Wholeness in Progress


God is renewing all things…including you and me.

(Listen to my song “Let It Be Done to Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

(revised post from July 8, 2016)


Psalm 51:12

A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.


God is in the redemption business…not the punishment business.

We have our struggles not so we can experience God’s wrath…but so we can experience God’s grace.

No matter how many times we screw up…no matter how many times we come up short…God is always embracing us in love.

That’s what “Love” does (“God is love” 1 John 4:8)!

Our Loving Creator only wants to heal us, restore us and renew us.

Forgiveness is always given.

Every pain, suffering or struggle and eventually physical death will lead to resurrection and new life.

Jesus demonstrated this pattern for us with his entire life. The pattern is all around us: the darkness of night is followed by the light of dawn; the dead of winter is followed by the new life of spring.

God is constantly but patiently working to heal us, renew us and bring us…and all of creation…to wholeness.

We are on a grand, transforming adventure of learning and love.

Two things necessary from each of us in this process of transformation…are humility and cooperation.

Some helpful advice on how to cooperate with God’s grace in creating a clean heart is found in Ira Byock’s book, The Four Things That Matter Most. Here are the four things:

  1. Please forgive me
  2. I forgive you
  3. Thank you
  4. I love you

Is there someone who needs to hear these four things from you?

Why not do it today?

May your heart and spirit be renewed!


Listen to the song of the day “Let It Be Done to Me” on the Mercy Reigns 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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1 Response to Wholeness in Progress

  1. den169 says:

    Poignant and inspiring song lyrics!!!

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