Awakening

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Inner peace is free…if you let go of everything.

(Listen to my song “Breathe On Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 13:44

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

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Earlier in this passage, Jesus talked about the kingdom of heaven being like a mustard seed that is planted and secretly sprouts.

We are meant to be sowers of this seed…by spreading compassion, forgiveness, mercy and fairness so that the kingdom of heaven might blossom into the here and now.

This kingdom is SO valuable, SO worth experiencing…that it would be worth selling all that we own to attain it.

And Jesus said that we would do so…with joy.

Perhaps if we could sever our attachments to our possessions, as well as to power and prestige, we would be free to find this spiritual treasure.

Once these attachments are no longer at the root of our motivations…as they often are in consumer cultures…we would be open to receiving the treasure of God’s unconditional love and acceptance that is always offered.

We would be open to receiving all the gifts that God pours out upon us…and then to sharing them freely.

Up to this point…the kingdom of heaven just seemed hidden.

It’s available to all who are willing to let go of their attachments…and be present to the Divine Presence.

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Listen to the song of the day “Breathe On Me” on the Listen to Your Heart 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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