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1.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... God.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


2.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... God."   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
In the fall of 1939 Fulton Oursler, then editor of Liberty, printed a piece in his magazine, called "Alcoholics and God."


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God?"   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
He said, "Why don't you choose your own conception of God?"


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... God.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... God.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
The distinguished American psychologist, William James, in his book "Varieties of Religious Experience," indicates a multitude of ways in which men have discovered God.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... God.   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another's conception of God.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God?"   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
"Who are you to say there is no God?"


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
In a few seconds he was overwhelmed by a conviction of the Presence of God.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God.   BB How It Works, p.59  
But there is One who has all power -- that One is God.


17.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God.   BB How It Works, p.62  
First of all, we had to quit playing God.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God.   BB How It Works, p.68  
For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God.   BB How It Works, p.68  
They trust their God.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God.   BB How It Works, p.68  
We never apologize for God.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God.   BB Into Action, p.77  
We don't use this as an excuse for shying away from the subject of God.


22.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have to agree with your conception of God.


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
It is dependent upon his relationship with God.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God.   BB To Wives, p.116  
Time after time, this apparent calamity has been a boon to us, for it opened up a path which led to the discovery of God.


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God.   BB To Wives, p.116  
But it was a silly idea that we were too good to need God.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God.   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
His sanity returned and he thanked God.


29.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God.


30.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God."   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God."


31.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Religion says the existence of God can be proved; the agnostic says it can't be proved; and the atheist claims proof of the nonexistence of God.


32.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


33.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Loved ones, upon whom we heartily depended, were taken from us by so-called acts of God.


34.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It was the beginning of true kinship with man and God.


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
When we are honest with another person, it confirms that we have been honest with ourselves and with God.


36.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
It is worth noting that people of very high spiritual development almost always insist on checking with friends or spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they have received from God.


37.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.


38.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
This is a riddle of our existence, the full answer to which may be only in the mind of God.


39.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No matter how far we have progressed, desires will always be found which oppose the grace of God.


40.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
So the difference between "the boys and the men" is the difference between striving for a self-determined objective and for the perfect objective which is of God.


41.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
The moment we say, "No, never!" our minds close against the grace of God.


42.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the change in our attitude toward God.


43.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


44.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.


45.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Eight, p.82  
It is the beginning of the end of isolation from our fellows and from God.


46.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God.


47.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We well remember how something deep inside us kept rebelling against the idea of bowing before any God.


48.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Prayer, as commonly understood, is a petition to God.


49.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.


50.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
And, worst of all, we forgot God.


51.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.


52.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... God.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
The group was right and I was wrong; the voice on the subway was not the voice of God.


53.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... God.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
The longer he kept dry, the louder he talked -- against God.


54.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God alike abhor suicide.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
For nature and God alike abhor suicide.


55.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   God alone can judge our sex situation.   BB How It Works, p.69  
God alone can judge our sex situation.


56.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God alone than with one who might ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
But it is better to meet God alone than with one who might misunderstand.


57.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God and another human being.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
We'd have to have outside help if we were surely to know and admit the truth about ourselves -- the help of God and another human being.


58.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God and another human being.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We knew we would have to quit the deadly business of living alone with our conflicts, and in honesty confide these to God and another human being.


59.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God and call Him by name.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


60.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God and clean house.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house.


61.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God and defy Him, too.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
No man, we saw, could believe in God and defy Him, too.


62.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God and dominate those about us, or ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Either we had tried to play God and dominate those about us, or we had insisted on being overdependent upon them.


63.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God -- and in finding God had found ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
But he had found God -- and in finding God had found himself.


64.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God, and in prayer secure from Him ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Of course, it is reasonable and understandable that the question is often asked: "Why can't we take a specific and troubling dilemma straight to God, and in prayer secure from Him sure and definite answers to our requests?"


65.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God -- and in this sense it includes ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Prayer is the raising of the heart and mind to God -- and in this sense it includes meditation.


66.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... God, and its bestowal upon others like ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.'s all around the globe.


67.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God and man, this emerging from isolation ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


68.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God and man we understood not at ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The love of God and man we understood not at all.


69.
View STEP TEN essay   ... God and that any success we may ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


70.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God and the people about us.   BB Into Action, p.77  
Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.


71.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God are not answers at all.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Quite often, however, the thoughts that seem to come from God are not answers at all.


72.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... God as He may express Himself in ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Two -- For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.


73.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... God as He may express Himself in ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.


74.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... God as He may express Himself in ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
"For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.


75.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... God as He may express Himself in ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience.


76.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... God as He may express Himself in ...   12&12 Tradition Two (Long), p.189  
Two -- For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.


77.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God, as I then understood Him, to ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
There I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would.


78.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God as I understood Him, to give ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


79.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God as they never were before.   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And even those who had faith already often become conscious of God as they never were before.


80.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God as we understand Him.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
With it we can broaden and deepen the channel between ourselves and God as we understand Him.


81.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God as we understand Him, handle them ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Can we now, with the help of God as we understand Him, handle them as well and as bravely as our nonalcoholic friends often do?


82.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... 'God as we understand Him' tell us ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
We said, "Why can't 'God as we understand Him' tell us where we are astray?


83.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God as we understood Him.   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.


84.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God as we understood Him.   BB How It Works, p.59  
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


85.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God as we understood Him.   BB How It Works, p.60  
Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him.


86.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God as we understood Him."   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


87.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God as we understood Him."   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


88.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God as we understood Him.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Consequently, in Step Three we turned our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


89.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God as we understood Him, praying only ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


90.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God as we understood Him, praying only ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


91.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God as we were increasingly better able ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The persistent use of meditation and prayer, we found, did open the channel so that where there had been a trickle, there now was a river which led to sure power and safe guidance from God as we were increasingly better able to understand Him.


92.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God as you understand God.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God.


93.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God at all.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Surely there could be no justice in this scheme of things, and therefore no God at all.


94.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God at once to remove them.   BB Into Action, p.84  
When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them.


95.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God be the final judge.   BB How It Works, p.70  
Counsel with persons is often desirable, but we let God be the final judge.


96.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God bless you!"   BB To Wives, p.121  
So to you out there who may soon be with us -- we say "Good luck and God bless you!"


97.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God bless you and keep you -- until ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
May God bless you and keep you -- until then.


98.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... "God" brought up a particular idea of ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
To others, the word "God" brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had tried to impress them during childhood.


99.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God, but suspects that God doesn't believe ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
He's sure he still believes in God, but suspects that God doesn't believe in him.


100.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God by ourselves are twofold.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
At this stage, the difficulties of trying to deal rightly with God by ourselves are twofold.


101.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God can -- and will, under certain conditions ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


102.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God can be proved; the agnostic says ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Religion says the existence of God can be proved; the agnostic says it can't be proved; and the atheist claims proof of the nonexistence of God.


103.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God can do for us what we ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We would like to be assured that the grace of God can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.


104.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God can enter them and expel their ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
As they are humbled by the terrific beating administered by alcohol, the grace of God can enter them and expel their obsession.


105.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God can remove whatever self-will has blocked ...   BB How It Works, p.71  
We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.


106.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God can solve the age-old riddle of ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
If God can solve the age-old riddle of alcoholism, He can solve your problems too.


107.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   God comes to most men gradually, but ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
God comes to most men gradually, but His impact on me was sudden and profound.


108.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God-conscious.   BB Into Action, p.85  
To some extent we have become God-conscious.


109.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... "God-consciousness."   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Our more religious members call it "God-consciousness."


110.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


111.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God-consciousness within.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within.


112.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God could and would if He were ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
(c) That God could and would if He were sought.


113.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God could enter us and expel the ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The fact was we really hadn't cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession.


114.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God deserted us.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
More often, though, we had met up with some major calamity, and to our way of thinking lost out because God deserted us.


115.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   God didn't do it.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
God didn't do it.


116.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God discipline us in the simple way ...   BB Into Action, p.88  
So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined.


117.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God does "move in a mysterious way ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


118.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God does not make too hard terms ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.


119.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God doesn't believe in him.   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
He's sure he still believes in God, but suspects that God doesn't believe in him.


120.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God doesn't seem as embarrassing as facing ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Somehow, being alone with God doesn't seem as embarrassing as facing up to another person.


121.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   God either is, or He isn't.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
God either is, or He isn't.


122.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God's ever advancing Creation, we agnostics and ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Instead of regarding ourselves as intelligent agents, spearheads of God's ever advancing Creation, we agnostics and atheists chose to believe that our human intelligence was the last word, the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of all.


123.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God existed.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
This was true even when we believed that God existed.


124.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God exists have no faith whatever He ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Some of us won't believe in God, others can't, and still others who do believe that God exists have no faith whatever He will perform this miracle.


125.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
We have seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and faith for God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all the way from a shattering domestic or financial crisis to correcting a minor personal fault, like tardiness.


126.
View STEP TWELVE essay   God fashioned us that way.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
God fashioned us that way.


127.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God first, we had deprived ourselves of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help.


128.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision.


129.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


130.
View STEP TEN essay   ... God for the blessings we have received ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
Having so considered our day, not omitting to take due note of things well done, and having searched our hearts with neither fear nor favor, we can truly thank God for the blessings we have received and sleep in good conscience.


131.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God, for we have re-opened a subject ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
But his face falls when we speak of spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, for we have re-opened a subject which our man thought he had neatly evaded or entirely ignored.


132.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
After making our review we ask God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.


133.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God from the bottom of our heart ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
We thank God from the bottom of our heart that we know Him better.


134.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God gave us brains to use.   BB Into Action, p.86  
Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use.


135.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... God-given.   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
So these desires -- for the sex relation, for material and emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary and right, and surely God-given.


136.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God-given and therefore good, neither to be ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.


137.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... God-given instincts.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


138.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God goes deep!   BB To Wives, p.114  
The power of God goes deep!


139.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... God's grace has nevertheless flourished.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
That is the spiritual climate in which A.A. was born, and by God's grace has nevertheless flourished.


140.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God's grace, to take these troubles in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


141.
View STEP THREE essay   ... "God grant me the serenity to accept ...   12&12 Step Three, p.41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


142.
View STEP TWELVE essay   God grant us the serenity to accept ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.


143.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God had done for him what he ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
But my friend sat before me, and he made the point-blank declaration that God had done for him what he could not do for himself.


144.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God had found himself.   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
But he had found God -- and in finding God had found himself.


145.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God had reserved this privilege to the ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Had not people said God had reserved this privilege to the birds?


146.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   God had restored his sanity.   BB We Agnostics, p.57  
God had restored his sanity.


147.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God had told them.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Lacking both practice and humility, they had deluded themselves and were able to justify the most arrant nonsense on the ground that this was what God had told them.


148.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God's hands.   BB To Wives, p.120  
If a repetition is to be prevented, place the problem, along with everything else, in God's hands.


149.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God's hands or he would soon start ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
He saw that he had to place the outcome in God's hands or he would soon start drinking again, and all would be lost anyhow.


150.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God's hands, the dark past is the ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have -- the key to life and happiness for others.


151.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God's hands were better than anything we ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned.


152.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   God has abundantly supplied this world with ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds.


153.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God has accomplished the miracle where they ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
While grateful that he drinks no more, they may not like the idea that God has accomplished the miracle where they failed.


154.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... God, has brought us to where we ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
These very deviations created a vast process of trial and error which, under the grace of God, has brought us to where we stand today.


155.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God has completely removed from any human ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So far as we know, it is nowhere on the record that God has completely removed from any human being all his natural drives.


156.
View TO WIVES chapter   God has either removed your husband's liquor ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
God has either removed your husband's liquor problem or He has not.


157.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God has enabled him to make a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.


158.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God has failed to fulfill their demands.   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


159.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God has not delivered us the good ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Sometimes it's because God has not delivered us the good things of life which we specified, as a greedy child makes an impossible list for Santa Claus.


160.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God has proceeded to do exactly that.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
And God has proceeded to do exactly that.


161.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God has wrought miracles among us, we ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Try to remember that though God has wrought miracles among us, we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist.


162.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God, He certainly hasn't done anything for ...   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Our friend's gorge rose as he bitterly cried out: "If there is a God, He certainly hasn't done anything for me!"


163.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God he thinks there is?   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


164.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God's help.   BB How It Works, p.62  
We had to have God's help.


165.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's help.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help.


166.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's help and direction.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All this should be very encouraging news for those who recoil from prayer because they don't believe in it, or because they feel themselves cut off from God's help and direction.


167.
View STEP NINE essay   ... God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?


168.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God's help, but the help doesn't come.   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Valiantly he tries to fight alcohol, imploring God's help, but the help doesn't come.


169.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God's help, the knowledge that at home ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


170.
View STEP TEN essay   ... God's help to carry these lessons over ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


171.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


172.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God helping a little now and then, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
The notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.


173.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God Himself.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
So it's not strange that lots of us have had our day at defying God Himself.


174.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God Himself.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself.


175.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... God; His gift to us would be ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God; His gift to us would be spent aimlessly.


176.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... God -- I obeyed."   12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
I listened, and -- thank God -- I obeyed."


177.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... "God, I offer myself to Thee -- to ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: "God, I offer myself to Thee -- to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.


178.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God idea did.   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
But the God idea did.


179.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God idea entirely.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
With that rejection we imagined we had abandoned the God idea entirely.


180.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God in a hurry, or exhibit amazing ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may demand that the family find God in a hurry, or exhibit amazing indifference to them and say he is above worldly considerations.


181.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God in human affairs was negligible, the ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, the power of God in human affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.


182.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God in our lives.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
This dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives.


183.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God in their lives -- these things are ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


184.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God's intention for us.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God's intention for us.


185.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God is concerned with us humans when ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough.


186.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God is doing for us what we ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.


187.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God is everything or else He is ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing.


188.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God is today the most important fact ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.


189.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God, it is not probable that we ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.


190.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's kingdom.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Now and then we may be granted a glimpse of that ultimate reality which is God's kingdom.


191.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God knows all about us, we are ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Though we may at first be startled to realize that God knows all about us, we are apt to get used to that quite quickly.


192.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... God knows what trouble he'll brew.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
If we allow him in, only God knows what trouble he'll brew.


193.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God lovingly watches over us.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We know that God lovingly watches over us.


194.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God made him that way.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Indeed, God made him that way.


195.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God made these things possible, and we ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
They said God made these things possible, and we only smiled.


196.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   God makes that possible.   BB How It Works, p.62  
God makes that possible.


197.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God might give him mastery.   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
He saw that he would have to face his problems squarely that God might give him mastery.


198.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... "God nonsense."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
His pet obsession was that A.A. could get along better without its "God nonsense."


199.
View STEP TWO essay   ... god of intellect displaced the God of ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
The god of intellect displaced the God of our fathers.


200.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God of our fathers.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
The god of intellect displaced the God of our fathers.


201.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God of Reason.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Yes, we had been faithful, abjectly faithful to the God of Reason.


202.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God of the Atom, maybe, hot and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
No doubt the universe had a "first cause" of some sort, the God of the Atom, maybe, hot and cold by turns.


203.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God on hangover mornings and sworn that ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
I've prayed to God on hangover mornings and sworn that I'd never touch another drop but by nine o'clock I'd be boiled as an owl."


204.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God on his side.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Dad may feel that for years his drinking has placed him on the wrong side of every argument, but that now he has become a superior person with God on his side.


205.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God -- or, if you like, a Higher ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


206.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God, others can't, and still others who ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Some of us won't believe in God, others can't, and still others who do believe that God exists have no faith whatever He will perform this miracle.


207.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   "God ought to be able to do ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
"God ought to be able to do anything."


208.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God ourselves.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We could actually have earnest religious beliefs which remained barren because we were still trying to play God ourselves.


209.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God out of our lives.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We can have faith, yet keep God out of our lives.


210.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God's people we stand on our feet; ...   BB Into Action, p.83  
As God's people we stand on our feet; we don't crawl before anyone.


211.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God personal to me this feeling was ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
When the thought was expressed that there might be a God personal to me this feeling was intensified.


212.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God personal to me, who was love, ...   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
When they talked of a God personal to me, who was love, superhuman strength and direction, I became irritated and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.


213.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God place in us the best understanding ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.


214.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


215.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God rather than our finite selves.   BB How It Works, p.68  
We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves.


216.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
We all need the light of God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.


217.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God remove all these defects of character.   BB How It Works, p.59  
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.


218.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God remove all these defects of character."   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."


219.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God remove all these defects of character" ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


220.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God remove from us all the things ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable?


221.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God remove the mania for alcohol from ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
So in a very complete and literal way, all A.A.'s have "become entirely ready" to have God remove the mania for alcohol from their lives.


222.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God restored us all to our right ...   BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Even so has God restored us all to our right minds.


223.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... God's sake, how did I ever get ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
How often have some of us begun to drink in this nonchalant way, and after the third or fourth, pounded on the bar and said to ourselves, "For God's sake, how did I ever get started again?"


224.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   God save me from being angry.   BB How It Works, p.67  
God save me from being angry.


225.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God's scheme of things -- these are the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


226.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God seemed heavy or even unjust, new ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


227.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God's sight all human beings are important, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


228.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God, sounds good in the speaking, but ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
This brave philosophy, wherein each man plays God, sounds good in the speaking, but it still has to meet the acid test: how well does it actually work?


229.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's specific direction.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
With the best of intentions, he tends to force his own will into all sorts of situations and problems with the comfortable assurance that he is acting under God's specific direction.


230.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... God still aroused a certain antipathy.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
The word God still aroused a certain antipathy.


231.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... God stuff!   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Cried Ed, "I can't stand this God stuff!


232.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... "God-sufficiency" worked with them, we began to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When others showed us that "God-sufficiency" worked with them, we began to feel like those who had insisted the Wrights would never fly.


233.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God take us to better things, we ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
If we are sorry for what we have done, and have the honest desire to let God take us to better things, we believe we will be forgiven and will have learned our lesson.


234.
View STEP TWO essay   ... god that his universe knows!   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
How he does cherish the thought that man, risen so majestically from a single cell in the primordial ooze, is the spearhead of evolution and therefore the only god that his universe knows!


235.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God that's over!   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


236.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God that she'd change her mind, but ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
The girl we wanted to marry had other notions; we prayed God that she'd change her mind, but she didn't.


237.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God's that we begin to use it ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
It is when we try to make our will conform with God's that we begin to use it rightly.


238.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God the daily basis of living.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and true love of man and God the daily basis of living.


239.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God, the desire must come from within.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he is to find God, the desire must come from within.


240.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... God, there would have been thousands more ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
But for the grace of God, there would have been thousands more convincing demonstrations.


241.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   God, they believe, almost owes this recompense ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
God, they believe, almost owes this recompense on a long overdue account.


242.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God to direct our thinking, especially asking ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.


243.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God to do it our way.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
In that case, we are asking God to do it our way.


244.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God to explain it.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We read wordy books and indulge in windy arguments, thinking we believe this universe needs no God to explain it.


245.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God to give it to us on ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


246.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God to help and the drastic step ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
If we have obtained permission, have consulted with others, asked God to help and the drastic step is indicated we must not shrink.


247.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God to help us be willing.   BB Into Action, p.76  
If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.


248.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God to help us show them the ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


249.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God to mold our ideals and help ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.


250.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God to our fellows nor would we ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.


251.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God, to ourselves, and to another human ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.


252.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God, to ourselves, and to another human ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
This requires action on our part, which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our defects.


253.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God, to ourselves, and to another human ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
"Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."


254.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... God, to ourselves, and to another human ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
It had been embarrassing enough when in confidence we had admitted these things to God, to ourselves, and to another human being.


255.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God to remove our shortcomings such as ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.


256.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God to stop that.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Then we became drunkards, and asked God to stop that.


257.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... God's universe.   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


258.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God wants us to be happy, joyous, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free.


259.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God was a part of our make-up, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


260.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God was going to be our Director.   BB How It Works, p.62  
Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.


261.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God was looking after becomes a military ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe there are serious domestic or romantic difficulties, or perhaps that boy we thought God was looking after becomes a military casualty.


262.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God, we couldn't very well play God ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.


263.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... God, we mean your own conception of ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.


264.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God; we merely have an approach that ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
We have no monopoly on God; we merely have an approach that worked with us.


265.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God, we were still the victims of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


266.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God what we should do about each ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
In meditation, we ask God what we should do about each specific matter.


267.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God whatever.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Many of us had strong logic, too, which "proved" there was no God whatever.


268.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God when it was all too plain ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
How many times have we heard well-intentioned people claim the guidance of God when it was all too plain that they were sorely mistaken.


269.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... God which can sustain and strengthen us ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


270.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God who has stolen dad's affections.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
They may be jealous of a God who has stolen dad's affections.


271.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God who knew or cared about human ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But certainly there wasn't any evidence of a God who knew or cared about human beings.


272.
View STEP THREE essay   ... God's will.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion to conform to their principles and so, we trust, to God's will.


273.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God will certainly forgive our derelictions.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
If we ask, God will certainly forgive our derelictions.


274.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   God will constantly disclose more to you ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
God will constantly disclose more to you and to us.


275.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   God will determine that, so you must ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
God will determine that, so you must remember that your real reliance is always upon Him.


276.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's will for the person for whom ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
Such prayers, of course, are fundamentally good acts, but often they are based upon a supposition that we know God's will for the person for whom we pray.


277.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God's will for us.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
This is the exact point at which we abandon limited objectives, and move toward God's will for us.


278.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God's will into all of our activities.   BB Into Action, p.85  
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities.


279.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's will is for other people.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We form ideas as to what we think God's will is for other people.


280.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... God will keep you unharmed.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Keep on the firing line of life with these motives and God will keep you unharmed.


281.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... God will not enter to expel our ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It seems plain that the grace of God will not enter to expel our destructive obsessions until we are willing to try this.


282.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's will, not our own, in the ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


283.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God will restore us to sanity if ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.


284.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... God will show us how to take ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one.


285.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... God will show you how to have.   BB To Wives, p.117  
We urge you to try our program, for nothing will be so helpful to your husband as the radically changed attitude toward him which God will show you how to have.


286.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... God will take care of them?   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
What about his talk that God will take care of them?


287.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's will, the moment we begin to ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


288.
View STEP TWO essay   ... God's will was for us; instead we ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
At no time had we asked what God's will was for us; instead we had been telling Him what it ought to be.


289.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... God's will, was missing.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
That basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and do God's will, was missing.


290.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God's will, whatever it is, be done ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
It is A.A.'s experience that particularly in these cases we ought to pray that God's will, whatever it is, be done for others as well as for ourselves.


291.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... God willing, it shall not be repeated.   BB Into Action, p.81  
We are sorry for what we have done and, God willing, it shall not be repeated.


292.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... God willing -- shall sustain us in unity ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


293.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God willing, that he might be able ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
He hoped, God willing, that he might be able to find some of these treasures, too.


294.
View STEP SIX essay   ... God wishes for us here on earth.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth.


295.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God, with hearts and minds attuned to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them.


296.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.


297.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... God within its walls.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Many of us have felt, for the first time, the Presence and Power of God within its walls.


298.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... God's world by mistake.   BB Acceptance, p.417  
Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake.


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