Daily Recovery Readings
June 21, 2017
FEAR AND FAITH
The achievement of freedom from fear is a lifetime undertaking, one that can never be wholly completed. When under heavy attack, acute illness, or in other conditions of serious insecurity, we shall all react to this emotion — well or badly, as he case may be. Only the self-deceived will claim perfect freedom from fear.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 263
Fear has caused suffering when I could have had more faith. There are times when fear suddenly tears me apart, just when I’m experiencing feelings of joy, happiness and a lightness of heart. Faith — and a feeling of self-worth toward a Higher Power — helps me endure tragedy and ecstasy. When I choose to give all of my fears over to my Higher Power, I will be free.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 67~
Keep It Simple
The future is much like the present, only longer.—Dan Quisenberry
In many way we don’t know what the future holds. But in terms of recovery, we know the future holds the Twelve steps. They will be with us for life.
We should never fall into the trap of thinking we “know” the program. We’ll never know all the truth and love the Steps hold for us. “Knowing the Steps” is a project we’ll never finish. As we change , the Steps change. As the seasons come and go, the same field or the same tree becomes a different picture.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I pray for Your help as I work the Steps and continue my recovery. Help me discover new treasures.
Action for the Day:
I will ask long-time members of my program how they keep the program fresh and alive.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You may be reconnecting with your personal power today, but you’re still experiencing pangs of self-doubt. You realize how much work is in front of you and are thankful that the radiant Sun is back in your sign, strengthening your vitality and shining a spotlight on your accomplishments. Fortunately, you’re fired up for whatever challenges you must face now. Acknowledge your current position; whatever is holding you back is fuel for your new growth. Change your assumptions and step into a more meaningful future.