Practice Presence


Stop. Let go. Listen.

(Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Luke 12:37

“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.”


Jesus says that “blessed” (or happy) are those who are willing to serve and are living in the moment.

This, again, is counter-culture.

Our society glorifies being served…not serving.

But when we let go of our egos…realize that there is a bigger picture…and live for a larger purpose than ourselves…we are able to see the needs of others.

But only if we are present (or as Jesus says, “vigilant.”)

We must practice silencing our minds’ constant thoughts.

When we are not rehashing over and over the past…or fretting over and over about the future…we can actually be present where the Divine Presence always dwells…and is therefore always arriving.

When we are present…we find the Master (God)…our true selves…and happiness as well.


Listen to the song of the day “Slow Me Down” 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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