Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Thursday, June 16, 2016
AA Thought for the Day
But even faith is not the whole story. There must be service. We must give this thing away if we want to keep it. The Dead Sea has no outlet and it is stagnant and full of salt. The Sea of Galilee is clean and clear and blue, as the Jordan River carries it out to irrigate the desert. To be of service to other people makes our lives worth living.
Does service to others give me a real purpose in life?
Meditation for the Day
Seek God early in the day, before He gets crowded out by life’s problems, difficulties or pleasures. In that early quiet time, gain a calm, strong confidence in the goodness and purpose in the universe. Do not seek God only when the world’s struggles prove too much and too many for you to bear or face alone. Seek God early, when you can have a consciousness of God’s spirit in the world. People often only seek God when their difficulties are too great to be surmounted in any other way, forgetting that if they sought God’s companionship before they need it, many of their difficulties would never arise.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may not let God be crowded out by the hurly-burly of life. I pray that I may seek God early and often.