Humble Openness

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Times of turmoil invite each of us into transformational change.

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Psalm 5:2-3

Give ear to my words, O LORD; understand my sighing. Attend to the sound of my cry.

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These words resonate with me today – and I’m betting they do with you as well.

It seems like we’ve all been through a lot.

But throughout history, people have been through far worse and for much longer periods.

I’m wondering how generations of slaves felt as they languished in pain and oppression.

In times of upheaval, we all seem to have a built-in tendency to call to a Higher Source – God if you will.

Please save me!

Have you ever had the experience of crying out to God to please do something…only to hear an inner voice respond, “Why don’t you do something?”

I do believe that that is how God works.

There is a Spirit of Goodness knitted into the fabric of all that is.

But we have free will to choose whether to be a part of the good.

For that to happen, we have to be willing to let go of our ego’s desires in order to serve someone else’s needs.

We have to live from the reality that we are not the center of the universe.

There is a Cosmic Plan, a “Christ Project” in the words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, in which we all play a part.

These are actually exciting times.

Change is in the air.

God, or Goodness itself, is crying out for equal justice with compassion for all.

Each of us is being called to dive deep inside ourselves and humbly let the light shine on those things that need to change.

As Soren Kierkegaard stated, “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him (or her) who prays.”

May we all open our hearts to the Spirit’s movements and be willing to make the changes in ourselves so that the world might be transformed for the good of all.

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Listen to the song of the day “Changed” on the Give Praise and Thanks 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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