Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Somedays I'm feelin' like I
Can't win, can't get it right and it
Don't matter how hard I try
Today is not my day
When it feels like I'm going crazy
And it looks like nothings changing
Come sun come rainy day
You are still the same
 
In the dark, in the light
In the morning and night
In the good, in the hurt
In the places I hide
When I rise, when I fall
You'll be there through it all
At the start, at the end
In the center of the center of it
 
Some nights I lay awake and I
Can't push these thoughts away
I'm worried where I'm gonna go
Where I'm gonna be are You gonna be there for me
When it feels like the doors are closing
Gotta trust that You're doing something
Come sun come rainy day
You are all I need
 
In the dark, in the light
In the morning and night
In the good, in the hurt
In the places I hide
When I rise, when I fall
You'll be there through it all
At the start, at the end
In the center of the center of it
 
There will be days I will forget
Everything You've done for me
But when I go back there again
I'm reminded
 
In the dark, in the light
In the morning and night
 
In the dark, in the light
In the morning and the night
In the good, in the hurt
In the places I hide
When I rise, when I fall
You'll be there through it all
At the start, at the end
In the center of the center of it
The center of it all, the center of it
In the loss, in the win
In the beauty and the sin
At the start, at the end
In the center of the center of it

 

TID-bits

This song is all about resetting.   So you can always relate it to things that have to go back to a starting point.   Like cleaning the house.   We let things get messy, we clean them up again.   Our cars go to empty, we fill them up again.    

These thoughts were originally written in July, 2012 as we were getting ready to watch the summer olympics.   As such, you can talk about resetting a race, or how an athlete is resetting every time they take the field.   Every time is a new chance to do better.

FROM BILL LURWICK AT KJIL:

  • It's like trying to balance the teeter-totter in the middle when you were a kid.
  • You and your friend would try to hold it there as long as you could, but eventually, it would fall out of balance.
  • As adults, we try and balance things many times on our own too, but when we put God in the center of our life, it's a lot easier and everything automatically balances out because of His help.

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FROM MICHELLE ROSS AT KSWP:

  • This song reminds me of riding a merry-go-round
  • If you sit on the edge the faster it goes the more likely you are to FLY off
  • The closer you get to the center the safer you are
  • It’s the same with God if He is in the center of your life and you stay close to Him the less likely you are to fly off when life starts to spin you faster and faster.

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  • Remember those little airplanes we had as a kid?   The ones with the string where we stood in the center and flew it round and round us?
  • This (That) song reminds me of that.
  • If we think we’re the center of our life, we’re going to end up dizzy trying to keep everything going.
  • But if we put God at the center of our life, then we have something that grounds us and allows us to fly!

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  • You know how a paddle ball works, right?
  • Hit the ball, let it fly, bounce it back for another try.
  • This (That) is a paddle ball song.
  • God always lets us go back to His starting point for another try.

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  • I don’t know if you watch the show “Survivor” or not, but they will often have these competitions through these rope mazes.
  • A contestant is attached to a rope which then goes up, and down, and all around poles and obstacles.
  • Our lives are like those rope mazes.
  • And even though we have the free will to detach from the maze and go our own way.
  • We won’t reach the great outcome that God has for us unless we remain attached to Him.

    Scripture References

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  

    There is a time   for everything,   and a season for every activity under heaven:

    a time to be born and a time to die,   a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    a time to kill   and a time to heal,   a time to tear down and a time to build,

    a time to weep and a time to laugh,   a time to mourn and a time to dance,

    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,   a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

    a time to search and a time to give up,   a time to keep and a time to throw away,

    a time to tear and a time to mend,   a time to be silent   and a time to speak,

    a time to love and a time to hate,   a time for war and a time for peace.

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    John 15:4-5

    Remain in me, and I will remain in you.   No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;   apart from me you can do nothing.

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    Zechariah 1:3

    Therefore tell the people: This is what the   Lord   Almighty says: ‘Return   to me,’ declares the   Lord   Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’   says the   Lord   Almighty.


    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about how, even today, you’ve had to go back to the source.   How you’ve had to say a prayer, or focus again on God when you’ve needed something to bump you along.

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    Talk about a home improvement project where you didn’t measure correctly and you had to start over.   It’s frustrating, but it taught you the importance of doing something right.   Compare that to this song and how God is there for us to go back to.   He is there to help us start over, to help us fix it, and to help us do it right.

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    This song mentions “in the places I hide.”   Talk about a time when you felt God was telling you not to hide.   Here’s an example:   My wife and I got involved in a TV show that wasn’t really good for us.   I felt that God was saying we shouldn’t watch it, but we really enjoyed it.   Finally I came out of hiding and told my wife what I was feeling about it.   I found out that she was feeling the exact same thing.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Bill Lurwick says:

    It’s like trying to balance the teeter-totter in the middle when you were a kid.
    You and your friend would try to hold it there as long as you could, but eventually, it would fall out of balance.

    As adults, we try and balance things many times on our own too, but when we put God in the center of our life, it’s a lot easier and everything automatically balances out because of His help.

  2. KSWP says:

    This song reminds me of riding a merry-go-round
    If you sit on the edge the faster it goes the more likely you are to FLY off
    The closer you get to the center the safer you are
    It’s the same with God if He is in the center of your life and you stay close to Him the less likely you are to fly off when life starts to spin you faster and faster

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