Voices only: ‘To God be the Glory’
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Welcome to Voices only, where we search the internet to bring you great a cappella music.
Here’s “King of My Heart,” written by John and Sarah McMillan, released in 2015 and performed here by one-man a cappella “group” David Wesley.
What does “King” mean?
That’s the question that came into my head when I read the title of this song for the first time. When we hear the word, we think about someone who is above us, who has power and authority, who is royal, who is in charge, who protects his kingdom.
In the Bible, when the word “King” is used to refer to the Lord, it focuses us on his ultimate power. He is the King of Kings, as we read in Revelation 19:16: “On his robe … he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
When we sing that Jesus is the King of our hearts, we are saying that he reigns in our lives, He commands and we obey. We are saying and declaring that we live under his authority and power. We don’t live any more for our pleasures and flesh, but we live for the King of Kings.
However, there are times that Jesus is not on the throne of our hearts. There’s a battle going on there. Jesus wants to be the ruler of our lives — as well as our social media, our relationships, our work, our studies, our flesh. It’s a very intense battle. But Jesus is the perfect ruler. He is the only one who is going to fulfill your needs and protect you no matter what. He is the anchor in the waves. In him we find stability in the midst of hardships, the tremendous waves of life. We can trust in Jesus to be our King because he is never going to let us down. He is faithful, honest, mighty, good and trustworthy.
I pray that Jesus may be the “only Ruler, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords” of our hearts (1 Timothy 6:15).
What a cappella song do you find especially meaningful? Send us a video link and a short description of what the song means to you. We might use your selection in a future Voices Only.
DANIELA NEVES is a student at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. She is a student worker for The Christian Chronicle and a translator for Luso-Africa Mission Partners (LAMP) International. She is from Lisbon, Portugal, and grew up in the Igreja de Cristo Lisboa (Lisbon Church of Christ).
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