AA Thought for the Day
January 6, 2019
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Talk About God
Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which
we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously.
But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that's exactly
what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find
a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem. That means
we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral.
And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, "We Agnostics," p. 45
Thought to Ponder
No God, no peace — know God, know peace.
G I F T = God Is Forever There.
A Member Shares:
I am Mike, a very grateful alcoholic. There was a time this reading was very difficult for me. Trying to explain a spiritual awakening or spiritual experience is almost impossible to someone who hasn't had one. Like telling someone how to ride a bike. The only way to learn the simple task of riding a bike is sit your butt on the seat and start peddling. Our program is the same way. As we take the Steps, a transformation takes place. By the time we get to Step 11 there is a great promise. You see, this one time atheist now had a conscious contact with God. Inventory, prayer and meditation does work. It helps me keep a balance I never had before. And I always have to remember that thing that blocks me from God that is the root of all our problems including alcoholism. Selfish, self-centeredness. It first manifests in me with pride and ego. I need God for strength and direction. Left to my own thinking and actions that self-centeredness returns and once again my life becomes unmanageable. Thank you all.
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