Daily Recovery Readings
July 1, 2017
THE BEST FOR TODAY
The principles we have set down are guides to progress.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 60
Just as a sculptor will use different tools to achieve desired effects in creating a work of art, in Alcoholics Anonymous the Twelve Steps are used to bring about results in my own life. I do not overwhelm myself with life’s problems, and how much more work needs to be done. I let myself be comforted in knowing that my life is now in the hands of my Higher Power, a master craftsman who is shaping each part of my life into a unique work of art. By working my program I can be satisfied, knowing that “in doing the best that we can for today, we are doing all that God asks of us.”
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Opinions vary considerably as to why the alcoholic reacts differently from normal people. We are not sure why, once a certain point is reached, little can be done for him. We cannot answer the riddle.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 22~
Keep It Simple
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.—Step Seven
In Step Six, we got ready to give up our shortcomings. In Step Seven, we ask God to remove them. There is one catch. We humbly as God to remove them.
Being humble means we remember who we are: human beings who need God’s help. Being humble means not pretending we’re God. We admit we need God’s help. Being humble means seeing ourselves as we are. We’re a small but important part of God’s plan. We can change much, but only God can change some things about us. This is why we ask. Being humble is not a weakness, but a true strength.
Prayer for the Day:
God, please remove my shortcomings.
Action for the Day:
Throughout the day, I’ll pray to God to remove my shortcomings.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
It seems as if people disagree with you today no matter what you say, leaving you to consider a strategy based on non-communication. You’re not in the mood to share your feelings with anyone because you don’t want to waste time and energy defending your motives. However, keeping your plans to yourself enables everyone else to make assumptions without basing them on reality. Reveal personal information on a need-to-know basis. Although words have consequences, so does silence.