Abundant Life

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“When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously.” – Eckhart Tolle

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Psalm 40:9

“I delight to do your will, my God; your law is in my inner being!”

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For years I searched all over for the truth.

Who am I and what is my purpose?

I read a myriad of books.

I had conversations with all kinds of wise people.

I delved deeply into religion.

But the most amazing thing happened when I was at my lowest place, when I had tried all that was humanly possible to find who I was and could not find a satisfactory answer.

It happened when I was lying flat in a hospital bed following surgery for a ruptured appendix.

I was very sick and feeling helpless.

It was then that I experienced the most incredible communication in my inner being.

The instantaneous download said: “You are loved eternally just as you are.”

I experienced Love from the Source of Love.

There is no rational explanation for this and I’m sure many roll their eyes and take no notice of my experience.

And I understand that because it wasn’t their experience, but mine.

From that moment (or moments), I know that I know that I know I am loved infinitely.

When I live from this place of Love, which happens fleetingly from time to time, I am completely in the Flow of the moment.

My ego’s desires dissolve.

As Jesus put it, “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25).

In other words: Whoever lets go of their ego-generated-false self for the path of self-emptying presence will find their real life.

Only then can I be a channel of Love with no expectations of outcomes.

Only then do I experience the delight of doing God’s will.

Only then do I know my true self as simply a child of God.

Gratitude comes to life.

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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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