This mornings devotional from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young said "Let My love enfold you in the radiance of My Glory. Sit still in the light of My presence, and receive My peace. These quiet moments with Me transcend time, accomplishing far more than you can imagine. Bring Me the sacrifice of your time, and watch to see how abundantly I bless you and your loved ones. Through the intimacy of our relationship, you are being transformed from the inside out. As you keep your focus on Me, I form you into the one I desire you to be. Your part is to yield to My creative work in you, neither resisting it nor trying to speed it up. Enjoy the tempo of a God-breathed life by letting Me set the pace. Hold My hand in childlike trust, and the way before you will open up step by step."
Wow, THAT was FULL of lots of goodness right there! THIS spoke to me like no other. It was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. I have released ALL my burdens to Him. He has set me FREE and is transforming my life one step at a time. I WILL continue to focus on Him, yield to Him and enjoy the journey along the way.
Yesterday, I attended my 6th AA meeting for the week (7 if you include my lunch date with my sponsor). They encourage the newcomers to do 90 meetings in 90 days to start so instead of doing 5 as I originally planned, I'm stepping my game up to 7 meetings at least each week. My brother (who's a recovering addict of 7 years) said I had NO choice. THIS is something that I HAVE to do for me if I'm really serious about it, so I will go to 90 meetings in 90 days. The program works if you work it! I can't wait to get my 30 day chip, BUT I will continue to focus on getting through today...one day at a time!
I am SO thankful for AA. The program is truly a gift for anyone wanting a new way of living. I give Him all the glory for my new journey in this life. I AM worthy of it ALL. I am being transformed and on the right track to a life filled with His blessings, and I will continue to yield to Him as He leads me...having peace to no understanding. Focusing on Him and patiently waiting for ALL He has in store for my future as I continue down this path of being alcohol free!
"Faith without works is dead." ~ Alcoholics Anonymous.