John 1: 19-27
verses 26-27: “I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”
John knew his role, his holy assignment while walking the earth. He was to prepare the people for Jesus- to make them ready for Him. He did not try to be something or someone he was not, even though he easily could have. He had people following him around, listening to everything he said, and watching what he did. He was humble, and he was wise.
It is easy to get caught up in the earthly race to “be somebody” or to be someone ”special”. Recognition is nice. But knowing God and his role for me is so much more important. I will never be famous for any of the work I have done here on earth. But God has a role for me to play, and I need to follow that path. Keeping my heart open to God will keep that path clearer for me.
Father God, I look to you for direction. I am thankful for all of your blessings. I want to be open to the wisdom that comes from knowing you. Lead me, Lord. Amen
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