God is always Present…but we often are not.

(Listen to my song “God Is” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 130:5-6

I wait with longing for the Lord, my soul waits for his word. My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak.


How attentive are you for God’s word?

Is your soul looking for God…with the expectation of soldiers on guard at night awaiting the break of dawn?

God is always Present…but it is we who often aren’t.

It’s hard to be present when we are lost in our constant thoughts.

Many people mistakenly believe that they are their thinking.

They are attached to their chattering minds.

But you are not your thoughts.

Sit and be silent.

Observe the stream of thoughts as they come.

Who is doing the observing?

It is the real you…your true self.

Take some quiet time to allow the thoughts to drift away.

Observe them without judgment.

Let them dissolve.

Cultivate a contemplative place in your soul. 

Then as you live each day…be present to the moment.

As I walked this morning…the sound of the birds could have been meaningless noise…unheard due to the din of chattering thoughts in my head.

Instead…as I calmed my mind and focused on the present…the beautiful chirping became God’s harmonious music singing, “I Am here. I Am with you. I Am.”


Listen to the song of the day “God Is” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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