Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Father God, I am clay in your hands,
Help me to stay that way through all life's demands,
'Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
And every little thing I make up my mind to be,
Like I'm gonna be a daddy whose in the mix,
And I'm gonna be a husband who stays legit,
And I pray that I'm an artist who rises above,
The road that is wide and filled with self love,
Everything that I see draws me,
Though it's only in You that I can truly see that its a feast for the eyes- a low blow to purpose.
And I'm a little kid at a three ring circus
 
(CHORUS)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
(Mr. Franklin, Step up to the mic sir)
 
The paparazzi flashes, and that they think that it's you,
But they don't know that who you are is not what you do,
True, we get it twisted when we peak at the charts,
Yo before we part from the start,
Where's your heart?
You a punk, hustler?
Tell me what's your title,
America has no more stars, now we call them idols,
You sit idle, While we teach prosperity,
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me.
We're free...
Not because of 22's on the range,
But Christ came to change, we said yes now we changed,
Not the same, even though I made a fall,
Since I got that call, no more Saul, now I'm Paul.
(YEP!)
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)
(Mandisa C’mon)
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity,
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
It's hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity,
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity
 
(Lord what we gon do,We're relying on you,  
all eyes are on you Lord,
all eyes are on you, all eyes are on you Jesus.)
 
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
(Don't let me lose my soul, my soul.)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(This is my honesty, Father, won't you cover me.)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don't wanna walk away, and all those people say)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don't wanna lose, I don't wanna lose my soul.)

TID-bits

  •  There was a time that I was carrying my groceries in out of the car, and because my hands were so full, I ended up dropping the milk.
  • It broke and made a huge mess all over the floor.
  • I tend to live at that place where life is so full of activities that ultimately something gets dropped.
  • That’s why this (that) song is so meaningful.   It reminds me not to try to carry the whole world that I end up dropping what’s most important, and making a mess of a relationship.

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  • Everyone’s life gets pressed into a mold.
  • This (That) song asks “are you a punk, hustler, tell me what’s your title?”
  • We end up letting this world mold us, and we often get stuck with a title we don’t want.
  • But the process of praying, seeking, and living for Him, allows Him to warm your heart, and mold you once again into the creation you want to be.
  • Because your life is the best when you become what He created you for.

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  • Which is better - tons of money and no relationships, or rich relationships with little money?
  • Most people would say they want both.
  • In reality, they both sustain you.
  • But the relationships make life more meaningful.
  • Put it this way - you could have so much surplus that you could sail the French Riviera every single year,
  • But it wouldn’t mean anything if you didn’t have someone to share it with.

    Scripture References

    John 3:30

    He must become greater; I must become less."

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    Matthew 16:26

    What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

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    Mark 8:34

    Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

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    1 Timothy 6:6  

    But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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    Phillippians 4:12-13  

    I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about a time when you had so much going on that you just couldn’t manage it all, and you had to get someone to help you.   Which meant more to you - that you had all the stuff to deal with, or that you had someone to help you deal with the stuff?

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    Has there ever been a time when trying to gain more acceptance or influence or stuff desensitized you to the light of eternity?   What made you realize what was most important?

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    Talk about a person you know who wouldn’t be classified as a success by the world’s standards, but is a total success because of his or her’s rich family life.

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