Joyfully Magnify Christ

“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”  (1 Peter 2:9)

You are a minister of God!  If you have responded to the grace of God and committed to follow Jesus, you are called to be His minister, His representative to others. Furthermore, you have been strategically positioned in the lives of particular individuals.  John Piper, in Don’t Waste Your Life, states well that “our aim is to joyfully magnify Christ – to make Him look great by all we do. Boasting only in the cross, our aim is to enjoy making much of Him by the way we live and work.”

Are you making much of God by the way you live and work?

Are you  enjoying the fellowship you have with God moment by moment?

Here are three ideas that may help:

  • Realize and remember that God is “with” you.  He is in every meeting, every encounter and on every call.  He is with you and in you.  He promises to never leave you nor forsake you.  Remind yourself that you are not alone. He goes before you, with you and after you.  (Psalms 139:5)
  • Continually give thanks to God.  See His wonder in everything.  His steadfast love never ceases and His mercies are new every morning.  (Lamentations 3:22-23)  Thank Him throughout the day… for everything. Worship as you work. (Colossians 3:23)
  • Take God’s promises with you.  Hide His Word in your heart/mind.  (Psalms 119:11)  Do whatever you need to do to keep His Word before you, and then recall those truths throughout the day.  (Joshua 1:8)

You can fellowship with God each day as you remember He is with you, as you thank Him, and as you remember His promises.  Your internal joy and connection with God will be noticed by others.  When they ask about what they see in you, be ready to joyfully share the source – your vibrant, living relationship with Jesus.

Magnify Christ today and minister to those you encounter.
Jeff Wilson

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