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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Siddhartha Gautama


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Psalm 63:2

O God, you are my God—it is you I seek! For you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts, in a land parched, lifeless, and without water.


Ever feel like you are yearning for something in your bones?

Ever have such a deep pining that you feel desperate for satisfaction?

But you don’t know what exactly it is you are yearning for?

I have.

If you obsessively feel a lack of satisfaction, it is likely your ego clamoring for attention.

Our minds can run non-stop with endless loops of complaints about a perceived lack.

It tells you that if you only had this…or if you only had that…or whatever…then, THEN you would be satisfied.

Truly, you do not lack anything.

I know this is hard to grasp at first.

I still have to deal with this reoccurring challenge.

Yes, on this earthly plain, we do need certain things to survive and there are survival needs to be attended to.

But it would be helpful if we would take a moment to realize that we are all here – every-one-of-us – breathing the same air and are being energized by the same Loving Source.

You have to admit that when you stop…are still…then take a deep breath.

At this moment – you lack nothing.

You and I are part of the Great “I Am” – the name God disclosed to Moses (Exodus 3:14).

It is in this “I Am” that “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Much of the time we are simply lost in the workings of our minds, attached to each thought that assails us.

Wake up!

Jesus taught us that God is with us.

He said, “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world” (John 16:33).

As he showed us, trouble comes from cravings for worldly things which cannot deliver the satisfaction we seek.

As Jesus also taught us, “Go to your inner room” (Matthew 6:6).

That is the place where peace beyond all understanding (Philippians 4:7) is readily available, always satisfies, and never ends.


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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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