Radical Trust

Blessed, broken and sent.

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


Luke 9:3

Jesus said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.”


Jesus sent out his followers to proclaim the good news and cure diseases everywhere (Luke 9:6).

The “good news” is that God loves you unconditionallyjust as you are.

Jesus sent out his disciples to proclaim that message…with nothing.

As you see in today’s scripture verse…his followers were instructed to take no food, money or walking stick. Apparently they could be clad in one tunic…but no other.

They were to have a radical reliance on God.

Because…what else really matters in life?

For me…I know the times when I was most seemingly forsaken…when I had no one else to turn to…something…or should I say, Something carried me.

When I surrendered myself to God’s providence…some truly amazing things occurred.

I knew I couldn’t take credit for it.

I knew there was a Transcendent Love invested in me…that would not…could not give up on me.

I am forever changed.

I am able to proclaim the good news because I experienced it.

It requires no material wealth.

You are also loved eternally.

So go out…proclaim the good news…and rely only on the Love that created you.


Listen to the song of the day “Changed” 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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