Fullness of Life

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Enter the moment with sacred awe.

(Listen to my song “Shall We Sing” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 18:3-4

“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

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In our culture, the greatest is the person who stands with arms raised in triumph after winning a title.

Not so in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus turns our culture inside out.

He said that the greatest in the kingdom of heaven is not the gold medal winner, the one who wins the trophy, the champion, or the brash celebrity.

The greatest in God’s kingdom is someone who humbles himself or herself like a child.

This is not something you can fake. It has to be genuine.

A child tends to live very keenly in the present moment.

A child is open to the awe and wonder of the moment…in the simplest of things.

A child is playfully present.

Being totally enthralled in the present moment is the entrance way into the kingdom of heaven.

It’s the place where you are detached from all ego enticements of power, prestige and possessions so that the Divine Presence might be fully experienced.

And the paradox is…when you are humbly present, you actually discover your true self.

As Jesus said, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” (Matthew 16:25-26)

It’s never too late to enter God’s kingdom.

All it takes…is letting go.

You can start…right now.

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Listen to the song of the day “Shall We Sing” 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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