Single Hearted

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Love is the ultimate purpose of our lives.

(Listen to my song “How Wonderful to Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”

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With Jesus, “love” certainly is the key.

He said the two greatest Commandments were to love God with your whole heart, soul and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).

And in today’s scripture verse, Jesus says that love is what binds you to his word and to God.

If we love Jesus…then we will follow his ways.

If we do that, then Jesus says that he and God will make a dwelling with us.

How personal and intimate is that!

In truth, God is always dwelling within us but for us to experience this…our egos must loosen their attachments to things that won’t last.

Then we are free to experience the inner joy of lasting peace beyond understanding.

There are many ways to experience the deep, intimate love of God: through creation, relationships, music, art, a child’s smile, etc.

But one of the surest ways to experience God’s love is by living-out the words of Jesus.

When you do this you will not only experience inner peace and joy…but you will also discover your true self.

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Listen to the song of the day “How Wonderful to Me” on the Live to Love 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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