Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Thursday, November 19, 2015
Help Me Build a New Way of Life, God
“Just as it takes time to build a home, it takes time to build a new way of life.” 
Ah. So right. I need to slow down for all sorts of things. Just as I slow down when I build anything, large or small, or be careful when I play a musical instrument or drive a car. Or, just as I consider the honestly, all-important topic for me to be open and aware. Especially when considering anything as important as building a new way of life.
The above words from the daily meditation book Keep It Simple ring true.
Yes, encouraging others to be free from drugs and alcohol is a wonderful step. A huge step. I want to give each person who is staying clean and sober, one day at a time, a huge compliment. And now, after each one strives to remain clean and sober, we move on to the next step. Building a new way of life.
Can I do this, one day at a time? With God’s help. Can I encourage people, one day at a time, to seek a more spiritual way of life? Think about it.
Here is the Action for the Day: “I’ll take time to think over where I’m at … I’ll talk about it with a friend.” (Great words to consider, for any age!)
Like what you read? Disagree? Share your thoughts with your loved ones and continue the conversation.
 Keep It Simple: Daily Meditations for Twelve-Step Beginnings and Renewal. (Hazelden Meditation Series) (San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1989), November 19 reading.