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“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.” – Meister Eckhart


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Psalm 84:3

My heart and flesh cry out for the living God.


We all have this existential longing, a yearning that seems built-in to our very cells.

It is very likely in our DNA.

Unfortunately, many allow their egos to try to satisfy this longing.

Due to our identification with our egos, we think more power, prestige or possessions is the answer.

When this is our motivation, we will find ourselves on an endless cycle of wanting more and more and more.

Because whatever you get, it will never be enough.

As Wayne Dyer once said, EGO stands for “Edging God Out.”

As scripture tells us, “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

We come from Love and we will return to Love.

Love is what is energizing the universe.

God is still pouring Godself out in a Creative Flow.

All the stuff of ego-gratification – winning, accolades, fame, wealth – will one day dissolve.

The vast majority of Near Death Experiencers say that when they had a “life-review” in the Light of a Love beyond description, the only thing that mattered was how they had loved in life.

Winning didn’t seem to mean anything to Jesus.

He said, “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (John 12:24).

Dying to your ego’s desires leads to the birth of your true self and abundant life.

The way of Jesus was downward to join the poor and the suffering in order to bring them relief and healing.

There is nothing wrong with trying to win games of friendly competition.

But making winning the main motivation in life leads to emptiness.

Making love the main motivation leads to fullness.

As Jesus put it: “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” (Matthew 16:26)

Our inner longing is for oneness with Love.

This Love resides within you right now and always.


Listen to the song of the day “Make Your Way” on the Mercy Reigns album 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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