Peace Be with You

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“Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.”- Thich Nhat Hanh


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Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”


This is such a comforting invitation from Jesus – but how do we come to him to receive this rest?

Jesus said that the kingdom of God is right here (Luke 17:21).

Jesus also used the phrase kingdom of heaven.

It’s the peaceful realm of spaciousness and freedom.

All you have to do to experience it is to turn inward and be present.

As Jesus also said when asked how we should pray: “Go to your inner room…” (Matthew 6:6).

God is as close to us as the air that we breathe.

When Moses asked God’s name, God said: “I am who I am” (Exodus 3:14).

Total Beingness.


As Psalm 46:11 states: “Be still and know that I am God.”

A meditation practice such as Centering Prayer is a great help in bringing this Presence and peace into your very being.

Contemplate these words of Jesus: “Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27).


Listen to the song of the day “I Will Give You Rest” on the Live to Love 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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