He Must Increase!
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30
I have discovered there are two categories of lives we live; the God-life or the self-life. It is simple to define God’s way of living by the things about God’s will. Doing the father’s will requires that we become spiritual; the other way is to be carnally. So, everyone’s life puts a line between spirituality and carnality.
God has created us as a living vessel, but humankind’s responsibility is to decide what to fill the vessel with. A vessel can’t be empty; it’s either you are spiritual or being carnal. It all depends on the one you feed more. But naturally speaking, humankind is said to be carnal because they lives in a fleshy body. And until we can humble the flesh, the spirit being might not dominate.
John 3:31 says, “The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks as one from the earth. The One who comes from heaven is above all.”
He must increase… whenever we reference God in our thoughts, life, and decisions, we’ve given Him a chance to increase in us. Allowing God in our ways today is the best decision we can take. Until He increases, we cannot decrease because two drivers cannot drive a car simultaneously. It is important to know that God’s ability to grow in us is our decision.
God won’t force Himself on us, and He desires to dispense His power and presence on us at all times. The only criterion is just for us to humble ourselves and take up His cross daily. Remember that we are to give ourselves to prayer and the word for Him to increase. Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
1. Lord, fill me up with your spirit that I may increase in you.
2. O Lord, help me to become more like Christ.