I’m finally back with a Scripture Sunday post. WOW! It has been quite a while.
Today I picked a verse that I felt like so many of us and definitely me, find it hard to remember and do.
Luke 1:46 reads –
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior”
Wow. What a great verse. But also, such a hard one to fulfill. Mary speaks of such joy of rejoicing in her Lord and such faith. Often as Christians, we forget or struggle with the fact that we are supposed to reflect and magnify the great love of Christ. We can never come close to this great love, but our job is to show the light and love of Him. I definitely struggle with this and so many of us do. From struggling to keep our hurtful, unthought out words in to arguing with our siblings and parents, there are so many worldly and sinful ways for us to not show our love and magnify the ways of Christ. But, I have to remember to pray for God to give me the wisdom and strength to show love and not just say what I want to. It is not easy to keep those hurtful words in and even thoughts out of our head, but God can give us that strength to show His love to everyone, even the ones we don’t want to.
So this week when I have to go back to school after Thanksgiving break, I have to face things I might not go face: stress, anxiety, assignments, region band auditions, tough people and more. But I’m going to pray that this week and every week, God will give me the strength to push through and reflect and magnify Him and rejoice in him despite the unknown and known struggles and things I will go through.
I hope y’all have a great week back from thanksgiving break!