Open to Grace


Dying to your false self leads to birth of your true self.

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


John 3:3

“Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”


The Pharisees were the religious leaders who had all the answers based on the law.

But Jesus broke laws sometimes when he was healing people or when a loving response demanded it.

One Pharisee named Nicodemus came to Jesus in the secrecy of the night looking for explanations. Jesus gave him something beyond religious answers.

Black and white theological information is a nice foundation to build on but information is not transformation.

Information cannot replace the transformative journey necessary to enter the kingdom of God in your midst.

For that there must be a rebirth from above.

We need a new way of seeing…a new mind as St. Paul would say (Romans 12:2).

When we are faced with dilemmas that white and black answers won’t resolve, then we have the opportunity of surrendering to a Higher Power.

That’s when we are open to experiencing the transforming unconditional love, mercy and forgiveness of God. Then it’s not about our goodness…but God’s.

The kingdom of God is truly at hand right here and now for those who are willing to die to themselves…so that God can give birth to something new and lasting.


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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