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“The Motions”

 Are any of you like me in the way that certain songs have this way of gripping your heart with a strange intensity? Do they seem to speak to your very soul in ways that words alone can’t and make you want to break down crying, raise your arms and praise God, fall to your knees in adoration, grip your fists in some sort of fiery passion that goes through your entire body? For me, songs have had such an impact on my spiritual life. Now the Bible is the most important thing for our growth, obviously, and I am not for a moment taking away from written words, but there is something about words put to music that is powerful.

 Certain songs encourage me, some songs inspire me, some songs make me want to praise my wondrous Jesus with every ounce of my being, and some songs even remind me to pray for certain people. I have really been ministered to by songs like “Psalms 73 (My God is Enough)” (Barlowgirl), “In the Light” (DC Talk), “Enough” (Christ Tomlin), “Beginning and the End” (Leeland), “Hands and Feet” (Audio Adrenaline), and a new song I just discovered, “The Motions” by Matthew West. These are the amazing lyrics to this song:

“This might hurt, it’s not safe
But I know that I’ve gotta make a change
I don’t care if I break,
At least I’ll be feeling something
‘Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,
“What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?”

No regrets, not this time
I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love make me whole
I think I’m finally feeling something
‘Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of this life

take me all the way (take me all the way)
take me all the way (’cause I don’t wanna go through the motions)
take me all the way (I know I’m finally feeling something real)
take me all the way”

 Chew a little on these amazing words and let me know what you think.

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