Daily Recovery Readings
July 4, 2018
A NATURAL FAITH
. . . deep down in every man, woman and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 55
I have seen the workings of the unseen God in A.A. rooms around the country. Miracles of recovery are everywhere in evidence. I now believe that God is in these rooms and in my heart. Today faith is as natural to me, a former agnostic, as breathing, eating and sleeping. The Twelve Steps have helped to change my life in many ways, but none is more effective than the acquisition of a Higher Power.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“To be gravely affected, one does not necessarily have to drink a long time nor take the quantities some of us have. This is particularly true of women. Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, pg. 33~
Keep It Simple
I have a dream.—Martin Luther King Jr.
During our addiction, maybe we dreamed of joy and laughter with our family—only to find tears and anger. Maybe we dreamed of respect at our job—only to be fired. Our dreams began to feel like burdens. We had lost hope.
With recovery, the hope starts to return. We start to trust ourselves again. We start to trust others again. We start to trust in our Higher Power. Over time, we even dare to dream again. In our dreams, we are loving people. We have something to offer others. We are not scared. This is a sign that hope is returning. We fall in love again with the world, our Higher Power, and ourselves.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, thank-you for giving back my future. Thank-you for giving back my dreams.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll tell my dreams to a friend. Do my future dreams include improving myself through the program?
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your heart’s on your sleeve and your head’s in alignment. All the planetary influence of emotional flow has you swimming in friendly waters today. Reassess your partnerships to see if any adjustments are in order now. Your admirable ideals can help you communicate your vision succinctly without delivering any guilt trips or dire warnings. The power is in your own hands as a sovereign creator, so boldly share your ideas for transforming your relationships. En Vogue sang, “Free your mind and the rest will follow!”