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“God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and presence of God.” – Meister Eckhart


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Thank you!


Jeremiah 17:5

Thus says God: Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings, who makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from God.


Each of us is a divine, sacred being loved unconditionally by God.

We come from Love and will return to Love.

Remember, God is Love (1 John 4:8).

God self-identified as “I AM” to Moses (Exodus 3:14).

God is Beingness.

You might say that God is the Creative Energy of Love.

We are all rooted in God.

This is difficult for our minds to grasp.

It’s much more experiential than logical.

It’s more something you awaken to through being present to each moment.

You can’t experience the real Divine Presence if you are not present.

In other words, if you are constantly absorbed in your non-stop thoughts, you are not present to Life.

When we continually look to human beings for affirmation or approval, when we look to material things or accolades to fulfill us, our hearts turn away from God.

God is always here and present in your deepest essence.

Jesus instructed us to seek first the kingdom of God and then everything else will be given to us besides (Matthew 6:33).

In other words, seek the spacious realm of peace and love within you.


Take a deep breath.

Be present right now.

Let go into this Loving Presence.

What do you lack?


You are loved.

Live grounded in this Loving Presence and whatever you truly need will come to you.


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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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2 Responses to Breathe

  1. Life By Mehreen says:

    Yes i am so grateful for this feeling that He is near me. I don’t know what I would do otherwise. Thank you for that reminder that we are never alone. HE is always with us.

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