Good News

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“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner

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Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Matthew 4:18-20

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

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You don’t have to be someone special for God to call you into action.

You don’t have to have any special degrees.

You don’t have to be perfect.

As a matter of fact, if you look at who Jesus personally selected, you can forget about that whole worthiness game.

Jesus picked run-of-the-mill folks.

In today’s scripture, he picked two simple fishermen.

He called them to a new way of life.

That’s what God is calling each of us to each and every day.

This way of life is not about possessions, power or prestige.

It is about extending love and compassion to all people – especially those on the margins.

Jesus called these two fishermen to be fishers of people.

We, too, are called to reach out to the people around us with the gospel message that all people are loved unconditionally.

Then, we are called to empower those people to spread that message in words and actions.

You are loved!

Share that message!

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Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon 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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