Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* It was very good, the perfect height, reminds me how CS Lewis talks about related issues. I noticed it too, the pride almost in how much we drink and how free we are. And if begins to feel teenager - like the excesses of high school again. Glad you raised it - as you did. Mmm ... Yes, it's good to say yes to God, is not it? To fix our burdens. Thank you for this testimony today. The Spirit calls me to another area of life, and I am at the stage of "research".
* Did you have a moment when you finally decided to stop drinking? Not really - it's built over time. Alcoholism is living in my family, so I started drinking when I was 15 years old. It was normal to go drinking every weekend, which ended up becoming every day. Do you consider yourself an alcoholic? I guess so, but I do not think it was something that I was really ready to admit. I admit it now, but it's weird to say it. I just know that I can not drink.
* The alcohol was bad, drinking was bad, and there was a lot of bias around not drinking. I remember telling my dad once that I did not think about drinking because I had an addictive personality and did not think it would be smart. He said how proud he was of me and I would have liked to listen because I was right. When I started drinking at the university, it was a mess from the start. No moderation, nothing good about it.
* But in the meantime, the rainbows will spring from your buttocks, and you'll feel like the last scenes of Independence Day. You have overcome your addictions! The alien ships have been destroyed! You just did what they all said you could not do! Except you do not have. There is no arrival line with alcohol recovery. Ninety percent of alcoholics relapse in the first four years. There are still tons of ships out there, and each of them needs Randy Quaid to fly improbably at the precise moment when he attacks with his giant laser beam.
More Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* It's not always a question of not drinking, although if you do not want to go. If you love wine and can handle it, then for the sake of God, drink it without feeling guilty. I will drink 15-20 beers and whiskeys a week, always, and very probably always. I do not think Bessey said everyone should stop drinking. It responded to the prompting of the Spirit. And it is not necessary to be an alcoholic or problem drinker for the Spirit to encourage someone to stop drinking alcohol.
* And why, even among adults who are not fundamentalists, alcohol always smells of transgression, which is part of what makes it "mowed". I'm joking about mum's wine, and I can not wait for the release at the Christian conference that makes me and my friends freer, smarter than those righteous Christians of yesteryear who would never participate. I just love you, sweet Ron - your true honest heart. You give me old enough, be your mother such hope.
* Few people realize that there are many advantages to not drinking when they decide to lower the bottle. When you stop ingesting alcohol, the body can first go into shock causing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal if you are not careful. The reason for this is because when someone drank a lot or drank regularly for a prolonged amount of time, the body becomes dependent on alcohol chemicals because it has made adjustments to the body's processes to fit the added alcohol intake.
* When I started going out with my husband, he nonchalantly mentioned that he was not drinking anymore once he became a Christian at the adult age. When I asked why, his answer surprised me. He said that it was because he did not want to drown the Holy Spirit for any reason whatsoever - or give Satan a holding potential. That was enough for me. I have never drunk wine or anything since. It's been more than 20 years.
* We learn compassion for ourselves and, by extension, we should extend that to others when we realize what pain means consciously. Sometimes this means a surgical removal like the trip above. For many people, this means accountability so as not to slip into the old way of doing things and determine not to stop something but to put something better in its place. be careful that God really tells us in our hearts and minds, then we believe that making tough choices will improve over time.
* I read other articles that were judged and motivated by fear why risk having one? And they just did not talk to me like this. If HG asks me to stop, of course I will, but it has not happened yet. So happy to read an article about thisubject who does not play the Holy Spirit for the rest of us. God blessed you with your writing talent and your way of writing without condemning. I am grateful for that.
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