Being Christian

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A more compassionate and just world…starts with you and me.

(Listen to my song Shall We Sing by clicking HERE)

(Learn about and contribute to my new album project by clicking HERE)

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Luke 11:2

Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.”

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Jesus taught his followers to pray that God’s kingdom would come now…in this moment.

Have you ever given that some thought?

Jesus was concerned about what we do in the present. The future would take care of itself.

God’s kingdom would indeed be present if we all followed the example of Jesus.

But we must each ask ourselves, “Am I building my kingdom…or am I allowing God to use me as an instrument in building God’s kingdom?”

My kingdom will never last…but God’s will last forever

This is not really our story at all. It’s God’s story…God’s love story.

Love is being poured out…and it will come to fruition. But it all comes through dying…and rising.

Jesus said it in this profound statement: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (John 12:24). And then he demonstrated the process in his life, death and resurrection.

God’s kingdom is coming…right now. But we have a choice as to whether we will take part in the process.

It takes “dying” to my false self…created by my ego…so that my true self can “rise”.

Let go. When you do…you fall into God’s Presence.

Be present.

Then you will be a channel of God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion to the world.

Take part in Love’s great outpouring.

May the peace and love of Christ flow through you…to all creation!

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Listen to the song of the day Shall We Sing 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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