Basic beliefs about the person and the nature of God have changed so much that there are among us now men and women who find it easy to brag about the benefits they receive from God without ever a thought or a desire to know the true meaning of worship! I have immediate reactions to such an extreme misunderstanding of the true nature of a holy and sovereign God, for I believe that the very last thing God desires is to have shallow-minded and worldly Christians bragging about Him. Beyond that, it does not seem to be very well recognized that God’s highest desire is for every one of His believing children to so love and so adore Him that we are continually in His presence, in spirit and in truth. Something wonderful and miraculous and life-changing takes place within the human soul when Jesus Christ is invited in to take His rightful place. That is what God anticipated when He wrought the plan of salvation. He intended to make worshipers out of rebels; to restore the place of worship, which our first parents knew when they were created!
If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,—so that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion. 1 Peter 4:11
I believe that the very last thing God desires is to have shallow-minded and worldly Christians bragging about Him.
Lord, You have changed me utterly. I have nothing to boast of in my own life, but I have You to worship and serve. I adore You and praise you for the opportunity to live my life for You!