I heard the song “I am Healed” by River Valley Worship for the first time during my first (official) Holy Yoga practice. My life was in a chaotic season (and to some degree, always is, but I’ll get to that) and I was scared of the potential outcomes. A lot of it was unknown and kind of scary.
As I listened to the song, I basked in this line:“Chaos, you have no power here, in Jesus’ name.”
It reminded me that I have the power over chaos, because all authority was given to Christ, who’s Spirit is alive in me.
Over and over and over, I have returned to this song for the reminder that, as a co-heir with Christ and temple of the one true God, the same power that brought Jesus out of the grave to conquer death is alive in ME.
Peace rules here.
I joked with my girl friend yesterday that I bought this shirt because it seems like there is always something chaotic happening in my life, and I feel like I’m always just moving through and coordinating it. And rather than let it consume me or overtake me, remembering who I am – and helped by actually taking care of myself and my treating my anxiety – I’m going to make chaos my bitch. (Sorry if harsh-ish language offends you. I love Jesus, but I cuss a little…. a lot. I cuss a lot).
I can’t always change my circumstances. I can’t always make my life peaceful. But I can allow the peace of Christ to REIGN with authority and power in my soul, and allow Him to do all kinds of reclaiming and redeeming work of this chaotic life to work for my good. Because He’s in the business of working things for good. And that’s good with me.