Restoration and Recovery. We believe that Restoration comes through Christ and Recovery through the principles and clinical psychological methodology representing the best research and science.
It was not long ago that we treated the mind and body separately; one intervention or “treatment” for the body and yet another for the mind, not understanding the interrelatedness. Although medicine has recently made some strides now understanding the psychological aspects of many medical illnesses and chronic disease. Yet, modern medicine still insists on splitting off the spirit from its methodology. Wholeness includes the mind, body and spirit and that’s what Restoration Recovery is all about!
Addiction shatters lives, families, hopes and dreams with the destruction of an F5 tornado. The destruction left in the wake is mind-blowing. We believe that Christ can and will restore, if sought. He has the ability to wipe away our sins and our tears and bring joy back to our broken lives and hearts. Restoration is possible through Christ, for he is our lord and savior …”with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26
We believe the following components are vital in order to cultivate our hearts to allow God to work in our lives and cultivate a relationship with Christ. In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:8), Christ speaks of seed that fell on good soil, where it produced a crop. In this way we can ensure we are cultivating good soil.
Reading and meditating on the Word of God, and Prayer.
In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:8), Christ speaks of seed that fell on good soil, where it produced a crop. In this way we can ensure we are cultivating good soil. Jesus loves us and he wants us to be close to him, he wants a relationship with us. Like any other relationship we have communication is essential, to talk about wants and needs, to share hopes, dreams, and even disappointments, hurts, and the pains of life. In this way we can talk through God through Prayer, listen through quiet meditation and learn by immersing ourselves in the Word.
Hebrews 4:12 For the living word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The word will come to live in us and begin to transform our lives…..
We believe love if the force that breathed life into existence, the force through all which is created. John 3:16 says For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. It is through Christ’s sacrifice and ultimate act of love, through his blood that we are saved.
With that said, relationships are reciprocal. Just as He loved us, we are to love him….and each other. Matthew 22:37-39 tell us: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself
Love does not separate or divide….it inclusive….its whole unto itself and the power through which all is created. When we walk in love…we become free. Addiction destroys love….it seeks to destroy our mind, our body and our spirit until nothing is left…. We are warned in John 10;10, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.
This sounds simple, but it is certainly not easy. We have to surrender our will and lives to him. Period. There are no shortcuts on this one…This is very difficult because it entails trust, giving up our will. For many of us, it has served us well and kept us alive, but lets face it we wouldn’t be here if we thought this is the best it can get.
Psalm 51;10 Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me. Jesus can and will fulfill his promises if we let him
Christ is a gentleman, will knock but we have to let him in….he will not force himself on anyone. That is not the nature of love. Many of us are hoping for a miracle, but we have to get out of our own way so Jesus can work. This means putting down your baggage, your fear, your worry, insecurities, your guilt, your shame…your sin. He will take it all. He is always faithful. This is sometimes a daily struggle, but our fellowship with Christ will light the way
Closely related to surrender, is the concept of obedience. Now for many of us this has negative connotations from childhood or even punitive or abusive relationships. This comes from God, it is a vastly different type of obedience. It might be helpful to think about like an obedience to love.
It is our sin nature in this fallen world, our life styles, our addictions, our behaviors, our sin that keeps us separated from the love of Christ. He has given us a path to it but we have to surrender our will and follow him in obedience. If we use Christ Jesus as our guide, he will not lead us astray.
Think about it…in our addictions, we didn’t love much we hurt others and we hurt ourselves. Love in addition to the other commandments will put us in good stead. Structure and order is very important in recovery and as we become more obedient to his commands we will become more like him.
Our Recovery component utilizes the best of the research and science from clinical psychological methodology to help motivate, empower and build the necessary skills to live an optimal life.
We draw on and from humanistic and cognitive and behavioral traditions employing Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, couples, family, 12-step facilitation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapies, Trauma Informed Therapies, and medication assisted approaches among others.
RR approach is built around developing an intimate relationship with Jesus, restoring motivation, helping to build your tool box to cope with stressors, understanding and restructuring problematic belief patterns, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and building an optimal life style with balance in mind body and spirit