Grateful

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“For we are so preciously loved by God that we cannot even comprehend it.” – Julian of Norwich

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Listen to my song “Give Praise and Thanks” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Psalm 105:2-3

Sing praise to him, play music; proclaim all his wondrous deeds! Glory in his holy name; let hearts that seek the LORD rejoice!

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Each of us has a choice.

Either look for things to gripe about or look for things to be grateful for.

We have many reasons to be thankful.

Sure, there are troubles such as COVID-19 and other diseases.

There are vindictive political divisions which need to be transformed into civil and spirited debates over ideas.

Many people are struggling in life as they deal with circumstances beyond their control.

But God is here and with usalways!

As St. Paul put it: In God “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

The Zen master Rinzai instructed his student: “What, in this moment, is lacking?”

The answer is: nothing!

In this moment, we have everything.

There is an Infinite Love that holds us and all things.

May we awaken to this reality.

May we be present to this Love and allow it to energize us.

And then may we channel it to everyone and everything.

Be a living song of praise to God!

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