At Peace with Life
I read this passage each morning, to start off my day, because it is a continual reminder to “practice these principles in all my affairs.” When I keep God’s will at the forefront of my mind, I am able to do what I should be doing, and that puts me at peace with life, with myself and with God.
Thought for the Day
Many alcoholics will be saying today: “This is a good Christmas for me.” They will be looking back over past Christmases, which were not like this one. They will be thanking God for their sobriety and their new found life. They will be thinking about how their lives were changed when they came into A.A. They will be thinking that perhaps God let them live through all the hazards of their drinking careers, when they were perhaps often close to death, in order that they might be used by Him in the great work of A.A. Is this a happy Christmas for me?
Meditation for the Day
The kingdom of heaven is also for the lowly, the sinners, and the repentant. “And they presented unto him gifts – gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Bring your gifts of gold – your money and material possessions. Bring your frankincense – the consecration of your life to a worthy cause. Bring your myrrh – your sympathy and understanding and help. Lay them all at the feet of God and let Him have full use of them.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may be truly thankful on this Christmas Day. I pray that I may bring my gifts and lay them on the altar.