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Speaking of prompts, this week’s writing prompt is: LESS




After living in South Africa for ten years, my concept of “The American Dream” could be summed up as “more, more, more.” But now that we’ve been back in the States for over seven years (!!!), I sense a shift in some pockets of the culture. It seems a number of people have grown weary with the constant striving for more, for doing more and being more.

I’m sensing a shift toward less — less noise, less busyness, less competition, less comparison. And I think it’s a healthy shift.

John the Baptist’s words about Jesus come to mind: “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30).

More of Him, less of me.

But what does that look like in real life, on a day-to-day basis?

I think it could look like more serving, less selfishness. More giving, less keeping. More listening, less talking. More asking, less answering.

What about you? What do you need less of in your life? What is hindering you from serving and loving Him more?

May our motto always be, “More of Him, less of me.” Amen.



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