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 reads 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!