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“The secret is to renounce nothing, cling to nothing, enjoy everything and allow it to pass, to flow.” – Anthony de Mello

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Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Support my ministry by purchasing my songs and books (Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart). Thank you!

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1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that. Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into ruin and destruction.

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Why are we here having this earthly experience?

This is a good question to ponder.

Jesus talked a lot about seeking the kingdom of God in the here and now.

This seemed to be the state of being when you are present to all things in love and truth.

After a scribe who questioned Jesus about the greatest commandment seemed to understand that it was both to love God with your whole heart, soul and mind as well as to love your neighbor as yourself, Jesus told him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God” (Mark 12:34).

Jesus’ whole life seemed to advocate for the detachment to material possessions as well as to power and prestige.

It’s not the possessions, power or prestige themselves that are bad, it’s the attachment to them.

This is why Jesus said it would be “easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:25).

This kingdom is the realm or consciousness or experience of peace and spaciousness that is always available in the here and now when we are not attached to our thoughts, narratives, or possessions.

Take a deep breath and then exhale.

Do this several times right now.

Feel the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Know you are loved exactly how you are at this moment.

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Listen to the song of the day “Slow Me Down” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” 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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