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“When you make a choice, you change the future.” – Depak Chopra


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Psalm 57:8

My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and chant praise.


There is so much dissension; so much cynicism and vitriol in the world.

It’s easy to get sucked into that maelstrom of emotion.

The ego loves to feel superior and right.

So it’s easy to be taken over by this powerful force.

We see this demonstrated on Facebook and other social media platforms when someone posts something that they know will cause a tribal response.

As the tribe is drawn to hit the like button, many brains are flooded with Dopamine, a chemical released when our minds are expecting a reward.

It’s very addictive.

And it’s very divisive.

The action ridicules another so that someone’s ego can feel superior.

None of us is immune to this since we all have egos.

But simple awareness can lead to a change.

You know, we do have a choice.

We have free will.

We can choose to divide or to unite.

We can inflict pain or we can be an agent of healing.

What if we all decided to work for the general good of all?

What if we all decided to work to bring people together?

God, the Source of all things, is love according to scripture (1 John 4:8).

Jesus told us the greatest commandments were to love God, and your neighbor as yourself.

Love is the main teaching of most religions.

What if we each started the day with a heart steadfast to give God praise?

What if we decided to make all our words and actions ways to glorify God?

Then what Jesus called the ‘kingdom of God’ would manifest in this place and time.

You and I have that choice.

Isn’t that why we’re 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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