“Just then the disciples came up to Jesus with the question.  ‘Who is of greatest importance in the kingdom of God?’   He called a little child over and stood him in their midst and said:  ‘I assure you, unless you change and become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of God.  Whoever makes himself lowly, becoming like this child, is of greatest importance in that heavenly reign….Just so, it is no part of your heavenly Father’s plan that a single one of these little ones shall ever come to grief.”   Matthew 18:1-4 & vs 14

It seems to be the case for us alcoholics that we like our independence.  When drinking and trying to run our own life we were miserable failures.  Yet we did not like submitting to anyone and announcing defeat.

How then did we come to know sobriety and a new life?  Reflecting on our past, we now see that we had to totally submit to our Father, God’s will for us.  For some of us, this took a considerable period of time.  Only getting on our knees and asking for God’s help did we come to know His care for us.  Like our earthly father, He carried us when we were down and out.  How else did we live for today?

Prayer:   Dear Father, thank you for lifting me out of the mire of alcoholism.  Lead me and guide me along Your way so that I can be of some help to others.  I ask this in the name of Your son and my brother, Jesus, and by the power of Your Holy Spirit, Amen.

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