perspective in song…

i believe it was day 2… and i was still feeling a bit overwhelmed and thinking “how did this happen so quickly?” and “what am i doing here?” when i woke up with chorus from the song yours to take by jimmy needham in my head.

this is my second chance
this is no song and dance
you came in and renewed a right spirit
this is grace at its best
this is taking a restless, messed up heart and having you clear it

i can feel the weight is lifting
i’m barely staying on the ground
and i can feel the wait is over
finally the lost is found

[chorus]
so, this is what it feels like to live life
so, this is breathing air for the very first time
the son of man, he came here to give life
and in return he asking for mine
i’ve been captured by grace
i’m not going away
i’m yours to take

i was down for the count
i was *all* but knocked out
when i heard pardon for the interruption
then like out of blue
out came glorious you

you picked me up without barely any introduction
you won my heart by a landslide
you tend to do that every time
so, everything i have is yours now
even my very life

so, this is what it feels like to live life
so, this is breathing air for the very first time
the son of man, he came here to give life
and in return he asking for mine,well
i’ve been captured by grace
i’m not going away
i’m yours to take

your kindness leads me to repentance
leads me to the cross, which leads me to forgiveness
so, i’m counting it all as loss

so, this is what it feels like to live life
so, this is breathing air for the very first time
the son of man, he came here to give life
and in return he asking for mine

so, this is what it feels like to live life
so, this is breathing air for the very first time
the son of man, he came here to give life
and in return he asking for mine
i’ve been captured by grace
i’m not going away
i’m yours to take

…and because i need so many “perspective checks” the song ends with 4 verses of:

so, this is what it feels like to live life (i’m yours to take)
so, this is what it feels like to live life (i’m yours to take)
so, this is what it feels like to live life (i’m yours to take)
so, this is what it feels like to live life (i’m yours to take)

i’ve heard it on the radio a couple of times while in the states and quite honestly i didn’t think it was particularly griping. however, on this particular morning the L0RD used it to speak directly to my heart and now when i stream music from the states and that song is played it is a fond reminder of the commitment i made so many years ago – a commitment that requires of all of me!

since that first morning i recently found myself singing these two songs…

here i am to worship: [chorus] here i am to worship, here i am to bow down, here i am to say that you’re my G0D, you’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, all together wonderful to me.

knowing you: [chorus] knowing you, jesus, knowing you. there is no greater thing. you’re my all, you’re the best, you’re my joy, my righteousness. and i love you, L0RD.

and once again, i was able to gain perspective on this thing i call “my east side life.”

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