Rest

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“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi

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Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Galatians 5:22-23

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

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Are you experiencing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?

At times I do, and at times I don’t.

It’s the times when I do that I realize I am in the flow of the Spirit, and not in the flow of my ego.

It seems difficult these days to remain in the flow of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, etc.

While we do need to be aware of what’s happening in the world, we also must discern what we are allowing into our hearts.

What and who are sources of love, gentleness and peace, and what and who are sources of hate, anger and division?

In writing to the Galatians, St. Paul knew that the law could not provide the fruit that only the Spirit could give.

Who are the voices of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control – and who are not?

Align yourself with those who demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.

Listen to the Spirit speak to you in contemplative practices such as Centering Prayer or meditation.

Allow the Spirit to transform you.

This is what the world desperately needs.

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Listen to the song of the day “Slow Me Down” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon 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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