“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner

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


Matthew 20:26

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


Jesus throws our culture’s ideology upside down.

Society says that the sign of success or greatness is when you are being served.

When you’re wealthy…people work for you. People serve you.

You’ve made it.

But not so in the kingdom of God.

Jesus tells us that in God’s eyes…the greatest is the one who serves.

Allow his words to settle in your soul.

Look deep inside.

What is your deepest gladness and how are you being called to experience it in serving others?

For me…my soul soars when I play guitar and sing in ministry, whether at retreats or visiting shut-ins, those in nursing homes, or inmates in jail.

What about you?


Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” 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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