God’s Will

When my ego decreases…my true self increases.

(Listen to my song “Breathe On Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 40:7

Sacrifice or oblation you wished not, but ears open to obedience you gave me.


This scripture is very similar to what the prophet Hosea said that God told him to preach: “For it is loyalty that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6).

Jesus quoted it as well: “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners” (Matthew 9:13).

It seems God doesn’t need our sacrifices.

That doesn’t mean that our sacrifices are bad…not if they are actually making us more loving, compassionate, and forgiving.

But the only sacrifice God seems to have any real interest in…is when we sacrifice our egos…when we sacrifice our way for God’s way.

And God’s way is always the loving, compassionate and forgiving way.

May it be ours as well.


Listen to the song of the day “Breathe On Me” on the Listen to Your Heart 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?
This entry was posted in faith, God, inspiration, progressive Christianity, spirituality, Today's Contemplation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s