The Power We Possess
This morning, I was reminded once again of the power I possess.
I woke up cranky. We’re fighting the newest version of the crud in our house and while I’m on the upswing, others aren’t yet, and in my not fully recovered state, I got hit with the wonky emotions aspect that’s a very real part of this process.
Everything was setting me off and had been since the night before. Bri was being adorable and funny. I was annoyed. No wet cat food available for the whiny cat? I was annoyed. Kitchen not up to MY standard? I was annoyed. The pantry I’d just cleaned out a few days ago hadn’t been kept in perfect order while I was quarantined upstairs? I was annoyed.
You get the picture.
All the negative thoughts became what I meditated on as they were running through my head. It wasn’t a happy space and my day felt governed by it before it had really even begun. I knew I could change it, but there was a part of me that just wanted to be grumpy and sit in it – all the while letting those around me share in my foul mood. You're welcome.
Have you ever felt like that?
So, I did what I knew I needed to do. I sat in my bed, coffee in one hand, Bible in the other, and simply said, “I NEED Jesus. This is not who I am. I feel like I can’t snap out of it. I need His peace and I need to recapture His joy.”
I opened up to the Psalms and began reading. Wouldn’t you know I landed in one about death? (Insert eye roll.) That didn’t speak life to my soul for sure, so I turned the page and tried again.
I know in the past I wouldn’t have turned the page. I would have tossed my Bible aside and used what happened to add fuel to the fire burning within. Ever been there?
But . . . when I chose to turn the page, I read exactly what my spirit and soul needed to hear and in those moments, everything within became aligned to His truths, His love, His very being within me. I reconnected with who I really am and my day was realigned through the power of the Word and the choice I made to press into it.
What did I read? Psalm 91 and Psalm 92, letting words of protection, life, worship, thankfulness, adoration, purpose, meaning, miracles, and more wash over me. These are a few of the verses that spoke to my heart and transformed my day.
Your anointing has made me strong and mighty. You’ve empowered my life for triumph by pouring fresh oil over me. Yes! Look how you’ve made all your devoted lovers to flourish like palm trees, each one growing in victory, standing with strength! You’ve transplanted them into your heavenly courtyard, where they are thriving before you, for in your presence they will still overflow and be anointed. Even in their old age they will stay fresh, bearing luscious fruit and abiding faithfully. Listen to them! With pleasure they still proclaim: “You’re so good! You’re my beautiful strength! You’ve never made a mistake with me.” (Psalm 92:10, 12-15, TPT)
Those verses may or may not resonate with you, but it was just what my soul needed to hear.
I want to remind you of the power you possess. You have the ability to shift atmospheres, influence and transform situations, and mold your day by releasing His presence into it. If at first what you try doesn’t succeed, turn the page, and keep seeking. You WILL find Him, and when you do, nothing can remain the same - unless, of course, you want more of the same.
You possess great power, my friend. Use it to bring heaven to earth and feel free to pass this along to others who need the same reminder!
Living for Him,
Andrea & Brian