The Road to   RecoveryEight Principles Based on the          Beatitudes
Realize I’m not God.   Iadmit that I ampowerless to control mytendency to do thewrong thing and that mylife is unmanageable.
Happy are thosewho know they are spiritually poor.   Matthew 5:3
Earnestly believe thatGod exists, that Imatter to Him, and thathe has the power tohelp me recover.
Happy are those whomourn, for they shall   be comforted.    Matthew 5:4
Consciously choose tocommit all my life andwill to Christ’s care andcontrol.
Happy are the   meek.Matthew 5:5
Openly examine andconfess my faults tomyself, to God, and tosomeone I trust.
Happy are thepure in heart.Matthew 5:8
Voluntarily submit toevery change Godwants to make in my lifeand humbly ask Him toremove my characterdefects.
Happy are those  whose greatestdesire is to do what   God requires.   Matthew 5:6
Evaluate all myrelationships. Offerforgiveness to thosewho have hurt me andmake amends for harm Idone to others,
except when to do sowould harm them orothers.
Happy are themerciful. Happy are the peacemakers.  Matthew 5:7,9
Reserve a daily timewith God for self-examination, Biblereading, and prayer inorder to…
know God and His willfor my life and to gainthe power to followHis will.
Yield myself to God tobe used to bring thisGood News to others,both by my example andby my words.
Happy are those who   are persecuted  because they do what God requires.   Matthew 5:10
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Eight Principles

  1. 1. The Road to RecoveryEight Principles Based on the Beatitudes
  2. 2. Realize I’m not God. Iadmit that I ampowerless to control mytendency to do thewrong thing and that mylife is unmanageable.
  3. 3. Happy are thosewho know they are spiritually poor. Matthew 5:3
  4. 4. Earnestly believe thatGod exists, that Imatter to Him, and thathe has the power tohelp me recover.
  5. 5. Happy are those whomourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
  6. 6. Consciously choose tocommit all my life andwill to Christ’s care andcontrol.
  7. 7. Happy are the meek.Matthew 5:5
  8. 8. Openly examine andconfess my faults tomyself, to God, and tosomeone I trust.
  9. 9. Happy are thepure in heart.Matthew 5:8
  10. 10. Voluntarily submit toevery change Godwants to make in my lifeand humbly ask Him toremove my characterdefects.
  11. 11. Happy are those whose greatestdesire is to do what God requires. Matthew 5:6
  12. 12. Evaluate all myrelationships. Offerforgiveness to thosewho have hurt me andmake amends for harm Idone to others,
  13. 13. except when to do sowould harm them orothers.
  14. 14. Happy are themerciful. Happy are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:7,9
  15. 15. Reserve a daily timewith God for self-examination, Biblereading, and prayer inorder to…
  16. 16. know God and His willfor my life and to gainthe power to followHis will.
  17. 17. Yield myself to God tobe used to bring thisGood News to others,both by my example andby my words.
  18. 18. Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires. Matthew 5:10

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