Hampering God’s Power

So many times we as christian stand around and say look what we have done. Look how we came to the aid of these people, look how much money we sent to this, look how many missionaries we have sent into this world. There is a lot of we in this thinking process. Instead we should be saying look what God has done.

3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
1st Corinthians 2:3-5

Here we see Paul, he has just been beaten ran out of every country you can think of that is why he is standing in weakness, fear, and trembling. We see that he gives himself no credit for anything he has said, but instead gives the credit and glory to God. Why does he do this, why doesn’t he stand on his soap box and say look how good of a preacher I am? How good of a communicator am I? Instead he says so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. We as Christians boast of all the great things we do, be it as simple as working in a clothes closet or going on a mission trip somewhere. We boast in our selves. Which then leads people to lean on the wisdom of men, the wisdom of Christians. Instead of the power of God. Its crazy how we hamper Gods power as Christians because we want people to see what we have done. Here is the kicker, we have done nothing.  Our works are as filthy rags to God. We do nothing without the power of God working in a ultimate way. But yet we cover up the power of God so we can get credit. So my question to you are you hampering how people see’s God power because of your own boasting?

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About Jonathan Parrish

A man who fears and loves God in all that do, which is to bring him glory.
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