Being You

New life is always in the making…so let go and lean in to the process.

(Listen to my song “Changed” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


John 3:3

Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”


The kingdom of God begins in the here and now to those who are awake.

As Jesus put it, “For behold, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:21).

It takes a new mind to see this kingdom…this realm of God’s goodness.

St. Paul said, “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2).

It takes being transformed…or being reborn.

Usually this happens when we experience grace…unconditional love and forgiveness when we least deserve it.

Or it can happen through an experience of Great Compassion during a time of deep suffering or love.

We must first die to our old selves…our ego-created false selves…before we can rise to our true lives in the Spirit.

That is how St. Paul could say, “I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).

Trust that there is a Love beyond Love.

Rest in the presence of that Divine Presence…and be free.


Listen to my song “Changed” on the Give Praise and Thanks 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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