"God as we understood Him" slowly, it dawned on me that I could use my concepts of my traditional God, the Great Spirit, or in my Indian language, Kitchi Munito. I became more aware of what I had previously missed in other A.A. involvement's.
AA Grapevine-July 1979 Saulteaux
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the realm of spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.
Big Book pgs. 46 & 47
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. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.
Big Book pg. 55
Faith is more than our greatest gift; its sharing with others is our greatest responsibility. May we of A.A. continually seek the wisdom and the willingness by which we may well fulfill that immense trust which the Giver of all perfect gifts has placed in our hands.
Bill W. AA Grapevine April 1961
Creator grant that I understand my relationship to you.