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Soul Crescendo

Soul Crescendo

by Carolyn Majoran

Soul Crescendo was birthed out of my love for God as well as music that lifts up His name. While my musical taste may be somewhat eclectic, I pray you will find the blogs shared here to be an encouragement to you. Let the simple truths of God’s greatness and the music that brings Him glory be a balm to your soul. To Him be the glory always.

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  • The Secret Place - Phil Wickham featuring Madison Cunningham



    Better is a moment that I spend with You
    Than a million other days away.
    I’m running, I’m running,
    I’m running to the secret place.

    Where will you run, my soul?
    Where will you go when wells run dry?
    When the wind starts to blow,
    How you gonna keep this flame alive?

    In the fading light when night is breaking,
    I know You will always be waiting.
    You’ll always be there.

    I’m running to the secret place
    Where You are, where You are.
    I sing to You of all the ways
    You stole my heart, stole my heart.
    Better is a moment that I spend with You
    Than a million other days away.
    I’m running, I’m running,
    I’m running to the secret place.

    You are my only hope,
    You are the Rock on which I stand.
    You will not let me go,
    I know that I am safe inside Your hands.

    In the fading light when night is breaking,
    I know You will always be waiting.
    You’ll always be there.

    I’m running to the secret place
    Where You are, where You are.
    I sing to You of all the ways
    You stole my heart, stole my heart.
    Better is a moment that I spend with You
    Than a million other days away.
    I’m running, I’m running,
    I’m running to the secret place.

    Hands are lifted high, hearts awake to life.
    We are satisfied here with You, here with You.
    Chains will hit the floor, broken lives restored.
    We couldn’t ask for more here with You, here with You.

    I’m running to the secret place
    Where You are, where You are.
    I sing to You of all the ways
    You stole my heart, stole my heart.
    Better is a moment that I spend with You
    Than a million other days away.
    I’m running, I’m running,
    I’m running to the secret place.

    Isaiah 45:3 – ” I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”

    Matthew 6:6 – “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

    Secret Place

    When God speaks to us, He can be very subtle about it. Occasional prodding by the Spirit, a timely scripture reading, a friend’s encouraging note, etc. This has not been my experience over the past couple of weeks! Over and over again He has caused the same idea to come up in either what I’ve read, what I’ve listened to and also with those that I’ve spoken to. The topic? Prayer.

    I am the kind of person that when I hear 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray continuously”, it doesn’t overwhelm me. I feel that I have an open dialogue with God throughout my day. There are certainly times that I spend in deeper prayer when it comes to conviction and confession or laying my requests at His feet, but on the most part, I chat regularly with God about anything and everything.

    In my small group Bible study over the past week, we have been looking into 1 John 5. The verses that particularly speak to me about prayer are 14 and 15: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” These Spirit inspired words encourage me but also cause me apprehension! In my deepening understanding of God’s sovereignty, I have come to be more aware of my requests and prayerfully submitting them ‘according to His will’. As much as I may desire a request to be answered in the way that I’ve asked, I also submit to His will being different and greater than my own.

    This song, The Secret Place by Phil Wickham, is one of my favourites off of his new album, Children of God. How timely that his new album was released during the same week as my focused study on prayer! As I listened to the words of the song I came to realize that I don’t often passionately desire to spend time in deep communion with my Saviour. Would I even consider running to read my Bible or pray intensely not for anything in particular but to know the heart of God better? Do I truly believe that spending a moment with God is better than spending it with anyone else? Oh, how I desire to be a woman of prayer that knows her Saviour’s heart!

    Jesus instructed us how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13: “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’” May we approach the throne of God with faith that He hears our prayers and submission to His will. May each one of us desire to run to that secret place to spend time with our sovereign Saviour!

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