The Gospel of PeaceMarch 7, 2015
The Gift of PeaceMarch 9, 2015
What does a magnifying glass do? It magnifies objects, making them bigger to your view. That’s what King David speaks of in this verse. He knew the key to walking in the freedom God gave him was to exalt and magnify Him no matter what he faced. He is encouraging not only his people but you and me to magnify the Lord in our midst. In other words, let’s do what Psalm 34:3 says: “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”
Make Jesus BIGGER and allow His provisions to be bigger and GREATER in your life.
You do this by not magnifying the problems you face, the obstacles you encounter or the difficulties you’re in the midst of. Don’t look at those things but make God BIGGER in your midst—in your thinking. Set [establish] your mind on His goodness and love for you. If you continue thinking on the obstacles and the lack, you’re setting yourself up for a spiral of emotional discontent.
When you magnify the goodness of God, the love of Jesus, you are filling your heart and your mind with HIS love. And, the more you magnify HIS love for you, the smaller the problems and difficulties will be in your life, and the greater capacity you’ll have to receive even MORE of Him.