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October 15, 2018
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Alicia Britt Chole.

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Praise | Alicia Britt Chole | 10/15/18

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  • - TONIGHT...
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  • - ALICIA BRITT CHOLE: THANK GOD FOR
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  • HIDDEN YEARS.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WE'RE IN JERUSALEM WITH ALICIA
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  • BRITT CHOLE.
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  • OH, SHE'S THE ONE FROM SACRED SLOW.
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  • OH, YEAH.
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  • WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TODAY?
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: THIS BOOK ANONYMOUS.
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  • - I THINK I WROTE THE BOOK BEFORE I NEEDED
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  • THE BOOK.
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  • - WE CAN ALL PICK OUT THOSE ANONYMOUS YEARS
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  • WHERE WE FELT LIKE WE WERE SIDELINED.
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  • - PART OF THE HEART OF ANONYMOUS IS BEING
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  • SATISFIED THAT HIS ATTENTION IS ENOUGH
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  • WHETHER ANYBODY SEES YOU OR DOESN'T SEE YOU,
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  • WHETHER THEY'RE APPLAUDING YOU OR BOOING.
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  • GOD'S ATTENTION CAN BE ENOUGH.
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  • - LET'S TALK UNPACKING ANONYMOUS.
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  • - AN ALL NEW PRAISE STARTS RIGHT NOW.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - TONIGHT ON PRAISE, FROM JERUSALEM, ISRAEL,
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  • SPEAKER, LEADERSHIP MENTOR, AUTHOR, AND TV
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  • HOST ALICIA BRITT CHOLE.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • AND NOW, MATT AND LAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON HERE
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  • IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL.
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  • WE WELCOME YOU RIGHT HERE TO THE PRAISE PROGRAM
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  • WITH ALICIA BRITT CHOLE OR AS WE LIKE TO SAY
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  • DOCTOR ABC.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: IT'S EASIER.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TODAY AND
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  • LET'S START UNPACKING ANONYMOUS.
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  • - ALICIA BRITT CHOLE: TODAY WE ARE TALKING
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  • ABOUT HOPE FOR THOSE SEASONS WHERE WE FEEL THE
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  • WEIGHT OF UNSEEN OR UNREALIZED POTENTIAL.
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  • WHEN YOU MOVE TO A NEW CITY AND NO ONE KNOWS HOW
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  • TO PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME, NO ONE HAS ANY IDEA WHAT
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  • YOUR CAPABLE OF, WHAT YOUR DREAMS ARE, WHEN YOU
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  • SHIFT IN SEASONS AND YOU MOVE FROM THE COURT TO
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  • THE BENCH, YOU MOVE FROM STANDING AS A LEADER TO
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  • SITTING AS A LEARNER AGAIN, WHEN YOU RETIRE A
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  • TITLE OR RESIGN A POSITION AND YOU GO FROM
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  • BEING SOUGHT OUT TO SORT OF LEFT OUT.
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  • WE HAVE THESE SEASONS, THEY VISIT US REPEATEDLY
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  • THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES WHERE IT SEEMS AS THOUGH
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  • SOMEONE PRESSED THE PAUSE BUTTON ON OUR POTENTIAL
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  • AND DREAMS, AND WE TEND TO THINK OF THOSE SPACES
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  • AS A WASTE OF TIME.
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  • MAYBE EVEN AS THOUGH GOD IS WASTING OUR TIME OR
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  • SOMEONE SOMEWHERE MADE A DECISION THAT'S WASTING
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  • OUR TIME, BUT THOSE SPACES, THOSE HIDDEN
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  • SPACES ARE THE SURPRISING BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS
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  • STYLE, INDESTRUCTIBLE STRENGTH.
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  • SO TODAY IS ALL ABOUT HOPE IN SEEMINGLY
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  • BARREN SPACES.
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  • - ANONYMOUS.
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  • AND DOCTOR ABC OR WE SAY ALICIA BRITT CHOLE, FIRST
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  • OF ALL, A LOT OF PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THE SACRED SLOW.
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  • OH, SHE'S THE ONE FROM SACRED SLOW.
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  • OH, YEAH.
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  • THAT'S YOU, OKAY.
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  • A BRAND-NEW SERIES, ANONYMOUS, SHOT HERE
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  • IN ISRAEL.
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  • - HAVE YOU EVER FELT HIDDEN?
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  • SMOTHERED BY WHAT I'LL CALL THE UNS.
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  • UNSEEN, UNAPPRECIATED, UNDERESTIMATED.
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  • HAS IT EVER SEEN LIKE SOMETHING OR SOMEONE
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  • PRESSED THE PAUSE BUTTON ON YOUR POTENTIAL
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  • AND DREAMS?
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  • JESUS UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE HIDDEN.
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  • HIS FIRST 30 YEARS WERE MOSTLY UNDOCUMENTED AND
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  • UNCELEBRATED, BUT WITH HIS LIFE AND WITH OURS WE
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  • DARE NOT MISTAKE UNSEEN FOR UNIMPORTANT OR
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  • UNAPPLAUDED FOR UNPRODUCTIVE.
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  • JOIN ME AS WE DISCOVER THE STRENGTH GOD GROWS IN
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  • ANONYMOUS SEASONS.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: SO THIS IS ISRAEL.
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  • WE WELCOME YOU WHEREVER YOU'RE WATCHING.
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  • AND ANONYMOUS IS A UNIQUE KIND OF PERSPECTIVE TO
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  • LOOK AT YOUR LIFE.
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  • IT'S A NEW LENS FOR SOME MAYBE.
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  • WHERE DID THIS KIND OF START? IT'S A UNIQUE
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  • PERSPECTIVE THAT PAUSE BUTTONS IN OUR LIFE, WE
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  • CAN ALL SIT THERE AND THINK OF THOSE.
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  • - WELL, WE'VE ALL HAD THEM.
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  • WE'VE ALL MAYBE WATCHED OUR PARENTS GO THROUGH
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  • THEM, MAYBE WATCHED OUR KIDS GO THROUGH THEM.
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  • SO THIS IS VERY FAMILIAR I THINK TO EVERYBODY AND
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  • IF YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED IT, YOU'RE
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  • PROBABLY GOING TO EXPERIENCE IT SOMEDAY.
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  • AND THIS LOCATION IS THE PERFECT LOCATION TO TELL
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  • THE STORY BECAUSE JESUS HAD HIS ANONYMOUS YEARS,
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  • AND I PICKED UP THIS BOOK ANONYMOUS A COUPLE YEARS
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  • AGO, AND WAS SENT TO ME BY A FRIEND.
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  • THEY SAID GET YOUR HANKIE AND A BLANKET AND PILE UP
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  • ON YOUR COUCH AND READ.
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  • I BAWLED THROUGH SOME OF THESE PARTS BECAUSE IT
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  • HITS HOME VERY MUCH SO.
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  • AND WE CAN ALL PICK OUT THOSE ANONYMOUS YEARS
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  • WHERE WE FELT LIKE WE WERE SIDELINED OR MAYBE,
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  • GOD, DID I MOVE?
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  • DID YOU MOVE?
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  • SO DID THIS COME OUT OF A SEASON IN YOUR LIFE AT ALL?
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  • - IT CAME OUT OF A SEASON OF STUDY.
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  • I THINK I WROTE THE BOOK BEFORE I KNEW I NEEDED
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  • THE BOOK.
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  • IT WAS ONE OF THOSE SEASONS, BUT I WAS
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  • STUDYING JESUS' WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE,
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  • AND THE CHOICES HE MADE IN THE MIDST OF
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  • TEMPTATION WHICH ARE INCREDIBLE.
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  • THEY'RE POWERFUL.
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  • THEY ARE WORLD CHANGING.
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  • AND IT DAWNED ON ME AS I WAS STUDYING, THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT STARTED SPEAKING TO ME THAT THIS KIND OF
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  • STRENGTH THAT WE SEE IN THE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE
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  • THAT CONTINUES THROUGHOUT JESUS' MINISTRY IT WASN'T
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  • JUST SOME DIVINE DOWNLOAD THE MOMENT HE STEPPED
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  • INTO THE DESERT.
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  • IT HAD BEEN GROWING IN HIM ALL OF THESE DECADES.
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  • LUKE 2: 40 AND LUKE 2: 52 FLOOD JESUS' FIRST 30
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  • YEARS WITH MEANING.
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  • HE SAYS, AND JESUS GREW IN WISDOM AND IN STATURE,
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  • IN FAVOR WITH MAN AND IN FAVOR WITH GOD.
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  • SO WE ONLY HAVE TINY LITTLE WINDOWS ABOUT
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  • JESUS' FIRST 30 YEARS, ITTY BITTY LITTLE
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  • WINDOWS, HIS BIRTH, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED, WHEN
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  • HE CAME HERE AND WAS DEDICATED TO THE LORD IN
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  • THE TEMPLE AT THE AGE OF 12, ONCE AGAIN AT THE
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  • TEMPLE ASKING QUESTIONS.
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  • AND THEN THERE'S SILENCE UNTIL HIS PUBLIC
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  • MINISTRY BEGINS.
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  • WE HAVE THIS ITTY BITTY LITTLE WINDOWS BUT LUKE
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  • FILLS THEM, FLOODS THEM WITH MEANING.
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  • JESUS WAS GROWING.
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  • HE WAS GROWING PHYSICALLY.
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  • HE WAS GROWING IN WISDOM.
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  • HE WAS GROWING SPIRITUALLY.
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  • HE WAS GROWING RELATIONALLY, AND ALL OF
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  • THAT GROWTH GATHERS MOMENTUM, AND WE SEE IT'S
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  • EVIDENCE MANIFESTED IN HIS FIRST VISIBLE STEPS,
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  • IN HIS FIRST VISIBLE STEPS INTO THE
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  • WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE.
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  • AND THAT CAPTIVATED ME BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE
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  • CHOICES WE MAKE TODAY THAT THEY ARE AN
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  • INVESTMENT IN A FUTURE WE CAN'T SEE.
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  • EVERY CHOICE YOU AND I ARE MAKING RIGHT NOW WILL
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  • SHAPE AND INFLUENCE TOMORROW.
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  • SO ALL OF THE UNSEEN UNAPPLAUDED UNDOCUMENTED
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  • CHOICES JESUS WAS MAKING IN HIS HIDDEN YEARS CAME
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  • TO BEAR ON HIS WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE AND THROUGHOUT
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  • HIS PUBLIC MINISTRY.
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  • - SO MAKE THE CONNECTION FOR US THAT YOU BASICALLY
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  • STUDIED THE LIFE OF JESUS AND NOW IT APPLIES TO US
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  • EXACTLY HOW?
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  • WHAT IS SOMEBODY FEELING THAT NEEDS TO GET THE
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  • BOOK, WATCH THE SERIES?
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  • WHAT ARE THEY GOING THROUGH THAT WE NEED THIS
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  • CONTENT FOR?
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  • - WELL, I THINK THEY MAY BE ASKING THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN MY LIFE?
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  • THIS ISN'T THE WAY I THOUGHT THAT GOD'S PLANS
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  • WERE GOING TO UNFOLD FOR ME.
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  • I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS DETOUR.
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  • I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS TRANSITION, IN INJURY,
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  • THIS ILLNESS.
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  • I DIDN'T EXPECT SO AND SO'S CHOICES TO SO
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  • DIRECTLY AFFECT ME.
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  • THIS ISN'T WHAT I THOUGHT LIFE WAS GOING TO LOOK
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  • LIKE, AND I NEED TO FIND SOME MEANING HERE.
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  • I KNOW GOD LOVES ME.
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  • I KNOW HE LIVES, BUT I NEED TO KNOW WHAT
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  • HE'S DOING.
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  • AND I THINK THAT AS WE STUDY THE STRENGTHS THAT
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  • WERE VISIBLE IN JESUS' FIRST STEPS, WE SEE THE
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  • STRENGTH THAT GROWS IN HIDDEN UNDERESTIMATED
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  • SPACES IN LIFE.
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  • IF THEY NEED HOPE FOR A PLACE THAT SEEMS BARREN,
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  • THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO FIND IN STUDYING
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  • JESUS' EXPERIENCE.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - HAVE YOU EVER FELT YOUR POTENTIAL
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  • WAS UNSEEN?
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  • YOUR WORK UNAPPRECIATED?
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  • OR YOUR ABILITIES UNDERESTIMATED?
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  • JESUS KNEW THAT SEASON WELL.
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  • IN DOCTOR ALICIA CHOLE'S NEW TBN ORIGINAL SERIES,
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  • WE'LL EXPLORE JESUS' HIDDEN YEARS.
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  • - HAS FOLLOWING GOD EVER LED YOU INTO DIFFICULT TIMES?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER STRUGGLED WITH DELAYED DREAMS?
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  • HIDDEN YEARS ARE THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS STYLE
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  • INDESTRUCTIBLE STRENGTH.
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  • - UNCOVER THE POWER OF ANONYMOUS SEASONS.
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  • - THOSE HIDDEN YEARS THAT I SPENT IN THE MINOR
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  • LEAGUES, THE BIBLE STUDY, THE HIDDEN SEASONS ARE
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  • THE SEASONS WHERE THE ROOTS GO DEEPER.
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  • - AND RECOGNIZE THAT UNSEEN DOES NOT
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  • MEAN UNIMPORTANT.
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  • UNAPPLAUDED DOES NOT MEAN INSIGNIFICANT, AND HIDDEN
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  • DOES NOT MEAN FORGOTTEN.
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  • DISCOVER THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF BEING ANONYMOUS
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  • ONLY ON TBN.
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  • - THIS IS A PRETTY DEEP SUBJECT WHEN YOU START
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  • UNPACKING IT.
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  • AND WE'RE UNPACKING IT THIS ENTIRE ONE HOUR.
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  • WE'RE IN JERUSALEM.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ANONYMOUS, AND JESUS
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  • HIDDEN YEARS AND YOURS.
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  • SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HIDDEN YEARS AND FINDING
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  • PURPOSE, FINDING DEPTH, FINDING STRENGTH, FINDING
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  • RELATIONSHIP THERE WHEN THINGS AREN'T GOING
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  • EXACTLY THE WAY YOU HOPE THEY WOULD.
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  • IS THAT KIND OF THE SUBJECT MATTER?
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  • - YES.
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  • - TELL US THE STORY ABOUT THIS.
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  • - SO LET ME TALK ABOUT THE POWER OF CHOICES
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  • WE'RE MAKING IN UNSEEN PLACES, IN UNAPPLAUDED
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  • PLACES, IN PLACES NOBODY'S DOCUMENTING,
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  • NOBODY'S EVEN NOTICING.
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  • SO LET ME GIVE AN ILLUSTRATION.
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  • LET'S SAY THERE'S 2 MEN.
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  • LET'S SAY THERE'S JOE AND THERE'S RICHARD,
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  • ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:10:33.000 --> 00:10:34.160
  • AND WHEN JOE AND RICHARD ARE 20 YEARS OLD, THEY
  • 00:10:34.180 --> 00:10:36.000
  • MAKE SOME DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH SO JOE
  • 00:10:36.020 --> 00:10:37.190
  • DECIDES HE'S GOING TO EXERCISE A BIT AND TRY TO
  • 00:10:37.210 --> 00:10:39.140
  • EAT RIGHT.
  • 00:10:39.160 --> 00:10:41.010
  • RICHARD DECIDES HE'LL THINK ABOUT IT IN A
  • 00:10:41.030 --> 00:10:42.090
  • COUPLE DECADES.
  • 00:10:42.110 --> 00:10:43.220
  • OKAY.
  • 00:10:43.240 --> 00:10:45.070
  • SO NOW BOTH JOE AND RICHARD THEY ARE 40 YEARS
  • 00:10:45.090 --> 00:10:47.020
  • OLD, AND THEY ARE FACING INCREASED POUNDAGE.
  • 00:10:47.040 --> 00:10:49.160
  • AND THEY'RE METABOLISM HAS CHANGED.
  • 00:10:49.180 --> 00:10:52.250
  • SO WHICH ONE OF THESE MEN IS GOING TO HAVE AN
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:56.150
  • EASIER TIME MAKING HEALTHIER CHOICES IN
  • 00:10:56.170 --> 00:10:59.080
  • THE FUTURE?
  • 00:10:59.100 --> 00:11:01.010
  • ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:02.200
  • AND IT'S BECAUSE ALL ALONG JOE MADE
  • 00:11:02.220 --> 00:11:04.060
  • LITTLE CHOICES.
  • 00:11:04.080 --> 00:11:05.130
  • HE CHOSE THIS OVER THAT.
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:06.190
  • NOBODY NOTICED.
  • 00:11:06.210 --> 00:11:07.270
  • NOBODY APPLAUDED.
  • 00:11:07.290 --> 00:11:09.040
  • NOBODY PUT HIM ON THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE.
  • 00:11:09.060 --> 00:11:10.260
  • HE'S MAKING THESE LITTLE UNAPPLAUDED CHOICES, AND
  • 00:11:10.280 --> 00:11:13.120
  • ALL OF THOSE CHOICES ARE GATHERING MOMENTUM, AND
  • 00:11:13.140 --> 00:11:16.120
  • THEN THEY COME TO BEAR IN A SEASON OF OUR LIFE
  • 00:11:16.140 --> 00:11:19.040
  • WHERE IT'S HARDER.
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:21.060
  • AND SO I THINK THE STUDY OF ANONYMOUS DOES
  • 00:11:21.080 --> 00:11:23.140
  • 2 DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 00:11:23.160 --> 00:11:25.130
  • IT HELPS US REALIZE OKAY, WHAT I'M DECIDING
  • 00:11:25.150 --> 00:11:27.100
  • TODAY MATTERS.
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:29.050
  • WHAT I'M DECIDING TODAY HAS WEIGHT.
  • 00:11:29.070 --> 00:11:31.130
  • IT WILL AFFECT MY PLACE TOMORROW SPECIALLY A
  • 00:11:31.150 --> 00:11:33.270
  • PLACE OF TEMPTATION OR A PLACE OF TRIAL OR A PLACE
  • 00:11:33.290 --> 00:11:36.190
  • OF DIFFICULTY.
  • 00:11:36.210 --> 00:11:39.000
  • BUT IT ALSO GIVES US HOPE THERE'S MORE GROWING THAN
  • 00:11:39.020 --> 00:11:41.130
  • OTHER PEOPLE CAN MEASURE.
  • 00:11:41.150 --> 00:11:44.260
  • WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GARDENING.
  • 00:11:44.280 --> 00:11:47.120
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT GARDENING.
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:49.250
  • SO BEFORE A GARDENER CAN ENJOY A PLANT'S FRUIT.
  • 00:11:49.270 --> 00:11:52.140
  • SHE HAS TO TENDERLY AND STRATEGICALLY ATTEND TO
  • 00:11:52.160 --> 00:11:54.090
  • ITS ROOT, SO YOU MIGHT SAY A PLANT'S BIRTH
  • 00:11:54.110 --> 00:11:56.000
  • BEGINS WITH ITS BURIAL.
  • 00:11:56.020 --> 00:11:58.020
  • AND WE COMMIT AN UNREMARKABLE SEED TO THE
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:12:01.200
  • SILENCE OF A SOIL AND THERE IT SITS UNSEEN,
  • 00:12:01.220 --> 00:12:06.140
  • UNCELEBRATED, UNAPPLAUDED.
  • 00:12:06.160 --> 00:12:08.260
  • AND EVERYTHING IN THAT PLANT'S FUTURE RESTS UPON
  • 00:12:08.280 --> 00:12:12.020
  • THAT SEEDS ABILITY TO SEND OUT ROOTS IN UNSEEN
  • 00:12:12.040 --> 00:12:14.270
  • PLACES AND REACH FOR THE SUN.
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:18.090
  • SO TODAY MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THOUGHT IT WAS
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:21.190
  • GOING TO BE.
  • 00:12:21.210 --> 00:12:23.150
  • YOU MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO
  • 00:12:23.170 --> 00:12:26.120
  • BE, BUT IN THOSE SPACES, GOD IS GROWING THESE
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:29.120
  • INTERIOR STRENGTHS THAT WILL STAND THE
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:33.030
  • TEST OF TIME.
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:35.250
  • SOMETIMES I REFER TO IT AS AN ILLUSTRATION OF
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:37.230
  • WINTER, THAT IN WINTER THAT A TREE MAY SEEM
  • 00:12:37.250 --> 00:12:42.080
  • BEAR, BUT IT'S NOT BARREN.
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:44.190
  • LIFE STILL IS.
  • 00:12:44.210 --> 00:12:47.030
  • AND WE ALL HAVE THESE WINTER SEASONS WHERE
  • 00:12:47.050 --> 00:12:50.000
  • WE'RE TEMPTED TO THINK EVERYTHING IS DEAD.
  • 00:12:50.020 --> 00:12:51.250
  • NO, IT'S NOT DEAD.
  • 00:12:51.270 --> 00:12:53.290
  • IT'S A DIFFERENT TYPE OF GROWTH AND IT'S A
  • 00:12:54.010 --> 00:12:55.290
  • NECESSARY TYPE OF GROWTH.
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:58.090
  • IN FACT, THE SLEEPINESS OF WINTER HIDES US SO THE
  • 00:12:58.110 --> 00:13:01.210
  • SEDUCTIVENESS OF SUMMER WON'T RUIN US.
  • 00:13:01.230 --> 00:13:06.150
  • WE'VE GOT TO TAKE WINTERS SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:13:06.170 --> 00:13:09.240
  • - ALICIA, ONE OF THE OTHER TIMES WE WERE
  • 00:13:09.260 --> 00:13:13.000
  • TOGETHER AND DISCUSSING THIS SUBJECT MATTER, YOU
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:17.080
  • EVEN, AND BY THE WAY THIS IS ALICIA'S BOOK WITH ALL
  • 00:13:17.100 --> 00:13:21.060
  • THE LITTLE TABS ON IT.
  • 00:13:21.080 --> 00:13:23.060
  • - THE EXPENSIVE ONE, THE MOST TREASURED ONE.
  • 00:13:23.080 --> 00:13:24.290
  • - THIS IS AMAZING.
  • 00:13:25.010 --> 00:13:27.140
  • - I'M GOING TO TRY TO RIP IT.
  • 00:13:27.160 --> 00:13:28.290
  • - IT ACTUALLY SAYS ALICIA'S COPYRIGHT THERE
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:30.090
  • ON THE FRONT.
  • 00:13:30.110 --> 00:13:32.010
  • - IT'S MY COPY.
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:35.220
  • - SO YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS BOOK LIVING OUT THE
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:41.070
  • VERY NATURE OF WHAT IT SAYS INSIDE OF IT.
  • 00:13:41.090 --> 00:13:47.190
  • EXPLAIN WHAT I MEAN BY THAT.
  • 00:13:47.210 --> 00:13:50.090
  • - YES.
  • 00:13:50.110 --> 00:13:52.050
  • - I REMEMBER YOU SAYING SOMETHING THAT THE LORD
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:54.280
  • SAID, I'M GOING TO DEEPEN THE ROOTS OF THIS BOOK
  • 00:13:55.000 --> 00:13:57.060
  • BEFORE IT IS ACTUALLY REVEALED.
  • 00:13:57.080 --> 00:13:59.220
  • SO TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE.
  • 00:13:59.240 --> 00:14:01.180
  • - YEAH, SO THIS BOOK CAME OUT IN 2006.
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:05.010
  • A DEAR DEAR MAN, ONLY ONE PUBLISHER WAS INTERESTED
  • 00:14:05.030 --> 00:14:07.240
  • IN THE BOOK, AND HE SAID ALICIA, I NEED YOU TO
  • 00:14:07.260 --> 00:14:10.130
  • WRITE IT FOR ME.
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:12.100
  • IF NOBODY ELSE PLEASE WRITE IT FOR ME, SO IT
  • 00:14:12.120 --> 00:14:14.090
  • CAME OUT IN 2006.
  • 00:14:14.110 --> 00:14:16.110
  • IN THE SAME YEAR THAT PUBLISHING COMPANY WAS
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:19.080
  • ACQUIRED BY ANOTHER PUBLISHING COMPANY,
  • 00:14:19.100 --> 00:14:21.190
  • AND A COUPLE YEARS LATER IT CAME OUT IN PAPERBACK.
  • 00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:25.020
  • SO WHEN THE BOOK CAME OUT, I FELT THE LORD
  • 00:14:25.040 --> 00:14:27.050
  • SPEAK TO ME, NOT AUDIBLY BUT IN MY HEART AND I
  • 00:14:27.070 --> 00:14:30.010
  • FELT HIM SAY THAT THIS MESSAGE THAT HE WAS GOING
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:32.190
  • TO DEVELOP A DEEP UNSEEN ROOT SYSTEM THAT WAS
  • 00:14:32.210 --> 00:14:35.100
  • GOING TO REACH.
  • 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:38.060
  • AND I SAID, ALL RIGHT, LORD.
  • 00:14:38.080 --> 00:14:40.080
  • SO IN 201 1, A LETTER CAME TO ME AND IT WAS THE
  • 00:14:40.100 --> 00:14:42.150
  • OUT OF PRINT NOTICE FOR ANONYMOUS BECAUSE THE
  • 00:14:42.170 --> 00:14:45.130
  • SALES DIDN'T WARRANT THE PUBLISHER KEEPING IT
  • 00:14:45.150 --> 00:14:49.160
  • IN PRINT.
  • 00:14:49.180 --> 00:14:51.210
  • AND IT WAS ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHERE I THOUGHT
  • 00:14:51.230 --> 00:14:53.280
  • LORD, I THOUGHT YOU SAID SOMETHING.
  • 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:55.290
  • I HAVEN'T SEEN WHAT I THINK YOU SAID, BUT I
  • 00:14:56.010 --> 00:14:58.070
  • TRUST YOU.
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:15:00.240
  • I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:15:00.260 --> 00:15:03.100
  • AND THEN WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR SOME REASON
  • 00:15:03.120 --> 00:15:06.120
  • THE PUBLISHER CHANGED HIS MIND AND DECIDED TO GO
  • 00:15:06.140 --> 00:15:08.180
  • AHEAD AND MOVE IT TO A FORMAT THAT COULD
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:10.150
  • BE ACCESSIBLE.
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:12.040
  • IT STILL JUST WENT ALONG LITTLE BIT BY LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:15:12.060 --> 00:15:14.060
  • ONE TEAR STAINED COPY TO ANOTHER BECAUSE THAT'S
  • 00:15:14.080 --> 00:15:16.240
  • HOW IT GOES.
  • 00:15:16.260 --> 00:15:18.210
  • A MESSAGE LIKE ANONYMOUS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT YOU
  • 00:15:18.230 --> 00:15:20.140
  • PULL OFF THE BOOKSHELF IN AN IMPULSE BUY, RIGHT?
  • 00:15:20.160 --> 00:15:22.260
  • IT HAS TO BE HANDED TO YOU BY SOMEONE YOU TRUST.
  • 00:15:22.280 --> 00:15:25.260
  • AND THEN ONE DAY IT GOT IN THE HANDS OF A PASTOR
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:28.210
  • IN FLORIDA WHO PUT IT IN YOUR HANDS AND NOW TO
  • 00:15:28.230 --> 00:15:30.170
  • THINK THAT IT HAS NEW BREATH.
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:33.280
  • THIS IS MY HEART.
  • 00:15:34.000 --> 00:15:36.230
  • I WOULD HAVE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:39.040
  • HAS FOLLOWING GOD EVER LED YOU INTO DIFFICULT TIMES?
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:42.060
  • IF SO, I'VE GOT GREAT NEWS.
  • 00:15:42.080 --> 00:15:47.000
  • YOUR IN REALLY, AND I DO MEAN REALLY GOOD COMPANY.
  • 00:15:47.020 --> 00:15:50.080
  • EARLIER IN THE SERIES, WE STUDIED JESUS' BAPTISM
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:54.000
  • AT THE JORDAN RIVER WHICH CONCLUDED WITH FATHER
  • 00:15:54.020 --> 00:15:57.060
  • GOD'S HEAVENLY SHOUT RECORDED IN MATTHEW 3: 17,
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:16:00.160
  • THIS IS MY SON WHOM I LOVE, WITH HIM I AM
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.210
  • WELL PLEASED.
  • 00:16:03.230 --> 00:16:07.070
  • IN THE VERY NEXT VERSE, MATTHEW 4: 1 WE READ,
  • 00:16:07.090 --> 00:16:11.010
  • THEN JESUS WAS LED BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE DESERT.
  • 00:16:11.030 --> 00:16:13.090
  • AT THE WATERS OF THE JORDAN, THE SKY
  • 00:16:13.110 --> 00:16:16.070
  • RIPPED OPEN.
  • 00:16:16.090 --> 00:16:18.240
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDED LIKE A DOVE AND RESTED
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:21.050
  • UPON JESUS.
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:22.230
  • GOD THUNDERED HIS UNFAILING LOVE FROM THE
  • 00:16:22.250 --> 00:16:25.130
  • HEAVENS AND THEN HE SENT HIS BELOVED SON
  • 00:16:25.150 --> 00:16:28.210
  • INTO THE DESERT?
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:30.170
  • WHAT?
  • 00:16:30.190 --> 00:16:31.240
  • I LOVE YOU, SON.
  • 00:16:31.260 --> 00:16:33.030
  • ENJOY THE DESERT?
  • 00:16:33.050 --> 00:16:35.080
  • GENERALLY SPEAKING THIS SEQUENCE OF EVENTS MAKES
  • 00:16:35.100 --> 00:16:38.040
  • US A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:16:38.060 --> 00:16:40.150
  • CAN FOLLOWING GOD'S GOOD SPIRIT LEAD US STRAIGHT
  • 00:16:40.170 --> 00:16:43.110
  • INTO A DESERT?
  • 00:16:43.130 --> 00:16:45.070
  • CAN PERFECT OBEDIENCE DEPOSIT US IN A WASTE LAND?
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:50.040
  • CAN GOD'S LOVING WILL CALL US TO BARREN PLACES?
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:53.190
  • EVIDENTLY.
  • 00:16:53.210 --> 00:16:56.240
  • BASED ON JESUS' EXAMPLE, THE ANSWER TO ALL THE
  • 00:16:56.260 --> 00:16:59.190
  • ABOVE SEEMS TO BE YES.
  • 00:16:59.210 --> 00:17:02.230
  • IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THAT OFTEN.
  • 00:17:02.250 --> 00:17:06.070
  • WE PREFER IT WHEN FOLLOWING GOD LEADS US
  • 00:17:06.090 --> 00:17:09.060
  • INTO GREEN PASTURES AND QUIET WATERS AND SPAS.
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:13.100
  • IT SEEMS THAT GOD'S GOOD SPIRIT WOULD LEAD US TO
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:16.060
  • GOOD PLACES LIKE SUCCESS AND STRENGTH, HAPPINESS
  • 00:17:16.080 --> 00:17:20.050
  • AND WEALTH.
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:22.020
  • GOD LED ME INTO THE DESERT.
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:24.110
  • HALLELUJAH, IS JUST NOT THE STUFF T-SHIRTS ARE
  • 00:17:24.130 --> 00:17:25.290
  • MADE OF, BUT IT DOES SEEM TO BE THE STUFF THAT
  • 00:17:26.010 --> 00:17:30.050
  • WORLD CHANGERS ARE MADE OF.
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:32.240
  • - SO GOING THROUGH THESE SEASONS OF OUR LIVES
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:35.070
  • WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU WERE MAYBE UP THERE ON THE
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:39.090
  • STAGE AND NOW YOU'RE SAT DOWN OR ALL THE THINGS
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:42.050
  • THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT IN THE BEGINNING, DON'T
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:44.210
  • PEOPLE -- ISN'T THERE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE
  • 00:17:44.230 --> 00:17:48.170
  • THAT JUST BECOME BITTER IN THOSE STAGES?
  • 00:17:48.190 --> 00:17:51.210
  • HOW DO WE LIVE THROUGH THOSE MOMENTS?
  • 00:17:51.230 --> 00:17:54.260
  • BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO GIVE HOPE
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:57.100
  • TODAY IS KNOWING HOW TO LIVE THROUGH THE MOMENTS
  • 00:17:57.120 --> 00:17:59.210
  • AND WHAT GOD IS WANTING TO DO ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:17:59.230 --> 00:18:03.130
  • - YES.
  • 00:18:03.150 --> 00:18:05.150
  • I THINK THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL QUESTION AND A
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:07.130
  • REALLY PRACTICAL ONE, TOO.
  • 00:18:07.150 --> 00:18:08.290
  • THERE WAS A PLACE, I BELIEVE IT WAS IN JOHN 7
  • 00:18:09.010 --> 00:18:11.040
  • WHEN JESUS' BROTHERS SAID TO HIM, HEY, LISTEN,
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:14.200
  • YOU'RE DOING ALL THIS STUFF.
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:16.180
  • GO SHOW YOURSELF PUBLICLY.
  • 00:18:16.200 --> 00:18:18.100
  • REVEAL YOURSELF TO THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:18.120 --> 00:18:20.000
  • AND JESUS SAID SOMETHING TO THEM, HE SAID, I KNOW
  • 00:18:20.020 --> 00:18:21.280
  • FOR YOU ANY TIME IS RIGHT BUT FOR ME MY TIME HASN'T
  • 00:18:22.000 --> 00:18:24.030
  • COME YET.
  • 00:18:24.050 --> 00:18:25.190
  • SO I WANT US TO HOLD ONTO THAT AND THINK ABOUT
  • 00:18:25.210 --> 00:18:27.210
  • JESUS DURING HIS HIDDEN YEARS.
  • 00:18:27.230 --> 00:18:29.220
  • AT LEAST BY THE AGE OF 12 HE SEEMS TO HAVE KNOWN
  • 00:18:29.240 --> 00:18:32.130
  • WHO HE WAS, THAT HE WAS GOD INCARNATE ON EARTH TO
  • 00:18:32.150 --> 00:18:35.000
  • OFFER HIS SINLESS LIFE AS THE SACRIFICE FOR US, AS
  • 00:18:35.020 --> 00:18:39.170
  • THE ULTIMATE LAMB OF GOD.
  • 00:18:39.190 --> 00:18:43.020
  • SO PICTURE JESUS WITH ALL THAT PASSION, THAT POWER,
  • 00:18:43.040 --> 00:18:46.030
  • THAT PURPOSE, THAT UNDERSTANDING POUNDING IN
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:49.060
  • HIS HEART. HE KNEW HIS VOICE BEGAN THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:18:49.080 --> 00:18:54.240
  • AND PICTURE JESUS IN HIS HIDDEN YEARS WALKING BY
  • 00:18:54.260 --> 00:18:57.260
  • CHILDREN THAT HE COULD HAVE HEALED WITH ONE WORD.
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:19:01.230
  • PICTURE JESUS, THE ONE WHOSE VOICE WOULD
  • 00:19:01.250 --> 00:19:04.210
  • RAISE THE DEAD, ATTENDING FUNERALS.
  • 00:19:04.230 --> 00:19:07.240
  • PICTURE JESUS KNOWING THAT HIS CONCEPTION WAS
  • 00:19:07.260 --> 00:19:11.010
  • MIRACULOUS, MAYBE LISTENING TO PEOPLE
  • 00:19:11.030 --> 00:19:13.210
  • WHISPERING ABOUT MARY.
  • 00:19:13.230 --> 00:19:16.060
  • YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ALL OF THIS WITHIN JESUS
  • 00:19:16.080 --> 00:19:19.230
  • IN THESE HIDDEN YEARS.
  • 00:19:19.250 --> 00:19:21.160
  • IT LOOKS AS THOUGH HE WAS SUBMITTING TO A SEEMINGLY
  • 00:19:21.180 --> 00:19:24.080
  • DELAYED DESTINY, SO HOW DO WE SUBMIT TO A
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:28.210
  • SEEMINGLY DELAYED DESTINY AND KEEP OUR SPIRIT SWEET?
  • 00:19:28.230 --> 00:19:32.150
  • I THINK WE HAVE TO TRUST IN GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:36.160
  • WE HAVE TO TRUST THAT HE'S GOOD AND THAT HIS
  • 00:19:36.180 --> 00:19:39.200
  • TIMING IS GOOD, EVEN WHEN IT MAKES NO SENSE TO US
  • 00:19:39.220 --> 00:19:42.260
  • WHATSOEVER. I THINK THAT HIDDEN YEARS GIVE US THE
  • 00:19:42.280 --> 00:19:45.170
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE PEACE WITH GOD'S PACE.
  • 00:19:45.190 --> 00:19:50.140
  • AND WHEN YOU MAKE PEACE WITH GOD'S PACE, THEN YOU
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:52.290
  • HAVE THE KIND OF STRENGTH THAT YOU SEE JESUS
  • 00:19:53.010 --> 00:19:55.200
  • DEMONSTRATING IN WHAT I CALL THE SECOND LAYER OF
  • 00:19:55.220 --> 00:19:58.060
  • THE TEMPTATION, WHEN HE WAS PLACED ON THE TEMPLE
  • 00:19:58.080 --> 00:20:02.030
  • AND SATAN SAID THROW YOURSELF DOWN, THE
  • 00:20:02.050 --> 00:20:04.240
  • ANGELS WILL CATCH YOU UP.
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:07.070
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF WHERE EVERYBODY'S EXPECTING THE
  • 00:20:07.090 --> 00:20:09.060
  • MESSIAH TO BE REVEALED IN FRONT OF ALL THE
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:11.180
  • WORSHIPERS, JUMPSTART YOUR MINISTRY, JESUS,
  • 00:20:11.200 --> 00:20:15.070
  • BY DOING SOMETHING SPECTACULAR.
  • 00:20:15.090 --> 00:20:18.040
  • BUT IF YOU'VE MADE PEACE WITH GOD'S PACE IN HIDDEN
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:20.160
  • YEARS, YOU CAN TRUST GOD'S TIMING IN VISIBLE
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:24.010
  • YEARS BECAUSE GOD WASN'T SAYING NO TO JESUS
  • 00:20:24.030 --> 00:20:28.010
  • REVEALING HIMSELF FROM THE TIP OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:30.240
  • HE WAS SAYING NOT YET.
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:32.230
  • SO MUCH RESTS ON WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL SUBMIT
  • 00:20:32.250 --> 00:20:35.210
  • TO JESUS' NOT YET, MY DAUGHTER.
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:38.250
  • OH, I KNOW THE DREAM IS REAL, I PLACED IT
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:40.130
  • IN YOUR HEART, BUT NOT YET MY SON.
  • 00:20:40.150 --> 00:20:43.140
  • THERE WOULD COME A DAY WHEN JESUS WOULD REVEAL
  • 00:20:43.160 --> 00:20:45.150
  • HIMSELF AS MESSIAH, NOT FROM THE TIP OF A TEMPLE
  • 00:20:45.170 --> 00:20:47.200
  • BUT FROM AN EMPTY TOMB, AND WE NEED TO WAIT.
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:51.210
  • WE NEED TO WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:54.060
  • - JERRY MANUEL: BASEBALL HAS BEEN MY LIFE.
  • 00:20:54.080 --> 00:20:56.260
  • I WAS A FIRST ROUND PICK FOR THE DETROIT TIGERS
  • 00:20:56.280 --> 00:21:00.240
  • BACK IN 1972.
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:03.000
  • FROM THERE, I SPENT MOST OF MY TIME AS A PLAYER
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:06.220
  • AT THE HIGH LEVEL IN THE MINOR LEAGUES.
  • 00:21:06.240 --> 00:21:09.090
  • I SPENT ALMOST TEN YEARS AT THE TRIPLE "A"
  • 00:21:09.110 --> 00:21:11.060
  • LEVEL UP AND DOWN.
  • 00:21:11.080 --> 00:21:13.040
  • IF THE ROSTER ON THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL WAS
  • 00:21:13.060 --> 00:21:15.010
  • 25, I WAS THE 26TH MAN.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:17.240
  • THE HIDDEN YEARS ALICIA TALKS ABOUT BEING
  • 00:21:17.260 --> 00:21:21.140
  • ANONYMOUS, I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THOSE WERE
  • 00:21:21.160 --> 00:21:24.010
  • HIDDEN YEARS WHEN THEY WERE HIDDEN YEARS.
  • 00:21:24.030 --> 00:21:27.000
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:28.090
  • I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT UNTIL I BECAME A BIG
  • 00:21:28.110 --> 00:21:31.290
  • LEAGUE MANAGER, I BECAME A BIG LEAGUE PLAYER.
  • 00:21:32.010 --> 00:21:35.070
  • THOSE HIDDEN YEARS THAT I SPENT IN THE MINOR
  • 00:21:35.090 --> 00:21:38.070
  • LEAGUES, THOSE YEARS THAT I SPENT IN THAT BIBLE
  • 00:21:38.090 --> 00:21:42.040
  • STUDY, THE HIDDEN SEASONS ARE THE SEASONS
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:46.040
  • WHERE THE ROOTS GO DEEPER.
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:50.250
  • SO WHEN YOU COME UP AGAINST THE STORMS AND
  • 00:21:50.270 --> 00:21:53.180
  • THE WINDS OF ADVERSITY, YOU CAN HANDLE THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:21:53.200 --> 00:21:57.070
  • YOU CAN HANDLE THAT.
  • 00:21:57.090 --> 00:21:58.200
  • YOU CAN GET BLOWN TO THE LEFT OR GET BLOWN TO THE RIGHT
  • 00:21:58.220 --> 00:22:01.100
  • BUT ALL THAT'S DOING IS STRENGTHENING YOU
  • 00:22:01.120 --> 00:22:02.250
  • FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE.
  • 00:22:02.270 --> 00:22:05.010
  • - WHAT YOU SEEM TO BE TRYING TO GET US TO
  • 00:22:06.160 --> 00:22:09.260
  • UNDERSTAND IS THAT LIFE IS OFTENTIMES VIEWED
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:16.290
  • THE WAY WE THINK OF A SPORTING EVENT.
  • 00:22:17.010 --> 00:22:21.020
  • THERE'S A WINNER AND THERE'S A LOSER.
  • 00:22:21.040 --> 00:22:23.100
  • THERE'S A RACE AND SOMEBODY WON IT, AND SO
  • 00:22:23.120 --> 00:22:25.230
  • THEY WIN AND THEY WON, AND THEY PUT THEIR HANDS UP.
  • 00:22:25.250 --> 00:22:30.260
  • AND WHEN YOU, USING THAT SAME SPORTS ANALOGY, WHEN
  • 00:22:30.280 --> 00:22:37.000
  • YOU DON'T WIN AND YOU'RE NOT CELEBRATED AND LIFE
  • 00:22:37.020 --> 00:22:41.210
  • HAS DEALT YOU LIKE YOU WERE SAYING EARLIER, A
  • 00:22:41.230 --> 00:22:45.130
  • DIAGNOSES OR THIS OR THAT OR THE OTHER THING, YOU
  • 00:22:45.150 --> 00:22:48.050
  • SEEM TO HAVE YOUR DREAMS AND YOUR VISIONS NOT
  • 00:22:48.070 --> 00:22:52.000
  • HAPPENING, NOT TAKING PLACE, THERE CAN BE A
  • 00:22:52.020 --> 00:22:55.250
  • RHYTHM THERE THAT THE LORD SEEMS TO BE SAYING,
  • 00:22:55.270 --> 00:23:00.060
  • IT'S ALMOST LIKE CHRISTIANITY SOMETIMES
  • 00:23:00.080 --> 00:23:05.240
  • HAS BEEN CONNECTED TO IF YOU'RE WINNING, YOU'RE
  • 00:23:05.260 --> 00:23:13.060
  • RIGHTEOUS. IF YOU'RE WINNING, THAT MEANS
  • 00:23:13.080 --> 00:23:17.120
  • GOD'S HAPPY WITH YOU.
  • 00:23:17.140 --> 00:23:19.190
  • YOU SEEM TO BE DECLARING THAT THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:23.010
  • NECESSARILY NEED TO BE YOUR MIND SET.
  • 00:23:23.030 --> 00:23:26.220
  • SO YOU CAN ALMOST, IF YOU'RE IN A SEASON THAT
  • 00:23:26.240 --> 00:23:31.170
  • MOST PEOPLE WOULD DECLARE THE SEASON JUST STINKS,
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:35.090
  • I DON'T LIKE THIS SEASON.
  • 00:23:35.110 --> 00:23:37.080
  • I MEAN MY RELATIVES, I'VE JUST MOVED INTO A NEW
  • 00:23:37.100 --> 00:23:39.220
  • CITY AND ALL THE DIFFERENT DRAMAS THAT CAN
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:42.170
  • HAPPEN IN LIFE, BUT BASICALLY THERE MAYBE IS
  • 00:23:42.190 --> 00:23:47.020
  • NO SHORTCUT, AND MAYBE WHAT THE LORD IS TRYING TO
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:50.120
  • SAY IS I MEANT WHAT I SAID IN ECCLESIASTICS,
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:53.290
  • THERE IS A TIME TO SOW AND A TIME TO REAP, AND
  • 00:23:54.010 --> 00:23:57.150
  • UNDER HEAVEN THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THESE SEASONAL
  • 00:23:57.170 --> 00:24:00.040
  • THINGS. THAT'S NEW FOR SOME PEOPLE, OKAY.
  • 00:24:00.060 --> 00:24:04.040
  • IT SEEMS TO BE.
  • 00:24:04.060 --> 00:24:06.020
  • - YES, WELL, I THINK WE LIVE IN A CULTURE THAT
  • 00:24:06.040 --> 00:24:09.000
  • SAYS THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO
  • 00:24:09.020 --> 00:24:11.140
  • POINTS IS A STRAIGHT LINE.
  • 00:24:11.160 --> 00:24:13.020
  • - MATT: AND THE BEST.
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:14.140
  • - AND THE BEST. BUT GOD RARELY DRAWS IN STRAIGHT LINES.
  • 00:24:14.160 --> 00:24:17.120
  • HE RARELY DRAWS IN STRAIGHT LINES.
  • 00:24:17.140 --> 00:24:19.150
  • SO WE EMPHASIZE THE TOUCHDOWN.
  • 00:24:19.170 --> 00:24:21.190
  • JESUS IS JUST AS PLEASED IN THE TRAINING.
  • 00:24:21.210 --> 00:24:24.060
  • HE LOVES BEING WITH US.
  • 00:24:24.080 --> 00:24:25.200
  • I LOVE MARK 3:13-15 WHEN JESUS IS CALLING THE
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:29.290
  • DISCIPLES TO HIMSELF.
  • 00:24:30.010 --> 00:24:31.250
  • VERY FIRST JOB DESCRIPTION, HE SAYS BE WITH ME.
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:35.080
  • WHAT ABOUT THE TOUCHDOWN?
  • 00:24:35.100 --> 00:24:37.130
  • OKAY, BUT BE WITH ME, AND THEN I'M GONNA SEND YOU
  • 00:24:37.150 --> 00:24:40.160
  • OUT TO PREACH, AND YOU'RE GONNA HAVE AUTHORITY
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:42.040
  • OVER THE DEMONIC, BUT BE WITH ME.
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:45.030
  • THAT'S WHY WE CALL HIM EMMANUEL. BE WITH ME.
  • 00:24:45.050 --> 00:24:47.140
  • WHAT DID HE SAY WHEN HE WAS ASCENDING?
  • 00:24:47.160 --> 00:24:49.080
  • I'LL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS.
  • 00:24:49.100 --> 00:24:51.150
  • SO IT'S ALMOST LIKE IF A CHILD THINKS THAT THEIR
  • 00:24:51.170 --> 00:24:55.180
  • PARENT IS WAITING FOR THEM TO WIN THE AWARD,
  • 00:24:55.200 --> 00:25:00.050
  • WHEN THE PARENT IS JUST SO PLEASED TO SHARE THE
  • 00:25:00.070 --> 00:25:03.050
  • SPACE TOGETHER, LIKE WHEN THE CHILD THINKS THAT THE
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:06.010
  • PARENT'S JUST INTERESTED IN THEM WINNING THE
  • 00:25:06.030 --> 00:25:07.210
  • TROPHY, WHEN THE PARENT'S LOVE, THE PARENT'S
  • 00:25:07.230 --> 00:25:11.060
  • TREASURE WAS JUST BEING NEAR AND SHARING SPACE
  • 00:25:11.080 --> 00:25:14.190
  • TOGETHER. GOD LOVES TO BE WITH US.
  • 00:25:14.210 --> 00:25:17.230
  • WE HAVE OUR EYES SET ON SOMETHING ELSE AND
  • 00:25:17.250 --> 00:25:19.240
  • HE'LL BE THERE TOO, BUT WE CAN'T
  • 00:25:19.260 --> 00:25:22.010
  • UNDERESTIMATE THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:25:22.030 --> 00:25:23.250
  • THIS MOMENT IS NOT JUST SOME STEPPINGSTONE TO
  • 00:25:23.270 --> 00:25:27.220
  • SOMETHING GREATER. JESUS IS IN THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:25:27.240 --> 00:25:31.050
  • HOW COULD IT BE MORE MAGNIFICENT?
  • 00:25:31.070 --> 00:25:34.050
  • - I LOVE THAT RIGHT THERE, BECAUSE PROBABLY
  • 00:25:34.070 --> 00:25:38.030
  • ONE OF THE MOST TOUCHING STORIES WHERE I JUST
  • 00:25:38.050 --> 00:25:41.100
  • COLLAPSED ON THE FLOOR...
  • 00:25:41.120 --> 00:25:44.020
  • - SHE TRIED TO READ ME, AND SHE SOBBED.
  • 00:25:44.040 --> 00:25:47.150
  • - IT WAS UGLY AND IT WAS ROUGH WAS WHEN YOU
  • 00:25:47.170 --> 00:25:51.290
  • WERE TALKING ABOUT WHEN OUR CHILDREN ARE BORN,
  • 00:25:52.010 --> 00:25:54.100
  • AND WE GET TO THESE THOSE HIDDEN YEARS,
  • 00:25:54.120 --> 00:25:56.250
  • THOSE LITTLE...
  • 00:25:56.270 --> 00:25:59.190
  • - SHE'S GONNA CRY NOW.
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:01.280
  • - THOSE MOMENTS WHEN NOBODY ELSE IS THERE.
  • 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:05.160
  • YOU TELL IT BECAUSE YOU TELL IT SO GOOD,
  • 00:26:05.180 --> 00:26:07.010
  • AND IF YOU DON'T TELL IT GOOD ENOUGH...
  • 00:26:07.030 --> 00:26:08.230
  • - I'LL JUMP IN AND TELL IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:08.250 --> 00:26:10.130
  • - ...I'LL HELP YOU TELL YOUR STORY.
  • 00:26:10.150 --> 00:26:12.070
  • - YES. I THINK WE ALL HAVE BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS
  • 00:26:12.090 --> 00:26:15.090
  • ABOUT OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:26:15.110 --> 00:26:17.070
  • I THINK OF A TIME WHEN I HAD JUST COME BACK FROM A
  • 00:26:17.090 --> 00:26:20.000
  • SURGERY, AND MY CHILDREN WERE TAKING CARE OF ME.
  • 00:26:20.020 --> 00:26:23.230
  • MY LITTLE GIRL IS SMASHING GOBS OF VASELINE
  • 00:26:23.250 --> 00:26:26.150
  • BETWEEN MY TOES FOR SOME REASON, SHE'S COMBING
  • 00:26:26.170 --> 00:26:29.030
  • MY HAIR WITH HER TOOTH BRUSH.
  • 00:26:29.050 --> 00:26:31.020
  • THESE TENDER MOMENTS THAT ARE SO PRECIOUS THAT
  • 00:26:31.040 --> 00:26:33.240
  • NOBODY ELSE HAS SEEN AND IT'S OKAY BECAUSE
  • 00:26:33.260 --> 00:26:36.190
  • MY KIDS WERE IN THEIR HIDDEN YEARS.
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:38.200
  • PEOPLE HADN'T DISCOVERED KIONA'S INNER AND
  • 00:26:38.220 --> 00:26:42.040
  • OUTER BEAUTY OR JONATHAN'S GENIUS.
  • 00:26:42.060 --> 00:26:44.160
  • LOUIE HADN'T BEEN BORN YET BY THE TIME
  • 00:26:44.180 --> 00:26:45.250
  • I WROTE THIS BOOK.
  • 00:26:45.270 --> 00:26:47.140
  • BUT IT'S ALL RIGHT THAT WE WERE THE ONLY ONES
  • 00:26:47.160 --> 00:26:50.270
  • IN THE FRONT ROW OF OUR CHILDREN'S LIVES.
  • 00:26:50.290 --> 00:26:54.070
  • AND IT WAS INCREDIBLY SATISFYING AS A PARENT
  • 00:26:54.090 --> 00:26:56.050
  • THAT THEY WEREN'T LOOKING OVER OUR SHOULDERS FOR
  • 00:26:56.070 --> 00:26:58.080
  • ANYBODY ELSE'S ATTENTION.
  • 00:26:58.100 --> 00:27:00.100
  • AND I THINK THAT GETS TO THE HEART OF THIS, REALLY.
  • 00:27:00.120 --> 00:27:03.180
  • I THINK WE SPEND A WHOLE LOT OF OUR LIVES LOOKING
  • 00:27:03.200 --> 00:27:06.120
  • OVER GOD'S SHOULDERS TO SEE WHO ELSE MIGHT BE
  • 00:27:06.140 --> 00:27:09.080
  • WATCHING WHEN HE'S SITTING THERE IN THE FRONT
  • 00:27:09.100 --> 00:27:12.130
  • ROW WITH HIS EYES UPON US AND LOVE ALL OVER HIS
  • 00:27:12.150 --> 00:27:17.140
  • FACE. WHO CAN ADD TO THE ATTENTION THAT
  • 00:27:17.160 --> 00:27:21.230
  • GOD HAS GIVEN TO US?
  • 00:27:21.250 --> 00:27:24.070
  • AND SO I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE HEART OF
  • 00:27:24.090 --> 00:27:26.010
  • ANONYMOUS IS SEEING WHO'S ALWAYS BEEN SEEING YOU
  • 00:27:26.030 --> 00:27:30.030
  • AND BEING SATISFIED THAT HIS ATTENTION IS ENOUGH
  • 00:27:30.050 --> 00:27:34.120
  • WHETHER ANYBODY SEES YOU OR DOESN'T SEE YOU,
  • 00:27:34.140 --> 00:27:36.160
  • WHETHER THEY'RE APPLAUDING YOU OR BOOING
  • 00:27:36.180 --> 00:27:38.030
  • YOU, GOD'S ATTENTION CAN BE ENOUGH.
  • 00:27:38.050 --> 00:27:41.020
  • - SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS WE ALWAYS
  • 00:27:41.040 --> 00:27:43.020
  • HAVE GOD'S ATTENTION.
  • 00:27:43.040 --> 00:27:44.120
  • - ALICIA: ALWAYS.
  • 00:27:44.140 --> 00:27:45.250
  • - EVEN IN THOSE TIMES THAT WE JUST THINK HE'S
  • 00:27:45.270 --> 00:27:48.070
  • GONE OFF SOMEWHERE OR MAYBE WE'VE MADE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:27:48.090 --> 00:27:51.140
  • I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE FEEL, AND I KNOW WE'VE
  • 00:27:51.160 --> 00:27:56.120
  • ALL FELT IT, THAT WE'VE DONE SOMETHING WRONG AND
  • 00:27:56.140 --> 00:28:00.160
  • IT'S CAUSED THIS BIG DIVIDE BETWEEN ME AND
  • 00:28:00.180 --> 00:28:03.260
  • GOD, AND THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT IS AT ALL, IS IT?
  • 00:28:03.280 --> 00:28:06.200
  • - ALICIA: NO.
  • 00:28:06.220 --> 00:28:07.280
  • I THINK THAT PART OF WHAT HIDDENESS DOES, AGAIN
  • 00:28:08.000 --> 00:28:10.010
  • WHETHER IT'S VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY IT REMOVES
  • 00:28:10.030 --> 00:28:13.090
  • THE THINGS THAT DISTRACT US FROM HIS FACE, ALL THE
  • 00:28:13.110 --> 00:28:17.030
  • GLITTER, ALL THE LIGHTS, ALL THE SOUND, IT REMOVES
  • 00:28:17.050 --> 00:28:19.130
  • ALL THOSE THINGS AND LIFE FINALLY GETS BARE ENOUGH
  • 00:28:19.150 --> 00:28:23.010
  • FOR US TO REALIZE THAT HIS EYES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
  • 00:28:23.030 --> 00:28:25.160
  • ON US AND IF WE CAN MAKE THAT REALIZATION OUR NEW
  • 00:28:25.180 --> 00:28:29.230
  • NORMAL, THEN IT'S GONNA GUARD US AS WE GO IN AND
  • 00:28:29.250 --> 00:28:34.030
  • OUT OF SEASONS OF SUMMER AND WINTER BECAUSE THAT
  • 00:28:34.050 --> 00:28:36.110
  • CYCLE WILL HAPPEN THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES.
  • 00:28:36.130 --> 00:28:39.020
  • WE'VE ALL GRIEVED OVER THE SAD STORIES OF
  • 00:28:40.000 --> 00:28:42.270
  • BEAUTIFUL SOULS WHO EARLY IN LIFE OR EVEN LATER IN
  • 00:28:42.290 --> 00:28:45.180
  • LIFE EXCELLED PUBLICLY, PERHAPS IN ATHLETICS OR
  • 00:28:45.200 --> 00:28:49.140
  • ACTING OR BUSINESS OR SOME FORM OF ART,
  • 00:28:49.160 --> 00:28:52.030
  • AND THEN THEY COLLAPSED.
  • 00:28:52.050 --> 00:28:54.190
  • FEW PEOPLE SEEM TO SURVIVE THE COMBINED
  • 00:28:54.210 --> 00:28:57.100
  • WEIGHT OF MONEY THAT CAN BUY ANYTHING, ADMIRERS
  • 00:28:57.120 --> 00:29:00.040
  • WHO WILL DO ANYTHING AND THE HIGH GLOSS BRAND OF
  • 00:29:00.060 --> 00:29:03.080
  • AUTHORITY THAT COMES WITH FAME.
  • 00:29:03.100 --> 00:29:06.150
  • LIKE YOU, OVER THE DECADES, I WITNESSED WITH
  • 00:29:06.170 --> 00:29:09.090
  • TEARS THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL DOWNFALL OF
  • 00:29:09.110 --> 00:29:13.020
  • TRULY EXCEPTIONAL MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE CRUSHED BY
  • 00:29:13.040 --> 00:29:16.220
  • THE WEIGHT OF TOO MUCH APPLAUSE, TOO MUCH
  • 00:29:16.240 --> 00:29:19.100
  • INFLUENCE AND TOO LITTLE SELF-CONTROL.
  • 00:29:19.120 --> 00:29:22.140
  • SO WHENEVER I SEE SOMEONE I'M MENTORING RUSHING
  • 00:29:22.160 --> 00:29:26.160
  • TOWARD THE FUTURE OR LONGING TO BE NOTICED OR
  • 00:29:26.180 --> 00:29:29.120
  • IMPATIENT FOR THEIR DAY IN THE SUN, I BREATHE A
  • 00:29:29.140 --> 00:29:32.130
  • SILENT PRAYER OH, JESUS, GRANT THEM THE GIFT OF
  • 00:29:32.150 --> 00:29:36.140
  • HIDDENESS FOR A FEW MORE YEARS.
  • 00:29:36.160 --> 00:29:39.080
  • PLEASE LET THEM GROW IN QUIET ANONYMITY.
  • 00:29:39.100 --> 00:29:43.190
  • PERHAPS IT'S ONE OF THE MORE LIFE-GIVING PRAYERS
  • 00:29:43.210 --> 00:29:46.150
  • THAT I PRAY.
  • 00:29:46.170 --> 00:29:48.210
  • - IT'S DAWNING ON ME SOMETHING.
  • 00:29:50.110 --> 00:29:53.220
  • WHY ARE WE HAVING DIFFICULTY GRASPING THIS?
  • 00:29:53.240 --> 00:29:58.040
  • BECAUSE JESUS SAID THE KINGDOM, IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:29:58.060 --> 00:30:01.170
  • BE FIRST, THEN BE LAST. SO THAT'S THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:30:01.190 --> 00:30:05.070
  • SO A LOT OF TIMES THE WAY YOU ENTER OR THE WAY
  • 00:30:05.090 --> 00:30:11.160
  • YOU UNDERSTAND, IF YOU WANT TO BE FIRST
  • 00:30:11.180 --> 00:30:15.110
  • YOU'RE A SERVANT.
  • 00:30:15.130 --> 00:30:17.170
  • SO JESUS DECLARED THAT AND HE DECLARED THE
  • 00:30:17.190 --> 00:30:19.230
  • DIFFERENCE OF HIS KINGDOM AND THE REALITY OF LIFE
  • 00:30:19.250 --> 00:30:24.120
  • IN GENERAL. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS DIFFERENT.
  • 00:30:24.140 --> 00:30:28.080
  • THEN FOR SOME REASON WE THINK THAT THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:30:28.100 --> 00:30:31.020
  • APPLY TO IF MY CHURCH ISN'T AS BIG AS THE NEXT
  • 00:30:31.040 --> 00:30:34.090
  • GUY DOWN THE ROAD, THEN THERE MUST BE SOMETHING
  • 00:30:34.110 --> 00:30:38.020
  • WRONG WITH ME, THERE MUST BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT
  • 00:30:38.040 --> 00:30:41.060
  • ABOUT ME, I'M NOT DOING SOMETHING RIGHT, AND IF
  • 00:30:41.080 --> 00:30:45.120
  • YOU'RE NOT WINNING THEN YOU'RE LOSING.
  • 00:30:45.140 --> 00:30:47.150
  • WELL, HE ALREADY DESCRIBED THE KINGDOM OF
  • 00:30:47.170 --> 00:30:49.140
  • GOD IS COMPLETELY UPSIDE DOWN, SO THE IDEA THAT
  • 00:30:49.160 --> 00:30:54.130
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ANONYMOUS YEARS, PEOPLE
  • 00:30:54.150 --> 00:30:58.050
  • SAY THEY WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS AND THEN ALL WE
  • 00:30:58.070 --> 00:31:01.040
  • KNOW IS TEN PERCENT OF HIS LIFE AND SO IF YOU
  • 00:31:01.060 --> 00:31:04.020
  • WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS, THEN 90 PERCENT OF YOUR
  • 00:31:04.040 --> 00:31:06.100
  • LIFE IS GONNA BE ANONYMOUS IF YOU WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS
  • 00:31:06.120 --> 00:31:09.100
  • - LET'S MAKE A T-SHIRT OUT OF THAT.
  • 00:31:09.120 --> 00:31:11.120
  • - YEA, I'M INVISIBLE.
  • 00:31:11.140 --> 00:31:13.010
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE QUOTE "SEEN" AND THEN THE
  • 00:31:13.030 --> 00:31:17.180
  • KINGDOM OF GOD IS OPPOSITE OF OUR NATURAL,
  • 00:31:17.200 --> 00:31:20.070
  • BUT FOR SOME REASON IT NEVER CONNECTED IN THIS
  • 00:31:20.090 --> 00:31:23.060
  • SPACE. MY CHURCH ISN'T BIG ENOUGH SO I MUST BE
  • 00:31:23.080 --> 00:31:25.080
  • DOING SOMETHING WRONG.
  • 00:31:25.100 --> 00:31:26.220
  • - AND WHAT I LOVE IS THAT YOU EMPHASIZE IN
  • 00:31:26.240 --> 00:31:29.020
  • HERE IS IT'S PROBABLY THOSE ANONYMOUS YEARS
  • 00:31:29.040 --> 00:31:31.280
  • THAT GOD LOVES SO MUCH.
  • 00:31:32.000 --> 00:31:33.190
  • - ALICIA: YES. YES.
  • 00:31:33.210 --> 00:31:35.040
  • JUST LIKE WITH OUR CHILDREN, WHEN IT DIDN'T
  • 00:31:35.060 --> 00:31:37.290
  • MATTER WHO ELSE WAS WATCHING, HOW THAT MADE
  • 00:31:38.010 --> 00:31:40.280
  • US FEEL WHEN WE WERE ENOUGH.
  • 00:31:41.000 --> 00:31:43.170
  • AND TO THINK WHEN GOD KNOWS REGARDLESS OF WHO
  • 00:31:43.190 --> 00:31:46.100
  • ELSE SEES MY SON, REGARDLESS OF WHO ELSE IS
  • 00:31:46.120 --> 00:31:49.110
  • APPLAUDING MY DAUGHTER, TO HIM, TO HER MY
  • 00:31:49.130 --> 00:31:52.130
  • ATTENTION IS ENOUGH.
  • 00:31:52.150 --> 00:31:55.030
  • THEY KNOW THAT NO HUMANS ATTENTION CAN ADD TO
  • 00:31:55.050 --> 00:31:57.230
  • WHAT I'VE ALREADY GIVEN TO THEM. SURELY
  • 00:31:57.250 --> 00:32:00.270
  • THAT HAS TO MAKE HIS DADDY HEART FILLED WITH LOVE.
  • 00:32:00.290 --> 00:32:04.050
  • - LAURIE: YEAH.
  • 00:32:04.070 --> 00:32:06.020
  • - SO WHEN YOU THINK OF THIS OR SINCE I CAN'T
  • 00:32:06.040 --> 00:32:10.220
  • SING AND WOULDN'T ATTEMPT TO SING AND DON'T LIKE
  • 00:32:10.240 --> 00:32:13.130
  • REALLY TO SING.
  • 00:32:13.150 --> 00:32:15.040
  • - YOU LOVE TO SING. - NO, I DON'T.
  • 00:32:15.060 --> 00:32:16.200
  • I DON'T DANCE OR SING.
  • 00:32:16.220 --> 00:32:18.180
  • BUT I KNOW A LOT OF SINGERS AND DANCERS THAT
  • 00:32:18.200 --> 00:32:21.110
  • DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ADDING ANY VALUE TO
  • 00:32:21.130 --> 00:32:24.280
  • ANYONE OR EVEN THEMSELVES UNLESS THEY'RE ON A STAGE
  • 00:32:25.000 --> 00:32:27.270
  • SINGING OR DANCING.
  • 00:32:27.290 --> 00:32:29.200
  • BUT IF YOU WERE SINGING OR DANCING IN YOUR ROOM
  • 00:32:29.220 --> 00:32:33.010
  • BY YOURSELF, YOU HAVE THE GREATEST AUDIENCE THERE
  • 00:32:33.030 --> 00:32:36.280
  • AT SOME POINT AND PEOPLE DON'T THINK THAT WAY.
  • 00:32:37.000 --> 00:32:39.130
  • - THAT'S EXACTLY IT.
  • 00:32:39.150 --> 00:32:41.030
  • WE'RE WAITING FOR SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY,
  • 00:32:41.050 --> 00:32:42.270
  • AND WE ARE GONNA HAVE TO GRAPPLE WITH THESE
  • 00:32:42.290 --> 00:32:45.020
  • PRINCIPLES BECAUSE IT'S ONLY GETTING WORSE.
  • 00:32:45.040 --> 00:32:47.090
  • WE ARE LIVING IN AN AGE WHERE WE IDOLIZE THE VISIBLE.
  • 00:32:47.110 --> 00:32:50.250
  • WE DON'T JUST PREFER IT, WE IDOLIZE IT.
  • 00:32:50.270 --> 00:32:53.210
  • WE ARE MEASURING OURSELF BY WHAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN
  • 00:32:53.230 --> 00:32:57.080
  • SEE. TALK ABOUT SETTING US UP FOR ANXIETY.
  • 00:32:57.100 --> 00:33:02.150
  • WE HAVE GOT TO REORIENT OUR SELF TO THE ANCIENT
  • 00:33:02.170 --> 00:33:06.000
  • TRUTH THAT GOD ALWAYS SEES THAT HIS
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:08.270
  • ATTENTION IS ENOUGH.
  • 00:33:08.290 --> 00:33:10.170
  • PEOPLE'S ATTENTION COME AND GO AND THAT'S OKAY
  • 00:33:10.190 --> 00:33:14.260
  • BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN I STAND BEFORE
  • 00:33:14.280 --> 00:33:18.230
  • JESUS, HE'S NOT GONNA SAY SO ALICIA, WERE YOU
  • 00:33:18.250 --> 00:33:22.050
  • APPROPRIATELY APPLAUDED?
  • 00:33:22.070 --> 00:33:25.000
  • - MATT: DID YOU HAVE ENOUGH FOLLOWERS?
  • 00:33:25.020 --> 00:33:26.080
  • - DID YOU HAVE ENOUGH FOLLOWERS.
  • 00:33:26.100 --> 00:33:27.180
  • SO ALICIA, DID PEOPLE NOTICE YOU?
  • 00:33:27.200 --> 00:33:29.130
  • HE'S GONNA SAY THINGS LIKE I THINK DID YOU LOVE
  • 00:33:29.150 --> 00:33:32.020
  • ME? DID YOU LIVE LOVED BY ME?
  • 00:33:32.040 --> 00:33:35.030
  • DID YOU LOVE OTHERS TOWARD ME?
  • 00:33:35.050 --> 00:33:38.090
  • AND I WANT TO BE PREPARED TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:33:38.110 --> 00:33:41.160
  • AND AS BEAUTIFUL AS THIS IS, THIS IS AN
  • 00:33:41.180 --> 00:33:44.100
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS MESSAGE THAT I DIDN'T
  • 00:33:44.120 --> 00:33:47.050
  • EVEN DREAM TO DREAM, BUT THE ANSWERS TO THAT
  • 00:33:47.070 --> 00:33:50.270
  • QUESTION ARE ACTUALLY IN MY TINY SPACES IN LIFE
  • 00:33:50.290 --> 00:33:54.220
  • WHERE NO ONE'S LOOKING AND NO ONE'S WATCHING AND
  • 00:33:54.240 --> 00:33:57.160
  • HOW I RESPOND IN A TENSE MOMENT, IN HOW I CARE
  • 00:33:57.180 --> 00:34:00.160
  • FOR MY CHILDREN, IN WHERE I GO IN MY
  • 00:34:00.180 --> 00:34:02.240
  • THOUGHTS ON A BLUE DAY.
  • 00:34:02.260 --> 00:34:04.290
  • THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF SPACES WHERE I'M
  • 00:34:05.010 --> 00:34:07.170
  • PREPARING TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION ABOUT LOVE.
  • 00:34:07.190 --> 00:34:12.080
  • - OKAY, WE ALL FIND OURSELVES IN THAT
  • 00:34:12.100 --> 00:34:13.220
  • ANONYMOUS TIME.
  • 00:34:13.240 --> 00:34:16.040
  • WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO MAKE THE BEST OF THOSE MOMENTS?
  • 00:34:16.060 --> 00:34:21.290
  • - YES. I THINK THAT IT WOULD SERVE US ALL REALLY WELL
  • 00:34:22.010 --> 00:34:26.050
  • TO REDISCOVER AN ANCIENT DISCIPLINE THAT MAYBE
  • 00:34:26.070 --> 00:34:29.240
  • EVEN A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS AGO WAS
  • 00:34:29.260 --> 00:34:31.220
  • CALLED WAITING.
  • 00:34:31.240 --> 00:34:33.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:34:33.180 --> 00:34:36.210
  • - WHAT'S THAT?
  • 00:34:36.230 --> 00:34:37.290
  • - WAITING, IT'S TOUGH. IT'S TOUGH.
  • 00:34:38.010 --> 00:34:40.080
  • - NOW! NOW! NOW!
  • 00:34:40.100 --> 00:34:42.110
  • - WE CAN INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF EVERYTHING
  • 00:34:42.130 --> 00:34:43.290
  • BY PRESSING A BUTTON.
  • 00:34:44.010 --> 00:34:45.210
  • I THINK WE NEED TO REDISCOVER WAITING WHICH
  • 00:34:45.230 --> 00:34:48.130
  • REALLY TAKES, LOOPS US BACK TO THE SACRED SLOW.
  • 00:34:48.150 --> 00:34:51.090
  • THEY REALLY ARE RELATED MESSAGES, AREN'T THEY?
  • 00:34:51.110 --> 00:34:53.050
  • BUT THAT WE WAIT, NOT IMPATIENTLY.
  • 00:34:53.070 --> 00:34:57.160
  • WE WAIT NOT WITH RESENTMENT IN OUR HEART,
  • 00:34:57.180 --> 00:35:00.060
  • BUT WE WAIT BECAUSE HE'S WORTHY.
  • 00:35:00.080 --> 00:35:03.000
  • HE IS OUR TREASURE, NOT THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:35:03.020 --> 00:35:09.060
  • HE IS OUR TREASURE, NOT THAT DIRECTION OR
  • 00:35:09.080 --> 00:35:12.230
  • THAT PLACEMENT OR THAT PROMOTION.
  • 00:35:12.250 --> 00:35:14.280
  • IT'S HIM.
  • 00:35:15.000 --> 00:35:17.100
  • AND I THINK WE GET CONFUSED.
  • 00:35:17.120 --> 00:35:19.040
  • WE THINK THAT SATISFACTION IS IN THE
  • 00:35:19.060 --> 00:35:20.270
  • GIFTS NOT THE GIVER.
  • 00:35:20.290 --> 00:35:23.240
  • IN THE HEALING NOT THE HEALER.
  • 00:35:23.260 --> 00:35:26.230
  • HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TRULY SATISFY OUR
  • 00:35:26.250 --> 00:35:30.220
  • SOUL BECAUSE OTHERWISE IT WILL ALWAYS BE ONE MORE.
  • 00:35:30.240 --> 00:35:34.070
  • IF WE KEEP OUR SATISFACTION, IF WE KEEP,
  • 00:35:34.090 --> 00:35:36.210
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT THE GPS ADDRESS FOR CONTENTMENT.
  • 00:35:36.230 --> 00:35:39.190
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT IT THAT WAY.
  • 00:35:39.210 --> 00:35:41.180
  • IF THE ADDRESS IS THINGS THAT ARE MEASURABLE AND
  • 00:35:41.200 --> 00:35:44.050
  • VISIBLE, THEN WE'RE GONNA GET TO THAT PLACE AND
  • 00:35:44.070 --> 00:35:46.230
  • THINK IT DOESN'T QUITE FEEL THE WAY I THOUGHT IT
  • 00:35:46.250 --> 00:35:48.240
  • WAS, LET'S ADD ONE MORE.
  • 00:35:48.260 --> 00:35:50.260
  • ONE MORE PROMOTION, ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:35:50.280 --> 00:35:53.110
  • ONE MORE SCREEN, ONE MORE SOMETHING.
  • 00:35:53.130 --> 00:35:55.280
  • IT'S NEVER ENOUGH.
  • 00:35:56.000 --> 00:35:57.080
  • - IT'S NOT SATISFYING.
  • 00:35:57.100 --> 00:35:58.180
  • - IT'S LIKE A TALL GLASS OF TEA AND YOU'RE TRYING
  • 00:35:58.200 --> 00:36:01.220
  • TO STIR UP THE SUGAR AT THE BOTTOM WITH A SHORT
  • 00:36:01.240 --> 00:36:03.180
  • SPOON. IT JUST WON'T REACH.
  • 00:36:03.200 --> 00:36:06.000
  • ONLY GOD'S LOVE IS DEEP ENOUGH TO TRULY SATISFY.
  • 00:36:06.020 --> 00:36:11.070
  • - [SINGING] ONLY JESUS CAN SATISFY MY SOUL.
  • 00:36:11.090 --> 00:36:14.110
  • - ALICIA: THERE YOU GO. WE'LL LET HER SING.
  • 00:36:14.130 --> 00:36:16.000
  • - YA, SHE CAN SING.
  • 00:36:16.020 --> 00:36:17.130
  • WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ANONYMOUS.
  • 00:36:17.150 --> 00:36:20.290
  • NOT ONLY IS IT A BOOK, IT IS A BRAND-NEW TELEVISION
  • 00:36:21.010 --> 00:36:26.250
  • SERIES SHOT RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:36:26.270 --> 00:36:29.270
  • THIS IS A DEEP SUBJECT.
  • 00:36:29.290 --> 00:36:33.100
  • IT CAN'T BE UNPACKED ENTIRELY IN ONE TV
  • 00:36:33.120 --> 00:36:38.050
  • BROADCAST LIKE WE'RE REALLY JUST KIND OF
  • 00:36:38.070 --> 00:36:40.120
  • SCRATCHING THE SURFACE OF WHAT THIS IS
  • 00:36:40.140 --> 00:36:43.060
  • AND THE SUBJECT MATTER.
  • 00:36:43.080 --> 00:36:45.020
  • THAT'S WHY BY THE WAY IF YOU JUST TUNED IN,
  • 00:36:45.040 --> 00:36:48.020
  • WE ARE HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:36:48.040 --> 00:36:49.140
  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON.
  • 00:36:49.160 --> 00:36:51.010
  • I'M NOT SURE YOU CAN HEAR THE BELLS, BUT WE CAN
  • 00:36:51.030 --> 00:36:53.250
  • HEAR THE BELLS OF THE CHURCH ON MOUNT ZION THAT
  • 00:36:53.270 --> 00:36:57.110
  • THEY'RE RINGING, AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON.
  • 00:36:57.130 --> 00:37:00.280
  • AND THERE IS REALLY NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN
  • 00:37:01.000 --> 00:37:05.040
  • TO TALK ABOUT JESUS RIGHT HERE AT THE STUDIOS IN
  • 00:37:05.060 --> 00:37:09.090
  • JERUSALEM, AND WE'RE TALKING WITH ALICIA BRITT
  • 00:37:09.110 --> 00:37:12.100
  • CHOLE, DR. ABC, ABOUT HER NEW SERIES THAT IS BEING
  • 00:37:12.120 --> 00:37:17.110
  • SHOT RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM ENTITLED ANONYMOUS.
  • 00:37:17.130 --> 00:37:22.030
  • THE BOOK IS WHAT WE ARE DISCUSSING
  • 00:37:22.050 --> 00:37:24.040
  • RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:37:24.060 --> 00:37:25.170
  • - SO YOU TALKED A LOT ON JESUS' LIFE, AND YOU TAKE
  • 00:37:25.190 --> 00:37:30.010
  • US THROUGH JESUS' LIFE WHERE WE SEE HIM AT BORN,
  • 00:37:30.030 --> 00:37:33.120
  • WE SEE HIM AT TWO YEARS OLD, WE SEE HIM AT 12,
  • 00:37:33.140 --> 00:37:35.130
  • WE SEE HIM AT 30.
  • 00:37:35.150 --> 00:37:37.100
  • SO A LOT OF TIME WE DON'T SEE WHERE HE'S AT,
  • 00:37:37.120 --> 00:37:40.050
  • WHAT HE'S DOING.
  • 00:37:40.070 --> 00:37:41.150
  • BUT WHEN HE COMES AND HE GETS BAPTIZED.
  • 00:37:41.170 --> 00:37:43.270
  • SO HE COMES... TALK ABOUT THAT PART.
  • 00:37:43.290 --> 00:37:47.040
  • - YES, YES, SO IF WE CAN TRY TO IMAGINE
  • 00:37:47.060 --> 00:37:50.170
  • 30 YEARS, WE CAN UNDERSTAND 30 YEARS OF WAITING PERHAPS
  • 00:37:50.190 --> 00:37:53.100
  • BUT NONE OF US CAN FATHOM WHAT IT WOULD'VE BEEN LIKE
  • 00:37:53.120 --> 00:37:56.070
  • TO HAVE 30 YEARS OF WAITING, MOST OF WHICH
  • 00:37:56.090 --> 00:37:58.090
  • WE KNEW WHO WE WERE. AGAIN, WE TURN BACK
  • 00:37:58.110 --> 00:38:01.040
  • BY THE AGE OF 12, HE SEEMS TO KNOW WHO HE WAS.
  • 00:38:01.060 --> 00:38:04.270
  • AND SO FINALLY, FATHER GOD SAID, ALL RIGHT, NOW
  • 00:38:04.290 --> 00:38:08.150
  • IT'S TIME. TODAY'S DAY.
  • 00:38:08.170 --> 00:38:10.250
  • LEAVE YOUR TOOLS ON THE TABLE.
  • 00:38:10.270 --> 00:38:12.190
  • I HAVE MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU WITH
  • 00:38:12.210 --> 00:38:14.040
  • THE HOLY MAN IN CAMEL'S HAIR, RIGHT?
  • 00:38:14.060 --> 00:38:15.260
  • SO JESUS JOURNEYS TO THE JORDAN RIVER, AND THERE
  • 00:38:15.280 --> 00:38:19.070
  • JOHN IS SPEAKING A MESSAGE OF REPENTANCE, OF
  • 00:38:19.090 --> 00:38:23.020
  • BAPTISM FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
  • 00:38:23.040 --> 00:38:26.050
  • JESUS SEES THESE CROWDS GATHERED, AND I CAN'T
  • 00:38:26.070 --> 00:38:29.170
  • WAIT TO VIDEO THIS, BUT JESUS SEES THE CROWDS
  • 00:38:29.190 --> 00:38:33.060
  • GATHERED. THE MESSIANIC ANTICIPATION IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:38:33.080 --> 00:38:37.120
  • WHAT WOULD WE HAVE DONE?
  • 00:38:37.140 --> 00:38:39.120
  • ESPECIALLY INFLUENCED BY CULTURE, WITH WE FINALLY
  • 00:38:39.140 --> 00:38:42.030
  • GOT RELEASED TO FINALLY BEGIN WHAT WE THOUGHT WE
  • 00:38:42.050 --> 00:38:45.110
  • WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, AND YOU COME IT A
  • 00:38:45.130 --> 00:38:46.250
  • MOMENT LIKE THAT.
  • 00:38:46.270 --> 00:38:48.160
  • I THINK I WOULD HAVE EXPLODED AND SIMPLY SAID,
  • 00:38:48.180 --> 00:38:50.270
  • I'M HERE! THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
  • 00:38:50.290 --> 00:38:53.250
  • LET'S GET THIS THING GOING. - LET'S DO THIS.
  • 00:38:53.270 --> 00:38:56.160
  • - LET'S DO THIS. AND JESUS DOESN'T.
  • 00:38:56.180 --> 00:38:58.090
  • HE QUIETLY WADES INTO THE WATER, NO PARADE, NO DRUM
  • 00:38:58.110 --> 00:39:01.100
  • ROLL, NOT EVEN AN EXPLANATION.
  • 00:39:01.120 --> 00:39:05.080
  • AND THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT,
  • 00:39:05.100 --> 00:39:07.280
  • AGAIN, IS IF YOU'VE MADE PEACE WITH GOD'S PACE.
  • 00:39:08.000 --> 00:39:10.190
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE HIS OWN P.R. MAN.
  • 00:39:10.210 --> 00:39:13.080
  • HE WAS WILLING TO LET FATHER GOD SET THE PACE,
  • 00:39:13.100 --> 00:39:17.180
  • AND ONLY JOHN UNDERSTOOD THE SPIRITUAL WEIGHT, THE
  • 00:39:17.200 --> 00:39:20.190
  • ETERNAL WEIGHT OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THOSE
  • 00:39:20.210 --> 00:39:22.170
  • BAPTISMAL WATERS.
  • 00:39:22.190 --> 00:39:24.080
  • SO THE HEAVENS OPEN, AND THE FATHER HAS SOMETHING
  • 00:39:24.100 --> 00:39:28.200
  • HE WANTS TO SAY, YES.
  • 00:39:28.220 --> 00:39:30.250
  • AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, BEFORE THAT STATEMENT,
  • 00:39:30.270 --> 00:39:32.270
  • BEFORE THAT HEAVENLY AFFIRMATION -- WE SPEND SO
  • 00:39:32.290 --> 00:39:35.000
  • MUCH TIME TALKING ABOUT THAT -- BUT BEFORE THE
  • 00:39:35.020 --> 00:39:38.150
  • FATHER SPEAKS, THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDS ON JESUS.
  • 00:39:38.170 --> 00:39:42.170
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT ISN'T DESCENDING ON TITLE.
  • 00:39:42.190 --> 00:39:47.120
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT ISN'T DESCENDING ON POSITION.
  • 00:39:47.140 --> 00:39:50.010
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT ISN'T DESCENDING
  • 00:39:50.030 --> 00:39:51.280
  • ON POSSESSIONS.
  • 00:39:52.000 --> 00:39:54.020
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT IS DESCENDING ON THE
  • 00:39:54.040 --> 00:39:56.020
  • SUBMITTED HEART AND MIND OF JESUS.
  • 00:39:56.040 --> 00:39:58.040
  • HE HAD BEEN SAYING, YES, MY FATHER, YOUR
  • 00:39:58.060 --> 00:40:00.000
  • WILL BE DONE; YES, MY FATHER, YOUR TIMING IS
  • 00:40:00.020 --> 00:40:02.050
  • PERFECT; YES, MY FATHER, I AM YOURS; IN THOSE
  • 00:40:02.070 --> 00:40:05.150
  • UNSEEN, UNCELEBRATED DECADES.
  • 00:40:05.170 --> 00:40:08.050
  • AND SO THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDS NOT ON SOMETHING
  • 00:40:08.070 --> 00:40:10.280
  • EARTHLY LIKE A TITLE, BUT SOMETHING POWERFUL
  • 00:40:11.000 --> 00:40:14.100
  • LIKE A SUBMITTED HEART.
  • 00:40:14.120 --> 00:40:16.060
  • AND THAT BIRTHS AN AUTHORITY
  • 00:40:16.080 --> 00:40:19.250
  • THAT STARTLES PEOPLE.
  • 00:40:19.270 --> 00:40:21.180
  • FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EVERY TIME ANYBODY HEARS
  • 00:40:21.200 --> 00:40:23.190
  • JESUS, THEY'RE LIKE, WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING.
  • 00:40:23.210 --> 00:40:26.190
  • THIS MAN, HE SPEAKS IN A WAY.
  • 00:40:26.210 --> 00:40:29.070
  • AND THAT'S BECAUSE THE AUTHORITY HE HAD WASN'T
  • 00:40:29.090 --> 00:40:31.240
  • BASED ON SOMETHING YOU COULD COUNT.
  • 00:40:31.260 --> 00:40:34.000
  • IT'S BASED ON THAT, YES, MY GOD, YES, MY FATHER,
  • 00:40:34.020 --> 00:40:37.160
  • YES, YOUR WILL BE DONE.
  • 00:40:37.180 --> 00:40:40.140
  • AND THAT KIND OF INTERIOR AUTHORITY IS WHAT WE HAVE
  • 00:40:40.160 --> 00:40:43.170
  • THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW IN HIDDEN YEARS.
  • 00:40:43.190 --> 00:40:46.040
  • IT DOESN'T APPEAR WHEN WE GET OUR
  • 00:40:46.060 --> 00:40:47.240
  • BUSINESS CARDS PRINTED.
  • 00:40:47.260 --> 00:40:49.140
  • IT DOESN'T DISAPPEAR WHEN WE CLOSE A DOOR AND WE
  • 00:40:49.160 --> 00:40:51.100
  • RETIRE A TITLE. IT'S AN INTERIOR AUTHORITY THAT ONLY
  • 00:40:51.120 --> 00:40:54.110
  • EXPANDS, AND IT STARTLES SLEEPING SOULS AND AWAKEN
  • 00:40:54.130 --> 00:40:59.040
  • THEM TO GOD'S EXISTENCE.
  • 00:40:59.060 --> 00:41:01.180
  • - THEN YOU SAY -- RIGHT AFTER THAT, THEN HE'S LED
  • 00:41:01.200 --> 00:41:05.010
  • INTO THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:41:05.030 --> 00:41:06.200
  • - THAT'S RIGHT, I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:41:06.220 --> 00:41:08.060
  • - AND OF COURSE HE WOULD -- I LOVE THAT PART.
  • 00:41:08.080 --> 00:41:09.190
  • - YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:41:09.210 --> 00:41:11.180
  • SO THE HEAVENS OPEN, RIGHT?
  • 00:41:11.200 --> 00:41:12.250
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:41:12.270 --> 00:41:14.050
  • - THIS IS MY SON WHOM I LOVE WITH WHOM I
  • 00:41:14.070 --> 00:41:15.110
  • AM WELL PLEASED.
  • 00:41:15.130 --> 00:41:16.190
  • - HE COULD HAVE WENT OFF AND JUST HAD A PARTY.
  • 00:41:16.210 --> 00:41:18.000
  • - THAT'S RIGHT, ENJOY THE DESERT.
  • 00:41:18.020 --> 00:41:19.200
  • - YEAH. BUT YOU SAID OF COURSE HE WOULD GO INTO THE
  • 00:41:19.220 --> 00:41:23.230
  • WILDERNESS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:41:23.250 --> 00:41:26.020
  • - YES, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:41:26.040 --> 00:41:27.280
  • - THOSE WERE THE TIMES THAT WERE PRECIOUS TO JESUS.
  • 00:41:28.000 --> 00:41:30.110
  • SO HE LEARNED, HE LEARNED THE CADENCE OF GOD, THAT
  • 00:41:30.130 --> 00:41:35.150
  • IF I STAY RIGHT HERE IN THIS ZONE, I CAN BE AT
  • 00:41:35.170 --> 00:41:39.050
  • PEACE ANYWHERE I GO.
  • 00:41:39.070 --> 00:41:41.160
  • - ABSOLUTELY, AND I THINK THAT GOD IS LOOKING
  • 00:41:41.180 --> 00:41:44.210
  • FOR A GENERATION THAT'S MORE CONSUMED WITH WHOM
  • 00:41:44.230 --> 00:41:49.080
  • THEY'RE FOLLOWING THAN WHERE THEY'RE GOING.
  • 00:41:49.100 --> 00:41:50.270
  • - WOW.
  • 00:41:50.290 --> 00:41:52.220
  • - MORE CONSUMED WITH HIS COMPANY THAN THEY ARE
  • 00:41:52.240 --> 00:41:55.080
  • THEIR SCENERY.
  • 00:41:55.100 --> 00:41:57.290
  • THAT'S HOW YOU CAN FOLLOW HIM INTO DESERTS.
  • 00:41:58.010 --> 00:42:01.000
  • PERFECT OBEDIENCE LED JESUS INTO A DESERT.
  • 00:42:01.020 --> 00:42:05.020
  • WE GET INTO A DESERT, WE THINK SOMETHING
  • 00:42:05.040 --> 00:42:06.200
  • HAS GONE WRONG.
  • 00:42:06.220 --> 00:42:08.240
  • BUT PERFECT OBEDIENCE SOMETIMES LEADS US THERE,
  • 00:42:08.260 --> 00:42:11.120
  • AND IF GOD'S COMPANY IS MORE PRECIOUS TO US THAN
  • 00:42:11.140 --> 00:42:16.090
  • OUR FRAGILE SCENERY, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:42:16.110 --> 00:42:18.010
  • BE CONTENT IN THAT PLACE.
  • 00:42:18.030 --> 00:42:20.050
  • - IN MY COLLEGE YEARS, I FEEL LIKE THAT WAS
  • 00:42:20.070 --> 00:42:22.090
  • DEFINITELY A HIDDEN SEASON FOR ME.
  • 00:42:22.110 --> 00:42:24.170
  • I WAS A LOCAL YOUTH PASTOR AS A LITTLE CHURCH
  • 00:42:24.190 --> 00:42:27.200
  • IN EAST L.A., AND I WAS SERVING THE KIDS IN THAT
  • 00:42:27.220 --> 00:42:30.140
  • COMMUNITY, AND I NEVER KNEW THAT I WAS GOING TO
  • 00:42:30.160 --> 00:42:33.200
  • PASTOR A CHURCH OR CHURCH PLANT, BUT IN THOSE
  • 00:42:33.220 --> 00:42:36.070
  • SEASONS WHEN YOU'RE HIDDEN, YOU ALLOW GOD TO
  • 00:42:36.090 --> 00:42:38.210
  • JUST SHAPE YOUR HEART, YOUR LIFE, SO THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:42:38.230 --> 00:42:42.200
  • NOT REACTING TO LIFE, BUT YOU'RE ACTUALLY ALLOWING
  • 00:42:42.220 --> 00:42:45.050
  • THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO LEAD YOU TO MAKE DECISIONS
  • 00:42:45.070 --> 00:42:47.010
  • THROUGH THE HARD THINGS.
  • 00:42:47.030 --> 00:42:49.230
  • I LEANED IN FULLY INTO THE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:42:49.250 --> 00:42:52.230
  • I AM HANDS ON CHURCH PLANTER WITH MY HUSBAND,
  • 00:42:52.250 --> 00:42:55.280
  • AND WE'RE GOING TO BUILD GOD'S HOUSE IN LONG BEACH.
  • 00:42:56.000 --> 00:43:01.100
  • I'D BEEN PASTORING ALREADY FOR ABOUT SIX,
  • 00:43:01.120 --> 00:43:03.080
  • ALMOST SEVEN, YEARS WHEN WE BEGAN THE
  • 00:43:03.100 --> 00:43:05.090
  • CONVERSATIONS OF WHAT CAN WE DO PREVENTATIVELY, AS
  • 00:43:05.110 --> 00:43:09.110
  • A CHURCH, TO HELP GIRLS BEFORE THEY END UP BEING
  • 00:43:09.130 --> 00:43:12.130
  • TRAFFICKED ON THE STREETS?
  • 00:43:12.150 --> 00:43:13.280
  • HOW CAN WE PARTNER WITH LOCAL AUTHORITY?
  • 00:43:14.000 --> 00:43:16.000
  • SO THAT SEASON WAS A SEASON OF A LOT OF
  • 00:43:16.020 --> 00:43:18.140
  • TOILING. IT WAS WORK.
  • 00:43:18.160 --> 00:43:21.140
  • THE BOOK ACTUALLY JUST HELPED ME FEEL LIKE IT'S
  • 00:43:21.160 --> 00:43:24.210
  • OKAY NOT TO BE PUSHING AND STRUGGLING TO REACH
  • 00:43:24.230 --> 00:43:28.130
  • THE NEXT THING.
  • 00:43:28.150 --> 00:43:30.070
  • SHE TALKS ABOUT MAIN COURSE AND THE AN
  • 00:43:30.090 --> 00:43:33.050
  • APPETIZERS AND THE DESSERT PART OF A MEAL.
  • 00:43:33.070 --> 00:43:35.140
  • AND SO MANY TIMES WE SEE A SEASON IN OUR LIFE AS
  • 00:43:35.160 --> 00:43:37.260
  • THIS IS JUST THE FIRST PART OF THE MEAL, LIKE
  • 00:43:37.280 --> 00:43:40.190
  • I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MAIN COURSE.
  • 00:43:40.210 --> 00:43:42.160
  • I REALLY FELT LIKE THIS SEASON, THIS IS MY MAIN
  • 00:43:42.180 --> 00:43:45.060
  • COURSE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:43:45.080 --> 00:43:47.020
  • THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:43:47.040 --> 00:43:48.270
  • IT'S NO LESS THAN WHAT'S COMING.
  • 00:43:48.290 --> 00:43:51.220
  • AT THE END OF THE DAY, GOD KNOWS WHERE TO FIND ME.
  • 00:43:51.240 --> 00:43:55.110
  • - WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ANONYMOUS, ALICIA BRIT CHOLE.
  • 00:43:57.150 --> 00:44:01.090
  • YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF STORY THAT YOU TELL
  • 00:44:01.110 --> 00:44:05.280
  • SOMETIMES IS KIND OF IN MY HEAD RIGHT NOW IS
  • 00:44:06.000 --> 00:44:09.170
  • LAURIE HAD THIS KIND OF A MOMENT WHERE SHE ALMOST
  • 00:44:09.190 --> 00:44:17.060
  • FELT LIKE SHE WAS SEEING A VISION OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:44:17.080 --> 00:44:20.210
  • I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO DESCRIBE IT, BUT SHE
  • 00:44:20.230 --> 00:44:22.220
  • WAS WITH THE LORD, AND TELL THE PART WHERE YOU
  • 00:44:22.240 --> 00:44:27.200
  • WERE ALMOST TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR THIS AND
  • 00:44:27.220 --> 00:44:32.170
  • THAT AND THE OTHER THING, AND WHAT MATTERS
  • 00:44:32.190 --> 00:44:34.210
  • ULTIMATELY AT THE END OF THAT.
  • 00:44:34.230 --> 00:44:36.130
  • THIS IS REALLY AN INTERESTING CONNECTION.
  • 00:44:36.150 --> 00:44:38.240
  • - I WAS SITTING WITH CODY AND MATT AT DINNER
  • 00:44:38.260 --> 00:44:44.010
  • ONE TIME, THIS WAS YEARS AGO, AND WE WERE DOWNTOWN
  • 00:44:44.030 --> 00:44:50.010
  • DISNEY OR SOMETHING AT A BIG RESTAURANT.
  • 00:44:50.030 --> 00:44:51.230
  • WE WERE KIND OF SITTING UP IN THIS BOOTH, AND THE
  • 00:44:51.250 --> 00:44:54.010
  • RESTAURANT WAS OUT IN FRONT OF ME, AND MATT HAD
  • 00:44:54.030 --> 00:44:56.290
  • GOTTEN UP TO GO TO THE RESTROOM, AND I
  • 00:44:57.010 --> 00:44:58.140
  • WAS JUST WATCHING HIM.
  • 00:44:58.160 --> 00:45:00.050
  • MY LITTLE BOY'S SITTING HERE COLORING, AND ALL OF
  • 00:45:00.070 --> 00:45:02.130
  • THE SUDDEN, ALICIA, MY VISION JUST GOES THE
  • 00:45:02.150 --> 00:45:04.200
  • BLACKEST BLACK, JUST GONE,
  • 00:45:04.220 --> 00:45:09.070
  • I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING.
  • 00:45:09.090 --> 00:45:11.010
  • AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN, I KNOW I'M SITTING AT THE
  • 00:45:11.030 --> 00:45:15.240
  • TABLE WITH MY SON, I DIDN'T HAVE THIS OUT OF
  • 00:45:15.260 --> 00:45:18.170
  • BODY THING, BUT ALL OF THE SUDDEN, IT FELT LIKE
  • 00:45:18.190 --> 00:45:21.280
  • I WAS THE ONLY SPIRIT THAT HAD EVER BEEN
  • 00:45:22.000 --> 00:45:24.100
  • CREATED, AND I WAS IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN
  • 00:45:24.120 --> 00:45:26.220
  • TOTAL PITCH DARKNESS.
  • 00:45:26.240 --> 00:45:30.010
  • AND I HEARD HIS VOICE SAY, WHAT DO YOU
  • 00:45:30.030 --> 00:45:33.290
  • HAVE TO BRING ME?
  • 00:45:34.010 --> 00:45:36.130
  • AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN, MY LIFE, EVERYTHING IN MY
  • 00:45:36.150 --> 00:45:41.120
  • LIFE, IT WAS LIKE THE WORLD WAS DOWN HERE, AND
  • 00:45:41.140 --> 00:45:44.190
  • I SAW MY LIFE GO BEFORE ME, AND I REMEMBER THE
  • 00:45:44.210 --> 00:45:48.090
  • TIMES OF WORRY, THE TIMES OF STRUGGLE,
  • 00:45:48.110 --> 00:45:54.230
  • THE TIMES OF CHAOS.
  • 00:45:54.250 --> 00:45:56.220
  • - CONCERN.
  • 00:45:56.240 --> 00:45:58.090
  • - CONCERN AND STRIFE.
  • 00:45:58.110 --> 00:46:00.030
  • IT FELT LIKE SUCH WASTED TIME TO ME.
  • 00:46:00.050 --> 00:46:04.060
  • YOU KNOW, JUST THOSE LITTLE MOMENTS IN TIME
  • 00:46:04.080 --> 00:46:07.150
  • PAST, AND I THOUGHT, OH, OH, I WASTED THAT
  • 00:46:07.170 --> 00:46:12.280
  • MOMENT THAT I WORRIED.
  • 00:46:13.000 --> 00:46:14.230
  • I WAS SO UPSET ABOUT THAT. OH, I WASTED THAT TIME, TOO.
  • 00:46:14.250 --> 00:46:17.190
  • AND OH, MY GOSH, I WENT THROUGH THAT, AND I
  • 00:46:17.210 --> 00:46:20.070
  • WASTED THAT BECAUSE I WORRIED ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:46:20.090 --> 00:46:22.060
  • OH, AND MATT AND I FOUGHT ABOUT THAT, AND I HATE
  • 00:46:22.080 --> 00:46:24.200
  • THAT BECAUSE I WASTED THAT.
  • 00:46:24.220 --> 00:46:26.130
  • - SHE STARTED THE FIGHT.
  • 00:46:26.150 --> 00:46:28.110
  • - I STARTED EVERY ONE OF THEM.
  • 00:46:28.130 --> 00:46:30.050
  • - YES, SHE DID.
  • 00:46:30.070 --> 00:46:31.290
  • - BUT IT WAS SUCH WASTED TIME.
  • 00:46:32.010 --> 00:46:35.100
  • AND THE ONLY TIMES THAT I HAD TO GIVE GOD, THAT WAS
  • 00:46:35.120 --> 00:46:38.250
  • TREASURE FOR ME TO GIVE GOD, WERE THE TIMES IN
  • 00:46:38.270 --> 00:46:42.260
  • THOSE DARK MOMENTS, IN THOSE PROBABLY MY
  • 00:46:42.280 --> 00:46:50.200
  • ANONYMOUS YEARS, THOSE TIMES WHERE I STOOD IN
  • 00:46:50.220 --> 00:46:53.280
  • FAITH AND IN THE FACE OF...
  • 00:46:54.000 --> 00:46:57.220
  • - WORRY OR STRAIN, FINANCIAL PROBLEMS.
  • 00:46:57.240 --> 00:47:01.100
  • - YEAH, ALL OF THAT, AND THAT I STOOD AND
  • 00:47:01.120 --> 00:47:04.150
  • DECLARED WHO GOD WAS.
  • 00:47:04.170 --> 00:47:07.010
  • GOD, I AM NOT GOING TO RECEIVE THIS.
  • 00:47:07.030 --> 00:47:08.270
  • I AM THE HEALED OF THE LORD.
  • 00:47:08.290 --> 00:47:10.160
  • SATAN, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE MY JOY.
  • 00:47:10.180 --> 00:47:13.220
  • HIS JOY IS MY STRENGTH.
  • 00:47:13.240 --> 00:47:15.180
  • THOSE TIMES THAT I STOOD ON WHO GOD SAID HE WAS
  • 00:47:15.200 --> 00:47:19.150
  • AND DECLARED IN HIS WORD WHO HE WAS, WERE TREASURE
  • 00:47:19.170 --> 00:47:24.070
  • THAT I COULD GIVE THE LORD.
  • 00:47:24.090 --> 00:47:26.000
  • AND IT MADE ME FEEL THOSE TIMES OF FAITH.
  • 00:47:26.020 --> 00:47:31.040
  • THAT'S THE ONLY WAY I COULD EVEN SAY IT.
  • 00:47:31.060 --> 00:47:33.190
  • THE TIMES THAT I STOOD IN FAITH AGAINST ALL
  • 00:47:33.210 --> 00:47:35.240
  • ODDS WAS MY TANGIBLE...
  • 00:47:35.260 --> 00:47:39.220
  • - ASSET.
  • 00:47:39.240 --> 00:47:41.230
  • - ASSET SO GIVE GOD WHEN I CAME AND SAW HIM, AND
  • 00:47:41.250 --> 00:47:44.090
  • IT MADE ME, ALICIA -- I GREW UP IN THE WORD OF
  • 00:47:44.110 --> 00:47:46.080
  • FAITH WHERE YOU WATCHED YOUR MOUTH, YOU WATCH
  • 00:47:46.100 --> 00:47:47.210
  • WHAT YOU SAID.
  • 00:47:47.230 --> 00:47:49.140
  • IT MADE ME SAY, GOD, GIVE ME A CHANCE.
  • 00:47:49.160 --> 00:47:57.050
  • BRING ON THOSE TOUGH TIMES.
  • 00:47:57.070 --> 00:48:01.290
  • GIVE ME MORE CHANCES TO BELIEVE YOU, TO STAND ON
  • 00:48:02.010 --> 00:48:07.290
  • YOUR WORD BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:48:08.010 --> 00:48:09.290
  • I KNOW IT'S REAL.
  • 00:48:10.010 --> 00:48:12.100
  • GIVE ME ALL OF THAT SO THAT WHEN I COME BACK FOR
  • 00:48:12.120 --> 00:48:15.040
  • REAL, AND I REALLY AM FINISHED WITH THIS LIFE
  • 00:48:15.060 --> 00:48:18.120
  • DOWN HERE, THAT I GIVE YOU A WHOLE BOAT LOAD OF
  • 00:48:18.140 --> 00:48:21.080
  • FAITH AND TRUST IN YOU, THAT I BELIEVED UNTIL THE
  • 00:48:21.100 --> 00:48:24.140
  • DAY I DIED IN WHO YOU SAID YOU WERE, AND THAT'S
  • 00:48:24.160 --> 00:48:27.230
  • ALL THAT MATTERED IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:48:27.250 --> 00:48:30.060
  • AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE, AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:30.080 --> 00:48:35.080
  • WE SIT HERE, AND WE WAIT FOR GOD, AND WE THINK
  • 00:48:35.100 --> 00:48:38.090
  • WE'RE IN TROUBLE, AND WE THINK WE'RE LOSING TIME,
  • 00:48:38.110 --> 00:48:44.260
  • AND YOU JUST THINK OF HOW MUCH I COULD BE DOING IF
  • 00:48:44.280 --> 00:48:47.070
  • THINGS WERE JUST GOING IN MY FAVOR.
  • 00:48:47.090 --> 00:48:49.210
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:48:49.230 --> 00:48:52.030
  • GOD CAN DO SOMETHING IN A MOMENT'S TIME FOR US THAT
  • 00:48:52.050 --> 00:48:56.280
  • CHANGES LIVES, CHANGES EVERYTHING,
  • 00:48:57.000 --> 00:49:00.200
  • CHANGES OUR WORLD.
  • 00:49:00.220 --> 00:49:02.140
  • SO THERE'S NO TIME LOST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:49:02.160 --> 00:49:05.000
  • - NO, NEVER ANY TIME LOST.
  • 00:49:05.020 --> 00:49:06.290
  • THERE IS A WONDERFUL LITTLE FICTION BOOK BY
  • 00:49:07.010 --> 00:49:09.160
  • C.S. LEWIS CALLED "THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS",
  • 00:49:09.180 --> 00:49:13.020
  • FASCINATING LITTLE BOOK, BUT ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES
  • 00:49:13.040 --> 00:49:15.210
  • THAT I THINK LEWIS DOES AN AMAZING JOB PRESENTING
  • 00:49:15.230 --> 00:49:18.080
  • THROUGH HIS STORY IS A SPOT WHERE THE KINGDOM OF
  • 00:49:18.100 --> 00:49:22.050
  • DARKNESS IS TALKING ABOUT HOW TO SCHEME AGAINST A
  • 00:49:22.070 --> 00:49:24.130
  • YOUNG BELIEVER, AND ONE OF THE LEAD DEMONS SAYS,
  • 00:49:24.150 --> 00:49:27.260
  • DON'T BE DECEIVED.
  • 00:49:27.280 --> 00:49:29.270
  • OUR CAUSE IS NEVER MORE IN DANGER THAN WHEN A
  • 00:49:29.290 --> 00:49:32.260
  • HUMAN LOOKS AROUND ABOUT A UNIVERSE FROM WHICH
  • 00:49:32.280 --> 00:49:35.080
  • THEY THINK EVERY TRACE OF GOD SEEMS TO HAVE
  • 00:49:35.100 --> 00:49:37.120
  • VANISHED, ASKED WHY HAVE I BEEN FORSAKEN, BUT
  • 00:49:37.140 --> 00:49:39.150
  • STILL OBEYS. POWERFUL STATEMENT.
  • 00:49:39.170 --> 00:49:43.230
  • IT'S THOSE TIMES, WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT AND WE
  • 00:49:43.250 --> 00:49:47.150
  • SAY, I STILL BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE GOD, I STILL
  • 00:49:47.170 --> 00:49:52.090
  • BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE GOOD, THOSE TIMES WHEN WE
  • 00:49:52.110 --> 00:49:55.160
  • GET TO THE OTHER SIDE, I'M GOING TO GUESS, THAT
  • 00:49:55.180 --> 00:49:57.270
  • THEY MAY HAVE BEEN MORE POWERFUL WEAPONS AGAINST
  • 00:49:57.290 --> 00:50:01.130
  • THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS THAN OUR TIMES WHEN WE
  • 00:50:01.150 --> 00:50:03.210
  • WERE JUMPING UP AND DOWN SHOUTING GLORY.
  • 00:50:03.230 --> 00:50:08.070
  • - TO DATE, I'VE NEVER HEARD ANY SOLDIER THAT
  • 00:50:08.090 --> 00:50:10.160
  • THEY REALLY WISH BOOT CAMP HAD LASTED LONGER.
  • 00:50:10.180 --> 00:50:14.110
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT TRAINING THAT CAN BE VERY
  • 00:50:14.130 --> 00:50:16.220
  • TRYING PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:50:16.240 --> 00:50:19.230
  • WAITING IS HARD WORK.
  • 00:50:19.250 --> 00:50:22.130
  • I'M GOING TO GUESS THAT JESUS UNDERSTANDS
  • 00:50:22.150 --> 00:50:25.090
  • HOW WE FEEL.
  • 00:50:25.110 --> 00:50:27.050
  • HE SPENT THE FIRST THREE DECADES OF HIS LIFE
  • 00:50:27.070 --> 00:50:29.250
  • MOSTLY HIDDEN WAITING, PREPARING AND TRAINING
  • 00:50:29.270 --> 00:50:33.220
  • FOR THE MINISTRY THAT CHANGED ALL OUR LIVES.
  • 00:50:33.240 --> 00:50:37.020
  • BOOT CAMP IS WHAT PREPARES US FOR BATTLE.
  • 00:50:37.040 --> 00:50:40.160
  • SOME OF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED BATTLE
  • 00:50:40.180 --> 00:50:42.230
  • PHYSICALLY.
  • 00:50:42.250 --> 00:50:45.000
  • SOME OF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A BATTLE
  • 00:50:45.020 --> 00:50:46.250
  • RIGHT NOW SPIRITUALLY, AND WISE SOLDIERS,
  • 00:50:46.270 --> 00:50:49.190
  • THROUGH THE AGES, ALL AGREE NO ONE WISHES FOR A
  • 00:50:49.210 --> 00:50:53.030
  • WAR, BUT WHEN IT COMES, YOU BETTER KNOW YOUR ENEMY.
  • 00:50:53.050 --> 00:50:57.260
  • - I WANT YOU TO PRAY FOR FOLKS, BUT BEFORE YOU DO,
  • 00:50:57.280 --> 00:51:00.270
  • IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, WHAT ARE THE EMOTIONS PEOPLE
  • 00:51:00.290 --> 00:51:04.060
  • ARE CARRYING THAT THEY DON'T NEED TO?
  • 00:51:04.080 --> 00:51:06.110
  • WHAT ARE THEY FEELING IN THESE SEASONS THAT ARE
  • 00:51:06.130 --> 00:51:09.170
  • HARD TO UNDERSTAND, LET'S SAY?
  • 00:51:09.190 --> 00:51:12.180
  • - SURE, WELL, LET'S THINK OF SOMEBODY WHO
  • 00:51:12.200 --> 00:51:14.100
  • PERHAPS RECEIVED A DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER RIGHT
  • 00:51:14.120 --> 00:51:16.260
  • WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TO LAUNCH SOME NEW
  • 00:51:16.280 --> 00:51:18.280
  • SOMETHING, AND NOW THEY'RE IN TWO YEARS,
  • 00:51:19.000 --> 00:51:21.260
  • THREE YEARS, WHO KNOWS HOW LONG?
  • 00:51:21.280 --> 00:51:24.260
  • OF TREATMENT THAT'S NOT EASY. IT'S PAINFUL.
  • 00:51:24.280 --> 00:51:28.020
  • IT CHANGES THE LIVES OF EVERYBODY AROUND YOU.
  • 00:51:28.040 --> 00:51:30.280
  • OR LET'S THINK OF A MAN WHO STARTED A NEW
  • 00:51:31.000 --> 00:51:33.270
  • BUSINESS, AND THINGS JUST WENT SOUTH ALL OF THE
  • 00:51:33.290 --> 00:51:37.240
  • SUDDEN, AND NOW HE'S EXPERIENCING BANKRUPTCY.
  • 00:51:37.260 --> 00:51:40.170
  • LET'S THINK ABOUT A RETIREE WHO'S STARING AT
  • 00:51:40.190 --> 00:51:44.040
  • THEIR GOLDEN YEARS WONDERING WHY THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:51:44.060 --> 00:51:47.250
  • AT ALL -- WHY THE PHONE ISN'T RINGING,
  • 00:51:47.270 --> 00:51:50.260
  • WHY NO ONE CARES.
  • 00:51:50.280 --> 00:51:52.240
  • HERE, THEY HAVE DECADES AND DECADES OF WISDOM,
  • 00:51:52.260 --> 00:51:54.180
  • AND NO ONE'S ASKING THEM ANYMORE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:51:54.200 --> 00:51:57.030
  • SO WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF
  • 00:51:57.050 --> 00:51:59.110
  • EXPERIENCES THAT LEAD US INTO THESE SPACES
  • 00:51:59.130 --> 00:52:01.220
  • WHERE WE FEEL HIDDEN.
  • 00:52:01.240 --> 00:52:03.230
  • THERE'S MORE TO ME THAN PEOPLE CAN SEE.
  • 00:52:03.250 --> 00:52:06.010
  • THERE'S MORE TO MY DREAMS.
  • 00:52:06.030 --> 00:52:07.290
  • THERE'S MORE THAT I COULD DO.
  • 00:52:08.010 --> 00:52:09.270
  • THAT'S THAT SENSE OF A DELAYED DESTINY OR OF GET
  • 00:52:09.290 --> 00:52:15.000
  • TO GO A PLACE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RICH AND
  • 00:52:15.020 --> 00:52:18.170
  • FULL, AND IT SEEMS BARREN AND EMPTY.
  • 00:52:18.190 --> 00:52:20.280
  • PEOPLE CAN SOMETIMES FEEL SADNESS,
  • 00:52:21.000 --> 00:52:22.280
  • SOMETIMES A DEEP SADNESS.
  • 00:52:23.000 --> 00:52:24.290
  • THEY CAN START CIRCLING BACK, WHAT DID I DO
  • 00:52:25.010 --> 00:52:28.080
  • WRONG? WHERE DID I GO WRONG?
  • 00:52:28.100 --> 00:52:30.100
  • BLAME, WHAT DID SOMEBODY ELSE DO WRONG?
  • 00:52:30.120 --> 00:52:33.040
  • THEY CAN EVEN SOMETIMES MOVE INTO WHAT I WOULD
  • 00:52:33.060 --> 00:52:35.230
  • CALL FATALISM, WELL, THEN NOTHING I DO MATTERS.
  • 00:52:35.250 --> 00:52:38.050
  • WHY EVEN TRY?
  • 00:52:38.070 --> 00:52:40.080
  • WHY SERVE GOD IF IT WINDS UP TURNING LIKE THIS?
  • 00:52:40.100 --> 00:52:43.090
  • SO THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT EMOTIONAL
  • 00:52:43.110 --> 00:52:48.020
  • MANIFESTATIONS TO SPACES THAT ARE SIMILAR, AND I
  • 00:52:48.040 --> 00:52:50.280
  • THINK THAT IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THEM, WE HAVE A
  • 00:52:51.000 --> 00:52:54.130
  • WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY, AND JESUS MODELS IT FOR US.
  • 00:52:54.150 --> 00:52:56.280
  • EVEN THOUGH JESUS WAS HEADED TOWARD THE CROSS,
  • 00:52:57.000 --> 00:53:01.030
  • WE STILL GET TO MATTHEW 26 WHEN HE SAYS, "MY
  • 00:53:01.050 --> 00:53:05.210
  • HEART IS OVERWHELMED WITH SORROW -- MY SOUL IS
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  • OVERWHELMED WITH SORROW TO THE POINT OF DEATH."
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  • HE WAS SORROWFUL AND TROUBLED, AND WHAT DOES
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  • JESUS DO IN THAT SPACE OF PAIN?
  • 00:53:13.250 --> 00:53:16.040
  • HE DOES TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.
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  • FIRST, HE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS EMOTIONS, RIGHT?
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  • HE SAID, I'M SORROWFUL AND TROUBLED.
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  • HE DIDN'T SPIN IT. HE DIDN'T STUFF IT.
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  • HE DIDN'T FLUFF IT. HE DIDN'T DENY IT. HE SAID THE TRUTH.
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  • HE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW HE FELT, AND HE TOLD
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  • THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HE KNEW TO BE FACTUAL. HE
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  • TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT FAITH, AS WELL. YOUR ARE BE DONE.
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, I TRUST YOU.
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  • SO THAT WOULD BE MY ENCOURAGEMENT.
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  • WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE
  • 00:53:41.020 --> 00:53:44.070
  • EXPERIENCING, IF YOU'RE IN A SPACE THAT YOU
  • 00:53:44.090 --> 00:53:46.200
  • NEVER, EVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE, AND YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:53:46.220 --> 00:53:49.140
  • EVEN QUITE SURE HOW TO LIVE IT THERE, I
  • 00:53:49.160 --> 00:53:51.270
  • ENCOURAGE YOU BE TRUE ABOUT HOW YOU'RE FEELING.
  • 00:53:51.290 --> 00:53:54.060
  • LOOK JESUS IN THE EYES WHEN YOU DO THAT.
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  • HE CAN HANDLE ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING.
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  • HE DOESN'T WITHDRAW FROM OUR HON OF THE EMOTIONS.
  • 00:53:58.260 --> 00:54:01.060
  • BE TRUE ABOUT WHAT YOU FEEL, AND THEN BE TRUE
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  • ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW.
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  • AND MY GOD, YOU ARE GOOD, AND YOU HAVE GOOD WAYS
  • 00:54:06.020 --> 00:54:08.260
  • FOR ME. YOU HAVE GONE BEFORE ME.
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  • YOU HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN MY NAME.
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  • YOU CALL ME YOURS.
  • 00:54:12.290 --> 00:54:14.080
  • YOU CALL ME YOUR BELOVED.
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  • TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE
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  • AND ABOUT WHAT YOU FEEL, AND JESUS IS GOING TO
  • 00:54:18.080 --> 00:54:21.270
  • GUIDE YOU SAFELY HOME.
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  • SHOULD I PRAY?
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  • - PLEASE.
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  • - YES, YES.
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  • LORD, I PRAY FOR THE SOULS WHO ARE LISTENING
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  • TODAY, AND I HOPE, I HOPE THAT THIS EXAMPLE OF
  • 00:54:29.240 --> 00:54:33.040
  • JESUS' HIDDEN YEARS HAS INFUSED THEIR OWN HIDDEN
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  • YEARS WITH MEANING. YOU ARE WITH THEM.
  • 00:54:36.230 --> 00:54:40.020
  • YOU HAVE NOT FORSAKEN THEM.
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  • IN FACT, SOME OF MOST POWERFUL THINGS THAT YOU
  • 00:54:43.030 --> 00:54:46.030
  • ARE DOING IN THEIR ENTIRE LIFE TIMES ARE HAPPENING
  • 00:54:46.050 --> 00:54:49.020
  • RIGHT NOW IN THESE SEEMINGLY BARREN SPACES.
  • 00:54:49.040 --> 00:54:52.250
  • FLOOD THEIR HEART WITH HOPE AND OPEN THEIR EYES
  • 00:54:52.270 --> 00:54:55.140
  • TO SEE YOUR EYES BECAUSE YOUR EYES HAVE NEVER LEFT
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  • THEM. WE THANK YOU, JESUS, AMEN.
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  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:55:02.070 --> 00:55:04.010
  • I WAS SITTING HERE IN CONCLUSION, WHAT AN
  • 00:55:04.030 --> 00:55:06.090
  • AMAZING TOPIC, BUT I WAS SITTING HERE THINKING
  • 00:55:06.110 --> 00:55:09.110
  • WHILE YOU WERE EVEN SAYING YOUR LAST FEW
  • 00:55:09.130 --> 00:55:13.030
  • WORDS IN PRAYER WHAT TBN'S HIDDEN YEARS WERE.
  • 00:55:13.050 --> 00:55:17.110
  • THERE WAS A SEASON TBN'S HIDDEN YEARS, AND IT WAS
  • 00:55:17.130 --> 00:55:20.220
  • WHEN A LAW CHANGED CALLED "MUST CARRY", AND TBN'S
  • 00:55:20.240 --> 00:55:26.020
  • SIGNAL THAT HAD BEEN CARRIED ON CABLE WAS NO
  • 00:55:26.040 --> 00:55:29.230
  • LONGER CARRIED ON CABLE, AND IT SEEMED AS IF -- IF
  • 00:55:29.250 --> 00:55:34.030
  • YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED MY DAD THE DARKEST DAY IN
  • 00:55:34.050 --> 00:55:37.190
  • TBN'S HISTORY, IT WAS WHEN "MUST CARRY" WAS
  • 00:55:37.210 --> 00:55:40.140
  • STRUCK IN THE MID 80'S.
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  • AND IT SEEMED LIKE ALL OF THESE GODLY STATIONS WERE
  • 00:55:42.240 --> 00:55:48.130
  • EXPENSIVE TO BUY, AND NOW CABLE DOESN'T HAVE TO
  • 00:55:48.150 --> 00:55:51.040
  • CARRY THEM AND ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:55:51.060 --> 00:55:53.040
  • WELL, WHAT IT TURNS OUT WAS THAT DARKEST DAY WAS
  • 00:55:53.060 --> 00:55:55.260
  • TBN'S GREATEST HOUR, ACTUALLY, IN HINDSIGHT
  • 00:55:55.280 --> 00:55:58.280
  • BECAUSE ALL OF THE STATIONS THAT TBN BOUGHT
  • 00:55:59.000 --> 00:56:03.000
  • WERE UNDERVALUED BECAUSE NOBODY WANTED THEM
  • 00:56:03.020 --> 00:56:05.110
  • BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T ON CABLE.
  • 00:56:05.130 --> 00:56:07.090
  • TEN YEARS LATER, "MUST CARRY" CAME BACK.
  • 00:56:07.110 --> 00:56:09.230
  • THE VALUE INCREASED.
  • 00:56:09.250 --> 00:56:12.150
  • - IT WAS WORTHLESS.
  • 00:56:12.170 --> 00:56:14.130
  • - AND WHAT WAS WORTHLESS BECAME HIGHLY VALUED, BUT
  • 00:56:14.150 --> 00:56:17.090
  • THERE WAS A TEN YEAR PERIOD, A DECADE, WHERE
  • 00:56:17.110 --> 00:56:19.280
  • IT WOULD HAVE BEEN, IN MY DAD AND MOM'S MIND, IT
  • 00:56:20.000 --> 00:56:23.100
  • WOULD HAVE BEEN TBN'S HIDDEN YEARS, AND IT WAS
  • 00:56:23.120 --> 00:56:25.160
  • REALLY THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY IN TBN'S
  • 00:56:25.180 --> 00:56:27.050
  • ENTIRE HISTORY.
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  • - YEAH, SO FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE BUSTING YOUR
  • 00:56:29.130 --> 00:56:31.280
  • BUTTS TO GET SOMETHING DONE, GOD SEES IT ALL.
  • 00:56:32.000 --> 00:56:34.260
  • - HE DOES.
  • 00:56:34.280 --> 00:56:37.060
  • - AND HE'S GOING TO REWARD YOU ARE FOR
  • 00:56:37.080 --> 00:56:38.170
  • FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:56:38.190 --> 00:56:40.030
  • I'M TELLING YOU, THIS BOOK IS GOING TO HELP
  • 00:56:40.050 --> 00:56:41.150
  • YOU. I LOVED IT. I LOVE YOU, ALICIA.
  • 00:56:41.170 --> 00:56:43.280
  • - FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS SERIES AND EVERYTHING
  • 00:56:44.000 --> 00:56:45.120
  • ABOUT THIS TOPIC?
  • 00:56:45.140 --> 00:56:48.000
  • - WELL, FILMING IT HERE IS JUST AMAZING, BUT I
  • 00:56:48.020 --> 00:56:51.070
  • WOULD LIKE -- MY FINAL THOUGHT IS THIS.
  • 00:56:51.090 --> 00:56:53.150
  • THE CRUCIFIXION SEEMED LIKE THE END FOR THE
  • 00:56:53.170 --> 00:56:55.280
  • DISCIPLES.
  • 00:56:56.000 --> 00:56:57.170
  • IT WAS ACTUALLY A DOOR TO ETERNITY.
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  • OUR CROSS, RIGHT NOW THE CROSS THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:56:59.190 --> 00:57:02.090
  • CARRYING, RIGHT NOW THE CROSS THAT YOUR VIEWERS
  • 00:57:02.110 --> 00:57:04.120
  • ARE CARRYING, IT WILL BE A DOOR TO ETERNITY IF WE
  • 00:57:04.140 --> 00:57:06.180
  • CARRY IT WITH JESUS.
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  • - ANONYMOUS, WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME, BYE BYE.
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