Is there ever really a bad time of the year to invite people to connect with others on a journey of recovery?!?
…there often seems no way of entirely getting rid of self without His aid. Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to. Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or trying on our own power. We had to have God's help.
When I came to understand and believe that if I did not fully and completely surrender my life to the "One who has all power-that One is God" (page 59), I would be doomed to a life awakening "to face the hideous Four Horsemen - Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair." (page 151)
When I did surrender to the one whom I hated for the majority of my life and whom I believed to be the reason my life turned out the way it had, I discovered what the "more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body" discovered -- the A, B, Cs of the program:
(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.
(c) That God could and would if He were sought.
We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.
If you would like to have the same, genuine, 12-Step Recovery that the original members had, then I invite you to join me on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, as I share the original program of Alcoholics Anonymous, via a virtual ZOOM meeting.
The meeting times and links to the meetings are on the ONLINE MEETINGS page.
I hope you will join me and come to know the joy and freedom that the original members found, by placing their unwavering trust in the God of the Bible, and letting HIM be the light of their life.