Today's Reading from Just For Today © NA World Services


   May 16                                           Our Higher Power's will

       "God's will for us becomes our own true will for ourselves."

                                                            Basic Text, p. 48


   The Twelve Steps are a path to spiritual awakening.  This awakening takes
   the form of a developing relationship with a loving Higher Power.   Each
   succeeding step strengthens that relationship.  As we continue to work the
   steps, the relationship grows, becoming ever more important in our lives.

   In the course of working the steps, we make a personal decision to allow a
   loving Higher Power to direct us.   That guidance is always available;  we
   need only the patience to seek it.  Often, that guidance manifests itself
   in the inner wisdom we call our conscience.

   When we open our hearts wide enough to sense our Higher Power's
   guidance, we feel a calm serenity.   This peace is the beacon that guides
   us through our troubled feelings, providing clear direction when our minds
   are busy and confused.  When we seek and follow God's will in our lives,
   we find the contentment and joy that often elude us when we strike out on
   our own.  Fear or doubt may plague us when we attempt to carry out our
   Higher Power's will, but we've learned to trust the moment of
   clarity.  Our greatest happiness lies in following the will of our loving


   Just for today:  I will seek to strengthen my relationship with my Higher
   Power.  I know from experience that knowledge of my Higher Power's will
   provides a sense of clarity, direction, and peace.