Give to Live

Love is the way to your true self.

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


Matthew 16:26

“What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?”


Why are you here?

What is your purpose in this life?

I guarantee you that it is not to amass possessions and wealth…nor power or prestige.

All those things might give you pleasure…but that pleasure will not last.

You will always require more…and when all is said and done…none of it will last.

It could disappear within your life span…and certainly will at this life’s end.

As the saying goes, “You can’t take it with you.”

In today’s scripture, Jesus gets to the heart of the matter.

What if you spent your whole life amassing power, prestige and possessions and never came to know who you really are?

You may end up creating quite the false self…when your true self was never uncovered.

Take a moment to imagine that you are on your death bed.

Your life is down to days or hours.

Will it all have been worth it?

What will be your legacy?

Hopefully it will be love.

To love is the calling that will lead you to your true self.

The only requirement is that you drop your attachments.

Once freed of those shackles…you are free to be you.

Jesus said, “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve” (Mark 10:45).

How are you uniquely gifted to serve?


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 Amazon Music 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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