Point to Jesus

“He must become greater; I must become less.” – John 3:30 

Your life has purpose. You’re not here on Earth by accident, functioning as a pitiful pawn in some cosmic chess game. No, you have a divine destiny, shaped before the creation of the world by the holy hands of God.

John the Baptist knew from the beginning was his calling was – to prepare the way for the Messiah. John said about himself, “I am the voice of one calling in the desert. ‘Make straight the way of the Lord (John 1:23).’” Although John’s ministry attracted large crowds, he made it quite clear that he was not in business for himself. He passionately preached about repentance, urging people to confess their sins and to be baptized as an outer demonstration of the inward change in their hearts. By helping people understand their need for a Savior, he laid the groundwork necessary for them to receive salvation. When Jesus came to the place where John was baptizing believers, John saw him and declared, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29)!”

John the Baptist’s job was to point people to Jesus. His life purpose was to bring glory to God by declaring the truth about his Son. He wasn’t concerned about making himself look good. In fact, John humbly stated, “He must become greater; I must become less (John 3:30).”

Can I suggest that we are all Johns? Even though God’s plans for us may play out differently, we all share the same purpose – to point others to the Lord. We are to proclaim his salvation day after day and to bring glory to His holy Name. That is why we were created.

Let’s get busy, friends. We have a job to do.

Comments

  1. Hi Kristen
    Mark Littleton announced last night at our meeting that you just published a book thru Zondervan! There was a wild round of applause! Well, a little clapping here and there, anyway.

    Congratulations! What a great and wonderful thing. I’m sure your family and church family are proud of/for you. I’ve been looking over your blog this past year, but haven’t left much in the way of comments. I had to stop by this morning and leave a note. God bless you! I wish for you an exciting, bountiful success.

    Are you coming to the conference next month? I’ll look for you.

  2. Thanks, Paul. It has been such an exciting adventure. God has been so good to me.

    I am glad that you will be at the conference. It will be nice to reconnect! I want to hear what you are writing about these days. The last I heard you were working on another book. 🙂

    Thanks so much for your comment and encouragement. It was great hearing from you. See you next month at the conference!