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What is your definition of success?

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Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Mark 9:35

Then Jesus sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”

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Jesus’ disciples had just been arguing over who among them was the greatest.

Talk about a huge “fail”!

Unfortunately, this idea of greatness is still the philosophy of our culture.

It’s a continual climb uphill to achieve and to amass power, prestige and possessions.

That is our culture’s idea of success.

But it is obviously not Jesus’ idea!

Just re-read what he said in today’s scripture verse.

Talk about a radical subverting of all that our culture preaches!

The problem is: Jesus’ philosophy is basically not taught – even in most of our churches.

How sad! 

Jesus tells us of a downward path to success through joining those at the bottom in service.

As a Christian, each of us must take this into account in how we live our lives.

What is your definition of success?

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Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” on the Mercy Reigns 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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