Detachment Leads To Delight

Matthew 8:19-20
A scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”

With each passing year I see the folly in following the ways of the world and the fulfillment of following Jesus. The pursuit of prestige, power and possessions (all the trappings of a consumeristic culture) leads to a dead-end. We can take none of that with us when we make the great transition at the end of our earthly lives. But the fulfillment of following Jesus will never end. The key is to start dying now to those dead-end-trappings. Following Jesus now requires detaching ourselves from prestige, power and possessions…as well as to a place to “rest our heads.” Following Jesus will lead you out of your comfort zone and to letting go of things that won’t last. It may feel like “dying”…but it will paradoxically lead you to a place of joy, fulfillment, love, wholeness and new life.

Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “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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