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Don't Fight It

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September 17, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • (APPLAUSE)GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S A JOY TO
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  • (APPLAUSE)GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S A JOY TOCOME INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S A JOY TOCOME INTO YOUR HOMES.IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA
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  • COME INTO YOUR HOMES.IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREAPLEASE STOP BY AND BE A PART OF
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  • IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREAPLEASE STOP BY AND BE A PART OFONE OF OUR SERVICES. I PROMISE
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  • PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A PART OFONE OF OUR SERVICES. I PROMISEYOU WE'LL MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHT
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES. I PROMISEYOU WE'LL MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHTAT HOME. BUT THANKS SO MUCH FOR
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  • YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHTAT HOME. BUT THANKS SO MUCH FORTUNING IN.
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  • AT HOME. BUT THANKS SO MUCH FORTUNING IN.THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.
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  • TUNING IN.THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHINGFUNNY. I HEARD ABOUT THIS
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHINGFUNNY. I HEARD ABOUT THISHUSBAND. HE WAS QUIETLY READING
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  • FUNNY. I HEARD ABOUT THISHUSBAND. HE WAS QUIETLY READINGTHE NEWSPAPER WHEN HIS WIFE
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  • HUSBAND. HE WAS QUIETLY READINGTHE NEWSPAPER WHEN HIS WIFEWALKED UP BEHIND HIM AND HIT
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  • THE NEWSPAPER WHEN HIS WIFEWALKED UP BEHIND HIM AND HITHIM ON THE HEAD WITH A FRYING
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  • WALKED UP BEHIND HIM AND HITHIM ON THE HEAD WITH A FRYINGPAN. (LAUGHTER)
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  • HIM ON THE HEAD WITH A FRYINGPAN. (LAUGHTER)HE SAID, "WHAT WAS THAT FOR?"
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  • PAN. (LAUGHTER)HE SAID, "WHAT WAS THAT FOR?"SHE SAID, "THAT WAS FOR THE
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  • HE SAID, "WHAT WAS THAT FOR?"SHE SAID, "THAT WAS FOR THEPIECE OF PAPER I FOUND IN YOUR
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  • SHE SAID, "THAT WAS FOR THEPIECE OF PAPER I FOUND IN YOURPOCKET WITH THE NAME MARY LOU
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  • PIECE OF PAPER I FOUND IN YOURPOCKET WITH THE NAME MARY LOUON IT."
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  • POCKET WITH THE NAME MARY LOUON IT."HE SAID, "OH, HONEY. THAT'S
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  • ON IT."HE SAID, "OH, HONEY. THAT'SJUST ONE OF THE HORSES THAT
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  • HE SAID, "OH, HONEY. THAT'SJUST ONE OF THE HORSES THATI BET ON AT THE RACETRACK LAST
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  • JUST ONE OF THE HORSES THATI BET ON AT THE RACETRACK LASTWEEK." (LAUGHTER)
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  • I BET ON AT THE RACETRACK LASTWEEK." (LAUGHTER)SHE APOLOGIZED AND WENT ABOUT
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  • WEEK." (LAUGHTER)SHE APOLOGIZED AND WENT ABOUTHER BUSINESS. TWO DAYS LATER
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  • SHE APOLOGIZED AND WENT ABOUTHER BUSINESS. TWO DAYS LATERSHE HIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITH A
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  • HER BUSINESS. TWO DAYS LATERSHE HIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITH ABIGGER FRYING PAN. (LAUGHTER)
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  • SHE HIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITH ABIGGER FRYING PAN. (LAUGHTER)WHEN HE CAME TO HE SAID, "WHAT
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  • BIGGER FRYING PAN. (LAUGHTER)WHEN HE CAME TO HE SAID, "WHATIN THE WORLD WAS THAT FOR?"
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  • WHEN HE CAME TO HE SAID, "WHATIN THE WORLD WAS THAT FOR?"SHE SAID, "YOUR HORSE JUST
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  • IN THE WORLD WAS THAT FOR?"SHE SAID, "YOUR HORSE JUSTCALLED." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • SHE SAID, "YOUR HORSE JUSTCALLED." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)THAT'S NOT INSPIRING AT ALL,
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  • CALLED." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)THAT'S NOT INSPIRING AT ALL,BUT...
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  • THAT'S NOT INSPIRING AT ALL,BUT...SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • BUT...SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS:MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:MY MIND IS ALERT.MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.IN JESUS' NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT DON'T FIGHT IT.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT DON'T FIGHT IT.WE ALL FACE SITUATIONS THAT WE
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  • ABOUT DON'T FIGHT IT.WE ALL FACE SITUATIONS THAT WEDON'T LIKE. SOMEBODY IS NOT
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  • WE ALL FACE SITUATIONS THAT WEDON'T LIKE. SOMEBODY IS NOTTREATING US RIGHT. BUSINESS IS
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  • DON'T LIKE. SOMEBODY IS NOTTREATING US RIGHT. BUSINESS ISNOT GROWING AS FAST AS WE HAD
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  • TREATING US RIGHT. BUSINESS ISNOT GROWING AS FAST AS WE HADHOPED. WE'RE SINGLE AND STILL
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  • NOT GROWING AS FAST AS WE HADHOPED. WE'RE SINGLE AND STILLHAVEN'T MET ANYONE.
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  • HOPED. WE'RE SINGLE AND STILLHAVEN'T MET ANYONE.IT'S EASY TO LIVE UPTIGHT, ALL
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  • HAVEN'T MET ANYONE.IT'S EASY TO LIVE UPTIGHT, ALLWROUGHT UP ON THE INSIDE.
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  • IT'S EASY TO LIVE UPTIGHT, ALLWROUGHT UP ON THE INSIDE.WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S
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  • WROUGHT UP ON THE INSIDE.WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT'STAKING SO LONG, WHY THIS PERSON
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  • WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT'STAKING SO LONG, WHY THIS PERSONHASN'T CHANGED AND WHY OUR
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  • TAKING SO LONG, WHY THIS PERSONHASN'T CHANGED AND WHY OURPRAYERS HAVEN'T BEEN ANSWERED.
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  • HASN'T CHANGED AND WHY OURPRAYERS HAVEN'T BEEN ANSWERED.WE END UP FRUSTRATED, FIGHTING
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  • PRAYERS HAVEN'T BEEN ANSWERED.WE END UP FRUSTRATED, FIGHTINGAGAINST EVERYTHING THAT WE
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  • WE END UP FRUSTRATED, FIGHTINGAGAINST EVERYTHING THAT WEDON'T LIKE. BUT HERE'S A KEY.
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  • AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT WEDON'T LIKE. BUT HERE'S A KEY.JUST BECAUSE IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE
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  • DON'T LIKE. BUT HERE'S A KEY.JUST BECAUSE IT'S UNCOMFORTABLEDOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT WHERE
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  • JUST BECAUSE IT'S UNCOMFORTABLEDOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT WHEREWE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE. GOD USES
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  • DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT WHEREWE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE. GOD USESDIFFICULTIES TO DO A WORK IN
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  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE. GOD USESDIFFICULTIES TO DO A WORK INUS. WE GROW IN THE TOUGH TIMES.
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  • DIFFICULTIES TO DO A WORK INUS. WE GROW IN THE TOUGH TIMES.THAT'S WHEN OUR CHARACTER IS
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  • US. WE GROW IN THE TOUGH TIMES.THAT'S WHEN OUR CHARACTER ISBEING DEVELOPED. GOD WILL NOT
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  • THAT'S WHEN OUR CHARACTER ISBEING DEVELOPED. GOD WILL NOTALLOW A DIFFICULTY UNLESS HE
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  • BEING DEVELOPED. GOD WILL NOTALLOW A DIFFICULTY UNLESS HEHAS A DIVINE PURPOSE FOR IT.
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  • ALLOW A DIFFICULTY UNLESS HEHAS A DIVINE PURPOSE FOR IT.IF WE'RE GOING TO REACH OUR
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  • HAS A DIVINE PURPOSE FOR IT.IF WE'RE GOING TO REACH OURHIGHEST POTENTIAL WE HAVE TO
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  • IF WE'RE GOING TO REACH OURHIGHEST POTENTIAL WE HAVE TOMAKE UP OUR MIND, "I'M NOT GOING
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  • HIGHEST POTENTIAL WE HAVE TOMAKE UP OUR MIND, "I'M NOT GOINGTO LIVE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I AM
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  • MAKE UP OUR MIND, "I'M NOT GOINGTO LIVE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I AMUNCOMFORTABLE. I'M NOT GOING TO
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  • TO LIVE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I AMUNCOMFORTABLE. I'M NOT GOING TOBE UPSET BECAUSE THINGS ARE NOT
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  • UNCOMFORTABLE. I'M NOT GOING TOBE UPSET BECAUSE THINGS ARE NOTHAPPENING ON MY TIMETABLE.
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  • BE UPSET BECAUSE THINGS ARE NOTHAPPENING ON MY TIMETABLE.I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT AGAINST
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  • HAPPENING ON MY TIMETABLE.I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT AGAINSTEVERYTHING THAT I DON'T LIKE."
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  • I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT AGAINSTEVERYTHING THAT I DON'T LIKE."OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE, "GOD,
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  • EVERYTHING THAT I DON'T LIKE."OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE, "GOD,I TRUST YOU. YOU ARE IN
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  • OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE, "GOD,I TRUST YOU. YOU ARE INCOMPLETE CONTROL. I MAY NOT
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  • I TRUST YOU. YOU ARE INCOMPLETE CONTROL. I MAY NOTLIKE THIS SITUATION BUT YOU
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  • COMPLETE CONTROL. I MAY NOTLIKE THIS SITUATION BUT YOUWOULDN'T HAVE ME HERE UNLESS
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  • LIKE THIS SITUATION BUT YOUWOULDN'T HAVE ME HERE UNLESSI NEEDED IT. SO I'M GOING TO
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  • WOULDN'T HAVE ME HERE UNLESSI NEEDED IT. SO I'M GOING TOKEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE AND BE MY
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  • I NEEDED IT. SO I'M GOING TOKEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE AND BE MYBEST RIGHT WHERE I AM."
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  • KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE AND BE MYBEST RIGHT WHERE I AM."THAT'S HOW YOU POSITION YOURSELF
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  • BEST RIGHT WHERE I AM."THAT'S HOW YOU POSITION YOURSELFFOR PROMOTION. IN THE SCRIPTURE
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  • THAT'S HOW YOU POSITION YOURSELFFOR PROMOTION. IN THE SCRIPTUREIT SAYS THAT GOD DIDN'T LEAD
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  • FOR PROMOTION. IN THE SCRIPTUREIT SAYS THAT GOD DIDN'T LEADTHE ISRAELITES THE SHORTEST
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  • IT SAYS THAT GOD DIDN'T LEADTHE ISRAELITES THE SHORTESTROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND.
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  • THE ISRAELITES THE SHORTESTROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND.HE TOOK THEM THE LONG WAY ON
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  • ROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND.HE TOOK THEM THE LONG WAY ONPURPOSE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT
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  • HE TOOK THEM THE LONG WAY ONPURPOSE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOTPREPARED FOR WAR.
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  • PURPOSE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOTPREPARED FOR WAR.GOD KNEW IF HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN
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  • PREPARED FOR WAR.GOD KNEW IF HE WOULD HAVE TAKENTHEM IN TOO QUICKLY THEY WOULD
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  • GOD KNEW IF HE WOULD HAVE TAKENTHEM IN TOO QUICKLY THEY WOULDHAVE BEEN EASILY DEFEATED.
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  • THEM IN TOO QUICKLY THEY WOULDHAVE BEEN EASILY DEFEATED.THEIR ENEMIES WERE MUCH BIGGER,
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  • HAVE BEEN EASILY DEFEATED.THEIR ENEMIES WERE MUCH BIGGER,MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED.
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  • THEIR ENEMIES WERE MUCH BIGGER,MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED.I'M SURE THEY PRAYED MANY TIMES,
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  • MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED.I'M SURE THEY PRAYED MANY TIMES,"GOD, WE'RE UNCOMFORTABLE OUT
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  • I'M SURE THEY PRAYED MANY TIMES,"GOD, WE'RE UNCOMFORTABLE OUTHERE IN THE DESERT. WE'RE HOT.
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  • "GOD, WE'RE UNCOMFORTABLE OUTHERE IN THE DESERT. WE'RE HOT.WE'RE TIRED. LET US GO IN
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  • HERE IN THE DESERT. WE'RE HOT.WE'RE TIRED. LET US GO INSOONER."
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  • WE'RE TIRED. LET US GO INSOONER."BUT GOD DIDN'T ANSWER THAT
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  • SOONER."BUT GOD DIDN'T ANSWER THATPRAYER, NOT BECAUSE GOD WAS
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  • BUT GOD DIDN'T ANSWER THATPRAYER, NOT BECAUSE GOD WASTRYING TO MAKE THEIR LIFE
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  • PRAYER, NOT BECAUSE GOD WASTRYING TO MAKE THEIR LIFEMISERABLE. BUT GOD KNEW WHAT
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  • TRYING TO MAKE THEIR LIFEMISERABLE. BUT GOD KNEW WHATWAS UP IN FRONT OF THEM. HE HAD
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  • MISERABLE. BUT GOD KNEW WHATWAS UP IN FRONT OF THEM. HE HADTO TOUGHEN THEM UP AND GET THEM
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  • WAS UP IN FRONT OF THEM. HE HADTO TOUGHEN THEM UP AND GET THEMPREPARED SO THEY COULD STEP
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  • TO TOUGHEN THEM UP AND GET THEMPREPARED SO THEY COULD STEPINTO THE FULLNESS OF THEIR
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  • PREPARED SO THEY COULD STEPINTO THE FULLNESS OF THEIRDESTINY.
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  • INTO THE FULLNESS OF THEIRDESTINY.IN THE SAME WAY, GOD HAS ALREADY
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  • DESTINY.IN THE SAME WAY, GOD HAS ALREADYLAID OUT THE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, GOD HAS ALREADYLAID OUT THE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED,
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  • LAID OUT THE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED,WHEN YOU NEED IT, WHO YOU NEED.
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  • HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED,WHEN YOU NEED IT, WHO YOU NEED.HE KNOWS THE BATTLES YOU'RE
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  • WHEN YOU NEED IT, WHO YOU NEED.HE KNOWS THE BATTLES YOU'REGOING TO FACE, THE DREAMS YOU'RE
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  • HE KNOWS THE BATTLES YOU'REGOING TO FACE, THE DREAMS YOU'REGOING TO ACCOMPLISH.
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  • GOING TO FACE, THE DREAMS YOU'REGOING TO ACCOMPLISH.HE HAS GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT.
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  • GOING TO ACCOMPLISH.HE HAS GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT.THAT'S WHY WE CANNOT PRAY AWAY
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  • HE HAS GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT.THAT'S WHY WE CANNOT PRAY AWAYEVERY UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION.
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  • THAT'S WHY WE CANNOT PRAY AWAYEVERY UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION."GOD, THIS PERSON AT WORK,
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  • EVERY UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION."GOD, THIS PERSON AT WORK,THEY'RE GETTING ON MY NERVES.
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  • "GOD, THIS PERSON AT WORK,THEY'RE GETTING ON MY NERVES.YOU'VE GOT TO GET HIM OUT OF MY
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  • THEY'RE GETTING ON MY NERVES.YOU'VE GOT TO GET HIM OUT OF MYLIFE."
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  • YOU'VE GOT TO GET HIM OUT OF MYLIFE."NO, GOD WILL USE THAT PERSON,
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  • LIFE."NO, GOD WILL USE THAT PERSON,LIKE SANDPAPER, TO RUB THE ROUGH
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  • NO, GOD WILL USE THAT PERSON,LIKE SANDPAPER, TO RUB THE ROUGHEDGES OFF OF YOU. EVEN IF YOU
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  • LIKE SANDPAPER, TO RUB THE ROUGHEDGES OFF OF YOU. EVEN IF YOUWERE TO PRAY THEM AWAY GOD
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  • EDGES OFF OF YOU. EVEN IF YOUWERE TO PRAY THEM AWAY GODWOULD SEND YOU TWO MORE PEOPLE
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  • WERE TO PRAY THEM AWAY GODWOULD SEND YOU TWO MORE PEOPLEJUST LIKE THEM. (LAUGHTER)
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  • WOULD SEND YOU TWO MORE PEOPLEJUST LIKE THEM. (LAUGHTER)I'VE LEARNED THIS; GOD IS MORE
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  • JUST LIKE THEM. (LAUGHTER)I'VE LEARNED THIS; GOD IS MOREINTERESTED IN CHANGING US THAN
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  • I'VE LEARNED THIS; GOD IS MOREINTERESTED IN CHANGING US THANHE IS IN CHANGING OUR
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  • INTERESTED IN CHANGING US THANHE IS IN CHANGING OURCIRCUMSTANCES. GOD LOVES YOU
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  • HE IS IN CHANGING OURCIRCUMSTANCES. GOD LOVES YOUTOO MUCH TO LET YOU STAY WHERE
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  • CIRCUMSTANCES. GOD LOVES YOUTOO MUCH TO LET YOU STAY WHEREYOU ARE. IT MAY BE
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  • TOO MUCH TO LET YOU STAY WHEREYOU ARE. IT MAY BEUNCOMFORTABLE BUT YOU HAVE TO
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  • YOU ARE. IT MAY BEUNCOMFORTABLE BUT YOU HAVE TOREMIND YOURSELF, "THIS IS NOT
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  • UNCOMFORTABLE BUT YOU HAVE TOREMIND YOURSELF, "THIS IS NOTWORKING AGAINST ME. THIS IS
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  • REMIND YOURSELF, "THIS IS NOTWORKING AGAINST ME. THIS ISWORKING FOR ME. IT'S GETTING ME
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  • WORKING AGAINST ME. THIS ISWORKING FOR ME. IT'S GETTING MEIN POSITION FOR THE AMAZING
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  • WORKING FOR ME. IT'S GETTING MEIN POSITION FOR THE AMAZINGFUTURE GOD HAS IN STORE."
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  • IN POSITION FOR THE AMAZINGFUTURE GOD HAS IN STORE."(APPLAUSE)
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  • FUTURE GOD HAS IN STORE."(APPLAUSE)THE TRUTH IS...(APPLAUSE)
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  • (APPLAUSE)THE TRUTH IS...(APPLAUSE)...SOME OF THE THINGS YOU MAY BE
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  • THE TRUTH IS...(APPLAUSE)...SOME OF THE THINGS YOU MAY BEPRAYING ABOUT, IF GOD WERE TO
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  • ...SOME OF THE THINGS YOU MAY BEPRAYING ABOUT, IF GOD WERE TOREMOVE THEM RIGHT NOW, YOU
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  • PRAYING ABOUT, IF GOD WERE TOREMOVE THEM RIGHT NOW, YOUWOULDN'T BE PREPARED FOR WHERE
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  • REMOVE THEM RIGHT NOW, YOUWOULDN'T BE PREPARED FOR WHEREGOD IS TAKING YOU. YOU'VE GOT
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  • WOULDN'T BE PREPARED FOR WHEREGOD IS TAKING YOU. YOU'VE GOTTO LET GOD DO THE WORK IN YOU.
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  • GOD IS TAKING YOU. YOU'VE GOTTO LET GOD DO THE WORK IN YOU.IN OTHER WORDS, BE KIND TO THE
  • 00:04:40.559 --> 00:04:42.060
  • TO LET GOD DO THE WORK IN YOU.IN OTHER WORDS, BE KIND TO THEPEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TREATING YOU
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, BE KIND TO THEPEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TREATING YOURIGHT. KEEP BEING YOUR BEST
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  • PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TREATING YOURIGHT. KEEP BEING YOUR BESTEVEN THOUGH YOU'RE NOT GETTING
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  • RIGHT. KEEP BEING YOUR BESTEVEN THOUGH YOU'RE NOT GETTINGTHE CREDIT. PASS THOSE TESTS.
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE NOT GETTINGTHE CREDIT. PASS THOSE TESTS.PAUL PRAYED IN COLOSSIANS 3 THAT
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  • THE CREDIT. PASS THOSE TESTS.PAUL PRAYED IN COLOSSIANS 3 THATTHE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THE
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  • PAUL PRAYED IN COLOSSIANS 3 THATTHE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THESTRENGTH TO ENDURE WHATEVER
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  • THE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THESTRENGTH TO ENDURE WHATEVERCAME THEIR WAY. HE DIDN'T PRAY
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  • STRENGTH TO ENDURE WHATEVERCAME THEIR WAY. HE DIDN'T PRAYTHAT GOD WOULD DELIVER THEM
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  • CAME THEIR WAY. HE DIDN'T PRAYTHAT GOD WOULD DELIVER THEMINSTANTLY, REMOVE THE
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  • THAT GOD WOULD DELIVER THEMINSTANTLY, REMOVE THEDIFFICULTY. HE PRAYED THAT THEY
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  • INSTANTLY, REMOVE THEDIFFICULTY. HE PRAYED THAT THEYWOULD HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GO
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  • DIFFICULTY. HE PRAYED THAT THEYWOULD HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GOTHROUGH IT WITH A GOOD
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  • WOULD HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GOTHROUGH IT WITH A GOODATTITUDE. PAUL UNDERSTOOD THIS
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  • THROUGH IT WITH A GOODATTITUDE. PAUL UNDERSTOOD THISPRINCIPLE THAT GOD USES THE
  • 00:05:07.352 --> 00:05:10.222
  • ATTITUDE. PAUL UNDERSTOOD THISPRINCIPLE THAT GOD USES THETOUGH TIMES TO GET US PREPARED
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  • PRINCIPLE THAT GOD USES THETOUGH TIMES TO GET US PREPAREDFOR THE NEXT LEVEL.
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  • TOUGH TIMES TO GET US PREPAREDFOR THE NEXT LEVEL.THINK ABOUT DAVID. HE WAS
  • 00:05:13.425 --> 00:05:15.160
  • FOR THE NEXT LEVEL.THINK ABOUT DAVID. HE WASCHOSEN TO BE KING, ANOINTED BY
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  • THINK ABOUT DAVID. HE WASCHOSEN TO BE KING, ANOINTED BYGOD TO BE THE NEXT LEADER OF
  • 00:05:17.229 --> 00:05:19.498
  • CHOSEN TO BE KING, ANOINTED BYGOD TO BE THE NEXT LEADER OFISRAEL. SURELY GOD WOULD ANSWER
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  • GOD TO BE THE NEXT LEADER OFISRAEL. SURELY GOD WOULD ANSWERALL OF HIS PRAYERS. SURELY GOD
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  • ISRAEL. SURELY GOD WOULD ANSWERALL OF HIS PRAYERS. SURELY GODWOULD MAKE HIS LIFE
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  • ALL OF HIS PRAYERS. SURELY GODWOULD MAKE HIS LIFECOMFORTABLE.
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  • WOULD MAKE HIS LIFECOMFORTABLE.NO, DAVID HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS
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  • COMFORTABLE.NO, DAVID HAD TO GO THROUGH THISSAME PROCESS. FOR MANY YEARS
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  • NO, DAVID HAD TO GO THROUGH THISSAME PROCESS. FOR MANY YEARSKING SAUL MADE DAVID'S LIFE
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  • SAME PROCESS. FOR MANY YEARSKING SAUL MADE DAVID'S LIFEMISERABLE. DAVID HAD DONE SAUL
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  • KING SAUL MADE DAVID'S LIFEMISERABLE. DAVID HAD DONE SAULNOTHING BUT GOOD.
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  • MISERABLE. DAVID HAD DONE SAULNOTHING BUT GOOD.HE WOULD PLAY MUSIC WHEN SAUL
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  • NOTHING BUT GOOD.HE WOULD PLAY MUSIC WHEN SAULWASN'T FEELING WELL, TREATED HIM
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  • HE WOULD PLAY MUSIC WHEN SAULWASN'T FEELING WELL, TREATED HIMWITH RESPECT, BUT IN RETURN SAUL
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  • WASN'T FEELING WELL, TREATED HIMWITH RESPECT, BUT IN RETURN SAULTRIED TO KILL DAVID, CHASED HIM
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  • WITH RESPECT, BUT IN RETURN SAULTRIED TO KILL DAVID, CHASED HIMTHROUGH THE MOUNTAINSIDE.
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  • TRIED TO KILL DAVID, CHASED HIMTHROUGH THE MOUNTAINSIDE.I CAN HEAR DAVID PRAYING, "GOD,
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  • THROUGH THE MOUNTAINSIDE.I CAN HEAR DAVID PRAYING, "GOD,YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THIS MAN OUT
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  • I CAN HEAR DAVID PRAYING, "GOD,YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THIS MAN OUTOF MY LIFE.
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  • YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THIS MAN OUTOF MY LIFE.GOD, YOU KNOW I HAVEN'T DONE
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  • OF MY LIFE.GOD, YOU KNOW I HAVEN'T DONEANYTHING WRONG."
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  • GOD, YOU KNOW I HAVEN'T DONEANYTHING WRONG."ISN'T IT INTERESTING GOD DIDN'T
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  • ANYTHING WRONG."ISN'T IT INTERESTING GOD DIDN'TREMOVE SAUL?
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  • ISN'T IT INTERESTING GOD DIDN'TREMOVE SAUL?HE DIDN'T ANSWER THAT PRAYER.
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  • REMOVE SAUL?HE DIDN'T ANSWER THAT PRAYER.HERE DAVID WAS DOING THE RIGHT
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  • HE DIDN'T ANSWER THAT PRAYER.HERE DAVID WAS DOING THE RIGHTTHING.
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  • HERE DAVID WAS DOING THE RIGHTTHING.IT WAS AN UNFAIR SITUATION BUT
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  • THING.IT WAS AN UNFAIR SITUATION BUTGOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING.
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  • IT WAS AN UNFAIR SITUATION BUTGOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING.HE WAS GETTING DAVID PREPARED.
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  • GOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING.HE WAS GETTING DAVID PREPARED.THE LONGER YOU DO THE RIGHT
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  • HE WAS GETTING DAVID PREPARED.THE LONGER YOU DO THE RIGHTTHING WHEN THE WRONG THING IS
  • 00:06:08.013 --> 00:06:09.748
  • THE LONGER YOU DO THE RIGHTTHING WHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING, THE LONGER YOU KEEP A
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  • THING WHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING, THE LONGER YOU KEEP AGOOD ATTITUDE IN AN UNFAIR
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  • HAPPENING, THE LONGER YOU KEEP AGOOD ATTITUDE IN AN UNFAIRSITUATION, THE HIGHER GOD IS
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  • GOOD ATTITUDE IN AN UNFAIRSITUATION, THE HIGHER GOD ISGOING TO TAKE YOU.
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  • SITUATION, THE HIGHER GOD ISGOING TO TAKE YOU.(APPLAUSE)
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  • GOING TO TAKE YOU.(APPLAUSE)DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY IT.
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  • (APPLAUSE)DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY IT.(APPLAUSE)
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  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY IT.(APPLAUSE)"JOEL, I'VE BEEN DOING THE
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  • (APPLAUSE)"JOEL, I'VE BEEN DOING THERIGHT THING IN THIS MARRIAGE FOR
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  • "JOEL, I'VE BEEN DOING THERIGHT THING IN THIS MARRIAGE FORYEARS.
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  • RIGHT THING IN THIS MARRIAGE FORYEARS.I'M NOT SEEING ANY RESULTS."
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  • YEARS.I'M NOT SEEING ANY RESULTS.""I'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING IN THE
  • 00:06:23.829 --> 00:06:25.897
  • I'M NOT SEEING ANY RESULTS.""I'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING IN THENURSERY FOR A LONG TIME.
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  • "I'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING IN THENURSERY FOR A LONG TIME.NOBODY EVER SAYS THANK YOU."
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  • NURSERY FOR A LONG TIME.NOBODY EVER SAYS THANK YOU.""I GO TO WORK. DO MORE THAN I
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  • NOBODY EVER SAYS THANK YOU.""I GO TO WORK. DO MORE THAN IHAVE TO. I'M NOT BEING
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  • "I GO TO WORK. DO MORE THAN IHAVE TO. I'M NOT BEINGPROMOTED."
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  • HAVE TO. I'M NOT BEINGPROMOTED."YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE DAVID WAS.
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  • PROMOTED."YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE DAVID WAS.KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.
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  • YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE DAVID WAS.KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.
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  • KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.GOD IS GETTING YOU PREPARED FOR
  • 00:06:36.808 --> 00:06:39.177
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.GOD IS GETTING YOU PREPARED FORSOMETHING AMAZING.
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  • GOD IS GETTING YOU PREPARED FORSOMETHING AMAZING.YOUR FUTURE IS SO BIG GOD HAS TO
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  • SOMETHING AMAZING.YOUR FUTURE IS SO BIG GOD HAS TOGET YOUR SPIRITUAL MUSCLES, YOUR
  • 00:06:43.014 --> 00:06:45.183
  • YOUR FUTURE IS SO BIG GOD HAS TOGET YOUR SPIRITUAL MUSCLES, YOURCHARACTER, YOUR MATURITY, TO
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  • GET YOUR SPIRITUAL MUSCLES, YOURCHARACTER, YOUR MATURITY, TOMATCH THE LEVEL THAT GOD IS
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  • CHARACTER, YOUR MATURITY, TOMATCH THE LEVEL THAT GOD ISABOUT TO THRUST YOU TO.
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  • MATCH THE LEVEL THAT GOD ISABOUT TO THRUST YOU TO.NOW DON'T FIGHT IT.
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  • ABOUT TO THRUST YOU TO.NOW DON'T FIGHT IT.(APPLAUSE)
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  • NOW DON'T FIGHT IT.(APPLAUSE)JUST KEEP BEING YOUR BEST.
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  • (APPLAUSE)JUST KEEP BEING YOUR BEST.GOD IS CLOSELY WATCHING YOU.
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  • JUST KEEP BEING YOUR BEST.GOD IS CLOSELY WATCHING YOU.HE SEES EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A
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  • GOD IS CLOSELY WATCHING YOU.HE SEES EVERY TIME YOU MAKE ASACRIFICE, EVERY TIME YOU
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  • HE SEES EVERY TIME YOU MAKE ASACRIFICE, EVERY TIME YOUOVERLOOK A WRONG, EVERY TIME YOU
  • 00:07:00.365 --> 00:07:02.501
  • SACRIFICE, EVERY TIME YOUOVERLOOK A WRONG, EVERY TIME YOUTAKE THE HIGH ROAD, EVERY TIME
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  • OVERLOOK A WRONG, EVERY TIME YOUTAKE THE HIGH ROAD, EVERY TIMEYOU HELP SOMEONE IN NEED.
  • 00:07:04.636 --> 00:07:06.838
  • TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, EVERY TIMEYOU HELP SOMEONE IN NEED.THAT DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED.
  • 00:07:06.838 --> 00:07:08.240
  • YOU HELP SOMEONE IN NEED.THAT DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED.GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.
  • 00:07:08.240 --> 00:07:11.042
  • THAT DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED.GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.HE IS SAYING, "PAYDAY IS COMING.
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  • GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.HE IS SAYING, "PAYDAY IS COMING.THE BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING.
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  • HE IS SAYING, "PAYDAY IS COMING.THE BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING.THE REWARD IS COMING.
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  • THE BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING.THE REWARD IS COMING.THE NEW LEVEL IS COMING."
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  • THE REWARD IS COMING.THE NEW LEVEL IS COMING."JUST LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:07:16.114 --> 00:07:17.582
  • THE NEW LEVEL IS COMING."JUST LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE GOING TOTAKE YOUR THRONE AND BECOME
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  • JUST LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE GOING TOTAKE YOUR THRONE AND BECOMEEVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED YOU
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  • TAKE YOUR THRONE AND BECOMEEVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED YOUTO BE.
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  • EVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED YOUTO BE.(APPLAUSE)
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  • TO BE.(APPLAUSE)BUT WE NATURALLY ALL LIKE
  • 00:07:22.387 --> 00:07:23.722
  • (APPLAUSE)BUT WE NATURALLY ALL LIKETHINGS EASIER.
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  • BUT WE NATURALLY ALL LIKETHINGS EASIER.WE WOULD LOVE FOR GOD TO REMOVE
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  • THINGS EASIER.WE WOULD LOVE FOR GOD TO REMOVETHE DIFFICULT PEOPLE, ELIMINATE
  • 00:07:27.025 --> 00:07:29.027
  • WE WOULD LOVE FOR GOD TO REMOVETHE DIFFICULT PEOPLE, ELIMINATETHE HARDSHIPS AND ANSWER OUR
  • 00:07:29.027 --> 00:07:30.495
  • THE DIFFICULT PEOPLE, ELIMINATETHE HARDSHIPS AND ANSWER OURPRAYERS THE FIRST TIME WE
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  • THE HARDSHIPS AND ANSWER OURPRAYERS THE FIRST TIME WEPRAYED.
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  • PRAYERS THE FIRST TIME WEPRAYED.BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS WHAT'S
  • 00:07:32.764 --> 00:07:33.832
  • PRAYED.BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS WHAT'SBEST.
  • 00:07:33.832 --> 00:07:35.367
  • BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS WHAT'SBEST.HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
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  • BEST.HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.THOSE DIFFICULTIES ARE NOT
  • 00:07:36.701 --> 00:07:39.104
  • HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.THOSE DIFFICULTIES ARE NOTHAPPENING TO YOU.
  • 00:07:39.104 --> 00:07:41.273
  • THOSE DIFFICULTIES ARE NOTHAPPENING TO YOU.THEY'RE HAPPENING FOR YOU.
  • 00:07:41.273 --> 00:07:42.173
  • HAPPENING TO YOU.THEY'RE HAPPENING FOR YOU.THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HARD TO GET
  • 00:07:42.173 --> 00:07:43.108
  • THEY'RE HAPPENING FOR YOU.THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HARD TO GETALONG WITH.
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  • THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HARD TO GETALONG WITH.IF YOU'LL HAVE THE RIGHT
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  • ALONG WITH.IF YOU'LL HAVE THE RIGHTATTITUDE, TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BE
  • 00:07:46.478 --> 00:07:48.413
  • IF YOU'LL HAVE THE RIGHTATTITUDE, TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BEKIND, IGNORE THEIR NEGATIVE
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  • ATTITUDE, TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BEKIND, IGNORE THEIR NEGATIVECOMMENTS, THEY'RE NOT HOLDING
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  • KIND, IGNORE THEIR NEGATIVECOMMENTS, THEY'RE NOT HOLDINGYOU DOWN.
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  • COMMENTS, THEY'RE NOT HOLDINGYOU DOWN.THEY'RE POLISHING YOU.
  • 00:07:52.017 --> 00:07:53.418
  • YOU DOWN.THEY'RE POLISHING YOU.THEY'RE REFINING YOU.
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  • THEY'RE POLISHING YOU.THEY'RE REFINING YOU.THEY'RE MAKING YOU SHINE.
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  • THEY'RE REFINING YOU.THEY'RE MAKING YOU SHINE.DON'T BE UPSET.
  • 00:07:56.288 --> 00:07:58.156
  • THEY'RE MAKING YOU SHINE.DON'T BE UPSET.YOU COULDN'T GO WHERE GOD WANTS
  • 00:07:58.156 --> 00:08:00.225
  • DON'T BE UPSET.YOU COULDN'T GO WHERE GOD WANTSYOU TO GO WITHOUT THEM.
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  • YOU COULDN'T GO WHERE GOD WANTSYOU TO GO WITHOUT THEM.THEY'RE DOING YOU A FAVOR.
  • 00:08:02.127 --> 00:08:03.461
  • YOU TO GO WITHOUT THEM.THEY'RE DOING YOU A FAVOR.WITHOUT THAT SANDPAPER YOU WOULD
  • 00:08:03.461 --> 00:08:04.896
  • THEY'RE DOING YOU A FAVOR.WITHOUT THAT SANDPAPER YOU WOULDSTAY ROUGH.
  • 00:08:04.896 --> 00:08:05.997
  • WITHOUT THAT SANDPAPER YOU WOULDSTAY ROUGH.THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE THEM,
  • 00:08:05.997 --> 00:08:07.198
  • STAY ROUGH.THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE THEM,INSTEAD OF THINKING, "OH, MAN.
  • 00:08:07.198 --> 00:08:08.099
  • THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE THEM,INSTEAD OF THINKING, "OH, MAN.I DON'T FEEL LIKE DEALING WITH
  • 00:08:08.099 --> 00:08:08.867
  • INSTEAD OF THINKING, "OH, MAN.I DON'T FEEL LIKE DEALING WITHTHEM."
  • 00:08:08.867 --> 00:08:09.801
  • I DON'T FEEL LIKE DEALING WITHTHEM."NO, JUST SMILE AND SAY, "THANK
  • 00:08:09.801 --> 00:08:10.635
  • THEM."NO, JUST SMILE AND SAY, "THANKYOU, LORD.
  • 00:08:10.635 --> 00:08:11.503
  • NO, JUST SMILE AND SAY, "THANKYOU, LORD.I'M GOING TO BE POLISHED A
  • 00:08:11.503 --> 00:08:12.704
  • YOU, LORD.I'M GOING TO BE POLISHED ALITTLE BIT MORE TODAY.
  • 00:08:12.704 --> 00:08:13.705
  • I'M GOING TO BE POLISHED ALITTLE BIT MORE TODAY.I'M GOING TO SHINE A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:08:13.705 --> 00:08:14.606
  • LITTLE BIT MORE TODAY.I'M GOING TO SHINE A LITTLE BITBRIGHTER."
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  • COULD IT BE THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:08:17.475 --> 00:08:20.478
  • COULD IT BE THAT YOU AREFIGHTING WHAT GOD WANTS TO USE?
  • 00:08:20.478 --> 00:08:21.079
  • COULD IT BE THAT YOU AREFIGHTING WHAT GOD WANTS TO USE?YOU'RE SPENDING ALL YOUR TIME
  • 00:08:21.079 --> 00:08:22.814
  • FIGHTING WHAT GOD WANTS TO USE?YOU'RE SPENDING ALL YOUR TIMETRYING TO PRAY AWAY THE
  • 00:08:22.814 --> 00:08:24.983
  • YOU'RE SPENDING ALL YOUR TIMETRYING TO PRAY AWAY THEDIFFICULTY WHEN YOU SHOULD BE
  • 00:08:24.983 --> 00:08:27.519
  • TRYING TO PRAY AWAY THEDIFFICULTY WHEN YOU SHOULD BESPENDING YOUR TIME HONORING GOD
  • 00:08:27.519 --> 00:08:28.787
  • DIFFICULTY WHEN YOU SHOULD BESPENDING YOUR TIME HONORING GODIN THE MIDST OF THE DIFFICULTY.
  • 00:08:28.787 --> 00:08:30.121
  • SPENDING YOUR TIME HONORING GODIN THE MIDST OF THE DIFFICULTY.INSTEAD OF FIGHTING WHERE YOU
  • 00:08:30.121 --> 00:08:33.091
  • IN THE MIDST OF THE DIFFICULTY.INSTEAD OF FIGHTING WHERE YOUARE TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH.
  • 00:08:33.091 --> 00:08:35.393
  • INSTEAD OF FIGHTING WHERE YOUARE TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH.EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:08:35.393 --> 00:08:36.361
  • ARE TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH.EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.IT MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU WANT TO
  • 00:08:36.361 --> 00:08:37.896
  • EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.IT MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU WANT TOSTAY.
  • 00:08:37.896 --> 00:08:38.997
  • IT MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU WANT TOSTAY.I'M NOT SAYING TO SETTLE THERE
  • 00:08:38.997 --> 00:08:40.732
  • STAY.I'M NOT SAYING TO SETTLE THEREAND ACCEPT MEDIOCRITY.
  • 00:08:40.732 --> 00:08:42.767
  • I'M NOT SAYING TO SETTLE THEREAND ACCEPT MEDIOCRITY.I'M SAYING TO ACCEPT WHERE YOU
  • 00:08:42.767 --> 00:08:44.636
  • AND ACCEPT MEDIOCRITY.I'M SAYING TO ACCEPT WHERE YOUARE KNOWING THAT THE CREATOR OF
  • 00:08:44.636 --> 00:08:46.171
  • I'M SAYING TO ACCEPT WHERE YOUARE KNOWING THAT THE CREATOR OFTHE UNIVERSE HAS YOU IN THE PALM
  • 00:08:46.171 --> 00:08:47.973
  • ARE KNOWING THAT THE CREATOR OFTHE UNIVERSE HAS YOU IN THE PALMOF HIS HAND.
  • 00:08:47.973 --> 00:08:49.741
  • THE UNIVERSE HAS YOU IN THE PALMOF HIS HAND.HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS.
  • 00:08:49.741 --> 00:08:51.209
  • OF HIS HAND.HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS.NOTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU
  • 00:08:51.209 --> 00:08:52.644
  • HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS.NOTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOUIS A SURPRISE TO HIM.
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  • NOTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOUIS A SURPRISE TO HIM.AT THE RIGHT TIME GOD WILL
  • 00:08:53.945 --> 00:08:55.847
  • IS A SURPRISE TO HIM.AT THE RIGHT TIME GOD WILLCHANGE IT.
  • 00:08:55.847 --> 00:08:56.915
  • AT THE RIGHT TIME GOD WILLCHANGE IT.IN YOUR DUE SEASON, WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:08:56.915 --> 00:08:58.483
  • CHANGE IT.IN YOUR DUE SEASON, WHEN YOU'REREADY, WHEN IT'S BEST FOR YOU,
  • 00:08:58.483 --> 00:09:01.386
  • IN YOUR DUE SEASON, WHEN YOU'REREADY, WHEN IT'S BEST FOR YOU,GOD WILL REMOVE THE DIFFICULTY
  • 00:09:01.386 --> 00:09:03.488
  • READY, WHEN IT'S BEST FOR YOU,GOD WILL REMOVE THE DIFFICULTYAND TAKE YOU TO A NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:09:03.488 --> 00:09:04.923
  • GOD WILL REMOVE THE DIFFICULTYAND TAKE YOU TO A NEW LEVEL.BUT IN THE MEANTIME, ONE WAY WE
  • 00:09:04.923 --> 00:09:07.692
  • AND TAKE YOU TO A NEW LEVEL.BUT IN THE MEANTIME, ONE WAY WECAN SHOW GOD WE'RE TRUSTING HIM
  • 00:09:07.692 --> 00:09:10.161
  • BUT IN THE MEANTIME, ONE WAY WECAN SHOW GOD WE'RE TRUSTING HIMIS BY ENJOYING OUR LIFE WHILE
  • 00:09:10.161 --> 00:09:11.463
  • CAN SHOW GOD WE'RE TRUSTING HIMIS BY ENJOYING OUR LIFE WHILEGOD IS CHANGING THE
  • 00:09:11.463 --> 00:09:13.098
  • IS BY ENJOYING OUR LIFE WHILEGOD IS CHANGING THECIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:09:13.098 --> 00:09:14.199
  • GOD IS CHANGING THECIRCUMSTANCES.MAYBE ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE
  • 00:09:14.199 --> 00:09:16.001
  • CIRCUMSTANCES.MAYBE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AREMARRIED.
  • 00:09:16.001 --> 00:09:16.835
  • MAYBE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AREMARRIED.YOU'RE STILL SINGLE.
  • 00:09:16.835 --> 00:09:18.036
  • MARRIED.YOU'RE STILL SINGLE."THAT'S ALRIGHT. THIS IS WHERE
  • 00:09:18.036 --> 00:09:19.337
  • YOU'RE STILL SINGLE."THAT'S ALRIGHT. THIS IS WHEREGOD HAS ME RIGHT NOW. I'M AT
  • 00:09:19.337 --> 00:09:21.239
  • "THAT'S ALRIGHT. THIS IS WHEREGOD HAS ME RIGHT NOW. I'M ATPEACE. I'M HAPPY. I KNOW THE
  • 00:09:21.239 --> 00:09:22.774
  • GOD HAS ME RIGHT NOW. I'M ATPEACE. I'M HAPPY. I KNOW THERIGHT PERSON IS ALREADY ON
  • 00:09:22.774 --> 00:09:24.042
  • PEACE. I'M HAPPY. I KNOW THERIGHT PERSON IS ALREADY ONTHEIR WAY."
  • 00:09:24.042 --> 00:09:25.977
  • RIGHT PERSON IS ALREADY ONTHEIR WAY."THAT'S HOW YOU PASS THE TEST.
  • 00:09:25.977 --> 00:09:27.112
  • THEIR WAY."THAT'S HOW YOU PASS THE TEST.NOT EVERY OTHER MINUTE, "GOD,
  • 00:09:27.112 --> 00:09:28.013
  • THAT'S HOW YOU PASS THE TEST.NOT EVERY OTHER MINUTE, "GOD,I'M BEGGING YOU.
  • 00:09:28.013 --> 00:09:28.880
  • NOT EVERY OTHER MINUTE, "GOD,I'M BEGGING YOU.PLEASE SEND ME A MAN."
  • 00:09:28.880 --> 00:09:29.814
  • I'M BEGGING YOU.PLEASE SEND ME A MAN."(LAUGHTER)
  • 00:09:29.814 --> 00:09:30.782
  • PLEASE SEND ME A MAN."(LAUGHTER)"GOD, I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR
  • 00:09:30.782 --> 00:09:31.349
  • (LAUGHTER)"GOD, I'VE BEEN WAITING FORTHIS..."
  • 00:09:31.349 --> 00:09:32.917
  • "GOD, I'VE BEEN WAITING FORTHIS..."NO. "GOD, I TRUST YOU."
  • 00:09:32.917 --> 00:09:33.685
  • THIS..."NO. "GOD, I TRUST YOU."MAYBE YOU'RE IN AN APARTMENT
  • 00:09:33.685 --> 00:09:34.819
  • NO. "GOD, I TRUST YOU."MAYBE YOU'RE IN AN APARTMENTBELIEVING FOR A NICER PLACE TO
  • 00:09:34.819 --> 00:09:36.087
  • MAYBE YOU'RE IN AN APARTMENTBELIEVING FOR A NICER PLACE TOLIVE.
  • 00:09:36.087 --> 00:09:37.355
  • BELIEVING FOR A NICER PLACE TOLIVE.NOT, "GOD, I AM SO SICK AND
  • 00:09:37.355 --> 00:09:38.957
  • LIVE.NOT, "GOD, I AM SO SICK ANDTIRED OF THIS PLACE.
  • 00:09:38.957 --> 00:09:39.924
  • NOT, "GOD, I AM SO SICK ANDTIRED OF THIS PLACE.GOD, JOEL SAID THINGS HAVE
  • 00:09:39.924 --> 00:09:41.159
  • TIRED OF THIS PLACE.GOD, JOEL SAID THINGS HAVESHIFTED AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE
  • 00:09:41.159 --> 00:09:42.260
  • GOD, JOEL SAID THINGS HAVESHIFTED AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ONESHIFT IN MY LIFE."
  • 00:09:42.260 --> 00:09:43.094
  • SHIFTED AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ONESHIFT IN MY LIFE."NO.
  • 00:09:43.094 --> 00:09:44.295
  • SHIFT IN MY LIFE."NO."GOD, I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:09:44.295 --> 00:09:45.397
  • NO."GOD, I TRUST YOU.THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE ME RIGHT
  • 00:09:45.397 --> 00:09:47.732
  • "GOD, I TRUST YOU.THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE ME RIGHTNOW. I'M CONTENT. BUT GOD, I
  • 00:09:47.732 --> 00:09:49.634
  • THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE ME RIGHTNOW. I'M CONTENT. BUT GOD, IKNOW IN MY FUTURE YOU ARE GOING
  • 00:09:49.634 --> 00:09:50.835
  • NOW. I'M CONTENT. BUT GOD, IKNOW IN MY FUTURE YOU ARE GOINGTO OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:09:50.835 --> 00:09:51.836
  • KNOW IN MY FUTURE YOU ARE GOINGTO OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN,POUR OUT BLESSINGS THAT
  • 00:09:51.836 --> 00:09:52.871
  • TO OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN,POUR OUT BLESSINGS THATI CANNOT CONTAIN."
  • 00:09:52.871 --> 00:09:54.472
  • POUR OUT BLESSINGS THATI CANNOT CONTAIN."(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:54.472 --> 00:09:55.473
  • I CANNOT CONTAIN."(APPLAUSE)"LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU IN
  • 00:09:55.473 --> 00:09:57.275
  • (APPLAUSE)"LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU INADVANCE THAT IT'S ON THE WAY."
  • 00:09:57.275 --> 00:09:58.543
  • "LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU INADVANCE THAT IT'S ON THE WAY."THAT'S HOW YOU SEE PROMISES COME
  • 00:09:58.543 --> 00:10:00.111
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:10:01.279 --> 00:10:02.380
  • > JEAN: I WAS RAISED IN A
  • 00:10:04.582 --> 00:10:06.151
  • > JEAN: I WAS RAISED IN APROMINENT HOUSEHOLD
  • 00:10:06.151 --> 00:10:08.019
  • PROMINENT HOUSEHOLDFINANCIALLY. MY MOTHER, SHE
  • 00:10:08.019 --> 00:10:09.621
  • FINANCIALLY. MY MOTHER, SHESUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS
  • 00:10:09.621 --> 00:10:11.956
  • SUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESSAND SHE WAS PRESCRIBED ALOT OF
  • 00:10:11.956 --> 00:10:13.925
  • AND SHE WAS PRESCRIBED ALOT OFDRUGS THAT SHE ABUSED IN THE
  • 00:10:13.925 --> 00:10:17.295
  • DRUGS THAT SHE ABUSED IN THEPROCESS. I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:10:17.295 --> 00:10:21.132
  • PROCESS. I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.SHE SUDDENLY COMMITTED SUICIDE.
  • 00:10:21.132 --> 00:10:23.068
  • SHE SUDDENLY COMMITTED SUICIDE.DRUGS SEEMED TO BE A BIG EASER
  • 00:10:23.068 --> 00:10:24.335
  • DRUGS SEEMED TO BE A BIG EASEROF GREAT PAIN. I WATCHED MY
  • 00:10:24.335 --> 00:10:26.705
  • OF GREAT PAIN. I WATCHED MYMOTHER DO IT FOR 14 YEARS.
  • 00:10:26.705 --> 00:10:28.540
  • MOTHER DO IT FOR 14 YEARS.AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I
  • 00:10:28.540 --> 00:10:31.276
  • AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT ISTROVE TO DO. WAS TO TAKE AWAY
  • 00:10:31.276 --> 00:10:34.345
  • STROVE TO DO. WAS TO TAKE AWAYTHAT PAIN WITH ALL THE DRUGS.
  • 00:10:34.345 --> 00:10:35.313
  • THAT PAIN WITH ALL THE DRUGS.I WENT TO PRISON WHEN I WAS
  • 00:10:35.313 --> 00:10:36.981
  • I WENT TO PRISON WHEN I WAS18 YEARS OLD. I STARTED TAKING
  • 00:10:36.981 --> 00:10:39.451
  • 18 YEARS OLD. I STARTED TAKINGA LOOK ABOUT "IS THIS WHERE I
  • 00:10:39.451 --> 00:10:40.819
  • A LOOK ABOUT "IS THIS WHERE IWANTED TO BE? IS THIS WHERE I
  • 00:10:40.819 --> 00:10:42.387
  • WANTED TO BE? IS THIS WHERE IWANTED TO END UP?"
  • 00:10:42.387 --> 00:10:43.488
  • WANTED TO END UP?"I GOT OUT OF THERE, I KNEW
  • 00:10:43.488 --> 00:10:45.523
  • I GOT OUT OF THERE, I KNEWI WAS CLEAN. HE CLEANED ME UP
  • 00:10:45.523 --> 00:10:48.526
  • I WAS CLEAN. HE CLEANED ME UPIN THERE. I'M 40 YEARS OLD AND
  • 00:10:48.526 --> 00:10:50.762
  • IN THERE. I'M 40 YEARS OLD ANDWHEN I GOT OUT, I GOT A JOB
  • 00:10:50.762 --> 00:10:52.497
  • WHEN I GOT OUT, I GOT A JOB2 MONTHS LATER.
  • 00:10:52.497 --> 00:10:53.832
  • 2 MONTHS LATER.I'M MARRIED NOW. MY HUSBAND
  • 00:10:53.832 --> 00:10:55.700
  • I'M MARRIED NOW. MY HUSBANDAND I WE KNEW, WE KNEW JOEL
  • 00:10:55.700 --> 00:10:56.768
  • AND I WE KNEW, WE KNEW JOELOSTEEN. WE WOULD WATCH JOEL
  • 00:10:56.768 --> 00:10:58.770
  • OSTEEN. WE WOULD WATCH JOELOSTEEN ON TV AND STUFF.
  • 00:10:58.770 --> 00:11:00.004
  • OSTEEN ON TV AND STUFF.AND ONE DAY I SAID, "I'M GOING
  • 00:11:00.004 --> 00:11:01.372
  • AND ONE DAY I SAID, "I'M GOINGTO GO TO LAKEWOOD." AND YOU
  • 00:11:01.372 --> 00:11:02.941
  • TO GO TO LAKEWOOD." AND YOUKNOW, MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE
  • 00:11:02.941 --> 00:11:06.778
  • KNOW, MY HUSBAND AND I HAVEGROWN THROUGH JOEL OSTEEN.
  • 00:11:06.778 --> 00:11:08.313
  • GROWN THROUGH JOEL OSTEEN.AND WHAT I AM TODAY IN MY
  • 00:11:08.313 --> 00:11:10.815
  • AND WHAT I AM TODAY IN MYCRAFT IS I'M A RIGGER. MY
  • 00:11:10.815 --> 00:11:12.050
  • CRAFT IS I'M A RIGGER. MYHUSBAND IS A CRANE OPERATOR.
  • 00:11:12.050 --> 00:11:14.185
  • HUSBAND IS A CRANE OPERATOR.I'M A RIGGER AND WE WORK IN THE
  • 00:11:14.185 --> 00:11:15.253
  • I'M A RIGGER AND WE WORK IN THEOIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN THE
  • 00:11:15.253 --> 00:11:17.155
  • OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN THEREFINERIES.
  • 00:11:17.155 --> 00:11:18.389
  • REFINERIES.JOEL OSTEEN SAYS MOST
  • 00:11:18.389 --> 00:11:20.458
  • JOEL OSTEEN SAYS MOSTPROFOUNDLY IS "GOD PROMISES
  • 00:11:20.458 --> 00:11:22.894
  • PROFOUNDLY IS "GOD PROMISESBEAUTY FOR ASHES." AND SINCE WE
  • 00:11:22.894 --> 00:11:25.430
  • BEAUTY FOR ASHES." AND SINCE WESTARTED COMING HERE TO LAKEWOOD
  • 00:11:25.430 --> 00:11:28.433
  • STARTED COMING HERE TO LAKEWOODAND JOEL OSTEEN, WE'VE RECEIVED
  • 00:11:28.433 --> 00:11:30.001
  • AND JOEL OSTEEN, WE'VE RECEIVEDAND WE HAVE SEEN ALOT MORE
  • 00:11:30.001 --> 00:11:32.237
  • AND WE HAVE SEEN ALOT MOREBEAUTY THAN THE ASHES WHICH WE
  • 00:11:32.237 --> 00:11:33.671
  • BEAUTY THAN THE ASHES WHICH WEFORMERLY USED TO SEE.
  • 00:11:33.671 --> 00:11:34.172
  • WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO ACQUIRE
  • 00:11:35.306 --> 00:11:37.175
  • WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO ACQUIRETHIS FACILITY, THE FORMER COMPAQ
  • 00:11:37.175 --> 00:11:37.809
  • WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO ACQUIRETHIS FACILITY, THE FORMER COMPAQCENTER, IT WAS A THREE AND A
  • 00:11:37.809 --> 00:11:41.746
  • THIS FACILITY, THE FORMER COMPAQCENTER, IT WAS A THREE AND AHALF YEAR BATTLE.
  • 00:11:41.746 --> 00:11:42.347
  • CENTER, IT WAS A THREE AND AHALF YEAR BATTLE.THE HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL VOTED
  • 00:11:42.347 --> 00:11:43.648
  • HALF YEAR BATTLE.THE HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL VOTEDFOR US TO HAVE THE BUILDING BUT
  • 00:11:43.648 --> 00:11:45.316
  • THE HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL VOTEDFOR US TO HAVE THE BUILDING BUTTHEN A LARGE COMPANY FILED A
  • 00:11:45.316 --> 00:11:46.684
  • FOR US TO HAVE THE BUILDING BUTTHEN A LARGE COMPANY FILED ALAWSUIT TO TRY TO KEEP US FROM
  • 00:11:46.684 --> 00:11:48.486
  • THEN A LARGE COMPANY FILED ALAWSUIT TO TRY TO KEEP US FROMMOVING IN.
  • 00:11:48.486 --> 00:11:50.588
  • LAWSUIT TO TRY TO KEEP US FROMMOVING IN.AT TIMES IT LOOKED IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:11:50.588 --> 00:11:52.423
  • MOVING IN.AT TIMES IT LOOKED IMPOSSIBLE.ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST US.
  • 00:11:52.423 --> 00:11:53.858
  • AT TIMES IT LOOKED IMPOSSIBLE.ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST US.EVEN IF WE WERE TO WIN THE
  • 00:11:53.858 --> 00:11:54.893
  • ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST US.EVEN IF WE WERE TO WIN THELAWSUIT IT COULD HAVE BEEN TIED
  • 00:11:54.893 --> 00:11:56.027
  • EVEN IF WE WERE TO WIN THELAWSUIT IT COULD HAVE BEEN TIEDUP FOR TEN YEARS IN THE COURT
  • 00:11:56.027 --> 00:11:57.529
  • LAWSUIT IT COULD HAVE BEEN TIEDUP FOR TEN YEARS IN THE COURTSYSTEM.
  • 00:11:57.529 --> 00:11:58.663
  • UP FOR TEN YEARS IN THE COURTSYSTEM.I HAD ALREADY TOLD THE
  • 00:11:58.663 --> 00:12:00.632
  • SYSTEM.I HAD ALREADY TOLD THECONGREGATION THAT IT WAS OURS,
  • 00:12:00.632 --> 00:12:01.566
  • I HAD ALREADY TOLD THECONGREGATION THAT IT WAS OURS,WE WERE GOING TO RENOVATE IT AND
  • 00:12:01.566 --> 00:12:02.967
  • CONGREGATION THAT IT WAS OURS,WE WERE GOING TO RENOVATE IT ANDMOVE IN.
  • 00:12:02.967 --> 00:12:04.836
  • WE WERE GOING TO RENOVATE IT ANDMOVE IN.MANY TIMES I WOKE UP IN THE
  • 00:12:04.836 --> 00:12:06.638
  • MOVE IN.MANY TIMES I WOKE UP IN THEMIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN A COLD
  • 00:12:06.638 --> 00:12:08.807
  • MANY TIMES I WOKE UP IN THEMIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN A COLDSWEAT WITH A VOICE SAYING, "WHAT
  • 00:12:08.807 --> 00:12:12.043
  • MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN A COLDSWEAT WITH A VOICE SAYING, "WHATIF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT?
  • 00:12:12.043 --> 00:12:12.577
  • SWEAT WITH A VOICE SAYING, "WHATIF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT?WHAT IF YOU DON'T WIN THE
  • 00:12:12.577 --> 00:12:13.511
  • IF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT?WHAT IF YOU DON'T WIN THELAWSUIT?
  • 00:12:13.511 --> 00:12:14.412
  • WHAT IF YOU DON'T WIN THELAWSUIT?YOU'VE ALREADY PUT THE VISION
  • 00:12:14.412 --> 00:12:15.246
  • LAWSUIT?YOU'VE ALREADY PUT THE VISIONOUT, JOEL.
  • 00:12:15.246 --> 00:12:16.548
  • YOU'VE ALREADY PUT THE VISIONOUT, JOEL.PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN FUNDS.
  • 00:12:16.548 --> 00:12:18.149
  • OUT, JOEL.PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN FUNDS.IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG MESS."
  • 00:12:18.149 --> 00:12:19.651
  • PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN FUNDS.IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG MESS."I WAS TEMPTED TO WORRY, BE
  • 00:12:19.651 --> 00:12:21.653
  • IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG MESS."I WAS TEMPTED TO WORRY, BESTRESSED, BEG GOD, "GOD, YOU
  • 00:12:21.653 --> 00:12:22.554
  • I WAS TEMPTED TO WORRY, BESTRESSED, BEG GOD, "GOD, YOUHAVE GOT TO PLEASE MAKE THIS
  • 00:12:22.554 --> 00:12:23.354
  • STRESSED, BEG GOD, "GOD, YOUHAVE GOT TO PLEASE MAKE THISHAPPEN."
  • 00:12:23.354 --> 00:12:24.756
  • HAVE GOT TO PLEASE MAKE THISHAPPEN."NO, I DID WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TO
  • 00:12:24.756 --> 00:12:25.757
  • HAPPEN."NO, I DID WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TODO.
  • 00:12:25.757 --> 00:12:27.425
  • NO, I DID WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TODO."GOD, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:12:27.425 --> 00:12:28.793
  • DO."GOD, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HANDS.I BELIEVE, GOD, YOU HAVE
  • 00:12:28.793 --> 00:12:29.994
  • "GOD, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HANDS.I BELIEVE, GOD, YOU HAVEPROMISED US THIS BUILDING.
  • 00:12:29.994 --> 00:12:31.462
  • I BELIEVE, GOD, YOU HAVEPROMISED US THIS BUILDING.BUT WHILE I'M WAITING I'M NOT
  • 00:12:31.462 --> 00:12:32.897
  • PROMISED US THIS BUILDING.BUT WHILE I'M WAITING I'M NOTGOING TO WORRY.
  • 00:12:32.897 --> 00:12:33.932
  • BUT WHILE I'M WAITING I'M NOTGOING TO WORRY.I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE
  • 00:12:33.932 --> 00:12:35.033
  • GOING TO WORRY.I'M NOT GOING TO LIVEFRUSTRATED.
  • 00:12:35.033 --> 00:12:35.867
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LIVEFRUSTRATED.I'M NOT GOING TO PLAY OUT ALL
  • 00:12:35.867 --> 00:12:37.068
  • FRUSTRATED.I'M NOT GOING TO PLAY OUT ALLTHE 'WHAT IF'S.' GOD, I TRUST
  • 00:12:37.068 --> 00:12:39.938
  • I'M NOT GOING TO PLAY OUT ALLTHE 'WHAT IF'S.' GOD, I TRUSTYOU. I KNOW YOU HAVE THE FINAL
  • 00:12:39.938 --> 00:12:41.573
  • THE 'WHAT IF'S.' GOD, I TRUSTYOU. I KNOW YOU HAVE THE FINALSAY."
  • 00:12:41.573 --> 00:12:43.007
  • YOU. I KNOW YOU HAVE THE FINALSAY."INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT, BEGGING
  • 00:12:43.007 --> 00:12:45.076
  • SAY."INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT, BEGGINGGOD, I EMBRACED WHERE I WAS.
  • 00:12:45.076 --> 00:12:47.745
  • INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT, BEGGINGGOD, I EMBRACED WHERE I WAS."WE'RE IN A LAWSUIT.
  • 00:12:47.745 --> 00:12:48.913
  • GOD, I EMBRACED WHERE I WAS."WE'RE IN A LAWSUIT.IT'S OUT OF MY CONTROL.
  • 00:12:48.913 --> 00:12:50.715
  • "WE'RE IN A LAWSUIT.IT'S OUT OF MY CONTROL.I'VE DONE MY BEST.
  • 00:12:50.715 --> 00:12:51.749
  • IT'S OUT OF MY CONTROL.I'VE DONE MY BEST.NOW I'M GOING TO STAY IN FAITH
  • 00:12:51.749 --> 00:12:54.919
  • I'VE DONE MY BEST.NOW I'M GOING TO STAY IN FAITHAND TRUST GOD TO DO THE REST."
  • 00:12:54.919 --> 00:12:55.687
  • NOW I'M GOING TO STAY IN FAITHAND TRUST GOD TO DO THE REST."THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER GOD
  • 00:12:55.687 --> 00:12:57.422
  • AND TRUST GOD TO DO THE REST."THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER GODGAVE US THIS BEAUTIFUL FACILITY
  • 00:12:57.422 --> 00:12:59.290
  • THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER GODGAVE US THIS BEAUTIFUL FACILITYAND HERE WE ARE TODAY.
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:00.658
  • GAVE US THIS BEAUTIFUL FACILITYAND HERE WE ARE TODAY.(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:00.658 --> 00:13:01.359
  • AND HERE WE ARE TODAY.(APPLAUSE)BUT THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:13:01.359 --> 00:13:02.193
  • (APPLAUSE)BUT THINK ABOUT THIS.(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:02.193 --> 00:13:03.061
  • BUT THINK ABOUT THIS.(APPLAUSE)GOD COULD HAVE ANSWERED OUR
  • 00:13:03.061 --> 00:13:04.329
  • (APPLAUSE)GOD COULD HAVE ANSWERED OURPRAYERS THE FIRST WEEK WE PRAYED
  • 00:13:04.329 --> 00:13:07.098
  • GOD COULD HAVE ANSWERED OURPRAYERS THE FIRST WEEK WE PRAYEDJUST AS EASILY AS HE DID THREE
  • 00:13:07.098 --> 00:13:08.900
  • PRAYERS THE FIRST WEEK WE PRAYEDJUST AS EASILY AS HE DID THREEAND A HALF YEARS LATER.
  • 00:13:08.900 --> 00:13:10.101
  • JUST AS EASILY AS HE DID THREEAND A HALF YEARS LATER.HE IS GOD.
  • 00:13:10.101 --> 00:13:11.402
  • AND A HALF YEARS LATER.HE IS GOD.IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NO BIG DEAL.
  • 00:13:11.402 --> 00:13:12.370
  • HE IS GOD.IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NO BIG DEAL.HE WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN HAD TO GET
  • 00:13:12.370 --> 00:13:13.638
  • IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NO BIG DEAL.HE WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN HAD TO GETUP OFF THE THRONE.
  • 00:13:13.638 --> 00:13:14.806
  • HE WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN HAD TO GETUP OFF THE THRONE.HE COULD HAVE JUST SPOKEN IT AND
  • 00:13:14.806 --> 00:13:15.707
  • UP OFF THE THRONE.HE COULD HAVE JUST SPOKEN IT ANDIT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.
  • 00:13:15.707 --> 00:13:16.908
  • HE COULD HAVE JUST SPOKEN IT ANDIT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.WHY DIDN'T HE DO IT?
  • 00:13:16.908 --> 00:13:18.943
  • IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.WHY DIDN'T HE DO IT?ONE REASON, I BELIEVE, IS GOD
  • 00:13:18.943 --> 00:13:21.646
  • WHY DIDN'T HE DO IT?ONE REASON, I BELIEVE, IS GODWAS DOING A WORK IN ME.
  • 00:13:21.646 --> 00:13:22.547
  • ONE REASON, I BELIEVE, IS GODWAS DOING A WORK IN ME.DURING THOSE THREE AND A HALF
  • 00:13:22.547 --> 00:13:24.382
  • WAS DOING A WORK IN ME.DURING THOSE THREE AND A HALFYEARS I LEARNED TO TRUST GOD
  • 00:13:24.382 --> 00:13:25.617
  • DURING THOSE THREE AND A HALFYEARS I LEARNED TO TRUST GODLIKE I'VE NEVER TRUSTED HIM
  • 00:13:25.617 --> 00:13:27.118
  • YEARS I LEARNED TO TRUST GODLIKE I'VE NEVER TRUSTED HIMBEFORE.
  • 00:13:27.118 --> 00:13:28.586
  • LIKE I'VE NEVER TRUSTED HIMBEFORE.SOME THINGS YOU CAN ONLY LEARN
  • 00:13:28.586 --> 00:13:30.054
  • BEFORE.SOME THINGS YOU CAN ONLY LEARNIN THE STRUGGLE.
  • 00:13:30.054 --> 00:13:31.256
  • SOME THINGS YOU CAN ONLY LEARNIN THE STRUGGLE.YOU CAN'T LEARN IN THE GOOD
  • 00:13:31.256 --> 00:13:32.423
  • IN THE STRUGGLE.YOU CAN'T LEARN IN THE GOODTIMES, WHEN IT'S EASY,
  • 00:13:32.423 --> 00:13:33.625
  • YOU CAN'T LEARN IN THE GOODTIMES, WHEN IT'S EASY,EVERYTHING IS GOING YOUR WAY.
  • 00:13:33.625 --> 00:13:34.993
  • TIMES, WHEN IT'S EASY,EVERYTHING IS GOING YOUR WAY.THAT DOESN'T TAKE ANY FAITH.
  • 00:13:34.993 --> 00:13:37.161
  • EVERYTHING IS GOING YOUR WAY.THAT DOESN'T TAKE ANY FAITH.YOU CAN ONLY LEARN, LIKE DAVID,
  • 00:13:37.161 --> 00:13:38.663
  • THAT DOESN'T TAKE ANY FAITH.YOU CAN ONLY LEARN, LIKE DAVID,WHEN YOU'RE IN THE WILDERNESS
  • 00:13:38.663 --> 00:13:39.664
  • YOU CAN ONLY LEARN, LIKE DAVID,WHEN YOU'RE IN THE WILDERNESSAND YOU'RE NOT BEING TREATED
  • 00:13:39.664 --> 00:13:40.832
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THE WILDERNESSAND YOU'RE NOT BEING TREATEDRIGHT.
  • 00:13:40.832 --> 00:13:42.200
  • AND YOU'RE NOT BEING TREATEDRIGHT.DON'T BE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:13:42.200 --> 00:13:44.068
  • RIGHT.DON'T BE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT'SNOT HAPPENING YOUR WAY, ON YOUR
  • 00:13:44.068 --> 00:13:45.670
  • DON'T BE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT'SNOT HAPPENING YOUR WAY, ON YOURTIMETABLE.
  • 00:13:45.670 --> 00:13:47.305
  • NOT HAPPENING YOUR WAY, ON YOURTIMETABLE.GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:13:47.305 --> 00:13:48.940
  • TIMETABLE.GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.HE IS GETTING YOUR PREPARED.
  • 00:13:48.940 --> 00:13:50.275
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.HE IS GETTING YOUR PREPARED.HERE'S THE KEY; YOUR DESTINY IS
  • 00:13:50.275 --> 00:13:52.977
  • HE IS GETTING YOUR PREPARED.HERE'S THE KEY; YOUR DESTINY ISBIGGER THAN YOU THINK.
  • 00:13:52.977 --> 00:13:54.245
  • HERE'S THE KEY; YOUR DESTINY ISBIGGER THAN YOU THINK.YOU'RE GOING TO GO FURTHER THAN
  • 00:13:54.245 --> 00:13:56.080
  • BIGGER THAN YOU THINK.YOU'RE GOING TO GO FURTHER THANYOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:57.815
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO FURTHER THANYOU CAN IMAGINE.GOD CAN SEE THE NEW LEVELS IN
  • 00:13:57.815 --> 00:13:58.917
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE.GOD CAN SEE THE NEW LEVELS INFRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:13:58.917 --> 00:14:00.385
  • GOD CAN SEE THE NEW LEVELS INFRONT OF YOU.HE KNOWS WHAT'S UP THERE.
  • 00:14:00.385 --> 00:14:02.253
  • FRONT OF YOU.HE KNOWS WHAT'S UP THERE.NOW KEEP PASSING THOSE TESTS.
  • 00:14:02.253 --> 00:14:03.922
  • HE KNOWS WHAT'S UP THERE.NOW KEEP PASSING THOSE TESTS.STAY IN FAITH EVEN WHEN IT'S
  • 00:14:03.922 --> 00:14:06.024
  • NOW KEEP PASSING THOSE TESTS.STAY IN FAITH EVEN WHEN IT'SDIFFICULT.
  • 00:14:06.024 --> 00:14:07.191
  • STAY IN FAITH EVEN WHEN IT'SDIFFICULT.KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING EVEN
  • 00:14:07.191 --> 00:14:08.226
  • DIFFICULT.KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING EVENWHEN THE WRONG THING IS
  • 00:14:08.226 --> 00:14:09.494
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING EVENWHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING.
  • 00:14:09.494 --> 00:14:11.195
  • WHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING.DON'T FIGHT IT, BEGGING GOD
  • 00:14:11.195 --> 00:14:12.030
  • HAPPENING.DON'T FIGHT IT, BEGGING GODEVERY OTHER MINUTE, "PLEASE,
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:12.597
  • DON'T FIGHT IT, BEGGING GODEVERY OTHER MINUTE, "PLEASE,GOD.
  • 00:14:12.597 --> 00:14:13.631
  • EVERY OTHER MINUTE, "PLEASE,GOD.YOU HAVE GOT TO CHANGE IT."
  • 00:14:13.631 --> 00:14:14.299
  • GOD.YOU HAVE GOT TO CHANGE IT."THAT'S JUST GOING TO FRUSTRATE
  • 00:14:14.299 --> 00:14:15.099
  • YOU HAVE GOT TO CHANGE IT."THAT'S JUST GOING TO FRUSTRATEYOU.
  • 00:14:15.099 --> 00:14:17.635
  • THAT'S JUST GOING TO FRUSTRATEYOU.LEARN TO EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:14:17.635 --> 00:14:18.937
  • YOU.LEARN TO EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.AND IT'S OKAY TO BE HONEST AND
  • 00:14:18.937 --> 00:14:19.837
  • LEARN TO EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.AND IT'S OKAY TO BE HONEST ANDSAY, "GOD, I DON'T LIKE WHERE I
  • 00:14:19.837 --> 00:14:22.974
  • AND IT'S OKAY TO BE HONEST ANDSAY, "GOD, I DON'T LIKE WHERE IAM. I'M UNCOMFORTABLE. IT'S
  • 00:14:22.974 --> 00:14:24.709
  • SAY, "GOD, I DON'T LIKE WHERE IAM. I'M UNCOMFORTABLE. IT'STAKING LONGER THAN I THOUGHT.
  • 00:14:24.709 --> 00:14:26.978
  • AM. I'M UNCOMFORTABLE. IT'STAKING LONGER THAN I THOUGHT.BUT GOD, I TRUST YOU. I KNOW
  • 00:14:26.978 --> 00:14:29.180
  • TAKING LONGER THAN I THOUGHT.BUT GOD, I TRUST YOU. I KNOWTHIS IS NOT HAPPENING TO ME.
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:30.682
  • BUT GOD, I TRUST YOU. I KNOWTHIS IS NOT HAPPENING TO ME.IT'S HAPPENING FOR ME. IT'S ALL
  • 00:14:30.682 --> 00:14:33.017
  • THIS IS NOT HAPPENING TO ME.IT'S HAPPENING FOR ME. IT'S ALLA PART OF YOUR DIVINE PLAN."
  • 00:14:33.017 --> 00:14:34.452
  • IT'S HAPPENING FOR ME. IT'S ALLA PART OF YOUR DIVINE PLAN."(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:14:34.452 --> 00:14:35.586
  • A PART OF YOUR DIVINE PLAN."(APPLAUSE)WHEN YOU LEARN TO EMBRACE WHERE
  • 00:14:35.586 --> 00:14:37.655
  • (APPLAUSE)WHEN YOU LEARN TO EMBRACE WHEREYOU ARE IT'S A FREEING WAY TO
  • 00:14:37.655 --> 00:14:38.723
  • WHEN YOU LEARN TO EMBRACE WHEREYOU ARE IT'S A FREEING WAY TOLIVE.
  • 00:14:38.723 --> 00:14:39.757
  • YOU ARE IT'S A FREEING WAY TOLIVE.IT TAKES ALL THE PRESSURE OFF.
  • 00:14:39.757 --> 00:14:41.392
  • LIVE.IT TAKES ALL THE PRESSURE OFF.HEBREWS SAYS, "THOSE WHO HAVE
  • 00:14:41.392 --> 00:14:45.964
  • IT TAKES ALL THE PRESSURE OFF.HEBREWS SAYS, "THOSE WHO HAVEBELIEVED ENTER IN TO REST."
  • 00:14:45.964 --> 00:14:47.432
  • HEBREWS SAYS, "THOSE WHO HAVEBELIEVED ENTER IN TO REST."THE WAY TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:14:47.432 --> 00:14:48.733
  • BELIEVED ENTER IN TO REST."THE WAY TO KNOW THAT YOU'REREALLY IN FAITH IS YOU'RE AT
  • 00:14:48.733 --> 00:14:51.102
  • THE WAY TO KNOW THAT YOU'REREALLY IN FAITH IS YOU'RE ATREST.
  • 00:14:51.102 --> 00:14:51.769
  • REALLY IN FAITH IS YOU'RE ATREST.THERE IS A PEACE.
  • 00:14:51.769 --> 00:14:53.237
  • REST.THERE IS A PEACE.YOU MAY HAVE A PROBLEM,
  • 00:14:53.237 --> 00:14:54.605
  • THERE IS A PEACE.YOU MAY HAVE A PROBLEM,BELIEVING FOR A SITUATION TO
  • 00:14:54.605 --> 00:14:55.506
  • YOU MAY HAVE A PROBLEM,BELIEVING FOR A SITUATION TOTURN AROUND.
  • 00:14:55.506 --> 00:14:56.908
  • BELIEVING FOR A SITUATION TOTURN AROUND.IT'S TAKING A LONG TIME.
  • 00:14:56.908 --> 00:14:58.443
  • TURN AROUND.IT'S TAKING A LONG TIME.YOU COULD EASILY BE DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:14:58.443 --> 00:15:00.278
  • IT'S TAKING A LONG TIME.YOU COULD EASILY BE DISCOURAGED.NO, THE KEY IS TO STAY IN THAT
  • 00:15:00.278 --> 00:15:02.647
  • YOU COULD EASILY BE DISCOURAGED.NO, THE KEY IS TO STAY IN THATPLACE OF REST WHERE YOU KNOW GOD
  • 00:15:02.647 --> 00:15:04.282
  • NO, THE KEY IS TO STAY IN THATPLACE OF REST WHERE YOU KNOW GODIS IN COMPLETE CONTROL.
  • 00:15:04.282 --> 00:15:05.483
  • PLACE OF REST WHERE YOU KNOW GODIS IN COMPLETE CONTROL.YOU'RE NOT MOVED BY WHAT YOU
  • 00:15:05.483 --> 00:15:06.851
  • IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL.YOU'RE NOT MOVED BY WHAT YOUSEE.
  • 00:15:06.851 --> 00:15:08.086
  • YOU'RE NOT MOVED BY WHAT YOUSEE.YOU'RE NOT WORRIED BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:15:08.086 --> 00:15:10.088
  • SEE.YOU'RE NOT WORRIED BECAUSE IT'STAKING A LONG TIME.
  • 00:15:10.088 --> 00:15:11.222
  • YOU'RE NOT WORRIED BECAUSE IT'STAKING A LONG TIME.YOU'RE NOT DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE
  • 00:15:11.222 --> 00:15:12.924
  • TAKING A LONG TIME.YOU'RE NOT DISAPPOINTED BECAUSEYOU WENT THROUGH A SETBACK.
  • 00:15:12.924 --> 00:15:14.459
  • YOU'RE NOT DISAPPOINTED BECAUSEYOU WENT THROUGH A SETBACK.EVERY DAY YOU STAY IN PEACE YOU
  • 00:15:14.459 --> 00:15:16.060
  • YOU WENT THROUGH A SETBACK.EVERY DAY YOU STAY IN PEACE YOUARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO SEEING
  • 00:15:16.060 --> 00:15:18.296
  • EVERY DAY YOU STAY IN PEACE YOUARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO SEEINGTHAT SITUATION TURN AROUND.
  • 00:15:18.296 --> 00:15:19.364
  • ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO SEEINGTHAT SITUATION TURN AROUND.WELL, YOU SAY, "JOEL, I JUST
  • 00:15:19.364 --> 00:15:20.898
  • THAT SITUATION TURN AROUND.WELL, YOU SAY, "JOEL, I JUSTDON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:15:20.898 --> 00:15:22.166
  • WELL, YOU SAY, "JOEL, I JUSTDON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD DOESN'TANSWER MY PRAYERS. I'M GOING TO
  • 00:15:22.166 --> 00:15:24.168
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD DOESN'TANSWER MY PRAYERS. I'M GOING TOCHURCH. I'M FAITHFUL. I HELP
  • 00:15:24.168 --> 00:15:25.536
  • ANSWER MY PRAYERS. I'M GOING TOCHURCH. I'M FAITHFUL. I HELPOTHERS."
  • 00:15:25.536 --> 00:15:27.372
  • CHURCH. I'M FAITHFUL. I HELPOTHERS."THINK ABOUT THIS. MAYBE WHAT
  • 00:15:27.372 --> 00:15:28.673
  • OTHERS."THINK ABOUT THIS. MAYBE WHATYOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT IS TOO
  • 00:15:28.673 --> 00:15:30.942
  • THINK ABOUT THIS. MAYBE WHATYOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT IS TOOSMALL.
  • 00:15:30.942 --> 00:15:32.343
  • YOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT IS TOOSMALL.MAYBE GOD HAS SOMETHING MUCH
  • 00:15:32.343 --> 00:15:35.146
  • SMALL.MAYBE GOD HAS SOMETHING MUCHBETTER AND HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:15:35.146 --> 00:15:36.180
  • MAYBE GOD HAS SOMETHING MUCHBETTER AND HE LOVES YOU SO MUCHTHAT HE WON'T ANSWER THAT
  • 00:15:36.180 --> 00:15:37.482
  • BETTER AND HE LOVES YOU SO MUCHTHAT HE WON'T ANSWER THATPRAYER.
  • 00:15:37.482 --> 00:15:38.950
  • THAT HE WON'T ANSWER THATPRAYER.BUT UNTIL YOU ENTER INTO THIS
  • 00:15:38.950 --> 00:15:41.152
  • PRAYER.BUT UNTIL YOU ENTER INTO THISREST AND QUIT BEING SOUR,
  • 00:15:41.152 --> 00:15:42.253
  • BUT UNTIL YOU ENTER INTO THISREST AND QUIT BEING SOUR,THINKING THAT GOD IS LETTING YOU
  • 00:15:42.253 --> 00:15:43.721
  • REST AND QUIT BEING SOUR,THINKING THAT GOD IS LETTING YOUDOWN, IT WILL KEEP THE NEW THING
  • 00:15:43.721 --> 00:15:45.757
  • THINKING THAT GOD IS LETTING YOUDOWN, IT WILL KEEP THE NEW THINGFROM HAPPENING.
  • 00:15:45.757 --> 00:15:47.091
  • DOWN, IT WILL KEEP THE NEW THINGFROM HAPPENING.A PRAYER THAT WE SHOULD ALL PRAY
  • 00:15:47.091 --> 00:15:49.060
  • FROM HAPPENING.A PRAYER THAT WE SHOULD ALL PRAYON A REGULAR BASIS IS, "GOD, NOT
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:50.862
  • A PRAYER THAT WE SHOULD ALL PRAYON A REGULAR BASIS IS, "GOD, NOTMY WILL BUT LET YOUR WILL BE
  • 00:15:50.862 --> 00:15:52.263
  • ON A REGULAR BASIS IS, "GOD, NOTMY WILL BUT LET YOUR WILL BEDONE."
  • 00:15:52.263 --> 00:15:53.731
  • MY WILL BUT LET YOUR WILL BEDONE."IT'S OKAY TO SAY, "GOD, THIS IS
  • 00:15:53.731 --> 00:15:55.600
  • DONE."IT'S OKAY TO SAY, "GOD, THIS ISWHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR.
  • 00:15:55.600 --> 00:15:56.134
  • IT'S OKAY TO SAY, "GOD, THIS ISWHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR.GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT.
  • 00:15:56.134 --> 00:15:58.369
  • WHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR.GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT.THIS IS WHAT I'M DREAMING ABOUT.
  • 00:15:58.369 --> 00:15:59.404
  • GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT.THIS IS WHAT I'M DREAMING ABOUT.BUT GOD, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING
  • 00:15:59.404 --> 00:16:01.272
  • THIS IS WHAT I'M DREAMING ABOUT.BUT GOD, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHINGBETTER I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:16:01.272 --> 00:16:03.007
  • BUT GOD, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHINGBETTER I TRUST YOU.YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR ME."
  • 00:16:03.007 --> 00:16:05.376
  • BETTER I TRUST YOU.YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR ME."IF YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO BE HAPPY
  • 00:16:05.376 --> 00:16:07.278
  • YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR ME."IF YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO BE HAPPYIF GOD DOES IT YOUR WAY THEN
  • 00:16:07.278 --> 00:16:08.413
  • IF YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO BE HAPPYIF GOD DOES IT YOUR WAY THENYOU'RE NOT REALLY TRUSTING.
  • 00:16:08.413 --> 00:16:11.315
  • IF GOD DOES IT YOUR WAY THENYOU'RE NOT REALLY TRUSTING.WE CAN ONLY SEE A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:16:11.315 --> 00:16:12.850
  • YOU'RE NOT REALLY TRUSTING.WE CAN ONLY SEE A LITTLE BITDOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:16:12.850 --> 00:16:14.552
  • WE CAN ONLY SEE A LITTLE BITDOWN THE ROAD.GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.
  • 00:16:14.552 --> 00:16:16.754
  • DOWN THE ROAD.GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.HE CAN SEE AROUND EVERY CURVE.
  • 00:16:16.754 --> 00:16:17.922
  • GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.HE CAN SEE AROUND EVERY CURVE.HE KNOWS WHERE THE DEAD ENDS
  • 00:16:17.922 --> 00:16:19.557
  • HE CAN SEE AROUND EVERY CURVE.HE KNOWS WHERE THE DEAD ENDSARE, WHERE THE SHORTCUTS ARE.
  • 00:16:19.557 --> 00:16:21.359
  • HE KNOWS WHERE THE DEAD ENDSARE, WHERE THE SHORTCUTS ARE.GOD KNOWS HOW TO GET YOU TO YOUR
  • 00:16:21.359 --> 00:16:22.827
  • ARE, WHERE THE SHORTCUTS ARE.GOD KNOWS HOW TO GET YOU TO YOURDESTINATION.
  • 00:16:22.827 --> 00:16:24.562
  • GOD KNOWS HOW TO GET YOU TO YOURDESTINATION.WHY DON'T YOU TAKE YOUR HANDS
  • 00:16:24.562 --> 00:16:26.264
  • DESTINATION.WHY DON'T YOU TAKE YOUR HANDSOFF THE WHEEL, SO TO SPEAK, AND
  • 00:16:26.264 --> 00:16:27.465
  • WHY DON'T YOU TAKE YOUR HANDSOFF THE WHEEL, SO TO SPEAK, ANDLET GOD TAKE YOU WHERE HE WANTS
  • 00:16:27.465 --> 00:16:29.600
  • OFF THE WHEEL, SO TO SPEAK, ANDLET GOD TAKE YOU WHERE HE WANTSYOU TO GO?
  • 00:16:29.600 --> 00:16:31.335
  • LET GOD TAKE YOU WHERE HE WANTSYOU TO GO?IN 2001, AN EXECUTIVE FLEW TO
  • 00:16:31.335 --> 00:16:33.237
  • YOU TO GO?IN 2001, AN EXECUTIVE FLEW TOHOUSTON FOR AN IMPORTANT JOB
  • 00:16:33.237 --> 00:16:35.506
  • IN 2001, AN EXECUTIVE FLEW TOHOUSTON FOR AN IMPORTANT JOBINTERVIEW.
  • 00:16:35.506 --> 00:16:36.541
  • HOUSTON FOR AN IMPORTANT JOBINTERVIEW.IT WAS AT A TOP COMPANY, ONE OF
  • 00:16:36.541 --> 00:16:38.242
  • INTERVIEW.IT WAS AT A TOP COMPANY, ONE OFTHE LARGEST IN THE NATION,
  • 00:16:38.242 --> 00:16:39.343
  • IT WAS AT A TOP COMPANY, ONE OFTHE LARGEST IN THE NATION,HEADQUARTERED RIGHT HERE IN
  • 00:16:39.343 --> 00:16:40.011
  • THE LARGEST IN THE NATION,HEADQUARTERED RIGHT HERE INHOUSTON.
  • 00:16:40.011 --> 00:16:40.845
  • HEADQUARTERED RIGHT HERE INHOUSTON.IN THE NATURAL IT WAS A GOLDEN
  • 00:16:40.845 --> 00:16:42.513
  • HOUSTON.IN THE NATURAL IT WAS A GOLDENOPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:16:42.513 --> 00:16:43.648
  • IN THE NATURAL IT WAS A GOLDENOPPORTUNITY.IT LOOKED LIKE A HUGE BOOST FOR
  • 00:16:43.648 --> 00:16:45.016
  • OPPORTUNITY.IT LOOKED LIKE A HUGE BOOST FORHIS CAREER.
  • 00:16:45.016 --> 00:16:46.284
  • IT LOOKED LIKE A HUGE BOOST FORHIS CAREER.HE WAS READY TO GIVE UP HIS
  • 00:16:46.284 --> 00:16:48.352
  • HIS CAREER.HE WAS READY TO GIVE UP HISPOSITION OF NEARLY 30 YEARS AND
  • 00:16:48.352 --> 00:16:50.755
  • HE WAS READY TO GIVE UP HISPOSITION OF NEARLY 30 YEARS ANDMOVE HIS FAMILY HERE TO TOWN.
  • 00:16:50.755 --> 00:16:52.557
  • POSITION OF NEARLY 30 YEARS ANDMOVE HIS FAMILY HERE TO TOWN.HE FLEW IN A DAY EARLY, CAME TO
  • 00:16:52.557 --> 00:16:53.724
  • MOVE HIS FAMILY HERE TO TOWN.HE FLEW IN A DAY EARLY, CAME TOTHE SERVICE AND ASKED US TO PRAY
  • 00:16:53.724 --> 00:16:55.426
  • HE FLEW IN A DAY EARLY, CAME TOTHE SERVICE AND ASKED US TO PRAYOVER THE INTERVIEW.
  • 00:16:55.426 --> 00:16:56.527
  • THE SERVICE AND ASKED US TO PRAYOVER THE INTERVIEW.WE PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE
  • 00:16:56.527 --> 00:16:57.562
  • OVER THE INTERVIEW.WE PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVEHIM WISDOM AND FAVOR AND CAUSE
  • 00:16:57.562 --> 00:16:58.863
  • WE PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVEHIM WISDOM AND FAVOR AND CAUSEHIM TO STAND OUT.
  • 00:16:58.863 --> 00:17:00.264
  • HIM WISDOM AND FAVOR AND CAUSEHIM TO STAND OUT.HE CALLED BACK THE NEXT DAY SO
  • 00:17:00.264 --> 00:17:01.899
  • HIM TO STAND OUT.HE CALLED BACK THE NEXT DAY SOEXCITED.
  • 00:17:01.899 --> 00:17:03.434
  • HE CALLED BACK THE NEXT DAY SOEXCITED.EVERYTHING HAD GONE GREAT.
  • 00:17:03.434 --> 00:17:04.969
  • EXCITED.EVERYTHING HAD GONE GREAT.IT LOOKED VERY PROMISING.
  • 00:17:04.969 --> 00:17:06.671
  • EVERYTHING HAD GONE GREAT.IT LOOKED VERY PROMISING.THREE WEEKS LATER HE WAS INVITED
  • 00:17:06.671 --> 00:17:09.540
  • IT LOOKED VERY PROMISING.THREE WEEKS LATER HE WAS INVITEDBACK FOR A SECOND INTERVIEW.
  • 00:17:09.540 --> 00:17:10.475
  • THREE WEEKS LATER HE WAS INVITEDBACK FOR A SECOND INTERVIEW.ONCE AGAIN HE FLEW IN A DAY
  • 00:17:10.475 --> 00:17:11.542
  • BACK FOR A SECOND INTERVIEW.ONCE AGAIN HE FLEW IN A DAYEARLY.
  • 00:17:11.542 --> 00:17:13.711
  • ONCE AGAIN HE FLEW IN A DAYEARLY.WE PRAYED. HE WENT TO THE
  • 00:17:13.711 --> 00:17:14.645
  • EARLY.WE PRAYED. HE WENT TO THEINTERVIEW. A FEW HOURS LATER
  • 00:17:14.645 --> 00:17:15.980
  • WE PRAYED. HE WENT TO THEINTERVIEW. A FEW HOURS LATERTHEY CALLED HIM BACK IN AND
  • 00:17:15.980 --> 00:17:17.148
  • INTERVIEW. A FEW HOURS LATERTHEY CALLED HIM BACK IN ANDSAID, "WE REALLY LIKE YOU.
  • 00:17:17.148 --> 00:17:18.549
  • THEY CALLED HIM BACK IN ANDSAID, "WE REALLY LIKE YOU.YOU'RE VERY TALENTED BUT WE'RE
  • 00:17:18.549 --> 00:17:20.151
  • SAID, "WE REALLY LIKE YOU.YOU'RE VERY TALENTED BUT WE'RESORRY. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIT
  • 00:17:20.151 --> 00:17:22.286
  • YOU'RE VERY TALENTED BUT WE'RESORRY. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FITWITH OUR ORGANIZATION."
  • 00:17:22.286 --> 00:17:23.621
  • SORRY. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FITWITH OUR ORGANIZATION."YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT HIS
  • 00:17:23.621 --> 00:17:25.923
  • WITH OUR ORGANIZATION."YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT HISWORLD HAD JUST ENDED.
  • 00:17:25.923 --> 00:17:27.391
  • YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT HISWORLD HAD JUST ENDED.HE WAS SO SET ON HAVING THAT
  • 00:17:27.391 --> 00:17:28.493
  • WORLD HAD JUST ENDED.HE WAS SO SET ON HAVING THATPOSITION.
  • 00:17:28.493 --> 00:17:29.894
  • HE WAS SO SET ON HAVING THATPOSITION.HE FELT LIKE GOD HAD TOTALLY LET
  • 00:17:29.894 --> 00:17:31.362
  • POSITION.HE FELT LIKE GOD HAD TOTALLY LETHIM DOWN.
  • 00:17:31.362 --> 00:17:33.064
  • HE FELT LIKE GOD HAD TOTALLY LETHIM DOWN.I TOLD HIM WHAT I'M TELLING YOU.
  • 00:17:33.064 --> 00:17:34.599
  • HIM DOWN.I TOLD HIM WHAT I'M TELLING YOU.YOU'VE GOT TO TRUST GOD EVEN
  • 00:17:34.599 --> 00:17:36.501
  • I TOLD HIM WHAT I'M TELLING YOU.YOU'VE GOT TO TRUST GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T GET THE ANSWER
  • 00:17:36.501 --> 00:17:38.503
  • YOU'VE GOT TO TRUST GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T GET THE ANSWERTHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:17:38.503 --> 00:17:39.270
  • WHEN YOU DON'T GET THE ANSWERTHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR.YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT GOD
  • 00:17:39.270 --> 00:17:40.705
  • THAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR.YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT GODIS IN CONTROL.
  • 00:17:40.705 --> 00:17:42.206
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT GODIS IN CONTROL.HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,
  • 00:17:42.206 --> 00:17:43.741
  • IS IN CONTROL.HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,KEEPING YOU ON THE BEST PLAN FOR
  • 00:17:43.741 --> 00:17:45.109
  • HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,KEEPING YOU ON THE BEST PLAN FORYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:17:45.109 --> 00:17:46.344
  • KEEPING YOU ON THE BEST PLAN FORYOUR LIFE.HE WENT BACK HOME TO HIS CITY
  • 00:17:46.344 --> 00:17:48.513
  • YOUR LIFE.HE WENT BACK HOME TO HIS CITYVERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:17:48.513 --> 00:17:49.847
  • HE WENT BACK HOME TO HIS CITYVERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED.SIX MONTHS LATER THE COMPANY HE
  • 00:17:49.847 --> 00:17:51.716
  • VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED.SIX MONTHS LATER THE COMPANY HEWAS TRYING TO GET A POSITION
  • 00:17:51.716 --> 00:17:54.585
  • SIX MONTHS LATER THE COMPANY HEWAS TRYING TO GET A POSITIONWITH FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.
  • 00:17:54.585 --> 00:17:55.953
  • WAS TRYING TO GET A POSITIONWITH FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.IT WAS A BIG SCANDAL ALL OVER
  • 00:17:55.953 --> 00:17:58.890
  • WITH FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.IT WAS A BIG SCANDAL ALL OVERTHE NATIONAL NEWS.
  • 00:17:58.890 --> 00:17:59.924
  • IT WAS A BIG SCANDAL ALL OVERTHE NATIONAL NEWS.THE COMPANY ENDED UP TOTALLY
  • 00:17:59.924 --> 00:18:00.858
  • THE NATIONAL NEWS.THE COMPANY ENDED UP TOTALLYFOLDING.
  • 00:18:00.858 --> 00:18:01.759
  • THE COMPANY ENDED UP TOTALLYFOLDING.HERE'S HOW GOOD GOD IS.
  • 00:18:01.759 --> 00:18:02.560
  • FOLDING.HERE'S HOW GOOD GOD IS.HE WAS TWO YEARS AWAY FROM HIS
  • 00:18:02.560 --> 00:18:04.362
  • HERE'S HOW GOOD GOD IS.HE WAS TWO YEARS AWAY FROM HISRETIREMENT.
  • 00:18:04.362 --> 00:18:05.329
  • HE WAS TWO YEARS AWAY FROM HISRETIREMENT.IF HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HIRED BY
  • 00:18:05.329 --> 00:18:06.898
  • RETIREMENT.IF HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HIRED BYTHAT COMPANY HE WOULD NOT ONLY
  • 00:18:06.898 --> 00:18:09.100
  • IF HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HIRED BYTHAT COMPANY HE WOULD NOT ONLYNOT HAVE A JOB BUT HE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:18:09.100 --> 00:18:11.068
  • THAT COMPANY HE WOULD NOT ONLYNOT HAVE A JOB BUT HE WOULD HAVELOST NEARLY 30 YEARS OF HIS
  • 00:18:11.068 --> 00:18:13.070
  • NOT HAVE A JOB BUT HE WOULD HAVELOST NEARLY 30 YEARS OF HISRETIREMENT BENEFITS.
  • 00:18:13.070 --> 00:18:13.938
  • LOST NEARLY 30 YEARS OF HISRETIREMENT BENEFITS.FRIENDS, GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS
  • 00:18:13.938 --> 00:18:15.439
  • RETIREMENT BENEFITS.FRIENDS, GOD KNOWS WHAT HE ISDOING.
  • 00:18:15.439 --> 00:18:16.307
  • FRIENDS, GOD KNOWS WHAT HE ISDOING.QUIT FIGHTING AGAINST WHAT
  • 00:18:16.307 --> 00:18:18.009
  • DOING.QUIT FIGHTING AGAINST WHATDOESN'T GO YOUR WAY.
  • 00:18:18.009 --> 00:18:20.077
  • QUIT FIGHTING AGAINST WHATDOESN'T GO YOUR WAY.(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:18:20.077 --> 00:18:20.878
  • DOESN'T GO YOUR WAY.(APPLAUSE)QUIT BEING DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE
  • 00:18:20.878 --> 00:18:22.780
  • (APPLAUSE)QUIT BEING DISAPPOINTED BECAUSEYOUR PLANS DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:18:22.780 --> 00:18:24.482
  • QUIT BEING DISAPPOINTED BECAUSEYOUR PLANS DIDN'T WORK OUT.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT NOW
  • 00:18:24.482 --> 00:18:26.784
  • YOUR PLANS DIDN'T WORK OUT.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT NOWBUT ONE DAY YOU WILL THANK GOD
  • 00:18:26.784 --> 00:18:28.719
  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT NOWBUT ONE DAY YOU WILL THANK GODFOR THOSE CLOSED DOORS.
  • 00:18:28.719 --> 00:18:29.954
  • BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL THANK GODFOR THOSE CLOSED DOORS.GOD'S WAYS ARE BETTER THAN OUR
  • 00:18:29.954 --> 00:18:31.455
  • FOR THOSE CLOSED DOORS.GOD'S WAYS ARE BETTER THAN OURWAYS.
  • 00:18:31.455 --> 00:18:33.157
  • GOD'S WAYS ARE BETTER THAN OURWAYS.DON'T TRY TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT.
  • 00:18:33.157 --> 00:18:34.725
  • WAYS.DON'T TRY TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT."WELL, JOEL. WHY DIDN'T I GET
  • 00:18:34.725 --> 00:18:35.860
  • DON'T TRY TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT."WELL, JOEL. WHY DIDN'T I GETTHE PROMOTION? I HAD THE
  • 00:18:35.860 --> 00:18:37.161
  • "WELL, JOEL. WHY DIDN'T I GETTHE PROMOTION? I HAD THESENIORITY. I WORKED THE
  • 00:18:37.161 --> 00:18:40.097
  • THE PROMOTION? I HAD THESENIORITY. I WORKED THEHARDEST. WHY HASN'T GOD
  • 00:18:40.097 --> 00:18:41.566
  • SENIORITY. I WORKED THEHARDEST. WHY HASN'T GODANSWERED MY PRAYERS?"
  • 00:18:41.566 --> 00:18:42.233
  • HARDEST. WHY HASN'T GODANSWERED MY PRAYERS?"LISTEN, JUST AS GOD
  • 00:18:42.233 --> 00:18:42.967
  • ANSWERED MY PRAYERS?"LISTEN, JUST AS GODSUPERNATURALLY OPENS DOORS GOD
  • 00:18:42.967 --> 00:18:44.001
  • LISTEN, JUST AS GODSUPERNATURALLY OPENS DOORS GODWILL SUPERNATURALLY CLOSE DOORS.
  • 00:18:44.001 --> 00:18:44.969
  • SUPERNATURALLY OPENS DOORS GODWILL SUPERNATURALLY CLOSE DOORS.WE ALL THANK GOD FOR THE OPEN
  • 00:18:44.969 --> 00:18:46.737
  • WILL SUPERNATURALLY CLOSE DOORS.WE ALL THANK GOD FOR THE OPENDOORS AND THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:18:46.737 --> 00:18:47.705
  • WE ALL THANK GOD FOR THE OPENDOORS AND THAT'S GOOD.WE SHOULD CELEBRATE THAT.
  • 00:18:47.705 --> 00:18:48.906
  • DOORS AND THAT'S GOOD.WE SHOULD CELEBRATE THAT.BUT I'VE LEARNED TO THANK GOD
  • 00:18:48.906 --> 00:18:50.374
  • WE SHOULD CELEBRATE THAT.BUT I'VE LEARNED TO THANK GODJUST AS MUCH FOR MY CLOSED
  • 00:18:50.374 --> 00:18:52.009
  • BUT I'VE LEARNED TO THANK GODJUST AS MUCH FOR MY CLOSEDDOORS.
  • 00:18:52.009 --> 00:18:53.077
  • JUST AS MUCH FOR MY CLOSEDDOORS.WHAT I USED TO SEE AS A
  • 00:18:53.077 --> 00:18:54.946
  • DOORS.WHAT I USED TO SEE AS ADISAPPOINTMENT NOW I SEE AS THE
  • 00:18:54.946 --> 00:18:57.648
  • WHAT I USED TO SEE AS ADISAPPOINTMENT NOW I SEE AS THEHAND OF GOD.
  • 00:18:57.648 --> 00:18:58.916
  • DISAPPOINTMENT NOW I SEE AS THEHAND OF GOD.I REALIZED IF GOD CLOSED IT HE
  • 00:18:58.916 --> 00:19:01.352
  • HAND OF GOD.I REALIZED IF GOD CLOSED IT HEHAS SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE.
  • 00:19:01.352 --> 00:19:03.120
  • I REALIZED IF GOD CLOSED IT HEHAS SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE.WHY DON'T YOU TRUST HIM?
  • 00:19:03.120 --> 00:19:04.121
  • HAS SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE.WHY DON'T YOU TRUST HIM?WHY DON'T YOU ENTER IN TO THAT
  • 00:19:04.121 --> 00:19:05.323
  • WHY DON'T YOU TRUST HIM?WHY DON'T YOU ENTER IN TO THATREST?
  • 00:19:05.323 --> 00:19:06.490
  • WHY DON'T YOU ENTER IN TO THATREST?"GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR
  • 00:19:06.490 --> 00:19:08.059
  • REST?"GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FORME. I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE MY WAY
  • 00:19:08.059 --> 00:19:10.194
  • "GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FORME. I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE MY WAYTO BE HAPPY. I KNOW YOUR PLANS
  • 00:19:10.194 --> 00:19:12.630
  • ME. I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE MY WAYTO BE HAPPY. I KNOW YOUR PLANSARE BETTER THAN MY PLANS."
  • 00:19:12.630 --> 00:19:14.232
  • TO BE HAPPY. I KNOW YOUR PLANSARE BETTER THAN MY PLANS."A FEW YEARS BACK A YOUNG LADY
  • 00:19:14.232 --> 00:19:16.767
  • ARE BETTER THAN MY PLANS."A FEW YEARS BACK A YOUNG LADYCAME TO THE ALTAR FOR PRAYER.
  • 00:19:16.767 --> 00:19:18.202
  • A FEW YEARS BACK A YOUNG LADYCAME TO THE ALTAR FOR PRAYER.SHE WAS VERY DISTRAUGHT BECAUSE
  • 00:19:18.202 --> 00:19:19.203
  • CAME TO THE ALTAR FOR PRAYER.SHE WAS VERY DISTRAUGHT BECAUSEHER BOYFRIEND HAD JUST BROKEN UP
  • 00:19:19.203 --> 00:19:20.972
  • SHE WAS VERY DISTRAUGHT BECAUSEHER BOYFRIEND HAD JUST BROKEN UPWITH HER.
  • 00:19:20.972 --> 00:19:22.240
  • HER BOYFRIEND HAD JUST BROKEN UPWITH HER.SHE WAS CERTAIN HE WAS THE MAN
  • 00:19:22.240 --> 00:19:23.641
  • WITH HER.SHE WAS CERTAIN HE WAS THE MANOF HER DREAMS AND SHE COULDN'T
  • 00:19:23.641 --> 00:19:25.476
  • SHE WAS CERTAIN HE WAS THE MANOF HER DREAMS AND SHE COULDN'TLIVE WITHOUT HIM.
  • 00:19:25.476 --> 00:19:26.777
  • OF HER DREAMS AND SHE COULDN'TLIVE WITHOUT HIM.WE PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO
  • 00:19:26.777 --> 00:19:28.546
  • LIVE WITHOUT HIM.WE PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TORESTORE THAT RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:19:28.546 --> 00:19:30.248
  • WE PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TORESTORE THAT RELATIONSHIP.FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, ALMOST
  • 00:19:30.248 --> 00:19:32.049
  • RESTORE THAT RELATIONSHIP.FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, ALMOSTEVERY WEEK SHE WOULD COME BACK
  • 00:19:32.049 --> 00:19:33.150
  • FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, ALMOSTEVERY WEEK SHE WOULD COME BACKFOR PRAYER.
  • 00:19:33.150 --> 00:19:35.019
  • EVERY WEEK SHE WOULD COME BACKFOR PRAYER.WE PRAYED AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 00:19:35.019 --> 00:19:35.920
  • FOR PRAYER.WE PRAYED AGAIN AND AGAIN.I TRIED TO TELL HER TO STAY
  • 00:19:35.920 --> 00:19:37.255
  • WE PRAYED AGAIN AND AGAIN.I TRIED TO TELL HER TO STAYOPEN.
  • 00:19:37.255 --> 00:19:39.223
  • I TRIED TO TELL HER TO STAYOPEN.TRUST GOD TO DO IT HIS WAY.
  • 00:19:39.223 --> 00:19:40.658
  • OPEN.TRUST GOD TO DO IT HIS WAY.HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:40.658 --> 00:19:41.459
  • TRUST GOD TO DO IT HIS WAY.HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.SHE DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR ANY OF
  • 00:19:41.459 --> 00:19:42.293
  • HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.SHE DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR ANY OFTHAT.
  • 00:19:42.293 --> 00:19:43.961
  • SHE DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR ANY OFTHAT.SHE ONLY WANTED GOD TO DO IT HER
  • 00:19:43.961 --> 00:19:45.096
  • THAT.SHE ONLY WANTED GOD TO DO IT HERWAY.
  • 00:19:45.096 --> 00:19:46.831
  • SHE ONLY WANTED GOD TO DO IT HERWAY.BUT GOD IS SO MERCIFUL.
  • 00:19:46.831 --> 00:19:49.066
  • WAY.BUT GOD IS SO MERCIFUL.HE LOVES US SO MUCH.
  • 00:19:49.066 --> 00:19:49.934
  • BUT GOD IS SO MERCIFUL.HE LOVES US SO MUCH.IF IT'S NOT THE RIGHT THING, GOD
  • 00:19:49.934 --> 00:19:52.203
  • HE LOVES US SO MUCH.IF IT'S NOT THE RIGHT THING, GODWILL KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED EVEN
  • 00:19:52.203 --> 00:19:53.371
  • IF IT'S NOT THE RIGHT THING, GODWILL KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED EVENTHOUGH WE'RE TRYING TO PRY IT
  • 00:19:53.371 --> 00:19:54.905
  • WILL KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED EVENTHOUGH WE'RE TRYING TO PRY ITOPEN.
  • 00:19:54.905 --> 00:19:55.573
  • THOUGH WE'RE TRYING TO PRY ITOPEN.WE SEE IT AS A BIG
  • 00:19:55.573 --> 00:19:56.874
  • OPEN.WE SEE IT AS A BIGDISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:19:56.874 --> 00:19:57.508
  • WE SEE IT AS A BIGDISAPPOINTMENT."GOD, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LET ME
  • 00:19:57.508 --> 00:19:59.043
  • DISAPPOINTMENT."GOD, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LET MEDOWN. YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY
  • 00:19:59.043 --> 00:20:00.511
  • "GOD, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LET MEDOWN. YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MYPRAYER."
  • 00:20:00.511 --> 00:20:01.779
  • DOWN. YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MYPRAYER."THE TRUTH IS GOD WAS DOING US A
  • 00:20:01.779 --> 00:20:03.114
  • PRAYER."THE TRUTH IS GOD WAS DOING US AFAVOR. HE WAS SAVING US FROM
  • 00:20:03.114 --> 00:20:05.850
  • THE TRUTH IS GOD WAS DOING US AFAVOR. HE WAS SAVING US FROMHEARTACHE AND PAIN.
  • 00:20:05.850 --> 00:20:07.318
  • FAVOR. HE WAS SAVING US FROMHEARTACHE AND PAIN.I DIDN'T SEE HER FOR A LONG
  • 00:20:07.318 --> 00:20:08.886
  • HEARTACHE AND PAIN.I DIDN'T SEE HER FOR A LONGTIME. ABOUT FIVE YEARS LATER I
  • 00:20:08.886 --> 00:20:11.289
  • I DIDN'T SEE HER FOR A LONGTIME. ABOUT FIVE YEARS LATER IRAN INTO HER IN THE LOBBY AFTER
  • 00:20:11.289 --> 00:20:12.757
  • TIME. ABOUT FIVE YEARS LATER IRAN INTO HER IN THE LOBBY AFTERTHE SERVICE. SHE WAS VERY
  • 00:20:12.757 --> 00:20:14.258
  • RAN INTO HER IN THE LOBBY AFTERTHE SERVICE. SHE WAS VERYHAPPY. SHE HAD A HANDSOME YOUNG
  • 00:20:14.258 --> 00:20:15.126
  • THE SERVICE. SHE WAS VERYHAPPY. SHE HAD A HANDSOME YOUNGMAN BY HER SIDE. A NEWBORN
  • 00:20:15.126 --> 00:20:18.963
  • HAPPY. SHE HAD A HANDSOME YOUNGMAN BY HER SIDE. A NEWBORNBABY. COME TO FIND OUT, THEY
  • 00:20:18.963 --> 00:20:19.964
  • MAN BY HER SIDE. A NEWBORNBABY. COME TO FIND OUT, THEYWERE MARRIED A COUPLE OF YEARS
  • 00:20:19.964 --> 00:20:22.333
  • BABY. COME TO FIND OUT, THEYWERE MARRIED A COUPLE OF YEARSEARLIER. SHE WAS SO EXCITED.
  • 00:20:22.333 --> 00:20:23.868
  • WERE MARRIED A COUPLE OF YEARSEARLIER. SHE WAS SO EXCITED.I CONGRATULATED THEM, PRAYED
  • 00:20:23.868 --> 00:20:25.403
  • EARLIER. SHE WAS SO EXCITED.I CONGRATULATED THEM, PRAYEDOVER THE LITTLE BABY.
  • 00:20:25.403 --> 00:20:27.104
  • I CONGRATULATED THEM, PRAYEDOVER THE LITTLE BABY.AT ONE POINT HER HUSBAND STEPPED
  • 00:20:27.104 --> 00:20:28.839
  • OVER THE LITTLE BABY.AT ONE POINT HER HUSBAND STEPPEDAWAY. SHE WHISPERED, "JOEL, YOU
  • 00:20:28.839 --> 00:20:30.508
  • AT ONE POINT HER HUSBAND STEPPEDAWAY. SHE WHISPERED, "JOEL, YOUREMEMBER THE YOUNG MAN I USED TO
  • 00:20:30.508 --> 00:20:32.243
  • AWAY. SHE WHISPERED, "JOEL, YOUREMEMBER THE YOUNG MAN I USED TOHAVE YOU PRAY ABOUT ALL THE
  • 00:20:32.243 --> 00:20:33.577
  • REMEMBER THE YOUNG MAN I USED TOHAVE YOU PRAY ABOUT ALL THETIME?" I THOUGHT, "YEAH, THE
  • 00:20:33.577 --> 00:20:34.912
  • HAVE YOU PRAY ABOUT ALL THETIME?" I THOUGHT, "YEAH, THEONE YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT."
  • 00:20:34.912 --> 00:20:36.714
  • TIME?" I THOUGHT, "YEAH, THEONE YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT."(LAUGHTER)
  • 00:20:36.714 --> 00:20:37.982
  • ONE YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT."(LAUGHTER)SHE TOLD HOW HE HAS BEEN
  • 00:20:37.982 --> 00:20:39.717
  • (LAUGHTER)SHE TOLD HOW HE HAS BEENMARRIED AND DIVORCED TWICE
  • 00:20:39.717 --> 00:20:40.885
  • SHE TOLD HOW HE HAS BEENMARRIED AND DIVORCED TWICEALREADY. HE IS CONSTANTLY IN
  • 00:20:40.885 --> 00:20:42.453
  • MARRIED AND DIVORCED TWICEALREADY. HE IS CONSTANTLY INAND OUT OF TROUBLE, CAN'T HOLD
  • 00:20:42.453 --> 00:20:45.056
  • ALREADY. HE IS CONSTANTLY INAND OUT OF TROUBLE, CAN'T HOLDDOWN A GOOD JOB. I'LL NEVER
  • 00:20:45.056 --> 00:20:46.290
  • AND OUT OF TROUBLE, CAN'T HOLDDOWN A GOOD JOB. I'LL NEVERFORGET WHAT SHE SAID. "I THANK
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:48.092
  • DOWN A GOOD JOB. I'LL NEVERFORGET WHAT SHE SAID. "I THANKGOD EVERY DAY THAT HE DIDN'T
  • 00:20:48.092 --> 00:20:49.193
  • FORGET WHAT SHE SAID. "I THANKGOD EVERY DAY THAT HE DIDN'TANSWER THOSE PRAYERS."
  • 00:20:49.193 --> 00:20:51.862
  • GOD EVERY DAY THAT HE DIDN'TANSWER THOSE PRAYERS."(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:51.862 --> 00:20:53.264
  • ANSWER THOSE PRAYERS."(APPLAUSE)BUT I WONDER...(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:53.264 --> 00:20:54.799
  • (APPLAUSE)BUT I WONDER...(APPLAUSE)...HOW MANY THINGS ARE WE UPSET
  • 00:20:54.799 --> 00:20:56.467
  • BUT I WONDER...(APPLAUSE)...HOW MANY THINGS ARE WE UPSETOVER WONDERING WHY GOD DIDN'T
  • 00:20:56.467 --> 00:20:58.569
  • ...HOW MANY THINGS ARE WE UPSETOVER WONDERING WHY GOD DIDN'TANSWER THAT PRAYER, WHY THE
  • 00:20:58.569 --> 00:21:00.204
  • OVER WONDERING WHY GOD DIDN'TANSWER THAT PRAYER, WHY THESITUATION DIDN'T CHANGE, WHY THE
  • 00:21:00.204 --> 00:21:01.872
  • ANSWER THAT PRAYER, WHY THESITUATION DIDN'T CHANGE, WHY THEDOOR CLOSED.
  • 00:21:01.872 --> 00:21:03.274
  • SITUATION DIDN'T CHANGE, WHY THEDOOR CLOSED.YET, IF GOD WERE TO PULL BACK
  • 00:21:03.274 --> 00:21:05.042
  • DOOR CLOSED.YET, IF GOD WERE TO PULL BACKTHE CURTAIN AND LET US SEE INTO
  • 00:21:05.042 --> 00:21:07.244
  • YET, IF GOD WERE TO PULL BACKTHE CURTAIN AND LET US SEE INTOTHE FUTURE WHAT HE CAN SEE WE
  • 00:21:07.244 --> 00:21:08.713
  • THE CURTAIN AND LET US SEE INTOTHE FUTURE WHAT HE CAN SEE WEWOULD REALIZE GOD KNOWS EXACTLY
  • 00:21:08.713 --> 00:21:10.748
  • THE FUTURE WHAT HE CAN SEE WEWOULD REALIZE GOD KNOWS EXACTLYWHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:21:10.748 --> 00:21:11.782
  • WOULD REALIZE GOD KNOWS EXACTLYWHAT HE IS DOING.GOD HAS OUR BEST INTERESTS AT
  • 00:21:11.782 --> 00:21:12.950
  • WHAT HE IS DOING.GOD HAS OUR BEST INTERESTS ATHEART.
  • 00:21:12.950 --> 00:21:14.018
  • GOD HAS OUR BEST INTERESTS ATHEART.THAT PROMOTION YOU DIDN'T GET
  • 00:21:14.018 --> 00:21:15.519
  • HEART.THAT PROMOTION YOU DIDN'T GETYOU WERE SO DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:21:15.519 --> 00:21:16.320
  • THAT PROMOTION YOU DIDN'T GETYOU WERE SO DISAPPOINTED.IT'S BECAUSE GOD HAS SOMETHING
  • 00:21:16.320 --> 00:21:17.288
  • YOU WERE SO DISAPPOINTED.IT'S BECAUSE GOD HAS SOMETHINGBETTER.
  • 00:21:17.288 --> 00:21:18.856
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD HAS SOMETHINGBETTER.THAT DOOR THAT CLOSED.
  • 00:21:18.856 --> 00:21:20.291
  • BETTER.THAT DOOR THAT CLOSED.WE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:21:20.291 --> 00:21:21.292
  • THAT DOOR THAT CLOSED.WE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.IT SEEMED LIKE A PERFECT FIT FOR
  • 00:21:21.292 --> 00:21:22.927
  • WE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.IT SEEMED LIKE A PERFECT FIT FORUS.
  • 00:21:22.927 --> 00:21:23.994
  • IT SEEMED LIKE A PERFECT FIT FORUS.BUT SEEING THE BIG PICTURE WE
  • 00:21:23.994 --> 00:21:25.596
  • US.BUT SEEING THE BIG PICTURE WEREALIZE THAT ROAD WAS A DEAD
  • 00:21:25.596 --> 00:21:26.897
  • BUT SEEING THE BIG PICTURE WEREALIZE THAT ROAD WAS A DEADEND.
  • 00:21:26.897 --> 00:21:28.366
  • REALIZE THAT ROAD WAS A DEADEND.IT WAS LEADING TO NOWHERE.
  • 00:21:28.366 --> 00:21:29.667
  • END.IT WAS LEADING TO NOWHERE.THAT TRAFFIC JAM YOU GOT CAUGHT
  • 00:21:29.667 --> 00:21:30.801
  • IT WAS LEADING TO NOWHERE.THAT TRAFFIC JAM YOU GOT CAUGHTIN.
  • 00:21:30.801 --> 00:21:31.569
  • THAT TRAFFIC JAM YOU GOT CAUGHTIN.YOU WERE SO STRESSED OUT.
  • 00:21:31.569 --> 00:21:32.870
  • IN.YOU WERE SO STRESSED OUT.IT WAS SAVING YOU FROM AN
  • 00:21:32.870 --> 00:21:33.804
  • YOU WERE SO STRESSED OUT.IT WAS SAVING YOU FROM ANACCIDENT.
  • 00:21:33.804 --> 00:21:34.839
  • IT WAS SAVING YOU FROM ANACCIDENT.THAT PERSON THAT WALKED OUT ON
  • 00:21:34.839 --> 00:21:35.539
  • ACCIDENT.THAT PERSON THAT WALKED OUT ONYOU.
  • 00:21:35.539 --> 00:21:36.741
  • THAT PERSON THAT WALKED OUT ONYOU.IT'S VERY PAINFUL BUT IF THEY
  • 00:21:36.741 --> 00:21:38.542
  • YOU.IT'S VERY PAINFUL BUT IF THEYHADN'T LEFT YOU WOULDN'T MEET
  • 00:21:38.542 --> 00:21:40.077
  • IT'S VERY PAINFUL BUT IF THEYHADN'T LEFT YOU WOULDN'T MEETTHE RIGHT PERSON GOD HAS IN YOUR
  • 00:21:40.077 --> 00:21:41.846
  • HADN'T LEFT YOU WOULDN'T MEETTHE RIGHT PERSON GOD HAS IN YOURFUTURE.
  • 00:21:41.846 --> 00:21:43.614
  • THE RIGHT PERSON GOD HAS IN YOURFUTURE.I'M ASKING YOU TO QUIT FIGHTING
  • 00:21:43.614 --> 00:21:45.182
  • FUTURE.I'M ASKING YOU TO QUIT FIGHTINGAGAINST EVERYTHING YOU DON'T
  • 00:21:45.182 --> 00:21:46.317
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO QUIT FIGHTINGAGAINST EVERYTHING YOU DON'TLIKE.
  • 00:21:46.317 --> 00:21:47.685
  • AGAINST EVERYTHING YOU DON'TLIKE.IT'S NOT HAPPENING TO YOU.
  • 00:21:47.685 --> 00:21:49.520
  • LIKE.IT'S NOT HAPPENING TO YOU.IT'S HAPPENING FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:49.520 --> 00:21:50.354
  • IT'S NOT HAPPENING TO YOU.IT'S HAPPENING FOR YOU.WHEN YOU'RE AT REST YOU'RE
  • 00:21:50.354 --> 00:21:52.089
  • IT'S HAPPENING FOR YOU.WHEN YOU'RE AT REST YOU'REPASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:21:52.089 --> 00:21:53.557
  • WHEN YOU'RE AT REST YOU'REPASSING THE TEST.A FRIEND OF MINE WENT UP TO THE
  • 00:21:53.557 --> 00:21:57.161
  • PASSING THE TEST.A FRIEND OF MINE WENT UP TO THEMALL RECENTLY TO RETURN AN ITEM.
  • 00:21:57.161 --> 00:21:58.562
  • A FRIEND OF MINE WENT UP TO THEMALL RECENTLY TO RETURN AN ITEM.SHE HAD HER LITTLE NEWBORN BABY
  • 00:21:58.562 --> 00:22:00.264
  • MALL RECENTLY TO RETURN AN ITEM.SHE HAD HER LITTLE NEWBORN BABYIN THE BACKSEAT.
  • 00:22:00.264 --> 00:22:01.265
  • SHE HAD HER LITTLE NEWBORN BABYIN THE BACKSEAT.WHEN SHE PULLED IN THE PARKING
  • 00:22:01.265 --> 00:22:02.800
  • IN THE BACKSEAT.WHEN SHE PULLED IN THE PARKINGLOT SHE NOTICED THIS LADY WAS
  • 00:22:02.800 --> 00:22:04.135
  • WHEN SHE PULLED IN THE PARKINGLOT SHE NOTICED THIS LADY WASABOUT TO PULL OUT AND SHE WAITED
  • 00:22:04.135 --> 00:22:06.771
  • LOT SHE NOTICED THIS LADY WASABOUT TO PULL OUT AND SHE WAITEDTHERE AND WAITED AND WAITED AND
  • 00:22:06.771 --> 00:22:07.772
  • ABOUT TO PULL OUT AND SHE WAITEDTHERE AND WAITED AND WAITED ANDWAITED.
  • 00:22:07.772 --> 00:22:09.440
  • THERE AND WAITED AND WAITED ANDWAITED.THE LADY WAS TAKING FOREVER.
  • 00:22:09.440 --> 00:22:10.574
  • WAITED.THE LADY WAS TAKING FOREVER.THE LONGER SHE WAITED THE MORE
  • 00:22:10.574 --> 00:22:12.276
  • THE LADY WAS TAKING FOREVER.THE LONGER SHE WAITED THE MOREFRUSTRATED SHE BECAME.
  • 00:22:12.276 --> 00:22:13.177
  • THE LONGER SHE WAITED THE MOREFRUSTRATED SHE BECAME.SHE THOUGHT, "COME ON, LADY.
  • 00:22:13.177 --> 00:22:14.678
  • FRUSTRATED SHE BECAME.SHE THOUGHT, "COME ON, LADY.I KNOW YOU CAN SEE ME.
  • 00:22:14.678 --> 00:22:15.679
  • SHE THOUGHT, "COME ON, LADY.I KNOW YOU CAN SEE ME.WHAT COULD BE TAKING YOU SO
  • 00:22:15.679 --> 00:22:16.781
  • I KNOW YOU CAN SEE ME.WHAT COULD BE TAKING YOU SOLONG?"
  • 00:22:16.781 --> 00:22:17.782
  • WHAT COULD BE TAKING YOU SOLONG?"AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES SHE GOT
  • 00:22:17.782 --> 00:22:19.350
  • LONG?"AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES SHE GOTAGGRAVATED AND JUST DROVE OFF,
  • 00:22:19.350 --> 00:22:21.018
  • AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES SHE GOTAGGRAVATED AND JUST DROVE OFF,WENT AND PARKED AT THE VERY END
  • 00:22:21.018 --> 00:22:22.720
  • AGGRAVATED AND JUST DROVE OFF,WENT AND PARKED AT THE VERY ENDOF THE ROAD.
  • 00:22:22.720 --> 00:22:23.788
  • WENT AND PARKED AT THE VERY ENDOF THE ROAD.SHE GOT OUT AND GOT HER LITTLE
  • 00:22:23.788 --> 00:22:24.922
  • OF THE ROAD.SHE GOT OUT AND GOT HER LITTLEBABY AND HEADED TOWARD THE
  • 00:22:24.922 --> 00:22:26.357
  • SHE GOT OUT AND GOT HER LITTLEBABY AND HEADED TOWARD THESTORE.
  • 00:22:26.357 --> 00:22:27.291
  • BABY AND HEADED TOWARD THESTORE.WHEN SHE GOT TO THE FRONT OF THE
  • 00:22:27.291 --> 00:22:28.793
  • STORE.WHEN SHE GOT TO THE FRONT OF THESTORE SHE REALIZED SHE HAD
  • 00:22:28.793 --> 00:22:29.927
  • WHEN SHE GOT TO THE FRONT OF THESTORE SHE REALIZED SHE HADFORGOTTEN THE ITEM THAT SHE
  • 00:22:29.927 --> 00:22:31.829
  • STORE SHE REALIZED SHE HADFORGOTTEN THE ITEM THAT SHEWANTED TO TAKE BACK.
  • 00:22:31.829 --> 00:22:33.130
  • FORGOTTEN THE ITEM THAT SHEWANTED TO TAKE BACK.SHE WAS ALREADY FRUSTRATED.
  • 00:22:33.130 --> 00:22:34.331
  • WANTED TO TAKE BACK.SHE WAS ALREADY FRUSTRATED.SHE THOUGHT, "THIS IS JUST NOT
  • 00:22:34.331 --> 00:22:36.667
  • SHE WAS ALREADY FRUSTRATED.SHE THOUGHT, "THIS IS JUST NOTMY DAY. NOTHING IS GOING MY
  • 00:22:36.667 --> 00:22:38.035
  • SHE THOUGHT, "THIS IS JUST NOTMY DAY. NOTHING IS GOING MYWAY."
  • 00:22:38.035 --> 00:22:39.003
  • MY DAY. NOTHING IS GOING MYWAY."SHE WALKED ALL THE WAY BACK TO
  • 00:22:39.003 --> 00:22:40.805
  • WAY."SHE WALKED ALL THE WAY BACK TOHER CAR, A LONG WAY, WITH HER
  • 00:22:40.805 --> 00:22:42.640
  • SHE WALKED ALL THE WAY BACK TOHER CAR, A LONG WAY, WITH HERBABY, GOT THE ITEM SHE NEEDED,
  • 00:22:42.640 --> 00:22:43.707
  • HER CAR, A LONG WAY, WITH HERBABY, GOT THE ITEM SHE NEEDED,TURNED BACK AND STARTED WALKING
  • 00:22:43.707 --> 00:22:45.876
  • BABY, GOT THE ITEM SHE NEEDED,TURNED BACK AND STARTED WALKINGTOWARD THE STORE.
  • 00:22:45.876 --> 00:22:47.244
  • TURNED BACK AND STARTED WALKINGTOWARD THE STORE.WHEN SHE GOT ABOUT HALFWAY THERE
  • 00:22:47.244 --> 00:22:48.245
  • TOWARD THE STORE.WHEN SHE GOT ABOUT HALFWAY THERETHIS CAR CAME AROUND IN A BIG
  • 00:22:48.245 --> 00:22:50.047
  • WHEN SHE GOT ABOUT HALFWAY THERETHIS CAR CAME AROUND IN A BIGRUSH, ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW AND
  • 00:22:50.047 --> 00:22:51.382
  • THIS CAR CAME AROUND IN A BIGRUSH, ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW ANDSAID, "HEY! DON'T GO IN THE
  • 00:22:51.382 --> 00:22:52.850
  • RUSH, ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW ANDSAID, "HEY! DON'T GO IN THESTORE. THERE'S A DERANGED MAN
  • 00:22:52.850 --> 00:22:55.753
  • SAID, "HEY! DON'T GO IN THESTORE. THERE'S A DERANGED MANIN THERE WITH A GUN TAKING
  • 00:22:55.753 --> 00:22:57.388
  • STORE. THERE'S A DERANGED MANIN THERE WITH A GUN TAKINGPEOPLE HOSTAGE."
  • 00:22:57.388 --> 00:22:58.656
  • IN THERE WITH A GUN TAKINGPEOPLE HOSTAGE."IN LESS THAN A MINUTE THERE WERE
  • 00:22:58.656 --> 00:23:01.358
  • PEOPLE HOSTAGE."IN LESS THAN A MINUTE THERE WEREA DOZEN POLICE CARS, SWAT TEAM,
  • 00:23:01.358 --> 00:23:02.927
  • IN LESS THAN A MINUTE THERE WEREA DOZEN POLICE CARS, SWAT TEAM,HELICOPTER, SURROUNDING THAT
  • 00:23:02.927 --> 00:23:04.128
  • A DOZEN POLICE CARS, SWAT TEAM,HELICOPTER, SURROUNDING THATPLACE TRYING TO GET THE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:04.128 --> 00:23:05.696
  • HELICOPTER, SURROUNDING THATPLACE TRYING TO GET THE PEOPLEOUT SAFELY.
  • 00:23:05.696 --> 00:23:07.331
  • PLACE TRYING TO GET THE PEOPLEOUT SAFELY.WITHOUT THAT DELAY SHE COULD
  • 00:23:07.331 --> 00:23:09.200
  • OUT SAFELY.WITHOUT THAT DELAY SHE COULDHAVE BEEN IN THERE WITH HER
  • 00:23:09.200 --> 00:23:11.101
  • WITHOUT THAT DELAY SHE COULDHAVE BEEN IN THERE WITH HERNEWBORN BABY TRAPPED WITH THAT
  • 00:23:11.101 --> 00:23:13.103
  • HAVE BEEN IN THERE WITH HERNEWBORN BABY TRAPPED WITH THATDERANGED MAN.
  • 00:23:13.103 --> 00:23:14.038
  • NEWBORN BABY TRAPPED WITH THATDERANGED MAN.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:23:14.038 --> 00:23:15.573
  • DERANGED MAN.WHAT AM I SAYING?DON'T FIGHT YOUR DELAYS.
  • 00:23:15.573 --> 00:23:17.141
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?DON'T FIGHT YOUR DELAYS.DON'T FIGHT THE INCONVENIENCES.
  • 00:23:17.141 --> 00:23:18.042
  • DON'T FIGHT YOUR DELAYS.DON'T FIGHT THE INCONVENIENCES.DON'T FIGHT WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT
  • 00:23:18.042 --> 00:23:19.376
  • DON'T FIGHT THE INCONVENIENCES.DON'T FIGHT WHEN YOU GET CAUGHTBY THAT TRAIN.
  • 00:23:19.376 --> 00:23:21.712
  • DON'T FIGHT WHEN YOU GET CAUGHTBY THAT TRAIN.(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:21.712 --> 00:23:23.013
  • BY THAT TRAIN.(APPLAUSE)YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT BUT
  • 00:23:23.013 --> 00:23:24.782
  • (APPLAUSE)YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT BUTGOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:23:24.782 --> 00:23:26.350
  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT BUTGOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.HE CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.
  • 00:23:26.350 --> 00:23:28.052
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.HE CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.DARE TO TRUST HIM.
  • 00:23:28.052 --> 00:23:29.753
  • HE CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.DARE TO TRUST HIM.PROVERBS 20 SAYS, "SINCE THE
  • 00:23:29.753 --> 00:23:32.423
  • DARE TO TRUST HIM.PROVERBS 20 SAYS, "SINCE THELORD IS DIRECTING OUR STEPS WHY
  • 00:23:32.423 --> 00:23:33.924
  • PROVERBS 20 SAYS, "SINCE THELORD IS DIRECTING OUR STEPS WHYDO WE TRY TO FIGURE OUT
  • 00:23:33.924 --> 00:23:34.792
  • LORD IS DIRECTING OUR STEPS WHYDO WE TRY TO FIGURE OUTEVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS ALONG
  • 00:23:34.792 --> 00:23:37.061
  • DO WE TRY TO FIGURE OUTEVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS ALONGTHE WAY?"
  • 00:23:37.061 --> 00:23:38.329
  • EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS ALONGTHE WAY?"YOU MAY NEVER KNOW WHY YOU HAD A
  • 00:23:38.329 --> 00:23:40.331
  • THE WAY?"YOU MAY NEVER KNOW WHY YOU HAD ADELAY, A DISAPPOINTMENT, A
  • 00:23:40.331 --> 00:23:41.999
  • YOU MAY NEVER KNOW WHY YOU HAD ADELAY, A DISAPPOINTMENT, ASETBACK, BUT WHEN YOU REALLY
  • 00:23:41.999 --> 00:23:43.834
  • DELAY, A DISAPPOINTMENT, ASETBACK, BUT WHEN YOU REALLYBELIEVE THAT THE CREATOR OF THE
  • 00:23:43.834 --> 00:23:45.569
  • SETBACK, BUT WHEN YOU REALLYBELIEVE THAT THE CREATOR OF THEUNIVERSE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF
  • 00:23:45.569 --> 00:23:47.671
  • BELIEVE THAT THE CREATOR OF THEUNIVERSE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OFHIS HAND THEN YOU CAN STAY IN
  • 00:23:47.671 --> 00:23:48.973
  • UNIVERSE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OFHIS HAND THEN YOU CAN STAY INPEACE EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:23:48.973 --> 00:23:50.474
  • HIS HAND THEN YOU CAN STAY INPEACE EVEN WHEN YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:23:50.474 --> 00:23:51.909
  • PEACE EVEN WHEN YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND IT.THAT'S WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:23:51.909 --> 00:23:54.144
  • UNDERSTAND IT.THAT'S WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT.I KNOW A GENTLEMAN THAT DOES
  • 00:23:54.144 --> 00:23:55.579
  • THAT'S WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT.I KNOW A GENTLEMAN THAT DOESMISSIONARY WORK IN AFRICA.
  • 00:23:55.579 --> 00:23:57.181
  • I KNOW A GENTLEMAN THAT DOESMISSIONARY WORK IN AFRICA.HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CATCH AN
  • 00:23:57.181 --> 00:23:58.449
  • MISSIONARY WORK IN AFRICA.HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CATCH ANEARLY MORNING FLIGHT THE NEXT
  • 00:23:58.449 --> 00:24:00.918
  • HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CATCH ANEARLY MORNING FLIGHT THE NEXTDAY TO COME BACK HOME.
  • 00:24:00.918 --> 00:24:02.386
  • EARLY MORNING FLIGHT THE NEXTDAY TO COME BACK HOME.THE PERSON TAKING HIM HAD CAR
  • 00:24:02.386 --> 00:24:04.188
  • DAY TO COME BACK HOME.THE PERSON TAKING HIM HAD CARTROUBLE AND HE ENDED UP MISSING
  • 00:24:04.188 --> 00:24:05.623
  • THE PERSON TAKING HIM HAD CARTROUBLE AND HE ENDED UP MISSINGTHAT FLIGHT.
  • 00:24:05.623 --> 00:24:06.857
  • TROUBLE AND HE ENDED UP MISSINGTHAT FLIGHT.HE WAS VERY UPSET BECAUSE IT WAS
  • 00:24:06.857 --> 00:24:08.259
  • THAT FLIGHT.HE WAS VERY UPSET BECAUSE IT WASGOING TO TAKE HIM ANOTHER WEEK
  • 00:24:08.259 --> 00:24:09.293
  • HE WAS VERY UPSET BECAUSE IT WASGOING TO TAKE HIM ANOTHER WEEKTO GET HOME FROM THAT SMALL
  • 00:24:09.293 --> 00:24:10.661
  • GOING TO TAKE HIM ANOTHER WEEKTO GET HOME FROM THAT SMALLCITY.
  • 00:24:10.661 --> 00:24:11.862
  • TO GET HOME FROM THAT SMALLCITY.HE WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL A
  • 00:24:11.862 --> 00:24:13.030
  • CITY.HE WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL ALITTLE LATER THAT AFTERNOON,
  • 00:24:13.030 --> 00:24:14.398
  • HE WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL ALITTLE LATER THAT AFTERNOON,FLIPPED ON THE NEWS.
  • 00:24:14.398 --> 00:24:15.399
  • LITTLE LATER THAT AFTERNOON,FLIPPED ON THE NEWS.THE PLANE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:24:15.399 --> 00:24:16.934
  • FLIPPED ON THE NEWS.THE PLANE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BEON HAD CRASHED INTO THE
  • 00:24:16.934 --> 00:24:18.802
  • THE PLANE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BEON HAD CRASHED INTO THEMOUNTAINSIDE.
  • 00:24:18.802 --> 00:24:20.804
  • ON HAD CRASHED INTO THEMOUNTAINSIDE.SOME OF THE VERY THINGS THAT WE
  • 00:24:20.804 --> 00:24:21.972
  • MOUNTAINSIDE.SOME OF THE VERY THINGS THAT WEFIGHT AGAINST, THE THINGS THAT
  • 00:24:21.972 --> 00:24:24.141
  • SOME OF THE VERY THINGS THAT WEFIGHT AGAINST, THE THINGS THATFRUSTRATE US, GOD HAS ORDAINED
  • 00:24:24.141 --> 00:24:26.076
  • FIGHT AGAINST, THE THINGS THATFRUSTRATE US, GOD HAS ORDAINEDTHEM TO KEEP US FROM ACCIDENT
  • 00:24:26.076 --> 00:24:27.411
  • FRUSTRATE US, GOD HAS ORDAINEDTHEM TO KEEP US FROM ACCIDENTAND HARM.
  • 00:24:27.411 --> 00:24:29.880
  • THEM TO KEEP US FROM ACCIDENTAND HARM.THEY'RE CALLED DIVINE DELAYS.
  • 00:24:29.880 --> 00:24:31.582
  • AND HARM.THEY'RE CALLED DIVINE DELAYS.YOUR PLANS ARE INTERRUPTED ON
  • 00:24:31.582 --> 00:24:32.950
  • THEY'RE CALLED DIVINE DELAYS.YOUR PLANS ARE INTERRUPTED ONPURPOSE.
  • 00:24:32.950 --> 00:24:34.218
  • YOUR PLANS ARE INTERRUPTED ONPURPOSE.SINCE THE LORD IS DIRECTING OUR
  • 00:24:34.218 --> 00:24:37.054
  • PURPOSE.SINCE THE LORD IS DIRECTING OURSTEPS DON'T FIGHT IT.
  • 00:24:37.054 --> 00:24:37.655
  • SINCE THE LORD IS DIRECTING OURSTEPS DON'T FIGHT IT.IT'S NOT ALWAYS GOING TO MAKE
  • 00:24:37.655 --> 00:24:39.356
  • STEPS DON'T FIGHT IT.IT'S NOT ALWAYS GOING TO MAKESENSE.
  • 00:24:39.356 --> 00:24:40.291
  • IT'S NOT ALWAYS GOING TO MAKESENSE.I TURNED 50 YEARS OLD IN MARCH
  • 00:24:40.291 --> 00:24:41.992
  • SENSE.I TURNED 50 YEARS OLD IN MARCHOF THIS YEAR.
  • 00:24:41.992 --> 00:24:43.260
  • I TURNED 50 YEARS OLD IN MARCHOF THIS YEAR.I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVER
  • 00:24:43.260 --> 00:24:45.829
  • OF THIS YEAR.I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVERMY...(APPLAUSE) THANK YOU. THANK
  • 00:24:45.829 --> 00:24:47.531
  • I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVERMY...(APPLAUSE) THANK YOU. THANKYOU. STILL GOOD LOOKING
  • 00:24:47.531 --> 00:24:50.234
  • MY...(APPLAUSE) THANK YOU. THANKYOU. STILL GOOD LOOKINGTHOUGHT. ALL RIGHT. COME ON.
  • 00:24:50.234 --> 00:24:51.635
  • YOU. STILL GOOD LOOKINGTHOUGHT. ALL RIGHT. COME ON.I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVER MY
  • 00:24:51.635 --> 00:24:52.703
  • THOUGHT. ALL RIGHT. COME ON.I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVER MYLIFE AND JUST THINKING ABOUT
  • 00:24:52.703 --> 00:24:53.904
  • I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVER MYLIFE AND JUST THINKING ABOUTWHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE
  • 00:24:53.904 --> 00:24:55.039
  • LIFE AND JUST THINKING ABOUTWHAT WOULD I HAVE DONEDIFFERENTLY, WHAT COULD I HAVE
  • 00:24:55.039 --> 00:24:56.073
  • WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONEDIFFERENTLY, WHAT COULD I HAVEDONE BETTER.
  • 00:24:56.073 --> 00:24:57.841
  • DIFFERENTLY, WHAT COULD I HAVEDONE BETTER.I HAVE NO BIG REGRETS.
  • 00:24:57.841 --> 00:24:58.842
  • DONE BETTER.I HAVE NO BIG REGRETS.I'VE LIVED A HAPPY, BLESSED
  • 00:24:58.842 --> 00:25:00.110
  • I HAVE NO BIG REGRETS.I'VE LIVED A HAPPY, BLESSEDLIFE.
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:01.378
  • I'VE LIVED A HAPPY, BLESSEDLIFE.BUT ONE ADJUSTMENT I WOULD HAVE
  • 00:25:01.378 --> 00:25:03.547
  • LIFE.BUT ONE ADJUSTMENT I WOULD HAVEMADE IS I WOULD HAVE TRUSTED GOD
  • 00:25:03.547 --> 00:25:04.815
  • BUT ONE ADJUSTMENT I WOULD HAVEMADE IS I WOULD HAVE TRUSTED GODMORE.
  • 00:25:04.815 --> 00:25:05.783
  • MADE IS I WOULD HAVE TRUSTED GODMORE.I WOULDN'T HAVE WORRIED ABOUT
  • 00:25:05.783 --> 00:25:07.418
  • MORE.I WOULDN'T HAVE WORRIED ABOUTTHINGS THAT I COULDN'T CHANGE.
  • 00:25:07.418 --> 00:25:08.986
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE WORRIED ABOUTTHINGS THAT I COULDN'T CHANGE.I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN STRESSED
  • 00:25:08.986 --> 00:25:10.120
  • THINGS THAT I COULDN'T CHANGE.I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN STRESSEDOUT WHEN MY PLANS DIDN'T WORK
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:11.388
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN STRESSEDOUT WHEN MY PLANS DIDN'T WORKOUT.
  • 00:25:11.388 --> 00:25:12.289
  • OUT WHEN MY PLANS DIDN'T WORKOUT.I WOULDN'T HAVE STAYED AWAKE AT
  • 00:25:12.289 --> 00:25:13.457
  • OUT.I WOULDN'T HAVE STAYED AWAKE ATNIGHT WONDERING HOW WE'RE GOING
  • 00:25:13.457 --> 00:25:14.925
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE STAYED AWAKE ATNIGHT WONDERING HOW WE'RE GOINGTO RAISE THE FUNDS AND WHAT AM I
  • 00:25:14.925 --> 00:25:16.760
  • NIGHT WONDERING HOW WE'RE GOINGTO RAISE THE FUNDS AND WHAT AM IGOING TO SPEAK ON NEXT WEEK.
  • 00:25:16.760 --> 00:25:18.495
  • TO RAISE THE FUNDS AND WHAT AM IGOING TO SPEAK ON NEXT WEEK.I WOULD HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS
  • 00:25:18.495 --> 00:25:20.064
  • GOING TO SPEAK ON NEXT WEEK.I WOULD HAVE ENTERED INTO THISPLACE OF REST.
  • 00:25:20.064 --> 00:25:21.966
  • I WOULD HAVE ENTERED INTO THISPLACE OF REST.SOME OF YOU ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING,
  • 00:25:21.966 --> 00:25:23.901
  • PLACE OF REST.SOME OF YOU ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING,WORRIED, UPTIGHT, DON'T LIKE
  • 00:25:23.901 --> 00:25:25.402
  • SOME OF YOU ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING,WORRIED, UPTIGHT, DON'T LIKEWHERE YOU ARE, DON'T LIKE THE
  • 00:25:25.402 --> 00:25:27.104
  • WORRIED, UPTIGHT, DON'T LIKEWHERE YOU ARE, DON'T LIKE THEJOB, DON'T LIKE THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:25:27.104 --> 00:25:28.272
  • WHERE YOU ARE, DON'T LIKE THEJOB, DON'T LIKE THE PEOPLE.WHY DON'T YOU TRY A DIFFERENT
  • 00:25:28.272 --> 00:25:29.707
  • JOB, DON'T LIKE THE PEOPLE.WHY DON'T YOU TRY A DIFFERENTAPPROACH?
  • 00:25:29.707 --> 00:25:30.608
  • WHY DON'T YOU TRY A DIFFERENTAPPROACH?THIS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OF
  • 00:25:30.608 --> 00:25:31.775
  • APPROACH?THIS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OFFRUSTRATION.
  • 00:25:31.775 --> 00:25:33.677
  • THIS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OFFRUSTRATION.EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:25:33.677 --> 00:25:35.546
  • FRUSTRATION.EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.EVEN WHEN IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:25:35.546 --> 00:25:37.114
  • EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE.EVEN WHEN IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE.EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
  • 00:25:37.114 --> 00:25:38.148
  • EVEN WHEN IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE.EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T LIKE IT.STAY IN PEACE.
  • 00:25:38.148 --> 00:25:39.583
  • EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T LIKE IT.STAY IN PEACE.KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE.
  • 00:25:39.583 --> 00:25:41.085
  • STAY IN PEACE.KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE.WHEN YOU DO THAT GOD IS USING IT
  • 00:25:41.085 --> 00:25:42.519
  • KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE.WHEN YOU DO THAT GOD IS USING ITTO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:25:42.519 --> 00:25:43.487
  • WHEN YOU DO THAT GOD IS USING ITTO YOUR ADVANTAGE.YOU'RE GROWING.
  • 00:25:43.487 --> 00:25:45.055
  • TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.YOU'RE GROWING.YOU'RE DEVELOPING CHARACTER.
  • 00:25:45.055 --> 00:25:46.256
  • YOU'RE GROWING.YOU'RE DEVELOPING CHARACTER.IT'S POSITIONING YOU FOR THE
  • 00:25:46.256 --> 00:25:49.126
  • YOU'RE DEVELOPING CHARACTER.IT'S POSITIONING YOU FOR THEAMAZING FUTURE GOD HAS IN STORE.
  • 00:25:49.126 --> 00:25:50.794
  • IT'S POSITIONING YOU FOR THEAMAZING FUTURE GOD HAS IN STORE.IF YOU WILL ENTER INTO THIS REST
  • 00:25:50.794 --> 00:25:52.429
  • AMAZING FUTURE GOD HAS IN STORE.IF YOU WILL ENTER INTO THIS RESTAND NOT FIGHT AGAINST EVERYTHING
  • 00:25:52.429 --> 00:25:54.264
  • IF YOU WILL ENTER INTO THIS RESTAND NOT FIGHT AGAINST EVERYTHINGYOU'LL NOT ONLY ENJOY YOUR LIFE
  • 00:25:54.264 --> 00:25:56.300
  • AND NOT FIGHT AGAINST EVERYTHINGYOU'LL NOT ONLY ENJOY YOUR LIFEMORE BUT I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,
  • 00:25:56.300 --> 00:25:58.102
  • YOU'LL NOT ONLY ENJOY YOUR LIFEMORE BUT I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,JUST LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:25:58.102 --> 00:25:59.536
  • MORE BUT I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,JUST LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE GOING TOSTEP INTO THE FULLNESS OF YOUR
  • 00:25:59.536 --> 00:26:00.904
  • JUST LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE GOING TOSTEP INTO THE FULLNESS OF YOURDESTINY.
  • 00:26:00.904 --> 00:26:02.439
  • STEP INTO THE FULLNESS OF YOURDESTINY.GOD IS GOING TO TAKE YOU FURTHER
  • 00:26:02.439 --> 00:26:03.941
  • DESTINY.GOD IS GOING TO TAKE YOU FURTHERTHAN YOU'VE IMAGINED, OPENING
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  • GOD IS GOING TO TAKE YOU FURTHERTHAN YOU'VE IMAGINED, OPENINGDOORS THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT.
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  • THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED, OPENINGDOORS THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT.YOU'RE GOING TO OVERCOME EVERY
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  • DOORS THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT.YOU'RE GOING TO OVERCOME EVERYOBSTACLE, ACCOMPLISH EVERY DREAM
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO OVERCOME EVERYOBSTACLE, ACCOMPLISH EVERY DREAMAND BECOME EVERYTHING THAT GOD
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  • OBSTACLE, ACCOMPLISH EVERY DREAMAND BECOME EVERYTHING THAT GODHAS CREATED YOU TO BE.
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  • AND BECOME EVERYTHING THAT GODHAS CREATED YOU TO BE.IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • HAS CREATED YOU TO BE.IN JESUS' NAME.IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,"AMEN" TODAY? (AMEN.)
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  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,"AMEN" TODAY? (AMEN.)(APPLAUSE)
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  • "AMEN" TODAY? (AMEN.)(APPLAUSE)WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OUR
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  • (APPLAUSE)WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OURBROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU AN
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  • WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OURBROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THE
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  • BROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THELORD OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THELORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
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  • LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
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  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
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  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME IN TO MY HEART.
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  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME IN TO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
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  • COME IN TO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
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  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
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  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
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  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
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  • BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH.
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  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
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  • CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.HE WILL TAKE YOU PLACES THAT
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  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.HE WILL TAKE YOU PLACES THATYOU'VE NEVER DREAMED OF.
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  • ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
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  • ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
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  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISMONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
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  • MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULDLIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OF
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  • LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OFJOEL'S NEW AUDIO SERIES,
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  • IN THIS THREE-MESSAGE SERIES,
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  • IN THIS THREE-MESSAGE SERIES,JOEL OSTEEN CHALLENGES YOU TO
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  • JOEL OSTEEN CHALLENGES YOU TOSTAY IN FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR
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  • STAY IN FAITH AND BELIEVE FORGOD'S VERY BEST EVEN WHEN YOU
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  • GOD'S VERY BEST EVEN WHEN YOUCAN'T SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING.
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  • CAN'T SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING.> VICTORIA: WE ALL EXPERIENCE
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  • > VICTORIA: WE ALL EXPERIENCEDIFFICULTIES AND THINGS WE DON'T
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  • DIFFICULTIES AND THINGS WE DON'TUNDERSTAND. BUT GOD DOESN'T
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  • UNDERSTAND. BUT GOD DOESN'TWASTE ANYTHING WE GO THROUGH.
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  • WASTE ANYTHING WE GO THROUGH.IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH INSTEAD
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  • IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH INSTEADOF BEING STUMBLING BLOCKS,
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  • OF BEING STUMBLING BLOCKS,THEY'LL BECOME STEPPING STONES
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  • THEY'LL BECOME STEPPING STONESTO REACH A NEW LEVEL OF YOUR
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  • TO REACH A NEW LEVEL OF YOURDESTINY.
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  • DESTINY.> JOEL: REBOOTING MEANS
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  • > JOEL: REBOOTING MEANSSOMETHING BETTER IS COMING.
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  • SOMETHING BETTER IS COMING.REQUEST THIS RESOURCE, IT WILL
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  • REQUEST THIS RESOURCE, IT WILLHELP YOU GET READY FOR THE NEW
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  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
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  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"REBOOTING, A FRESH START"
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