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June 13 – AA Thought for the Day

By AA Thought for the Day

AA Thought for the Day:

In AA we have to re-educate our minds. We have to learn to think differently. We have to take a long view of drinking instead of a short view. We have to look through the glass to what lies beyond it. We have to look through the night before to the morning after. No matter how good liquor looks from the short view, we must realize that in the long run it is poison to us. Have I learned to look through the bottle to the better life that lies ahead?

Meditation for the Day:

If you are honestly trying to live the way you believe God wants you to live, you can get guidance from God in times of quiet communion with Him, provided your thoughts are directed toward God’s will and all good things. The attitude of “Thy will, not mine, be done” leads to clear guidance. Act on this guidance and you will be led to better things. Your impulses seem to become less your own and more the leading of God’s spirit acting through your thoughts. Obeyed, they will bring you the answers to your prayers.

Prayer for the Day:

I pray that I may try to think God’s thoughts after Him. I pray that my thoughts may be guided by His thoughts.

From “The Little Black Book – Twenty-Four Hours a Day”. Copyright 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.
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June 12 – AA Thought for the Day

By AA Thought for the Day

AA Thought for the Day:

When we came into AA, we made a tremendous discovery. We found that we were sick persons rather than moral lepers. We were not such odd ducks as we thought we were. We found other people who had the same illness that we had, who had been through the same experiences that we had been through. They had recovered. If they could do it, we could do it. Was hope born in me the day I walked into AA?

Meditation for the Day:

“He that heareth these sayings and doeth them is like unto a man who built his house upon a rock and the rain descended and the floods came and the wind blew and beat upon that house and it fell not for it was founded upon a rock.” When your life is built upon obedience to God and upon doing His will as you understand it, you will be steadfast and unmovable even in the midst of storms. The serene, steadfast, unmovable life—the rock home—is laid stone by stone—foundation, walls, and roof—by acts of obedience to the Heavenly Vision. The daily following of God’s guidance and the daily doing of His will shall build your house upon a rock.

Prayer for the Day:

I pray that my life may be founded upon the rock of faith. I pray that I may be obedient to the heavenly vision.

From “The Little Black Book – Twenty-Four Hours a Day”. Copyright 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.
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June 11 – AA Thought for the Day

By AA Thought for the Day

AA Thought for the Day:

We alcoholics have to believe in some Power greater than ourselves. Yes, we have to believe in a Higher Power. We turn to that Divine Principle in the universe that we call God when we realize that only something greater than us can heal our disease, and we surrender control of our unmanageable lives. Have I stopped trying to run my own life?

Meditation for the Day:

“Lord, we thank Thee for the great gift of peace, that peace which passeth all understanding, that peace which the world can neither give nor take away.” That is the peace that only God can give in the midst of a restless world and surrounded by trouble and difficulty. To know that peace is to have received the stamp of the Kingdom of God. When you have earned that peace, you are fit to judge between true and false values, between the values of the Kingdom of God and the values of all that the world has to offer.

Prayer for the Day:

I pray that today I may have inner peace. I pray that today I may be at peace with myself.

From “The Little Black Book – Twenty-Four Hours a Day”. Copyright 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.
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June 10 – AA Thought for the Day

By AA Thought for the Day

AA Thought for the Day:

When we reach the bottom, at this crucial moment when we’re thoroughly licked, we turn instinctively to whatever decency is left in us. We call upon whatever reserves of morality and faith are left down deep in our heart. Have I had this spiritual experience?

Meditation for the Day:

The world wonders when it sees a person who can unexpectedly draw large and unsuspected sums from the bank for some emergency. But what the world has not seen are the countless small sums paid into that bank, earned by faithful work over a long time. And so is the bank of the spirit. The world sees the person of faith make a demand on God’s stores of power, and the demand is met. The world does not see what that person has been putting in, in thanks and praise, in prayer and communion, in small good deeds done faithfully, steadily over the years.

Prayer for the Day:

I pray that I may keep making deposits in God’s bank. I pray that in my hour of need, I may call upon these.

From “The Little Black Book – Twenty-Four Hours a Day”. Copyright 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.