Text: John 3 (Numbers 23-24)
These opening chapters of John have great personal importance to me. It was the story of Jesus’ first miracle – the water turned to wine – that the Lord used to convert me. And it was the words of 3:8 about how the Spirit is like the wind that the Lord used to call me into a life following Jesus. In today’s read through, 3:30 hit home:
He must increase, but I must decrease.
We need to be living lives where people see Jesus in us, front and center. When they encounter us the impression we leave ought to be the impression of our great Savior. It is our great and high calling. Sometimes, I know that they can’t see Jesus when I am around because I am blocking the view. I have learned to keep asking myself, “Am I too big for my britches?” I must decrease that Jesus might increase in my life. My prayer is, “Lord, lead me to dial it down when it might be about me, and dial it up about you, Jesus.”
in Him, Mike