Daily Recovery Readings
July 22, 2018
“THE GOOD AND THE BAD”
“My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.”
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
The joy of life is in the giving. Being freed of my shortcomings, that I may more freely be of service, allows humility to grow in me. My shortcomings can be humbly placed in God’s loving care and be removed. The essence of Step Seven is humility, and what better way to seek humility than by giving all of myself – good and bad – to God, so that He may remove the bad and return to me the good.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We have it with us right here and now.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Bill’s Story, pg. 16
Keep It Simple
. . . for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. —Luke 17:21
We want so much to be good. Even when we used alcohol or other drugs, we wanted to believe we were good people. But we often felt we couldn’t measure up. We thought we had to live by a set of rules that we could never follow.
Now we’re finding the goodness inside us. Goodness isn’t something we do. Goodness is just being what we already are. Our Higher Power speaks to us in many ways, including through our hearts and minds. We don’t have to try so hard top be good. We just learn to relax and invite our Higher Power to be part of our lives.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, You have put peace, knowledge, love and joy in my heart today. Help me to always find these things.
Action for the Day:
How’s my Higher Power like a loving king or queen? How can I have a kingdom inside me? I’ll talk with my sponsor about this today.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Emotional balance and a peaceful state of mind are key in maintaining your health. Checking in on neighbors or older family members brings you as much joy as it does them, reminding you it’s the little things that mean so much. Learning something fun is right up your alley today, perhaps enrolling in a community art class or visiting the yoga studio for sun salutations. A new acquaintance may invite you out for drinks or dinner; take care to not overindulge or you might regret it in the morning. Enjoy yourself but keep the bigger picture of wellness in mind. Life flows beautifully when you focus your intentions.