John 3:30— “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
One of the most powerful scriptures that clung to my heart after CAP was this one… “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
In today’s society, we have gotten used to leaving God as second place. We spend time with friends, co-workers, family, teachers, students, more than we do with God. We talk to people on the phone more than we do with God. We are on social media more than we spend time with God. We tend to our needs and distractions more than we read the Word. We tend to Google our directions more than we tend to trust in His Holy Spirit. What if we were to sacrifice our lunch and spend time with God? What if we would take an hour before work to give time to God and ask Him for direction? What big of an impact would that make in our everyday living?
God wants to use our bodies for His exclusive use. He has called us for a purpose. In order for Him to execute His divine will on earth, He needs our humanity. In order for God to increase in this heartbreaking world, we must decrease. More of God, less of us… More of His presence, less of our ego. More than anything that we could ever want or need is His presence.
This was the prayer of the Psalmist David. It was the prayer of Moses. It was the prayer of Jesus. It was the prayer of Paul. You name it. How can God do extraordinary things in our lives? We must decrease, and He must increase…