God is in Charge

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift — a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been on staff since 1988. He preaches and writes to... Read More

It does twice as much good to think about God as it does to think about anyone or anything else. The more we focus up there, the more inspired we are down here.

The Psalmist said, Oh Magnify the Lord with me! (Psalm 34:3). When you magnify an object, you enlarge it so that you can understand it. When we magnify God, we do the same. We enlarge our awareness of him so we can understand him more. This is exactly what happens when we worship. We take our minds off ourselves and set them on God. I love the way the final phrase of the Lord’s Prayer as translated in The Message (Matthew 6:13):

You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Could it be any simpler? God is in charge!