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Each of us is called to be a channel of God’s unconditional love.

(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Mark 10:43

“Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.”

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Our culture would have us believe that to be great you would be served by many.

However, Jesus said the opposite: To be great…you must serve others.

When you are “great” in the eyes of the world…you usually have a lot of power, prestige and possessions.

It’s hard not to let your life be controlled by them.

They become attachments consuming all your time and energy…blinding you to those in need.

That doesn’t make possessions bad.

I believe God gives us an abundance of gifts that we might enjoy them…not renounce them.

Jesus clearly enjoyed himself: “The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners’” (Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:34).

But, like Jesus, we also must not cling to any of those things.

It’s not an “either-or” but a “both-and.”

We can both enjoy the gifts that flow into our lives and freely let them go…so that we might be channels of God’s free-flowing love to others and the entire world.

So, do you want to be great in the eyes of the world…or in the eyes of God?

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Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on the Mercy Reigns 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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