Stand in the Light


Allow Love to nurture and guide you.

(Listen to my song “I Stand in the Light” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 13:22-23

“The seed down among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit. But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.”


Jesus tells us that we are like seeds scattered on the ground.

God’s word is our nourishment.

It is a fertilizer that gives life through unconditional love and forgiveness.

It is like the sun…always shining down upon us.

We would experience such growth and blossoming if we would allow this fertilizing Love to saturate us.

But sometimes we get overwhelmed with the thorns of anxieties and troubles.

We also get lured by the thorns of material goods and wealth.

God’s Presence and nourishment is meant to give us abundant life and the fruit of coming to know our true selves.

Then we could become the fruit of God’s love to others.

God’s nourishment is constantly being offered to us through each of our senses…but at the same time our senses are being bombarded with all kinds of other poisons.

We have to strengthen ourselves with contemplative prayer or meditation, spiritual reading, or doses of communing with God in nature.

We have to allow the water of God’s love to spur our growth through reflection and discernment.

Otherwise we wither.

If we stay present to  God’s loving Presence…we will grow even amidst the thorns…blossoming fruit that we could never have imagined.

One wonderful way of cultivating the soil of our life situation is by following the examples set by Jesus.


Listen to the song of the day “I Stand in the Light” 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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