Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I can see

Waters raging at my feet

I can feel

The breath of those surrounding me

I can hear

The sound of nations rising up

We will not be overtaken

We will not be overcome

 

I can walk

Down this dark and painful road

I can face

Every fear of the unknown

I can hear,

All God's children singing out

We will not be overtaken

We will not be overcome

 

The same power that rose Jesus from the grave

The same power that commands the dead to wake

Lives in us, lives in us

The same power that moves mountains when He speaks

The same power that can calm a raging sea

Lives in us, lives in us

He lives in us, lives in us

 

We have hope

That His promises are true

In His strength

There is nothing we can't do

Yes, we know

There are greater things in store

We will not be overtaken

We will not be overcome

 

The same power that rose Jesus from the grave

The same power that commands the dead to wake

Lives in us, lives in us

The same power that moves mountains when He speaks

The same power that can calm a raging sea

Lives in us, lives in us

He lives in us, lives in us

 

Greater is He that is living in me

He's conquered our enemy

No power of darkness

No weapon prevails

We stand here in victory

 

The same power that rose Jesus from the grave

The same power that commands the dead to wake

Lives in us, lives in us

The same power that moves mountains when He speaks

The same power that can calm a raging sea

Lives in us, lives in us

He lives in us, lives in us

 

 

 

 

Publishing: © 2015 Stolen Pride Music (ASCAP) (admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com) / Sony ATV Timber Publishing / Open Hands Music (SESAC) (Admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

Writer(s): Jeremy Camp and Jason Ingram

TID-bits

There are three words that excite the heart of every boy: Remote-controlled helicopter!

I’ve succumbed to that temptation. These new quadcopters aren’t that expensive, so I bought a tiny hand-held one for my boy, one that he could play with it in his dorm room, and then a larger one for him for Christmas. I also got one for myself. Plus extra batteries.

I love remote controlled stuff. There’s power in being able to control something half a room or half a football field away. This world wouldn’t function without it. It’s used to control oil in pipelines, trains on tracks, and to see how your baby’s sleeping when you’re putting away the dishes.

Since we trust in the ability to remote control things, why is it that we resist the urge to let God control the circumstances of our lives? God is the originator of the whole remote control idea. Want proof? Here it is in Genesis 1:3 …God said “let there be light,” and there was light. There’s your first recorded instance of home automation!

Want another example? Here’s one from Luke 7:6-10

And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.

Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.

For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”

And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.

In that passage we find the centurion trusting in the remote-control ability of Jesus. There are three words that should excite the heart of any believer: “Say the word.”

God still has the power to remote in to your life, and change your doubt, your fear of the future, and the nagging thoughts that you’re just not getting it right. Like the centurion, the phrase you need to say today is: “Say the word.”

Just say the word, Lord, and this problem is under your control.

Let God speak into your life today with the same power that moves mountains when He speaks.

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On June 17, 2015 a shooting took place in Charleston, South Carolina.  Dylan Roof killed nine people who were attending a prayer service. Roof was hoping to start a race war.

Instead, it sparked the opposite, as the relatives of the people he shot took to the news to express their forgiveness.  In recent days, infractions such as this have sparked riots or worse, but the shooting in Charleston stands out as a sharp contrast.  It is an example of the power of God’s love.

This is the song you use when you watch the world spiraling out of control; especially when it feels like everyone is coming against Christians.  Instead of focusing on the heinous acts committed in the world, this song reminds us to focus on the power found in Jesus Christ.  A power that can calm the raging sea, and that can cause us to love when our natural response would be otherwise.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Luke 9:1–2 (ESV)  Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles

And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

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Acts 1:8 (ESV)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

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1 Corinthians 1:18 (ESV)

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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