Prepare Yourself


“You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.’ It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success. He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
John 3:28-30 NLT

John the Baptist was sent to be the messenger for the coming of the Messiah. So while John was baptizing at Aeron near Silas, His disciples started an argument with a Jew about the people who were going to the Messiah for baptism instead of coming to them. John reminded his disciples that he was not the Messiah. He was best man standing near the groom. He was preparing the way for the Lord. John acknowledged he would become less & less while He that is greater will become greater.  How can we become less to make room for Christ? We often get in our own way while Christ forgives us and extends His mercy and grace towards us. Who will God send next to prepare the way for the return of Christ? Just like John the Baptist, God has sent many messengers to help us prepare the way for Christ. But we tend to put ourselves first and think about God later. What adjustments will you make in your life to make more room for Christ? God sent His son to die for our sins but we constantly act as if we have so much time until Christ’s return. Today mentally ignore anything that is distracting you from God. Find somewhere quiet to ask for his forgiveness and open your mind and heart to him.

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