Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Hurting heart and broken wings
Cannot stop Your love from always finding me
No more days wasting away
I finally realize the gift inside of me
My strength alone will never be enough
But Your arms keep lifting me up
You tell me I've been made free
You give me everything I need to walk in my dreams
You whisper words that free my soul
You're the reason I have hope
You're everything I need and more
You made me
You made me free
 
I was caged in then You opened
Every door that held me bound and You gave me the key
No more pressure I can just breathe 
The girl I tried so hard to be, has always been me
I'm free, free to love, free to live, free to take my life and give it all to You.

TID-bits

 

  • Faith can be a fight...
  • Sometimes we struggle to believe that God will come through for us, and set us free,
  • If that's you today, I want to remind you again that God hears you.
  • Psalm 34:4 says: "I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears"
  • Call on Him and He will show you the way,
  • Because when you fight to have faith, He will give you sight when He is sought.
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  • Your kids probably think that true freedom would be being able to stay up all night watching Cartoon Network on a Friday night.
  • But usually by 11:30 at the latest they're zonked out on the couch.
  • We usually don't get too far in the freedom department under our own will power.
  • Dara MacLean knows that when she says "My strength alone will never be enough."

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  • If you're a gentleman, then you know how important it is to open the doors for the ladies.
  • But who gets to open doors for us guys?
  • When this song says "I was caged in, then you opened every door that held me bound and You gave me the key"
  • There's your answer...

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  • As this song says "he whispers words that free my soul"
  • And He often does that through His word, the Bible
  • Here's an example...
  • (READ ONE OF THE SCRIPTURE VERSES BELOW)

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(FOR MEMORIAL DAY or 4TH OF JULY)

  • There are those who have fought for our freedom, and who have paid a great price.
  • And often through that fight, they or their family members experience what the first words of this (that) song say...
  • "Hurting hearts and broken wings."
  • The next time you see a serviceman or woman thank them for their service,
  • Because even though this (that) song is about God,
  • Our people in uniform keep us free too.

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  • We don't mean to get trapped, but sometimes it just happens.
  • Maybe in the overall grand plan of life it happens so that we can discover that God is all powerful, and is more than able to get us out of it.
  • Maybe it's so that we can then be the means He uses to help others be free.

    Scripture References

    Galatians 5:1

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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    2 Corinthians 1:10

    We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us.

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    Psalm 118:5

    In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free.

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    Hebrews 2:14-15

    Since the children [are human], He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy Him who holds the power of death-- that is, the devil -- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

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    Psalm 25:20

    Guard my life and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

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    2 Samuel 22:47-49

    The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! He is the God who avenges me. . . who sets me free from my enemies.

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    John 8:31-32

    Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

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    2 Peter 2:9

    The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials.

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    Psalm 3:2-3, 8

    Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him." But you are a shield around me, O LORD . . . From the LORD comes deliverance.

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    Isaiah 46:4

    Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

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    Isaiah 46:4

    For He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescuethem from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in His sight. (Psalm 72:12-14)

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    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about an instance you had where you know God's love found you and make you free.  Maybe around Memorial Day or 4th of July you can have listeners call in and tell their stories about that.

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    Talk about what He has given you that helps you follow your dreams.  Invite the listeners to share that too.

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    Sometimes we just get stuck in things that drain time away from us - like Farmville or Angry Birds.  Has that happened to you?  Did you get past it to where you can say that you're not "wasting away your days" like this song talks about?  Talk about how God wants us to live a life of purpose, and He will help us be free to do that.

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