Open Your Heart

Many are missing their lives because they’re stuck in their heads.

(Listen to my song “Breathe On Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 25:13

“Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”


This is one of the many times Jesus exhorts his followers in his parables to “stay awake” or “be vigilant.”

He also said this when asked when the kingdom of God would come: “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:20-21).

In other words, the “Peaceable Realm of God”…is right here.

It’s available now…but only to those who are awake.

Are you present to your life…or are you lost in your mind’s incessant commentary and ramblings?

Take a moment or two to simply let your mind’s activity cease.

Look at a flower or a tree.

Really look at it.

Be totally attentive to someone who is talking to you without thinking about how you are going to respond.

Sit and simply pay attention to your breathing.

An experience of the Divine…is at hand.


Listen to the song of the day “Breathe On Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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