His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

He Must Become Greater – a Resolution


happy new year

Being New Years Eve morning, I found myself thinking about resolutions for 2015. I’ve been big on creating long lists of resolutions in the past. This year, just one item is on my list…

As John the Baptist said, “He must become greater, I must become less.” (John 3:30)

My resolution, my hope and trust for 2015 is that the Holy Spirit of Jesus will become greater within me, and my “self” will become less. As Jesus continues to fill me with His Spirit, my selfish and self-centered self will become less of who CJ Penn is. And I’m so grateful.

I wish you all a great New Year, and hope that you too will find yourself filled with the Holy Spirit of our savior, Jesus.


Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

11 thoughts on “He Must Become Greater – a Resolution

  1. I wish you also a great year ahead. It is my prayer also that I will allow the Holy Spirit to lead in my life that others will see Jesus in me.

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  2. This is a nice post. I totally agree that we must become less, so Jesus can become more.


  3. This is great! So simple, yet so profound, something we all can remember going into the new year! I’ll be praying for you!

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  4. The “victory” for Satan in New Age thought that has seeped into a lot of Christian man-made theology (and other religions I have studied) is the idea that “self” and “soul” are the same (thus the whole “self-esteem” and “forgive myself” movement, which ends up in short-lived conceit and often suicide). I am glad to see someone getting it, that self is not the end-all, and Jesus’ example to us was to commend his “self” (spirit) to God and allow God’s Spirit to fill him and guide his ministry. We must follow his example to re-unite with our true Father and know our childlike souls again! Blessed be your New Year’s resolution!

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