July 4, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

serenity prayer158Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

AA Thought for the Day
In Alcoholics Anonymous, there is no thought of individual profit. No greed or gain. No membership fees, no dues. Only voluntary contributions of our money and ourselves. All that we hope for is sobriety and regeneration so that we can live normal, respectable lives and can be recognized by others as men and women willing to do unto others as we would be done by. These things we accomplish by the help of each other, by following the twelve steps and by the grace of God.

Am I willing to work for AA without material gain to myself?

Meditation for the Day
What is sometimes called by religion as conversion is often only the discovery of God as a friend in need. What is sometimes called religion is often only the experiencing of the help and strength of God’s power in our lives. What is sometimes called holiness is often only the invitation of God to be our Friend. As God becomes your friend, you become a friend to others. We experience true human friendship and, from this experience, we can imagine what kind of a Great Friend God can be. We believe Him to be a tireless, selfless, all-conquering, miracle-working Friend. We can reach out to the Great Friend and figuratively take His hand in ours.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may think of God as a Great Friend in need. I pray that I may go along with Him.

Hazelden Foundation

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