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Better Together LIVE | Episode 119

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October 1, 2020
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Better Together LIVE | Episode 119

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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: DO YOU NEED
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: DO YOU NEEDA FRESH PERSPECTIVE?
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  • A FRESH PERSPECTIVE?FOR SOME OF US, CHANGE IS
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  • FOR SOME OF US, CHANGE ISSCARY.
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  • SCARY.GROWTH CAN BE PAINFUL, BUT
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  • GROWTH CAN BE PAINFUL, BUTOUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER
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  • OUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHERPATIENTLY CALLS US AGAIN
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  • PATIENTLY CALLS US AGAINAND AGAIN TO STEP OUT OF
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  • AND AGAIN TO STEP OUT OFOUR COMFORT ZONES AND INTO
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  • OUR COMFORT ZONES AND INTOFAITH.
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  • FAITH.TODAY WE'RE FINDING THE
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  • TODAY WE'RE FINDING THECOURAGE TO CHANGE.
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  • COURAGE TO CHANGE.COME ON, JOIN US.
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  • COME ON, JOIN US.[MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]- JAMIE IVEY: YOU KNOW,
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  • - JAMIE IVEY: YOU KNOW,WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE"COURAGE TO CHANGE,"
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  • "COURAGE TO CHANGE,"TODAY, AND STEPPING OUT OF
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  • TODAY, AND STEPPING OUT OFOUR COMFORT ZONES, AND LET
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  • OUR COMFORT ZONES, AND LETME JUST TELL YOU, STEPPING
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  • ME JUST TELL YOU, STEPPINGOUT OF A COMFORT ZONE IS
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  • OUT OF A COMFORT ZONE ISDIFFICULT SOMETIMES
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  • DIFFICULT SOMETIMESBECAUSE IT'S CALLED THE
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  • BECAUSE IT'S CALLED THECOMFORT ZONE FOR A REASON
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  • COMFORT ZONE FOR A REASONBECAUSE YOU COULD FEEL
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  • BECAUSE YOU COULD FEELCOMFORTABLE THERE.
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  • COMFORTABLE THERE.YOU FEEL GOOD WHERE YOU ARE.
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  • YOU FEEL GOOD WHERE YOU ARE.IT FEELS GOOD.
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  • IT FEELS GOOD.I REMEMBER A SEASON IN MY
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  • I REMEMBER A SEASON IN MYLIFE ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO
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  • LIFE ABOUT TEN YEARS AGOWHEN I WAS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM.
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  • WHEN I WAS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM.I WAS WITH MY FOUR BABIES,
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  • I WAS WITH MY FOUR BABIES,BEIN' AT HOME WITH THEM
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  • BEIN' AT HOME WITH THEMALL DAY BEFORE THEY WERE
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  • ALL DAY BEFORE THEY WEREALL IN SCHOOL.
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  • ALL IN SCHOOL.IT WAS A REALLY FUN SEASON
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  • IT WAS A REALLY FUN SEASONOF MY LIFE, AND THE
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  • OF MY LIFE, AND THECRAZIEST THING HAPPENED TO
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  • CRAZIEST THING HAPPENED TOME, YOU GUYS.
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  • ME, YOU GUYS.I'M DRIVIN' AROUND IN MY
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  • I'M DRIVIN' AROUND IN MYCAR IN AUSTIN, TEXAS,
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  • CAR IN AUSTIN, TEXAS,AND I HEAR A RADIO STATION
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  • AND I HEAR A RADIO STATIONADVERTISE THAT ANYBODY CAN
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  • ADVERTISE THAT ANYBODY CANSEND IN A DEMO TAPE TO
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  • SEND IN A DEMO TAPE TOBECOME AN ON-AIR DJ.
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  • BECOME AN ON-AIR DJ.LISTEN, GUYS, I'D NEVER
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  • LISTEN, GUYS, I'D NEVERWENT TO SCHOOL FOR THIS,
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  • WENT TO SCHOOL FOR THIS,BUT I THOUGHT,
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  • BUT I THOUGHT,"I'M GONNA DO IT.
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  • "I'M GONNA DO IT.I'M GONNA DO IT.
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  • I'M GONNA DO IT.I'M GONNA TRY IT."
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  • I'M GONNA TRY IT."SO I SENT IN THE DEMO TAPE,
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  • SO I SENT IN THE DEMO TAPE,AND LONGEST STORY EVER IS I
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  • AND LONGEST STORY EVER IS IENDED UP WINNING THAT JOB.
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  • ENDED UP WINNING THAT JOB.SO I GO FROM STAY-AT-HOME MOM,
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  • SO I GO FROM STAY-AT-HOME MOM,WHO PREVIOUSLY TO
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  • WHO PREVIOUSLY TOHAVING KIDS, I WAS A
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  • HAVING KIDS, I WAS ATEACHER AND A COACH,
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  • TEACHER AND A COACH,TO NOW I AM ON AIR
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  • TO NOW I AM ON AIRLIVE 6 A.M.
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  • LIVE 6 A.M.AT A RADIO STATION IN
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  • AT A RADIO STATION INAUSTIN, TEXAS, AND LET ME
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  • AUSTIN, TEXAS, AND LET METELL YOU, I LOVED THAT TIME
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  • TELL YOU, I LOVED THAT TIMEIN MY LIFE, BUT I LOOK BACK
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  • IN MY LIFE, BUT I LOOK BACKAT THAT GIRL,
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  • AT THAT GIRL,AND I THINK TO MYSELF,
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  • AND I THINK TO MYSELF,"WOW, HOW BRAVE OF YOU TO
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  • "WOW, HOW BRAVE OF YOU TOTHINK THAT YOU EVEN HAD
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  • THINK THAT YOU EVEN HADANY BUSINESS APPLYING FOR
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  • ANY BUSINESS APPLYING FORTHIS JOB," BECAUSE LIFE
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  • THIS JOB," BECAUSE LIFEWAS REALLY COMFORTABLE FOR
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  • WAS REALLY COMFORTABLE FORME THERE.
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  • ME THERE.BUT I LOOK BACK, AND I
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  • BUT I LOOK BACK, AND ITHINK, "MAN, GOD HAS DONE
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  • THINK, "MAN, GOD HAS DONESO MUCH," BECAUSE OF THAT
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  • SO MUCH," BECAUSE OF THATONE DECISION FOR ME TO
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  • ONE DECISION FOR ME TOSTEP OUT AND BE BRAVE AND
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  • STEP OUT AND BE BRAVE ANDSUBMIT THAT IN, WHEN,
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  • SUBMIT THAT IN, WHEN,REALLY, I HAD TO BATTLE A
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  • REALLY, I HAD TO BATTLE ALOT OF LIES: "JAMIE, WHO
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  • LOT OF LIES: "JAMIE, WHODO YOU THINK YOU ARE?"
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  • DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?""JAMIE, YOU ARE NOT
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  • "JAMIE, YOU ARE NOTPREPARED FOR THIS."
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  • PREPARED FOR THIS.""JAMIE, YOU NEVER WENT TO
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  • "JAMIE, YOU NEVER WENT TOSCHOOL FOR THIS."
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  • SCHOOL FOR THIS."JAMIE, WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT
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  • JAMIE, WHO CARES ABOUT WHATYOU HAVE TO SAY?"
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  • YOU HAVE TO SAY?"AND INSTEAD, I STEPPED OUT,
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  • AND INSTEAD, I STEPPED OUT,AND I DID IT ANYWAYS,
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  • AND I DID IT ANYWAYS,AND THAT WAS ME BEIN'
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  • AND THAT WAS ME BEIN'VERY, VERY COURAGEOUS,
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  • VERY, VERY COURAGEOUS,AND THAT HAS HELPED ME IN
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  • AND THAT HAS HELPED ME INLOTS OF OTHER AREAS OF MY LIFE.
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  • LOTS OF OTHER AREAS OF MY LIFE.I THINK ABOUT THAT AS A
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  • I THINK ABOUT THAT AS ACAREER.
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  • CAREER.BUT I ALSO THINK ABOUT,
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  • BUT I ALSO THINK ABOUT,LAURIE, FOR ME PERSONALLY,
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  • LAURIE, FOR ME PERSONALLY,I HAD TO HAVE A LOT OF
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  • I HAD TO HAVE A LOT OFCOURAGE TO CHANGE SOME
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  • COURAGE TO CHANGE SOMEPERSPECTIVE THAT I HAD ON
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  • PERSPECTIVE THAT I HAD ONMY OWN LIFE.
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  • MY OWN LIFE.GREW UP IN CHURCH BUT MADE
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  • GREW UP IN CHURCH BUT MADEA LOT OF, JUST, POOR
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  • A LOT OF, JUST, POORDECISIONS THAT LED TO A
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  • DECISIONS THAT LED TO ALOT OF CONSEQUENCES IN MY
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  • LOT OF CONSEQUENCES IN MYLIFE, AND THEN I GOT
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  • LIFE, AND THEN I GOTMARRIED, AND I MARRIED A
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  • MARRIED, AND I MARRIED APASTOR, AND I THOUGHT I
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  • PASTOR, AND I THOUGHT IDID NOT QUALIFY TO BE
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  • DID NOT QUALIFY TO BEMARRIED TO A PASTOR.
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  • MARRIED TO A PASTOR.AND I HAD TO WALK THROUGH
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  • AND I HAD TO WALK THROUGHA LOT OF SEASONS OF
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  • A LOT OF SEASONS OFBATTLING SHAME AND GUILT
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  • BATTLING SHAME AND GUILTAND NOT FEELING ENOUGH,
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  • AND NOT FEELING ENOUGH,AND I LOOK BACK, AND I
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  • AND I LOOK BACK, AND ITHINK, "MAN, GOD, YOU DID
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  • THINK, "MAN, GOD, YOU DIDA WORK IN ME BECAUSE IT
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  • A WORK IN ME BECAUSE ITTOOK A LOT OF BRAVERY FOR
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  • TOOK A LOT OF BRAVERY FORME TO ACTUALLY BELIEVE YOU
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  • ME TO ACTUALLY BELIEVE YOUFOR WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ME
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  • FOR WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT MEAND TO TRUST YOU," AND SO
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  • AND TO TRUST YOU," AND SOI THINK THERE'S DIFFERENT
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  • I THINK THERE'S DIFFERENTTIMES IN OUR LIFE THAT WE
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  • TIMES IN OUR LIFE THAT WEHAVE TO STEP OUT OF THOSE
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  • HAVE TO STEP OUT OF THOSECOMFORT ZONES.
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  • COMFORT ZONES.SOMETIMES A LOT OF WOMEN,
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  • SOMETIMES A LOT OF WOMEN,WE FEEL SAFE AND
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  • WE FEEL SAFE ANDCOMFORTABLE IN BELIEVING
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  • COMFORTABLE IN BELIEVINGTHINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUE
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  • THINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUEABOUT OURSELVES BECAUSE
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  • ABOUT OURSELVES BECAUSEIT'S ALL WE KNOW.
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  • IT'S ALL WE KNOW.IT'S WHERE WE STAND.
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  • IT'S WHERE WE STAND.IT'S WHAT FEELS GOOD TO US
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  • IT'S WHAT FEELS GOOD TO USIT'S WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT
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  • IT'S WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUTOURSELVES.
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  • OURSELVES.AND OTHER TIMES, THERE'S
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  • AND OTHER TIMES, THERE'SCAREER CHOICES, LIKE I
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  • CAREER CHOICES, LIKE IJUST SAID ABOUT STEPPING
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  • JUST SAID ABOUT STEPPINGOUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE TO
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  • OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE TOSTART A DIFFERENT CAREER.
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  • START A DIFFERENT CAREER.BUT WHAT I HAD SEEN IS
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  • BUT WHAT I HAD SEEN ISJUST LIKE A VERSE THAT WE
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  • JUST LIKE A VERSE THAT WESEE JOSHUA,
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  • SEE JOSHUA,AND GOD'S GIVING
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  • AND GOD'S GIVINGHIM A COMMAND, AND HE SAYS,
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  • HIM A COMMAND, AND HE SAYS,"BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,
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  • "BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,FOR I AM WITH YOU."
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  • FOR I AM WITH YOU."AND IN THOSE FIRST
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  • AND IN THOSE FIRSTNINE VERSES OF JOSHUA
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  • NINE VERSES OF JOSHUACHAPTER 1, GOD ACTUALLY
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  • CHAPTER 1, GOD ACTUALLYTELLS HIM THAT THREE TIMES:
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  • TELLS HIM THAT THREE TIMES:"BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,"
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  • "BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,""BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,"
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  • "BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,""BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,
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  • "BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,FOR I, YOUR GOD, AM WITH YOU."
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  • FOR I, YOUR GOD, AM WITH YOU."AND I LOOK BACK ON MY LIFE
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  • AND I LOOK BACK ON MY LIFEAND THINK EVERY TIME GOD
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  • AND THINK EVERY TIME GODHAS ASKED ME, "JAMIE,
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  • HAS ASKED ME, "JAMIE,BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,"
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  • BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,""JAMIE, STEP OUT OF YOUR
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  • "JAMIE, STEP OUT OF YOURCOMFORT ZONE."
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  • COMFORT ZONE."HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH ME
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  • HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH MEEVERY SINGLE TIME.
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  • EVERY SINGLE TIME.- LAURIE: I LOVE THAT YOU
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  • - LAURIE: I LOVE THAT YOUJUST SAID THAT.
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  • JUST SAID THAT.I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING AT
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  • I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING ATTHE SCRIPTURE JOSHUA 1:9,
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  • THE SCRIPTURE JOSHUA 1:9,ON MY PAPER RIGHT HERE.
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  • ON MY PAPER RIGHT HERE.YOU KNOW, WHEN GOD SAYS TO
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  • YOU KNOW, WHEN GOD SAYS TOBE COURAGEOUS, IT OFTEN
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  • BE COURAGEOUS, IT OFTENCOMES WITH AN INSTRUCTION
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  • COMES WITH AN INSTRUCTIONTO STEP OUT AND DO
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  • TO STEP OUT AND DOSOMETHING THAT IS
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  • SOMETHING THAT ISIMPOSSIBLE AND THAT YOU
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  • IMPOSSIBLE AND THAT YOUNEED GOD TO DO IT.
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  • NEED GOD TO DO IT.AND I LOVE THAT BECAUSE HE
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  • AND I LOVE THAT BECAUSE HESAYS, "BE COURAGEOUS,"
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  • SAYS, "BE COURAGEOUS,"AND THEN HE'LL SAY,
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  • AND THEN HE'LL SAY,"BECAUSE I'M WITH YOU."
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  • "BECAUSE I'M WITH YOU."SO HE ALWAYS SAYS SOMETHING
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  • SO HE ALWAYS SAYS SOMETHINGWONDERFUL ABOUT HIMSELF
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  • WONDERFUL ABOUT HIMSELFWHEN HE SAYS, "FEAR NOT,"
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  • WHEN HE SAYS, "FEAR NOT,"OR "BE COURAGEOUS,
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  • OR "BE COURAGEOUS,FOR I'LL BE THERE.
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  • FOR I'LL BE THERE.I'LL BE WITH YOU.
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  • I'LL BE WITH YOU.I'M LEADING YOU.
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  • I'M LEADING YOU.I'M GUIDING YOU."
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  • I'M GUIDING YOU."AND HE ALWAYS SAYS SOMETHING
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  • AND HE ALWAYS SAYS SOMETHINGABOUT THE FACT THAT HE IS
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  • ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE ISALWAYS WITH US, AND THAT'S
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  • ALWAYS WITH US, AND THAT'SALL IT TAKES IS JUST THAT
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  • ALL IT TAKES IS JUST THATONE STEP OUT.
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  • ONE STEP OUT.AND, JAMIE, I LOVE YOU FOR
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  • AND, JAMIE, I LOVE YOU FORDOING THAT BECAUSE YOU
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  • DOING THAT BECAUSE YOUHAVE NOW TURNED ALL YOUR
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  • HAVE NOW TURNED ALL YOURWORLD INTO
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  • WORLD INTO"THE HAPPY HOUR" PODCAST AND
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  • "THE HAPPY HOUR" PODCAST ANDHAVE MINISTERED TO SO MANY,
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  • HAVE MINISTERED TO SO MANY,MANY PEOPLE AND ARE NOW
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  • MANY PEOPLE AND ARE NOWJUST THE OG RIGHT HERE ON
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  • JUST THE OG RIGHT HERE ON"BETTER TOGETHER," AND I
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  • "BETTER TOGETHER," AND ILOVE YOU FOR THAT.
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  • LOVE YOU FOR THAT.CHRIS, DO YOU HAVE
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  • CHRIS, DO YOU HAVEANYTHING TO TALK ABOUT--
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  • ANYTHING TO TALK ABOUT--ENCOURAGEMENT OR COURAGE
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  • ENCOURAGEMENT OR COURAGEOR FAITH AND STRENGTH,
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  • OR FAITH AND STRENGTH,BRAVERY?
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  • BRAVERY?- CHRISTINE: YEAH, I WANT
  • 00:05:13.536 --> 00:05:15.538
  • - CHRISTINE: YEAH, I WANTJAMIE TO DO THE PLAYLIST
  • 00:05:15.538 --> 00:05:16.606
  • JAMIE TO DO THE PLAYLISTFOR MY DANCE PARTY AT MY
  • 00:05:16.606 --> 00:05:19.509
  • FOR MY DANCE PARTY AT MYBIRTHDAY PARTY.
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  • BIRTHDAY PARTY.I'M THINKING, I DID NOT
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  • I'M THINKING, I DID NOTKNOW YOU HAD SKILLS, GIRL.
  • 00:05:21.244 --> 00:05:21.744
  • KNOW YOU HAD SKILLS, GIRL.YOU HAD SKILLS, AND SO--
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  • YOU HAD SKILLS, AND SO--[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]-- WE'RE JUST GONNA BE
  • 00:05:24.147 --> 00:05:27.517
  • -- WE'RE JUST GONNA BEAWESOME.
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  • AWESOME.AND I JUST WANT EVERYONE
  • 00:05:28.551 --> 00:05:29.752
  • AND I JUST WANT EVERYONETO KNOW THAT I WASN'T
  • 00:05:29.752 --> 00:05:31.053
  • TO KNOW THAT I WASN'TREADING JOSHUA IN MY BIBLE
  • 00:05:31.053 --> 00:05:32.588
  • READING JOSHUA IN MY BIBLELIKE JAMIE WAS AND LAURIE
  • 00:05:32.588 --> 00:05:33.790
  • LIKE JAMIE WAS AND LAURIEWAS BECAUSE I HAVEN'T GOT
  • 00:05:33.790 --> 00:05:34.524
  • WAS BECAUSE I HAVEN'T GOTIN HERE IN FRONT OF ME
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  • IN HERE IN FRONT OF MESO-- BUT I HAVE IT
  • 00:05:35.558 --> 00:05:36.325
  • SO-- BUT I HAVE ITMEMORIZED, SO THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:05:36.325 --> 00:05:38.227
  • MEMORIZED, SO THAT'S OKAY.I'M THINKING SOMETIMES IT
  • 00:05:38.227 --> 00:05:39.262
  • I'M THINKING SOMETIMES ITTAKES COURAGE TO GET OUT
  • 00:05:39.262 --> 00:05:40.430
  • TAKES COURAGE TO GET OUTOF OUR COMFORT ZONE.
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  • OF OUR COMFORT ZONE.YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKIN'
  • 00:05:41.297 --> 00:05:42.865
  • YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKIN'ABOUT PERSONAL THINGS, BUT
  • 00:05:42.865 --> 00:05:45.435
  • ABOUT PERSONAL THINGS, BUTI REMEMBER ABOUT 15 YEARS
  • 00:05:45.435 --> 00:05:47.170
  • I REMEMBER ABOUT 15 YEARSAGO WHEN MY HUSBAND CAME
  • 00:05:47.170 --> 00:05:49.439
  • AGO WHEN MY HUSBAND CAMEHOME AND HAD REALLY FELT
  • 00:05:49.439 --> 00:05:53.609
  • HOME AND HAD REALLY FELTTHAT THE LORD WAS LEADING
  • 00:05:53.609 --> 00:05:58.514
  • THAT THE LORD WAS LEADINGHIM AND OUR FAMILY TO MOVE
  • 00:05:58.514 --> 00:05:59.282
  • HIM AND OUR FAMILY TO MOVEFROM AUSTRALIA TO AMERICA.
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  • FROM AUSTRALIA TO AMERICA.AND, YOU KNOW, AS A WIFE,
  • 00:06:00.249 --> 00:06:02.285
  • AND, YOU KNOW, AS A WIFE,AND, YOU KNOW, I HAD TWO
  • 00:06:02.285 --> 00:06:03.519
  • AND, YOU KNOW, I HAD TWOLITTLE-- I STILL GOT TWO
  • 00:06:03.519 --> 00:06:04.086
  • LITTLE-- I STILL GOT TWOGIRLS, BUT THEY WERE MUCH
  • 00:06:04.086 --> 00:06:04.854
  • GIRLS, BUT THEY WERE MUCHSMALLER.
  • 00:06:04.854 --> 00:06:05.955
  • SMALLER.THEY WERE 15 YEARS YOUNGER
  • 00:06:05.955 --> 00:06:06.422
  • THEY WERE 15 YEARS YOUNGERTHAN THEY ARE NOW.
  • 00:06:06.422 --> 00:06:10.159
  • THAN THEY ARE NOW.SO THE KIDS WERE REALLY,
  • 00:06:10.159 --> 00:06:12.061
  • SO THE KIDS WERE REALLY,REALLY YOUNG, AND NICK
  • 00:06:12.061 --> 00:06:15.531
  • REALLY YOUNG, AND NICKBEGAN TO REALLY JUST START
  • 00:06:15.531 --> 00:06:16.199
  • BEGAN TO REALLY JUST STARTSAYING THAT HE WAS FEELING
  • 00:06:16.199 --> 00:06:16.699
  • SAYING THAT HE WAS FEELINGTHIS.
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  • THIS.AND, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW,
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  • AND, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW,I KNOW, I KNOW EVERYONE
  • 00:06:18.901 --> 00:06:20.369
  • I KNOW, I KNOW EVERYONETHINKS EVERYONE WOULD, OF
  • 00:06:20.369 --> 00:06:21.938
  • THINKS EVERYONE WOULD, OFCOURSE, WANT TO MOVE TO
  • 00:06:21.938 --> 00:06:23.172
  • COURSE, WANT TO MOVE TOAMERICA, BUT, YOU KNOW, I
  • 00:06:23.172 --> 00:06:24.407
  • AMERICA, BUT, YOU KNOW, IWAS THINKING MORE, THE
  • 00:06:24.407 --> 00:06:25.341
  • WAS THINKING MORE, THELORD WAS CALLING US TO
  • 00:06:25.341 --> 00:06:27.276
  • LORD WAS CALLING US TOSANTORINI ON THE GREEK
  • 00:06:27.276 --> 00:06:28.010
  • SANTORINI ON THE GREEKISLANDS OR MAYBE THE
  • 00:06:28.010 --> 00:06:29.445
  • ISLANDS OR MAYBE THEAMALFI COAST.
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  • AMALFI COAST.LIKE, I WOULD'VE BEEN,
  • 00:06:29.979 --> 00:06:33.449
  • LIKE, I WOULD'VE BEEN,"HERE I AM, LORD, SEND ME."
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  • "HERE I AM, LORD, SEND ME."YOU KNOW, THAT'S
  • 00:06:33.850 --> 00:06:34.484
  • YOU KNOW, THAT'SWHERE I WAS THINKING.
  • 00:06:34.484 --> 00:06:36.018
  • WHERE I WAS THINKING.BUT HE JUST REALLY-- GOD
  • 00:06:36.018 --> 00:06:37.286
  • BUT HE JUST REALLY-- GODWAS-- OUR MINISTRY WAS
  • 00:06:37.286 --> 00:06:39.889
  • WAS-- OUR MINISTRY WASREALLY EXPANDING, AND IT
  • 00:06:39.889 --> 00:06:40.990
  • REALLY EXPANDING, AND ITJUST-- YOU KNOW, THERE
  • 00:06:40.990 --> 00:06:42.124
  • JUST-- YOU KNOW, THEREWERE A LOT OF REASONS.
  • 00:06:42.124 --> 00:06:43.059
  • WERE A LOT OF REASONS.SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LOT
  • 00:06:43.059 --> 00:06:45.228
  • SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LOTOF COURAGE TO REALLY TRUST
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  • OF COURAGE TO REALLY TRUSTTHAT, YOU KNOW, YOUR
  • 00:06:47.763 --> 00:06:49.198
  • THAT, YOU KNOW, YOURHUSBAND IS HEARING FROM
  • 00:06:49.198 --> 00:06:50.366
  • HUSBAND IS HEARING FROMGOD, IN THAT SENSE,
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  • GOD, IN THAT SENSE,BECAUSE IT'S GONNA HAVE
  • 00:06:51.367 --> 00:06:52.101
  • BECAUSE IT'S GONNA HAVEMAJOR RAMIFICATIONS.
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  • MAJOR RAMIFICATIONS.IT WOULD MEAN, FOR US, IT
  • 00:06:53.569 --> 00:06:56.172
  • IT WOULD MEAN, FOR US, ITWOULD-- OUR COMFORT WOULD
  • 00:06:56.172 --> 00:06:57.807
  • WOULD-- OUR COMFORT WOULDBE-- WE WOULD BE CAUSING A
  • 00:06:57.807 --> 00:06:59.609
  • BE-- WE WOULD BE CAUSING ALOT OF DISCOMFORT BECAUSE
  • 00:06:59.609 --> 00:07:00.543
  • LOT OF DISCOMFORT BECAUSEALL OF OUR FRIENDS, ALL OF
  • 00:07:00.543 --> 00:07:01.544
  • ALL OF OUR FRIENDS, ALL OFOUR FAMILY, 45 YEARS OF
  • 00:07:01.544 --> 00:07:02.645
  • OUR FAMILY, 45 YEARS OFMY LIFE WAS IN THAT
  • 00:07:02.645 --> 00:07:05.314
  • MY LIFE WAS IN THATNATION.
  • 00:07:05.314 --> 00:07:06.282
  • NATION.MY DAUGHTER'S FRIENDS,
  • 00:07:06.282 --> 00:07:08.384
  • MY DAUGHTER'S FRIENDS,THEY'RE IN THEIR EARLY
  • 00:07:08.384 --> 00:07:09.151
  • THEY'RE IN THEIR EARLYYEARS OF SCHOOL.
  • 00:07:09.151 --> 00:07:10.319
  • YEARS OF SCHOOL.YOU KIND OF START TO
  • 00:07:10.319 --> 00:07:13.389
  • YOU KIND OF START TOTHINK, "WOW, AM I NOW TOO
  • 00:07:13.389 --> 00:07:14.624
  • THINK, "WOW, AM I NOW TOOOLD TO BE PICKING UP MY
  • 00:07:14.624 --> 00:07:16.759
  • OLD TO BE PICKING UP MYFAMILY, MOVING ACROSS TO A
  • 00:07:16.759 --> 00:07:18.127
  • FAMILY, MOVING ACROSS TO AWHOLE OTHER COUNTRY WHERE
  • 00:07:18.127 --> 00:07:20.329
  • WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY WHERETHEY SPEAK REALLY WEIRD,
  • 00:07:20.329 --> 00:07:21.264
  • THEY SPEAK REALLY WEIRD,LIKE, THEY SAY, "Y'ALL,"
  • 00:07:21.264 --> 00:07:23.199
  • LIKE, THEY SAY, "Y'ALL,"AND, YOU KNOW, THEY SPEAK
  • 00:07:23.199 --> 00:07:24.534
  • AND, YOU KNOW, THEY SPEAKA DIFFERENT FORM OF
  • 00:07:24.534 --> 00:07:25.501
  • A DIFFERENT FORM OFENGLISH, AND ALL JOKES
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  • ENGLISH, AND ALL JOKESASIDE, IT IS, I THINK, OUR
  • 00:07:29.572 --> 00:07:31.774
  • ASIDE, IT IS, I THINK, OURWILLINGNESS TO EMBRACE
  • 00:07:31.774 --> 00:07:35.611
  • WILLINGNESS TO EMBRACEDISCOMFORT.
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  • DISCOMFORT.IF GOD SAYS, "IT'S TIME TO
  • 00:07:36.746 --> 00:07:38.714
  • IF GOD SAYS, "IT'S TIME TOMOVE ON," "IT'S TIME TO DO
  • 00:07:38.714 --> 00:07:39.448
  • MOVE ON," "IT'S TIME TO DOSOMETHING DIFFERENT," I
  • 00:07:39.448 --> 00:07:42.051
  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT," IMEAN, WHAT DID I KNOW?
  • 00:07:42.051 --> 00:07:42.518
  • MEAN, WHAT DID I KNOW?I WAS STEPPING INTO A
  • 00:07:42.518 --> 00:07:43.119
  • I WAS STEPPING INTO AWHOLE DIFFERENT WORLD
  • 00:07:43.119 --> 00:07:43.619
  • WHOLE DIFFERENT WORLDHERE, ESPECIALLY THE
  • 00:07:43.619 --> 00:07:45.288
  • HERE, ESPECIALLY THEAMERICAN WOMEN,
  • 00:07:45.288 --> 00:07:46.689
  • AMERICAN WOMEN,EVANGELICAL WORLD THAT WAS
  • 00:07:46.689 --> 00:07:47.823
  • EVANGELICAL WORLD THAT WASNOT, KIND OF, ANY OF MY,
  • 00:07:47.823 --> 00:07:48.257
  • NOT, KIND OF, ANY OF MY,SORT OF, WORLD OR MY
  • 00:07:48.257 --> 00:07:51.060
  • SORT OF, WORLD OR MYBACKGROUND.
  • 00:07:51.060 --> 00:07:52.595
  • BACKGROUND.IT MEANT I HAD TO LEARN A
  • 00:07:52.595 --> 00:07:53.195
  • IT MEANT I HAD TO LEARN AWHOLE LOT OF NEW THINGS,
  • 00:07:53.195 --> 00:07:54.997
  • WHOLE LOT OF NEW THINGS,DIFFERENT WAYS OF
  • 00:07:54.997 --> 00:07:56.232
  • DIFFERENT WAYS OFCOMMUNICATING, MAKE NEW
  • 00:07:56.232 --> 00:07:56.766
  • COMMUNICATING, MAKE NEWFRIENDSHIPS AT THIS AGE
  • 00:07:56.766 --> 00:08:00.036
  • FRIENDSHIPS AT THIS AGEAND STAGE OF LIFE.
  • 00:08:00.036 --> 00:08:00.503
  • AND STAGE OF LIFE.I THINK IF WE'RE GONNA
  • 00:08:00.503 --> 00:08:01.437
  • I THINK IF WE'RE GONNASTAY FAITHFUL TO WHAT
  • 00:08:01.437 --> 00:08:02.371
  • STAY FAITHFUL TO WHATGOD'S CALLED US TO DO,
  • 00:08:02.371 --> 00:08:04.740
  • GOD'S CALLED US TO DO,WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE
  • 00:08:04.740 --> 00:08:05.474
  • WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO BEWILLING TO CONSTANTLY BE
  • 00:08:05.474 --> 00:08:06.642
  • WILLING TO CONSTANTLY BEGROWING, CONSTANTLY
  • 00:08:06.642 --> 00:08:07.243
  • GROWING, CONSTANTLYGETTING OUT OF OUR COMFORT
  • 00:08:07.243 --> 00:08:08.210
  • GETTING OUT OF OUR COMFORTZONES, CONSTANTLY TRYING
  • 00:08:08.210 --> 00:08:10.246
  • ZONES, CONSTANTLY TRYINGNEW THINGS.
  • 00:08:10.246 --> 00:08:10.880
  • NEW THINGS.AND FOR THOSE OF US THAT
  • 00:08:10.880 --> 00:08:11.914
  • AND FOR THOSE OF US THATARE MARRIED, WE'RE NOT
  • 00:08:11.914 --> 00:08:13.549
  • ARE MARRIED, WE'RE NOTALWAYS THE ONE THAT IS
  • 00:08:13.549 --> 00:08:15.585
  • ALWAYS THE ONE THAT ISCOMING UP WITH THE IDEA
  • 00:08:15.585 --> 00:08:16.152
  • COMING UP WITH THE IDEAOF-- YOU KNOW, AND IN THE
  • 00:08:16.152 --> 00:08:18.654
  • OF-- YOU KNOW, AND IN THEWAY THAT WE WORK IN OUR
  • 00:08:18.654 --> 00:08:19.221
  • WAY THAT WE WORK IN OURMARRIAGE, LIKE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:08:19.221 --> 00:08:20.623
  • MARRIAGE, LIKE, YOU KNOW,I'M VERY MUCH-- I'M
  • 00:08:20.623 --> 00:08:21.791
  • I'M VERY MUCH-- I'MALONGSIDE MY HUSBAND, BUT
  • 00:08:21.791 --> 00:08:23.526
  • ALONGSIDE MY HUSBAND, BUTEVERY MAJOR MOVE THAT
  • 00:08:23.526 --> 00:08:27.330
  • EVERY MAJOR MOVE THATWE'VE DONE IN MINISTRY AND
  • 00:08:27.330 --> 00:08:28.464
  • WE'VE DONE IN MINISTRY ANDIN EXPANSION, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:08:28.464 --> 00:08:29.332
  • IN EXPANSION, YOU KNOW,NICK'S REALLY COME TO ME
  • 00:08:29.332 --> 00:08:29.999
  • NICK'S REALLY COME TO MEAND SAID, "CHRIS, THIS IS
  • 00:08:29.999 --> 00:08:32.969
  • AND SAID, "CHRIS, THIS ISWHAT I THINK GOD'S SAYING."
  • 00:08:32.969 --> 00:08:33.603
  • WHAT I THINK GOD'S SAYING."IT TAKES A LOT OF
  • 00:08:33.603 --> 00:08:35.605
  • IT TAKES A LOT OFCONFIDENCE AND CONFIDENCE
  • 00:08:35.605 --> 00:08:37.106
  • CONFIDENCE AND CONFIDENCEIN THE LORD TO GO,
  • 00:08:37.106 --> 00:08:37.940
  • IN THE LORD TO GO,ULTIMATELY, "GOD, I HOPE
  • 00:08:37.940 --> 00:08:40.276
  • ULTIMATELY, "GOD, I HOPEYOU ARE IN THIS, AND, YOU
  • 00:08:40.276 --> 00:08:40.810
  • YOU ARE IN THIS, AND, YOUKNOW, YOU GOTTA CHANGE MY
  • 00:08:40.810 --> 00:08:41.811
  • KNOW, YOU GOTTA CHANGE MYHEART.
  • 00:08:41.811 --> 00:08:43.746
  • HEART.YOU GOTTA BRING ME IN
  • 00:08:43.746 --> 00:08:44.380
  • YOU GOTTA BRING ME INALIGNMENT WITH THIS."
  • 00:08:44.380 --> 00:08:47.683
  • ALIGNMENT WITH THIS."AND SOMETIMES YOUR HEART AND
  • 00:08:47.683 --> 00:08:48.217
  • AND SOMETIMES YOUR HEART ANDMIND DOESN'T EVEN CHANGE
  • 00:08:48.217 --> 00:08:48.684
  • MIND DOESN'T EVEN CHANGETILL YOU'RE THERE.
  • 00:08:48.684 --> 00:08:49.518
  • TILL YOU'RE THERE.I DON'T THINK IT WAS
  • 00:08:49.518 --> 00:08:50.820
  • I DON'T THINK IT WASREALLY UNTIL ABOUT TWO
  • 00:08:50.820 --> 00:08:52.788
  • REALLY UNTIL ABOUT TWOYEARS LIVING HERE THAT I
  • 00:08:52.788 --> 00:08:54.123
  • YEARS LIVING HERE THAT IKIND OF FINALLY CAUGHT UP
  • 00:08:54.123 --> 00:08:56.292
  • KIND OF FINALLY CAUGHT UPAND WENT "YES, 100%,
  • 00:08:56.292 --> 00:08:57.326
  • AND WENT "YES, 100%,I THINK THIS."
  • 00:08:57.326 --> 00:08:58.094
  • I THINK THIS."BUT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:08:58.094 --> 00:08:59.095
  • BUT, YOU KNOW,I HAD TO TRUST THAT
  • 00:08:59.095 --> 00:09:00.096
  • I HAD TO TRUST THATTHE MAN THAT I MARRIED AND
  • 00:09:00.096 --> 00:09:01.297
  • THE MAN THAT I MARRIED ANDI MADE SOME COVENANT VOWS TO--
  • 00:09:01.297 --> 00:09:03.065
  • I MADE SOME COVENANT VOWS TO--THAT THIS WAS ONE OF
  • 00:09:03.065 --> 00:09:03.599
  • THAT THIS WAS ONE OFTHOSE TIMES WHERE IT'S
  • 00:09:03.599 --> 00:09:04.867
  • THOSE TIMES WHERE IT'SLIKE, "OKAY."
  • 00:09:04.867 --> 00:09:05.468
  • LIKE, "OKAY."I'M JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE
  • 00:09:05.468 --> 00:09:06.435
  • I'M JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSESOMETIMES BRAVERY MEANS
  • 00:09:06.435 --> 00:09:08.504
  • SOMETIMES BRAVERY MEANSTHAT YOU'VE GOTTA TRUST
  • 00:09:08.504 --> 00:09:10.506
  • THAT YOU'VE GOTTA TRUSTSOME DECISIONS, SOME
  • 00:09:10.506 --> 00:09:12.842
  • SOME DECISIONS, SOMECOVENANTS, SOME THINGS
  • 00:09:12.842 --> 00:09:13.643
  • COVENANTS, SOME THINGSTHAT YOU DECIDED 20 YEARS
  • 00:09:13.643 --> 00:09:14.710
  • THAT YOU DECIDED 20 YEARSAGO, AND THEN HAD TO WALK
  • 00:09:14.710 --> 00:09:17.780
  • AGO, AND THEN HAD TO WALKIN IT DOWN THE TRACK THERE.
  • 00:09:17.780 --> 00:09:18.247
  • IN IT DOWN THE TRACK THERE.I DON'T KNOW, JADA, IF
  • 00:09:18.247 --> 00:09:18.914
  • I DON'T KNOW, JADA, IFTHAT KIND OF RESONATES
  • 00:09:18.914 --> 00:09:19.382
  • THAT KIND OF RESONATESWITH YOU.
  • 00:09:19.382 --> 00:09:21.651
  • WITH YOU.- JADA EDWARDS: OH, JUST
  • 00:09:21.651 --> 00:09:22.852
  • - JADA EDWARDS: OH, JUSTA LITTLE BIT BECAUSE I
  • 00:09:22.852 --> 00:09:23.519
  • A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE IREMEMBER WHEN MY HUSBAND
  • 00:09:23.519 --> 00:09:24.487
  • REMEMBER WHEN MY HUSBANDWALKED IN AND TOLD ME THAT
  • 00:09:24.487 --> 00:09:25.988
  • WALKED IN AND TOLD ME THATTHE LORD WAS CALLING HIM
  • 00:09:25.988 --> 00:09:28.924
  • THE LORD WAS CALLING HIMTO PLANT A CHURCH.
  • 00:09:28.924 --> 00:09:29.759
  • TO PLANT A CHURCH.AND I REMEMBER SAYING,
  • 00:09:29.759 --> 00:09:31.127
  • AND I REMEMBER SAYING,"BUT WAIT, WE WERE GONNA
  • 00:09:31.127 --> 00:09:32.862
  • "BUT WAIT, WE WERE GONNAMOVE TO JAMAICA AND DO
  • 00:09:32.862 --> 00:09:33.929
  • MOVE TO JAMAICA AND DOFULL-TIME MINISTRY," WHICH
  • 00:09:33.929 --> 00:09:36.298
  • FULL-TIME MINISTRY," WHICHWAS MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF
  • 00:09:36.298 --> 00:09:37.433
  • WAS MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE OFDISCOMFORT 'CAUSE IT
  • 00:09:37.433 --> 00:09:38.401
  • DISCOMFORT 'CAUSE ITWASN'T GONNA BE
  • 00:09:38.401 --> 00:09:39.635
  • WASN'T GONNA BEBEACH-RESORT JAMAICA.
  • 00:09:39.635 --> 00:09:40.770
  • BEACH-RESORT JAMAICA.IT'S GONNA BE URBAN
  • 00:09:40.770 --> 00:09:42.204
  • IT'S GONNA BE URBANJAMAICA, DOING MINISTRY,
  • 00:09:42.204 --> 00:09:43.472
  • JAMAICA, DOING MINISTRY,AND I HAD BEEN PREPARING
  • 00:09:43.472 --> 00:09:44.974
  • AND I HAD BEEN PREPARINGFOR SEVEN YEARS OF
  • 00:09:44.974 --> 00:09:46.142
  • FOR SEVEN YEARS OFMARRIAGE.
  • 00:09:46.142 --> 00:09:47.109
  • MARRIAGE.SO SEVEN YEARS IN, THIS
  • 00:09:47.109 --> 00:09:48.044
  • SO SEVEN YEARS IN, THISNUMBER OF COMPLETION AND
  • 00:09:48.044 --> 00:09:49.445
  • NUMBER OF COMPLETION ANDPERFECTION, I WAS LIKE,
  • 00:09:49.445 --> 00:09:50.546
  • PERFECTION, I WAS LIKE,"YES, OKAY, FINE, LET'S DO IT."
  • 00:09:50.546 --> 00:09:51.781
  • "YES, OKAY, FINE, LET'S DO IT."AND HE COMES, AND HE
  • 00:09:51.781 --> 00:09:53.382
  • AND HE COMES, AND HESAYS TO ME, "I FEEL LIKE
  • 00:09:53.382 --> 00:09:54.517
  • SAYS TO ME, "I FEEL LIKETHE LORD IS CALLING US TO
  • 00:09:54.517 --> 00:09:56.752
  • THE LORD IS CALLING US TOPLANT A CHURCH."
  • 00:09:56.752 --> 00:09:57.653
  • PLANT A CHURCH."I REMEMBER I WAS IN OUR
  • 00:09:57.653 --> 00:09:58.754
  • I REMEMBER I WAS IN OURLITTLE ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT.
  • 00:09:58.754 --> 00:09:59.855
  • LITTLE ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT.I WAS IN THE BED, AND I
  • 00:09:59.855 --> 00:10:00.923
  • I WAS IN THE BED, AND IKIND OF LOOKED AT HIM AND
  • 00:10:00.923 --> 00:10:02.058
  • KIND OF LOOKED AT HIM ANDSAID, "I THINK YOU NEED TO
  • 00:10:02.058 --> 00:10:03.292
  • SAID, "I THINK YOU NEED TOGO BACK TO THE LORD
  • 00:10:03.292 --> 00:10:04.660
  • GO BACK TO THE LORDBECAUSE HE DIDN'T TELL ME THAT."
  • 00:10:04.660 --> 00:10:05.928
  • BECAUSE HE DIDN'T TELL ME THAT."AND IT TOOK QUITE A FEW MONTHS,
  • 00:10:05.928 --> 00:10:06.729
  • AND IT TOOK QUITE A FEW MONTHS,AND EVERY TIME WE HAVE
  • 00:10:06.729 --> 00:10:09.331
  • AND EVERY TIME WE HAVEOUR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY--
  • 00:10:09.331 --> 00:10:10.433
  • OUR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY--WE JUST CELEBRATED 12 YEARS
  • 00:10:10.433 --> 00:10:12.935
  • WE JUST CELEBRATED 12 YEARSTHIS PAST WEEKEND--
  • 00:10:12.935 --> 00:10:14.036
  • THIS PAST WEEKEND--EVERY TIME WE CELEBRATE
  • 00:10:14.036 --> 00:10:14.503
  • EVERY TIME WE CELEBRATETHOSE YEARS,
  • 00:10:14.503 --> 00:10:15.237
  • THOSE YEARS,I GO, "YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD?
  • 00:10:15.237 --> 00:10:17.106
  • I GO, "YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD?WHY DID I HAVE TO BE DRUG
  • 00:10:17.106 --> 00:10:19.575
  • WHY DID I HAVE TO BE DRUGALONG INTO THIS PROCESS?"
  • 00:10:19.575 --> 00:10:20.976
  • ALONG INTO THIS PROCESS?"BECAUSE, EVEN THOUGH OUR
  • 00:10:20.976 --> 00:10:22.878
  • BECAUSE, EVEN THOUGH OURFIRST PLAN WAS SOMETHING I
  • 00:10:22.878 --> 00:10:24.080
  • FIRST PLAN WAS SOMETHING IHAD TO ADJUST TO, BY THE
  • 00:10:24.080 --> 00:10:25.781
  • HAD TO ADJUST TO, BY THETIME I ADJUSTED TO THAT, I
  • 00:10:25.781 --> 00:10:26.816
  • TIME I ADJUSTED TO THAT, IDIDN'T WANNA MAKE ANOTHER
  • 00:10:26.816 --> 00:10:27.783
  • DIDN'T WANNA MAKE ANOTHERADJUSTMENT, AND SO I THINK
  • 00:10:27.783 --> 00:10:29.285
  • ADJUSTMENT, AND SO I THINKDEALING WITH OUR COMFORT
  • 00:10:29.285 --> 00:10:30.186
  • DEALING WITH OUR COMFORTZONES AND WHAT'S
  • 00:10:30.186 --> 00:10:31.387
  • ZONES AND WHAT'SCOMFORTABLE TO US IS NOT A
  • 00:10:31.387 --> 00:10:32.855
  • COMFORTABLE TO US IS NOT AONE-TIME THING.
  • 00:10:32.855 --> 00:10:34.356
  • ONE-TIME THING.I MEAN, YOU CAN THINK,
  • 00:10:34.356 --> 00:10:34.990
  • I MEAN, YOU CAN THINK,"YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:10:34.990 --> 00:10:35.791
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?I'M BREAKIN' MY COMFORT
  • 00:10:35.791 --> 00:10:36.358
  • I'M BREAKIN' MY COMFORTZONE.
  • 00:10:36.358 --> 00:10:36.992
  • ZONE.I'M GONNA GO WITH MY HUSBAND."
  • 00:10:36.992 --> 00:10:38.294
  • I'M GONNA GO WITH MY HUSBAND."LISTEN, WATCH OUT.
  • 00:10:38.294 --> 00:10:39.061
  • LISTEN, WATCH OUT.TO ALL MY UNMARRIED PEOPLE
  • 00:10:39.061 --> 00:10:40.029
  • TO ALL MY UNMARRIED PEOPLEWHO ARE DYING TO BE
  • 00:10:40.029 --> 00:10:40.996
  • WHO ARE DYING TO BEMARRIED, CAN I JUST GIVE
  • 00:10:40.996 --> 00:10:43.365
  • MARRIED, CAN I JUST GIVEYOU A SIDE NOTE?
  • 00:10:43.365 --> 00:10:43.899
  • YOU A SIDE NOTE?DON'T RUSH OUT.
  • 00:10:43.899 --> 00:10:44.467
  • DON'T RUSH OUT.PAUL SAYS IN CORINTHIANS,
  • 00:10:44.467 --> 00:10:45.000
  • PAUL SAYS IN CORINTHIANS,"DON'T RUSH OUT OF YOUR
  • 00:10:45.000 --> 00:10:46.302
  • "DON'T RUSH OUT OF YOURSEASON."
  • 00:10:46.302 --> 00:10:46.769
  • SEASON."JUST LET THE LORD LEAD
  • 00:10:46.769 --> 00:10:47.803
  • JUST LET THE LORD LEADYOU BECAUSE IT'S NOT
  • 00:10:47.803 --> 00:10:50.005
  • YOU BECAUSE IT'S NOTALWAYS THIS BEAUTIFUL,
  • 00:10:50.005 --> 00:10:50.740
  • ALWAYS THIS BEAUTIFUL,PERFECT AGREEMENT THAT YOU
  • 00:10:50.740 --> 00:10:51.440
  • PERFECT AGREEMENT THAT YOUTHINK IT IS.
  • 00:10:51.440 --> 00:10:53.008
  • THINK IT IS.THERE'S WRESTLE AND
  • 00:10:53.008 --> 00:10:54.643
  • THERE'S WRESTLE ANDTENSION, AND YOU'RE TRYING
  • 00:10:54.643 --> 00:10:55.845
  • TENSION, AND YOU'RE TRYINGTO FIGURE OUT WHO HAD
  • 00:10:55.845 --> 00:10:56.946
  • TO FIGURE OUT WHO HADTHEIR QUIET TIME, AND
  • 00:10:56.946 --> 00:10:58.080
  • THEIR QUIET TIME, ANDWHO'S REALLY HEARING FROM
  • 00:10:58.080 --> 00:10:59.315
  • WHO'S REALLY HEARING FROMTHE LORD BECAUSE WE DON'T
  • 00:10:59.315 --> 00:10:59.749
  • THE LORD BECAUSE WE DON'TALWAYS AGREE.
  • 00:10:59.749 --> 00:11:01.383
  • ALWAYS AGREE.AND SO IT'S FUNNY TO ME,
  • 00:11:01.383 --> 00:11:03.919
  • AND SO IT'S FUNNY TO ME,AND I'M SAYING,
  • 00:11:03.919 --> 00:11:04.487
  • AND I'M SAYING,"WAIT A MINUTE.
  • 00:11:04.487 --> 00:11:05.721
  • "WAIT A MINUTE.I HAD MINE AT 10 A.M.
  • 00:11:05.721 --> 00:11:06.589
  • I HAD MINE AT 10 A.M.WHEN WAS YOURS?
  • 00:11:06.589 --> 00:11:07.990
  • WHEN WAS YOURS?'CAUSE THAT DOES NOT SOUND
  • 00:11:07.990 --> 00:11:09.625
  • 'CAUSE THAT DOES NOT SOUNDLIKE WHAT THE LORD TOLD ME."
  • 00:11:09.625 --> 00:11:10.059
  • LIKE WHAT THE LORD TOLD ME."AND SO IT'S A WHOLE
  • 00:11:10.059 --> 00:11:12.962
  • AND SO IT'S A WHOLEDEVOTIONAL COMPETITION AS
  • 00:11:12.962 --> 00:11:13.462
  • DEVOTIONAL COMPETITION ASTO WHO'S REALLY HEARING
  • 00:11:13.462 --> 00:11:14.163
  • TO WHO'S REALLY HEARINGFROM THE LORD HERE.
  • 00:11:14.163 --> 00:11:17.032
  • FROM THE LORD HERE.AND I REMEMBER THINKING,
  • 00:11:17.032 --> 00:11:18.567
  • AND I REMEMBER THINKING,"BUT, GOD, I WAS WILLING
  • 00:11:18.567 --> 00:11:19.468
  • "BUT, GOD, I WAS WILLINGTO GIVE UP ALL OF MY
  • 00:11:19.468 --> 00:11:23.105
  • TO GIVE UP ALL OF MYAMERICAN COMFORTS AND
  • 00:11:23.105 --> 00:11:23.672
  • AMERICAN COMFORTS ANDCONVENIENCES AND ALL OF MY
  • 00:11:23.672 --> 00:11:24.607
  • CONVENIENCES AND ALL OF MYDREAMS AND SAY,
  • 00:11:24.607 --> 00:11:25.574
  • DREAMS AND SAY,'LET'S GO TO JAMAICA.'"
  • 00:11:25.574 --> 00:11:28.611
  • 'LET'S GO TO JAMAICA.'"AND IT TOOK ME A LOT
  • 00:11:28.611 --> 00:11:29.111
  • AND IT TOOK ME A LOTOF MENTAL ENERGY TO MAKE
  • 00:11:29.111 --> 00:11:30.679
  • OF MENTAL ENERGY TO MAKETHAT SHIFT BEFORE I SAID,
  • 00:11:30.679 --> 00:11:31.480
  • THAT SHIFT BEFORE I SAID,"I DO," BECAUSE HE
  • 00:11:31.480 --> 00:11:32.081
  • "I DO," BECAUSE HEALREADY KNEW THAT
  • 00:11:32.081 --> 00:11:32.982
  • ALREADY KNEW THATWAS HIS PLAN.
  • 00:11:32.982 --> 00:11:34.350
  • WAS HIS PLAN.I WAS REARRANGING LIFE TO
  • 00:11:34.350 --> 00:11:35.351
  • I WAS REARRANGING LIFE TOLIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.
  • 00:11:35.351 --> 00:11:36.485
  • LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.WE DIDN'T BUY A HOME.
  • 00:11:36.485 --> 00:11:37.386
  • WE DIDN'T BUY A HOME.WE DIDN'T REALLY PUT DOWN
  • 00:11:37.386 --> 00:11:38.454
  • WE DIDN'T REALLY PUT DOWNROOTS.
  • 00:11:38.454 --> 00:11:39.555
  • ROOTS.EVERYTHING WAS IN LIMBO
  • 00:11:39.555 --> 00:11:40.322
  • EVERYTHING WAS IN LIMBOFOR SEVEN YEARS.
  • 00:11:40.322 --> 00:11:41.323
  • FOR SEVEN YEARS.AND SO I ALMOST FELT LIKE
  • 00:11:41.323 --> 00:11:42.858
  • AND SO I ALMOST FELT LIKETHE LORD SHOULD GIVE ME A
  • 00:11:42.858 --> 00:11:44.026
  • THE LORD SHOULD GIVE ME AMEDAL OR SOME KIND OF
  • 00:11:44.026 --> 00:11:45.795
  • MEDAL OR SOME KIND OFAWARD FOR MAKIN' THAT
  • 00:11:45.795 --> 00:11:46.462
  • AWARD FOR MAKIN' THATFIRST SHIFT OUT OF MY
  • 00:11:46.462 --> 00:11:47.062
  • FIRST SHIFT OUT OF MYCOMFORT ZONE.
  • 00:11:47.062 --> 00:11:49.431
  • COMFORT ZONE.HOW DARE HE BRING ANOTHER
  • 00:11:49.431 --> 00:11:50.466
  • HOW DARE HE BRING ANOTHERONE?
  • 00:11:50.466 --> 00:11:51.400
  • ONE?AND SO I THINK WE HAVE TO
  • 00:11:51.400 --> 00:11:52.568
  • AND SO I THINK WE HAVE TOREALIZE THAT MOVING PAST
  • 00:11:52.568 --> 00:11:54.170
  • REALIZE THAT MOVING PASTOUR COMFORT ZONES,
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:55.437
  • OUR COMFORT ZONES,BEING STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,
  • 00:11:55.437 --> 00:11:57.940
  • BEING STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,IS AN ONGOING THING.
  • 00:11:57.940 --> 00:11:59.008
  • IS AN ONGOING THING.JAMIE REFERRED TO ONE OF
  • 00:11:59.008 --> 00:11:59.542
  • JAMIE REFERRED TO ONE OFMY FAVORITE PASSAGES IN
  • 00:11:59.542 --> 00:12:00.576
  • MY FAVORITE PASSAGES INTHE BOOK OF JOSHUA, AND
  • 00:12:00.576 --> 00:12:02.611
  • THE BOOK OF JOSHUA, ANDOVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND
  • 00:12:02.611 --> 00:12:03.712
  • OVER AND OVER AGAIN, ANDWHEN GOD IS SAYING,
  • 00:12:03.712 --> 00:12:04.547
  • WHEN GOD IS SAYING,"BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,"
  • 00:12:04.547 --> 00:12:06.348
  • "BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS,"HE'S NOT TALKIN' ABOUT TODAY.
  • 00:12:06.348 --> 00:12:07.183
  • HE'S NOT TALKIN' ABOUT TODAY.HE'S LIKE, "'CAUSE GUESS
  • 00:12:07.183 --> 00:12:07.650
  • HE'S LIKE, "'CAUSE GUESSWHAT'S COMING?
  • 00:12:07.650 --> 00:12:08.818
  • WHAT'S COMING?-- JERICHO.
  • 00:12:08.818 --> 00:12:10.052
  • -- JERICHO.AND BEFORE THAT, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:12:10.052 --> 00:12:10.553
  • AND BEFORE THAT, GUESS WHAT?-- JORDAN.
  • 00:12:10.553 --> 00:12:11.287
  • -- JORDAN.AND THEN THERE'S GONNA BE
  • 00:12:11.287 --> 00:12:12.955
  • AND THEN THERE'S GONNA BECIRCUMCISION FOR YOUR
  • 00:12:12.955 --> 00:12:13.956
  • CIRCUMCISION FOR YOURWHOLE NATION, AND THERE'S
  • 00:12:13.956 --> 00:12:14.790
  • WHOLE NATION, AND THERE'SGONNA BE WAR.
  • 00:12:14.790 --> 00:12:16.091
  • GONNA BE WAR.THERE'S GONNA BE BATTLE.
  • 00:12:16.091 --> 00:12:17.326
  • THERE'S GONNA BE BATTLE.SO YOU CAN'T BE STRONG AND
  • 00:12:17.326 --> 00:12:18.260
  • SO YOU CAN'T BE STRONG ANDCOURAGEOUS TODAY BECAUSE
  • 00:12:18.260 --> 00:12:19.061
  • COURAGEOUS TODAY BECAUSETODAY IS JUST THE STARTING
  • 00:12:19.061 --> 00:12:21.630
  • TODAY IS JUST THE STARTINGPOINT.
  • 00:12:21.630 --> 00:12:22.131
  • POINT.YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO
  • 00:12:22.131 --> 00:12:23.132
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TOCONTINUE TO BE STRONG AND
  • 00:12:23.132 --> 00:12:23.732
  • CONTINUE TO BE STRONG ANDCOURAGEOUS."
  • 00:12:23.732 --> 00:12:25.267
  • COURAGEOUS."AND I JUST THINK IT'S SO
  • 00:12:25.267 --> 00:12:26.268
  • AND I JUST THINK IT'S SOIMPORTANT FOR US TO
  • 00:12:26.268 --> 00:12:28.170
  • IMPORTANT FOR US TOUNDERSTAND THAT,
  • 00:12:28.170 --> 00:12:29.839
  • UNDERSTAND THAT,ONCE WE GET OUT OF A
  • 00:12:29.839 --> 00:12:31.974
  • ONCE WE GET OUT OF ACOMFORTABLE PLACE--
  • 00:12:31.974 --> 00:12:33.008
  • COMFORTABLE PLACE--AND MAYBE WE'VE MADE THAT
  • 00:12:33.008 --> 00:12:33.976
  • AND MAYBE WE'VE MADE THATFAITH MOVE-- THAT AS SOON
  • 00:12:33.976 --> 00:12:34.643
  • FAITH MOVE-- THAT AS SOONAS YOU START TO SETTLE
  • 00:12:34.643 --> 00:12:36.445
  • AS YOU START TO SETTLEAGAIN, BE READY BECAUSE
  • 00:12:36.445 --> 00:12:37.713
  • AGAIN, BE READY BECAUSEGOD'S DISRUPTION IS ALWAYS
  • 00:12:37.713 --> 00:12:38.881
  • GOD'S DISRUPTION IS ALWAYSFOR HIS GLORY.
  • 00:12:38.881 --> 00:12:40.149
  • FOR HIS GLORY.HE'S NEVER JUST TRYING TO
  • 00:12:40.149 --> 00:12:43.018
  • HE'S NEVER JUST TRYING TOMAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE.
  • 00:12:43.018 --> 00:12:43.519
  • MAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE.BUT THERE WERE SO MANY
  • 00:12:43.519 --> 00:12:44.286
  • BUT THERE WERE SO MANYTIMES WHERE HE'S LIKE, "I
  • 00:12:44.286 --> 00:12:45.654
  • TIMES WHERE HE'S LIKE, "INEED TO INTERRUPT THIS
  • 00:12:45.654 --> 00:12:46.622
  • NEED TO INTERRUPT THISCOURSE YOU'RE ON."
  • 00:12:46.622 --> 00:12:47.623
  • COURSE YOU'RE ON."AND IT MIGHT NOT EVEN
  • 00:12:47.623 --> 00:12:48.457
  • AND IT MIGHT NOT EVENBE A BAD COURSE,
  • 00:12:48.457 --> 00:12:49.191
  • BE A BAD COURSE,BUT "I'VE GOT A BETTER
  • 00:12:49.191 --> 00:12:49.859
  • BUT "I'VE GOT A BETTERONE FOR YOU."
  • 00:12:49.859 --> 00:12:50.693
  • ONE FOR YOU."OR "I NEED TO DISRUPT THIS
  • 00:12:50.693 --> 00:12:52.228
  • OR "I NEED TO DISRUPT THISTHING YOU'RE DOING BECAUSE
  • 00:12:52.228 --> 00:12:53.662
  • THING YOU'RE DOING BECAUSEYOU'RE GETTING STAGNANT"
  • 00:12:53.662 --> 00:12:55.297
  • YOU'RE GETTING STAGNANT"OR "BECAUSE YOU'VE
  • 00:12:55.297 --> 00:12:56.365
  • OR "BECAUSE YOU'VEFORGOTTEN THAT IT'S ABOUT ME."
  • 00:12:56.365 --> 00:12:57.166
  • FORGOTTEN THAT IT'S ABOUT ME."IT COULD BE SO MANY
  • 00:12:57.166 --> 00:12:59.235
  • IT COULD BE SO MANYREASONS THAT HE'S CALLING
  • 00:12:59.235 --> 00:13:00.870
  • REASONS THAT HE'S CALLINGUS TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE,
  • 00:13:00.870 --> 00:13:02.071
  • US TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE,AND WE HAVE TO EXPECT THAT
  • 00:13:02.071 --> 00:13:03.806
  • AND WE HAVE TO EXPECT THATTHAT IS A PRESENT-TENSE,
  • 00:13:03.806 --> 00:13:06.141
  • THAT IS A PRESENT-TENSE,CONTINUAL STATE OF LIFE,
  • 00:13:06.141 --> 00:13:07.309
  • CONTINUAL STATE OF LIFE,THAT WE DON'T CONQUER ONE
  • 00:13:07.309 --> 00:13:08.143
  • THAT WE DON'T CONQUER ONECOMFORT ZONE, AND THEN
  • 00:13:08.143 --> 00:13:09.044
  • COMFORT ZONE, AND THENWE'RE GOOD UNTIL HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:09.044 --> 00:13:11.347
  • WE'RE GOOD UNTIL HEAVEN,THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
  • 00:13:11.347 --> 00:13:13.482
  • THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN,RIGHT WHEN YOU'RE ABOUT TO
  • 00:13:13.482 --> 00:13:14.717
  • RIGHT WHEN YOU'RE ABOUT TOPAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK
  • 00:13:14.717 --> 00:13:15.584
  • PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACKFOR GETTING OVER THE FIRST
  • 00:13:15.584 --> 00:13:16.652
  • FOR GETTING OVER THE FIRSTONE, HE'S GOT ANOTHER
  • 00:13:16.652 --> 00:13:18.020
  • ONE, HE'S GOT ANOTHERUNCOMFORTABLE PLACE FOR
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:18.888
  • UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE FORYOU, AND JUST KNOW THAT
  • 00:13:18.888 --> 00:13:21.223
  • YOU, AND JUST KNOW THATHE'S THERE.
  • 00:13:21.223 --> 00:13:22.358
  • HE'S THERE.HE'S AHEAD OF IT.
  • 00:13:22.358 --> 00:13:23.125
  • HE'S AHEAD OF IT.HE'S ORDAINED AND HE'S
  • 00:13:23.125 --> 00:13:23.959
  • HE'S ORDAINED AND HE'SPLANNED IT.
  • 00:13:23.959 --> 00:13:25.027
  • PLANNED IT.AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE
  • 00:13:25.027 --> 00:13:26.195
  • AND THEN YOU'LL HAVEMOMENTS LIKE CHRIS WAS
  • 00:13:26.195 --> 00:13:27.129
  • MOMENTS LIKE CHRIS WASSAYING WHERE YOU LOOK BACK
  • 00:13:27.129 --> 00:13:27.730
  • SAYING WHERE YOU LOOK BACKYEARS LATER OR OUR
  • 00:13:27.730 --> 00:13:30.065
  • YEARS LATER OR OUR12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, AND I
  • 00:13:30.065 --> 00:13:31.634
  • 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, AND ISAY, "GOSH, WHAT IF I HAD
  • 00:13:31.634 --> 00:13:33.235
  • SAY, "GOSH, WHAT IF I HADCHOSEN TO BE COMFORTABLE?"
  • 00:13:33.235 --> 00:13:34.470
  • CHOSEN TO BE COMFORTABLE?"NOT ONLY WOULD IT HAVE
  • 00:13:34.470 --> 00:13:35.704
  • NOT ONLY WOULD IT HAVEBEEN DISRUPTIVE TO MY
  • 00:13:35.704 --> 00:13:36.472
  • BEEN DISRUPTIVE TO MYMARRIAGE, I COULD'VE
  • 00:13:36.472 --> 00:13:38.674
  • MARRIAGE, I COULD'VEPREVENTED ALL OF THESE
  • 00:13:38.674 --> 00:13:39.775
  • PREVENTED ALL OF THESEPEOPLE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO
  • 00:13:39.775 --> 00:13:40.876
  • PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TOMINISTER TO, AND YOU JUST
  • 00:13:40.876 --> 00:13:42.278
  • MINISTER TO, AND YOU JUSTNEVER KNOW-- THE COST OF
  • 00:13:42.278 --> 00:13:44.947
  • NEVER KNOW-- THE COST OFOUR COMFORT IS SO GREAT IN
  • 00:13:44.947 --> 00:13:46.916
  • OUR COMFORT IS SO GREAT INTHE SCHEME OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:13:46.916 --> 00:13:47.449
  • THE SCHEME OF ETERNITY,AND GOD IS LIKE, "IT'S NOT
  • 00:13:47.449 --> 00:13:48.851
  • AND GOD IS LIKE, "IT'S NOTWORTH IT.
  • 00:13:48.851 --> 00:13:50.286
  • WORTH IT.IT'S NOT WORTH IT."
  • 00:13:50.286 --> 00:13:51.387
  • IT'S NOT WORTH IT."SO, SOON AS YOU THINK YOU'VE
  • 00:13:51.387 --> 00:13:52.154
  • SO, SOON AS YOU THINK YOU'VEDONE WELL, BE PREPARED FOR
  • 00:13:52.154 --> 00:13:53.422
  • DONE WELL, BE PREPARED FORTHE NEXT DISRUPTION AND
  • 00:13:53.422 --> 00:13:54.456
  • THE NEXT DISRUPTION ANDKNOW IT'S ALWAYS GONNA
  • 00:13:54.456 --> 00:13:54.957
  • KNOW IT'S ALWAYS GONNAWORK OUT FOR THE GLORY
  • 00:13:54.957 --> 00:13:58.260
  • WORK OUT FOR THE GLORYOF GOD.
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:13:58.827
  • OF GOD.- JANICE GAINES: NO, THAT
  • 00:13:58.827 --> 00:13:59.395
  • - JANICE GAINES: NO, THATIS SO GOOD.
  • 00:13:59.395 --> 00:14:02.164
  • IS SO GOOD.YOU ARE SO RIGHT.
  • 00:14:02.164 --> 00:14:02.998
  • YOU ARE SO RIGHT.YOU KNOW, PROBABLY ABOUT
  • 00:14:02.998 --> 00:14:03.465
  • YOU KNOW, PROBABLY ABOUT12 YEARS AGO, I WAS A
  • 00:14:03.465 --> 00:14:05.134
  • 12 YEARS AGO, I WAS ASEVENTH-GRADE MATH TEACHER
  • 00:14:05.134 --> 00:14:05.901
  • SEVENTH-GRADE MATH TEACHERIN THE BRONX, AND THE
  • 00:14:05.901 --> 00:14:07.303
  • IN THE BRONX, AND THELORD, YOU KNOW, CHALLENGED
  • 00:14:07.303 --> 00:14:10.372
  • LORD, YOU KNOW, CHALLENGEDMY HUSBAND AND ME AND
  • 00:14:10.372 --> 00:14:11.206
  • MY HUSBAND AND ME ANDSAID, "HEY, I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:14:11.206 --> 00:14:13.776
  • SAID, "HEY, I WANT YOU TOGO INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY."
  • 00:14:13.776 --> 00:14:14.877
  • GO INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY."AND I AM A PERSON WHO,
  • 00:14:14.877 --> 00:14:16.545
  • AND I AM A PERSON WHO,AS MY FATHER IS A
  • 00:14:16.545 --> 00:14:17.880
  • AS MY FATHER IS ABISHOP IN THE
  • 00:14:17.880 --> 00:14:19.181
  • BISHOP IN THECHRISTIAN METHODIST
  • 00:14:19.181 --> 00:14:20.649
  • CHRISTIAN METHODISTEPISCOPAL CHURCH,
  • 00:14:20.649 --> 00:14:21.550
  • EPISCOPAL CHURCH,MY MOM IS A MUSICIAN, ALWAYS
  • 00:14:21.550 --> 00:14:22.418
  • MY MOM IS A MUSICIAN, ALWAYSBEEN THE MINISTER OF MUSIC AT
  • 00:14:22.418 --> 00:14:23.919
  • BEEN THE MINISTER OF MUSIC ATWHATEVER CHURCH WE ATTENDED,
  • 00:14:23.919 --> 00:14:27.423
  • WHATEVER CHURCH WE ATTENDED,AND I PROMISED MYSELF
  • 00:14:27.423 --> 00:14:27.957
  • AND I PROMISED MYSELFAS A KID, "I WILL NEVER GO
  • 00:14:27.957 --> 00:14:29.625
  • AS A KID, "I WILL NEVER GOINTO MINISTRY OR MUSIC.
  • 00:14:29.625 --> 00:14:31.627
  • INTO MINISTRY OR MUSIC.I'M GOING TO HAVE A
  • 00:14:31.627 --> 00:14:32.795
  • I'M GOING TO HAVE APAYCHECK EVERY TWO WEEKS."
  • 00:14:32.795 --> 00:14:33.862
  • PAYCHECK EVERY TWO WEEKS."LIKE THAT'S HOW I WANT TO
  • 00:14:33.862 --> 00:14:34.363
  • LIKE THAT'S HOW I WANT TOLIVE.
  • 00:14:34.363 --> 00:14:34.863
  • LIVE.I WANT THAT
  • 00:14:34.863 --> 00:14:35.898
  • I WANT THATPREDICTABILITY.
  • 00:14:35.898 --> 00:14:36.966
  • PREDICTABILITY.AND HERE WAS THE LORD
  • 00:14:36.966 --> 00:14:38.334
  • AND HERE WAS THE LORDASKING ME TO BASICALLY
  • 00:14:38.334 --> 00:14:41.236
  • ASKING ME TO BASICALLYCOMBINE BOTH AND SING FOR
  • 00:14:41.236 --> 00:14:42.538
  • COMBINE BOTH AND SING FORHIS GLORY, AND SO WE DID.
  • 00:14:42.538 --> 00:14:43.639
  • HIS GLORY, AND SO WE DID.WE PACKED UP, AND WE LEFT
  • 00:14:43.639 --> 00:14:44.940
  • WE PACKED UP, AND WE LEFTNEW YORK, THE NEW YORK
  • 00:14:44.940 --> 00:14:45.941
  • NEW YORK, THE NEW YORKTHAT WAS SO HARD FOR ME TO
  • 00:14:45.941 --> 00:14:46.875
  • THAT WAS SO HARD FOR ME TOGO TO-- HAD BECOME
  • 00:14:46.875 --> 00:14:48.577
  • GO TO-- HAD BECOMECOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:14:48.577 --> 00:14:50.512
  • COMFORTABLE.AND WE CAME TO NASHVILLE
  • 00:14:50.512 --> 00:14:52.881
  • AND WE CAME TO NASHVILLEBUT-- AND I'VE BEEN
  • 00:14:52.881 --> 00:14:54.917
  • BUT-- AND I'VE BEENSINGING EVER SINCE, AND
  • 00:14:54.917 --> 00:14:55.718
  • SINGING EVER SINCE, ANDTHEN RIGHT AROUND A YEAR
  • 00:14:55.718 --> 00:14:56.819
  • THEN RIGHT AROUND A YEARAND A HALF, A YEAR AND
  • 00:14:56.819 --> 00:14:57.753
  • AND A HALF, A YEAR ANDTHREE-QUARTERS AGO,
  • 00:14:57.753 --> 00:14:58.654
  • THREE-QUARTERS AGO,THE LORD SAYS,
  • 00:14:58.654 --> 00:15:01.357
  • THE LORD SAYS,"NOW, KEEP SINGING.
  • 00:15:01.357 --> 00:15:01.924
  • "NOW, KEEP SINGING.NOW WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO
  • 00:15:01.924 --> 00:15:02.591
  • NOW WHAT I WANT YOU TO DOIS I WANT YOU TO JOIN YOUR
  • 00:15:02.591 --> 00:15:03.926
  • IS I WANT YOU TO JOIN YOURCHURCH'S STAFF."
  • 00:15:03.926 --> 00:15:05.694
  • CHURCH'S STAFF."AND WE ENDED UP CALLING MY
  • 00:15:05.694 --> 00:15:06.495
  • AND WE ENDED UP CALLING MYPOSITION
  • 00:15:06.495 --> 00:15:08.864
  • POSITION"DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY."
  • 00:15:08.864 --> 00:15:10.332
  • "DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY."AND I THOUGHT, "LORD, NOW,
  • 00:15:10.332 --> 00:15:12.001
  • AND I THOUGHT, "LORD, NOW,YOU KNOW I DON'T WANNA ENTER
  • 00:15:12.001 --> 00:15:12.401
  • YOU KNOW I DON'T WANNA ENTERTHIS CONVERSATION.
  • 00:15:12.401 --> 00:15:13.669
  • THIS CONVERSATION.THIS CONVERSATION IS HOT."
  • 00:15:13.669 --> 00:15:15.371
  • THIS CONVERSATION IS HOT."AND THIS WAS BEFORE 2020.
  • 00:15:15.371 --> 00:15:17.606
  • AND THIS WAS BEFORE 2020.I THOUGHT, "NO--"
  • 00:15:17.606 --> 00:15:18.307
  • I THOUGHT, "NO--"AS LISA HARPER SAYS,
  • 00:15:18.307 --> 00:15:18.841
  • AS LISA HARPER SAYS,"NO, SIR."
  • 00:15:18.841 --> 00:15:19.675
  • "NO, SIR."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:19.675 --> 00:15:20.209
  • [LAUGHTER]"I DON'T WANNA DO THAT."
  • 00:15:20.209 --> 00:15:22.044
  • "I DON'T WANNA DO THAT."BUT THE REALITY IS THE
  • 00:15:22.044 --> 00:15:25.381
  • BUT THE REALITY IS THELORD WAS CHALLENGING ME TO
  • 00:15:25.381 --> 00:15:26.582
  • LORD WAS CHALLENGING ME TOCOME OUT OF MY COMFORT
  • 00:15:26.582 --> 00:15:27.883
  • COME OUT OF MY COMFORTZONE AND NOT EVEN JUST TO
  • 00:15:27.883 --> 00:15:29.985
  • ZONE AND NOT EVEN JUST TOLEAVE WHERE I WAS, BUT TO--
  • 00:15:29.985 --> 00:15:31.286
  • LEAVE WHERE I WAS, BUT TO--I THINK I'VE HEARD
  • 00:15:31.286 --> 00:15:32.454
  • I THINK I'VE HEARDYOU TALK ABOUT IT A LOT,
  • 00:15:32.454 --> 00:15:35.524
  • YOU TALK ABOUT IT A LOT,CHRIS, WITH A21, LIKE,
  • 00:15:35.524 --> 00:15:36.125
  • CHRIS, WITH A21, LIKE,"ADD THIS THING ON."
  • 00:15:36.125 --> 00:15:37.026
  • "ADD THIS THING ON."AND IT'S LIKE, "ARE YOU
  • 00:15:37.026 --> 00:15:38.794
  • AND IT'S LIKE, "ARE YOUKIDDING ME?
  • 00:15:38.794 --> 00:15:39.294
  • KIDDING ME?DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT I
  • 00:15:39.294 --> 00:15:40.662
  • DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT IHAVE A LITTLE KID--"
  • 00:15:40.662 --> 00:15:41.397
  • HAVE A LITTLE KID--"[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:41.397 --> 00:15:42.197
  • [LAUGHTER]-- "RIGHT NOW?"
  • 00:15:42.197 --> 00:15:44.333
  • -- "RIGHT NOW?"AND HE'S LIKE, "I GOT YOU.
  • 00:15:44.333 --> 00:15:45.701
  • AND HE'S LIKE, "I GOT YOU.YOU'VE GOT THIS."
  • 00:15:45.701 --> 00:15:47.102
  • YOU'VE GOT THIS."AND SO IT IS ABOUT REMEMBERING
  • 00:15:47.102 --> 00:15:48.003
  • AND SO IT IS ABOUT REMEMBERINGTHERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE ON
  • 00:15:48.003 --> 00:15:49.138
  • THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE ONTHE OTHER SIDE OF THIS
  • 00:15:49.138 --> 00:15:50.105
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THISDECISION, REMEMBERING THAT
  • 00:15:50.105 --> 00:15:53.642
  • DECISION, REMEMBERING THATHE HAS PREPARED THE GOOD
  • 00:15:53.642 --> 00:15:54.910
  • HE HAS PREPARED THE GOODWORKS FOR US TO DO
  • 00:15:54.910 --> 00:15:55.611
  • WORKS FOR US TO DOBEFOREHAND, AND I'M
  • 00:15:55.611 --> 00:15:58.080
  • BEFOREHAND, AND I'MWALKING IN THEM.
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:15:58.680
  • WALKING IN THEM.YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:15:58.680 --> 00:15:59.481
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?IT'S LIKE I HAVE TO BE
  • 00:15:59.481 --> 00:16:01.850
  • IT'S LIKE I HAVE TO BEWILLING TO FOLLOW HIM TO
  • 00:16:01.850 --> 00:16:02.451
  • WILLING TO FOLLOW HIM TOTHE PLACES I NEVER
  • 00:16:02.451 --> 00:16:03.852
  • THE PLACES I NEVERCOULD'VE IMAGINED OR ELSE
  • 00:16:03.852 --> 00:16:06.088
  • COULD'VE IMAGINED OR ELSEIT'S ME WRITING THE STORY,
  • 00:16:06.088 --> 00:16:07.556
  • IT'S ME WRITING THE STORY,BUT IT'S GOD WHO HAS
  • 00:16:07.556 --> 00:16:08.690
  • BUT IT'S GOD WHO HASALREADY WRITTEN THE STORY,
  • 00:16:08.690 --> 00:16:10.159
  • ALREADY WRITTEN THE STORY,AND WE ARE JUMPING INTO
  • 00:16:10.159 --> 00:16:13.262
  • AND WE ARE JUMPING INTOHIS NARRATIVE.
  • 00:16:13.262 --> 00:16:14.563
  • HIS NARRATIVE.AND I LOVE THAT GOD DOES
  • 00:16:14.563 --> 00:16:16.965
  • AND I LOVE THAT GOD DOESNOT WRITE THESE BORING,
  • 00:16:16.965 --> 00:16:17.633
  • NOT WRITE THESE BORING,FLAT, TWO-DIMENSIONAL
  • 00:16:17.633 --> 00:16:20.869
  • FLAT, TWO-DIMENSIONALSTORIES.
  • 00:16:20.869 --> 00:16:21.403
  • STORIES.IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY, BUT
  • 00:16:21.403 --> 00:16:22.604
  • IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY, BUTWHO WANTS TO READ THAT?
  • 00:16:22.604 --> 00:16:23.539
  • WHO WANTS TO READ THAT?YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:16:23.539 --> 00:16:25.174
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN AND
  • 00:16:25.174 --> 00:16:26.141
  • WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN ANDWE WATCH OUR MOVIES, THE
  • 00:16:26.141 --> 00:16:27.309
  • WE WATCH OUR MOVIES, THEMOVIES OF EACH OTHER'S
  • 00:16:27.309 --> 00:16:28.143
  • MOVIES OF EACH OTHER'SLIVES, WE'RE GONNA BE
  • 00:16:28.143 --> 00:16:30.312
  • LIVES, WE'RE GONNA BELIKE, "OH, MY GOODNESS,
  • 00:16:30.312 --> 00:16:31.346
  • LIKE, "OH, MY GOODNESS,THAT WAS SO GOOD.
  • 00:16:31.346 --> 00:16:32.848
  • THAT WAS SO GOOD.CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT HE
  • 00:16:32.848 --> 00:16:34.750
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT HEDID THAT AND REDEEMED THAT
  • 00:16:34.750 --> 00:16:35.818
  • DID THAT AND REDEEMED THATAND BROUGHT THAT TO
  • 00:16:35.818 --> 00:16:37.219
  • AND BROUGHT THAT TOFRUITION?"
  • 00:16:37.219 --> 00:16:39.088
  • FRUITION?"AND IT'S JUST TO REMEMBER
  • 00:16:39.088 --> 00:16:40.089
  • AND IT'S JUST TO REMEMBERTHAT THERE ARE PEOPLE ON
  • 00:16:40.089 --> 00:16:41.657
  • THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE ONTHE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS
  • 00:16:41.657 --> 00:16:43.292
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT ISA HUGE PART OF WHAT MAKES
  • 00:16:43.292 --> 00:16:44.526
  • A HUGE PART OF WHAT MAKESME WILLING TO DO IT
  • 00:16:44.526 --> 00:16:46.395
  • ME WILLING TO DO ITBECAUSE, OTHERWISE, YOU
  • 00:16:46.395 --> 00:16:48.230
  • BECAUSE, OTHERWISE, YOUKNOW, I DO ENJOY MY
  • 00:16:48.230 --> 00:16:49.565
  • KNOW, I DO ENJOY MYCOMFORTS LIKE THE REST OF
  • 00:16:49.565 --> 00:16:51.767
  • COMFORTS LIKE THE REST OFTHE WORLD, BUT GOD IS
  • 00:16:51.767 --> 00:16:53.102
  • THE WORLD, BUT GOD ISREALLY CALLING US TO BE
  • 00:16:53.102 --> 00:16:54.603
  • REALLY CALLING US TO BECOURAGEOUS AND TAKE THAT
  • 00:16:54.603 --> 00:16:55.737
  • COURAGEOUS AND TAKE THATSTEP, LIKE YOU SAID, INTO
  • 00:16:55.737 --> 00:16:57.506
  • STEP, LIKE YOU SAID, INTOTHE WATER BEFORE IT PARTS
  • 00:16:57.506 --> 00:16:58.207
  • THE WATER BEFORE IT PARTSSOMETIMES, WHICH IS A
  • 00:16:58.207 --> 00:17:00.642
  • SOMETIMES, WHICH IS AWHOLE NOTHER THING.
  • 00:17:00.642 --> 00:17:01.243
  • WHOLE NOTHER THING.I DON'T KNOW-- WHAT ABOUT
  • 00:17:01.243 --> 00:17:02.344
  • I DON'T KNOW-- WHAT ABOUTYOU, JAMIE?
  • 00:17:02.344 --> 00:17:02.878
  • YOU, JAMIE?- JAMIE: YOU KNOW, THIS
  • 00:17:02.878 --> 00:17:04.947
  • - JAMIE: YOU KNOW, THISIS SO GOOD BECAUSE MY
  • 00:17:04.947 --> 00:17:05.481
  • IS SO GOOD BECAUSE MYHUSBAND AND I DECIDED
  • 00:17:05.481 --> 00:17:06.982
  • HUSBAND AND I DECIDEDEARLY ON IN OUR MARRIAGE
  • 00:17:06.982 --> 00:17:08.717
  • EARLY ON IN OUR MARRIAGETHAT WE WERE GONNA HAVE
  • 00:17:08.717 --> 00:17:09.685
  • THAT WE WERE GONNA HAVETHIS OPEN-HANDED POSTURE
  • 00:17:09.685 --> 00:17:11.420
  • THIS OPEN-HANDED POSTUREOF LIFE, AND WHAT WE MEANT
  • 00:17:11.420 --> 00:17:12.321
  • OF LIFE, AND WHAT WE MEANTBY THAT IS THAT WE WERE
  • 00:17:12.321 --> 00:17:13.255
  • BY THAT IS THAT WE WEREGONNA BE FAITHFUL AND
  • 00:17:13.255 --> 00:17:14.790
  • GONNA BE FAITHFUL ANDCOMMITTED AND ALL IN,
  • 00:17:14.790 --> 00:17:17.292
  • COMMITTED AND ALL IN,WHEREVER WE WERE, WHATEVER
  • 00:17:17.292 --> 00:17:18.494
  • WHEREVER WE WERE, WHATEVERSEASON, WHATEVER JOBS,
  • 00:17:18.494 --> 00:17:19.461
  • SEASON, WHATEVER JOBS,WHATEVER MINISTRY THAT
  • 00:17:19.461 --> 00:17:20.429
  • WHATEVER MINISTRY THATLOOKED LIKE, BUT WE WERE
  • 00:17:20.429 --> 00:17:22.197
  • LOOKED LIKE, BUT WE WEREALWAYS GOING TO LIVE THIS
  • 00:17:22.197 --> 00:17:23.232
  • ALWAYS GOING TO LIVE THISOPEN-HANDED LIFE, AND, FOR
  • 00:17:23.232 --> 00:17:24.700
  • OPEN-HANDED LIFE, AND, FORUS, THAT MEANS WE'RE ALL
  • 00:17:24.700 --> 00:17:25.701
  • US, THAT MEANS WE'RE ALLIN, BUT, GOD, WE'RE MORE
  • 00:17:25.701 --> 00:17:26.468
  • IN, BUT, GOD, WE'RE MOREALL IN WITH WHATEVER YOU
  • 00:17:26.468 --> 00:17:27.669
  • ALL IN WITH WHATEVER YOUHAVE FOR US.
  • 00:17:27.669 --> 00:17:29.104
  • HAVE FOR US.AND SO WHATEVER MIGHT BE
  • 00:17:29.104 --> 00:17:30.606
  • AND SO WHATEVER MIGHT BEAHEAD, WHATEVER YOU'RE
  • 00:17:30.606 --> 00:17:31.440
  • AHEAD, WHATEVER YOU'REGONNA CALL US TO, WHATEVER
  • 00:17:31.440 --> 00:17:32.007
  • GONNA CALL US TO, WHATEVERYOU'RE GONNA PUT IN FRONT
  • 00:17:32.007 --> 00:17:32.875
  • YOU'RE GONNA PUT IN FRONTOF US, WE'RE GONNA BE
  • 00:17:32.875 --> 00:17:33.709
  • OF US, WE'RE GONNA BEWILLING TO GO THERE.
  • 00:17:33.709 --> 00:17:35.844
  • WILLING TO GO THERE.AND I THINK WHEN YOU
  • 00:17:35.844 --> 00:17:36.345
  • AND I THINK WHEN YOUDEVELOP THAT PATTERN AND
  • 00:17:36.345 --> 00:17:37.212
  • DEVELOP THAT PATTERN ANDTHAT IDEA OF
  • 00:17:37.212 --> 00:17:38.580
  • THAT IDEA OF"GOD, OUR HANDS ARE OPEN,"
  • 00:17:38.580 --> 00:17:39.414
  • "GOD, OUR HANDS ARE OPEN,""WE ARE HERE TO DO
  • 00:17:39.414 --> 00:17:40.549
  • "WE ARE HERE TO DOWHATEVER YOU WANT FOR US,"
  • 00:17:40.549 --> 00:17:41.950
  • WHATEVER YOU WANT FOR US,"FOR ME, IT'S MADE ME
  • 00:17:41.950 --> 00:17:43.986
  • FOR ME, IT'S MADE MEBE MORE CONFIDENT
  • 00:17:43.986 --> 00:17:45.154
  • BE MORE CONFIDENTIN WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:45.154 --> 00:17:45.787
  • IN WHERE I AM RIGHT NOWBECAUSE I KNOW I'M
  • 00:17:45.787 --> 00:17:46.321
  • BECAUSE I KNOW I'MTRUSTING THAT GOD HAS ME
  • 00:17:46.321 --> 00:17:47.689
  • TRUSTING THAT GOD HAS MEHERE, BUT IT ALSO HAS ME
  • 00:17:47.689 --> 00:17:49.858
  • HERE, BUT IT ALSO HAS MEBEING WILLING TO SAY,
  • 00:17:49.858 --> 00:17:50.425
  • BEING WILLING TO SAY,"I'LL GO WHEREVER YOU WANT
  • 00:17:50.425 --> 00:17:50.893
  • "I'LL GO WHEREVER YOU WANTME TO GO,
  • 00:17:50.893 --> 00:17:51.360
  • ME TO GO,I'LL DO WHATEVER YOU
  • 00:17:51.360 --> 00:17:52.361
  • I'LL DO WHATEVER YOUWANT ME TO DO,
  • 00:17:52.361 --> 00:17:53.195
  • WANT ME TO DO,EVEN IF IT MEANS
  • 00:17:53.195 --> 00:17:54.563
  • EVEN IF IT MEANSI'M GETTING OUT
  • 00:17:54.563 --> 00:17:55.297
  • I'M GETTING OUTOF MY COMFORT ZONE,
  • 00:17:55.297 --> 00:17:56.565
  • OF MY COMFORT ZONE,EVEN IF IT MEANS BEING IN A
  • 00:17:56.565 --> 00:17:58.267
  • EVEN IF IT MEANS BEING IN ADIFFICULT SITUATION,
  • 00:17:58.267 --> 00:17:59.301
  • DIFFICULT SITUATION,EVEN IF IT MEANS LEARNING
  • 00:17:59.301 --> 00:18:00.269
  • EVEN IF IT MEANS LEARNINGSOMETHING NEW,
  • 00:18:00.269 --> 00:18:01.870
  • SOMETHING NEW,GOD, WE'RE WILLING TO
  • 00:18:01.870 --> 00:18:02.838
  • GOD, WE'RE WILLING TODO THAT."
  • 00:18:02.838 --> 00:18:04.373
  • DO THAT."AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN GOD DO
  • 00:18:04.373 --> 00:18:05.574
  • AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN GOD DOTHE MOST THROUGH OUR LIVES
  • 00:18:05.574 --> 00:18:07.876
  • THE MOST THROUGH OUR LIVESIS WHEN HE HAS MOVED US
  • 00:18:07.876 --> 00:18:08.944
  • IS WHEN HE HAS MOVED USSOMEPLACE NEW AFTER WE
  • 00:18:08.944 --> 00:18:09.478
  • SOMEPLACE NEW AFTER WEWERE OPEN-HANDED.
  • 00:18:09.478 --> 00:18:10.979
  • WERE OPEN-HANDED.EVERY SINGLE THING, EVERY
  • 00:18:10.979 --> 00:18:12.281
  • EVERY SINGLE THING, EVERYBIG THING THAT'S HAPPENED
  • 00:18:12.281 --> 00:18:12.948
  • BIG THING THAT'S HAPPENEDIN OUR LIFE, IN OUR
  • 00:18:12.948 --> 00:18:14.316
  • IN OUR LIFE, IN OURMARRIAGE, IN OUR MINISTRY,
  • 00:18:14.316 --> 00:18:15.117
  • MARRIAGE, IN OUR MINISTRY,HAS ALL BEEN A PART OF US
  • 00:18:15.117 --> 00:18:16.118
  • HAS ALL BEEN A PART OF USGOING, "GOD, WHATEVER YOU
  • 00:18:16.118 --> 00:18:17.786
  • GOING, "GOD, WHATEVER YOUWANT, WE'LL DO IT,"
  • 00:18:17.786 --> 00:18:19.254
  • WANT, WE'LL DO IT,"WHETHER THAT IS BUILDING
  • 00:18:19.254 --> 00:18:19.821
  • WHETHER THAT IS BUILDINGOUR FAMILY THROUGH
  • 00:18:19.821 --> 00:18:20.822
  • OUR FAMILY THROUGHADOPTION, WHETHER THAT IS
  • 00:18:20.822 --> 00:18:22.991
  • ADOPTION, WHETHER THAT ISMOVING TO NASHVILLE FOR MY
  • 00:18:22.991 --> 00:18:24.059
  • MOVING TO NASHVILLE FOR MYHUSBAND TO DO MINISTRY,
  • 00:18:24.059 --> 00:18:24.927
  • HUSBAND TO DO MINISTRY,WHETHER THAT IS MOVING
  • 00:18:24.927 --> 00:18:26.562
  • WHETHER THAT IS MOVINGBACK TO AUSTIN FOR HIM TO
  • 00:18:26.562 --> 00:18:27.529
  • BACK TO AUSTIN FOR HIM TOWORK ON A CHURCH STAFF--
  • 00:18:27.529 --> 00:18:28.764
  • WORK ON A CHURCH STAFF--WHATEVER IT IS, WE'RE
  • 00:18:28.764 --> 00:18:29.965
  • WHATEVER IT IS, WE'REGONNA SAY, "GOD, WE'RE
  • 00:18:29.965 --> 00:18:30.933
  • GONNA SAY, "GOD, WE'REGONNA BE OPEN-HANDED WITH THAT."
  • 00:18:30.933 --> 00:18:31.934
  • GONNA BE OPEN-HANDED WITH THAT."AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:18:31.934 --> 00:18:33.101
  • AND, YOU KNOW,THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES IN
  • 00:18:33.101 --> 00:18:34.236
  • THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES INOUR LIFE WHERE WE HAVE
  • 00:18:34.236 --> 00:18:35.070
  • OUR LIFE WHERE WE HAVEFELT GOD SAY, "OKAY, THIS
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:36.305
  • FELT GOD SAY, "OKAY, THISIS WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO
  • 00:18:36.305 --> 00:18:36.838
  • IS WHAT WE'RE GONNA DONEXT," AND IT'S DIFFICULT,
  • 00:18:36.838 --> 00:18:39.541
  • NEXT," AND IT'S DIFFICULT,AND IT'S HARD BECAUSE
  • 00:18:39.541 --> 00:18:40.742
  • AND IT'S HARD BECAUSEWE'RE 100% COMMITTED WHERE
  • 00:18:40.742 --> 00:18:41.443
  • WE'RE 100% COMMITTED WHEREWE ARE.
  • 00:18:41.443 --> 00:18:42.844
  • WE ARE.BUT HERE'S WHAT I DON'T
  • 00:18:42.844 --> 00:18:43.512
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT I DON'TWANT, LIKE YOU WERE
  • 00:18:43.512 --> 00:18:44.513
  • WANT, LIKE YOU WERETALKING ABOUT, JANICE.
  • 00:18:44.513 --> 00:18:45.714
  • TALKING ABOUT, JANICE.I DON'T WANNA MISS WHAT
  • 00:18:45.714 --> 00:18:46.682
  • I DON'T WANNA MISS WHATGOD HAS FOR ME, AND SO I'M
  • 00:18:46.682 --> 00:18:48.951
  • GOD HAS FOR ME, AND SO I'MMORE COMMITTED TO WALKING
  • 00:18:48.951 --> 00:18:49.885
  • MORE COMMITTED TO WALKINGTHROUGH DIFFICULT
  • 00:18:49.885 --> 00:18:50.686
  • THROUGH DIFFICULTSITUATIONS AND GETTING OUT
  • 00:18:50.686 --> 00:18:52.888
  • SITUATIONS AND GETTING OUTMY COMFORT ZONE THAN I AM
  • 00:18:52.888 --> 00:18:54.890
  • MY COMFORT ZONE THAN I AMWILLING TO MISS WHAT GOD
  • 00:18:54.890 --> 00:18:56.024
  • WILLING TO MISS WHAT GODHAS FOR ME, AND SO THAT
  • 00:18:56.024 --> 00:18:58.160
  • HAS FOR ME, AND SO THATKIND OF RETHINKING OF GOING,
  • 00:18:58.160 --> 00:18:59.228
  • KIND OF RETHINKING OF GOING,"GOD, I'M OPEN-HANDED;
  • 00:18:59.228 --> 00:19:01.463
  • "GOD, I'M OPEN-HANDED;WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?
  • 00:19:01.463 --> 00:19:03.265
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?I'LL DO WHATEVER"--
  • 00:19:03.265 --> 00:19:04.600
  • I'LL DO WHATEVER"--THAT MAKES THAT CHANGE IN
  • 00:19:04.600 --> 00:19:06.401
  • THAT MAKES THAT CHANGE INGETTING OUT OF THE COMFORT
  • 00:19:06.401 --> 00:19:08.270
  • GETTING OUT OF THE COMFORTZONE A LITTLE BIT EASIER
  • 00:19:08.270 --> 00:19:08.770
  • ZONE A LITTLE BIT EASIERWHEN HE CALLS US TO DO
  • 00:19:08.770 --> 00:19:09.671
  • WHEN HE CALLS US TO DOHARD THINGS.
  • 00:19:09.671 --> 00:19:11.340
  • HARD THINGS.- LAURIE: YEAH, AND I
  • 00:19:11.340 --> 00:19:12.274
  • - LAURIE: YEAH, AND IKNOW FOR A FACT THAT GOD
  • 00:19:12.274 --> 00:19:13.442
  • KNOW FOR A FACT THAT GODCAN MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE
  • 00:19:13.442 --> 00:19:14.910
  • CAN MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLEIN A VERY COMFORTABLE
  • 00:19:14.910 --> 00:19:15.777
  • IN A VERY COMFORTABLEPOSITION.
  • 00:19:15.777 --> 00:19:17.346
  • POSITION.THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO
  • 00:19:17.346 --> 00:19:18.580
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TOMATT AND I BACK IN 1992.
  • 00:19:18.580 --> 00:19:20.616
  • MATT AND I BACK IN 1992.WE WORKED HERE AT TBN.
  • 00:19:20.616 --> 00:19:22.951
  • WE WORKED HERE AT TBN.WE KIND OF WERE IN LINE TO
  • 00:19:22.951 --> 00:19:25.354
  • WE KIND OF WERE IN LINE TOTAKE OVER BACK THEN,
  • 00:19:25.354 --> 00:19:26.922
  • TAKE OVER BACK THEN,BUT IT WAS LIKE GOD REACHED
  • 00:19:26.922 --> 00:19:29.558
  • BUT IT WAS LIKE GOD REACHEDDOWN, RIPPED US RIGHT OUT;
  • 00:19:29.558 --> 00:19:30.125
  • DOWN, RIPPED US RIGHT OUT;STUCK US IN HOLLYWOOD ALL
  • 00:19:30.125 --> 00:19:33.862
  • STUCK US IN HOLLYWOOD ALLBY OURSELVES, AND HE JUST
  • 00:19:33.862 --> 00:19:35.030
  • BY OURSELVES, AND HE JUSTNEEDED TO DO SOME WORK FOR
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:36.832
  • NEEDED TO DO SOME WORK FORABOUT 20 YEARS UNTIL HE
  • 00:19:36.832 --> 00:19:38.533
  • ABOUT 20 YEARS UNTIL HECOULD PUT US BACK AND
  • 00:19:38.533 --> 00:19:42.204
  • COULD PUT US BACK ANDPLACE US BACK.
  • 00:19:42.204 --> 00:19:44.439
  • PLACE US BACK.AND I REMEMBER MATT SAYING,
  • 00:19:44.439 --> 00:19:46.275
  • AND I REMEMBER MATT SAYING,YOU KNOW, HE SAID,
  • 00:19:46.275 --> 00:19:48.210
  • YOU KNOW, HE SAID,"I FELT LIKE I HAD ALL THE
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:49.344
  • "I FELT LIKE I HAD ALL THEAUTHORITY WITH NO
  • 00:19:49.344 --> 00:19:51.046
  • AUTHORITY WITH NORESPONSIBILITY."
  • 00:19:51.046 --> 00:19:51.613
  • RESPONSIBILITY."AND HOW MANY KNOW YOUR
  • 00:19:51.613 --> 00:19:53.148
  • AND HOW MANY KNOW YOURFOUNDATION HAS TO BE
  • 00:19:53.148 --> 00:19:54.049
  • FOUNDATION HAS TO BEPRETTY FIRM TO BE
  • 00:19:54.049 --> 00:19:54.483
  • PRETTY FIRM TO BEABLE TO SUSTAIN
  • 00:19:54.483 --> 00:19:56.518
  • ABLE TO SUSTAINRESPONSIBILITY?
  • 00:19:56.518 --> 00:19:57.619
  • RESPONSIBILITY?BECAUSE THE CALL OF GOD ON
  • 00:19:57.619 --> 00:19:58.453
  • BECAUSE THE CALL OF GOD ONYOUR LIFE IS A
  • 00:19:58.453 --> 00:20:00.255
  • YOUR LIFE IS ARESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:20:00.255 --> 00:20:02.324
  • RESPONSIBILITY.AND I LOVE THAT BRAVERY
  • 00:20:02.324 --> 00:20:05.594
  • AND I LOVE THAT BRAVERYISN'T THIS OUTWARD BRAVADO.
  • 00:20:05.594 --> 00:20:06.662
  • ISN'T THIS OUTWARD BRAVADO.IT'S ACTING IN THE FACE OF
  • 00:20:06.662 --> 00:20:08.697
  • IT'S ACTING IN THE FACE OFFEAR.
  • 00:20:08.697 --> 00:20:10.265
  • FEAR.IT'S BELIEVING IN THE FACE
  • 00:20:10.265 --> 00:20:13.135
  • IT'S BELIEVING IN THE FACEOF FEAR AND STEPPING OUT
  • 00:20:13.135 --> 00:20:14.169
  • OF FEAR AND STEPPING OUTON THE CALL OF GOD ON YOUR
  • 00:20:14.169 --> 00:20:15.704
  • ON THE CALL OF GOD ON YOURLIFE THAT, NO MATTER WHAT
  • 00:20:15.704 --> 00:20:17.005
  • LIFE THAT, NO MATTER WHATCHANGES HE HAS FOR YOU,
  • 00:20:17.005 --> 00:20:18.140
  • CHANGES HE HAS FOR YOU,MAYBE WE'RE NEVER SUPPOSED
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:20.709
  • MAYBE WE'RE NEVER SUPPOSEDTO BE "COMFORTABLE," AND,
  • 00:20:20.709 --> 00:20:21.943
  • TO BE "COMFORTABLE," AND,JUST, YOU KNOW, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:20:21.943 --> 00:20:23.845
  • JUST, YOU KNOW, PAUL SAYS,"IN EVERY STATE THAT I
  • 00:20:23.845 --> 00:20:24.680
  • "IN EVERY STATE THAT IFIND MYSELF, I AM CONTENT."
  • 00:20:24.680 --> 00:20:26.481
  • FIND MYSELF, I AM CONTENT."SO THAT MEANS THAT
  • 00:20:26.481 --> 00:20:28.450
  • SO THAT MEANS THATHIS STATE CHANGED A
  • 00:20:28.450 --> 00:20:30.686
  • HIS STATE CHANGED ALOT BECAUSE HE JUST
  • 00:20:30.686 --> 00:20:31.953
  • LOT BECAUSE HE JUSTLEARNED TO BE CONTENT
  • 00:20:31.953 --> 00:20:34.423
  • LEARNED TO BE CONTENTWHEREVER GOD HAD TAKEN
  • 00:20:34.423 --> 00:20:35.924
  • WHEREVER GOD HAD TAKENHIM, AND HE WENT THROUGH
  • 00:20:35.924 --> 00:20:36.992
  • HIM, AND HE WENT THROUGHSHIPWRECKS, CHRIS.
  • 00:20:36.992 --> 00:20:38.660
  • SHIPWRECKS, CHRIS.HE WENT THROUGH PRISON.
  • 00:20:38.660 --> 00:20:39.961
  • HE WENT THROUGH PRISON.HE WENT THROUGH ALL KINDS
  • 00:20:39.961 --> 00:20:40.696
  • HE WENT THROUGH ALL KINDSOF STUFF, BUT HE WAS
  • 00:20:40.696 --> 00:20:42.230
  • OF STUFF, BUT HE WASCONTENT BECAUSE HE KNEW
  • 00:20:42.230 --> 00:20:43.665
  • CONTENT BECAUSE HE KNEWTHAT THE LORD WAS IN
  • 00:20:43.665 --> 00:20:45.467
  • THAT THE LORD WAS INCHARGE AND CALLING HIM TO
  • 00:20:45.467 --> 00:20:46.902
  • CHARGE AND CALLING HIM TOSOMETHING GREAT.
  • 00:20:46.902 --> 00:20:47.602
  • SOMETHING GREAT.- CHRISTINE: YOU KNOW,
  • 00:20:47.602 --> 00:20:48.503
  • - CHRISTINE: YOU KNOW,I'M CONCERNED, LAURIE,
  • 00:20:48.503 --> 00:20:50.605
  • I'M CONCERNED, LAURIE,THAT "HE WENT THROUGH
  • 00:20:50.605 --> 00:20:52.708
  • THAT "HE WENT THROUGHSHIPWRECKS, CHRIS."
  • 00:20:52.708 --> 00:20:53.208
  • SHIPWRECKS, CHRIS."SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU
  • 00:20:53.208 --> 00:20:54.276
  • SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOUWERE TRYING TO PROPHESY
  • 00:20:54.276 --> 00:20:54.843
  • WERE TRYING TO PROPHESYANYTHING OR WAS TELLING ME
  • 00:20:54.843 --> 00:20:55.844
  • ANYTHING OR WAS TELLING MEMY FUTURE--
  • 00:20:55.844 --> 00:20:57.145
  • MY FUTURE--[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:57.145 --> 00:20:58.046
  • [LAUGHTER]- LAURIE: GET READY.
  • 00:20:58.046 --> 00:20:58.680
  • - LAURIE: GET READY.WE'RE ALL IN A SHIPWRECK
  • 00:20:58.680 --> 00:20:59.448
  • WE'RE ALL IN A SHIPWRECKTHIS YEAR.
  • 00:20:59.448 --> 00:21:01.616
  • THIS YEAR.- CHRISTINE: BUT I'M LIKE,
  • 00:21:01.616 --> 00:21:02.317
  • - CHRISTINE: BUT I'M LIKE,YOU KNOW, PAUL?
  • 00:21:02.317 --> 00:21:03.018
  • YOU KNOW, PAUL?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:03.018 --> 00:21:04.319
  • [LAUGHTER]WE'RE ALL IN A FORCED
  • 00:21:04.319 --> 00:21:05.187
  • WE'RE ALL IN A FORCEDSHIPWRECK.
  • 00:21:05.187 --> 00:21:05.721
  • SHIPWRECK.- LAURIE: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:21:05.721 --> 00:21:06.188
  • - LAURIE: THAT'S RIGHT.- CHRISTINE: BUT I'M
  • 00:21:06.188 --> 00:21:06.855
  • - CHRISTINE: BUT I'MLAUGHING 'CAUSE, YEAH,
  • 00:21:06.855 --> 00:21:07.856
  • LAUGHING 'CAUSE, YEAH,I'VE LEARNED TO BE CONTENT.
  • 00:21:07.856 --> 00:21:08.390
  • I'VE LEARNED TO BE CONTENT.I'M LIKE, I AM NOT GONNA
  • 00:21:08.390 --> 00:21:08.957
  • I'M LIKE, I AM NOT GONNABE CONTENT IN A SHIPWRECK,
  • 00:21:08.957 --> 00:21:09.191
  • BE CONTENT IN A SHIPWRECK,NO.
  • 00:21:09.191 --> 00:21:10.792
  • NO.BUT THE DEAL IS I THINK IT'S--
  • 00:21:10.792 --> 00:21:11.993
  • BUT THE DEAL IS I THINK IT'S--AND I THINK THIS WHOLE
  • 00:21:11.993 --> 00:21:13.562
  • AND I THINK THIS WHOLEWEEK WE'VE BEEN TALKING
  • 00:21:13.562 --> 00:21:16.732
  • WEEK WE'VE BEEN TALKINGABOUT COURAGE AND
  • 00:21:16.732 --> 00:21:17.299
  • ABOUT COURAGE ANDBRAVERY BECAUSE THIS IS A
  • 00:21:17.299 --> 00:21:18.633
  • BRAVERY BECAUSE THIS IS AFAITH ADVENTURE.
  • 00:21:18.633 --> 00:21:19.601
  • FAITH ADVENTURE.THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LIVING IN.
  • 00:21:19.601 --> 00:21:20.736
  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LIVING IN.JESUS CHRIST DID NOT COME
  • 00:21:20.736 --> 00:21:21.703
  • JESUS CHRIST DID NOT COMEFROM HEAVEN TO EARTH, DIE
  • 00:21:21.703 --> 00:21:23.972
  • FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH, DIEON A CROSS, RISE AGAIN
  • 00:21:23.972 --> 00:21:25.240
  • ON A CROSS, RISE AGAINFROM THE DEAD TO MAKE US
  • 00:21:25.240 --> 00:21:27.242
  • FROM THE DEAD TO MAKE USSAFE AND COMFORTABLE.
  • 00:21:27.242 --> 00:21:27.809
  • SAFE AND COMFORTABLE.I'M LIKE, "ARE YOU KIDDING
  • 00:21:27.809 --> 00:21:28.143
  • I'M LIKE, "ARE YOU KIDDINGME?"
  • 00:21:28.143 --> 00:21:28.944
  • ME?"HE CAME TO MAKE US
  • 00:21:28.944 --> 00:21:29.845
  • HE CAME TO MAKE USDANGEROUS TO THE KINGDOM
  • 00:21:29.845 --> 00:21:30.345
  • DANGEROUS TO THE KINGDOMOF DARKNESS.
  • 00:21:30.345 --> 00:21:32.180
  • OF DARKNESS.HE CAME SO THAT WE COULD
  • 00:21:32.180 --> 00:21:33.248
  • HE CAME SO THAT WE COULDADVANCE HIS KINGDOM HERE
  • 00:21:33.248 --> 00:21:35.016
  • ADVANCE HIS KINGDOM HEREON EARTH AS IT IS IN
  • 00:21:35.016 --> 00:21:36.418
  • ON EARTH AS IT IS INHEAVEN, SO YOU CAN'T DO
  • 00:21:36.418 --> 00:21:37.552
  • HEAVEN, SO YOU CAN'T DOTHAT FROM A PLACE OF,
  • 00:21:37.552 --> 00:21:39.354
  • THAT FROM A PLACE OF,LIKE, COMFORT OR SECURITY
  • 00:21:39.354 --> 00:21:41.289
  • LIKE, COMFORT OR SECURITYAND EASE, AND SOMEHOW,
  • 00:21:41.289 --> 00:21:42.524
  • AND EASE, AND SOMEHOW,I THINK, IN OUR
  • 00:21:42.524 --> 00:21:43.692
  • I THINK, IN OURCHRISTIANITY, WE CAN BEGIN
  • 00:21:43.692 --> 00:21:46.194
  • CHRISTIANITY, WE CAN BEGINTO THINK THAT IT'S A SIGN
  • 00:21:46.194 --> 00:21:47.529
  • TO THINK THAT IT'S A SIGNOF GOD'S FAVOR IF I'M JUST
  • 00:21:47.529 --> 00:21:48.797
  • OF GOD'S FAVOR IF I'M JUSTALL COMFORTABLE AND EASY,
  • 00:21:48.797 --> 00:21:50.832
  • ALL COMFORTABLE AND EASY,AND THEN SOMETIMES, MAYBE
  • 00:21:50.832 --> 00:21:51.833
  • AND THEN SOMETIMES, MAYBEEVEN FOR SOMEONE WATCHING
  • 00:21:51.833 --> 00:21:52.667
  • EVEN FOR SOMEONE WATCHINGTHIS, WE GOTTA MAKE
  • 00:21:52.667 --> 00:21:53.468
  • THIS, WE GOTTA MAKEOURSELVES A BIT
  • 00:21:53.468 --> 00:21:55.137
  • OURSELVES A BITUNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:21:55.137 --> 00:21:55.704
  • UNCOMFORTABLE.I REALIZED, EVEN IN MY OWN
  • 00:21:55.704 --> 00:21:56.505
  • I REALIZED, EVEN IN MY OWNTEACHING-- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:21:56.505 --> 00:21:57.005
  • TEACHING-- YOU KNOW,I'VE BEEN PREACHING AND
  • 00:21:57.005 --> 00:21:58.039
  • I'VE BEEN PREACHING ANDTEACHING FOR 30 YEARS--
  • 00:21:58.039 --> 00:21:59.441
  • TEACHING FOR 30 YEARS--31 YEARS, ACTUALLY, AND
  • 00:21:59.441 --> 00:22:02.077
  • 31 YEARS, ACTUALLY, ANDABOUT 3 OR 4 YEARS AGO,
  • 00:22:02.077 --> 00:22:03.078
  • ABOUT 3 OR 4 YEARS AGO,I THOUGHT, "OKAY, CHRIS,
  • 00:22:03.078 --> 00:22:04.713
  • I THOUGHT, "OKAY, CHRIS,I ACTUALLY WANT THE SECOND
  • 00:22:04.713 --> 00:22:05.647
  • I ACTUALLY WANT THE SECONDHALF OF MY TEACHING LIFE
  • 00:22:05.647 --> 00:22:07.249
  • HALF OF MY TEACHING LIFETO BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN
  • 00:22:07.249 --> 00:22:07.949
  • TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE THANMY FIRST HALF," IF GOD
  • 00:22:07.949 --> 00:22:10.152
  • MY FIRST HALF," IF GODWILLING, AND SO I HAD
  • 00:22:10.152 --> 00:22:11.386
  • WILLING, AND SO I HADNEVER REALLY GONE TO
  • 00:22:11.386 --> 00:22:13.155
  • NEVER REALLY GONE TOSCHOOL FOR ANY KIND OF
  • 00:22:13.155 --> 00:22:14.189
  • SCHOOL FOR ANY KIND OFTHEOLOGY OR THAT SORT OF
  • 00:22:14.189 --> 00:22:15.924
  • THEOLOGY OR THAT SORT OFTRAINING.
  • 00:22:15.924 --> 00:22:17.125
  • TRAINING.MY DEGREE WAS IN ENGLISH
  • 00:22:17.125 --> 00:22:18.727
  • MY DEGREE WAS IN ENGLISHAND ECONOMIC HISTORY, SO,
  • 00:22:18.727 --> 00:22:19.494
  • AND ECONOMIC HISTORY, SO,BASICALLY, I CAN READ
  • 00:22:19.494 --> 00:22:22.397
  • BASICALLY, I CAN READGOLDEN BOOKS AND COUNT TO TEN.
  • 00:22:22.397 --> 00:22:22.898
  • GOLDEN BOOKS AND COUNT TO TEN.AND SO I THOUGHT, IF I
  • 00:22:22.898 --> 00:22:23.398
  • AND SO I THOUGHT, IF IACTUALLY WANT TO BE A
  • 00:22:23.398 --> 00:22:25.033
  • ACTUALLY WANT TO BE ALITTLE BIT MORE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:22:25.033 --> 00:22:26.835
  • LITTLE BIT MORE, YOU KNOW,HAVE JUST BETTER
  • 00:22:26.835 --> 00:22:27.736
  • HAVE JUST BETTERPREACHING, BIBLICALLY
  • 00:22:27.736 --> 00:22:28.770
  • PREACHING, BIBLICALLYGROUNDED, AND ESPECIALLY IN
  • 00:22:28.770 --> 00:22:29.971
  • GROUNDED, AND ESPECIALLY INTHE WORLD THAT WE'RE
  • 00:22:29.971 --> 00:22:32.007
  • THE WORLD THAT WE'RELIVING IN WITH THE
  • 00:22:32.007 --> 00:22:33.809
  • LIVING IN WITH THEINTERNET, WITH, JUST,
  • 00:22:33.809 --> 00:22:34.376
  • INTERNET, WITH, JUST,BLOGGERS, WITH SO MUCH OUT
  • 00:22:34.376 --> 00:22:35.343
  • BLOGGERS, WITH SO MUCH OUTTHERE, IT'S REALLY GOOD IF
  • 00:22:35.343 --> 00:22:37.813
  • THERE, IT'S REALLY GOOD IFTHOSE OF US THAT HAVE GOT
  • 00:22:37.813 --> 00:22:38.780
  • THOSE OF US THAT HAVE GOTANY KIND OF PLATFORM TO
  • 00:22:38.780 --> 00:22:39.281
  • ANY KIND OF PLATFORM TOTAKE SERIOUSLY TEACHING
  • 00:22:39.281 --> 00:22:42.284
  • TAKE SERIOUSLY TEACHINGTHE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:22:42.284 --> 00:22:44.319
  • THE WORD OF GOD.SO HERE I AM, AT 50,
  • 00:22:44.319 --> 00:22:46.254
  • SO HERE I AM, AT 50,I DECIDED TO ENROLL IN
  • 00:22:46.254 --> 00:22:47.155
  • I DECIDED TO ENROLL INGRAD SCHOOL.
  • 00:22:47.155 --> 00:22:47.989
  • GRAD SCHOOL.EVERYONE AROUND ME WAS,
  • 00:22:47.989 --> 00:22:48.857
  • EVERYONE AROUND ME WAS,LIKE, LAUGHING AT ME,
  • 00:22:48.857 --> 00:22:49.624
  • LIKE, LAUGHING AT ME,GOING, "CHRISTINE, YOU
  • 00:22:49.624 --> 00:22:51.259
  • GOING, "CHRISTINE, YOUCOULD BE TEACHING IT,"
  • 00:22:51.259 --> 00:22:51.993
  • COULD BE TEACHING IT,"AND I THOUGHT, "WELL, NO,
  • 00:22:51.993 --> 00:22:53.028
  • AND I THOUGHT, "WELL, NO,NOT REALLY."
  • 00:22:53.028 --> 00:22:53.528
  • NOT REALLY."I ACTUALLY COULDN'T BE
  • 00:22:53.528 --> 00:22:54.029
  • I ACTUALLY COULDN'T BETEACHING A LOT OF THESE
  • 00:22:54.029 --> 00:22:55.030
  • TEACHING A LOT OF THESETHINGS.
  • 00:22:55.030 --> 00:22:55.530
  • THINGS.I NEED TO PUT MYSELF IN
  • 00:22:55.530 --> 00:22:56.731
  • I NEED TO PUT MYSELF INTHE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE
  • 00:22:56.731 --> 00:22:58.433
  • THE VERY UNCOMFORTABLEPOSITION OF BEING A
  • 00:22:58.433 --> 00:23:00.535
  • POSITION OF BEING ALEARNER, AND I'M WITH ALL
  • 00:23:00.535 --> 00:23:02.370
  • LEARNER, AND I'M WITH ALLTHE PROPEL COHORTS, SO I'M
  • 00:23:02.370 --> 00:23:02.938
  • THE PROPEL COHORTS, SO I'MWITH YOUNG WOMEN THAT ARE
  • 00:23:02.938 --> 00:23:04.439
  • WITH YOUNG WOMEN THAT AREIN THEIR 20s AND 30s, AND
  • 00:23:04.439 --> 00:23:06.608
  • IN THEIR 20s AND 30s, ANDI'VE BEEN DOING PREACHING
  • 00:23:06.608 --> 00:23:07.776
  • I'VE BEEN DOING PREACHINGLONGER THAN MOST OF THEM
  • 00:23:07.776 --> 00:23:09.144
  • LONGER THAN MOST OF THEMHAVE BEEN ALIVE, AND, YET
  • 00:23:09.144 --> 00:23:10.312
  • HAVE BEEN ALIVE, AND, YETI CHOSE TO PUT MYSELF IN
  • 00:23:10.312 --> 00:23:11.646
  • I CHOSE TO PUT MYSELF INTHIS UNCOMFORTABLE
  • 00:23:11.646 --> 00:23:13.014
  • THIS UNCOMFORTABLEPOSITION, AND YOU CAN SEE
  • 00:23:13.014 --> 00:23:14.616
  • POSITION, AND YOU CAN SEETHE FRUIT OF IT, I THINK,
  • 00:23:14.616 --> 00:23:18.320
  • THE FRUIT OF IT, I THINK,AND I HOPE, IN MY
  • 00:23:18.320 --> 00:23:18.854
  • AND I HOPE, IN MYPREACHING AND TEACHING
  • 00:23:18.854 --> 00:23:19.588
  • PREACHING AND TEACHINGTHAT HAS HOPEFULLY
  • 00:23:19.588 --> 00:23:20.822
  • THAT HAS HOPEFULLYIMPROVED AND WILL BE A LOT
  • 00:23:20.822 --> 00:23:21.723
  • IMPROVED AND WILL BE A LOTBETTER OVER THE NEXT
  • 00:23:21.723 --> 00:23:22.691
  • BETTER OVER THE NEXTCOUPLE OF DECADES.
  • 00:23:22.691 --> 00:23:23.892
  • COUPLE OF DECADES.SO SOMETIMES I THINK
  • 00:23:23.892 --> 00:23:24.960
  • SO SOMETIMES I THINKYOU'VE GOTTA GO, "I GOTTA
  • 00:23:24.960 --> 00:23:25.894
  • YOU'VE GOTTA GO, "I GOTTASHAKE MYSELF OUT OF MY
  • 00:23:25.894 --> 00:23:27.863
  • SHAKE MYSELF OUT OF MYCOMFORT AND MY COMPLACENCY."
  • 00:23:27.863 --> 00:23:28.797
  • COMFORT AND MY COMPLACENCY."I DON'T WANNA GET STAGNANT.
  • 00:23:28.797 --> 00:23:29.931
  • I DON'T WANNA GET STAGNANT.I WANNA STAY FRESH AND
  • 00:23:29.931 --> 00:23:32.300
  • I WANNA STAY FRESH ANDMAYBE DO SOMETHING LIKE I
  • 00:23:32.300 --> 00:23:33.768
  • MAYBE DO SOMETHING LIKE IDID, GO INTO A WHOLE NEW
  • 00:23:33.768 --> 00:23:35.136
  • DID, GO INTO A WHOLE NEWSETTING.
  • 00:23:35.136 --> 00:23:35.670
  • SETTING.JADA, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • 00:23:35.670 --> 00:23:37.839
  • JADA, WHAT DO YOU THINK?- JADA: I THINK
  • 00:23:37.839 --> 00:23:39.708
  • - JADA: I THINKABSOLUTELY YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:23:39.708 --> 00:23:40.742
  • ABSOLUTELY YOU HAVE TOKEEP CHALLENGING YOURSELF,
  • 00:23:40.742 --> 00:23:41.710
  • KEEP CHALLENGING YOURSELF,AND SOMETIMES IT'S GONNA
  • 00:23:41.710 --> 00:23:42.210
  • AND SOMETIMES IT'S GONNABE BIG MOVES THAT GOD
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:43.078
  • BE BIG MOVES THAT GODLEADS US TO, AND SOMETIMES
  • 00:23:43.078 --> 00:23:44.145
  • LEADS US TO, AND SOMETIMESIT'S JUST GONNA BE THAT
  • 00:23:44.145 --> 00:23:45.080
  • IT'S JUST GONNA BE THATSHARPENING, THAT CONSTANT
  • 00:23:45.080 --> 00:23:46.948
  • SHARPENING, THAT CONSTANTAWARENESS TO SAY-- GOD IN
  • 00:23:46.948 --> 00:23:49.217
  • AWARENESS TO SAY-- GOD INHIS GRACE SHOWS YOU THAT
  • 00:23:49.217 --> 00:23:50.585
  • HIS GRACE SHOWS YOU THATYOU'RE GETTING
  • 00:23:50.585 --> 00:23:51.386
  • YOU'RE GETTINGCOMFORTABLE, AND SO YOU SAY,
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  • COMFORTABLE, AND SO YOU SAY,"OKAY, WHAT CAN I DO
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  • "OKAY, WHAT CAN I DOTHAT'S BETTER?
  • 00:23:52.988 --> 00:23:53.755
  • THAT'S BETTER?WHAT CAN I DO THAT'S
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  • WHAT CAN I DO THAT'SGREATER FOR GOD?"
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  • GREATER FOR GOD?"BUT I WANNA SAY REAL
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  • BUT I WANNA SAY REALQUICKLY BEFORE WE WRAP UP
  • 00:23:58.560 --> 00:24:00.795
  • QUICKLY BEFORE WE WRAP UPTHAT ALSO OUR COMFORTABLE
  • 00:24:00.795 --> 00:24:02.464
  • THAT ALSO OUR COMFORTABLEPLACES CAN BE UNHEALTHY
  • 00:24:02.464 --> 00:24:03.698
  • PLACES CAN BE UNHEALTHYPLACES.
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  • PLACES.I THINK GENERALLY WE'VE
  • 00:24:04.933 --> 00:24:07.168
  • I THINK GENERALLY WE'VETALKED ABOUT GOOD PLACES
  • 00:24:07.168 --> 00:24:08.703
  • TALKED ABOUT GOOD PLACESTHAT GOD IS TAKING US FROM
  • 00:24:08.703 --> 00:24:10.071
  • THAT GOD IS TAKING US FROMTO GREATER PLACES, BUT
  • 00:24:10.071 --> 00:24:12.407
  • TO GREATER PLACES, BUTWHEN I THINK ABOUT "TAKING
  • 00:24:12.407 --> 00:24:13.441
  • WHEN I THINK ABOUT "TAKINGEVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE," AS
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  • EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE," ASPAUL CHALLENGED US IN
  • 00:24:15.644 --> 00:24:16.378
  • PAUL CHALLENGED US INCORINTHIANS, I MEAN,
  • 00:24:16.378 --> 00:24:17.145
  • CORINTHIANS, I MEAN,SOMETIMES WE ARE
  • 00:24:17.145 --> 00:24:18.446
  • SOMETIMES WE ARECOMFORTABLE WITH
  • 00:24:18.446 --> 00:24:20.715
  • COMFORTABLE WITHDYSFUNCTION, AND CERTAINLY
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  • DYSFUNCTION, AND CERTAINLYTHAT IS SOMETHING THAT GOD
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  • THAT IS SOMETHING THAT GODIS GONNA BECKON US TO COME
  • 00:24:23.752 --> 00:24:25.086
  • IS GONNA BECKON US TO COMEFROM, TO BE DELIVERED
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  • FROM, TO BE DELIVEREDFROM, AND I JUST WANNA
  • 00:24:26.421 --> 00:24:27.522
  • FROM, AND I JUST WANNAENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO'S
  • 00:24:27.522 --> 00:24:28.523
  • ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO'SLISTENING NOW THAT HAS
  • 00:24:28.523 --> 00:24:29.925
  • LISTENING NOW THAT HASBECOME COMFORTABLE WITH
  • 00:24:29.925 --> 00:24:31.393
  • BECOME COMFORTABLE WITHUNHEALTHINESS IN THEIR
  • 00:24:31.393 --> 00:24:32.594
  • UNHEALTHINESS IN THEIRTHOUGHTS, IN THEIR
  • 00:24:32.594 --> 00:24:33.662
  • THOUGHTS, IN THEIRACTIONS, IN THEIR LIVES,
  • 00:24:33.662 --> 00:24:34.729
  • ACTIONS, IN THEIR LIVES,DON'T LET THE ENEMY MAKE
  • 00:24:34.729 --> 00:24:36.031
  • DON'T LET THE ENEMY MAKEYOU THINK THAT JUST
  • 00:24:36.031 --> 00:24:37.165
  • YOU THINK THAT JUSTBECAUSE THE HEALTHY PLACE
  • 00:24:37.165 --> 00:24:38.633
  • BECAUSE THE HEALTHY PLACEIS UNCOMFORTABLE, THAT IT
  • 00:24:38.633 --> 00:24:39.834
  • IS UNCOMFORTABLE, THAT ITIS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU.
  • 00:24:39.834 --> 00:24:40.669
  • IS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU.GOD WILL CALL YOU INTO
  • 00:24:40.669 --> 00:24:41.803
  • GOD WILL CALL YOU INTOPLACES THAT ARE HEALTHIER
  • 00:24:41.803 --> 00:24:43.605
  • PLACES THAT ARE HEALTHIERBUT WILL FEEL
  • 00:24:43.605 --> 00:24:45.407
  • BUT WILL FEELUNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:24:45.407 --> 00:24:45.974
  • UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOUHAVEN'T KNOWN DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:24:45.974 --> 00:24:46.942
  • HAVEN'T KNOWN DIFFERENTLY.AND SO YOUR PLACE, YOUR
  • 00:24:46.942 --> 00:24:48.743
  • AND SO YOUR PLACE, YOURCHANGING IN COMFORT ZONE
  • 00:24:48.743 --> 00:24:49.711
  • CHANGING IN COMFORT ZONEMAY BE FROM GOOD TO GREATER.
  • 00:24:49.711 --> 00:24:51.046
  • MAY BE FROM GOOD TO GREATER.IT MAY BE FROM UNHEALTHY
  • 00:24:51.046 --> 00:24:51.580
  • IT MAY BE FROM UNHEALTHYTO WHOLENESS, BUT WHATEVER
  • 00:24:51.580 --> 00:24:52.881
  • TO WHOLENESS, BUT WHATEVERIT IS, I BELIEVE THAT GOD
  • 00:24:52.881 --> 00:24:54.649
  • IT IS, I BELIEVE THAT GODWILL LEAD THE WAY AND HELP
  • 00:24:54.649 --> 00:24:55.417
  • WILL LEAD THE WAY AND HELPUS NAVIGATE.
  • 00:24:55.417 --> 00:24:56.985
  • US NAVIGATE.AND LET ME JUST PRAY FOR US.
  • 00:24:56.985 --> 00:24:58.219
  • AND LET ME JUST PRAY FOR US.FATHER, I THANK YOU SO
  • 00:24:58.219 --> 00:25:00.088
  • FATHER, I THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR BEING THE MASTER
  • 00:25:00.088 --> 00:25:01.222
  • MUCH FOR BEING THE MASTERNAVIGATOR, FOR BEING
  • 00:25:01.222 --> 00:25:01.723
  • NAVIGATOR, FOR BEINGDIVINE IN ALL OF YOUR
  • 00:25:01.723 --> 00:25:03.258
  • DIVINE IN ALL OF YOURDECISIONS.
  • 00:25:03.258 --> 00:25:04.125
  • DECISIONS.WHATEVER COMFORT ZONES WE
  • 00:25:04.125 --> 00:25:04.993
  • WHATEVER COMFORT ZONES WEMIGHT BE IN, GOD, WHETHER
  • 00:25:04.993 --> 00:25:06.394
  • MIGHT BE IN, GOD, WHETHERTHEY ARE HEALTHY OR NOT,
  • 00:25:06.394 --> 00:25:07.729
  • THEY ARE HEALTHY OR NOT,WOULD YOU GIVE US THE
  • 00:25:07.729 --> 00:25:08.330
  • WOULD YOU GIVE US THEDISCERNMENT, THE AWARENESS,
  • 00:25:08.330 --> 00:25:09.864
  • DISCERNMENT, THE AWARENESS,THE OBEDIENCE,
  • 00:25:09.864 --> 00:25:11.132
  • THE OBEDIENCE,AND THE COURAGE TO SAY,
  • 00:25:11.132 --> 00:25:12.133
  • AND THE COURAGE TO SAY,"YES," TO YOU, TO WHATEVER
  • 00:25:12.133 --> 00:25:13.835
  • "YES," TO YOU, TO WHATEVERTHE NEW SEASON IS, GOD.
  • 00:25:13.835 --> 00:25:15.203
  • THE NEW SEASON IS, GOD.WE TRUST YOU, AND WE LOVE
  • 00:25:15.203 --> 00:25:19.240
  • WE TRUST YOU, AND WE LOVEYOU, IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:25:19.240 --> 00:25:20.408
  • YOU, IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.- LAURIE: THANK YOU,
  • 00:25:20.408 --> 00:25:21.576
  • - LAURIE: THANK YOU,LORD, AMEN, AMEN.
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  • LORD, AMEN, AMEN.GOOD, GET OUT OF YOUR
  • 00:25:22.877 --> 00:25:23.478
  • GOOD, GET OUT OF YOURCOMFORT ZONE.
  • 00:25:23.478 --> 00:25:25.213
  • COMFORT ZONE.I THINK A LOT OF US HAVE
  • 00:25:25.213 --> 00:25:26.581
  • I THINK A LOT OF US HAVEBEEN FORCED OUT OF OUR
  • 00:25:26.581 --> 00:25:28.083
  • BEEN FORCED OUT OF OURCOMFORT ZONES OVER THIS
  • 00:25:28.083 --> 00:25:29.951
  • COMFORT ZONES OVER THISLAST YEAR, AND I PRAY THAT
  • 00:25:29.951 --> 00:25:30.752
  • LAST YEAR, AND I PRAY THATGOD IS DOIN' SOMETHIN' NEW
  • 00:25:30.752 --> 00:25:32.387
  • GOD IS DOIN' SOMETHIN' NEWAND SOMETHING WONDERFUL
  • 00:25:32.387 --> 00:25:33.755
  • AND SOMETHING WONDERFULFOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES,
  • 00:25:33.755 --> 00:25:37.626
  • FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES,AND I JUST BELIEVE HE IS.
  • 00:25:37.626 --> 00:25:38.159
  • AND I JUST BELIEVE HE IS.YOU KNOW, OUR BETTER
  • 00:25:38.159 --> 00:25:38.927
  • YOU KNOW, OUR BETTERTOGETHER COMMUNITY IS
  • 00:25:38.927 --> 00:25:39.761
  • TOGETHER COMMUNITY ISALWAYS HERE FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:39.761 --> 00:25:41.029
  • ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU.YOU CAN CONNECT WITH US ON
  • 00:25:41.029 --> 00:25:41.896
  • YOU CAN CONNECT WITH US ONSOCIAL MEDIA AND LET US
  • 00:25:41.896 --> 00:25:43.531
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND LET USKNOW HOW WE CAN PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:43.531 --> 00:25:45.100
  • KNOW HOW WE CAN PRAY FOR YOU.THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY.
  • 00:25:45.100 --> 00:25:46.334
  • THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY.YOU KNOW, LOVING AND
  • 00:25:46.334 --> 00:25:47.869
  • YOU KNOW, LOVING ANDSERVING OTHERS WELL IS A
  • 00:25:47.869 --> 00:25:49.671
  • SERVING OTHERS WELL IS AGIFT AND A COMMAND, NOT
  • 00:25:49.671 --> 00:25:51.172
  • GIFT AND A COMMAND, NOTFOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
  • 00:25:51.172 --> 00:25:52.641
  • FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.TOMORROW WE'RE TALKING
  • 00:25:52.641 --> 00:25:53.208
  • TOMORROW WE'RE TALKINGABOUT HOW TO LIVE BRAVE
  • 00:25:53.208 --> 00:25:55.243
  • ABOUT HOW TO LIVE BRAVEAND LOVE LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:25:55.243 --> 00:25:56.177
  • AND LOVE LIKE JESUS.WE WILL SEE YOU THEN.
  • 00:25:56.177 --> 00:25:56.811
  • WE WILL SEE YOU THEN.WE LOVE YOU.
  • 00:25:56.811 --> 00:25:59.247
  • WE LOVE YOU.BYE-BYE.
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