Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

It’s there in a newborn cry
There in the light of every sunrise
There in the shadows of this life
Your great grace
 
It’s there on the mountain top
There in the everyday and the mundane
There in the sorrow and the dancing
Your great grace
Oh, such grace
 
From the creation to the cross
There from the cross into eternity
Your grace finds me
Yes, Your grace finds me
 
It’s there on the wedding day
There in the weeping by the gravesite
There in the very breath we breathe
Your great grace
 
It’s the same for the rich and poor
The same for the saint and for the sinner
Enough for this whole wide world
Your great grace
Oh, such grace
 
I’m breathing in your grace
And breathing out your praise.

TID-bits

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  • The Bible talks about Jesus' first followers being fishermen, and that ultimately they would become “fishers of men” gathering up others through the grace displayed by Jesus.
  • These fishermen didn’t use rods and reels and lines and hooks to yank the fish in.  They used nets.
  • The way it worked is that the net had weights all around it, and as they cast the net over the water, the weights would sink and the net would wrap around the fish below.
  • It was a gentle process.  A hugging type of capture as the weights then came together as the fishermen brought the net up.
  • God’s grace is gentle like that.  Let it capture and wrap you up.

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  •  Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you?
  •  Everything stops, you bend over, and you focus on nothing but getting your breath back.
  •  Imagine if we treated God’s grace in the same way.  As if it were the only thing we needed.
  •  Take heart, because it is always right there.  Don’t let it get knocked out of you.

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  •  I went to this store once where I could dip a candle.  They had these wax candles, and I got to dip them in other colored wax.
  •  Once you dipped it there was no going back.  That color was fixed on the outside of the form.
  •  That’s how God’s grace works.  It’s firmly fixed onto you.  You can’t get away from it.

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  • You experience everything this song has to offer in a trip to the emergency room.
  • Everything from a newborn’s cry, to the shadows from difficult lives.
  • And it’s the same for the rich and poor, saint and sinner. The ones with the most desperate needs get tended to first.
  • I find my prayers are often “emergency room” prayers.  Ones where I’m in desperate need of something.  Desperate like oxygen.
  • Prayers that are like an emergency room oxygen mask.
  • This song is for those who feel like life is an endless emergency state.  Strap on this song like an oxygen mask and “breathe in His grace.”

 

    Scripture References

    Psalm 46:1

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

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    2 Corinthians 12:8-10

    Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  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.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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    Ephesians 1:5-6 

    In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship  through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

    Your Own Experiences

    Point out to the listener that this song talks about grace in every stage of life.  What stage are you in right now?  Can you provide an example of God’s grace showing up in that stage?  For instance, perhaps you are in the “parenting of a teenager” stage.  An example of His grace may be that He brings you peace as they end up being out later and later with their activities.

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    Talk about grace being like yawning.  When you yawn, chances are that others around you will yawn too.  You don’t mean to yawn.  You don’t mean to cause others to yawn.  A yawn, like grace, just happens.  It “finds” you no matter where you are or what you are doing.

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    Do you find yourself needing to “take a breather” today?  Talk about how life is coming at you fast and furious, and how you need to pause a minute.  Tell your listeners that you’re going to breathe in His grace, and breathe out His praise.  You’re going to give Him thanks for the busy life you have.  Invite them to join you in this exercise as you play this song.

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