Be Here Now

Happiness is found in the present moment.

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


Matthew 4:17

From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”


It was only after forty days in the desert fasting and facing his inner temptations…that Jesus began his ministry.

He had to first empty himself, letting go of his bodily and egotistical desires.

It was only then that he could be totally present to the Divine Presence…and realize who he was.

Then…new life could begin.

And the first message of his ministry was the scripture verse above: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Repent means to change your direction.

Turn around!

Stop looking for happiness in places that will lead to despair!

You actually don’t have to look anywhere…for the “kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

It’s here and now for those who are awake.

Be present.

The Love that made the universe…is with you.

You are the beloved.

Go and share this Love with everyone and everything.


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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