Saturday, November 19, 2016

Magnify

I don't need to see everything just more of Jesus.


I've been trying to make sense of the sorrow that I feel
Holding on for life to the only thing that's real
I've only scratched the surface, I've barely had a taste

But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of you lays my sin to waste
I don't need to see everything, just more of you

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes
To you

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes
To you

My sight is incomplete and I've made you look small
I've been staring at my problems for way too long
Re-align where my hope is set, until you're all that's left

But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of you lays my sin to waste
I don't need to see everything, just more of you

Oh God, be greater, than the worries in my life
Be stronger, than the weakness in my mind
Be louder, let your Glory come alive
Be magnified

The sorrow that we all carry because of our sin can only be relieved when our hearts are changed by the gospel. When my eyes really saw Jesus for the first time I could agree with the lyrics "just a glimpse draws my heart to change."

Psalm 34:3  Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! 

Now my sorrows are lifted, my sins are forgiven and my problems in life are not as big as they seemed before I saw how big my Jesus is. This song reminds me of the old hymn "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." The things of life will grow strangely dim next to his glory and grace!

Is your focus is in the right place? Is he magnified? Are you trying to get all of the answers to why you are struggling or can you say "I don't need to see everything, just more of you?"