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Wait, There's More

Watch Wait, There's More
May 10, 2020
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Pastor Levi Lusko from Fresh Life Church teaches the Bible and brings a message of hope.

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  • Well, this is a special week inthis house because we'recelebrating Mother's Day.
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  • And we are just celebrating you.We're so thankful.
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  • us as women, it is so importantfor us to be God's heart topeople.
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  • And really what that lookslike is building up thepeople in our lives,
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  • loving people, gathering peopletogether, walking with peoplethrough
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  • things that they're goingthrough, raising up littlepeople to become
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  • adults, teaching people,training people, speaking lifeover the children,
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  • over the people in our lives,coaching, really, the heart ofa coach and
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  • walking people through things,finding the potential in people
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  • And like my husband said lastweek, which really helps meas I'm speaking
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  • to my children, even as I'mspeaking to anyone, but justthinking that I'm
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  • speaking to the king inside theboy, speaking to queen insidethe girl,
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  • speaking to the wise warriorinside the fool. And I thinkthat is just so
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  • important for us. And so
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  • I wanted to talk a little bit tyabout waiting. And this, I realyfeel like God has just
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  • put in my spirit and beenshowing me lately of waiting,but knowing that
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  • there's something morearound the corner.
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  • And I was doing laundry withLennox. Yes, I was doing laundrywith Lennox
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  • the other day. I kind of justkeep him close, becauseotherwise he's like
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  • running and jumping andclimbing and getting knives andreally crazy. I
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  • just kind of keep him right nextto me all the time. So I wasdoing
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  • laundry, and I had him helpingme. And so I opened up thewasher, and I
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  • opened up the dryer, and Isaid, OK, Lennox, now you'regoing to start
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  • putting these clothes in thedryer. And so he did it. And hewas actually doing really good.
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  • And then all a sudden, he justclosed the door. I was like,Lennox, wait,
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  • there's more. And so then weopened it, and I was givinghim more, and he
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  • was putting them in, and thenhe just ran away. And I waslike, buddy,
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  • there's more. Sweetheart, you'vegot to wait. There's actuallymore. And
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  • isn't that true? There's alwaysmore laundry.
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  • There is always more laundry.And this is actually prettytame. In our
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  • house, sometimes the pile canget up to here, and then it'soverflowing.
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  • And it's just everywhere.
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  • But it's so funny, because wesay we're caught up, butreally, that only
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  • lasts a little while, and thenwe're right back into it again,and a baby spills milk.
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  • Usually when the word laundrycomes to my mind, I kind ofget a little bit
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  • anxious and I start sweating alittle bit, and I honestly havehad a really
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  • hard time trying to figure outthe world of laundry, and I feellike I do
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  • really well, and then I'm caughtup, and then I am back in thething again.
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  • And I just always feel likethere's a pile, whether it's aclean pile or a
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  • dirty pile. I feel like there'spiles everywhere.
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  • And that is kind of mypoint is
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  • that a little every day goes along way. And this week, Ijust want to
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  • point to the fact that if wewait, there's more. If wedon't give up if we
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  • don't quit, if we wait,there's more.
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  • God has called us to doing thelittle things that add up to thebig things.
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  • And we're going to look at inProverbs 31, we're going tolook at-- this is
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  • really just a brief mention ofthis mother. Proverbs 31,verse 1, "The
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  • sayings of King Lemuel-- aninspired utterance his mothertaught him.
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  • Listen, my son! Listen, son ofmy womb! Listen, my son,the answer to my
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  • prayers! Do not spend yourstrength on women, your vigoron those who ruin
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  • kings. It is not for kings,Lemuel-- it is not for kingsto drink wine, not
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  • for rulers to crave beer, lestthey drink and forget whathas been decreed
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  • and deprive all the oppressedof their rights. Let beer be forthose who
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  • are perishing, wine for thosewho are in anguish! Let themdrink and forget
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  • their poverty and remembertheir misery no more."
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  • OK. Verse 8. "Speak up for thosewho cannot speak forthemselves, for the
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  • rights of all who are destitute.Speak and judge fairly. Defendthe rights
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  • of the poor and the need."Verse 10. "A wife of noblecharacter who can
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  • find, she is worth far morethan rubies." And thiscontinues on with this
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  • list of this woman, notnecessarily that this womanhas ever existed, but
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  • the potential of a woman wholoves God and who loves herfamily and who
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  • seeks to follow God.
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  • And we're going to kind ofpoint to a few differentparts of who this
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  • woman is as we go.But um,
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  • We are all going to mess up.We're all going to make
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  • mistakes. We're all going tospeak in a tone that we wishwe didn't speak
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  • in. We're all going to mess up.
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  • But that doesn't mean that youcan't speak encouragement andlife and love
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  • into your children's lives, intothe people who are in yourlives just
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  • because you have sinned, justbecause you have made amistake. This
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  • actually gives you theopportunity to show what itlooks like to fail well
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  • and what it looks like to make amistake and what it looks liketo apologize.
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  • God has given you the strengthto teach your kids and to bethe voice, to
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  • be the microphone into yourkids' lives. And so don't giveup on that.
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  • It's really important. It says,"King Lemuel's mother,her inspired
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  • utterance," or strong advicethat she's telling her son.And when it comes
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  • to this part where she's talkingabout women. Don't spendyour strength on
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  • women. Basically, she's saying,son, wait, there's more. Don'tgive your
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  • strength to all the women. Don'tlove all the women. There'sone woman for
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  • you, and she's worth waitingfor.
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  • And so for those of you youngmen, those of you young womenwho are
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  • wanting to date someonebecause they're hot, that'sgreat, that's awesome.
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  • But just wait. There's more foryou. And yes, maybe that personis the one
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  • for you. But maybe just holdon a second. Just wait and notjust because
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  • the person's hot, not justbecause they're enticingyou, and not just
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  • because you're lonely. But wait,because there's a person.There's a woman
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  • of high value for you, men.There's a man of high valuefor you, young
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  • women. And so hold out forhonor.
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  • One thing that I see herethat I love is that she was
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  • saying-- this mother-- she wasgiving inspired utterance.And my first
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  • point, if you will, is what youutter matters. What you uttermatters.
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  • An utterance in the Bible, itmeans oracle. It's the Hebrewword meaning
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  • burden, frequently used byIsrael's prophets to denote amessage from God,
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  • either because it was carriedby them, or it was heavy,and it was
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  • weighty. The heading for thisshould probably read, "Words ofLemuel King,
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  • A Weighty Message That HisMother Taught Him." I lovethat, the weighty message.
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  • We kind of already talkedabout it, but we as motherswho give birth to
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  • our children, we have theresponsibility of carrying ourchild. And we do
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  • so much in order to do that.We change our eating habits.We change our
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  • drinking habits. We haveprenatal vitamins. We exercisemaybe in a
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  • different way. We go to doctor'sappointments. We rest. We getreally
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  • uncomfortable towards the end.
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  • Our body stretched in waysthat are not normal.Every pregnancy I had,
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  • there were stretch marks thisway, there were stretchmarks this way. I
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  • feel like this is what it is.But we carry a baby. We gainweight, and we
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  • know that we have a weightyresponsibility becausethere's a human growing
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  • inside of us. We're carryingchild.
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  • Hey well we will resume ourteaching in just a minute
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  • but I wanted to talk to you fora second about our FreshLife summer internship
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  • that's coming up quickly.We are excited to welome
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  • students and young people fromall across the country andreally all over the place
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  • to come in to Fresh Life andto be a part hands on ofall that God is doing
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  • here at the Church. This summerinternship will last from Mayto August
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  • and all the information canbe found atfreshlife.church/internship
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  • We're also so excited tobe able to offer collegecredit.
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  • So if you're between the ages of18-25 and looking to
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  • maybe grow in your faithtake a step out into the unknown
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  • and see what God could door maybe you know someone
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  • who's looking for that.
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  • Let them know about the FreshLife internship and we wouldlove
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  • to have you take part.
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  • In regards to this utterance--so when I think of utter, Ithink of like
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  • mumbling like [IMITATINGMUMBLING]. But the utteranceis actually like a
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  • way where you're publiclydeclaring something. So it'sactually very clear
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  • and very confidently sayingsomething. So if we're tellingour kids to
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  • listen up, we'd better be sayingsomething that is of worth andthat has heaviness and weight.
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  • Proverbs 31:26, talking aboutthis woman who's worth morethan rubies.
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  • "Her teachings are filled withwisdom and kindness asloving instruction
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  • pours from her lips." Themessage translation says,"When she speaks, she
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  • has something worthwhile tosay, and she always says itkindly." What we say matters.
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  • And what is King Lemuel'smother saying? She's sayingdon't do this. She's
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  • saying don't go after lots ofwomen. Wait for the one.She's saying don't
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  • have a craving and an addictionto wine, not don't ever drinkwine. But
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  • just don't let that be whatyou're giving yourself to.And then she says,
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  • do this. And so she's saying,don'tdo this, but speak up for thosewho
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  • can't speak for themselves,speak up, and judge fairly.Be a good king,
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  • and lead your people well.
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  • And I love the thought of thisbecause an utterance of justkind of
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  • repeating yourself, and I thinkmaybe for some of us moms,we feel like
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  • we're saying the same thingsover and over and over again.But there's
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  • such a beauty in that. And Ijust want encourage allof us, including
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  • myself, that when you feel likeyou're repeating yourself,repeat yourself
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  • with feeling. Repeat yourselfwith love. Repeat yourself withemphasis and kindness.
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  • Right now, we're memorizing1 Corinthians 13, talking aboutlove with our
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  • girls. And I have to stop at thefirst two every time, "Love ispatient.
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  • Love is kind." I feel like Ican't even get past the otherthings. I'm OK,
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  • Lord, love is patient. Love iskind. And honestly, I feel likeI'm going
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  • to struggle my whole lifewith just those two.
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  • But God is calling us to bethat repetition for our kidsand to do the
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  • little things day by day. Sobasically, she's saying, self-control, if you
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  • can at practice the self-control, it's going to bring youstrength. If you
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  • can have this compassion, it'sgoing to bring you anabundant and full
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  • life. She's saying practiceself-control, son. Practicecompassion and
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  • empathy. Because what youpractice now is what you'regoing to live later.
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  • What you're practicing now,what you're doing now, whatyou're repeating
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  • now, what you're giving now iswhat you're going to live outlater.
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  • And that's the same for youparents, too. What you'respeaking over your
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  • kids now, what you're tellingthem now, what you're teachingthem now is
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  • going to come out. I love how itsays it's the sayings of KingLemuel, an
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  • inspired utterance by hismother. So the things that sheuttered became
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  • his sayings. The things that sheuttered became his sayings.And so I just
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  • love that. "Speak life that theymay live." Love that so much.
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  • The second thing I just wantencourage us in as we'rewaiting-- because
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  • there's more-- is to take yourtime. Take your time. Don't rushthe season
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  • that you're in. I just want toencourage you right now,take your time.
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  • You may be in a season withbabies. You may be in a seasonwith a two-
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  • year-old who runs around andwipes poop everywhere. Youmight just be in a
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  • season that is hard, isdifficult.
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  • But what I want to remind you inis that this season is a season.This
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  • chapter is a chapter. It's notthe whole book. It's just aseason. You
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  • don't know how long this seasonis going to even last. If youjust wait,
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  • there's more. You don't knowif the corner that you're goingto turn into
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  • is right around the corner. Youdon't know if it's going to bea long
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  • corner. But God has somuch for you.
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  • And I just see so much here--what I love is this could beyour season.
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  • You could just be in a seasonwhere this is constant. Andit's the storm
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  • of the laundry, and you're justconstantly-- you maybe justfeel-- and
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  • this is how I feel, like you'retpushing things everywhere, and
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  • there's no like organization toit, but you're just pushing andthings are
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  • happening. Or you might bein a season where things arejust perfectly like folded.
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  • And if you're in the season,enjoy this season whereyou're able to fold
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  • your clothes, and they actuallymake it to the room into thedrawers. And
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  • it's so funny. I was justthinking, like if I coulddesign my ownlike
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  • dream house, I would have likethe center be the laundry room.And then I
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  • would have a conveyor belt, likethis one here, and you wouldjust fold
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  • the clothes, and then you wouldput it on the conveyor belt,and it would
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  • lead to the room that it's meantto go to. Maybe one day.That would be awesome.
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  • The Bible says the wife is theheart of the home. So thatwould be really
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  • cool. Anyways, or maybe you'reactually in a season whereyou see the
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  • bottom of your laundry basket.And if you are in that season,I just want
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  • to say congratulations, becausethat is a really amazing placeto be,
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  • where you can do this andnothing falls out, no likesecret socks that
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  • don't have matches anymore.
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  • We're each in a season. And Ijust want to encourage youto enjoy the
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  • season that you're in, to takeyour time. Take your time.Is it a hard
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  • season? Is it a great season? Ilove how Ann Voskamp says, shesays, "Who
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  • are we to even label what's goodand what's bad?" And this is sopowerful.
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  • When I heard her say this in apodcast it really stopped me inmy tracks
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  • because we are so quick tosay, man, this is so good. Man,this is so bad.
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  • But who are we to say thatsomething that seems goodcould actually be
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  • something that is hard for usand something that actuallyseems bad could
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  • be something that is actuallysomething that God is going towork in us to
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  • bring out beauty and to bringout goodness and to bring outstrength. Who
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  • are we to say that something isgood or evil? So take your time
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  • The third plan I want to lookat is work while you wait. Somany times
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  • we're in a place where we'rewaiting, and we don't seethe end in sight,
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  • and we're thinking about givingup or thinking about justquitting or
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  • thinking about throwing in thetowel. But what I want tosay is in that
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  • season, work. Work whileyou wait.
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  • Be the very best wife, the verybest husband, the very bestmom, sister,
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  • boss, employee, student thatyou can be right now, eventhough you may not
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  • see an end to it. You may notsee-- I don't know when thisseason of
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  • schooling is ever going to end.But it will end. And I love howmy husband
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  • said last week. It's soimportant. When you'rein it, do it, and be the
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  • version of you that God's calledyou to be where you are,whether it's
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  • good or whether it's hard.
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  • We can wake up in the morning,like he said, and we canshow up to work,
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  • and we say, God, I'm reportingfor duty. And I love that.That has just
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  • been in my heart this week.I love that so much.
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  • Proverbs 31:13 says, "shesearchesout continually to possess thatwhich
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  • is pure and righteous. Shedelights in the work of herhands." In the NIV,
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  • it says that she works witheager hands, like she's justexcited and ready
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  • and ready to work with theirhave. Proverbs 31:17. "She setsabout her
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  • work vigorously. Her arms arestrong for her tasks." Strongarms, eager hands.
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  • Number four. Give while youwait. Give while you wait. Ilove how if this
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  • is Bathsheba, Bathsheba, if not,someone else. I love how shewas not just
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  • telling her son what not to do.Don't do this. Don't do that.Don't sleep
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  • around. Don't drink. Don't dothat. But she was saying do.Do speak up for
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  • those who cannot speak up forthemselves. Do judge fairly. Dolead well. Do be strong.
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  • She tells her son, speak up forthose. But then it's so coolverse 19
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  • Proverbs 31, it says, "She stresout her hands to help the needy,and
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  • she lays hold of the wheels ofthe government. She is knownby her
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  • extravagant generosity to thepoor, for she always reachesout her hands
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  • to those in need."
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  • And that's what we do. In thishouse, we fight for people. Welove people.
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  • We give sacrificially, becausethat's what Jesus did for us.And that's
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  • why we don't just start a Churchin Kalispell, Montana and staythere.
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  • That's why we start a Church inWhitefish and in Missoula andin Bozeman
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  • and in Billings and in GreatFalls and in Salt Lake City andPortland and
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  • Deer Lodge Prison. We love you.
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  • That's why we go to the endsof the earth. That's why we dowhat we do
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  • because God has given us somuch, and He fights for us, sowe fight for
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  • others. When you came in andsat down, there was someone whoput that
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  • chair out for you. There wassomeone who fought for youto lead worship.
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  • There was someone who foughtfor you to welcome you intothe doors. There
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  • was someone who fought foryou to tell you about Jesus,my husband. There
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  • was someone who is there foryou and fought for you. So wedo that for
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  • each other. We fight for eachother. We reach out. We rockthis city. We
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  • love our city. We give, and wemake a difference, becausewho else will?
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  • Who else is going to go? If Godhas called us to, we'regoing to go.
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  • We fight for people. We givewhile we wait. And just wait,there's more.
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  • This fifth one, I want to pointout to is smile while youwait. Smile
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  • while you wait. Proverbs 31:25says, "She always faces tomorrowwith a
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  • smile." In another version, itsays, "She is clothed withstrength and
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  • dignity. She can laugh at thedays to come," or she can smileat the future.
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  • And I love this so much. Onecommentary said, "She shallrejoice in time
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  • to come. She smiles at thecoming day and does not fearthe future." There
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  • is one more basket I want tobring out, actually a few more.Yeah, girl. Thank you.
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  • Good. And I think one thing thatcan cripple us and can keep usfrom being
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  • who we've called us to be anddoing what we've called us todo is fear.
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  • And we can so often look to thefuture and be afraid becauseit's so
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  • unknown and because somethinglike this comes up, and it'slike, I'm never
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  • going to deal with this. I'mnever going to get to thebottom of this.
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  • There's no way that one personcan do this.
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  • And I just want to sharesomething that has beensomething that I have
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  • struggled with is fear thatsomething is going tohappen to my husband.
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  • And it's so silly, because it'ssomething that hasn'thappened, and maybe
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  • it will. But it's just somethingthat like, after Easter, hesaid, man, if
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  • that was the last message I everpreached, I'd be happy withthat. I'd die
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  • happy. And he's just saying,man, that was so good, I pouredmy heart into
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  • it. This is awesome.Like, this is great.
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  • And for me, though, it comesacross as what if this was hislast message?
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  • And then all of the thoughts,all of the things of, well, whatwould I do
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  • without Levi Lusko? What wouldI do? And yes, it is somethingthat just
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  • crosses my mind often. Andsomething that has been helpingme is knowing
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  • that I can actually laugh at thefuture. I can actually smile atthe
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  • future, not because it'sanythingabout me, but it's because Jesusis in my future.
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  • And so no matter what happens,no matter what happens, I canhave
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  • confidence that regardless ofwhat happens in the future,Jesus is going
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  • to be there with me. And alsothat eternity mindedness isalso so helpful,
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  • because it's like, OK, how am Icherishing my husband? Am Ireally
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  • treating him the way that hedeserves to be treated? Am Ireally treating
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  • him the way God's callingme to treat him?
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  • And so I don't have to fear thefuture. I don't have to worry.And when
  • 00:24:46.705 --> 00:24:54.280
  • those thoughts come, when thoseworries come, I can say, God,these fears
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  • are not from you, becausethere's no fear in love. Youhaven't given me a
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  • spirit of fear, but you've givenme given me a spirit of powerand of love
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  • and of a sound mind, and so Ican go forward and not letfear hold me back.
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  • And I can face towers oflaundry, and I can face thedifficult things, and
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  • I can face the overwhelmed-ness,and I can face the things thatare in my
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  • future with confidence and withjoy and with a smile on my faceand with
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  • the peace of God. "Though I walkthrough the valley of theshadow of
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  • death, I will fear no evil foryou are with me."
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  • Something I've been encouragingour daughter, Clover, with thepast couple
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  • weeks at night when she's scaredis telling her that the very Godwho
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  • created her, the very God whodesigned her, He knowsactually how many
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  • hairs are on your head, and whenshe heard that she was like,wow, that's
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  • amazing. And she was guessing,like, how many hairs she had onher head.
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  • But it was just so sweet. And istrue. It's for me. It's for you.God,
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  • the God who created you anddesigned you, He loves you.He knows how many
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  • hairs on your head. He knowsyou better than you know you.And He's your
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  • shepherd. He's your goodshepherd. And so youdon't need to fear.
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  • Finally, with God, there'salways more in this life andin the next. With
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  • God, there's always more period.But there's always more withHim in this
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  • life and in the next. In Christ,there is always more. Proverbs23:18
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  • says, "Your future is bright andfilled with a living hope thatwill never
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  • fade away." That is sobeautiful. Proverbs 4:18 says,"But the lovers of
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  • God walk on the highway oflight, and their way shinesbrighter and
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  • brighter until they bring forththe perfect day."
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  • And this one is so cool, 2Corinthians 4:16. "So nowonder we don't give
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  • up, for even though are ourouter person graduallywears out," so it's
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  • true. I think we all see it.It's just gradually wearingout, gradually wearing out
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