I Corinthians 1:26-31, Brothers and sisters, God chose you to be his. Think about that! Not many of you were wise in the way the world judges wisdom. Not many of you had great influence, and not many of you came from important families. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. He chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. And God chose what the world thinks is not important—what the world hates and thinks is nothing. He chose these to destroy what the world thinks is important. God did this so that no one can stand before him and boast about anything. It is God who has made you part of Christ Jesus. And Christ has become for us wisdom from God. He is the reason we are right with God and pure enough to be in his presence. Christ is the one who set us free from sin. So, as the Scriptures say, “Whoever boasts should boast only about the Lord.”
Paul could have written this letter to me personally. Wait, in a sense he did just that! Go ahead, put your name in there and read it again, “Sandy, God chose you to be his.” Think about that. I’m not wise by mans standards, no education past a high school diploma. I was raised in a home of meager means, but rich in faith. Yet God has entrusted me with teaching others in things I have only received directly from Him and lessons learned through life experience. I can’t boast in my accomplishments because they were done for God, by God. I just gave Him access to do the work through me.
And Christ has become for us wisdom from God. He is the reason we are right with God and pure enough to be in his presence. Christ is the one who set us free from sin. So, as the Scriptures say, “Whoever boasts should boast only about the Lord.”
God, you have done amazing things and allowed me to be a small part of it. YIPPEE! In every trial, every tribulation, every hurtle, every mountain, you were with me. It’s by your great hand that I’m even alive and able to run this race. For every day that passes, I’m thankful I made it. To every new day, I’m thankful for the chance to try again. I don’t look at mistakes as failures, I look at them as growth spurts. Only you can take the bad and make it good, the weak and make it strong, the poor and make it rich. Only your Spirit can change my heart and cause me to trust, to love and to surrender. I make my boast in you, King of my life, Lord of my now and forever. How I love you and am excited for the plans you have for me today. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen