Thinking More of God

“But I forbear, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.”  2 Corinthians 12:6

It’s kind of nice when someone thinks highly of us. . .

Oh Lord, may I not think more of myself or someone else than I do of You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

More You

Since I am
in You
and You are
in me
let others think
more of You
when they think
of me.

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20 Comments

  1. Yes Yes Yes! That the presence of Jesus would go before us and that our identity would be lost and found in Him alone!

  2. Well, your comment is so good, I can’t say anything else. 🙂 God bless you, Pastor J, as we look and just see Jesus!

  3. I will commit this to memory and make it a credo to live and share.
    Much thanks and love
    Moskowitz

  4. Oh, that is SO lovely, sister! I pray that prayer all the time, that people would see HIM in me. Sometimes I think they maybe do, a little–but I now believe God probably won’t let me know about that, as a general rule, because I’d be tempted in my weak human-ness to boast. But, oh, when we get to heaven, sis–then we’ll meet all the folks we touched with His Spirit, and it’ll be so much fun–true “delight” for all Eternity. Can’t you just hardly wait for the party?! I wish you were right here, with me, Deb–I’d serve you some nice minestrone soup for lunch, & pumpkin bread! Have a blessed day.

  5. I bet you already do this. 🙂 God bless you and yours!

  6. I think they see Him in you too, Caddo delight. I do and I’m miles and miles away from you. 🙂 You are such a joy and a comfort too. . .I bet your neighbors love you so much. God bless you, sis who serves, and surround you with much love and hope today!

  7. Hi Debbie .. yes may they see God in us and desire Him.

    Rachel

  8. Thank you Rachel, for stopping by and for being someone we can see God in. 🙂 God bless you sweet lover of the truth and the One Who is truth.

  9. Deb I love your poems – they just go right to the heart of an issue. May this be true of us all that our lives point the way to Him. Bless you x

  10. God bless you, dear Aimee. I am so glad that He brought us together and shows me so much about Himself through you. You are certainly a blessing!!!

  11. Debbie, this is the essence of living the Christian faith. I’m a very patient fisher, not a proselytizer, and I catch the most interesting fish. Sometimes they want to be thrown back, but leading by example is a wonderful way of engaging folks who aren’t connected to God or Christ. Wonderful words, a simple and effective poem. Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/preparations-busy-lady-a-barlette/

  12. You got me at being a patient fisher. 🙂 I’m thinking that we must be. We can’t push or rush someone into Christ. Smiling at you catching the most interesting fish. Surely this is what He has designed you to do. God bless you, Amy, as you lead by example!

  13. Humility before the Lord and others does not come “naturally”, does it? It can be so easy to begin looking around instead of looking up…

    Your poem reminds me of John the Baptist’s words when he said “He must increase, but I must decrease”

  14. Love that Heather . . .He must increase, but I must decrease. thank you! I thought of titling this “more of You and less of me.” And you’re right . . we do look around, naturally. So thankful we have Jesus to help us with all of this!
    God bless you , sweet lady! I think I forgot to subscribe to you. Will do!

  15. I am reminded how much I love learning about Him through your writing! I do very much see Him in you, Deb. Thank you for sharing Him through the humble grace of your heart! Thank you for reminding me to decrease as I keep Him more and more in my sights.

  16. Thank you sweet Angel for encouraging me! 🙂 I keep waiting for you to blog, but in the meantime, I glean much from your comments. You know, I think this decrease thing just happens day by day and we are becoming more and more transparent. Kind of see through, so it can be all about Him.
    God bless you as we get to see Him each time you comment!

  17. may we become less and Jesus more… yes yes yes!!!!

    I overheard my dad one evening when I was already tucked in bed and they had company visiting. I could hear him tell these guests how marvelous his daughter was (little me 17 yrs old) He made me so ‘big’ and wonderful that I began to feel so little, and though it was such a blessing to know how pleased he was( I always wanted to honour my dad)…I saw my heart and knew I was in no way or fashion that amazing kid he saw… By the time I was 19 I had recommitted my life to serve Jesus… I needed to become less and Jesus to become more… Such a marvelous feeling to be safe under his wing and not flying ahead!

  18. Dear faith-filled fisherlady, thank you for sharing that story. You have me thinking of times when someone has spoken too highly of me to someone else . . .and that feeling of shrinking happening or at least I wanted to shrink. God bless you as He overshadows you today and you rejoice in that!

  19. “Let others think more of You when they think of me.” This part stood out for me. If others think more of Jesus when they think of me, then I must be allowing the Lord to lead me and to take center stage in my life, as I follow Him. May the light of the Lord shine brightly through His people.

    God Bless!

    Paulette

  20. Praying for that too, dear praising Paulette, that He shines brightly through us . . .that He can be seen in His people. Love you and God bless you today, tenderly taking care of you, lifting you and upholding you.


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