Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* As the daughter of an alcoholic who decided to drink could be fine when I was 21, I just connected with so many of these struggles. So just thank you, I know I needed to read this, although I'm still not quite sure of the implications ... maybe still in the eerie, afraid I'm not amusing . Hi my friend! Thank you for writing this piece. I really agree with you that any invitation from Jesus is an invitation to abundance.
* I praise God for the protection He has providentially given me in the form of my husband, even before knowing that it was ultimately for ME. I am an adult child of an alcoholic. In my youth, I have drunk a few times, but honestly, I can not afford to go. I fear that my addictive and compulsive personality will engage me in the same way as my father. I can not sacrifice my family and my life on the altar of a drink.
More 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.
* To discover that Baptists and many other Protestants of traditional non-liturgical thought were having a drink was a sins seemed weird at the time, with social dancing, going to movies that were not rated G well, maybe PG. It's sinful when it ruins lives. We are not talking about a simple drink. So, if God or your conscience or your wife tells you to put it on the ground, you should get ready.
* After he went to work, and I took my kids to school, I went from all the places to the bathroom to sit down and drop the tears while my heart began to cry WHY? Suddenly I heard a voice, not noisy, but audible to my mind, saying, "You're pissed off against me." "What? How? "By giving your husbandand so much power over you, only one word from him can hurt you so deeply. Only I should have that power over you, but I will never use it to hurt you.
* I did not have a problem with the drink but my husband did it. My middle daughter does. I had other aspects of my life that the Holy Spirit spoke to me about. You described it so eloquently. He never makes us feel guilty, just this slight decree until we know we have to do what He asks. . . and He asks because he knows what is best for us. Thank you for sharing so nicely. Beautiful. I hope this testimony leads to more freedom and abundance for others.
* As your body gets rid of alcohol, you will feel a sharp withdrawal - unpleasant. Alcoholics can experience particularly difficult recoveries, and professional help is recommended for them. Regardless, the benefits of quitting drinking will soon be known. Even if that does not seem to be the case, the acute withdrawal stage of the recovery period is the beginning of something awesome. Withdrawal symptoms are proof that your body is healing.