For my part, I am going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns that they dictate.
When I became a member of the Baptist Church there was a lady who attended membership classes with me who used to get flustered when I spoke. She told the Pastor it was because when I spoke I always sounded like I was bragging. The Pastor said to her “If you listen you will hear he is bragging about Jesus.” I take no credit for my recovery and the life I live today. It was all His doing. In 1989 He said to me “You don’t have to live like this anymore. Follow me and I will lead you.”
Every day we are confronted with life’s temptations. Every day we have a choice to make “Follow Him or follow our own selfish desires.” The only way we can escape the temptation to follow our own desires is to ask God to help us by crucifying them. #Boast #Brag #Follow