By Steve Countryman
1 Corinthians 1:31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 17But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 18For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
John 15:4-5 4Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Apart from you Lord I can do nothing for I am nothing without you! All good and perfect things come from you Lord. As your child Lord ALL good and perfect things I have been part of is ALL because of you! That means that there is no possible way that I can boast in anything good or perfect I have done for it is ALL from you. My boast is then ONLY in you Lord!
All of the other works of my hands is done in the flesh for they were of my own doing. My ideas and my plans of my own understanding and human wisdom. By that same evidence of work it then becomes easy to see my handy work for it reflects my faults, flaws and failures! I have dug my own holes with such effort and needed God to rescue me from them.
How then can I take credit for the things that I ONLY took part in? I was blessed to be used by God to be a blessing or to bless someone else. But the truth is that it was God who blessed them through me. That is an awesome thing to be part of! To witness God’s mighty hand at work in someone else’s life is amazing.
That God chose you to include in His plan for blessing someone else…WOW! Once you get a hold of this hind sight becomes easier as you see how it was God who used you and blessed you for it. It becomes important that you listen to the still small voice in you. Don’t miss the many opportunities that God will place in your path every day! Allow the Holy Spirit to use you in different and mighty ways so that the Glory of the Lord may shine upon you.
John 11:40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” Lord I believe you and your Word for my boast is in you alone. Let me see your glory! AMEN
My name is Steve and I was born and raised in a good Christian home in Phoenix Arizona. In 2004 God spoke to me to let me know that He would start sharing things with me that I would share with others. Little did I know how powerful and meaningful those things would be! Thank you Lord!!