427 Day 27 of a 40-Day Practice


MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.


"Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power?" (Alcoholics Anonymous page 45) This question was for me of the up most importance, because the opening statement hit home, "Lack of power". I had no doubt about my incompetence; compounded by the fact I had burned-out or used up everyone who had generously helped me. Those channels closed when I found myself at A.A.’s doors.

When I think of power as the ability to do, I was powerless to carry out a successful Program alone and unaided when I first came in the Program. It did not get much better until I experienced the presence of an Invisible Means of Support. It was when I realized this Power was doing for me what I had not, could not or would not do. That support came to me by grace not by my good works. Alone I was bankrupt and without the ability to get out of the rut I dug.

I got busy working the Program the best I could and clearing away some of the wreckage of the past. A turning point came when I hit a financial bottom. The mortgage company was about to foreclose on my home and soon I would have to close my business due to the lack of funds. With all of my heart, mind and soul I surrendered everything, holding nothing back. Within three days all was taken care of in a way that I knew it was not my human condition doing the good works. I became an open channel and an active agent for our/my Father's Business. I found myself with the ability, the power to carry out His Will one moment at a time.


What was your turning point when you receive the grace, the power, the ability to be the created individual you are?

In addition, the ability to express the love you are?