“He Must Increase And I Must Decrease”

Before we become Christians, our lives are governed by the flesh or, our selfish desires. When we become Christians, the Holy Spirit lives in us. But the Holy Spirit battles our old flesh and our old habits. On a daily basis, we have to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and control our lives as opposed to our old habits and flesh.
In John 3:30, someone told John the Baptist that Jesus was baptizing more people than he was. Instead of getting angry or jealous, John said, “He must increase and I must decrease” (John 3:30). John knew his job was about done. He had been sent to prepare the way for Jesus.
The same must happen in our lives… we must decrease and the Lord must increase. The means that every day we have to pray and ask the Lord to help you give the Holy Spirit more and more control in your life.
There is an old story about a grandfather who is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies “the one you feed.”
Today, we need to feed the Holy Spirit. We need to consciously allow the Holy Spirit more access in our lives. To follow John’s example, “We must decrease, and Jesus must increase.”

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