One week clean...
By j89
3/17/2010 9:54:24 PM
I'm feeling really good about this, I finally made a week clean. Last times I slipped I couldn't get more than a few days clean. I just wanted to report on how I was doing. This time I'm trying to read my scriptures every morning and asking the Lord to handle the temptations for me. I would pray every time I got tempted for the Lord's help because I know that at one point my own strength wouldn't be enough and it might be too late. This week has been much easier to handle when the Lord helps me versus me trying until I can no longer and then ask for help. But this time I'm asking for help whenever I feel tempted. The temptations still come everyday, but I'm trying to do what's right. I don't like the feeling that comes after a failure. I have to remember Him always and always ask for help.


"So happy for you, J89! This week will surely get tougher. Keep putting God first. Do everything you can to turn yourself over to him. Keep thinking of the great feeling you have when you are clean and take it one day at a time."
posted at 22:57:40 on March 17, 2010 by BeClean
"Amen to the “one day at a time.” All you have to do is take one day, or one moment at a time and the weeks, months and years will add up by themselves. You are doing the right things starting your day out right and turning to the Lord immediately for his strength. I am happy for you. You have been on my mind since you posted “Help me”."
posted at 16:40:37 on March 19, 2010 by justjohn

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"Nothing is beyond [Christ’s] redeeming reach or His encircling empathy. Therefore, we should not complain about our own life’s not being a rose garden when we remember who wore the crown of thorns! Having bled at every pore, how red His raiment must have been in Gethsemane, how crimson that cloak! No wonder, when Christ comes in power and glory, that He will come in reminding red attire, signifying not only the winepress of wrath, but also to bring to our remembrance how He suffered for each of us in Gethsemane and on Calvary!"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987