Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

My life has led me down the road that's so uncertain
Now I am left alone and I am broken
Trying to find my way
Trying to find the faith that's gone
 
This time I know that you are holding all the answers
I'm tired of losing hope and taking chances
On roads that never seem
To be the ones that bring me home
 
Give me a revelation
Show me what to do
'Cause I've been trying to find my way
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I've got nothing without you
I've got nothing without you
 
My life has led me down this path that's ever winding
Through every twist and turn, I'm always finding
That I am lost again
Tell me when this road will ever end
 
I don't know where I can turn
Tell me, when will I learn
Won't you show me where I need to go
Let me follow your lead
I know that it's the only way that I can get back home.
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)

TID-bits

 

 

Here is a poem, titled "Revelation." from the book "Broken Down House" by Paul David Tripp:

 

No

tea leaf lifestyle

trying to read the indicators

hoping to exegete

the past

and divine

the future.

No

hope for the best

blind leaps of faith.

No

Gotta good feeling,

Saw the light.

No

inner peace

God told me.

Don’t need a

fortune teller.

No crystal ball

guidance here.

I need revelation

inspired

written

faithful

practical

wise

true,

with a shelf-life

for the ages.

I need something to bank on

something

I can be sure of.

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  • Here are some things you need to ask yourself if you feel that God is calling you to do something:
  • Will this stretch my faith?
  • Will I not be able to accomplish it unless I fully trust in Him?
  • Is this thing beyond my own abilities currently?
  • Ask yourself those questions, because God calls us to do things that are beyond our comfort zone.
  • Getting out of that zone causes us to draw closer to Him.

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  • My life needs a “home” button like what’s on my GPS.
  • One button that I could push to get me back to a place of clarity and certainty.
  • That’s what this song sings about when it says:
I don't know where I can turn
Tell me, when will I learn
Won't you show me where I need to go
Let me follow your lead
I know that it's the only way that I can get back home
  • I guess the best thing I’ve found to a home button is the daily times I spend alone with God.
  • It resets me, it re-centers me, it sometimes it even re-clarifies as to which direction to go.

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  • This (That) song talks about trying to find the faith that’s gone.
  • What I’ve found out is that faith is like a muscle.
  • It has to be exercised, otherwise it grows weak.
  • What is God calling you to do today to exercise a little bit of faith.
  • Do it, and keep going, because life is a ton of fun when you practice your faith and watch God respond to it.

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  •  Pastor Andy Stanley in his book “Deep and Wide” says:
  • “I am convinced then, as I am now, that God is most honored through living, active, death-defying, out-of-the-box faith...the only time Jesus was ever ‘amazed’ was when he saw expressions of great faith and little faith.   Big faith was a big deal to Jesus.   When people acted on what they believed about him, he was impressed.”
  • This (That) song is about acting on that faith.   Specifically it’s about squeezing out just a little bit of faith to come back to Jesus for the direction in your life, instead of seeking direction in other paths.
  • Do you have that out-of-the-box type faith today?   Can we help you find it?

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  • Have you ever had a desert experience?
  • Jesus had one for forty days.
  • It was right after His baptism, right before the start of His ministry.
  • It was during that time that the devil tempted Him
  • But Jesus remained strong.
  • He spent the time quoting scripture and preparing.
  • This is the song for people who are experiencing the desert right now.
  • God will direct you where to go, but in the meantime...
  • Get yourself prepared.

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  • This (That) song has a really sad line in it.
  • It’s the one that says “I’m trying to find the faith that’s gone.”
  • You would think that the line before it would be worse.   That line says “I’m alone and I’m broken”
  • Does any of that describe you?
  • Well, this (that) song  helps you voice your frustration.
  • It’s a cry to God.
  • Sometimes that’s all we can do.
  • Often times it’s the best thing to do.

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  • You ever watch those survival shows?
  • As the hosts are wandering through whatever wilderness they’re in, they’re always searching for a sign of civilization.
  • That’s because there’s a difference between being in the desert, and being on a road.
  • A desert has no marked paths.
  • A road has an ending.
  • If you’re in a desert, the best thing you can do is find a road.
  • And one of the best roads is the Word of God.
  • It’s a compass, it’s a map, it’s a lamp to your feet and a light to your path.

    Scripture References

    Job 29:2-3

    “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness!”

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    Psalm 6:3-4

    My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord, how long? Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.

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    Psalm 90:13

    Relent, O Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.

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    Habakkuk 2:3  

    For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

    Your Own Experiences

    What was a big decision in your life that scared you?   A decision that you knew you couldn’t do on your own.   For listeners who are facing that, point them to this song.

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    Talk about just starting out in your ministry here on the radio.   Did you   go through a time of uncertainty?   A time when you were seeking God’s direction and not finding any?   How did it all come out?

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    Talk about a situation in your life where you felt forgotten.   Maybe your friends forgot to invite you to something, or your spouse forgot an important date.   Talk about the hurt, and where the only place you could turn...was God.

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    Have you ever been in a house of mirrors at a carnival? Describe the experience of being able to see clearly around you, but still not being able to see the path out.   Assure the listeners that the path does come to a conclusion.

    Another idea is that sometimes you end up teaming up with another person to find the way out.   Tell the listeners that teaming up with God for direction is always a good thing to do.

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