The meeting today had a topic from the OA 12 & 12, page 16. It said:
"We had to replace our old ideas about God
with a faith that worked."
My old ideas about God weren't much. When I was younger up until the time I found this program, I blamed God for every little bad thing that happened to me. I blamed Him for the larger things too, of course, and I thought that if there was a God why would He allow all these things to happen? I feel extreme guilt for much of them and shame and wondered what I had done to deserve all the bad things. Was I such a bad person?
Well then I found church as an adult and everyone there was very nice and understanding but still very judgmental. Exactly who were these people to tell me what God thought or wanted? Was He speaking directly to them and I was missing something? Some of the things they were teaching were in direct contrast to the Bible, which I knew to be God's ultimate word. So, today, I have my own relationship with God. I am right in the middle of a Bible Study book that teaches by the Word of the Bible and even calls out those "Christians" that aren't following the Word. This works for me and I am thrilled to say that I am building my life around God and around my beliefs which stem from His Word.