Walking in the Light of God’s Word
Loving the Word #6 – Encountering Jesus in the Word for Deepened Transformation in Christ-Likeness
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30, NLT
This passage of Scripture reveals a critical imperative to living a life of personal revival. It will require a two-dimensional imperative: He must increase, and I must decrease!
The imperative is not just for John the Baptist but for each Spirit-empowered follower. Practically though, what does it look like for Jesus to gain prominence? Think about your daily living, your thoughts and activities, your attitudes and priorities. Scripture reminds us that:
As Jesus continues to increase and we continue to decrease, every part of our lives will be impacted.
Pause and reflect on these sentences; celebrate any evidence of how Jesus is increasing:
Celebrate one or more of these evidences of His increase and then pray for one another. Pray that these changes will continue and that each of you will decrease because a Jesus-Now Awakening is characterized by evidences of His thinking and activity, His attitude and priorities.
“All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18
“If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7
See also Luke 24:32, Psalm 119:136, and 2 Corinthians 1:20.