Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. —Psalm 34:3
Think about this 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 the priority in our lives. It’s easy to allow the things of this world to loom large in our sight and fail to acknowledge the One is above all things. It’s easy to become fixated on problems and hardship 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 issue that is creating fear or worry to consume 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 your reading, when you note an attributes or way that God is working pause and give thanks, rejoice, and praise God for who He is and what He does. 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,