Spiritual Growth

It’s been a ROUGH 24 hours folks. One of our furbabies is ill. We almost lost him. He is on the mend now with medication. With little sleep, my brain is mush, so please forgive me as I copy the meditation from Keep it simple:

Keep It Simple
May 17

Each day provides its own gifts.
—Ruth P. Freedman

Spiritual growth is the greatest gift we can receive. And we earn it through taking risks. There is much risk involved in working the Steps: The risk of admitting that we’re out of control. The risk of turning our will and lives over to a Power greater than ourselves. The risk of letting go of character defects. The risk of making amends to people we’ve harmed. The risk of admitting our wrongs. The risk of telling our stories as we carry the message of hope. To grow spiritually, we need these adventures. These challenges. These risks.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me to take the risks that I need in order to grow.
Action for the Day: I will look at today as an adventure with my Higher Power. I will list the fears I’ll need to let go of.
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4 thoughts on “Spiritual Growth

  1. Prayers for yer doggie Bonster.

    I’ll tell ya all, i’ve been praying and pondering hard on how to handle another man with 12 years in our NA group who apparently is offending others and is having a problem staying right sized. Last time i called him he answered, ” WHAAAAT” and I said,” Im sorry am i bothering you” only to get disconnected with him calling me back with a different attitude. there’s plenty more to the story but now they’re several peeps who are getting a resentment towards this man and I’m not gonna let him run them all off with offensive behavior. I don’t like confronting anyone but if i don’t I’m a doormat. I know I can be passive aggressive but gratefully you all have taught me to think before acting and talk to God before dealing with personalities.

  2. Sounds pretty lumpy out there guys.
    But you are not alone, ever.
    Bonnie’s “baby” and Dan’s desperado in our prayers this morning.
    We say it’s a program built for rough going.
    Fondly

  3. Top of the morning family,
    While trudging spiritual fitness/growth, I occasionally experience spiritual burnout. The weariness I feel from my undue pressure of trying to obey my Creator: attend meetings, spending time in prayer, service to others, assorted readings, and family. This always leads me to feeling overwhelmed. The trouble is that I become burned out because I rely on my own strength. It’s the mental checklist of do and don’ts. This isn’t growth nor freedom. I rely on the fellowship between my ears, (go figure). I’m learning and growing: there is no formula to modify my behavior to gain my Creator’s approval. Spiritual growth/maturity involves growing awareness of His omnipotence. His grace carries me through life. Today is a good day to have a good day.

    To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.
    – Bruce Lee

  4. I have the freedom to be the best me I have ever been.
    Prayers to Our Sister and those still suffering from a self destructive disease such as alcohol, or other complex addictions.

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