Sweet Surrender

When we let go of our egos’ agenda…God’s agenda can begin.


(Listen to my song “You’ll Lead Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Romans 15:17-18

In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to boast in what pertains to God. For I will not dare to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me…


St. Paul understood that his ego needed to decrease so that he could make room for Christ to live in him.

That was how he was able to say, “I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:19-20).

There was nothing to boast about…except to boast of what God had done.

Do you relate to that?

I do.

Since I switched professions into ministry back in 2007 (which came after much ego-anguish over letting go of my radio career)…I have had too many amazing things happen to me than I can count.

It was as though I was carried on a Wave…was part of a Flow…that took me places I never dreamed of going…whether it be the ICU, Emergency Room, nursing homes, or jails.

I sang before big crowds in churches, handfuls of inmates in jail or for an audience of one in a nursing home bed.

I produced four albums of original songs and am finishing a second devotional book…all thanks to God’s work in me.

It has all come out of nowhere…and the little me can’t claim it.

The blessings have been immense…not worldly blessings…but spiritual.

All I can do is humbly thank God…because none of this would have happened without letting go…and allowing Christ to lead me into the unknown.

This is the path to discovering your true self.


Listen to the song of the day “You’ll Lead Me” 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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