GOD

Definition of God:
creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
Synonyms of God: deity, goddess, divine being, supreme being, immortal, creator, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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The most important thing is that today I am willing to grow along spiritual lines, and that God is everything. When I was trying to quit drinking on my own, it never worked; with God and A.A., it is working. –Daily Reflections | More…

As close as our breath is the strength we need to carry us through any troubled time.
Whatever our needs today, God is the answer. There is nothing to fear. –Each Day a New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

As a result of these Steps, I can say today that my attitude towards life, people,
and towards anything having to do with God, has been transformed and improved. –Daily Reflections | More…

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done. –C.S. Lewis – Learn to be peaceful in all situations and trust that through all stages of our lives, God has a plan. –Unknown | More…

I believe that God’s power will break through the darkness and my prayers will pierce even to the ears of God Himself. But only a cry from the heart, a trusting cry, ever pierces that darkness and reaches to the divine ear of God. –24Hours  | More…

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Lack of power, that was our dilemma.
We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. –Big Book | More… (p.45)

Our program will work for people who believe in god.
Our program will work for people who don’t believe in God.
Our program will not work for people who believe they are God.
If you are having trouble with this, read pages 61, 62, & 63 of the Big Book. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

What you are is God’s gift to you.
What you do with yourself is your gift to God. | More…

If you want to feel better, clean house.
If you want to get better, find God. –Unknown

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Playing God. How well I remember this attitude in my drinking days.
Today my spiritual program teaches me to “play” God in a different way.

It requires that I seek to discover the values I associate with God and live them out in my own life. Because I believe that God is loving and accepting, I seek to reveal these qualities in my daily associations.

As a recovering alcoholic I seek to “play” God in the joy, acceptance and love I show to myself and other people.  –Father Leo | More…

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