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  • [MUSIC]
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  • ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT ON PRAISE, FROM LOS ANGELES,
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  • ENERGETIC MESSENGERS OF HOPE AND PASTORS OF LAKEWOOD
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  • CHURCH IN TEXAS, JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND NOW, MATT AND LAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WE WELCOME YOU RIGHT HERE TO
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • TONIGHT'S PRAISE IS ALL ABOUT THE EXCEPTIONAL YOU.
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  • VICTORIA OSTEEN, WE'RE STARTING WITH YOU.
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  • WHAT ARE WE UNPACKING ALL NIGHT TONIGHT?
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  • - VICTORIA OSTEEN: WELL, I'M EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW
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  • BOOK CALLED EXCEPTIONAL YOU, AND THE REASON I
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  • SAID EXCEPTIONAL YOU IS BECAUSE THE WORD
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  • EXCEPTIONAL IS BETTER THAN GOOD.
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  • THE WORD EXCEPTIONAL MEANS TO STAND OUT, TO BE
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  • CELEBRATED, AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS MADE EACH
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  • AND EVERY ONE OF US TO BE CELEBRATED, THAT WE STAND OUT.
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  • WE'RE NOT ORDINARY.
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  • WE DIDN'T COME OFF AN ASSEMBLY LINE, BUT WE'RE
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  • GOD'S MASTERPIECES, AND I BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU
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  • READ THIS BOOK, THERE'S PRACTICES THAT WE SHOULD
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  • PRACTICE EVERY SINGLE DAY TO LET THE EXCEPTIONAL US
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  • COME OUT.
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  • YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES LIFE TRIES TO BURY US, TRIES
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  • TO GET US UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES, TRIES TO
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  • CAUSE US NOT TO REALIZE WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST.
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  • AND THE FACT THAT HE'S ALREADY CHOSEN US AND
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  • CALLED US TO BE EXCEPTIONAL.
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  • IN FACT, THAT'S WHY JESUS CAME.
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  • HE CAME SO WE COULD LIVE AN EXCEPTIONAL AND
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  • ABUNDANT LIFE.
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  • SO THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT JUST PRACTICING
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  • THE EXCEPTIONAL.
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  • YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU PRACTICE CERTAIN THINGS
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  • IN YOUR LIFE WHICH YOU HAVE TO DO EVERY DAY.
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  • IT WOULD BE SO GREAT TO JUST TURN ALL THE
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  • CONTROLS ON AUTO PILOT AND JUST GO, BUT WE CAN'T
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  • LIVE OUR LIFE ON AUTO PILOT.
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  • EVERY DAY WE HAVE TO GET UP AND WE HAVE TO KNOW
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  • WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST.
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  • EVERY DAY WE HAVE TO GET UP AND WE HAVE TO LIFT
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  • OUR EYES OFF OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND ONTO
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  • OUR GOD.
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  • WE HAVE TO FILL OUR MEMORY BOX WITH GOOD THINGS.
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  • YOU KNOW, BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE NEGATIVE
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  • TRIES TO PUSH OUT ALL THE GOOD IN OUR LIFE.
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  • WE HAVE TO LEARN TO TRAVEL LIGHT.
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  • WE CAN'T CARRY AROUND BAGGAGE FROM THE PAST.
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  • WE HAVE TO LOVE WELL.
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  • WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT GOD'S PLACED AMAZING
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  • PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE.
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  • EVEN THOSE DIFFICULT PEOPLE CAN SHARPEN US.
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  • WE HAVE TO LEARN TO LOVE WELL.
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  • AND THEN WE HAVE TO POWER UP EACH AND EVERY DAY.
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  • WE HAVE TO KNOW WHERE OUR POWER COMES FROM.
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  • WE HAVE TO KNOW THE POWER SOURCE SO WE CAN LIVE
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  • THIS LIFE THAT GOD'S CALLED US TO LIVE.
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  • SO MY THING IS THIS, YOU HAVE TO KNOW
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  • YOU'RE CHOSEN.
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  • YOU HAVE TO WEAR YOUR CROWN.
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  • LIFE CAN BE DIFFICULT, BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT
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  • YOU'VE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE CREATOR OF THE
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  • UNIVERSE AND THAT HE'S MADE A WAY FOR YOU NO
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  • MATTER HOW DIFFICULT IT MAY BE.
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  • I TELL A STORY IN THE BOOK ABOUT MY FRIEND.
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  • HIS NAME IS JIM.
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  • AND WHEN HE WAS JUST A LITTLE BOY HIS FATHER
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  • CAME TO PICK HIM UP FROM SCHOOL ONE DAY BECAUSE
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  • HIS MOTHER WAS HAVING A BABY.
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  • SO WHEN THEY GOT TO THE HOSPITAL HIS FATHER TOOK
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  • HIM TO THE MATERNITY WARD.
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  • THEY LOOKED IN THE LARGE NURSERY WINDOW AT HIS
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  • NEW BABY.
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  • THE NURSE SAID, CAME OUT OF THE NURSERY AND SHE
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  • SAID THAT'S YOUR NEW BABY SISTER RIGHT THERE.
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  • WELL, HE GOT SO EXCITED TO SEE HIS BABY SISTER
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  • FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.
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  • SO HIS DAD NOTICED THE EXCITEMENT, SO HE SAID
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  • JIM, I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE DAY YOU
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  • WERE BORN.
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  • SO HE TOOK HIS LITTLE 8 YEAR OLD BOY AND SAT HIM
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  • DOWN AND LOOKED HIM IN THE EYES, WANTED TO MAKE
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  • SURE HE UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE WAS ABOUT TO TELL HIM.
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  • HE SAID JIM, YOUR MOM AND I DID VERY MUCH LIKE WE
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  • DID TODAY.
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  • WE LOOKED THROUGH THE BIG NURSERY WINDOW, BUT
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  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT HAPPENED, JIM.
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  • WHEN THE NURSE CAME OUT, SHE SAID TO YOUR MOTHER
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  • AND I, YOU CAN HAVE ANY BABY IN THE NURSERY THAT
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  • YOU WANT.
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  • AND HE SAID, JIM, WE LOOKED AT ALL THOSE
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  • BABIES, AND WE CHOSE YOU.
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  • HE SAID JIM, YOU WERE CHOSEN AND YOU WERE ACCEPTED.
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  • AND I BELIEVE -- - HE WAS ADOPTED.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • HE WAS ADOPTED.
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  • JIM WAS ADOPTED SO THAT VERY MOMENT HE HAD JUST
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  • FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS ADOPTED, AND SO I JUST
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  • TELL THAT STORY TO SAY I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT GOD
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  • IS SAYING TO ALL OF US.
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  • HE'S SAYING I KNOW YOU AND I CHOSE YOU.
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  • AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
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  • TO UNDERSTAND TO WALK IN THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE THAT
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  • WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO LIVE.
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  • AND IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT YOU FIGURE
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  • OUT ONCE BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU PUT IN
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  • ALL THE TIME, ALL THE TIME.
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  • SO I BELIEVE THAT'S ONE WAY TO LIVE EXCEPTIONAL
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  • IS TO KNOW YOU'RE CHOSEN.
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  • - JOEL.
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, IT'S VERY VERY -- IT'S A
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  • GREAT BOOK.
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  • I'M PROUD OF VICTORIA.
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  • SHE'S AN AMAZING LADY.
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  • SHE'S SPOKEN SO MUCH FAITH INTO MY LIFE SO I
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  • JUST -[LAUGHTER]
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  • I'M GONNA START CRYING.
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  • I CRY TOO EASY, BUT WHEN SHE'S TALKING ABOUT YOU'RE
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  • CHOSEN LIKE SHE SAID LIFE TRIES TO PUSH US DOWN,
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  • BUT EVERY DAY YOU GOTTA GET UP AND YOU GOTTA
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  • REMIND YOURSELF WHO YOU ARE.
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  • GOD BREATHED HIS LIFE INTO EACH ONE OF US.
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  • HE'S PUT SEEDS OF GREATNESS ON THE INSIDE.
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  • AND I BELIEVE THERE ARE GIFTS AND TALENTS IN US
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  • THAT WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WE HAVE.
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  • I DIDN'T THINK I COULD GET UP IN FRONT OF
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  • ALL OF Y'ALL.
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  • I WAS BEHIND THE SCENES FOR ALL THOSE YEARS, BUT
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  • LET ME TELL YOU GOD'S PUT THINGS IN YOU THAT I
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  • BELIEVE IN THE COMING DAYS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE
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  • SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO STEP UP INTO NEW LEVELS.
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  • YOUR MIND TELLS YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T DO, BUT I'VE
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  • LEARNED THIS, YOU CAN TALK YOURSELF INTO YOUR
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  • DREAMS OR YOU CAN TALK YOURSELF OUT OF
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  • YOUR DREAMS.
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  • SO YOU GOT TO GET UP EACH DAY AND SAY GOD, I THANK
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  • YOU THAT I AM CHOSEN, THAT YOU ARE ON THE
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  • THRONE, THAT YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE, THAT
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  • YOU HAVE HANDPICKED ME.
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  • WHEN YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT RECORDING PLAYING IN YOUR
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  • MIND KNOWING THAT YOUR VALUABLE, THAT YOU ARE
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  • CHOSEN, THAT YOU'RE A MASTERPIECE, THEN YOU CAN
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  • PUT YOUR SHOULDERS BACK.
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  • YOU CAN HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH AND YOU CAN SAY, YOU
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  • KNOW WHAT?
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  • I KNOW I AM A MASTERPIECE.
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  • I KNOW I AM EXCEPTIONAL.
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  • WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU'RE KNOWING WHO THE CREATOR
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  • MADE YOU TO BE.
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  • - IT'S TRUE BECAUSE GOD HAS ALREADY PACKED US
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  • WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED.
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  • HE'S ALREADY PACKED OUR BAGS.
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  • YOU KNOW, JOEL AND I HAVE TRAVELED SO MUCH
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  • TOGETHER, AND EVERY TIME I GO TO SHUT MY SUITCASE,
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  • I ALWAYS THINK THAT I LEAVE ANYTHING OUT?
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  • I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GALS CAN IDENTIFY
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  • WITH THIS BUT I'M ALWAYS LIKE I HOPE I DIDN'T
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  • LEAVE ANYTHING OUT.
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  • AND YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IN LIFE WE CAN FEEL LIKE
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  • WE'RE LACKING.
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  • WE CAN FEEL LIKE MAYBE WE DON'T HAVE
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  • ENOUGH RESOURCES.
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  • I HAVE THIS DREAM, BUT I DON'T KNOW THE
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  • RIGHT PEOPLE.
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  • WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE LACKING.
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  • AND YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU TODAY YOU'RE
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  • NOT LACKING ANYTHING BECAUSE GOD PACKED YOUR
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  • BAGS AND HE DIDN'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT.
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  • YOU'VE GOT EVERY SINGLE THING YOU NEED.
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  • THE KEY TO THAT IS WE HAVE TO UNPACK OUR BAGS.
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  • WE HAVE TO LEARN TO STIR UP WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE
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  • OF US AND BRING OUT THOSE GIFTS AND TALENTS.
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  • SO I THINK SOMETIMES WE DON'T FEEL LIKE WE HAVE
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  • ENOUGH, BUT GOD IS SAYING YOU'RE MORE THAN ENOUGH,
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  • BUT YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR PART.
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  • YOU HAVE TO ALIGN YOURSELF WITH ME.
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  • YOU HAVE TO GET INTO AGREEMENT WITH ME.
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  • YOU HAVE TO GET UP EVERY MORNING LIKE JOEL WAS
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  • SAYING AND TELL YOURSELF WHO YOU ARE, YOU KNOW,
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  • BECAUSE LIFE TRIES TO PUSH US DOWN.
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  • I THINK ABOUT DAVID, KING DAVID.
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  • HE WAS JUST A SHEPHERD BOY.
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  • WE'VE HEARD THE STORY.
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  • WE ALL KNOW THE STORY.
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  • HIS FATHER LEFT HIM OUT IN THE FIELD AND BROUGHT
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  • ALL OF HIS BROTHERS IN FOR SAMUEL TO SEE.
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  • WHEN HE FINALLY HAD TO GO GET DAVID OUT OF THE
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  • FIELD, CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE A MINUTE HOW
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  • DAVID FELT?
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  • HE WALKS IN TO THIS ROOM.
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  • ALL OF HIS BROTHERS ARE DRESSED IN THEIR FINEST.
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  • I'M SURE HE'S WEARING SHEPHERD'S CLOTHING AND
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  • HE'S LIKE, WHAT'S GOING ON?
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  • THEN HE REALIZED, YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • I'M LAST CHOICE.
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  • I WASN'T FIRST CHOICE R.
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  • CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT HE THOUGHT?
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  • WHY DIDN'T MY DAD COME AND GET ME?
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  • WHY WASN'T I BROUGHT IN FIRST?
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  • HE COULD HAVE HUNG HIS HEAD DOWN.
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  • HE COULD HAVE BEEN OFFENDED.
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  • HE COULD HAVE THOUGHT WELL, IF MY DAD DOESN'T
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  • BELIEVE IN ME, HOW CAN I BELIEVE IN MYSELF?
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  • BUT YOU KNOW, DAVE ED HE BELIEVED THAT HE WAS A
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  • KING, AND WHEN HE WAS ANOINTED THAT DAY HE
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  • DIDN'T SAY, DO I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED?
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  • HE SAID, IF I'M ANOINTED KING, I BELIEVE I'M KING.
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  • AND THAT'S HOW HE LIVED HIS LIFE.
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  • THROUGH ALL THE DIFFICULTIES, THROUGH ALL
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  • THE CHALLENGE HE BELIEVED THAT HE WAS KING, AND I
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  • KNOW THAT IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY TO BELIEVE THAT
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  • YOU'RE CHOSEN, THAT GOD'S GOT A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE,
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  • BUT WHEN WE REMIND OURSELVES EVERY SINGLE DAY
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  • THAT WE'RE ANOINTED, THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US
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  • ASSIGNMENTS, THAT WE ARE HIS MASTERPIECE, THAT WE
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  • HAVE PURPOSE, THAT WE HAVE DESTINY, IT DOES
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  • SOMETHING TO THE INSIDE OF YOU.
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  • IT ALLOWS YOU TO UNPACK WHAT GOD'S ALREADY PACKED
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  • IN YOU.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: NOW YOU KNOW WHY SHE WROTE THE BOOK.
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • - LET ME DO THIS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THERE ISN'T ANYTHING I ENJOY MORE
  • 00:08:40.280 --> 00:08:48.020
  • THAN LOOKING INTO A CAMERA AND REALIZING THAT
  • 00:08:48.040 --> 00:08:52.070
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN ARE OUR GUESTS ALL HOUR
  • 00:08:52.090 --> 00:08:57.080
  • RIGHT HERE ON THE PRAISE PROGRAM.
  • 00:08:57.100 --> 00:09:00.090
  • AUDIENCE, YOU REALIZE THEY ARE HERE IN-PERSON
  • 00:09:00.110 --> 00:09:02.240
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:09:02.260 --> 00:09:04.120
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:09:04.140 --> 00:09:06.070
  • THERE THEY ARE.
  • 00:09:06.090 --> 00:09:08.120
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO -- YOU'RE NOT WATCHING A MONITOR.
  • 00:09:08.140 --> 00:09:10.260
  • THEY'RE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:09:10.280 --> 00:09:13.210
  • THIS IS ALMOST LIKE A NIGHT OF HOPE, WHAT WE
  • 00:09:13.230 --> 00:09:18.010
  • WANT TO DO IS WE WANT TO CELEBRATE WHAT'S WRITTEN
  • 00:09:18.030 --> 00:09:21.050
  • IN THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT CONTENT.
  • 00:09:21.070 --> 00:09:23.110
  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:09:23.130 --> 00:09:24.180
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:09:24.200 --> 00:09:26.290
  • - DON'T ALLOW ANYTHING TO BIND YOU UP BECAUSE
  • 00:09:27.010 --> 00:09:31.080
  • WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.
  • 00:09:31.100 --> 00:09:38.080
  • YOU ARE FREE INDEED TODAY.
  • 00:09:38.100 --> 00:09:41.280
  • YOU'VE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A GREAT PRICE.
  • 00:09:42.000 --> 00:09:46.180
  • YOU ARE JOINT HEIRS WITH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:09:46.200 --> 00:09:49.140
  • YOU HAVE A COVENANT BETWEEN YOU AND GOD.
  • 00:09:49.160 --> 00:09:52.200
  • YOU DON'T EVEN REALIZE THAT YOU'RE A SON OR A
  • 00:09:52.220 --> 00:09:57.100
  • DAUGHTER OF PROMISE, AND THAT GOD HAS ALREADY
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:10:00.000
  • SPOKEN THE WORD AND HE'S ALREADY SET YOU FREE.
  • 00:10:00.020 --> 00:10:02.230
  • YOU SEE, WHEN WE STIR UP OUR FAITH AND WE REALIZE
  • 00:10:02.250 --> 00:10:07.180
  • THE POWER THAT JESUS HAS TOWARDS US, WE WILL SAY,
  • 00:10:07.200 --> 00:10:11.270
  • GOD CAN.
  • 00:10:11.290 --> 00:10:14.230
  • WHEN WE STIR UP OUR FAITH AND REALIZE THE LOVE HE
  • 00:10:14.250 --> 00:10:18.060
  • HAS FOR US, WE'LL SAY GOD WILL.
  • 00:10:18.080 --> 00:10:23.270
  • LISTEN, GOD CAN AND GOD WILL REPOSITION YOU.
  • 00:10:23.290 --> 00:10:28.120
  • NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION YOU'RE IN RIGHT NOW, AND
  • 00:10:28.140 --> 00:10:31.230
  • HE'LL CALL YOU FORWARD.
  • 00:10:31.250 --> 00:10:34.000
  • THERE IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND GOD THAT
  • 00:10:34.020 --> 00:10:37.030
  • CANNOT BE BROKEN.
  • 00:10:37.050 --> 00:10:38.240
  • THERE'S NO DEVIL ON EARTH THAT CAN BIND YOU ANYMORE
  • 00:10:38.260 --> 00:10:42.020
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE FREE, FREE, FREE INDEED.
  • 00:10:42.040 --> 00:10:45.270
  • DO YOU BELIEVE THAT TODAY?
  • 00:10:45.290 --> 00:10:47.190
  • THANK YOU, LORD.
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:49.090
  • WE RECEIVE THAT TODAY.
  • 00:10:49.110 --> 00:10:51.080
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:10:51.100 --> 00:10:57.230
  • WE HAVE ORGANIZED THAT THIS PROGRAM IS ON THE
  • 00:10:57.250 --> 00:11:01.010
  • AIR AT ABOUT THE TIME THAT THESE BOOKS
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:03.130
  • ARE AVAILABLE.
  • 00:11:03.150 --> 00:11:05.260
  • WHAT I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO IS GO ONLINE
  • 00:11:05.280 --> 00:11:08.250
  • AMAZON OR TO THE OSTEENS WEB SITE, AND IT IS
  • 00:11:08.270 --> 00:11:10.070
  • AVAILABLE NOW.
  • 00:11:10.090 --> 00:11:12.170
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE UNPACKING THIS BOOK ALL NIGHT.
  • 00:11:12.190 --> 00:11:14.180
  • OUR GUESTS ARE, WAIT FOR IT, JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN.
  • 00:11:14.200 --> 00:11:19.170
  • MAKE THEM WELCOME AGAIN.
  • 00:11:19.190 --> 00:11:22.050
  • IT'S LITERALLY ONE OF THE FUNNEST THINGS WE DO,
  • 00:11:22.070 --> 00:11:25.020
  • AND I CAN'T SIT HERE -- EARLIER WHEN WE WERE
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:31.090
  • TALKING TO THE AUDIENCE, I LOVE THIS BIG WIDE
  • 00:11:31.110 --> 00:11:33.110
  • SHOT, AND I'M GOING TO DO IT AGAIN, HOW MANY THIS
  • 00:11:33.130 --> 00:11:34.220
  • IS YOUR FIRST TIME IN OUR STUDIO, TONIGHT IS YOUR
  • 00:11:34.240 --> 00:11:39.200
  • FIRST TIME?
  • 00:11:39.220 --> 00:11:40.130
  • WAVE YOUR HAND.
  • 00:11:40.150 --> 00:11:41.140
  • KIND OF WAVE AT US.
  • 00:11:41.160 --> 00:11:42.260
  • WAVE FOR THE CAMERA TO GET PANNED ALL
  • 00:11:42.280 --> 00:11:45.060
  • THE WAY AROUND.
  • 00:11:45.080 --> 00:11:45.280
  • - WHERE Y'ALL BEEN?
  • 00:11:46.000 --> 00:11:46.240
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:11:46.260 --> 00:11:48.070
  • WE WELCOME YOU TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:11:48.090 --> 00:11:50.260
  • THIS IS OUR KIND OF NEWLY COMPLETELY
  • 00:11:50.280 --> 00:11:53.190
  • REDONE FACILITY.
  • 00:11:53.210 --> 00:11:55.210
  • WE CALL THIS STUDIO C, AND FOR THOSE THAT
  • 00:11:55.230 --> 00:11:58.180
  • HAVEN'T BEEN HERE, LET ME JUST TELL YOU THAT THIS
  • 00:11:58.200 --> 00:12:01.060
  • WAS A RENOVATED STUDIO.
  • 00:12:01.080 --> 00:12:03.040
  • THIS HAS BEEN SITTING HERE SINCE THE
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:06.040
  • EARLY 1980'S.
  • 00:12:06.060 --> 00:12:09.040
  • WE KIND OF CHANGED IT AND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:10.250
  • BUT ORAL ROBERTS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THIS STUDIO
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:12.150
  • MANY TIMES.
  • 00:12:12.170 --> 00:12:13.180
  • - JOHN OSTEEN.
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:15.130
  • - AND E.V. HILL
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:17.010
  • AND ALL THE FIRST GENERATION FOLKS THAT MY
  • 00:12:17.030 --> 00:12:21.040
  • MOM AND DAD, PAUL AND JAN CROUCH, AND WHAT IS SO
  • 00:12:21.060 --> 00:12:24.260
  • FUN FOR ME TO SIT HERE AND THINK ABOUT IS YOUR
  • 00:12:24.280 --> 00:12:27.190
  • MOM AND DAD, JOEL, WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE IN
  • 00:12:27.210 --> 00:12:29.120
  • THE 80'S.
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:30.270
  • YOU'RE HERE IN 2019, AND WE'RE DOING THE SAME
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:34.000
  • THING THEY WERE DOING BACK THEN, LIFTING UP
  • 00:12:34.020 --> 00:12:37.200
  • JESUS, TALKING ABOUT HIM, AND AUDIENCE, I THINK
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:41.050
  • THAT AS MUCH AS THINGS CHANGE WE'RE STILL DOING THE
  • 00:12:41.070 --> 00:12:45.140
  • SAME THING OVER AND OVER, AND I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:47.100
  • LET'S GIVE THE LORD A -- IT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:12:47.120 --> 00:12:49.120
  • I LOVE IT.
  • 00:12:49.140 --> 00:12:50.270
  • I LOVE WHEN THE OSTEENS ARE ON THE PRAISE PROGRAM.
  • 00:12:50.290 --> 00:12:54.060
  • OKAY.
  • 00:12:54.080 --> 00:12:56.020
  • DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, BABY?
  • 00:12:56.040 --> 00:13:02.180
  • - OH, I JUST I LOVE -- SO FROM A PERSONAL
  • 00:13:02.200 --> 00:13:04.190
  • STANDPOINT, VICTORIA IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO
  • 00:13:04.210 --> 00:13:08.050
  • WRITE IS THIS KIND OF A BOOK BECAUSE SHE
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:10.000
  • LIVES THIS.
  • 00:13:10.020 --> 00:13:10.250
  • SHE DOES THIS EVERY DAY.
  • 00:13:10.270 --> 00:13:11.280
  • SHE'S VERY INTENTIONAL.
  • 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:13.110
  • THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN LIVE BY.
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:15.230
  • SHE LIVES BY IT.
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:17.070
  • THEY BOTH LIVE BY IT, AND THEY'VE LEARNED THIS
  • 00:13:17.090 --> 00:13:21.270
  • HASN'T COME EASY.
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:23.150
  • YOU HAVE HAD TO LEARN TO DO THESE THINGS.
  • 00:13:23.170 --> 00:13:25.090
  • YOU HAVE HAD TO LEARN TO TRAVEL LIGHT AND TO KEEP
  • 00:13:25.110 --> 00:13:28.220
  • THE MEMORIES, THE GOOD MEMORIES.
  • 00:13:28.240 --> 00:13:31.130
  • TELL THAT STORY ABOUT ROMA.
  • 00:13:31.150 --> 00:13:32.270
  • - WELL, WE WERE IN MOROCCO, HAPPENED TO BE
  • 00:13:32.290 --> 00:13:36.170
  • OVER MY BIRTHDAY, AND WHEN WE WERE FILMING THE
  • 00:13:36.190 --> 00:13:41.110
  • BIBLE, SO WE HAPPENED TO BE ON THE SET FOR MY
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:45.070
  • BIRTHDAY, SO THAT NIGHT WE WERE ABLE TO SNEAK
  • 00:13:45.090 --> 00:13:47.260
  • AWAY AND HAVE A BIRTHDAY DINNER.
  • 00:13:47.280 --> 00:13:50.020
  • AND SO AT THE END OF THE DINNER, ROMA PULLS OUT A
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:53.220
  • PRESENT, AND SHE SAID, I WANT TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:56.060
  • THIS PRESENT.
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:57.080
  • AND I WAS LIKE YOU'RE SO BUSY.
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:13:58.170
  • ANYWAY, I OPENED UP THE PRESENT AND PULLED IT OUT
  • 00:13:58.190 --> 00:14:01.050
  • AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL BOX THAT HAD BEEN
  • 00:14:01.070 --> 00:14:04.030
  • CRAFTED BY THE LOCAL ARTISANS THERE IN MOROCCO.
  • 00:14:04.050 --> 00:14:06.200
  • BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:14:06.220 --> 00:14:07.290
  • AND SHE SAID, NOW, VICTORIA, I WANT TO DO
  • 00:14:08.010 --> 00:14:10.060
  • SOMETHING KIND OF CORNY.
  • 00:14:10.080 --> 00:14:11.210
  • SHE SAID BUT IT'S A TRADITION, AN OLD IRISH
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:13.270
  • TRADITION BECAUSE SHE'S IRISH.
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.230
  • SHE SAID I'M GOING TO PASS THE BOX AROUND THE
  • 00:14:15.250 --> 00:14:17.260
  • TABLE, OPEN THE BOX, AND EVERYONE IS GOING TO
  • 00:14:17.280 --> 00:14:20.210
  • SPEAK A BLESSING OR A MEMORY OR A PRAYER, AND
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:23.200
  • WE'RE GOING TO PUT IT INSIDE THE BOX.
  • 00:14:23.220 --> 00:14:25.230
  • AND I WAS LIKE, OKAY.
  • 00:14:25.250 --> 00:14:27.170
  • NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE.
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:29.080
  • SO SHE BEGAN AND SHE SAID SOME BEAUTIFUL LOVELY
  • 00:14:29.100 --> 00:14:31.230
  • THINGS, AND THEN SHE LITERALLY LIKE TOOK HER
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.140
  • HAND AND SHE PLACED IT IN THE BOX AND SHE PASSED
  • 00:14:33.160 --> 00:14:36.040
  • IT AROUND.
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:37.140
  • SO THERE WAS ABOUT 8 OF US THERE, AND BY THE TIME
  • 00:14:37.160 --> 00:14:40.060
  • IT GOT TO MY HUSBAND AND MY TWO CHILDREN I WAS
  • 00:14:40.080 --> 00:14:42.270
  • JUST A MESS.
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:44.110
  • I WAS JUST CRYING, AND IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:14:44.130 --> 00:14:46.210
  • UNIQUE AND JUST WONDERFUL GIFTS THAT I HAD EVER
  • 00:14:46.230 --> 00:14:50.290
  • BEEN GIVEN.
  • 00:14:51.010 --> 00:14:52.090
  • SO WHEN WE FLEW HOME I HAD MY BOX, AND I PUT IT
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:55.100
  • RIGHT IN MY OFFICE WHERE I COULD SEE IT.
  • 00:14:55.120 --> 00:14:57.240
  • AND SO ONE DAY I WAS -IT HAD BEEN A FEW WEEKS.
  • 00:14:57.260 --> 00:15:00.070
  • SO I WALKED IN.
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:01.150
  • I WAS FEELING KIND OF DOWN AND DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:15:01.170 --> 00:15:03.030
  • THINGS WEREN'T GOING MY WAY.
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:04.120
  • I WAS HAVING SOME CHALLENGES LIKE WE ALL
  • 00:15:04.140 --> 00:15:06.100
  • DO, AND I HAPPENED TO NOTICE THAT BOX.
  • 00:15:06.120 --> 00:15:09.190
  • SO I WALK OVER TO THAT BOX, AND I LITERALLY
  • 00:15:09.210 --> 00:15:12.030
  • OPENED THAT BOX AND PUT MY EAR TO THAT BOX, AND I
  • 00:15:12.050 --> 00:15:16.020
  • BEGAN TO JUST RELIVE THAT NIGHT AND THE BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:19.040
  • WORDS SPOKEN OVER ME.
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:21.000
  • AND I BEGAN TO JUST LET THOSE SOAK INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:15:21.020 --> 00:15:24.060
  • AND IT WAS AMAZING HOW AS I JUST SHUT MY EYES AND
  • 00:15:24.080 --> 00:15:26.270
  • STARTED LISTENING TO WHAT WAS IN THAT BOX MY WHOLE
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:31.150
  • ATMOSPHERE CHANGED.
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:32.250
  • THE WHOLE ATMOSPHERE OF THE ROOM, THE ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:34.210
  • IN MY MIND CHANGED.
  • 00:15:34.230 --> 00:15:35.290
  • I COULD FEEL MY STRENGTH COMING BACK.
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:38.030
  • YOU SEE, I BEGAN TO REALIZE WHAT WE PUT IN US
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:41.060
  • IS SO IMPORTANT, AND THAT WHEN WE BEGIN TO REMEMBER
  • 00:15:41.080 --> 00:15:44.200
  • THE GOOD IT WILL PUSH OUT THE BAD AND IT WILL
  • 00:15:44.220 --> 00:15:47.030
  • CHANGE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:48.290
  • YOU KNOW, TO BE EXCEPTIONAL DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:15:49.010 --> 00:15:51.010
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FACE CHALLENGES, DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:15:51.030 --> 00:15:53.060
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:15:53.080 --> 00:15:55.080
  • WE ALL FACE CHALLENGES.
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:56.230
  • WE ALL HAVE DIFFICULTIES, BUT YOU HAVE THE
  • 00:15:56.250 --> 00:15:58.250
  • EXCEPTIONAL IN YOU SO YOU CAN RISE ABOVE THOSE
  • 00:15:58.270 --> 00:16:02.210
  • DIFFICULTIES AND CHALLENGES.
  • 00:16:02.230 --> 00:16:04.080
  • AND SO THAT'S ONE WAY IS TO JUST FILL YOUR MEMORY BOX.
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:08.200
  • YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A STUDY DONE, AND IT SHOWED
  • 00:16:08.220 --> 00:16:12.060
  • THAT NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ACTUALLY TAKE UP MORE
  • 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:14.280
  • SPACE IN OUR MIND THAN POSITIVE ONES DO.
  • 00:16:15.000 --> 00:16:18.130
  • SO IT HAS TO BE OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE WE ARE
  • 00:16:18.150 --> 00:16:21.280
  • PUTTING THE POSITIVE IN EVERY SINGLE DAY SO WE
  • 00:16:22.000 --> 00:16:25.240
  • CAN CROWD OUT THAT NEGATIVE BECAUSE THAT
  • 00:16:25.260 --> 00:16:28.010
  • NEGATIVE JUST TAKES UP TOO MUCH ROOM.
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:30.000
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S EASIER THEY SAY, THIS WAS KIND
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:32.120
  • OF A TRIVIAL STUDY THEY DID, BUT THEY WERE SAYING
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:34.200
  • THAT A PERSON WILL LITERALLY REMEMBER LOSING
  • 00:16:34.220 --> 00:16:37.210
  • $50 BEFORE THEY'LL REMEMBER GAINING $50, SO
  • 00:16:37.230 --> 00:16:41.020
  • WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THE GOOD.
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:44.110
  • WE HAVE TO STORE UP THE GOOD.
  • 00:16:44.130 --> 00:16:45.200
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THIS, A GOOD MAN OUT OF THE GOOD
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:48.200
  • TREASURES STORED UP IN HIS HEART WILL BRING
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:51.000
  • FORTH GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:16:51.020 --> 00:16:52.200
  • SO WE HAVE TO DECIDE, WHAT ARE WE STORING UP?
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:55.010
  • WE HAVE TO BRING FORTH THE GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:16:55.030 --> 00:16:57.280
  • THE GOOD THINGS ARE OUT THERE, BUT IT'S WHAT
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:17:00.130
  • WE'RE FOCUSING ON, SO THAT'S WHAT I LEARNED
  • 00:17:00.150 --> 00:17:03.040
  • THAT DAY IS I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:04.270
  • I HAVE A CHOICE OF WHAT I'M THINKING ABOUT.
  • 00:17:04.290 --> 00:17:07.070
  • I HAVE A CHOICE OF WHAT I'M ALLOWING TO DICTATE
  • 00:17:07.090 --> 00:17:11.060
  • MY LIFE BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT OUR LIFE WILL
  • 00:17:11.080 --> 00:17:14.000
  • FOLLOW THE DIRECTION OF OUR THOUGHTS.
  • 00:17:14.020 --> 00:17:16.020
  • NOW, BAD THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:16.040 --> 00:17:18.100
  • THINGS AREN'T GOING TO GO OUR WAY, BUT WE DON'T
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:20.100
  • HAVE TO GET STUCK THERE BECAUSE WHEN WE BEGIN TO
  • 00:17:20.120 --> 00:17:23.240
  • REPLAY THE GOOD AND LIVE THE GOOD -- MAYBE YOU NEED
  • 00:17:23.260 --> 00:17:27.010
  • TO START YOUR OWN MEMORY BOX.
  • 00:17:27.030 --> 00:17:28.150
  • MAYBE IT'S NOT EVEN A PHYSICAL MEMORY BOX LIKE
  • 00:17:28.170 --> 00:17:31.070
  • THE ONE I HAVE BUT IT'S WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:17:31.090 --> 00:17:33.210
  • HOW ABOUT WHEN YOUR HUSBAND TELLS YOU HOW
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:35.070
  • BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE?
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:37.040
  • YOUR KIDS WROTE YOU THAT SPECIAL NOTE.
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:39.130
  • THE TIME THAT YOUR FRIEND SPOKE A BLESSING OVER
  • 00:17:39.150 --> 00:17:41.290
  • YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:17:42.010 --> 00:17:43.130
  • THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO PAUSE AND
  • 00:17:43.150 --> 00:17:46.060
  • BEGIN TO REMEMBER THAT HEY, GOD HAS MADE
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:48.040
  • ME EXCEPTIONAL.
  • 00:17:48.060 --> 00:17:49.150
  • I'M CHOSEN BY HIM.
  • 00:17:49.170 --> 00:17:51.050
  • I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED TO SUCCEED, AND JUST
  • 00:17:51.070 --> 00:17:54.110
  • BEGIN TO PLAY THE GOOD, AND DON'T LET THE BAD
  • 00:17:54.130 --> 00:17:56.250
  • JUST CONTINUE TO PLAY OVER AND OVER IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:17:56.270 --> 00:17:59.240
  • SOMETIMES I HAVE TO LITERALLY CATCH MYSELF
  • 00:17:59.260 --> 00:18:03.170
  • BECAUSE I CAN SIT HERE AND NEGATIVE TAPE GOING
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:05.070
  • IN MY MIND.
  • 00:18:05.090 --> 00:18:06.230
  • AND I HAVE TO SAY, WHOA!
  • 00:18:06.250 --> 00:18:08.030
  • AND YOU KNOW, THE MORE YOU PRACTICE THAT THE
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:10.090
  • BETTER YOU'LL GET AT IT.
  • 00:18:10.110 --> 00:18:11.180
  • THE MORE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CONTROL WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:18:11.200 --> 00:18:12.290
  • THINKING ABOUT.
  • 00:18:13.010 --> 00:18:14.140
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE IT.
  • 00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:16.040
  • IT'S LIKE I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, WE CAN'T JUST
  • 00:18:16.060 --> 00:18:18.000
  • SET THE DIALS AND GO ON AUTO PILOT.
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:20.060
  • WE HAVE TO BE PURPOSEFUL AND HAVE INTENT ON WHAT
  • 00:18:20.080 --> 00:18:24.170
  • WE'RE PUTTING INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:24.190 --> 00:18:26.110
  • - YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S INTERESTING, VICTORIA,
  • 00:18:26.130 --> 00:18:28.240
  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE REMEMBER WHAT WE SHOULD
  • 00:18:28.260 --> 00:18:31.130
  • BE FORGETTING AND WE FORGET WHAT WE SHOULD
  • 00:18:31.150 --> 00:18:32.290
  • BE REMEMBERING.
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:34.220
  • IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER THE HURTS, REMEMBER THE
  • 00:18:34.240 --> 00:18:37.040
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS AND REMEMBER THE TIMES WE
  • 00:18:37.060 --> 00:18:38.210
  • FELL, BUT I LOVE THAT EXAMPLE OF THE MEMORY BOX
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:42.010
  • BECAUSE YOU GOTTA REMEMBER THE GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:45.280
  • YOU GOTTA REMEMBER THE VICTORIES IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:46.000 --> 00:18:47.230
  • YOU THINK ABOUT EVEN ONE WAY DAVID DEFEATED
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:50.040
  • GOLIATH IT SAYS HE REMEMBERED THAT HE'D
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:53.040
  • KILLED THE LION AND THE BEAR.
  • 00:18:53.060 --> 00:18:54.200
  • THINK ABOUT IF DAVID WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED HIS
  • 00:18:54.220 --> 00:18:56.000
  • FAILURES, REMEMBER THE NEGATIVE THINGS PEOPLE
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:58.080
  • HAD SAID.
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:18:59.190
  • WELL, THAT'S GOING TO KEEP US DEFEATED, SO I
  • 00:18:59.210 --> 00:19:01.180
  • WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD.
  • 00:19:01.200 --> 00:19:04.090
  • TUNE OUT ALL THOSE NEGATIVE VOICES.
  • 00:19:04.110 --> 00:19:05.280
  • IT'S A CHOICE WE HAVE TO MAKE.
  • 00:19:06.000 --> 00:19:07.130
  • AND I THINK OF THE EXAMPLE I LIKE TO USE A
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:09.180
  • LOT IS WHEN WE'RE AT HOME, WE HAVE OUR REMOTE
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.230
  • CONTROLS AND WE FLIP THROUGH THE CHANNELS OF
  • 00:19:12.250 --> 00:19:14.230
  • THE TELEVISION.
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:16.020
  • WELL, IT'S THE SAME WAY IN ONE SENSE IN OUR MIND.
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:18.000
  • THESE DIFFERENT THOUGHTS COME, NEGATIVE MEMORIES,
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:20.290
  • SOMEBODY THAT HURTS YOU OR FAILURES THAT YOU MADE.
  • 00:19:21.010 --> 00:19:23.270
  • YOU GOT THE REMOTE CONTROL.
  • 00:19:23.290 --> 00:19:25.090
  • CHANGE THE CHANNEL IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:27.040
  • TURN IT OVER TO A CHANNEL OF VICTORY.
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.260
  • GET OFF ALL THE NEGATIVE AND WHEN YOU REMEMBER THE
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:31.130
  • GOOD AND LIVE OUT OF A PLACE OF FAITH AND PEACE
  • 00:19:31.150 --> 00:19:34.060
  • AND JOY, THAT'S WHERE YOU CAN DO GREAT THINGS.
  • 00:19:34.080 --> 00:19:37.010
  • I EVEN THINK OF ONE MORE THING,
  • 00:19:37.030 --> 00:19:38.200
  • WHEN MY FATHER PASSED AWAY,
  • 00:19:38.220 --> 00:19:40.240
  • DADDY DIED IN HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:19:40.260 --> 00:19:43.160
  • HE HAD A HEART ATTACK ABOUT MIDNIGHT ONE FRIDAY
  • 00:19:43.180 --> 00:19:45.270
  • NIGHT, AND MY MOM CALLED ME AT 2:00 O'CLOCK IN THE
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:48.290
  • MORNING, FRIDAY NIGHT. I WAS ASLEEP.
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:51.010
  • JOEL, DAD'S HAD A HEART ATTACK,
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:52.200
  • SO I RUSHED OVER THERE.
  • 00:19:52.230 --> 00:19:54.100
  • THE PARAMEDICS HAD MOVED ALL THE FURNITURE IN THE
  • 00:19:54.120 --> 00:19:56.260
  • LIVING ROOM, AND KIND OF IN A FOG AT 2:00 IN THE
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:20:00.130
  • MORNING AND YOUR DAD'S HAD A HEART ATTACK.
  • 00:20:00.150 --> 00:20:02.020
  • I REMEMBER ALL THE FURNITURE WAS MOVED,
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:04.000
  • AND THERE WERE EIGHT MEN WORKING ON MY DAD PUTTING
  • 00:20:04.020 --> 00:20:06.000
  • THE PADDLES ON HIM.
  • 00:20:06.020 --> 00:20:07.180
  • LONG STORY SHORT, MY DAD WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:20:07.200 --> 00:20:10.040
  • NOW WE GOT PAST ALL THAT, BUT YOU KNOW,
  • 00:20:10.060 --> 00:20:12.050
  • WEEKS TO COME AND MONTHS TO COME,
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:14.240
  • I WOULD GO VISIT MY MOM AND I WOULD COME BACK
  • 00:20:14.260 --> 00:20:16.180
  • INTO THAT LIVING ROOM AND MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS OH,
  • 00:20:16.200 --> 00:20:18.170
  • MAN, THIS IS WHERE MY DAD PASSED AND THAT SCENE
  • 00:20:18.190 --> 00:20:22.010
  • WOULD WANT TO START PLAYING OVER AND OVER,
  • 00:20:22.030 --> 00:20:24.010
  • THE PARAMEDICS, THE SADNESS AND THIS AND ALL THAT.
  • 00:20:24.030 --> 00:20:27.110
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I DO, I MADE THE CHOICE.
  • 00:20:27.130 --> 00:20:28.290
  • I SAID I'M NOT GONNA REMEMBER ALL THE NEGATIVE.
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:31.220
  • I'M GONNA REMEMBER THE TIMES I SAT HERE AND
  • 00:20:31.240 --> 00:20:33.020
  • VISITED WITH MY DAD AND REMEMBER THE TIMES
  • 00:20:33.040 --> 00:20:34.250
  • HE PLAYED WITH MY CHILDREN HERE.
  • 00:20:34.270 --> 00:20:36.080
  • BUT IT WAS A CHOICE WE HAVE TO MAKE BECAUSE
  • 00:20:36.100 --> 00:20:38.160
  • MEMORIES CAN TAKE YOU BACK TO A NEGATIVE PLACE
  • 00:20:38.180 --> 00:20:41.030
  • OR THEY CAN TAKE YOU TO A GOOD PLACE.
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:42.270
  • I'M CHOOSING TO REMEMBER MY VICTORIES,
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:45.100
  • REMEMBER WHAT GOD'S DONE IN MY LIFE, REMEMBER
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:47.040
  • HOW GOD'S MADE A WAY WHEN WE DIDN'T SEE A WAY.
  • 00:20:47.060 --> 00:20:49.260
  • I THINK WHEN YOU LIVE OUT OF THAT POSITIVE MEMORY
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:52.150
  • BOX, IT HELPS YOU TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD IN LIFE.
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:55.100
  • - I LOVE THAT. BEAUTIFUL. [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:21:00.130
  • YOU KNOW, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT "EXCEPTIONAL YOU"
  • 00:21:00.150 --> 00:21:05.180
  • WITH JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN,
  • 00:21:05.200 --> 00:21:07.230
  • AND LET ME JUST MAKE A PERSONAL KIND OF THOUGHT HERE.
  • 00:21:07.250 --> 00:21:14.020
  • THEY'RE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:21:14.040 --> 00:21:16.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:16.100 --> 00:21:18.000
  • I MEAN, WE'VE BEEN A COUPLE OF PLACES WITH
  • 00:21:18.020 --> 00:21:20.140
  • THEM, AND LITERALLY THEY'RE REALLY LIKE THIS.
  • 00:21:20.160 --> 00:21:25.090
  • I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT. SOMETIMES--
  • 00:21:25.110 --> 00:21:28.140
  • [LAUGHTER] NO, HONESTLY.
  • 00:21:28.160 --> 00:21:32.000
  • I HAVE HEARD A COUPLE OF CHALLENGES THAT
  • 00:21:32.020 --> 00:21:35.180
  • THEY'VE GONE THROUGH HERE AND THERE,
  • 00:21:35.200 --> 00:21:37.270
  • IT'S HARD TO EVER GET THEM TO TELL YOU ABOUT
  • 00:21:37.290 --> 00:21:39.110
  • ANYTHING THAT THEY'RE CHALLENGED BY,
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:41.030
  • BUT OCCASIONALLY I'LL HEAR IT,
  • 00:21:41.050 --> 00:21:43.010
  • AND THEY'RE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:21:43.030 --> 00:21:45.150
  • THAT'S WHY, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK HOW IN THE
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:48.260
  • WORLD COULD SOMEBODY ALWAYS BE SPEAKING GOOD
  • 00:21:48.280 --> 00:21:52.200
  • AND LIFE OVER THEM ALL THE TIME?
  • 00:21:52.220 --> 00:21:54.100
  • BECAUSE THAT'S REALLY WHO THEY ARE.
  • 00:21:54.120 --> 00:21:56.250
  • TO SIT HERE, I'M SITTING HERE THINKING ABOUT MANY
  • 00:21:56.270 --> 00:22:01.210
  • TIMES WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE AND THOSE GOOD
  • 00:22:01.230 --> 00:22:04.270
  • MEMORIES, BUT IF I SIT AND THINK ABOUT THE HOURS
  • 00:22:04.290 --> 00:22:09.260
  • OR SO THAT WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER, I'M HEARING
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:13.100
  • THAT TAPE THAT YOU'RE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:22:13.120 --> 00:22:16.160
  • YOU'RE NEVER TALKING ABOUT YOUR CHALLENGES,
  • 00:22:16.180 --> 00:22:18.120
  • YOU'RE NEVER DWELLING ON YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:22:18.140 --> 00:22:20.150
  • YOU'RE CONSTANTLY SPEAKING THAT,
  • 00:22:20.170 --> 00:22:22.220
  • AND I KNOW FROM A FACT THAT, I MEAN, I'VE BEEN
  • 00:22:22.240 --> 00:22:27.040
  • IN THE CAR WITH YOU AND YOU'RE ALWAYS LIKE THIS.
  • 00:22:27.060 --> 00:22:29.210
  • I'M TELLING YOU, THEY'RE ALWAYS LIKE THIS.
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:32.250
  • IT IS JUST A SHOCK.
  • 00:22:32.270 --> 00:22:36.030
  • [APPLAUSE] I LOVE IT!
  • 00:22:36.050 --> 00:22:41.040
  • - I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE--
  • 00:22:41.060 --> 00:22:43.250
  • WHAT'S THE WORD?
  • 00:22:43.270 --> 00:22:46.030
  • - I'M NOT SURE BABE. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:49.210
  • - THE INFLUENCE. THANK YOU. I GOT THAT FOR MYSELF.
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:52.140
  • THE INFLUENCE THAT THEY'VE HAD AROUND THE
  • 00:22:52.160 --> 00:22:55.050
  • WORLD WITHOUT ACTUALLY LIVING OUT WHAT YOU
  • 00:22:55.070 --> 00:22:58.130
  • PREACH, AND THE TWO OF THEM DO THAT.
  • 00:22:58.150 --> 00:23:02.020
  • I JUST, THEY'VE TRAINED THEMSELVES,
  • 00:23:02.040 --> 00:23:07.040
  • AND FOR HIM TO TELL THE WORLD AND FOR VICTORIA TO
  • 00:23:07.060 --> 00:23:10.210
  • TELL THE WORLD THAT YOU CAN BE VICTORIOUS,
  • 00:23:10.230 --> 00:23:15.090
  • AND THAT YOU CAN BE A SURVIVOR,
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:17.220
  • AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A VICTIM AND ALL THAT.
  • 00:23:17.240 --> 00:23:20.030
  • THEY LIVE THAT AND THEY'RE TELLING US
  • 00:23:20.050 --> 00:23:22.210
  • HOW TO DO THAT.
  • 00:23:22.230 --> 00:23:24.030
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW PEOPLE CAN GIVE THEM FLACK FOR
  • 00:23:24.050 --> 00:23:26.060
  • HELPING US AROUND THE WORLD TO LIVE A VICTORIOUS LIFE.
  • 00:23:26.080 --> 00:23:29.230
  • - HAS ANYONE EVER GIVEN YOU FLACK?
  • 00:23:29.250 --> 00:23:31.170
  • - JOEL: NEVER. - MATT: NO, NO.
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:33.000
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:33.020 --> 00:23:34.150
  • THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:23:34.170 --> 00:23:36.070
  • - I CAN'T STAND IT!
  • 00:23:36.090 --> 00:23:38.110
  • BUT I DIGRESS.
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:40.180
  • EXCEPTIONAL. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:40.200 --> 00:23:43.150
  • - MATT: NO ONE'S EVER GIVEN US FLACK EITHER,
  • 00:23:43.170 --> 00:23:46.000
  • SO THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:23:46.020 --> 00:23:48.140
  • - HOW DO YOU TRAVEL LIGHT?
  • 00:23:48.160 --> 00:23:50.120
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:52.070
  • BECAUSE I NEVER TRAVEL LIGHT.
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:54.020
  • - I WANT TO JUST REAL QUICK TALK ABOUT THAT
  • 00:23:54.040 --> 00:23:56.110
  • DIFFICULTIES AND YOU DO HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND
  • 00:23:56.130 --> 00:23:59.240
  • THAT YOU'RE GONNA LIFT YOUR EYES FROM YOUR
  • 00:23:59.260 --> 00:24:02.040
  • PROBLEMS AND REALLY BEGIN TO SET YOUR EYES ON THE
  • 00:24:02.060 --> 00:24:04.290
  • PROMISES OF GOD BECAUSE IT'S THE PROMISES OF GOD
  • 00:24:05.010 --> 00:24:07.200
  • THAT ARE GONNA GIVE YOU STRENGTH,
  • 00:24:07.220 --> 00:24:09.110
  • AND IT'S THE PROMISES OF GOD THAT ARE GONNA GET
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:11.000
  • YOU THROUGH. IT'S NOT JUST A POSITIVE MINDSET,
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:14.180
  • BUT IT'S KNOWING THAT THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:24:14.200 --> 00:24:17.070
  • IS FOR YOU AND HE'S NOT AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:24:17.090 --> 00:24:19.150
  • AND IF GOD BE FOR YOU, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THE
  • 00:24:19.170 --> 00:24:21.270
  • WHOLE WORLD IS AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:23.210
  • SO IT'S NOT ACTUALLY WHERE YOU'VE BEEN BUT IT'S
  • 00:24:23.230 --> 00:24:25.290
  • WHERE YOU'RE GOING.
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:27.180
  • THOSE ARE THE DECISIONS THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE.
  • 00:24:27.200 --> 00:24:29.250
  • AND I REMEMBER ONE TIME MANY YEARS AGO,
  • 00:24:29.270 --> 00:24:32.180
  • I WAS GOING THROUGH THE MOST DEVASTATING
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:34.230
  • CHALLENGE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE,
  • 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:36.210
  • AND I WASN'T THINKING THE RIGHT THOUGHTS.
  • 00:24:36.230 --> 00:24:39.160
  • IT WAS SO DIFFICULT FOR ME I FOUND MYSELF NOT
  • 00:24:39.180 --> 00:24:41.240
  • EVEN WANTING TO GO OUTSIDE.
  • 00:24:41.260 --> 00:24:43.090
  • I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE MY HOUSE,
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.210
  • WAS JUST SO DIFFICULT, AND I JUST FELT MYSELF
  • 00:24:44.230 --> 00:24:48.020
  • NOT BEING WHO I WAS, AND IT WAS REALLY YOU KNOW
  • 00:24:48.040 --> 00:24:51.250
  • HORRIBLE FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:24:51.270 --> 00:24:53.250
  • AND I REMEMBER SAYING THIS HAS GOT TO STOP.
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:24:56.060
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET GOD SAID I'M YOUR BANNER OF VICTORY.
  • 00:24:56.080 --> 00:25:00.190
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE IT SAYS THAT HE'S OUR
  • 00:25:00.210 --> 00:25:02.110
  • JEHOVAH-NISSI. HE'S OUR BANNER OF VICTORY OVER OUR HEAD.
  • 00:25:02.130 --> 00:25:06.220
  • I REMEMBER THINKING OKAY, GOD,
  • 00:25:06.240 --> 00:25:08.190
  • THEN I'M GONNA WEAR MY BANNER.
  • 00:25:08.210 --> 00:25:10.090
  • I'M GONNA PUT IT OVER MY HEAD,
  • 00:25:10.110 --> 00:25:12.070
  • AND EVERYWHERE I GO, I AM GONNA BELIEVE THAT YOU
  • 00:25:12.090 --> 00:25:15.170
  • ARE MY BANNER OF VICTORY AND THAT YOU ARE FOR ME.
  • 00:25:15.190 --> 00:25:18.040
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THE WHOLE WORLD IS AGAINST
  • 00:25:18.060 --> 00:25:20.010
  • ME, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF MY DREAMS AREN'T COMING
  • 00:25:20.030 --> 00:25:22.150
  • TRUE, YOU ARE FOR ME.
  • 00:25:22.170 --> 00:25:24.170
  • SO I JUST, EVERYWHERE I WENT I PICTURED THIS
  • 00:25:24.190 --> 00:25:27.150
  • BANNER OF VICTORY OVER MY HEAD AND IT EMPOWERED ME
  • 00:25:27.170 --> 00:25:31.000
  • TO BOLDLY MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:25:31.020 --> 00:25:33.200
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET GOD DID SOME AMAZING THINGS IN MY
  • 00:25:33.220 --> 00:25:38.040
  • LIFE IN THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:25:38.060 --> 00:25:41.070
  • THAT SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT GOD'S DOING A NEW THING.
  • 00:25:41.090 --> 00:25:43.270
  • CAN YOU NOT PERCEIVE IT?
  • 00:25:43.290 --> 00:25:47.000
  • IT'S SPRINGING UP, EVEN NOW.
  • 00:25:47.020 --> 00:25:49.130
  • AND I REALIZED THAT EVERYTHING DOESN'T HAVE
  • 00:25:49.150 --> 00:25:51.170
  • TO BE PERFECT BEFORE GOD IS DOING THAT NEW THING.
  • 00:25:51.190 --> 00:25:55.080
  • AND YOUR JOB AND MY JOB IS TO LOOK FOR THE NEW
  • 00:25:55.100 --> 00:25:58.120
  • THING THAT HE'S DOING.
  • 00:25:58.140 --> 00:25:59.260
  • NOT THE OLD THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU,
  • 00:25:59.280 --> 00:26:01.290
  • BUT THE NEW THING THAT GOD'S DOING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:02.010 --> 00:26:04.140
  • AND I GREW, AND I FLOURISHED WHEN I WORE
  • 00:26:04.160 --> 00:26:09.020
  • THAT BANNER OF VICTORY, WHEN I DREW A LINE IN THE
  • 00:26:09.040 --> 00:26:11.140
  • SAND, AND I THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:26:11.160 --> 00:26:13.060
  • NO MORE AM I GOING TO DWELL ON MY CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:17.030
  • BECAUSE GOD IS GONNA GET ME THROUGH AND I'M GONNA
  • 00:26:17.050 --> 00:26:19.060
  • BE STRONGER THAN I EVER HAVE.
  • 00:26:19.080 --> 00:26:21.060
  • I WROTE MY VERY FIRST BOOK, I WROTE CHILDREN'S BOOKS,
  • 00:26:21.080 --> 00:26:24.210
  • I GREW EXPONENTIALLY IN THAT TIME.
  • 00:26:24.230 --> 00:26:28.080
  • I COULD HAVE GOTTEN STUCK, BUT I DIDN'T.
  • 00:26:28.100 --> 00:26:30.240
  • I WORE THAT BANNER OF VICTORY.
  • 00:26:30.260 --> 00:26:32.070
  • SO I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE OUT
  • 00:26:32.090 --> 00:26:34.130
  • THERE THAT'S HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME,
  • 00:26:34.150 --> 00:26:35.250
  • GOD IS DOING A NEW THING.
  • 00:26:35.270 --> 00:26:38.180
  • HE'S NOT GONNA DO A NEW THING LATER WHEN YOUR
  • 00:26:38.200 --> 00:26:40.110
  • CIRCUMSTANCES ARE ALL, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:26:40.130 --> 00:26:43.010
  • REPAIRED AND YOU'RE SITTING PRETTY.
  • 00:26:43.030 --> 00:26:45.090
  • NO, GOD IS GONNA DO A NEW THING RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:45.110 --> 00:26:47.070
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO PERCEIVE IT.
  • 00:26:47.090 --> 00:26:48.290
  • YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK FOR IT.
  • 00:26:49.010 --> 00:26:50.090
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE IT AND THEN BEGIN TO MOVE
  • 00:26:50.110 --> 00:26:52.180
  • FORWARD IN THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:26:52.200 --> 00:26:54.170
  • - YOU KNOW, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT--
  • 00:26:54.190 --> 00:26:56.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:26:56.040 --> 00:26:59.280
  • THE SUBJECT THAT IS KIND OF AN INTERESTING SUBJECT
  • 00:27:00.020 --> 00:27:02.140
  • THAT INSIDE OF A TOUGH SITUATION YOU HAD
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:06.080
  • ADVANCEMENT. YOU GREW INSIDE OF A TOUGH THING.
  • 00:27:06.100 --> 00:27:09.150
  • SOMETIMES THE WORD "WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE"
  • 00:27:09.170 --> 00:27:12.070
  • GETS ATTACHED TO SOME KIND OF A PROBLEM OR
  • 00:27:12.090 --> 00:27:14.170
  • SOMETHING. JUST RECENTLY-- WE'RE IN 2019.
  • 00:27:14.190 --> 00:27:18.220
  • BACK IN 2018 KIND OF THE END OF 2018 I WAS
  • 00:27:18.240 --> 00:27:21.290
  • WATCHING TBN, AND WE HAVE A PROGRAM ON CALLED
  • 00:27:22.010 --> 00:27:25.140
  • "BOOK OF MYSTERIES WITH JONATHAN CAHN",
  • 00:27:25.160 --> 00:27:27.150
  • AND WE GET A LOT OF GREAT COMMENTS ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:27:27.170 --> 00:27:29.290
  • BUT JUST HAPPENED TO WALK THROUGH A ROOM WHERE THE
  • 00:27:30.010 --> 00:27:32.150
  • TV WAS ON, AND I STOPPED BECAUSE I HEARD HIM SAY
  • 00:27:32.170 --> 00:27:37.000
  • SOMETHING ABOUT THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:27:37.020 --> 00:27:38.180
  • AND WHAT HE WAS EXPLAINING THAT BACK IN
  • 00:27:38.200 --> 00:27:41.130
  • THE HEBREW TEXT, AND WHAT ISRAELIS AND THOSE THAT
  • 00:27:41.150 --> 00:27:45.130
  • SPEAK NATIVE HEBREW UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE
  • 00:27:45.150 --> 00:27:47.220
  • WILDERNESS, THE WORD FOR THAT IN HEBREW IS MIDBAR.
  • 00:27:47.240 --> 00:27:52.060
  • AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE EXACT
  • 00:27:52.080 --> 00:27:54.110
  • PRONUNCIATION, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS MIDBAR.
  • 00:27:54.130 --> 00:27:56.280
  • AND THAT THE HEBREW PEOPLE OR THE JEWISH
  • 00:27:57.000 --> 00:28:01.270
  • PEOPLE WOULD SEE THAT AS A HOLY PLACE,
  • 00:28:01.290 --> 00:28:05.130
  • SO THAT WHEN YOU'RE TAKEN TO A WILDERNESS
  • 00:28:05.150 --> 00:28:07.280
  • EXPERIENCE AND A TOUGH TIME IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:28:08.000 --> 00:28:10.060
  • THAT THAT'S A WAY GOD SEPARATES YOU SO THAT
  • 00:28:10.080 --> 00:28:12.160
  • HE CAN SPEAK TO YOU.
  • 00:28:12.180 --> 00:28:14.190
  • AND THERE WAS SUCH A REFRESHING IN THAT WORD.
  • 00:28:14.210 --> 00:28:17.010
  • YOU'RE SAYING THAT EXACT SAME THING,
  • 00:28:17.030 --> 00:28:18.260
  • AND I'M SUPPORTING THAT WITH JONATHAN CAHN'S
  • 00:28:18.280 --> 00:28:21.250
  • MIDBAR, AND THAT IT REALLY IS DESCRIBED IN A
  • 00:28:21.270 --> 00:28:25.150
  • WAY OF BEING A HOLY PLACE AND THAT GOD SEPARATES.
  • 00:28:25.170 --> 00:28:29.170
  • THINK OF WHAT JESUS WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE WAS.
  • 00:28:29.190 --> 00:28:32.120
  • HE MODELED EVERYTHING THAT NEEDED TO BE MODELED
  • 00:28:32.140 --> 00:28:34.260
  • ABOUT WARFARE, SPEAK TRUTH TO A LIE,
  • 00:28:34.280 --> 00:28:36.280
  • THE DEVIL CAME TO HIM AND LIED,
  • 00:28:37.000 --> 00:28:38.060
  • HE SPOKE TRUTH TO IT.
  • 00:28:38.080 --> 00:28:39.170
  • SO WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES, MOSES IN A WILDERNESS.
  • 00:28:39.190 --> 00:28:42.110
  • - IT WAS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.
  • 00:28:42.130 --> 00:28:43.150
  • - IT WAS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.
  • 00:28:43.170 --> 00:28:44.150
  • IT WAS A HOLY GROUND.
  • 00:28:44.170 --> 00:28:45.220
  • TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF, FOR IT'S HOLY GROUND.
  • 00:28:45.240 --> 00:28:47.090
  • AND SO OFTENTIMES WE THINK OF BAD TIMES AS BAD
  • 00:28:47.110 --> 00:28:52.100
  • TIMES WHEN GOD IS WANTING TO SEPARATE YOU TO MAKE
  • 00:28:52.120 --> 00:28:54.170
  • IT A GOOD TIME AND YOU EXPERIENCED THAT. YOU DID.
  • 00:28:54.190 --> 00:28:57.090
  • - AND I THINK THAT THE KEY,
  • 00:28:57.110 --> 00:28:58.210
  • EVEN WHEN JESUS WAS TAKEN INTO THE WILDERNESS AND
  • 00:28:58.230 --> 00:29:01.090
  • THE ENEMY CAME TO HIM ON MANY ACCOUNTS AND TRIED
  • 00:29:01.110 --> 00:29:03.190
  • TO CAUSE HIM TO QUESTION HIS WORTH.
  • 00:29:03.210 --> 00:29:07.020
  • THAT'S ACTUALLY, IF YOU ARE, THEN DO THIS.
  • 00:29:07.040 --> 00:29:09.230
  • IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:29:09.250 --> 00:29:11.200
  • SO IT WAS ALWAYS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO
  • 00:29:11.220 --> 00:29:13.050
  • QUESTION HIS WORTH.
  • 00:29:13.070 --> 00:29:15.110
  • AND I THINK THAT WHEN JESUS CAME BACK WITH THE
  • 00:29:15.130 --> 00:29:17.080
  • TRUTH, HE REALIZED WHO HE WAS.
  • 00:29:17.100 --> 00:29:20.180
  • HE KNEW WHO HE WAS, AND I THINK IN THOSE
  • 00:29:20.200 --> 00:29:23.110
  • EXPERIENCES, IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR WORTH AND
  • 00:29:23.130 --> 00:29:26.260
  • THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOU AND THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:29:26.280 --> 00:29:29.190
  • EXCEPTIONAL AND THIS IS A TIME TO NOT JUST
  • 00:29:29.210 --> 00:29:33.240
  • THROW DOWN YOUR WEAPONS AND RUN,
  • 00:29:33.260 --> 00:29:35.120
  • BUT THIS IS A TIME TO DIG DEEPER,
  • 00:29:35.140 --> 00:29:37.060
  • THIS IS A TIME TO SAY GOD, WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN ME?
  • 00:29:37.080 --> 00:29:40.000
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO THROUGH ME?
  • 00:29:40.020 --> 00:29:41.160
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO LEARN RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:29:41.180 --> 00:29:43.190
  • AND YOU KNOW A LOT OF TIMES WE JUST NEED AND
  • 00:29:43.210 --> 00:29:45.240
  • IT'S VERY SIMPLE AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU MY
  • 00:29:45.260 --> 00:29:47.150
  • HUSBAND IS SO GOOD AT THIS AND HE HELPS ME SO MUCH.
  • 00:29:47.170 --> 00:29:50.200
  • IT'S GOOD TO HAVE GOOD PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:29:50.220 --> 00:29:52.280
  • GOOD MATERIAL, GOOD PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:53.000 --> 00:29:55.130
  • THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE WALKING
  • 00:29:55.150 --> 00:29:57.140
  • THROUGH A STORM OR A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE IS
  • 00:29:57.160 --> 00:30:00.140
  • TO GET PEOPLE TO AGREE WITH YOU.
  • 00:30:00.160 --> 00:30:02.250
  • YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO HEAR THEIR LIFTING YOU UP
  • 00:30:02.270 --> 00:30:05.160
  • RIGHT THAT MOMENT, IT MAY NOT FEEL IT,
  • 00:30:05.180 --> 00:30:07.150
  • BUT YOU WANT TO GET AROUND PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:30:07.170 --> 00:30:10.040
  • GONNA ENCOURAGE YOU, GET AROUND THE WORD THAT'S
  • 00:30:10.060 --> 00:30:12.100
  • GONNA ENCOURAGE YOU BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHAT WE
  • 00:30:12.120 --> 00:30:15.000
  • NEED TO DO IS JUST QUIT TALKING, JUST ZIP IT UP,
  • 00:30:15.020 --> 00:30:19.150
  • BECAUSE SO MANY TIMES WE WANT TO JUST EXPRESS OUR
  • 00:30:19.170 --> 00:30:23.090
  • PAIN, AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT WE'RE GOING
  • 00:30:23.110 --> 00:30:25.220
  • THROUGH, BUT THE MORE YOU TALK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:30:25.240 --> 00:30:28.010
  • THE BIGGER IT GETS.
  • 00:30:28.030 --> 00:30:29.190
  • YOU'RE MAGNIFYING YOUR PROBLEM AND YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:30:29.210 --> 00:30:31.200
  • MAGNIFYING GOD.
  • 00:30:31.220 --> 00:30:33.150
  • THAT'S WHY JESUS SPOKE TRUTH BECAUSE HE WASN'T
  • 00:30:33.170 --> 00:30:36.000
  • GONNA MAGNIFY WHAT THE ENEMY WAS TRYING TO DO TO
  • 00:30:36.020 --> 00:30:39.090
  • HIM. HE WAS VERY VULNERABLE.
  • 00:30:39.110 --> 00:30:41.090
  • HE HAD JUST FASTED FOR 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS.
  • 00:30:41.110 --> 00:30:43.190
  • HE WAS HUNGRY, HE WAS-- I COULDN'T GO 40 DAYS AND
  • 00:30:43.210 --> 00:30:47.230
  • 40 NIGHTS WITHOUT EATING. I'D BE A WRECK!
  • 00:30:47.250 --> 00:30:50.230
  • BUT YOU KNOW, HE JUST KEPT SPEAKING TRUTH.
  • 00:30:50.250 --> 00:30:54.260
  • HE WASN'T-- THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING IS YOU CAN'T
  • 00:30:54.280 --> 00:30:57.070
  • JUST GET YOUR EYES ON YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND
  • 00:30:57.090 --> 00:31:00.140
  • YOUR PROBLEMS AND TALK ABOUT THOSE.
  • 00:31:00.160 --> 00:31:02.140
  • YOU HAVE TO SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:31:02.160 --> 00:31:04.150
  • THAT IS WHERE THE POWER LIES.
  • 00:31:04.170 --> 00:31:06.280
  • - WOW. YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS
  • 00:31:07.000 --> 00:31:08.210
  • BEING EXCEPTIONAL BY SIMPLY ZIPPING IT,
  • 00:31:08.230 --> 00:31:11.220
  • I THINK WAS THAT SECTION RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:31:11.240 --> 00:31:14.010
  • SO ONE WAY TO BE EXCEPTIONAL, ZIP IT.
  • 00:31:14.030 --> 00:31:18.230
  • ONE THING I WANT TO DO, WE HAVE A ROLL IN THAT
  • 00:31:18.250 --> 00:31:23.070
  • WE PREPARED. IT'S KIND OF A BIO PIECE.
  • 00:31:23.090 --> 00:31:26.120
  • IT'S GONNA KIND OF WALK US THROUGH A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:31:26.140 --> 00:31:28.220
  • I WANT TO SAY THIS THAT THANK YOU TO JOEL OSTEEN
  • 00:31:28.240 --> 00:31:32.090
  • BECAUSE YOU BECAME PASTOR OF LAKEWOOD IN 1999.
  • 00:31:32.110 --> 00:31:36.220
  • - JOEL: CORRECT.
  • 00:31:36.240 --> 00:31:38.090
  • - OKAY, AND SO AS KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD
  • 00:31:38.110 --> 00:31:42.190
  • PLAY OUT, LAURIE AND I HAD JUST FINISHED A MOVIE
  • 00:31:42.210 --> 00:31:46.150
  • BACK IN 1999 CALLED OMEGA CODE.
  • 00:31:46.170 --> 00:31:49.170
  • IT WAS GOING INTO THEATERS AND I CALLED JOEL,
  • 00:31:49.190 --> 00:31:51.240
  • THE BRAND-NEW PASTOR. YOU, I THINK, HAD BEEN
  • 00:31:51.260 --> 00:31:54.220
  • INSTALLED AS PASTOR LIKE THE WEEK BEFORE.
  • 00:31:54.240 --> 00:31:56.200
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:31:56.220 --> 00:31:58.080
  • - SO KIND OF WEEK ONE. HE WAS SUPER SKINNY!
  • 00:31:58.100 --> 00:32:02.010
  • YOU'RE GONNA GET TO SEE HIM HERE.
  • 00:32:02.030 --> 00:32:03.200
  • HE'S STILL SKINNY BUT YOU'RE GONNA GET TO SEE
  • 00:32:03.220 --> 00:32:05.150
  • HIM HERE, SUPER YOUNG AND SKINNY AND CUTE.
  • 00:32:05.170 --> 00:32:08.010
  • - LAURIE: AND IT'S THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
  • 00:32:08.030 --> 00:32:10.030
  • - 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN MINISTRY.
  • 00:32:10.050 --> 00:32:12.140
  • WE PREPARED A BIO PIECE.
  • 00:32:12.160 --> 00:32:14.250
  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. WATCH.
  • 00:32:14.270 --> 00:32:16.250
  • - DODIE OSTEEN: AND IT'S MY HONOR AND MY PRIVILEGE TO
  • 00:32:16.270 --> 00:32:19.200
  • TODAY ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL NEW PASTOR OF LAKEWOOD
  • 00:32:19.220 --> 00:32:24.090
  • CHURCH, OUR SON, JOEL OSTEEN
  • 00:32:24.110 --> 00:32:27.000
  • AND HIS WIFE VICTORIA.
  • 00:32:27.020 --> 00:32:28.200
  • [APPLAUSE/CHEERS]
  • 00:32:28.220 --> 00:32:34.290
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:32:35.010 --> 00:32:37.260
  • - VICTORIA: SO BLESSED IN THIS COUNTRY TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:32:37.280 --> 00:32:39.210
  • WAKE UP AND TURN ON THE TELEVISION,
  • 00:32:39.230 --> 00:32:41.170
  • TO BE ABLE TO WAKE UP TO HOPE.
  • 00:32:41.190 --> 00:32:43.290
  • - MALE: THOUSANDS FLOCKING TO HEAR HIS SERMONS,
  • 00:32:44.010 --> 00:32:45.250
  • MILLIONS MORE WATCHING ALL AROUND THE GLOBE,
  • 00:32:45.270 --> 00:32:48.140
  • JOEL OSTEEN IS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FAITH
  • 00:32:48.160 --> 00:32:50.220
  • LEADERS IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:32:50.240 --> 00:32:52.130
  • - FEMALE: THE COUPLE ARE PASTORS OF LAKEWOOD CHURCH
  • 00:32:52.150 --> 00:32:54.140
  • IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, AMERICA'S LARGEST CHURCH.
  • 00:32:54.160 --> 00:32:56.280
  • - JOEL: WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE MY DARKEST TIME,
  • 00:32:57.000 --> 00:32:58.190
  • IT LAUNCHED ME INTO WHAT I'M DOING TODAY.
  • 00:32:58.210 --> 00:33:00.190
  • - MAKE WELCOME PLEASE PASTOR JOEL
  • 00:33:00.210 --> 00:33:02.090
  • AND VICTORIA OSTEEN!
  • 00:33:02.110 --> 00:33:04.070
  • - JOEL: DADDY DIED IN 1999.
  • 00:33:04.090 --> 00:33:05.280
  • IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME, MATT AND LAURIE,
  • 00:33:06.000 --> 00:33:07.230
  • THAT WE'D BE DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY,
  • 00:33:07.250 --> 00:33:10.030
  • I WOULD HAVE SAID YOU'RE ON THE WRONG PLANET.
  • 00:33:10.050 --> 00:33:11.260
  • YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG PERSON.
  • 00:33:11.280 --> 00:33:13.050
  • BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:33:13.070 --> 00:33:16.050
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:33:16.070 --> 00:33:21.110
  • - JOEL: GOD'S GOT A PLAN AND A PURPOSE.
  • 00:33:21.130 --> 00:33:23.070
  • YOU'RE ANOINTED TO DO EVERYTHING GOD'S
  • 00:33:23.090 --> 00:33:25.080
  • CALLED YOU TO DO.
  • 00:33:25.100 --> 00:33:26.220
  • - MATT: THE MINISTRY OF JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN,
  • 00:33:26.240 --> 00:33:28.250
  • WAKING UP TO HOPE, IS REALLY THE MESSAGE THAT
  • 00:33:28.270 --> 00:33:31.220
  • IS THE RIGHT FIT AT THE RIGHT TIME RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:33:31.240 --> 00:33:35.050
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:33:35.070 --> 00:33:43.180
  • - JOEL: HIS DREAM WAS FOR THE FAMILY TO CONTINUE ON HIS
  • 00:33:43.200 --> 00:33:45.290
  • WORK, AND WE'RE GONNA CARRY OUT HIS LEGACY OF
  • 00:33:46.010 --> 00:33:47.180
  • COMPASSION AND SHARING GOD'S LOVE AND MERCY WITH
  • 00:33:47.200 --> 00:33:50.090
  • THIS CITY AND WITH THE WORLD.
  • 00:33:50.110 --> 00:33:53.060
  • - JOHN OSTEEN: LET'S HOLD UP OUR BIBLES AND LET'S ALL
  • 00:33:53.080 --> 00:33:55.250
  • MAKE OUR CONFESSION FROM OUR HEART.
  • 00:33:55.270 --> 00:33:58.090
  • SAY THIS IS MY BIBLE...
  • 00:33:58.110 --> 00:34:01.000
  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM...
  • 00:34:01.020 --> 00:34:03.130
  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE...
  • 00:34:03.150 --> 00:34:06.000
  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO...
  • 00:34:06.020 --> 00:34:08.180
  • - JOEL: I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO...
  • 00:34:08.200 --> 00:34:10.220
  • JOHN: TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD...
  • 00:34:10.240 --> 00:34:12.240
  • JOEL: TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD...
  • 00:34:12.260 --> 00:34:15.030
  • JOHN: I BOLDLY CONFESS...
  • 00:34:15.050 --> 00:34:17.070
  • JOEL: I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS ALERT...
  • 00:34:17.090 --> 00:34:20.040
  • JOHN: MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE...
  • 00:34:20.060 --> 00:34:21.260
  • JOEL: I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME...
  • 00:34:21.280 --> 00:34:23.170
  • JOHN/JOEL: IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:34:23.190 --> 00:34:29.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:34:29.220 --> 00:34:31.010
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:31.030 --> 00:34:35.120
  • - LET'S CELEBRATE 20 YEARS, COME ON NOW!
  • 00:34:35.140 --> 00:34:37.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:37.180 --> 00:34:45.010
  • WOW! I LOVE IT!
  • 00:34:45.030 --> 00:34:50.240
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:34:50.260 --> 00:34:53.100
  • THANKS SO MUCH Y'ALL!
  • 00:34:53.120 --> 00:34:55.120
  • HEY, I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT. MAN!
  • 00:34:55.140 --> 00:34:58.090
  • I HAD SOME FUNNY LOOKING HAIR BACK THEN.
  • 00:34:58.110 --> 00:35:00.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:00.080 --> 00:35:02.050
  • IT'S BEEN AN AMAZING 20 YEARS.
  • 00:35:02.070 --> 00:35:04.080
  • I SAID IT ON THE PROGRAM THERE THAT GOD'S DREAM
  • 00:35:04.100 --> 00:35:07.100
  • FOR OUR LIFE IS BIGGER THAN OUR OWN.
  • 00:35:07.120 --> 00:35:09.060
  • YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE GOD'S GONNA TAKE YOU.
  • 00:35:09.080 --> 00:35:12.000
  • AND I'M GONNA START CRYING IF I KEEP GOING.
  • 00:35:13.090 --> 00:35:16.200
  • - SO I GUESS I'M THE ONLY ONE,
  • 00:35:16.220 --> 00:35:18.090
  • THE HEATHEN OF THE GROUP, I CAN CONTINUE TALKING.
  • 00:35:18.110 --> 00:35:20.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:20.170 --> 00:35:24.020
  • I TELL YOU SOMETHING, WHEN WE START TALKING
  • 00:35:24.040 --> 00:35:30.210
  • ABOUT LEGACY, AND WE START REMEMBERING THE
  • 00:35:30.230 --> 00:35:33.190
  • TYPES OF PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE IN THIS
  • 00:35:33.210 --> 00:35:36.110
  • STUDIO, AND THE LEGACY OF THE OSTEEN FAMILY,
  • 00:35:36.130 --> 00:35:40.000
  • AND THAT YOU'RE CARRYING IT ON,
  • 00:35:40.020 --> 00:35:41.160
  • NONE OF US COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:35:41.180 --> 00:35:43.090
  • YOUR LIVES, YOU GUYS, BOTH OF YOU,
  • 00:35:43.110 --> 00:35:45.160
  • YOUR LIVES REPRESENT ABOVE AND BEYOND ALL THAT
  • 00:35:45.180 --> 00:35:49.250
  • YOU COULD ASK OR THINK.
  • 00:35:49.270 --> 00:35:51.140
  • YOU'RE LIVING IT AND YOU'RE TEACHING US HOW TO
  • 00:35:51.160 --> 00:35:54.000
  • DO IT. WE THANK YOU. WE CELEBRATE YOU.
  • 00:35:54.020 --> 00:35:55.280
  • 20 YEARS IN THE MINISTRY.
  • 00:35:56.000 --> 00:35:58.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:35:58.080 --> 00:36:01.200
  • JUST WEIRD THAT I JUST, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:36:01.220 --> 00:36:04.160
  • THAT OUR MOVIE CAME OUT THE SAME WEEK,
  • 00:36:04.180 --> 00:36:06.260
  • AND I SAW THE DATE ON THE SCREEN, IT WAS OCTOBER 3.
  • 00:36:06.280 --> 00:36:10.230
  • I THINK I GOT THERE THE NEXT WEEKEND AND GOT TO
  • 00:36:10.250 --> 00:36:14.110
  • SHOW A CLIP OF OUR LITTLE FILM THAT WE HAD DONE,
  • 00:36:14.130 --> 00:36:17.150
  • AND WHAT AN AMAZING THING.
  • 00:36:17.170 --> 00:36:19.130
  • WE CELEBRATE 20 YEARS WITH YOU.
  • 00:36:19.150 --> 00:36:21.120
  • IT'S JUST A GREAT THING. 2019.
  • 00:36:21.140 --> 00:36:24.060
  • - IT'S BEEN EXCEPTIONAL.
  • 00:36:24.080 --> 00:36:28.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:36:28.110 --> 00:36:31.110
  • - YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE HAD A DAUGHTER
  • 00:36:31.130 --> 00:36:33.230
  • THAT WAS THREE MONTHS OLD, BARELY THREE MONTHS OLD,
  • 00:36:33.250 --> 00:36:37.020
  • AND OUR SON JONATHAN WAS THREE AND A HALF YEARS
  • 00:36:37.040 --> 00:36:39.270
  • OLD, AND NOW JONATHAN JUST SPOKE HIS FIRST
  • 00:36:39.290 --> 00:36:42.100
  • MESSAGE AT THE CHURCH, [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:36:42.120 --> 00:36:45.140
  • YEAH, AND SO AND OUR DAUGHTER IS A JUNIOR IN COLLEGE.
  • 00:36:45.160 --> 00:36:48.000
  • HE GRADUATED ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO,
  • 00:36:48.020 --> 00:36:50.070
  • BUT IT'S JUST INTERESTING BECAUSE WE ALWAYS MADE
  • 00:36:50.090 --> 00:36:53.040
  • OUR CHILDREN A PART OF THE MINISTRY.
  • 00:36:53.060 --> 00:36:55.060
  • WE JUST KNEW WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT THEM,
  • 00:36:55.080 --> 00:36:58.050
  • AND SO WE MADE THEM A PART OF THE MINISTRY ON
  • 00:36:58.070 --> 00:37:00.160
  • OUR NIGHTS OF HOPE.
  • 00:37:00.180 --> 00:37:01.290
  • WE GAVE THEM A JOB AND IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE
  • 00:37:02.010 --> 00:37:04.270
  • WE'RE JUST SO GRATEFUL THAT NOW OUR CHILDREN ARE
  • 00:37:04.290 --> 00:37:07.220
  • LIVING THIS LIFE, AND THEY LOVE THE CHURCH.
  • 00:37:07.240 --> 00:37:10.180
  • THEY DON'T DESPISE THE CHURCH,
  • 00:37:10.200 --> 00:37:12.140
  • THEY LOVE THE CHURCH.
  • 00:37:12.160 --> 00:37:13.230
  • THEY LOVE GOD, THEY LOVE JUST BEING ABLE TO SERVE
  • 00:37:13.250 --> 00:37:18.030
  • THE PEOPLE, SO IT'S REALLY, IT'S A REMARKABLE,
  • 00:37:18.050 --> 00:37:21.230
  • I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE THAT IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS.
  • 00:37:21.250 --> 00:37:24.040
  • SOME DAYS IT FEELS LIKE IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS,
  • 00:37:24.060 --> 00:37:25.230
  • BUT SOME DAYS IT DOESN'T,
  • 00:37:25.250 --> 00:37:28.250
  • SO YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES, RIGHT?
  • 00:37:28.270 --> 00:37:30.260
  • - I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT 20 YEARS, Y'ALL.
  • 00:37:30.280 --> 00:37:33.190
  • IT'S GONNA BE ANOTHER 20 GOOD YEARS.
  • 00:37:33.210 --> 00:37:36.120
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST, I KNOW THIS THAT NONE OF US
  • 00:37:36.140 --> 00:37:39.200
  • ARE HERE BY ACCIDENT.
  • 00:37:39.220 --> 00:37:41.070
  • I THINK OF THIS OFTEN THAT WHEN GOD LAID OUT
  • 00:37:41.090 --> 00:37:43.060
  • THE PLAN FOR THE EARTH OR FOR THE WORLD,
  • 00:37:43.080 --> 00:37:45.240
  • HE HAD TO CHOOSE PEOPLE BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF
  • 00:37:45.260 --> 00:37:48.200
  • TIME, SO HE CHOSE ABRAHAM TO LIVE IN HIS DAY,
  • 00:37:48.220 --> 00:37:51.200
  • AND DAVID, AND RUTH, AND ESTHER, AND SARAH,
  • 00:37:51.220 --> 00:37:54.170
  • AND THE DISCIPLES, AND ON DOWN THROUGH THE NEW
  • 00:37:54.190 --> 00:37:56.290
  • TESTAMENT. GOD IS A SPECIFIC GOD, A DETAILED GOD.
  • 00:37:57.010 --> 00:38:00.050
  • BUT THINK ABOUT WHEN GOD LOOKED AT THE YEAR 2019,
  • 00:38:00.070 --> 00:38:03.200
  • HE THOUGHT WHO AM I GOING TO CHOOSE TO LIVE AT THAT
  • 00:38:03.220 --> 00:38:05.170
  • TIME? WHO CAN I TRUST TO LIVE AT A TIME WHERE YOU
  • 00:38:05.190 --> 00:38:08.080
  • HAVE TECHNOLOGY AND A LOT GOING ON IN THE WORLD?
  • 00:38:08.100 --> 00:38:11.020
  • WELL, GOD DIDN'T CHOOSE MOSES, HE DIDN'T
  • 00:38:11.040 --> 00:38:13.150
  • CHOOSE RUTH OR ESTHER OR SARAH FOR OUR DAY.
  • 00:38:13.170 --> 00:38:15.280
  • HE LOOKED IN YOUR EYES AND HE CHOSE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:38:16.000 --> 00:38:18.190
  • SO HE HAS EQUIPPED US, HE'S EMPOWERED US TO
  • 00:38:18.210 --> 00:38:22.120
  • REALLY, THIS IS OUR TIME TO LEAVE OUR MARK.
  • 00:38:22.140 --> 00:38:25.250
  • THIS IS OUR TIME TO DO SOMETHING GREAT.
  • 00:38:25.270 --> 00:38:27.260
  • AND BY GREAT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE UP IN FRONT OF
  • 00:38:27.280 --> 00:38:29.190
  • PEOPLE. YOU CAN BE GREAT WHERE YOU ARE
  • 00:38:29.210 --> 00:38:31.080
  • RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE EVERY DAY.
  • 00:38:31.100 --> 00:38:32.290
  • SO I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU KNOW, KNOW THAT GOD
  • 00:38:33.010 --> 00:38:35.130
  • HANDPICKED YOU, HE CHOSE YOU, HE'S EQUIPPED YOU.
  • 00:38:35.150 --> 00:38:38.060
  • AND YOU KNOW NOTHING YOU FACE IS TOO MUCH FOR GOD.
  • 00:38:38.080 --> 00:38:41.070
  • NO DREAM TOO BIG.
  • 00:38:41.090 --> 00:38:42.220
  • GOD CAN -- I SAID IT EARLIER, ONE TOUCH OF HIS
  • 00:38:42.240 --> 00:38:45.050
  • FAVOR CAN TURN ANY SITUATION AROUND.
  • 00:38:45.070 --> 00:38:46.260
  • THAT'S WHAT I'VE SEEN IN THESE LAST 20 YEARS, MATT
  • 00:38:46.280 --> 00:38:49.190
  • AND LAURIE, IS THAT GOD CAN OPEN DOORS THAT YOU
  • 00:38:49.210 --> 00:38:51.150
  • CAN'T OPEN.
  • 00:38:51.170 --> 00:38:53.030
  • GOD CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU CAN'T
  • 00:38:53.050 --> 00:38:54.200
  • MAKE HAPPEN ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:38:54.220 --> 00:38:56.070
  • YOU STAY FAITHFUL TO HIM, YOU HONOR HIM, YOU BE
  • 00:38:56.090 --> 00:38:59.070
  • YOUR BEST EACH DAY, AND THEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITS
  • 00:38:59.090 --> 00:39:00.220
  • OFF OF HIM.
  • 00:39:00.240 --> 00:39:02.070
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE GOD WILL TAKE YOU.
  • 00:39:02.090 --> 00:39:03.170
  • HE OPENED THE DOOR TO THE COMPAQ CENTER AND PUT US
  • 00:39:03.190 --> 00:39:05.090
  • IN FRONT OF A LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:39:05.110 --> 00:39:07.170
  • IT'S EASY FOR ME TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LET
  • 00:39:07.190 --> 00:39:10.210
  • YOU KNOW THAT GOD IS GOOD, THAT HE'S FOR YOU,
  • 00:39:10.230 --> 00:39:13.160
  • THAT HE'S GOT BIG THINGS IN STORE BECAUSE I'VE
  • 00:39:13.180 --> 00:39:15.120
  • SEEN IT IN MY OWN LIFE.
  • 00:39:15.140 --> 00:39:17.050
  • LISTEN, HE'S DONE IT FOR YOU IN THE PAST.
  • 00:39:17.070 --> 00:39:18.240
  • HE'S GOING TO DO IT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.
  • 00:39:18.260 --> 00:39:20.130
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE ALIVE UNLESS GOD HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:39:20.150 --> 00:39:22.190
  • AMAZING UP IN FRONT OF YOU AND I'VE LEARNED
  • 00:39:22.210 --> 00:39:25.080
  • THIS: THE ENEMY, HE ALWAYS FIGHTS YOU THE
  • 00:39:25.100 --> 00:39:28.010
  • HARDEST WHEN HE KNOWS YOU'RE CLOSE TO A NEW
  • 00:39:28.030 --> 00:39:30.120
  • LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:39:30.140 --> 00:39:32.050
  • SO SOMETIMES WHEN WE GET IN THOSE
  • 00:39:32.070 --> 00:39:34.080
  • DIFFICULT TIMES, WE SEE IT.
  • 00:39:34.100 --> 00:39:36.260
  • MAN, WHY IS THIS COMING AGAINST ME?
  • 00:39:36.280 --> 00:39:38.170
  • WELL, THAT'S JUST A SIGN THAT GOD HAS SOMETHING
  • 00:39:38.190 --> 00:39:40.210
  • GREAT RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:39:40.230 --> 00:39:42.160
  • IN THOSE TOUGH TIMES, THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:39:42.180 --> 00:39:44.170
  • BE STRONG AND SHOW THE ENEMY YOU'RE MORE
  • 00:39:44.190 --> 00:39:46.150
  • DETERMINED THAN HE IS, THAT YOU ARE IN
  • 00:39:46.170 --> 00:39:48.000
  • THIS TO WIN IT.
  • 00:39:48.020 --> 00:39:49.190
  • LISTEN, GOD'S GOING TO TURN THAT AROUND, AND
  • 00:39:49.210 --> 00:39:51.270
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE IT TO NEW LEVELS
  • 00:39:51.290 --> 00:39:53.050
  • OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:39:53.070 --> 00:39:54.220
  • - BEAUTIFUL, LOVE THAT.
  • 00:39:54.240 --> 00:39:56.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:56.070 --> 00:39:59.270
  • - I ALWAYS LOVE TO THINK THAT IF THE BIBLE WAS
  • 00:39:59.290 --> 00:40:03.000
  • BEING WRITTEN TODAY, WHO WOULD IT
  • 00:40:03.020 --> 00:40:05.180
  • BE TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:40:05.200 --> 00:40:07.120
  • AND THE LEAST LIKELY, YOU KNOW, THE LEAST TRIBE OF
  • 00:40:07.140 --> 00:40:12.050
  • ISRAEL OR THE LEAST LIKELY LIKE AN ESTHER OR
  • 00:40:12.070 --> 00:40:15.280
  • JUST THE ONES THAT -- THE FISHERMEN THAT JESUS JUST
  • 00:40:16.000 --> 00:40:20.100
  • PICKED FOR HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:40:20.120 --> 00:40:22.190
  • WHY NOT HAVE IT BE WRITTEN ABOUT US?
  • 00:40:22.210 --> 00:40:26.170
  • WHY NOT IT BE WRITTEN ABOUT YOU?
  • 00:40:26.190 --> 00:40:29.140
  • THE LITTLE LADY THAT REACHED OUT AND TOUCHED
  • 00:40:29.160 --> 00:40:32.000
  • GOD, TOUCHED JESUS AND THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT.
  • 00:40:32.020 --> 00:40:36.030
  • WHAT WOULD THE BIBLE BE SAYING ABOUT US TODAY?
  • 00:40:36.050 --> 00:40:40.000
  • AND THE BATTLES AND HOW WE FOUGHT WELL AND HOW WE
  • 00:40:40.020 --> 00:40:42.240
  • BELIEVED WELL.
  • 00:40:42.260 --> 00:40:45.080
  • I JUST LOVE THAT, AND I LOVE THIS BOOK.
  • 00:40:45.100 --> 00:40:48.110
  • [GIGGLING]
  • 00:40:48.130 --> 00:40:50.080
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:40:50.100 --> 00:40:52.080
  • - AND I LOVE THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS BOOK.
  • 00:40:52.100 --> 00:40:53.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:40:53.200 --> 00:40:55.100
  • - IT IS INTERESTING THAT IT IS ALL
  • 00:40:55.120 --> 00:40:56.270
  • ABOUT STIRRING UP.
  • 00:40:56.290 --> 00:40:58.140
  • LIKE YOU SAID, YOU HAVE TO KEEP PRESSING ON,
  • 00:40:58.160 --> 00:40:59.230
  • FIGHTING BATTLES.
  • 00:40:59.250 --> 00:41:01.210
  • YOU ARE TO UNDERSTAND YOU'RE IN THE PROCESS.
  • 00:41:01.230 --> 00:41:04.020
  • I HAVE THESE TWO LEMON TREES IN MY BACKYARD, AND
  • 00:41:04.040 --> 00:41:06.130
  • A FRIEND OF MINE, WE WERE OUT IN THE BACKYARD, AND
  • 00:41:06.150 --> 00:41:09.020
  • WE WERE WALKING PAST THESE TREES, AND SHE SAID
  • 00:41:09.040 --> 00:41:11.240
  • -- SHE STOPPED, AND SHE SAID, I LOVE
  • 00:41:11.260 --> 00:41:13.140
  • YOUR LIME TREES.
  • 00:41:13.160 --> 00:41:15.170
  • AND I STARTED LAUGHING.
  • 00:41:15.190 --> 00:41:17.130
  • I SAID, THOSE AREN'T LIME TREES, THAT'S
  • 00:41:17.150 --> 00:41:18.280
  • A LEMON TREE.
  • 00:41:19.000 --> 00:41:20.160
  • AND SHE SAID, THEY LOOK LIKE LIMES TO
  • 00:41:20.180 --> 00:41:22.190
  • ME, THEY'RE GREEN.
  • 00:41:22.210 --> 00:41:24.140
  • I SAID, OKAY, WELL, THOSE ARE LEMON TREES.
  • 00:41:24.160 --> 00:41:28.140
  • THEY'RE GOING TO TURN FROM GREEN TO YELLOW,
  • 00:41:28.160 --> 00:41:31.000
  • THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS.
  • 00:41:31.020 --> 00:41:33.000
  • AND SO OFTEN, WE GET STUCK IN THE PROCESS, AND
  • 00:41:33.020 --> 00:41:37.120
  • WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING THAT WE
  • 00:41:37.140 --> 00:41:39.250
  • GO THROUGH IS BUILDING CHARACTER.
  • 00:41:39.270 --> 00:41:42.020
  • IT'S BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR OUR LIFE;
  • 00:41:42.040 --> 00:41:44.230
  • THAT WE ARE GOING TO GO FROM GREEN TO YELLOW.
  • 00:41:44.250 --> 00:41:48.040
  • IT'S JUST GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME.
  • 00:41:48.060 --> 00:41:50.060
  • AND WE DON'T WANT TO GET STUCK IN THE PROCESS, SO
  • 00:41:50.080 --> 00:41:53.260
  • WE HAVE TO STIR UP OUR FAITH, LIKE YOU SAID.
  • 00:41:53.280 --> 00:41:57.060
  • WE HAVE TO FIGHT THOSE BATTLES.
  • 00:41:57.080 --> 00:41:59.010
  • IT ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF WHAT PAUL SAID ABOUT THE
  • 00:41:59.030 --> 00:42:01.270
  • YOUNG PROTEGE'
  • 00:42:01.290 --> 00:42:04.010
  • TIMOTHY. HE SAID TO HIM -- TIMOTHY WAS DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:42:04.030 --> 00:42:06.200
  • OBVIOUSLY.
  • 00:42:06.220 --> 00:42:09.070
  • MAYBE HE WAS EVEN COMPARING HIMSELF TO PAUL.
  • 00:42:09.090 --> 00:42:11.110
  • I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.
  • 00:42:11.130 --> 00:42:13.010
  • PAUL WAS A WONDERFUL WRITER.
  • 00:42:13.030 --> 00:42:15.220
  • HE WAS A GREAT LEADER, AND HE COULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:42:15.240 --> 00:42:18.100
  • COMPARING HIS LIFE TO PAUL.
  • 00:42:18.120 --> 00:42:20.010
  • COMPARISON IS THE WORST THING WE CAN DO.
  • 00:42:20.030 --> 00:42:22.190
  • BUT PAUL NOTICED HIS DISCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:42:22.210 --> 00:42:25.120
  • PAUL NOTICED THAT HE WAS GETTING STUCK, AND HE
  • 00:42:25.140 --> 00:42:27.210
  • WASN'T GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS THE
  • 00:42:27.230 --> 00:42:29.100
  • WAY HE SHOULD.
  • 00:42:29.120 --> 00:42:31.050
  • SO HE SAID TO TIMOTHY, "TIMOTHY, STIR UP THE
  • 00:42:31.070 --> 00:42:35.070
  • GIFTS THAT ARE WITHIN YOU." AND SEE, I LOVE
  • 00:42:35.090 --> 00:42:38.070
  • THAT BECAUSE HE SAID, "STIR UP THE GIFTS THAT
  • 00:42:38.090 --> 00:42:40.130
  • ARE WITHIN YOU." HE NOTICED, HE WASN'T SAYING
  • 00:42:40.150 --> 00:42:43.170
  • GO OVER THERE AND GET A GIFT, OR THAT PERSON'S
  • 00:42:43.190 --> 00:42:45.280
  • GOING TO GIVE YOU A GIFT.
  • 00:42:46.000 --> 00:42:47.200
  • - TRUE TO GET ONE.
  • 00:42:47.220 --> 00:42:49.110
  • - YEAH, IT'S IN YOU, BUT YOU HAVE TO STIR IT UP.
  • 00:42:49.130 --> 00:42:51.150
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE FORGET SOMETIMES.
  • 00:42:51.170 --> 00:42:53.260
  • WE FORGET THAT WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING WE NEED, THAT
  • 00:42:53.290 --> 00:42:56.230
  • GOD'S NOT GOING TO ASK US TO DID ANYTHING THAT HE
  • 00:42:56.250 --> 00:42:58.240
  • HASN'T ALREADY GIVEN US OR PREPARED US FOR.
  • 00:42:58.260 --> 00:43:02.260
  • NOW, WE MAY BE IN THE PROCESS.
  • 00:43:02.280 --> 00:43:04.270
  • WE MAY BE GAINING KNOWLEDGE.
  • 00:43:04.290 --> 00:43:06.140
  • WE MAY BE GAINING EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:43:06.160 --> 00:43:08.020
  • BUT HE'S NOT GOING TO GIVE US AN ASSIGNMENT IS
  • 00:43:08.040 --> 00:43:10.000
  • THAT WE CAN'T FULFILL.
  • 00:43:10.020 --> 00:43:11.180
  • SO I JUST THINK THAT SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO LOOK
  • 00:43:11.200 --> 00:43:13.160
  • AT IT AND SAY, THIS IS SCARY.
  • 00:43:13.180 --> 00:43:15.270
  • GOD, I DON'T THINK I HAVE IT, BUT GOD, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:43:15.290 --> 00:43:18.060
  • RELY ON YOU THAT I DO HAVE IT, AND I'M JUST
  • 00:43:18.080 --> 00:43:20.160
  • GOING TO FIGHT THIS FEAR WITH FAITH.
  • 00:43:20.180 --> 00:43:22.180
  • BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN FIGHT FEAR IS
  • 00:43:22.200 --> 00:43:24.080
  • WITH FAITH.
  • 00:43:24.100 --> 00:43:26.100
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE JOEL
  • 00:43:26.120 --> 00:43:28.020
  • WAS RAISED A PREACHER'S KID.
  • 00:43:28.040 --> 00:43:30.150
  • HE WAS RAISED IN THE MINISTRY.
  • 00:43:30.170 --> 00:43:32.160
  • THAT WAS WHAT HE DID ALL HIS LIFE.
  • 00:43:32.180 --> 00:43:34.100
  • WELL, THE DAY HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, "THIS
  • 00:43:34.120 --> 00:43:37.020
  • MINISTRY'S NOT GOING TO GROW UNTIL YOU START
  • 00:43:37.040 --> 00:43:38.240
  • DOING YOUR PART," I THOUGHT, WHAT ARE YOU
  • 00:43:38.260 --> 00:43:40.200
  • TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:43:40.220 --> 00:43:42.010
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:42.030 --> 00:43:43.230
  • I WAS LIKE, DON'T BLAME ANY FAILURE ON ME.
  • 00:43:43.250 --> 00:43:45.040
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:45.060 --> 00:43:47.130
  • BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT HE SAW IN ME THAT
  • 00:43:47.150 --> 00:43:51.170
  • I HAD TO STIR UP.
  • 00:43:51.190 --> 00:43:53.090
  • I WAS RAISED -- MY FATHER WORKED AT N.A.S.A.
  • 00:43:53.110 --> 00:43:55.270
  • AND THE SPACE CENTER, AND MY MOTHER RAN A JEWELRY
  • 00:43:55.290 --> 00:43:59.170
  • BUSINESS, SO I WAS IN THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THINGS.
  • 00:43:59.190 --> 00:44:02.080
  • I WAS RAISED IN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
  • 00:44:02.100 --> 00:44:05.040
  • I WAS RAISED GOING TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AND
  • 00:44:05.060 --> 00:44:07.040
  • EVERY WEDNESDAY, AND THANK GOD MY PARENTS PUT
  • 00:44:07.060 --> 00:44:10.050
  • THAT IN ME, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE THIS.
  • 00:44:10.070 --> 00:44:13.170
  • SO YOU WAS LIKE, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?
  • 00:44:13.190 --> 00:44:16.220
  • AND HE WOULD SAY, WELL, YOU NEED TO GET
  • 00:44:16.240 --> 00:44:19.020
  • UP THERE AND SPEAK.
  • 00:44:19.040 --> 00:44:20.220
  • AND I'LL NEVER FORGET, IT WAS LIKE OH, MY GOSH, IS
  • 00:44:20.240 --> 00:44:23.070
  • IT SUNDAY AGAIN ALREADY?
  • 00:44:23.090 --> 00:44:25.170
  • IT WAS LIKE SUNDAY CAME AROUND SO QUICKLY.
  • 00:44:25.190 --> 00:44:29.250
  • AND SO I'LL NEVER FORGET THINKING, I AM SO SCARED.
  • 00:44:29.270 --> 00:44:32.010
  • I CAN'T DO THIS.
  • 00:44:32.030 --> 00:44:34.260
  • AND THEN I MADE A DECISION ONE DAY.
  • 00:44:34.280 --> 00:44:37.070
  • I WAS LIKE, I HAVE TO FIGHT THIS FEAR WITH
  • 00:44:37.090 --> 00:44:39.060
  • FAITH, AND I LITERALLY PICTURED JUST THIS LINE
  • 00:44:39.080 --> 00:44:43.140
  • OF FEAR, RIGHT? JUST THE FORCES.
  • 00:44:43.160 --> 00:44:45.240
  • HAVE YOU EVER JUST FELT THE FORCES TRYING
  • 00:44:45.260 --> 00:44:47.060
  • TO HOLD YOU BACK?
  • 00:44:47.080 --> 00:44:48.230
  • YOU CAN'T IDENTIFY THEM, YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR FINGER
  • 00:44:48.250 --> 00:44:50.240
  • ON THEM, BUT THEY'RE REAL, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:44:50.260 --> 00:44:53.010
  • THE STRUGGLE IS REAL, ISN'T THAT WHAT THEY SAY?
  • 00:44:53.030 --> 00:44:55.200
  • AND I REMEMBER THING, ALL RIGHT, I AM GOING TO STEP
  • 00:44:55.220 --> 00:44:59.190
  • OVER THIS LINE OF FEAR.
  • 00:44:59.210 --> 00:45:01.140
  • I'M GOING GIVE THIS TO GOD, AND I LITERALLY ON
  • 00:45:01.160 --> 00:45:03.190
  • THE PLATFORM IN MY IMAGINATION TOOK A STEP
  • 00:45:03.210 --> 00:45:06.130
  • OF FAITH AND I THOUGHT, I'M GOING RIGHT OVER THIS
  • 00:45:06.150 --> 00:45:08.220
  • LINE OF FEAR, AND I'M JUST STEPPING OVER IT.
  • 00:45:08.240 --> 00:45:12.150
  • AND IT WAS AS IF I FELT THE LORD PULLING ME IN,
  • 00:45:12.170 --> 00:45:16.250
  • AND I JUST THOUGHT, FROM THAT DAY, I HAD STEPPED
  • 00:45:16.270 --> 00:45:20.090
  • OVER THE LINE OF FEAR.
  • 00:45:20.110 --> 00:45:22.030
  • LISTEN, GOD'S NOT LOOKING AT OUR PERFORMANCE.
  • 00:45:22.050 --> 00:45:23.230
  • HE'S LOOKING AT OUR HEART.
  • 00:45:23.250 --> 00:45:26.040
  • WE FALL SOMETIMES, BUT GOD'S NOT LOOKING
  • 00:45:26.060 --> 00:45:30.040
  • AT US AS FAILURES.
  • 00:45:30.060 --> 00:45:32.050
  • HE'S LOOK AT US AS LEARNERS.
  • 00:45:32.070 --> 00:45:34.060
  • JOEL TELLS THE STORY ABOUT THE GUY WAS
  • 00:45:34.080 --> 00:45:36.190
  • WATCHING HIS SON PLAY BALL, AND HE KEPT
  • 00:45:36.210 --> 00:45:39.090
  • FUMBLING THE BALL, FUMBLING THE BALL,
  • 00:45:39.110 --> 00:45:40.230
  • FOOTBALL GAME.
  • 00:45:40.250 --> 00:45:42.220
  • AND HE LEANED OVER TO JOEL'S DAD, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:45:42.240 --> 00:45:44.160
  • "DID YOU SEE MY SON'S TWO GOOD MOVES?"
  • 00:45:44.180 --> 00:45:46.220
  • YOU KNOW, THE FATHER WASN'T LOOKING AT HUM
  • 00:45:46.240 --> 00:45:49.000
  • FUMBLING THE BALL.
  • 00:45:49.020 --> 00:45:50.290
  • HIS FATHER WAS HIS LOOKING AT HIS TWO GOOD
  • 00:45:51.010 --> 00:45:54.020
  • MOVES, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:45:54.040 --> 00:45:56.090
  • GOD'S NOT LOOKING AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING WRONG.
  • 00:45:56.110 --> 00:45:58.050
  • HE'S LOOKING AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT.
  • 00:45:58.070 --> 00:45:59.210
  • YOU'VE GOT TO ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE THINGS
  • 00:45:59.230 --> 00:46:01.200
  • THAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT, AND JUST KNOW THAT
  • 00:46:01.220 --> 00:46:04.000
  • GOD IS HELPING YOU.
  • 00:46:04.020 --> 00:46:05.140
  • SEE, NEITHER ONE OF US COULD DO WHAT WE DID
  • 00:46:05.160 --> 00:46:07.270
  • WITHOUT THE HELP OF GOD.
  • 00:46:07.290 --> 00:46:09.290
  • I MEAN, LITERALLY EVERY DAY WE SAY, GOD, YOU
  • 00:46:10.010 --> 00:46:13.030
  • GOTTA HELP IS.
  • 00:46:13.050 --> 00:46:14.260
  • YOU GOTTA STRENGTHEN US. YOU GOTTA GIVE US WISDOM.
  • 00:46:14.280 --> 00:46:16.150
  • CALL OUT FOR WISDOM.
  • 00:46:16.170 --> 00:46:18.150
  • THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT CALL OUT FOR WISDOM.
  • 00:46:18.170 --> 00:46:21.000
  • AND WHEN YOU DO CALL OUT FOR WISDOM, BELIEVE AND
  • 00:46:21.020 --> 00:46:23.200
  • RECEIVE THAT WISDOM.
  • 00:46:23.220 --> 00:46:25.270
  • DON'T DOUBT THAT GOD IS GOING TO HELP YOU.
  • 00:46:25.290 --> 00:46:28.270
  • HAVE YOU EVER GONE AND DONE SOMETHING, AND YOU
  • 00:46:28.290 --> 00:46:30.200
  • THINK, WOW, GOD, THAT WAS YOU.
  • 00:46:30.220 --> 00:46:32.170
  • I COULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT ON MY OWN.
  • 00:46:32.190 --> 00:46:34.070
  • YOU GOT TO RECEIVE THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:46:34.090 --> 00:46:36.020
  • YOU GOT TO SAY, GOD, I'M BELIEVING THAT'S YOU.
  • 00:46:36.040 --> 00:46:38.060
  • I'M BELIEVING THAT WHEN I GET TO THAT DESTINATION,
  • 00:46:38.080 --> 00:46:40.120
  • THAT DECISION PLACE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:46:40.140 --> 00:46:43.090
  • ALREADY PREPARED THE ANSWER FOR ME.
  • 00:46:43.110 --> 00:46:45.030
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:46:45.050 --> 00:46:46.270
  • YOU CAN'T BE TOSSED.
  • 00:46:46.290 --> 00:46:48.170
  • SOMETIMES WE HOPE GOD'S GOING TO DID IT.
  • 00:46:48.190 --> 00:46:50.270
  • YOU GOT TO KNOW GOD'S GOING TO DO IT.
  • 00:46:50.290 --> 00:46:52.160
  • GOD CAN, AND GOD WILL.
  • 00:46:52.180 --> 00:46:54.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:46:54.200 --> 00:46:56.260
  • - LOVE IT.
  • 00:46:56.280 --> 00:46:58.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:46:58.210 --> 00:47:00.090
  • - SO GOOD.
  • 00:47:00.110 --> 00:47:01.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:01.200 --> 00:47:03.090
  • - SO WHAT I'VE GOTTEN OUT OF THIS SO FAR IS YOU
  • 00:47:03.110 --> 00:47:05.060
  • GO FROM GREEN TO YELLOW BY ZIPPING IT.
  • 00:47:05.080 --> 00:47:08.160
  • THAT'S HOW THIS WORKS.
  • 00:47:08.180 --> 00:47:10.000
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:10.020 --> 00:47:11.270
  • - IT'S A GOOD START.
  • 00:47:11.290 --> 00:47:13.190
  • - THAT'S A REALLY GOOD START FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:47:13.210 --> 00:47:15.060
  • IS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, THE ONES THAT NEED
  • 00:47:15.080 --> 00:47:16.260
  • TO ZIP IT, OKAY?
  • 00:47:16.280 --> 00:47:19.180
  • OKAY, WE'VE GOT ABOUT TEN MINUTES LEFT.
  • 00:47:19.200 --> 00:47:22.220
  • I'VE GOT ANOTHER ROLL-IN I WANT TO GO TO, BUT I
  • 00:47:22.240 --> 00:47:24.250
  • WANT TO DO ONE THING.
  • 00:47:24.270 --> 00:47:26.200
  • FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING HERE.
  • 00:47:26.220 --> 00:47:29.100
  • AUDIENCE, JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN ARE HERE
  • 00:47:29.120 --> 00:47:31.090
  • IN THE STUDIO.
  • 00:47:31.110 --> 00:47:32.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:32.210 --> 00:47:35.040
  • THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
  • 00:47:35.060 --> 00:47:37.100
  • AUDIENCE, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
  • 00:47:37.120 --> 00:47:39.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:39.020 --> 00:47:40.250
  • I LOVE IT, WHAT A FUN NIGHT!
  • 00:47:40.270 --> 00:47:42.160
  • OKAY, SENSE NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS TO YOU GUYS...
  • 00:47:42.180 --> 00:47:45.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:45.200 --> 00:47:48.040
  • IN MY NEWS FEED, I GOT AN E-MAIL THE OTHER DAY
  • 00:47:48.060 --> 00:47:50.220
  • THAT SAID YOU HAD RESIGNED THE CHURCH.
  • 00:47:50.240 --> 00:47:53.130
  • DID YOU RESIGN? - NO.
  • 00:47:53.150 --> 00:47:54.290
  • - SO YOU'RE STILL THE PASTOR.
  • 00:47:55.010 --> 00:47:56.200
  • - YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:47:56.220 --> 00:47:58.200
  • - NO PLANS TO RESIGN? - NO.
  • 00:47:58.220 --> 00:48:00.050
  • - VICTORIA, DO YOU HAVE A MAKE UP LINE?
  • 00:48:00.070 --> 00:48:01.210
  • - NO, YOU DON'T HAVE A MAKE UP LINE?
  • 00:48:01.230 --> 00:48:04.280
  • - NO MAKE UP LINE. - SO ALL OF THAT --
  • 00:48:05.000 --> 00:48:06.230
  • - DO NOT BUY THAT MAKE UP.
  • 00:48:06.250 --> 00:48:08.090
  • - SOMEONE CAME TO US THE OTHER DAY AND SAYS, YOU
  • 00:48:08.110 --> 00:48:10.020
  • KNOW, TELL VICTORIA THAT WE REALLY LOVE HER MAKE
  • 00:48:10.040 --> 00:48:13.150
  • UP AND THAT WE BOUGHT SOME JUST TO SUPPORT HER.
  • 00:48:13.170 --> 00:48:15.200
  • IT'S NOT REAL.
  • 00:48:15.220 --> 00:48:17.170
  • YOU DON'T HAVE A MAKE UP LINE.
  • 00:48:17.190 --> 00:48:18.290
  • - NO, NO MAKE UP LINE.
  • 00:48:19.010 --> 00:48:20.170
  • - NO MAKE UP LINE, AND YOU HAVEN'T QUIT AS
  • 00:48:20.190 --> 00:48:22.130
  • PASTOR OF LAKEWOOD? - NO.
  • 00:48:22.150 --> 00:48:23.260
  • - AND NO REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
  • 00:48:23.280 --> 00:48:25.090
  • - YEAH, NO REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
  • 00:48:25.110 --> 00:48:27.000
  • - YOU'RE NOT SELLING ANYTHING?
  • 00:48:27.020 --> 00:48:28.190
  • - NO. - OKAY, GOOD.
  • 00:48:28.210 --> 00:48:30.000
  • ALL RIGHT, NOW WE'VE GOT THAT OVER.
  • 00:48:30.020 --> 00:48:32.150
  • WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING HERE AT TBN, AND AS I'M
  • 00:48:32.170 --> 00:48:36.170
  • TALKING, YOU'RE SEEING A FEW LITTLE THIS AND
  • 00:48:36.190 --> 00:48:40.000
  • THATS, WE'RE WORKING ON A BRAND NEW WOMEN'S
  • 00:48:40.020 --> 00:48:42.030
  • PROGRAM, A DAILY PROGRAM FOR LADIES.
  • 00:48:42.050 --> 00:48:47.250
  • IT'S CALLED "BETTER TOGETHER".
  • 00:48:47.270 --> 00:48:51.000
  • "BETTER TOGETHER" IS IN PRODUCTION.
  • 00:48:51.020 --> 00:48:53.160
  • IT'S NOT ON THE AIR YET.
  • 00:48:53.180 --> 00:48:55.050
  • ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN IT'S AIRING AND
  • 00:48:55.070 --> 00:48:57.050
  • DEBUTING AND PREMIERING.
  • 00:48:57.070 --> 00:48:59.030
  • BUT LAURIE AND VICTORIA HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD
  • 00:48:59.050 --> 00:49:01.000
  • ALONG WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHERS.
  • 00:49:01.020 --> 00:49:02.200
  • WE'VE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE 90 SECOND PIECE ON
  • 00:49:02.220 --> 00:49:04.130
  • "BETTER TOGETHER", THE LADIES' THING. WATCH THIS.
  • 00:49:04.150 --> 00:49:07.290
  • - THIS IS NOT JUST A TV PROGRAM,
  • 00:49:08.010 --> 00:49:09.150
  • IT'S A COMMUNITY.
  • 00:49:09.170 --> 00:49:10.270
  • IT'S BUILT ON LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP AND
  • 00:49:10.290 --> 00:49:12.210
  • ENCOURAGEMENT, AND IT'S TIME THAT WE JOIN
  • 00:49:12.230 --> 00:49:14.200
  • TOGETHER TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
  • 00:49:14.220 --> 00:49:16.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:49:16.110 --> 00:49:21.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:49:21.290 --> 00:49:25.210
  • - I HAD MY HANDS UP JUST PRAISING GOD, JUST
  • 00:49:25.230 --> 00:49:28.120
  • ENJOYING THE WORSHIP SERVICE.
  • 00:49:28.140 --> 00:49:30.280
  • I OPEN MY EYES, AND JOEL'S FATHER'S FACE IS
  • 00:49:31.000 --> 00:49:32.280
  • RIGHT THERE, AND HE LOOKS AT ME, AND HE SAYS, DO
  • 00:49:33.000 --> 00:49:35.200
  • YOU WANT TO DO THE PRAYER TIME?
  • 00:49:35.220 --> 00:49:37.080
  • AND I REMEMBER GOING, NO.
  • 00:49:37.100 --> 00:49:39.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:49:39.160 --> 00:49:41.100
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:49:41.120 --> 00:49:43.110
  • THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER...
  • 00:49:43.130 --> 00:49:48.230
  • - AND THE LIGHTS COME ON, AND I JUST PANIC
  • 00:49:48.250 --> 00:49:53.170
  • BECAUSE I'M A BIBLE TEACHER, I'M NOT BEYONCE'.
  • 00:49:53.190 --> 00:49:56.090
  • THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER...
  • 00:49:56.110 --> 00:50:04.230
  • - AND I HAD JUST GOTTEN MY INSTAGRAM PAGE, AND
  • 00:50:04.250 --> 00:50:07.010
  • CHRIS SAYS, YEAH, I UNFOLLOWED YOU.
  • 00:50:07.030 --> 00:50:10.040
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:10.060 --> 00:50:12.110
  • AND SHE SAID BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO
  • 00:50:12.130 --> 00:50:13.270
  • BE POSTING MORE FAITH STUFF, AND I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:50:13.290 --> 00:50:15.240
  • WHAT YOU BE POSTING. I'M ALL, OH, MY GOSH.
  • 00:50:15.260 --> 00:50:17.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:17.090 --> 00:50:19.080
  • - SHE DID THAT TO ME, TOO.
  • 00:50:19.100 --> 00:50:20.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:20.150 --> 00:50:22.070
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:50:22.090 --> 00:50:24.180
  • - ATTA GIRL. - AWESOME, WHOO!
  • 00:50:24.200 --> 00:50:26.190
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:50:26.210 --> 00:50:31.110
  • - WHY DO IT ALONE WHEN YOU CAN DO IT TOGETHER?
  • 00:50:31.130 --> 00:50:33.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:50:33.170 --> 00:50:35.260
  • - "BETTER TOGETHER".
  • 00:50:35.280 --> 00:50:37.120
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:50:37.140 --> 00:50:39.040
  • BECAUSE WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IS BEING
  • 00:50:39.060 --> 00:50:41.220
  • "BETTER TOGETHER".
  • 00:50:41.240 --> 00:50:43.030
  • WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTING ABOUT THE FORMAT OF THE
  • 00:50:43.050 --> 00:50:45.170
  • SHOW IS WE CREATED A SET WHERE THE FIVE LADIES GO IN.
  • 00:50:45.190 --> 00:50:51.070
  • THEY CHANGE EVERY WEEK, BUT FIVE LADIES GO INTO THE
  • 00:50:51.090 --> 00:50:54.260
  • STUDIO, AND THEN WE CLOSE IT OFF.
  • 00:50:54.280 --> 00:50:56.220
  • THERE'S NO CAMERAMEN IN THERE.
  • 00:50:56.240 --> 00:50:58.220
  • ALL OF THE CAMERAS ARE JUST ROBOTIC CAMERAS.
  • 00:50:58.240 --> 00:51:00.220
  • SO WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS THAT ARE GETTING TO GO
  • 00:51:00.240 --> 00:51:02.270
  • INSIDE OF AN ENVIRONMENT AND TALK.
  • 00:51:02.290 --> 00:51:04.290
  • HOW MANY MEN REALIZE, IN THIS STUDIO, EVEN, WHEN
  • 00:51:05.010 --> 00:51:08.040
  • YOU GO OUT TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS, HOW THE LADIES
  • 00:51:08.060 --> 00:51:11.020
  • SIT AT ONE END OF THE TABLE, AND THE MEN
  • 00:51:11.040 --> 00:51:13.040
  • SIT AT THE OTHER END OF THE TABLE.
  • 00:51:13.060 --> 00:51:16.100
  • AND THE WOMEN ARE ALWAYS TALKING, AND WE'RE ALWAYS
  • 00:51:16.120 --> 00:51:18.070
  • JUST KIND OF LISTENING INTO THEIR KIND OF
  • 00:51:18.090 --> 00:51:19.140
  • CONVERSATION.
  • 00:51:19.160 --> 00:51:20.260
  • WELL, WE BUILT A SET WHERE THE LADIES ARE ABLE
  • 00:51:20.280 --> 00:51:22.110
  • TO TALK AND COMMUNICATE.
  • 00:51:22.130 --> 00:51:23.270
  • IT'S CALLED "BETTER TOGETHER", AND IT'S
  • 00:51:23.290 --> 00:51:26.050
  • PREMIERING HERE ON TBN; DAILY SHOW, WOMEN'S SHOW,
  • 00:51:26.070 --> 00:51:28.100
  • VERY, VERY SOON. WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT.
  • 00:51:28.120 --> 00:51:30.170
  • - APRIL 22ND.
  • 00:51:30.190 --> 00:51:32.040
  • - THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. APRIL?
  • 00:51:32.060 --> 00:51:33.110
  • - APRIL 22ND.
  • 00:51:33.130 --> 00:51:34.240
  • - GOT IT. OKAY, WE WANT FEEBLE THOUGHTS ON
  • 00:51:34.260 --> 00:51:40.200
  • EXCEPTIONALNESS, AND LET ME JUST SAY THIS.
  • 00:51:40.220 --> 00:51:45.000
  • WE LOVE OUR FRIENDS AT AMAZON.
  • 00:51:45.020 --> 00:51:47.030
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE USE AMAZON.
  • 00:51:47.050 --> 00:51:48.290
  • HE WAS JUST AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF AMAZON
  • 00:51:49.010 --> 00:51:51.070
  • JUST THE OTHER DAY, SO I HOPE THEY'RE WATCHING.
  • 00:51:51.090 --> 00:51:53.190
  • AND WE WANT YOU TO GO GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:51:53.210 --> 00:51:56.170
  • IT'S AVAILABLE AT AMAZON RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:51:56.190 --> 00:51:59.150
  • THAT'S THE EASIEST WAY TO GET IT.
  • 00:51:59.170 --> 00:52:01.150
  • THEY DIDN'T EVEN PAY FOR THAT.
  • 00:52:01.170 --> 00:52:03.160
  • I GAVE THAT TO THEM FOR FREE, OKAY?
  • 00:52:03.180 --> 00:52:05.020
  • BUT THAT'S AN EASY WAY TO GET IT, OR GO TO THE
  • 00:52:05.040 --> 00:52:07.200
  • OSTEEN'S WEB SITE.
  • 00:52:07.220 --> 00:52:10.040
  • "EXCEPTIONAL YOU" WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, AND
  • 00:52:10.060 --> 00:52:12.180
  • VICTORIA, YOU'VE DONE AMAZING TONIGHT.
  • 00:52:12.200 --> 00:52:14.020
  • - THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
  • 00:52:14.040 --> 00:52:15.250
  • - REALLY, REALLY, WAY BETTER THAN JOEL.
  • 00:52:15.270 --> 00:52:18.090
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:52:18.110 --> 00:52:19.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:52:19.270 --> 00:52:22.160
  • - SO WHAT I BETTER DO, JOEL, IS GIVE YOU ANOTHER
  • 00:52:22.180 --> 00:52:24.200
  • CHANCE TO KIND OF REDEEM YOURSELF HERE.
  • 00:52:24.220 --> 00:52:26.290
  • SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO, WE GOT A COUPLE
  • 00:52:27.010 --> 00:52:30.290
  • OF MINUTES LEFT.
  • 00:52:31.010 --> 00:52:32.240
  • JOEL, JUST LOVE ON THE PEOPLE, PRAY FOR THEM,
  • 00:52:32.260 --> 00:52:34.120
  • FINAL THOUGHTS AND THEN VICTORIA, WE'LL GIVE YOU
  • 00:52:34.140 --> 00:52:36.020
  • THE FINAL WORD.
  • 00:52:36.040 --> 00:52:37.130
  • - WELL, THAT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:52:37.150 --> 00:52:39.000
  • I LOVE BEING WITH YOU GUYS AND LOVE BEING WITH
  • 00:52:39.020 --> 00:52:41.010
  • ALL OF YOU AND ALL OF THE AUDIENCE, AS WELL.
  • 00:52:41.030 --> 00:52:43.100
  • BUT JUST, AGAIN, KNOW THAT GOD HAS GOT YOU IN
  • 00:52:43.120 --> 00:52:45.180
  • THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:52:45.200 --> 00:52:47.100
  • HE'S GOT GREAT THINGS IN STORE FOR YOU, AND I HOPE
  • 00:52:47.120 --> 00:52:49.150
  • YOU'LL TAKE THE WISDOM FROM VICTORIA TONIGHT TO
  • 00:52:49.170 --> 00:52:51.230
  • HEART, TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN CHOSEN.
  • 00:52:51.250 --> 00:52:54.080
  • GOD'S ALREADY CROWNED YOU.
  • 00:52:54.100 --> 00:52:57.010
  • HE'S ALREADY EQUIPPED YOU, AND HE'S GOT AN
  • 00:52:57.030 --> 00:52:59.120
  • AMAZING FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:52:59.140 --> 00:53:01.190
  • I'D LIKE TO PRAY JUST A BLESSING OVER YOU, AND I
  • 00:53:01.210 --> 00:53:03.240
  • HOPE YOU'LL RECEIVE THIS INTO YOUR HEART.
  • 00:53:03.260 --> 00:53:06.100
  • BUT LORD, I PRAY FOR ALL OF THOSE THAT ARE HERE
  • 00:53:06.120 --> 00:53:08.160
  • AND THOSE THAT ARE LISTENING.
  • 00:53:08.180 --> 00:53:10.120
  • LORD, I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW EVERYTHING THAT'S
  • 00:53:10.140 --> 00:53:12.230
  • GOING ON IN THEIR LIVES, THEIR CHALLENGES, THEIR
  • 00:53:12.250 --> 00:53:15.000
  • GOALS, THEIR DREAMS, MAYBE SOME DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:53:15.020 --> 00:53:17.140
  • BUT LORD, I THANK YOU THAT EVEN RIGHT NOW EVERY
  • 00:53:17.160 --> 00:53:20.040
  • FORCE THAT'S TRYING TO STOP THEM IS BEING
  • 00:53:20.060 --> 00:53:22.170
  • BROKEN; LORD, THAT YOU WILL RELEASE HEALING INTO
  • 00:53:22.190 --> 00:53:25.030
  • THOSE SICK BODIES.
  • 00:53:25.050 --> 00:53:27.000
  • LORD, FREE THEM FROM EVERY ADDICTION AND EVERY
  • 00:53:27.020 --> 00:53:29.010
  • BONDAGE, EVERY BAD HABIT.
  • 00:53:29.030 --> 00:53:31.190
  • AND LORD, I JUST THANK YOU FOR RESTORING WHAT
  • 00:53:31.210 --> 00:53:33.210
  • THE ENEMY'S TRYING TO STEAL, THAT EVEN TONIGHT
  • 00:53:33.230 --> 00:53:36.020
  • WOULD BE A BREAKTHROUGH NIGHT IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:53:36.040 --> 00:53:38.230
  • WE JUST SPEAK HOPE AND HEALING, FAVOR AND
  • 00:53:38.250 --> 00:53:41.040
  • BLESSING, HEALTH.
  • 00:53:41.060 --> 00:53:43.130
  • LORD, GIVE THEM A BOUNTIFUL 2019.
  • 00:53:43.150 --> 00:53:45.070
  • HELP THEM TO TAKE NEW GROUND.
  • 00:53:45.090 --> 00:53:47.210
  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT FAITH IS RISING IN THEIR
  • 00:53:47.230 --> 00:53:49.230
  • HEARTS RIGHT NOW, AND WE JUST CALL THEM HEALED AND
  • 00:53:49.250 --> 00:53:52.010
  • FREE AND BLESSED.
  • 00:53:52.030 --> 00:53:53.280
  • AND LORD, LET US BE A BLESSING WHEREVER WE GO.
  • 00:53:54.000 --> 00:53:56.210
  • SO I JUST DECLARE FOR ALL OF US, BY FAITH, WE ARE
  • 00:53:56.230 --> 00:53:59.010
  • STRONG, WE ARE HEALTHY.
  • 00:53:59.030 --> 00:54:01.230
  • - THANK YOU, LORD.
  • 00:54:01.250 --> 00:54:03.150
  • - WE ARE REDEEMED, FORGIVEN, TALENTED,
  • 00:54:03.170 --> 00:54:05.260
  • CREATIVE, DISCIPLINED, FOCUSED, CONFIDENT,
  • 00:54:05.280 --> 00:54:10.070
  • SECURE, PREPARED, QUALIFIED, MOTIVATED,
  • 00:54:10.090 --> 00:54:15.010
  • VALUABLE, FREE, EQUIPPED, EMPOWERED, ANOINTED,
  • 00:54:15.030 --> 00:54:19.130
  • ACCEPTED, AND APPROVED.
  • 00:54:19.150 --> 00:54:21.240
  • NOT AVERAGE, NOT MEDIOCRE, BUT WE ARE
  • 00:54:21.260 --> 00:54:24.060
  • CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.
  • 00:54:24.080 --> 00:54:25.280
  • VICTORS AND NEVER VICTIMS.
  • 00:54:26.000 --> 00:54:28.050
  • I BELIEVE IT AND DECLARE IT IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.
  • 00:54:28.070 --> 00:54:31.210
  • GOD BLESS YOU, WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 00:54:31.230 --> 00:54:33.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:54:33.240 --> 00:54:36.230
  • - HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE LEFT?
  • 00:54:36.250 --> 00:54:39.260
  • GOT ABOUT TWO MINUTES.
  • 00:54:39.280 --> 00:54:41.240
  • WHEN YOU SAID THE WORD "HEALING", SOMETHING
  • 00:54:41.260 --> 00:54:44.160
  • JUMPED INSIDE OF ME.
  • 00:54:44.180 --> 00:54:46.020
  • WOULD YOU DO A 30 SECOND VERSION OF YOUR MOM'S TESTIMONY.
  • 00:54:46.040 --> 00:54:50.050
  • - ABSOLUTELY. YEAH, MY MOM, IN 1981, WAS GIVEN
  • 00:54:50.070 --> 00:54:53.220
  • UP WITH TERMINAL CANCER.
  • 00:54:53.240 --> 00:54:55.180
  • MY MOM HAD BEEN HEALTHY HER WHOLE LIFE, AND I WAS
  • 00:54:55.200 --> 00:54:58.030
  • AWAY AT COLLEGE.
  • 00:54:58.050 --> 00:54:59.260
  • MY BROTHER CALLED ME AND SAID, JOEL, MOTHER'S
  • 00:54:59.280 --> 00:55:02.150
  • SICK. 46 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:55:02.170 --> 00:55:04.240
  • AFTER A LOT OF TESTS, 21 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL,
  • 00:55:04.260 --> 00:55:07.040
  • THEY SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:55:07.060 --> 00:55:09.050
  • YOU HAVE A FEW WEEKS TO LIVE.
  • 00:55:09.070 --> 00:55:10.100
  • YOU HAVE TERMINAL CANCER.
  • 00:55:10.120 --> 00:55:12.010
  • WELL, MEDICALLY SPEAKING, THERE WAS NOTHING THAT
  • 00:55:12.030 --> 00:55:13.170
  • MEDICINE COULD DO.
  • 00:55:13.190 --> 00:55:15.020
  • GREAT DOCTORS, BUT SOMETIMES DOCTORS COME TO
  • 00:55:15.040 --> 00:55:17.010
  • THEIR LIMITATIONS, BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW
  • 00:55:17.030 --> 00:55:19.120
  • THAT GOD CAN DO WHAT MEDICINE CANNOT DO.
  • 00:55:19.140 --> 00:55:22.080
  • IT DIDN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT WITH MY MOM,
  • 00:55:22.100 --> 00:55:24.140
  • BUT SHE DIDN'T EVER TAKE ON A VICTIM MENTALITY.
  • 00:55:24.160 --> 00:55:26.250
  • SHE DIDN'T EVER SAY, WHY GOD ME?
  • 00:55:26.270 --> 00:55:28.270
  • SHE JUST FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH, AND SHE
  • 00:55:28.290 --> 00:55:30.260
  • GOT THE SCRIPTURES, AND SHE BEGAN TO QUOTE THEM,
  • 00:55:30.280 --> 00:55:32.270
  • AND SHE JUST BEGAN TO PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:55:32.290 --> 00:55:35.190
  • AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, BUT LITTLE BY
  • 00:55:35.210 --> 00:55:38.000
  • LITTLE, MY MOTHER KEPT GETTING BETTER AND
  • 00:55:38.020 --> 00:55:40.070
  • BETTER, DEFIED ALL THE ODDS.
  • 00:55:40.090 --> 00:55:41.290
  • TODAY, MY MOM'S 85 YEARS OLD...
  • 00:55:42.010 --> 00:55:43.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:55:43.240 --> 00:55:45.270
  • 30 SOMETHING YEARS LATER, SO YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:55:45.290 --> 00:55:50.050
  • GOD DID IT FOR MY FAMILY.
  • 00:55:50.070 --> 00:55:52.150
  • HE CAN DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:55:52.170 --> 00:55:53.280
  • AGAIN, WHEN YOU BELIEVE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:55:54.000 --> 00:55:56.110
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT.
  • 00:55:56.130 --> 00:55:58.000
  • JUST CHOOSE TO BE A BELIEVER AND NOT A
  • 00:55:58.020 --> 00:55:59.220
  • DOUBTER, AND I BELIEVE GOD'S SENDING HEALING,
  • 00:55:59.240 --> 00:56:01.210
  • WHOLENESS AND VICTORY INTO YOUR LIVES, AS WELL.
  • 00:56:01.230 --> 00:56:04.020
  • - SO GOOD, THAT IS SO GOOD.
  • 00:56:04.040 --> 00:56:05.250
  • I WENT INTO A FRIEND OF MINE'S -- A QUICK LITTLE
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  • STORY -- INTO HER HOUSE.
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  • IT HAD JUST BEEN RENOVATED.
  • 00:56:09.130 --> 00:56:10.230
  • SHE WAS SO EXCITED TO GIVE ME A TOUR OF HER HOUSE.
  • 00:56:10.250 --> 00:56:12.120
  • WE GOT IN THERE, AND SHE FLIPPED ON THE LIGHTS,
  • 00:56:12.140 --> 00:56:14.030
  • AND NOTHING CAME ON.
  • 00:56:14.050 --> 00:56:16.020
  • SO WE WALKED A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE HOUSE,
  • 00:56:16.040 --> 00:56:18.060
  • AND IT WAS KIND OF WARM IN THERE.
  • 00:56:18.080 --> 00:56:20.090
  • SO WE REALIZED THE AIR CONDITIONER WASN'T ON.
  • 00:56:20.110 --> 00:56:22.090
  • SO SHE'S FLIPPING THE LIGHTS.
  • 00:56:22.110 --> 00:56:24.050
  • NOTHING WAS COMING ON IN THIS BEAUTIFULLY
  • 00:56:24.070 --> 00:56:26.130
  • RENOVATED HOUSE THAT SHE WAS SO EXCITED TO SHOW OFF.
  • 00:56:26.150 --> 00:56:29.140
  • SO SHE CALLS HER CONTRACTOR AND SHE SAID,
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  • WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 00:56:31.190 --> 00:56:33.080
  • AND HE SAID, WELL, WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE
  • 00:56:33.100 --> 00:56:35.110
  • HOUSE, AND WE HAD TO FLIP OFF THE SWITCH AT THE
  • 00:56:35.130 --> 00:56:37.000
  • POWER SOURCE.
  • 00:56:37.020 --> 00:56:38.130
  • HE SAID, YOU HAVE TO GO OUT, AND HE TOLD HER HOW
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  • TO FLIP IT BACK ON.
  • 00:56:40.010 --> 00:56:41.150
  • AND SO WHEN WE CAME INTO THE HOUSE, SHE FLIPPED ON
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  • AT THE POWER SOURCE AND THE BREAKER BOXES.
  • 00:56:43.220 --> 00:56:47.240
  • WE CAME BACK IN AND ALL THE LIGHTS WERE WORKING.
  • 00:56:47.260 --> 00:56:50.070
  • LISTEN, THAT'S HOW WE ARE.
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  • WE'RE A BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED HOUSE.
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  • WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED.
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  • WE CAN RUN THE DISHWASHER,
  • 00:56:57.190 --> 00:56:59.100
  • TURN THE LIGHTS ON.
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  • WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED IN THIS BEAUTIFULLY
  • 00:57:01.010 --> 00:57:02.270
  • CONSTRUCTED HOUSE, BUT WE HAVE TO TURN
  • 00:57:02.290 --> 00:57:05.030
  • ON THE POWER SOURCE.
  • 00:57:05.050 --> 00:57:07.050
  • WE'VE GOT TO CONNECT TO THE POWER
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  • SOURCE, JESUS CHRIST.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • IF YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO BE EXCEPTIONAL, YOU ARE
  • 00:57:12.180 --> 00:57:15.070
  • GOING TO HAVE TO CONNECT TO HIM, AND I BELIEVE
  • 00:57:15.090 --> 00:57:17.110
  • WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:57:17.130 --> 00:57:19.100
  • LIGHTS COME ON.
  • 00:57:19.120 --> 00:57:21.040
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU
  • 00:57:21.060 --> 00:57:22.150
  • NEVER SAW BEFORE.
  • 00:57:22.170 --> 00:57:24.010
  • - IT'S "EXCEPTIONAL YOU".
  • 00:57:24.030 --> 00:57:25.120
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN HAVE BEEN OUR
  • 00:57:25.140 --> 00:57:26.270
  • GUESTS ALL NIGHT. GO TO AMAZON, GET IT.
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  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT.
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  • WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME. BYE BYE.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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