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MY STRENGTH

Psalm 20:7 “Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.”

 OR HIS

It seems there are a lot of verses on bragging and boasting.  We are warned again and again about not being conceited or “stuck up.”  We have plenty of examples of individuals in Scripture who did just that.

But here in this verse we are given the very thing to brag and boast about – the name of the Lord, our God. Now that is something to brag about! Why?  Because He is eternal.  He is never going to change.  He ALWAYS wins.  His name is comforting.  His name is “I AM.”

TEACHING MOMENT

Try this!  Keep a brag book.  That’s right, I said keep a brag book.  But here is the guideline.  Only write down things that the Lord has done in your family.  Every night at dinner ask your family what the Lord did that day. Now some days it will so easy to name something, and other days it will be hard. It will be hard, not because the Lord hasn’t done anything, but because we weren’t watching.

Right now, take a moment and write down one thing the Lord has done for you in the last 24 hours.  Go ahead…I’ll wait. – Got it?  Good.  Now start your book.  You will be amazed when you go back and read your entries.  You will have forgotten a lot of these blessings.  Remind your children of some of them when they are struggling. God is always at work.

Are you doubting God?  It’s okay.  We all go through times when we feel closer to Him than at other times.  Reflect on His past blessings in your life.  Thank Him for being faithful to you.  He loves to hear our praise.  Boast in His name today!

O Lord, our God, I will boast of You today.  I will brag on You to others.  I will give thanks for all You have down in and through me.

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