Great at is Thy faithfulness 2x morning by morning new mercies I see, All that I needed Thy hand provided, Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me. Who is like unto Thee O Lord 2x, among the gods who is like Thee You are glorious in holiness fearful in praises, doing wonders alleluia.
Faithful Father we bless You, we worship You, we adore You in every situation, we glorify You Who is heaven, Thank You for the gift of another day, we praise we worship, You we glorify You Who is worthy of our praise. Thank You Father, Blessed be Thy Holy Name forever in Jesus Name.
Beloved, we are at the final lap of the wonderful month of the Lord, we cannot but be grateful unto the one who count us worthy to be among the living and daily supply all our needs and defend us from every assault of the wicked ones. If is not for God who watches over us, ensuring that every steps we take is ordered by Him, we would have been long forgotten but thank for God who is worthy of our praise (Ps 68:19).
In God’s Word, it is recorded “be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Pet 1:16). Beloved, this calling from our dearest Father is not only expedient but also important that we obey it if we will ever have any claim in Christ we must live holy. There is no negotiation here, it just have to be that or nothing else.
Coming to our topic for today, what is your claim to fame? Beloved, notice thou that it has a question mark to it? So what is your answer? Needless I mentioning them here again. If you written down your own answer let us x-ray it against what the author had to say.
What’s Your Claim To Fame?
What’s your claim to fame? What is your trademark?
- An exclusive address and club membership?
- The degrees after your name? And the institutions of learning attended?
- A reputation as a tough, street-wise winner in a competitive field?
- Being in high demand on the speaking circuit?
Like the guy said, “Lord, it’s tough to be humble when you are so good!” Or, “If you got it, flaunt it!”
With subtle undertones of course. It’s not “urbane” to be garish.
Let’s admit it… It’s kind of nice to be:
- Put in a special category
- Thought of as one who is just a cut above the rest
Except it is not God’s way for us. Paul writes:
“God forbid that I should boast about anything or anybody except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ… The world is a dead thing to me and I am a dead man to the world.” (Galatians 6:14 – Phillips Translation)
“I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” ( 1 Corinthians 2:2)
As “strangers and pilgrims” on this earth, our only “claim to fame” can be that we belong to Jesus Christ.
Anything more is evidence of a life insidiously infected with pride.
Beloved, are you in total agreement with the author? Taking you back “ it’s kind of nice to be stroked, admired, etc. is that true of our present day living. How do you feel after delivering a good job, being a dutiful wife, a kind mother and a loving sister-in law or brother in law, a responsible father and a respectful husband, someone did not recognize and appreciate it or say even a simple thank you ? we just have to simply watch it, lest the satan wears his nature on us “pride”. Let us be imitators of Christ, wear His simply nature and be only obedient to the heavenly vision given to us at redemption.
Compare the above with the nature of Christ as discussed below:
“Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2
The Lord Jesus had goings forth for His people as their representative before the throne, long before they appeared upon the stage of time. It was “from everlasting” that He signed the compact with His Father, that He would pay blood for blood, suffering for suffering, agony for agony, and death for death, in the behalf of His people; it was “from everlasting” that He gave Himself up without a murmuring word.
That from the crown of His head to the sole of His foot He might sweat great drops of blood, that He might be spit upon, pierced, mocked, rent asunder, and crushed beneath the pains of death. His goings forth as our Surety were from everlasting. Pause, my soul, and wonder! Thou hast goings forth in the person of Jesus “from everlasting.” Not only when thou wast born into the world did Christ love thee, but His delights were with the sons of men before there were any sons of men.
Often did He think of them; from everlasting to everlasting He had set His affection upon them. What! my soul, has He been so long about thy salvation, and will not He accomplish it? Has he from everlasting been going forth to save me, and will He lose me now? What! has He carried me in His hand, as His precious jewel, and will He now let me slip from between His fingers? Did he choose me before the mountains were brought forth, or the channels of the deep were digged, and will He reject me now?
Impossible! I am sure He would not have loved me so long if He had not been a changeless Lover. If He could grow weary of me, He would have been tired of me long before now. If He had not loved me with a love as deep as hell, and as strong as death, He would have turned from me long ago. Oh, joy above all joys, to know that I am His everlasting and inalienable inheritance, given to Him by His Father or ever the earth was! Everlasting love shall be the pillow for my head this night.
Christ is never weary of us but how often we get weary of others around us especially when they are not living or measuring up to our expectation. Christ is inviting someone today to learn from Him (Matt 11:29). Those areas you are struggling with in your life ask Jesus to help you to overcome it.
Brethren let us submit ourselves to God (Jas 4:7). Let us walk in the newness of life (Rom 6:4). Let us ask God to help us not to sin against Him (Ps 19:13). Let us pray that the fruit of the Spirit of God will possess us forever so that we will not be boastful of anything else except in Christ our Saviour (Gal 5:22).
Remain ever blessed in the Lord.