Have you ever driven across a prairie and note a mountain in the distance?
At first, the mountain seems very small. But as you drive on, and come closer to the mountain, you are astonished to see how rapidly it seems to grow.
Really, the mountain isn’t growing. It is still the same size as when you first saw it. The difference is that you have drawn closer to the mountain.
This is what takes place when God “increases” in our life. He is the same God to all men. But to some, He seems little, shriveled up, impotent, a God who can scarcely be expected to do anything that really matters.
The reason for this is that these people are living too far away from him! This is why we are instructed, “Draw nigh to God.” (James 4:8). (A. A. Allan: “The Price of God’s Miracle Working Power” pp. 93.)
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8, NIV)