I Shall Boast
1 Corinthians 1:28-31 (TPT) He chose the lowly, the laughable in the world’s eyes—nobodies—so that he would shame the somebodies. For he chose what is regarded as insignificant in order to supersede what is regarded as prominent, so that there would be no place for prideful boasting in God’s presence. For it is not from man that we draw our life but from God as we are being joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. And now he is our God-given wisdom, our virtue, our holiness, and our redemption. And this fulfills what is written: If anyone boasts, let him only boast in all that the Lord has done!
If there is anything I can boast about in my life - it's definitely what the Lord has done! Everything I have been able to do is because of His goodness - I am able to draw life from God. If I spend my entire life working on my own kingdom (the kingdom of 1, the kingdom of selfishness) then at the end of my life what have I gained? Whom have I helped? Who am I bringing to Heaven with me? My kingdom will surely fade away but God's kingdom is everlasting. I want to dedicate my life to building what will last forever and creating an impact for eternity's sake. The way God operates is not what we call "normal," He doesn't have a list of requirements in order to pick you for the job - He just asks for your obedience.
How great it is to live this journey with Jesus by our side! God left nothing out when He created the world and when He chose us - handpicked us - to be His kids. Today, I choose to boast about my Jesus and what He has redeemed me from - a life of destruction, pain and confusion. If you are hurting today, choose to run in the arms of Christ, He will never leave you or forsake you.
Ephesians 1:7 (TPT) Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of his grace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 (TPT) For God is the God of harmony, not confusion, as is the pattern in all the churches of God’s holy believers.