God Calling

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What is your unique mission in manifesting Christ’s presence in this time and place?


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Psalm 40:7

Sacrifice and offering you do not want; but ears open to obedience you gave me.


God is not interested in our sacrifices per se.

Scripture notes that here and in the Book of the Prophet Hosea (Hosea 6:6).

Jesus quoted Hosea when he said, “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’ (Matthew 9:13).

Hosea said God wants our loyalty.

Jesus is translated as saying God wants our mercy.

When we lay down our egos’ desires in favor of the greater good, we are giving God our loyalty and we are showing our mercy.

It’s in trying times like this when we truly need to ‘let go and let God.’

That doesn’t mean to sit idly by and simply pray.

Praying is good, too! But prayers alone are not enough.

God usually works through people.

It takes “ears open to obedience.”

We need to take time to actually listen to what God is saying to us.

What does God want us to do so God’s presence can manifest in this time and place?

Set aside 20 minutes of silence to simply be present to the Divine Presence.

Be silent.


May each of us be a unique living sign of God’s love to a hurting world!


Listen to the song of the day “Listen to Your Heart” on the Listen to Your Heart 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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