Glory Be

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When we’re present to life in love…we shine.

(Listen to my song “Glorify You with Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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John 8:54

Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me…”

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Life is all about relationship.

All of universeall of the creation…is in relationship.

Science is proving this.

Love is at the core of it all.

There is a flow of this Love from God to Jesus and then from Jesus out to all…and therefore back to God.

Jesus is the fullness of this Love.

He gave us the perfect example of how to live.

Jesus emptied his own desires…and opened himself to God’s desires thereby allowing God’s Love to flow through him to others.

Jesus knew that any “glory” that came his way was due to God…not his ego.

The only way your true self can shine through…is if your ego gets out of the way.

That will require a contemplative practice of letting go.

The old adage is true: “Let go. Let God.”

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Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” 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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5 Responses to Glory Be

  1. Pingback: “We Shine” – Merging Traffic

  2. den169 says:

    Published another good quote from here! Your intro sentence often makes for a good post.

  3. kenfales says:

    “Jesus emptied his own desires…and opened himself to God’s desires thereby allowing God’s Love to flow through him to others.”
    Often I read things that I “need to hear”. This was one today. Thank you Bill. Your posts are always inspiring!

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