Belief in a Higher Power
For today’s topic I have chosen our society’s journey into the realm of a Spiritual Awakening through our belief in a Higher Power.
Chapter 4 in the Big Book, pp. 47-52, We Agnostics, debates this: “… we did not have to consider another’s conception of God; our own however inadequate was sufficient to make the approach and effect a contact with Him.” Then, “… as soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence and a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things we began to possess a new power and direction provided that we took other simple steps. We found that God does not make too hard terms on those who seek him. To us the reality of the spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek; it is open we believe to all men.
Later our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.”
Perhaps read Chapter 4 for the first time or read it again and recount how you came to believe in the Power needed for a spiritual experience; we learned that power could be a great figure: Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Moses or a peasant, a doorknob or even the Alcoholics Anonymous Group. No edict says we must believe in God to be a member of AA.
Tell us how you came to believe and whether your concept of God is changing.