Do A Little Bragging!

Jeremiah 9:23-24

“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.”

My grandmother loved to talk about Jesus every opportunity she had she would tell of all the things He had done for her and how much she loved and trusted him. She would tell about times when God showed up in both big and small ways. Anyone who met her soon figured out that she loved the Lord. He was her favorite subject.

Do you talk about Jesus? Do you share how good the Lord has been to you? All those times that he has shown up in your life, in big and small ways. I want others to know what a good God he is, I love to tell how he has mended my broken heart and spirit. My growing up years were hard years. God has done such a work inside of me, that there is no more pain associated with any of it. It does not matter what happened except that I can share with others my life story and how God has healed me and revealed himself to me.

He is such a good, kind, loving, and caring Savior. He rescued my soul from hell and filled me with his sweet Holy Spirit, and leads and guides every day. No matter what I need he is never too busy to listen to my cries for help. He gently and tenderly leads me through the rough waters of life. I can find the answer to all my questions by spending time with him in prayer and in his word.

Every morning he fills my lungs with air, each new day is a gift that I never want to take for granted. Each morsel of food I enjoy is given by his loving hand. Life is better because of Jesus, He is Lord of my life.

I want others to not only see Jesus in me but to hear how he walks with me daily supplying my every need. I love to hear about him and I love to talk about him.

There is enough bad news that goes around on the internet, TV, radio and by mouth, why not take a little time to share something not only good but possibly soul-saving? We need to share with others on a regular basis the goodness of God. We need to brag about our Lord and all the wonderful things he has done and is still doing. He needs to head up our conversations, not get lost in the mundane daily onslaught of negativity that comes our way.

We spend far too much time telling others how great we are or trying to impress people on social media and other ways. We are nothing without Christ. Without him, we are bound for hell. We will take nothing with us when we leave, but we can leave behind either a good memory of us or a bad one.

My grandmother has been gone for a long time. I still recall our conversations about Jesus. I still smile at how she loved the Lord, her precious tears on Sunday’s when something the pastor said resonated in her soul. I remember her kindness, her gentleness, her honesty, her integrity and so much more, but the thing that stands out the most is her constant unashamed love of Jesus.

I want to emulate her in that. I want Jesus to be my first thought when I wake, my last thought before I fall asleep and the biggest part of my conversations. I am not perfect, far too often others things push in…but oh how I want to. Do you? Let’s all start bragging a little more on the Lord and a lot less on us or other things that really have no value or lasting eternal significance to bring.

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