the road of recovery

What is your personal road of recovery?  Does this apply to you, do you think you need to recover from anything?
My personal road of recovery has included speech, physical, and occupational therapies.
Speech Therapy –
  • cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions).
  • speech (i.e., articulation, fluency, resonance, and voice);
  • language (i.e., syntax, semantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication) including comprehension and expression;
  • swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions;
  • sensory awareness related to communication, swallowing.

Physical Therapy – concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being.

Occupational Therapy – a discipline that aims to promote health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities

information from Wikipedia.com

While most of us have not had to go through these therapies, we as Christians are in a constant state of rehabilitation and recovery, I think.

improve.  reestablish.  repair.  mend.  reform.  reconstruct.  recover.  rehabilitate.
Jesus asks us, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick?” ~Luke 5:31 (MSG)
We have heard this, and most of us have used this, when speaking of ‘the Church’.  But, what if, after we have met and established a relationship with The Great Physician, we then enter into a constant state of rehabilitation – a road of recovery?  In that context, does not the Church become a rehabilitation hospital?
We are constantly, at least I am continually, learning/being taught how to communicate, understand, process the Word.
There is a perpetual process of sitting, walking, and standing.
When we enter into a relationship with God, we are repeatedly learning to be enabled to take part in meaningful and purposeful things.
Improving our relationship with God.
Reestablishing communication with the Father.
Repairing relationships.
Mending our brokenness.
Reforming our behaviors.
Reconstructing the beneficial bridges that we have burnt.
Recovering what we have lost.
Rehabilitating.
perpetual.  unending.  ceaseless.  continual.  infinite.
Father, restore me.  Constantly draw me closer to You – show me, guide me, teach me, break me. 
grace.
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