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Step Twelve



Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps. I am going to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all of my affairs.



Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalms 124:7-8


     To remain free from addiction, you must get outside yourself and serve. The desire to help others is a natural result of a Spiritual awakening. Jesus tells us:


And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20


     You have a message of hope for other addicts, for all afflicted and trouble people who are willing to consider a spiritual approach to changing their lives and for anyone seeking truth and righteousness.


For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:13


     Sharing your testimony of His mercy and His grace is one of the most important services you can offer. Bearing the burdens of others through acts of love and kindness and selfless service is part of your new life as a follower of Jesus Christ. There is a story in the Bible about how Jesus showed compassion towards others after he received bad news about John the Baptist being beheaded:


 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.  And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:12-14


     For us to keep away from our addictions we should concentrate on others and all our selfishness will be put behind us, and we will not think of our addictions.



Step Twelve Review 



1.  To remain free from addiction you must what?


2.  Jesus wants all of us to do what?


3.  You are to help all those who consider what?


4.  How are we to show concern for others?


5.  When Jesus was feeling sorrowful what did he do?