Sunday, November 05, 2006

He must increase . . . I must decrease.

We sang this song in church a few weeks ago, and I don't remember anything else about it except these words. They stuck to my heart like glue, and I haven't been able to forget them.

He must increase . . . I must decrease.

Let's apply these six little words to Christian Televangelists . . .

Do they fit?

Or how about Seeker-sensitive Churches . . .

Do they fit?

Or maybe to a Seminary President or Professor basking in the spotlight . . .

Do they fit?

Perhaps this is the most difficult thing of all--to place Jesus first--to force ego to be nothing--to wrestle it down into the dirt and keep it there . . . where it belongs.

There is a beast inside all of us, and it doesn't want second place. More and more I've come to understand why Paul longed to be with the Lord.

It will be so amazing to be free of the darkness.

He must increase . . . I must decrease.

Powerful words--words that change hearts.


But just think of stepping on shore and finding it Heaven
Of touching a hand and finding it God's
Of breathing new air and finding it Celestial
Of waking up in Glory and finding it Home.
--Don Wyrtzen


Blogger Dwayna Litz said...

I love that verse, John 3:30. I just might start making that my life's verse. I have always thought of Galatians 6:14, which is along the same theme. It really does change the way we view life and people, including ourselves. It certainly gives all glory to Jesus.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Jeremish 29:11
For I know the PLANS I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to GIVE HOPE and a FUTURE.

i AM LOOKING FOR A SONG (NOT YELLING AT U) WITH THESE WORDS: just think of standing on shore and finding it Heaven

10:04 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Thanks I know Don Wertzen from ?Word of Life Bible Institute? I am very grateful to know he is the writer.

Thx -Becky

10:07 PM  

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