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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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    Volume 4: Flawless - Mercy Me

    January 25, 2016

    Flawless - MercyMe

    There’s got to be more 
    Than going back and forth 
    From doing right to doing wrong 
    ‘Cause we were taught that’s who we are 
    Come on get in line right behind me 
    You along with everybody 
    Thinking there’s worth in what you do 

    Then like a hero who takes the stage when 
    We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late 
    Well let me introduce you to amazing grace 

    No matter the bumps 
    No matter the bruises 
    No matter the scars 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless 
    No matter the hurt 
    Or how deep the wound is 
    No matter the pain 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless 

    Could it possibly be 
    That we simply can’t believe 
    That this unconditional 
    Kind of love would be enough 
    To take a filthy wretch like this 
    And wrap him up in righteousness 
    But that’s exactly what He did 

    No matter the bumps 
    No matter the bruises 
    No matter the scars 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless 
    No matter the hurt 
    Or how deep the wound is 
    No matter the pain 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless 

    Take a breath smile and say 
    Right here right now I’m ok 
    Because the cross was enough 

    Then Like a hero who takes the stage when 
    We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late 
    Well let me introduce you to grace grace 
    God’s grace 

    No matter the bumps 
    No matter the bruises 
    No matter the scars 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless 
    No matter the hurt 
    Or how deep the wound is 
    No matter the pain 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless 

    No matter what they say 
    Or what you think you are 
    The day you called His name 
    He made you flawless
    He made you flawless

    No matter the bumps 
    No matter the bruises 
    No matter the scars 
    Still the truth is 
    The cross has made 
    The cross has made you flawless

    Psalm 103:12 New International Version (NIV)

    As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

    There’s nothing more amazing to me than the cross. Honestly, how amazing is it that God would sacrifice His one and only Son to pay the penalty for my sins so that I may have eternal life? It is complete and undeserved mercy and grace. Mercy and grace that I am continually thankful for.

    This song, Flawless by MercyMe, brings this reality to life every time I listen to it. I know that in a sinful, unbelieving state, I would be unable to stand in the presence of Almighty God. But, what a beautiful picture comes to mind when I think about Christ taking my place on the cross, dying for my sin so that when God looks upon me, He doesn’t see my sin but He sees Christ in me.

    Also impressed upon my heart when I hear the lyrics of this song are those friends and family members who have not yet come to accept Jesus as Saviour. “No matter the bumps, no matter the bruises, no matter the scars… the cross has made you flawless.” What an encouragement to my soul to know that it doesn’t matter how I’ve sinned in the past – I’m forgiven. There is nothing so terrible in my life that negates me from bowing in submission to God and asking for forgiveness. He will forgive. Christ took my sin upon Himself on the cross so that I wouldn’t have to die in my sin. Romans 10:9 promises, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Forever forgiven. Amazing grace.

    In this ‘flawless’ state that we are in as born again believers, please don’t mistake this for the right to abuse grace. Paul tells us in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” Simply because we believe Christ paid the price for our sins and that we will be forgiven, we shouldn’t look at that grace as an excuse to do whatever comes to mind. Paul also warns in 1 Corinthians 10:23, “’I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but not everything is constructive.” How I pray that I will not enter eternity as an abuser of grace but rather as a child of God who tried to please her Heavenly Father – certainly failing at times – but covered in the grace of the cross.

    May this song encourage you in your faith should you feel at times that you are conquered by your sin. Press on, fellow believers. And, seekers? Come experience the grace available to you through faith in Christ! You have a Saviour who walks with you, provides you the strength you need to overcome, and who will always forgive. “No matter what they say, or what you think you are, the day you called His name, He made you flawless.”

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