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Levi Lusko: Through the Eyes of a Lion

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  • - LEVI LUSKO: THIS IS
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  • LEVI LUSKO,
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  • AUTHOR OF "THROUGH THE
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  • I WROTE THIS BOOK AFTER MY
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  • DAUGHTER LENYA WAS SUDDENLY AND
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  • NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF
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  • DIFFICULTY YOU'VE HAD TO FACE
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  • IN THIS LIFE -- LOSS OF A DREAM
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  • OR A JOB OR ANY BROKENNESS IN
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  • YOUR HEART -- GOD WANTS TO TURN
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  • THAT JOURNEY INTO A ROAR STORY
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  • AS YOU RISE UP AS BOLD AS A
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  • LION, SEEING THE INVISIBLE AND
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  • - MALE VOCALS: THE LION'S
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  • ROAR
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  • - FEMALE VOCALS: IT'S GONNA
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  • BE ALL RIGHT
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  • IT'S GONNA BE OKAY
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  • - LEVI: I HAD TO GO TO THE
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  • OPTOMETRIST LAST YEAR, AND, I
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  • GOTTA CONFESS, IT WAS OUT OF
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  • LAZINESS.
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  • I HAD TRIED TO REORDER MY
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  • CONTACT LENSES AND THEY TOLD
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  • ME, "YOU CAN'T GET ANY MORE
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  • CONTACTS."
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  • NO CONTACTS FOR YOU.
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  • TOTAL SOUP NAZI REFERENCE.
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  • ANY OF MY YOUNGER VIEWERS RIGHT
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  • NOW WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE THAT TO
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  • GET THE SEINFELD JOKE.
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  • BUT I REMEMBER BEING IRRITATED
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  • THAT I COULDN'T GET CONTACTS.
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  • BUT IT WAS BECAUSE I HADN'T
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  • MADE MY ANNUAL APPOINTMENT.
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  • SO, I HAD TO GO IN, GO THROUGH
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  • THE WHOLE: "B" OR "A"?
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  • "A" OR "C"?
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  • I REMEMBER THEY HAD TO DILATE
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  • MY PUPILS.
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  • AND, ACTUALLY, WHEN THEY DO
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  • THAT, IT MAKES YOUR EYES
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  • FUNCTION LIKE A LION'S.
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  • YOUR PUPILS ARE OPEN AND MORE
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  • LIGHT CAN COME IN.
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  • AND AS A RESULT, YOU CAN SEE
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  • THINGS FAR AWAY CRYSTAL CLEAR.
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  • BUT STUFF RIGHT HERE IN FRONT
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  • OF YOU -- IT KIND OF BECOMES
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  • STRANGELY DIM.
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  • AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT GOD
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  • WANTS TO HAPPEN ON THE INSIDE
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  • OF OUR HEARTS -- FOR OUR
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  • SPIRITUAL PUPILS TO BE DILATED.
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  • IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS, PAUL
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  • TALKS ABOUT HAVING THE SPIRIT
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  • OF WISDOM AND REVELATION AND
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  • THE EYES OF OUR UNDERSTANDING
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  • BEING ENLIGHTENED.
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  • AND AS THAT HAPPENS, YOUR
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  • DESIRE FOR WHAT'S GOING TO
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  • HAPPEN, WHAT SEEMS FAR AWAY --
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  • HEAVEN AND GOD'S KINGDOM COMING
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  • -- THAT, ALL THAT SEEMS SO FAR
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  • AWAY, IT COMES CLOSER AND SEEMS
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  • MORE CRISP.
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  • IT SNAPS INTO SHARP DETAIL.
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  • BUT THE THINGS THAT SEEM SO
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  • URGENT NOW -- HOW MUCH MONEY
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  • YOU HAVE, AND HOW MANY FRIENDS
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  • YOU HAVE ON FACEBOOK, ALL OF
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  • THESE THINGS THAT ARE FINE --
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  • THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH
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  • CLOTHES AND MONEY AND CARS AND
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  • SOCIAL MEDIA -- BUT THESE
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  • THINGS THAT SEEM SO IMPORTANT,
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  • LIKE THEY'RE GONNA LAST
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  • FOREVER, THEY BECOME LIKE THE
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  • GREAT HYMN SAYS -- THEY GROW
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  • STRANGELY DIM IN THE LIGHT OF
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  • HIS GLORY AND GRACE.
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  • LOOK AT HOW PAUL PUTS IT IN
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  • ROMANS 8.
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  • HE SAYS: FOR I CONSIDER THAT
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  • THE SUFFERING OF THIS PRESENT
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  • TIME IS NOT EVEN WORTHY TO BE
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  • COMPARED TO THE GLORY THAT
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  • SHALL BE REVEALED IN US.
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  • FOR THE EARNEST EXPECTATION OF
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  • THE CREATION EAGERLY WAITS FOR
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  • THE REVEALING OF THE SONS OF
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  • GOD.
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  • FOR THE CREATION WAS SUBJECTED
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  • TO FUTILITY, NOT WILLINGLY, BUT
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  • BECAUSE OF HIM WHO SUBJECTED IT
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  • IN HOPE.
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  • BECAUSE THE CREATION ITSELF
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  • WILL BE REVEALED AND DELIVERED
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  • FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION
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  • INTO THE GLORIOUS LIBERTY OF
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  • THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
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  • FOR WE KNOW THAT THE WHOLE
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  • CREATION GROANS AND LABORS WITH
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  • BIRTH PANGS TOGETHER UNTIL NOW.
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  • NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE, ALSO,
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  • WHO HAVE THE FIRST FRUITS OF
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  • THE SPIRIT, EVEN WE OURSELVES
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  • GROAN WITHIN OURSELVES, EAGERLY
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  • WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION, THE
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  • REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.
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  • THE SPIRIT, EVEN, HELPS IN OUR
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  • WEAKNESSES 'CAUSE WE DON'T KNOW
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  • WHAT TO PRAY FOR AS WE OUGHT.
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  • BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF MAKES
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  • INTERCESSION FOR US WITH
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  • GROANINGS THAT CANNOT BE
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  • UTTERED.
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  • WHAT PAUL, HERE, IS TALKING
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  • ABOUT IN THESE VERSES IS THE
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  • IDEA THAT I THINK IS KIND OF
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  • THE SOUNDTRACK TO SATURDAY, THE
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  • SOUND OF GROANING.
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  • IT'S A HEAVY-HEARTED SIGH.
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  • IT'S A MOAN.
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  • IT'S...
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  • [SIGHS FORCEFULLY]
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  • AND IT'S THE INVOLUNTARY
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  • REACTION OF EVERY SINGLE
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  • KINDHEARTED PERSON WHO HEARS
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  • SOME DEVASTATING NEWS.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY
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  • NOW WHERE EVERY TWO WEEKS
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  • THERE'S SOME SORT OF A MASS
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  • MURDER.
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  • AND WHEN YOU READ A HEADLINE
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  • THAT SAYS CHILDREN WERE GUNNED
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  • DOWN IN A CLASSROOM, OR A
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  • SUICIDE BOMBER TOOK OUT A WHOLE
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  • BUNCH OF PEOPLE IN SOME PUBLIC
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  • PLACE, THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN
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  • REALLY DO IN RESPONSE TO THAT
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  • EXCEPT...
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  • [GROANS]
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  • WE GROAN.
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  • WE GROAN AND IT'S GOD GROANING
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  • IN US.
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  • AND THE TRUTH IS OUR GROANING
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  • IS THE EVIDENCE OF A SEPARATION
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  • ANXIETY, THAT WE'RE ALL
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  • RECOGNIZING DEEP DOWN THAT HOW
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  • THINGS ARE IN THIS WORLD ISN'T
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  • HOW IT SHOULD BE.
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  • OH, THIS GROANING IS OFTEN
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  • MISDIAGNOSED, SO IT'S COMMONLY
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  • MISTREATED.
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  • AND WE LOOK TO THINGS LIKE
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  • GETTING DRUNK AND GETTING PAID
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  • AND GETTING LAID TO FILL THE
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  • HOLE INSIDE OF OUR HEARTS.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS OUR GROANING
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  • IS FOR GOD.
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  • JESUS IS THE DESIRE OF ALL
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  • NATIONS.
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  • IT'S HIM THAT WE'RE LOOKING
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  • FOR.
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  • IT'S HIM THAT WE'RE LONGING
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  • FOR, EVEN WITHOUT KNOWING ABOUT
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  • IT.
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  • C.S. LEWIS SAID: IF I FIND IN
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  • MYSELF A DESIRE FOR WHICH
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  • NOTHING ON THIS EARTH CAN MEET
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  • IT, THEN SURELY I WAS BORN FOR
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  • ANOTHER WORLD AND THIS DESIRE
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  • IS FOR SOMETHING I DON'T EVEN
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  • KNOW ABOUT.
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  • THAT'S A ROUGH PARAPHRASE.
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  • BUT THE IDEA IS THE REASON WE
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  • GROAN IS BECAUSE WE'RE LONGING
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  • FOR GOD.
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  • SO, HOW DO WE HAVE OUR SOUL'S
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  • PUPIL DILATED?
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  • HOW DO WE LEAN INTO THIS GROAN
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  • AND EXPERIENCE AND FOSTER ALL
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  • THAT GOD WANTS US FOR, NOT
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  • MISTAKENLY LIVING JUST FOR THIS
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  • WORLD BUT LIVING WITH OUR
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  • HEARTS SET ON HEAVEN?
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  • WELL, I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO
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  • STAND ON TIPTOES AT THE EDGE OF
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  • ETERNITY.
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  • YOU SEE, LIONS -- THEY NEVER
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  • WALK FLAT-FOOTED.
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  • WHETHER WALKING OR STANDING,
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  • THEY ARE ALWAYS UP ON TIPTOES.
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  • THEY'RE ALWAYS READY TO POUNCE.
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  • AND THAT'S HOW THEY CAN RUN
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  • 50 MILES AN HOUR AND JUMP
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  • 36 FEET IN A SINGLE BOUND.
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  • THEY'RE ALWAYS UP ON THEIR
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  • TOES.
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  • AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAUGHT
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  • IT, BUT RIGHT THERE IN THAT
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  • TEXT, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE
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  • READ.
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  • GOD, AS HE OPENS OUR SOUL UP
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  • WIDE, WANTS TO GET US IN THE
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  • SPIRITUAL TIPTOE POSITION.
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  • THERE'S A PHRASE WE READ IN
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  • ROMANS 8 AND THAT IS "THE
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  • CREATION" WITH "EARNEST
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  • EXPECTATION...WAITS FOR THE
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  • REVEALING OF THE SONS OF GOD."
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  • IN THE J.B. PHILLIPS
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  • TRANSLATION, THAT EXACT PHRASE,
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  • "EARNEST EXPECTATION" -- IT
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  • LITERALLY IS TRANSLATED ALL
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  • OF CREATION IS UP ON TIPTOES
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  • WAITING TO SEE ALL OF GOD'S
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  • EXTRAVAGANT PLANS.
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  • TIPTOES, LIKE A LION.
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  • TIPTOES, LIKE A KID EXCITED FOR
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  • CHRISTMAS.
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  • NOW, THAT I KNOW ALL TOO WELL.
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  • MY LITTLE GIRLS ARE LITTLE
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  • BALLERINAS.
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  • LITERALLY, THEIR WHOLE LIVES,
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  • THEY'VE BEEN UP ON TIPTOES,
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  • PRANCING AND DANCING WITH
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  • EXCITEMENT AND ENERGY.
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  • AND WHEN YOU'RE A KID, YOU'RE
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  • ON YOUR TIPTOES, LIKE, "I CAN'T
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  • WAIT FOR IT, I CAN'T WAIT FOR
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  • IT."
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  • AND I BELIEVE THAT'S EXACTLY
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  • WHAT PAUL IS SAYING IS
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  • HAPPENING IN CREATION -- THE
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  • SPIRIT GROANING IN US, OUR
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  • HEARTS GROANING AT THE-- THE
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  • DEATH THAT WE WERE NEVER MEANT
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  • TO EXPERIENCE, AT THE SADNESS
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  • THAT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE
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  • OURS, AT THE LOSS OF ALL THAT
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  • WE FORFEITED AT THE FALL.
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  • ALL OF THE GROANING OF
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  • CREATION, ALL OF THE GROANING
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  • OF THE SPIRIT, ALL OF THE
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  • GROANING OF THE WORLD IS US,
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  • HOPEFULLY, GETTING ON TIPTOES
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  • WITH EXCITEMENT THAT WE'RE
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  • FOSTERING FOR WHAT GOD HAS
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  • PROMISED.
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  • NOW, WHAT HAS GOD PROMISED?
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  • HE'S PROMISED US A NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:07:44.190 --> 00:07:47.110
  • AND A NEW EARTH WHERE
  • 00:07:47.110 --> 00:07:49.200
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL DWELL
  • 00:07:49.200 --> 00:07:51.020
  • FOREVER, WHERE THERE WILL BE NO
  • 00:07:51.020 --> 00:07:52.180
  • MORE DEATH, NO MORE SAYING
  • 00:07:52.180 --> 00:07:54.250
  • GOODBYE, NO MORE SORROW AND
  • 00:07:54.250 --> 00:07:56.040
  • NIGHT OF THE SOUL.
  • 00:07:56.040 --> 00:07:58.240
  • YOU SEE, JESUS, WHO CAME THE
  • 00:07:58.240 --> 00:08:00.050
  • FIRST TIME AT CHRISTMAS, IS
  • 00:08:00.050 --> 00:08:02.010
  • GOING TO COME AGAIN AND RENEW
  • 00:08:02.010 --> 00:08:03.250
  • ALL THINGS, RESTORE ALL THINGS,
  • 00:08:03.250 --> 00:08:05.170
  • REVIVE ALL THINGS, AND WE WILL
  • 00:08:05.200 --> 00:08:08.200
  • GET TO LIVE IN A PERFECT PLACE
  • 00:08:08.200 --> 00:08:10.270
  • WITH OUR PERFECT GOD FOREVER.
  • 00:08:11.120 --> 00:08:14.120
  • AND WHEN WE ARE LIVING OUR
  • 00:08:14.120 --> 00:08:15.230
  • LIVES OUT ON TIPTOES, EACH DAY,
  • 00:08:15.230 --> 00:08:18.010
  • WE'RE PRAYING: GOD, MAY YOUR
  • 00:08:18.010 --> 00:08:19.280
  • KINGDOM COME, MAY YOUR WILL BE
  • 00:08:19.280 --> 00:08:21.080
  • DONE.
  • 00:08:21.080 --> 00:08:23.000
  • WE HAVE WORK TO DO AND WE WANNA
  • 00:08:23.000 --> 00:08:24.130
  • BE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS, BUT
  • 00:08:24.130 --> 00:08:25.230
  • WE'RE NOT MISTAKING THIS HOME
  • 00:08:25.230 --> 00:08:28.030
  • AS OUR PERMANENT HOME.
  • 00:08:28.210 --> 00:08:31.210
  • WE'RE LOOKING FOR A CITY WHOSE
  • 00:08:31.210 --> 00:08:32.120
  • BUILDER AND MAKER IS GOD.
  • 00:08:32.260 --> 00:08:35.260
  • SO, WE'RE GONNA GET UP ON
  • 00:08:35.260 --> 00:08:36.150
  • TIPTOES AND I'M GONNA SHOW YOU
  • 00:08:36.150 --> 00:08:38.030
  • - MALE VOCALS: THE LION'S
  • 00:08:40.020 --> 00:08:41.000
  • ROAR
  • 00:08:41.000 --> 00:08:43.140
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: THOUGH DEATH
  • 00:08:54.220 --> 00:08:55.140
  • BRINGS GRIEF, IT ALSO BRINGS
  • 00:08:55.140 --> 00:08:56.040
  • HOPE.
  • 00:08:56.040 --> 00:08:57.150
  • IN PASTOR LEVI LUSKO'S
  • 00:08:57.150 --> 00:08:59.180
  • BESTSELLING BOOK, "THROUGH THE
  • 00:08:59.180 --> 00:09:01.040
  • EYES OF A LION," HE SHARES THE
  • 00:09:01.040 --> 00:09:02.200
  • STORY OF THE DAY HIS BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:09:02.200 --> 00:09:04.030
  • AND SPIRITED LITTLE GIRL LENYA
  • 00:09:04.030 --> 00:09:06.120
  • UNEXPECTEDLY WENT TO BE WITH
  • 00:09:06.120 --> 00:09:07.040
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:09:07.040 --> 00:09:08.260
  • WITH A RAW LOOK AT THE
  • 00:09:08.260 --> 00:09:10.000
  • HEARTACHE AND DIFFICULT JOURNEY
  • 00:09:10.000 --> 00:09:10.290
  • OF HEALING THAT TOOK PLACE
  • 00:09:10.290 --> 00:09:12.100
  • AFTER THAT LOSS, LEVI LUSKO,
  • 00:09:12.100 --> 00:09:14.070
  • PASTOR OF FRESH LIFE CHURCH,
  • 00:09:14.070 --> 00:09:16.140
  • UNPACKS THE IMPORTANCE OF
  • 00:09:16.140 --> 00:09:17.290
  • SEEING THROUGH THE DARK PLACES
  • 00:09:17.290 --> 00:09:19.240
  • BY SETTING OUR FOCUS ON JESUS
  • 00:09:19.240 --> 00:09:21.260
  • CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:09:21.260 --> 00:09:24.050
  • BY SEEING DEATH THROUGH JESUS'
  • 00:09:24.050 --> 00:09:26.030
  • EYES, YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW TO
  • 00:09:26.030 --> 00:09:26.240
  • GROW THROUGH GRIEF, PRESS INTO
  • 00:09:26.240 --> 00:09:28.240
  • GOD IN THE MIDST OF UNDENIABLE
  • 00:09:28.240 --> 00:09:30.060
  • PAIN, AND GAIN A CLEARER VIEW
  • 00:09:30.060 --> 00:09:31.200
  • OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:09:31.200 --> 00:09:34.100
  • WHATEVER YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH
  • 00:09:34.100 --> 00:09:35.020
  • -- A DOCTOR'S REPORT, TRAGEDY,
  • 00:09:35.020 --> 00:09:37.180
  • OR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE -- AS
  • 00:09:37.180 --> 00:09:38.270
  • A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF
  • 00:09:38.270 --> 00:09:40.040
  • ANY AMOUNT, WE'LL SEND YOU
  • 00:09:40.040 --> 00:09:41.190
  • "THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION"
  • 00:09:41.190 --> 00:09:43.100
  • TO HELP YOU FIND HOPE IN JESUS
  • 00:09:43.100 --> 00:09:44.080
  • - LEVI: I KNOW THAT IN MY LIFE
  • 00:10:04.020 --> 00:10:05.040
  • WHEN I TRAVEL AND PREACH AND
  • 00:10:05.040 --> 00:10:07.170
  • I'M GONE, I JUST MISS THE GIRLS
  • 00:10:07.170 --> 00:10:08.090
  • SO MUCH.
  • 00:10:08.090 --> 00:10:09.160
  • AND I LOVE COMIN' UP THE
  • 00:10:09.160 --> 00:10:11.070
  • DRIVEWAY TO OUR HOUSE AND
  • 00:10:11.070 --> 00:10:11.260
  • RETURNING HOME.
  • 00:10:11.260 --> 00:10:14.260
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S A SENSE IN
  • 00:10:14.260 --> 00:10:15.290
  • WHICH WE ALL GET THAT
  • 00:10:15.290 --> 00:10:16.210
  • HOMESICKNESS.
  • 00:10:18.220 --> 00:10:21.220
  • BUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:10:21.220 --> 00:10:22.120
  • HERE IN THIS IDEA OF GOD
  • 00:10:22.120 --> 00:10:23.230
  • GROANING IN US IS A DESIRE TO
  • 00:10:23.230 --> 00:10:24.210
  • RETURN TO OUR TRUE HOME --
  • 00:10:24.210 --> 00:10:25.160
  • HEAVEN.
  • 00:10:25.160 --> 00:10:28.080
  • WHAT WE HAVE IS A CASE OF
  • 00:10:28.080 --> 00:10:29.060
  • SPIRITUAL HOMESICKNESS FOR A
  • 00:10:29.060 --> 00:10:31.280
  • PLACE WE'VE NEVER BEEN TO.
  • 00:10:31.280 --> 00:10:34.120
  • AND AS WE GET UP ON OUR
  • 00:10:34.120 --> 00:10:36.230
  • TIPTOES, WE'RE GONNA NOTICE A
  • 00:10:36.230 --> 00:10:38.030
  • FEW DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 00:10:38.030 --> 00:10:39.060
  • NUMBER ONE: THIS IS GONNA
  • 00:10:39.060 --> 00:10:41.070
  • IMPACT OUR EVALUATION OF THE
  • 00:10:41.070 --> 00:10:43.250
  • DIFFICULTIES WE FACE.
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:45.220
  • WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT,
  • 00:10:45.220 --> 00:10:46.130
  • YOU'RE CONSTANTLY EVALUATING
  • 00:10:46.130 --> 00:10:48.180
  • STUFF AND YOU'RE CHOOSING TO
  • 00:10:48.180 --> 00:10:49.240
  • RANK IT.
  • 00:10:49.240 --> 00:10:51.040
  • WE'RE EVALUATING SITUATIONS,
  • 00:10:51.040 --> 00:10:52.010
  • WHERE WE WANNA GO, HOW HARD
  • 00:10:52.010 --> 00:10:53.210
  • SOMETHING WAS.
  • 00:10:53.210 --> 00:10:54.230
  • AND THAT WILL EITHER SAP US OF
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:56.230
  • STRENGTH OR IT'LL INJECT US
  • 00:10:56.230 --> 00:10:58.030
  • WITH A BIT OF SPIRITUAL
  • 00:10:58.030 --> 00:10:59.120
  • EPINEPHRINE.
  • 00:10:59.120 --> 00:11:00.250
  • PAUL SAID: I EVALUATE THINGS
  • 00:11:00.250 --> 00:11:03.150
  • THIS WAY, THE SUFFERING OF THIS
  • 00:11:03.150 --> 00:11:05.140
  • LIFE...
  • 00:11:05.140 --> 00:11:06.180
  • WE READ IT JUST A MOMENT AGO IN
  • 00:11:06.180 --> 00:11:07.150
  • ROMANS 8.
  • 00:11:07.150 --> 00:11:08.150
  • ...THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS LIFE
  • 00:11:08.150 --> 00:11:10.000
  • ARE NOT EVEN WORTHY TO BE
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:11.230
  • COMPARED TO THE GLORY THAT
  • 00:11:11.230 --> 00:11:13.290
  • SHALL BE REVEALED IN US.
  • 00:11:13.290 --> 00:11:15.020
  • THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:11:15.020 --> 00:11:17.240
  • HE'S SAYING: I HAVE A SCALE,
  • 00:11:17.240 --> 00:11:19.050
  • AND I CHOOSE TO SET MY
  • 00:11:19.050 --> 00:11:20.060
  • HARDSHIPS I FACE ON A SCALE.
  • 00:11:20.060 --> 00:11:21.110
  • AND WHEN I DO, I DON'T EVEN
  • 00:11:21.240 --> 00:11:24.240
  • THINK THAT THE HARD STUFF I'VE
  • 00:11:24.240 --> 00:11:26.000
  • GONE THROUGH IS EVEN WORTHY OF
  • 00:11:26.000 --> 00:11:26.210
  • TALKIN' ABOUT.
  • 00:11:26.210 --> 00:11:27.190
  • IT'S NOT EVEN A BIG DEAL AT
  • 00:11:27.190 --> 00:11:28.200
  • ALL.
  • 00:11:28.200 --> 00:11:29.070
  • NOW, LET'S BACK UP HERE AND
  • 00:11:29.070 --> 00:11:30.270
  • SAY: PAUL, ARE YOU CRAZY?
  • 00:11:30.270 --> 00:11:32.180
  • ARE YOU JUST TOTALLY LOCO IN LA
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:33.230
  • CABEZA?
  • 00:11:33.230 --> 00:11:35.270
  • YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH ENORMOUS
  • 00:11:35.270 --> 00:11:36.170
  • HARDSHIPS.
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:37.060
  • YOU'VE HAD PEOPLE YOU LOVE DIE.
  • 00:11:37.060 --> 00:11:38.140
  • YOU'VE BEEN THROWN IN PRISON.
  • 00:11:38.140 --> 00:11:40.020
  • YOU'VE BEEN BEATEN.
  • 00:11:40.020 --> 00:11:41.130
  • YOU'VE BEEN LIED ABOUT.
  • 00:11:41.130 --> 00:11:43.010
  • YOU'VE BEEN-- OUR PETS' HEADS
  • 00:11:43.010 --> 00:11:45.290
  • ARE FALLIN' OFF, PEOPLE!
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:47.030
  • YOUR SUFFERINGS ARE HUGE!
  • 00:11:47.030 --> 00:11:47.220
  • BUT HOLD ON A SECOND.
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:48.090
  • REMEMBER THAT PAUL'S ON
  • 00:11:48.090 --> 00:11:48.270
  • TIPTOES.
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:49.250
  • AND WHEN YOU'RE ON TIPTOES, IT
  • 00:11:49.250 --> 00:11:50.290
  • CHANGES THE EVALUATION.
  • 00:11:50.290 --> 00:11:52.090
  • WHY?
  • 00:11:52.090 --> 00:11:53.040
  • 'CAUSE YOU'RE STANDING ON
  • 00:11:53.040 --> 00:11:54.020
  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN JUST
  • 00:11:54.020 --> 00:11:55.200
  • THE SHIFTING SAND OF
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:57.050
  • CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:11:57.050 --> 00:11:59.020
  • YOU'RE STANDING ON THE SOLID
  • 00:11:59.020 --> 00:11:59.220
  • BEDROCK OF GOD'S PROMISES.
  • 00:11:59.220 --> 00:12:02.050
  • AND WEIGHT IS ALL ABOUT WHERE
  • 00:12:02.050 --> 00:12:04.030
  • YOU'RE STANDING.
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:04.180
  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF I WERE TO PICK
  • 00:12:04.180 --> 00:12:06.240
  • UP A ROCK AND THERE'S ROCKS OUT
  • 00:12:06.240 --> 00:12:08.090
  • HERE TODAY, ONE OF THESE ROCKS
  • 00:12:08.090 --> 00:12:10.220
  • MIGHT WEIGH A HUNDRED POUNDS!
  • 00:12:10.220 --> 00:12:12.110
  • AND I MIGHT STRUGGLE WITH A
  • 00:12:12.110 --> 00:12:13.140
  • ROCK.
  • 00:12:13.140 --> 00:12:14.030
  • "AW, IT'S A HUNDRED POUNDS!
  • 00:12:14.030 --> 00:12:15.030
  • IT'S SO HEAVY!"
  • 00:12:15.030 --> 00:12:15.180
  • BUT, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:12:15.180 --> 00:12:16.170
  • IF I WAS STANDING ON THE MOON,
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:18.100
  • THAT SAME 100-POUND STONE WOULD
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:21.110
  • ONLY SEEM TO WEIGH 16 POUNDS.
  • 00:12:21.110 --> 00:12:22.270
  • WHY?
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:25.240
  • BECAUSE WEIGHT IS ALL ABOUT
  • 00:12:25.240 --> 00:12:27.110
  • ATTRACTION AND GRAVITY AND THAT
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:29.030
  • CHANGES, DEPENDING ON WHERE
  • 00:12:29.030 --> 00:12:30.110
  • YOU'RE STANDING.
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:32.150
  • SO, IF I'M STANDING IN
  • 00:12:32.150 --> 00:12:33.220
  • SITUATIONS, IT'S ALWAYS GONNA
  • 00:12:33.220 --> 00:12:35.140
  • SEEM SO HARD.
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:36.110
  • "OH, I CAN'T PAY THE RENT!"
  • 00:12:36.110 --> 00:12:37.190
  • "OH, MY KIDS DON'T BEHAVE!"
  • 00:12:37.190 --> 00:12:39.020
  • "OH, I'VE GOT THIS SICKNESS!"
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:40.110
  • BUT WHEN I STAND ON GOD'S
  • 00:12:40.110 --> 00:12:41.240
  • PROMISES AND WITH EARNEST
  • 00:12:41.240 --> 00:12:43.160
  • EXPECTATION, LIVE MY LIFE ON
  • 00:12:43.160 --> 00:12:45.080
  • SPIRITUAL TIPTOES, LIKE THE
  • 00:12:45.080 --> 00:12:46.290
  • BOLD LION THAT I AM, NOW, FROM
  • 00:12:46.290 --> 00:12:49.070
  • THIS VIEW, TROUBLES AREN'T SO
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:51.190
  • HEAVY.
  • 00:12:51.190 --> 00:12:52.230
  • AIN'T NO THANG.
  • 00:12:52.230 --> 00:12:54.110
  • BECAUSE GOD'S UP TO SOMETHING
  • 00:12:54.110 --> 00:12:55.110
  • MUCH BIGGER.
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:56.180
  • AND I'M LOOKING BEYOND JUST THE
  • 00:12:56.180 --> 00:12:58.040
  • BORDERS OF THIS WORLD TO MY
  • 00:12:58.040 --> 00:13:00.130
  • LIFE, WHICH IS HIDDEN WITH
  • 00:13:00.130 --> 00:13:02.220
  • CHRIST IN GOD.
  • 00:13:02.220 --> 00:13:03.100
  • AND I KNOW THAT WHEN CHRIST,
  • 00:13:03.100 --> 00:13:05.030
  • WHO IS MY LIFE, APPEARS THAT I
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:06.040
  • SHALL APPEAR WITH HIM ON GLORY.
  • 00:13:06.040 --> 00:13:07.190
  • AND NOW, I'M LOOKING BEYOND
  • 00:13:07.190 --> 00:13:09.270
  • WHAT I CAN SEE HERE TO ALL THAT
  • 00:13:09.270 --> 00:13:11.090
  • GOD HAS PROMISED AND ALL THAT
  • 00:13:11.090 --> 00:13:12.190
  • GOD'S DOING.
  • 00:13:12.190 --> 00:13:13.130
  • AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE SEEMED
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:14.260
  • HEAVY IS NOW JUST A PEBBLE.
  • 00:13:14.260 --> 00:13:16.180
  • SO, IT WILL ALTER YOUR
  • 00:13:16.180 --> 00:13:17.230
  • EVALUATION.
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:20.200
  • THE SECOND THING YOU'RE GONNA
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:22.000
  • NOTICE IS THAT THIS IS ALSO
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:23.170
  • GOING TO IMPACT YOUR...
  • 00:13:23.170 --> 00:13:24.200
  • TRACTION.
  • 00:13:24.200 --> 00:13:26.200
  • YOUR TRACTION!
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:27.260
  • YOU KNOW, YOU THINK ABOUT HOW--
  • 00:13:27.260 --> 00:13:29.070
  • I PLAYED SOCCER, I RAN CROSS
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:30.240
  • COUNTRY ONE YEAR.
  • 00:13:30.240 --> 00:13:32.040
  • I KNOW THAT FOOTBALL PLAYERS
  • 00:13:32.040 --> 00:13:33.110
  • WEAR 'EM.
  • 00:13:33.110 --> 00:13:34.210
  • THEY'RE CALLED SPIKES.
  • 00:13:34.210 --> 00:13:36.020
  • AND SPIKES LITERALLY HAVE
  • 00:13:36.020 --> 00:13:36.290
  • SPIKES THAT STICK OUT OF THE
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:37.230
  • BOTTOM OF 'EM.
  • 00:13:37.230 --> 00:13:40.230
  • AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
  • 00:13:40.230 --> 00:13:41.210
  • THEY GIVE YOU TRACTION.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:43.040
  • I BELIEVE AS YOU LEARN TO LIVE
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:43.250
  • YOUR LIFE WITH THE EYES OF A
  • 00:13:43.250 --> 00:13:45.200
  • LION LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL
  • 00:13:45.200 --> 00:13:47.080
  • THAT GOD'S GONNA DO, NOT JUST
  • 00:13:47.080 --> 00:13:48.230
  • AT WHAT'S RIGHT THERE ALL UP IN
  • 00:13:48.230 --> 00:13:51.050
  • YOUR FACE, YOU'RE GONNA BE
  • 00:13:51.050 --> 00:13:52.070
  • GIVEN TRACTION, A FIRM
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:54.190
  • FOUNDATION, SO YOU CAN'T GET
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:56.280
  • KNOCKED OVER.
  • 00:13:56.280 --> 00:13:57.160
  • NOW, IMAGINE IF I WAS STANDING
  • 00:13:57.160 --> 00:13:59.000
  • HERE, JUST FLAT-FOOTED, MAYBE
  • 00:13:59.000 --> 00:14:00.240
  • KNEES LOCKED, AND YOU JUST GAVE
  • 00:14:00.240 --> 00:14:02.290
  • ME THE SMALLEST SHOVE.
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:03.220
  • WELL, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:14:03.220 --> 00:14:05.000
  • I'D GO OVER.
  • 00:14:05.000 --> 00:14:06.100
  • BUT IF I GOT UP ON MY TOES,
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:09.240
  • KINDA FLOATIN' LIKE A
  • 00:14:09.240 --> 00:14:11.010
  • BUTTERFLY, STINGIN' LIKE A BEE,
  • 00:14:11.010 --> 00:14:12.170
  • MUHAMMAD ALI-STYLE, MAN, YOU
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:14.040
  • COULD SHOVE ME -- I'D BE LIMBO
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:15.160
  • LOWER NOW.
  • 00:14:15.160 --> 00:14:17.050
  • I'M NOT GOIN' OVER BECAUSE I'M
  • 00:14:17.050 --> 00:14:17.260
  • ON MY TOES.
  • 00:14:17.260 --> 00:14:19.130
  • I WOULD BE READY.
  • 00:14:19.130 --> 00:14:20.070
  • I WOULD HAVE TRACTION.
  • 00:14:20.070 --> 00:14:22.110
  • I WOULD HAVE A FIRM FOUNDATION.
  • 00:14:22.110 --> 00:14:23.160
  • I WONDER IF THE REASON SO MANY
  • 00:14:23.160 --> 00:14:26.060
  • YOUNG PEOPLE GO OFF TO COLLEGE
  • 00:14:26.060 --> 00:14:27.150
  • AND GET THEIR FIRST LIBERAL
  • 00:14:27.150 --> 00:14:29.210
  • PROFESSOR, WHO ALL OF A SUDDEN
  • 00:14:29.210 --> 00:14:30.190
  • IS SAYING, "THE BIBLE CAN'T BE
  • 00:14:30.190 --> 00:14:31.270
  • TRUSTED, EVERYTHING IS A HOAX,
  • 00:14:31.270 --> 00:14:33.260
  • CHRISTIANITY'S A CRUTCH," AND
  • 00:14:33.260 --> 00:14:35.160
  • THEY'RE JUST ROCKED, LIKE,
  • 00:14:35.160 --> 00:14:36.270
  • "OH, NO!" IF THAT'S NOT BECAUSE
  • 00:14:36.270 --> 00:14:38.160
  • THEY WEREN'T READY FOR IT,
  • 00:14:38.160 --> 00:14:40.080
  • IF THEY WEREN'T ANTICIPATING
  • 00:14:40.080 --> 00:14:43.070
  • IT.
  • 00:14:43.070 --> 00:14:43.230
  • BUT WHEN WE'RE LOOKING BEYOND
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:45.030
  • JUST THIS LIFE, WE'RE LOOKING
  • 00:14:45.030 --> 00:14:47.030
  • TO HEAVEN, WE'RE FOCUSING ON
  • 00:14:47.030 --> 00:14:48.250
  • WHAT GOD IS DOING, IT'S GONNA
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:50.100
  • PUT US UP ON OUR TOES.
  • 00:14:50.100 --> 00:14:51.040
  • HARDSHIP COMES -- I'M READY FOR
  • 00:14:51.040 --> 00:14:52.080
  • IT.
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:53.100
  • TEMPTATION COMES -- I'M READY
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:54.010
  • FOR IT.
  • 00:14:54.010 --> 00:14:54.280
  • SOMETHING DOESN'T PAN OUT IN A
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:56.030
  • PAYCHECK.
  • 00:14:56.030 --> 00:14:57.000
  • I'M NOT GONNA GO, "OH, GOD, I
  • 00:14:57.000 --> 00:14:58.180
  • THOUGHT YOU WERE GOOD."
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:14:59.130
  • I'M GONNA SAY, "EH, GOD'S GOT A
  • 00:14:59.130 --> 00:15:00.150
  • PLAN."
  • 00:15:00.150 --> 00:15:01.130
  • 'CAUSE I'VE GOT SHOCK
  • 00:15:01.130 --> 00:15:02.070
  • ABSORBERS.
  • 00:15:02.070 --> 00:15:03.150
  • I'M READY TO ABSORB
  • 00:15:03.150 --> 00:15:04.260
  • IT...BECAUSE WHAT?
  • 00:15:04.260 --> 00:15:05.270
  • MY LIVING MY LIFE WITH EARNEST
  • 00:15:05.270 --> 00:15:07.250
  • EXPECTATION, UP ON TIPTOE, TO
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:10.100
  • SEE ALL THAT GOD'S GONNA DO IS
  • 00:15:10.100 --> 00:15:11.190
  • NOT JUST GIVING ME A GREAT
  • 00:15:11.190 --> 00:15:14.060
  • SENSE OF EVALUATION, BUT IT'S
  • 00:15:14.060 --> 00:15:15.280
  • ALSO GIVING ME STRONG TRACTION.
  • 00:15:15.280 --> 00:15:18.260
  • SO, YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO DO THE
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:21.040
  • DOUBLE TAKE.
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:23.030
  • THE DOUBLE TAKE.
  • 00:15:23.030 --> 00:15:24.090
  • NOT LIKE AT THE BEACH AND YOU
  • 00:15:24.090 --> 00:15:25.000
  • SEE A BEAUTIFUL-- THAT'S A
  • 00:15:25.000 --> 00:15:26.010
  • DIFFERENT SERMON.
  • 00:15:26.010 --> 00:15:27.030
  • I'M TALKIN' ABOUT THE
  • 00:15:27.030 --> 00:15:27.260
  • DOUBLE TAKE WHERE YOU LOOK
  • 00:15:27.260 --> 00:15:29.170
  • AT SOMETHING THAT WOULD CAUSE
  • 00:15:29.170 --> 00:15:31.160
  • YOU TO LOSE HEART.
  • 00:15:31.160 --> 00:15:32.150
  • YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:33.120
  • DISCOURAGES YOU.
  • 00:15:33.120 --> 00:15:34.090
  • WHAT DO YOU DO?
  • 00:15:34.090 --> 00:15:34.290
  • YOU LOOK AWAY, YOU LOAD UP A
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:37.090
  • PROMISE FROM GOD'S WORD, AND
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:38.240
  • THEN YOU LOOK AGAIN.
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.160
  • SO, YOU SEE LOSS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:40.160 --> 00:15:42.180
  • BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AWAY AND YOU
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:44.170
  • HEAR A PROMISE FROM GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:15:44.170 --> 00:15:45.260
  • HE SAYS TO YOU: I'M YOUR
  • 00:15:45.260 --> 00:15:47.100
  • SHIELD, I'M YOUR EXCEEDING
  • 00:15:47.100 --> 00:15:49.000
  • GREAT REWARD.
  • 00:15:49.000 --> 00:15:50.220
  • SO, NOW YOU LOOK BACK AT THE
  • 00:15:50.220 --> 00:15:52.120
  • THING THAT STRESSED YOU OUT,
  • 00:15:52.120 --> 00:15:53.040
  • BUT YOU'RE ARMED WITH A PROMISE
  • 00:15:53.040 --> 00:15:54.280
  • FROM GOD'S WORD, AND YOU HAVE
  • 00:15:54.280 --> 00:15:56.030
  • THE TRACTION TO SAY: I SEE WHAT
  • 00:15:56.030 --> 00:15:57.270
  • GOD SAYS, NOT JUST WHAT I SEE.
  • 00:15:57.270 --> 00:15:59.250
  • YOU LOOK AT A DISCOURAGEMENT OR
  • 00:15:59.250 --> 00:16:02.050
  • LONELINESS OR-- YOU COULD FEEL
  • 00:16:02.050 --> 00:16:04.090
  • LONELY EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A
  • 00:16:04.090 --> 00:16:05.180
  • CROWDED ROOM.
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:07.060
  • BUT YOU LOOK AWAY AND YOU HEAR
  • 00:16:07.060 --> 00:16:08.080
  • GOD SAY, "I'M WITH YOU ALWAYS,
  • 00:16:08.080 --> 00:16:10.030
  • EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE."
  • 00:16:10.030 --> 00:16:12.030
  • NOW, YOU LOOK BACK AGAIN -- AND
  • 00:16:12.030 --> 00:16:13.220
  • I DARE YOU TO SCARE ME,
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:15.100
  • LONELINESS, 'CAUSE I KNOW MY
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:16.120
  • GOD'S WITH ME.
  • 00:16:16.120 --> 00:16:17.050
  • WHAT YOU GOT?
  • 00:16:17.050 --> 00:16:18.150
  • OR HOW 'BOUT FOR ME?
  • 00:16:18.150 --> 00:16:20.000
  • AT THE TIME OF THE PREACHING OF
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:21.080
  • THIS MESSAGE HERE, AS I TALK TO
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:23.050
  • YOU, I'M ABOUT 1300 DAYS OR SO
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:24.090
  • INTO THIS THING CALLED GRIEF.
  • 00:16:24.170 --> 00:16:27.170
  • MY DAUGHTER LENYA LEFT THIS
  • 00:16:27.170 --> 00:16:29.140
  • WORLD 1300 DAYS AGO.
  • 00:16:29.140 --> 00:16:31.070
  • AND IF I LOOK BACK TO WHEN I
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:33.030
  • WAS LAST WITH HER, IN 2012, AND
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:35.220
  • I LAST HUGGED HER, AND LAST GOT
  • 00:16:35.220 --> 00:16:37.100
  • TO KISS HER, THAT SEEMS LIKE IT
  • 00:16:37.100 --> 00:16:40.020
  • WAS A LONG TIME AGO -- 1300
  • 00:16:40.020 --> 00:16:41.000
  • DAYS.
  • 00:16:41.000 --> 00:16:42.200
  • I FEEL LIKE SHE'S SLIPPING
  • 00:16:42.200 --> 00:16:43.270
  • THROUGH MY FINGERS SOMETIMES.
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:46.100
  • BUT THEN, I LISTEN TO GOD
  • 00:16:46.100 --> 00:16:47.240
  • SAYING: LEVI, LENYA'S NOT WHERE
  • 00:16:47.240 --> 00:16:49.240
  • YOU LAST SAW HER OVER HERE.
  • 00:16:49.240 --> 00:16:51.030
  • SHE'S CERTAINLY NOT IN THAT
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:51.290
  • GRAVE.
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:52.250
  • SHE'S WITH ME OVER HERE.
  • 00:16:52.250 --> 00:16:55.070
  • NOW, I LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:16:55.070 --> 00:16:56.180
  • I GET TRACTION BECAUSE I GO:
  • 00:16:56.180 --> 00:16:58.130
  • SHE'S NOT SLIPPING THROUGH MY
  • 00:16:58.130 --> 00:17:00.070
  • FINGERS AS I MOVE FORWARD IN MY
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:01.140
  • LIFE, SO I'M NOT BETRAYING HER
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:02.290
  • BY HAVING FUN, BETRAYING HER BY
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:04.270
  • ENJOYING MY DAUGHTERS,
  • 00:17:04.270 --> 00:17:06.140
  • BETRAYING HER BY LAUGHING AND
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:07.290
  • DANCING IF I FEEL LIKE IT.
  • 00:17:07.290 --> 00:17:09.010
  • AS I GET UP EVERY DAY AND TAKE
  • 00:17:09.010 --> 00:17:10.290
  • ANOTHER STEP AND TAKE ANOTHER
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:12.270
  • STEP, I KNOW THAT I'M MOVIN' IN
  • 00:17:12.270 --> 00:17:15.000
  • THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
  • 00:17:15.000 --> 00:17:16.270
  • I'M GETTIN' CLOSER TO HER EACH
  • 00:17:16.270 --> 00:17:18.240
  • DAY AND SHE'S MORE A PART OF MY
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:20.220
  • FUTURE THAN SHE IS A PART OF MY
  • 00:17:20.220 --> 00:17:22.070
  • PAST.
  • 00:17:22.070 --> 00:17:24.070
  • AND AS YOU LEARN TO FOSTER YOUR
  • 00:17:24.070 --> 00:17:26.210
  • SENSE OF NOSTALGIA FOR A PLACE
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:29.080
  • YOU'VE NEVER BEEN, THE
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:30.190
  • HOMESICKNESS FOR HEAVEN THAT
  • 00:17:30.190 --> 00:17:32.020
  • YOU WERE CREATED FOR, LIVING
  • 00:17:32.020 --> 00:17:33.250
  • THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION, YOU
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:36.240
  • WILL BE ABLE TO COMBAT THE
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:38.280
  • HYPNOTIZING INFLUENCE OF THIS
  • 00:17:38.280 --> 00:17:41.180
  • - MALE VOCALS: THE LION'S
  • 00:17:44.120 --> 00:17:45.040
  • ROAR
  • 00:17:45.040 --> 00:17:46.070
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: THOUGH DEATH
  • 00:17:57.260 --> 00:17:58.180
  • BRINGS GRIEF, IT ALSO BRINGS
  • 00:17:58.180 --> 00:17:59.080
  • HOPE.
  • 00:17:59.080 --> 00:17:59.170
  • IN PASTOR LEVI LUSKO'S
  • 00:17:59.170 --> 00:18:01.090
  • BESTSELLING BOOK, "THROUGH THE
  • 00:18:01.090 --> 00:18:02.000
  • EYES OF A LION," HE SHARES THE
  • 00:18:02.000 --> 00:18:02.210
  • STORY OF THE DAY HIS BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:04.130
  • AND SPIRITED LITTLE GIRL LENYA
  • 00:18:04.130 --> 00:18:05.040
  • UNEXPECTEDLY WENT TO BE WITH
  • 00:18:05.040 --> 00:18:06.180
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:10.260
  • WITH A RAW LOOK AT THE
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:11.130
  • HEARTACHE AND DIFFICULT JOURNEY
  • 00:18:11.130 --> 00:18:12.220
  • OF HEALING THAT TOOK PLACE
  • 00:18:12.220 --> 00:18:14.170
  • AFTER THAT LOSS, LEVI LUSKO,
  • 00:18:14.170 --> 00:18:16.010
  • PASTOR OF FRESH LIFE CHURCH,
  • 00:18:16.010 --> 00:18:18.020
  • UNPACKS THE IMPORTANCE OF
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:19.180
  • SEEING THROUGH THE DARK PLACES
  • 00:18:19.180 --> 00:18:20.280
  • BY SETTING OUR FOCUS ON JESUS
  • 00:18:20.280 --> 00:18:22.200
  • CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:25.130
  • BY SEEING DEATH THROUGH JESUS'
  • 00:18:25.130 --> 00:18:27.150
  • EYES, YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW TO
  • 00:18:27.150 --> 00:18:28.250
  • GROW THROUGH GRIEF, PRESS INTO
  • 00:18:28.250 --> 00:18:30.100
  • GOD IN THE MIDST OF UNDENIABLE
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:31.290
  • PAIN, AND GAIN A CLEARER VIEW
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:33.140
  • OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:18:33.140 --> 00:18:35.090
  • WHATEVER YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH
  • 00:18:35.090 --> 00:18:36.160
  • -- A DOCTOR'S REPORT, TRAGEDY,
  • 00:18:36.160 --> 00:18:39.020
  • OR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE -- AS
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:41.050
  • A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF
  • 00:18:41.050 --> 00:18:42.100
  • ANY AMOUNT, WE'LL SEND YOU
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:43.000
  • "THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION"
  • 00:18:43.000 --> 00:18:44.180
  • TO HELP YOU FIND HOPE IN JESUS
  • 00:18:44.180 --> 00:18:46.110
  • - LEVI: WHEN I WAS A LITTLE
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:06.200
  • KID, MY PARENTS MADE ME TAKE
  • 00:19:06.200 --> 00:19:08.020
  • TENNIS LESSONS.
  • 00:19:08.020 --> 00:19:09.010
  • I HATED IT.
  • 00:19:09.010 --> 00:19:10.090
  • DIDN'T ENJOY IT AT ALL,
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:11.210
  • HONESTLY.
  • 00:19:11.210 --> 00:19:13.130
  • BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
  • 00:19:13.130 --> 00:19:15.030
  • STUCK WITH ME TO THIS PRESENT
  • 00:19:15.030 --> 00:19:15.240
  • DAY IS SOMETHING MY TENNIS
  • 00:19:15.240 --> 00:19:16.130
  • COACH WOULD MAKE US DO.
  • 00:19:16.130 --> 00:19:18.090
  • AND THAT WAS TO HOP UP ON OUR
  • 00:19:18.090 --> 00:19:20.070
  • TIPTOES AND TO KIND OF SHUFFLE
  • 00:19:20.070 --> 00:19:21.110
  • BACK AND FORTH WITH A TENNIS
  • 00:19:21.110 --> 00:19:23.120
  • RACKET IN OUR HANDS DOING WHAT
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:24.130
  • HE CALLED "READY POSITION."
  • 00:19:24.130 --> 00:19:26.260
  • AND READY POSITION WAS WHAT HE
  • 00:19:26.260 --> 00:19:28.290
  • ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE WHEN WE
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:29.190
  • WERE WAITING FOR A SERVE TO
  • 00:19:29.190 --> 00:19:30.090
  • COME OUR WAY.
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:32.150
  • MATTER OF FACT, IF WE EVER
  • 00:19:32.150 --> 00:19:33.110
  • STOOD FLAT-FOOTED, HE WOULD
  • 00:19:33.110 --> 00:19:34.200
  • ALWAYS MAKE US RUN SPRINTS OR
  • 00:19:34.200 --> 00:19:36.240
  • RUN DRILLS.
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:37.160
  • WE HAD TO BE PERPETUALLY IN
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:38.180
  • THIS READY POSITION.
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:40.230
  • YOU SEE, HE WAS TELLING US THAT
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:42.160
  • WE WERE ONLY GONNA BE READY TO
  • 00:19:42.160 --> 00:19:44.150
  • ANTICIPATE WHERE THE BALL WAS
  • 00:19:44.150 --> 00:19:46.140
  • GONNA GO AND GET THERE IN TIME
  • 00:19:46.140 --> 00:19:48.220
  • IF WE WERE NOT ON OUR HEELS BUT
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:50.150
  • WE WERE UP ON OUR TOES.
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:52.050
  • I THINK THAT PERFECTLY
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:54.190
  • ILLUSTRATES ONE OF THE BENEFITS
  • 00:19:54.190 --> 00:19:56.210
  • OF LEANING INTO THE GROANING
  • 00:19:56.210 --> 00:19:58.250
  • THAT IS FELT WITHIN OUR HEARTS,
  • 00:19:58.250 --> 00:19:59.230
  • FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT, IN
  • 00:19:59.230 --> 00:20:01.180
  • CREATION, IN OUR LIVES, AND
  • 00:20:01.180 --> 00:20:03.100
  • FROM JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 00:20:03.100 --> 00:20:04.220
  • WE WILL FIND ON OUR TIPTOES
  • 00:20:04.220 --> 00:20:06.290
  • WE'RE READY FOR...ACTION.
  • 00:20:06.290 --> 00:20:09.020
  • NOT JUST EVALUATION AND
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:10.220
  • TRACTION, BUT ALSO ACTION.
  • 00:20:10.240 --> 00:20:13.240
  • YOU SEE, YOU'LL BE READY TO
  • 00:20:13.240 --> 00:20:14.250
  • POUNCE, READY TO GET WHERE YOU
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:16.080
  • NEED TO GO IF YOU'RE NOT ON
  • 00:20:16.080 --> 00:20:18.070
  • YOUR HEELS, JUST DIR-DIR-DIR-
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:20.070
  • DIR-DIR, BUT ON YOUR TOES,
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:22.040
  • LIKE: I'M READY FOR WHAT'S
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:23.140
  • ABOUT TO COME.
  • 00:20:23.140 --> 00:20:24.110
  • I'M READY FOR WHAT'S ABOUT TO
  • 00:20:24.110 --> 00:20:25.220
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:20:25.220 --> 00:20:27.080
  • WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:30.030
  • IF YOU WOKE UP TODAY BELIEVING
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:32.030
  • THAT YOU WERE ON AN ASSIGNMENT,
  • 00:20:32.030 --> 00:20:32.290
  • BELIEVING THAT YOU WERE ON A
  • 00:20:32.290 --> 00:20:35.100
  • MISSION?
  • 00:20:35.100 --> 00:20:35.270
  • AND YOU ALMOST SAID TO GOD,
  • 00:20:35.270 --> 00:20:37.110
  • "HERE AM I -- SEND ME."
  • 00:20:37.110 --> 00:20:38.010
  • THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST PRAYERS
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:39.020
  • IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:20:39.020 --> 00:20:40.000
  • HERE AM I.
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:40.200
  • SEND ME.
  • 00:20:40.200 --> 00:20:42.080
  • I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WAKE UP THAT
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:43.140
  • WAY, TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE THAT
  • 00:20:43.140 --> 00:20:44.290
  • WAY, TO GO INTO CLASSES YOU
  • 00:20:44.290 --> 00:20:46.270
  • DREAD AND A JOB THAT MAYBE
  • 00:20:46.270 --> 00:20:49.030
  • ISN'T THE JOB YOU WISH YOU HAD.
  • 00:20:49.030 --> 00:20:52.000
  • GO INTO IT SAYING, "HERE AM
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:54.040
  • I -- SEND ME," ON YOUR TIPTOES,
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:56.140
  • BELIEVING AND READY FOR GOD TO
  • 00:20:56.140 --> 00:20:59.100
  • USE YOU TO TOUCH SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:20:59.110 --> 00:21:02.130
  • I FOUND THAT HOW I THINK ABOUT
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:04.070
  • THINGS AND HOW I TALK ABOUT
  • 00:21:04.070 --> 00:21:06.100
  • THINGS COMPLETELY CHANGES HOW I
  • 00:21:06.100 --> 00:21:08.230
  • GO INTO THEM.
  • 00:21:08.230 --> 00:21:11.070
  • IF I HAD A MEETING THAT I
  • 00:21:11.070 --> 00:21:12.010
  • DREADED AND I SPOKE ABOUT IT
  • 00:21:12.010 --> 00:21:13.240
  • LIKE, "AH, I HATE THIS MEETING,
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:15.240
  • IT'S JUST A WASTE OF MY DAY,
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:16.260
  • THERE'S SO MUCH MORE I COULD BE
  • 00:21:16.260 --> 00:21:18.230
  • DOING," THAT'S GONNA COMPLETELY
  • 00:21:18.230 --> 00:21:19.150
  • CHANGE HOW I AM IN THAT
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:21.120
  • MEETING.
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:22.270
  • I'M GONNA BE IN A BAD MOOD, I'M
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:23.190
  • GONNA BE SULLEN,
  • 00:21:23.190 --> 00:21:24.030
  • I'M GONNA BE WAITING FOR IT
  • 00:21:24.030 --> 00:21:24.280
  • TO GET OVER.
  • 00:21:24.280 --> 00:21:26.090
  • I'M NOT GONNA ENJOY IT AT ALL.
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:27.170
  • BUT I COULD WALK INTO THAT SAME
  • 00:21:27.170 --> 00:21:29.140
  • MEETING, WITH THE SAME
  • 00:21:29.140 --> 00:21:31.130
  • STRESSED-OUT CALENDAR, AND THE
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:33.110
  • SAME AMOUNT OF THINGS LOOMING
  • 00:21:33.110 --> 00:21:34.280
  • OVER ME, BUT INSTEAD, I COULD
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:36.110
  • STOP AND THINK: GOD, THANK YOU
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:37.070
  • THAT I GET TO GO TO THIS
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:37.290
  • MEETING.
  • 00:21:37.290 --> 00:21:40.270
  • THANK YOU THAT IN THIS MEETING
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:41.180
  • THERE'S PEOPLE, MAYBE, WHO ARE
  • 00:21:41.180 --> 00:21:42.270
  • HAVING TROUBLE IN THEIR
  • 00:21:42.270 --> 00:21:43.150
  • MARRIAGES OR ISSUE IN THEIR
  • 00:21:43.150 --> 00:21:44.230
  • LIVES.
  • 00:21:44.230 --> 00:21:45.090
  • AND, EVEN IF IT'S NOT RELATED
  • 00:21:45.090 --> 00:21:46.110
  • TO THE MEETING, MAY MY
  • 00:21:46.110 --> 00:21:47.050
  • INTERACTION WITH THEM LIFT THEM
  • 00:21:47.050 --> 00:21:48.250
  • UP A LITTLE BIT, ENCOURAGE THEM
  • 00:21:48.250 --> 00:21:50.000
  • A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:50.140
  • AND THIS PROJECT THAT I'M A
  • 00:21:50.140 --> 00:21:52.180
  • PART OF -- YES, IT'S HARD RIGHT
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:53.240
  • NOW, AND, YES, THIS IS THE
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:55.010
  • UNNECESSARY MIDDLE PORTION OF
  • 00:21:55.010 --> 00:21:56.160
  • THE PROJECT WHEN ALL THE ZEAL
  • 00:21:56.160 --> 00:21:58.000
  • SEEMS TO BE SORT OF SLIPPING
  • 00:21:58.000 --> 00:22:00.170
  • OUT.
  • 00:22:00.170 --> 00:22:01.130
  • AND THE ENERGY AND THE
  • 00:22:01.130 --> 00:22:02.280
  • BRIGHTNESS AND THE NEWNESS OF
  • 00:22:02.280 --> 00:22:03.260
  • IT ALL -- IT ISN'T THERE
  • 00:22:03.260 --> 00:22:05.010
  • ANYMORE.
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:06.030
  • BUT, THANK YOU THAT AT THE END
  • 00:22:06.030 --> 00:22:06.240
  • OF THE DAY, THIS PROJECT'S
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:07.240
  • GONNA BE RAD.
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:08.190
  • AND SO, THIS MEETING, THOUGH
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:09.260
  • NOT FUN, IS ESSENTIAL.
  • 00:22:09.260 --> 00:22:11.290
  • AND NOW, I'VE SHIFTED...
  • 00:22:11.290 --> 00:22:13.070
  • [SNAPS FINGERS]
  • 00:22:13.070 --> 00:22:14.000
  • ...INCREDIBLY SHIFTED HOW I'M
  • 00:22:14.000 --> 00:22:14.210
  • GONNA ACT IN THAT MEETING.
  • 00:22:14.210 --> 00:22:15.230
  • AND NOW, I'M GONNA BE EXCITED
  • 00:22:15.230 --> 00:22:17.190
  • AND NOW I'MONA BE LOOKING FOR
  • 00:22:17.190 --> 00:22:18.230
  • SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:20.260
  • AND I JUST WONDER, IF YOU'RE
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:22.150
  • NOT AWARE, OF HOW MUCH POWER IS
  • 00:22:22.150 --> 00:22:23.290
  • IN YOUR THOUGHT LIFE.
  • 00:22:23.290 --> 00:22:25.260
  • YOU CAN'T LIVE RIGHT IF YOU
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:26.250
  • WON'T THINK RIGHT.
  • 00:22:26.250 --> 00:22:28.030
  • AND SO, GET UP ON YOUR TIPTOES.
  • 00:22:28.030 --> 00:22:28.280
  • PREPARE YOURSELF FOR ACTION.
  • 00:22:28.280 --> 00:22:31.070
  • BE AT THE READY POSITION.
  • 00:22:31.070 --> 00:22:32.270
  • DON'T LET ANY BALLS GO FLYIN'
  • 00:22:32.270 --> 00:22:35.050
  • BY YOUR HEAD THAT YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:22:35.050 --> 00:22:36.120
  • GONNA GET TO WITH YOUR TENNIS
  • 00:22:36.120 --> 00:22:38.070
  • RACKET OF LOVE TO REACH AND TO
  • 00:22:38.070 --> 00:22:39.290
  • HIT AND TO GET TO.
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:40.190
  • DON'T LET THOSE OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:22:40.190 --> 00:22:41.140
  • SAIL PAST YOU.
  • 00:22:41.140 --> 00:22:44.100
  • BUT IT'S NOT JUST ACTION.
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:45.060
  • I BELIEVE THAT WHEN WE'RE ON
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:49.040
  • OUR TIPTOES, WE'RE GONNA NOTICE
  • 00:22:49.040 --> 00:22:50.280
  • A WHOLE BRAND-NEW SENSE OF...
  • 00:22:50.280 --> 00:22:51.220
  • ELEVATION.
  • 00:22:51.220 --> 00:22:53.230
  • NOW, THE DEFINITION OF
  • 00:22:53.230 --> 00:22:54.270
  • ELEVATION IS HEIGHT ABOVE SEA
  • 00:22:54.270 --> 00:22:56.130
  • LEVEL, MEANING SOMETHING GETS
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:22:57.100
  • TALLER.
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:58.040
  • IF YOU WERE TO COME VISIT ME
  • 00:22:58.040 --> 00:22:59.190
  • WHERE I LIVE IN MONTANA, WE'RE
  • 00:22:59.190 --> 00:23:00.270
  • ABOUT 3.000 FEET ABOVE SEA
  • 00:23:00.270 --> 00:23:03.090
  • LEVEL, SO WE'RE HIGHER THAN,
  • 00:23:03.090 --> 00:23:06.040
  • LET'S SAY, CALIFORNIA ON THE
  • 00:23:06.040 --> 00:23:07.290
  • COAST, WHERE YOU'RE AT THE
  • 00:23:07.290 --> 00:23:09.090
  • HEIGHT OF THE OCEAN.
  • 00:23:09.090 --> 00:23:09.270
  • THAT WOULD BE LIKE ZERO ABOVE
  • 00:23:09.270 --> 00:23:11.200
  • SEA LEVEL, RIGHT?
  • 00:23:11.200 --> 00:23:12.260
  • SO, YOU GET HIGHER AND HIGHER
  • 00:23:12.260 --> 00:23:14.140
  • AND YOU HAVE MORE ELEVATION.
  • 00:23:14.140 --> 00:23:16.260
  • FUNNY THING ABOUT BEING ON YOUR
  • 00:23:16.260 --> 00:23:17.200
  • TIPTOES IS YOU MIGHT BE 5 FOOT
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:19.210
  • 6, 5 FOOT 7 BUT I GUARANTEE YOU
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:22.010
  • ON YOUR TIPTOES YOU'RE A LITTLE
  • 00:23:22.010 --> 00:23:24.000
  • BIT TALLER.
  • 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:26.130
  • AND SO IT IS WHEN LIFE GETS
  • 00:23:26.130 --> 00:23:27.130
  • DIFFICULT.
  • 00:23:27.130 --> 00:23:28.040
  • SO IT IS WHEN LIFE GET
  • 00:23:28.040 --> 00:23:29.000
  • COMPLICATED.
  • 00:23:29.000 --> 00:23:30.050
  • SO IT IS WHEN PAIN COMES YOUR
  • 00:23:30.050 --> 00:23:31.130
  • WAY.
  • 00:23:31.130 --> 00:23:33.030
  • THE MOMENT YOU...
  • 00:23:33.030 --> 00:23:33.290
  • [SNAPS FINGERS]
  • 00:23:33.290 --> 00:23:34.140
  • ...HOP UP ON YOUR TIPTOES,
  • 00:23:34.140 --> 00:23:35.040
  • YOU'RE A LITTLE BIT TALLER AND
  • 00:23:35.040 --> 00:23:36.180
  • NOW YOU CAN SEE OVER BARRIERS.
  • 00:23:36.180 --> 00:23:38.090
  • YOU REMEMBER THAT CLASSIC SHOW
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:39.290
  • "HOME IMPROVEMENT" WHERE HIS
  • 00:23:39.290 --> 00:23:41.180
  • NEIGHBOR WAS AT THE FENCE AND
  • 00:23:41.180 --> 00:23:42.270
  • YOU NEVER SAW HIS FACE?
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:46.190
  • WILSON.
  • 00:23:46.190 --> 00:23:47.110
  • AND TIM "THE TOOL MAN" TAYLOR
  • 00:23:47.110 --> 00:23:48.020
  • WOULD ALWAYS HAVE THESE
  • 00:23:48.020 --> 00:23:48.200
  • CONVERSATIONS WITH THIS MAN'S
  • 00:23:48.200 --> 00:23:49.150
  • EYES.
  • 00:23:49.150 --> 00:23:50.010
  • WE NEVER KNEW WHAT HIS MOUTH
  • 00:23:50.010 --> 00:23:50.210
  • LOOKED LIKE.
  • 00:23:50.210 --> 00:23:51.120
  • WELL, IF WILSON WOULD HAVE
  • 00:23:51.120 --> 00:23:52.250
  • STEPPED UP ON HIS TIPTOES, HE
  • 00:23:52.250 --> 00:23:54.110
  • WOULD HAVE SEEN FURTHER OVER
  • 00:23:54.110 --> 00:23:55.160
  • THE FENCE AND WE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:23:55.160 --> 00:23:56.230
  • SEEN MORE OF HIS FACE.
  • 00:23:56.230 --> 00:23:58.100
  • I BELIEVE THAT AS YOU LEARN TO
  • 00:23:58.100 --> 00:24:00.030
  • LIVE LEANING INTO THE GROAN,
  • 00:24:00.030 --> 00:24:02.100
  • STANDING UP ON YOUR TIPTOES
  • 00:24:02.100 --> 00:24:04.060
  • WITH A HEIGHT-- A HEIGHTENED
  • 00:24:04.060 --> 00:24:05.230
  • SENSE OF EARNEST EXPECTATION
  • 00:24:05.230 --> 00:24:08.120
  • FOR ALL THAT GOD'S GONNA DO,
  • 00:24:08.120 --> 00:24:09.210
  • FOR ALL THAT GOD HAS PROMISED
  • 00:24:09.210 --> 00:24:11.020
  • TO DO, FOR ALL THAT EVEN IF YOU
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:12.170
  • CAN'T SEE IT HE'S DOING AROUND
  • 00:24:12.170 --> 00:24:14.120
  • YOU EVEN NOW, YOU WILL SEE OVER
  • 00:24:14.120 --> 00:24:17.030
  • SOME OF THESE BARRIERS THAT
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:19.000
  • MIGHT HAVE OTHERWISE CAUSED YOU
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:19.250
  • TO LOSE HEART.
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:21.010
  • WE ACTUALLY SEE THIS DESCRIBED
  • 00:24:21.010 --> 00:24:23.110
  • BY PAUL IN 2 CORINTHIANS 4.
  • 00:24:23.110 --> 00:24:25.150
  • HE SAID TO THOSE AT CORINTH:
  • 00:24:25.150 --> 00:24:27.220
  • THIS IS WHY WE NEVER GIVE UP.
  • 00:24:27.220 --> 00:24:29.060
  • WHY?
  • 00:24:29.060 --> 00:24:30.160
  • 'CAUSE HE DOESN'T LOOK AT WHAT
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:31.230
  • HE CAN SEE ONLY.
  • 00:24:31.230 --> 00:24:32.280
  • HE'S ON HIS TIPTOES LOOKIN'
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:33.240
  • OVER.
  • 00:24:33.240 --> 00:24:34.190
  • HE SAYS, CONTINUING: "THOUGH
  • 00:24:34.190 --> 00:24:35.250
  • OUR BODIES ARE DYING, OUR
  • 00:24:35.250 --> 00:24:37.130
  • SPIRITS ARE BEING RENEWED EVERY
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:39.040
  • DAY."
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:40.060
  • NOW, I WONDER IF MAYBE YOU ARE
  • 00:24:40.060 --> 00:24:41.270
  • GETTING A LITTLE BIT OLDER,
  • 00:24:41.270 --> 00:24:43.190
  • AND, LIKE ME, STARTING TO
  • 00:24:43.190 --> 00:24:44.190
  • NOTICE A FEW MORE CREAKS AND
  • 00:24:44.190 --> 00:24:46.040
  • GROANS WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE
  • 00:24:46.040 --> 00:24:47.030
  • MORNING.
  • 00:24:47.030 --> 00:24:47.220
  • AND, MAYBE YOU HAVE SOMETHING
  • 00:24:47.220 --> 00:24:49.120
  • THAT ISN'T FUNCTIONING QUITE
  • 00:24:49.120 --> 00:24:51.110
  • RIGHT -- A PANCREAS, OR YOUR
  • 00:24:51.110 --> 00:24:53.270
  • LIVER, OR MAYBE YOUR EYESIGHT'S
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:24:56.010
  • GOING.
  • 00:24:56.010 --> 00:24:58.070
  • OR, MAYBE LIKE ME, YOU'VE HAD
  • 00:24:58.070 --> 00:24:58.280
  • TO HAVE QUITE A FEW DENTAL
  • 00:24:58.280 --> 00:24:59.200
  • REPAIRS IN YOUR MOUTH.
  • 00:24:59.200 --> 00:25:01.070
  • AND, LIKE PAUL SAID HERE, YOU
  • 00:25:01.070 --> 00:25:02.110
  • FEEL THE EFFECTS OF A BODY
  • 00:25:02.110 --> 00:25:03.210
  • THAT'S AGING.
  • 00:25:03.210 --> 00:25:05.130
  • THE BUMMER IS THE LONGER WE
  • 00:25:05.130 --> 00:25:06.240
  • LIVE IN THESE BODIES, THE MORE
  • 00:25:06.240 --> 00:25:08.020
  • THEY BREAK DOWN.
  • 00:25:08.020 --> 00:25:09.080
  • NOW, THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO
  • 00:25:09.080 --> 00:25:10.150
  • DISCOURAGE SOMEONE.
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:11.170
  • THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO MAKE
  • 00:25:11.170 --> 00:25:12.230
  • SOMEONE DISTRESSED.
  • 00:25:12.230 --> 00:25:13.260
  • BUT PAUL SAID: I'M NOT WORRIED
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:15.060
  • ABOUT MY BODY BEING BROKEN
  • 00:25:15.060 --> 00:25:16.110
  • DOWN.
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:16.280
  • WHY?
  • 00:25:16.280 --> 00:25:17.220
  • HE'S ON HIS TIPTOES, LOOKING
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:18.120
  • OVER IT TO SEE SOMETHING ELSE.
  • 00:25:18.120 --> 00:25:19.270
  • WHAT ELSE?
  • 00:25:19.270 --> 00:25:21.120
  • HE SEES: MY SPIRIT'S GETTING
  • 00:25:21.120 --> 00:25:23.010
  • RENEWED EVERY DAY.
  • 00:25:23.010 --> 00:25:24.140
  • YOU KNOW, THE LONGER YOU LIVE
  • 00:25:24.140 --> 00:25:25.280
  • IN YOUR BODY, THE MORE BROKEN
  • 00:25:25.280 --> 00:25:26.190
  • DOWN IT GETS.
  • 00:25:26.190 --> 00:25:27.110
  • THE LONGER YOU LIVE IN YOUR NEW
  • 00:25:27.110 --> 00:25:28.240
  • SPIRIT WHEN YOU TRUST CHRIST
  • 00:25:28.240 --> 00:25:30.140
  • FOR SALVATION AND HE BREATHES
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:32.160
  • NEW LIFE INTO YOU, THE BETTER
  • 00:25:32.160 --> 00:25:34.290
  • YOU BECOME.
  • 00:25:34.290 --> 00:25:35.170
  • MORE GRACE, MORE GLORY, MORE
  • 00:25:35.170 --> 00:25:37.070
  • STRENGTH.
  • 00:25:37.070 --> 00:25:39.060
  • I'M SO THANKFUL THAT I'M NOT
  • 00:25:39.060 --> 00:25:40.190
  • WHO I USED TO BE.
  • 00:25:40.190 --> 00:25:42.260
  • NO, I'M NOT WHO I'M GONNA BE
  • 00:25:42.260 --> 00:25:44.180
  • ONE DAY, BUT I SEE SIGNS OF
  • 00:25:44.180 --> 00:25:45.280
  • IMPROVEMENT, I SEE SIGNS OF
  • 00:25:45.280 --> 00:25:47.140
  • GROWTH -- AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR
  • 00:25:47.140 --> 00:25:48.250
  • IT.
  • 00:25:48.250 --> 00:25:50.050
  • AND I CHOOSE ON TIPTOES TO LOOK
  • 00:25:50.050 --> 00:25:51.240
  • OVER WHAT IS IN FRONT OF ME TO
  • 00:25:51.240 --> 00:25:53.210
  • SEE SOMETHING THAT ONLY THE EYE
  • 00:25:53.210 --> 00:25:56.020
  • OF FAITH CAN SEE.
  • 00:25:56.020 --> 00:25:57.060
  • AND THAT WILL ENCOURAGE ME.
  • 00:25:57.060 --> 00:25:58.070
  • PAUL CONTINUES: SO, WE DON'T
  • 00:25:58.070 --> 00:25:59.220
  • LOOK AT THE TROUBLES WE CAN SEE
  • 00:25:59.220 --> 00:26:01.230
  • NOW.
  • 00:26:01.230 --> 00:26:02.190
  • WHY?
  • 00:26:02.190 --> 00:26:03.150
  • ON TIPTOES.
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:04.220
  • SO, WE FIX OUR GAZE ON THINGS
  • 00:26:04.220 --> 00:26:05.280
  • THAT CANNOT BE SEEN, FOR THE
  • 00:26:05.280 --> 00:26:07.070
  • THINGS WE SEE NOW WILL SOON BE
  • 00:26:07.070 --> 00:26:09.010
  • GONE.
  • 00:26:09.010 --> 00:26:09.210
  • BUT THE THINGS WE CANNOT SEE
  • 00:26:09.210 --> 00:26:11.070
  • WILL LAST FOREVER.
  • 00:26:11.070 --> 00:26:13.010
  • I'VE HEARD IT PUT THIS WAY: THE
  • 00:26:13.010 --> 00:26:15.040
  • CURE TO INVINCIBILITY IN THIS
  • 00:26:15.040 --> 00:26:18.030
  • LIFE IS TO GAZE AT GOD AND TO
  • 00:26:18.030 --> 00:26:19.260
  • GLANCE AT LIFE.
  • 00:26:19.260 --> 00:26:22.110
  • GAZE AT GOD.
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:24.010
  • GLANCE AT LIFE.
  • 00:26:24.010 --> 00:26:25.230
  • ALL TOO OFTEN, WE GAZE AT THIS
  • 00:26:25.230 --> 00:26:26.210
  • LIFE.
  • 00:26:26.210 --> 00:26:28.120
  • HOW MUCH MONEY DO I HAVE?
  • 00:26:28.120 --> 00:26:29.080
  • WHAT CAR DO I DRIVE?
  • 00:26:29.080 --> 00:26:30.130
  • HOW MANY FOLLOWERS DO I HAVE?
  • 00:26:30.130 --> 00:26:32.230
  • THAT'S FINE.
  • 00:26:32.230 --> 00:26:33.180
  • BUT GAZE AT GOD; GLANCE AT THIS
  • 00:26:33.210 --> 00:26:36.210
  • LIFE.
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:38.080
  • GET UP ON YOUR TIPTOES.
  • 00:26:38.080 --> 00:26:39.210
  • IT'LL GIVE YOU SOME ELEVATION
  • 00:26:39.210 --> 00:26:42.140
  • ABOVE SEA LEVEL, SOME ELEVATION
  • 00:26:42.140 --> 00:26:43.130
  • ABOUT PROBLEMS.
  • 00:26:43.130 --> 00:26:44.240
  • THERE'S NO ONE HIGHER THAN THE
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:47.180
  • MOST HIGH.
  • 00:26:47.180 --> 00:26:49.010
  • AND HE WANTS YOU TO BE LED TO
  • 00:26:49.010 --> 00:26:49.220
  • THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN
  • 00:26:49.220 --> 00:26:51.010
  • YOU ARE TO GIVE YOU THAT
  • 00:26:51.010 --> 00:26:52.080
  • STRENGTH, TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO
  • 00:26:52.080 --> 00:26:53.200
  • - MALE VOCALIST:
  • 00:26:58.220 --> 00:26:59.150
  • IN YOU, I HAVE STRENGTH FOR
  • 00:26:59.150 --> 00:27:00.200
  • TOMORROW
  • 00:27:00.200 --> 00:27:03.180
  • MADE NEW BY THE GRACE OF THE
  • 00:27:05.190 --> 00:27:08.190
  • FATHER...
  • 00:27:08.190 --> 00:27:11.150
  • IN YOU, I HAVE ALL I COULD
  • 00:27:11.150 --> 00:27:14.120
  • EVER NEED
  • 00:27:15.110 --> 00:27:18.110