This Is the Moment

Do not fret over past actions…for now is the time of salvation.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Deuteronomy 30:15

See, I have today set before you life and good, death and evil.

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Moses told the people that they would find “life and good” if they followed the commandments.

This was a good first step.

The commandments are solid laws of what not to do…so as to be living right.

When Jesus came along, though, he said it’s not so much about not doing what is wrong…but doing what is good and life-giving.

He said it really comes down to love: Love God and your neighbor as yourself.

And that means loving your neighbor as if they were you!

Because when you get down to it…they are you.

We are all part of the One Body of Christ.

We are in God. As St. Paul put it: God is in whom “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

But we have a choice.

We can do what is good and have life…or we can do what is evil and have death.

When we do the good we take part in the life of God which leads to an abundant life.

But when we do evil, we take part in delusion that leads to an empty life.

Each moment…provides yet another choice.

God’s love, however, is constant and unchanging.

Rest in that…and be thankful.

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Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love 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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