(Week 285) 15 June 2017 12 Step Big Book All Addictions workshop.
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Step 11 “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”
From the beginning of the step until the end of the third paragraph.
Look up: sought, recoiled, obstinately.
Q1.Do you have in the back of your mind that attitude that prayer and meditation is really not necessary? Why you think you have that attitude. If you did in the past what changed it?
Q2. Are you rebelling against the idea of bowing down before the God of your understanding?
And if you are, why do you think you are rebelling?
Many of us had strong logic too which “proved” there was no God whatever. What about all the accidents, sickness, cruelty, and injustice in the world? What about all those unhappy lives which were the direct result of unfortunate birth and uncontrollable circumstances? Surely there could be no justice in this scheme of things, and therefore no God at all.
Q3. Are you going to be bemoaning the cruelty and injustice in the world or are you going to with God in Quiet Time and with an action plan overcome it with a positive attitude?
Q4. Two mothers whose sons had accidents were both at
the hospital. One mother was moaning the other was saying:
With God this is going to prove how great God is. And how God works through my son.
Where are you in relation to the story of the two mothers?
Step 1, I admit I am powerless over my refusal to try prayer and meditation and my life is unmanageable
Step 2) Came to believe that I could try to make prayer and meditation the first and most important action in my life.
Step 3) I made the decision to take the action to pray and meditate.
Q5 Are you willing to put your resistance to prayer and meditation through Steps 1, 2 and 3, asking for help?