March 13, 2014

Getting smaller

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 7:02 pm

John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

It’s good to read the Bible with a sense of awe and reverence, but also with a healthy sense of humour.  Yesterday I decided to get serious about diet, exercise and losing weight – today I read this.

But even in something as ordinary and practical as getting in shape, there’s a spiritual dimension.  There is no sacred and secular divide.  It’s a battle against temptation.  It shows where my comfort and strength comes from – do I turn to biscuits and slumping in front of the TV, or do I turn to You?  It’s about making my body submit.  And over everything else, it’s about making You the most important thing in my life, not my self-pleasing and self-destructive desires.  You must increase, but I must decrease.

I need to get smaller.


1 Comment »

  1. Amen to this. Especially the last two lines. Other good Scriptures for this: 1 Corinthians 6:19, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.

    Comment by shanfield94 — March 13, 2014 @ 11:49 pm

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