Tuesday, September 29, 2009

About: Seven VERY important words!

Eeeeaaaarly this morning, around 1:00 o'clock, as I was doing my nightly quiet time, I was reading John 3:25-36.
Verse 30 stuck out particularly to me!

He must increase, but I must decrease.

So few words, but they convey SO much to me!

This should be the highest aim in a Christian's life... in my life!
If I decrease and Christ increases in my life, people will see Him shine through more clearly!
If I decrease and He increases, His priorities become my priorities!

We live in a culture now that everything is about me.
What can I do for me? What can others do for me? What's in it for me?

Since God com mads us to place Christ as our head, why do we as Christians find it so hard to submit?
"If I do that, I won't be me anymore!" is an argument many Christians use.
Why do we want to be us?!
Christ was God on earth... He was perfect.
We are not.

We're stubborn, rebellious people.
A result of the fall.
Something we need to continually fight against.

This verse made such an impact on me, I wrote it in pencil on my wall as soon as I found something to write with!
(My black paint is all gone, or I would use that! :)

I pray this was an encouragement to you today!