Written by Lesallan – November 15, 2023

Ohio Christian University

Reflecting On The Spiritual Journey Devotional

As I reflect on the message conveyed in John 3:27-30 (NIV), I have gleaned valuable insights on how I can follow the footsteps of John the Baptist and emulate his example of humility and service in my spiritual journey. In the passage, John the Baptist recognizes that his ministry is not about him, but about preparing the way for Jesus. He humbly acknowledges that he is not the focus, but rather, Jesus is. John declares, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30, NIV). This statement captures the essence of humility and selflessness, crucial components of a fulfilling spiritual journey.

As a Christian leader, it is crucial to contemplate how to lead in a manner that brings glory to God and attracts others to Him. This requires us to recognize that all our talents and abilities are gifts from God, and we must humbly confess our shortcomings and failures before Him. Additionally, it entails surrendering to His will and guidance in our lives and adhering to His principles and commands when making decisions and taking action. Lastly, it involves treating those under our charge with grace and compassion rather than self-centeredness or severity. By doing so, we can demonstrate God’s love and wisdom to those around us and encourage them to seek Him as well. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV).

This passage emphasizes the importance of serving God with excellence and devotion in whatever we do and reminds us of the eternal reward that awaits us in His presence. It also implies that we should not seek the approval or praise of people, but rather focus on pleasing God and honoring Him with our actions.

In Christ,