Boast about this!
I just got a new phone last week, and it’s one of those smart phones. I’m not going to mention the name of it, but for those of you who have a phone like this you understand how consuming it can be at first. You spend a great deal of time trying to learn how to use it, and all it can do and you want to show others too. You talk openly and freely to anyone who will listen about how “cool” it is and all the phone can do. I sort of felt like a kid at Christmas this past week. Other people would see the phone and say, “hey, is that the new —— phone,” and I would get a little excited as I said , why yes it is…let me show you what it can do!
If anyone out there can even begin to say that you’ve had an experience similar to this, then don’t miss this:
It hit me in my reading today: What if we as Christians could be just as excited and willing to talk about our Jesus at any moment as we are about a stupid toy! What if we went around telling everyone all that Jesus can do! What if instead of saying “there’s an app for that” we went around saying: hey, “there’s a Savior for that, and His name is Jesus!” You can search in His “market” of provisions and never find something that doesn’t meet your needs. He has the provision for every need you can think of. All of His “apps” work for every life, no matter what “version” you are.
Whatever your need is, whatever you are looking for, no matter how big or how small; no matter how silly, or how wise, Jesus has everything, not some of what you need, but ALL of what you need and it is YOURS for the asking. Trust Him today if you don’t already as your Savior, and tell Him what your need is. He already knows, and has already made a way to provide it to you.
We need to wake up and take our focus off all this “stuff” around us and seek God’s face in these last days! It is so easy to become distracted, and don’t you ever underestimate the devil! He can use the simplest of things to distract you from God’s work. When we take our eyes off Jesus we begin to stray away from Him.
If we’re going to brag about anything, lets brag about what God has done. Let’s tell everyone who we meet and who will listen what God brought us through, how He saved us, how He healed us, how He delivered us, how He provided for us. The Lord is good to us, always, and when we share our stories with others, 3 things happen:
1. God gets glory and He delights in this
2. We bless others. (those who you share your stories with are encouraged in the faith)
3. We will be blessed because we have blessed others.
Have a great day, and enjoy your church service tonight. May God bless you today, so that you have a story to bless someone else with tomorrow!
23 This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches,
24 but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 9: 23-24 NIV)