Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Nobody's growing old together, we've made it easy just to quit
Love has become a negative percentage, why do we bother to commit
We've got a long list of excuses, ways we try to justify
Well, I propose to you the truth is, marriage does not have to die
 
[Chorus:]
I know you're feeling like it’s falling apart and it can't go on anymore
But God is a God who knows how to heal so just give it up to the Lord
And He will restore
 
He said with this ring I promise, and with I do she said forever
But right now if they're being honest they don't know if they'll stay together
Let's fast forward to the future after struggling on their own
They finally figured out they needed Jesus in the middle
Now I'm watching God rebuild their home
 
[Chorus]
 
The enemy tries to come and divide
Trying to get us to give up the fight
But darkness will always lose out to light
'Cause we've got the power of Christ on our side
 
I see you growing old together
I pray I find a love like yours
 
So if you're feeling like it’s falling apart and it can't go on anymore
God is a God who knows how to heal so just give it up to the Lord
And He will restore
 
Like it was before
You may have strayed off course
But He will restore

TID-bits

  • It’s been said that marriage is not a 50/50 proposition.
  • It is a 100/100 proposition.
  • For it to truly work, each partner has to give themselves 100 percent to the other.
  • But even that has a twist to it.
  • Because when each spouse gives an even bigger percentage to God, it ends up yielding even more love that they can give to each other.

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  • My friends bought this decoration on the clearance rack, and it had the words of 1 Corinthians 13 on it...Love is patient, love is kind, etc.
  • They hung it up in their house and walked by it everyday.
  • However, one day, the husband took a good look at it and found that the scripture on it was wrong.   It said “Love always PRESERVES, like Strawberry Preserves, instead of “Perseveres” which the verse actually says.
  • (No wonder it was on the Clearance Rack)!
  • This (That) song reminds us that we won’t have the same love we had when we got married.   We can’t preserve that state forever.
  • It’s instead encouraging us to persevere, to keep going, to keep growing in love and in the promise that we made to one another.
  • Or as Fawn Weaver says at happywivesclub.com:   “A great spouse loves you exactly as you are. An extraordinary spouse helps you grow; inspires you to be, do and give your very best.”

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MARRIAGE QUOTES:

“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale.  It’s a choice.” -Fawn Weaver

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” -Ruth Bell Graham

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” -Robert Brault

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” -Sam Keen

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” -Unknown

“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.” -Barbara Cage

“The first to apologize is the bravest.  The first to forgive is the strongest.  The first to forget is the happiest.” -Unknown

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.” -Rick Warren

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.” -Fawn Weaver

“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” -Richard Needham

    Scripture References

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. t is not rude, it is not self—seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.   It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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    Genesis 2:22-23

    Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

    The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

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    Mark 10:6-9

    “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’   ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.   Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

    Your Own Experiences

    What was the best marriage advice you ever got? Mention it and say “that’s one thing I’m trying to do, so that my spouse and I can grow old together   - like this (that) song says.”

    (If you’re single talk about relationship advice you’re trying to follow so that you can find someone to grow old with).

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    Have you ever restored something?   A desk?   A car? A house?   Talk about how much work it is.   Why should we be surprised that marriage is any different?

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    Your listeners will love you if you call your spouse and tell them how much you love them and how much you’re committed to them.   Go right into this song after that.

One Response so far.

  1. KSWP says:

    I have 2 thoughts on this song…

    1 –
    This song because it speaks to so much more than to just marriage. It speaks about all relationships. Is your relationship with a child, a close friend or a parent broken? God can restore it! What ever is broken God can and will fix it and restore. Trust Him and watch Him work.

    2-
    These lyrics really speak to what God can do for you
    The enemy tries to come and divide
    Trying to get us to give up the fight
    But darkness will always lose out to light
    ‘Cause we’ve got the power of Christ on our side
    So if you’re feeling like it’s falling apart and it can’t go on anymore
    God is a God who knows how to heal so just give it up to the Lord
    And He will restore Like it was before
    You may have strayed off course
    But He will restore

    Sometimes in life you stray from the path God has for you. You make wrong decisions or let the devil steal God’s promises. God is so much bigger than any mistake you could ever make. You can start over at any point and know that God has the power to RESTORE your broken dreams! Nothing is impossible for Him – no one or nothing is beyond God’s power to restore.

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