Being A Christian

Isaiah 1:16
Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.

The prophet Isaiah said that God was not interested in the people’s sacrifices…their attempts to win favor…to somehow merit more of God’s love. God’s love is already given. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more. What God wants is for us to lay down our desires…the desires of our ego…so that God can more fully live in us. Jesus asks us to follow Him. He wanted us to be Jesus to others…reaching out in service to those in need. As He says in the gospel of Matthew: “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39). When you let go of your ego’s insatiable desires and allow Jesus to grow inside of you…you will find the true life meant for you!

Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!


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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