God Centered

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Is your life’s mission motivated by Love?

(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE)

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Galatians 1:10

Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

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Are we living our lives to please people or God?

St. Paul lived his life to please God by following Christ. He was so passionate about this pursuit that he called himself a “slave of Christ.” It was his all-consuming passion.

But that was not always so. At first Paul was a passionate persecutor of Christians…until his life was totally changed by a mystical experience of Light on the road to Damascus.

He did nothing to deserve this encounter with Love itself.

That’s what makes it Grace.

Paul had been so sure he was right and doing what God wanted! But after this Divine encounter of Light…his old way of persecuting the followers of Jesus suddenly ended.

Paul slowly became one of the greatest followers of Christ.

I bring you Good News today! This same Light is now shining upon you!

Open yourself to this transforming Presence.

It’s time to stop trying to please people…and focus on pleasing the One who created you.

How do you do this?

One way is to follow Christ.

Jesus proclaimed his mission when he read from Isaiah 61 in the synagogue: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (Luke 4:18).

This is now our mission.

In a world of peer-pressure, materialism, commercialism, legalism and bigotry…Christ calls us to be in solidarity with the poor, the sinner and the outcast.

We are called to bring to all people and all creation the message of God’s unconditional Love.

Are you ready to follow Christ?

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” 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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