The Great “I Am”


Be in the now and truly live.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.


We all need a little guidance in finding our way in life.

I think we can all agree that God…the Source of life itself…would be the best guide.

God is always here…but unfortunately, we are usually somewhere else!

We tend to identify with our thoughts which are mostly fretting over the past or worrying about the future.

God is Presence itself…and when we can truly be present…we lack nothing.

We experience “abounding joy.”

You may recall that Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6). He shows us the path to abundant life (John 10:10).

Jesus was always present to those he came in contact with. He gave them his undivided attention.


Back in the 1700’s…French Jesuit priest Jean Pierre de Caussade called it the “Sacrament of the Present Moment.”

When you are present to someone…including yourself…you are entering the Presence of God.

Make it a practice to regularly read what Jesus said in the gospels and then sit in silence…allowing his words to sink in.

Allow your thoughts to drift away.

Simply sit with the One who wants nothing more than to commune with you…and show you the path to life

Taking this path will require you to change…to take risks…to leave something, someone or some way of life behind.

But it will be in the changein the process…that you will be transformed.

In that transformation…there will surely be joy…both now and forever!


Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream 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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