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      timcia
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        One huge key to quitting addiction is to fill your life with light. Reading the Bible gives you light. Spending time every day in prayer gives you light.

        Nothing can grow or live without light. The food we eat every day can only live if the light continues to shine. Jesus’ light (like our car lights) shows us where we need to go.

        Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

        Biblestudytools.com said: “We are self-centered and self-driven without Jesus. We come to the end of ourselves and our efforts and become overwhelmed by the natural darkness in our hearts. No one has “a good heart” in a natural state. We all fall short. Jesus came so we would experience the power of the Holy Spirit. God’s loving embrace through the wisdom of His word and our relationship with Him shed His light on others living in darkness.

        Jesus gives us the vision to see who we are in Him. Only the light of the world can show us who we are and guide us responsibly through life.

        When we live our lives reflecting the Light, it allows others to see His love.”

        But we need to know what keeps us from the light. We can read the Bible and pray and still struggle.

        Because the problem is sin. Sin blocks off the light and then we live in darkness. So we add a third key to what keeps us in the light: Fighting sin.

        To fight sin we pray for help from Jesus on overcoming it and then we do everything we can to stop doing it. But remember, what we stop doing is the boring half of the equation.

        Being a Christian is about what we do. The commands about sin are only there to explain what is going wrong. They explain what we end up doing when we don’t do what Jesus wants us to do.

        My daughter is a beautician. Every single person she meets hears about Jesus. Everyone who knows her marvels at how she treats everyone and how she is an example of Jesus’ love. She is filled to the max with light.

        But your purpose is not to be exactly like her. Your purpose is to find out what Jesus wants you to do.

        Matthew 5:14 – “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

        If you want your life filled with light pray multiple times every day: “Father, show me what you want me to do.”

        The next thing to do is to be available to do something for Jesus now or in the very near future. It may very well be something small. But when you pass that test it will be bigger. And when you start to do what Jesus wants you to do you will start to experience light in your life.

        Pray, “Father, take away my spirit of drinking/drugs and fill me with Your light.”

        Here is the link for more information: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/i-am-the-light-of-the-world.html

        • This topic was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by timcia.
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