Listen

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The Spirit is yearning to guide you to new life.

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(Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Isaiah 48:17

Thus says the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the LORD, your God, teaching you what is for your good, leading you on the way you should go.

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What is your guiding star?

What is your motivation and objective in life?

For me…there was a time when I was just on automatic pilot.

Each day I was repeating the last…going to work as a radio news anchor and announcing over and over the worst of human activity.

I was doing my job and doing it well…but I was empty inside.

There was a gnawing desire to change.

But change wasn’t possible until I was so miserable that I had no choice but to give up.

That is…my ego had to surrender and admit that it was clueless in figuring out how to satisfactorily guide my life.

Then…and only then…did new life begin.

Then…and only then…in the silence of my surrender…could I hear a quiet, inner voice.

The voice gently told me to get my guitar…a guitar I hadn’t touched in ten years nor played much since I was a kid.

From that point forward, I began to listen to that inner voice in times of silent prayer.

Slowly my life took a new, unexpected and unplanned direction leading me out of media and into ministry.

Today I experience much joy in ministering to the sick and the elderly…as well as to those who are incarcerated.

I bring my guitar and sing songs from my four original music albums.

I have published a book titled Mercy Reigns – a Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing and am about to publish a second book titled Listen to Your Heart – a Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life.

Never in a million years could “I” have come up with any of this…for as St. Paul said, “I live, no longer I, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).

Slow downlisten to your inner voice. It’s the way to discovering your true self.

Allow new life to begin in you this Christmas…and allow God to lead you on the way you should go.

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Listen to the song of the day “Turn Off the Noise” 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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