The answer to everything is to magnify GOD! Exalt HIM and watch your joy increase. Just knowing HE is there, HE is a big GOD that can do all things and has you safely in HIS arms as HE brings you peace and joy.
MAGNIFY GOD AND WATCH YOUR JOY INCREASE
To magnify HIM is to love, honor and obey HIM, but that in and of itself will come with a cost…….a cost to others around you if they do not believe. But your joy in the LORD has the ability to spill over onto those who don’t believe, enough so that they may ask the reason for your joy. Are you joyful today? Do you find joy in the midst of all your struggles?
PSALM 34: 3 “O MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME, AND LET US EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER.”
Thanks and adoration calms the anxiety within, but then joy increases because of that adoration. Joy looks to the hills of GOD and sees HIS great gifts to us and how HE daily blesses us. I have lived this. There is nothing in this world that rocks you like hearing the word: cancer. There is nothing like cancer to make you feel so very small and insignificant. And there is nothing like walking with cancer that makes you realize how big and amazing GOD is……..HE is truly magnified in the eyes of the one who is afflicted no matter what the affliction is. And HE is even more magnified by our prayers and petitions to HIM, seeking HIM with all heart and soul.
PSALM 69: 30 “I WILL PRAISE THE NAME OF GOD WITH A SONG. AND WILL MAGNIFY HIM WITH THANKSGIVING.”
What does your life magnify? Seriously consider today if it is social media and make a concerted effort to give a lot of it up. It sucks life from your soul and all it does is magnify……you!
LUKE 1: 46 “AND MARY SAID, “MY SOUL MAGNIFIES THE LORD……..”
Mary had the right idea……her eyes were on her Savior. And her soul was cradled in HIS arms. Let this be our desire too. Ask yourself today what you magnify more than GOD. Magnify HIM alone today, this Sunday, this day of rest and worship and let your spirit soar with joy, the joy of salvation, the joy of forgiveness and the joy of HIS everlasting peace.
1 CHRONICLES 17: 24 “……..AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ESTABLISHED AND MAGNIFIED FOREVER…….”