Sunday, August 19, 2012

Building God vs God Building

     Not that it really matters, but the truth is that I feel the presence of God less in a building and more when I'm looking at the ocean, or walking in the woods, or watching a sunset. I feel It when I'm playing music or writing. And I especially feel It when I'm helping another addict or speaking to a room full of addicts. I feel It when I'm praying or meditating. I feel It when I'm taking action.

     But we don't need to worry too much about the whole God thing. AA wants us to build our own conception of God, regardless of how simple it may be, although... if your sponsor tells you to use the coffee pot for a Higher Power, you might have some problems.

     The point is to get underneath. The point is realizing that we are not the most powerful force in our lives. The point is understanding that there is something far greater than us, something limitless in its power and capable of anything. If we are chained by addiction, it is important to stop believing in ourselves only. Chances are that hopeless alcoholics and junkies cannot recover without this inner change in attitude. Changing our understanding of what power is and where it comes from is humbling, and anything that humbles us is good for us.

God, please bring us closer to You and give us the strength and power to take spiritual action everyday... not just on Sunday.

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