Wednesday, January 1, 2003

John 3:30

"He must increase, but I must decrease."
John 3:30

This strikes me as an amazingly humble thing to say... and something that we can probably apply to our own lives.  This is John the Baptist, speaking of Christ.  And, I think that in our own lives we have times where we know that we have to bow to something greater than ourselves as well.  We might not want things to go a certain way, but recognize that they need to, for bigger reasons than our own desires.  In everything we do and are, we have to allow God to increase his influence while we decrease our own.  Sometimes it is hard, but it is the only way that we'll be building God's kingdom and not some parody of our own.  Something I need to remember today, and a good thing to remember as we start out our new years, putting God first.

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