"He must become greater; I must become less." (John 3:22-31, NIV)

Environmental footprint: "The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by an individual or household, through vehicle emissions, electricity use, and fuel consumption. The bigger the footprint, the greater the contribution to global warming. Also called carbon footprint or ecological footprint. Also called carbon footprint or ecological footprint."

A few days ago I saw a TV commercial called "Small Footprint."

It was about recycling, and how each person on the planet can reduce his or her footprint or demand on Earth's resources to address concerns like global warming.

When I heard this, the Holy Spirit reminded me that I must become less because the Christ must become greater in me.

I don't know much about "global warming."

A better name might be "global warning."

And, here's why:

"With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ's being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.

The Lord went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn't deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that.

The law always ended up being used as a Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing of it. And now what the law code asked for but we couldn't deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us." (Romans 8:1-4, The Message)

Jesus's spiritual footprint is increasing in me, here on the earth.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. Scripture taken from The Message. ©1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.

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Comment by Worship The Rock on November 16, 2009 at 3:27pm
Thanks Kim!

"A better name might be "global warning."" - Brilliant :-)
Comment by Kim Black on November 16, 2009 at 5:24pm
It's the Holy Ghost in me! He leads us into all truth (John 16:13).


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