Luke 1:46 – And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”
What are you magnifying? When something goes wrong in your day, are you going to choose to magnify the issue or the Lord?
Our instinct is to magnify the negative things – the problems, the frustrations and the disappointments. Even in the small day-to-day things, not necessarily the massive life-changing moments.
For example, this morning just before I wrote this devotional, I had a massive nosebleed. It lasted about 20 minutes. I was so annoyed because I had things to do in that time, yet it all had to be delayed because of a stupid nosebleed. In that moment I was magnifying my frustration. After a while I realised that I could use that time to magnify the Lord. I started thanking Him for the things around me (yes, mid-nosebleed). I started reflecting on what book in the Bible I may start reading today. I started praying.
I changed my focus from my problem to my Saviour.
The enemy wants us to be consumed with our frustrations. He wants us to magnify those things so he can distract us from what God is trying to do through us. Even in the little things!
I have decided I’m going to exercise magnifying the Lord. I’m going to practice making it my immediate solution when something goes wrong. I want to teach myself to take a moment, to breathe and simply magnify my Father in Heaven. In all things He is greater.