Grounded in Love

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“You stop fighting and striving…and instead, surrender to your higher purpose and be guided from there…” – Wayne Dyer, The Shift


Listen to my song “May I Be Light” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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John 15:4

“Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.”


Before stating this, Jesus compared God to the “vine grower” and himself to the “true vine” (John 15:1).

He compared the rest of us to being “branches.”

The bottom line is that our true sustenance and source is God.

We can have ready-access to this Source by way of our connection to Jesus.

He is the Enlightened One who models perfectly the self-emptying path to wholeness.

If we took to heart Jesus’ teachings and followed his example, we would experience the fullness of life.

We would be channels of the Love that created us.

This takes letting go of the ego-attractions of this world, the allure of power, prestige and possessions.

As Jesus said elsewhere, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39).

A good way to practice this “dying to self” is through some type of meditation or Centering Prayer.

When we are living a life authentically grounded in the Loving Source of all things, we will then naturally be a part of the Flow of Goodness that is pervading everything.

We will truly bear much fruit – even when we are totally unaware of it.

May it be so!


Listen to the song of the day “May I Be Light” 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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