My Brother has just bought a number of Switchfoot CDs, one of them being Learning to breath. The title track has been a really powerful song in my life over the last few days, I love the lyrics to this song, it explains so much of my journey with my Lord and saviour.
"Learning To Breathe"
Hello, good morning, how you do?
What makes your rising sun so new?
I could use a fresh beginning too
All of my regrets are nothing new
So this is the way that I say I need You
This is the way that I'm
Learning to breathe
I'm learning to crawl
I'm finding that You and You alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies
Hello, good morning, how you been?
Yesterday left my head kicked in
I never, never thought that
I would fall like that
Never knew that I could hurt this bad
So this is the way I say I need You
This is the way that I say I love You
This is the way that I say I'm Yours
This is the way, this is the way
First Verse, the goodness of God gets me up in the morning. The saving act of Jesus on the cross has changed my life, revealed to me that there is hope for this world, hope for me as a messed up confused out of control man. I rely on the goodness of God to get me through the hard times (particularly this period of university, where I’m becoming increasingly stressed as deadlines loom and I cannot get myself to work.)
The chorus – this just sums up my journey, it’s a life of learning, a life of growing. I am learning to breath in the goodness of God, to take in his encourage, his words of love, to realize that this is all his and that he wants me to be part of his plan for the world. I am stumbling, growing, realizing that there is much more to this world and to God than meets the eyes. I desire to know the Lord deeper than I have before and worship him in spirit and in truth, with my whole life.
Third Verse – The Pain I feel when I look inside and realize how much crap there is in my life. I have to come back again and again and realize that I am in need, that I am a leper, a man deformed and in need of the touch of Christ to cleanse my life of all that is unclean and make me into something new, something different, something fresh, that when people see me they see someone changed, someone who has experienced the power of God
The Bridge: This is my cry, that I would be a tool in the hands of God, that my life would be given up to serving God, that I would say that God is my all, that I am here to serve him only, and that I would give all my moments to worship him.
Anyway, this song is really cool, would like to hear your thoughts on it!