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“To follow Jesus is to be a wholemaker, essentially to love the world into new being and life.” – Ilia Delio, Making All Things New


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Psalm 51:12

A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit.


God is in the restoration business.

The whole universe is being restored in a continual process of dying and rising.

When large stars burn all their fuel, eventually their core can explode forming supernovas sending large amounts of energy and material into space. This creates new stars.

God makes all things new (Revelation 21:5).

Or as God spoke through the prophet Isaiah, “Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you knot perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers” (Isaiah 43:18-19).

God is still creating in the process of evolution, the dying and rising and dying and rising cycle.

Jesus demonstrated in a very personal way for each of us that our dying will lead to new life.

As for ongoing renewal, whatever you have done in the past is behind you.

It is now a memory.

You can’t change it, but you can let it change you.

You can make amends for anything you may be sorry about.

You can ask whomever you hurt for forgiveness.

You can extend forgiveness as well.

This is a way of taking part in the energies of love.

God is always gazing upon each of us as a beloved offspring.

The Love that is rejuvenating every fabric of the universe is ready to clean your heart.

Ask for forgiveness and receive it.

Welcome a renewed steadfast spirit within you.

Allow it to energize the creative spark within you!

Let go of the constant judgements and narratives of your mind.

Observe those thoughts and let them dissolve. (Centering Prayer is a way of practicing this.)

In the present moment, feel the love and acceptance of God.

Engage in each unfolding moment in the spirit of God’s ongoing creativity…and be free.


Listen to the song of the day “God’s Love Is All You Need” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

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

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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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