Last night, at our weekly worship service, one of our worship leaders was praying for our pastor just before he got up to preach. In the prayer, he said that our pastor would boast about our God. I thought that was really cool. When we speak about God and His hand in our lives, we are actually boasting about Him. Maybe that’s why I love testimonies so much. People from the congregation with no public speaking skills get up and boast about what God is doing in their lives.
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” (I Corin. 1.26-31 NIV)
And when we do this, we are actually boasting about our own weakness. For we know that apart from the matchless grace of God, we would be less than nothing.
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. (II Corin. 11.30)