As Real As It Gets

This is one of my favorite songs. It’s by my brothers, Everyday Process. It’s really encouraging, and although I know that rap is not everyone’s cup of tea, I believe the Lord is honored through their ministry.

[audio:RealAsItGets.mp3]

HOOK
Christian, this is real as it gets
Our faith is strengthened daily so endure the test
Renewing the mind of Christ to resist the flesh
With a will to live peculiar despite the rest
At the cross we find grace; the blood of Christ defines
Who we are as righteous men among sinful kind
Believer, we cross the line it’s but a few times
A just man get’s up with the right mind.

IZ-REAL:
I’ve said this before, won’t do it any more
I’m frontin’ with the world and my life is really Yours
Man it hurts like dancing on corns; the walk is sore
Flesh is in control when I claimed You as Lord
Philippians 4:13 through Christ I’ve got it beaten
But it seems now of days the only strength I got is leaving
Turned from Your way when Your face I should be seeking
Deny you at times like Peter my heart aches I’m reaching
Out because I have to, no doubt I need to
Realizing sin breaks the vibe with You; forgive me for the dirt I do
Thank You for being snatched from wrath
But deliver me oh God from my haunting past
It wants to take over my body like an allergic rash
And I’m bout to blow up like a smoker soaked in gas
I’ve tried the praying daily and a week long fast
I avoid a way of escape; I know I’m hurting You, Dad
Tired of dealing with the same sin, but it’s amazing
How your grace is sufficient and never changing
A safe haven
A dwelling place provided in You when my minds raging
As the flesh keeps chasing
Anything and everything unlike You; Lord You’re patient
Your strength’s made perfect in weakness regardless of weak men
Your Spirit sustains men ‘til the day of redemption.

HOOK
Christian, this is real as it gets
Our faith is strengthened daily so endure the test
Renewing the mind of Christ to resist the flesh
With a will to live peculiar despite the rest
At the cross we find grace; the blood of Christ defines
Who we are as righteous men among sinful kind
Believer, we cross the line it’s but a few times
A just man get’s up with the right mind.

MAC THE DOULOS:
Ay yo I know what the Word say
But I’m fessin’ up. I’m messin’ up livin’ the world’s way
And I know sin can’t control me or hold me
But I’m having difficulty livin’ holy
And that’s real,‘bout as real as it’s gonna get.
Sometimes, I feel like I just wanna quit
And to add insult to injury
I’m tryin’ to fight my flesh plus resist the enemy
And dying to self is harder than I thought
I faced even more temptation the harder that I fought
I’m learning to live this Christian life on my knees
You’re dead wrong if you think the Christian life is a breeze
But I know I got the victory
Cuz I repented when the comforter came and convicted me
God is into
Conforming us to His Son’s image
Until He finishes, the saga continues

IZ-REAL:
Have mercy, oh Lord, I feel the heat
Although the spirit is willing, the physique is weak
Please fill the void and restore my faith
Bring back the joy of me seeking Your face
I purposed in my heart to serve and trust You
Walk upright, live truth, obey You
But the more I try ,it seems the harder I fall
In a race of endurance, man, I tend to stall
Christian, this is as real as it gets
Your faith is strengthened daily so daily strive to carry
Out the plan God ordained for us
Before the world was framed, He arranged for us
To go thru knowing the outcome
So as you go thru, out comes everything that’s unlike Him
In salvation, you’re a work in progress
He will finish what he starts so endure the process
Ephesians chapter 2 you made alive in Christ
So in this chapter of life, you’re positioned right
You know a distinguished life don’t relinquish light
When your spirit gets weak, man, trust his might
Tell a friends if you’re anchored right
Be encouraged, walk upright live as the bride of Christ
God’s grace is sufficient, live in submission
His spirit sustains men till the day of redemption

HOOK
Christian this is real as it gets
Our faith is strengthened daily so endure the test
Renewing the mind of Christ to resist the flesh
With a will to live peculiar despite the rest
At the cross we find grace; the blood of Christ defines
Who we are as righteous men among sinful kind
Believer, we cross the line it’s but a few times
A just man get’s up with the right mind.

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One thought on “As Real As It Gets

  1. jenna says:

    Piper says you can get more doctrine in one rap song than you can in a whole sermon. I agree. So rich.

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