Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

It's been a long time since you felt peace

In the valley you made where you're not meant to be

Where the shame throws shadows on you

But don't you forget

 

That you're headed to more

But you've settled for less

Don't buy the lie “it's as good as it gets”

The same feet that left you lost and alone

Are the very same feet that can bring you back home

 

Wherever you are, whatever you did

It's a page in your book, but it isn't the end

Your Father will meet you with arms open wide

This is where your heart belongs

Come running like a prodigal

 

There will be nights, when you hear whispers

Of the life you once knew, don't let it linger

Cause there's a grace that falls upon you

Don't you forget

In the places you’re weak

He is very strong

Don't ever believe “you don't deserve love”

The same God that protects you when you're lost and alone

Is the very same God that is calling you home

 

Wherever you are, whatever you did

It's a page in your book, but it isn't the end

 

Your Father will meet you with arms open wide

This is where your heart belongs

Come running like a prodigal

 

Oh…

Let your life be made new

Oh…

As you come into view

Your Father's not waiting, no he's running too

He's running straight to you

 

Wherever you are, whatever you did

It's a page in your book, but it isn't the end

 

Your Father will meet you with arms open wide

This is where your heart belongs

Come running like a prodigal

 

Publishing: © 2015 Dayspring Music Publishing, LLC, Run Run Milo, Pencil Prophet Publishing (BMI) / CentricSongs, 2 Hour Songs (SESAC) (Adm. by Music Services) Produced by Seth Mosley for Full Circle Music

Writer(s): Dave Frey, Ben McDonald, Seth Mosley

TID-bits

There’s a reason that paths are called “well worn.”  They are formed by years of travelers.  I know the times I’ve been tempted to go off of a hiking path. I usually end up with scratches from branches, or itches from poison ivy. 

Still…there is something appealing about exploring outside of the comfort zone.  I think God built that into us, so that we could find there’s something even more appealing about coming back.

 

THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON IN LUKE 15:11–32 (ESV)

11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.

13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.

15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.” ’

20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’

28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’

31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’ ”

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