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I was brought up in a Christian church since I was 6 years old however I consider my born-again date to be November 1996 now I am looking for Christians that will pray for me and help me get through my issues and not judge me because I am an alcoholic and tell me that I have been set free. I know this nevertheless I still deal with it. in fact all of us Christians deal with something some of our issues are well-known and able to be seen others are not.maybe you have victory over yours but as of now mine control me I am tired of being the one in church that has problems but will never go to the alter mostly because of pride.. I need support, prayer and Scripture. One thing I noticed before I joined is the fact that everybody quoted scripture and I know that is where the power is. I am born again but boy do I need a prayer circle of friends to help me and that is what I hope to find here. The sad thing is I'm not in bondage to alcohol I could quit at any time in fact I did for 2 plus months about a year ago. However I am afraid to pray for dileverance because I am afraid what he might do to my children to bring me to my knees. If you are born again your advice is great butt I really need your prayer. Please post scripture as well.
 
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Welcome to the site brother.
I agree that visible problems seem to get more attention than the underlying things that cause them.
I''l keep my welcome short but I'll watch for your prayer request or questions to talk more at length.
i would like to give you one scripture that I think is helpful.

Romans 11:32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

Peace and Godspeed.
 
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I know I am new but with that said I am dealing with serious issues over a 20 year period. I am hoping to get a circle of prayer warriors to pray for me at a certain time I know it may sound weird but I need to be prepared for what happens.
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If you remember the story of David vs. Goliath,King Saul tried to get David to wear the Kings amour which didn't fit.
David had a better plan because he knew God was with him and he had learned how to fight God's way.

If I felt like a proper time, place or particular technique was needed to gain an edge then I would obviously have some doubt that God hears me and so I probably would not have the kind of relationship with God that your looking for.

If there was an advantage in time and place over the enemy then the prayer request setup we have has many.
Our prayer forum is sort of our turf and we can pray when we are ready.
A smart commander always tries to face the enemy at a time and place of his choosing.

You can address any concerns about exactly what you want and don't want to happen in the counseling forum that is frequented by posters would go in there prepared to really listen and help.
 
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Welcome to the forum, friend. As you have said we all have things to deal with... We all have some kind of sinful attractions that beset us;

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matt 6:33-34

Don't worry about your offspring or anyone else and use them as excuses when it comes to you serving God. God is not a vengeful God who is going to hurt them to get you going right. But...if God were to use them to shake you up, why would you suppose He would only do it if you did not try to straighten things up?

I'll be praying for you.
 
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I too, welcome you to this wonderful Christian Forum. There are some wonderful Brothers and Sisters here that will come to your aid. As for me? I will do, if possible, try and help you with your needs, with the help and ministry of the Holy Spirit. There will be no judgment because I have issues that I'm working on as well. Hey, we're all under construction.

I will start praying for you, hopefully every morning. As you begin to feel like something is happening, let me know, sort of step by step what you want me to pray for. When God answers that prayer, lets move to the next one. Initially, I'm praying for a spiritual hedge around you to keep Satan out, and to protect your children from any attack of the evil one.

Deliverance from alcohol will come, just give it time and don't get discouraged. If you can, identify the times you need a drink and try to cut out just one of them each week. One a week less. If you can't, or go back, don't worry, this will take time my friend.

I love You and care for you. Much more, Jesus the Son of God loves you much more and has put you into my praying life for a good reason.
 
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The sad thing is I'm not in bondage to alcohol I could quit at any time in fact I did for 2 plus months about a year ago. However I am afraid to pray for dileverance because I am afraid what he might do to my children to bring me to my knees. If you are born again your advice is great butt I really need your prayer.
First before anything else. Be Welcome to Talk Jesus @Btabasco

Glad that you took a look before jumping in to see what Talk Jesus is all about. :thumbsup:

Now to look a little at what is weighing on your mind & spirit.

- We have the will power (Through Christ), but do not have the desire to do so which is the flesh.

My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:36

- We all listen to those sayings "Don't pray for patience, because it is through trials and tribulations that God will grow your patience." I've heard this one many a time. As if this will avoid the trials that just being a believer brings. I guess the difference is that we're asking for it. Don't worry take courage from whom you are asking it!

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Matthew 7:9

- So what do we do?

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

- So don't let the concerns of the future bog you down in "worries" of what ifs!

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27

Trust that God will work the things in your life for your good and just keep in mind that it will be for His purpose and be comforted in the righteousness that is God.

The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds. Psalm 145:17

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

I will pray for you brother that the Holy Spirit will guide you in the path and ways that He would have you walk.
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Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 11:14
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
 
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Btabasco, good morning from your prayer warrior in Massachusetts. I did what I said I would in praying that God would hedge you about with a strong hedge of protection for you and your Children. God did this for Hosea and for Job before Satan assaulted him.

I would suggest that you look at....
Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. "


AND
2Timothy1:7 "for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

Now, in your private prayers, choose one gift each day from the list in Galatians, and pray for that gift to be in your heart/life from the Holy Spirit. Thru out the day, thank the Holy Spirit for that gift. The next day, choose another gift that you feel that you need in your life, and so on.

Look at the 2 Timothy verse. Notice that because you're a little fearful of making changes, that verse is a promise from God that He gave you a spirit not of fear. So, in prayer, tell your Heavenly Father that you receive that spirit of no fear. Whenever you see a promise of God, in order to make that a part of your life, you need to receive it in prayer.

One of the gifts that you will need especially is "self-control."

May our mighty God YHWH and His Son Jesus, build power to defeat your desires that conflict with God's will for your righteous life as a born again Christian.

I love You my new friend.
 
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Hi, so I will not be giving you any scriptures, I am not as well versed with the bible, but I do know what it is like to have issues as a christian. I have a very traumatic past that includes rape, domestic violence, and prostitution. Which has left me with some "issues". Thankfully I don't struggle as much as I used to....but I still struggle. I think that's the beauty of it though. God still loves me, even when I mess up. He knows my heart, and he knows that I really do want to seek him and pursue the purpose he has on my life. For me its believing that he has someone special for me, and that he is going to allow us to meet when we are both ready. I so much want to believe that, but my past creeps back in, and I give in to the fears...and I go on a date with a guy that inst a christian...and it doesn't end how I would like it to. Which I hadn't done that in two years, but I did it this past week. I was upset, I wanted to beat myself up emotionally. I wanted my friends to judge me, and tell me how horrible I was. I wanted someone to condemn me. You know what happened? No one did. My friends were sad that I stumbled, but they still loved me. They still accepted me, they didn't judge me. And they told me to brush myself off, and move on. I knew God still loved me. And in the past I would hide from God. This time I went full force to God. And I had a candid conversation with him. I went to church, and my pastor preached about the resurrection, and about Lazarus. Basically Jesus brought him back from the dead, but Lazarus had to takes steps toward Jesus. He had to make that commitment. And then Jesus told the people around to take off the bandages that had him bound up. Those people were "community", and they helped him get free. There was other stuff about the message but I think that is the main point. Seek God on a daily basis, really have a relationship with him, like he is your best friend. And get into a group where you have trust, accountability, and you can be vunerable and share your issues.
Many christians have issues. From alcohol to drugs to sleeping around to porn. Whatever issue it is, you have to be willing to give it to God. To be humble and do the things you need to do to get freed up. For you it may be sucking up your pride and going down to the altar. (For me that has never been a problem.). I have no issues with getting real at the altar, which usually means me crying. lol. My issues are waiting on God. Seeking him in reading the word. (My ex husband was a preacher and very abusively used the word agianst me). He also made me think God was an angry God who would punish me and our child if my husband sinned. Which is not true. When we sin, God doesn't condemn us, he convicts us. It is satan that condemns us. The consquences of sin unfornately have different consquences. For instance the consquences for alcholism can range from health issues, shame issues, and reckless behavior like DUI, having sex, etc. Whereas sexual sin can range anywhere from catching an Std, getting pregnant, to getting arrested (not to mention any psychological/emotional affects and soul ties). And these consquences I don't think are from God. I think they are earthly consquences. And sometimes God has to let you go through them, so that you will want to do what is right. So you will draw near to him. He loves you and wants the best for you.
Anyways hope that helps. I recommend you googling pastors that have recovered from alcohol addiction. Sometimes hearing someone elses testimony can really change your outlook on things. Joyce Meyer and Christine Caine are two women that have done that for me.
 
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