“In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah” [Psalms 44:8 ESV]
How great ‘I am’ might be considered the cultural message of the day by some. Let’s be honest, we do love to tell stories about ourselves.
- Of our wonderful victories.
- Of our sad failures.
- Of the trials we are facing.
- Of how others have lifted us or pushed us down.
- Of how much or how little we have
Too many of us just can’t stop boasting about our own accomplishments.
Yet without God we are without. We are nothing. We can do nothing if He does not first provide the opportunity. Everything good comes from God.
I may think it is all me but it is not. It is all God. He won the victory. By His mighty hand I am saved. I am established because of all that He has done for me.
When I make it all about me I embarrass myself not You God. I am ashamed how with my mouth I celebrate me over You. I limit me to my own ability when I forget the influence and impact You have had throughout my life.
Instead I must make my boast about You. I must praise Your name above all others especially my own. I should give thanks for You forever. I choose to do this above either praising myself or wallowing in my own pity.
You are my God. In You I boast. To You I give all the praise and glory and honour. Amen!