Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
AA Thought for the Day
Step Two is, “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Step Three is, “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” Step Eleven is, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” The fundamental basis of AA is a belief in some power greater than ourselves. Let us not take this lightly. We cannot fully get the program without this venture of belief.
Have I made the venture of belief in a Power greater than my own?
Meditation for the Day
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Dwell for a moment each day in a secret place, the place of communion with God, apart from the world, and thence receive strength to face the world. Material things cannot intrude because it is outside the realm of material things. When you abide in this secret place, you are under the shadow of the Almighty. God is close to you in this quiet place of communion. Each day, dwell for a while in this secret place.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may renew my strength in quietness. I pray that I may find rest in quiet communion with God.