Follow the Call

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The self-emptying path leads to the fullness of life.

(Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Acts 20:24

“Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace.”

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At the time Paul said these words he was in such communion with his calling that even though he sensed his physical death was looming…he was at peace with the mystery ahead.

He knew in the deepest way that true joy and peace could only come through carrying out his calling moment by moment.

He realized that the world’s ways of attaining happiness would all eventually lead to emptiness.

It was only in his ego’s “self-emptying” through carrying out of his calling…that he would be filled and made whole.

We are all called to “bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace” or in other words…to bear witness to the Good News of God’s freely given love and forgiveness.

How do we do this with the talents, abilities, and deep passions we’ve received from our loving Creator?

That is our ministry…and when we live it…the kingdom of God is at hand.

How are you called to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace with your life?

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream 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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