We welcome anyone who has a desire to stay clean and sober.
|We admitted we were powerless over our dependencies – that our lives had become unmanageable.||We felt we were doomed to die and saw how POWERLESS we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us.
2 Corinthians 1:9
|Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.||A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use Gods wisdom are safe.
|Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as of God as we understood Him.||Trust in the Lord completely, dont ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
Proverbs 3: 5-6
|Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.||Let us examine ourselves and repent and turn again to the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to Him in heaven.
Lamentations 3: 40-41
|Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.||Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
|Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.||So give yourselves humbly to God then, when you realise your worthlessness before the Lord, He will lift you up, encourage and help you.
James 4: 7-10
|Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.||But if we confess our sins to Him, He can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.
1 John 1:9
|Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.||If you are standing before the altar and suddenly remember that a friend has something against you, leave your sacrifice there and go and be reconciled, and then come and offer your sacrifice to God.
Matthew 5: 23-24
|Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.||You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it; its yours! But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive you your sins too.
Mark 11: 24-25
|Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.||But how can I ever know what sins are lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults, and keep me from deliberate wrongs; help me to stop doing them. Only then can I be set free of guilt.
|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.||If you want better insight and discernment, and are searching for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure, then wisdom will be given to you, and knowledge of God Himself; you will soon learn the importance of reverence for the Lord and of trusting Him.
Proverbs 2: 3-5
|Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.||Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord and if anyone asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way.
1 Peter 3:15