Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

You’re picking up toys on the living room floor for the 15th time today
Matching up socks and sweeping up lost cheerios that got away
You put a baby on your hip and color on your lips and head out the door
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
 
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
We’ll let me remind you it all matters just as long as you
 
(CHORUS)
Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you
To do every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace with every move that you make
And every little thing you do
 
Maybe you’re that guy with the suit and tie
Maybe your shirt says your name
You may be hooking up mergers... cooking up burgers
But at the end of the day
Little stuff big stuff in between stuff
God sees it all the same
 
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
We’ll let me remind you it all matters just as long as you
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)
 
Well maybe you’re sitting in math class
Maybe on a mission in the Congo
Maybe you’re working at the office
Singing along with the radio
Maybe you’re dining at a five star
Or feeding orphans in Myanmar
Anywhere and everywhere you are
Whatever you do it all matters
So do what you do and don’t ever forget ... to do
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)
 

TID-bits

My wife and I looked at each other with a sigh, because neither one of us had been able to make it to the store to get dishwasher tabs.   Now the sink was starting to look like an episode of “Hoarders” with its three days of dishes piling up.   (I know, we could have hand washed - but we’re spoiled).

We all have days that keep marching by, and the majority of your listeners probably have dishes piled up too.   When you’re running from home to school to work and back again, it’s understandable.

So, anything that you have to keep up with on a daily basis makes a great lead-in for this song.   Here are some ideas you could say that will let her know that you’re in her world:

  • “There’s things I gotta keep up with (like laundry), and things I wanna keep up with (like facebook).   Fortunately while doing all those things, I can still keep up with God through quick little prayers”
  • “If you’re like me and have 6667 pieces of junk e-mail in your in-box that you need to clean out, maybe you can do some of that mundane task while you listen to this song about mundane things...”
  • “Some of my everyday stuff has been piling up for months.   Can you relate?   So here’s an idea.   For every piece of mail I touch, for every dish I place in the dishwasher, I’m going to say a prayer.   That way, I’ll be doing something, and doing everything I can for His glory.”  

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  •   Someone once said that “the problem with life is that it’s just so daily.
  • Fortunately, if you add one thing to your daily to-do list, it will make a total difference in life’s daily grind.   Here’s that one thing:
  • “Spend time with God”

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  • In scrabble (or “Words With Friends”) you could play both “Housework” and “Homework”
  • However, houseplay and homeplay are not acceptable words.
  • It doesn’t seem fair that it’s all “work” and no “play”
  • Well, no matter if you’re doing “housework” or “homework” or any other kind of work or play today, do it with all you’ve got.
  • The Bible says that it is doing it “as unto the Lord”
  • Work hard.   Play hard.
  • And listen hard to these words from Steven Curtis Chapman...

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  • Physicially, you can live with a partial lung, you can live with a partial brain,   you can live with one kidney, but you can’t live with a partial heart.
  • In the same way, if you want to truly live spiritually, the Bible says that we need to live with wholeheartedly for the Lord.

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  • This (That) song talks about maybe having a job where your name is on your shirt.
  • In reality, if you are a Christian, you do have a name on your shirt.   It’s actually written right on there - it’s the name “Jesus”
  • As Christians we carry His name with us.
  • That’s why Colossians 3:23 says “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
  • Our work is just one way, (and it’s a big way) of how we show others to Him.

 

    Scripture References

    Colossians 3:23

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

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    Luke 10:27

    He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

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    2 Chronicles 16:9

    For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

     

     

    Your Own Experiences

    • Remember back to a summer job when you were a teenager.   We’re you motivated to do it?   What did it teach you about life?   Compare that to doing work   with all your heart.

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    • How did you first learn about having a good work ethic?   Share that and compare it to this song.

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    • Do you think that some work seems to be “holier” than other work, in you or your listener’s opinion?   Is that true?   Do you think that maybe God sees everything we do as “holy” as long as we’re doing it in His name?

     

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