Abide

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“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

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Psalm 130:5-6

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits and I hope for his word. My soul looks for the LORD more than sentinels for daybreak.

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The word “wait” can connote a feeling of impatience.

But I don’t think that’s what today’s scripture is trying to convey.

I feel the sense of waiting it is talking about is more a being present to what is.

In this openness to simply allow what is to be as it is, there is no anxiety.

If there is a sense of anxiousness, then I need to let go of it immediately and settle back into the present moment where all is well.

And then, while being in the moment, my soul waits for inspiration.

The Spirit is at work at all times.

But until the Spirit’s inspiration prompts me to action, there is no reason to worry.

As Jesus said, “There is no reason to worry about your life” (Matthew 6:25).

He goes on, “Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?” (Matthew 6:27)

Jesus also said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27).

It’s really about fear, isn’t it?

What is going to happen?

Sure, struggles will happen as that is part of life.

But the outcome is never an end.

Jesus demonstrated that all dying leads to new life.

Letting go is the key.

If all our daily little deaths lead to life, so will the death of our bodies.

My soul, my spirit, my consciousness, will go on.

Jesus showed us this, and Near Death Experiencers are confirming it.

If God is love (1 John 4:8), then you and I are safe and sound.

As long as we abide in this Love, what will unfold is always going to lead to new life and goodness.

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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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