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The Art of Biblical Meditation

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May 14, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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The Art of Biblical Meditation

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  • Say, "I'm gonna come to myself."
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  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna come to myself.
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  • - No, I'm gonna come to myself.
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  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna come to myself.
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  • - Come on, sometimes you get so caught up
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  • into some stuff,
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  • and don't you wish you would have just came
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  • to yourself a lot sooner?
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - How many of you have made some dumb decisions
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  • because you didn't come to yourself?
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - Come on, we all have been in a place
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  • where we wish we would have came
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  • to ourselves just a little bit sooner.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • How many of you know a bunch of scriptures?
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  • Come on, raise your hand, all over the building.
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  • And don't you feel like at times
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  • those scriptures should be compelling you
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  • to do more or to have better
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  • or to see better in your life?
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  • Well, they aren't if you don't become one with it.
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  • - [Voiceover] That's right.
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  • - It's like I knew Pastor Mike's last name was Freeman.
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  • But I didn't get the benefit of it
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  • until I became one with that name.
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  • - [Voiceover] That's good. That's right.
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  • - So we gotta learn how to meditate.
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  • Say meditate.
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  • - [Voiceover] Meditate.
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  • - And so I look, let's go over there
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  • to Luke 15, how about that?
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  • Because I don't want you hurtin'.
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  • I want this to be the last Mother's Day
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  • that you cry out like that.
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  • I want this to be the last Mother's Day
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  • that you feel that pain.
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  • You shouldn't have to feel the pain.
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  • The Bible says that we don't grieve
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  • like the world grieves.
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  • I'm not saying it's not going to be painful
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  • and hurtful in the beginning.
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  • But some people go through years of pain.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - It's like, when do we take hold
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  • of what we really believe
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  • as far as this Word is concerned?
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  • I want you to be so one with the Word
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  • that when Mother's Day comes,
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  • you'll be so excited about meditating
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  • and thinking about where your mother is
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • that you won't be concerned about,
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  • "Okay, now I'm gonna be feeling like this.
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  • "People are gonna be posting this."
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  • No, come on.
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  • We gotta change our mindsets.
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  • And it's by our ability.
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  • We have to do it.
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  • God isn't gonna come and change you.
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  • God isn't gonna come and take that thought
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  • away from you.
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  • He says to cast down.
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  • That means you have to do it.
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  • Cast down every thought and imagination
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  • that exhausts itself against the knowledge of God.
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  • Meditation isn't just for your momma, now.
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  • Meditation is just not for the world.
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  • Meditation is not just for everybody else.
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  • Meditation is not just to take away pain.
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  • Meditation is to be able to move these mountains
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  • that we've been talking about moving as well.
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  • And that's whatever mountain
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  • that is in your life.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - How do you think I was able to stay
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  • with Pastor Mike all these years?
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  • He's gone.
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  • I can talk about him.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - Pastor? and how do they think?
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  • How do you think you hear him say these stories
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  • all the time about how I change how I act?
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  • And wait a minute.
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  • I acted like I, no, I acted like,
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  • he was acting. - [Voiceover] He was acting.
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  • - Ah, y'all got it.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • Alright, y'all are paying attention.
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  • He was acting, how it goes?
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  • - [Voiceover] I was acting.
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  • - I was acting like
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  • he was supposed to act.
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  • - [Voiceover] He was supposed to act.
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  • - Okay, yeah, and it changed me.
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  • I know what I want to say.
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  • I saw him different.
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  • - [Voiceover] Right. Amen.
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  • - I meditated on him treating me better.
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  • I meditated on him loving me
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  • the way Christ loves the church.
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  • I meditated on him honoring me
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  • and presenting gifts to me.
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  • I meditated on those things.
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  • I saw what I wanted to see.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - I didn't allow the enemy to paint a picture for me.
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  • I knew this wasn't my end.
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  • You gotta start seeing the end of things
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  • in order to enjoy where you are right now.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - And a lot of you, you're looking at what
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  • you're going through again
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  • and not what you're going to.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - So when you become one,
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  • say, "I become one."
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  • - [Voiceover] I become one.
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  • - When you become one with the Word,
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  • I'm telling you, it will change your life.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yeah.
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  • - Pastor Mike made this statement
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  • that the only place that limitation resides
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  • is in our thoughts.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - The only place that limitation resides
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  • is in our thoughts, is in your mind.
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  • You are only limited by how you think.
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  • If you want better, if you want to go higher,
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  • you're gonna have to think higher.
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  • And so, he went over here
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  • into Luke 15 because that's how
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  • really this whole meditation process
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  • really works.
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  • He saw himself, this is the Prodigal Son.
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  • You all remember?
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  • You all got your own notes?
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  • Pull your notes out.
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  • He talked about the Prodigal Son,
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  • how he saw himself back at his father's house.
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  • He saw himself back there.
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  • He saw himself like being in the presence
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  • of his father.
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  • He talked about how he knew
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  • his father's servants were taken care of
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  • and had food and all of that there.
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  • Do you remember that?
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - Look, I'll read a little for you.
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  • Let's look at Luke 15 and verse 17
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  • cause I like that part.
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  • You really can start at verse 11.
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  • But I like 15 and 17.
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  • It says, "But when he came to himself."
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  • Say, "I'm gonna come to myself."
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  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna come to myself.
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  • - No, I'm gonna come to myself.
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  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna come to myself.
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  • - Come on, sometimes you get so caught up
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  • into some stuff,
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  • and don't you wish you would have just came
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  • to yourself a lot sooner?
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - How many of you have made some dumb decisions
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  • because you didn't come to yourself?
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - Come on, we all have been in a place
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  • where we wish we would have came
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  • to ourselves just a little bit sooner.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - Before you had spent all.
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  • Luke 15 to 17,
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  • "But when he came to himself,
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  • "he said."
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  • Say, "I gotta see it."
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  • - [Voiceover] I gotta see it.
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  • - I gotta say it.
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  • - [Voiceover] I gotta say it.
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  • - Until I step in it.
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  • - [Voiceover] Until I step in it.
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  • - Say, "I gotta see it."
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  • - [Voiceover] I gotta see it.
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  • - I gotta say it.
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  • - [Voiceover] I gotta say it.
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  • - Until I step in it.
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  • - [Voiceover] Until I step in it.
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  • - So he came to himself and he said,
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  • "How many of my father's highest servants
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  • "have bread enough and to spare?"
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  • In Luke, this is meditation
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  • because he's thinking right here.
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  • He's talking to himself.
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  • He says, "How many have bread and enough to spare
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  • "and I perish with hunger?"
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  • He says, "I will arise and go to my father.
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  • "And I will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned
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  • "'against heaven and before you.'"
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  • He has not even gone to God yet.
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  • He has not even gone to his father yet.
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  • He's just meditating at this point.
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  • He says, "And I am not longer worthy
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  • "to be called your son.
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  • "Make me like one of your hired servants."
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  • Look, verse 20 is when he got up
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  • and he went.
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  • He says, "And he arose.
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  • "And then he came to his father
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  • "but when he was still a great way off,
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  • "his father saw him and had compassion
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  • "and ran and fell on his neck
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  • "and kissed him."
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  • See, this prodigal son was in a state
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  • that he did not like.
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  • You're gonna have to realize
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  • that you are the only one
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  • that can change the state that you're in.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - You are the only one that can change
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  • the state that you're in.
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  • God can't change your state.
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  • Your momma, your daddy,
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  • your husband.
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  • I used to think Pastor Mike could change my state.
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  • I used to seek him to change my state.
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  • It was like I thought he was the source
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  • of my satisfaction.
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  • I thought that he was the one
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  • that would fulfill all the joy
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  • that I wanted to see in my life.
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  • But until I got a revelation,
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  • that I was the one in control of my state,
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  • because God has already equipped us
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  • on the inside of us with everything
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  • that we will ever need in life to change our life.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - No, come on.
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  • Listen to me.
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  • If you don't like where you are,
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  • you have the ability and the power to change it.
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  • Say, "I'm changing today."
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  • - [Voiceover] I'm changing today.
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  • - I'm changing today.
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  • But if you don't see it,
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  • if you don't say it,
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  • you won't ever be able to step in it.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yeah, right.
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  • - And let me tell you this.
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  • We will always know what you've been meditating on
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  • because we'll see it.
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  • - [Voiceover] Mmm, hmm.
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  • - Okay, let me tell you the ideas
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  • since he ain't here, I can tell you all
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  • about his girlfriends and his wife
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  • that has come to my house
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  • and rung our doorbell and.
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  • Yeah, somebody might say, "What?"
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  • Mmm, hmm.
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  • So, and this haven't been one time.
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  • This has been several times,
  • 00:09:24.020 --> 00:09:25.090
  • and I'm not talking about one woman.
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  • I'm talking about several women.
  • 00:09:26.160 --> 00:09:28.020
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:09:28.020 --> 00:09:30.090
  • And I'm not talking about women
  • 00:09:30.090 --> 00:09:31.130
  • from another place,
  • 00:09:31.130 --> 00:09:32.120
  • but I'm talking about women
  • 00:09:32.120 --> 00:09:33.110
  • from right here in this church.
  • 00:09:33.110 --> 00:09:34.060
  • - [Voiceover] Oh, no.
  • 00:09:34.060 --> 00:09:35.050
  • - Who sit here and look at him,
  • 00:09:35.050 --> 00:09:36.000
  • you know, every Sunday.
  • 00:09:36.000 --> 00:09:38.080
  • Oh, we can tell what you meditate on.
  • 00:09:38.080 --> 00:09:42.260
  • How do you meditate on being with somebody
  • 00:09:42.260 --> 00:09:45.240
  • that you can't have?
  • 00:09:45.240 --> 00:09:47.220
  • You gotta meditate on something
  • 00:09:47.220 --> 00:09:49.170
  • that's gonna benefit you.
  • 00:09:49.170 --> 00:09:51.150
  • - [Voiceover] Yeah.
  • 00:09:51.150 --> 00:09:52.220
  • - Because whatever you meditate on
  • 00:09:52.220 --> 00:09:54.170
  • will grow feet.
  • 00:09:54.170 --> 00:09:55.270
  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
  • 00:09:55.270 --> 00:09:57.080
  • - It will lead you into the place
  • 00:09:57.080 --> 00:09:59.200
  • where you want to be
  • 00:09:59.200 --> 00:10:00.290
  • or where you shouldn't be.
  • 00:10:00.290 --> 00:10:02.120
  • - [Voiceover] Right.
  • 00:10:02.120 --> 00:10:04.040
  • - Say, "I must meditate on the right things."
  • 00:10:04.040 --> 00:10:06.060
  • - [Voiceover] I must meditate on the right things.
  • 00:10:06.060 --> 00:10:07.290
  • - Say, "The art of."
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:09.130
  • - [Voiceover] The art of
  • 00:10:09.130 --> 00:10:10.150
  • - Biblical
  • 00:10:10.150 --> 00:10:11.120
  • - [Voiceover] Biblical
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:12.030
  • - meditation.
  • 00:10:12.030 --> 00:10:13.010
  • - [Voiceover] meditation.
  • 00:10:13.010 --> 00:10:14.090
  • - There is a difference between the world's way
  • 00:10:14.090 --> 00:10:16.190
  • of meditating.
  • 00:10:16.190 --> 00:10:17.170
  • I was meddling, but that's the,
  • 00:10:17.170 --> 00:10:19.000
  • all those are true stories.
  • 00:10:19.000 --> 00:10:20.020
  • Y'all still stuck.
  • 00:10:20.020 --> 00:10:21.100
  • Y'all want to know some more details like that.
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:22.180
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:10:22.180 --> 00:10:23.200
  • Y'all nosy.
  • 00:10:23.200 --> 00:10:25.100
  • Ha, ha, ha.
  • 00:10:25.100 --> 00:10:27.060
  • Oh yeah, we don't have people come,
  • 00:10:27.060 --> 00:10:28.210
  • come to the gate.
  • 00:10:28.210 --> 00:10:29.240
  • Um, yes, um.
  • 00:10:29.240 --> 00:10:32.000
  • "This is his wife."
  • 00:10:32.000 --> 00:10:33.040
  • I'm like really?
  • 00:10:33.040 --> 00:10:35.140
  • I didn't know that.
  • 00:10:35.140 --> 00:10:36.170
  • I thought I was his wife.
  • 00:10:36.170 --> 00:10:38.190
  • I mean, not long ago,
  • 00:10:38.190 --> 00:10:39.220
  • I need to see him come up
  • 00:10:39.220 --> 00:10:42.060
  • and our housekeeper opened the gate
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:43.290
  • and let her in because she didn't know.
  • 00:10:43.290 --> 00:10:46.030
  • And then she ran into me.
  • 00:10:46.030 --> 00:10:47.090
  • She said, "Dr. Dee Dee, I think I messed up.
  • 00:10:47.090 --> 00:10:49.090
  • "This lady said she have a meeting with Pastor Mike.
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:51.180
  • "And so I go out and I'm like,
  • 00:10:51.180 --> 00:10:53.070
  • "Girl, you do not have a meeting with Pastor Mike.
  • 00:10:53.070 --> 00:10:56.060
  • "Why are you here?
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:57.130
  • "She said, 'I do have a meeting with him,
  • 00:10:57.130 --> 00:10:59.030
  • "'and I have all of my stuff.
  • 00:10:59.030 --> 00:11:00.150
  • "'We were together on yesterday,
  • 00:11:00.150 --> 00:11:02.000
  • "'and I need to let him know
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:03.070
  • "that now I am pregnant.'
  • 00:11:03.070 --> 00:11:04.210
  • "I said, 'Girl, you're old as me.
  • 00:11:04.210 --> 00:11:06.190
  • "'You ain't got no eggs.'"
  • 00:11:06.190 --> 00:11:07.220
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:11:07.220 --> 00:11:10.230
  • "'Go home.'"
  • 00:11:12.030 --> 00:11:13.210
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:11:13.210 --> 00:11:17.040
  • Say, whatever you meditate on.
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:29.210
  • - [Voiceover] Whatever you meditate on.
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:31.050
  • - Will grow feet.
  • 00:11:31.050 --> 00:11:32.190
  • - [Voiceover] Will grow feet.
  • 00:11:32.190 --> 00:11:33.290
  • - Amen, it may be in here today.
  • 00:11:33.290 --> 00:11:35.250
  • Go somewhere and sit down.
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:37.130
  • - [Voiceover] Sit down.
  • 00:11:37.130 --> 00:11:38.280
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:40.270
  • - Sit down, you ain't got no eggs, girl.
  • 00:11:40.270 --> 00:11:42.150
  • Go to Safeway.
  • 00:11:42.150 --> 00:11:43.280
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:11:43.280 --> 00:11:46.200
  • Okay, okay, come back.
  • 00:11:51.270 --> 00:11:53.000
  • Come back, come back.
  • 00:11:53.000 --> 00:11:57.080
  • So I was telling you there is a difference
  • 00:11:57.080 --> 00:11:59.200
  • between how the world meditates
  • 00:11:59.200 --> 00:12:02.110
  • and how the church should meditate.
  • 00:12:02.110 --> 00:12:05.040
  • The world teaches you to meditate
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:07.090
  • and to detach or to disconnect.
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:10.280
  • You know, like hmmmm.
  • 00:12:10.280 --> 00:12:13.200
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:14.290
  • You know, and concentrate
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:16.060
  • on your breathing rhythms
  • 00:12:16.060 --> 00:12:17.240
  • and you know, release everything.
  • 00:12:17.240 --> 00:12:21.080
  • Empty out, and you know,
  • 00:12:21.080 --> 00:12:23.130
  • just relax and smell
  • 00:12:23.130 --> 00:12:26.100
  • the fragrances of the air, whatever.
  • 00:12:26.100 --> 00:12:29.160
  • I don't know.
  • 00:12:29.160 --> 00:12:30.170
  • I've never been,
  • 00:12:30.170 --> 00:12:31.150
  • but I do read a little bit.
  • 00:12:31.150 --> 00:12:32.230
  • You know,
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:33.280
  • and at the end of it,
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:35.070
  • you have to wonder,
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:37.090
  • "Okay, if I'm that empty,
  • 00:12:37.090 --> 00:12:39.290
  • "what am I gonna put in here?"
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.250
  • - [Voiceover] Right.
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:43.040
  • - And where are all them thoughts going
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:44.170
  • if I just emptied them out?
  • 00:12:44.170 --> 00:12:46.170
  • Are they gonna come back?
  • 00:12:46.170 --> 00:12:50.120
  • What am I replacing with that?
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:54.080
  • And if I'm so empty,
  • 00:12:54.080 --> 00:12:56.110
  • now I leave room for the enemy to fill me.
  • 00:12:56.110 --> 00:13:00.120
  • I leave room for him to give me
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:03.230
  • what he wants me to think.
  • 00:13:03.230 --> 00:13:07.130
  • But the Word's way of meditating
  • 00:13:07.130 --> 00:13:09.280
  • is so different.
  • 00:13:09.280 --> 00:13:11.070
  • There's a world way and there's a Word way.
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:14.060
  • The Word way, it teaches us
  • 00:13:14.060 --> 00:13:17.090
  • to meditate and to attach something to it.
  • 00:13:17.090 --> 00:13:21.220
  • I'm gonna go into it in a moment.
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:24.200
  • Let me tell you what the definition
  • 00:13:24.200 --> 00:13:25.260
  • of meditation is.
  • 00:13:25.260 --> 00:13:27.080
  • It is the act of focusing one's thoughts
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:30.260
  • to ponder, to think on, to muse.
  • 00:13:30.260 --> 00:13:35.260
  • Meditation consists of reflective thinking
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:40.070
  • or contemplation,
  • 00:13:40.070 --> 00:13:42.100
  • usually on a specific subject,
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:46.100
  • to discern its meaning or significance
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:49.280
  • or a plan of action.
  • 00:13:49.280 --> 00:13:53.010
  • Some synonyms which I've already said a few
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:56.240
  • is contemplation, reflection,
  • 00:13:56.240 --> 00:14:00.130
  • rumination, deep thinking,
  • 00:14:00.130 --> 00:14:03.180
  • to mutter, to muse,
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:06.040
  • or reflection.
  • 00:14:06.040 --> 00:14:09.120
  • You can't empty yourself out
  • 00:14:09.120 --> 00:14:11.100
  • and not add something to it.
  • 00:14:11.100 --> 00:14:13.260
  • You have to concentrate on something else.
  • 00:14:13.260 --> 00:14:16.250
  • You have to think about something else.
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:19.230
  • And so, I want to share three points
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:21.100
  • with you today.
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:22.170
  • I just gave you the first one.
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:24.040
  • What is meditation?
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:26.200
  • When should we meditate?
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:29.050
  • And why should we meditate?
  • 00:14:29.050 --> 00:14:31.190
  • I was looking at the news the other day.
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:33.230
  • And they were talking about,
  • 00:14:33.230 --> 00:14:35.060
  • and I think this is a great Mother's Day message,
  • 00:14:35.060 --> 00:14:37.160
  • whether you think so or not.
  • 00:14:37.160 --> 00:14:38.260
  • You know you want me to come up
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:40.030
  • and say, you know, something real nice
  • 00:14:40.030 --> 00:14:41.260
  • about mothers or whatever.
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.090
  • But I think this is a message
  • 00:14:43.090 --> 00:14:44.200
  • that can include everybody.
  • 00:14:44.200 --> 00:14:46.150
  • This is inclusive of you.
  • 00:14:46.150 --> 00:14:48.120
  • Do you hear what I'm telling you?
  • 00:14:48.120 --> 00:14:49.230
  • Because I want mothers,
  • 00:14:49.230 --> 00:14:51.120
  • not just mothers to have God's best,
  • 00:14:51.120 --> 00:14:53.270
  • but I want everybody in here
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:55.150
  • to have God's best.
  • 00:14:55.150 --> 00:14:56.270
  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:57.250
  • - I do, I want you happy.
  • 00:14:57.250 --> 00:14:59.140
  • No, hear me.
  • 00:14:59.140 --> 00:15:00.190
  • I want you happy.
  • 00:15:00.190 --> 00:15:02.100
  • I want you fulfilled in life.
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:04.150
  • I want your joy to be full.
  • 00:15:04.150 --> 00:15:06.250
  • I don't ever want your tank to be empty.
  • 00:15:06.250 --> 00:15:09.060
  • I don't want you to ever have bad days.
  • 00:15:09.060 --> 00:15:11.260
  • We choose our bad days.
  • 00:15:11.260 --> 00:15:15.280
  • We choose our bad days
  • 00:15:15.280 --> 00:15:17.160
  • when things are thrown at us,
  • 00:15:17.160 --> 00:15:19.030
  • we don't have to meditate on the bad days.
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:22.100
  • We meditate on what God said
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:24.080
  • we can have.
  • 00:15:24.080 --> 00:15:25.150
  • When Pastor Mike was in that hospital,
  • 00:15:25.150 --> 00:15:27.000
  • I didn't meditate on him dying
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:28.150
  • like the doctors said he was gonna die.
  • 00:15:28.150 --> 00:15:30.160
  • I meditated on him living.
  • 00:15:30.160 --> 00:15:32.180
  • I saw him up preaching again.
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:34.210
  • I saw him loving me and being here with us.
  • 00:15:34.210 --> 00:15:37.080
  • I saw him dying with me in our old age.
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:41.000
  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:43.080
  • - That's not what I wanted to see,
  • 00:15:43.080 --> 00:15:44.240
  • what they were telling me to see.
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:46.170
  • We choose our bad days.
  • 00:15:46.170 --> 00:15:48.170
  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
  • 00:15:48.170 --> 00:15:49.160
  • - Somebody say something to you.
  • 00:15:49.160 --> 00:15:50.290
  • Now you've got a choice that's been presented to you.
  • 00:15:50.290 --> 00:15:53.170
  • Either you're gonna choose to be upset about it
  • 00:15:53.170 --> 00:15:55.240
  • or you're gonna choose to walk in victory over it.
  • 00:15:55.240 --> 00:15:58.020
  • - [Voiceover] Yeah, yes. Amen.
  • 00:15:58.020 --> 00:16:00.210
  • - And really, your choice will determine
  • 00:16:00.210 --> 00:16:02.130
  • your level of maturity.
  • 00:16:02.130 --> 00:16:03.230
  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
  • 00:16:03.230 --> 00:16:04.270
  • - Ha, ha, no.
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:06.050
  • Your choice will determine
  • 00:16:06.050 --> 00:16:09.100
  • your level of maturity.
  • 00:16:09.100 --> 00:16:12.020
  • Say, "I'm gonna see it."
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:13.260
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna see it.
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:14.240
  • - I'm gonna say it.
  • 00:16:14.240 --> 00:16:15.220
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna say it.
  • 00:16:15.220 --> 00:16:16.280
  • - And I'm gonna step right into it.
  • 00:16:16.280 --> 00:16:18.040
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna step right into it.
  • 00:16:18.040 --> 00:16:19.230
  • - And so, I told you.
  • 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:21.010
  • It's like to muse, to mutter, to say.
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:24.150
  • When you're sitting there,
  • 00:16:24.150 --> 00:16:25.190
  • you gotta have a scripture in your heart
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:28.100
  • that you're meditating on.
  • 00:16:28.100 --> 00:16:32.000
  • Turn to Psalms 119:15.
  • 00:16:32.000 --> 00:16:37.000
  • It says, "I will meditate on your precepts
  • 00:16:38.090 --> 00:16:41.140
  • "and contemplate your ways."
  • 00:16:41.140 --> 00:16:45.100
  • You're gonna have to meditate on something.
  • 00:16:45.100 --> 00:16:49.020
  • You're gonna have to add.
  • 00:16:49.020 --> 00:16:50.090
  • I told you that when meditation,
  • 00:16:50.090 --> 00:16:52.200
  • as far as the Word's way, you have to add something,
  • 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:56.190
  • you attach yourself to something.
  • 00:16:56.190 --> 00:16:58.230
  • And this is what you do.
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:17:00.070
  • I will meditate on your precepts
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:02.190
  • and contemplate your ways.
  • 00:17:02.190 --> 00:17:05.040
  • I don't detach myself from the Word.
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:08.220
  • I attach myself to the Word.
  • 00:17:08.220 --> 00:17:10.290
  • You need to find a scripture that goes along
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:13.110
  • with what you want to see in your life.
  • 00:17:13.110 --> 00:17:15.240
  • You need to find a scripture
  • 00:17:15.240 --> 00:17:17.060
  • that you're believing God for something,
  • 00:17:17.060 --> 00:17:19.260
  • and then you meditate on it.
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:21.230
  • You see yourself in it.
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:23.120
  • Like, "God, you give me the desires of my heart.
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:26.050
  • "Yeah, I see that."
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:27.190
  • If you meditate on that long enough,
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:29.220
  • I'm telling you, God will begin to show you
  • 00:17:29.220 --> 00:17:32.180
  • ways of getting the desires that are in your heart.
  • 00:17:32.180 --> 00:17:35.250
  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
  • 00:17:35.250 --> 00:17:36.270
  • - You won't meditate on
  • 00:17:36.270 --> 00:17:38.030
  • "I'm such a failure.
  • 00:17:38.030 --> 00:17:39.200
  • "I'm never gonna make it.
  • 00:17:39.200 --> 00:17:41.020
  • "I've been like this always.
  • 00:17:41.020 --> 00:17:43.050
  • "I've disappointed so many people.
  • 00:17:43.050 --> 00:17:45.200
  • "I guess this sickness is unto death,
  • 00:17:45.200 --> 00:17:48.050
  • "even though the Word says
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:49.120
  • "that this sickness is not unto death.
  • 00:17:49.120 --> 00:17:51.100
  • "That even though God said
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:52.220
  • "that he will put an utter end to this,
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:54.090
  • "that he's given me life."
  • 00:17:54.090 --> 00:17:55.180
  • You don't meditate on that.
  • 00:17:55.180 --> 00:17:56.260
  • You meditate on the negatives.
  • 00:17:56.260 --> 00:17:59.260
  • And what you focus on
  • 00:17:59.260 --> 00:18:02.020
  • you will attract.
  • 00:18:02.020 --> 00:18:04.160
  • It will expand.
  • 00:18:04.160 --> 00:18:06.010
  • It will grow.
  • 00:18:06.010 --> 00:18:07.220
  • That's why the Bible says to exalt,
  • 00:18:07.220 --> 00:18:11.090
  • to magnify the Lord.
  • 00:18:11.090 --> 00:18:14.160
  • When you magnify God, you make God big in your life.
  • 00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:18.040
  • It overshadows everything else
  • 00:18:18.040 --> 00:18:20.090
  • that you're going through in your life.
  • 00:18:20.090 --> 00:18:22.200
  • You won't have to be concerned.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:24.100
  • Some of you all are looking at me
  • 00:18:24.100 --> 00:18:25.160
  • like, "Oh, she really can preach."
  • 00:18:25.160 --> 00:18:27.020
  • You know, cause some of you ain't ever seen me before.
  • 00:18:27.020 --> 00:18:29.260
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:18:29.260 --> 00:18:31.070
  • You know, it's funny.
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.060
  • I see some people like...
  • 00:18:32.060 --> 00:18:33.160
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:18:33.160 --> 00:18:38.060
  • I do a little something sometimes.
  • 00:18:38.060 --> 00:18:41.010
  • But listen, that's so funny.
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:45.230
  • But listen, I live off of the words
  • 00:18:45.230 --> 00:18:49.060
  • that come out of our pastor's mouth.
  • 00:18:49.060 --> 00:18:51.130
  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:52.270
  • - Now I'm not just saying that because he's my husband.
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  • He is my pastor.
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  • I am where I am today
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  • because I have meditated on the words
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  • that he says out of his mouth.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - I tell him all the time,
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  • "I live on the words that come out of your mouth."
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - If you don't say anything,
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  • I won't have anything.
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  • Your job is to lead and to direct me
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  • and to guide me into green pastures.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - But you can't make me eat.
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  • - [Voiceover] Right, amen.
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  • - We gotta want it bad enough.
  • 00:19:26.000 --> 00:19:28.060
  • You got to want it bad enough
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  • where you're coming to Bible study.
  • 00:19:29.190 --> 00:19:31.210
  • I'm telling you, you cannot get it all
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  • on a Sunday morning.
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  • Real Bible students, they come to Bible study.
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  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
  • 00:19:39.280 --> 00:19:40.260
  • - You have to study the Bible.
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  • A lot of times, we can be around people
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  • and we can think they know the Word, Reggie,
  • 00:19:44.160 --> 00:19:46.090
  • but they don't know the Word.
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  • All you gotta do is ask them.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:50.020
  • As a matter of fact, all you gotta do is ask them
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  • how they're handling certain situations in their life.
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  • I don't even have to know that you know a scripture.
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  • Let me see how you handle the situation
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  • that you've got right now, presently.
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  • And I can tell you how much Word you're one with.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
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  • - And this is not an attack.
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  • It's like this is Momma talking to y'all.
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  • Can you hear my heart, really?
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:14.020
  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
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  • - Debi, can you hear my?
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  • Cause it's like, I want all of us to be fulfilled.
  • 00:20:16.110 --> 00:20:18.040
  • - [Voiceover] Yes.
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:19.110
  • - I've had enough bad days of my own.
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  • I've been through enough hell in my own.
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  • You think I want to see people go through hell?
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  • You think I want to see relationships hurt?
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  • You think I like seeing divorce and separation?
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  • You think I like seeing wayward children?
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  • My own son was a clown.
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  • And cut up, the pastor's son.
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  • You think I like seeing that?
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  • No, I don't.
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  • So I meditated on the Word.
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  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
  • 00:20:51.010 --> 00:20:52.120
  • - And I saw my relationships different.
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  • I saw my marriage different.
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  • I saw my boy different.
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  • And you think that I don't have
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  • what I said I was meditating on?
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  • I got every last thing.
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:05.170
  • (audience clapping)
  • 00:21:05.170 --> 00:21:08.250
  • So it's like, "God, if you show me this,
  • 00:21:08.250 --> 00:21:12.180
  • "I'm gonna show somebody else."
  • 00:21:12.180 --> 00:21:14.280
  • Because the Word is real, y'all.
  • 00:21:14.280 --> 00:21:18.210
  • You don't have to go through
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:20.010
  • what you're going through.
  • 00:21:20.010 --> 00:21:22.030
  • But you gotta become one with this Word.
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:24.270
  • And it's like I got so much I want to say
  • 00:21:24.270 --> 00:21:27.000
  • but I know I gotta get out of here.
  • 00:21:27.000 --> 00:21:29.200
  • But listen, if you don't hear anything else,
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  • you hear this,
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  • that you must become one with this Word.
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  • You must.
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  • Don't come to church and just,
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  • you know, like, just to satisfy some
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  • spiritual
  • 00:21:47.190 --> 00:21:49.250
  • - [Voiceover] Rituals.
  • 00:21:49.250 --> 00:21:50.190
  • - ritual.
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  • But you gotta come, and don't even come
  • 00:21:52.010 --> 00:21:54.080
  • because now your momma gone.
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:56.040
  • Your momma wanted you to come to church.
  • 00:21:56.040 --> 00:21:58.040
  • No, all of that stuff.
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  • That stuff won't last you.
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  • It won't keep you long-term.
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  • It'd do you good for a minute,
  • 00:22:05.040 --> 00:22:07.130
  • but you always gotta exalt something
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  • higher than those things
  • 00:22:09.070 --> 00:22:10.210
  • that aren't in our natural arena.
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  • Do you hear me?
  • 00:22:12.190 --> 00:22:13.230
  • So meditate on the Word of God.
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  • Become one.
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  • Find you a scripture where you can place yourself in it.
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  • You see yourself in it.
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  • I mean, you sit there.
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  • You sit your tail down.
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  • Can I say tail in here?
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  • You sit your tail down long enough
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  • so you can become one with it.
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:29.030
  • And you be determined,
  • 00:22:29.030 --> 00:22:30.100
  • "I'm not getting out of this seat.
  • 00:22:30.100 --> 00:22:31.260
  • "Yeah, I love my wife.
  • 00:22:31.260 --> 00:22:33.150
  • "Oh, I love my wife."
  • 00:22:33.150 --> 00:22:35.160
  • And all these thoughts are coming
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  • to your mind at the same time.
  • 00:22:36.270 --> 00:22:38.140
  • "I can't stand her.
  • 00:22:38.140 --> 00:22:40.050
  • "God, I wish she would leave.
  • 00:22:40.050 --> 00:22:41.260
  • "Why won't she shut up?
  • 00:22:41.260 --> 00:22:43.090
  • "She run her mouth all over.
  • 00:22:43.090 --> 00:22:44.280
  • "I love my wife."
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:46.090
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:47.230
  • "I love her like you love the church, God,
  • 00:22:47.230 --> 00:22:50.240
  • "and you gave yourself for.
  • 00:22:50.240 --> 00:22:53.050
  • "Yeah Father, just like you are the savior
  • 00:22:53.050 --> 00:22:55.180
  • "of world, I'm the savior of my wife, O God.
  • 00:22:55.180 --> 00:22:58.040
  • "God, yeah, I love my wife."
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  • I'm telling you.
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  • The more you meditate on that.
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  • You know, it's like, it's hard to pray for somebody
  • 00:23:05.110 --> 00:23:08.280
  • that you don't like and still not like them.
  • 00:23:08.280 --> 00:23:11.110
  • - [Voiceover] That's true.
  • 00:23:11.110 --> 00:23:14.270
  • - It's hard.
  • 00:23:14.270 --> 00:23:16.150
  • How are you gonna pray for your enemy
  • 00:23:16.150 --> 00:23:18.220
  • and still keep them as your enemy?
  • 00:23:18.220 --> 00:23:20.250
  • - [Voiceover] That's right.
  • 00:23:20.250 --> 00:23:21.170
  • That's so true.
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:22.170
  • - You can't.
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  • I'm like, don't pray for me.
  • 00:23:23.190 --> 00:23:24.260
  • Just keep me as your enemy.
  • 00:23:24.260 --> 00:23:27.130
  • Cause you're only gonna have one or the other.
  • 00:23:27.130 --> 00:23:31.190
  • You gotta see yourself there.
  • 00:23:32.170 --> 00:23:34.250
  • You're dealing with some sickness or disease.
  • 00:23:34.250 --> 00:23:37.230
  • You see yourself.
  • 00:23:37.230 --> 00:23:39.210
  • Jesus was moved with compassion
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  • and he healed them all.
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  • God, I'm a part of that.
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  • I'm a part of the all.
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:50.280
  • - [Voiceover] That's right, good.
  • 00:23:50.280 --> 00:23:52.130
  • - You don't have peace of mind?
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:54.290
  • You're depressed?
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:56.020
  • You stressed out?
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  • "Father, I thank you that you have given
  • 00:23:57.110 --> 00:23:59.080
  • "your beloved sweet sleep
  • 00:23:59.080 --> 00:24:01.110
  • "and I have the peace of God.
  • 00:24:01.110 --> 00:24:03.210
  • "I rest in you.
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:05.090
  • "I labor to."
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:06.250
  • You know the only way you're gonna labor
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:09.190
  • to enter into that rest is through meditation?
  • 00:24:09.190 --> 00:24:13.080
  • And that Hebrews, he says that labor
  • 00:24:13.080 --> 00:24:15.090
  • to enter into rest?
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:17.230
  • I know that's gonna be another point.
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:19.020
  • I gotta get out of here.
  • 00:24:19.020 --> 00:24:21.280
  • Say, "I must meditate."
  • 00:24:21.280 --> 00:24:23.110
  • - [Voiceover] I must meditate.
  • 00:24:23.110 --> 00:24:24.150
  • - Say, "I'm gonna see it."
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:25.150
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna see it.
  • 00:24:25.150 --> 00:24:26.170
  • - I'm gonna say it.
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:27.150
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna say it.
  • 00:24:27.150 --> 00:24:28.130
  • - And I'm gonna step in it.
  • 00:24:28.130 --> 00:24:29.210
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna step in it.
  • 00:24:29.210 --> 00:24:30.280
  • - It don't sound like you're really convinced.
  • 00:24:30.280 --> 00:24:32.090
  • Say, "I'm gonna see it."
  • 00:24:32.090 --> 00:24:33.200
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna see it.
  • 00:24:33.200 --> 00:24:34.180
  • - I'm gonna say it.
  • 00:24:34.180 --> 00:24:35.160
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna say it.
  • 00:24:35.160 --> 00:24:36.140
  • - And I'm gonna step in it.
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:37.220
  • - [Voiceover] I'm gonna step in it.
  • 00:24:37.220 --> 00:24:39.000
  • - Turn to the person sitting next to you,
  • 00:24:39.000 --> 00:24:40.250
  • cause it may be your wife or your husband.
  • 00:24:40.250 --> 00:24:43.100
  • And you know, they need to know
  • 00:24:43.100 --> 00:24:44.290
  • that you really are getting this
  • 00:24:44.290 --> 00:24:46.220
  • cause they've been sitting there thinking like,
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:48.250
  • "God, I hope he getting this.
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:50.140
  • "Oh, I hope she getting this.
  • 00:24:50.140 --> 00:24:52.010
  • "So he can start seeing me different."
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:53.290
  • Because when you start seeing them different,
  • 00:24:53.290 --> 00:24:56.030
  • you're gonna start treating them different.
  • 00:24:56.030 --> 00:24:57.250
  • - [Voiceover] Whoo.
  • 00:24:57.250 --> 00:24:59.100
  • - When you start seeing them different,
  • 00:24:59.100 --> 00:25:01.060
  • you're gonna start treating them different.
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:03.070
  • Because I had to see Pastor Mike different
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:06.000
  • in order to treat him different.
  • 00:25:06.000 --> 00:25:07.260
  • This'll be your last Mother's Day
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:10.050
  • hurting the way you hurt.
  • 00:25:10.050 --> 00:25:11.180
  • - [Voiceover] Amen.
  • 00:25:11.180 --> 00:25:12.170
  • - Do you hear me?
  • 00:25:12.170 --> 00:25:13.240
  • I decree that in the name of Jesus
  • 00:25:13.240 --> 00:25:16.040
  • that this will be the last Mother's Day
  • 00:25:16.040 --> 00:25:19.000
  • that you hurt the way that you're hurting.
  • 00:25:19.000 --> 00:25:21.100
  • Cause see, it's not just about people's mothers
  • 00:25:21.100 --> 00:25:23.210
  • who have died.
  • 00:25:23.210 --> 00:25:25.080
  • Some of you are going with some dysfunctional relationships,
  • 00:25:25.080 --> 00:25:29.020
  • that you don't have a relationship with your mom.
  • 00:25:29.020 --> 00:25:32.000
  • And that hurts just as bad
  • 00:25:32.000 --> 00:25:34.070
  • because we stand up here.
  • 00:25:34.070 --> 00:25:35.270
  • We honor mothers.
  • 00:25:35.270 --> 00:25:37.100
  • And you sit there and you're like,
  • 00:25:37.100 --> 00:25:38.160
  • "God, I wish I had a relationship
  • 00:25:38.160 --> 00:25:40.040
  • "with my mother."
  • 00:25:40.040 --> 00:25:41.020
  • This will be the last day
  • 00:25:41.020 --> 00:25:43.060
  • cause you're gonna start meditating
  • 00:25:43.060 --> 00:25:44.220
  • on having a relationship with your ma.
  • 00:25:44.220 --> 00:25:46.200
  • I don't care what she has done.
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  • using a page out of his book, and tell you
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  • to get ready, get ready, get ready,
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  • because God's Glamorous Girls, GGG, is coming in July,
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  • July 11th, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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  • My wife is preparing for you ladies all over the world.
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  • Ya gotta be there.
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  • One of the most exciting woman's conferences
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  • in this entire world.
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  • You won't want to miss it.
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  • There are exciting speakers.
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  • I can just tell ya one.
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  • I don't think she has let the cat out of the bag about this,
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  • but Lady Jakes is one of the speakers.
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  • She is a phenomenal woman, just a woman of God
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  • who is a mother in Zion, who can just share with you
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  • principles that have the kind of ministry
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  • and the kind of home and the kind of a relationship
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  • that a lot of you women are looking for.
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  • It's gonna bless your life.
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  • In addition, men, hear me, hear me good,
  • 00:27:17.210 --> 00:27:21.190
  • I'm meeting with all of the men
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  • while the ladies are doing their thing.
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  • I want to share with you, all of the pastors,
  • 00:27:27.110 --> 00:27:30.150
  • come along with your wife.
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  • You didn't think there was anything for you,
  • 00:27:31.230 --> 00:27:34.160
  • but there're some things that I am feverishly
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  • planning at this particular time
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  • to make sure I can speak to you.
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  • It's a very laid back setting.
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  • You won't have to dress up or be
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  • prepared as we would for conferences.
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  • I just want to sit there with you,
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  • share some things that I've learned over the years,
  • 00:27:52.270 --> 00:27:56.000
  • to cause your ministry to have
  • 00:27:56.000 --> 00:27:57.260
  • the excitement that we have here at
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  • Spirit of Faith Christian Center.
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  • But GGG, you won't want to miss it, I promise you.
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  • Don't be like one of those who were saying after the fact,
  • 00:28:05.150 --> 00:28:09.070
  • "Man, I knew I should have been there."
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  • Be there.
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  • or Baltimore Metropolitan areas, we invite you
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  • our Saturday evening or Sunday morning services.
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  • Please give us a call at 1-888-630-4540.
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