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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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  • Jesus I Need You - Hillsong Worship

    Hope be my anthem
    Lord when the world has fallen quiet
    You stand beside me
    Give me a song in the night

    Jesus I need You
    Every moment I need You
    Hear now this grace bought heart sing out
    Your praise forever

    Beauty for ashes
    You find the weak and contrite heart
    Shoulder its burdens
    And carry it into the light

    Remember love
    Remember mercy
    Christ before me
    Christ behind me
    Your loving kindness
    Has never failed me
    Christ before me
    Christ behind me

    2 Corinthians 12:9a – “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

    James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

    Weakness is defined as “an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person’s character” (second listed definition on Dictionary.com). I don’t believe anyone truly enjoys being looked upon as someone who is weak. We’re encouraged from a young age to engage in being independent. As toddlers, we would rather tantrum than ask for help. Asking for help seems to be a sure sign of weakness.

    And then this. Hillsong Worship’s song, Jesus I Need You, boldly proclaims our need for Jesus. Not just once in a while or when we’re in a tough situation, but every moment. Oh, the absolute freedom we experience when we submit to our Saviour! How burden-free we become when we release the idea of control into the hands of the One who is truly – and solely - in control!

    Every line in this song is an encouraging balm to my soul. I utterly need Jesus in my life, in all circumstances, in every moment. I need Him to be goodness in me. I need Him to be my righteousness. Without Him, I am incapable of either.

    Further humbling to me is the phrase “grace bought heart”. My heart, my salvation, was bought at such a steep price. It cost my Saviour His life. My sins, placed on His shoulders, became His burden. Through His death and resurrection, I am forgiven. It’s only by His grace that I no longer have to experience spiritual death. And not just me, but all who call upon His name and claim Christ as Saviour. This grace continues to awe me day to day, even after more than three decades of following Jesus.

    I pray that, through submission to Christ, you will find His strength in your weaknesses. May you rely on Him to get through each and every day. May the grace He poured out upon you continue to awe you. May you find strength in the admission, Jesus I Need You.

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