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    NOVEMBER 27 Reflection for the Day
    The Gamblers Anonymous Program shows us how to transform the pipe-dreams of our pasts into a comfortable reality and true sense of purpose, together with a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives. It’s all right to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, we’re taught, but our feet should remain firmly planted here on earth. Here’s where other people are; here’s where our work must be accomplished.

    Do I see anything incompatible between my God-consciousness and a useful life in the here-and-now?

    Today I Pray
    May my new “reality” include not only the nuts and bolts and pots and pans of daily living, but also my spiritual reality, my growing knowledge of the presence of God. May this new reality have room, too, for my dreams – not the mind-drifting fantasies of the past or the remnants of my delusions, but the products of a healthy imagination. May I respect those dreams, anchor them in earth’s possibilities, and turn them into useful creativity.

    Today I Will Remember
    Heaven has a place in the here-and-now.

    NOVEMBER 28 Reflection for the Day
    Our faith in God’s power – at work in us and in our lives – doesn’t relieve us of responsibility. Instead, our faith strengthens our efforts, makes us confident and assured, and enables us to act decisively and wisely. We’re no longer afraid to make decisions; we’re not afraid to take the steps that seem called for in the proper handling of given situations.

    Do I believe that God is at work beyond my human efforts, and that my faith and trust in Him will bring forth results far exceeding my expectations?

    Today I Pray
    May my trust in my Higher Power never falter. May my faith in that Power continue to shore up my optimism, my confidence, my belief in my own decision-making. May I never shut my eyes to the wonder of God’s work or discount the wisdom of His solutions.

    Today I Will Remember
    Our hope in ages past, our help for years to come.