Let Christ Jesus Be Magnified!

But let all who passionately seek you erupt with excitement and joy over what you’ve done!
Let all your lovers rejoice continually in the Savior, saying, “How great and glorious is our God!” Psalm 40:16.
TPT

Greetings, Dear Friends! I trust you are all in good spirits and looking forward to the year-end season. I have missed you all for the past two weeks. I had an emergency that needed my attention; thus, I have not been able to post on this site. My humble apologies to everyone who follows this site.  

Great Are You Lord

Today I want to talk about the importance of keeping the Lord Jesus at the center of every aspect of our lives. Whereby every area of our lives magnifies the name of Jesus. Secondly, the importance of offering God our honest praise, worship, and adoration. As I have been away for a couple of weeks, It came to my attention that sometimes, when we praise and worship God, our hearts and minds are not in it, and it just mere lip service rather than true worship.

We are so accustomed to praise and worship God with our minds very active, being preoccupied with what had happened the previous hours before we enter the session. Sometimes we are concerned about what we will do when we have finished with the praise and worship session; hence we miss the time to praise God wholeheartedly. 

From here on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and He longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore Him in the realm of the spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24. TPT

As we read from the scripture mentioned above, we live in that era where God desires worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and truth. A lot is happening in the church of Christ; false prophets have risen and are deceiving many. For some who have not taken the time to examine their walk with God, attending church celebrations has become more like attending a concert instead of going to church to reverence and worship the creator of the heavens and the earth. 

During the Sunday celebration, many activities do not have anything to do with the Lord Jesus. We also carry this attitude even in our private time with God. The enemy is formidable at work in keeping the believers real in their walk with God. The sad part is that some are not even aware that they are becoming lukewarm because this has become a norm in the church.  

Sunday celebrations have become a show, and we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to move freely. We do not know how to minister to the Lord, and also, we do not know how to enable the Lord to minister back to us. We follow specific programs, and we do not allow the Holy Spirit to direct and lead our celebrations. That genuinely affects the quality of the time spent in the presence of God. 

We come back from the church, not having the word that God has ministered to us individually because we have not trained ourselves to submit our minds and hearts wholeheartedly during the praise and worship and during the time of preaching. So we come back dry, and even when we try to engage in our own, it just becomes more challenging. 

Perhaps you feel as you read this post that your walk with God is becoming dry; God is calling you this day to set aside the time and come into His presence and tarry, wait till you feel in your heart and mind that your praise and worship is honest. God is inviting you to spend time magnifying Him above all your problems, exalting Him for all that He has done in your life, up until you mean what you say with your mouth. 

Today is an invitation to prepare yourself mentally before entering the presence of God, be conscious and intentional about the time you spend with Him. Christ is asking you this day to commit and invest yourself spiritually and naturally when you come into His presence. Let it not be a rush time, for He is seeking worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and truth, and may you be amongst such believers. 

Lastly, may every area of our lives magnify the name of the Lord. May we be separated from the world. May we live a life that ministers to non-believers. May we allow God to show how great He is in our lives! Yes, that might come with paying a high price, but let us learn to lay down our lives for the glory of God, for the exaltation of His name in all the earth. 

May we continue even during this challenging season to passionately seek the Lord Jesus and erupt with excitement and joy over what He has done. May Christ Jesus be magnified even during this time of COVID19, knowing that only He can change this situation and make the impossible possible, For, with Him, all things are possible. May you also meditate on this psalm below until praise erupt in your spirit.

But let all who passionately seek you erupt with excitement and joy over what you’ve done! Let all your lovers rejoice continually in the Savior, saying, “How great and glorious is our God!”

Psalm 40:16

I hope you found encouragement in this post; Thank you so much for stopping by, I genuinely appreciate you taking the time to read. God loves you, He is with you and for you; Many blessings.

15 thoughts

  1. Oh Yes! We need to be passionate in our love of Jesus. We need to shout out in joy. We need dance a happy dance. We should be excited in His presence.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Blessings from mighty King Jesus.

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    1. Greetings Michael, Its always a pleasure having you on this platform; I genuinely appreciate your insight, and yes, we must have a child-like spirit in the presence of God, dance and be happy even in our pain; we must find it in our heart to rejoice knowing He is in control. Thank you so much again for stopping by and reading through—many blessings to you.

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  2. I remember some number of years ago when I was in a Sunday service, it was exactly as you described – my mind was distracted with many things. I couldn’t enter into the presence of God and wasn’t giving Him my full attention. In that moment, the Holy Spirit spoke to me with a tender urgency – “engage your heart”. I’ve never forgotten that and the desire of the Lord for us to bring more than our words to Him, but to bring our attentive love and desire for Him. Your post was a beautiful reminder. God bless you my sister 💛

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    1. Greetings Eirene, Thank you so much for stopping by and reading through. We are grateful to God for the Holy Spirit, who always brings us in line with the will of God. It’s because of Him, we have been able to stay on this narrow path. Thank you so much for your insight; I genuinely appreciate it—many blessings to you.

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  3. This is a great post! My church has been unable to meet together since March and although we meet online it is not the same. It is so much harder to focus on the worship and avoid distractions when you’re at home and not together with everyone else, but this is a good reminder of the heart of worship and why it’s important to prepare ourselves to fully enter into it.

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    1. Greetings, my friend; I feel you there, It’s hard to fellowship online, but we have to keep our eyes focused on Christ. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I am enjoying your series, though I only started yesterday since I have been away for the past two weeks. God bless you, my friend.

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  4. Thank you for such a wonderful post & important reminder.

    As a baby Christian I used to love praise and worshipping in the car.. it became such a norm that every time as I started, I sensed His presence, as if He was saying “I AM here.”

    Some drives were quite emotional as I was going through rough times but I still remember how He carried me through all that & how He encouraged me to continue despite my emotions.

    He deserves our utmost worship.

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