Be Still

Luke 9:61-62
Another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.” Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Jesus was referring to a farmer directing his plow. If he turned to look back at what was left behind…he would not be focused on where he was heading and the plow would get off line. It’s a great lesson in seeing that the kingdom of God is where God is present. And the only place you’ll find the living God…is in the present…the now. If you’re not present…how can you ever experience God’s Presence? This takes constant awareness and practice. It’s like a negative action…a “letting go.” Try meditation or contemplative prayer. Let go of your thoughts and simply observe the moment. Observe your mind as it constantly chatters new thoughts and commentary. Allow it to cease. You are not your mind! It’s a useful tool…but it is not you. Most people are entrenched in their minds which are so mired in past hurts, future worries and endless judging that they are totally unconscious of the now. Don’t miss God’s Presence and the peace and joy that God wants to give you…right now!

Suggested song of the day– “Breathe On Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
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Remember…God loves you!


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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One Response to Be Still

  1. angelastageslearning says:

    Thanks, Bill. These are particularly helpful words right now. Angela

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