Magnifying the Lord

“..let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.” (Ps. 40:16)

As a kid, I used to love playing with a magnifying glass because it could make even the tiniest of things look big. As I have gotten older, I have started using a magnifying lens on a regular basis; they are called “reading glasses!” For some reason, after I turned 40, everyone starting printing text much smaller than they did before. My reading glasses help make small text easier to read because it magnifies it; it makes it bigger.

The psalmist said, “let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.” Let’s get one thing straight, right away…we cannot make God any bigger than He already is! Aren’t you thankful that you serve a great big God! So, if we cannot make God bigger, what does the psalmist mean?

When we live after the flesh instead of walking in the Spirit, God becomes smaller in our lives. When we live in fear and anxiety and worry about the troubles we face, God seems smaller and smaller and our problems seem bigger and bigger.

But the more we stay in God’s Word and walk by faith and not by sight, God becomes bigger to us. It’s not that He GETS any bigger, its that He gets magnified in our lives and we begin to see how big He really is!

Today, you will either make God appear small to those around you, or you will magnify Him in your life. Which will it be?

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