In Matthew 28, Jesus says, “all power in heaven and earth is given to me“…”and, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” – WOW! All the power of the universe has been given to Jesus, and the spirit of Jesus dwells with me. Therefore, all the power in heaven and earth resides within me!
I have amazing powers. Sadly many of these super powers have lain dormant or, even worse, been misused for much of my adult life. This particular morning, however, I dusted off one of these superhuman abilities that I had nearly forgotten and put it to good use. You see, I have the ability to control the environment. I was amazed at how quickly it all came back to me. I headed to the gym at 5:30 am, as I do everyday. This day, though, I had put together an amazing playlist of high-paced worship songs to help get me through my workout. As I hit the eliptical (my favorite indoor cardio tool) an unusual awakening began – I was in a good mood. I am not talking about my usual mood that is somewhat pleasant; I mean a really good mood! My workout was over in no time. I rushed home to take a shower. <To this point, I still didn’t realize what was happening. But I now know that this particular power had swollen up within me and was about to be unleashed on my surroundings.> I woke my daughters with a song, complimented their beauty, and encouraged each of them before they had even gotten out of bed. I kissed my beautiful wife “good morning,” and visited with her as my coffee brewed. I was even nice to the dog.
<This is where the effect of my powers began to make itself obvious.>
My children were not arguing. My wife was smiling (and those of you who know her also know that mornings are not generally her peak time). We giggled at the TV show. And, as we drove off toward school, my girls and I sang old Avalon songs and laughed together.
Yes, I can control my environment. I have the power to bring on a dark and cold winter or a bright and airy spring each and every day. In the future, I hope to be a better steward of this gift as the head of my home, a leader in the office, and a mentor at church.