Be Present

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The now is the portal to peace and an abundant life.

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

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Luke 9:61-62

Another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.” [To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

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Jesus is again making it clear that the only way to the kingdom of God…is the now.

When you are living in the present moment…the reign of God is experienced.

God is always present…it is we who often are not.

Our minds are mulling over the past or fretting about the future while the only time that is real…right now…is missed!

Jesus used the metaphor of someone who is plowing the land but is looking behind to see what has already happened. Jesus says to do the proper job…you must be focused on what is happening now.

The kingdom of God is really an experience.

It is available nowinside you and around you.

“Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:20-21).”

And “among you” is sometimes translated as “within you.”

So allow Jesus to lead you to the abundant life of the kingdom of God.

Follow his example of how to live.

The time to follow him is this moment…and this moment…and this moment, etc.

Breathe.

When you are present…the love of God will live in you…and lead your actions.

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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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