A.A. Today: Inventory


AA 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 22, 2016

Now we can take an inventory of the good things that have come to us through A.A.  To begin with, we’re sober today.  That’s the biggest asset on any alcoholic’s books.  Sobriety to us is like goodwill in business.  Everything else depends on that.  Most of us have jobs which we owe to our sobriety.

We know we couldn’t hold these jobs if we were drinking, so our jobs depend on our sobriety.  Most of us have families, which we either had lost or might have lost, if we hadn’t stopped drinking.  We have friends in A.A., real friends who are always ready to help us.  Do I realize that my job, my family, and my real friends are dependent upon my sobriety?

Meditation for the Day

I must trust God to the best of my ability.  This lesson has to be learned.  My doubts and fears continually drive me back into the wilderness.  Doubts lead me astray, because I am not trusting God.  I must learn not to fail it by my doubts and fears.  We all have much to learn in turning our fear by faith.  All our doubts arrest God’s work through us.  I must not doubt.  I must believe in God and continually work at strengthening my faith.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may live the way God wants me to live.  I pray that I may get into that stream of goodness in the world.


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