Lecrae’s Boasting

Hey fam thanks for stopping by again. I’ll be sharing a Lecrae song with you this time.YAY

If you’ve had a conversation with me in the past 6 months, or read my introductory post, I thing you would have heard about is my love for Lecrae. This is not about him being cute, even though he is:-). It’s ALL about how totally sold out he is for Jesus, and how that inspires me. It’s about how God used him to shake me out of spiritual complacency, jumpstart my spiritual renaissance and reignite my love for God and passion to live for Him alone.

Lecrae’s raps are filled with a depth of theology that’s doctrinally sound yet sadly so uncommon in modern-day Christianity. His lyrics are often interspersed with quotes from Scripture, and a common description of his music is that they are like ‘4 minute sermons’. The fact that his beats are great simply adds to the appeal.

I love all his stuff so choosing the first song to share was a tough one, but I landed on this one called ‘Boasting’; it really resonates with where I am with God at the moment, and my feelings as I behold His beauty. The lyrics are like a prayer for me; I’m often singing along with arms raised and tearful eyes closed. This is because I realise that my only cause for rejoicing is that I know God and am known by God, that EVERY good thing I have comes from Him, that only by His mercies am I sustained and that the BEST life is one lived with and for Him.(Romans 3:27, Jeremiah 9:24, Galatians 6: 14).

I hope you enjoy reading the lyrics; I have included a link to the song on YouTube. If you enjoy it, do check out his other songs; and no, I am not a paid Lecrae marketer, but when you hear a good thing you want to shout it from the rooftops, don’t you? So enjoy Lecrae’s music, and more than that, I pray you discover the all surpassing glory of our King and Saviour whom He points to.  Here goes…

Hook:
If this life has anything to gain at all
I count it loss if I can’t hear you, feel you, ’cause I need you
Can’t walk this earth alone, I recognize I am not my own, so before I fall
I need to hear you, feel you, as I live to make my boast in you alone

Verse 1:
With every breath I take, with every heartbeat,
Sunrise and the moon lights in the dark street
Every glance, every dance, every note of a song
It’s all a gift undeserved that I shouldn’t have known
Every day that I lie, every moment I covet
I’m deserving to die, I’m just earning your judgment
I, without the cross there’s only condemnation
If Jesus wasn’t executed there’s no celebration
So in times that are good, in times that are bad
For any times that I’ve had it all I will be glad
And I will boast in the cross, I’ll boast in my pains
I will boast in the sunshine, boast in his reign (rain)
What’s my life if it’s not praising you
Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit, I do
not count my life as any value or precious at all
Let me finish my race, let me answer my call

 (Repeat Hook)

Verse 2:
Tomorrow’s never promised, but it is we swear
Think we holding our own, just a fist full of air
God has never been obligated to give us life
If we fought for our rights, we be in hell tonight
Mere sinners owed nothing but a fierce hand
We never loved him we pushed away his pierced hands
I rejected his love, grace, kindness, and mercy
Dying of thirst, yet, willing to die thirsty
Eternally worthy, how could I live for less?
Patiently you turn my heart away from selfishness
I volunteer for your sanctifying surgery
I know the Spirit’s purging me of everything that’s hurting me
Remove the veil from my darkened eyes
So now every morning I open Your Word and see the Son (Sun) rise
 I hope in nothin’, boast in nothin’, only in your sufferin’
 I live to show your glory, dyin’ to tell your story

( Repeat Hook)

Bridge:
Glory was solely meant for you
Doing what no one else could do
With all I have to give, (With all I have to give)
 I’ll use my life, I’ll use my lips (My Lips, Yaaa)
I’ll only glory in your Word
What gift to me I don’t deserve
I’ll live in such a way that it reflects to you, my Praise

(Repeat Hook)

Shalom fam 🙂