Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I know that look you're given  
Like you got something to prove
'Cause I have walked for miles and miles in that same pair of shoes
You refuse forgiveness  
Like it's something to be earned
But sometimes pain's the only way that we can learn
 
(Chorus)
You can never fall too hard, so fast, so far  
That you can't get back when you're lost  
Where you are is never too late, so bad, so much  
That you can't change Who you are  
 
You believe in freedom
But you don’t know how to choose
You gotta step out of your feelings  
That you're so afraid to lose
Everyday, you put your feet on the floor  
You gotta walk through the door
It's never gonna be easy
But it's all worth fighting for.  
 
Chorus  
 
Let the ashes fall wherever they land
Come back from wherever you've been
To the foot of the cross  
To the feet of Jesus
The feet of Jesus
 
Chorus  
 
See, at the foot of the cross you change who you are
At the foot of the cross you change who you are
 
You can change who you are

TID-bits

This is a song of determination.   It’s especially for anyone who feels frustrated and needs to change.   Point the listener to the lyrics that talk about stepping out, putting their feet on the floor, walking through the door.

Remind listeners that the cross is always just one step away from where they are.   They can always turn around and leave their burdens there.  

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  • Do you remember the story of the red balloon?
  • It was a balloon that always followed a boy named Pascal.
  • Did you know that the cross of Jesus is like that balloon?
  • It is always right behind you, no matter how many steps you try to take away from it.
  • You can always turn around and find it, and leave your burdens with it.

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  • We get hung up on our way of fixing things.
  • Here’s what I mean:   I’ll pray to God, and in the back of my mind, I’ll have it all figured out how God will fix the situation.
  • What I find out is that instead of fixing the situation, He usually changes the situation.
  • Usually it’s by changing me.
  • He does it when I come to Him on a day to day basis.

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  • Once again there’s not enough money and more than enough month.
  • And you get tired of praying to God to meet your needs.   It seems like it’s all you ever do.
  • You wonder if He will ever change your financial situation.
  • Then you happen upon 1 Peter 5:7 that says “Cast all your anxiety on Him for He cares for you”
  • And you see that there’s a note in your Bible from 5 years ago, casting your financial situation to Him.
  • You end up realizing that from 5 years ago until now you’ve never gone hungry, you’ve never had an instance where He hasn’t met your needs.
  • And because of that you begin to change who you are.   You’ve changed into someone who finally trusts God.
  • Maybe it wasn’t the financial situation that needed to be changed, maybe it was your heart.

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  • There’s a line in this (that) song that sticks out for me...
  • It says “Cause I have walked for miles and miles in that same pair of shoes.”
  • One way you can take comfort in your situation today is by realizing that others are going through it too.
  • 1 Peter 5:8-9 reminds us that we need to “Be self—controlled   and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around   like a roaring lion   looking for someone to devour.   Resist him,   standing firm in the faith,   because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
  • Your situation will ultimately cause you to change - if nothing else you will become a person who is able to stand firm in faith.

    Scripture References

    James 4:8

    Come near to God and he will come near to you.   Wash your hands,   you sinners, and purify your hearts,   you double—minded.

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    Psalm 55:22

    Cast your cares on the   Lord   and he will sustain you;   he will never let the righteous fall.

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    John 15:4

    Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about when you first realized what repentance really meant.

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    One line says “sometimes pain’s the only way that we can learn.”   How have you learned through pain?   Did you ever stick something in a light socket, or touched a hot pot?

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    Was there a time in your life that you hurt someone?   Did you express to them that you were sorry? Did you receive immediate forgiveness?   That’s a real life example of this song.

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