Valerie Jones

{Live with Purpose. Lead with Passion.}

I am a blogger, worship leader, and speaker who helps worship leaders and team members connect with purpose and passion in life and leadership by offering encouragement, community, and practical resources so that they can thrive in life and leadership, both on and off the platform.

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{You | Day 6 of 31}

Ready? Go.

I love the scene that unfolds on the pages of Scripture near the end of John 3. Jesus and John were both baptizing new believers. Someone comes to John with a concern about the increasing popularity of Jesus. He’s basically asking why more and more people go to Jesus instead of coming to John to be baptized. I hear more of a “What’s up with that?” kind of tone. I so love what John modeled for us next. He graciously and humbly reminded his friend that everything he was doing and had done in his ministry was meant to point to Jesus. And then, this: "He must become greater; I must become less.”  Just, wow. 

I wonder what would happen in our lives if we postured our hearts to live in that space? What if every single day we prayed "more of You, less of me”? What if we invited Him to be the lead story in every area of our life? It’s one of those scary kind of prayers. You know, the kind that might hurt a little as He begins to work on us. But, I believe it’s the kind of prayer that He’ll always answer with a yes. Because, here’s the thing: it was always meant to be about Him anyway. It’s not about us, though pride would have us believe otherwise. So, I’m sitting in my favorite chair, whispering this prayer even as I type: Lord, let it always be You.