The Price to Pay
by Berni Dymet
2 Tim. 2:22 Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
I used to be addicted to cigarettes. Now, I knew smoking would kill me - but I was addicted. Until one day, I watched someone die of lung cancer.
I never smoked again.
And you know something - that's one of the reasons so many people give Jesus a miss. Sure - they believe He is who He says He is. But if I give my life to Him - then I'll have to give up this stuff I'm addicted to. And I don't want to give it up, even though I know it'll kill me.
If that's you - then today, today is a wakeup call. Giving up smoking is one of the most difficult things I ever had to do. But the benefits - health, life, extra money - they've been amazing.
Turning our lives around from all that stuff we know is wrong was always going to be hard. It is. I had to do that too. But what an amazing life it's been ever since.
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