Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart
 
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
 
Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
 
Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, you're my hope and stay  

TID-bits

  • Pastor Bob Coy said the first Christian Music Broadcast took place in Luke chapter 2, verses 13 and 14 when the angels sang:   “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
  • It’s great that they sang about both God AND Man.   “Glory to God, and peace to man.
  • I think God knew that we needed Him to bring us peace, so He brought us Jesus.
  • I also think He brought this song to Matt Maher to help us remember that.

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  • Man does my stomach ever growl when it gets hungry.
  • We get those natural cues when we need something.   Like my legs - they get restless when I need sleep.
  • So just like my physical self sends me cues, my spiritual self does too.
  • It tells me when I need to pray.
  • Usually, it’s about every hour, like this (that) song says

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  • Do you sometimes think you have a screw loose?
  • You’ve seen how time and wind and rain and constant use can loosen screws - for instance, I know someone who needs to get his gate fixed because the latch is loose.   Some screws have fallen out.
  • This (That) is a song for when the world has shaken you loose
  • It’s about getting in tight once again with God.
  • We can pray for you if you’re feeling far away from Him.

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  • A brick wall can’t be built unless the bricks are paired to the mortar.
  • In the same way, we find our strength based on what we pair ourselves to.
  • If we pair ourselves to worldly things, ultimately we get weaker, because the world is always wearing down.
  • But if we pair ourselves to God, we get stronger, because He lasts forever.
  • This song is about that.

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  • When your kids lose their phone, what do we, as parents, often say?
  • “It’s probably in the last place you left it”
  • So we have them retrace their steps until they find it.
  • This (That) song is like that.
  • It starts off by us retracing our steps back to Jesus
  • Back to the place where we last had peace and rest.
  • A place, like the song says, we need every hour.

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  • My friends went on an airboat tour in the Everglades.
  • If there is anyplace that you could easily get lost, it’s there.
  • Fortunately, their airboat driver always knew where He was.
  • You know, life calls us to navigate unfamiliar waters all the time.
  • It may just be uncertainty going into a meeting, or a trip to the Doctor we don’t want to make.
  • This (That) song reminds us that we have Jesus there to guide us.
  • He may not easily lead you to a destination when you want Him too, but He will provide direction.

    Scripture References

    2 Corinthians 12:9

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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    Psalm 62:5

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.

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    Psalm 5:3

    In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about a time you used a guide, or a map.   Maybe at a national park, or out fishing or hunting.   Mention that a guide has the knowledge of where you want to go, which is important so that you know how to get back.   Compare that to how Jesus is a guide.   He leads us out into life, but He also is a point we can come back to.   That’s the idea behind this song.

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    Here’s a suggestion:   Try going to Jesus at the beginning of every hour today, and asking Him to guide you through it.

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    It says in this song that He is our righteousness.   When God looks at us, He sees instead the righteousness of Jesus.   Mention something safe, yet unappealing about yourself that you’re glad God doesn’t see anymore.  (Examples:   Your propensity to criticize, you’re stubbornness, you’re tendency to give up easily.)

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