We see athletes boast in their great performances. We hear politicians boast in their accomplishments. But what does it mean to boast in the Lord? Is it all in what we say?
Back in May of 2008, I came across this scripture from Psalm 34:1-3 and spent some time talking with Holy Spirit about what it means to boast in the Lord. Here are some of the things we discussed:
I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1-3 NKJV
Holy Spirit, what does this look like? How can my soul boast?
When your soul makes its boast in the Lord, it comes from your place of oneness—complete unity with Me. That state of oneness stands out like a searchlight in the dark night. It will look foolish to the unbeliever but the humble will see it and marvel at My Presence on you. It will draw those who are hungry—full of questions in search of answers.
Your actions will look foolish to them because the boasting will come forth in a way that goes against the ways of the world.
To boast with your soul, you will:
- Love the unlovely
- Give without thought of reward
- Sing in places of adversity
- Pray for those who persecute you
- Choose to follow Me when it looks foolish
- Persevere long after others have given up because of your love for Me and your faith in My faithfulness.
Your life will shine a light on the magnificence of the Lord. Others will see and He will be exalted in their eyes too.
So, my friends, let us magnify the Lord. Let’s exalt His name forever with our very souls.
Happy second day of the week.