Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done. Romans 15:17-18 NIV
We who are in service to God must be careful. We must not seek fanfare nor glory for ourselves. To do so would only dilute the truth of the message which we have been commissioned to share. We can and need to live in the glory of Christ Jesus, making sure that our message is to bring glory to the Father and the Son through the sharing of the Gospel message. Our focus must solely be on Christ and the salvation He offers. Absolutely in no way may we allow the focus to be upon ourselves. It is wonderful to live in the glory of Christ Jesus. Do not allow this to be taken away through focus shifting to self. The evil one will use any way to deceive you. Do not allow living in the glory of Christ to be taken from you.