In The Hands Of Christ My King | Song Devotional

March 18, 2021

Acts 1:4-8 

The Christian journey fundamentally changes when we begin to ask God for more of His precious Holy  Spirit to be poured out into us. If we make it a daily discipline to ask, “God, please fill me with your Holy  Spirit,” God answers that prayer. The Holy Spirit leads us, guides us, directs us, and empowers us for  greater faithfulness in our walks with Christ. There is a beautiful Trinitarian dance at play when we ask  God the Father to give us more of the Spirit so that we might know and be certain of the work of the Son.  “In the Hands of Christ My King” is a prayerful song that walks us into the middle of that dance. 

We can request more of the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives. 

“Come Holy Spirit, move in power” 

The request at the outset of the song is a simple one. It is a cry that has marked the church from the very  beginning. It was the exhortation of Christ to the church that they do nothing until the Spirit moved in  power (Acts 1:4-8), and it was their experience that the Spirit moved powerfully in their midst again and  again (Acts 2:2; 4:31; 9:31; 10:44; 13:9; 13:24; 13:52; 19:6). When Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, he  exhorted them to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) as the fuel in their quest to live  holy lives as a community of faith. The cry of the believer for the manifest power of the Spirit should be  frequent and faith-filled.  

We need the presence and power of God more than anything. 

“If You’re not here I don’t want to be” 

This outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which moves our minds and hearts to glorify Christ, ought to result in a  realization: our lives need the presence and power of God more than anything else, and a life lived  without the manifest company of God is a life that is not worth pursuing. 

So, ​“Come Holy Spirit…”​ Show us the glory of the Son so that we might find all of our hope in Him and  His work. And help us to realize that without Your presence and Your power at work in our midst, our  gatherings will be ineffective and unattractive to the world around us. 

 

By Ross Lester