Let Go and Live

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When our egos surrender…we are truly free.

(Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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2 Corinthians 4:11

For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

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St. Paul is giving us a key to discovering our true selves.

Jesus showed us that the way to life…is through death.

To those who don’t know this…it sounds morbid. But this has been so since the beginning of the universe.

All things eventually die and give themselves over to the creation of new life.

Jesus showed us how to do this as an every day practice.

It is a constant process of dying to our egocentric desires for power, prestige and possessions so that God’s desires can rise in us.

When I let go of my ego’s desires…there is an opportunity for God’s desires to be manifested.

When I let go of material stuff…I discover the fullness of life in the present moment.

As Jesus said, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Giving up our egocentric pursuits will feel like dying. But it’s only part of the process…if we are open.

In this process, I come to know God and my true self.

When I follow the path of Jesus…I can be the hands and feet of the Living Christ to the world.

Jesus showed us that even the body’s final death is not the end.

As he said to God as his crucifixion loomed, “If it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39).

He showed us that through our struggles and even death itselfnew life is birthed

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Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” 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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