We can portray addiction as an individual problem, but as we can see by the statistics, this epidemic impacts all of us.
Has God ever told you to do something that you did not understand? Have you ever felt like God was directing you not to engage in something that seemed completely harmless to you- that just didn't make sense?
I propose it is time to step it up and do our part in our partnership with God, and every other relationship in our circle of influence.
Do they deserve forgiveness? The world says no. God says do it anyway. God gave His only Son to die so that your sins would be forgiven. There's a catch, though: Matthew 6:14 points out that you must forgive in order to be forgiven.
"I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well." - 2 Timothy 1:5 (ESV)
There is a large movement for Christians to talk about what we are for, rather than what we are against. I get that... but in this case, it is on my heart to share with those who do not know. Let's talk about Yoga and meditation as Christians.
Don't carry the baggage from 2017 with you into the New Year. Leave it in the past, where it belongs.