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Breaking the Idols of Your Heart by Dan B. Allender & Tremper Longman III – Google Books

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Breaking the Idols of Your Heart by Dan B. Allender & Tremper Longman III

Encamped in Chapter 4 – Chasing After Pleasure
Some thoughts of mine on the subject: My comfort is that pleasure was created by God to lead us to a longing for Him. Addiction inverts pleasure unto itself instead of drawing us to long for satisfactions ultimately met in God. We bought into fulfillment, but addiction deadens and cheapens longings, the opposite of why we got hooked in the first place. But just try to tell me that when the unconscious afternoon realization of lost relationship with God hits and is too painful to endure, so before I even realize what I am doing, I am searching for something to bring back the high of lunch; and it shows on my waist. This is addiction: I know that perfectly crunchy Kettle chip will do harm to my feeling of well-being, but I succumb to it non the less, taking the very pleasure He gave me for nourishment and delight, and putting it before Him.

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