John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals.” (Mark1:7)
How would I live if I truly understood the greatness of Jesus? Would I care about what I wore and where I lived? Would I be okay with eating locusts and honey? I love honey so that part would be okay. Reading this verse has caused me to stop and really think about that question. Do I share enough about my savior? Do I understand who I am in relation to Him? I have come to conclusion that the answers to the above change daily and that’s okay.
One of the best things we can do is to engage in those conversations with others and ourselves. If you are not asking yourself questions like these I encourage you to do so. It is so easy to get caught up in the things of this world and to care too much about them causing us to forget why and what we are called to do. I have been praying “More of Him and less of me” for a while and it’s changing my perspective on life and living. I have almost an urgency to keep myself in check. I am beginning to think of it as a perk to getting older and seeing how fast time passes by. Like John, I am not worthy to untie Jesus’ sandals. Perspective – it changes everything.