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Oct. 7, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

AA Thought for the Day
Do I put too much reliance on any one member of the group? That is, do I make a tin god out of some one person? Do I set that person on a pedestal? If I do, I am building my house on sand. All AA members have “clay feet.” They are all only one drink away from a drunk, no matter how long they have been in AA. This has been proved to be true more than once. It’s not fair to any member to be singled out as a leader in AA and to always quote that member on the AA program. If that person should fail, where would I be?

Can I afford to be tipped over by the failure of my ideal?

Meditation for the Day
You must always remember that you are weak but that God is strong. God knows all about your weakness. He hears every cry for mercy, every sign of weakness, every plea for help, every sorrow over failure, every weakness felt and expressed. We only fail when we trust too much to our own strength. Do not feel bad about your weakness. When you are weak, that is when God is strong to help you. Trust God enough, and your weakness will not matter. God is always strong to save.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may learn to lean on God’s strength. I pray that I may know that my weakness is God’s opportunity.

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