The A.A. program is one of submission, release, and action.
When we’re drinking, we’re submitting to a power greater than
ourselves, liquor. Our own wills are no use against the power
of liquor. One drink and we’re sunk. In A.A. we stop submitting
to the power of liquor. Instead, we submit to a Power, also
greater than ourselves, which we call God. Have I submitted
myself to that Higher Power?
Meditation For The Day
Ceaseless activity is not God’s plan for your life. Times of
withdrawal for renewed strength are always necessary. Wait for
the faintest tremor of fear and stop all work, everything, and
rest before God until you are strong again. Deal in the same way
with all tired feelings. Then you need rest of body and renewal
of spirit force. Saint Paul said: “I can do all things through
Him who strengthens me.” This does not mean that you are to do
all things and then rely on God to find strength. it means that
you are to do the things you believe God wants you to do and only
then can you rely on His supply of power.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that God’s spirit may be my master always. I pray that
I may learn how to rest and listen, as well as how to work.