More of Him Ministries’ name originated from John 3:30 where John tells us how we must become less in order for Him to become greater. As More of Him Ministries celebrates its 10 year anniversary, God has placed a new book on my heart to reflect this truth – More of Him. Less of me. Unlocking the Principles for Fruitful Living.
What does the concept of becoming less so He may become more really mean in today’s “me” culture?
This is such a short verse, yet it is filled with big meaning. Through much reflection of this verse over the years, it has impacted my days and convicted my walk in ways I never deemed possible. Together, we will unfold what it means to set our selfish desires aside to deeply desire Him. Surely, this is not an easy task, but one worth seeking and searching for until the end of our days.
We find a great, although unconventional visual of this concept in the movie, City Slickers. In this film, each year three friends vacation away from their wives. One trip finds them on a midlife crisis adventure through a cattle drive across the Southwest. On the journey, their cowboy guide, Curly, gets into a deep conversation with one of the friends, Mitch. The two talk about what the meaning of life is. Holding up one finger, Curly shares how there is one thing in life and it’s up to each of us to find out what that one purpose is. For Mitch, he found the true meaning of life in a raging river, saving a baby calf.
Can’t we relate to this? Don’t we each desire to truly understand what our purpose in life is? Thankfully as Believers in Jesus Christ, that purpose is crystal clear – to know Jesus.
When you have Christ, you have everything.
He is that One thing that is satisfying, but you must seek it. David declared this in Psalm 27:4—“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.”
This scripture captures the heart and passion of David. Although he spent countless hours tending his father’s sheep and running from King Saul, he never lost the desire for the presence of the Lord. From the pasture to the strongholds of the wilderness, his deepest longing was to be near to God.
May we pursue this one thing—to seek Him above ourselves. By dwelling in His presence, beholding His beauty and meditating on His word, we’ll find ourselves walking our faith journey towards this truth and unlock principles to a fruitful life.
Journeying with Him,