Daily Recovery Readings
July 1, 2018
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
“Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. He is the Principal; we are His agents. He is the Father, and we are His children. Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 62~
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
Your magnetism is your superpower, so you don’t have to chase when everyone is drawn to you. Others can’t help but be attracted to a fresh spark in your energy that is both subtle and magnanimous. Boundaries are sexy, so don’t forget your built-in crab shell protection. Today’s presentations can set the stage for new frontiers in partnership and professionalism as the month unfolds. You’ll know who to let in and what to receive if you simply trust your intuition.