Thank you for your candor and honesty Sondra, you are a brave
person, no doubt. I'm sure we have all felt certain temptations. I
know that I myself flirted with substance abuse for several years.
I'm quite sure that I would not have had as easy time of healing the
habit if it had not been for the love of the Father and my acceptance
of His Son, and you are right, it is much better to abide in Christ
and feel the Fathers love than to try and deny Him. Once again,
thanks for your honesty. I know that God will keep you and heal you,
so have faith, and keep up the courage.
On Mon, 13 May 2002 12:02:22 Sondra Brasile wrote: > > >Finally, there's a subject I know something about, and it's got to be this >one! How embarrasing. >Well, I think you guys are on the right track with this discussion, I want >to support it from my perspective which is a little different than any of >yours I gather. >I don't know when and how I got it, but I am afraid I am one of those >'predisposed'. I have thought it may be a hormone thing, since I suspect I >have some issues there as well, (although I have not been able to find a >doctor to say there is anything 'abnormal'). Being raised in a Christian >home and always being a God fearing person, I have never allowed myself to >"go there". But the appetite is there and it is a reality. I do not believe >in any way shape or form that a genetic "link" or "predisposition" would >justify my 'feeding' of this appetite. For the same reason I didn't TRY any >addictive drugs in school I figure what I don't know is not hurting me. As >many of you have said it IS a choice; this is 100% true, and if I were ever >to choose to feed it, I know I would be subject to the correction and >discipline of my loving Father, as well as natural consequences, but he >wouldn't hate me for it, it is not the unpardonable sin and would forgive me >if asked in repentance. It doesn't really matter what science comes up with >or "proves" it IS possible to control it or else God wouldn't condemn the >practice. Also, I find that when I "ABIDE" in Christ the appetite is less >than when I stray, if I take my focus off of Jesus the appetite becomes >stronger, I believe this may be true of any unhealthy 'predisposition'. This >is why Jesus repeatedly said to "abide". > >I hope this helps shed more light on the issue. >Sincerely, >Sondra > > >_________________________________________________________________ >MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: >http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx >
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