Please visit us at COWBOY COUNTRY CHURCH
I have a good friend who has smoked for 40 years. He sent me a prayer request asking me to pray for God to help him quit smoking. I know there are many of you out there that need and want to quit smoking, so I am going to share my reply to him with all of you:
Thank you for sharing your prayer request with me. I will be praying for you to have great success in your endevor to quit smoking. I suggest you get a bright royal blue piece of yarn and make yourself a sanctification bracelet. Put it on and don't take it off until you are sure you will never smoke another cigarette (I wore mine for almost two years). Don't quit for yourself; sanctify yourself and do it for the Lord. Every time you want to light up, grab that bracelet and spin it around your wrist while you pray for strength. Don't try to "cut back" and don't try any gimmicks; Just set yourself aside for the Lord and put your TRUST in HIM and QUIT!!! God is faithful and will help you and heal you of this addiction. You might also want to get some antibacterial ointment to put on the rope burns that you will have around your wrist. I went through this about five years ago myself. Now you couldn't put a .44 magnum to my head and MAKE me smoke one those nasty things!!!
Also, if you "fall off the wagon", don't give up and call yourself a failure. We serve a God of second chances.....third chances.......fourth chances and so on and so on. God Loves you and He will never leave you or foresake you. Just pray about it, repent about it, and then continue on to VICTORY!!! ~Pastor Lynn