(week 109) 30 January 2014 B12-Step Big Book Workshop
The Excellent Christian Wife
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AA 12 x 12 page 30
“We who had won so handsomely in a walk turned into all-time losers. We saw that we had to reconsider or die. We found many in AA who once thought as we did. They helped us to get down to our right size. By their example they showed us that humility and intellect could be compatible, provided we placed humility first. When we began to do that, we received the gift of faith, a faith which works. This faith is for you, too.”
Today Stephanie can truly say: �I am God�s helpmate…Control is an illusion. I am never in control. God has control and I am either going to be God�s co-pilot or will be fighting him. So I am not a loser today because I align my will with God�s will.�
Q1a) So where are you?
Write your name followed by: �I came to the end of myself� (or if you prefer, �I turned into an all-time loser�)
(insert your name) saw that I had to reconsider or die.
We who had won so handsomely in a walk turned into all-time losers. We saw that we had to reconsider or die.
b) Pray and meditate on these two lines. This is very important because if you do not believe that, you are not ready to go onto step 2 and step 3: made a decision to turn your will and your life over to a God of your understanding. There is nowhere else to turn. And the Big Book study process is about having a spiritual experience.
If you think: �I am not a loser. I have not come to the end of myself,� why would you turn over your will and your life?
Q2. Of myself, I am nothing. God doeth the work.
Try and find this quote in the Big Book or AA 12&12.
Q3. Look up: humility, intellect.
a) How humility without intellect will not work.
b) How intellect without humility will not work.
c) But, the two are compatible so long as you place humility first.
Q4a) What does the gift of faith mean to you
b) Have you received it yet?
c) And how do humility and intellect fit in?
Q5) In the Serenity Prayer see God as your pilot.
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change
– how does that parallel God as my pilot?
the courage to change the things I can
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