You may be curious about the title of my blog “More of Him, Less of Me”. It’s a reminder that no matter where we go or what we do during our day, as Christ-followers, it is all about His purpose and His plan. Not my agenda or my wishes, but His. Dear friend, He has such great plans in store for all of us! (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
“More of Him, Less of Me” is one of my most favorite breath prayers. I first learned about breath prayers several years ago when I was writing a Bible study about prayer. Breath prayers are uncomplicated short prayers whose sole purpose is to allow us to slow down and turn our full attention on God. As we pray slowly out loud, our natural rhythm of breathing sets the pace of the prayer.
Breath prayers are found all throughout scripture, and you may have read them without identifying them as breath prayers. “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening” is found in 1 Samuel 3:10 and “God have mercy on me” is written in Luke 18:13. John, Christ’s disciple, wrote in John 3:30 ”He must increase, but I must decrease” and that is where “More of Him, Less of Me” comes from. Many of these prayers have been prayed by the ancients as a way to contemplate the presence of God and to ultimately transform their will to His.
There have been too many seasons where my life resembled “More of Me, Less of Him”. Fortunately, God loved me too much to allow me to stay in those dark places. His grace and mercy are so sufficient so that in my weakness I rest in His strength (2 Corinthians 12:9).
I pray that as we take this journey together, we will become completely and utterly dependent on God. My prayer is that we will encourage each other to know and love Him more deeply. And as we do this, may He transform us from the inside out so we can share more of Him and less of us to this broken world.
Soli Deo gloria – may all that I do be to His glory!
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