Greetings Christlike Ministries NWA Family,
I keep thinking that I’m done writing for 2014, but then I saw this verse as I was checking my email. In 2012, God gave me a theme “Being Serious About Being Serious With God”, and that wound up being one of the things that lead me to launching Christlike Ministries NWA in February of 2012. Now, it’s not even January yet, and I already have a theme for 2015…and it comes straight from the Word of God.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” – John 3:30 (NASB)
It’s not a very long verse, but it makes for a great theme and goal for the coming year. I don’t know anyone who can’t use a little more shrinking so that God can become a little bit greater.
Before I wrap this message up. I thought I would add a word from Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.
“We know nothing about God other than what He shows us about Himself. Only God can reveal God. What is absolutely vital is to know the form in which God has revealed Himself to us—as the God of deliverance, salvation and redemption. That is the supreme knowledge about God granted to us on earth. It is perhaps not all He is. He has glories that are veiled to us on earth. His greatness is infinite. What else He may be to others, celestial beings, we do not know. The intelligence’s of deep heaven, the burning spirits and great seraphic beings may know things about God that we do not. Yet we are permitted to know Him in a way perhaps no angelic beings would ever even understand. They have never fallen into the quagmire of sin, smelt its moral stench, been horrified by its clinging odor, and have therefore never known the joy of cleansing, the wonder and power of the blood of Christ rendering filthy garments glistening and pure. Heavenly inhabitants are only spectators of this miracle, which to us is an experience as wide as our lives and as deep as our heart. We know God by His amazing dealings with us. “Amazing Grace…” God bless you.”
As we decrease so He can increase…I pray that we all have a greater revelation of God’s grace, God’s mercy, God’s faithfulness, and most of all God’s love. We need to draw closer and nearer to God today than ever before…because the day of Christ’s return is drawing nearer, closer, and faster than ever before.
I guess in a way I’m combining two themes for 2015 because there has never been a more important time for us to decrease so God can increase because it’s never been more critical than it is today that we get serious about being serious with God.
Have a blessed day and rest of 2014.
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