He must Increase but I must Decrease.

his is one of the shortest verses in the Bible. In its shortness, it speaks volumes of how we are to mature in the Lord. In these seven words, we find powerful instructions on growing in the Lord. As we grow in the Lord, there will be indicators of our growth that are evident in our life. The best and most effective way for growing in the Lord is to first allow self, pride and lust to decrease. God will permeate everything about you as you allow Him to increase.

 

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 “He must increase but I must decrease.” ~ John 3:30

We desire more of God in our lives but are not always willing to let go of ourselves to make room for any more.  It is a bit un-nerving for most of us to totally surrender ourselves. There are so many things we want to remain in control of and to hold on to. Even un-pleasant things we seem to cling to simply because we have become so accustomed to doing so. 

Total surrender is letting go of everything. Immersing our heart and soul completely in the will of God with the understanding that things may not always go our way. God has given us life and it is ours to choose whether or not we will decrease so that God will increase. Will we trust completely or will we take our lives by the reigns and press forward on our own?  If our choice is surrender, we then have a responsibility to serve God with our entire being and to trust His decisions and judgments. We must be willing to take a giant leap of faith and trust that He will catch us with His loving arms.

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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