Updated: Nov 6
Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
Lord, enable me to let Scripture be a light for my faith.
John the Baptist spoke of Jesus.
And this was John's answer: A man is unable to have anything if it is not given to him from heaven.
You yourselves give witness that I said, I am not the Christ. What I said was, I am sent before the Christ.
He who has the bride is the husband: but the husband's friend, whose place is by his side and whose ears are open to him, is full of joy because of the husband's voice: such is my joy, and it is complete.
He has to become greater while I become less.
He who comes from heaven is greater than all others: he who comes from earth is of the earth, and of the earth are his words: he who comes from heaven is over all. He gives witness of what he has seen and of what has come to his ears; and no man takes his witness as true.
He who so takes his witness has made clear his faith that God is true.
For he whom God has sent says God's words; and God does not give him the Spirit by measure.
The Father has love for the Son and has put all things into his hands.
He who has faith in the Son has eternal life; but he who has not faith in the Son will not see life; God's wrath is resting on him. (John 3.27-36 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Love, honesty, integrity, ethics, truth, and wisdom speak of and for God. Most anything else speaks to nothing of God. Beware and be conscious of your beliefs, thoughts, and acts.
God, the words John wrote from John the Baptist strikes a chord with me. "He has to become greater while I become less," John spoke of Jesus, but this is how I can expect to feel with you also. You become more for others with my sharing of you and your blessings. With that, I become less. Not in a bad way. Rather, it is a compliment, and I was your instrument to bring someone closer to you. This is not a bad thing. It is beautiful. If I am sharing you and encouraging others, it is only natural that their opinion of you will grow and become more. An inspiring, lovely result. It also helps me better understand why sometimes it becomes difficult to continue the mission. My humanity and human weakness can interfere. Please enable these words to be a light for my faith and a flashlight for my journey. Thank you for this Scripture and for helping me better understand you through it. Amen.
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