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February 19, 2021
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Better Together LIVE | Episode 200

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  • - LISA HARPER: HAVE YOU EVER
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  • - LISA HARPER: HAVE YOU EVERWONDERED IF YOUR HOPES AND
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  • WONDERED IF YOUR HOPES ANDDREAMS ALIGN WITH GOD'S WILL?
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  • DREAMS ALIGN WITH GOD'S WILL?WHEN WE PUT HIM FIRST, HE GIVES
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  • WHEN WE PUT HIM FIRST, HE GIVESUS THE DESIRES OF HIS HEART.
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  • US THE DESIRES OF HIS HEART.COME ON.
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  • COME ON.LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT.
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  • ♪ [MUSIC] ♪
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  • ♪ [MUSIC] ♪♪ [MUSIC] ♪
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  • ♪ [MUSIC] ♪I WANNA READ ONE OF MY FAVORITE
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  • I WANNA READ ONE OF MY FAVORITEPASSAGES THAT I THINK
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  • PASSAGES THAT I THINKILLUMINATES THE UNCONDITIONAL
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  • ILLUMINATES THE UNCONDITIONALNATURE OF GOD'S LOVE FOR US.
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  • NATURE OF GOD'S LOVE FOR US.IT'S IN THE END OF JOHN'S
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  • IT'S IN THE END OF JOHN'SGOSPEL ACCOUNT.
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  • GOSPEL ACCOUNT.AND IT BEGINS IN VERSE 15 OF
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  • AND IT BEGINS IN VERSE 15 OFCHAPTER 21: "WHEN THEY HAD
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  • CHAPTER 21: "WHEN THEY HADFINISHED BREAKFAST..."
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  • FINISHED BREAKFAST..."THIS IS AFTER THE CRUCIFIXION
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  • THIS IS AFTER THE CRUCIFIXIONAND RESURRECTION; BEFORE THE
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  • AND RESURRECTION; BEFORE THEASCENSION.
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  • ASCENSION."WHEN THEY HAD FINISHED
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  • "WHEN THEY HAD FINISHEDBREAKFAST, JESUS SAID
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  • BREAKFAST, JESUS SAIDTO SIMON PETER, 'SIMON, SON OF
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  • TO SIMON PETER, 'SIMON, SON OFJOHN, DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN
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  • JOHN, DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THANTHESE?'
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  • THESE?'HE SAID TO HIM, 'LORD; YOU KNOW
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  • HE SAID TO HIM, 'LORD; YOU KNOWTHAT I LOVE YOU.'
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  • THAT I LOVE YOU.'JESUS SAID TO HIM, 'FEED MY
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  • JESUS SAID TO HIM, 'FEED MYSHEEP.'
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  • SHEEP.'JESUS SAID TO PETER A SECOND
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  • JESUS SAID TO PETER A SECONDTIME, 'SIMON, SON OF JOHN, DO
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  • TIME, 'SIMON, SON OF JOHN, DOYOU LOVE ME?'
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  • YOU LOVE ME?'PETER SAID TO HIM, 'YES, LORD;
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  • PETER SAID TO HIM, 'YES, LORD;YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU.'
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  • YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU.'HE SAID TO HIM, 'FEED MY
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  • HE SAID TO HIM, 'FEED MYSHEEP.'
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  • SHEEP.'JESUS SAID TO HIM A THIRD TIME,
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  • JESUS SAID TO HIM A THIRD TIME,'SIMON, SON OF JOHN, DO YOU
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  • 'SIMON, SON OF JOHN, DO YOULOVE ME?'"
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  • LOVE ME?'"I'VE HEARD THIS PREACHED ON
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  • I'VE HEARD THIS PREACHED ONSINCE I WAS A KID.
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  • SINCE I WAS A KID.AND I'VE HEARD IT SAID MANY,
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  • AND I'VE HEARD IT SAID MANY,MANY TIMES THAT JESUS ASKED
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  • MANY TIMES THAT JESUS ASKEDPETE THAT QUESTION THREE TIMES
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  • PETE THAT QUESTION THREE TIMESTO COUNTERACT THE THREE TIMES
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  • TO COUNTERACT THE THREE TIMESTHAT PETER HAD DENIED CHRIST --
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  • THAT PETER HAD DENIED CHRIST --KIND OF BALANCE IT OUT, IF YOU
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  • KIND OF BALANCE IT OUT, IF YOUWILL.
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  • WILL.BUT, I ACTUALLY THINK IT'S
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  • BUT, I ACTUALLY THINK IT'SBETTER THAN THAT.
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  • BETTER THAN THAT.BECAUSE IF YOU DIVE INTO THE
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  • BECAUSE IF YOU DIVE INTO THEORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE NEW
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  • ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE NEWTESTAMENT, MOST OF IT IS GREEK,
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  • TESTAMENT, MOST OF IT IS GREEK,A LITTLE BIT OF ARAMAIC.
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  • A LITTLE BIT OF ARAMAIC.BUT, THERE'S THREE DIFFERENT
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  • BUT, THERE'S THREE DIFFERENTWORDS IN THE GREEK FOR LOVE.
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  • WORDS IN THE GREEK FOR LOVE.SO, WE'VE GOT "EROS," WHICH
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  • SO, WE'VE GOT "EROS," WHICHIS-- I NEVER GET TO EXPERIENCE.
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  • IS-- I NEVER GET TO EXPERIENCE.THAT'S ROMANTIC LOVE.
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  • THAT'S ROMANTIC LOVE.AND THEN, YOU'VE GOT PLATONIC
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  • AND THEN, YOU'VE GOT PLATONICLOVE.
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  • LOVE.AND, THEN, YOU'VE GOT "AGAPAO,"
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  • AND, THEN, YOU'VE GOT "AGAPAO,"WHICH IS THE BEST LOVE OF ALL.
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  • WHICH IS THE BEST LOVE OF ALL.AND, THAT'S A LOVE THAT WHERE
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  • AND, THAT'S A LOVE THAT WHEREYOU FOCUS ON SOMEBODY ELSE'S
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  • YOU FOCUS ON SOMEBODY ELSE'SNEEDS MORE THAN YOUR OWN.
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  • NEEDS MORE THAN YOUR OWN.AND WHEN JESUS FIRST ASKED PETE
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  • AND WHEN JESUS FIRST ASKED PETETHIS QUESTION, HE SAYS, "SIMON,
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  • THIS QUESTION, HE SAYS, "SIMON,SON OF JOHN, DO YOU AGAPAO ME?"
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  • SON OF JOHN, DO YOU AGAPAO ME?"IN OTHER WORDS, DO YOU LOVE ME
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, DO YOU LOVE MEMORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE?
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  • MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE?PETER SAYS: "JESUS, YOU KNOW
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  • PETER SAYS: "JESUS, YOU KNOWEVERYTHING.
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  • EVERYTHING.YOU KNOW I JUST THREW YOU UNDER
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  • YOU KNOW I JUST THREW YOU UNDERTHE BUS.
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  • THE BUS.I...I DENIED THAT I EVEN KNEW
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  • I...I DENIED THAT I EVEN KNEWYOU AND I THREW IN A FEW
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  • YOU AND I THREW IN A FEWEXPLETIVES TO CONVINCE
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  • EXPLETIVES TO CONVINCEEVERYBODY."
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  • EVERYBODY."AND, HE SAYS, "YOU KNOW I DON'T
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  • AND, HE SAYS, "YOU KNOW I DON'TAGAPAO YOU; I PHILEO YOU --
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  • AGAPAO YOU; I PHILEO YOU --I LOVE YOU LIKE A FRIEND."
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  • I LOVE YOU LIKE A FRIEND."THE SECOND TIME, JESUS SAYS:
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  • THE SECOND TIME, JESUS SAYS:"SIMON, SON OF JOHN, DO YOU
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  • "SIMON, SON OF JOHN, DO YOUAGAPAO ME?
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  • AGAPAO ME?DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN
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  • DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THANANYTHING?"
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  • ANYTHING?"AND, I CAN JUST IMAGINE --
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  • AND, I CAN JUST IMAGINE --JOHN, OF COURSE, DOESN'T SAY
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  • JOHN, OF COURSE, DOESN'T SAYTHIS -- BUT, IN MY MIND'S EYE,
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  • THIS -- BUT, IN MY MIND'S EYE,I CAN JUST IMAGINE PETE KIND OF
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  • I CAN JUST IMAGINE PETE KIND OFHANGING HIS HEAD.
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  • HANGING HIS HEAD.HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DONE.
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  • HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DONE.HE KNOWS THE GRIEF THAT HE'S
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  • HE KNOWS THE GRIEF THAT HE'SCAUSED BY BETRAYING THE CHRIST.
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  • CAUSED BY BETRAYING THE CHRIST.HE GOES: "JESUS, YOU KNOW ME.
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  • HE GOES: "JESUS, YOU KNOW ME.YOU KNOW ME.
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  • YOU KNOW ME.YOU KNOW HOW FRAIL MY FAITH IS.
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  • YOU KNOW HOW FRAIL MY FAITH IS.YOU KNOW I DON'T AGAPAO YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW I DON'T AGAPAO YOU.YOU KNOW ALL I'VE GOT IS
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  • YOU KNOW ALL I'VE GOT ISPHILEO."
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  • PHILEO."AND THE THIRD TIME, I JUST SO
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  • AND THE THIRD TIME, I JUST SOIMAGINE THE KINDNESS ACROSS THE
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  • IMAGINE THE KINDNESS ACROSS THECOUNTENANCE OF OUR SAVIOR.
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  • COUNTENANCE OF OUR SAVIOR.HE SAYS, "SIMON, SON OF JOHN,
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  • HE SAYS, "SIMON, SON OF JOHN,DO YOU PHILEO ME?"
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  • DO YOU PHILEO ME?"IT'S LIKE HE LOWERS THE LOVE
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  • IT'S LIKE HE LOWERS THE LOVEBAR FOR PETER.
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  • BAR FOR PETER.INSTEAD OF KICKING HIM OFF THE
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  • INSTEAD OF KICKING HIM OFF THETEAM, HE MAKES HIM CAPTAIN OF
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  • TEAM, HE MAKES HIM CAPTAIN OFTHE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH.
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  • THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH.SIMON PETER THOUGHT HE WAS
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  • SIMON PETER THOUGHT HE WASGONNA HAVE TO HIDE FOR THE REST
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  • GONNA HAVE TO HIDE FOR THE RESTOF HIS LIFE IN SHAME.
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  • OF HIS LIFE IN SHAME.AND, INSTEAD, JESUS MAKES HIM A
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  • AND, INSTEAD, JESUS MAKES HIM AHERO OF THE FAITH -- NOT
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  • HERO OF THE FAITH -- NOTBECAUSE HE DESERVED IT, BUT
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  • BECAUSE HE DESERVED IT, BUTBECAUSE JESUS DELIGHTS, I
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  • BECAUSE JESUS DELIGHTS, ITHINK, IN USING DONKEYS AND
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  • THINK, IN USING DONKEYS ANDROCKS, PEOPLE THAT RECOGNIZE: I
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  • ROCKS, PEOPLE THAT RECOGNIZE: ICAN'T MAKE IT BY MYSELF, APART
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  • CAN'T MAKE IT BY MYSELF, APARTFROM JESUS.
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  • FROM JESUS.HOW HAVE YA'LL EXPERIENCED THE
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  • HOW HAVE YA'LL EXPERIENCED THEFACT THAT GOD'S DREAMS ARE SO
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  • FACT THAT GOD'S DREAMS ARE SOMUCH BETTER FOR US--
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  • MUCH BETTER FOR US--I THINK THE FEAR IN SOME PEOPLE
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  • I THINK THE FEAR IN SOME PEOPLEIS: [INHALES DRAMATICALLY]
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  • IS: [INHALES DRAMATICALLY]I'M NOT SURE I WANT GOD'S
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  • I'M NOT SURE I WANT GOD'SDESIRES BECAUSE WHAT IF HE
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  • DESIRES BECAUSE WHAT IF HEWANTS ME TO, LIKE, WEAR A
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  • WANTS ME TO, LIKE, WEAR ATURTLENECK, AND, YOU KNOW, LIVE
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  • TURTLENECK, AND, YOU KNOW, LIVEIN A HUT IN SOME THIRD-WORLD
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  • IN A HUT IN SOME THIRD-WORLDCOUNTRY TO BE A MISSIONARY?
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  • COUNTRY TO BE A MISSIONARY?AND IT'S LIKE: Y'ALL, WE'RE
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  • AND IT'S LIKE: Y'ALL, WE'RETHINKING OF GOD FAR TOO SMALL.
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  • THINKING OF GOD FAR TOO SMALL.HIS DESIRES FOR US ARE SO MUCH
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  • HIS DESIRES FOR US ARE SO MUCHBETTER THAN WHAT WE WOULD
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  • BETTER THAN WHAT WE WOULDSETTLE FOR.
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  • SETTLE FOR.HOW HAD GOD SHOWN Y'ALL THAT
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  • HOW HAD GOD SHOWN Y'ALL THATHIS DESIRES FOR YOU ARE EVEN
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  • HIS DESIRES FOR YOU ARE EVENBETTER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE
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  • BETTER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD HAVESETTLED FOR?
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  • SETTLED FOR?- LISA BEVERE: LISA, I...
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  • - LISA BEVERE: LISA, I...I ACTUALLY KNEW I WAS AN IDIOT.
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  • I ACTUALLY KNEW I WAS AN IDIOT.SO, I REMEMBER CRYING OUT TO
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  • SO, I REMEMBER CRYING OUT TOGOD AND SAYING: "HEY,
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  • GOD AND SAYING: "HEY,IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ME THE
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  • IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ME THEDESIRES OF MY HEART, YOU KNOW
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  • DESIRES OF MY HEART, YOU KNOWMY HEART IS A LITTLE MESSED UP.
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  • MY HEART IS A LITTLE MESSED UP.SO, GOD, I NEED YOU TO HEAL MY
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  • SO, GOD, I NEED YOU TO HEAL MYHEART, AND, I NEED YOU TO TELL
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  • HEART, AND, I NEED YOU TO TELLME WHAT I ACTUALLY NEED THAT
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  • ME WHAT I ACTUALLY NEED THATWILL MAKE ME HEALTHY."
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  • WILL MAKE ME HEALTHY."BECAUSE, HERE'S THE THING: I
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  • BECAUSE, HERE'S THE THING: IREMEMBER I HAD A BOYFRIEND IN
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  • REMEMBER I HAD A BOYFRIEND INDALLAS, WHO WAS ONE OF MY
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  • DALLAS, WHO WAS ONE OF MYSORORITY SISTER'S BROTHERS, WHO
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  • SORORITY SISTER'S BROTHERS, WHOWAS DRIVING A MASERATI, WHICH I
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  • WAS DRIVING A MASERATI, WHICH IREALLY LIKED RIDING IN --
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  • REALLY LIKED RIDING IN --I'M NOT GONNA LIE.
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  • I'M NOT GONNA LIE.HE WAS MAKING A LOT OF MONEY.
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  • HE WAS MAKING A LOT OF MONEY.AND THEN, I HAD JOHN.
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  • AND THEN, I HAD JOHN.AND JOHN'S DRIVING LIKE THAT
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  • AND JOHN'S DRIVING LIKE THATNO-AIR-CONDITION CAR THAT-- I
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  • NO-AIR-CONDITION CAR THAT-- ITHINK IT WAS LIKE A CUTLASS OR
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  • THINK IT WAS LIKE A CUTLASS ORSOMETHING LIKE THAT.
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  • SOMETHING LIKE THAT.IT WASN'T COOL.
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  • IT WASN'T COOL.SO, IF A CUTLASS IS COOL,
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  • SO, IF A CUTLASS IS COOL,THAT'S NOT IT.
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  • THAT'S NOT IT.IT WAS SOMETHING NOT COOL-- NO,
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  • IT WAS SOMETHING NOT COOL-- NO,IT WAS AN IMPALA.
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  • IT WAS AN IMPALA.IT WAS AN IMPALA.
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  • IT WAS AN IMPALA.AND, I REMEMBER SAYING:
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  • AND, I REMEMBER SAYING:"MASERATI, OR AN IMPALA WITH NO
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  • "MASERATI, OR AN IMPALA WITH NOAIR-CONDITIONING...
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  • AIR-CONDITIONING...MASERATI, OR AN IMPALA..."
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  • MASERATI, OR AN IMPALA..."AND I WAS LIKE: "GOD, I KNOW
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  • AND I WAS LIKE: "GOD, I KNOWWHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.
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  • WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.I'M GONNA PICK THE WRONG
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  • I'M GONNA PICK THE WRONGTHING."
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  • THING."AND I SAID: "I'M GOING TO
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  • AND I SAID: "I'M GOING TOACTUALLY-- YOU KNOW THE DESIRES
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  • ACTUALLY-- YOU KNOW THE DESIRESOF MY HEART, BUT I ONLY KNOW
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  • OF MY HEART, BUT I ONLY KNOWTHE DESIRES OF MY HEAD.
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  • THE DESIRES OF MY HEAD.SO, GOD, I'M GONNA ASK YOU TO
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  • SO, GOD, I'M GONNA ASK YOU TOCHOOSE THE RIGHT THING FOR ME."
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  • CHOOSE THE RIGHT THING FOR ME."BECAUSE I THINK, A LOT OF TIMES,
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  • BECAUSE I THINK, A LOT OF TIMES,WE HAVE HEAD DESIRES, AND THEN,
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  • WE HAVE HEAD DESIRES, AND THEN,GOD'S LIKE: BABY GIRL, YOU'D BE
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  • GOD'S LIKE: BABY GIRL, YOU'D BEDIVORCED IN TWO YEARS FROM
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  • DIVORCED IN TWO YEARS FROMMASERATI MAN.
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  • MASERATI MAN.I'M GONNA GIVE YOU SOMETHING
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  • I'M GONNA GIVE YOU SOMETHINGTHAT IS LONG TERM AND THE
  • 00:06:02.908 --> 00:06:03.408
  • THAT IS LONG TERM AND THEDESIRE OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:06:03.475 --> 00:06:05.210
  • DESIRE OF YOUR HEART.AND I THINK, A LOT OF TIMES, WE
  • 00:06:05.277 --> 00:06:06.445
  • AND I THINK, A LOT OF TIMES, WEDON'T EVEN KNOW OUR HEART.
  • 00:06:06.511 --> 00:06:09.381
  • DON'T EVEN KNOW OUR HEART.I CAN LOOK BACK OVER, YOU
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  • I CAN LOOK BACK OVER, YOUKNOW-- I'VE BEEN SERVING GOD,
  • 00:06:13.051 --> 00:06:14.186
  • KNOW-- I'VE BEEN SERVING GOD,FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS NOW.
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  • FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS NOW.AND THERE WERE THINGS I THOUGHT
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  • AND THERE WERE THINGS I THOUGHTI WAS SO RIGHT ABOUT THAT I WAS
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  • I WAS SO RIGHT ABOUT THAT I WASSO WRONG ON.
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  • SO WRONG ON.AND I'M SO GLAD THAT GOD DIDN'T
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  • AND I'M SO GLAD THAT GOD DIDN'TGIVE ME WHAT I WAS TRYING TO
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  • GIVE ME WHAT I WAS TRYING TOFORCE AND TRYING TO SAY: THIS
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  • FORCE AND TRYING TO SAY: THISIS WHAT'S GONNA NEED TO HAPPEN
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  • IS WHAT'S GONNA NEED TO HAPPENAND WHEN IT'S GONNA NEED TO
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  • AND WHEN IT'S GONNA NEED TOHAPPEN.
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  • HAPPEN.AND HE'S LIKE: YEAH, I'M GONNA
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  • AND HE'S LIKE: YEAH, I'M GONNADO A WORK IN YOUR HEART SO THAT
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  • DO A WORK IN YOUR HEART SO THATYOU CAN HANDLE THE DESIRES I
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  • YOU CAN HANDLE THE DESIRES IHAVE FOR YOU, IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • HAVE FOR YOU, IN YOUR LIFE.- SHEILA WALSH: YOU KNOW, IT'S
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  • - SHEILA WALSH: YOU KNOW, IT'SSO INTERESTING, WHEN YOU TALK
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  • SO INTERESTING, WHEN YOU TALKABOUT THAT, BECAUSE I REMEMBER,
  • 00:06:41.813 --> 00:06:43.181
  • ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE I REMEMBER,WHEN I APPLIED FOR SEMINARY IN
  • 00:06:43.248 --> 00:06:44.249
  • WHEN I APPLIED FOR SEMINARY INLONDON, WHEN I WAS...I GUESS,
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  • LONDON, WHEN I WAS...I GUESS,ALMOST 19, AND, I GOT IN -- BY
  • 00:06:46.318 --> 00:06:49.521
  • ALMOST 19, AND, I GOT IN -- BYTHE SKIN OF MY TEETH -- AND I
  • 00:06:49.588 --> 00:06:50.789
  • THE SKIN OF MY TEETH -- AND IREMEMBER MEETING WITH THE
  • 00:06:50.856 --> 00:06:52.190
  • REMEMBER MEETING WITH THECHAPLAIN, IN THE FIRST COUPLE
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  • CHAPLAIN, IN THE FIRST COUPLEOF WEEKS.
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  • OF WEEKS.AND HE SAID TO ME: "SO, SHEILA,
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  • AND HE SAID TO ME: "SO, SHEILA,WHY ARE YOU HERE?
  • 00:06:56.461 --> 00:06:58.563
  • WHY ARE YOU HERE?WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD
  • 00:06:58.630 --> 00:06:59.164
  • WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GODHAS CALLED YOU TO DO?
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  • HAS CALLED YOU TO DO?AND I SAID, "I BELIEVE GOD
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  • AND I SAID, "I BELIEVE GODWANTS ME TO BE A MISSIONARY IN
  • 00:07:01.166 --> 00:07:02.467
  • WANTS ME TO BE A MISSIONARY ININDIA."
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  • INDIA."AND HE SAID: "WOW! THAT'S
  • 00:07:03.101 --> 00:07:05.837
  • AND HE SAID: "WOW! THAT'SWONDERFUL.
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  • WONDERFUL.WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT?"
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  • WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT?"AND I SAID, "BECAUSE I CAN'T
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  • AND I SAID, "BECAUSE I CAN'TTHINK OF ANYTHING I WOULD HATE
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  • THINK OF ANYTHING I WOULD HATEMORE."
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  • MORE."AND HE WAS KINDA LIKE: WHAT?
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  • AND HE WAS KINDA LIKE: WHAT?AND, HONESTLY, THAT WAS MY
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  • AND, HONESTLY, THAT WAS MYMINDSET, BACK THEN.
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  • MINDSET, BACK THEN.I THOUGHT -- YOU KNOW, EVEN
  • 00:07:18.283 --> 00:07:20.085
  • I THOUGHT -- YOU KNOW, EVENWHEN I GAVE MY LIFE TO GOD,
  • 00:07:20.151 --> 00:07:21.686
  • WHEN I GAVE MY LIFE TO GOD,WHEN I WAS 11 -- I THOUGHT IF
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  • WHEN I WAS 11 -- I THOUGHT IFYOUR OWN FATHER WHO ONCE LOVED
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  • YOUR OWN FATHER WHO ONCE LOVEDYOU COULD SEEM TO HATE YOU,
  • 00:07:26.758 --> 00:07:27.993
  • YOU COULD SEEM TO HATE YOU,THEN I CANNOT MESS UP A SECOND
  • 00:07:28.059 --> 00:07:29.561
  • THEN I CANNOT MESS UP A SECONDTIME.
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  • TIME.I REMEMBER THINKING I NOW HAVE
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  • I REMEMBER THINKING I NOW HAVEA HEAVENLY FATHER, SO I NEED TO
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  • A HEAVENLY FATHER, SO I NEED TOGET THIS RIGHT SO HE DOESN'T
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  • GET THIS RIGHT SO HE DOESN'TSTOP LOVING ME.
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  • STOP LOVING ME.AND I HONESTLY BELIEVED IF I
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  • AND I HONESTLY BELIEVED IF ICOULD THINK OF THE THING THAT I
  • 00:07:38.937 --> 00:07:39.804
  • COULD THINK OF THE THING THAT IWOULD HATE THE MOST AND DO IT,
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  • WOULD HATE THE MOST AND DO IT,THEN GOD WOULD BE LIKE,
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  • THEN GOD WOULD BE LIKE,"YAY, YOU."
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  • "YAY, YOU."IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME OF
  • 00:07:44.743 --> 00:07:45.810
  • IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME OFUNDERSTANDING THAT GOD ACTUALLY
  • 00:07:45.877 --> 00:07:47.345
  • UNDERSTANDING THAT GOD ACTUALLYDEPOSITS THOSE DESIRES IN OUR
  • 00:07:47.412 --> 00:07:49.047
  • DEPOSITS THOSE DESIRES IN OURHEART, AND THEN, IN HIS PERFECT
  • 00:07:49.114 --> 00:07:50.882
  • HEART, AND THEN, IN HIS PERFECTTIMING, HE UNPACKS THOSE.
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  • TIMING, HE UNPACKS THOSE.AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING.
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  • AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING.IT'S NOT A PUNISHMENT.
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  • IT'S NOT A PUNISHMENT.- LISA HARPER: NO. IT'S NOT--
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  • - LISA HARPER: NO. IT'S NOT--- SHEILA: IT'S NOT THAT I
  • 00:07:58.256 --> 00:07:58.990
  • - SHEILA: IT'S NOT THAT IDON'T LOVE INDIA.
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  • DON'T LOVE INDIA.- LISA HARPER: RIGHT.
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  • - LISA HARPER: RIGHT.YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU SAID THAT,
  • 00:08:00.725 --> 00:08:01.760
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU SAID THAT,THERE'S A HERESY CALLED
  • 00:08:01.826 --> 00:08:02.894
  • THERE'S A HERESY CALLEDMANICHAEISM THAT ESPOUSES THAT
  • 00:08:02.961 --> 00:08:05.263
  • MANICHAEISM THAT ESPOUSES THATVERY THING -- THAT, IN ORDER
  • 00:08:05.330 --> 00:08:07.866
  • VERY THING -- THAT, IN ORDERFOR GOD TO BE PLEASED WITH US,
  • 00:08:07.933 --> 00:08:08.934
  • FOR GOD TO BE PLEASED WITH US,WE HAVE TO BRING HIM A PENANCE
  • 00:08:09.000 --> 00:08:11.102
  • WE HAVE TO BRING HIM A PENANCEOF PAIN.
  • 00:08:11.169 --> 00:08:12.737
  • OF PAIN.SO, THAT WOULD FIT THAT.
  • 00:08:12.804 --> 00:08:15.340
  • SO, THAT WOULD FIT THAT.SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
  • 00:08:15.407 --> 00:08:16.575
  • SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEENTAUGHT: IF YOU'LL DO THE THING
  • 00:08:16.641 --> 00:08:18.610
  • TAUGHT: IF YOU'LL DO THE THINGYOU HATE MOST, THAT'S THE
  • 00:08:18.677 --> 00:08:19.878
  • YOU HATE MOST, THAT'S THEHIGHEST SACRIFICE.
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  • HIGHEST SACRIFICE.BUT, OF COURSE, THAT PAINTS A
  • 00:08:22.847 --> 00:08:23.515
  • BUT, OF COURSE, THAT PAINTS APICTURE OF A PUNITIVE GOD WHO
  • 00:08:23.582 --> 00:08:25.784
  • PICTURE OF A PUNITIVE GOD WHOWANTS TO PUNISH HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:08:25.850 --> 00:08:28.219
  • WANTS TO PUNISH HIS CHILDREN.THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT, YOU
  • 00:08:28.286 --> 00:08:30.188
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT, YOUKNOW -- LIKE MO SAID EARLIER --
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  • KNOW -- LIKE MO SAID EARLIER --HARD CAN BE-- HARD AND HOLY ARE
  • 00:08:32.290 --> 00:08:34.593
  • HARD CAN BE-- HARD AND HOLY ARENOT OPPOSITE ENDS OF A
  • 00:08:34.659 --> 00:08:35.994
  • NOT OPPOSITE ENDS OF ACONTINUUM.
  • 00:08:36.061 --> 00:08:36.995
  • CONTINUUM.THEY CAN BE RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:08:37.062 --> 00:08:37.495
  • THEY CAN BE RIGHT THERE,TOGETHER.
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  • TOGETHER.BUT, IN THE MIDST OF THAT, WE
  • 00:08:38.463 --> 00:08:40.031
  • BUT, IN THE MIDST OF THAT, WEHAVE A GOD WHO DELIGHTS IN US,
  • 00:08:40.098 --> 00:08:43.268
  • HAVE A GOD WHO DELIGHTS IN US,AND HIS DESIRES FOR US ARE FOR
  • 00:08:43.335 --> 00:08:44.769
  • AND HIS DESIRES FOR US ARE FOROUR GOOD.
  • 00:08:44.836 --> 00:08:47.138
  • OUR GOOD.AND, YOU KNOW, THE PARABLE IN
  • 00:08:47.205 --> 00:08:48.273
  • AND, YOU KNOW, THE PARABLE INLUKE ABOUT THE-- THERE'S A
  • 00:08:48.340 --> 00:08:51.543
  • LUKE ABOUT THE-- THERE'S AFATHER IN BED WITH HIS
  • 00:08:51.610 --> 00:08:52.110
  • FATHER IN BED WITH HISCHILDREN, AND A STRANGER KNOCKS
  • 00:08:52.177 --> 00:08:53.411
  • CHILDREN, AND A STRANGER KNOCKSON THE DOOR, AND HE'S
  • 00:08:53.478 --> 00:08:54.412
  • ON THE DOOR, AND HE'SRELUCTANT, AT FIRST, TO GET UP
  • 00:08:54.479 --> 00:08:55.814
  • RELUCTANT, AT FIRST, TO GET UPAND GIVE THE STRANGER BREAD.
  • 00:08:55.880 --> 00:08:57.983
  • AND GIVE THE STRANGER BREAD.AND Y'ALL KNOW THE STORY.
  • 00:08:58.049 --> 00:08:59.184
  • AND Y'ALL KNOW THE STORY.AT THE END OF THE PARABLE,
  • 00:08:59.250 --> 00:09:00.518
  • AT THE END OF THE PARABLE,JESUS SAYS, "IF YOU, THEN, WHO
  • 00:09:00.585 --> 00:09:02.921
  • JESUS SAYS, "IF YOU, THEN, WHOARE HUMAN PARENTS, WOULDN'T
  • 00:09:02.988 --> 00:09:05.624
  • ARE HUMAN PARENTS, WOULDN'TGIVE YOUR CHILDREN A SCORPION
  • 00:09:05.690 --> 00:09:06.791
  • GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A SCORPIONOR A SNAKE, IF THEY ASKED FOR
  • 00:09:06.858 --> 00:09:08.159
  • OR A SNAKE, IF THEY ASKED FORFISH, HOW MUCH MORE..."
  • 00:09:08.226 --> 00:09:09.027
  • FISH, HOW MUCH MORE..."IT'S A FORTIORI LOGIC, I THINK,
  • 00:09:09.094 --> 00:09:13.365
  • IT'S A FORTIORI LOGIC, I THINK,IN LATIN.
  • 00:09:13.431 --> 00:09:14.065
  • IN LATIN.IT MEANS...IT MEANS USING
  • 00:09:14.132 --> 00:09:15.567
  • IT MEANS...IT MEANS USINGSOMETHING TO BUILD A
  • 00:09:15.634 --> 00:09:17.402
  • SOMETHING TO BUILD APROGRESSIVE, BUT IT'S ONLY
  • 00:09:17.469 --> 00:09:18.169
  • PROGRESSIVE, BUT IT'S ONLYGONNA GET BETTER.
  • 00:09:18.236 --> 00:09:18.703
  • GONNA GET BETTER.AND IT'S TAKEN A LONG TIME FOR
  • 00:09:18.770 --> 00:09:21.072
  • AND IT'S TAKEN A LONG TIME FORME TO BEGIN TO-- I CAN SPIT OUT
  • 00:09:21.139 --> 00:09:22.941
  • ME TO BEGIN TO-- I CAN SPIT OUTPHRASES LIKE THAT, BUT, BOY, MY
  • 00:09:23.008 --> 00:09:25.243
  • PHRASES LIKE THAT, BUT, BOY, MYHEART IS RELUCTANT TO BELIEVE
  • 00:09:25.310 --> 00:09:27.545
  • HEART IS RELUCTANT TO BELIEVETHAT GOD WANTS THE BEST FOR ME.
  • 00:09:27.612 --> 00:09:30.782
  • THAT GOD WANTS THE BEST FOR ME.IT HAS HELPED TO BECOME A MOM.
  • 00:09:30.849 --> 00:09:33.985
  • IT HAS HELPED TO BECOME A MOM.(VOICE EMOTIONAL) BECAUSE I
  • 00:09:34.052 --> 00:09:34.853
  • (VOICE EMOTIONAL) BECAUSE ILOVE MY KID SO MUCH, I WANT THE
  • 00:09:34.919 --> 00:09:36.221
  • LOVE MY KID SO MUCH, I WANT THEBEST FOR HER.
  • 00:09:36.287 --> 00:09:39.324
  • BEST FOR HER.(VOICE NORMALIZING) AND I
  • 00:09:39.391 --> 00:09:40.358
  • (VOICE NORMALIZING) AND IDELIGHT IN THE LITTLEST THINGS.
  • 00:09:40.425 --> 00:09:41.660
  • DELIGHT IN THE LITTLEST THINGS.I DON'T WANNA MAKE LIFE HARDER
  • 00:09:41.726 --> 00:09:42.761
  • I DON'T WANNA MAKE LIFE HARDERFOR HER.
  • 00:09:42.827 --> 00:09:44.696
  • FOR HER.I LOVE TO HEAR HER LAUGH.
  • 00:09:44.763 --> 00:09:46.631
  • I LOVE TO HEAR HER LAUGH.AND TO KNOW THAT MY LOVE FOR
  • 00:09:46.698 --> 00:09:48.566
  • AND TO KNOW THAT MY LOVE FORMISSY IS LIKE A DROP IN THE
  • 00:09:48.633 --> 00:09:50.268
  • MISSY IS LIKE A DROP IN THEOCEAN COMPARED TO GOD'S PERFECT
  • 00:09:50.335 --> 00:09:52.103
  • OCEAN COMPARED TO GOD'S PERFECTLOVE FOR ME?
  • 00:09:52.170 --> 00:09:55.206
  • LOVE FOR ME?- LISA BEVERE: YEAH.
  • 00:09:55.273 --> 00:09:56.741
  • - LISA BEVERE: YEAH.- LISA HARPER: SO, HOW HAS HE
  • 00:09:56.808 --> 00:09:59.110
  • - LISA HARPER: SO, HOW HAS HESHOWN YOU THAT, NONA, JUST THAT
  • 00:09:59.177 --> 00:10:01.913
  • SHOWN YOU THAT, NONA, JUST THATHIS DESIRE FOR YOU IS EVEN
  • 00:10:01.980 --> 00:10:02.480
  • HIS DESIRE FOR YOU IS EVENBETTER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE
  • 00:10:02.547 --> 00:10:03.248
  • BETTER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD HAVESETTLED FOR?
  • 00:10:03.314 --> 00:10:04.082
  • SETTLED FOR?- NONA JONES: WELL, YOU
  • 00:10:04.149 --> 00:10:04.582
  • - NONA JONES: WELL, YOUKNOW...(CHUCKLES)...THIS IS AN
  • 00:10:04.649 --> 00:10:05.784
  • KNOW...(CHUCKLES)...THIS IS ANINTERESTING CONVERSATION,
  • 00:10:05.850 --> 00:10:06.317
  • INTERESTING CONVERSATION,BECAUSE, I HAVE BEEN STUDYING
  • 00:10:06.384 --> 00:10:07.218
  • BECAUSE, I HAVE BEEN STUDYINGFOR THE PAST FEW YEARS JUST
  • 00:10:07.285 --> 00:10:08.620
  • FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS JUSTPURPOSE, LIKE TRYING TO
  • 00:10:08.687 --> 00:10:10.321
  • PURPOSE, LIKE TRYING TOUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:10:10.388 --> 00:10:10.822
  • UNDERSTAND.BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE ALL GO
  • 00:10:10.889 --> 00:10:12.290
  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE ALL GOTHROUGH OUR LIFE, AND WE'RE
  • 00:10:12.357 --> 00:10:13.391
  • THROUGH OUR LIFE, AND WE'RELIKE: (DRAMATIC VOICE) HOW DO I
  • 00:10:13.458 --> 00:10:14.459
  • LIKE: (DRAMATIC VOICE) HOW DO IKNOW MY PURPOSE?
  • 00:10:14.526 --> 00:10:15.193
  • KNOW MY PURPOSE?WHAT-- WHY AM I HERE?
  • 00:10:15.260 --> 00:10:17.328
  • WHAT-- WHY AM I HERE?WHAT'S MY PURPOSE?
  • 00:10:17.395 --> 00:10:17.862
  • WHAT'S MY PURPOSE?AND, YOU'RE RIGHT -- THERE ARE
  • 00:10:17.929 --> 00:10:19.397
  • AND, YOU'RE RIGHT -- THERE ARESO MANY PEOPLE WHO THINK: OH,
  • 00:10:19.464 --> 00:10:20.565
  • SO MANY PEOPLE WHO THINK: OH,WELL, GOD WANTS ME TO DO THE
  • 00:10:20.632 --> 00:10:21.166
  • WELL, GOD WANTS ME TO DO THETHING I DON'T WANNA DO.
  • 00:10:21.232 --> 00:10:22.367
  • THING I DON'T WANNA DO.BUT, WHAT THE LORD HAD BEEN
  • 00:10:22.434 --> 00:10:24.235
  • BUT, WHAT THE LORD HAD BEENSHOWING ME IS THAT THERE ARE
  • 00:10:24.302 --> 00:10:26.404
  • SHOWING ME IS THAT THERE ARETHREE CHARACTERISTICS FOR OUR
  • 00:10:26.471 --> 00:10:28.506
  • THREE CHARACTERISTICS FOR OURPURPOSE.
  • 00:10:28.573 --> 00:10:29.774
  • PURPOSE.AND, THIS GOES TO-- THIS SPEAKS
  • 00:10:29.841 --> 00:10:31.710
  • AND, THIS GOES TO-- THIS SPEAKSTO THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:10:31.776 --> 00:10:33.111
  • TO THE LOVE OF GOD.THE FIRST IS IT WILL BE
  • 00:10:33.178 --> 00:10:35.647
  • THE FIRST IS IT WILL BESOMETHING THAT WE SEE THAT
  • 00:10:35.714 --> 00:10:37.882
  • SOMETHING THAT WE SEE THATNEEDS TO GET DONE.
  • 00:10:37.949 --> 00:10:39.084
  • NEEDS TO GET DONE.SO, WE'LL HAVE A UNIQUE SET OF
  • 00:10:39.150 --> 00:10:41.019
  • SO, WE'LL HAVE A UNIQUE SET OFVISION AND AWARENESS FOR IT --
  • 00:10:41.086 --> 00:10:43.488
  • VISION AND AWARENESS FOR IT --SOMETHING THAT WE SEE THAT
  • 00:10:43.555 --> 00:10:45.023
  • SOMETHING THAT WE SEE THATNEEDS TO GET DONE.
  • 00:10:45.090 --> 00:10:46.391
  • NEEDS TO GET DONE.AND IT'LL BE THE THING THAT
  • 00:10:46.458 --> 00:10:46.958
  • AND IT'LL BE THE THING THATWE'RE ALWAYS TELLING EVERYBODY
  • 00:10:47.025 --> 00:10:48.526
  • WE'RE ALWAYS TELLING EVERYBODYELSE NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:10:48.593 --> 00:10:49.627
  • ELSE NEEDS TO HAPPEN."YOU KNOW, WE NEED A NEW
  • 00:10:49.694 --> 00:10:50.762
  • "YOU KNOW, WE NEED A NEWMINISTRY FOR YOUNG LADIES AT
  • 00:10:50.829 --> 00:10:51.329
  • MINISTRY FOR YOUNG LADIES ATTHIS CHURCH."
  • 00:10:51.396 --> 00:10:52.430
  • THIS CHURCH."AND EVERYBODY'S LIKE: "YEAH,
  • 00:10:52.497 --> 00:10:54.666
  • AND EVERYBODY'S LIKE: "YEAH,THAT'D BE GREAT."
  • 00:10:54.733 --> 00:10:56.234
  • THAT'D BE GREAT."BUT THEY DON'T SEE IT.
  • 00:10:56.301 --> 00:10:57.802
  • BUT THEY DON'T SEE IT.YOU SEE IT -- RIGHT?
  • 00:10:57.869 --> 00:10:58.603
  • YOU SEE IT -- RIGHT?THE SECOND KEY...(LAUGHS)...IS
  • 00:10:58.670 --> 00:11:00.338
  • THE SECOND KEY...(LAUGHS)...ISTHAT YOU WILL BE ENERGIZED BY
  • 00:11:00.405 --> 00:11:01.306
  • THAT YOU WILL BE ENERGIZED BYTHAT THING.
  • 00:11:01.372 --> 00:11:04.642
  • THAT THING.BECAUSE THAT'S GRACE.
  • 00:11:04.709 --> 00:11:05.210
  • BECAUSE THAT'S GRACE.SEE, WHEN GOD HAS CALLED US TO
  • 00:11:05.276 --> 00:11:08.747
  • SEE, WHEN GOD HAS CALLED US TOSOMETHING, WHEN THERE IS A
  • 00:11:08.813 --> 00:11:10.048
  • SOMETHING, WHEN THERE IS APURPOSE IN IT, WE WILL HAVE THE
  • 00:11:10.115 --> 00:11:11.783
  • PURPOSE IN IT, WE WILL HAVE THEGRACE TO FULFILL THE
  • 00:11:11.850 --> 00:11:12.350
  • GRACE TO FULFILL THEASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:11:12.417 --> 00:11:14.519
  • ASSIGNMENT.MANY YEARS AGO, WHEN MY
  • 00:11:14.586 --> 00:11:16.521
  • MANY YEARS AGO, WHEN MYCHILDREN WERE VERY YOUNG, I
  • 00:11:16.588 --> 00:11:18.223
  • CHILDREN WERE VERY YOUNG, IDECIDED TO VOLUNTEER IN THE
  • 00:11:18.289 --> 00:11:19.190
  • DECIDED TO VOLUNTEER IN THENURSERY AT OUR CHURCH, BECAUSE
  • 00:11:19.257 --> 00:11:19.891
  • NURSERY AT OUR CHURCH, BECAUSETHEY NEEDED...HELP.
  • 00:11:19.958 --> 00:11:21.659
  • THEY NEEDED...HELP.AND I DISCOVERED, VERY QUICKLY,
  • 00:11:21.726 --> 00:11:23.094
  • AND I DISCOVERED, VERY QUICKLY,THAT WAS NOT MY CALLING.
  • 00:11:23.161 --> 00:11:25.130
  • THAT WAS NOT MY CALLING.I WAS NOT PURPOSED FOR IT.
  • 00:11:25.196 --> 00:11:27.966
  • I WAS NOT PURPOSED FOR IT.I WAS NO GRACED FOR IT.
  • 00:11:28.032 --> 00:11:29.300
  • I WAS NO GRACED FOR IT.I WAS SO FRUSTRATED ABOUT THAT
  • 00:11:29.367 --> 00:11:30.635
  • I WAS SO FRUSTRATED ABOUT THATTHING, AT THE END OF THE DAY, I
  • 00:11:30.702 --> 00:11:32.470
  • THING, AT THE END OF THE DAY, IWAS LIKE, "I AM NEVER GOING
  • 00:11:32.537 --> 00:11:33.071
  • WAS LIKE, "I AM NEVER GOINGBACK."
  • 00:11:33.138 --> 00:11:35.974
  • BACK."SO, I WAS NOT ENERGIZED.
  • 00:11:36.040 --> 00:11:38.510
  • SO, I WAS NOT ENERGIZED.BUT THE THIRD KEY, THE THIRD
  • 00:11:38.576 --> 00:11:40.245
  • BUT THE THIRD KEY, THE THIRDWAY THAT WE KNOW OUR PURPOSE --
  • 00:11:40.311 --> 00:11:40.912
  • WAY THAT WE KNOW OUR PURPOSE --AND THIS IS THROUGH THE LOVE OF
  • 00:11:40.979 --> 00:11:41.713
  • AND THIS IS THROUGH THE LOVE OFGOD -- IS WE WILL OFTEN BE
  • 00:11:41.780 --> 00:11:42.280
  • GOD -- IS WE WILL OFTEN BEUNQUALIFIED.
  • 00:11:42.347 --> 00:11:45.250
  • UNQUALIFIED.AND WE WILL SEE IT, WE WILL BE
  • 00:11:45.316 --> 00:11:46.851
  • AND WE WILL SEE IT, WE WILL BEENERGIZED BY IT, BUT WE'LL TALK
  • 00:11:46.918 --> 00:11:48.386
  • ENERGIZED BY IT, BUT WE'LL TALKOURSELVES OUT OF IT BECAUSE
  • 00:11:48.453 --> 00:11:50.221
  • OURSELVES OUT OF IT BECAUSEWE'LL SAY: "OH, I DON'T HAVE
  • 00:11:50.288 --> 00:11:51.122
  • WE'LL SAY: "OH, I DON'T HAVETHE CREDENTIALS."
  • 00:11:51.189 --> 00:11:52.257
  • THE CREDENTIALS.""I DON'T HAVE THE DEGREE."
  • 00:11:52.323 --> 00:11:53.591
  • "I DON'T HAVE THE DEGREE.""I DON'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE."
  • 00:11:53.658 --> 00:11:55.059
  • "I DON'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE."BUT IN GOD'S INFINITE LOVE, HE
  • 00:11:55.126 --> 00:11:57.228
  • BUT IN GOD'S INFINITE LOVE, HECALLS US TO THAT EXACT
  • 00:11:57.295 --> 00:11:59.464
  • CALLS US TO THAT EXACTASSIGNMENT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT
  • 00:11:59.531 --> 00:12:01.399
  • ASSIGNMENT BECAUSE WE'RE NOTQUALIFIED FOR IT, SO HE GETS
  • 00:12:01.466 --> 00:12:02.700
  • QUALIFIED FOR IT, SO HE GETSTHE GLORY.
  • 00:12:02.767 --> 00:12:04.702
  • THE GLORY.AND, FOR ME, THAT HAS BEEN GOD
  • 00:12:04.769 --> 00:12:06.337
  • AND, FOR ME, THAT HAS BEEN GODREVEALING HIS PURPOSE IN MY
  • 00:12:06.404 --> 00:12:08.973
  • REVEALING HIS PURPOSE IN MYLIFE, HIS ASSIGNMENT ON MY
  • 00:12:09.040 --> 00:12:10.875
  • LIFE, HIS ASSIGNMENT ON MYLIFE.
  • 00:12:10.942 --> 00:12:12.110
  • LIFE.THE THINGS THAT I DO -- I'M
  • 00:12:12.177 --> 00:12:13.711
  • THE THINGS THAT I DO -- I'MTELLING YOU ALL -- I AM NOT
  • 00:12:13.778 --> 00:12:15.146
  • TELLING YOU ALL -- I AM NOTQUALIFIED TO DO THEM.
  • 00:12:15.213 --> 00:12:17.215
  • QUALIFIED TO DO THEM.I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT.
  • 00:12:17.282 --> 00:12:18.716
  • I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT.BUT I'M ENERGIZED BY THEM AND I
  • 00:12:18.783 --> 00:12:20.418
  • BUT I'M ENERGIZED BY THEM AND ISEE THE NEED TO DO IT.
  • 00:12:20.485 --> 00:12:21.786
  • SEE THE NEED TO DO IT.AND I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO HOW
  • 00:12:21.853 --> 00:12:23.555
  • AND I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO HOWMUCH GOD LOVES US.
  • 00:12:23.621 --> 00:12:24.656
  • MUCH GOD LOVES US.HE'S NOT GONNA CALL US TO THE
  • 00:12:24.722 --> 00:12:25.924
  • HE'S NOT GONNA CALL US TO THETHING THAT WE LITERALLY JUST
  • 00:12:25.990 --> 00:12:27.625
  • THING THAT WE LITERALLY JUSTDREAD: "OH, MY GOSH, IF I HAVE
  • 00:12:27.692 --> 00:12:29.627
  • DREAD: "OH, MY GOSH, IF I HAVETO DO THIS ONE MORE TIME, I'M
  • 00:12:29.694 --> 00:12:31.629
  • TO DO THIS ONE MORE TIME, I'MGOING TO JUMP OFF A CLIFF."
  • 00:12:31.696 --> 00:12:33.398
  • GOING TO JUMP OFF A CLIFF."THAT IS NOT THE TYPE OF GOD
  • 00:12:33.464 --> 00:12:34.666
  • THAT IS NOT THE TYPE OF GODTHAT WE SERVE.
  • 00:12:34.732 --> 00:12:36.301
  • THAT WE SERVE.NOW, WE WILL DOUBT OURSELVES,
  • 00:12:36.367 --> 00:12:37.535
  • NOW, WE WILL DOUBT OURSELVES,WE WILL DOUBT OUR CAPABILITIES,
  • 00:12:37.602 --> 00:12:39.304
  • WE WILL DOUBT OUR CAPABILITIES,WE WILL SAY, "I DON'T THINK I
  • 00:12:39.370 --> 00:12:39.904
  • WE WILL SAY, "I DON'T THINK ICAN DO THAT," BUT WE SEE THE
  • 00:12:39.971 --> 00:12:42.006
  • CAN DO THAT," BUT WE SEE THENEED TO DO IT, AND WE'RE
  • 00:12:42.073 --> 00:12:43.308
  • NEED TO DO IT, AND WE'REWILLING TO SURRENDER TO THE
  • 00:12:43.374 --> 00:12:45.510
  • WILLING TO SURRENDER TO THECALL.
  • 00:12:45.577 --> 00:12:47.445
  • CALL.AND I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO...
  • 00:12:47.512 --> 00:12:48.580
  • AND I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO...SPEAKS TO JUST THE LOVE OF GOD
  • 00:12:48.646 --> 00:12:49.948
  • SPEAKS TO JUST THE LOVE OF GODAND HOW KIND AND COMPASSIONATE
  • 00:12:50.014 --> 00:12:51.049
  • AND HOW KIND AND COMPASSIONATEHE IS.
  • 00:12:51.115 --> 00:12:52.617
  • HE IS.HE'S NOT GONNA MAKE US SPEND
  • 00:12:52.684 --> 00:12:54.085
  • HE'S NOT GONNA MAKE US SPENDOUR LIFE DOING SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:12:54.152 --> 00:12:55.320
  • OUR LIFE DOING SOMETHING THATWE'RE GONNA GO TO OUR DEATHBED,
  • 00:12:55.386 --> 00:12:57.622
  • WE'RE GONNA GO TO OUR DEATHBED,LIKE: "I REALLY WISH I DIDN'T
  • 00:12:57.689 --> 00:12:58.289
  • LIKE: "I REALLY WISH I DIDN'TSPEND MY LIFE DOING THAT."
  • 00:12:58.356 --> 00:12:59.390
  • SPEND MY LIFE DOING THAT."[LAUGHS]
  • 00:12:59.457 --> 00:13:00.758
  • [LAUGHS]THAT'S HOW MUCH HE LOVES US.
  • 00:13:00.825 --> 00:13:01.526
  • THAT'S HOW MUCH HE LOVES US.- LISA HARPER: WELL, FRANCIS
  • 00:13:01.593 --> 00:13:03.061
  • - LISA HARPER: WELL, FRANCISSCHAEFFER SAYS THAT GOD'S
  • 00:13:03.127 --> 00:13:03.895
  • SCHAEFFER SAYS THAT GOD'SCALLING ON OUR LIFE, OR OUR
  • 00:13:03.962 --> 00:13:06.264
  • CALLING ON OUR LIFE, OR OURPURPOSE, IS WHERE OUR DEEP
  • 00:13:06.331 --> 00:13:07.799
  • PURPOSE, IS WHERE OUR DEEPGLADNESS AND THE WORLD'S
  • 00:13:07.866 --> 00:13:08.700
  • GLADNESS AND THE WORLD'SDEEP HUNGER INTERSECT.
  • 00:13:08.766 --> 00:13:09.968
  • DEEP HUNGER INTERSECT.AND, I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:13:10.034 --> 00:13:11.469
  • AND, I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU,WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT WHAT
  • 00:13:11.536 --> 00:13:12.937
  • WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT WHATWE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT TODAY,
  • 00:13:13.004 --> 00:13:13.571
  • WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT TODAY,MO.
  • 00:13:13.638 --> 00:13:15.340
  • MO.I WAS THINKING: HOW DOES YOUR
  • 00:13:15.406 --> 00:13:17.242
  • I WAS THINKING: HOW DOES YOURGIFTEDNESSES-- YOU KNOW, YOU
  • 00:13:17.308 --> 00:13:19.110
  • GIFTEDNESSES-- YOU KNOW, YOUWERE A WORLD-CLASS ATHLETE, AND
  • 00:13:19.177 --> 00:13:22.547
  • WERE A WORLD-CLASS ATHLETE, ANDYOU KNEW WHAT IT WAS TO OPERATE
  • 00:13:22.614 --> 00:13:23.748
  • YOU KNEW WHAT IT WAS TO OPERATEIN THAT SENSE AND BE REALLY
  • 00:13:23.815 --> 00:13:24.549
  • IN THAT SENSE AND BE REALLYGOOD AT THAT.
  • 00:13:24.616 --> 00:13:27.452
  • GOOD AT THAT.HOW HAS THAT GIFTEDNESS KIND OF
  • 00:13:27.518 --> 00:13:30.755
  • HOW HAS THAT GIFTEDNESS KIND OFTRANSLATED INTO WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:13:30.822 --> 00:13:32.090
  • TRANSLATED INTO WHAT YOU'REDOING NOW, AS A MINISTER OF THE
  • 00:13:32.156 --> 00:13:33.224
  • DOING NOW, AS A MINISTER OF THENEW COVENANT?
  • 00:13:33.291 --> 00:13:34.692
  • NEW COVENANT?- MO ISOM AIKEN: THE FITNESS
  • 00:13:34.759 --> 00:13:35.827
  • - MO ISOM AIKEN: THE FITNESSLEVEL MIGHT HAVE DIMINISHED.
  • 00:13:35.894 --> 00:13:37.495
  • LEVEL MIGHT HAVE DIMINISHED.UM, BUT...
  • 00:13:37.562 --> 00:13:38.196
  • UM, BUT...[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:38.263 --> 00:13:39.130
  • [LAUGHTER]...I THINK SO MUCH OF HOW I
  • 00:13:39.197 --> 00:13:40.365
  • ...I THINK SO MUCH OF HOW ISORT OF CONVERGE -- THE TWO
  • 00:13:40.431 --> 00:13:45.370
  • SORT OF CONVERGE -- THE TWOCONVERGE -- YOU KNOW, AN
  • 00:13:45.436 --> 00:13:47.038
  • CONVERGE -- YOU KNOW, ANATHLETIC BACKGROUND TO WHERE
  • 00:13:47.105 --> 00:13:48.439
  • ATHLETIC BACKGROUND TO WHERETHE LORD HAS ME NOW AND WHAT HE
  • 00:13:48.506 --> 00:13:49.874
  • THE LORD HAS ME NOW AND WHAT HEHAS ME DOING.
  • 00:13:49.941 --> 00:13:51.910
  • HAS ME DOING.FOR ME, IT COMES TO LIFE IN THE
  • 00:13:51.976 --> 00:13:53.945
  • FOR ME, IT COMES TO LIFE IN THELESSONS THAT WERE LEARNED IN
  • 00:13:54.012 --> 00:13:55.546
  • LESSONS THAT WERE LEARNED INTHAT SPACE, OR THE MENTAL
  • 00:13:55.613 --> 00:13:57.949
  • THAT SPACE, OR THE MENTALDISCIPLINE, OR THE PHYSICAL
  • 00:13:58.016 --> 00:14:00.318
  • DISCIPLINE, OR THE PHYSICALDISCIPLINE, OFTENTIMES.
  • 00:14:00.385 --> 00:14:02.253
  • DISCIPLINE, OFTENTIMES.MAN, PAUL'S WORDS AND IMAGERY
  • 00:14:02.320 --> 00:14:05.390
  • MAN, PAUL'S WORDS AND IMAGERYOF, YOU KNOW, RUNNING THE RACE,
  • 00:14:05.456 --> 00:14:06.658
  • OF, YOU KNOW, RUNNING THE RACE,OR STRIVING TO THE FINISH LINE,
  • 00:14:06.724 --> 00:14:08.993
  • OR STRIVING TO THE FINISH LINE,COME TO LIFE IN SUCH BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:14.599
  • COME TO LIFE IN SUCH BEAUTIFULWAYS WHEN THERE ARE CHALLENGES
  • 00:14:14.666 --> 00:14:17.902
  • WAYS WHEN THERE ARE CHALLENGESOR ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE LORD,
  • 00:14:17.969 --> 00:14:21.806
  • OR ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE LORD,OR CALLINGS SET BEFORE ME THAT
  • 00:14:21.873 --> 00:14:24.042
  • OR CALLINGS SET BEFORE ME THATLOOK REALLY DAUNTING, OR...A
  • 00:14:24.108 --> 00:14:25.810
  • LOOK REALLY DAUNTING, OR...ALEVEL THAT I DON'T FEEL LIKE I
  • 00:14:25.877 --> 00:14:29.847
  • LEVEL THAT I DON'T FEEL LIKE ICOULD FUNCTION AT.
  • 00:14:29.914 --> 00:14:32.717
  • COULD FUNCTION AT.IT TAKES ME RIGHT BACK TO THE
  • 00:14:32.784 --> 00:14:33.918
  • IT TAKES ME RIGHT BACK TO THEMENTALITY OF: THEN, LET'S GET
  • 00:14:33.985 --> 00:14:35.420
  • MENTALITY OF: THEN, LET'S GETTO WORK.
  • 00:14:35.486 --> 00:14:36.287
  • TO WORK.LET'S TRAIN.
  • 00:14:36.354 --> 00:14:38.890
  • LET'S TRAIN.LET'S SPEND THAT TIME ON THE
  • 00:14:38.957 --> 00:14:40.291
  • LET'S SPEND THAT TIME ON THEPRACTICE FIELD.
  • 00:14:40.358 --> 00:14:40.925
  • PRACTICE FIELD.LET'S HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE GOAL
  • 00:14:40.992 --> 00:14:42.060
  • LET'S HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE GOALSET BEFORE US OF BUILDING HIS
  • 00:14:42.126 --> 00:14:44.729
  • SET BEFORE US OF BUILDING HISKINGDOM, AND, YOU KNOW, ALLOW,
  • 00:14:44.796 --> 00:14:47.465
  • KINGDOM, AND, YOU KNOW, ALLOW,REALLY, THE HOLY SPIRIT TO
  • 00:14:47.532 --> 00:14:49.567
  • REALLY, THE HOLY SPIRIT TOCOACH ME IN WHAT IS GOING TO BE
  • 00:14:49.634 --> 00:14:51.469
  • COACH ME IN WHAT IS GOING TO BEREQUIRED OR NEEDED, OR THE
  • 00:14:51.536 --> 00:14:53.504
  • REQUIRED OR NEEDED, OR THENUANCES OF CARRYING FORTH THAT
  • 00:14:53.571 --> 00:14:55.406
  • NUANCES OF CARRYING FORTH THATCALLING.
  • 00:14:55.473 --> 00:15:00.144
  • CALLING.BECAUSE THERE ARE GREAT DETAILS
  • 00:15:00.211 --> 00:15:00.812
  • BECAUSE THERE ARE GREAT DETAILSAND NUANCES TO EVERY SINGLE
  • 00:15:00.878 --> 00:15:01.946
  • AND NUANCES TO EVERY SINGLEASSIGNMENT THAT THE LORD BRINGS
  • 00:15:02.013 --> 00:15:03.614
  • ASSIGNMENT THAT THE LORD BRINGSTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:03.681 --> 00:15:05.216
  • TO OUR LIFE.YOU KNOW, I READ THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:15:05.283 --> 00:15:05.850
  • YOU KNOW, I READ THE SCRIPTURETHAT HE GIVES US THE DESIRE OF
  • 00:15:05.917 --> 00:15:10.121
  • THAT HE GIVES US THE DESIRE OFOUR HEARTS.
  • 00:15:10.188 --> 00:15:12.056
  • OUR HEARTS.SO, IT'S HIM DEPOSITING,
  • 00:15:12.123 --> 00:15:13.057
  • SO, IT'S HIM DEPOSITING,REALLY, WHAT HIS DESIRES ARE
  • 00:15:13.124 --> 00:15:14.692
  • REALLY, WHAT HIS DESIRES AREINTO OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:15:14.759 --> 00:15:16.627
  • INTO OUR HEARTS.AND SO, AS WE LABOR TOWARDS
  • 00:15:16.694 --> 00:15:21.532
  • AND SO, AS WE LABOR TOWARDSTHAT, THERE IS SACRIFICE
  • 00:15:21.599 --> 00:15:23.001
  • THAT, THERE IS SACRIFICESOMETIMES, THERE IS PAIN
  • 00:15:23.067 --> 00:15:25.136
  • SOMETIMES, THERE IS PAINSOMETIMES, THERE IS GLORY,
  • 00:15:25.203 --> 00:15:27.238
  • SOMETIMES, THERE IS GLORY,SOMETIMES.
  • 00:15:27.305 --> 00:15:30.608
  • SOMETIMES.THINK OF ALL THE SMALL WINS
  • 00:15:30.675 --> 00:15:31.809
  • THINK OF ALL THE SMALL WINSBEFORE YOU REACH THE
  • 00:15:31.876 --> 00:15:32.643
  • BEFORE YOU REACH THECHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
  • 00:15:32.710 --> 00:15:33.311
  • CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.THERE'S A DYNAMIC EXPERIENCE
  • 00:15:33.378 --> 00:15:33.978
  • THERE'S A DYNAMIC EXPERIENCETAKING PLACE AS WE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:15:34.045 --> 00:15:36.280
  • TAKING PLACE AS WE, YOU KNOW,MOVE TOWARDS THAT AND WORK THAT
  • 00:15:36.347 --> 00:15:38.049
  • MOVE TOWARDS THAT AND WORK THATOUT.
  • 00:15:38.116 --> 00:15:40.918
  • OUT.BUT, THE BEAUTY, I THINK, IS
  • 00:15:40.985 --> 00:15:42.754
  • BUT, THE BEAUTY, I THINK, ISTHAT HE IS-- MAN, THE SPIRIT IS
  • 00:15:42.820 --> 00:15:45.356
  • THAT HE IS-- MAN, THE SPIRIT ISOUR COACH ON THE SIDELINES.
  • 00:15:45.423 --> 00:15:47.091
  • OUR COACH ON THE SIDELINES.HE IS ALWAYS WITH US.
  • 00:15:47.158 --> 00:15:50.428
  • HE IS ALWAYS WITH US.HE IS ALWAYS BRINGING CLARITY
  • 00:15:50.495 --> 00:15:52.296
  • HE IS ALWAYS BRINGING CLARITYFOR US, COACHING US, COMFORTING
  • 00:15:52.363 --> 00:15:53.264
  • FOR US, COACHING US, COMFORTINGUS, LEADING US IN THE WAY THAT
  • 00:15:53.331 --> 00:15:54.565
  • US, LEADING US IN THE WAY THATWE SHOULD GO.
  • 00:15:54.632 --> 00:15:55.933
  • WE SHOULD GO.AND, IT MAKES ME THINK, YOU
  • 00:15:56.000 --> 00:15:57.502
  • AND, IT MAKES ME THINK, YOUKNOW -- AS I SIT HERE AND I WAS
  • 00:15:57.568 --> 00:15:59.470
  • KNOW -- AS I SIT HERE AND I WASLISTENING TO SO MANY OF YOU ALL
  • 00:15:59.537 --> 00:16:00.872
  • LISTENING TO SO MANY OF YOU ALLUNPACK SUCH BEAUTIFUL TRUTHS,
  • 00:16:00.938 --> 00:16:03.141
  • UNPACK SUCH BEAUTIFUL TRUTHS,ESPECIALLY WHAT YOU WERE
  • 00:16:03.207 --> 00:16:05.076
  • ESPECIALLY WHAT YOU WERESAYING, NONA, OF FEELING
  • 00:16:05.143 --> 00:16:06.811
  • SAYING, NONA, OF FEELINGDISQUALIFIED -- A LOT OF THE
  • 00:16:06.878 --> 00:16:08.813
  • DISQUALIFIED -- A LOT OF THETIMES, I THINK WE MAKE THE
  • 00:16:08.880 --> 00:16:11.482
  • TIMES, I THINK WE MAKE THEDECISIONS ABOUT WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:16:11.549 --> 00:16:13.184
  • DECISIONS ABOUT WHAT WE'REGOING TO DO, OR WE'RE TALKED
  • 00:16:13.251 --> 00:16:15.253
  • GOING TO DO, OR WE'RE TALKEDOUT OF HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO
  • 00:16:15.319 --> 00:16:16.054
  • OUT OF HOW WE'RE GOING TO DOIT.
  • 00:16:16.120 --> 00:16:17.221
  • IT.BECAUSE WE KIND OF FALL INTO
  • 00:16:17.288 --> 00:16:19.490
  • BECAUSE WE KIND OF FALL INTOTHE SAME STRUGGLE THAT THE
  • 00:16:19.557 --> 00:16:21.259
  • THE SAME STRUGGLE THAT THEISRAELITES WERE IN, IN THE
  • 00:16:21.325 --> 00:16:22.026
  • ISRAELITES WERE IN, IN THEGIBEONITE DECEPTION.
  • 00:16:22.093 --> 00:16:23.327
  • GIBEONITE DECEPTION.YOU KNOW, THEY WERE TOLD --
  • 00:16:23.394 --> 00:16:24.729
  • YOU KNOW, THEY WERE TOLD --THIS RECENTLY WAS BROUGHT TO
  • 00:16:24.796 --> 00:16:26.264
  • THIS RECENTLY WAS BROUGHT TOLIFE FOR ME, AND, MAN, IT'S
  • 00:16:26.330 --> 00:16:28.599
  • LIFE FOR ME, AND, MAN, IT'SPOWERFUL -- THEY WERE TOLD NOT
  • 00:16:28.666 --> 00:16:31.602
  • POWERFUL -- THEY WERE TOLD NOTTO MAKE COVENANT WITH ANY OF
  • 00:16:31.669 --> 00:16:32.703
  • TO MAKE COVENANT WITH ANY OFTHE SURROUNDING NATIONS.
  • 00:16:32.770 --> 00:16:33.771
  • THE SURROUNDING NATIONS.AND, THE GIBEONITES, IN EVERY
  • 00:16:33.838 --> 00:16:35.406
  • AND, THE GIBEONITES, IN EVERYWAY POSSIBLE THAT COULD HAVE
  • 00:16:35.473 --> 00:16:36.841
  • WAY POSSIBLE THAT COULD HAVEDECEIVED THE FIVE SENSES,
  • 00:16:36.908 --> 00:16:38.242
  • DECEIVED THE FIVE SENSES,PREPARED THEMSELVES.
  • 00:16:38.309 --> 00:16:40.545
  • PREPARED THEMSELVES.THEY GOT OLD FOOD, THEY LOOKED
  • 00:16:40.611 --> 00:16:41.579
  • THEY GOT OLD FOOD, THEY LOOKEDRAGGED, THEY LOOKED WORN.
  • 00:16:41.646 --> 00:16:43.047
  • RAGGED, THEY LOOKED WORN.THEY CAME TO THE ISRAELITES AND
  • 00:16:43.114 --> 00:16:44.449
  • THEY CAME TO THE ISRAELITES ANDSAID, "WE HAVE COME FROM A
  • 00:16:44.515 --> 00:16:45.450
  • SAID, "WE HAVE COME FROM AFARAWAY PLACE."
  • 00:16:45.516 --> 00:16:47.051
  • FARAWAY PLACE."AND, THE ISRAELITES BEGAN TO
  • 00:16:47.118 --> 00:16:48.219
  • AND, THE ISRAELITES BEGAN TOTEST EVERYTHING THAT THEY COULD
  • 00:16:48.286 --> 00:16:49.520
  • TEST EVERYTHING THAT THEY COULDWITH THEIR FIVE SENSES, AND,
  • 00:16:49.587 --> 00:16:51.622
  • WITH THEIR FIVE SENSES, AND,YOU KNOW, SAID: "THIS ALL
  • 00:16:51.689 --> 00:16:53.825
  • YOU KNOW, SAID: "THIS ALLMEASURES UP.
  • 00:16:53.891 --> 00:16:55.393
  • MEASURES UP.THIS MUST BE TRUE."
  • 00:16:55.460 --> 00:16:56.160
  • THIS MUST BE TRUE."AND YET, THEY WERE DECEIVED.
  • 00:16:56.227 --> 00:16:58.729
  • AND YET, THEY WERE DECEIVED.THEY MADE COVENANT WITH THE
  • 00:16:58.796 --> 00:16:59.897
  • THEY MADE COVENANT WITH THEGIBEONITES, AND, THAT WAS
  • 00:16:59.964 --> 00:17:03.101
  • GIBEONITES, AND, THAT WASAGAINST WHAT GOD DESIRED.
  • 00:17:03.167 --> 00:17:04.969
  • AGAINST WHAT GOD DESIRED.AND WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTING
  • 00:17:05.036 --> 00:17:06.671
  • AND WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTINGIS, IN THAT TEXT, IT TALKS
  • 00:17:06.737 --> 00:17:08.372
  • IS, IN THAT TEXT, IT TALKSABOUT THE FACT THAT THE
  • 00:17:08.439 --> 00:17:09.207
  • ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEISRAELITES' GREATEST ERROR
  • 00:17:09.273 --> 00:17:10.508
  • ISRAELITES' GREATEST ERRORTHERE WAS THEY DID NOT CONSULT
  • 00:17:10.575 --> 00:17:11.542
  • THERE WAS THEY DID NOT CONSULTTHE LORD.
  • 00:17:11.609 --> 00:17:14.178
  • THE LORD.OUR FIVE SENSES WILL DECEIVE
  • 00:17:14.245 --> 00:17:16.114
  • OUR FIVE SENSES WILL DECEIVEUS.
  • 00:17:16.180 --> 00:17:18.282
  • US.WE WILL FEEL INCAPABLE.
  • 00:17:18.349 --> 00:17:19.283
  • WE WILL FEEL INCAPABLE.WE WILL FEEL LIKE THERE'S NO
  • 00:17:19.350 --> 00:17:20.151
  • WE WILL FEEL LIKE THERE'S NOWAY WE CAN WIN THAT SEC
  • 00:17:20.218 --> 00:17:21.085
  • WAY WE CAN WIN THAT SECCHAMPIONSHIP.
  • 00:17:21.152 --> 00:17:22.653
  • CHAMPIONSHIP.YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO WAY I
  • 00:17:22.720 --> 00:17:23.621
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO WAY ICOULD CARRY FORTH THAT CALLING.
  • 00:17:23.688 --> 00:17:25.156
  • COULD CARRY FORTH THAT CALLING.OR, WE'LL BE ALLURED BY: MAN,
  • 00:17:25.223 --> 00:17:26.657
  • OR, WE'LL BE ALLURED BY: MAN,THIS DECISION WOULD HAVE THE
  • 00:17:26.724 --> 00:17:31.662
  • THIS DECISION WOULD HAVE THEDOLLAR SIGNS WITH IT.
  • 00:17:31.729 --> 00:17:32.930
  • DOLLAR SIGNS WITH IT.THIS DECISION WOULD HAVE THE
  • 00:17:32.997 --> 00:17:33.531
  • THIS DECISION WOULD HAVE THECOMFORT THAT I WANT.
  • 00:17:33.598 --> 00:17:34.265
  • COMFORT THAT I WANT.WE SORT OF FRAME OUR YESES AND
  • 00:17:34.332 --> 00:17:37.068
  • WE SORT OF FRAME OUR YESES ANDOUR NOS AROUND OUR FIVE SENSES.
  • 00:17:37.135 --> 00:17:40.071
  • OUR NOS AROUND OUR FIVE SENSES.AND I WOULD CHALLENGE ANYONE
  • 00:17:40.138 --> 00:17:42.039
  • AND I WOULD CHALLENGE ANYONEWATCHING AND LISTENING: IF WE
  • 00:17:42.106 --> 00:17:42.974
  • WATCHING AND LISTENING: IF WETRULY DESIRE TO KNOW HIS HEART,
  • 00:17:43.040 --> 00:17:45.810
  • TRULY DESIRE TO KNOW HIS HEART,THEN WE MUST BE WILLING TO STEP
  • 00:17:45.877 --> 00:17:46.777
  • THEN WE MUST BE WILLING TO STEPAWAY IN ANY AND ALL
  • 00:17:46.844 --> 00:17:50.248
  • AWAY IN ANY AND ALLCIRCUMSTANCES AND CONSULT THE
  • 00:17:50.314 --> 00:17:51.782
  • CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONSULT THELORD BY PRAYER, BY FASTING.
  • 00:17:51.849 --> 00:17:54.051
  • LORD BY PRAYER, BY FASTING."GOD, WHAT IS YOUR DESIRE?"
  • 00:17:54.118 --> 00:17:55.286
  • "GOD, WHAT IS YOUR DESIRE?""IS THIS YOUR CALL?"
  • 00:17:55.353 --> 00:17:58.856
  • "IS THIS YOUR CALL?""IS THIS POSSIBLE, IN YOUR
  • 00:17:58.923 --> 00:17:59.524
  • "IS THIS POSSIBLE, IN YOUREYES?
  • 00:17:59.590 --> 00:18:00.658
  • EYES?'CAUSE YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, THE
  • 00:18:00.725 --> 00:18:02.026
  • 'CAUSE YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, THELONG ARC."
  • 00:18:02.093 --> 00:18:03.027
  • LONG ARC."AND, YES, SPORTS BRING THAT TO
  • 00:18:03.094 --> 00:18:05.830
  • AND, YES, SPORTS BRING THAT TOLIFE, BUT, ALSO, JUST MAKING A
  • 00:18:05.897 --> 00:18:07.298
  • LIFE, BUT, ALSO, JUST MAKING ALOT OF TERRIBLE DECISIONS,
  • 00:18:07.365 --> 00:18:08.332
  • LOT OF TERRIBLE DECISIONS,SINCE I PLAYED SPORTS, BRINGS
  • 00:18:08.399 --> 00:18:09.800
  • SINCE I PLAYED SPORTS, BRINGSTHAT TO LIFE.
  • 00:18:09.867 --> 00:18:12.270
  • THAT TO LIFE.- LISA HARPER: IT'S AMAZING
  • 00:18:12.336 --> 00:18:13.137
  • - LISA HARPER: IT'S AMAZINGHOW...IT'S AMAZING HOW MISTAKES
  • 00:18:13.204 --> 00:18:14.071
  • HOW...IT'S AMAZING HOW MISTAKESULTIMATELY EQUATE TO WISDOM...
  • 00:18:14.138 --> 00:18:14.805
  • ULTIMATELY EQUATE TO WISDOM...- MO: RIGHT, RIGHT.
  • 00:18:14.872 --> 00:18:16.507
  • - MO: RIGHT, RIGHT.- LISA HARPER: ...IF YOU LEARN
  • 00:18:16.574 --> 00:18:18.242
  • - LISA HARPER: ...IF YOU LEARNFROM 'EM.
  • 00:18:18.309 --> 00:18:19.076
  • FROM 'EM.I THINK IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT FOR
  • 00:18:19.143 --> 00:18:19.744
  • I THINK IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT FORUS TO LEARN TO DISTINGUISH
  • 00:18:19.810 --> 00:18:21.179
  • US TO LEARN TO DISTINGUISHBETWEEN GOD'S PLEASURE AND
  • 00:18:21.245 --> 00:18:22.580
  • BETWEEN GOD'S PLEASURE ANDMAN'S APPROVAL.
  • 00:18:22.647 --> 00:18:25.550
  • MAN'S APPROVAL.BECAUSE, WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, IF
  • 00:18:25.616 --> 00:18:26.551
  • BECAUSE, WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, IFI GOT THE APPLAUSE OF MANKIND,
  • 00:18:26.617 --> 00:18:30.321
  • I GOT THE APPLAUSE OF MANKIND,I SOMETIMES THOUGHT I WAS IN
  • 00:18:30.388 --> 00:18:31.355
  • I SOMETIMES THOUGHT I WAS INTHE WILL OF GOD.
  • 00:18:31.422 --> 00:18:32.490
  • THE WILL OF GOD.- NONA: GOD WAS PLEASED.
  • 00:18:32.557 --> 00:18:34.292
  • - NONA: GOD WAS PLEASED.YEP.
  • 00:18:34.358 --> 00:18:35.092
  • YEP.- LISA HARPER: AND TO LEARN
  • 00:18:35.159 --> 00:18:35.893
  • - LISA HARPER: AND TO LEARNTHAT, NO, THOSE AREN'T ALWAYS--
  • 00:18:35.960 --> 00:18:36.827
  • THAT, NO, THOSE AREN'T ALWAYS--SOMETIMES, THOSE ARE ACTUALLY
  • 00:18:36.894 --> 00:18:38.396
  • SOMETIMES, THOSE ARE ACTUALLYCOMPLETELY DIAMETRICALLY
  • 00:18:38.462 --> 00:18:39.730
  • COMPLETELY DIAMETRICALLYOPPOSED.
  • 00:18:39.797 --> 00:18:44.202
  • OPPOSED.THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN I
  • 00:18:44.268 --> 00:18:44.802
  • THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN IHAD THE PRIVILEGE OF GOING
  • 00:18:44.869 --> 00:18:45.369
  • HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF GOINGSOMEWHERE TO SPEAK, AND
  • 00:18:45.436 --> 00:18:46.637
  • SOMEWHERE TO SPEAK, ANDEVERYBODY CLAPPED, AND I KNEW
  • 00:18:46.704 --> 00:18:48.206
  • EVERYBODY CLAPPED, AND I KNEWIN MY SPIRIT I HAD-- I HAD NOT
  • 00:18:48.272 --> 00:18:50.474
  • IN MY SPIRIT I HAD-- I HAD NOTHONORED THE LORD, OR I HAD BEEN
  • 00:18:50.541 --> 00:18:51.676
  • HONORED THE LORD, OR I HAD BEENREBELLIOUS.
  • 00:18:51.742 --> 00:18:55.046
  • REBELLIOUS.AND THEN, THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER
  • 00:18:55.112 --> 00:18:55.713
  • AND THEN, THERE HAVE BEEN OTHERTIMES WHEN I THOUGHT: WELL,
  • 00:18:55.780 --> 00:18:56.914
  • TIMES WHEN I THOUGHT: WELL,THAT WENT OVER LIKE A LEAD
  • 00:18:56.981 --> 00:18:58.516
  • THAT WENT OVER LIKE A LEADBALLOON, BUT I KNOW THAT'S THE
  • 00:18:58.583 --> 00:18:59.817
  • BALLOON, BUT I KNOW THAT'S THEMESSAGE GOD CALLED ME TO BRING.
  • 00:18:59.884 --> 00:19:01.352
  • MESSAGE GOD CALLED ME TO BRING.- SHEILA: I REMEMBER WHEN I
  • 00:19:01.419 --> 00:19:04.121
  • - SHEILA: I REMEMBER WHEN IGOT THE PHONE CALL INVITING ME
  • 00:19:04.188 --> 00:19:05.022
  • GOT THE PHONE CALL INVITING METO JOIN THE WOMEN OF
  • 00:19:05.089 --> 00:19:05.656
  • TO JOIN THE WOMEN OFFAITH SPEAKING TEAM.
  • 00:19:05.723 --> 00:19:07.225
  • FAITH SPEAKING TEAM.AND I SAID: "ABSOLUTELY NOT.
  • 00:19:07.291 --> 00:19:09.193
  • AND I SAID: "ABSOLUTELY NOT.I'VE NEVER SPOKEN IN MY LIFE!"
  • 00:19:09.260 --> 00:19:10.995
  • I'VE NEVER SPOKEN IN MY LIFE!"I MEAN, I WAS-- I CAME TO
  • 00:19:11.062 --> 00:19:12.029
  • I MEAN, I WAS-- I CAME TOAMERICA AS A CONTEMPORARY
  • 00:19:12.096 --> 00:19:13.097
  • AMERICA AS A CONTEMPORARYCHRISTIAN ARTIST.
  • 00:19:13.164 --> 00:19:13.998
  • CHRISTIAN ARTIST.THE THOUGHT OF STANDING UP IN
  • 00:19:14.065 --> 00:19:15.833
  • THE THOUGHT OF STANDING UP INFRONT OF A BUNCH OF WOMEN, WITH
  • 00:19:15.900 --> 00:19:18.236
  • FRONT OF A BUNCH OF WOMEN, WITHA MICROPHONE, TERRIFIED ME.
  • 00:19:18.302 --> 00:19:18.936
  • A MICROPHONE, TERRIFIED ME.AND SO, I SAID NO.
  • 00:19:19.003 --> 00:19:19.637
  • AND SO, I SAID NO.AND THEY CALLED BACK AND SAID,
  • 00:19:19.704 --> 00:19:21.038
  • AND THEY CALLED BACK AND SAID,"WOULD YOU PRAY ABOUT IT?"
  • 00:19:21.105 --> 00:19:21.839
  • "WOULD YOU PRAY ABOUT IT?"AND I SAID, "NO!"
  • 00:19:21.906 --> 00:19:22.640
  • AND I SAID, "NO!"[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:22.707 --> 00:19:23.341
  • [LAUGHTER]BUT HE KEPT CALLING.
  • 00:19:23.407 --> 00:19:23.908
  • BUT HE KEPT CALLING.AND, EVENTUALLY, I-- I SAID,
  • 00:19:23.975 --> 00:19:25.843
  • AND, EVENTUALLY, I-- I SAID,"OKAY."
  • 00:19:25.910 --> 00:19:27.678
  • "OKAY."AND I REMEMBER THE FIRST
  • 00:19:27.745 --> 00:19:28.212
  • AND I REMEMBER THE FIRSTCONFERENCE.
  • 00:19:28.279 --> 00:19:29.046
  • CONFERENCE.I LISTENED.
  • 00:19:29.113 --> 00:19:29.981
  • I LISTENED.BARBARA JOHNSON SPOKE AND SHE
  • 00:19:30.047 --> 00:19:30.681
  • BARBARA JOHNSON SPOKE AND SHEWAS BRILLIANT.
  • 00:19:30.748 --> 00:19:31.549
  • WAS BRILLIANT.PATSY CLAREMONT.
  • 00:19:31.616 --> 00:19:32.683
  • PATSY CLAREMONT.AND I WAS UP AFTER THE BREAK.
  • 00:19:32.750 --> 00:19:34.118
  • AND I WAS UP AFTER THE BREAK.I WENT TO THE RESTROOM AND I
  • 00:19:34.185 --> 00:19:35.386
  • I WENT TO THE RESTROOM AND ITHREW UP.
  • 00:19:35.453 --> 00:19:37.455
  • THREW UP.I MEAN, I THREW UP MORE THAN I
  • 00:19:37.521 --> 00:19:38.522
  • I MEAN, I THREW UP MORE THAN ICAN TELL YOU.
  • 00:19:38.589 --> 00:19:39.457
  • CAN TELL YOU.AND I'M LIKE: GOD, THIS IS A
  • 00:19:39.523 --> 00:19:40.558
  • AND I'M LIKE: GOD, THIS IS ADISASTER.
  • 00:19:40.625 --> 00:19:42.593
  • DISASTER.AND I'LL NEVER FORGET, GETTING
  • 00:19:42.660 --> 00:19:43.394
  • AND I'LL NEVER FORGET, GETTINGUP IN THE PLATFORM THINKING:
  • 00:19:43.461 --> 00:19:44.695
  • UP IN THE PLATFORM THINKING:WELL...
  • 00:19:44.762 --> 00:19:46.597
  • WELL...AND I REMEMBER SAYING TO THE
  • 00:19:46.664 --> 00:19:47.431
  • AND I REMEMBER SAYING TO THEHOLY SPIRIT: WHAT DO I DO, NOW?
  • 00:19:47.498 --> 00:19:48.099
  • HOLY SPIRIT: WHAT DO I DO, NOW?AND HIM SAYING: JUST TELL THE
  • 00:19:48.165 --> 00:19:49.133
  • AND HIM SAYING: JUST TELL THETRUTH.
  • 00:19:49.200 --> 00:19:49.700
  • TRUTH.SO, MY OPENING LINE WAS: "A FEW
  • 00:19:49.767 --> 00:19:51.202
  • SO, MY OPENING LINE WAS: "A FEWMONTHS AGO, I WAS RELEASED FROM
  • 00:19:51.269 --> 00:19:52.403
  • MONTHS AGO, I WAS RELEASED FROMA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL."
  • 00:19:52.470 --> 00:19:54.572
  • A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL."AND I TOLD MY STORY.
  • 00:19:54.639 --> 00:19:55.006
  • AND I TOLD MY STORY.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:55.072 --> 00:19:56.040
  • [LAUGHTER]AND THAT NIGHT-- YEAH, THAT'S A
  • 00:19:56.107 --> 00:19:58.209
  • AND THAT NIGHT-- YEAH, THAT'S AGREAT OPENING LINE, IF YOU EVER
  • 00:19:58.276 --> 00:19:59.543
  • GREAT OPENING LINE, IF YOU EVERWANT TO USE IT.
  • 00:19:59.610 --> 00:20:00.177
  • WANT TO USE IT.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:00.244 --> 00:20:01.279
  • [LAUGHTER]- NONA: (LAUGHING) THAT'S
  • 00:20:01.345 --> 00:20:01.812
  • - NONA: (LAUGHING) THAT'SGREAT.
  • 00:20:01.879 --> 00:20:02.847
  • GREAT.- SHEILA: BUT, AFTER THE
  • 00:20:02.913 --> 00:20:03.447
  • - SHEILA: BUT, AFTER THECONFERENCE, I STOOD IN LINE FOR
  • 00:20:03.514 --> 00:20:04.882
  • CONFERENCE, I STOOD IN LINE FORTWO HOURS, LISTENING TO OTHER
  • 00:20:04.949 --> 00:20:05.516
  • TWO HOURS, LISTENING TO OTHERWOMEN SAY, "YOU TOLD MY STORY
  • 00:20:05.583 --> 00:20:06.517
  • WOMEN SAY, "YOU TOLD MY STORYAND YOU DIDN'T GET STRUCK WITH
  • 00:20:06.584 --> 00:20:08.653
  • AND YOU DIDN'T GET STRUCK WITHLIGHTNING."
  • 00:20:08.719 --> 00:20:10.187
  • LIGHTNING."AND I SUDDENLY THOUGHT: MY VERY
  • 00:20:10.254 --> 00:20:11.922
  • AND I SUDDENLY THOUGHT: MY VERYBROKENNESS IS A FAR GREATER
  • 00:20:11.989 --> 00:20:13.924
  • BROKENNESS IS A FAR GREATERBRIDGE TO OTHER PEOPLE THAN MY
  • 00:20:13.991 --> 00:20:15.493
  • BRIDGE TO OTHER PEOPLE THAN MY"PRETEND WHOLENESS" HAD EVER
  • 00:20:15.559 --> 00:20:16.594
  • "PRETEND WHOLENESS" HAD EVERBEEN.
  • 00:20:16.661 --> 00:20:19.263
  • BEEN.- MO: WOW...
  • 00:20:19.330 --> 00:20:20.197
  • - MO: WOW...- LISA HARPER: RIGHT.
  • 00:20:20.264 --> 00:20:21.232
  • - LISA HARPER: RIGHT.- MO: SO TRUE.
  • 00:20:21.299 --> 00:20:22.199
  • - MO: SO TRUE.- LISA BEVERE: MMH...
  • 00:20:22.266 --> 00:20:22.933
  • - LISA BEVERE: MMH...- NONA: IT'S THE IDEA THAT: MY
  • 00:20:23.000 --> 00:20:23.701
  • - NONA: IT'S THE IDEA THAT: MYBROKENNESS IS NOT MY BURDEN;
  • 00:20:23.768 --> 00:20:24.535
  • BROKENNESS IS NOT MY BURDEN;IT'S MY MINISTRY.
  • 00:20:24.602 --> 00:20:25.403
  • IT'S MY MINISTRY.- LISA HARPER: RIGHT.
  • 00:20:25.469 --> 00:20:26.270
  • - LISA HARPER: RIGHT.- NONA: I OFTEN SHARE THAT
  • 00:20:26.337 --> 00:20:27.638
  • - NONA: I OFTEN SHARE THATWITH WOMEN, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:20:27.705 --> 00:20:28.773
  • WITH WOMEN, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,THERE ARE SO MANY SUBJECTS THAT
  • 00:20:28.839 --> 00:20:30.207
  • THERE ARE SO MANY SUBJECTS THATWE DON'T NECESSARILY TALK ABOUT
  • 00:20:30.274 --> 00:20:31.242
  • WE DON'T NECESSARILY TALK ABOUTIN THE CHURCH, THINGS LIKE
  • 00:20:31.309 --> 00:20:33.411
  • IN THE CHURCH, THINGS LIKEABORTION, AND DRUG ADDICTION,
  • 00:20:33.477 --> 00:20:34.278
  • ABORTION, AND DRUG ADDICTION,AND DIVORCE, AND ALL OF THESE
  • 00:20:34.345 --> 00:20:36.714
  • AND DIVORCE, AND ALL OF THESETHINGS THAT HAPPEN TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:36.781 --> 00:20:38.249
  • THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO PEOPLE.AND WHAT HAPPENS IS SHAME -- IT
  • 00:20:38.316 --> 00:20:41.352
  • AND WHAT HAPPENS IS SHAME -- ITOVERTAKES OUR STORY AND IT
  • 00:20:41.419 --> 00:20:42.920
  • OVERTAKES OUR STORY AND ITSILENCES OUR VOICE.
  • 00:20:42.987 --> 00:20:44.388
  • SILENCES OUR VOICE.AND SO, YOU START TO FEEL LIKE
  • 00:20:44.455 --> 00:20:45.790
  • AND SO, YOU START TO FEEL LIKEYOU'RE ALONE AND YOU'RE
  • 00:20:45.856 --> 00:20:47.358
  • YOU'RE ALONE AND YOU'REISOLATED.
  • 00:20:47.425 --> 00:20:47.858
  • ISOLATED.BUT WHEN WE ALLOW OUR VOICE TO
  • 00:20:47.925 --> 00:20:49.894
  • BUT WHEN WE ALLOW OUR VOICE TOBE HEARD AND WE ACTUALLY JUST
  • 00:20:49.960 --> 00:20:51.495
  • BE HEARD AND WE ACTUALLY JUSTSAY, "LET ME TELL YOU WHAT GOD
  • 00:20:51.562 --> 00:20:52.596
  • SAY, "LET ME TELL YOU WHAT GODDID FOR ME," PEOPLE REALIZE:
  • 00:20:52.663 --> 00:20:54.432
  • DID FOR ME," PEOPLE REALIZE:OH, WAIT A MINUTE -- I'M NOT
  • 00:20:54.498 --> 00:20:56.400
  • OH, WAIT A MINUTE -- I'M NOTDEFECTIVE.
  • 00:20:56.467 --> 00:20:57.368
  • DEFECTIVE.I MAY HAVE BEEN DERAILED
  • 00:20:57.435 --> 00:20:58.736
  • I MAY HAVE BEEN DERAILEDMOMENTARILY.
  • 00:20:58.803 --> 00:21:00.571
  • MOMENTARILY.BUT I'M NOT DEFECTIVE.
  • 00:21:00.638 --> 00:21:02.540
  • BUT I'M NOT DEFECTIVE.I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU DID THAT,
  • 00:21:02.606 --> 00:21:04.508
  • I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU DID THAT,SHEILA -- AND ALLOWING YOUR
  • 00:21:04.575 --> 00:21:06.444
  • SHEILA -- AND ALLOWING YOURTRUTH TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.
  • 00:21:06.510 --> 00:21:07.978
  • TRUTH TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.I THINK THAT'S WHY THE ENEMY
  • 00:21:08.045 --> 00:21:09.580
  • I THINK THAT'S WHY THE ENEMYWORKS SO HARD TO CAUSE US TO
  • 00:21:09.647 --> 00:21:10.981
  • WORKS SO HARD TO CAUSE US TOACCEPT SHAME.
  • 00:21:11.048 --> 00:21:12.550
  • ACCEPT SHAME.AND I KNOW WE USE THE WORDS
  • 00:21:12.616 --> 00:21:14.051
  • AND I KNOW WE USE THE WORDS"GUILT" AND "SHAME"
  • 00:21:14.118 --> 00:21:15.920
  • "GUILT" AND "SHAME"INTERCHANGEABLY, OFTEN, BUT,
  • 00:21:15.986 --> 00:21:17.855
  • INTERCHANGEABLY, OFTEN, BUT,YOU KNOW, GUILT IS REALLY ABOUT
  • 00:21:17.922 --> 00:21:19.657
  • YOU KNOW, GUILT IS REALLY ABOUTTHE ACTION THAT I DID THAT
  • 00:21:19.724 --> 00:21:22.059
  • THE ACTION THAT I DID THATALLOWED OTHER PEOPLE TO BE
  • 00:21:22.126 --> 00:21:23.227
  • ALLOWED OTHER PEOPLE TO BEHARMED.
  • 00:21:23.294 --> 00:21:24.862
  • HARMED.WE FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE OF WHAT
  • 00:21:24.929 --> 00:21:25.896
  • WE FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE OF WHATWE DID, BUT WE FEEL SHAME
  • 00:21:25.963 --> 00:21:27.598
  • WE DID, BUT WE FEEL SHAMEBECAUSE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE
  • 00:21:27.665 --> 00:21:29.033
  • BECAUSE OF WHAT WE BELIEVEABOUT OURSELVES BECAUSE OF WHAT
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:30.434
  • ABOUT OURSELVES BECAUSE OF WHATHAPPENED -- WHETHER IT'S
  • 00:21:30.501 --> 00:21:31.635
  • HAPPENED -- WHETHER IT'SSOMETHING WE DID OR IT'S
  • 00:21:31.702 --> 00:21:32.370
  • SOMETHING WE DID OR IT'SSOMETHING THAT WAS DONE TO US.
  • 00:21:32.436 --> 00:21:33.838
  • SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE TO US.AND THAT'S WHY I DO THINK THAT,
  • 00:21:33.904 --> 00:21:35.873
  • AND THAT'S WHY I DO THINK THAT,AH, MAN, THE LOVE OF GOD IS
  • 00:21:35.940 --> 00:21:37.641
  • AH, MAN, THE LOVE OF GOD ISJUST SO POWERFUL.
  • 00:21:37.708 --> 00:21:38.843
  • JUST SO POWERFUL.BECAUSE GOD IS SAYING: I'M NOT
  • 00:21:38.909 --> 00:21:40.578
  • BECAUSE GOD IS SAYING: I'M NOTWAITING ON YOU TO BE PERFECT.
  • 00:21:40.644 --> 00:21:41.879
  • WAITING ON YOU TO BE PERFECT.I'M NOT WAITING ON YOU TO GET
  • 00:21:41.946 --> 00:21:43.114
  • I'M NOT WAITING ON YOU TO GETIT TOGETHER.
  • 00:21:43.180 --> 00:21:43.981
  • IT TOGETHER.I SEE EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:21:44.048 --> 00:21:46.317
  • I SEE EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE.I SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
  • 00:21:46.384 --> 00:21:47.451
  • I SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU'VE DONE.AND I EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:21:47.518 --> 00:21:49.120
  • AND I EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'REGOING TO DO.
  • 00:21:49.186 --> 00:21:50.388
  • GOING TO DO.AND I STILL LOVE YOU, AND I
  • 00:21:50.454 --> 00:21:51.622
  • AND I STILL LOVE YOU, AND ISTILL REDEEM YOU, AND I STILL
  • 00:21:51.689 --> 00:21:52.790
  • STILL REDEEM YOU, AND I STILLACCEPT YOU, AND I STILL ALLOW
  • 00:21:52.857 --> 00:21:54.058
  • ACCEPT YOU, AND I STILL ALLOWYOU TO BEAR MY NAME.
  • 00:21:54.125 --> 00:21:55.292
  • YOU TO BEAR MY NAME.I MEAN, THAT IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:21:55.359 --> 00:21:58.262
  • I MEAN, THAT IS INCREDIBLE.BECAUSE, HOW MANY OF US WOULD
  • 00:21:58.329 --> 00:22:00.364
  • BECAUSE, HOW MANY OF US WOULDALLOW SOMEONE WHO WAS A
  • 00:22:00.431 --> 00:22:02.633
  • ALLOW SOMEONE WHO WAS AMURDERER AND A LIAR AND A THIEF
  • 00:22:02.700 --> 00:22:04.435
  • MURDERER AND A LIAR AND A THIEFTO WEAR OUR NAME?
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  • TO WEAR OUR NAME?WE WOULDN'T.
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  • WE WOULDN'T.WE WOULD BE LIKE: NO.
  • 00:22:07.705 --> 00:22:09.173
  • WE WOULD BE LIKE: NO.MY NAME IS TOO VALUABLE.
  • 00:22:09.240 --> 00:22:10.474
  • MY NAME IS TOO VALUABLE.BUT, YET, THE GOD OF THE
  • 00:22:10.541 --> 00:22:12.176
  • BUT, YET, THE GOD OF THEUNIVERSE SAYS: I WILL ALLOW YOU
  • 00:22:12.243 --> 00:22:13.310
  • UNIVERSE SAYS: I WILL ALLOW YOUTO WEAR MY NAME.
  • 00:22:13.377 --> 00:22:15.079
  • TO WEAR MY NAME.THAT'S LOVE, IF EVER THERE WAS
  • 00:22:15.146 --> 00:22:16.947
  • THAT'S LOVE, IF EVER THERE WASANYTHING.
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  • ANYTHING.THAT IS LOVE.
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  • THAT IS LOVE.- LISA HARPER: I'M SURE SOME
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  • - LISA HARPER: I'M SURE SOMEOF YOU ARE THINKING: "WOW, I
  • 00:22:20.651 --> 00:22:22.119
  • OF YOU ARE THINKING: "WOW, ILOVE THOSE STORIES, BUT YOU
  • 00:22:22.186 --> 00:22:23.954
  • LOVE THOSE STORIES, BUT YOUDON'T KNOW MY STORY.
  • 00:22:24.021 --> 00:22:25.356
  • DON'T KNOW MY STORY.YOU DON'T KNOW THE MISTAKES
  • 00:22:25.423 --> 00:22:25.956
  • YOU DON'T KNOW THE MISTAKESI'VE MADE.
  • 00:22:26.023 --> 00:22:27.391
  • I'VE MADE.YOU DON'T KNOW THE TRAJECTORY
  • 00:22:27.458 --> 00:22:28.259
  • YOU DON'T KNOW THE TRAJECTORYOF MY LIFE."
  • 00:22:28.325 --> 00:22:30.895
  • OF MY LIFE."BUT, WHAT WE WANNA ENCOURAGE
  • 00:22:30.961 --> 00:22:31.962
  • BUT, WHAT WE WANNA ENCOURAGEYOU TO DO IS LEAN INTO
  • 00:22:32.029 --> 00:22:32.830
  • YOU TO DO IS LEAN INTOSCRIPTURE.
  • 00:22:32.897 --> 00:22:35.266
  • SCRIPTURE.BECAUSE THIS -- THIS IS NOT A
  • 00:22:35.332 --> 00:22:37.101
  • BECAUSE THIS -- THIS IS NOT ARULE BOOK.
  • 00:22:37.168 --> 00:22:38.135
  • RULE BOOK.IT'S NOT A COLLECTION OF
  • 00:22:38.202 --> 00:22:39.370
  • IT'S NOT A COLLECTION OFMORALITY TALES.
  • 00:22:39.437 --> 00:22:40.704
  • MORALITY TALES.THIS IS A LOVE STORY.
  • 00:22:40.771 --> 00:22:42.706
  • THIS IS A LOVE STORY.AND IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS GOD WHO
  • 00:22:42.773 --> 00:22:44.375
  • AND IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS GOD WHOIS FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:44.442 --> 00:22:45.509
  • IS FOR YOU.AS NONA JUST SAID, NOTHING IN
  • 00:22:45.576 --> 00:22:47.411
  • AS NONA JUST SAID, NOTHING INYOUR LIFE IS HIDDEN FROM HIM.
  • 00:22:47.478 --> 00:22:48.479
  • YOUR LIFE IS HIDDEN FROM HIM.HE KNOWS THE WAY YOU'RE WIRED
  • 00:22:48.546 --> 00:22:49.613
  • HE KNOWS THE WAY YOU'RE WIREDBECAUSE HE BREATHED YOU INTO
  • 00:22:49.680 --> 00:22:51.282
  • BECAUSE HE BREATHED YOU INTOEXISTENCE.
  • 00:22:51.348 --> 00:22:52.116
  • EXISTENCE.AND HE LOVES YOU.
  • 00:22:52.183 --> 00:22:54.952
  • AND HE LOVES YOU.AND SO, IT WOULD BE OUR JOY TO
  • 00:22:55.019 --> 00:22:57.121
  • AND SO, IT WOULD BE OUR JOY TOPRAY WITH YOU, RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:22:57.188 --> 00:22:58.656
  • PRAY WITH YOU, RIGHT NOW.AND, FOR THOSE OF YOU ARE
  • 00:22:58.722 --> 00:22:59.924
  • AND, FOR THOSE OF YOU AREFEELING DISTANT FROM GOD, AS WE
  • 00:22:59.990 --> 00:23:01.392
  • FEELING DISTANT FROM GOD, AS WEPRAY FOR YOU, I WANNA ENCOURAGE
  • 00:23:01.459 --> 00:23:03.260
  • PRAY FOR YOU, I WANNA ENCOURAGEYOU TO JUST PUT YOUR PALMS UP,
  • 00:23:03.327 --> 00:23:05.262
  • YOU TO JUST PUT YOUR PALMS UP,IN YOUR LAP, WHEREVER YOU
  • 00:23:05.329 --> 00:23:06.997
  • IN YOUR LAP, WHEREVER YOUARE -- WATCHING ON YOUR IPAD,
  • 00:23:07.064 --> 00:23:08.032
  • ARE -- WATCHING ON YOUR IPAD,IN A HOTEL ROOM.
  • 00:23:08.098 --> 00:23:11.135
  • IN A HOTEL ROOM.JUST PUT YOUR PALMS UP, IN YOUR
  • 00:23:11.202 --> 00:23:11.902
  • JUST PUT YOUR PALMS UP, IN YOURLIVING ROOM.
  • 00:23:11.969 --> 00:23:13.237
  • LIVING ROOM.AND AS WE PRAY FOR YOU, WOULD
  • 00:23:13.304 --> 00:23:15.105
  • AND AS WE PRAY FOR YOU, WOULDYOU JUST BE IN THAT POSTURE OF
  • 00:23:15.172 --> 00:23:16.040
  • YOU JUST BE IN THAT POSTURE OFRECEPTIVITY, OF EXPECTATION
  • 00:23:16.106 --> 00:23:17.208
  • RECEPTIVITY, OF EXPECTATIONTHAT GOD IS GONNA DO SOMETHING
  • 00:23:17.274 --> 00:23:19.844
  • THAT GOD IS GONNA DO SOMETHINGNEW FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:19.910 --> 00:23:22.313
  • NEW FOR YOU.HE'S GONNA WHISPER IN A WAY
  • 00:23:22.379 --> 00:23:23.581
  • HE'S GONNA WHISPER IN A WAYTHAT YOU WILL KNOW IT'S HIS
  • 00:23:23.647 --> 00:23:24.181
  • THAT YOU WILL KNOW IT'S HISVOICE.
  • 00:23:24.248 --> 00:23:25.082
  • VOICE.I'VE GOT YOU.
  • 00:23:25.149 --> 00:23:25.583
  • I'VE GOT YOU.I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:23:25.649 --> 00:23:27.651
  • I LOVE YOU.AND I HAVE GOOD PLANS FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:27.718 --> 00:23:30.387
  • AND I HAVE GOOD PLANS FOR YOU.JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, THANK YOU
  • 00:23:30.454 --> 00:23:33.257
  • JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, THANK YOUTHAT YOU PROMISED TO FINISH
  • 00:23:33.324 --> 00:23:35.326
  • THAT YOU PROMISED TO FINISHWHAT YOU STARTED IN US.
  • 00:23:35.392 --> 00:23:37.194
  • WHAT YOU STARTED IN US.LORD, TEACH US WHAT IT IS TO
  • 00:23:37.261 --> 00:23:41.265
  • LORD, TEACH US WHAT IT IS TOTRUST THAT YOUR WAYS FOR US ARE
  • 00:23:41.332 --> 00:23:42.666
  • TRUST THAT YOUR WAYS FOR US AREHIGHER THAN...THAN EVEN OUR
  • 00:23:42.733 --> 00:23:44.368
  • HIGHER THAN...THAN EVEN OURTHOUGHTS OF OURSELVES, THAT
  • 00:23:44.435 --> 00:23:45.736
  • THOUGHTS OF OURSELVES, THATYOU'RE A REDEEMER, THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:23:45.803 --> 00:23:47.304
  • YOU'RE A REDEEMER, THAT YOU'REKIND, THAT YOU ARE GOOD, THAT
  • 00:23:47.371 --> 00:23:48.939
  • KIND, THAT YOU ARE GOOD, THATYOU TAKE WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT
  • 00:23:49.006 --> 00:23:50.541
  • YOU TAKE WHAT THE ENEMY MEANTFOR EVIL IN OUR LIVES AND YOU
  • 00:23:50.608 --> 00:23:52.109
  • FOR EVIL IN OUR LIVES AND YOUUSE IT FOR OUR GOOD AND YOUR
  • 00:23:52.176 --> 00:23:54.144
  • USE IT FOR OUR GOOD AND YOURGLORY.
  • 00:23:54.211 --> 00:23:55.513
  • GLORY.AND SO, LORD, WE PRAY, RIGHT
  • 00:23:55.579 --> 00:23:56.680
  • AND SO, LORD, WE PRAY, RIGHTNOW, BY THE POWER AND AUTHORITY
  • 00:23:56.747 --> 00:23:58.649
  • NOW, BY THE POWER AND AUTHORITYOF YOUR NAME, JESUS, AND THE
  • 00:23:58.716 --> 00:23:59.950
  • OF YOUR NAME, JESUS, AND THEPOWER OF THE BLOOD YOU SHED ON
  • 00:24:00.017 --> 00:24:00.885
  • POWER OF THE BLOOD YOU SHED ONOUR BEHALF, ON THE CROSS, WE
  • 00:24:00.951 --> 00:24:02.419
  • OUR BEHALF, ON THE CROSS, WEPRAY THAT THOSE LISTENING,
  • 00:24:02.486 --> 00:24:04.889
  • PRAY THAT THOSE LISTENING,RIGHT NOW, WHO DON'T THINK
  • 00:24:04.955 --> 00:24:06.657
  • RIGHT NOW, WHO DON'T THINKTHEY'RE WORTH MUCH, LORD, THAT
  • 00:24:06.724 --> 00:24:08.692
  • THEY'RE WORTH MUCH, LORD, THATYOU WOULD JUST SWEEP THAT LIE
  • 00:24:08.759 --> 00:24:11.529
  • YOU WOULD JUST SWEEP THAT LIEFROM THEIR MIND AND THEIR
  • 00:24:11.595 --> 00:24:12.930
  • FROM THEIR MIND AND THEIRHEART, AND YOU WOULD, EVEN NOW,
  • 00:24:12.997 --> 00:24:14.431
  • HEART, AND YOU WOULD, EVEN NOW,QUICKEN THEIR MINDS AND
  • 00:24:14.498 --> 00:24:15.933
  • QUICKEN THEIR MINDS ANDTHEIR HEARTS, THROUGH YOUR
  • 00:24:16.000 --> 00:24:17.635
  • THEIR HEARTS, THROUGH YOURHOLY SPIRIT TO RECOGNIZE:
  • 00:24:17.701 --> 00:24:20.037
  • HOLY SPIRIT TO RECOGNIZE:[DRAMATIC INHALATION]
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  • [DRAMATIC INHALATION]HE LOVES ME.
  • 00:24:21.171 --> 00:24:22.006
  • HE LOVES ME.HE DOESN'T JUST LOVE THOSE
  • 00:24:22.072 --> 00:24:23.440
  • HE DOESN'T JUST LOVE THOSEGIRLS ON TELEVISION.
  • 00:24:23.507 --> 00:24:24.408
  • GIRLS ON TELEVISION.HE LOVES...ME.
  • 00:24:24.475 --> 00:24:27.244
  • HE LOVES...ME.HE'S RENEWING MY MIND AND MY
  • 00:24:27.311 --> 00:24:28.546
  • HE'S RENEWING MY MIND AND MYHEART, AND HE'S GIVEN ME A
  • 00:24:28.612 --> 00:24:30.481
  • HEART, AND HE'S GIVEN ME ALIVING HOPE OF FRESH
  • 00:24:30.548 --> 00:24:33.117
  • LIVING HOPE OF FRESHPERSPECTIVE, TODAY.
  • 00:24:33.183 --> 00:24:34.518
  • PERSPECTIVE, TODAY.JESUS, TEACH US WHAT IT IS TO
  • 00:24:34.585 --> 00:24:37.321
  • JESUS, TEACH US WHAT IT IS TOREST IN YOUR ARMS, BEFORE WE
  • 00:24:37.388 --> 00:24:40.324
  • REST IN YOUR ARMS, BEFORE WESTEP INTO THE WORLD AROUND US;
  • 00:24:40.391 --> 00:24:43.093
  • STEP INTO THE WORLD AROUND US;TO BE DEFINED BY YOUR
  • 00:24:43.160 --> 00:24:45.396
  • TO BE DEFINED BY YOURUNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR US, A
  • 00:24:45.462 --> 00:24:47.298
  • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR US, ALOVE THAT...WILL NEVER FADE,
  • 00:24:47.364 --> 00:24:49.333
  • LOVE THAT...WILL NEVER FADE,WILL NEVER FAIL, AND NOTHING,
  • 00:24:49.400 --> 00:24:51.135
  • WILL NEVER FAIL, AND NOTHING,NOT EVEN DEATH, CAN TAKE FROM
  • 00:24:51.201 --> 00:24:52.903
  • NOT EVEN DEATH, CAN TAKE FROMUS.
  • 00:24:52.970 --> 00:24:54.271
  • US.LORD, SEAL US WITH YOUR PERFECT
  • 00:24:54.338 --> 00:24:57.975
  • LORD, SEAL US WITH YOUR PERFECTLOVE AND HELP US TO BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:24:58.042 --> 00:25:00.311
  • LOVE AND HELP US TO BELIEVE IT.WE ASK THIS IN THE NAME OF
  • 00:25:00.377 --> 00:25:02.513
  • WE ASK THIS IN THE NAME OFJESUS.
  • 00:25:02.580 --> 00:25:03.547
  • JESUS.AMEN AND AMEN.
  • 00:25:03.614 --> 00:25:06.550
  • AMEN AND AMEN.OUR BETTER TOGETHER TEAM WANTS
  • 00:25:06.617 --> 00:25:07.618
  • OUR BETTER TOGETHER TEAM WANTSTO PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:07.685 --> 00:25:09.219
  • TO PRAY FOR YOU.WE REALLY WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:09.286 --> 00:25:11.055
  • WE REALLY WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.PLEASE CONNECT WITH US ON
  • 00:25:11.121 --> 00:25:12.389
  • PLEASE CONNECT WITH US ONSOCIAL MEDIA AND TELL US WHAT'S
  • 00:25:12.456 --> 00:25:13.757
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND TELL US WHAT'SON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:25:13.824 --> 00:25:14.692
  • ON YOUR HEART.IT'S OUR ABSOLUTE HONOR AND
  • 00:25:14.758 --> 00:25:16.961
  • IT'S OUR ABSOLUTE HONOR ANDPRIVILEGE TO AGREE WITH YOU, IN
  • 00:25:17.027 --> 00:25:18.662
  • PRIVILEGE TO AGREE WITH YOU, INPRAYER; TO WALK WITH YOU TO THE
  • 00:25:18.729 --> 00:25:20.664
  • PRAYER; TO WALK WITH YOU TO THETHRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:25:20.731 --> 00:25:21.699
  • THRONE OF GOD.WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR
  • 00:25:21.765 --> 00:25:22.866
  • WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED OURCONVERSATIONS REGARDING GOD'S
  • 00:25:22.933 --> 00:25:25.970
  • CONVERSATIONS REGARDING GOD'SUNCONDITIONAL, PERFECT LOVE,
  • 00:25:26.036 --> 00:25:27.037
  • UNCONDITIONAL, PERFECT LOVE,THIS WEEK.
  • 00:25:27.104 --> 00:25:30.841
  • THIS WEEK.IF YOU MISSED ANY OF THE
  • 00:25:30.908 --> 00:25:32.109
  • IF YOU MISSED ANY OF THEEPISODES, YOU CAN WATCH THEM
  • 00:25:32.176 --> 00:25:32.710
  • EPISODES, YOU CAN WATCH THEM@BETTERTOGETHER.TV OR ON THE
  • 00:25:32.776 --> 00:25:33.377
  • @BETTERTOGETHER.TV OR ON THETBN APP.
  • 00:25:33.444 --> 00:25:36.947
  • TBN APP.NOW, NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GONNA BE
  • 00:25:37.014 --> 00:25:37.581
  • NOW, NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GONNA BETALKING ABOUT LOVING OUR
  • 00:25:37.648 --> 00:25:39.216
  • TALKING ABOUT LOVING OURFRIENDS, FROM EMBRACING OUR
  • 00:25:39.283 --> 00:25:40.684
  • FRIENDS, FROM EMBRACING OURDIFFERENCES TO BUILDING
  • 00:25:40.751 --> 00:25:41.919
  • DIFFERENCES TO BUILDINGRELATIONSHIPS THAT CAN LAST A
  • 00:25:41.986 --> 00:25:43.153
  • RELATIONSHIPS THAT CAN LAST ALIFETIME.
  • 00:25:43.220 --> 00:25:45.189
  • LIFETIME.THESE ARE GONNA BE POWERFUL
  • 00:25:45.255 --> 00:25:46.056
  • THESE ARE GONNA BE POWERFULCONVERSATIONS, POTENTIALLY
  • 00:25:46.123 --> 00:25:47.491
  • CONVERSATIONS, POTENTIALLYLIFE-CHANGING, Y'ALL.
  • 00:25:47.558 --> 00:25:48.759
  • LIFE-CHANGING, Y'ALL.AND IT ALL STARTS NEXT MONDAY.
  • 00:25:48.826 --> 00:25:50.227
  • AND IT ALL STARTS NEXT MONDAY.WE HOPE TO SEE YOU, THEN.
  • 00:25:50.294 --> 00:25:55.165
  • WE HOPE TO SEE YOU, THEN.♪ [MUSIC] ♪
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