A preacher once said, “if you’re going to destroy his [Christ] power, what are you going to use for power.” This is an obvious observation pertaining to what is written and known about Christ’s power, but it does not often translate into our lives. Do we live like Christ has ultimate power? Jesus has power over the storms, power over the spiritual forces of good and evil, power over sickness, and power over death. The reality is that all power in heaven and on earth has been given to Christ.
We live in a world that is saturated in the “I got the power” mantra. It is the target of all the advertisements we are flooded with daily. If your loved one is sick, we have the power to buy medicine and make them well. This gives an allusion of power to us because we bought and administered the medication. There are hundreds of self-help books to read that help you navigate the storms of life. They diminish the problems and convince you that you hold all the power to change your life.
No one is against these things but don’t lose the forest for the trees. When Christ rose from the dead he said the Father gave him all authority in heaven and on earth. He holds that power to this very day. Let’s continue to live as people under the authority of Christ. Christ is the Lord of our hearts and king of our lives. I pray we all spend some time at the foot of the cross submitting to his authority this week.