“Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.” (Romans 15:17)
When we focus on ourselves, the circle grows ever smaller, but when we focus on the things of God, we see an ever expanding horizon. Those who boast in themselves become tiring, but of the things of the Lord, that is literally everything. Therefore, if one must boast, boast in the things of the Lord, for He alone is the One who is forever and brings forever to Him those who are in Him.
Lord, help me see that I cannot live a life that turns into myself. Help me live into Your truth and the reality of who You are. Keep my eye on the horizon and not down and upon myself. Guide me into Your ways and lead me according to Your right Spirit that I may live into this life that You have given me and the eternal life You have promised through Christ.
Thank You, Lord, for showing me the way to life. Help me today life in this life You have given me that I may grow into the eternal life You have promised. Guide me this day to be looking outward and not inward and if I find the need to boast, may it be about You and Your truth. In all I do this day, may it be outward focused and not inward that You alone may be praised. Amen.