Be Free

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The love of God is as close to you as the air that you breathe.

(Listen to my song “Breathe On Me” by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 19:23

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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What does it mean to “enter the kingdom of heaven”?

Certainly we all hope to enter upon death…but Jesus seemed to be focused on the now and not some future “reward.”

When a scribe agreed with Jesus that the two greatest commandments were to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself…Jesus told him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God” (Mark 12:34).

Jesus was clearly talking about experiencing the kingdom of God in the present.

A rich person has an abundance of power, prestige and possessions. It’s easy to get caught up in defending and protecting all of that to the point that there is no time for God or anyone else.

It’s not the power, prestige and possessions in themselves that are bad…it’s the attachment to them.

To be present to the Divine Presence is to be free of clinging to anything.

It’s to be free to live in a loving relationship with all that is.

Then…you will be experiencing the kingdom of God or the reign of God…right now.

What is blocking me from being truly present to God’s love in this moment?

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Listen to the song of the day “Breathe On Me” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

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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