Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
AA Thought for the Day
Alcoholics are people whose drinking got them into a “blind alley.” They haven’t been able to learn anything from their drinking experiences. They are always making the same mistakes and suffering the same consequences over and over again. They refuse to admit they’re alcoholic. They still think they can handle the stuff. They won’t swallow their pride and admit that they’re different from ordinary drinkers. They won’t face the fact that they must spend the rest of their lives without liquor. They can’t visualize life without ever taking a drink.
Am I out of this blind alley?
Meditation for the Day
I believe that God has all power. It is His to give and His to withhold. But He will not withhold it from the person who dwells near Him because then it passes insensibly from God to that person. It is breathed in by the person who lives in God’s presence. I will learn to live in God’s presence and then I will have those things which I desire of Him: strength, power, and joy. God’s power is available to all who need it and are willing to accept it.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may get myself out of the way so that God’s power may flow in. I pray that I may surrender myself to that power.