True Freedom

1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

The world’s (popular culture’s) way of love is the self-gratifying, self-centered, ego-centric route of seeking power, prestige, wealth, lust, etc. God’s way of love is self-emptying. Love is expressed by reaching out to others in service through the use of our gifts and talents. Jesus showed us how to live and to love. He said that He is “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6). He showed us the ultimate love…loving and forgiving those who killed Him. All the worldly ways of love sooner or later disintegrate. God’s way lasts into eternity. Which way will you choose?

Suggested song of the day— “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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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