God’s Will

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Let Love lead you as you live life’s questions.

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Listen to my song “Let It Be Done to Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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John 5:36

“The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.”

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Read Jesus’ words above again, but this time, read them as though you are saying them about yourself.

Read them again.

Let the words become your own.

I think this is our calling: to accomplish the works God has given us.

I spent many years as a radio news journalist trying my best to inform listeners and when I could to uplift them.

But as the years dragged on and I achieved a level of success in my career, something inside me was crying out.

There was a deep yearning from my inner core to be my true self.

It became clearer and clearer that I wasn’t accomplishing the works that God gave me.

It took deep soul pain for my ego to finally surrender.

And from this little death that my ego suffered on the first Friday of March in 1997, came new life.

These words surfaced out of nowhere into my consciousness: “Get your guitar.”

It was a guitar I hadn’t touched in ten years and had hardly played since I was a kid.

It made no sense!

But fast-forward over 20 years later – and I now have a life I never could have imagined.

I have four albums of original inspirational Christian music and am about to publish my second devotional book of scripture reflections.

In carrying out ministry to the sick, homebound and the incarcerated, I have experienced God’s love in deeply profound ways.

What are the works God has given you to accomplish?

If the question baffles you, simply do the next loving thing.

Take the advice of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Amen.

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Listen to the song of the day “Let It Be Done to Me” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon 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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