Be Renewed


In the present moment dwells the Divine Presence inviting you to dwell.

(Listen to my song “I Will Give You Rest” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”


Jesus said that if we know him…then we also know God (John 14:7).

Given how Jesus was always reaching out to those in need, comforting and healing them, inviting all those who are burdened to come to him for rest…then we have to conclude that God is not nasty, harsh and judgmental.

A God of rules and regulations is good to start with…when we are children starting out on our spiritual journeys

That’s when we need defined boundaries to guide us.

But as we grow…we realize life is not so black and white and that there are many gray areas. Therefore, our experience of God must grow as well.

Jesus blasted the religious leaders of his time for holding people strictly to the rules…and laying a heavy burden on those in need of compassion.

Jesus invites you to let go of your need to control or to change others…as well the struggles and difficult situations that life hands you.

Simply hand them over in this moment to Jesus…or God…or a Higher Power…and find rest.


Listen to the song of the day “I Will Give You Rest” 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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