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Stopping Smoking

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Through Faith and Prayer

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book If you are addicted to any substance, you are declaring with your behavior that you “love” the addiction more than you love God, and so you will fail to love God as Christ commanded us: You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37). But, if only you train yourself through faith and prayer to desire holiness more than you desire an addiction, any addiction can be overcome.
 
Accordingly, to stop smoking it will be necessary not only to overcome the addiction to nicotine, but also it will be necessary to overcome the habit of always reaching for a cigarette (either as a behavioral reward or as a means to relieve anxiety) instead of reaching out to God in prayer.
 
If you follow the guidance within this booklet, you will be able to say, “When I trust in You, Lord, You are my best and oldest friend. I do not need to soothe myself with tobacco. With Your grace, I am not a slave to impulses and addiction.”

 
 
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Stopping Smoking | Reasons for Being a Nonsmoker | Withdrawal Symptoms |
Faith and Prayer | Deliverance From Cravings | Practicing Gratitude
 
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