May 28, 2022 Ron

Magnify

Magnify

Ron Writes


“O magnify the Lord with me,

And let us exalt His name together”

Psalm 34:3


It’s amazing that we are called to “magnify” God. To magnify is to make something look bigger than it is. We use a magnifying glass to make something small look larger. How can we make God bigger in size, status, or importance? God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omnipresent (everywhere). Omni is Latin for “all.” Nothing is greater or bigger than God. You cannot overstate His undefeatable power. There is nothing God doesn’t know. His presence is unlimited. How can He possibly be magnified?


One human frailty is to allow God to become too small in our minds. Rather than focusing on God we begin to magnify things we shouldn’t. We magnify our problems. We make them look bigger than reality. We magnify our trials, our weakness, our futures, and we become overwhelmed by their greatness. The smaller our God, the greater is our anxiety. We magnify our sins and become crippled by guilt and shame. Christianity becomes neurotic when our God is too small. And then on the opposite extreme, as crazy as it may seem, we magnify ourselves and become overconfident and filled with pride. The only place God is ever limited is in our minds.


We must practice magnifying God in our minds. The only way to have peace of mind and find balance in our lives is to recognize the greatness of God. Our God is so big, so strong, and so mighty, there’s nothing our God cannot do. It’s only by magnifying God in our minds that we can put everything in our lives into proper perspective.


Worship words are so important. Let us magnify, exalt, praise, and bless our God!