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Positioning Yourself To Be Led By God

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May 27, 2020
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Positioning Yourself To Be Led By God

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  • Creflo Dollar: He'lltell me, "This is the way.
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  • This is the way you should go."
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  • I don't wanna be so clutteredwith the trauma of the world,
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  • so cluttered with the caresof the world, I can't hear that
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  • still, small voice thatsays, "This is the way.
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  • Go here."
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  • female announcer: Grace Life2020, featuring Creflo Dollar,
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  • Taffi Dollar,Michael Smith,
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  • Gregory Dickow, andAndrew Wommack.
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  • male: Come see whatGod's got to tell you.
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  • female: It's eye-opening.It's heart-opening.
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  • It's justlife-changing experience.
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  • male: Don't miss it.
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  • We've been to every one of 'em.Don't miss it.
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  • announcer: Join us as webring you Grace Life 2020.
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  • To register now, text"gracelife" to 51555 or visit us
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  • at creflodollarministries.org.
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  • ♪ This is your world ♪
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  • ♪ so let's vow to makeit a better place. ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart thatneeds to know ♪
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  • ♪ your love ishere to stay. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, it's time welive a new life. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, let his loveshine bright in you. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're savedby his grace ♪
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  • ♪ so we embraceyour love today. ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed. ♪♪
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  • Creflo: You know how powerfulit is when you come to a place
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  • where you can admit, "I am notable to plan my own course"?
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  • The issue is you think you are.
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  • You think you are.
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  • "I don't need God.
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  • I don't need no church."
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  • I'm not able toplan my own course.
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  • You know what happensthe day you realize that?
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  • You get out of his wayand allow him to take you,
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  • 'cause he alreadygot your hands,
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  • and say, "Come on, baby.
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  • Let me go in front.Follow me."
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  • That's what it means to yield.
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  • "Let me go in front.Follow me as I escort you."
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  • See, I wanna be escorted tomy--the path that God wants for
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  • my life, so when I get
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  • there, somebody say, "Whatare you doing?"
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  • "This is where God has calledme and escorted me to do."
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  • And everything you're lookingfor in life, everything you
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  • lack in life, is waiting atthat place called "there."
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  • It's waiting at thatdestination for your life,
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  • and God'll take you to thatplace where wholeness will be
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  • your testimony, because I foundwhere I was supposed to be.
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  • But I cannot, I'm notable to plan my own course.
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  • That's the mostpowerful thing I ever read.
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  • I'm not able toplan my own course,
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  • but when he isallowed to do that,
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  • oh, when you get to thatdestination, you'll sit back and
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  • say, "I don't know the intricatedetails of how I arrived here."
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  • And you'll liftyour hands up and say,
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  • "How great thou art."
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  • And you'll findin a lot of cases,
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  • "I would have never knownhow to get here," but he does.
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  • Oh, lift your hands up andjust worship God for a moment.
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  • Just worship him for a moment.
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  • Oh, help me, Lord.Help me to plan my course.
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  • Help me to plan my course, amen?
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  • Help me to plan my course.
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  • Amen.
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  • Now, let's look at Philippianschapter 2:3 in the NLT.
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  • Is God really committed tobe involved in working in us?
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  • You know, I thought, asa Christian--you know,
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  • 'cause people told me that theBible said that God helps those
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  • who help themselves, and Iwas looking for that Scripture,
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  • and I found out it isnowhere in the Bible.
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  • But then, when Siri came along,I found out, wait a minute,
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  • the Bible didn't saynothing about God
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  • helping those whohelp themselves.
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  • The Bible said--well, Biblemakes it clear throughout the
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  • Scripture he helpsthose who need help.
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  • Benjamin Franklin said,"God helps those
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  • who help themselves."
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  • And we find--we gotta be carefulnot to take another man's
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  • comment that doesn't knowGod and turn it into Scripture.
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  • If you're gonnalive by the Word, make sure
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  • it's in the Word, amen?
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  • All that's saying is, "Idon't trust that God
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  • can do anything without me."
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  • I used to think that."Well, Lord, I got to yield."
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  • Now, of course, thereare lots of things,
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  • if you wanna do it right, thatrequires you yielding to the
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  • Lord, but I also discoveredthat God knows how to get your
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  • attention, and God knows howto get you where you need to be
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  • when you need to be there.
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  • Don't think you're all that now.
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  • He know how to do it.
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  • God know how tochange your mind,
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  • and he know how tochange your desires, amen?
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • "For God is working in you."
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  • For God is working in you.For God is working in you.
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  • I said God is working in you.
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  • Right this moment, while youare seated here listening to me
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  • preach, God is working in you.
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  • On the way home, Godis working in you.
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  • When you get home,God is working in you.
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  • If you go to a bartonight and get drunk,
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  • God is working in you.
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  • If you're upset withsomebody and got unforgiveness,
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  • God is working in you.
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  • I don't care the situation,God is at work in you right now.
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  • God is working in you.Now, what is he doing?
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  • He's giving you thedesire, the desire.
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  • See, you might not want to dothe thing that God has revealed
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  • to you, but God says, "Notonly will you end up doing it,
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  • but I'm gonnagive you the desire.
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  • You're gonna want to do itbefore it's over with."
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  • Ain't no way in the world Iwanted to be no preacher.
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  • Ain't no way in the world Iwanted to be no preacher.
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  • My last name wasDollar, it didn't go
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  • together, Reverend Dollar.
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  • No way in the world Iwanted to be no preacher.
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  • I didn't have no desire,I didn't like preachers,
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  • I had no desire, but Godstarted working in me.
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  • Some of the things that you'regifted to do and the plan of God
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  • for your life, you mightnot want to do it right now,
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  • but God is working on the insideof you, praise God.
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  • God is working in you.
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  • "He's working inyou," to do what?
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  • "Giving you thedesire and the ability."
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  • That word "power" is theability to get the job done.
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  • He's giving you the desire andthe ability to do what pleases
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  • him, so this is more than you.
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  • Of course, yourdecision is important.
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  • Absolutely.
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  • You know, of course, whenGod begins to show you things,
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  • you making a decisionto cooperate with him,
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  • that's the very, veryimportant part of it.
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  • But God says, "I will also do mypart and work in you to give you
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  • the desire to dowhat pleases me."
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  • How many of youwanna please God?
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  • I do.
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  • Someone says, "Why doyou wanna please God"?
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  • 'Cause I'm gonna die one day;and when I die one day, I'm
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  • gonna stand face to face tosomething that's more real than
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  • this physical world beingin this physical body,
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  • and I don't think a lot ofpeople understand that you have
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  • to be prepared to die.
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  • They don't think about that.You don't think about that.
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  • And not to be prepared todie--you think you're so in
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  • control of your life and so incontrol of your course, and then
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  • that moment comes, the issuecomes, that thing happens,
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  • you got up thatmorning, never knew that
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  • was your last day,and now you're dead.
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  • You don't havetime to get prepared.
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  • You don't have timeto go do it again.
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  • It's done.
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  • You're dead.
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  • You have slipped outof time into eternity.
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  • I can't risk that.
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  • I have to be ready every day,and that's not talking about
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  • having good behavior every day.
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  • There's one easy wayto get ready: get born
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  • again, and you're ready.
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  • Because whatJesus has--you know,
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  • I'm not talkingabout the outside job.
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  • I'm not talking about, you know,you can't wear pants no more.
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  • You can't wear makeup oryou ain't gonna go to heaven.
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  • All that's a bunch of bad stuff.
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  • What Jesus did wasan inside job.
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  • It's an inside job that occurredwhen you got born again, and the
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  • day you make Jesus the Lord ofyour life is the day where you
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  • declare to heaven and hell, "Iam ready to die at any moment."
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  • Why?'Cause I have Jesus in my life.
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  • Not because I did allthe goody-goody things,
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  • but I had Jesus in my life.
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  • I believe in Jesus.
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  • I believe in Jesus, that heforgave me of all of my sins,
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  • known and unknown.
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  • I believe in Jesus, thathe shed his blood for me.
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  • I believe in Jesus and thefinished works of Jesus.
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  • I am ready to die.
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  • There are somepeople that are not.
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  • They're stillplanning their course,
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  • because they say,"This is my life,
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  • and I wanna live itthe way I wanna live it,
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  • and if you don'tlike it, then tough."
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  • Well, you know,as long as you're,
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  • you know, notliving in my house then,
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  • yeah, you can dowhatever you wanna do.
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  • But I see that all thetime, and my heart goes out,
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  • 'cause it's like--have youever met a arrogant person?
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  • You know what arrogantis, arrogance really is?
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  • It's dressed-up insecurity.
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  • If you will know howto understand stuff,
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  • you can look at people and, "Oh,I see your problem right now.
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  • You're arrogant, butyou're really insecure."
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  • You ever met areal angry person?
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  • That's a personthat's full of fear.
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  • That's what--anger is nothingbut an expression of fear,
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  • so the next time you'rearound some person that's angry,
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  • you ask 'em, "Whatare you afraid of?"
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  • Because when you'reexpressing the anger,
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  • you're expressing, "Iam afraid of something."
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  • See, you need God tohelp plan your course,
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  • 'cause you're goingin all the wrong ways.
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  • So, your stepshave been ordered,
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  • so with clarity youcan walk in those steps.
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  • So, he's working onthe inside of you.
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  • He has your hands.
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  • He has your life.
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  • He's agreed to help planthe course of your life.
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  • He is committed to you findingthat will of God for your life.
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  • Well, look atJeremiah chapter 29:11.
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  • I wanna look at it in the NLT.
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  • God has an expectedend for all of us.
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  • I hope your end is at the placewhere God expects for you to be.
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  • I often wonder about that.
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  • "Lord, I wanna makesure I'm on course.
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  • I wanna make sure I end up whereyour plans are for me to end up.
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  • I don't wanna end upsomewhere where--"
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  • Oh, so here's the deal.
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  • We live in a society rightnow--and this is so deceiving.
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  • We live in a society right nowthat if you make a mistake, the
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  • society wants to keep remindingyou of that one mistake that you
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  • made, like theyain't got nothing too.
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  • That they can't hardly reporton you without going back and
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  • picking up, "Yeah,you were awesome,
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  • but now what about that one?"
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  • But what aboutyours, and your mama's,
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  • and your grandmamma then?
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  • People grow from that place.
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  • You just don't understand,people--even some of the people
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  • that you still judge wrongly andyou hadn't seen 'em in a while,
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  • they're not where they werewhen you last saw 'em.
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  • Everybody say, "Progress."
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  • They're not where youlast saw 'em, but yet your
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  • opinion and judgment of themis where you last saw 'em.
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  • "Yeah, but you don't understand,you know, they went to church,
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  • they smoked, theygot two divorces."
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  • Okay, I don't understand that.
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  • Christianity does notmean you came out flawless,
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  • and it just irks me whenyou--we pick people and think,
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  • "Oh, they were sowonderful, they were so awesome,
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  • they gave bicyclesto three people,
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  • and, oh, just darling folks."
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  • Them same folks gotsome crazy spots too.
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  • What would happen in the bodyof Christ if we can just stop
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  • accusing and judging people fromtheir crazy spots and realize
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  • they've grown from there?
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  • Not try to keep people at thesame place you encountered them.
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  • They have grown from that place.
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  • Amen.Amen.
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  • Verse 11 says, "'I knowthe plans I have
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  • for you,' sayeth the Lord.
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  • 'They are plans for good,not for disaster.'"
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  • So, if you're havingdisaster, that's not God's plan.
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  • The crazy stuff going on inyour life, it's not his plan.
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  • His plan is forgood, not for disaster.
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  • His plan is togive you a future.
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  • His plan is to give you hope.
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  • Now, you take that Scripture,and you apply it to your life.
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  • If his plans are notplans for disaster,
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  • then I must be goingdown the wrong path.
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  • If his plans are notplans for hopelessness,
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  • then I must be goingdown the wrong path.
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  • If his plan is not a plan thatsays you don't have a future,
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  • you might as well giveup now and kill yourself,
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  • that must not be hisplan for your life.
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  • His plans foryour life are good.
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  • I said they're good.
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  • I said they're good, amen?
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  • They're good.
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  • Look at Proverbs16:9 in the NLT.
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  • Proverbs 16:9.What are we doing?
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  • We're turning toScriptures, explaining them,
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  • and then you're asking yourself,"Is that working in my life?
  • 00:16:02.641 --> 00:16:08.380
  • What am I doing?"
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  • You know, a plumber hasgot to go get training
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  • in order to be a plumber.
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  • Huh?
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  • A doctor has got to go gettrained in order to be a doctor,
  • 00:16:17.990 --> 00:16:22.294
  • but Christians wanna beChristians without training.
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  • We wanna jump into a marriage,and it doesn't even have a shot,
  • 00:16:28.400 --> 00:16:33.505
  • 'cause there's no training inhow to be a married person.
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  • You think marriageis all about, "Well, I love her.
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  • He love me."
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  • All that's gonna wear offin about two, three weeks.
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  • You gotta gavesomething deeper than that,
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  • or you end up, "Ilove you, but--"
  • 00:16:52.858 --> 00:16:55.094
  • 'Cause you don't know howto live with each other.
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  • You don't know howto live married.
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  • You don't know whencertain crazy stuff happen,
  • 00:16:59.631 --> 00:17:01.300
  • that's just called marriage.
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  • You been lookingat too many movies.
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  • You're looking at movies aboutlaying in the grass somewhere,
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  • little violin playing,and all that kinda stuff.
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  • No, they need to make areal movie about marriage.
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  • "Oh, I love you.
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  • Oh, oh, oh,you're--oh, you're awesome.
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  • You're special."
  • 00:17:29.228 --> 00:17:30.529
  • And then, you know, go oncommercial and come back.
  • 00:17:30.562 --> 00:17:32.564
  • "You know what,I can't stand your tail.
  • 00:17:32.598 --> 00:17:36.168
  • And I thought about notmarrying you in the first place,
  • 00:17:36.201 --> 00:17:38.103
  • but I tell you what, you betternot tell me to shut up no more.
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  • That's what you better not do,or you're gonna learn
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  • today, I'mma tellyou right there.
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  • What you gonna do?Hit me?
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  • Hit me, joker.I take judo.
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  • Hit me.I will hurt you, man."
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Creflo: "Baby, bringme some water."
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  • "What's wrong with your feet?"
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Creflo: That just sound likemarriage, helping to mature you
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  • out of immaturity so you canlearn how to be mature enough to
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  • get along with one another,trying to get you out of the
  • 00:18:22.047 --> 00:18:24.683
  • self-centered circle and getyou to put her in the circle,
  • 00:18:24.716 --> 00:18:28.687
  • or him in the circle, and getyou out of the circle so you can
  • 00:18:28.720 --> 00:18:31.657
  • learn how to submityourself one to another.
  • 00:18:31.690 --> 00:18:38.664
  • But you gotta take some courses.
  • 00:18:38.697 --> 00:18:42.201
  • Christian peopleplay these games.
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  • I'm tired of playing allthese little church games.
  • 00:18:43.569 --> 00:18:44.903
  • Come to church, you know,
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  • ♪ this is the waywe come to church, ♪
  • 00:18:46.271 --> 00:18:47.839
  • ♪ come to church,come to church. ♪
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  • ♪ This is the way wecome to church ♪
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  • ♪ early in the morning. ♪
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  • ♪ This is the way wegreet people, hallelujah, ♪
  • 00:18:54.846 --> 00:18:56.949
  • ♪ greet people,hallelujah, greet people. ♪
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  • I'm so tired of that,I don't know what to do.
  • 00:18:59.284 --> 00:19:04.957
  • Proverbs 16:9.
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  • I'm not gonna believe I justskipped across the front
  • 00:19:06.391 --> 00:19:08.493
  • of the stage right there.
  • 00:19:08.527 --> 00:19:11.096
  • I did skip.
  • 00:19:11.129 --> 00:19:14.266
  • All right, watch this, verse9, "We can make our plans,
  • 00:19:14.299 --> 00:19:19.338
  • but the Lorddetermines our steps."
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  • Wow!
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  • So, those of you who've decided,"No, I'm gonna go ahead
  • 00:19:25.611 --> 00:19:27.312
  • and make my own plans," yeah,you can make your plans,
  • 00:19:27.346 --> 00:19:29.982
  • but at the end of it, God'sgoing to determine your steps.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:19:34.753 --> 00:19:37.789
  • Look at Isaiah 30,verse 21 in the NLT.
  • 00:19:37.823 --> 00:19:42.361
  • What is the sermon?
  • 00:19:42.394 --> 00:19:43.762
  • I'm just reading it.
  • 00:19:43.795 --> 00:19:46.331
  • I'm reading it, I'm showing itto you, trying to get you
  • 00:19:46.365 --> 00:19:48.467
  • to see it and applyit in your lives.
  • 00:19:48.500 --> 00:19:50.102
  • I want you to livesuccessful lives.
  • 00:19:50.135 --> 00:19:52.237
  • I want you to be whole.
  • 00:19:52.271 --> 00:19:53.572
  • I want you to behappy in your life.
  • 00:19:53.605 --> 00:19:54.940
  • I want you to enjoy your life.
  • 00:19:54.973 --> 00:19:56.275
  • This is the craziest year you'regonna ever see, ever.
  • 00:19:56.308 --> 00:19:59.945
  • It's gonna be two extremes,extremely bad and extremely
  • 00:19:59.978 --> 00:20:04.082
  • good, and I wanna focus onthe extremely good part.
  • 00:20:04.116 --> 00:20:07.452
  • And I might have to go throughsome bad parts to get to the
  • 00:20:07.486 --> 00:20:10.022
  • good part, but I'm telling you,we're gonna find out what kinda
  • 00:20:10.055 --> 00:20:14.660
  • relationship you gotwith the Lord this year.
  • 00:20:14.693 --> 00:20:23.201
  • "Your own ears will hear him.
  • 00:20:23.235 --> 00:20:27.205
  • Right behind you a voice willsay, 'This is the way you
  • 00:20:27.239 --> 00:20:31.677
  • should go,' whether to theright or to the left."
  • 00:20:31.710 --> 00:20:36.648
  • Now, listen towhat he was saying.
  • 00:20:36.682 --> 00:20:37.983
  • Look at God's commitment.
  • 00:20:38.016 --> 00:20:39.785
  • He says, "I'mmaget you to the path.
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  • Your ears are gonna hear me.
  • 00:20:42.888 --> 00:20:45.824
  • You're gonna hear a voice, andthat voice is going to say,
  • 00:20:45.857 --> 00:20:49.461
  • 'This is the wayyou should go.'"
  • 00:20:49.494 --> 00:20:52.397
  • See, when I read theScripture, I'm like,
  • 00:20:52.431 --> 00:20:54.833
  • "Am I open to hear from God?
  • 00:20:54.866 --> 00:20:57.035
  • Do I need to do some more studyand get in the Word on hearing
  • 00:20:57.069 --> 00:21:00.372
  • from the Lord, the HolySpirit leading my life?"
  • 00:21:00.405 --> 00:21:03.742
  • Understandingthat I'm his sheep,
  • 00:21:03.775 --> 00:21:06.044
  • and I hear his voice.
  • 00:21:06.078 --> 00:21:09.348
  • I'm supposed to hear hisvoice 'cause I'm his sheep.
  • 00:21:09.381 --> 00:21:12.417
  • Why am I not hearing his voice?
  • 00:21:12.451 --> 00:21:14.720
  • How do I hear his voice?
  • 00:21:14.753 --> 00:21:19.825
  • Because he'll tellme, "This is the way.
  • 00:21:19.858 --> 00:21:29.000
  • This is the way you should go."
  • 00:21:29.034 --> 00:21:33.138
  • I don't wanna be so clutteredwith the trauma of the world,
  • 00:21:33.171 --> 00:21:39.578
  • so cluttered with the caresof the world, I can't hear that
  • 00:21:39.611 --> 00:21:43.648
  • still, small voice thatsays, "This is the way.
  • 00:21:43.682 --> 00:21:49.388
  • Go here."
  • 00:21:49.421 --> 00:21:53.558
  • Oh, man.
  • 00:21:53.592 --> 00:21:56.528
  • I have to have him.
  • 00:21:56.561 --> 00:21:58.196
  • There's nothing aboutthis life that says to me
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:01.466
  • that I'm in control.
  • 00:22:01.500 --> 00:22:06.271
  • What it says to meis that I need him.
  • 00:22:06.304 --> 00:22:14.146
  • Couple more Scriptures.
  • 00:22:14.179 --> 00:22:15.714
  • Proverbs 3, verses 5through 6, the NLT.
  • 00:22:15.747 --> 00:22:19.851
  • Proverbs 3, verses 5 and 6.
  • 00:22:19.885 --> 00:22:24.456
  • Well, the King JamesVersion says a little different.
  • 00:22:24.489 --> 00:22:27.759
  • "Acknowledge himin all thy ways,
  • 00:22:27.793 --> 00:22:31.563
  • and he'll direct your path."
  • 00:22:31.596 --> 00:22:34.266
  • When you're applying thatScripture to your life,
  • 00:22:34.299 --> 00:22:35.934
  • you ask yourself, "Am Iacknowledging God in all my
  • 00:22:35.967 --> 00:22:38.804
  • ways, or am I just acknowledginghim in the ways I can't figure
  • 00:22:38.837 --> 00:22:42.741
  • out how to deal with?"
  • 00:22:42.774 --> 00:22:44.743
  • Are you the kinda Christian thatjust only goes to God when it's
  • 00:22:44.776 --> 00:22:47.345
  • an emergency, and then get upsetwhen he doesn't respond quickly?
  • 00:22:47.379 --> 00:22:54.152
  • The NLT says, "Trust in theLord with all your heart;
  • 00:22:54.186 --> 00:22:57.088
  • do not depend on yourown understanding."
  • 00:22:57.122 --> 00:23:01.126
  • Next verse.
  • 00:23:01.159 --> 00:23:02.894
  • "Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you
  • 00:23:02.928 --> 00:23:08.567
  • which path to take."
  • 00:23:08.600 --> 00:23:11.403
  • Seek his will.
  • 00:23:11.436 --> 00:23:12.737
  • "God, I'm gettingready to do this.
  • 00:23:12.771 --> 00:23:15.440
  • What's your will for mewhere this job's concerned?
  • 00:23:15.474 --> 00:23:18.143
  • What's your will for me wherethis business is concerned?
  • 00:23:18.176 --> 00:23:20.745
  • What's your will for mewhere this man or this woman is
  • 00:23:20.779 --> 00:23:23.548
  • concerned, wheremarriage is concerned?
  • 00:23:23.582 --> 00:23:25.283
  • What is your will for me, God?"
  • 00:23:25.317 --> 00:23:27.118
  • Will I take the timeto let him in on it,
  • 00:23:27.152 --> 00:23:30.789
  • if I believe he's my leader?
  • 00:23:30.822 --> 00:23:32.390
  • If I believe hecan plan my course,
  • 00:23:32.424 --> 00:23:34.559
  • will I acknowledge him?
  • 00:23:34.593 --> 00:23:35.927
  • And he says bysimply acknowledging him,
  • 00:23:35.961 --> 00:23:38.096
  • by simply seekinghis will for a thing,
  • 00:23:38.129 --> 00:23:42.601
  • he'll show youwhich path to take.
  • 00:23:42.634 --> 00:23:51.009
  • You know what the deal is?
  • 00:23:51.042 --> 00:23:52.344
  • Either you don't know that,or you know it and
  • 00:23:52.377 --> 00:23:55.647
  • you're just notwilling to do that.
  • 00:23:55.680 --> 00:23:56.982
  • I remember a time inmy life when I said,
  • 00:23:57.015 --> 00:23:58.884
  • "I don't wanna knowwhat his will is,
  • 00:23:58.917 --> 00:24:01.686
  • 'cause I'm enjoying myself,and I don't wanna know his will,
  • 00:24:01.720 --> 00:24:06.491
  • 'cause he might have me dosome little nice-y thing
  • 00:24:06.525 --> 00:24:08.693
  • that I don't wanna do."
  • 00:24:08.727 --> 00:24:15.367
  • What's going on in the world?
  • 00:24:15.400 --> 00:24:18.403
  • You have peoplecoming to church,
  • 00:24:18.436 --> 00:24:19.905
  • and the believersare not believing.
  • 00:24:19.938 --> 00:24:26.478
  • But I bet you if you go outsideand the sky breaks open and this
  • 00:24:26.511 --> 00:24:30.081
  • dude appears in the sky,you're ready to fall down and,
  • 00:24:30.115 --> 00:24:33.919
  • "O Jesus, help me."
  • 00:24:33.952 --> 00:24:35.287
  • I don't understand why wait tillthe last minute to do a thing.
  • 00:24:35.320 --> 00:24:41.960
  • Why?Why?
  • 00:24:41.993 --> 00:24:43.428
  • Why push it?Why push it?
  • 00:24:43.461 --> 00:24:48.867
  • I can't afford not to get saved.
  • 00:24:48.900 --> 00:24:50.201
  • "Well, I don'treally believe all that."
  • 00:24:50.235 --> 00:24:52.037
  • Well, here's your issue: ifyou're right and there is no
  • 00:24:52.070 --> 00:25:00.178
  • heaven or hell, then Istill lived a good life.
  • 00:25:00.211 --> 00:25:05.550
  • But, boy, if you'rewrong, you in trouble.
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