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Thoughts of Addictions and Behavior

I think everyone has addictions. At least a friend from work says everyone has them. The more I thought of it the more I agreed.

Cigarettes, Coffee, Eating, Not eating, Attention, Control, Internet, Nail biting

I think they are caused by gaps in our hearts.
Blaise Pascal said "There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart."

I think addictions nest in that concept. Addictive things. Obsessive things.
Everyone has needs that tend to manifest in different ways. Depending on who that person is includes infinite factors: personality, temperament, grooming, environment, childhood and current situations, stress, feelings for the day, emotional maturity, etc...
Somehow 'connection' with God fills us so addictions have no hold.
It takes time for things to be dislodged. It takes time for God to remove things. God is the Counselor He says He is.

So everyone of us needs counselling?

For those with a more logical mind...
A) If everyone of us needs God.
B) God is the counselor
C) Every…

Thoughts of the Day

I read Our Daily Bread yesterday at work. It was about a man who reflected upon his life and he could see there was a time in his life when his walk with God could have been best described as 'side to side rather than face to face.'

Mose's relationship to God was often described as 'face to face.' I have even the translation better stated 'eye to eye.'

Heather and I have been reading the Experiencing God Day-By-Day Devotional [H & R Blackaby] we picked up free. [Thank you Scott and Erica.]

This devotional repeated the same message. Except it added the importance of loving one another. This has always been a challenge for me.
But it stated, more like reitterated what John often says in his Gospels and Epistles...Loving God also means loving one another.
Somehow loving people is an evidence we: love God and have matured in our faith.

How long had I avoided intimacy with people? In my CCSU days deeper relationships often resulted in hurting those I liked the mo…