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A.A. Today: Give It Away

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.”

March 1, 2017

When I find myself thinking about taking a drink, I say to myself:  “Don’t reach out and take that problem back.  You’ve given it to God and there’s nothing you can do about it.”  So I forget about the drink.  One of the most important parts of the A.A. program is to give our drink problem to God honestly and fully and never to reach out and take the problem back to ourselves.  If we let God have it and keep it for good and then cooperate with Him, we’ll stay sober.  Have I determined not to take the drink problem back to myself?

Meditation for the Day

Constant effort is necessary if I am to grow spiritually and develop my spiritual life.  I must keep the spiritual rules persistently, perseveringly, lovingly, patiently, and hopefully.  By keeping them, every mountain of difficulty shall be laid low, the rough places of poverty of spirit shall be made smooth, and all who know me shall know that God is the Lord of all my ways.  To get close to the spirit of God is to find life and healing and strength.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that God’s spirit may be everything to my soul.  I pray that God’s spirit may grow within me.

A.A. Today: Honestly and Fully

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 28, 2017

We should be free from alcohol for good.  It’s out of our hands and in the hands of God, so we don’t need to worry about it or even think about it any more.  But if we haven’t done this honestly and fully, the chances are that it will become our problem again.

Since we don’t trust God to take care of the problem for us, we reach out and take the problem back to ourselves.  Then it’s our problem again and we’re in the same old mess we were in before.  We’re helpless again and we drink.  Do I trust God to take care of the problem for me?

Meditation for the Day

No work is of value without preparation.  Every spiritual work must have behind it much spiritual preparation.  Cut short times of prayer and times of spiritual preparation and many hours of work may be profitless.  From the point of view of God, one poor tool working all the time, but doing bad work because of lack of preparation, is  of small value compared with the sharp, keen, perfect instrument working for only a short time, but that turns out perfect work because of long hours of spiritual preparation.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may spend more time alone with God.  I pray that I may get more strength and joy from such times, so that they will add much to my work.

A.A. Today: Always Took The Drink

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 27, 2017

When we came into A.A., the first thing we did was to admit that we couldn’t do anything about our drinking.  We admitted that alcohol had us licked and that we were helpless against it.  We never could decide whether or not to take a drink.  We always took the drink.

And since we couldn’t do anything about it ourselves, we put our whole drink problem into the hands of God.  We turned the whole thing over to that Power greater than ourselves.  And we have nothing more to do about it, except to trust God to take care of the problem for us.  Have I done this honestly and fully?

Meditation for the Day

This is the time for my spirit to touch the spirit of God.  I know that the feeling of the spirit-touch is more important than all the sensations of material things.  I must seek a silence of spirit-touching with God.  Just a moment’s contact and all the fever of life leaves me.  Then I am well, whole, calm, and able to rise and minister to others.  God’s touch is a potent healer.  I must feel that touch and sense God’s presence.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that the fever or resentment, worry, and fear may melt into nothingness.  I pray that health, joy, peace, and serenity may take its place.

A.A. Today: Divine Principle

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 26, 2016

When we came into A.A., we came to believe in a Power greater than ourselves.  We came to believe in that Divine Principle in the universe which we call God, and to whom we can turn for help.  Each morning we have a quiet time.

We ask God for the power to stay sober for the next twenty-four hours.  And each night we thank Him for helping us to keep sober that day.  Do I believe that each man or woman I see in A.A. is a demonstration of the power of God to change a human being from a drunkard to a sober person?

Meditation for the Day

I should pray for faith as a thirsty person prays for water in a desert.  Do I know what it means to feel sure that God will never fail me?  Am I sure of this as I am sure that I still breath?  I should pray daily and most diligently that my faith may increase.

There is nothing lacking in my life because, really, all I need is mine, only I lack the faith to know it.  I am like a rich person’s child who sits in rags when all around me are stores of all I could desire.

Prayer for the Day

I pray for the realization that God has everything I need.  I pray that I may know that His power is always available.

A.A. Today: Purpose And Destiny

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 25, 2016

Some people find it hard to believe in a Power greater than themselves.  But not to believe in such a Power forces us to atheism.  It has been said that atheism is blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere.

That’s practically impossible to believe.  I think we all can agree that alcohol is a power greater than ourselves.  It certainly was in my case.  Do I remember the things that happened to me because of the power of alcohol?

Meditation for the Day

The spiritual and moral will eventually overcome the material and unmoral.  That is the purpose and destiny of the human race.  Gradually the spiritual is overcoming the material in our minds.  Gradually the moral is overcoming the unmoral.  Faith, fellowship, and service are cures for most of the ills of the world.  There is nothing in the filed of personal relationships that they cannot do.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may do my share in making a better world.  I pray that I may be part of the cure for the ills of the world.