Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20: Daily Inventory (Free Worksheet)

In Celebrate Recovery lesson 20, we begin applying what we have learned from the past lessons and discuss three ways to do a daily inventory – self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer! This should be an adventure!

Did you know that the Lord has actually provided you with a daily checklist for your new lifestyle? We’ll look at the verses in the New Testament that show the “Greatest Commandment!”

Celebrate Recovery lesson 20 will continue working on Principle 7, which determines that we need time for daily Bible reading and prayer. This Daily Inventory lesson in Celebrate Recovery will also look at Step 10, where we continue to admit when we are wrong.

Step 10 is the step from the Alcoholics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery programs. The Step 10 Daily Action Plan will be revealed in this lesson! It’s so exciting to learn and grow, right?

If you’re brand new to Celebrate Recovery lessons, please check out the first lesson – Celebrate Recovery Lesson 1: Denial. If you just need the last lesson, please read Celebrate Recovery Lesson 19: Crossroads

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What is Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20: Daily Inventory?

Celebrate Recovery principle 7 is: Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. I’m thrilled to join you in applying what you’ve learned to your life! 

In Step 10, We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it. Keep working on daily amends, as that is all part of the process!

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! – 1 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV)

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In Celebrate Recovery lesson 20, we will look at the three ways to do a Step 10 Inventory, and we’ll discover the powerful Step 10 Daily Action Plan! I LOVE applying things to real life, so I’m excited to present this lesson plan!

As God’s messenger, I give each of you God’s warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you. – Romans 12:3 (TLB)

What Does “Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20” Mean?

Celebrate Recovery, or CR, is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program created by John Baker and Rick Warren. It was created for people with hurts, habits, or hang-ups

The Celebrate Recovery curriculum is Biblically-based. The Celebrate Recovery 8 principles use Beatitudes that are found in the New Testament.

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 is the second lesson in the Growing in Christ While Helping Others Participant’s Guide 4. You can buy this online or at Celebrate Recovery. Typically, you would go over these lessons with a group, but we are going to talk about it here, too.

Cling tightly to your faith in Christ and always keep your conscience clear, doing what you know is right. – 1 Timothy 1:19 (TLB)

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 Highlights

Here are the notes or highlights from Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20. This lesson is crucial in order to grow in your recovery. Try to really put this lesson (your daily inventory) to use. Apply the applicable elements to your life in order to see a real difference in your journey!

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 Notes

According to the Celebrate Recovery study guide, Jesus gave us the greatest commandment in the New Testament. In Matthew 22:37-40, we read about it, and we know we are to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind. The real question is, how can we show love to God?

Since you are working through your recovery, you probably know now that trusting God is a big part of it. You are walking through the 12 steps of recovery and the 8 Celebrate Recovery Principles of Celebrate Recovery. 

I love how James 1:22 explains that we need to do more than just listen to God (or the Word). We need to put the words of the Bible into action. We are meant to be living examples of Jesus Christ. Maybe take a look at what your spiritual calling or spiritual purpose is!

As we look at how to accomplish Step 10 of the 12 Steps of Recovery, we’ll look at 3 ways to do this – ongoing, daily, and periodic.

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul, and…mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. – Matthew 22:37-40

Complete an Ongoing Inventory.

With an ongoing inventory in recovery, we want to do our inventory continually. That means do it the moment it happens. If you are unsure of when to make amends with someone, do it now! Life is too short to wait on something like that. Be sure to also talk to your sponsor!!

When you make amends, for example, in the moment, you will rest easier at night. You’ll know you went out into the world, hopefully better than you went into it!

Intelligent people think before they speak; what they say is then more persuasive. – Proverbs 16:23 (GNT)

Do a Daily Inventory.

When it comes to doing a daily inventory, you need to think about your daily activities. What do you spend time doing? This includes both the good and bad things you do. Think about anyone you might have harmed and the times when you acted out of fear or anger. 

If you don’t already have one, a personal journal is a smart choice to complete your daily inventory. Use a prayer binder or prayer journal to speak to God about the mistakes you’ve made and all of the sin in your life! When you recognize your wrong, make amends!

A wise, mature person is known for his understanding. The more pleasant his words, the more persuasive he is. – Proverbs 16:21 (GNT)

Perform a Periodic Inventory.

A periodic inventory is one that you do once in a while. This is the time to USE the prayer binder or journal. You will truly dive into your daily entries, asking God to show you where you can make lasting improvements – changes in your life to make a difference.

When you do this type of inventory, it’s important to take action once you are done. This means making amends to those you have harmed. It’s never a fun activity, but when we are saved, we are promised eternal life that will make all this unpleasantness dissipate.

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome talk (ever) come out of your mouth, but only such (speech) as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others. – Ephesians 4:29 (AB)

An Action Plan Based on Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20

So what do we need to do (other than the suggestions above) to complete Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20? It’s always important to ask this question in recovery. Your growth is dependent on how you apply what you learn to your life, not how many meetings you go to!

#1. Do a daily inventory and make amends continually.

Grab this FREE Moral Inventory Worksheet to record the good and bad parts of your day. God does not need us to only pray or journal about the negative things we are going through. He also wants to hear everything (good or bad) that is on our hearts!

#2. Using a journal of some kind, summarize what happened during your day.

You can use a regular notebook of some kind for this, or pick up this FREE Daily Prayer Journal! It will help guide you through the various things you can pray about or record!

#3. Memorize one of the Bible verses mentioned in this article.

Memorizing Bible verses might seem like something you only needed to worry about as a kid, but it should be a part of your daily activities. Try a memory card system, a Bible memory book, or just make flashcards yourself. Maybe check out a Bible memory app – there are many!!

#4. Continue to work the steps and principles in Celebrate Recovery.

We have covered what the 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery are! This series of CR lessons is also being published as I write about each individual step in recovery. Check out Celebrate Recovery Step 1 to get started in this area!

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20

Questions from Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 

The following questions are from Celebrate Recovery lesson 20. It would be smart to use the Celebrate Recovery study guide at the same time. That way, you will have it in your hands as you answer each question.

  • What are the pros of doing each type of inventory in recovery?
  • How can the different types of inventories help you not fall into sin?
  • Answer those two questions for all 3 types of inventories.
  • How will you follow the action plan during recovery?
  • In what areas do you need to make amends? Think about your relationships, including your family, your friends, your co-workers, and fellow believers or those in your
    CR support group.

Take a look at the following verses and record what they mean to your life right now. How can these verses help you, and what will you do to apply them to your life? Look up each verse and write down your reflections.

  • Proverbs 16:23
  • Ephesians 4:29
  • Proverbs 16:21
  • Proverbs 12:25
  • 1 Corinthians 13:1
  • Mark 14:38

If I had a gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them, and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. – 1 Corinthians 13:1 (TLB)

A Prayer from Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 

Consider saying this prayer each day as you work through Celebrate Recovery lesson 20 – Daily Inventory. It may help you as you walk this road to recovery.

Dear God, 

I am so appreciative for this day. Please give me the wisdom and insight to understand this lesson and work through the program. Help me live my life in a new and different way. I want to follow Your will above all. 

Please help me to always make amends swiftly and request forgiveness when needed. As I grow and mature in Celebrate Recovery, I know You are with me. Bless my relationships with good health and solid, positive growth. I love You above all.

In Jesus’ name, I pray,


Additional Bible Verses from Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 

If you would like to dig into Principle 7 of Celebrate Recovery a little deeper, there are many verses that you can look up and study. The Celebrate Recovery study guide for this lesson lists the following verses for Principle 7. Enjoy!

  • Romans 12:3
  • Proverbs 14:30
  • Matthew 5:25
  • Psalm 26:2
  • Proverbs 27:12
  • 1 Timothy 4:16
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12

More Celebrate Recovery Resources

Use these Celebrate Recovery resources to enhance your experience on this journey!

Free Recovery Lesson 20 Worksheet: Your Inventory Worksheet

For the Recovery Lesson 20 Worksheet, use this Daily Inventory Worksheet as part of this week’s questions! This recovery worksheet is FREE, so enjoy it! 

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Daily Inventory Worksheet

A Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20: Daily Inventory Video

Lesson 20 of Celebrate Recovery: Daily Inventory – YouTube

More Helpful Celebrate Recovery Resources

Additional helpful resources that you can use on this journey are the Celebrate Recovery NIV Study Bible and the Celebrate Recovery 365-Day Devotional Book!

As a side note, we recently grabbed the devotional book (above) at a discount, and I am in love with it!! It will help keep you grounded in recovery, so I would strongly recommend using that CR devotional book. It’s pretty amazing! (Each day, you get a scripture, lesson, and prayer). 

A Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 Personal Account

In the event that you do not know me, I’m Michele! I’m a grateful believer in Jesus. 

I celebrate recovery from various addictions, including men and alcohol, and struggle with perfectionism and the need for control.

One thing I wanted to explain is that we are all at different stages when it comes to recovery. I have been to Celebrate Recovery and completed a 12-step recovery program. This does NOT mean that I am perfect, but as I mentioned, I struggle with wanting to be perfect!

Really, when it comes to an inventory after I told my initial inventory to my sponsor, I did not want to look back and know I had missed something. I’ve always been a tell-it-like-it-is type of person, so once I made amends to those I’ve harmed, I wanted to keep up with it.

Most of my notes on this lesson relate to my past and what I previously went through – divorce, addiction, and a real lack of a relationship with God! Now, I do struggle with some resentment, but with the help of the girls in my step study, I’m learning to forgive and let go.

It’s most important that we think about what God wants, not the people of this world. One day, Christ will come, and that will be all that matters, not why a relative didn’t call you on your birthday or something! Just be sure you are doing things for the right reason – an eternal cause!

You can read more about my journey in my spiritual testimony!

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Tools to Build Your Relationship with God

As you build a relationship with God, your heart and soul will change immensely. You will learn how to pray in a way that means something. We are instructed not to pray empty prayers but to speak from the heart and allow the Holy Spirit to speak for us.

Part of this life-changing experience for me was how I began to study my Bible each day. I made God a priority, and so can you. Just budget your time. Make goals, set smaller steps you can accomplish, and reach for the stars!

When I began getting close to God, I changed from the inside out. I began to develop strong friendships, and so will you! Just step outside of your comfort zone, and find someone to encourage you in a way that gets you moving near our Father in Heaven.

As you warm up to some of these ideas and use these tools to strengthen you, you’ll develop your own schedule for how you want to enlist various spiritual habits in your life. You might become an all-or-nothing person, as you can tell I am, but work with what you have!

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on It day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in It. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. – Joshua 1:8 (NLT)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many lessons are there in Celebrate Recovery?

When it comes to lessons in Celebrate Recovery, it can get confusing. There are 25 lessons in Celebrate Recovery’s curriculum. This includes the 8 principles and 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. In the Shop, you can find a FREE Celebrate Recovery Numbers Worksheet!

Is Celebrate Recovery Biblical?

Yes! Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical 12-step recovery program. It incorporates the Beatitudes from the book of Matthew in the Bible and uses this material as part of the 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery. You do not need to be a Christian to attend Celebrate Recovery, though.

What are the Celebrate Recovery colors of the chips?

The main color you will want to know about is blue! A blue chip at Celebrate Recovery represents the start of your road to recovery. It’s a big deal! Next, you have red, green, and white, which represent 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days in recovery, respectively. Attend a CR meeting to learn more!

What is a Celebrate Recovery step study?

A Celebrate Recovery step study is different from a Celebrate Recovery meeting or share group. When you really dig deep and work through the 12 steps of recovery, you typically do so at a Celebrate Recovery step study. You can get started with Celebrate Recovery’s Lesson One or Step One.

What is the Serenity Prayer?

The Serenity Prayer is the prayer said at Celebrate Recovery (CR) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). You are welcome to grab a copy on our website or write it down. The prayer is God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference

Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20


Can you believe there are only a few lessons left in the 12 steps of recovery? Give yourself a pat on the back. The above article on Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20: Daily Inventory has covered the following:

  • What is Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20: Daily Inventory?
  • An Overview of What Celebrate Recovery Is
  • The Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20 Resources Available
  • A Brief Overview of My Story in Relation to Celebrate Recovery Lesson 20
  • And More!

Celebrate Recovery is certainly life-changing, and I truly hope you are positively impacted by this article! If you found this helpful, please post this article on social media and share it with those you love!

If you want to share your recovery story or suggest a recovery topic for us to write about, please reach out

Don’t forget to grab a FREE Serenity Prayer in the shop!! Memorizing this prayer can greatly help you in recovery.

In the next recovery lesson, we will look at – Celebrate Recovery Lesson 21: Relapse! Is this the lesson that you were looking for? Stay tuned!

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