UV 1786/10000 Enlargement
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip
Psalm 18 v 36
The Lord enlarges our vision, our wisdom, our impact, our opportunities, our hearts. He is not one who tries to restrict us but the One who believes in enlargement. He does not want us to be constrained in any way. He smoothens the paths by which we walk by removing the obstacles. He goes ahead of us to remove the barriers. Very often we try to take the narrow straits of life like Balaam tried to drive his donkey down a narrow alley. But we are guided by the Holy Spirit by His wise counsel, by the turn of circumstances over which the Lord is in control.
He enlarges our wisdom and knowledge so that we do not stumble. He catches us when we fall. He props us up from time to time. We need to employ the spiritual equivalent of the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch to see or read His plan for our lives. We need to sense His presence guiding us all the time. We need to hear His gentle whisper of counsel and not miss it in the din and grind of daily life. We must not be like the disciples on the way to Emmaus who could not recognize the person, the words, the touch of Jesus. The words of Jesus should burn in our hearts to produce greater and greater light in our lives.
The Lord enlarges our resources by meeting our every need. He gives us such an abundance that not only our need is meant but we can give to others in His name. We need to honour Him with our substance, with our time, in our relationships. The word “GOD” contains a secret- it implies we need the Grace of God at every step of our lives. We need to Obey His Word. Belief is equivalent to obedience in the kingdom of God. The ‘D” stands for dedication of our lives to the purposes God has revealed to us. It also stands for discipline, determination, diligence, devotion. We need to do what lies with us to expand or enlarge our love for God and people.