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    • #17629
      timcia
      Keymaster

        What if we were given a brand new start to life? Put into paradise in the Garden of Eden. Everything brand new except that we still have our same old thoughts and ways of thinking. What advice would really help you change your life and get rid of this addiction?
        I would say: “Dear Self, you are getting some of the destruction out of your life by reading several chapters of the Bible which have increased your faith. You are spending time in prayer every day which has helped you learn why and how to overcome sin and addiction. You are focusing on treating others with love and praying about being filled with love. This has caused you to realize that people are more important than any addiction. You are focused on finding and fulfilling your purpose which is filling you with joy.
        But remember, satan will come into the garden. He will bring new updated tricks and temptations. But they will be the same old tricks and temptations disguised as something new and great. So today and every day focus on the fact that _____ steals your joy. Focus on the fact that sin steals your joy. Focus on the fact that being a slug and not fighting to fulfill your purpose steals your joy. Instead, choose Christ who fills you with joy.”
        Today, start a habit of Bible reading, prayer, and a focus on being filled with God’s love. These habits will start to squeeze out some habits that are killing you.

      • #17630
        Mts209
        Participant

          This is a very timely post as it ties into this mornings study and meditation. Based from 1 Timothy 6:11-12, Proverbs 23:26-28 and 2 Corinthians 5:17.
          Need to remind myself:
          1. Flee from the things of the world.
          2. Pursue holiness, faith, love.
          3. Keep up the good fight.
          4. Take hold of eternal life as we were made for.
          5. Make a good confession.
          6. Give Jesus my heart and observe His ways.
          7. Remember sin is a deep pit, will only drag you deeper.
          8. I am a new creation in Jesus Christ.

          Along with this, reading of the Word, prayers and meditation and truly accepting that you are a New Creation in Christ!

        • #17633
          timcia
          Keymaster

            A great long-term goal is to have 7 new habits that will help you stop, and seven new habits that will help you start new things that will give you things to do that will help you quit.
            Either have a 2nd notebook for these long-term habits or a separate section for these long-term habits.
            Establishing a permanent long-term habit takes about 66 days on average. This site recommends a ton of habits as well as ways to establish habits. Consider filling up a notebook with all the information you can find that will help you make permanent habits out of the 14 habits that you pick.
            This site will give you 100 habits to try. But for long-term habits pick important things like turning from lust, or praising the Lord. Pick things that will help you stay free in the long term.
            Become obsessed with these long-term habits. The more permanent habits that you acquire, the easier it will be to quit for good. A great long-term goal is to have 7 new habits that will help you stop, and seven new habits that will help you start new things that will give you things to do that will help you quit.
            Either have a 2nd notebook for these long-term habits or a separate section for these long-term habits.
            Establishing a permanent long-term habit takes about 66 days on average. This site recommends a ton of habits as well as ways to establish habits. Consider filling up a notebook with all the information you can find that will help you make permanent habits out of the 14 habits that you pick.
            This site will give you 100 habits to try. But for long-term habits pick important things like turning from lust, or praising the Lord. Pick things that will help you stay free in the long term.
            Become obsessed with these long-term habits. The more permanent habits that you acquire, the easier it will be to quit for good.

          • #17636
            timcia
            Keymaster

              Daily Bible study is a vital habit because it allows God to talk to you, and start to live through you when you submit to Him. Today I read James one. Here is an example of how much we can learn from daily Bible study.

              12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

              The Contemporary English version says: “12 God will bless you, if you don’t give up when your faith is being tested. He will reward you with a glorious life, just as he rewards everyone who loves him.”

              God will bless us when we keep fighting and don’t give up.

              15 “Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

              A good reminder of what happens if we keep sinning.

              CEV 20 “If you are angry, you cannot do any of the good things God wants done.”

              Anger often leads to an inability to fight temptation. Consider praying often:

              “Father, take away this spirit of anger so that I can more effectively fight off sin.”

              NIV 21 “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”

              Fight sin, read the Bible, and accept the Word.

              22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

              Consider memorizing V 22. I also liked the CEV: 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

              25 “But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”

              Consider memorizing V 25. The perfect law gives us freedom. When we continue in it, and when we do it, we are blessed. What a great verse.

              Make daily Bible study a habit. It is a key to quitting.

              • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by timcia.
            • #17706
              timcia
              Keymaster

                Yesterday I was very tired and struggling. Instead of looking up Bible verses to learn from my situation, I watched TV. Please learn from my stupidity.
                Psalm 34:17-20 ESV When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
                One thing I did do right was I was focusing on turning from sin, and I kept trying to pray. Those things did help, but what if I had studied the above verse for 10 minutes and prayed over it?
                This great verse is a reminder of the benefits for those striving to live right. The Lord hears and delivers them. The Lord is near to them. This is info I could have used yesterday.
                Romans 15:13 ESV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
                Again, should have read this verse about 5 times.
                2 Corinthians 4:8 ESV We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair.”
                If I had studied the above 2 verses, I think this one would have given me the faith to have had a better day.
                Psalm 23:1-6 ESV A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …”
                Often, we are quick to punt (give up) when life gets tough. Instead, dig into the power of scripture by using the exact verses you need to get through what is knocking you down. Today I searched “verses despair” and got these great verses
                Make it a habit to “Always think about how scripture can help you solve today’s challenges.” It is a key to quitting.

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                timcia
                Keymaster

                  Test2

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                  timcia
                  Keymaster

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                    timcia
                    Keymaster

                      test4

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                      timcia
                      Keymaster

                        test4

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                        timcia
                        Keymaster

                          test5

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                          timcia
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