Path to Life

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Living to love will mean letting go of ego.

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Acts 14:22

They strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying, “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.”

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Paul and Barnabas were rallying the followers of Jesus in the aftermath of his death and resurrection.

It was not easy to be a follower of Christ…and still isn’t.

Paul had literally been stoned but somehow survived. Most of the apostles would be martyred. Jesus had warned his followers that they would be persecuted.

But following Jesus is a path that leads to true life.

The path requires dying to self…the false ego-centered self…so that the true self can rise.

It means carrying your cross…being an agent of mercy, compassion, forgiveness and justice while facing the resulting repercussions.

Jesus showed us that this path leads to growth, transformation, wholeness and being our true selves.

It’s the process through which we begin to experience the building of the kingdom of God in the present.

What could be more important?

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Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

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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