Live to Love


EGO stands for Edge God Out.

(Listen to my song “Glorify You with Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


John 5:44  

“How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?”


In our mainstream culture…ego is king.

It’s all about being first and winning.

It’s also about the praise and adulation that comes with it.

When the praise of others is what we want the most…we know our egos are in charge.

But the ego and its desires can never be satisfied.

Who are we trying to please in the way we live our lives?

Our friends?

Our parents?

Our employer?

Pleasing them can make you feel good…but it can lead you completely away from your purpose in life.

Why did God make you?

Why are you here?

It’s certainly not to “accept praise from another.”

In today’s scripture verse, Jesus says the only praise that matters is the praise that comes from your Creator.

That praise comes when you are being you.

For this to happen, your self-centered ego must diminish so your true self can emerge.

Then you will reflect the Love of God to others and all creation through the use of your gifts and talents.

God’s praise will then rain down upon you…and you, in turn, will praise God by your very being.

Now that’s something to believe in!


Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” on the Give Praise and Thanks 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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