Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. —Psalm 34:3
Think about the idea of magnification with me for a moment. When we use a magnifying glass to observe something, we don’t actually make the object larger. We aren’t altering its size, but rather we are altering our perception of that object. When we magnify God, we are extolling and praising Him for who He is. We are giving Him priority in our lives. We are altering our perception of who God is. It’s easy to allow the things of this world to loom large in our sight and to fail to acknowledge the One who is above all things. It’s easy to become fixated on problems and hardships rather than focus on our God who is mighty and has all things under His sovereign care.
What is looming large in your life today? Is there a circumstance or relationship that is creating fear, anxiety or is consuming you? Are you facing a situation to which you see no resolution? Take a moment to magnify the Lord. Give him praise. Release your concerns, worries, and fears to the Lord God who reigns over all things in heaven and on earth.
A great practice in magnifying the Lord is to look for God’s attributes and ways in whatever Scripture passage you are reading. These may be attributes and ways of God the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit. God is constantly revealing himself to us through His word. As you’re reading, when you note an attribute, name, way, or work of God pause and give Him thanks, rejoice, and praise God for who He is, what He does and has done. Magnify His name!
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! —Psalm 46:10
Rejoicing in Christ Jesus,
©2021 Susan Cady