Listen to Your Heart


Service puts you on the path to self-discovery.

(Listen to my song “Listen to Your Heart” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 23:11-12

“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”


Well this is about as counter-culture as you’re going to get.

Instead of material wealth being the measuring stick for success as it is by the world’s standards…Jesus says our measuring stick should be whether we serve others.

And the more humbly we serve…the more exalted we are in the eyes of God.

All of creation pours itself out in being whatever it is.

A bird is all in as a bird. A dog is all in as a dog. A flower is all in as a flower.

But each of us has a choice.

Will I be all in as I pursue my ego’s desires…or all in as I pursue my true self’s desires?

To know the difference…I must be consciously awake.

I must see my ego for what it is and for what it is not.

It is necessary to give me some structure as I start out in life…but it will never lead me to my true self.

It takes letting go of my ego’s desires for me to discover God’s desires for me.

When my selfish desires diminish…then I will be open to the needs of others.

It is then that I will discover my true self.

It is then that I will know true joy and peace.


Listen to the song of the day “Listen to Your Heart” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

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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1 Response to Listen to Your Heart

  1. Sadah says:

    This is beautiful.

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