Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Oh, MAGNIFY the Lord With Me!
Last night I was a little nostalgic as I took a closer look at my cozy bedroom where I’ve enjoyed such precious times with the Lord – magnifying Him and His goodness to me. My room furnished with a black, white and gray color scheme, with red accent pieces, bed pillows and this cute red chair that was a Christmas gift from the Wallaces and the plaid blanket was one of the gifts from the Wuerch’s. Of course my joy and comfort was magnified The photo here of the large magnifying glass on an opened Bible that’s also in my room at the Wallace’s home, and the ship says “With God all things are possible” were really my inspiration for today's post, as well as my daily inspiration to magnify God’s promises.
This verse says "Oh MAGNIFY the Lord with me and let us exalt His name forever." Psalm 34:3 -- magnifying (making larger) the goodness and greatness of God in our lives.
Just think about Mary, Jesus’ mother, who became pregnant by the Holy Spirit, but who would believe THAT unbelievable story? Mary could have been stoned to death for such immorality. At least that's what the townspeople would want to do. She WAS pregnant and WHO would believe such a cockeyed story that she had NOT been with a man. Her reputation could have been completely ruined. At the very least, her fiancé, Joseph, could have had her put away. Mary could have MAGNIFIED her circumstances and her troubles, but instead, she MAGNIFIED Him who should be magnified during our best AND toughest times. Mary's words in Luke 1:46 expressed her attitude during her worst of times: "And Mary said, My soul does MAGNIFY the Lord, and rejoices in the God of my salvation,"
We don't need this jumbo magnifying glass to make the Word of God bigger, but if we would MAGNIFY all that is good, all the blessings, and all that God represents in our lives......then just maybe, those impossible situations and circumstances might just shrink in size and eventually be the NOTHING that is impossible with God!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.