Be Here

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“Step out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.” – Rumi


Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Support my ministry by purchasing my songs and books at the links following the scripture reflection below. Thank you!


Psalm 16:1

Keep me safe, O God; in you I take refuge.


You don’t have to go anywhere to find God.

God is as close to you as your very breath.

For in God “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28), as St. Paul put it.

Jesus said that the kingdom of God is among you, or also translated within you (Luke 17:21).

This is why Jesus instructed us to pray by going to our inner room, closing the door, and refraining from using many words because God already knows what we need (Matthew 6:6-8).

Jesus himself was said to often go off to deserted places to pray (Luke 5:16).

A deserted place is place of quiet.

This safe-haven is always available inside you.

Turn inward and rest in the Divine Presence.

You can do this any time, any place.

Just take a deep breath or two.

Allow your addictive thoughts to settle and cease.

A meditative practice such as Centering Prayer is essential in bringing this inner peace with you as you attend to life’s circumstances.

Repeat the words of Psalm 46:

Be still and know that I am God.”

Be still and know.”

Be still.”



Listen to the song of the day “Turn Off the Noise” 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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