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timemeddler

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#1
New Member of the board here, was saved when I was around 10 years old, waited a year or so before getting baptized I admit to say, now 36. For awhile I led a fairly average Christian life, until about the last 12 years ish, were I started falling into something of a backslidden state for lack of better words. I let sinful habits take a hold. I developed a weekend drinking habit and an internet porn problem which had its origins in my teen years. I would sin, ask forgiveness sin again, over and over. There were some weak attempts at bible reading, but had a hard time getting enthusiastic about it for that time. I would still take the family to church because I felt that was the least I could do as a Christian. I would even go as far in a fit of rage to tell Christ to "Get Lost," Which was followed up almost immediately with "Sorry lord I didn't mean it, forgive me."

Moving forward to a few years ago we had a bible study in Hebrews, Then my attitude started to change. I recognized how far I was slipping. I managed to quit the weekend beer habit, although I cheated a bit and gave myself worldly incentive, a pet lizard if I succeeded, and My own worries about what it was doing to my health.

Then a few months ago I had strange dream. I was in my old room I grew up in and the furnishings were burning up around me in sort of a eerie blue flame there was a vague feeling of discomfort, but not pain. There was a voice that said
"Don't you have any remorse." I said "Yes I am remorseful."
Shortly after that when I fell to the temptation of the internet smutworld, the things that had been creeping into my head officially scared me. That was the turning point. Another session of begging forgiveness followed.

Now I think I Finally have the upper hand on that addiction, I've also started reading and actually studying with the kid on the weekend. May it now stay that way.
 

TabinRivCA

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Oct 23, 2018
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#2
Welcome to the fellowship and fun here at CC!!! So happy to read your testimony, we really can do all things through Christ who gives us strength! God bless your family and your time here!
 

GRACE_ambassador

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Feb 22, 2021
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#3
I've also started reading and actually studying with the kid on the weekend. May it now stay that way.
Precious friend, A Very Warm Welcome To Chat.
I will pray for you and yours.

Please Be Very RICHLY Encouraged And Edified In
The LORD JESUS CHRIST, And His Word Of Truth, Rightly
Divided
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seekingthemindofChrist

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Jul 10, 2023
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#4
New Member of the board here, was saved when I was around 10 years old, waited a year or so before getting baptized I admit to say, now 36. For awhile I led a fairly average Christian life, until about the last 12 years ish, were I started falling into something of a backslidden state for lack of better words. I let sinful habits take a hold. I developed a weekend drinking habit and an internet porn problem which had its origins in my teen years. I would sin, ask forgiveness sin again, over and over. There were some weak attempts at bible reading, but had a hard time getting enthusiastic about it for that time. I would still take the family to church because I felt that was the least I could do as a Christian. I would even go as far in a fit of rage to tell Christ to "Get Lost," Which was followed up almost immediately with "Sorry lord I didn't mean it, forgive me."

Moving forward to a few years ago we had a bible study in Hebrews, Then my attitude started to change. I recognized how far I was slipping. I managed to quit the weekend beer habit, although I cheated a bit and gave myself worldly incentive, a pet lizard if I succeeded, and My own worries about what it was doing to my health.

Then a few months ago I had strange dream. I was in my old room I grew up in and the furnishings were burning up around me in sort of a eerie blue flame there was a vague feeling of discomfort, but not pain. There was a voice that said
"Don't you have any remorse." I said "Yes I am remorseful."
Shortly after that when I fell to the temptation of the internet smutworld, the things that had been creeping into my head officially scared me. That was the turning point. Another session of begging forgiveness followed.

Now I think I Finally have the upper hand on that addiction, I've also started reading and actually studying with the kid on the weekend. May it now stay that way.
Thanks for sharing some of your story, and I am happy to hear that you got scared.

2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

May I ask what the significance of "timemeddler" is?
 

Walter

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Jul 20, 2022
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#5
New Member of the board here, was saved when I was around 10 years old, waited a year or so before getting baptized I admit to say, now 36. For awhile I led a fairly average Christian life, until about the last 12 years ish, were I started falling into something of a backslidden state for lack of better words. I let sinful habits take a hold. I developed a weekend drinking habit and an internet porn problem which had its origins in my teen years. I would sin, ask forgiveness sin again, over and over. There were some weak attempts at bible reading, but had a hard time getting enthusiastic about it for that time. I would still take the family to church because I felt that was the least I could do as a Christian. I would even go as far in a fit of rage to tell Christ to "Get Lost," Which was followed up almost immediately with "Sorry lord I didn't mean it, forgive me."

Moving forward to a few years ago we had a bible study in Hebrews, Then my attitude started to change. I recognized how far I was slipping. I managed to quit the weekend beer habit, although I cheated a bit and gave myself worldly incentive, a pet lizard if I succeeded, and My own worries about what it was doing to my health.

Then a few months ago I had strange dream. I was in my old room I grew up in and the furnishings were burning up around me in sort of a eerie blue flame there was a vague feeling of discomfort, but not pain. There was a voice that said
"Don't you have any remorse." I said "Yes I am remorseful."
Shortly after that when I fell to the temptation of the internet smutworld, the things that had been creeping into my head officially scared me. That was the turning point. Another session of begging forgiveness followed.

Now I think I Finally have the upper hand on that addiction, I've also started reading and actually studying with the kid on the weekend. May it now stay that way.
Hi timemeddler, Welcome, and glad to have you here with us.

Love, Walter And Debbie
 

timemeddler

Active member
Jul 13, 2023
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#6
Thanks for sharing some of your story, and I am happy to hear that you got scared.

2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

May I ask what the significance of "timemeddler" is?
The Timemeddler is an old doctor who episode.
 

timemeddler

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Jul 13, 2023
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#8
Daily Bible study with a pet lizard can be very motivating. 📖🙂🦎




What kind did you get?
Aregentine Tegu. He was quite a blessing to have around, but alot of upkeep. I'd take him outside on a leash, he seemed to get along with everyone and everything, even the cat. Sadly my living changed and I had to give him up.
 

HealthAndHappiness

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Jul 7, 2022
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#9
Aregentine Tegu. He was quite a blessing to have around, but alot of upkeep. I'd take him outside on a leash, he seemed to get along with everyone and everything, even the cat. Sadly my living changed and I had to give him up.
Those are awesome!.
That's the big tamable black and white variety if I'm correct(?)
I thought about getting one too. I ended up getting different monitors instead. I think yours would be much easier to care for. Any lizard that size takes a lot of hard work to keep the big cages clean.
Sorry about your loss.. That's tough when they are like your little dinosaur.
 

selahsays

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May 31, 2023
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IMG_5703.gif Hi and welcome! Come on in and chat with us. I’ll put the coffee on.
 

Bingo

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#ICAMETOSHARE

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"A commitment to God should never be taken lightly, at any age.
And it should be understood that one has to be willing to change.
'Willing to change!
'And it shall be upon each to be honest with self. The conscious
cannot
be hidden from.'