Taking It Deeper


I want to be close
Close to Your Side
So Heaven is real  
And death is a lie
I want to hear voices of angels above  
Singing as one
Hallelujah, holy, holy
God Almighty, the great I am
Who is worthy, none beside Thee
God Almighty, the great I am
I want to be near
Near to Your heart
Loving the world and hating the dark
I want to see dry bones living again
Singing as one
(Repeat Chorus)
The mountains shake before You
The demons run and flee
At the mention of the name King of majesty
There is no power in hell
Or any who can stand
Before the power and the presence of the great I am
The great I am, the great I am



  • The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, is actually a double star system.
  • However, from our observation point on earth, and with our naked eye, we only see one star.
  • It reminds me of this song.
  • We shine brighter the closer we orbit our lives around Him.


  • What do you want today?   Pretty much anyone you talk to today will have something rolling around in their head that they want.
  • It may be a new car, new computer, or one of a million other things, even down to wanting pizza for dinner.
  • This is a song about getting your wants in line with what God wants.   Listen to it, and see if you can put what it sings about in place of the things you want.  


  • Believe it or not, this is a song about oatmeal.
  • When you take dry oats, and combine it with boiling water, you get oatmeal.
  • This song is about combining our dry lives with the power of God’s boiling water.
  • It even talks about our dry bones coming to life again!
  • When we allow ourselves to be transformed, like water does to oats, we get a new purpose in life and He gets the praise.

    Scripture References

    John 15:5  

    “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.”


    Hebrews 10:22-23

    let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.


    Exodus 3:14

    God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about getting something that gave you joy.   When you get what you want does it give you that feeling?   Usually the answer is yes, (unless you have buyers remorse).   There is something that God wants, it’s an ever enhancing relationship with us.   Point out that when we realize we’re in that relationship, we get a sense of continued joy.


    Admit a time when you were weak, and the only way you could find strength was by relying on God.   Maybe all you could do was say His name.   Was that enough?


    You’re about to be in a car accident.   You see it coming.   What name do you call out for help?   Who do you want by your side at that exact moment?   Invite the listeners to call on that name even if they’re not in a life or death situation.

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