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  1. Nice morning message. It's a wonderful message to know that all things are possible through God. Simply asking for forgiveness is only the first step, but also making changes in your life to be a better person comes along with it. When I start my day with personal worship with Jesus, everything seems to fall in line much better than when I'm rushed out the door and don't have time for a daily message.

    When we're in the moments of temptation or situations to potentially hurt or slight others, it's good to take a pause and listen to what God is saying to your heart, rather than just acting out of haste or emotion. In my profession we encourage a "clinical pause" when all the tests are back prior to discharging or admitting the patient as it can have a significant impact on the care you deliver. I would encourage us to take a "situational or life pause" when these moments of temptation or frustration occur so you can listen to God's message rather than our own sinful hearts.

    Dr. Jeff
    Emergency Physician

      • No, but your name sounds familiar to me also. Grew up in Chicagoland then out west for school, back to Michigan then back out west. Adventist world is small, so I'm sure we've crossed somewhere.

        Have a wonderful Sabbath!


  2. Thanks so very much William. Had a wonderful victory two weeks ago over an addictive behavior that God has helped me overcome. The desire returned one night and as I struggled and almost gave in I cried out in desperation to God and He heard me. The desire left me immediately and has not returned since. I know that it may come up again some time in the future but now I know that with God’s power I can win. Sabbath blessings.

    • Amen Eudora! The desire or temptation may very well come again. Dying to self is a daily battle (Luke 9:23). Even Jesus was tempted and we will be too, but by His grace we can overcome even as He overcame. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." Revelation 3:21 KJV

  3. I start my day with prayer. I ask God to be with me throughout the day to help with all my needs, and thank Him for hearing and answering my prayers. At my advanced age, many temptations are no longer an issue. I ask for guidance in all my decisions and that they are acceptable. No sinful addictions here.


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