It’s Not Over Yet – for KING & COUNTRY // Taking it Deeper

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Taking it Deeper is a different kind of show prep.  You’ll find four things below:  A song’s lyrics, a creative devotional thought, videos that go with the song, and applicable scriptures.   You can summarize the devotional thought, or use the scriptures as a basic break around a song.  Check back each week for a new tune, or find over 300 songs at www.takingitdeeper.com.  The best part about Taking it Deeper – It’s free!

LYRICS

They are inside your head
You got a voice that says
You won’t get past this one
You won’t win your freedom

It’s like a constant war
And you want to settle that score
But you’re bruised and beaten
And you feel defeated

This goes out to the heaviest heart

[Chorus:]
Oh, to everyone who’s hit their limit
It’s not over yet
It’s not over ye-et
And even when you think you’re finished
It’s not over yet
It’s not over ye-et

Keep on fighting
Out of the dark
Into the light
It’s not over
Hope is rising
Never give in
Never give up
It’s not over

Yea-et-et, woah
Yea-et-et, woah

Oh, game set match
It’s time to put it in your past, oh
Feel the winter leavin’
It’s redemption season
Long live the young at heart (Here we are)
Cheers to a brand new start (Here we are)
We’re revived and breathing
To live a life of freedom

[Chorus:]
Oh, to everyone who’s hit their limit
It’s not over yet
It’s not over ye-et
And even when you think you’re finished
It’s not over yet
It’s not over ye-et

Life is a race we run
So run till the race is won
Don’t you ever give up (Here we are)
Oh no never give up (Here we are)
Life is a race we run
So run till the race is won
Don’t you ever give up (Here we are)
We will never give up (Here we are)

[Chorus:]
Oh, to everyone who’s hit their limit
And even when you think you’re finished
It’s not over yet
Oh, to everyone who’s hit their limit
It’s not over yet
It’s not over ye-et
And even when you think you’re finished
It’s not over yet
It’s not over ye-et
Keep on fighting
Out of the dark
Into the light
It’s not over
Hope is rising
Never give in
Never give up
It’s not over

Yea-et-et, woah
Yea-et-et, woah
Yea-et-et, woah
Yea-et-et, woah

 

TAKING IT DEEPER THOUGHTS

In the winter of 1777-78, the American Continental Army under the command of General George Washington found themselves camped under the harshest conditions imaginable.

They had taken up their winter quarters at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania.

To call this an Army is being generous. General John Sullivan once said that “this is not an army, it’s a mob.” They were untrained, undisciplined, and unequipped to fight a war. Rations of food, and clothing were non-existent.

Bitter cold snow greeted men who had no coats, and in many cases, no shoes. Frostbite was constant, but even more so was disease, like dysentery due to the unclean conditions and extremely poor hygiene.

Yet historians tell us that General Washington’s calm demeanor and caring attitude of his men got them through this ordeal. While they were in a winter hiatus from fighting, Washington was still fighting for his men. He was fighting with Congress for provisions, and even with his own subordinates who weren’t necessarily doing their jobs to get the needed provisions delivered.

Entering into this picture came Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Stuebe, otherwise known as Baron von Steuben. He was an out-of-work captain from the Prussian army, whom Benjamin Franklin had taken a liking to. Picture any rough talking drill sergeant that you’ve seen in countless movies, and you get the idea – only he couldn’t speak English.

He could speak French, though. France had entered the war and there were translators. Within weeks Steuben had trained 100 men in the discipline of marching, mounting, riding, bayonet usage and more, and he had written a manual: “Regulation for the Order of Discipline of the Troops of the United States” which was then distributed to each man.

Through the sheer determination of a caring General Washington, and the sheer discipline of a Baron Von Stuben, combined with the sheer rigors of Valley Forge, a truly disciplined American Army was born.

You know the rest of the story.

Have you ever thought of how appropriate the name “Valley Forge” is? It wasn’t an actual valley. It was more like a plateau – a very defensible position in case of attack. However, it was surely a valley in the emotions and attitudes of the men camped there. It was also, however, a “Forge.” The area got it’s name from a small iron making operation in the area. Our ancestors were forged into the can-do Americans that have made this country what it is today.

When you’re bruised and beaten, and you have the heaviest heart, remember that you are not shoeless in the snow. Remember that you have a caring General who is helping you fight. Remember that these are times that you are being forged through hardship into a stronger person that can make it through life’s continued hardships.

And remember the whispers from those who survived Valley Forge. They have four words to say to you:

“It’s not over yet.”

APPLICABLE SCRIPTURE

Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Philippians 1:6 (ESV)
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
James 1:12 (NIV)
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

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