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TITLE: The Art Of Encouragement
By David (The Goliath Assassin)
05/09/07
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A mentor of mine named Orrin Woodward grabbed this theory out of a book he once read, and I ran with the idea and wrote it into a song... He says that there is an "art" and a "science" to teaching the right principles. He also likened this theory to a concept in the Bible that differentiates between "grace" and "law." The Ten commandments would be like the "law" or the "Science" behind being a good Christian. But when Jesus came, we can see from the New Testament that He taught His folloewrs to lead with "grace" instead. With "art" rather than "science." Hence The "Art" Of Encouragement.
When Iím up, Iím gold, Ďcause itís so rare.
And when Iím down, I just seem to stay thereÖ
Encouragement from My Best Friend
Is the only thing that PICKS ME UP AGAIN!

When the chemicals combine
Coursing down my spine
Killing every fear inside
That I thought was mine!
(And then)
When the chemicals in chains
They collide and re-arrange
They shoot back up to my brain
And then Iím gold again!

THE ART OF ENCOURAGEMENT!
LOVE! ENCOURAGE, MEN!
LOVE ENCOURAGEMENT!
LOVE ENCOURAGED MEN!

The gravity of society
Is a widely-accepted ďreality.Ē
But ďrealismĒ is just a flat earth to me!
Encouragement is all a good man needs!

To share the gifts that his God gave him
And to change the world that weíre liviní in.
Without His power to change, we would cease to be.
Weíre here to exchange His creativity!

We do have the power to change this life!
We do have the knowledge to do whatís right!
All we need now is the courage to unite
And the commitment to endure the fight!

This is a Godless world we have on our hands!
Weíve got to change the system, but understandÖ
Before we can expect to go out and teach,
We have to better the lives of everyone we reach.

ĎCause I know that every failed attempt
Was led with poorly-veiled intent.
Before I came to believe in Christ
A good friend helped me in WAYS I CANíT DESCRIBE!

When the chemicals combine
Coursing down my spine
Killing every fear inside
That I thought was mine!
(And then)
When the chemicals in chains
They collide and re-arrange
They shoot back up to my brain
And then Iím gold again!

THE ART OF ENCOURAGEMENT!
LOVE! ENCOURAGE, MEN!
LOVE ENCOURAGEMENT!
LOVE ENCOURAGED MEN!

A man convinced against his own will
Will be of the same old opinion still.
Are we interested in helping a nation
Or are we just concerned with the assimilation?

Why would anyone listen to our Lord
If a loving heartís something we canít afford
To sit down and take time to really give?
Shouldnít we have some to spare? Arenít we children of Him?

The problem is not in the Word I share!
Look inside my heart! See the problem there?
Nobody really cares how much I know, I swear
Until theyíre really sure that I REALLY care!

Let us have the courage to walk our talk
Before we try to encourage others to walk
On a path we might not be familiar with!
And if we know it well, might-as-well share the gift!

'Cuz whether Iíd ever get saved or not
Was an answer that I rarely sought.
I once thought I might never see
But I still deserved His GRACE, DONíT YOU AGREE?

And when the chemicals combined
Coursing down my spine
Killing every fear inside
That I thought was mine!
(It began)
So when the chemicals in chains
They collide and re-arrange
Shoot back up to my brain
And now Iím gold again!

THE ART OF ENCOURAGEMENT!
LOVE! ENCOURAGE, MEN!
LOVE ENCOURAGEMENT!
LOVE ENCOURAGED MEN!
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