Contentment Is A State of Mind

October 21, 2022 | 292 | 27:29

Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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Joel Osteen | Contentment Is A State of Mind | October 21, 2022
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  • [music] >> victoria osteen:
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  • >> victoria osteen: hallelujah.
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  • Hallelujah. we love you, lord.
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  • We love you, lord. it's good to be in the house
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  • It's good to be in the house of the lord, isn't it?
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  • Of the lord, isn't it? you may be seated.
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  • Have you ever felt restless?
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  • Have you ever felt restless? maybe you felt anxious.
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  • Maybe you felt anxious. you're just not content.
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  • You're just not content. you don't even know
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  • You don't even know what it is.
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  • What it is. it's just something that's
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  • It's just something that's just stirring inside of you.
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  • Just stirring inside of you. you know, i think we all have
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  • You know, i think we all have been there.
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  • Been there. in fact, sometimes we don't
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  • In fact, sometimes we don't even realize it's what it is,
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  • Even realize it's what it is, that we're not content.
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  • That we're not content. we just think there is
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  • We just think there is something more, and we're
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  • Something more, and we're looking for it.
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  • Looking for it. maybe you're struggling to
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  • Maybe you're struggling to get that promotion.
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  • Get that promotion. you're working hard at work.
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  • You're working hard at work. man, you've got your eye on
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  • Man, you've got your eye on that promotion.
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  • That promotion. oh, you're just going for it.
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  • Oh, you're just going for it. you're getting a little out
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  • You're getting a little out of balance.
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  • You just don't feel
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  • You just don't feel satisfied, even though you're
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  • Satisfied, even though you're headed in the right
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  • Headed in the right direction.
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  • Direction. or maybe you're at home, and
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  • Or maybe you're at home, and you've got children, and
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  • You've got children, and they're in diapers, and
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  • They're in diapers, and you're thinking, "i'm
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  • You're thinking, "i'm exhausted.
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  • Huh, i need something else.
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  • I need something," and you
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  • I need something," and you begin looking for it.
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  • Begin looking for it. you know, a lot of times we
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  • You know, a lot of times we can look for things to fill
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  • Can look for things to fill our spaces in all the
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  • Our spaces in all the wrong places.
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  • Wrong places. you know, sometimes we think
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  • You know, sometimes we think we need something, so we go
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  • We need something, so we go after it, but it can't fill
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  • After it, but it can't fill that space, that longing to
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  • That space, that longing to make us content.
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  • Make us content. you know, the only thing that
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  • You know, the only thing that can fill that space is jesus,
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  • Can fill that space is jesus, is god inside of us, but
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  • Is god inside of us, but we're so used to going so
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  • We're so used to going so fast that we forget what the
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  • Fast that we forget what the source of our strength is,
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  • Source of our strength is, the source of our meaning and
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  • The source of our meaning and our purpose, because
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  • Our purpose, because sometimes we try to be the
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  • Sometimes we try to be the source of our meaning and our
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  • Source of our meaning and our purpose.
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  • Purpose. you know, sometimes we can
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  • You know, sometimes we can look to food to fill those
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  • Look to food to fill those spaces.
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  • Spaces. some people look to alcohol
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  • Some people look to alcohol because it numbs them.
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  • Because it numbs them. "just let me have a break
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  • "just let me have a break here."
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  • Here." you know, sometimes we're
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  • You know, sometimes we're looking for any distraction
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  • Looking for any distraction to cause us to forget what's
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  • To cause us to forget what's going on, on the
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  • Going on, on the inside of us.
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  • Inside of us. you know, it's interesting
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  • You know, it's interesting because social media can be a
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  • Because social media can be a great distraction.
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  • Great distraction. you can forget all your
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  • You can forget all your problems and check out
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  • Problems and check out someone else's life.
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  • Someone else's life. you can almost live
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  • You can almost live vicariously through them as
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  • You're flipping through the
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  • You're flipping through the pages, but you know what's
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  • Pages, but you know what's interesting about that?
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  • Interesting about that? it's fun, unless you're there
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  • It's fun, unless you're there for the wrong reasons, unless
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  • For the wrong reasons, unless you're trying to escape your
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  • You're trying to escape your life to find someone else's
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  • Life to find someone else's life, to find meaning and
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  • Life, to find meaning and purpose, because once that's
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  • Purpose, because once that's over you usually leave more
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  • Over you usually leave more discontent than you came.
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  • You usually leave more sad
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  • You usually leave more sad than you came.
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  • Than you came. i've experienced it.
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  • I've experienced it. i've been looking at all
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  • I've been looking at all these other people's great
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  • These other people's great life, and i think, "man, i'm
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  • Life, and i think, "man, i'm missing out."
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  • Missing out." i'm comparing their best life
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  • I'm comparing their best life with my worst life.
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  • With my worst life. i'm comparing a moment in
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  • I'm comparing a moment in time with all my life.
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  • Time with all my life. you see, don't run after
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  • You see, don't run after something else looking for
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  • Something else looking for something to fill the space.
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  • Something to fill the space. only jesus can fill it.
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  • Only jesus can fill it. it doesn't matter if you're
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  • It doesn't matter if you're well-off, if you're
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  • Well-off, if you're successful.
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  • Successful. you've got to find
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  • You've got to find contentment, because
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  • Contentment, because sometimes we think, "if this
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  • Sometimes we think, "if this will happen, i'll be happy.
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  • Will happen, i'll be happy. when i get that promotion,
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  • When i get that promotion, when i get that new house,
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  • When i get that new house, when i get a little more
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  • When i get a little more money, i'll be happy.
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  • Money, i'll be happy. i'll be successful."
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  • I'll be successful." but can i tell you that line
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  • But can i tell you that line of success is always moving?
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  • It's always moving.
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  • If you're chasing success,
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  • If you're chasing success, you're never going to catch
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  • You're never going to catch up with it because it's
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  • Up with it because it's always moving.
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  • Always moving. you can never have enough.
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  • You can never have enough. don't feel like, "well, you
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  • Don't feel like, "well, you know what?
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  • Know what? i'm going to suffer for
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  • I'm going to suffer for jesus.
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  • Jesus. i'm stripping it all off.
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  • I'm stripping it all off. i'm giving it all away,"
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  • I'm giving it all away," because that's not going to
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  • Because that's not going to fulfill you, either, because
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  • Fulfill you, either, because if you're trying to do
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  • If you're trying to do something for jesus out of
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  • Something for jesus out of show, it's not going to work
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  • Show, it's not going to work for you.
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  • For you. it's not going to work for
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  • It's not going to work for you if you're saying, "jesus,
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  • Look what i've done for you
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  • Look what i've done for you today," because, see, it's
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  • Today," because, see, it's not what you're doing for
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  • Not what you're doing for jesus.
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  • Jesus. it's what jesus has done for
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  • It's what jesus has done for you.
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  • You. it's what jesus has done for
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  • It's what jesus has done for you.
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  • You. see, the only thing that will
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  • See, the only thing that will fill these spaces is jesus
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  • Fill these spaces is jesus christ, and when you're
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  • Christ, and when you're feeling anxious, restless,
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  • Feeling anxious, restless, discontent, can i encourage
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  • Discontent, can i encourage us all, myself as well, with
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  • Us all, myself as well, with the words from the apostle
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  • The words from the apostle paul found in philippians 4.
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  • Paul found in philippians 4. he said this, he said--he was
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  • He said this, he said--he was writing--this is interesting
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  • Writing--this is interesting because he was writing to the
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  • Because he was writing to the church at philippi.
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  • Church at philippi. he wasn't writing to
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  • He wasn't writing to unbelievers.
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  • Unbelievers. he wasn't writing--he was
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  • He wasn't writing--he was writing to the church, and
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  • Writing to the church, and this is what he was saying,
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  • This is what he was saying, he says, "i know what it is
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  • He says, "i know what it is to be in need," he said, "and
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  • To be in need," he said, "and i know what it is to have
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  • I know what it is to have plenty.
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  • Plenty. i've been without, and i've
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  • I've been without, and i've had more than enough."
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  • Had more than enough." he says, "i have learned the
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  • He says, "i have learned the secret of being content in
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  • Secret of being content in every situation.
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  • Every situation. i've learned the secret."
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  • I've learned the secret." don't you know they were
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  • Don't you know they were leaning in?
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  • Leaning in? "we all want to know the
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  • "we all want to know the secret," secret to weight
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  • Secret," secret to weight loss, secret to a happy life,
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  • Loss, secret to a happy life, secret to a better marriage.
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  • Secret to a better marriage. he said, "i've learned the
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  • He said, "i've learned the secret to be content in every
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  • Secret to be content in every situation."
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  • Situation." can i tell you contentment
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  • Can i tell you contentment will fix your situation?
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  • Will fix your situation? contentment is a powerful
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  • Contentment is a powerful state of being, and paul
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  • State of being, and paul said, "i have learned this
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  • And now i'm going to share it
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  • And now i'm going to share it with you."
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  • With you." he says, "this is the
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  • He says, "this is the secret."
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  • Secret." he said, "i can do all things
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  • He said, "i can do all things through christ who
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  • Through christ who strengthens me.
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  • Strengthens me. i can do it all.
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  • I can do it all. i can make it my way through
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  • I can make it my way through it all with christ
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  • It all with christ strengthening me."
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  • Strengthening me." you see, his profound secret
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  • And what he had learned was
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  • And what he had learned was the fact that it was christ
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  • The fact that it was christ in him, the hope of glory.
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  • In him, the hope of glory. it was, "i can through him."
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  • It was, "i can through him." i can through him.
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  • I can through him. i can't apart from him.
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  • I can't apart from him. i'm a mess apart from him.
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  • I'm a mess apart from him. i'm in prison apart from him,
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  • I'm in prison apart from him, but with him the prison is
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  • But with him the prison is not getting in me, because
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  • Not getting in me, because i'm full of christ jesus.
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  • I'm full of christ jesus. i may be in a tough spot, i
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  • I may be in a tough spot, i may be in a place i don't
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  • May be in a place i don't like, but you know what?
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  • Like, but you know what? i'm useful to the
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  • I'm useful to the kingdom of god.
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  • Kingdom of god. i love paul's writings
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  • I love paul's writings because he was always saying,
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  • Because he was always saying, "listen, you know, to die is
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  • "listen, you know, to die is to be with christ.
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  • To be with christ. you know, if i go, that's
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  • You know, if i go, that's great, but if i'm staying,
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  • Great, but if i'm staying, i'm not letting the
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  • I'm not letting the circumstances get in me.
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  • Circumstances get in me. if i'm here on earth, i'm
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  • If i'm here on earth, i'm going to be in christ jesus.
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  • Going to be in christ jesus. i'm going to walk with
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  • I'm going to walk with purpose and destiny," knowing
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  • Purpose and destiny," knowing that he doesn't waste one
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  • That he doesn't waste one thing in my life.
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  • Thing in my life. i am so grateful that paul
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  • I am so grateful that paul didn't give up in prison.
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  • Didn't give up in prison. i'm so grateful he didn't let
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  • I'm so grateful he didn't let prison take him captive, but
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  • Prison take him captive, but he said, "i am in prison, but
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  • He said, "i am in prison, but god is here with me, and as
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  • God is here with me, and as long as he's with me, i can
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  • Long as he's with me, i can do all things.
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  • Do all things. i can bear all things, and
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  • I can bear all things, and i'm useful to the kingdom of
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  • God."
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  • God." so, he shared with us the
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  • So, he shared with us the secret of contentment, which
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  • Secret of contentment, which is powerful in our life.
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  • Is powerful in our life. now, i don't know about you,
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  • Now, i don't know about you, but sometimes it takes me a
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  • But sometimes it takes me a little while to learn a
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  • Little while to learn a lesson.
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  • Lesson. i don't know how long it took
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  • I don't know how long it took paul to learn this lesson,
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  • Paul to learn this lesson, because he said he had to
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  • Because he said he had to learn it.
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  • Learn it. he said, "i had to learn
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  • He said, "i had to learn this, and now that i have
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  • This, and now that i have learned it and experienced
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  • Learned it and experienced it, guess what?
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  • It, guess what? i'm sharing it with you."
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  • He's saying this, though, "i
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  • He's saying this, though, "i can share the secret with
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  • Can share the secret with you, but you got to dig into
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  • You, but you got to dig into the mystery of it."
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  • The mystery of it." you got to go after it
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  • You got to go after it yourself.
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  • Yourself. you've got to experience it
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  • You've got to experience it yourself.
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  • Yourself. it's called maturity.
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  • It's called maturity. he said, "i've actually come
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  • He said, "i've actually come to that place that i've
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  • To that place that i've learned something."
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  • Learned something." it's okay if it takes us a
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  • It's okay if it takes us a long time to learn.
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  • Long time to learn. i can have somebody tell me
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  • I can have somebody tell me something--i'm not kidding.
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  • Something--i'm not kidding. they can tell me--i can hear
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  • They can tell me--i can hear something over and over again
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  • Something over and over again and then one day it makes
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  • And then one day it makes sense.
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  • Sense. one day i actually get it.
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  • One day i actually get it. paul was saying, "i'm giving
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  • Paul was saying, "i'm giving you the secret.
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  • You the secret. go get it.
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  • Go get it. go get it."
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  • Go get it." you see, when you're content,
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  • You see, when you're content, you're powerful.
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  • You're powerful. to shed a little more light
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  • To shed a little more light on this contentment, paul
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  • On this contentment, paul tells us this
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  • Tells us this in philippians 4.
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  • In philippians 4. he says, "don't be anxious
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  • He says, "don't be anxious for anything."
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  • For anything." what is the opposite of
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  • What is the opposite of content?
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  • Content? anxious, discontent,
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  • Anxious, discontent, restless.
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  • Restless. don't be those things.
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  • Don't be those things. here is the remedy.
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  • Here is the remedy. he says, "don't be anxious
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  • He says, "don't be anxious for anything, but by prayer
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  • For anything, but by prayer and petition, with
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  • And petition, with thanksgiving in your heart,
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  • Thanksgiving in your heart, let your requests be made
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  • Let your requests be made known to god; and the peace
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  • Of god," the promise of
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  • Of god," the promise of peace, "will guard your heart
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  • Peace, "will guard your heart and mind in christ jesus."
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  • And mind in christ jesus." he's saying, "i'm in this
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  • He's saying, "i'm in this prison, but can i tell you
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  • Prison, but can i tell you what's between me and these
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  • What's between me and these bars is peace.
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  • Bars is peace. i'm going to embrace the
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  • I'm going to embrace the place that i'm in, and i'm
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  • Place that i'm in, and i'm going to move forward."
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  • Going to move forward." now, he said this, he says,
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  • Now, he said this, he says, "i give thanks in all
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  • "i give thanks in all things."
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  • Things." he didn't say, "i give thanks
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  • He didn't say, "i give thanks for all things."
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  • For all things." i really don't believe he was
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  • I really don't believe he was happy he was in prison.
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  • Happy he was in prison. "yay!
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  • "yay! i'm in prison.
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  • I'm in prison. it is great.
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  • It is great. been shipwrecked, beat."
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  • No, these things
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  • No, these things happened to him.
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  • Happened to him. he was in those
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  • He was in those circumstances.
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  • Circumstances. he didn't give thanks to god
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  • He didn't give thanks to god for those circumstances.
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  • For those circumstances. he gave thanks to god that
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  • He gave thanks to god that god was with him in those
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  • God was with him in those circumstances, but there was
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  • Circumstances, but there was an outcome.
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  • An outcome. there was a promise:
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  • There was a promise: "i can through him."
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  • "i can through him." you see, sometimes we try to
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  • You see, sometimes we try to rush through those bad parts
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  • Rush through those bad parts of life, those tough parts,
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  • Of life, those tough parts, those uncomfortable parts,
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  • Those uncomfortable parts, and you know what?
  • 00:10:08.153 --> 00:10:08.953
  • And you know what? we're only human.
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  • We're only human. it's not natural to want to
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  • It's not natural to want to be in pain and heartache, but
  • 00:10:12.157 --> 00:10:14.559
  • Be in pain and heartache, but you know what?
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  • You know what? paul was trying to share with
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  • Paul was trying to share with us your contentment does not
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  • Us your contentment does not have to come from your
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  • Have to come from your circumstance.
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  • Circumstance. how many of you, women in
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  • How many of you, women in here, you're a mother, and
  • 00:10:23.735 --> 00:10:25.336
  • Here, you're a mother, and you remember those diaper
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  • You remember those diaper days, and it was just about
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  • Days, and it was just about exhausting to change another
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  • Exhausting to change another one of those diapers?
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  • One of those diapers? but then, when you got past
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  • But then, when you got past it, kids got into school,
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  • It, kids got into school, maybe they're married, you
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  • Maybe they're married, you realize, "those were
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  • Realize, "those were precious days.
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  • Precious days. they weren't as exhausting as
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  • They weren't as exhausting as i thought they were.
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  • I thought they were. i wouldn't mind having one
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  • I wouldn't mind having one more diaper to change."
  • 00:10:45.156 --> 00:10:48.526
  • More diaper to change." maybe you're a
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  • Maybe you're a sophomore in college.
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  • Sophomore in college. you can't wait to get--to
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  • You can't wait to get--to graduate.
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  • Graduate. "well, i am on my way to
  • 00:10:52.664 --> 00:10:53.598
  • "well, i am on my way to graduation."
  • 00:10:53.665 --> 00:10:55.333
  • Graduation." you graduate, then you
  • 00:10:55.400 --> 00:10:56.968
  • You graduate, then you realize, " it was difficult,
  • 00:10:57.035 --> 00:11:00.138
  • Realize, " it was difficult, but really wasn't that bad.
  • 00:11:00.205 --> 00:11:01.906
  • But really wasn't that bad. kind of like it better than
  • 00:11:01.973 --> 00:11:02.874
  • Kind of like it better than the real world."
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  • The real world." you see, contentment is not
  • 00:11:05.777 --> 00:11:08.613
  • You see, contentment is not complacency.
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  • Complacency. i just want to say that.
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  • I just want to say that. contentment is not
  • 00:11:11.349 --> 00:11:12.016
  • Contentment is not complacency.
  • 00:11:12.083 --> 00:11:12.917
  • Complacency. you should be ambitious.
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  • You should be ambitious. you should want to succeed.
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  • You should want to succeed. you should want to have
  • 00:11:15.854 --> 00:11:16.788
  • You should want to have purpose for christ jesus.
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  • Purpose for christ jesus. you should want to move
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  • You should want to move forward.
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  • Forward. god put that in us.
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  • He told us, "have dominion.
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  • He told us, "have dominion. subdue your situations."
  • 00:11:26.331 --> 00:11:29.467
  • Subdue your situations." it's not complacency, but the
  • 00:11:29.534 --> 00:11:31.636
  • It's not complacency, but the problem is if you can't enjoy
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  • Problem is if you can't enjoy where you are right now and
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  • What you have right now,
  • 00:11:36.841 --> 00:11:38.710
  • What you have right now, you're being cheated.
  • 00:11:38.777 --> 00:11:41.579
  • You're being cheated. that's not the best for your
  • 00:11:41.646 --> 00:11:43.047
  • That's not the best for your life.
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  • Life. don't be missing the now to
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  • Don't be missing the now to get to the later.
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  • Get to the later. don't miss the now to get to
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  • Don't miss the now to get to the later.
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  • The later. you know, even when it's
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  • You know, even when it's tough, this is what paul
  • 00:11:55.460 --> 00:11:57.929
  • Tough, this is what paul said, "it's tough in here,
  • 00:11:57.996 --> 00:11:59.731
  • Said, "it's tough in here, but i've developed, i've
  • 00:11:59.798 --> 00:12:00.732
  • But i've developed, i've matured, and i've learned
  • 00:12:00.799 --> 00:12:01.666
  • Matured, and i've learned some things."
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  • Some things." no matter what you're going
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  • No matter what you're going through right now there is a
  • 00:12:03.868 --> 00:12:05.537
  • Through right now there is a lesson in it.
  • 00:12:05.603 --> 00:12:07.038
  • Lesson in it. there is something to take
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  • There is something to take from it.
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  • From it. listen, if you go through it
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:10.575
  • Listen, if you go through it and you don't learn through
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  • And you don't learn through it, there is a problem.
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  • It, there is a problem. god wants to reveal his
  • 00:12:15.079 --> 00:12:16.548
  • God wants to reveal his mysteries, his grace, his
  • 00:12:16.614 --> 00:12:18.583
  • Mysteries, his grace, his purpose in us.
  • 00:12:18.650 --> 00:12:20.485
  • Purpose in us. that's not a great subject,
  • 00:12:20.552 --> 00:12:21.553
  • That's not a great subject, is it?
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  • Is it? not fun to go through, but if
  • 00:12:22.520 --> 00:12:23.955
  • Not fun to go through, but if you can learn through it, if
  • 00:12:24.022 --> 00:12:25.423
  • You can learn through it, if you can come out the other
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  • You can come out the other side stronger--that old song,
  • 00:12:26.291 --> 00:12:27.959
  • Side stronger--that old song, "if it didn't kill me, it
  • 00:12:28.026 --> 00:12:28.827
  • "if it didn't kill me, it made me stronger."
  • 00:12:28.893 --> 00:12:31.863
  • Made me stronger." that's what paul said.
  • 00:12:31.930 --> 00:12:33.398
  • That's what paul said. "it's making me stronger."
  • 00:12:33.464 --> 00:12:35.733
  • "it's making me stronger." hindsight's 20/20, but we
  • 00:12:35.800 --> 00:12:37.135
  • Hindsight's 20/20, but we don't want to live there, do
  • 00:12:37.202 --> 00:12:38.136
  • Don't want to live there, do we?
  • 00:12:38.203 --> 00:12:39.204
  • We? we want to live in the
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  • We want to live in the future.
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  • Future. i want to encourage you that
  • 00:12:41.306 --> 00:12:42.874
  • I want to encourage you that contentment is a state of
  • 00:12:42.941 --> 00:12:45.677
  • Contentment is a state of mind.
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  • Mind. it has nothing to do with
  • 00:12:47.178 --> 00:12:48.780
  • It has nothing to do with where you are.
  • 00:12:48.847 --> 00:12:50.381
  • Where you are. the "webster's dictionary"
  • 00:12:50.448 --> 00:12:51.416
  • The "webster's dictionary" says the definition of
  • 00:12:51.482 --> 00:12:52.984
  • Says the definition of "contentment" is "a state of
  • 00:12:53.051 --> 00:12:55.386
  • "contentment" is "a state of peaceful happiness."
  • 00:12:55.453 --> 00:12:57.856
  • Peaceful happiness." it's an attitude.
  • 00:12:57.922 --> 00:12:59.624
  • It's an attitude. has nothing to do with where
  • 00:12:59.691 --> 00:13:00.525
  • Has nothing to do with where you are.
  • 00:13:00.592 --> 00:13:01.459
  • You are. it's a state of peaceful
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  • It's a state of peaceful happiness.
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  • Proverbs 15:15 says, "a
  • 00:13:04.963 --> 00:13:06.564
  • Proverbs 15:15 says, "a content mind is a continual
  • 00:13:06.631 --> 00:13:09.500
  • Content mind is a continual feast."
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  • Feast." it's a continual feast.
  • 00:13:12.337 --> 00:13:14.906
  • It's a continual feast. can i encourage you to feast
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  • Can i encourage you to feast on the fact that god is for
  • 00:13:16.507 --> 00:13:18.576
  • On the fact that god is for you, he's not against you?
  • 00:13:18.643 --> 00:13:20.345
  • You, he's not against you? that whatever you're going
  • 00:13:20.411 --> 00:13:21.279
  • That whatever you're going through right now doesn't
  • 00:13:21.346 --> 00:13:22.347
  • Through right now doesn't have to get in you, because
  • 00:13:22.413 --> 00:13:23.648
  • Have to get in you, because you're full of christ jesus.
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  • That he's helping you
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  • That he's helping you through, and it's the "i can
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  • Through, and it's the "i can through him" that's going to
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  • Through him" that's going to give you the strength to do
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  • Give you the strength to do it, amen?
  • 00:13:32.023 --> 00:13:33.324
  • It, amen? he's an awesome god.
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  • ♪ creation waking up
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  • ♪ creation waking up ♪ to kingdom come.
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  • ♪ to kingdom come. ♪ see the hope
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  • ♪ see the hope ♪ of heaven
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  • ♪ of heaven ♪ shining like
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  • ♪ shining like ♪ the rising sun.
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  • ♪ the rising sun. ♪ now forever
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  • ♪ now forever ♪ lifted up from
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  • ♪ lifted up from ♪ death to life.
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  • ♪ death to life. ♪ there's no fear
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  • ♪ there's no fear ♪ in love and
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  • ♪ in love and ♪ no darkness
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  • ♪ no darkness ♪ in his endless
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  • ♪ in his endless ♪ light.
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  • ♪ beyond the skies
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  • ♪ beyond the skies ♪ above love
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  • ♪ above love ♪ reaching out for us.
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  • ♪ reaching out for us. ♪ the everlasting one,
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  • ♪ the everlasting one, ♪ jesus
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  • ♪ jesus ♪ our god.
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  • ♪ our god. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ the son. ♪ set our eyes on
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  • ♪ set our eyes on ♪ our savior.
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  • ♪ our savior. ♪ see the image of love.
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  • ♪ see the image of love. ♪ sing his praises
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  • ♪ sing his praises ♪ forever.
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  • ♪ forever. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ the son. ♪ beyond the skies
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  • ♪ beyond the skies ♪ above love
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  • ♪ above love ♪ reaching out for us.
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  • ♪ reaching out for us. ♪ the everlasting one,
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  • ♪ the everlasting one, ♪ jesus
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  • ♪ jesus ♪ our god.
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  • ♪ our god. >> peter wilson: can we sing
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  • >> peter wilson: can we sing that together?
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  • That together? ♪ beyond the skies
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  • ♪ beyond the skies ♪ above love
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  • ♪ above love ♪ reaching out for us.
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  • ♪ reaching out for us. ♪ the everlasting one,
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  • ♪ the everlasting one, ♪ jesus
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  • ♪ jesus ♪ our god.
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  • ♪ our god. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ the son. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ the son. ♪ set our eyes on
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  • ♪ set our eyes on ♪ our savior.
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  • ♪ our savior. ♪ see the image of love.
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  • ♪ sing his praises
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  • ♪ sing his praises ♪ forever.
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  • ♪ forever. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ the son. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son.
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  • ♪ the son. ♪ oh, we look to
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  • ♪ oh, we look to ♪ the son. ♪
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  • >> joel: let me tell you the
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  • >> joel: let me tell you the forces that are for you are
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  • Forces that are for you are greater than the forces that
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  • Greater than the forces that are against you.
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  • The scripture says no weapon
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  • The scripture says no weapon formed against you will ever
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  • Formed against you will ever prosper.
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  • Prosper. it doesn't say that things
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  • It doesn't say that things won't come against you.
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  • Won't come against you. it says when they come
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  • It says when they come against you, they may form,
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  • But they're not going to
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  • But they're not going to prosper.
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  • Prosper. it's because our god is on
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  • It's because our god is on the throne.
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  • The throne. he has no rival.
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  • He has no rival. he has no equal.
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  • He has no equal. he's in--i love to think
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  • He's in--i love to think about this.
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  • About this. god is in control even when
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  • God is in control even when sometimes our circumstances
  • 00:16:46.551 --> 00:16:48.219
  • Sometimes our circumstances seem out of control.
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  • Seem out of control. god knows the end from the
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  • God knows the end from the beginning.
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  • Beginning. the scripture says he's
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  • The scripture says he's already written every day of
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  • Already written every day of your life in his book.
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  • Your life in his book. let me assure you your book
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  • Let me assure you your book ends in victory, so if you're
  • 00:16:59.730 --> 00:17:01.466
  • Ends in victory, so if you're not in victory yet, you keep
  • 00:17:01.532 --> 00:17:02.867
  • Not in victory yet, you keep moving forward because you're
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  • Moving forward because you're coming into a new chapter.
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  • Like victoria said, i really
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  • Like victoria said, i really believe the battle takes
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  • Believe the battle takes place in our mind.
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  • Place in our mind. victory or defeat, it starts
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  • Victory or defeat, it starts right here in our mind, and i
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  • Right here in our mind, and i know we have things come
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  • Know we have things come against us, and if we go
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  • Against us, and if we go around thinking, "well, it's
  • 00:17:17.281 --> 00:17:18.049
  • Around thinking, "well, it's never going to change, and
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  • I'll never get well, and i
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  • I'll never get well, and i don't know why this is
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  • Don't know why this is happening to me," that's
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  • Happening to me," that's going to keep you where you
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  • Going to keep you where you are.
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  • Are. it's going to keep you
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  • It's going to keep you discouraged, keep you from
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  • Discouraged, keep you from seeing god's best, but if
  • 00:17:26.524 --> 00:17:27.758
  • Seeing god's best, but if you'll just make that switch
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  • You'll just make that switch in your mind, "yes, things
  • 00:17:29.393 --> 00:17:30.661
  • In your mind, "yes, things are coming against me, but i
  • 00:17:30.728 --> 00:17:32.363
  • Are coming against me, but i know it's not going to
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  • Know it's not going to prosper.
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  • Prosper. i know god's still on the
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  • I know god's still on the throne.
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  • Throne. i know what's meant for harm
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  • I know what's meant for harm god's turning to my
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  • Advantage."
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  • Advantage." you got to--victory starts in
  • 00:17:41.272 --> 00:17:42.473
  • You got to--victory starts in your mind.
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  • Your mind. if you program your mind the
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  • If you program your mind the right way, your thoughts,
  • 00:17:45.109 --> 00:17:46.377
  • Right way, your thoughts, then your words will start
  • 00:17:46.444 --> 00:17:47.445
  • Then your words will start coming out like an overcomer,
  • 00:17:47.512 --> 00:17:49.247
  • Coming out like an overcomer, like a victor, and that's
  • 00:17:49.313 --> 00:17:50.581
  • Like a victor, and that's what allows god to do great
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  • What allows god to do great things.
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  • Things. remember the lady that came
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  • Remember the lady that came to jesus, and she fought
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  • To jesus, and she fought through the crowd, she
  • 00:17:55.253 --> 00:17:56.087
  • Through the crowd, she touched jesus, and she was
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  • Healed?
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  • Healed? jesus said, "your faith has
  • 00:17:58.556 --> 00:18:00.525
  • Made you whole," so i believe
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  • Made you whole," so i believe today that our faith can
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  • Today that our faith can reach out to the creator of
  • 00:18:04.328 --> 00:18:05.663
  • Reach out to the creator of the universe and cause things
  • 00:18:05.730 --> 00:18:07.565
  • The universe and cause things to change.
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  • To change. so, when we live with this
  • 00:18:08.533 --> 00:18:09.667
  • So, when we live with this victorious mentality, saying,
  • 00:18:09.734 --> 00:18:12.270
  • Victorious mentality, saying, "god, i know you're in
  • 00:18:12.336 --> 00:18:13.104
  • "god, i know you're in control.
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  • Control. i know you're fighting my
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  • I know you're fighting my battles.
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  • Battles. i know i'm a victor," that's
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  • I know i'm a victor," that's what allows god to do great
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  • What allows god to do great things.
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  • Things. you've seen him do it in the
  • 00:18:20.077 --> 00:18:21.112
  • You've seen him do it in the past.
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  • Past. let me tell you he's going to
  • 00:18:21.979 --> 00:18:22.747
  • Let me tell you he's going to do it again in the future.
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  • Do it again in the future. 2017 is going to be a year of
  • 00:18:24.282 --> 00:18:25.816
  • 2017 is going to be a year of yes: new opportunities, new
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  • Yes: new opportunities, new levels, favor, breaking
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  • Levels, favor, breaking addictions.
  • 00:18:30.321 --> 00:18:31.756
  • Addictions. let's make room for god to do
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  • Let's make room for god to do something new.
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  • Something new. well, we'll take a moment to
  • 00:18:34.258 --> 00:18:35.092
  • Well, we'll take a moment to pray today.
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  • Pray today. if there is something you
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  • If there is something you would like for us to pray
  • 00:18:36.827 --> 00:18:37.695
  • Would like for us to pray with you about, we'd love to
  • 00:18:37.762 --> 00:18:38.963
  • With you about, we'd love to do it.
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  • Do it. during this next song
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  • During this next song there'll be a prayer partner
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  • There'll be a prayer partner at the front of your section.
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  • At the front of your section. anyone is welcome to come for
  • 00:18:43.568 --> 00:18:44.735
  • Anyone is welcome to come for prayer.
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  • Prayer. up top, if you need prayer,
  • 00:18:45.670 --> 00:18:46.771
  • Up top, if you need prayer, there'll be somebody there.
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  • There'll be somebody there. the rest of you, you're
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  • The rest of you, you're welcome to be seated, if
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  • Welcome to be seated, if you'd like, and we'll take a
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  • You'd like, and we'll take a moment to pray.
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  • Moment to pray. those of you watching online,
  • 00:18:52.510 --> 00:18:54.011
  • Those of you watching online, listening live on siriusxm,
  • 00:18:54.078 --> 00:18:55.813
  • Listening live on siriusxm, we're going to be praying for
  • 00:18:55.880 --> 00:18:56.747
  • We're going to be praying for you, as well, but it's great
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  • You, as well, but it's great to have you with us today.
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  • To have you with us today. [music]
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  • ♪ lord, i don't want
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  • ♪ lord, i don't want ♪ to rush on ahead
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  • ♪ to rush on ahead ♪ in my own
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  • ♪ in my own ♪ strength when
  • 00:19:17.602 --> 00:19:19.437
  • ♪ strength when ♪ you're right here.
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  • ♪ you're right here. ♪ lord, i don't want
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  • ♪ to rush on
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  • ♪ to rush on ♪ ahead in my own
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  • ♪ ahead in my own ♪ strength when
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  • ♪ strength when ♪ you're right here.
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  • ♪ i'm not in a
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  • ♪ i'm not in a ♪ hurry when it
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  • ♪ hurry when it ♪ comes to your
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  • ♪ comes to your ♪ spirit, when it
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  • ♪ spirit, when it ♪ comes to your presence,
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  • ♪ comes to your presence, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your voice.
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  • ♪ to your voice. ♪ i'm learning to
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  • ♪ i'm learning to ♪ listen, just
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  • ♪ listen, just ♪ to rest in
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  • ♪ to rest in ♪ your nearness.
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  • ♪ your nearness. ♪ i'm starting to
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  • ♪ i'm starting to ♪ notice you
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  • ♪ notice you ♪ are speaking.
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  • ♪ oh, yeah, yeah.
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  • ♪ oh, yeah, yeah. ♪ lord, i, i want to
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  • ♪ lord, i, i want to ♪ love like you.
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  • ♪ i want to feel
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  • ♪ i want to feel ♪ what you feel.
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  • ♪ what you feel. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ what you see.
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  • ♪ what you see. ♪ lord, i, i want to
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  • ♪ lord, i, i want to ♪ love like you.
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  • ♪ love like you. ♪ i want to feel
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  • ♪ i want to feel ♪ what you feel.
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  • ♪ what you feel. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ what you see.
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  • ♪ what you see. ♪ i'm not in a
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  • ♪ i'm not in a ♪ hurry when it
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  • ♪ hurry when it ♪ comes to your
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  • ♪ comes to your ♪ spirit, when it
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  • ♪ spirit, when it ♪ comes to your
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  • ♪ comes to your ♪ presence, when
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  • ♪ presence, when ♪ it comes to
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  • ♪ it comes to ♪ your voice.
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  • ♪ your voice. ♪ i'm learning
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  • ♪ i'm learning ♪ to listen, just
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  • ♪ to listen, just ♪ to rest in
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  • ♪ to rest in ♪ your nearness.
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  • ♪ i'm starting
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  • ♪ i'm starting ♪ to notice you
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  • ♪ to notice you ♪ are speaking,
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  • ♪ you are speaking.
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  • ♪ you are speaking. [music]
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  • ♪ open my eyes.
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  • ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ you more clearly.
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  • ♪ you more clearly. ♪ open my ears.
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  • ♪ open my ears. ♪ i want to hear
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  • ♪ i want to hear ♪ you speak.
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  • ♪ you speak. ♪ tell me your
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  • ♪ tell me your ♪ thoughts, what's
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  • ♪ thoughts, what's ♪ on your mind.
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  • ♪ on your mind. ♪ i'll be your friend.
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  • ♪ i'll be your friend. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ through your eyes.
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  • ♪ through your eyes. ♪ open my eyes.
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  • ♪ open my eyes. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ you more clearly.
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  • ♪ you more clearly. ♪ open my ears.
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  • ♪ open my ears. ♪ i want to hear
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  • ♪ i want to hear ♪ you speak.
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  • ♪ you speak. ♪ tell me your
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  • ♪ tell me your ♪ thoughts, what's
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  • ♪ thoughts, what's ♪ on your mind.
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  • ♪ on your mind. ♪ i'll be your friend.
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  • ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ through your
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  • ♪ through your ♪ eyes.
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  • ♪ eyes. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ through your
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  • ♪ through your ♪ eyes, yeah.
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  • ♪ i'm not in
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  • ♪ i'm not in ♪ a hurry
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  • ♪ a hurry ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your spirit,
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  • ♪ to your spirit, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your presence,
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  • ♪ to your presence, ♪ when it comes to
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  • ♪ when it comes to ♪ your voice.
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  • ♪ your voice. ♪ i'm learning to
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  • ♪ i'm learning to ♪ listen, just to rest
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  • ♪ listen, just to rest ♪ in your nearness.
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  • ♪ in your nearness. ♪ i'm starting to notice
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  • ♪ i'm starting to notice ♪ you are speaking.
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  • ♪ you are speaking. ♪ i'm not in a hurry
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  • ♪ i'm not in a hurry ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your spirit,
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  • ♪ to your spirit, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your presence,
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  • ♪ to your presence, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your voice.
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  • ♪ to your voice. ♪ i'm learning to listen,
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  • ♪ i'm learning to listen, ♪ just to rest
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  • ♪ just to rest ♪ in your nearness.
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  • ♪ in your nearness. ♪ i'm starting to notice
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  • ♪ i'm starting to notice ♪ you are speaking.
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  • ♪ you are speaking. ♪ open my eyes.
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  • ♪ open my eyes. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ you more clearly.
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  • ♪ you more clearly. ♪ open my ears.
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  • ♪ open my ears. ♪ i want to hear
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  • ♪ i want to hear ♪ you speak.
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  • ♪ you speak. ♪ tell me your thoughts,
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  • ♪ tell me your thoughts, ♪ what's on your mind.
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  • ♪ what's on your mind. ♪ i'll be your friend.
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  • ♪ i'll be your friend. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ through your eyes.
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  • ♪ open my eyes.
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  • ♪ open my eyes. ♪ i want to see you
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  • ♪ i want to see you ♪ more clearly.
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  • ♪ more clearly. ♪ open my ears.
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  • ♪ open my ears. ♪ i want to hear
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  • ♪ i want to hear ♪ you speak.
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  • ♪ you speak. ♪ tell me your thoughts,
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  • ♪ what's on your mind.
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  • ♪ what's on your mind. ♪ i'll be your friend.
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  • ♪ i'll be your friend. ♪ i want to see
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  • ♪ i want to see ♪ through your eyes.
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  • ♪ through your eyes. ♪ i'm not in a hurry
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  • ♪ i'm not in a hurry ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your spirit,
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  • ♪ to your spirit, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your presence,
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  • ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your voice.
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  • ♪ to your voice. ♪ i'm learning to listen,
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  • ♪ i'm learning to listen, ♪ just to rest
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  • ♪ just to rest ♪ in your nearness.
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  • ♪ in your nearness. ♪ i'm starting to notice
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  • ♪ i'm starting to notice ♪ you are speaking.
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  • ♪ you are speaking. ♪ i'm not in a hurry
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  • ♪ i'm not in a hurry ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your spirit,
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  • ♪ to your spirit, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your presence,
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  • ♪ to your presence, ♪ when it comes
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  • ♪ when it comes ♪ to your voice.
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  • ♪ to your voice. ♪ i'm learning to listen,
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  • ♪ i'm learning to listen, ♪ just to rest
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  • ♪ just to rest ♪ in your nearness.
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  • ♪ in your nearness. ♪ i'm starting to notice
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  • ♪ i'm starting to notice ♪ you are speaking. ♪
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  • > anncr: as a thank you for
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  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
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  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
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  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
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  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
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  • New book, "your greater is coming".
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  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
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  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
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  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
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  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
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  • Fire to expand, grow, and enlarge our lives. taking
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  • Enlarge our lives. taking us to heights that we've
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  • Us to heights that we've never dreamed.
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  • Never dreamed. these magnificent sequoia
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  • These magnificent sequoia trees, the largest in the
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  • Trees, the largest in the world are actually given
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  • World are actually given life by fire. these cones
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  • Life by fire. these cones remain in the tree,
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  • Remain in the tree, sometimes for years.
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  • Sometimes for years. then fire comes. the heat
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  • Then fire comes. the heat opens the cones and out
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  • Opens the cones and out pours these tiny little
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  • Pours these tiny little seeds.
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  • Seeds. in my new book, i'll
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  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
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  • Unlock some of these mysteries. how god can
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  • Mysteries. how god can turn the fires in your
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  • Turn the fires in your life into new magnificent
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  • Life into new magnificent growth. i'll share how your
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  • Growth. i'll share how your greater, better life is not
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  • Greater, better life is not a distant possibility but
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  • A distant possibility but a certain reality as
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  • A certain reality as undeniable as these
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  • Undeniable as these glorious trees.
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  • Glorious trees. my new book, "your greater
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  • My new book, "your greater is coming", will show you
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  • Is coming", will show you how to overcome when life
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  • How to overcome when life deals you a setback,
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  • Deals you a setback, a heartache, a fire.
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  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
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  • Even now, god is setting you up for something
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  • You up for something magnificent. your future
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  • Magnificent. your future is bigger and brighter than
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  • Is bigger and brighter than you can imagine. god is
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  • You can imagine. god is promising you your greater
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  • Promising you your greater is coming.
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  • Is coming. > anncr: request your copy
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  • > anncr: request your copy of "your greater is coming"
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  • Of "your greater is coming" today at joelosteen.com
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  • Today at joelosteen.com or call 800-565-0772.
  • 00:26:32.336 --> 00:26:38.208
  • Or call 800-565-0772. >victoria: joel and i pray
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  • >victoria: joel and i pray for you every single day.
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  • For you every single day. and we are believing the
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  • And we are believing the best for you and your
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  • Best for you and your family.
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  • Family. > joel: thanks so much for
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  • > joel: thanks so much for your prayer and support of
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  • Your prayer and support of the ministry. we love you.
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  • The ministry. we love you. believing 2022 will be a
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  • Believing 2022 will be a bountiful year. till we
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  • Bountiful year. till we meet again, may the lord
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  • Meet again, may the lord bless you and keep you.
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  • Bless you and keep you. may the lord show you
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  • May the lord show you favor and have mercy on
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  • Favor and have mercy on you. and may the lord
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  • You. and may the lord watch over you and give
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  • Watch over you and give you his peace.
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my daughter, alexandra, and
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  • Daughter, alexandra, and lakewood music has a new album
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  • Lakewood music has a new album out.
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  • Out. > alexandra: yes, it's called
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  • > alexandra: yes, it's called shout! we are so proud of this
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  • Shout! we are so proud of this new project. it's our most
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  • New project. it's our most diverse collection of songs yet.
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  • Diverse collection of songs yet. we hope it's going to inspire
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  • We hope it's going to inspire you and encourage you.
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  • You and encourage you. > joel: it's fantastic. it's the
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  • > joel: it's fantastic. it's the songs we sing here at lakewood.
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  • Songs we sing here at lakewood. i hope you'll download your
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  • I hope you'll download your copy today!
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  • >> announcer: tune in
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  • >> announcer: tune in tomorrow morning
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  • Tomorrow morning for another broadcast
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  • For another broadcast of "wake up to hope
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  • Of "wake up to hope with joel and victoria.
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  • With joel and victoria. right here, only on tbn.
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