Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I've been the one to shake with fear
And wonder if You're even here
I've been the one to doubt Your love
I've told myself You're not enough
 
I've been the one to try and say
I'll overcome by my own strength
I've been the one to fall apart
And start to question who You are
 
(Chorus)
You're the one who conquers giants
You're the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You're the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan's hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I AM
You are I AM
 
I've been the one held down in chains
Beneath the weight of all my shame
I've been the one to believe
That where I am You cannot reach
 
Chorus
 
The veil is torn
And now I live  
With the Spirit inside
The same One
The very same One
Who brought the Son back to life
 
Hallelujah, He lives in me (X4)
 
Chorus

TID-bits

Picture someone in despair - their legs have gone weak and they've crumpled to the floor.  Heavy sobs, massive tears. The realization of a life that's in pain, and has caused pain.

Now picture a hand reaching down, and pulling that person up into a forgiving and loving embrace.

This song describes both the broken person and the powerful One who heals that brokenness.  Sprinkle some of these words around this song for a quick way to hook your listeners into this it's message:

  • Broken-hearted
  • Someone to lift you up
  • Shame and Regret
  • Reaching for help
  • Sees your pain
  • Can't do it alone
  • Strength for the moment
  • Heavy burden

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  • The first haircut.
  • Over half the babies scream and cry in fear.
  • But what happens afterwards?
  • Mom or Dad picks them up, holds them, comforts them.
  • The Bible reminds us that our troubles are light and momentary.
  • If you're in pain remember that you made it through your first haircut,
  • ...And you've made it through things a lot worse than that.
  • God will hold you and comfort you through the fear you're feeling now.

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  • Those who have made it through a major life change will tell you one thing:
  • "I couldn't have done it without help."
  • Who helped you through it before?
  • Who's here to help you this time?

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  • Ever had a drip in your bathtub faucet?
  • If you let it, it would fill up that tub easily.
  • Faith is like that.
  • God knows we're going to have issues in life that require faith.
  • This song is a few more drops that you can use when your tank needs filling.

    Scripture References

    Psalm 34:18

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted  and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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    Exodus 3:14

    God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

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    Hebrews 11:32b-34

    ...about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,  quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

    Your Own Experiences

    There's probably something that, by faith, you've been believing will happen.  You may have been believing it for a long time.   Remind the listeners that you're going to let this song boost your own faith and you're praying that it will do the same for them.

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    Describe the last time you had to jump start your car.  Compare that to how things don't just begin to move unless an external force is put upon them.  Finish by saying that this song is an external force of faith that is there to help push you closer to God.

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    Encourage the listeners who may be having to take someone's hand and lead others to conquer giants.  Like maybe the woman who has a mom with Alzheimers.  Let them know that you are here to help pray for them and to build up their faith.

2 Responses so far.

  1. KSBJ says:

    There was a shooting incident at Lone Star College in Houston, and as we began the KSBJ Afternoon Show, we shared Exodus 3:14, going into “You Are I Am”. We were able to share that, even when our world is shaken and things get scary, God is constant. He is “faithful and true to all his promises, unchangeable.” This website had great commentaries on Exodus 3:14: http://bible.cc/exodus/3-14.htm ).
    Thanks for a great resource, Sterling!
    -Coppelia

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