From Tracie: Going Through the Motions

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Going Through the Motions

Thomas introduced me to this song. I knew right away that it had to be my song for this week.

It makes me think of these questions that Angela Shelton always asks, "What are you willing to receive and what are you willing to give up?......Are you willing to give up everything and receive everything?"

That is a really scary commitment to make, to be willing to give up everything.....but when you are following the Lord and you have faith that He has a plan for your life, to give up your everything and accept HIS everything......that isn't a bad trade-off at all.  Especially if it means that you are no longer living your life just going through the motions...





The Motions - Matthew West
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

'Cause 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?"

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

I don't wanna go through the motions



13 comments:

  1. Tracie, I know it can be very scary to turn everything over to the Lord. I daily pray just to do that. Thank you for such a post of encouragement. Blessings.

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  2. Isn't that an amazing song, it really does remind you that you need to just let things go and them to God. Thanks for sharing, this was a nice find this morning!

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  3. That's beautiful! And yes...although I may not always do the "right" thing....I know He loves me, and I do my best to give everything over to Him.

    I have an award for you too, my dear! You can pick it up anytime you'd like. :)

    AN AWARD FOR YOU!

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  4. I love this song! When I first heard this song it really convicted me to not simply go through the motions but really follow the Lord giving Him everything!

    Thanks for joining in today!

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  5. Beautiful song!!
    You have so much courage I love it!!!!
    Beautiful. thanks for being YOU.

    You are an amazing woman!

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  6. I cant get the song to play, at least you provided the Lyrics Thanks

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  7. thanks for sharing such a beautiful song and perfect timing for me to hear it.

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  8. And that is living faith, isn't it? Trusting that it will be ok, knowing that it will.

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  9. That's a beautiful song and a beautiful message.

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  10. I feel like we have to let ourselves be empty in order to be full and that grief (an expression of love) carves out our hearts to hold more.

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  11. This song moves me every time I hear it! And convicts me!

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  12. I hadn't heard this. Thanks.

    =)

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  13. I love this song. It speaks volumes.

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