Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

All of who You are
Reaches the darkest parts
Lifting the weight and erasing the scars that had a hold on me
Here I am, bearing all
Tearing down every wall
So amazed by Your grace
And the way You're still holding me
Whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa
 
My God
You are
The unchanging love
My God  
Your heart
Sends hope from above
The Great Creator
Beautiful Savior
I've been redeemed
There is life now from Your victory
You are my God
 
There is no other one
Who's given a greater love
Laying aside his own life on the cross
Reaching out to us
 
When my hope starts fading out
You are where my strength is found
I know I won't be alone
My God, You are a beautiful love

TID-bits

  • Remember the Disney version of Hercules?
  • Remember how clumsy Herc was as a teenager?   How, by playing frisbee he ended up destroying a marketplace?
  • I’m reminded of that scene when this (that) song says “here I am bearing all, tearing down every wall”
  • I’m clumsy like that.   Left to my own self, I’ll tend to mess things up more than build things up.
  • Hercules was a character in Greek mythology whose strength came from above.
  • I have a power from above.   Through my faith in Jesus Christ, all I have to do is call out two words: “My God.”
  • And like this (that) song says:   “He sends hope from above.   He is where my strength is found.”

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  • You got a stained shirt?   And nothing you’ve tried works?
  • It’s like our lives.   We can’t get the stains out.
  • But God can.   He is able to go down to your smallest molecules and deepest thoughts
  • And change them!
  • Acts 3:19 says “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”

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  • You can compare this song to   remodeling project.
  • You tear down a wall, and the two separated rooms look strange until you repatch and repaint.
  • God likes to remodel.   He repairs lives.   He patches over hurts.   He paints new masterpieces.   He brings things together.   The Bible says He makes all things new in 2 Corinthians 5:17

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  • Compare this song to the rock that holds down the napkins at an outdoor holiday picnic.
  • Lift the weight and the breeze will blow them all over the yard.
  • God knows how to release the weight and the darkness that’s holding you back, and He will then steer you in the direction you should fly.
  • Luke 1:79 says His mercy will “shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

    Scripture References

    Luke 11:9-10

    “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.   For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

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    Numbers 23:19  

    God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

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    James 1:17  

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

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    Isaiah 57:15

    For this is what the high and lofty One says–he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

    Your Own Experiences

    Have you ever worked out in the yard and moved a big rock, only to find critters living under there?   Compare that to how we sometimes allow ourselves to move around in the dark, with the weight of the world bearing down on us.   This song is about how God brings the light to us.   All we have to do is call on Him.   He’ll lift your circumstances and bring the light that illuminates your path.   He’ll also lighten the weight you’re feeling.

     

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    We all have times when we get drained - physically, emotionally, spiritually.   Talk about one of those times, and how you had to take a break to get recharged.   Compare that to this song, which is about being renewed by focusing on God.   Invite the listener to take a break, take a breath, and focus on God.

     

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