Brag on God
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:7-9)
A messenger of Satan was sent to attack Paul throughout his ministry journeys. Some have misunderstood this to be a physical ailment or sickness. However, the word messenger in Greek is where we get the word angel. So, Paul told us that the enemy had sent a fallen angel to try to make life difficult for him continually.
Paul went to God three times and asked Him to take it away from him, and the final answer God gave him was: “My grace is sufficient for thee.”
God was telling Paul, and us, that the ministry of the Holy Spirit, which is grace, is enough to take on anything that Satan would try to do. Then, Paul had a revelation! Instead of complaining about his issues, he said, “.Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities.” In other words, he said, “I’m going to brag on God and what he is doing in my life.”
Take note! When you brag on God, the grace of God will manifest right where you need it.
Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Let the sick say, “I am healed.” Let the broke say, “I am prosperous.” Declarations that brag on God are powerful and will result in others seeing God’s grace displayed in your life.
Practical Application – Brag on God today. Tell someone about the amazing things He has done and is doing in your life. Make a declaration and tell someone. Bragging on God releases the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the power of God.
Joel 3:10; Ephesians 6:10