Divine Success

Serving others is the fruition of self-emptying.

(Listen to my song “God’s Love Is All You Need” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Luke 9:48

Jesus said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.”


Jesus turns the world’s idea of success upside down.

The world says the one who is the most accomplished and has achieved the most is the greatest.

Jesus says…no…the greatest in God’s eyes is equivalent to a child.

A child has accomplished or achieved nothing.

The child already is the greatest in that without doing or achieving anything…the child is an offspring of God.

God’s love is unconditional from the start.

The child is already perfectly lovedalready the true self before ever buying into the idea of “success” as amassing power, prestige and possessions.

Unlike us adults who have wrapped ourselves in masks of every kind and created a false self of massive proportions, the child has not succumbed to the human delusion.

The ego has not had its chance yet to edge-God-out.

So strip away all those masks.

Strip away your medals, trophies, titles and bank accounts.

What’s left is the perfect child of God you always were…your true self…the one God always loved and always will.

Receive all people as the children of God that they are.

For when you receive them and serve them…you are serving Christ.


Listen to the song of the day “God’s Love Is All You Need” on the Listen to Your Heart 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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