To hear God’s voice…we must awaken.

(Listen to my song “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious by clicking HERE)


Isaiah 50:4-5

Morning after morning he wakens my ear to hear as disciples do; The Lord GOD opened my ear; I did not refuse, did not turn away.


To hear God speak…you must be listening.

You must be attentive.

This simply means…you must be present.

Recently while on retreat I heard a reading from the gospel of John at Mass…the reading where Jesus said: “Before Abraham came to be, I AM” (John 8:58).

When the priest finished his homily…I was dissatisfied with his summation that Jesus was simply proclaiming that he was God.

In the silence that followed…I heard birds singing outside the church with seeming delight.

And it was then that I received a sudden revelation in my heart.

I understood that the birds were preaching Jesus’ deeper message with each joyful chirp: “I am! I am! I am!

In an instant I understood that just as the birds are a part of the “I AM-ness” of God…so am I…and so are you and everyone else.

My heart leaped for joy and I felt deep gratitude to be a part of the oneness of God’s amazing creation.

Take some time to really be present.

Let golisten…and be glad!


Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” 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?
This entry was posted in faith, God, inspiration, progressive Christianity, religion, spirituality, Today's Contemplation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s