Now Here

Slow down and enjoy each magical moment.

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


Psalm 130:6

My soul waits for the LORD more than sentinels wait for the dawn.


This scripture verse speaks volumes to me…but the volumes are all silent.

As St. John of the Cross said, “God’s first language is silence.”

And Fr. Thomas Keating later added, “Everything else is a poor translation.”

When I sit in silent Centering Prayer, a Christian form of meditation, my soul is waiting…but not in the sense of any anxious expectancy.

The waiting is more in the sense of surrender and acceptance.

When I am simply presentletting go of thoughts as they come…letting go of everything…I eventually settle into a peace.

It is the “peace beyond understanding” that St. Paul talked about (Philippians 4:7).

There is an inner knowing that dawn will come in its time…in God’s time.

Meanwhile…I lack nothing.


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 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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