Feb. 18, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
 
AA Thought for the Day
After I became an alcoholic, alcohol poisoned my love for my family and friends, it poisoned my ambition, it poisoned my self-respect. It poisoned my whole life, until I met AA. My life is happier now than it has been for a long time. I don’t want to commit suicide. So with the help of God and AA, I’m not going to take any more of that alcoholic poison into my system. And I’m going to keep training my mind never even to think of liquor again in any way except as a poison.

Do I  believe that liquor will poison my life if I ever touch it again?

Meditation for the Day
I will link up my frail nature with the limitless Divine Power. I will link my life with the Divine Force for Good to the world. It is not the passionate appeal that gains the Divine attention as much as the quiet placing of the difficulty and worry in the Divine Hands. So I will trust God like a child who places its tangled skein of wool in the hands of a loving mother to unravel. We please God more by our unquestioning confidence than by imploring Him for help.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may put all my difficulties in God’s hands and leave them there. I pray that I may fully trust God to take care of them.

Hazelden Foundation

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