Be True

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“I never been ordained by God to preach the gospel. I have a calling. It’s called to perform and sing.” – Johnny Cash


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

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Mark 3:13

Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him.


Jesus is calling you.

Yes you.

You know that, right?

I used to think God only called people to be a priest or a sister.

That was pretty much what I was taught as a kid in Catholic schools.

While God does call some people to religious life, not most.

This caused me great inner turmoil for years as I wrestled with what this inner gnawing was all about!

I’m reminded of the wise words of Rainer Maria Rilke who said, “Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

I have found this to be profoundly true.

As you stumble and sometimes crawl as you struggle to progress through life’s complex questions, one day you may suddenly feel a strange sense of peace.

It happened for me.

However, I hate to tell you, it’s a never-ending process.

The call is always evolving.

God’s call…Christ’s call if you will…is unique with each person.

Each of us is a tiny, imperfect reflection of the Divine.

The Love that created you, me, and all things is transforming us in the cauldron of contradictions and complexities we face.

Let this Love lead you.

Be this Love as best you can.

Share this Love through your gifts, talents, words and actions.

I promise you – you will be very glad you did!

Start now.


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 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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