Wednesday, September 28, 2005

5 Years Sober

Well folks, to be quite honest, I am blessed to be able to sit here in this chair in front of my computer and type this entry in my blog this evening. The reason being, it was 5 years ago today that I was almost dead, literally.

Today is the day I celebrate my 5 years of sobriety. I must say that they have been some of the best 5 years of my life. This is all due to a loving Saviour who still heals today. I thank Him more than anyone else for my sobriety. I also thank my lovely wife who stuck with me even when the times were bad. My daughter has also stuck with me. My parents never disowned me.

Another miracle is that I heard from my other daughter in California who will be 21 this October. I posted an entry about this not too long ago and asked people to pray. Well prayer works folks.

I would like to share something from the Twenty Four Hours a Day Meditations book I have that is put out by Hazelden.

A.A. Thought for the Day
"We had but two alternatives; one was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could, and the other was to accept spiritual help. We became willing to maintain a certain simple attitude toward life. What seemed at first a flimsy reed has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God. A new life has been given us, a design for living that really works. All of us establish in our own individual way our personal relationship with God." Have I established my own relationship with God?

Meditation for the Day
Make it a daily practice to review your character. Take your character in relation to your daily life, to your dear ones, your friends, your acquaintances, and your work. Each day try to see where God wants you to change. Plan how best each fault can be eradicated or each mistake be corrected. Never be satisfied with a comparison with those around you. Strive toward a better life as your ultimate goal. God is your helper through weakness to power, through danger to security, through fear and worry to peace and serenity.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may make real progress toward a better life. I pray that I may never be satisfied with my present state.

I thank you again Lord for Your mercy and grace and Your healing power. Thank You for making me the person I am today. Amen!


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