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Praise | April 12, 2018

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April 12, 2018
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Dr. Alicia Britt Chole.

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Praise | April 12, 2018

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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT, LIVE FROM THE
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  • TBN STUDIOS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AWARD WINNING
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  • WRITER AND SPEAKER ALICIA CHOLE.
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  • - ALICIA CHOLE: WE LIVE IN A HURRIED AGE
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  • WHERE FASTER HAS BECOME A SYNONYM FOR BETTER AND
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  • EXPERIENCE HAS BECOME A SUBSTITUTE
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  • FOR RELATIONSHIP.
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  • REMEMBER THE SATISFYING SIMPLICITY OF
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  • RELATIONSHIP WITH A GOD WHO NEVER WANTED TO USE
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  • LET ALONE EXHAUST YOU.
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  • HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO LOVE YOU.
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  • - STAY TUNED TO BE GUIDED INTO UNCLUTTERED
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  • AND FIERCELY HONEST LOVE FOR JESUS WITH ALICIA
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  • CHOLE NEXT ON PRAISE.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: I LOVE IT.
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  • PRAISE COMES TO YOU TODAY FROM RIGHT HERE IN
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • WE ARE HERE.
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  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON.
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  • WE ARE WITH ALICIA BRITT CHOLE.
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  • AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS UNIQUE.
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  • ALICIA, WHY ON EARTH DO ANY OF US WANT TO DO
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  • ANYTHING SLOW?
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  • WHY SLOW?
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE IN A FAST PACED WORLD.
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  • WHY ARE WE SLOWING DOWN?
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  • - ALICIA CHOLE: YES, I WOULD SAY THE REASON WE
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  • WANT TO DO SOMETHING SLOW IS THE SAME REASON WE
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  • WANT TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
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  • SO IF I COULD FROM THE BEGINNING PERHAPS WE
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  • COULD TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS ISN'T ABOUT.
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  • THE SACRED SLOW IS NOT ABOUT EXTROVERTS
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  • BECOMING INTROVERTS.
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  • THE SACRED SLOW IS NOT ABOUT VISIONARIES GOING
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  • MONASTIC OR MARTHAS BECOMING MARYS.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: SO YOU CAN RELAX, BABE.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] ALL IS WELL.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • - THE SACRED SLOW IS ABOUT ALL OF US
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  • REGARDLESS OF WHAT OUR NATURAL WIRING MAY BE,
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  • IT'S ABOUT ALL OF US REALIZING THAT GOD IS
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  • EQUALLY PRESENT IN EVERY SINGLE MOMENT WHICH MEANS
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  • EVERY MOMENT IS RICH WITH POTENTIAL TO KNOW HIM, TO
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  • LOVE HIM, TO BE LOVED BY HIM AND TO LOVE OTHERS
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  • TOWARD HIM.
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  • IN OUR FAST PACED WORLD, WE TEND TO THINK THAT
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  • WE'RE ALL RACING TOWARDS SOME FUTURE IT, BUT
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  • BECAUSE OF WHO JESUS IS, THIS MOMENT IS AS
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  • BEAUTIFUL AS ANY MOMENT EVER WILL BE, SO THE
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  • SLOWING ISN'T A CHANGING OF PERSONALITY.
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  • THE SLOWING IS A CHANGE OF HOW WE VIEW TIME, THAT
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  • IT'S A GIFT, NOT A GRINCH, THAT IT'S FOR US,
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  • NOT AGAINST US.
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  • AND AS WE BEGIN TO SLOW DOWN, WE START SEEING
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  • THAT GOD CALLS US TO SEE THE SMALL AS SACRED, NOT
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  • JUST THE BIG.
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  • HE CALLS US TO SEE THE UNSEEN AS SACRED, NOT
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  • JUST THE VISIBLE BECAUSE HE IS THE GOD WHO VALUES
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  • EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF HIS CHILDREN'S LIVES.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • LET ME MAKE SURE I GOT THAT.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS MAYBE WE HAVE
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  • BEEN TRAINED, YOU KNOW, THAT KIND OF YOU'RE
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  • ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING WHEN YOU'RE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP
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  • EXPERIENCE, WHEN YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF
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  • SUCCESS THAT YOU'VE JUST REGISTERED IN YOUR LIFE,
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  • AND SOMETHING'S HAPPENED.
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  • A PROMOTION HAS HAPPENED OR SOMETHING IN THAT KIND
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  • OF CATEGORY, AND THAT'S WHEN YOU SHOULD SLOW DOWN
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  • AND SAVOR THE FLAVOR AS IT WERE.
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  • AND SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT EVERY MOMENT CAN
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  • BE THAT IF YOU LET IT, SO IT'S A MATTER
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  • OF PERSPECTIVE.
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  • - YES, IT IS.
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  • I THINK WE HAVE COME TO ASSOCIATE GREAT FEELINGS
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  • WITH GREAT INTIMACY.
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  • I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT PERHAPS WE'VE MISTAKEN
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  • EMOTION FOR DEVOTION, THAT WE HAVE STARTED TO
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  • DETERMINE THE STRENGTH AND SOMETIMES EVEN THE
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  • REALITY OF OUR FAITH THROUGH THE WINDOW
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  • OF OUR FEELINGS.
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  • DO I FEEL CLOSE TO GOD?
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  • THEN I AM CLOSE TO GOD.
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  • DO I FEEL FAR FROM GOD?
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  • WELL, THEN I AM FAR FROM GOD.
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  • DO I FEEL SUCCESSFUL?
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  • WELL, THEN GOD MUST CALL ME A SUCCESS.
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  • DO I FEEL LIKE A FAILURE?
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  • WELL, THEN GOD MUST BE EMBARRASSED BY ME.
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  • WE HAVE THIS TENDENCY TO CONFUSE EMOTION FOR
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  • DEVOTION, AND WHAT THAT DOES IS IT CREATES THIS
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  • RESTLESSNESS, ALMOST THIS ANXIOUS FAITH THAT'S
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  • ALWAYS IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT BIG HIGH, THE NEXT
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  • BIG SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE TRYING TO CONNECT THEM
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  • ALL BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEELING THAT
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  • ENDURES, BUT IN TRUTH, ONLY GOD ENDURES, AND GOD
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  • IS NOT A FEELING.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: RIGHT.
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  • - IN A CULTURE THAT IS SO ADDICTED TO THE FAST,
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  • THE CULTURE THAT WE CAN ALMOST UPGRADE THE SPEED
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  • OF ANY DEVICE AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON, WE
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  • TEND TO WANT OUR FAITH TO ZOOM AHEAD.
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  • WE WANT TO GO FASTER AND GROW FASTER AND KNOW
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  • FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE, BUT FAITH IS NOT A PIECE
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  • OF DEAD TECH.
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  • FAITH IS THE MYSTERY OF LIVING ART.
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  • HEBREWS 12: 2 TELLS US THAT JESUS IS THE AUTHOR,
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  • HE'S THE PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH WHICH MEANS THAT
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  • SOMETHING OF JESUS' BREATH IGNITES WHAT WE
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  • CALL FAITH.
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  • SOMETHING OF JESUS' BREATH SUSTAINS THAT
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  • FAITH, SO IT CAN NEVER BECOME A DOWNLOAD.
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  • IT WILL ALWAYS BE A DEVELOPMENT, ONE IN WHICH
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  • JESUS IS OUR DESTINATION AND OUR COMPANION.
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  • - WHAT YOU -- LET ME GET ONE MORE CONTEXT THING OUT.
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  • BY THE WAY YOUR HAIR LOOKS REALLY GREAT SO I
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  • JUST WANT TO POINT THAT OUT --
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  • - YOU'RE SO CUTE.
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  • - FOR INTERRUPTING YOU I GAVE YOU A COMPLIMENT, SO
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  • JUST SLOW DOWN AND SAVOR THAT FLAVOR.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • WHAT IT FEELS LIKE YOU'RE SAYING TO ME IS THAT
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  • YOU'RE BASICALLY DESCRIBING THE DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN THE WAY THE NATURAL WORLD WORKS AND
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  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD MEANING THAT IT'S ALMOST
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  • POLAR OPPOSITE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY, YOU
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  • KNOW, MOVIE QUOTES COULD YOU COME UP WITH ABOUT,
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  • YOU KNOW, WINNING SOMETHING? WINNERS, DO
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  • WHAT YOU WANT.
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  • AND AS SOON AS YOU WIN THE RACE, YOU THROW YOUR
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  • HANDS UP, YOU DO A VICTORY LAP.
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  • SO EVERYTHING ABOUT NATURAL LIFE IS ABOUT
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  • WINNING AND EXCEEDING, AND THAT'S WHAT YOU
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  • SAVOR, AND THEN TRAINING IS THE DREDGE THAT YOU DO
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  • SO YOU CAN DO A VICTORY LAP.
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  • THAT'S THE WAY KIND OF THE NATURAL WORLD WORKS
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  • OR IT DID WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND SO, YOU
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  • KNOW, WE DIDN'T CELEBRATE IF WE LOST OUR
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  • WRESTLING MATCH.
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  • WE CELEBRATED, AND YOU GET YOUR ARMS THROWN UP
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  • IF YOU WON.
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  • SO THAT WAS A RESULT OF HOW HARD YOU TRAINED OR
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  • HOW MUCH TIME YOU'RE PUTTING INTO IT.
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  • SO ULTIMATELY YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SACRED
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  • SLOW BEING THAT AT OFF TIMES OR IN VALLEY
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  • SEASONS, JESUS IS AS REAL TO YOU AT THAT POINT, AND
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  • THAT'S WHERE RELATIONSHIP CAN TAKE, YOU KNOW,
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  • POSSIBLY EVEN DEEPER ROOT IN TIMES LIKE THAT.
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  • - YES. YES.
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  • JESUS IS WITH US IN EVERY MOMENT, AND SO THAT MEANS
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  • THAT WHETHER WE'RE HERE OR WHETHER WE'RE DOING
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  • DISHES OR WHETHER WE'RE PAYING BILLS OR WHETHER
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  • WE'RE MOWING THE GRASS OR WHETHER WE'RE RESOLVING A
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  • CONFLICT OR WHETHER WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF PAIN, OR
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  • WHETHER WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR THAT WE CAN BE
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  • PRESENT TO THE ONE WHOSE PRESENT TO US, THAT WE
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  • CAN DEVELOP A HABIT OF ATTENTIVENESS TO JESUS.
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  • JESUS ISN'T WAITING SOMEWHERE BEHIND A
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  • CURTAIN AT A SPECIAL EVENT FOR OUR WORSHIP TO
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  • REACH A CERTAIN DECIBEL BEFORE HE SHOWS UP.
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  • - WOW. YEAH.
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  • - AND SOMETIMES IN OUR EXUBERANCE WE SAY THINGS
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  • LIKE OH, THE LORD'S PRESENCE IS HERE.
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  • YES, HE CAME WITH YOU.
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  • HE CAME WITH ME, AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE MY
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  • SENSES ARE SMART ENOUGH TO PICK UP ON THE REALITY
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  • OF JESUS' PROFOUND PRESENCE, BUT MY SENSES
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  • DON'T CREATE HIS PRESENCE, DO THEY?
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  • - NO.
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  • - WHICH MEANS MY GREATEST SHOUT DOESN'T
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  • THICKEN HIM.
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  • MY GREATEST DOUBT DOESN'T THIN HIM.
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  • WHETHER I FEEL GREAT OR I FEEL NOTHING AT ALL,
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  • JESUS IS STILL PROFOUNDLY PRESENT.
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  • THAT WAS HIS PROMISE, AND I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
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  • TO THE VERY END.
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  • THIS IS OUR HOPE, COLOSSIANS 1: 27, CHRIST
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  • IN US, THE HOPE OF GLORY.
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  • WE CARRY HOME WITH US.
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  • SO LET'S NOT TREAT JESUS LIKE A STRANGER IN OUR MIND.
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  • LET'S LIVE ATTENTIVE TO HIM, EVEN IN THE
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  • SEEMINGLY SMALL BECAUSE THOSE MOMENTS ARE AS
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  • PRECIOUS TO HIM AS WHAT SEEMS BIG TO US.
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  • - HOW DO WE GET TO THOSE MOMENTS IN TIME?
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  • BECAUSE I, YOU KNOW, I LOVE THIS, AND I LOVE
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  • PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS NEVER ABANDONED YOU.
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  • HE HAS NEVER BEEN NOT THERE WITH YOU PRESENT,
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  • BUT IT'S US.
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  • IT'S US BEING AWARE THAT HE'S ALWAYS THERE.
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  • LIKE DAVID SAID, WHERE CAN I GO FROM YOUR
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  • PRESENCE, LORD?
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  • YOU KNOW, HE SAID IF I MADE MY BED IN HELL,
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  • THERE YOU ARE.
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  • SO WE CAN'T GET OUT OF THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD,
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  • AND I KNOW A LOT OF TIMES WE WANT TO WELCOME HIM.
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  • COME OVER HERE.
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  • IT'S LIKE, COME OVER HERE, GOD.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO WORSHIP YOU.
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  • AND I'M THINKING, HE'S ALREADY HERE.
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  • JUST GET GOING ON IT.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] JUST START LOVING ON HIM, YOU KNOW,
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  • BUT MAKING OURSELVES --HOW DO YOU HELP PEOPLE,
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  • BECAUSE I LOVE THE WAY YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND PUT
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  • IT, YOU'RE PEOPLE GROWERS.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND DO.
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  • YOU MENTOR, YOU ARE A SOUL -- SOUL PROVIDER.
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  • - NURTURER.
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  • - A NURTURER.
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  • HOW DO YOU HELP PEOPLE BECOME MORE OF
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  • GOD'S PRESENCE?
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  • - YES, THAT'S WHAT EVERY PAGE IS REALLY ABOUT.
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  • - GOT IT.
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  • - EVERY SINGLE PAGE IS THIS INVITATION TO
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  • DEVELOP A DISCIPLINE.
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  • INTIMACY WITH GOD IS ATTAINABLE,
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  • BUT IT'S NOT ACCIDENTAL.
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  • AND I BELIEVE IT WAS FRANK LAUBACH THAT TALKED
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  • ABOUT APPLYING A GENTLE PRESSURE TO OUR WILL.
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  • IN A PHRASE, LET'S LIVE FAITH LIKE THE DUET THAT
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  • IT IS INSTEAD OF LIKE A SOLO.
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  • WE HAVE A TENDENCY IN THE MORNING, DON'T WE, TO
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  • SING THE DUET, TO JOIN IN THE DUET.
  • 00:11:20.070 --> 00:11:24.010
  • AND THEN WE SAY AMEN, AND WE LIVE THE REST OF OUR
  • 00:11:24.030 --> 00:11:26.280
  • DAY LIKE IT'S A SOLO, INVITING GOD TO JOIN IN
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:31.000
  • EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:32.120
  • BUT IT'S HIS MELODY THAT WE HARMONIZE TO IN EVERY
  • 00:11:32.140 --> 00:11:36.270
  • SINGLE MOMENT OF EVERY DAY.
  • 00:11:36.290 --> 00:11:38.210
  • SO FOR ME PERSONALLY IT REALLY BEGAN DECADES AGO
  • 00:11:38.230 --> 00:11:42.050
  • WITH STARTING TO LIVE AS A DUET.
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:46.260
  • I'M NOT HERE ALONE.
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:48.200
  • JESUS AND I ARE HERE.
  • 00:11:48.220 --> 00:11:51.000
  • I DIDN'T DO MY HAIR ALONE THIS AFTERNOON.
  • 00:11:51.020 --> 00:11:53.190
  • JESUS AND I DID MY HAIR TOGETHER.
  • 00:11:53.210 --> 00:11:55.180
  • - AND IT LOOKS GREAT, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:57.090
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:11:57.110 --> 00:11:58.170
  • HE'S A LOT BETTER AT IT THAN I AM.
  • 00:11:58.190 --> 00:12:00.070
  • I'M NOT IGNORING MY EMAILS.
  • 00:12:00.090 --> 00:12:02.080
  • JESUS AND I ARE IGNORING MY EMAILS.
  • 00:12:02.100 --> 00:12:03.210
  • IT'S THIS WITHSHIP.
  • 00:12:03.230 --> 00:12:06.050
  • JESUS AND I ARE IN THAT MEETING TOGETHER.
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:08.270
  • JESUS AND I ARE ADDRESSING THIS
  • 00:12:08.290 --> 00:12:11.120
  • COLLEAGUE TOGETHER.
  • 00:12:11.140 --> 00:12:13.050
  • JESUS AND I ARE THINKING OF THE RESPONSE WE'RE
  • 00:12:13.070 --> 00:12:16.060
  • GOING TO GIVE TO MY CHILD TOGETHER.
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:18.000
  • IF WE BEGIN RETRAINING OUR MIND, I CALL IT
  • 00:12:18.020 --> 00:12:22.020
  • LIVING IN THE PLURAL INSTEAD OF IN THE
  • 00:12:22.040 --> 00:12:24.010
  • SINGULAR, IT CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING.
  • 00:12:24.030 --> 00:12:29.040
  • IT CHANGES EVERYTHING.
  • 00:12:29.060 --> 00:12:30.260
  • IT CHANGES OUR SELF-TALK WHEN WE'RE LIVING IN THE
  • 00:12:30.280 --> 00:12:33.250
  • PLURAL, WHEN WE'RE LIVING AS JESUS AND I ARE
  • 00:12:33.270 --> 00:12:36.100
  • TOGETHER IN EVERYTHING.
  • 00:12:36.120 --> 00:12:37.200
  • WE CAN'T WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, LOOK IN THE
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:39.080
  • MIRROR AND SAY, JESUS, WE ARE UGLY TODAY.
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:43.000
  • WE CAN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:43.270
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:12:43.290 --> 00:12:45.130
  • WHEN WE'RE BEHIND THAT DRIVER THAT'S STILL
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:47.090
  • STATIONARY AT THE NOW GREEN LIGHT, WE HAVE TO
  • 00:12:47.110 --> 00:12:50.170
  • EDIT OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT HIM, DON'T WE, WHEN WE --
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:53.050
  • - JESUS DOESN'T HONK THE HORN?
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.190
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:12:54.210 --> 00:12:56.180
  • - HE MIGHT IN L.A.. I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:12:56.200 --> 00:12:58.250
  • HE DOESN'T IN MISSOURI, BUT HE MIGHT IN L.A..
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:01.010
  • - THE DEVIL DOES THAT.
  • 00:13:01.030 --> 00:13:02.240
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:04.040
  • WHO WERE YOU WITH TODAY?
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:06.220
  • - BUT THAT DUET, IT'S ATTAINABLE FOR EVERYBODY
  • 00:13:06.240 --> 00:13:10.090
  • REGARDLESS OF PERSONALITY, REGARDLESS
  • 00:13:10.110 --> 00:13:12.040
  • OF POSITION, REGARD THE IS OF SEASON, REGARDLESS
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:14.220
  • OF TRAINING.
  • 00:13:14.240 --> 00:13:16.080
  • THIS IS SOMETHING WE ALL CAN DO TO LIVE IN THE WE
  • 00:13:16.100 --> 00:13:19.020
  • BECAUSE WE'RE NEVER ALONE.
  • 00:13:19.040 --> 00:13:21.240
  • AND WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD HAPPEN IF WE
  • 00:13:21.260 --> 00:13:23.250
  • STOPPED ACTING LIKE WE WERE.
  • 00:13:23.270 --> 00:13:25.150
  • - YEAH, RIGHT.
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:26.180
  • - GOT IT. OKAY.
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:28.030
  • SO WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AND UNPACKING IS
  • 00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:31.060
  • RELATIONSHIP, BUT WRITTEN IN YOUR BOOK THE SACRED SLOW,
  • 00:13:31.080 --> 00:13:35.290
  • IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE ORGANIZED THAT TODAY
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:41.110
  • THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING THAT 800 NUMBER.
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:44.120
  • BUT IN ADDITION, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:47.070
  • YOU KNEW THAT THIS WAS ALSO A COMPLETE
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:50.140
  • TELEVISION SERIES.
  • 00:13:50.160 --> 00:13:52.160
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE RUNNING A FEW CLIPS AS WE'RE
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:55.090
  • TALKING TONIGHT, BUT I WANT TO START WITH IT.
  • 00:13:55.110 --> 00:13:57.090
  • A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THIS BOOK, AND CALL THAT
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:14:00.270
  • NUMBER RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:00.290 --> 00:14:01.160
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:02.270
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:05.240
  • - ALICIA BRITT CHOLE: RECENTLY, MY
  • 00:14:05.260 --> 00:14:07.090
  • DAUGHTER EXPERIENCED A GENUINE DISAPPOINTMENT IN
  • 00:14:07.110 --> 00:14:09.090
  • ONE OF HER DREAMS, AND WHEN WE WERE TALKING, I
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:11.210
  • OFFERED, KIONA, YOU'RE GREAT AT LIVING
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:14.020
  • HAPPY WITH JESUS.
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:15.290
  • AND NOW YOU GET TO LIVE SAD WITH JESUS BECAUSE IN
  • 00:14:16.010 --> 00:14:19.050
  • THE END IT'S WITH JESUS, NOT THE HAPPY OR THE SAD,
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:23.060
  • THAT WILL MAKE LIFE RICH.
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:25.060
  • GOD IS EQUALLY PRESENT IN EVERY MOMENT.
  • 00:14:25.080 --> 00:14:29.070
  • OUR GREATEST SHOUT DOESN'T THICKEN HIM.
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:31.210
  • OUR GREATEST DOUBT DOESN'T THIN HIM.
  • 00:14:31.230 --> 00:14:34.060
  • I INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME IN THE SACRED SLOW AS
  • 00:14:34.080 --> 00:14:38.000
  • TOGETHER WE GROW A LOVE FOR GOD THAT'S STRONG AND
  • 00:14:38.020 --> 00:14:41.120
  • STEADY IN EVERY SEASON.
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:43.270
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:14:43.290 --> 00:14:52.020
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:14:52.040 --> 00:14:53.180
  • - THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW, AND WE HAVE IN
  • 00:14:53.200 --> 00:14:58.290
  • ADDITION INFORMATION THAT WILL BE ON THE SCREEN,
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:01.220
  • OFF AND ON TODAY, THAT ALICIA'S TELEVISION
  • 00:15:01.240 --> 00:15:05.200
  • SERIES IS ALL SHOT.
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:07.260
  • AND BY THE WAY, DON'T GO TO THE SOUND, PAUL, BUT
  • 00:15:07.280 --> 00:15:13.040
  • JUST RUN ONE OF THE ROLL-INS.
  • 00:15:13.060 --> 00:15:14.110
  • I JUST WANT TO COMMENT ON A COUPLE OF THINGS I SAW
  • 00:15:14.130 --> 00:15:16.020
  • IN ONE OF THE ROLL-INS
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:17.220
  • WHERE ACTUALLY YOU'RE SITTING ON YOUR OWN FRONT
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:20.270
  • PORCH THERE IN A BEAUTIFUL PART OF
  • 00:15:20.290 --> 00:15:24.050
  • MISSOURI WHERE MY MOM AND DAD, OR MY DAD WAS FROM
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:28.270
  • MISSOURI, SO ALL OF THIS PRODUCTION THAT WAS DONE
  • 00:15:28.290 --> 00:15:34.030
  • IS NOW A TELEVISION SERIES.
  • 00:15:34.050 --> 00:15:37.090
  • IT'S ALL EDITED.
  • 00:15:37.110 --> 00:15:38.230
  • IT'S ALL PUT TOGETHER, AND JUST A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:42.290
  • NEW TELEVISION SERIES ENTITLED THE SACRED SLOW.
  • 00:15:43.010 --> 00:15:48.000
  • TALK TO US ABOUT THE TITLE, BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN
  • 00:15:48.020 --> 00:15:52.090
  • TALKING ABOUT A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT SO
  • 00:15:52.110 --> 00:15:55.010
  • FAR I HAVEN'T CONNECTED TO THE WORD SLOW YET.
  • 00:15:55.030 --> 00:15:58.160
  • I ASKED THAT FIRST, BUT --
  • 00:15:58.180 --> 00:15:59.290
  • - I DON'T KNOW IF YOU EVER WILL.
  • 00:16:00.030 --> 00:16:03.110
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:05.050
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:16:05.070 --> 00:16:06.070
  • YEAH.
  • 00:16:06.090 --> 00:16:07.220
  • SERIOUSLY, BUT -AND THAT MAY BE A MALE THING.
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:08.240
  • I'M NOT CONNECTING TO THE WORD SLOW.
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:10.040
  • I'M CONNECTING TO EVERYTHING YOU'RE SAYING
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:12.030
  • BUT NOT THE WORD SLOW.
  • 00:16:12.050 --> 00:16:13.040
  • - HE NEEDS HELP.
  • 00:16:13.060 --> 00:16:14.260
  • - WHY THE SACRED SLOW.
  • 00:16:14.280 --> 00:16:17.100
  • WHY DID YOU NAME IT THAT?
  • 00:16:17.120 --> 00:16:19.040
  • - YES, I THINK IT'S BECAUSE WE HAVE A
  • 00:16:19.060 --> 00:16:21.110
  • TENDENCY TO THINK THAT FASTER IS BETTER.
  • 00:16:21.130 --> 00:16:24.120
  • - OKAY. YES.
  • 00:16:24.140 --> 00:16:25.250
  • SO WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:27.230
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:27.250 --> 00:16:29.210
  • OKAY.
  • 00:16:29.230 --> 00:16:30.220
  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT, OKAY?
  • 00:16:30.240 --> 00:16:31.180
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:16:31.200 --> 00:16:32.170
  • - RIGHT, BOB?
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:33.200
  • - OKAY. SORRY.
  • 00:16:33.220 --> 00:16:34.190
  • I INTERRUPTED YOU TOTALLY.
  • 00:16:34.210 --> 00:16:35.220
  • - YOU GOT THAT FROM YOUR MOTHER.
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:37.060
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:39.150
  • - NOW, NOW, NOW.
  • 00:16:39.170 --> 00:16:41.100
  • SHE LIKED THINGS DONE.
  • 00:16:41.120 --> 00:16:43.210
  • - MY MOM IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:43.230 --> 00:16:44.130
  • DON'T PICK ON HER.
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:45.110
  • - I'M NOT!
  • 00:16:45.130 --> 00:16:46.210
  • IT'S ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS SHE EVER DID FOR ME.
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:48.070
  • - OKAY. SORRY. WE DIGRESS.
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:50.170
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:52.050
  • - ANYTHING ELSE Y'ALL WANT TO DISCUSS?
  • 00:16:52.070 --> 00:16:54.150
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:56.030
  • - YOU DO COUNSELING, TOO, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:56.050 --> 00:16:58.020
  • - ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.
  • 00:16:58.040 --> 00:16:59.120
  • MIGHT AS WELL JUST GO THERE.
  • 00:16:59.140 --> 00:17:00.220
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:00.240 --> 00:17:04.000
  • - WOW.
  • 00:17:04.020 --> 00:17:05.240
  • - CAN I GET A BIG AMEN FROM OUR STAFF?
  • 00:17:05.260 --> 00:17:07.140
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:07.160 --> 00:17:09.170
  • - GO AHEAD.
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:12.150
  • WHAT WERE WE TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:17:12.170 --> 00:17:13.090
  • SLOW, YES.
  • 00:17:13.110 --> 00:17:14.150
  • - SOME OF THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE GROW SLOW,
  • 00:17:14.170 --> 00:17:19.250
  • AND SO WE NEED A RESPECT FOR THE THINGS THAT GROW
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:23.200
  • SLOW WHETHER IT'S THE VEGETABLES IN OUR GARDEN.
  • 00:17:23.220 --> 00:17:26.090
  • YOU CAN'T HURRY THEM UP TOO MUCH, WHETHER IT'S A
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:28.280
  • CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT IN THE WOMB, AND WHETHER
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:31.270
  • IT'S OUR OWN SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:33.230
  • THERE'S SOME THINGS THAT WE CAN ONLY LEARN WITH
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:36.000
  • TIME, AND SO AGAIN IT'S NOT A CHANGE
  • 00:17:36.020 --> 00:17:38.230
  • OF PERSONALITY.
  • 00:17:38.250 --> 00:17:40.070
  • YOU ACCOMPLISH SO MUCH WITH THE WAY THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:17:40.090 --> 00:17:43.170
  • WIRED YOU, AND ALL OF US ARE CALLED IN THE SECONDS
  • 00:17:43.190 --> 00:17:48.120
  • OF EVERY DAY TO NOT VIEW THEM AS SOMETHING TO GET
  • 00:17:48.140 --> 00:17:52.020
  • THROUGH, TO GET PAST, TO GET ON WITH
  • 00:17:52.040 --> 00:17:54.000
  • SOMETHING ELSE.
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:55.200
  • NO, GOD'S PRESENT HERE WHICH MAKES HERE
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:59.030
  • PRECIOUS, WHICH MAKES HERE POWERFUL.
  • 00:17:59.050 --> 00:18:02.250
  • WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GOD'S PRESENCE, WE CAN REMEMBER
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:07.010
  • HIS PRESENCE IN THE PAST, CAN'T WE?
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:09.080
  • AND WE CAN BE CONFIDENT OF HIS PRESENCE IN THE
  • 00:18:09.100 --> 00:18:11.270
  • FUTURE, BUT WE CAN ONLY BE PRESENT TO HIS
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.190
  • PRESENCE IN THIS MOMENT RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:18:13.210 --> 00:18:16.290
  • - WOW.
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:18.090
  • - AND THAT'S REALLY HARD TO DO WHEN OUR MIND IS
  • 00:18:18.110 --> 00:18:21.140
  • ALWAYS ON TOMORROW OR THE NEXT WEEK OR THE NEXT
  • 00:18:21.160 --> 00:18:24.030
  • YEAR OR THE NEXT DECADE.
  • 00:18:24.050 --> 00:18:26.120
  • - OR THE NEXT PROMOTION OR THE NEXT -- YEAH.
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:28.260
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:18:28.280 --> 00:18:29.190
  • THIS IS PRECIOUS.
  • 00:18:29.210 --> 00:18:31.060
  • WE DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS.
  • 00:18:31.080 --> 00:18:33.140
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:18:33.160 --> 00:18:34.220
  • I KIND OF JUST CONNECTED TO THE WORD.
  • 00:18:34.240 --> 00:18:36.130
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:18:36.150 --> 00:18:37.190
  • - AND WHEN YOU SAID, AND I WANT YOU TO KIND OF GO
  • 00:18:37.210 --> 00:18:38.290
  • BACK TO IT AND UNPACK IT. WHEN YOU SAID WHEN YOU
  • 00:18:39.010 --> 00:18:43.110
  • VIEW LIFE OR THIS SECOND AS SOMETHING I NEED TO
  • 00:18:43.130 --> 00:18:46.010
  • RUSH THROUGH TO GET TO THE OTHER EVENT OR TO GET
  • 00:18:46.030 --> 00:18:52.050
  • TO THE COMPLETION OF SOMETHING
  • 00:18:52.070 --> 00:18:56.030
  • OR TO GET IT ON LINE, YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT
  • 00:18:56.050 --> 00:18:58.030
  • PRODUCTION IS A UNIQUE THING TO THINK ABOUT.
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:19:01.030
  • OKAY.
  • 00:19:01.050 --> 00:19:02.140
  • WE TALKED ABOUT DOING THE SACRED SLOW AND ANONYMOUS
  • 00:19:02.160 --> 00:19:07.100
  • AS TV SERIES WITH YOU, YOU KNOW, A YEAR AGO?
  • 00:19:07.120 --> 00:19:11.170
  • - NOT EVEN.
  • 00:19:11.190 --> 00:19:13.150
  • - YOU KNOW, BUT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:16.230
  • YOU'VE GOT TO COORDINATE EVERYTHING,
  • 00:19:16.250 --> 00:19:18.140
  • AND YOU'VE GOT TO GO SHOOT,
  • 00:19:18.160 --> 00:19:19.210
  • YOU'VE GOT TO WAIT FOR THE RIGHT WEATHER,
  • 00:19:19.230 --> 00:19:20.280
  • YOU'VE GOT TO EDIT AND PUT MUSIC ON AND
  • 00:19:21.000 --> 00:19:23.190
  • ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.
  • 00:19:23.210 --> 00:19:25.010
  • SO ALL OF THAT IS, IN OTHER WORDS,
  • 00:19:25.030 --> 00:19:28.100
  • MOST OF THE TIME OR THE WAY WE'RE TRAINED IS THAT
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:33.120
  • WE ONLY WIN WHEN THE SHOW'S ON THE AIR,
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:38.190
  • BUT THE PROCESS IS WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:19:38.210 --> 00:19:41.060
  • SO WHEN YOU SAID WE LOOK AT THIS MOMENT AS
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:44.250
  • SOMETHING WE NEED TO HURRY THROUGH TO GET TO--
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:46.290
  • THAT'S WHEN THE SACRED SLOW MADE SENSE TO ME.
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:50.240
  • - ALICIA CHOLE: YEAH.
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:52.070
  • - JUST THEN. NOT EVEN BACK WHEN WE WERE
  • 00:19:52.090 --> 00:19:53.120
  • TALKING EARLIER. JUST NOW.
  • 00:19:53.140 --> 00:19:55.000
  • - YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR THERAPY SESSION.
  • 00:19:55.020 --> 00:19:56.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:19:58.190
  • - I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:20:00.160
  • MEN WANT TO UNDERSTAND THINGS, DEAR.
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:03.130
  • WOMEN CAN BE ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT
  • 00:20:03.150 --> 00:20:05.050
  • EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING'S FINE.
  • 00:20:05.070 --> 00:20:08.070
  • OKAY. SO ALL RIGHT, LET'S UNPACK THIS.
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:12.120
  • AND BY THE WAY, WE'VE ORGANIZED THAT THIS BOOK
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:14.200
  • IS AVAILABLE. 800 NUMBER IS ON THE SCREEN.
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:16.230
  • GET IT AND WATCH THE SERIES ALSO.
  • 00:20:16.250 --> 00:20:19.230
  • WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
  • 00:20:19.250 --> 00:20:21.100
  • WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW ABOUT THIS?
  • 00:20:21.120 --> 00:20:24.020
  • - YES. WELL, I'D LIKE US TO THINK A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:20:24.040 --> 00:20:26.090
  • ABOUT HOW GOD VIEWS OUR DEVELOPMENT.
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:29.180
  • SO THINK OF A CHILD THAT YOU HELD IN YOUR ARMS.
  • 00:20:29.200 --> 00:20:34.010
  • - WHEN YOU SAID CHILD, YOU LOOKED AT ME.
  • 00:20:34.030 --> 00:20:35.230
  • DID YOU MEAN TO DO THAT? YOU DID, DIDN'T YOU?
  • 00:20:35.250 --> 00:20:39.070
  • - NOT AT FIRST THOUGHT.
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:40.240
  • - BUT NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT.
  • 00:20:40.260 --> 00:20:42.200
  • OKAY, GO AHEAD.
  • 00:20:42.220 --> 00:20:43.290
  • - WHEN WE HOLD A CHILD, OUR NIECE, OUR NEPHEW,
  • 00:20:44.010 --> 00:20:46.240
  • OUR SON, YOUR DAUGHTER, DO YOU REMEMBER HOW
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:49.180
  • CAPTIVATED WE ARE WITH JUST THEIR FACE?
  • 00:20:49.200 --> 00:20:53.100
  • WHETHER THEY'RE AWAKE OR THEY'RE ASLEEP,
  • 00:20:53.120 --> 00:20:56.020
  • WE ARE JUST CAPTIVATED WITH THEM.
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:58.130
  • THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT THEY GRAB THE SIDE OF A
  • 00:20:58.150 --> 00:21:01.100
  • TABLE AND PUSHED UP AND STOOD AND THEY TOOK ONE
  • 00:21:01.120 --> 00:21:04.220
  • STEP, THEN THEY FELL DOWN ON THEIR DIAPER PADDED
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:08.170
  • BEHIND, WE DIDN'T CROSS OUR ARMS AT THAT POINT
  • 00:21:08.190 --> 00:21:11.270
  • AND SAY WOULD YOU LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU GET THAT RIGHT.
  • 00:21:11.290 --> 00:21:14.130
  • - MATT CROUCH: WOW.
  • 00:21:14.150 --> 00:21:15.270
  • - WE WOULD NEVER DO THAT.
  • 00:21:15.290 --> 00:21:17.090
  • WE WENT WILD, DIDN'T WE?
  • 00:21:17.110 --> 00:21:18.190
  • WE TOOK PICTURES, WE MADE POSTS, WE CALLED FRIENDS.
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:22.030
  • WE WEREN'T CELEBRATING COMPLETION,
  • 00:21:22.050 --> 00:21:25.190
  • WE WERE CELEBRATING MOVEMENT.
  • 00:21:25.210 --> 00:21:28.050
  • WE WERE CELEBRATING THE REALITY THAT WE COULD SEE
  • 00:21:28.070 --> 00:21:31.080
  • THE STANDING WAS IN THEIR HEARTS.
  • 00:21:31.100 --> 00:21:34.220
  • AND I THINK SOMETIMES WE IMPOSE UPON GOD THE
  • 00:21:34.240 --> 00:21:39.000
  • EARTH UP EVALUATION THAT WE CARRY WITH US.
  • 00:21:39.020 --> 00:21:41.290
  • - EXPLAIN THAT. EARTH UP.
  • 00:21:42.010 --> 00:21:45.010
  • - WHEN WE LIVE EARTH UP, WE LOOK AROUND AT
  • 00:21:45.030 --> 00:21:47.250
  • EVERYTHING WE DON'T LIKE, EVERYTHING WE WANT
  • 00:21:47.270 --> 00:21:49.280
  • CHANGED, EVERYTHING WE THINK NEEDS TO BE
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:52.160
  • DIFFERENT, AND WE BUILD A PLAN TO BRING ABOUT
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:55.290
  • TRANSFORMATION. IT'S NOT THAT THAT'S UNWISE.
  • 00:21:56.010 --> 00:21:59.000
  • THERE'S A PLACE FOR THAT.
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:01.080
  • BUT SOMETIMES WE IMPOSE THAT PERSPECTIVE ON GOD,
  • 00:22:01.100 --> 00:22:04.160
  • AND WE THINK THAT HE ONLY CHEERS WHEN WE COMPLETE
  • 00:22:04.180 --> 00:22:07.010
  • SOMETHING, THAT HE ONLY CHEERS WHEN WE'VE
  • 00:22:07.030 --> 00:22:09.090
  • ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING.
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:11.030
  • NO. NO, GOD, HE SEES THE MOVEMENT IN OUR SOULS.
  • 00:22:11.050 --> 00:22:16.090
  • HE SEES THE SMALL STEPS.
  • 00:22:16.110 --> 00:22:18.160
  • HE'S THE ONE WHO GAZES UPON US,
  • 00:22:18.180 --> 00:22:21.080
  • EVEN WHEN WE'RE SLEEPING.
  • 00:22:21.100 --> 00:22:23.220
  • AND SO IF WE CAN DISCOVER HOW MUCH HE LOVES US,
  • 00:22:23.240 --> 00:22:30.020
  • IF WE CAN RISK BELIEVING THAT WE ARE HIS BELOVED,
  • 00:22:30.040 --> 00:22:35.010
  • THE CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE WILL BEGIN TO COLOR EVERY
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:38.280
  • MOMENT IN EVERY DAY.
  • 00:22:39.000 --> 00:22:41.250
  • AND THOUGH I FEEL THAT EMOTIONALLY RIGHT NOW IN
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:44.170
  • THIS MOMENT, IT IS JUST AS TRUE WHEN I FEEL AS
  • 00:22:44.190 --> 00:22:48.010
  • DRY AS A DESERT. GOD'S LOVE FOR US IS PROFOUND,
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:53.050
  • AND IF WE CAN JUST SINK DEEPLY INTO IT,
  • 00:22:53.070 --> 00:22:56.130
  • IF WE CAN BEGIN TO AGREE WITH HIM ABOUT WHO HE
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:59.270
  • SAYS WE ARE AND WHAT HE SAYS HE'S DONE FOR US,
  • 00:22:59.290 --> 00:23:03.040
  • WE ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE AN EXPLOSION
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:06.230
  • IN OUR ACTUAL INTIMACY WITH GOD.
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:10.240
  • OUR LOVE FOR GOD, OUR ACCEPTANCE OF GOD,
  • 00:23:10.260 --> 00:23:14.210
  • AND OUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR SELF,
  • 00:23:14.230 --> 00:23:16.280
  • IF YOU'LL PERMIT ME, EVEN OUR LOVE OF OUR SELF.
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:19.010
  • AND BY THAT I DO NOT MEAN NARCISSISM.
  • 00:23:19.030 --> 00:23:21.260
  • BY LOVE I MEAN I AM AGREEING WITH GOD WITH
  • 00:23:21.280 --> 00:23:25.050
  • WHAT HE HAS SAID ABOUT ME.
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:27.060
  • HE SAYS THAT I AM FORGIVEN,
  • 00:23:27.080 --> 00:23:29.040
  • THEREFORE I AM FORGIVEN.
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:31.060
  • HE SAYS THAT HE LOVES ME, THEREFORE I AM LOVED.
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:35.120
  • OUR ACCEPTANCE OF GOD AND OUR ACCEPTANCE OF
  • 00:23:35.140 --> 00:23:38.050
  • OUR SELF NEED TO GROW TOGETHER.
  • 00:23:38.070 --> 00:23:41.020
  • WE ERR IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:23:41.040 --> 00:23:44.010
  • WHEN WE THINK WE CAN GROW IN LOVE FOR GOD WHILE
  • 00:23:44.030 --> 00:23:47.270
  • SIMULTANEOUSLY NURTURING HATRED FOR OURSELVES,
  • 00:23:47.290 --> 00:23:51.020
  • WE ERR.
  • 00:23:51.040 --> 00:23:54.230
  • WHEN WE THINK WE CAN GROW IN LOVE FOR GOD WHILE WE
  • 00:23:54.250 --> 00:23:57.240
  • ARE NURTURING SELF-HATRED FOR OURSELVES.
  • 00:23:57.260 --> 00:24:01.110
  • AT SOME POINT IN TIME, THAT LOVE'S GONNA
  • 00:24:01.130 --> 00:24:03.180
  • HIT A CEILING, AND WHEN IT DOES,
  • 00:24:03.200 --> 00:24:05.280
  • WE NEED TO ASK HAVE I GROWN IN AGREEING WITH
  • 00:24:06.000 --> 00:24:09.140
  • GOD THAT I AM PRECIOUS AND HONORED IN HIS SIGHT,
  • 00:24:09.160 --> 00:24:12.120
  • AND HE LOVES ME, THAT HE CALLS ME HIS OWN.
  • 00:24:12.140 --> 00:24:16.040
  • AM I GROWING IN AGREEING WITH HIM?
  • 00:24:16.060 --> 00:24:19.110
  • AND IT'S THAT GROWTH, THAT MUTUAL GROWTH THAT
  • 00:24:19.130 --> 00:24:22.000
  • BEGINS TO JUST TAKE THE CEILING OFF OF WHAT WE
  • 00:24:22.020 --> 00:24:25.110
  • THOUGHT IT MEANT TO KNOW GOD.
  • 00:24:25.130 --> 00:24:29.150
  • - IF I WASN'T HERE, WOULD YOU BOTH BE
  • 00:24:29.170 --> 00:24:30.150
  • CRYING RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:24:30.170 --> 00:24:32.040
  • - PROBABLY.
  • 00:24:32.060 --> 00:24:33.160
  • THE THING THAT IN A NORMAL SETTING BUT WE'RE
  • 00:24:33.180 --> 00:24:38.200
  • ON TELEVISION, SO YOU'RE HERE WITH US SO I KNOW
  • 00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:41.000
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO JUST PAUSE.
  • 00:24:41.020 --> 00:24:42.160
  • THE GUYS TALK ABOUT DEAD AIR ON TELEVISION WHERE--
  • 00:24:42.180 --> 00:24:47.150
  • - NOBODY'S TALKING.
  • 00:24:47.170 --> 00:24:48.230
  • - YEAH. IT'S JUST DEAD AIR.
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:50.240
  • AND THIS MAKES IT A LITTLE HARD BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:53.150
  • FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING FOR YOU AT
  • 00:24:53.170 --> 00:24:55.090
  • HOME, BUT I BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE ALL GETTING THIS
  • 00:24:55.110 --> 00:24:57.170
  • TOO, AND YOU'RE EXPERIENCING.
  • 00:24:57.190 --> 00:24:59.150
  • I LOVE ALICIA, THE WAY YOU HAVE TAKEN THE SACRED
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:07.110
  • SLOW AND REMINDING US THAT GOD DIDN'T MAKE US,
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:14.290
  • LIKE YOU SAY, TO USE US.
  • 00:25:15.010 --> 00:25:18.020
  • HE MADE US TO LOVE AND TO KNOW HIS LOVE, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:25:18.040 --> 00:25:23.210
  • I REMEMBER AN EXPERIENCE I HAD YEARS AGO WHERE I
  • 00:25:23.230 --> 00:25:28.280
  • WAS JUST AT THE-- I WAS AT THE END OF MY ROPE.
  • 00:25:29.000 --> 00:25:33.040
  • ALL OF US. WE WERE JUST--
  • 00:25:33.060 --> 00:25:35.080
  • WITH YOU, I WAS WITH YOU.
  • 00:25:35.100 --> 00:25:38.040
  • BUT WE WERE JUST EXHAUSTED TRYING TO JUST
  • 00:25:38.060 --> 00:25:41.150
  • DO THINGS FOR THE LORD.
  • 00:25:41.170 --> 00:25:42.290
  • AND I REMEMBER I WENT OUTSIDE AND I'VE TOLD
  • 00:25:43.010 --> 00:25:44.290
  • THIS STORY BEFORE, AND I JUST SAID TO GOD,
  • 00:25:45.010 --> 00:25:48.230
  • I SAID GOD IF YOU WOULD JUST NOT MAKE US JUST BE
  • 00:25:48.250 --> 00:25:53.010
  • SCRAMBLING SO HARD.
  • 00:25:53.030 --> 00:25:55.050
  • I MEAN, WE WERE JUST KIND OF DIGGING OURSELVES IN A
  • 00:25:55.070 --> 00:26:00.070
  • HOLE, TRYING TO DO MOVIES THAT GLORIFIED GOD,
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:03.030
  • EVERYTHING WAS IN GOD'S NAME I FELT,
  • 00:26:03.050 --> 00:26:06.090
  • AND I FELT LIKE IT WAS COMING OUT OF THE RIGHT
  • 00:26:06.110 --> 00:26:09.010
  • SPIRIT, BUT I SAID JUST GOD,
  • 00:26:09.030 --> 00:26:11.090
  • KEEP US FROM SCRAMBLING SO HARD,
  • 00:26:11.110 --> 00:26:14.150
  • LOOK AT ALL WE COULD BE DOING FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:14.170 --> 00:26:17.010
  • BUT BEFORE I GOT THOSE WORDS OUT,
  • 00:26:17.030 --> 00:26:19.100
  • IT WAS LIKE GOD HIT ME UPSIDE THE HEAD WITH THE
  • 00:26:19.120 --> 00:26:24.220
  • MOST LOVING TWO BY FOUR AND SAID DON'T YOU EVER
  • 00:26:24.240 --> 00:26:28.150
  • THINK THAT IT'S WHAT YOU DO FOR ME,
  • 00:26:28.170 --> 00:26:32.040
  • BUT IT'S WHAT I DO FOR YOU AND WHAT I HAVE DONE
  • 00:26:32.060 --> 00:26:34.230
  • FOR YOU AND MY LOVE FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:34.250 --> 00:26:36.270
  • AND I LOVE THE WAY JOSEPH PRINCE SAYS IT,
  • 00:26:36.290 --> 00:26:38.200
  • HE SAYS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN REALLY LOVE GOD IS
  • 00:26:38.220 --> 00:26:41.020
  • TO REALIZE HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US.
  • 00:26:41.040 --> 00:26:43.170
  • HE'S GOT THE LOVE THING TAKEN CARE OF.
  • 00:26:43.190 --> 00:26:45.260
  • AND I THINK THE MORE WE LET GOD LOVE US,
  • 00:26:45.280 --> 00:26:48.290
  • THE MORE WE ENJOY HIS--
  • 00:26:49.010 --> 00:26:52.270
  • - THIS WHOLE SUBJECT THOUGH IS COUNTERINTUITIVE.
  • 00:26:52.290 --> 00:26:55.170
  • IT'S NOT NATURAL TO THINK THAT GOD IS HAPPY WITH
  • 00:26:55.190 --> 00:27:01.260
  • YOU WHEN YOU'RE IN A DRY SEASON.
  • 00:27:01.280 --> 00:27:04.220
  • IT'S JUST COUNTERINTUITIVE.
  • 00:27:04.240 --> 00:27:07.100
  • SO WHAT YOU'RE REALLY TRYING TO HELP US WITH IS
  • 00:27:07.120 --> 00:27:12.140
  • THESE MOMENTS IN LIFE THAT YOU CAN LIVE THIS
  • 00:27:12.160 --> 00:27:16.240
  • PLURALITY AS YOU WERE DESCRIBING AND THAT IT'S
  • 00:27:16.260 --> 00:27:22.090
  • ALWAYS THERE, THAT HE'S ALWAYS WITH YOU,
  • 00:27:22.110 --> 00:27:24.270
  • AND THERE IS A TREASURE IN EVERY MOMENT PERCEIVED
  • 00:27:24.290 --> 00:27:28.020
  • CORRECTLY. THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:27:28.040 --> 00:27:30.270
  • - YES. AND IN THE SACRED SLOW THERE'S 12 DIFFERENT
  • 00:27:30.290 --> 00:27:34.010
  • MOVEMENTS, SO WE'RE VERY INTENTIONALLY BUILDING
  • 00:27:34.030 --> 00:27:37.070
  • AND WALKING THROUGH GOD CONCEPTS AND
  • 00:27:37.090 --> 00:27:39.270
  • SELF CONCEPTS IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE
  • 00:27:39.290 --> 00:27:42.020
  • WORD, AND I THINK THAT WHAT YOU HAVE JUST SAID
  • 00:27:42.040 --> 00:27:44.170
  • REALLY IS AT THE HEARTBEAT OF IT ALL.
  • 00:27:44.190 --> 00:27:46.100
  • MY HUSBAND, THIS IS THE MATERIAL HE ALSO USES
  • 00:27:46.120 --> 00:27:49.010
  • WHEN HE IS MENTORING THE MEN THAT HE WALKS WITH.
  • 00:27:49.030 --> 00:27:52.080
  • AND THAT VERY CONCEPT, OH GOD DIDN'T JUST WANT TO
  • 00:27:52.100 --> 00:27:55.120
  • USE ME, HE'S ALWAYS WANTED TO LOVE ME,
  • 00:27:55.140 --> 00:27:58.180
  • THE FREEDOM THAT IT BRINGS.
  • 00:27:58.200 --> 00:28:03.080
  • AND ANOTHER THOUGHT THAT I THINK IS REALLY
  • 00:28:03.100 --> 00:28:05.160
  • GROUNDBREAKING IS THAT IN OUR DESIRE,
  • 00:28:05.180 --> 00:28:08.270
  • OUR SINCERE DESIRE TO MAKE CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:28:08.290 --> 00:28:13.030
  • EXCITING, I THINK WE SOMETIMES FORGET THAT
  • 00:28:13.050 --> 00:28:16.240
  • JESUS NEVER CALLED US TO BE EXCITED.
  • 00:28:16.260 --> 00:28:19.110
  • - WOW.
  • 00:28:19.130 --> 00:28:21.190
  • - HE CALLED US TO FOLLOW,
  • 00:28:21.210 --> 00:28:25.100
  • WHICH IS TO ABIDE AND TO OBEY.
  • 00:28:25.120 --> 00:28:28.170
  • AND HE CALLS US TO FIRST LOVE.
  • 00:28:28.190 --> 00:28:32.060
  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:28:32.080 --> 00:28:34.250
  • DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN JESUS WAS TALKING TO THE
  • 00:28:34.270 --> 00:28:37.140
  • CHURCH OF EPHESUS, AND THEY WERE DOING SO MUCH.
  • 00:28:37.160 --> 00:28:40.030
  • THEY HAD DEEDS AND PERSEVERANCE,
  • 00:28:40.050 --> 00:28:42.030
  • AND THEY WERE TESTING FALSE PROPHETS,
  • 00:28:42.050 --> 00:28:44.070
  • AND THEY HAD NO TOLERANCE FOR WICKEDNESS,
  • 00:28:44.090 --> 00:28:46.200
  • AND THEY WERE ENDURING PERSECUTION AND HARDSHIP.
  • 00:28:46.220 --> 00:28:49.180
  • THEN HE SAYS BUT THERE'S ONE THING I HOLD AGAINST
  • 00:28:49.200 --> 00:28:52.030
  • YOU. YOU'VE FORGOTTEN YOUR FIRST LOVE.
  • 00:28:52.050 --> 00:28:55.190
  • WHY MENTION IT IF HE DIDN'T MISS IT?
  • 00:28:55.210 --> 00:28:59.150
  • WHY MENTION IT IF HE DIDN'T MISS IT?
  • 00:28:59.170 --> 00:29:02.010
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:29:02.030 --> 00:29:03.210
  • IT'S ABOUT ADDING INTENTIONALITY TO EVERY
  • 00:29:03.230 --> 00:29:06.140
  • MOMENT, NOT JUST THE BIG ONES,
  • 00:29:06.160 --> 00:29:09.010
  • SO THAT WE CAN RENEW AN ACTUAL, PRACTICAL,
  • 00:29:09.030 --> 00:29:13.150
  • SUSTAINABLE, STEADY, STRONG,
  • 00:29:13.170 --> 00:29:16.180
  • SATISFYING FIRST LOVE FOR GOD.
  • 00:29:16.200 --> 00:29:19.280
  • - WOW. BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:29:20.000 --> 00:29:22.020
  • - DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF NOT IN THE SACRED SLOW?
  • 00:29:22.040 --> 00:29:27.240
  • WHAT DO YOU DO FOR YOURSELF WHEN THINGS GET--
  • 00:29:27.260 --> 00:29:31.050
  • BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE GOT THREE
  • 00:29:31.070 --> 00:29:32.150
  • BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, AND I KNOW THINGS CAN
  • 00:29:32.170 --> 00:29:34.060
  • GET HECTIC FOR YOU.
  • 00:29:34.080 --> 00:29:35.190
  • WHAT IS YOUR CALMING THING THAT YOU DO?
  • 00:29:35.210 --> 00:29:39.230
  • YOU COULD HELP US A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:29:39.250 --> 00:29:42.170
  • - I GO BACK, I LOOK BACK TO THAT THOUGHT OF LIVING
  • 00:29:42.190 --> 00:29:45.210
  • WITH HIM IN EVERY MOMENT, TALKING WITH HIM BEFORE
  • 00:29:45.230 --> 00:29:50.020
  • I CORRECT MY CHILDREN, ASKING HIM WHAT HE'D
  • 00:29:50.040 --> 00:29:54.180
  • LIKE TO DO NEXT ON THIS ENORMOUS TO DO LIST.
  • 00:29:54.200 --> 00:29:58.040
  • BUT THEN MY HUSBAND, I WISH Y'ALL COULD MEET
  • 00:29:58.060 --> 00:30:00.240
  • HIM. HE IS, HE'S SUCH A GOOD, GOOD MAN,
  • 00:30:00.260 --> 00:30:05.190
  • AND HE CHAMPIONS MY FIRST LOVE FOR GOD.
  • 00:30:05.210 --> 00:30:08.150
  • SO EVERY MONTH WE GIVE EACH OTHER
  • 00:30:08.170 --> 00:30:10.280
  • 24 HOUR PRAYER RETREATS.
  • 00:30:11.000 --> 00:30:13.100
  • WE TAG AND MAKE SURE THE OTHER ONE SOLELY FOR THE
  • 00:30:13.120 --> 00:30:16.080
  • PURPOSE OF FIRST LOVE.
  • 00:30:16.100 --> 00:30:17.250
  • I'M NOT ASKING ANYTHING, THERE'S NOT A BURNING
  • 00:30:17.270 --> 00:30:19.260
  • ANSWER TO A PRAYER THAT I'M REQUESTING.
  • 00:30:19.280 --> 00:30:22.090
  • JESUS, I'M JUST HERE TO SAY I LOVE YOU AND TO
  • 00:30:22.110 --> 00:30:25.190
  • SETTLE INTO MY BELOVEDNESS IN YOU.
  • 00:30:25.210 --> 00:30:28.190
  • HE GIVES ME THAT GIFT, AND WE WORK TO TRY TO
  • 00:30:28.210 --> 00:30:31.050
  • PROTECT ONE ANOTHER'S SPACE FOR THAT.
  • 00:30:31.070 --> 00:30:34.050
  • AND THEN THERE'S THINGS THAT JUST WATER,
  • 00:30:34.070 --> 00:30:36.000
  • WE CALL IT A GOD PRINT HERE.
  • 00:30:36.020 --> 00:30:37.290
  • IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN THE SACRED SLOW IS
  • 00:30:38.010 --> 00:30:39.270
  • WE HELP EVERYBODY DISCOVER THEIR GOD PRINT,
  • 00:30:39.290 --> 00:30:41.280
  • AND FOR ME PLAYING A PIANO IN AN OTHERWISE
  • 00:30:42.000 --> 00:30:44.200
  • EMPTY ROOM, OR READING BIOGRAPHIES,
  • 00:30:44.220 --> 00:30:48.250
  • OR TAKING WALKS IN UN-MANICURED FORESTS OR
  • 00:30:48.270 --> 00:30:53.040
  • PLACES. THERE'S THINGS THAT WATER MY SOUL,
  • 00:30:53.060 --> 00:30:57.100
  • AND SO THOSE THINGS DON'T BECOME LUXURIES.
  • 00:30:57.120 --> 00:30:59.260
  • NOW THEY'RE NECESSITIES.
  • 00:30:59.280 --> 00:31:01.240
  • WHEN WE REALIZE HOW GOD DESIGNED US TO CONNECT
  • 00:31:01.260 --> 00:31:06.060
  • WITH HIM IN BEAUTIFUL AND DEEP WAYS,
  • 00:31:06.080 --> 00:31:08.200
  • THOSE THINGS NEED TO BECOME PRIORITIES IN OUR
  • 00:31:08.220 --> 00:31:11.100
  • LIFE WHETHER IT'S PAINTING OR PICKING UP
  • 00:31:11.120 --> 00:31:13.020
  • THAT VIOLIN OR JUST TAKING SLOW WALKS BY YOURSELF.
  • 00:31:13.040 --> 00:31:18.000
  • THESE WAYS IN WHICH WE EXPERIENCE GOD'S LOVE ARE
  • 00:31:18.020 --> 00:31:22.040
  • ONES THAT WE NEED TO CULTIVATE INTENTIONALLY.
  • 00:31:22.060 --> 00:31:26.070
  • - OKAY, UM, WE ARE-- I'M GETTING THIS,
  • 00:31:26.090 --> 00:31:36.040
  • AND I INTENTIONALLY WANTED TO KIND OF STEP
  • 00:31:36.060 --> 00:31:40.130
  • THROUGH THIS WITH YOU LIKE WE'RE DOING,
  • 00:31:40.150 --> 00:31:43.040
  • AND IT SEEMS LIKE WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS AN
  • 00:31:43.060 --> 00:31:52.010
  • ABILITY TO CHERISH EVERY MOMENT SO THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:31:52.030 --> 00:31:57.210
  • KIND OF GETTING MORE TIME BACK BECAUSE IF YOU THINK
  • 00:31:57.230 --> 00:32:02.280
  • THAT WHEN YOU'RE WORKING ON A PROJECT THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:32:03.000 --> 00:32:07.000
  • ONLY GOING TO BE, YOU ONLY GET THE POINTS WHEN
  • 00:32:07.020 --> 00:32:11.060
  • THE PROJECT'S DONE, THEN YOU'RE LIVING,
  • 00:32:11.080 --> 00:32:14.200
  • YOU'RE SHORTCHANGING YOURSELF A BUNCH OF TIME.
  • 00:32:14.220 --> 00:32:19.220
  • SO IT'S REALLY ABOUT A ABILITY TO SEE GOD IN
  • 00:32:19.240 --> 00:32:23.260
  • EVERY MOMENT RATHER THAN JUST IN THE EXCITING OR
  • 00:32:23.280 --> 00:32:26.270
  • THE EXPERIENTIAL MOMENTS.
  • 00:32:26.290 --> 00:32:28.270
  • - EXACTLY. YES. THAT'S IT.
  • 00:32:28.290 --> 00:32:32.070
  • IT'S ABOUT BROTHER LAWRENCE CALLED IT
  • 00:32:32.090 --> 00:32:34.270
  • "DOING EVERYTHING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD".
  • 00:32:34.290 --> 00:32:37.060
  • A DEAR SOUL IN BETWEEN FILLED UP MY WATER,
  • 00:32:37.080 --> 00:32:40.090
  • SHE DID IT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:32:40.110 --> 00:32:43.090
  • YOU KINDLY INVITED ME TO COME FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:32:43.110 --> 00:32:47.090
  • JESSICA DID MY MAKEUP FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:32:47.110 --> 00:32:50.260
  • YOUR ENTIRE TEAM, EVERYTHING THEY'RE DOING
  • 00:32:50.280 --> 00:32:53.110
  • FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:32:53.130 --> 00:32:55.210
  • I THINK ALL OF US WOULD SAY I WISH I HAD LONGER
  • 00:32:55.230 --> 00:32:58.060
  • TIMES WITH JESUS. WE'VE GOT ALL DAY.
  • 00:32:58.080 --> 00:33:00.230
  • - MATT CROUCH: WE DO, YEAH.
  • 00:33:00.250 --> 00:33:02.150
  • - IF WE CAN BEGIN-- AND IT'S A MUSCLE.
  • 00:33:02.170 --> 00:33:05.070
  • THIS ISN'T JUST A PERSONALITY THING.
  • 00:33:05.090 --> 00:33:06.260
  • THIS IS A MUSCLE.
  • 00:33:06.280 --> 00:33:08.110
  • I'M GONNA DEVELOP THE MUSCLE OF MY WILL TO
  • 00:33:08.130 --> 00:33:12.010
  • BECOME ATTENTIVE TO HIM IN EACH AND EVERY MOMENT
  • 00:33:12.030 --> 00:33:15.090
  • WHICH IS WHY, AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER,
  • 00:33:15.110 --> 00:33:17.070
  • WE HAVE TO SEPARATE OUT EMOTION AND DEVOTION.
  • 00:33:17.090 --> 00:33:20.220
  • WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT BUILDING UP A FEELING;
  • 00:33:20.240 --> 00:33:24.160
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A CHOICE.
  • 00:33:24.180 --> 00:33:27.010
  • FEELINGS WERE NEVER MADE TO LEAD.
  • 00:33:27.030 --> 00:33:29.050
  • BY DESIGN, THEY'RE FOLLOWERS.
  • 00:33:29.070 --> 00:33:30.210
  • WE PUT OURSELVES IN JEOPARDY WHEN WE
  • 00:33:30.230 --> 00:33:31.280
  • ASK THEM TO LEAD.
  • 00:33:32.000 --> 00:33:33.170
  • THE TRUTH IS JESUS IS PROFOUNDLY WITH US,
  • 00:33:33.190 --> 00:33:36.250
  • SO I'M GOING TO EXERCISE MY WILL AND DISCIPLINE
  • 00:33:36.270 --> 00:33:41.140
  • MY MIND TO BE WITH HIM.
  • 00:33:41.160 --> 00:33:45.070
  • - WOW. OKAY. IF YOU JUST TUNED IN,
  • 00:33:45.090 --> 00:33:47.140
  • WE ARE WITH DR. ALICIA BRITT CHOLE.
  • 00:33:47.160 --> 00:33:51.000
  • AND WE WANT YOU TO GET TO KNOW HER A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:33:51.020 --> 00:33:53.190
  • BETTER. WATCH THIS LITTLE CLIP WE PUT TOGETHER.
  • 00:33:53.210 --> 00:33:55.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:33:55.280 --> 00:33:59.170
  • ANNOUNCER: AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND INTERNATIONAL
  • 00:33:59.190 --> 00:34:01.220
  • SPEAKER, DR. ALICIA CHOLE HAS AUTHORED SEVEN BOOKS,
  • 00:34:01.240 --> 00:34:04.270
  • INCLUDING ANONYMOUS, 40 DAYS OF DECREASE,
  • 00:34:04.290 --> 00:34:08.140
  • AND THE SACRED SLOW.
  • 00:34:08.160 --> 00:34:10.150
  • AMONG HER GREATEST HONORS, ALICIA PARENTS
  • 00:34:10.170 --> 00:34:12.220
  • THREE ADOPTED SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN.
  • 00:34:12.240 --> 00:34:14.290
  • SHE ALSO COMPLETED HER DOCTORATE TWO YEARS AFTER
  • 00:34:15.010 --> 00:34:17.190
  • BEING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AND
  • 00:34:17.210 --> 00:34:19.250
  • MINISTERS TO WORLD-CHANGING LEADERS AS
  • 00:34:19.270 --> 00:34:21.260
  • THE FOUNDING DIRECTOR AND LEAD MENTOR OF LEADERSHIP
  • 00:34:21.280 --> 00:34:24.100
  • INVESTMENT INCENTIVES.
  • 00:34:24.120 --> 00:34:26.120
  • ALICIA LOVES SHARING THE GOSPEL TO ETHNICALLY
  • 00:34:26.140 --> 00:34:28.190
  • DIVERSE GROUPS AND BRINGING GOD'S TRUTH TO LIGHT.
  • 00:34:28.210 --> 00:34:31.190
  • ALICIA CHOLE HERE ON PRAISE.
  • 00:34:31.210 --> 00:34:35.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:35.270 --> 00:34:41.290
  • - THE SACRED SLOW IS NOW NOT ONLY A BOOK AVAILABLE
  • 00:34:42.010 --> 00:34:45.280
  • NOW, BUT IT IS ALSO A TELEVISION SERIES SHOT IN
  • 00:34:46.000 --> 00:34:49.180
  • THE BEAUTIFUL STATE OF MISSOURI AND RIGHT ON
  • 00:34:49.200 --> 00:34:52.050
  • YOUR OWN FRONT PORCH.
  • 00:34:52.070 --> 00:34:53.260
  • BUT LISTEN, WE'RE UNPACKING THIS CONCEPT
  • 00:34:53.280 --> 00:34:58.290
  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING TONIGHT.
  • 00:34:59.010 --> 00:35:00.110
  • WE'VE GOT A FEW MORE CLIPS THAT WE WANT TO
  • 00:35:00.130 --> 00:35:02.020
  • RUN, BUT WHAT QUESTION DO YOU WANT TO GET INTO?
  • 00:35:02.040 --> 00:35:05.140
  • - WELL, OKAY, SO NOT ALWAYS DO WE FEEL
  • 00:35:05.160 --> 00:35:08.230
  • GOD'S PRESENCE WITH US.
  • 00:35:08.250 --> 00:35:10.240
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE TIMES WHERE WE FEEL NOTHING,
  • 00:35:10.260 --> 00:35:13.230
  • DOESN'T FEEL LIKE GOD'S A THOUSAND MILES AROUND.
  • 00:35:13.250 --> 00:35:18.050
  • WHAT DO YOU DO IN THOSE MOMENTS?
  • 00:35:18.070 --> 00:35:21.010
  • - YES. CAN I TELL A LITTLE STORY
  • 00:35:21.030 --> 00:35:22.080
  • ABOUT ONE OF MY CHILDREN?
  • 00:35:22.100 --> 00:35:23.190
  • - YES.
  • 00:35:23.210 --> 00:35:24.270
  • - MY ELDEST SON, JONATHAN, HAS A GOLDEN SOUL.
  • 00:35:24.290 --> 00:35:28.220
  • HE IS SINCERE AND HONEST.
  • 00:35:28.240 --> 00:35:32.050
  • HE'S ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM.
  • 00:35:32.070 --> 00:35:34.120
  • HE HAS ASPERGERS, SO ANYBODY HERE IS GRACED
  • 00:35:34.140 --> 00:35:38.040
  • WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR ON THE
  • 00:35:38.060 --> 00:35:40.010
  • AUTISTIC SPECTRUM, YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE HONEST AS
  • 00:35:40.030 --> 00:35:43.020
  • THE DAY IS LONG.
  • 00:35:43.040 --> 00:35:45.190
  • AND JONATHAN'S HONESTY PROVIDES SUCH A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:35:45.210 --> 00:35:49.130
  • LENS FOR ME. SO WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER,
  • 00:35:49.150 --> 00:35:52.220
  • HE WENT TO ONE OF THOSE AMAZING STUNNING
  • 00:35:52.240 --> 00:35:55.040
  • CONFERENCES, AND HE CAME BACK HOME AND HE SAID
  • 00:35:55.060 --> 00:35:58.080
  • MAMA, I'M NOT SURE I KNOW GOD.
  • 00:35:58.100 --> 00:36:02.030
  • AND I SAID WELL, BABY, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR
  • 00:36:02.050 --> 00:36:04.180
  • WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART. LET'S SIT DOWN AND TALK.
  • 00:36:04.200 --> 00:36:08.010
  • HE SAID MOM, I TURN AROUND,
  • 00:36:08.030 --> 00:36:09.180
  • I LOOK AROUND AND EVERYBODY FEELS GOD.
  • 00:36:09.200 --> 00:36:13.250
  • THEIR HANDS ARE IN THE AIR,
  • 00:36:13.270 --> 00:36:15.110
  • THEY'VE GOT TEARS IN THEIR EYES,
  • 00:36:15.130 --> 00:36:17.020
  • SOME ARE JUMPING UP AND DOWN,
  • 00:36:17.040 --> 00:36:18.250
  • THEY FEEL GOD AND THEY ALSO SAY THEY KNOW GOD.
  • 00:36:18.270 --> 00:36:22.100
  • I DON'T FEEL GOD SO THAT MUST MEAN THAT
  • 00:36:22.120 --> 00:36:25.070
  • I DON'T KNOW HIM. MAMA, DO I KNOW GOD?
  • 00:36:25.090 --> 00:36:29.290
  • AND YOU KNOW THERE WASN'T ONE LEADER,
  • 00:36:30.010 --> 00:36:31.220
  • THERE WASN'T ONE MUSICIAN,
  • 00:36:31.240 --> 00:36:32.280
  • THERE WASN'T ONE PRAYER PARTNER AT THAT
  • 00:36:33.000 --> 00:36:34.290
  • CONFERENCE WHO BELIEVED THAT.
  • 00:36:35.010 --> 00:36:37.050
  • NONE OF US BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:36:37.070 --> 00:36:39.270
  • BUT THERE ARE SOME QUIETER DISCIPLINES THAT
  • 00:36:39.290 --> 00:36:43.160
  • WE'VE FORGOTTEN ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:36:43.180 --> 00:36:46.100
  • OTHER GENERATIONS MIGHT HAVE CALLED IT WAITING.
  • 00:36:46.120 --> 00:36:49.220
  • SILENCE, MEDITATING UPON THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 00:36:49.240 --> 00:36:54.040
  • AND I THINK THAT IN OUR EXCITING CHURCH,
  • 00:36:54.060 --> 00:36:58.250
  • SOMETIMES SOME OF THE KIDS AND SOME OF THE
  • 00:36:58.270 --> 00:37:01.280
  • ADULTS WHO WOULD HONESTLY SAY I'M SORRY,
  • 00:37:02.000 --> 00:37:05.040
  • I KNOW THIS SEEMS TO BE MINISTERING TO EVERYBODY
  • 00:37:05.060 --> 00:37:07.110
  • ELSE BUT I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING.
  • 00:37:07.130 --> 00:37:10.090
  • THEY NEED AN ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:37:10.110 --> 00:37:12.120
  • AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, GOD'S NOT A FEELING.
  • 00:37:12.140 --> 00:37:15.010
  • AND WHEN I READ THE BIOGRAPHIES OF PEOPLE
  • 00:37:15.030 --> 00:37:18.000
  • WHO DID PROFOUND THINGS FOR GOD,
  • 00:37:18.020 --> 00:37:20.270
  • ALMOST ALL OF THEM EXPERIENCED WHAT WOULD BE
  • 00:37:20.290 --> 00:37:24.200
  • CALLED A DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL OR A DARK NIGHT
  • 00:37:24.220 --> 00:37:26.290
  • OF THE SENSES, A TIME WHEN THEY FELT NOTHING,
  • 00:37:27.010 --> 00:37:31.030
  • A TIME WHEN THEY WEREN'T EVEN SURE WHAT ON EARTH
  • 00:37:31.050 --> 00:37:34.000
  • GOD WAS DOING WITHIN THEM.
  • 00:37:34.020 --> 00:37:36.050
  • SO TO THE PERSON WHO WOULD SAY IT FEELS LIKE
  • 00:37:36.070 --> 00:37:38.160
  • GOD'S A THOUSAND MILES AWAY,
  • 00:37:38.180 --> 00:37:41.000
  • IT FEELS LIKE MY PRAYERS ARE BOUNCING OFF OF THE
  • 00:37:41.020 --> 00:37:43.220
  • WALL, I WOULD SAY YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:37:43.240 --> 00:37:46.160
  • YOU'RE IN REALLY GOOD COMPANY.
  • 00:37:46.180 --> 00:37:49.060
  • THERE ARE WORLD CHANGERS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE YOU
  • 00:37:49.080 --> 00:37:51.220
  • AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM SAYS THIS,
  • 00:37:51.240 --> 00:37:54.120
  • THOSE DESERT SEASONS,
  • 00:37:54.140 --> 00:37:56.200
  • WHAT THEY DO IS THEY PURIFY LOVE.
  • 00:37:56.220 --> 00:37:59.210
  • THEY PURIFY OUR LOVE AND A PURIFIED LOVE IS
  • 00:37:59.230 --> 00:38:05.140
  • A POWERFUL WEAPON IN OUR HANDS.
  • 00:38:05.160 --> 00:38:08.250
  • A LOVE THAT DOESN'T GO UP AND DOWN BASED ON THE
  • 00:38:08.270 --> 00:38:11.150
  • THERMOMETER, THE TEMPERATURE OF OUR
  • 00:38:11.170 --> 00:38:13.110
  • EMOTIONS, A LOVE THAT DOESN'T GO UP AND DOWN
  • 00:38:13.130 --> 00:38:15.270
  • BASED ON OUR SCENERY.
  • 00:38:15.290 --> 00:38:17.220
  • THAT'S WHAT THOSE DRY TIMES DO.
  • 00:38:17.240 --> 00:38:20.130
  • THEY SIFT US, THEY UNCLUTTER US,
  • 00:38:20.150 --> 00:38:23.160
  • AND THEY PURIFY OUR LOVE FOR GOD.
  • 00:38:23.180 --> 00:38:27.010
  • - BEAUTIFUL. "THE SACRED SLOW" IS NOW A TV SERIES.
  • 00:38:27.030 --> 00:38:31.160
  • TAKE A WATCH. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. WATCH THIS.
  • 00:38:31.180 --> 00:38:35.260
  • - IN A HURRIED AGE WHERE FASTER HAS BECOME A SYNONYM
  • 00:38:35.280 --> 00:38:39.040
  • FOR BETTER, AND EXPERIENCE HAS BECOME A SUBSTITUTE FOR
  • 00:38:39.060 --> 00:38:42.050
  • RELATIONSHIP, IT IS TIME FOR A HOLY DEPARTURE
  • 00:38:42.070 --> 00:38:46.020
  • FROM FAST FAITH.
  • 00:38:46.040 --> 00:38:48.060
  • - ANNOUNCER: IN THIS BRAND NEW SERIES FROM TBN,
  • 00:38:48.080 --> 00:38:50.280
  • DR. ALICIA BRITT CHOLE WILL TAKE US ON A FRUITFUL JOURNEY
  • 00:38:51.000 --> 00:38:53.160
  • OF DISCOVERING A RICH AND WEATHER-PROOF RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:38:53.180 --> 00:38:56.070
  • AS A SOUGHT-AFTER MENTOR TO PASTORS, LEADERS, LEARNERS
  • 00:38:56.090 --> 00:39:00.130
  • FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ALICIA WILL SHARE FROM OVER 30 YEARS
  • 00:39:00.150 --> 00:39:04.230
  • OF MINISTRY FROM UNCOVERING MIS-THINKING IN YOUR PERCEPTION
  • 00:39:04.250 --> 00:39:08.100
  • OF GOD TO UNCLUTTERING YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, TO ASKING
  • 00:39:08.120 --> 00:39:11.120
  • QUESTIONS THAT WILL ENABLE YOU TO FOLLOW GOD WITH
  • 00:39:11.140 --> 00:39:13.270
  • FREEDOM AND AUTHENTICITY.
  • 00:39:13.290 --> 00:39:16.040
  • QUIET THE NOISE, AND STEP INTO HIS PRESENCE.
  • 00:39:16.060 --> 00:39:19.020
  • SLOW DOWN, AND DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:39:19.040 --> 00:39:22.100
  • LET YOUR ROOTS GO DEEP TO DEVELOP AN HONEST DIALOGUE
  • 00:39:22.120 --> 00:39:25.010
  • WITH YOUR CREATOR.
  • 00:39:25.030 --> 00:39:26.290
  • IT'S TIME TO DREAM AGAIN WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:39:27.010 --> 00:39:30.240
  • IT'S TIME TO ENTER "THE SACRED SLOW".
  • 00:39:30.260 --> 00:39:33.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:33.170 --> 00:39:36.290
  • - "THE SACRED SLOW" IS ORIGINAL CONTENT AVAILABLE
  • 00:39:37.010 --> 00:39:42.030
  • ONLY HERE AT TBN, AND THE INFORMATION IS ON THE SCREEN
  • 00:39:42.050 --> 00:39:47.250
  • AS TO WHEN IT AIRS.
  • 00:39:47.270 --> 00:39:49.290
  • IT IS CURRENTLY ON THE SCHEDULE, AND IT IS AIRING.
  • 00:39:50.010 --> 00:39:53.120
  • THIS IS KIND OF AN INVITATION.
  • 00:39:53.140 --> 00:39:59.280
  • YOU CAN'T REALLY SMACK SOMEBODY INTO THIS
  • 00:40:00.000 --> 00:40:04.010
  • UNDERSTANDING, BUT REALLY, WHAT I SEEM TO BE GETTING OUT
  • 00:40:04.030 --> 00:40:11.270
  • OF THIS IS YOU'RE MISSING THINGS BY LIVING A FAST-PACED,
  • 00:40:11.290 --> 00:40:19.050
  • GOD-IS-PLEASED-WITH-ME -- OR I'M HEARING GOD, OR I'M WITH
  • 00:40:19.070 --> 00:40:24.180
  • GOD AT CHURCH SUNDAYS AND ESPECIALLY DURING WORSHIP, AND
  • 00:40:24.200 --> 00:40:30.150
  • THEN OCCASIONALLY IF YOU HAVE WORSHIP MUSIC ON IN YOUR CAR
  • 00:40:30.170 --> 00:40:33.230
  • OR WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING OR IF YOU'RE RUNNING, AND YOU HAVE
  • 00:40:33.250 --> 00:40:36.140
  • IT IN YOUR EAR, THOSE ARE THE TIMES THAT REALLY COUNT.
  • 00:40:36.160 --> 00:40:39.060
  • AND SO YOU'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT PICKING UP MORE TIME
  • 00:40:39.080 --> 00:40:43.180
  • WHERE IT REALLY MATTERS.
  • 00:40:43.200 --> 00:40:45.180
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:40:45.200 --> 00:40:47.170
  • - SO IT'S REALLY GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:40:47.190 --> 00:40:49.120
  • THIS ISN'T SOME KIND OF COURSE THAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH,
  • 00:40:49.140 --> 00:40:52.130
  • AND YOU KIND OF FAILURE AND SUCCESS.
  • 00:40:52.150 --> 00:40:55.070
  • THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF THAT.
  • 00:40:55.090 --> 00:40:57.120
  • YOU'RE REALLY INVITING PEOPLE INTO A NEW UNDERSTANDING.
  • 00:40:57.140 --> 00:41:00.260
  • IS THAT FAIR?
  • 00:41:00.280 --> 00:41:02.180
  • - AN ANCIENT UNDERSTANDING.
  • 00:41:02.200 --> 00:41:04.190
  • YOU KNOW, WE REALIZE THAT ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD.
  • 00:41:04.210 --> 00:41:07.140
  • JESUS EPITOMIZED A LIFE WHERE HE WAS IN CONTINUAL
  • 00:41:07.160 --> 00:41:10.150
  • CONVERSATION WITH THE FATHER.
  • 00:41:10.170 --> 00:41:12.090
  • HE SAID, I ONLY DO WHAT THE FATHER DOES.
  • 00:41:12.110 --> 00:41:14.100
  • I ONLY SAY WHAT THE FATHER SAYS.
  • 00:41:14.120 --> 00:41:16.040
  • HE WAS IN A CONTINUOUS CONVERSATION, A DUET.
  • 00:41:16.060 --> 00:41:20.180
  • WE SAW IT ON EARTH. AND THAT IS THE INVITATION.
  • 00:41:20.200 --> 00:41:24.220
  • NOW, THERE IS SOME WORK INVOLVED.
  • 00:41:24.240 --> 00:41:27.060
  • I CALL IT SOUL WORK, AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO I'VE TAKEN
  • 00:41:27.080 --> 00:41:31.150
  • THROUGH THIS CONTENT, THEY WOULD SAY IT WAS A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:41:31.170 --> 00:41:34.280
  • SURGICAL, A SOUL SURGERY.
  • 00:41:35.000 --> 00:41:38.020
  • THERE'S NOT TONS OF READING TO DO.
  • 00:41:38.040 --> 00:41:40.030
  • YOU'LL SEE IN THE EPISODES.
  • 00:41:40.050 --> 00:41:42.010
  • YOU CAN CLEAN FROM WATCHING ONE 30 MINUTE EPISODE.
  • 00:41:42.030 --> 00:41:44.280
  • I HOPE THAT PEOPLE TRULY FEEL THEIR FIRST LOVE REFRESHED.
  • 00:41:45.000 --> 00:41:48.200
  • THERE'S JUST BRIEF READINGS, AND THEN THE BRIEF READINGS
  • 00:41:48.220 --> 00:41:52.110
  • ARE FOLLOWED BY SOME ACTION STEPS, THOUGHTS YOU CAN CARRY
  • 00:41:52.130 --> 00:41:56.170
  • WITH YOU, OR IF YOU'RE READY TO REALLY ROLL UP YOUR
  • 00:41:56.190 --> 00:41:58.240
  • SLEEVES, SOME EXERCISES THAT I INVITE YOU TO DO FOR
  • 00:41:58.260 --> 00:42:00.270
  • INTENTIONAL SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
  • 00:42:00.290 --> 00:42:03.260
  • - AND WHEN YOU SAY EXERCISE, YOU MEAN SPIRITUAL EXERCISE,
  • 00:42:03.280 --> 00:42:06.270
  • NOT LIKE REAL EXERCISE, RIGHT?
  • 00:42:06.290 --> 00:42:09.050
  • - THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF
  • 00:42:09.070 --> 00:42:12.280
  • DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH WE GROW SPIRITUAL MUSCLE, BUT WE
  • 00:42:13.000 --> 00:42:16.270
  • NEED TO DO IT INTENTIONALLY INSTEAD OF PASSIVELY.
  • 00:42:16.290 --> 00:42:18.230
  • - GOT IT.
  • 00:42:18.250 --> 00:42:21.010
  • - WHERE DO YOU -- IF YOU'RE ALIVE, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:42:21.030 --> 00:42:28.140
  • EXPERIENCE PAIN.
  • 00:42:28.160 --> 00:42:30.190
  • IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, GET READY BECAUSE WE ALL
  • 00:42:30.210 --> 00:42:33.120
  • EXPERIENCE DEEP HURT, DEEP PAIN.
  • 00:42:33.140 --> 00:42:35.290
  • WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT?
  • 00:42:36.010 --> 00:42:38.030
  • - YES, ONE OF THE WOMEN THAT I MENTORED, BRILLIANT, SHE
  • 00:42:38.050 --> 00:42:41.230
  • CAME TO ME, AND SHE ASKED A QUESTION BECAUSE I TALK A LOT
  • 00:42:41.250 --> 00:42:44.010
  • ABOUT SPIRITUAL PAIN.
  • 00:42:44.030 --> 00:42:46.040
  • AND SHE SAID, ALICIA, YOU TALK ABOUT HOW PAIN CAN
  • 00:42:46.060 --> 00:42:49.010
  • ACTUALLY BE A FRIEND.
  • 00:42:49.030 --> 00:42:51.020
  • SHE SAID, I'M REALLY, REALLY CONFUSED BECAUSE SATAN'S
  • 00:42:51.040 --> 00:42:54.060
  • AGENDA IS PAIN.
  • 00:42:54.080 --> 00:42:56.080
  • HOW CAN IT, THEREFORE, BE A FRIEND?
  • 00:42:56.100 --> 00:42:58.100
  • AND I THOUGHT HER QUESTION WAS AN OUTSTANDING ONE, AND THIS
  • 00:42:58.120 --> 00:43:01.250
  • WAS MY RESPONSE TO HER.
  • 00:43:01.270 --> 00:43:03.200
  • I SAID, I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST TO YOU THAT SATAN'S
  • 00:43:03.220 --> 00:43:06.230
  • AGENDA ISN'T PAIN.
  • 00:43:06.250 --> 00:43:08.220
  • I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST TO YOU THAT THE ENEMY'S AGENDA IS
  • 00:43:08.240 --> 00:43:11.100
  • CREATING DISTANCE?
  • 00:43:11.120 --> 00:43:13.210
  • HE WANTS TO CREATE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND GOD.
  • 00:43:13.230 --> 00:43:16.230
  • HE WANTS TO CREATE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE
  • 00:43:16.250 --> 00:43:18.220
  • PEOPLE OF GOD.
  • 00:43:18.240 --> 00:43:20.250
  • HE WANTS TO EVEN CREATE DISTANCE WITHIN YOU, BETWEEN
  • 00:43:20.270 --> 00:43:23.020
  • WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND WHO YOU PRESENT YOURSELF TO BE.
  • 00:43:23.040 --> 00:43:26.110
  • AND TOWARD HIS EFFORT OF CREATING DISTANCE, HE CAN USE
  • 00:43:26.130 --> 00:43:29.100
  • PAIN OR PLEASURE EQUALLY, CAN'T HE?
  • 00:43:29.120 --> 00:43:32.090
  • HE CAN USE SUCCESS OR FAILURE EQUALLY.
  • 00:43:32.110 --> 00:43:35.160
  • AND SO WHAT DO WE DO IF WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE UNAWARE
  • 00:43:35.180 --> 00:43:38.020
  • OF THE ENEMY'S SCHEMES?
  • 00:43:38.040 --> 00:43:40.040
  • WE'RE GOING TO DECREASE DISTANCE.
  • 00:43:40.060 --> 00:43:42.090
  • WE ARE GOING TO INTENTIONALLY, WILLFULLY, PURPOSEFULLY,
  • 00:43:42.110 --> 00:43:46.090
  • REGULARLY DECREASE DISTANCE, ESPECIALLY IN TIMES OF PAIN,
  • 00:43:46.110 --> 00:43:51.220
  • ESPECIALLY IN TIMES OF PAIN.
  • 00:43:51.240 --> 00:43:53.250
  • WE ARE GOING TO DECREASE ANY DISTANCE THAT WE MAY SENSE
  • 00:43:53.270 --> 00:43:57.080
  • BETWEEN US AND GOD.
  • 00:43:57.100 --> 00:43:59.070
  • WE'RE GOING TO DECREASE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE
  • 00:43:59.090 --> 00:44:01.160
  • PEOPLE OF GOD, AND WE'RE GOING TO DECREASE DISTANCE BY
  • 00:44:01.180 --> 00:44:04.140
  • TELLING OURSELVES THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT WE'RE FEELING AND
  • 00:44:04.160 --> 00:44:08.120
  • ABOUT WHAT WE TRULY BELIEVE ABOUT GOD'S LOVE FOR
  • 00:44:08.140 --> 00:44:10.270
  • US EVEN IN THAT SPACE.
  • 00:44:10.290 --> 00:44:12.150
  • - THAT'S SO GOOD.
  • 00:44:12.170 --> 00:44:14.220
  • - WOW, IF THAT WAS A COMPETITION, YOU WON THAT
  • 00:44:14.240 --> 00:44:16.270
  • BECAUSE THE ANSWER WAS REALLY GOOD TO THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:44:16.290 --> 00:44:20.090
  • - WELL, YOU THINK ABOUT SIN BEING SEPARATED FROM GOD.
  • 00:44:20.110 --> 00:44:24.130
  • THAT WAS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
  • 00:44:24.150 --> 00:44:26.140
  • THAT'S WHAT SATAN WANTED TO DO IS TO SEPARATE.
  • 00:44:26.160 --> 00:44:29.090
  • - MISS THE MARK, YEAH.
  • 00:44:29.110 --> 00:44:31.040
  • - MISSING THE MARK, SEPARATION FROM GOD.
  • 00:44:31.060 --> 00:44:33.130
  • SO WHEN WE'RE IN THOSE -- SO THAT'S THE TIME TO JUST JUMP
  • 00:44:33.150 --> 00:44:36.080
  • INTO GOD INSTEAD OF...
  • 00:44:36.100 --> 00:44:39.130
  • - YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE NOW THAT YOU ANSWERED
  • 00:44:39.150 --> 00:44:42.290
  • THAT VERY WELL, BY THE WAY -- MAYBE THAT'S WHY YOU'RE A
  • 00:44:43.010 --> 00:44:45.260
  • DOCTOR, AND I'M NOT.
  • 00:44:45.280 --> 00:44:47.150
  • [GIGGLING]
  • 00:44:47.170 --> 00:44:49.100
  • BUT THE IDEA THAT HOW MANY TIMES OR HOW MANY TESTIMONIES
  • 00:44:49.120 --> 00:44:52.120
  • HAVE YOU HEARD THAT THE TRAGEDY IN SOMEBODY'S LIFE
  • 00:44:52.140 --> 00:44:56.270
  • BROUGHT THEM TO THE PLACE OF BROKENNESS OR SALVATION
  • 00:44:56.290 --> 00:45:00.260
  • OR THIS OR THAT.
  • 00:45:00.280 --> 00:45:03.010
  • ULTIMATELY, MANY TIMES, SOMETHING NEGATIVE HAS A GREAT
  • 00:45:03.030 --> 00:45:07.220
  • POSITIVE OUTCOME, AND SO ULTIMATELY, IT'S JUST YOUR
  • 00:45:07.240 --> 00:45:12.020
  • PERCEPTION ABOUT EVERYTHING.
  • 00:45:12.040 --> 00:45:13.140
  • - YES.
  • 00:45:13.160 --> 00:45:15.110
  • - AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS BOOK, IN THIS TV SERIES,
  • 00:45:15.130 --> 00:45:18.180
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT GIVING MORE OF THE DAY BACK TO US THAT WE
  • 00:45:18.200 --> 00:45:22.240
  • CAN BE EXCITED ABOUT.
  • 00:45:22.260 --> 00:45:26.120
  • - YES. - NOT JUST THE BIG WINS.
  • 00:45:26.140 --> 00:45:28.110
  • - THAT'S RIGHT. - EVERY MOMENT.
  • 00:45:28.130 --> 00:45:30.050
  • - YOU CAN START THINKING ABOUT IT LIKE
  • 00:45:30.070 --> 00:45:31.170
  • A GRAND ADVENTURE.
  • 00:45:31.190 --> 00:45:33.100
  • EVERY SINGLE MOMENT, I CAN BE THINKING OF GOD.
  • 00:45:33.120 --> 00:45:35.140
  • I'M NOT WAITING FOR SOMETHING.
  • 00:45:35.160 --> 00:45:38.280
  • RIGHT HERE, AN ADVENTURE, AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG KNOWING
  • 00:45:39.000 --> 00:45:41.120
  • THAT THERE'S TREASURES.
  • 00:45:41.140 --> 00:45:43.180
  • IT'S THE GREATEST ADVENTURE THAT LIFE COULD EVER OFFER,
  • 00:45:43.200 --> 00:45:49.010
  • THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
  • 00:45:49.030 --> 00:45:51.240
  • IT'S INFINITE AND ABOUNDING AND EVER-CREATIVE.
  • 00:45:51.260 --> 00:45:56.040
  • IT'S THE GREATEST DREAM WE COULD EVER DREAM.
  • 00:45:56.060 --> 00:45:59.000
  • - AND TO THINK THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCE EVERY SECOND
  • 00:45:59.020 --> 00:46:02.000
  • OF OUR LIFE THERE. IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:46:02.020 --> 00:46:05.030
  • - THERE'S KIND OF AN ANALOGY THAT POPPED INTO MY HEAD,
  • 00:46:05.050 --> 00:46:08.000
  • MAYBE BECAUSE WE'RE SITTING HERE DOING TELEVISION.
  • 00:46:08.020 --> 00:46:13.030
  • THE IDEA, THIS WEIRD THING WE CALL TELEVISION THAT GOT
  • 00:46:13.050 --> 00:46:20.160
  • INVENTED BACK IN THE 50S, PROBABLY 40S, BUT 50S, BUT WE
  • 00:46:20.180 --> 00:46:25.120
  • ALL KNOW WHAT IT IS, AND WE'RE SITTING HERE
  • 00:46:25.140 --> 00:46:27.110
  • DOING TELEVISION NOW.
  • 00:46:27.130 --> 00:46:28.220
  • SO OUR MICROPHONES AND THESE CAMERAS ARE CONNECTED ALL
  • 00:46:28.240 --> 00:46:31.070
  • OVER, AND THERE COULD BE SOMEBODY SITTING AT HOME
  • 00:46:31.090 --> 00:46:35.010
  • SAYING, I'M NOT GOING TO FEEL A SENSE THAT I'M REALLY LOVED
  • 00:46:35.030 --> 00:46:39.170
  • BY GOD UNTIL I'M SITTING WHERE ALICIA IS SITTING AND
  • 00:46:39.190 --> 00:46:43.110
  • COMMUNICATING TO THE WORLD BECAUSE SHE IS.
  • 00:46:43.130 --> 00:46:46.210
  • WHAT DO YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY SITTING AT HOME?
  • 00:46:46.230 --> 00:46:50.230
  • - I WOULD SAY THAT REGARDLESS OF THE OPINION OR REGARDLESS
  • 00:46:50.250 --> 00:46:55.030
  • OF HOW IT MAY FEEL, THAT JESUS, RIGHT NOW, IS WITH YOU,
  • 00:46:55.050 --> 00:46:59.240
  • THAT HE IS NEAR YOU, THAT HE ISN'T WAITING FOR
  • 00:46:59.260 --> 00:47:03.070
  • SOME BIG SOMETHING.
  • 00:47:03.090 --> 00:47:06.050
  • HE ISN'T WAITING FOR SOME PUBLIC MOMENT.
  • 00:47:06.070 --> 00:47:09.050
  • HE IS JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO BELIEVE THAT HIS LOVE FOR
  • 00:47:09.070 --> 00:47:15.030
  • YOU HELD HIM TO THE CROSS. THE NAILS DID NOT HOLD JESUS
  • 00:47:15.050 --> 00:47:17.190
  • TO THE CROSS.
  • 00:47:17.210 --> 00:47:20.050
  • HIS LOVE FOR YOU DID, HIS SIGHT OF YOU, HIS DESIRE FOR
  • 00:47:20.070 --> 00:47:24.020
  • YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH HE CARES AND HOW MUCH HE HAS
  • 00:47:24.040 --> 00:47:27.120
  • PLANNED FOR YOU.
  • 00:47:27.140 --> 00:47:31.150
  • IT'S OKAY IF YOU DON'T FEEL IT BECAUSE GOD ISN'T A FAIRYTALE
  • 00:47:31.170 --> 00:47:34.020
  • THAT SOMEHOW FADES AND GETS THINNER WHEN OUR
  • 00:47:34.040 --> 00:47:37.130
  • BELIEVE-O-METER, LET ALONE OUR FEEL-O-METER,
  • 00:47:37.150 --> 00:47:39.030
  • STARTS RUNNING DRY.
  • 00:47:39.050 --> 00:47:41.020
  • HE IS WITH YOU, AND THAT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE.
  • 00:47:41.040 --> 00:47:43.240
  • WHAT CAN CHANGE IS THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO, BY FAITH, BELIEVE
  • 00:47:43.260 --> 00:47:50.160
  • THAT; THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO, BY FAITH, START LIVING LIFE AS
  • 00:47:50.180 --> 00:47:55.210
  • THE DUET THAT HE INTENDED.
  • 00:47:55.230 --> 00:47:57.260
  • RIGHT NOW, IN THIS VERY MOMENT, YOU CAN TAKE A STEP
  • 00:47:57.280 --> 00:48:02.040
  • INTO THAT DUET, MAYBE FOR THE FIRST TIME, OR MAYBE AFTER A
  • 00:48:02.060 --> 00:48:05.270
  • LONG TIME AWAY FROM HOME, EVEN WITH JUST A SIMPLE PRAYER.
  • 00:48:05.290 --> 00:48:09.030
  • COULD I PRAY.
  • 00:48:09.050 --> 00:48:10.270
  • - PLEASE, PLEASE.
  • 00:48:10.290 --> 00:48:12.270
  • - JESUS, I PRAY FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SOULS LISTENING
  • 00:48:12.290 --> 00:48:15.230
  • AND WATCHING.
  • 00:48:15.250 --> 00:48:18.060
  • I PRAY FOR THOSE WHO MAY, IN HONESTY, SAY THEY HAVE NOT
  • 00:48:18.080 --> 00:48:22.130
  • FELT YOUR PRESENCE SINCE THEY WERE A CHILD, OR MAYBE THEY'VE
  • 00:48:22.150 --> 00:48:25.200
  • NEVER FELT YOUR PRESENCE IN ALL OF THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:48:25.220 --> 00:48:29.180
  • GOD, I KNOW THAT IN THIS MOMENT, THAT YOU ARE AS NEAR
  • 00:48:29.200 --> 00:48:33.220
  • THEM AS ANYBODY COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE.
  • 00:48:33.240 --> 00:48:38.100
  • YOU ARE PRESENT, AND I ASK THAT, IN THIS MOMENT, YOU
  • 00:48:38.120 --> 00:48:42.160
  • WOULD IGNITE THE FLAME OF FAITH, YOU, THE AUTHOR
  • 00:48:42.180 --> 00:48:47.080
  • OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:48:47.100 --> 00:48:49.130
  • WITH YOUR BREATH, IGNITE A FIRE THAT CONSUMES THEM WITH
  • 00:48:49.150 --> 00:48:54.220
  • YOUR LOVE, THAT ENABLES THEM TO SEE THAT YOUR EYES HAVE
  • 00:48:54.240 --> 00:49:00.240
  • NEVER CLOSED TOWARD THEM.
  • 00:49:00.260 --> 00:49:03.060
  • YOUR EYES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WITH THEM.
  • 00:49:03.080 --> 00:49:05.170
  • GOD, I ASK THAT THAT BREATH OF GOD WOULD IGNITE SOMETHING NEW
  • 00:49:05.190 --> 00:49:11.220
  • THAT NOT ONLY WOULD ENDURE, IT WOULD CATCH FIRE TO ALL THE
  • 00:49:11.240 --> 00:49:15.190
  • BEAUTIFUL SOULS AROUND THEM BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING
  • 00:49:15.210 --> 00:49:18.200
  • THROUGH THEM THAT LOVE FOR GOD WILL DO.
  • 00:49:18.220 --> 00:49:23.060
  • LORD, I ASK FOR THIS IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:49:23.080 --> 00:49:27.210
  • - AMEN, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, WOW.
  • 00:49:27.230 --> 00:49:30.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:49:30.070 --> 00:49:32.270
  • "THE SACRED SLOW" IS NOW AN ENTIRE TELEVISION SERIES.
  • 00:49:32.290 --> 00:49:37.290
  • THIS IS A LITTLE INTRO WE PUT TOGETHER, WATCH THIS.
  • 00:49:38.010 --> 00:49:42.120
  • - IN AN AGE THAT'S FLOODED WITH TASKS AND GOALS, I WAS
  • 00:49:42.140 --> 00:49:46.230
  • SHOCKED TO ENCOUNTER A GOD THAT CARED LESS ABOUT LISTS AND
  • 00:49:46.250 --> 00:49:50.200
  • MORE ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS, A GOD WHO GAVE ME THE
  • 00:49:50.220 --> 00:49:53.240
  • PRESENT OF PRESENCE. HI, I'M ALICIA BRITT CHOLE.
  • 00:49:53.260 --> 00:49:58.210
  • WE LIVE IN A HURRIED AGE WHERE FASTER HAS BECOME A SYNONYM
  • 00:49:58.230 --> 00:50:02.290
  • FOR BETTER, AND EXPERIENCE HAS BECOME A SUBSTITUTE
  • 00:50:03.010 --> 00:50:05.230
  • FOR RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:50:05.250 --> 00:50:08.000
  • THE PROBLEM IS THAT FASTER EXPERIENCES DON'T CREATE
  • 00:50:08.020 --> 00:50:11.130
  • BETTER RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE OR WITH GOD.
  • 00:50:11.150 --> 00:50:15.280
  • FOR OVER 30 YEARS, I'VE BEEN PROVIDING INTENTIONAL
  • 00:50:16.000 --> 00:50:18.270
  • MENTORING TO LEARNERS AND LEADERS AROUND THE GLOBE,
  • 00:50:18.290 --> 00:50:22.150
  • AND WE'RE ALL FACING A SIMILAR CHALLENGE.
  • 00:50:22.170 --> 00:50:24.230
  • WE NEED TO REDISCOVER THE SACREDNESS OF SLOW.
  • 00:50:24.250 --> 00:50:28.120
  • I INVITE YOU TO UNHURRY YOUR DAY, TO UNCLUTTER YOUR HEART,
  • 00:50:28.140 --> 00:50:33.260
  • AND TO REMEMBER THE SATISFYING SIMPLICITY OF RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:50:33.280 --> 00:50:38.010
  • WITH A GOD WHO NEVER WANTED TO USE, LET ALONE, EXHAUST YOU.
  • 00:50:38.030 --> 00:50:43.180
  • HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO LOVE YOU.
  • 00:50:43.200 --> 00:50:45.150
  • WELCOME TO MY HOME.
  • 00:50:45.170 --> 00:50:47.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:50:47.110 --> 00:50:49.280
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:50:50.000 --> 00:50:52.100
  • - WOW, AND WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT WHEN YOU SAID "WELCOME TO
  • 00:50:52.120 --> 00:50:55.210
  • MY HOME." THAT'S ACTUALLY YOUR HOME.
  • 00:50:55.230 --> 00:50:57.240
  • - THAT IS ACTUALLY OUR HOME.
  • 00:50:57.260 --> 00:50:59.160
  • - THAT'S ACTUALLY YOUR HOUSE.
  • 00:50:59.180 --> 00:51:01.210
  • THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN LIKE THIS.
  • 00:51:01.230 --> 00:51:03.180
  • - THIS IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE NORMAL PRAISE THE LORD
  • 00:51:03.200 --> 00:51:06.200
  • PROGRAM THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
  • 00:51:06.220 --> 00:51:09.020
  • WE'VE ALWAYS HAD CHURCH.
  • 00:51:09.040 --> 00:51:11.270
  • THIS IS CHURCH, AND IT'S LIKE EVERYBODY KNOWS THEY NEED TO
  • 00:51:11.290 --> 00:51:16.150
  • LISTEN TO THIS, NO MATTER HOW HURRIED YOU FEEL, AND I DON'T
  • 00:51:16.170 --> 00:51:20.280
  • HAVE TIME FOR THAT, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:51:21.000 --> 00:51:24.150
  • IS ALICIA ALWAYS CALM LIKE THAT?
  • 00:51:24.170 --> 00:51:27.040
  • YES, SHE'S ALWAYS SUBDUED, BUT WE ALL KNOW THIS IS
  • 00:51:27.060 --> 00:51:31.130
  • FOOD FOR OUR SOUL.
  • 00:51:31.150 --> 00:51:34.290
  • THIS IS GOOD FOR US TO ALL JUST REALIZE THAT GOD
  • 00:51:35.010 --> 00:51:39.120
  • IS WITH US.
  • 00:51:39.140 --> 00:51:42.040
  • JESUS IS WITH US EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY.
  • 00:51:42.060 --> 00:51:45.090
  • - THINK ABOUT JUST THE ANALOGY OF
  • 00:51:45.110 --> 00:51:48.230
  • EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:51:48.250 --> 00:51:51.030
  • EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS AREN'T BUILT FAST.
  • 00:51:51.050 --> 00:51:55.010
  • - NO, YOU HAVE TO BE INTENTIONAL.
  • 00:51:55.030 --> 00:51:56.260
  • - YOU HAVE TO BE INTENTIONAL.
  • 00:51:56.280 --> 00:51:58.270
  • EARLY DATES THAT YOU'RE ON, YOU DON'T CARE WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:51:58.290 --> 00:52:03.130
  • - NO.
  • 00:52:03.150 --> 00:52:05.080
  • - BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT JUST THAT BEGINNING.
  • 00:52:05.100 --> 00:52:08.080
  • - 33 YEARS INTO IT, YOU REALLY DON'T CARE ANYMORE EITHER.
  • 00:52:08.100 --> 00:52:11.210
  • - AND SO ULTIMATELY, WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS THE
  • 00:52:11.230 --> 00:52:18.060
  • IDEA THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, IT CAN BE MUCH DEEPER OF
  • 00:52:18.080 --> 00:52:23.210
  • AN EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NOT LOOKING AT IT AS
  • 00:52:23.230 --> 00:52:30.140
  • THE WAY WE LOOK AT THE NORMAL LIFE.
  • 00:52:30.160 --> 00:52:33.040
  • - YEAH, WELL THINK ABOUT FRIENDS THAT YOU WANT TO SPEND
  • 00:52:33.060 --> 00:52:35.250
  • TIME WITH. YOU DON'T WHAT WE DO.
  • 00:52:35.270 --> 00:52:39.200
  • I DON'T CARE WHERE WE GO. LET'S JUST TALK.
  • 00:52:39.220 --> 00:52:41.180
  • - LET'S JUST BE.
  • 00:52:41.200 --> 00:52:43.120
  • - SIT THERE AND BE TOGETHER, SO WE GET THAT.
  • 00:52:43.140 --> 00:52:46.050
  • - THAT IS THE HOPE, AND THAT'S THE HOPE THAT JESUS
  • 00:52:46.070 --> 00:52:48.100
  • OFFERED US IN JOHN 15.
  • 00:52:48.120 --> 00:52:50.020
  • HE SAID, "REMAIN IN ME." ABIDE IN ME.
  • 00:52:50.040 --> 00:52:53.130
  • SETTLE DEEPLY INTO ME.
  • 00:52:53.150 --> 00:52:56.070
  • NOT VISIT WITH ME, VACATION WITH ME,.
  • 00:52:56.090 --> 00:52:58.170
  • THIS IS ABOUT ABIDING AND ABOUT REMAINING.
  • 00:52:58.190 --> 00:53:01.070
  • IT'S WHAT HE'S OFFERED TO US.
  • 00:53:01.090 --> 00:53:03.110
  • HOW INCREDIBLE THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO GO TO A CERTAIN PLACE
  • 00:53:03.130 --> 00:53:07.070
  • AT A CERTAIN TIME AND HOPE THAT THE PRESENCE IS THERE.
  • 00:53:07.090 --> 00:53:11.280
  • JESUS NOW, MYSTERIOUSLY, MADE HIS HOME WITHIN OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:53:12.000 --> 00:53:17.240
  • - OR THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO GET IT.
  • 00:53:17.260 --> 00:53:20.200
  • THAT'S GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:53:20.220 --> 00:53:22.250
  • - YOU MADE A GREAT POINT RIGHT THERE THAT OFTENTIMES WE
  • 00:53:22.270 --> 00:53:25.010
  • THINK WE NEED TO PLAN OUR CALENDAR AROUND THE EVENT IN
  • 00:53:25.030 --> 00:53:29.100
  • CHRISTIANITY; THAT IF I CAN JUST GO TO THAT EVENT, THEN I
  • 00:53:29.120 --> 00:53:33.080
  • WILL GET THIS BIG GIANT DOWNLOAD IN A VERY SHORT
  • 00:53:33.100 --> 00:53:38.090
  • PERIOD OF TIME AND GET "FILLED BACK UP" SO THAT YOU CAN "MAKE
  • 00:53:38.110 --> 00:53:44.090
  • IT" THROUGH ANOTHER WEEK OR ANOTHER YEAR OR ANOTHER THIS
  • 00:53:44.110 --> 00:53:47.110
  • OR THAT; THAT IT ISN'T REALLY ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:53:47.130 --> 00:53:50.050
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, IN "THE SACRED SLOW", A CONSTANT
  • 00:53:50.070 --> 00:53:55.170
  • DUALITY IS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN DESCRIBING.
  • 00:53:55.190 --> 00:53:58.020
  • AND BY THE WAY, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS
  • 00:53:58.040 --> 00:54:00.240
  • THE BOOK, THAT NUMBER ON THE SCREEN, IS FOR THE BOOK, AND
  • 00:54:00.260 --> 00:54:03.240
  • IT IS AVAILABLE NOW, AND THE OPERATORS KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:54:03.260 --> 00:54:07.230
  • TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:54:07.250 --> 00:54:09.130
  • JUST SAY THE OFFER ON THE SCREEN IS WHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:54:09.150 --> 00:54:11.270
  • OKAY, YOU WERE SAYING?
  • 00:54:11.290 --> 00:54:13.220
  • - YES, AND ALL OF THOSE AMAZING THINGS, THE
  • 00:54:13.240 --> 00:54:16.000
  • CONFERENCES, THE BOOKS, THE SONGS.
  • 00:54:16.020 --> 00:54:18.160
  • OH, MY GOODNESS, THERE'S BEEN SO MANY SONGS THAT HAVE
  • 00:54:18.180 --> 00:54:20.190
  • CARRIED ME THROUGH.
  • 00:54:20.210 --> 00:54:22.160
  • I ENCOURAGE US TO CONTINUE IN THEM, NOT AS SOURCES OF GOD'S
  • 00:54:22.180 --> 00:54:25.250
  • COMPANY, BUT AS CELEBRATIONS OF GOD'S COMPANY.
  • 00:54:25.270 --> 00:54:29.220
  • HE'S ALWAYS WITH YOU, AND SO THERE ARE MOMENTS WHERE THE
  • 00:54:29.240 --> 00:54:33.280
  • CELEBRATION IS EXTREME, AND THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN THE
  • 00:54:34.000 --> 00:54:37.000
  • CELEBRATION IS QUIET, AND THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN THE
  • 00:54:37.020 --> 00:54:40.120
  • CELEBRATION OF HIS PRESENCE HAPPENS WITH TEARS, BUT HE IS
  • 00:54:40.140 --> 00:54:44.290
  • EQUALLY PRESENT IN ALL OF THOSE MOMENTS.
  • 00:54:45.010 --> 00:54:48.140
  • - OKAY, WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF TIME.
  • 00:54:48.160 --> 00:54:52.060
  • "THE SACRED SLOW"IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN
  • 00:54:52.080 --> 00:54:54.030
  • TALKING ABOUT, ALICIA.
  • 00:54:54.050 --> 00:54:55.290
  • WE'VE GOT ONE MORE LITTLE CLIP, AND THEN WHEN WE COME
  • 00:54:56.010 --> 00:54:57.260
  • BACK FROM THIS, KIND OF FINAL THOUGHTS.
  • 00:54:57.280 --> 00:54:59.270
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:54:59.290 --> 00:55:02.010
  • [LOUD VARIED SOUNDS OF TRAFFIC AND PEOPLE]
  • 00:55:02.030 --> 00:55:07.090
  • - ALICIA BRITT CHOLE: IN OUR DAY, WE WANT TO GO FASTER AND
  • 00:55:07.110 --> 00:55:09.200
  • GROW FASTER AND KNOW FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE, AND IF FAITH
  • 00:55:09.220 --> 00:55:13.190
  • WERE A THING, A DEAD, INANIMATE THING, PERHAPS WE
  • 00:55:13.210 --> 00:55:16.180
  • COULD HURRY IT ALONG BY UPGRADING OUR TECHNOLOGY, BUT
  • 00:55:16.200 --> 00:55:20.090
  • FAITH IS LIVING, AND LIVING THINGS ARE BEST FED BY A
  • 00:55:20.110 --> 00:55:24.100
  • STEADY OFFERING OF ATTENTIVENESS.
  • 00:55:24.120 --> 00:55:27.080
  • IF YOU ARE LONGING FOR NEARNESS WITH GOD THAT'S BOTH
  • 00:55:27.100 --> 00:55:31.180
  • SATISFYING AND SUSTAINABLE, I INVITE YOU TO TAKE A JOURNEY
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  • WITH ME THROUGH "THE SACRED SLOW", A HOLY DEPARTURE
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  • FROM FAST FAITH.
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  • AT OUR CORE, MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PEOPLE GROWERS, AND "THE
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  • SACRED SLOW" IS THE OVER SLOW OF MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF
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  • PROVIDING INTENTIONAL MENTORING FOR
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  • LEARNERS AND LEADERS.
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  • ON EVERY PAGE, YOU'LL HEAR AN INVITATION TO HOPE.
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  • GOD NEVER WANTED TO USE, LET ALONE, EXHAUST YOU.
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  • HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO LOVE YOU, WHICH MEANS THAT RIGHT
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  • NOW, RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, WHETHER LIFE IS EXTRAORDINARY,
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  • ORDINARY, OR SO PAINFUL YOU'RE JUST TRYING TO BREATHE,
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  • INTIMACY WITH GOD IS ATTAINABLE.
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  • IT'S JUST NOT ACCIDENTAL.
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  • "THE SACRED SLOW", THE A HOLY DEPARTURE FROM FAST FAITH.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - ALICIA, YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS LAST FEW SECONDS?
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  • - ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS SAID THAT UNDISCOVERED
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  • CONTINENTS OF SPIRITUAL LIVING AWAIT US.
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  • IT'S AN ADVENTURE, AND IN THAT ADVENTURE, WE ARE GOING TO
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  • GROW IN FIRST LOVE IN THE BIG, YES, BUT ALSO IN THE SMALL; IN
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  • THE FAST, YES, BUT ALSO IN THE SLOW BECAUSE JESUS IS EQUALLY
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  • PRESENT IN ALL OF THOSE MOMENTS.
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  • - THAT'S REALLY THE THEME, THAT WE'RE PICKING
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  • UP MORE TIME.
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  • YOU CAN BE A PART OF HIS KINGDOM IN THE SLOW, IN THE
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  • FAST, IN THE HURRIED, IN THE UNHURRIED, IN THE HIGH AND THE
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  • LOW, ALL OF THAT KIND OF STUFF.
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  • OKAY, "THE SACRED SLOW", IT'S YOURS.
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  • GO FOR IT, SEE YOU. BYE BYE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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