Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
AA Thought for the Day
The AA 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 AA, 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. St. 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.