Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I won't run, I will stay

I'm not leaving you

I know there's friction here

The struggle makes us new

 

I wish you never thought you had to go

Wish you never thought you had to leave

Together we can lift each other up

We can build a shelter for the weak

 

No man is an island, we can be found

No man is an island, let your guard down

You don't have to fight me, I am for you

We're not meant to live this life alone

 

I see fear in your eyes

There's no safety here

Oh, my friend, let me in

I will share your tears

 

I wish you never thought you had to go

I wish you never thought you had to leave

We can always lift each other up

We can build a shelter for the weak, come on

 

No man is an island, we can be found

No man is an island, let your guard down

Please don't try to fight me, I am for you

We're not meant to live this life alone

 

Through trouble, rain, or fire

Let's reach out to something higher

Ain't no life outside each other

We are not alone

Through trouble, rain, or fire

Let's reach out to something higher

Eyes open to one another

We are not alone

 

No man is alone

Why you try to fight me

We don't have to do it alone

We don't have to do it alone

We don't have to do it alone

TID-bits

 

TID-BITS

  • It's not the wisest thing in the world to go camping alone.
  • It's a lot of work to set up a camp, and if you were to get hurt on the journey, it could be life threatening.
  • That's how you have to think about your life on earth  - as a grand camping experience until you get to your true home - heaven.
  • When you think of it like that, then you realize you need the help of others - for ease, for comfort, and for safety.

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  • If you ever meet Mike Donehey, the lead singer of Tenth Avenue North, he’ll probably give you a hug and tell you about the ten meaningful touches each person needs a day.
  • A hug, a reassuring little rub on the shoulder, a compassionate touch on the arm - they all help us feel better, and studies show getting 8 to 10 of them a day helps us live longer!

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  • The first thing that God said to man was that he was free to eat from any tree in the garden, except one.
  • The SECOND thing was “It’s not good for you to be alone.”
  • Take a look at that order:  God gave us freedom first, then he gave us companionship.
  • So you’re free to not seek out others, but God knows how important it is that you do so.

 

    Scripture References

    Genesis 2:18

    The Lord God said,  It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.

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    Hebrews 13:6

    So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

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    Proverbs 18:1 (ESV)

    Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

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    Psalm 73:23

    Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

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    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

    Two are better than one,because they have a good return for their labor:

    If either of them falls down,one can help the other up.

    But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

    Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.

    But how can one keep warm alone?

    Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.

    A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

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    Matthew 18:20

    For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

    Your Own Experiences

    Remember back in High School how there were certain kids who you needed.  Kids who helped you make it through?  Share a story about that.

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    Talk about how on most Islands it’s not that far a drive to get from one end to the other.  Compare that to a person who needs to get help.  One does not have to go far to get help.

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    Talk about a time when you relied on “two or more gathered together” to pray.  Remind the listeners that prayer is one of the strongest experiences that we can share.

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