I wrote the chorus to this song in the summer of 2014. I had just listened to a teaching in which the speaker told many radical stories of supernatural encounters and, to be honest, I was skeptical. But the Holy Spirit whispered something like this to me: How come you say you believe all of these radical things that are in the Bible but doubt it when someone reports that they're experiencing them now? This question really challenged me and I began to cry out to Him to rid me of skepticism and help me not miss out what He's doing in the day and age in which I live. I picked up my guitar and after a few minutes of waiting on Him the song began to gush out of me...I don't want to stand on the outside looking in--I want to come closer, I want to dive deeper. I don't want to hear the stories told and never live them--I want to be nearer, I want to see clearer.
The verse of the song came a few months later, right before my family and I moved over to Ireland.