<h1>Daily Recovery Readings
March 16, 2017</h1>
AS WE UNDERSTAND HIM
My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea . . . “Why don’t you choose your own conception of God?” That statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had lived and shivered many years. I stood in the sunlight at last. It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.
~ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 12
I remember the times I looked up into the sky and reflected on who started it all, and how. When I came to A.A., an understanding of some description of the spiritual dimension became a necessary adjunct to a stable sobriety. After reading a variety of versions, including the scientific, of a great explosion, I went for simplicity and made the God
of my understanding the Great Power that made the explosion possible. With the vastness of the universe under His command, He would, no doubt, be able to guide my thinking and actions if I was prepared to accept His guidance. But I could not expect help if I turned
my back on that help and went my own way. I became willing to believe and I have had 26 years of stable and satisfying sobriety.
<h2><b><u>Big Book Quote</u></b></h2>
“At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail. This tragic situation has already arrived in practically every case long before it is suspected.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 24~
<h2><b><u>Keep It Simple</u></b></h2>
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.—Oscar Wilde
We all change. We learn, and change, and grow. We once made alcohol or other drugs our Higher Power. Perhaps we had other higher powers too—like money, gambling, food, or sex. But, it’s never too late to be in touch with a true Higher Power. Each day we follow a false higher power, we aren’t.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me put my life and will in Your hands today. Help me be a saint, just for today.
Action for the Day:
How have my ideas about saints and sinners changed since I got into a Twelve Step program? I’ll talk with my sponsor about it today.
<h2><b><u>Daily Horoscope – Cancer</u></b></h2>
You feel like a petal floating down a river at the mercy of the currents, but content to drift along. Your emotions may win out over other concerns as the moody Scorpio Moon meanders through your 5th House of Self-Expression, lulling you into a state of melancholy. Prevent getting lost at sea by making port at a friend’s dock. Sometimes connecting with someone else is all it takes to get your feet back on solid ground. People who hide their feelings usually care the most, but there’s no reason to struggle with a burden too heavy to bear.