The Magnifying Glass

Teresa Poucher

The enemy of our soul has several tools.  I just want to talk about one of them — a magnifying glass.  When I was a child, I would take a magnifying glass outside and shine it just right and burn a leaf.    No, I didn’t start a real fire; I just scorched a leaf.   

The size of the fire will be determined by the fuel it can consume; how much ”trash” I put on it, as well as the air it receives. I don’t want to trash anyone or anything in a negative way. We are aware of the damage a fire can do. Fire doesn’t just destroy things, but many times, it devastates… lives, hopes, and dreams.

I like to fly in airplanes. Amazing, how small things seem when you are elevated. Things that were once large cannot be seen from a high altitude. Or I can magnify my problems, as the enemy would have me do, and they will appear to be much larger than they are.

What if I take this magnifying glass and use it for good? Let’s say to magnify God. Can I make God bigger than He already is? No! But David said to “magnify” the Lord. “O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together.” (Psalms 34:3)

I can’t make God bigger, but when I give him praise, worship, and thanksgiving, He becomes more apparent in my vision, and I will be magnifying my purpose.

After Jesus rose from the dead, ”… he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” (John 20:22) His breath was the air the fire needed: “… he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” (Matthew 3:11)

So, I have a choice: Magnify a problem and start a destructive fire, or magnify God and start a Holy Ghost fire that will burn out impurities?

Published by Tpouch1

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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