Be Still


If you’re anxious…take a deep breath. God is with you.

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


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 the farmer turned to look back at what was left behind…he would not be focused on the matter at hand and the plow would drift off course.

The same would happen if he was looking a mile in the distance. Then the farmer would miss any obstacle right in front of him.

It’s a great lesson for living our lives.

Stay present!

Sometimes we get lost in our mind’s chatter.

Observe its barrage of thoughts and constant commentary.

We get so caught up in grievances from the past, worries about the future and endless judging that we are unconscious of the now.

The only place we will find the living God is in the present…right now.

If you’re not present…how can you ever experience God’s Presence? This takes constant awareness and practice. It’s a letting go.

Try contemplative prayer. Let go of your thoughts and simply observe the moment.

“You” are not your thoughts!

You are not your mind! It’s a useful tool…but it is not you.

Your true self is the silent observer of your mind.

Your soul-self cannot be harmed. It is eternal.

Open yourself to God’s Presence now…and as St. Paul said in Philippians 4:6-7, “Have no anxiety at all…then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”


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

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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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