Beloved Child of God

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Do you know your true self?

(Listen to my song “Glorify You with Me” by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 16:24-26

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?”

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It’s a paradox.

When you let go of what you thought your life was about…you find what your life is truly about.

When you let go of self-centered desires…it’ll feel like dying.

But when you surrender your ego’s insatiable desires for power, prestige and possessions…while asking for God to show you God’s desires for you…you will be on the path of uncovering your true self.

This is the path of letting go of all the layers of “stuff” that you thought defined you. After you strip away all the “masks” you were wearing…what remains is the beloved child of God that you are.

Then you are free to use your gifts and talents to help those in need.

Those who do not share your desire to lift the ones who have fallen through the cracks or the ones on the fringes…will try to block your path. You will be called to respond to your persecutors with love…just as Jesus did.

In letting go of what your false self wanted…you will find what your true self needed.

What could be more important than that?

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Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” 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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