Devotional: Magnifying God In Our Lives
Christian Devotion about making God greater in our lives
...Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and
the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and on the earth;
Yours is the dominion and kingdom, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all...(V.11) - 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 (AMP)
The Oxford dictionary defines
'magnify' as: appear larger, praise highly, glorify, increase. In the senses: show honour to (God) and 'make greater'.
Magnifying God in our lives means
to make Him greater than ourselves. For Him to increase more in our lives, we need to give Him first place in every
area—giving Him honour in how we live our lives. When we say: "I magnify you, Lord", we are saying: "I give you greater
importance in my life. You mean more to me than anything else—even more than the things that I desire. What I want to
do comes secondary to you. I want you to increase in my life, and I decrease!"
Our wants should not prioritize our day.
If God prompts us to do something that cuts into our time in pursuing some 'me time', how do we respond to that? Do we
drop everything to obey the prompting or do we continue with our pursuits and tell ourselves that we'll get to it later?
It's not that it's wrong to have some 'me time', but if we choose this over what God wants us to do in that given moment,
then we're really only fulfilling our own selfish desires.
The 'little interruptions' in our
day may be 'God-moments' in disguise—or rather, 'God-moments' we fail to recognise because of our preoccupation with
The first step to truly magnifying God in our lives
is to 'choose to magnify' Him in our everyday moments, asking the Holy Spirit to help us make Him greater in our lives.
You see, we need to care more about what matters most, which is God and our relationship with Him. When we first meet
someone and fall in love, we want to be with them all the time. We would drop everything just to be with them. Sadly,
it's often not like that in our relationship with God. Our own desires and wants get in the way. We all so desperately
need God to work in this area of our lives, helping us to desire Him more—over and above anything else. Because in the
light of eternity, nothing else really matters!
We need to pray each day for
God's help to truly magnify Him in our lives.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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