“Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning; it is only the first gift of the first awakening. If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. As it does go on, we find that bit by bit we can discard the old life – the one that did not work – for a new life that can and does work under any conditions whatsoever.” – Bill W. When we first got sober the only thing we wanted was to stay sober. The only thing we hoped the 12-Steps would accomplish is the ability to stay sober. Thank God what we received was so much more than staying sober. What we got was a way to live a life that would help with all of our problems, not just using drugs or drinking.
May I remember the 12-Steps program is a design for living that will solve all my problems. May I now live the 12-Steps in all of my life. Today, I will ask God to help me be an example of what living these spiritual principles looks like.