Have you ever had a song capture your spirit? This past week one praise and worship song I watched on a video has done just that. It's not just the words, although a couple of lines really grabbed me with God's truth. I'll tell you what they are in a minute.
I honestly believe it's one of the best songs of praise I have heard in quite a while. Along with great lyrics, it's the whole thing, how it's put together ... the flow of the rhythm and beat. Did you know you can praise the Lord featuring a drum as they do in this music video? It works.
Okay ... here's what first grabbed me.
"There'll be days I lose the battle ...
Grace says that it doesn't matter ...
Cause the Cross already won the war."
Yep ... I confess, some days I lose the battle. I miss the mark, I fail to act like Jesus. I often operate out of fear. Is that sin? Could be. Depends on the type of fear. What about worry. Do you entertain doubt? I do ... because with some things ... I just don't know.
But ... when I do fail, I hear a voice somewhere inside of me ... I'm not real sure where it's at, my soul or spirit I guess ... and He encourages me just like this praise song says in another line.
"I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed."
That's part of the battle. Believing that God loves us ... mistakes and all ... even when we fail. We are not redeemed by what we do or don't do. We are redeemed because Jesus took the sin of the world and nailed that sin to the cross with the same three rough iron spikes that was driven through His body, spilling His blood which ran down that cross ...
"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and (Jesus) took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross …" (Colossians 2:14)
"Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, (hostility or opposition) even the law of commandments contained in ordinances …" (Ephesians 2:15)
I may lose a battle every now and then, but "the Cross has already won the war."
Romans 8:1 … "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus …" period. It's done.
And then you hear these words in the background of this song ...
"He's Greater, He's Greater."
So ... because His love and strength and forgiveness is greater than all your fears, doubts, failures and mistakes ... bring them all to Jesus. Don't leave anything behind.
"He's Greater, He's Greater. Cause the Cross already won the war."
I love it. That's all I can say.
The official lyric video can be found on YouTube at ...