A.A. Today: Training The Mind


wp-1485821892780.jpgAA Today are daily readings from the book “Twenty-Four Hours A Day.”

“Twenty-Four Hours A Day is intended for members of Alcoholics Anonymous as a help in their program of living one day at a time.

It is designed for those who want to start each day with a few minutes of thought, meditation, and prayer.”

February 18, 2016

After I became an alcoholic, alcohol poisoned my love for my family and friends, it poisoned my ambition, it poisoned my self-respect.  It poisoned my whole life, until I met A.A.  My life is happier now than it has been for a long time.  I don’t want to commit suicide.

So with the help of God and A.A., I’m not going to take any more of that alcoholic poison into my system.  And I’m going to keep training my mind never even to think of liquor again in any way except as a poison.  Do I believe that liquor will poison my life if I ever touch it again?

Meditation for the Day

I will link up my frail nature with the limitless Divine Power.  I will link my life with the Divine Force for Good in the world.  It is not the passionate appeal that gains the Divine attention as much as the quiet placing of the difficulty and worry in the Divine Hands.

So I will trust God like a child who places its tangled skein of wool in the hands of a loving parent to unravel.  We please God more by our unquestioning confidence than by imploring Him for help.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may put all my difficulties in God’s hands and leave them there.  I pray that I may fully trust God to take care of them.

7 comments on “A.A. Today: Training The Mind”

  1. I use to think this was hard. Drop it at His feet and leave it. I’d go back, pick it up, kick it around some more, get frustrated and drop it at His feet again. Have I said I’m inpatient? But now, dropping it at His feet and leaving it, is such a joy. 🙂

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