Welcome back to jasongordon[dot]org! It has been a long time since I strung together more than two posts. A lot of things have been happening in this little life of mine. I won’t go into that here, but it is good to be back. One thing I have learned in the past four or five months is that I do not have it all together. I am actually far from it. So, as I have been thinking and praying about what this blog could be and should be, I am more convinced than ever that it should be an online community that provides a safe place to throw questions up against the wall, seeking answers and maybe even more questions.
The more I evaluate my life (and we are definitely in full-on evaluation mode), the more I realize how much and how often I do this life under my own strength. I go long stretches on my own. I do ministry in my gifts and not on my knees. I was reminded today about what John the Baptist said in response to his followers feeling slighted by people going to Jesus to be baptized. John stopped what he was doing and looked at his followers and reminded them why they were there. In John 3:30, he said, “He must become greater and greater and I must become less and less.” And I spend so much time becoming more and more, doing more and more on my own. John knew the secret to God’s Kingdom coming to earth. Point to Christ. Prepare the way for Christ.
I want more of Him and less of me. I am exploring ways that I can move out of the center so that he can move in. What things are you participating in that has helped you in this area? BRING IT! Join in the discussion so that we all can grow and do what John wanted for his own life.