Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Monday, June 23, 2008

Something Bigger

The words of a song I've heard numerous times since buying the CD its on touched a nerve with me this morning. The song is "Something Bigger" by John Waller and it can be found on his album "The Blessing". While searching for the lyrics online (because I don't want to type them up on my own), I came across this page, where John explains where he came up with the song:

“Attempt something so big for God that it is sure to fail without Him.” I’m not sure who first spoke these words, but they’ve never left me. I believe the desire to be a part of something greater than ourselves is built into the core of each one of us."
Without much effort, I discovered that the aforementioned quote is attributed to John Haggai and was probably pulled from this page of the book The Jesus Habit by Jay Dennis.

Actually, the correct quote of John Haggai is "Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure."

Anyway, without going any further down that rabbit trail, here are the lyrics to the song "Something Bigger":

Something Bigger
I wanna see something I've not seen
Something so big
I wanna be a part of something great
Greater than me

It's time to dream big dreams
To see Your vision
Become reality
‘Cause it’s for You, by You, those who
Love You wanna do

Something so big
It’s destined to fail without You, Lord
It’s gonna fail without You, Lord
Something so great
It takes a miracle to do
We, Your children
Wanna do something big for You

We, yes, we are gonna sing a brand new song
Something so strong
We will be the sound that wakes the dawn
Something so loud

It’s time for breaking through
‘Cause there are no limits
For he who holds the truth
When it’s for You, and by You, and those who
Love You wanna do

Something bigger, something greater
For the glory of Your splendor
Something bigger, something greater
Tell the story of Your wondrous love
Your wondrous love
Those who love You wanna do

As long as we live, let us do something so big for You

I like the passion and desire expressed in the lyrics that exclaim how much this person wants to be involved in something that is so far beyond their own involvement or brainchild that it has to be of God or it will fail miserably. I find that kind of attitude about being a Christian refreshing - realizing that without God everything is pointless, but being willing and wanting to do something crazy and huge for His Glory and His Name. (Isaiah 26:8)

I like the sound of that...

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