Magnify has two distinct meanings. In relation to God, one is worship and one is wickedness. You can magnify like a telescope or like a microscope. When you magnify like a micro- scope, you make something tiny look bigger than it is. A dust mite can look like a monster. Pretending to magnify God like that is wickedness. But when you magnify like a telescope, you make something unimaginably great look like what it really is. With the Hubble Space Telescope, pinprick galaxies in the sky are revealed for the billion-star giants that they are. Magnifying God like that is worship.
We waste our lives when we do not pray and think and dream and plan and work toward magnifying God in all spheres of life. God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. In the night sky of this world God appears to most people, if at all, like a pinprick of light in a heaven of darkness. But he created us and called us to make him look like what he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God. We are meant to image forth in the world what he is really like."
Check out this article about lust and modesty. Growing up in an ultra-conservative culture has its pros, but at times the “Modesty Rules” can be debilitating and create shame that is unfounded.
Rang in the new year with fireworks at Chicago’s navy pier! Beautiful and tons of fun!
I ate at this restaurant. Proof that I’m emotionally stable. Rock hard self esteem, my friends. (at Ed Debevic’s)