Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Well, I wish I had a short term memory
Wish the only thing my eyes could see
Was the future burning bright right in front of me
But I can’t stop looking back

Yeah, I wish I was a perfect picture of
Somebody who’s never not good enough
I try to measure up but I mess it up
And I wish I wasn’t like that

I wish I wasn’t wishing anymore
Wish I could remember that nobody’s keeping score
I’m tired of throwing pennies in a well
I gotta do something
Here goes nothin’

It’s day one of the rest of my life
It’s day one of the best of my life
I’m marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Day one

Well, every single day Your grace reminds me
That my best days are not behind me
Wherever my yesterday may find me
Well, I don’t have to stay there

See my hourglass is upside down
My someday soon is here and now
The clock is tickin’
And I’m so sick and tired of missing out

It’s day one
And here comes the sun

Every morning, every morning
Every morning, mercy’s new
Every morning, every morning
Every morning, I will fix my eyes on You
Every morning, every morning
Every morning, mercy’s new
Every morning, every morning
Sun’s coming up, the beginning has begun

Starting over, I’m starting over
Starting over, I’m starting over, starting now
I’m starting over
Starting over, I’m starting over
Starting over
Starting over, starting now
I’m starting over

TID-bits

 

Have you ever had a recipe not turn out right?  One time I was making cookies and I forgot to put in flour.  Imagine when I opened the oven to see an eggy milky mess splayed out over the cookie sheet.

There was only one thing to do.  Start over.

If your life is a mess right now, it might be because you’re missing a key ingredient, and the only thing you can do is start over.

It’s simple to do.  Add this prayer:  “God, I return to you.  Will you give me one bit of direction right now?”

Keep praying that prayer.  Keep adding that ingredient.

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This song is about learning grace in those areas where you’re hard on yourself.  For me, it’s home repairs.  Here’s how:  Have you ever had to fix something,  like a leak in a faucet? It goes like this:  You look at the repair, you figure out what you need, you go to the store to get the parts, you come back, grab your tools, turn off the water, realize that you actually do need the screwdriver that you didn’t think you’d need,  you run back down to the garage to get it, use it, put it all back together, and turn the water back on.

All to discover that you’ve damaged a washer in the repair and now you have a different leak!  So it’s back to the store to replace that part!

Then, once you get ready to put that on, you break the pipe going to the faucet, and since you don’t know if it’s a simple compression valve, or something that needs a torch to repair, you end up doing what you should have done in the first place.

Call a plumber.

The lesson that I learn from all of this, is that I should stop looking at myself as a picture perfect faucet repair king.  The more I think about it, I’m one who has never been good at home repairs, even though this time I think I’ll be better.

This song is about realizing that there are areas in your life where you will try to measure up, but you may mess it up.  What is that for you?  What do you try to do better,  but seem to fail over and over?  Cooking? Baking? Decorating?  Computers?  Technical stuff?  Exercise?

It’s OK.  There’s grace.  There is still acceptance, and you pick yourself up and move on.  One day at a time.  Don’t look back.  Fix your eyes instead at the one who makes you complete.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Lamentations 3:22-23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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Isaiah 43:18-19

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

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Phillippians 3:11-14

That by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

One Response so far.

  1. KSWP says:

    This song reminds me of one of my favorite quotes – NOBODY can go back and make a new beginning but ANYBODY can start today and make a brand new ending!

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