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Yes- I Will Boast-But Only About Jesus

Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Some people think the infinitesimal things in life are subject to their undivided attention which puffs up their self-importance by luxury items of “nothingness and fluff.” These types of people will clearly define and take time to intricately outline all of their “necessary” items of importance— some of which are almost akin to a “joke” in the majority of individuals eyes—But to those who speak incessantly about their “treasures” they embrace and hold dearly in their hearts, can be nauseating. Perhaps it is the most spectacular thing that’s ever happened in their lives, but to most people it is foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

Self-promotion and engaging in details of nonsense is one of my pet peeves. I’m not a fan of bloviators/braggarts. Or someone who has to be front and center expelling a lot of hot air! I’m not against boasters per se. I am just not comfortable with an overly-inflated-egotistical -selfish -non-negotiator all-my -way -or -the- highway -type -of -person!  Phew! Try saying that a couple of times really quick.

I will tell you who I am a fan of–JESUS!

He is my Hero! My Perfect Being!  But truth be told, NO ONE is Jesus but Jesus. And to say anyone is like Jesus would be bordering on blasphemy.  However, we can adopt His ways when we actively pursue to be a Christian in every sense of the word. In fact, we should be reflecting His beautiful Light to all we encounter.

The characteristics of the Holy Spirit are admirable and should be a goal of ours. This takes a concerted effort on our part, but make no mistake, these are gifts from the Holy One from above. To have patience, compassion, exhibit love, offer forgiveness, and to be humble and kind are all things that should radiate from the heart and soul of a Christian worthy of His salt. What is important in life – JESUS!

One person’s tale of how life changed for the better when trading in the “old” Corvette (2020) for a brand new one. He was almost floating off the ground with sheer excitement! Now, I’m not saying people shouldn’t be allowed to purchase “luxury items” and to enjoy them. But that enthusiasm has to stay within the proper perspective of life overall. This was very good for this person who worked hard and acquired a higher financial status in life. Hard work, and long hours paid off. Okay. But how about what really makes a difference in life—JESUS.

Luke 12:33 Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.

There also was a person a long time ago that said, “I don’t need anything but my movie size screen, my golden bathroom, and my giant fridge near my reclining chair!” Okay, again. How important are these items? What really makes a difference in life—JESUS!

And one person almost fainted when the house they purchased had a “chandelier” in the primary bedroom walk in closet!  A closet that is probably bigger than my entire living room by the way! I have what is called a “reach in closet” equipped with an overhead light bulb in said closet and I am happy! You see, I’m not really needing to stretch out in a closet with a ballroom chandelier dangling above my head. First of all, I’d be nervous it’d fall on my head!  Anyhow, all well and good. To each their own. But what really makes a difference in life—JESUS!

  • Jesus is the difference between life and death!
  • This life is temporary.
  • Jesus offers us permanency.
  • He invites us to live with Him in His Father’s Kingdom forever.
  • Eternity.
  • He is whom I boast about.
  • He is the One that is worthy of my boasting.
  • He is the One who died for me/us.
  • He is the One who loves me/us.

Jesus is the One I want over my head not some ostentatious chandelier. Philosophical views along with theories about life, and the best way to live it, bores me.

I want the truth; I want the light, I want JESUS. And I want to be on the narrow path that leads to His heart, His throne, His table, His arms. I want JESUS.

I am not in the mood for worldly insignificance—Or optimum comforts in luxury items.

I want the luxurious feeling of an inheritance that goes beyond worldly matters. I want to be with the Lamb seated at the supper and great feast.

Revelation 19:9  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

I want to be among the overcomers, and the achievers who sought Him and all that He is. I want to sing with the angels in praise to the One that is worthy. That is what is important to me. That is what we should boast about openly!

Revelation 7:11-12  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

I am the quintessential bore to most non-believers. Perhaps I am a bloviator in their eyes when I speak and boast about Jesus! Well, so be it. I am adamant about my loyalty, and I am loyal to the Royal King of kings.

I am diligent about my Bible time, and I am happy to spend time alone with Him daily. For those of you reading this and thinking I am over the top with my adulation, I say “thank-you” for that makes my heart sing with joy. But to the One that matters to my heart in all ways, that is who gets the biggest Thank-You, now and always.

“Father, I cannot say thank You enough, I am in Your debt for You ransomed me with Your Blood, and I thank You for loving me that much to go willingly to the cross, and never leaving me, I will cherish and adore you forever, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. 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, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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4 comments

  1. What you say resonates with me.
    He only can fill the void in our soul.
    Nothing in this world can have anything over Him!
    Love it!

  2. Cora,
    I am so glad it resonated within you my sweet friend!
    Yes, I cannot tell you how many times I will see “rolling of eyes” when I refer to Christ or say Amen in a sentence. It is not malicious most times, but it saddens me to think that not everyone shares my jubilation in the LORD. One thing is for sure Cora, I know you do! Amen!
    God Bless you, and thank you so much for taking time to read this and comment!

  3. Well I think you were bouncing out of your chair as you wrote this one Camille! Love your enthusiasm for Christ.

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    That’s about right! LOL
    Thanks!
    God Bless~

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