Presence

Psalm 27:13-14
But I believe I shall enjoy the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!

Following Jesus is not about trying to make the cut for an evacuation plan to get to heaven one day. Jesus called on us to follow Him now…while picking up our cross (whatever particular struggles or obstacles we are dealing with). Jesus wants us to experience His love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion now (“in the land of the living”). It’s not about our goodness somehow earning God’s love…but God’s goodness poured out generously and unconditionally upon us now because God is good, generous and loving. God is Love! Let that knowledge sink in. Rest in it. And if you are not experiencing this amazing acceptance and love at the moment…take courage! Wait for the Lord! While you are consciously waiting…you are present…and in that Presence you will find the unconditional love of God.

Suggested song of the day– “God Is” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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