Inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives is something we should strive to do each day because the Holy Spirit is what keeps us focused on the path God has laid for us. Whether we do this through praise, calling out, praying or worship, we can easily do this each day and we should crave it!
The Holy Spirit is our guide, counselor, and comforter. The Holy Spirit entered us when we surrendered ourselves to Jesus Christ so we can continue to be filled by the Spirit by following God’s commands and continually seek the Spirits guidance.
As we grow in our journeys as Christians, we should strive to allow the Holy Spirit to take over more and more of us. By doing this, we are letting God truly steer us and you will quickly see so many unimportant things dissipate from your lives. That is because the closer our relationship with the Holy Spirit becomes, the closer we are to becoming like Jesus.
When Jesus shared with his disciples that he would be leaving soon, he promised them the Holy Spirit would come and guide them and future Christians. He said “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will bein you.I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
The Holy Spirit was given to us by God as a bridge to know Jesus Christ. So when we worship and ask the Holy Spirit to take us over, we are asking Jesus to come closer. I personally pray and praise God each day, yet there is something so powerful about worship.
Sometimes I find it hard to shut my mind off to different things and pray with intent. Worshipping can rid my mind of clutter if I am having a hard time praying and when I focus on a bible verse in a song, my focus can quickly turn to the Holy Spirit. Some of the most intimate moments I have had with the Holy Spirit were when I was alone, in my car, praising God and fully engaged in worship.
I have compiled 7 amazing worship songs that have spoken to my heart and have let the Holy Spirit fill me! I hope you enjoy each line as much as I have and really engage yourself in the inexpressible joy that fills you when you let the Spirit take over!
7 Amazing Worship Songs Inviting The Holy Spirit
1.” Spirit Move”- Kalley Heiligenthal
This was one of the first worship songs that just gave me goosebumps, or what I have heard called ” God Bumps” through the whole song. If you haven’t ever experienced those “God bumps” all over your body, you will! Something that I have caught onto quickly when I began routinely praying and worshipping is that you can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit and your body isn’t blind to it either!
The combination of the lyrics and the strong beat immediately open me up!
“I can see it now Your kingdom come,
I can hear it now the sounds of Heaven.
You said that if we ask we’ll receive,
We are asking for the greater measure.”
2. ” Here As In Heaven”- Elevation Worship
Elevation Worship was the first Christian worship team I saw perform and the experience blew away any concert I have ever been to because we were in the presence of the Holy Spirit. They opened with this song and I just loved how this song says:
“You’re the reason we came,
to encounter Your love
Your love, surrounds us”
This is exactly what I feel the Holy Spirit doing when I am worshipping. Love and embrace surrounding me, giving me that happy feeling that you can’t get from anywhere else. And telling the Lord this is the reason why I am worshipping, to feel that love that the Holy Spirit delivers!
3. “Breathe On Us”- Kari Jobe
Christians like Kari Jobe show such use of their God-given talents. She is a brilliant songwriter, worship leader, and singer. Her genuine presence shows how the Holy Spirit works through her on and off stage. I love all her worship songs, especially this one! I could quote the whole song but these few lines speak to me:
“Breathe on us
Holy fire fall
Come and fill this place with
Like a rushing wind
Send Your spirit here
Breath of Heaven breathe on us
Breath of Heaven breathe on us”
I love the first two lines because it immediately takes me to Peter standing with the other disciples when they first receive the Holy Spirit as discussed in Acts 2.
The line, ” breath of Heaven breathe on us” is an action I imagine when I am filled during worship. It is like the Holy Spirit finds those empty areas in you and fills it with nothing but goodness!
4. “Holy Spirit”- Francesca Battistelli
Ahhh… this song couldn’t be any more perfect! With its slow, quiet beginning with its holy lyrics that then transitions into a strong and powerful roar! It builds up and I can’t get enough of each line that is sung. No thing can ever compare to the presence of what the Holy Spirit brings us!
“There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord
I’ve tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord“
5. “Fullness”- Elevation Worship
Just the title of this song, “Fullness” sums up the power of the Holy Spirit in one word. I love lyrics that paint a picture of what you are worshipping for and this song does it for me! I can close my eyes and picture Jesus spreading the Word of God and feeling a sense of awakening within me.
“What You spoke is now unfolding
All Your children shall behold it
Dreams awaken in this moment
Spirit come, Spirit come”
Take a moment and really read these lyrics, the Elevation Worship team always captures the true essence of worship through praise and their songwriting talents!!
6. “Spirit Breakout”- Kim Walker-Smith
The focus on the Holy Spirit and Heaven in this Kim Walker-Smith’s song is what we long for. The desire to have a world that God intended us to have when He created Adam and Eve. And the best part is we know someday this will actually happen! God will bring us a New Earth and a New Heaven, so we then can dwell with God once again.
But in the meantime, we can experience God through the presence of the Holy Spirit on the earth we dwell on. And while we are here, we can tear down those walls we have created to see all of God’s beauty and feel His presence.
7. “Spirit Of God”- Phil Wickham
I really enjoy worship songs that include scripture or lyrics very close to scripture. It helps me memorize scripture that I may have had a hard time of remembering without it being in a song that I enjoy. This song contains a couple lines that are from scripture. John 3:30 reads, ” He must become greater; I must become less.” And 2 Timothy 1:6 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”
Worship is always and will always be something I look forward to because it allows me to spend time with Jesus without being distracted by my own mind. It allows me to focus my heart and thoughts on him when I feel disconnected. If you enjoyed this article and you would like to read more about engaging in worship, check out Nick’s article “How To Truly Engage In Worship”.