Jesus > me

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John 3:30 “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”                                

This is the secret to the Christian life, but it’s also the secret to every successful relationship. I often tell people “I married out of my league.” So true. What I try to communicate is simple. My wife is more important than I am…she just is. That’s not putting myself down, it’s lifting her up. When I live my life that way, the magic of marriage happens. Some people are so bent on being “right,” that they will end up being “right over there.” At least that’s how my friend Ryan Dobson puts it. Ryan started an organization called Rebel Parenting. He would say, “being right to the detriment of your marriage doesn’t usually end well.”

Concerning your life with Christ, the same principle applies. Submitting to the leadership and lordship of Jesus Christ is a game-changer. Instead of you becoming greater and greater, let Jesus take that role. That’s where the magic happens.

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