Listen to Your Heart

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We are spiritual beings in need of spiritual nourishment.

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Listen to my song “Listen to Your Heart” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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John 6:27

“Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.”

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Yes, we all need food for our bodies and our physical health.

But what Jesus is trying to get across to us is that we often ignore the food for our souls and our spiritual health.

“We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

That’s a famous quote from the Jesuit priest and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 – 1955) who was discredited by church leaders during his time.

But now his work is on the cutting edge of theology.

Many people operate as if they are only physical beings.

They keep trying to satisfy that deep, inner craving for more with physical things.

But that deep craving is not physical but spiritual.

The answer cannot be found out there – but inside you.

As Thomas Merton put it: “There is only one problem on which all my existence, my peace and my happiness depend: to discover myself in discovering God. If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him” (New Seeds of Contemplation).

Jesus’ words and actions give us the spiritual food we need.

He shows us that the path to abundant life is through letting go of our egos’ self-centered desires.

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (John 12:24).

Jesus also said, “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life” (Matthew 16:26)?

If you want the life meant for you, dying to self (or ego) is necessary.

Jesus gives us the perfect example to follow.

Then listen to the gentle voice inside you whose wisdom is Eternal.

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