Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
AA Thought for the Day
There are no leaders in AA except as they volunteer to accept responsibility. The work of carrying on AA – leading group meetings, serving on committees, speaking before other groups, doing twelfth step work, spreading AA among the alcoholics of the community—all these things are done on a volunteer basis. If I don’t volunteer to do something concrete for AA, the movement is that much less effective. I must do my fair share to carry the load. AA depends on all its members to keep it alive and to keep it growing.
Am I doing my share for AA?
Meditation for the Day
When you look to God for strength to face responsibility and are quiet before Him, His healing touch causes the Divine Quiet to flow into your very being. When in weakness you cry to God, His touch brings healing, the renewal of your courage, and the power to meet every situation and be victorious. When you faint by the way or are distracted by feelings of inferiority, then rely on the touch of God’s spirit to support you on your way. Then arise and go forth with confidence.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may lay myself open today to the healing touch of God. I pray that I may not falter or faint by the wayside, but renew my courage through prayer.