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Lovest thou me more than these?
By will
10/22/2012 5:46:35 PM
I enjoyed General Conf. a few weeks ago. One of the brethren told the story of how Peter, after Christs crucifixion, was fishing (rather than being out preaching the gospel). And Christ asked him if he loved Him (Jesus) more than he loved the fish he caught. Christ replied, "Feed my sheep...".

I guess in my (our) situation, we need to ask ourselves, do we love Christ more than we love our own particular addiction. Of course we do. But I (we) must show him.

I continue to frustrate myself by committing the same mistakes over and over again. I've made significant progress in eliminating related major mistakes, but stumble on the lesser ones. I've identified the "triggers", but need to now stay away from them. I also realize it is a short "trip" from a minor to a major sin. I also realize that sin is sin, and all sin removes us from the spirit and presence of God. My problem is giving thought to very minor seemingly insignificant temptations. That then grows into the "lesser" but definitely unacceptable behavior I've alluded to.

My plan is to keep praying, studying, serving, working through the 12 steps and asking God to fight my battles. With that said, any suggestions are appreciated.

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"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987