Surrender

Jeremiah 14:22
Among the nations’ idols is there any that gives rain? O can the mere heavens send showers? Is it not you alone, O Lord, our God, to whom we look? You alone have done all these things.

God sends the rains on the just and the unjust. Some say, “Unfair!” Let’s face it. Our egos don’t like this unconditional love of God! Have you heard that “ego” stands for “Edge God Out”? God is generous beyond our understanding! God loves everything regardless of response. Jesus says we are to love our enemies. This is impossible to do unless we follow St. Paul’s advice in Romans 12:2: “Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” Usually a mind will only be transformed through some form of suffering…when we encounter a loss or struggle that we simply cannot overcome or deal with on our own. This is when we experience the unconditional love of God. God sends the rains to fall on all of us as one body of Christ. Let it rain!

Suggested song of the day– “I Surrender” on the Live to Love 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!

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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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