It is human nature to boast. Some boasting is good but much of it is questionable or simply fleshly. Often behind boasting is the desire to build oneself up or seek approval from others.
Paul says this, “‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” (2 Cor. 10:17-18)
Success is defined as one whom the Lord commends not what we or others think.
Take a moment to think through boasting that you might have done these past few days. Talk with the Father about this.
May you and I boast in the Lord.
Jesus came for people from every tribe, nation and peoples. Some of His last words to the Disciples reflect this heart and provided clear focus for their actions.
Jesus said, “… that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:47)
Take a moment to ask Abba how He wants you to focus some of your actions toward peoples of the nations.
“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thess. 1:11-12)
Take a moment to pray the above for some people the Lord brings to your mind.
Israel was in the wilderness only eating manna, which tasted bland. They complained that they didn’t have meat or any of the other tasty foods from Egypt. They said, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” (Numbers 11:18)
There were 600K fighting men plus the families (at least 1.5 million total). Moses was told that the people would have meat to eat for a month. Moses asked how?
“And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.” (Num. 11:23)
…but is the Lord’s power limited?
You know the story – quail was blown to the camp from the sea and vast amounts of quail flew to the camp all around. This is amazing.
So, with each of us, we have ‘something’ that seems impossible to God, but” is the Lord’s power limited?”
Take a moment to cast your impossible situation on the Lord. Thank Him that He can do anything.