Cultivate an interior awareness of God’s love for you.

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


Luke 13:18-19

Then he said, “What is the kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and ‘the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.’”


Mustard was apparently something that spread pretty much on its own like a weed.

Its seeds got into the ground and then sprouted under the surface…out of sight…much like Jesus’ message about the kingdom of God that he spread as he traveled about.

You might not notice any major changes happening…but his message was taking root and having an effect in people’s hearts.

With the mustard seeds, in time there would be a large bush giving birds a place for shelter.

Similarly, the sprouting of the kingdom of God would give free comfort to all…especially those in need.

Jesus’ message needs to get planted into our interior…under the surface of our consciousness.

We need to nourish it with contemplative practices like meditation, Centering Prayer or Lectio Divina…as well as reflection.

Spend some time reading the words of Jesus.

Mull them over.

Ruminate upon them.

Let his sacred words take root…and have effect.

Watch your life blossom.


Listen to the song of the day “Changed” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

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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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