There are times when we are proud of ourselves for the things we accomplish. We may have the urge to tell somebody - or anybody - about our actions and their results. It is good to celebrate achievements, but we have to remember the source of our talents, abilities, actions, and outcomes. We need to remember that the glory belongs to God because of His grace in our lives!
We often view boasting as rude or inconsiderate. Charles Spurgeon is quoted as saying, "Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all." When we consider God's grace for each of us, we should look at boasting differently. It is through God's grace that we are forgiven and that we can face the challenges and triumphs of each day. Because of God's activity in our lives, instead of boasting about ourselves, we should boast about God and all that He does in our lives. Maybe we shouldn't allow God's grace to silence our boasting completely. Instead of being silent, our boasting can become centered on God!
Boast about all that God does in your life!
Thank You for all that You do in my life. Help me to not boast about myself, but instead to boast of Your power, grace, and glory. Through Jesus I pray, amen.