Pay It Forward

Matthew 10:8-10
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep.

Jesus’ message is SO counter-cultural! Give without expecting reward. Trust that your receiving will come in your giving. Let go of and do not cling to all the extra stuff as you go on life’s journey. Our culture tells us the opposite: expect rewards…crave rewards…compete for rewards…and amass as much wealth as you can. This idea appeals to the ego. But Jesus says to let go of your ego and simply follow Him…living His message of love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness. Many people choose the culture’s way and end up materially full…but spiritually empty, unhappy, unfulfilled and full of regrets. Which way will you choose? The decision always starts now.

Suggested song of the day– “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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