(Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 24:42

Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.


How often are you awake?

I’m not talking about when you’re not sleeping…but how often you are consciously awakeaware of the present moment.

God is present in all of creation.

God is present now.

Are you?

Are you fully alive and experiencing this moment and what is happening around you?

Or are you lost in thought?

Are you completely distracted by your mind’s constant chatter and commentary?

As Richard Rohr is fond of saying, “Your mind isn’t you!”

Take a moment to witness your stream of endless thoughts.

Who is the witness? The real you!

Your true self is many times lost in the barrage of sensory input that we are subjected to…and that we subject ourselves to.

Are you fully present to this moment?

(I highly recommend a daily practice of 10 to 20 minutes of silent meditation.)

The Holy Spirit is ready to show up in your life. The question is…are you awake enough to notice?

Or are you dwelling on something from the past or worried about something in the future?

The Holy Spirit also wants to show up in someone else’s life today…through you.

So wake up!


Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” 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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