Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

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Stand face to face with the younger me

All of the mistakes

All of the heartbreak

Here's what I'd do differently, I'd

 

(Chorus)

Love like I'm not scared

Give when it's not fair

Live life for another

Take time for a brother

Fight for the weak ones

Speak out for freedom

Find faith in the battle

Stand tall but above it all

Fix my eyes on You

On You

 

I learned the lines and talked the talk 

(Everybody knows it, everybody knows it)

But the road less traveled is hard to walk

(Everybody knows it, everybody knows)

It takes a soldier

Who knows his orders

To walk the walk I'm supposed to walk, and

 

(Chorus)

 

The things of earth are dimming

In the light of Your glory and grace

I'll set my sights upon Heaven

I'm fixing my eyes on You, on You

I'm fixing my eyes on You, on You

I'm fixing my eyes

 

(Chorus)

 

I'll fix my eyes on You, on You

I'll fix my eyes on You, on You

TID-bits

Bible teacher Beth Moore has a quote to go along with this song from her book “Breaking Free:  Discover the Victory of Total Surrender:”

Sometimes what we need to cure our fat egos is a strong dose of God. Long before a certain visionary “discovered” the earth was round, God sat enthroned above the circle of the earth. Long before men were so “enlightened,” God formed the light and the darkness. Long before the first billion dollars was invested in exploring space, God's own hands stretched out the heavens. Long before there was a “beginning,” God had already planned the end. Like Peter on the mount of transfiguration, we’re so caught up in the tabernacles we want to build that we sometimes miss a fresh revelation of God's glory right before our eyes.

We make life so much more complicated when we think life is “all about me.” The rest of the world never cooperates. No one else got the memo. When we see ourselves as the center of the universe, we live in constant frustration because the rest of creation refuses to revolve around us.

Life vastly simplifies, and satisfaction greatly amplifies when we begin to realize our awesome roles. God is God. From our perspective, it's all about Him. Thank goodness, He is the center of the universe. So how can we live with such a God-centered mentality? Freely! Because from God's perspective, it's all about us.  We seek to please Him. He seeks to perfect us—and life works.  Not without pain, but with purpose.

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  • The deeper idea here is that God gives you second chances, and third and fourth, etc,
  • It’s realizing that you know what it is He wants you to do, and even though you keep putting it off, He’s still there for you.
  • So are you going to keep living with the internal tension, or are you going to do what He’s asked?

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  • This is a song for you mom, because you do what it says when it comes to your kids:  You love like you’re not scared, give when it’s not fair, and definitely live life for another.

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  • This guy was telling a story about learning to snowboard, and how cool it would be if he could snowboard through this group of trees.
  • However when he tried it, he kept having problems steering around them.
  • His buddy, who was more experienced, took a look at what he was doing and said “I think your problem is you keep focusing on the trees.  Look away from them and steer toward where your eyes are looking.
  • That made all the difference.
  • What are you fixing your eyes on, that you should look away from instead?

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  • If you’ve ever been to Pikes Peak outside of Colorado Springs, then you may know that there are three ways up the mountain.
  • There’s the Cog Railway, there’s the highway that you can drive up, and then there’s Barr Trail which you can hike.
  • The vast majority of visitors take the first two,  The easy ways.
  • But the ones who take the narrow road, Barr Trail, are rewarded with a deeper sense of accomplishment.
  • Think about that as this song talks about taking the road less travelled, and think about the trail you’re walking with God.  The one that’s difficult, but worthy.

    Scripture References

    Matthew 7:13-14

    “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

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    John 15:13

    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

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    Colossians 3:1-3

    Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.…

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    Romans 7:15

     I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

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    Your Own Experiences

    Air this song next to a listener story about doing an act of service.

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    Talk about a time when you had a request from someone and you just forgot to do it.  How did you feel when they reminded you of it.  Compare that to this song which is an overall reminder of things we should be doing.

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    Talk about the last thing you fixed your eyes on.  Did you naturally steer right toward it?

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