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Saturday, February 1, 2014
February 1 v 1 thru 7 TWELVE STEPPING WITH POWER IN THE PROVERB
These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.
Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
These proverbs will give insight to the simple,
knowledge and discernment to the young.
Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
Let those with understanding receive guidance
by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
STEP 1- We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable
STEP 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
STEP 3- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God
STEP 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
STEP 5- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
STEP 6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
STEP 7- Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings
STEP 8- Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
STEP 9- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
STEP10- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted
STEP 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out
STEP 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs
I posted the first half of today's Proverb along with the entire list of the twelve steps to show you how similar they are and to stress the importance of both for our lives. I believe addiction is not the problem. Addiction is a by-product of a broken and empty heart. It does not have to be drugs and alcohol it could be food , gambling , money , sex and the list goes on and on. For those of you out there who are just unsatisfied with life and no matter what you fill your life with you just cant seem to fill that void start reading the Proverbs ,there is one for every day of the month and get a close friend and work the steps and I guarantee you , your life will change for the better. The old saying goes , it works if you work it.