This post was written by my beloved husband, Don Winters. He inspires his congregation each week through his Midweek Connection. This one spoke to me, and I hope it inspires you.
“O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3
The magnifying lens in a telescope does not change a planet in any way. The lens only makes the planet clearer and larger than how you previously saw it. As God’s people, we are called to magnify the Lord. Our worship and our very lives should bring clarity and enlarge people’s picture of God.
When the world looks through the lens of our lives, what do they see? What do they think God is concerned about? What breaks His heart? What is worth fighting for?
We need Christians that magnify God rather than self. Does this mean we need to be perfect? No! We need to be authentic, humble, and repentant. This type of person magnifies a transforming God who is full of grace and mercy. The world actually needs us to return to the Gospel.
Does your life give people a clearer and bigger picture of God to those around you?