《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Gal 6:14)
Meditation one: In a public occasion, will you naturally declare yourself as a Christian? Are you proud of being a Christian? Or, do you feel embarrassed and since God knows it anyway, so, keep it to myself? Jesus said, “Whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.” (Luk 12:8).
Meditation two: What should Christians boast about? It is not about the worldly success, status, wealth, health, or prosperity; because these worldly things and achievements only give you a short-term happiness. They can neither satisfy your heart nor carry them with you upon death. What we boast about is nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified! It is because Jesus has died for our sins on the cross. We are what we are today, all because of the grace of the Lord.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your power of salvation. Please help me to be willing to humble myself as You. Crucify my old life, and let the resurrected life become my new life. Please help me to be willing to carry the cross to follow You, and be proud of the cross. I pray in the precious holy name of Jesus, Amen!