#437 – Someone is Addicted to Smoking – Part 2

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An excerpt from Take Every Thought to Prayer – Volume 2 – Prayers to Love Our Neighbor

Dear Father, someone I know is addicted to smoking cigarettes. I just don’t get it. They can’t seem to go five minutes without smoking. Are they crazy? Don’t they know how bad smoking is? Haven’t they seen all the public service announcements about the horrific diseases smoking causes? Father, I need to be honest. I am no different than them. I just don’t smoke. Every minute of every hour there is something I crave. I know how bad it is for me spiritually but I do it anyway. I can’t live without it. I am addicted to being my own god. I want to think my own thoughts. I want to have my own feelings. I want to do what I want to do. I want to say what I want to say. I want to believe what I want to believe. It’s my life. I am my own god. I’ve been warned by Your Word that there is a price to pay for rebellion from you. It doesn’t matter – I rebel anyway. I’ve experienced the joy and peace of walking in obedience and fellowship with you. It doesn’t matter – I’ll crave rebellion again and again and again. Father, may I be reminded of my rebellious heart every time I see this person smoke a cigarette. The dangers of being addicted to rebellion from God are far worse than the dangers of smoking. Amen.