Persevere

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Stay grounded in love and experience transformation.

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Listen to my song “God’s Love Is All You Need” on YouTube by clicking HERE

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Matthew 13:20-21

“The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy. But he has no root and lasts only for a time. When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, he immediately falls away.”

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Jesus’s main message was that God loved all people unconditionally.

This message was well received by those on the margins of society – all those who were being persecuted by the Roman Empire.

These people were thirsting for good news.

But while this news is so welcome, it’s also hard to believe.

That’s because human beings usually model a very conditional kind of love.

And it’s also because there is so much turmoil that pops up in life.

When it does, many times we succumb to the false narrative that God really doesn’t love us or that God has abandoned us.

Struggles are part of our human experience.

People have free will and nature can take its course with little compassion.

But love is a force that cannot be defeated.

It is what carries us through the ups and downs.

And when we experience this, our life is transformed.

As St. Paul said, “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

If God is love (1 John 4:8) and this Love is the life-blood of the universe, then what is there to truly fear?

As St. Paul also said, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

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Listen to the song of the day “God’s Love Is All You Need” 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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