• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks ago

    MARCH 13 Reflection for the Day

    All my life, I looked to others for comfort, security, and all the other things that add up to what I now call serenity. But I’ve come to realize that I was always looking in the wrong place. The source of serenity is not outside, but within myself. The kingdom is within me, and I already have the key. All I have to do is to be willing to use it.

    Am I using the tools of the Gamblers Anonymous Program on a daily basis? Am I willing?

    Today I Pray
    God gives me the courage to seek out the kingdom inside myself, to find that well-spring within me that has its source in the never-ending, life-giving river of God. May my soul be restored there. May I find the serenity I seek.

    Today I Will Remember
    To seek the inner kingdom.

    • kenl replied 4 weeks ago

      MARCH 12 Reflection for the Day
      If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we’ll find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand. So let us, with God’s help, continually surrender these crippling liabilities. Then we can be set free to live and love. We may then be able to Twelfth Step ourselves, as well as others, into emotional well being.

      Do I try to carry the message of the Gamblers Anonymous Program?

      Today I Pray
      May I first get my emotional and spiritual house in order before I seek to carry out serious commitments in human relationships. May I look long and thoroughly at “dependency” – upon the highs of gambling or upon other human beings – and recognize it as the source of my unrest. May I transfer my dependency to God, as I understand Him.

      Today I Will Remember
      I am God-dependent.