Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* After my husband and I left the seminary and traveled north to serve the churches ... we could not believe the banality of drinking among the Christians. They did not care to abstain. We chose not to drink not because of the rules, but because we did not want to influence our children with alcohol. They are now young adults and make their own choices which fortunately are not heavy drinkers. I can not judge or force anyone to reject alcohol, however ... like you, I believe that the Holy Spirit will walk by him and gently lavish all that needs to be done in our lives.
* The rest of the Sabbath, giving him the first place and the traps that annoy me and mine. Thank you for expressing the difference by saying "yes to God" and walking in freedom. This message is resonating with me today. It's funny, is not it, how are we going back on things that we think we have left behind to see their wisdom with new eyes? I hear you, my daughter. I liked your message! I struggled with alcohol for twenty years.
* One thing I noticed is that when we are in a restaurant that serves alcohol and earns a lot of money, they often start by explaining the special drink. Our standard answer is not just to say, "no thank you," but to be safe and clarify - "We do not drink alcohol." The answers are sometimes weird, but I have never been sorry to stay on our positions. what we feel is the best way for us to honor God.
More Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I went back to university and got a second degree. I could not have done that if I was still drinking. You could turn your hobby into a career. Have the energy to win a promotion or change jobs or start your own business. How is your family? Will your wife be happy? Will your children be happy? If things are already broken, will you be able to reconcile? If you do not have a job or family, you will be stable enough to get them if you wish.
* Consuming a moderate amount of alcohol - that is, up to one alcoholic beverage per day for women and two for men - can have health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease and ischemic stroke. However, drinking and excessive drinking are related to car accidents, burns, falls, alcohol intoxication, violence, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, chronic diseases, cancers, problem my memory and learning and dependence on alcohol.
* "That's what I did for myself! I had finished!!! Almost gone, I walked away from this desire, full of joy, without hope since this morning, for any alcohol! I too am well with others who choose to drink alcohol, but for me, I choose not to do so. Work your own salvation with fear and trembling by listening to the Holy Spirit. For me, I like my choice and I like to follow this conviction that I had.
* But, I'm very glad you shared that none of these things really happened. Thank you. Ron, thank you for your words. God knew exactly what I needed to hear today ... and that was your essay. Thank you. I am a 43 year old pastor and your story alcohol and cynicism is almost identical to mine. I stopped almost two yearsthere are years, after about a year of the Holy Spirit gently, but constantly inviting me to stop.
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