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Post Info TOPIC: ODAT Reading 1-9-2018

~*Service Worker*~

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ODAT Reading 1-9-2018

The ODAT reading for  January 9 speaks about how confusing and disturbing,living with the disease of alcoholism can be. It suggests that often we reject God and the help we can receive .  Without the God of our understanding going it alone only makes matters worse.
 When we finally see that going it  alone is not working we begin to look around for help.  That is how we walk  through the doors of alanon and decide  to  place our life and the huge burdens  we are carrying within the principles they stand for.  It is then that  , we will find that  a Power greater then ourselves is available to us.  However, if  instead of trusting God and we  trust only  in our own intelligence and strength we will not find our way to Him. We have been  offered  the gift of faith,  by accepting it.. we must put aside our own human will and learn to  trust.
The quote is from Dante's Divine Comedy, which states: ; "in his will is our peace".  There is a also a quote in the same reading  that suggests : "trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding in all ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy' paths"
I know that turning my will and life over to the care of a power greater than myself is / was  not an easy task.
I needed to do it, one moment at a time, then one occasion at a time and then almost miraculously, unconsciously, I have learned to trust HP with my life.  Thank yo alanon .  
Hope everyone has a lovely day 






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Thanks Betty for the daily. I have had a relationship with God for the past 25 years, but it has deepened, and I have a different/better understanding of HP since joining program. The slogans and steps have given new meaning to the ways I can rely on Him. The brother I love thinks this faith is a delusion or mass denial. I can accept that he feels differently, and I don't need his approval. It does not sway my belief system or the way I am choosing to live my life, with program. Amen, Lyne



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Thanks Betty for the daily and your service. Thanks to all for your shares and ESH. I know that as I grow, change, heal and deal so does my relationship with my HP. For a variety of reasons, maybe even excuses, I resisted turning my will and life over to the care of HP - I could list my excuses/reasons but that is then and this is now!

I struggled but was gently reminded I can do this more than once. I am not a failure if I take my will back - progress and not perfection. Learning in recovery that I was an imperfect human gave me the courage to just keep trying.

Grateful for this program, a HP, and all of my friends in recovery. Happy Tuesday - we've got another decent day here with cold weather and snow planned for Thursday. One Day at a Time - what a gift!


Practice the PAUSE...Pause before judging.  Pause before assuming.  Pause before accusing.  Pause whenever you are about to react harshly and you will avoid doing and saying things you will later regret.  ~~~~  Lori Deschene



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Thank you Betty!

I am learning that there are areas I only thought I trusted God with. It's been a process of discovering much. All today is in Gods hands.....I need to leave it there and find out if there are more areas where I am trying to take Gods place!

Have a great afternoon!


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I struggled giving my life over to anything due to just not believing. Now I look to that part of the universe thatās within me. I love to meditate now because I clear the mind and connect to my higher self ska HP I just stopped trying to control the uncontrollable I donāt embrace a male gender HP. Program lets me have a higher power as I understand it Most of the time, program is my HP and when I put my affairs into a āprogram mindsetā I am so much better off Thank you Betty for your service. HUGS




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