Listen to Your Heart

When you follow the path of love, life may be difficult…but always energized and abundant.

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

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Luke 12:49

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!”

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The key teachings of Jesus were to love God with all your heart, soul and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-39).

He also said you must love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).

Jesus knew that such teachings would not be popular because many people don’t want to love their neighbor much less their enemies.

This kind of talk would divide people…as Jesus went on to say after today’s scripture verse how families would be divided against each other.

This doesn’t sound very peaceful!

Well…that’s because people refuse to follow the teachings.

If they did follow these teachings…there would be great unity and harmony.

Jesus wants us to be on fire for such teaching…ready and willing to love all people as well as all creation.

But to do that…you must practice another of his teachings: “Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it (Matthew 16:25).”

In other words, you must let go of your ego-driven life to follow the ways of Jesus…then you will find your true life.  

When your ego is no longer in charge…you are free to be your true self in the service of others.

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Listen to the song of the day “Listen to Your Heart” 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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