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If You Need TO Boast – Then Do IT About God!

And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another –1 Corinthians 4:6

Pride is not alone; it has a twin named boastful. It also has a cousin named “braggart.”

Lately, it appears there has been an awful lot of “bragging,” and “prideful” nonsense, going on. Humans are trying to grapple with circumstances, amidst the turmoil in the world, while trying to make sense of what’s happening at the same time.

How do we make sense of a world that doesn’t make sense?  – We turn to the wisdom of the LORD and His Word.

This is the formula of “strong athletes, body, heart, mind and soul in the Army of God!”

There are so many things happening in the world at this moment. It is a cyclone of ups and downs in terms of emotions.

  • Senseless acts of violence.
  • Abnormal sights and sounds.
  • Devastation on the canvas of life.
  • Wars and rumors of wars.
  • Civil laws broken and not even adhered to as of late.
  • Violent and strange weather patterns.
  • Earthquakes and tornadoes.

There are many people pointing to our LORD and blaming Him for allowing this to happen. Those that can’t comprehend the enormity of what’s happening all around us.  Those who are not familiar with the Word of our LORD, or those who lack a relationship with Him, are the ones who are having the most difficulty navigating through this “dark time.”

There are those who fancy themselves prognosticators, while boasting they know what’s going to happen in the future. Merely inflating their own self-importance to the point of “overblown hot air.”

Don’t get me wrong, there is evidence, or sequences, that allow professionals to foretell the progression of a diseases, or course of action of weather.  Plus, there are professionals, who have wisdom from above, who can arguably predict certain aspects concerning life overall based on their spiritual acuity, and by the Word of the LORD, as foretold in the Bible.

However, make NO MISTAKE, that it is the LORD and the LORD alone who is in full control. Not man. Not woman. Not beast, or otherwise.

Only the LORD and the LORD alone – He is ever constant, since the beginning of time, and who Reigns Supreme over everyone and everything and in control at ALL times.

No matter what is happening around us, when we fully embrace our core valued faith, we know that “God has the final say” in any circumstance or situation. We know that God’s word will supersede all of which humanity has to say, predict, or boast about.

When we trust in God for all of our provisions—and that would encompass our health, our calling, our very foundation in which we live—we know that He will protect and bring about peace in turbulence. We will be able to withstand the slings, and arrows, of harrowing times and troubles, that threaten to overtake our lives.

Today- I was watching someone go on and on about “themselves” bragging about their accomplishments, and singlehandedly stating, “I am always right, I have a 99.9% accuracy rating in all I predict. I’m the best there is.”     

Hmm? —-You wouldn’t want to say that to my face, would you?

I have news for you- “You are not God”, and NO ONE can predict a 99.9% accuracy when it comes to anything.  And, by the way, just for your own puffed-up edification -My God has a 100% accuracy rate since the beginning of time!  Period the end. Drop the Microphone!

Humility, kindness, compassion are characteristics of the Spirit and when we walk by the Spirit and hold on to His Words and promises, we will find the ultimate reward of peace, wisdom and strength in Christ.

God loves a humble spirit. He is not a rewarder, or a fan of prideful boastful individuals… as He succinctly states it in Matthew 23:12: -“And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

A huge part of Christianity is keeping a positive outlook, and giving Him praise no matter the circumstances, both good and bad.

  • Remember…He defeated death.
  • He is the Author of Peace.
  • He is our loving Redeemer.
  • Nothing is too big for our GOD or too small.

Look around and be of good courage and have no fear, for His right hand is holding us up- (Isaiah 41:10).

  • He is our protector and our refuge.
  • Surrender to the One and Only, and give your heart to Jesus, our LORD and Savior.
  • The peace that will surround you will be like none you’ve ever known before.
  • You will breathe easier and love harder.
  • And you will finally experience “LIFE” as it was meant to be.

As Jesus said, –Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid –John 14:27.

“Father God, thank You for Your unprecedented love and guidance and unwavering grace, glory and honor, may I be Your humble dedicated servant all the days of my life, all Dominion and Power be Yours, forever my Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

May God’s light shine into your world.

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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