Lost and Found

Matthew 10:39
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

Jesus makes this statement when telling his followers that in order to choose following him…they must turn from their ego’s desires. The ego seeks happiness in power, prestige and possessions…but such happiness will be brief and the desire for more endless. The result will be never knowing your true self…the person God made you to be. In other words…if you’re looking to discover who you are and why you are here by choosing to satisfy your ego…it will lead to emptiness. Power, prestige and possessions cannot last and will disappear at death for sure. But if you turn from worldly desires as your motivation and instead follow the way of Jesus…you will actually find your true self and inner peace as well. This will require reading the gospels and spending time with the Lord.

Suggested song of the day– “Listen to Your Heart” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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