and better.

  5. prayers,
    best wishes...

    get well in no time.

  6. You've been through the mill lately..Good to hear you are better. Praise God He has you covered!

  7. Good to hear you are feeling better. sandie

  8. I am happy you're recovering and gaining strength! Keep reading and finding hope!

  9. Thank you! I think we all need those Timothys in our life--I could use one now!!:) Blessings to you today.

  10. This is a very good post, JBR. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better! May God bless you, my friend :)

  11. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. I hope tomorrow will be even better still.

    Wishing you well,

  12. Yes for real JBR I also hope you continue to get better each day and of course you will because of who you belong to.Amen
    Love ya :-)

  13. Thankful that you are feeling better and that you are able to be encouraged through reading. ((((JBR))) As someone that doesn't like confrontation either I can relate to Timothy too!

  14. Hello JBR, I'm listening tto you and learning.