Christ In Me... What If We Really Lived This Way? - Pastor Andrew Hickman - May 22nd, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks I have been leading our Wednesday night Youth Group gatherings through the book of Acts. Last week we got into the discussion of what it would look like if the church today experienced Pentecost the way that the apostles did in the book of Acts. During the discussion one of my favorite songs came to my mind, “Christ In Me” by Tim Timmons. Now there is nothing extraordinary about the song other than the POWERFUL lyrics,

“The same great light that broke the dark, the same great peace that calmed the seas, Hallelujah, is living in me…The same great love that casts out fear, the same compassion that draws us near, Hallelujah, is living in me yeah... And what, what if I believed in Your power, And I really lived it, What, what if I believed, Christ in me, What if I believed, I would lay my worries down, See these hills as level ground, What if I believed, Christ in me, Oh, I would praise You with my life, Let my story lift You high, What if I believed, Christ in me, What if I believed, Christ in me.”

The crazy thing is God has given us the power through the Holy Spirit to live Christ-filled lives, and my-oh-my how different our lives would look if we chose to live this way. The trouble is we don’t always believe that Christ’s power is living within us, we fail to remember that Jesus promised the disciples that He would be with them always even to the end on the age. I find it intriguing how the early church grasped this concept fully, because they were on fire for God, performing many signs and miracles through the power of Christ in Them. And in my intrigue I start to realize that I fall captive to the disbelief of Christ’s power isn’t alive in me, however, I know deep down that it is and I just have to get out of my own way and allow the power of Christ in Me take control.

Here is a link to the song if you would like to take a gander and listen to it. If you do, I encourage you to really allow the words to sink in as you listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwLZRT0j8s8

 

In Christ,

Pastor Andrew