O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalms 34:3
I love going to chapel on Monday morning at my son’s school. During chapel there is an opportunity for teachers and students to “magnify the good” by acknowledging something helpful that another student or teacher did. Students and teachers do a little cheer for that person.
It shows me the value of magnifying the good we see around us, which allows it to become bigger in our thinking.
After a period of feeling fear and doubt, I decided to give gratitude more diligently as a way to “magnify the good”. I have found that a gratitude app really helps me stay on top of this practice. Taking moments to fill my thought with an acknowledgement of good breaks the spell of lack, want, or depression. It gives a keen sense of God’s love, beauty, and goodness.
Gratitude enables us to feel peaceful and joyful! Gratitude has a healing effect.
So magnify the good! Notice the good around you, even the small things. Being aware of God’s presence can fill your consciousness with courage, hope, freedom, and possibilities.
A grateful heart a garden is,
Where there is always room
For every lovely, Godlike grace
To come to perfect bloom….
A grateful heart a temple is,
A shrine so pure and white,
Where angels of His presence keep
Calm watch by day or night.
(Christian Science Hymn 3)
Recently, I was on a walk through the woods — a favorite part of my day — and I was struck with awe. The way the light shines, the color of a leaf, the sparkle of the snow. These are little moments of awe and wonder. Sometimes I pause for these moments — and I’m learning to pause more and more, to slow down, and really allow myself to take in the inspiration and beauty of the moment.
O longing hearts that wait on God
Through all the world so wide;
He knows the angels that you need,
And sends them to your side,
To comfort, guard and guide. –Violet Hay
If you are anything like me, you relish these moments, too! These moments are full of inspiration — a feeling, an intuition, a connection with God. They heal. Pause. Breathe. Feel God’s presence and love. Give gratitude. Smile.
Be still, and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
Walk as children of light –Ephesians 5:8
You are one with the light of God! Therefore, we have power over anything that would try to impress, oppress, or depress us!
Walk as radiant children of joy, peace, health, wholeness, strength, freedom, humbleness and God-likeness.
Overcome anything unlike God, good, in your consciousness, and then it will not be manifest in your experience! Don’t allow any thought to have a foothold in your thinking that is not of God! You have the power and authority through Christ to do this. You can deny that matter or limitation has any power. Say yes to Spirit and let the blessings flow!
…the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.–1 John 4:4
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