God Restores and Renews

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Turn to Love and live.

(Listen to “Singing My Song” by clicking HERE)

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Ezekiel 36:25-26

I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts.

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Prophets like Ezekiel had some harsh predictions for God’s people after they had turned to idols and to self-centered and non-life-giving pursuits. But he also had comforting words when they returned to God.

In reality…it wasn’t God who made bad things happen to them. They were responsible since they had turned away from their Loving Source.

God had never left them. That would be impossible!

God is always reaching out in love to each of us because that’s what Love does.

But we always have the option of whether we want to cooperate.

It’s about relationship.

When the people turned back to God…there was no chastisement.

God immediately began the process of cleansing them from their impurities and giving them a new heart and spirit.

Is there some area of your life where you have turned from God and have instead pursued some kind of idol such as power, prestige, possessions, wealth, physical appearance, sports, or even religion itself?

What is standing in the way of your relationship with God?

What is standing in the way of you being able to love all people and all creation?

Whatever it is…lay it down before your loving Creator. God is always ready to “sprinkle clean water upon you” and restore you…again and again and again.

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Listen to the song of the day “Singing My Song” 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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