Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Maybe tomorrow I'll start over

maybe tomorrow I will finally change my way

said the same thing yesterday

don't know why I'm so afraid

to let you in to let you win

to let you have all of me

 

(CHORUS)

I can't live my whole life wasting

all the grace that I know you've given

Cause you made me for so much more than

sitting on the sidelines

I don't want to look back and wonder

If good enough could have been better

every day’s a day that's borrowed

so why am I waiting for tomorrow

 

Maybe today I'll start believing

that your mercy really is as real as you say it is

It doesn't matter who I used to be

it only matters that I've been set free

You're rescue me, You're changin’ me

Jesus, take everything

 

(REPEAT CHORUS)

 

I'm making this my moment now

to grab the hand that's reaching down

to save me, oh you save me

TID-bits

(FROM ROBIN ROBINSON at WHIF):
  • In his book Fully Alive, comedian Ken Davis says there are some old sayings that must be ousted as the lies they are. Top on the list: "there's always tomorrow." Not true, we don't have any guarantees about tomorrow.  We don't even know what the rest of today has in store!
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  • Think of your life as a parade.   Each day is just another float going by.
  • You can’t see the end, it’s a number of blocks down the street.
  • Sometimes we live our lives like parade participants, just watching the few days around us.
  • However God is above it all - think of Him being in a helicopter, able to see the whole thing.
  • And He’s able to move you from where you are, to a better point in the parade.
  • Maybe to one where you can participate instead of just watch.
  • When Mandisa sings about making this your moment to grab the hand that’s reaching down to save you, think about that.

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  • God’s infinite grace is a great motivator.
  • Unfortunately were often motivated to just stay the way we are, because His grace keeps coming.
  • But I encourage you to take that grace up off the couch, and to run the race that He’s called you to do.
  • 1 Corinthians 9:24 says that we need to run in such a way as to get the prize.
  • That’s seizing the day that is here now, and not waiting for tomorrow to start.

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  • This is a song about setting out your workout clothes.  
  • It’s about planning healthy meals the night before.
  • It may not actually say that in the lyrics,
  • But if you really listen you’ll hear that.
  • Because this is a song about being proactive instead of reactive.

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  • Is there a more wishy-washy word in the English language than the word “maybe?”
  • It’s a word of “inaction”
  • This (That) song may start out with that word.
  • But it ends with action.
  • The action of reaching out your hand to Jesus for help.
  • That’s always the best place to start.

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  • Have you ever seen that show “Hoarders?”
  • Those houses don’t get cleaned up without a lot of help.
  • (and usually with a lot of drama)!
  • Whatever we’re going through, we usually can’t change our ingrained ways without someone’s help.
  • It’ll be difficult - actually quite dramatic - at first.
  • But it’s worth it in the end.
  • This song is about finally deciding to ask for help

    Scripture References

    1 Corinthians 9:24-27

    Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

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    2 Corinthians 12:9

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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    1 Timothy 6:11-12

    But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

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    Romans 12:1-2

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is –his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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    James 4:13-17

    Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”   Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.   Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”   As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.

    Your Own Experiences

    Simple question:   What are you not doing that you should be doing?   ...and what are you doing about it?

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    Share a time in your life when you were afraid to start something.   Talk about those first few steps.   Encourage the listener that it gets easier each day that goes on.

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    Talk about a time you started a workout routine.   How uncomfortable you felt.   Was it easier when you had someone holding you accountable?   Relate that to how this song is about asking for help from God, and how it’s also OK to ask for help from others.

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  1. In his book Fully Alive, comedian Ken Davis says there are some old sayings that must be ousted as the lies they are. Top on the list: “there’s always tomorrow.” Not true, we don’t have any guarantees about tomorrow. We don’t even know what the rest of today has in store!

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