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Habits of A Servant Leader

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February 13, 2021
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  • male announcer: The followingprogram is made possible in part
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  • by the ministry partnersof the "Hour of Power"
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  • and viewers like you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Joyful, joyful,we adore you ♪
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  • ♪ God of glory,Lord of love ♪
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  • ♪ Hearts unfold likeflow'rs before you ♪
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  • ♪ op'ning to the sun above ♪
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  • ♪ Melt the cloudsof sin and sadness ♪
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  • ♪ drive the darkof doubt away ♪
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  • ♪ Giver of immortal gladness,fill us with the light of day ♪
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  • ♪ Amen,Amen ♪
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  • ♪ Amen! ♪
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  • Bobby Schuller: This isthe day the Lord has made.
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  • We will rejoiceand be glad in it.
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  • Good morning.
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  • Hannah Schuller:Welcome, visitors.
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  • Welcome, church family.
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  • It feels so good to bewith you today.
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  • You know, Jesus's sacrifice wasnot just for the salvation of
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  • our souls, but it was also forthe physical healing of our
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  • bodies here and now.
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  • Today, trust that by his stripesyou are healed.
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  • We love you.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Amen,we're just so glad
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  • you're with us today.
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  • Let's begin witha word of prayer.
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  • Father, we thank you so muchthat you love us just as we are,
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  • that you love us as sons anddaughters, not as slaves,
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  • but as your children.
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  • We thank you, God, that we serveand follow you out of a place of
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  • joy and belonging.
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  • And Father, we pray that thismorning you would place in our
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  • hearts an understanding of howto use our time in an effective
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  • and wise way, in a way thatcounts.
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  • Lord, we love you and we thankyou that every time we gather
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  • here, you see it.
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  • And I pray you'd pour out yourblessing on every one under the
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  • sound of my voice.
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  • Lord, we love youand we thank you.
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  • It's in Jesus's namewe pray, amen.
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  • Haven Schuller: Amen.
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  • Turn to the personnext to you and say,
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  • "God loves youand so do I."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ I walk with God fromthis day on ♪
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  • ♪ His loving handwill lead me on ♪
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  • ♪ I pray to himthis humble plea ♪
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  • ♪ Help me, Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Come closer to me. ♪
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  • ♪ I walk with Godall day and night ♪
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  • ♪ Why should I fearwhile he's on my side? ♪
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  • ♪ His love willstay forever ♪
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  • ♪ and he'll forsakeme never ♪
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  • ♪ He will not fail me ♪
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  • ♪ I'm weak but myLord is strong ♪
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  • ♪ He watches over meall day long ♪
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  • ♪ I walk with God ♪
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  • ♪ He takes my hand ♪
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  • ♪ I talk to God ♪
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  • ♪ He understands ♪
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  • ♪ Hears every wordI say to him ♪
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  • ♪ and he knows what'sin my heart as I pray ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, guide my stepsand lead me on ♪
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  • ♪ And I'll never walk alone ♪
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  • ♪ since I walk with God ♪
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  • ♪ from this day on ♪♪
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  • Hannah Schuller: In preparationfor the message, Mark 1:32.
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  • "That evening after sunset, thepeople brought to Jesus all the
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  • sick and demon-possessed.
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  • The whole town gathered at thedoor and Jesus healed many who
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  • had various diseases.
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  • He also drove out many demons,but he would not let the demons
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  • speak because theyknew who he was.
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  • Very early in the morning whileit was still dark, Jesus got up,
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  • left the house, and went off toa solitary place where
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  • he prayed.
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  • Simon and his companions went tolook for him, and when they
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  • found him, they exclaimed,'Everyone is looking for you.'
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  • Jesus replied, 'Let us gosomewhere else to a nearby
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  • village so I canpreach there also.
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  • That is why I have come.'"
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  • Just like Jesus, let's beintentional with how we spend
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  • our time.
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  • Amen.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ I know it's all you'vegot to just be strong ♪
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  • ♪ And it's a fight justto keep it together ♪
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  • ♪ Together ♪
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  • ♪ I know you think that youare too far gone ♪
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  • ♪ But hope is never lost ♪
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  • ♪ Hope is never lost ♪
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  • ♪ Hold on, don't let go ♪
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  • ♪ Hold on, don't let go ♪
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  • ♪ Just take one step closer ♪
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  • ♪ One foot in frontof the other ♪
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  • ♪ You'll get through this ♪
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  • ♪ Just follow the lightin the darkness ♪
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  • ♪ You're gonna be okay ♪
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  • ♪ I know your heart is heavyfrom those fights ♪
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  • ♪ But just rememberthat you are a fighter ♪
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  • ♪ You're a fighter ♪
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  • ♪ You never know justwhat tomorrow holds ♪
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  • ♪ And you're strongerthan you know ♪
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  • ♪ You're strongerthan you know ♪
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  • ♪ Hold on, don't let go ♪
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  • ♪ Hold on, don't let go ♪
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  • ♪ Just take one step closer ♪
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  • ♪ One foot in frontof the other ♪
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  • ♪ You'll get through this ♪
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  • ♪ Just follow the lightin the darkness ♪
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  • ♪ One step closer ♪
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  • ♪ Put one foot in frontof the other ♪
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  • ♪ You'll get through this ♪
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  • ♪ Just follow the lightin the darkness ♪
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  • ♪ You're gonna be okay ♪
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  • ♪ And when the nightis closing in ♪
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  • ♪ Don't give upand don't give in ♪
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  • ♪ This won't last ♪
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  • ♪ It's not the end ♪
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  • ♪ It's not the end ♪
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  • ♪ You're gonna be okay ♪
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  • ♪ When the nightis closing in ♪
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  • ♪ Don't give upand don't give in ♪
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  • ♪ This won't last ♪
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  • ♪ It's not the end ♪
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  • ♪ It's not the end ♪
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  • ♪ You're gonna be okay ♪♪
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  • Bobby Schuller:Thank you for joining us
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  • on "Hour of Power" today.
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  • We hope you've foundincredible hope
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  • and inspirationfrom this program.
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  • As we embrace the new year,Hannah and I want to say
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  • thank you for your continuedgenerosity that carries us
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  • through every season.
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  • Even in the faceof a global pandemic,
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  • your unfailing supporthas lifted this ministry
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  • up on eagle's wingsand empowered us
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  • to take the renewing strengthof Christ's love
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  • to millions around the world.
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  • Hannah Schuller:Isaiah 40:31 says,
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  • "But those who hope in the Lordwill renew their strength.
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  • They will soar on wingslike eagles.
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  • They will runand not grow weary.
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  • They will walkand not be faint."
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  • Friends, no matter how unsettledthings look around us,
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  • Jesus is all that we need.
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  • Whether you're in the valleyor on the mountaintop,
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  • his Spirit gives uswings to fly.
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  • As we rest in his strengthand sufficiency,
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  • our Savior suppliesdivine energy
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  • and profound endurancethat inspire us
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  • to soar above uncertainty.
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  • Bobby Schuller: That's right,and since the 1980s,
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  • our Eagle Partners have beena living reflection
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  • of God's faithfulnessand renewing strength to us.
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  • When viewers like you chooseto uphold "Hour of Power"
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  • foundation from whichbig dreams are born
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  • and great heights are reached.
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  • As we move boldlyinto our next 50 years,
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  • we are committed to sendingthe liberating love of Jesus
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  • and his kingdom hereand around the world,
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  • and I'm certain that the impact
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  • of your generositywill be great.
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  • Thank youand remember as always,
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  • God loves you and so do we.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ I love you, Lord, foryour mercy never fails me ♪
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  • ♪ All my days, I've beenheld in your hands ♪
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  • ♪ From the momentthat I wake up ♪
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  • ♪ until I lay my head ♪
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  • ♪ oh, I will singof the goodness of God ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been faithful ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been so, so good ♪
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  • ♪ With every breaththat I am able ♪
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  • ♪ oh, I will singof the goodness of God ♪
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  • ♪ I love your voice ♪
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  • ♪ You have led methrough the fire ♪
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  • ♪ In darkest night,you are close like no other ♪
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  • ♪ I've known youas a Father ♪
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  • ♪ I've known youas a friend ♪
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  • ♪ and I have lived inthe goodness of God, yeah ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been faithful ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been so, so good ♪
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  • ♪ With every breaththat I am able ♪
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  • ♪ oh, I will singof the goodness of God, yeah ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause your goodnessis running after ♪
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  • ♪ it's running after me ♪
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  • ♪ Your goodnessis running after ♪
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  • ♪ it's running after me ♪
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  • ♪ With my life laid down,I'm surrendered now ♪
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  • ♪ I give you everything ♪
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  • ♪ Your goodnessis running after ♪
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  • ♪ it's running after me ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been faithful ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been so, so good ♪
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  • ♪ With every breaththat I am able ♪
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  • ♪ oh, I'm gonna singof the goodness of God ♪
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  • ♪ I'm gonna sing ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause all my life youhave been faithful ♪
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  • ♪ And all my life youhave been so, so good ♪
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  • ♪ With every breaththat I am able ♪
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  • ♪ oh, I'm gonna sing ofthe goodness of God ♪
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  • ♪ I'm gonna singof the goodness of God ♪♪
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  • Bobby Schuller:Thank you for joining us
  • 00:22:14.648 --> 00:22:15.983
  • on "Hour of Power" today.
  • 00:22:15.983 --> 00:22:17.518
  • We hope you've foundincredible hope
  • 00:22:17.518 --> 00:22:19.687
  • and inspirationfrom this program.
  • 00:22:19.687 --> 00:22:22.123
  • As we embrace the new year,Hannah and I want to say
  • 00:22:22.123 --> 00:22:25.059
  • thank you for your continuedgenerosity that carries us
  • 00:22:25.059 --> 00:22:28.863
  • through every season.
  • 00:22:28.863 --> 00:22:30.664
  • Even in the faceof a global pandemic,
  • 00:22:30.664 --> 00:22:32.800
  • your unfailing supporthas lifted this ministry
  • 00:22:32.800 --> 00:22:36.003
  • up on eagle's wingsand empowered us
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  • to take the renewing strengthof Christ's love
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  • the Lord.
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  • We're gonna say this together.
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  • I'm not what I do.
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  • I'm not what I have.
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  • I'm not what peoplesay about me.
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  • I am the beloved of God.
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  • It's who I am.
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  • No one can take it from me.
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  • I don't have to worry.I don't have to hurry.
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  • I can trust my friend Jesus andshare his love with the world.
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  • Thanks, you can be seated.
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  • I remember when I was a kid, myparents divorced, as I've told
  • 00:26:11.051 --> 00:26:15.956
  • you a million times, when I wasmaybe two or three.
  • 00:26:15.956 --> 00:26:20.361
  • My mom lived in Los Angeles, mydad lived here in Orange County,
  • 00:26:20.361 --> 00:26:25.733
  • and they worked out a solution.
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  • The solution was that for thefirst four years as a child,
  • 00:26:28.602 --> 00:26:32.539
  • I would spend most of the timewith my dad and the second four
  • 00:26:32.539 --> 00:26:35.109
  • I would spend with my mom.
  • 00:26:35.109 --> 00:26:38.178
  • And when I lived with my dad, Iwould go to school Monday
  • 00:26:38.178 --> 00:26:41.015
  • through Friday, and my Mom woulddrive from the valley in
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  • Los Angeles, which is thefarthest part of LA, to San Juan
  • 00:26:46.286 --> 00:26:50.924
  • Capistrano, which is thefurthest south in California.
  • 00:26:50.924 --> 00:26:55.996
  • Without traffic, it's an hourand a half, two hours.
  • 00:26:55.996 --> 00:26:58.799
  • With traffic, it's longer.
  • 00:26:58.799 --> 00:27:01.135
  • And for every single year Ilived with my dad, my mom would
  • 00:27:01.135 --> 00:27:05.172
  • drive down every single Fridayand pick me up from school, and
  • 00:27:05.172 --> 00:27:09.109
  • drive back every Sundayafternoon, in an old
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  • station wagon.
  • 00:27:12.046 --> 00:27:13.814
  • And during those times, we hadall sorts of time to talk and
  • 00:27:13.814 --> 00:27:17.384
  • get to know each other.
  • 00:27:17.384 --> 00:27:19.253
  • I remember very often shewould--as a single woman, she
  • 00:27:19.253 --> 00:27:24.091
  • would talk about men that shewas meeting.
  • 00:27:24.091 --> 00:27:26.427
  • It's interesting as an adult tolook back and think of my young,
  • 00:27:26.427 --> 00:27:30.230
  • single mom in her late 20s andearly 30s, beautiful woman, and
  • 00:27:30.230 --> 00:27:35.836
  • I remember when she told meabout this guy Ron, who I knew
  • 00:27:35.836 --> 00:27:41.175
  • from work 'cause she'd bring meto work, a super nice guy.
  • 00:27:41.175 --> 00:27:43.444
  • He was helping me write a bookwhen I was like six or seven.
  • 00:27:43.444 --> 00:27:46.747
  • Anyway, she and Ron have beenmarried for 30 years.
  • 00:27:46.747 --> 00:27:50.184
  • He's a wonderful man.
  • 00:27:50.184 --> 00:27:51.552
  • We call him Poppy.
  • 00:27:51.552 --> 00:27:53.220
  • But I remember on those trips,very often she used to get so
  • 00:27:53.220 --> 00:27:56.056
  • annoyed by motorcycles, and Imust have heard this phrase
  • 00:27:56.056 --> 00:28:00.160
  • a million times.
  • 00:28:00.160 --> 00:28:01.495
  • Every time we were stuck intraffic, and I believe this was
  • 00:28:01.495 --> 00:28:03.397
  • coming from a place of jealousy,she would see a motorcycle on
  • 00:28:03.397 --> 00:28:06.900
  • the freeway as we were basicallyparked on the 5, and it would
  • 00:28:06.900 --> 00:28:09.470
  • go "Vroom," you know, rightdown on the side or through
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  • the cars.
  • 00:28:12.172 --> 00:28:13.540
  • She would grit her teeth, andshe would shake her head, and
  • 00:28:13.540 --> 00:28:15.976
  • she would say, "His daysare numbered."
  • 00:28:15.976 --> 00:28:22.316
  • And I must've heard that phrasea hundred times.
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  • I don't know if you grew up,maybe you have family from the
  • 00:28:25.185 --> 00:28:27.821
  • south or you're familiar withthat expression, "His days
  • 00:28:27.821 --> 00:28:30.858
  • are numbered."
  • 00:28:30.858 --> 00:28:32.226
  • It means he's not gonna livevery long.
  • 00:28:32.226 --> 00:28:34.328
  • I remember as I got older, everytime I would hear that--you
  • 00:28:34.328 --> 00:28:38.065
  • know, see a motorcycle go flyingpast, I'd grab my mom's arm and
  • 00:28:38.065 --> 00:28:40.701
  • say, "Mom, his days arenumbered."
  • 00:28:40.701 --> 00:28:45.472
  • This expression, "Your days arenumbered.
  • 00:28:45.472 --> 00:28:50.210
  • His days are numbered," itcomes, like so many expressions,
  • 00:28:50.210 --> 00:28:54.314
  • from the Bible.
  • 00:28:54.314 --> 00:28:57.217
  • In the ancient world, a feastwas being held, a feast by maybe
  • 00:28:57.217 --> 00:29:04.324
  • the wealthiest and most famousking in his life, Belshazzar.
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  • Courtiers, and earls, andcounts, and different vassals
  • 00:29:12.199 --> 00:29:17.805
  • and rulers gathered in his courtfor a feast, his many wives
  • 00:29:17.805 --> 00:29:23.844
  • and concubines.
  • 00:29:24.778 --> 00:29:26.146
  • And songs were sung, andeverybody was getting drunk,
  • 00:29:26.146 --> 00:29:30.117
  • and there was dancingand singing and sin.
  • 00:29:30.117 --> 00:29:34.454
  • And there, King Belshazzar saidto his hand, "Bring me the gold
  • 00:29:34.454 --> 00:29:41.461
  • goblets that we took from thetemple in Jerusalem so we can
  • 00:29:41.528 --> 00:29:47.568
  • drink from them."
  • 00:29:48.068 --> 00:29:50.437
  • And out came the gold and thesilver goblets, and out came
  • 00:29:50.437 --> 00:29:55.509
  • the grapes.
  • 00:29:55.509 --> 00:29:56.844
  • You know, I always think of, inthese old things, for some
  • 00:29:56.844 --> 00:30:00.047
  • reason, you know, there's someguy and some hot girl holding
  • 00:30:00.047 --> 00:30:03.050
  • grapes over his mouth.
  • 00:30:03.050 --> 00:30:06.019
  • I don't know if that was a realthing, but it was in the '60s.
  • 00:30:06.019 --> 00:30:12.059
  • And this feast was carrying on,and people who are going on, and
  • 00:30:14.528 --> 00:30:17.264
  • more celebrating was going on,and then all of a sudden
  • 00:30:17.264 --> 00:30:20.100
  • someone screamed.
  • 00:30:20.100 --> 00:30:22.302
  • And they looked across the courtand they saw, floating in the
  • 00:30:22.302 --> 00:30:27.674
  • air, a disembodied hand.
  • 00:30:27.674 --> 00:30:32.379
  • And upon this wall, as people inutter terror, upon this wall,
  • 00:30:32.379 --> 00:30:38.418
  • this hand wrote four words.
  • 00:30:38.485 --> 00:30:43.490
  • Into the plaster and the stone,four words were engraved.
  • 00:30:43.490 --> 00:30:50.664
  • It says that Belshazzar was soterrified that his knees began
  • 00:30:50.731 --> 00:30:55.569
  • to tremble and that his faceturned white.
  • 00:30:55.569 --> 00:31:00.474
  • And nobody knew what it meant.
  • 00:31:00.474 --> 00:31:06.513
  • "Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin."
  • 00:31:06.580 --> 00:31:13.120
  • Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin.
  • 00:31:13.186 --> 00:31:19.493
  • He brought in all his magicians,and soothsayers, and wizards,
  • 00:31:19.559 --> 00:31:25.599
  • and nobody knew what it meant.
  • 00:31:27.234 --> 00:31:29.870
  • It read like, "Penny, penny,nickel, dime."
  • 00:31:29.870 --> 00:31:34.574
  • What does this mean?
  • 00:31:34.574 --> 00:31:36.777
  • Typically thought of asmeasurements of money in the
  • 00:31:36.777 --> 00:31:41.214
  • Babylonian Empire, Belshazzar'swife says, "Husband, may you
  • 00:31:41.214 --> 00:31:47.254
  • live forever.
  • 00:31:48.121 --> 00:31:49.456
  • I know a man."
  • 00:31:49.456 --> 00:31:51.458
  • Everybody look at your neighborand say, "I know a man."
  • 00:31:51.458 --> 00:31:57.130
  • "His name is Daniel.
  • 00:31:57.130 --> 00:32:00.167
  • He can tell youwhat this means."
  • 00:32:00.167 --> 00:32:03.904
  • Belshazzar had invited so manypeople to try and read this
  • 00:32:03.904 --> 00:32:07.007
  • inscription on the wall.
  • 00:32:07.007 --> 00:32:09.476
  • He offered them purple clothing,which is the symbol of royalty
  • 00:32:09.476 --> 00:32:13.313
  • and become a member of the royalfamily, a gold chain, and even
  • 00:32:13.313 --> 00:32:19.186
  • promised that they would begiven a third of his kingdom.
  • 00:32:19.186 --> 00:32:23.223
  • Daniel comes in finally afternobody can understand or
  • 00:32:23.223 --> 00:32:26.560
  • translate these words on thewall and he says, "Daniel,
  • 00:32:26.560 --> 00:32:32.532
  • Prophet, if you could translatethis, I will give you a purple
  • 00:32:32.532 --> 00:32:35.969
  • clothing, and a gold chain, anda third of my kingdom."
  • 00:32:35.969 --> 00:32:41.008
  • Daniel looks at Belshazzar inthe eyes and he says, "Keep your
  • 00:32:41.008 --> 00:32:43.844
  • clothing, keep your money, andkeep your land, but I'll tell
  • 00:32:43.844 --> 00:32:49.149
  • you what it means."
  • 00:32:49.149 --> 00:32:51.585
  • You know, when I was at Fuller,we had to learn at graduate
  • 00:32:51.585 --> 00:32:55.789
  • school, we had to learn Greekand Hebrew, and I always thought
  • 00:32:55.789 --> 00:33:00.093
  • that Greek was gonna bethe hardest.
  • 00:33:00.093 --> 00:33:01.928
  • You know, you everheard the expression,
  • 00:33:01.928 --> 00:33:03.230
  • "It's all Greek to me?"
  • 00:33:03.230 --> 00:33:04.831
  • Greek is actually very easy.
  • 00:33:04.831 --> 00:33:06.266
  • There's 5 million words inGreek, which makes it sound
  • 00:33:06.266 --> 00:33:08.635
  • hard, but Greek is a veryprecise language.
  • 00:33:08.635 --> 00:33:12.005
  • Hebrew is a very mysteriouslanguage.
  • 00:33:12.005 --> 00:33:15.442
  • When the Bible was written, soGreek having 5 million words,
  • 00:33:15.442 --> 00:33:18.912
  • Hebrew only has 2.000.
  • 00:33:18.912 --> 00:33:21.948
  • And to make it even moredifficult, when you're
  • 00:33:21.948 --> 00:33:24.184
  • translating the Hebrew Bibleinto your native language, as we
  • 00:33:24.184 --> 00:33:28.221
  • had to do, all words in Hebrew,as in many ancient Phoenician
  • 00:33:28.221 --> 00:33:32.793
  • languages, have no vowels.
  • 00:33:32.793 --> 00:33:35.929
  • So imagine in English we had novowels, and you wanted to write
  • 00:33:35.929 --> 00:33:40.500
  • phonetically, "car."
  • 00:33:40.500 --> 00:33:42.369
  • How would you spell it?
  • 00:33:42.369 --> 00:33:44.204
  • Well, you would write "CR."
  • 00:33:44.204 --> 00:33:46.973
  • So if I showed you a card thatsaid "CR" on it, that would be--
  • 00:33:46.973 --> 00:33:52.279
  • how do you know?
  • 00:33:52.279 --> 00:33:54.781
  • CR could be "cure."
  • 00:33:54.781 --> 00:33:57.651
  • CR could be "care."
  • 00:33:57.651 --> 00:34:00.454
  • It could be a number of wordsthat all have nothing to do with
  • 00:34:00.454 --> 00:34:03.723
  • each other.
  • 00:34:03.723 --> 00:34:06.726
  • This offers, in Hebrew poetryand Hebrew ancient texts, so
  • 00:34:06.726 --> 00:34:13.300
  • much mystery and fun in terms ofwriting and interpreting what
  • 00:34:13.366 --> 00:34:19.272
  • the Bible means.
  • 00:34:19.272 --> 00:34:20.607
  • Every time you read the OldTestament, you're reading an
  • 00:34:20.607 --> 00:34:22.909
  • interpreter's decision.
  • 00:34:22.909 --> 00:34:26.480
  • You can't see unlessyou read Hebrew.
  • 00:34:26.480 --> 00:34:28.715
  • Anyway, that's not--that soundscondescending, but it was very
  • 00:34:28.715 --> 00:34:32.752
  • difficult for me.
  • 00:34:32.752 --> 00:34:35.622
  • "Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin,"can mean, "Penny, penny, nickel,
  • 00:34:35.622 --> 00:34:40.527
  • quarter," or it can mean,"Penny, penny, nickel, Persia."
  • 00:34:40.527 --> 00:34:46.566
  • When Daniel comes in, and helooks at the king, and he sees
  • 00:34:48.502 --> 00:34:54.341
  • the goblets from the Holy Templebeing defiled, and he sees the
  • 00:34:54.341 --> 00:35:00.480
  • writing on the wall, he looks atthe king and he says,
  • 00:35:00.547 --> 00:35:04.184
  • "'Mene, mene.'
  • 00:35:04.184 --> 00:35:08.121
  • This means your daysare numbered.
  • 00:35:08.121 --> 00:35:14.161
  • 'Tekel.'
  • 00:35:14.728 --> 00:35:16.396
  • This means your lifehas been weighed
  • 00:35:16.396 --> 00:35:20.567
  • and it has been found wanting.
  • 00:35:20.567 --> 00:35:24.337
  • 'Upharsin.'
  • 00:35:24.337 --> 00:35:26.873
  • Persia is coming for youand you will fall."
  • 00:35:26.873 --> 00:35:33.547
  • The Scripture says that thatvery night, the king was
  • 00:35:33.613 --> 00:35:37.083
  • assassinated, and the king ofthe Medes and the Persians came
  • 00:35:37.083 --> 00:35:42.889
  • and took his empire.
  • 00:35:42.889 --> 00:35:45.025
  • Well, our days are numbered,aren't they?
  • 00:35:45.025 --> 00:35:50.363
  • Our days are numbered and wefeel it.
  • 00:35:50.363 --> 00:35:54.334
  • We feel the time, the days, theseconds, the years.
  • 00:35:54.334 --> 00:36:00.373
  • Sometimes it's scary.
  • 00:36:01.808 --> 00:36:04.211
  • And today I want to talk aboutthis important aspect of life,
  • 00:36:04.211 --> 00:36:09.849
  • that a good life as a discipleto the Lord happens when we make
  • 00:36:09.849 --> 00:36:16.022
  • a decision to give our numbereddays and our weighted life to
  • 00:36:16.089 --> 00:36:22.128
  • the things that matter most.
  • 00:36:23.263 --> 00:36:27.667
  • Daniel's not only my--probablymy favorite book in the
  • 00:36:27.667 --> 00:36:30.303
  • Old Testament.
  • 00:36:30.303 --> 00:36:31.705
  • It almost didn't get included inthe canon because part of it is
  • 00:36:31.705 --> 00:36:34.407
  • written in Aramaic.
  • 00:36:34.407 --> 00:36:36.576
  • I love it so though.
  • 00:36:36.576 --> 00:36:38.245
  • When we think of Daniel, wealways think of the end of his
  • 00:36:38.245 --> 00:36:40.247
  • story, that sorta crescendo ofhis life, Daniel in the
  • 00:36:40.247 --> 00:36:43.016
  • lion's den.
  • 00:36:43.016 --> 00:36:45.485
  • You probably know the story.
  • 00:36:45.485 --> 00:36:46.820
  • I don't need to tell it here.
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  • What we forget about Daniel whowas an old man thrown into a den
  • 00:36:49.289 --> 00:36:54.527
  • of lions, what we forget abouthim is that he had become
  • 00:36:54.527 --> 00:36:59.366
  • someone special because ofa pattern he kept in his life.
  • 00:36:59.366 --> 00:37:05.405
  • Daniel's story coincideswith the exile of the Jews
  • 00:37:07.474 --> 00:37:13.513
  • to Babylon.
  • 00:37:14.881 --> 00:37:17.250
  • It begins when the Babylonianscome and they sack Jerusalem,
  • 00:37:17.250 --> 00:37:20.920
  • and the cart away its people andtake from it, from the holy
  • 00:37:20.920 --> 00:37:25.125
  • family of the King of David,four of David's
  • 00:37:25.125 --> 00:37:30.463
  • great-great-great-great-grandsons.
  • 00:37:30.463 --> 00:37:33.366
  • You can call them four princes,or four earls, or four counts.
  • 00:37:33.366 --> 00:37:36.803
  • These were four men who weresupposed to be of the royal
  • 00:37:36.803 --> 00:37:41.174
  • family and they were gifted.
  • 00:37:41.174 --> 00:37:42.976
  • It was Daniel, Shadrach,Meshach, and Abednego, and they
  • 00:37:42.976 --> 00:37:47.447
  • were carted to the great placeof Babylon, Babylonia.
  • 00:37:47.447 --> 00:37:52.819
  • And it was there that manystories sort of happen.
  • 00:37:52.819 --> 00:37:56.389
  • In the midst of all of them, yousee the leader of this pack,
  • 00:37:56.389 --> 00:38:00.927
  • Daniel, a man of prayer.
  • 00:38:00.927 --> 00:38:05.532
  • I believe when Daniel arrived inBabylonia, the first morning
  • 00:38:05.532 --> 00:38:11.571
  • that he woke up, he opened hiswindow, and he faced the west,
  • 00:38:14.207 --> 00:38:20.080
  • and he prayed to Jerusalem.
  • 00:38:20.080 --> 00:38:22.115
  • And he did it in the morning,and he did it at lunchtime, and
  • 00:38:22.115 --> 00:38:25.952
  • he did it before he went to bed.
  • 00:38:25.952 --> 00:38:28.388
  • As a young man, Daniel livedthrough so many things.
  • 00:38:28.388 --> 00:38:33.927
  • His life was in direct contrastto the life of the people whom
  • 00:38:33.927 --> 00:38:38.431
  • he lived with in the way he ate.
  • 00:38:38.431 --> 00:38:43.136
  • When an idol was placed up byNebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar's
  • 00:38:43.136 --> 00:38:48.308
  • father, Shadrach, Meshach, andAbednego, and Daniel all refused
  • 00:38:48.308 --> 00:38:53.146
  • not to bow down, and they werethrown into the furnace
  • 00:38:53.146 --> 00:38:56.316
  • and preserved.
  • 00:38:56.316 --> 00:38:57.650
  • And even then, Daniel prayedthree times a day.
  • 00:38:57.650 --> 00:39:02.422
  • Through every king, and everydream, and every miracle, every
  • 00:39:02.422 --> 00:39:07.093
  • high, every low, every morning,Daniel would get up, and open
  • 00:39:07.093 --> 00:39:11.798
  • his window, and prayto Jerusalem.
  • 00:39:11.798 --> 00:39:14.401
  • And every middle of the day, hewould opened his window and pray
  • 00:39:14.401 --> 00:39:16.903
  • to Jerusalem.
  • 00:39:16.903 --> 00:39:18.238
  • And every night, he would prayto Jerusalem.
  • 00:39:18.238 --> 00:39:20.774
  • Finally, you see that by thetime Daniel reaches this lion's
  • 00:39:20.774 --> 00:39:26.146
  • den story, he's an old man.
  • 00:39:26.146 --> 00:39:29.616
  • But in his oldness, he'sstronger than he's ever become.
  • 00:39:29.616 --> 00:39:33.653
  • Daniel's basicallybecome Gandalf.
  • 00:39:33.653 --> 00:39:36.756
  • I couldn't use the DreamWorkspicture because it's
  • 00:39:36.756 --> 00:39:38.591
  • intellectual property,but I found this one.
  • 00:39:38.591 --> 00:39:42.095
  • He has become, maybe in hisphysical body, not super strong,
  • 00:39:42.095 --> 00:39:47.000
  • but on the outside,he is the man.
  • 00:39:47.000 --> 00:39:50.637
  • He is so full of power, so fullof wisdom, that any king,
  • 00:39:50.637 --> 00:39:57.510
  • whether they're Jewish or not,looks to this man.
  • 00:39:57.577 --> 00:40:03.450
  • And when the Persians finally docome, and they do kill
  • 00:40:03.450 --> 00:40:07.120
  • Belshazzar, and they do takepower, the new king sets up
  • 00:40:07.120 --> 00:40:13.092
  • 120 wizards, satraps.
  • 00:40:13.092 --> 00:40:15.695
  • And in that group is this guyDaniel, and very quickly, being
  • 00:40:15.695 --> 00:40:19.132
  • Gandalf, he rises to the top.
  • 00:40:19.132 --> 00:40:23.837
  • You see, we are the sumof our habits.
  • 00:40:23.837 --> 00:40:29.142
  • I believe that Daniel became inhis old age the man who he was
  • 00:40:29.142 --> 00:40:34.948
  • because he consistently livedaccording to a set of habits.
  • 00:40:34.948 --> 00:40:41.888
  • We don't know what all of themare, but we do know every
  • 00:40:41.955 --> 00:40:43.990
  • morning, every noonday, andevery night, he'd pray.
  • 00:40:43.990 --> 00:40:47.360
  • And in fact, this was the thingthat trapped him.
  • 00:40:47.360 --> 00:40:50.129
  • These satraps, growing injealousy, who, you know, wanted
  • 00:40:50.129 --> 00:40:54.601
  • to see Daniel taken out so theycould have power, played by the
  • 00:40:54.601 --> 00:40:57.704
  • world's rules, but Daniel didn'tplay by those rules.
  • 00:40:57.704 --> 00:41:02.976
  • He just kept praying morning,noon, and night.
  • 00:41:02.976 --> 00:41:07.113
  • And so the satraps said, "Greatking, let's make a rule that you
  • 00:41:07.113 --> 00:41:10.984
  • are god and anybody who prays toanyone but you will be thrown
  • 00:41:10.984 --> 00:41:14.354
  • into the lion's den."
  • 00:41:14.354 --> 00:41:17.156
  • The king agrees, and of coursethey grab Daniel and they throw
  • 00:41:17.156 --> 00:41:21.094
  • him in the lion's den.
  • 00:41:21.094 --> 00:41:22.462
  • And little do they know thatbecause of the sum of his
  • 00:41:22.462 --> 00:41:26.065
  • habits, Daniel wasn'tin the lion's den.
  • 00:41:26.065 --> 00:41:31.104
  • The lions werein the Daniel den.
  • 00:41:31.104 --> 00:41:36.576
  • His life had become such a thingof power and wisdom because of
  • 00:41:36.576 --> 00:41:42.782
  • his habits.
  • 00:41:46.152 --> 00:41:52.191
  • Every great woman and man thatwe see in the Scriptures or that
  • 00:41:52.191 --> 00:41:57.297
  • we see in life is a result ofthe little things they do
  • 00:41:57.297 --> 00:42:02.435
  • every day.
  • 00:42:02.435 --> 00:42:04.537
  • Every great athlete, every greatthinker, every great leader,
  • 00:42:04.537 --> 00:42:11.244
  • they all have habits, habitsthat change them.
  • 00:42:11.311 --> 00:42:17.350
  • We think that a successfulbusiness, a successful life,
  • 00:42:18.851 --> 00:42:23.289
  • a successful ministry,successful parenting,
  • 00:42:23.289 --> 00:42:27.226
  • very often we think it's thisone great moment.
  • 00:42:27.226 --> 00:42:30.730
  • Our kids hate us because wemissed that one musical.
  • 00:42:30.730 --> 00:42:34.434
  • No, it's the thingswe do every day.
  • 00:42:34.434 --> 00:42:37.670
  • Our kids don't hate us,right Haven?
  • 00:42:37.670 --> 00:42:39.906
  • You did great today.
  • 00:42:39.906 --> 00:42:43.876
  • Jesus clearly had habits.
  • 00:42:43.876 --> 00:42:47.680
  • I love the way in which ourRabbi Jesus liked solitude.
  • 00:42:47.680 --> 00:42:54.187
  • I found this painting from anartist named Greg Olsen.
  • 00:42:54.253 --> 00:42:58.224
  • I love this image.
  • 00:42:58.224 --> 00:42:59.592
  • Maybe just keepthis up for a minute.
  • 00:42:59.592 --> 00:43:03.696
  • When Jesus, before he began hisministry, he went into solitude
  • 00:43:03.696 --> 00:43:07.634
  • into the desert where he wastempted by Satan.
  • 00:43:07.634 --> 00:43:10.403
  • And for 40 days and 40 nights,he didn't eat, and he just lived
  • 00:43:10.403 --> 00:43:14.273
  • in the kingdom of God.
  • 00:43:14.273 --> 00:43:16.242
  • Before choosing his disciples,he went into solitude.
  • 00:43:16.242 --> 00:43:22.015
  • When one of his closest friendsand family member, John the
  • 00:43:22.015 --> 00:43:24.751
  • Baptist, was brutally murdered,he went into solitude to seek
  • 00:43:24.751 --> 00:43:30.356
  • the Lord.
  • 00:43:30.356 --> 00:43:32.025
  • And after one of his greatmiracles, feeding 5.000 people
  • 00:43:32.025 --> 00:43:35.261
  • with just a little bit of food,he still went up into the hills
  • 00:43:35.261 --> 00:43:41.200
  • to just be alone with God.
  • 00:43:41.200 --> 00:43:44.070
  • Solitude was a habit for Jesus.
  • 00:43:44.070 --> 00:43:47.240
  • Bible memorizationwas a habit for Jesus.
  • 00:43:47.240 --> 00:43:50.276
  • It was a habit for all Jews, andall children had to memorize the
  • 00:43:50.276 --> 00:43:54.113
  • Torah, first five booksof the Bible.
  • 00:43:54.113 --> 00:43:57.183
  • And you see that the Lord usesthis and the disciples use this
  • 00:43:57.183 --> 00:44:02.321
  • to win spiritual wars.
  • 00:44:02.321 --> 00:44:05.692
  • They begin these sentences, likewhen he was being tempted,
  • 00:44:05.692 --> 00:44:09.295
  • "It is written."
  • 00:44:09.295 --> 00:44:11.397
  • When they say that, they're notpulling out a scroll or a Bible
  • 00:44:11.397 --> 00:44:14.200
  • from their pocket.
  • 00:44:14.200 --> 00:44:15.535
  • They know it because it's inhere and it's in here.
  • 00:44:15.535 --> 00:44:19.839
  • The Word has taking root intheir heart and is
  • 00:44:19.839 --> 00:44:22.008
  • bearing fruit.
  • 00:44:22.008 --> 00:44:24.577
  • And Jesus, of course, was inhabit--had habits of community,
  • 00:44:24.577 --> 00:44:28.581
  • gathering in the synagogue,where he would teach and
  • 00:44:28.581 --> 00:44:32.618
  • sometimes he would listen.
  • 00:44:32.618 --> 00:44:34.420
  • And he would gather with hisfriends and family, and break
  • 00:44:34.420 --> 00:44:37.457
  • bread, and pray with them, andgive thanks to the Lord.
  • 00:44:37.457 --> 00:44:41.561
  • You see, Jesus, we believe isthe Son of God, right?
  • 00:44:41.561 --> 00:44:45.131
  • It's an amazing person, the mostamazing person who's ever lived,
  • 00:44:45.131 --> 00:44:48.868
  • and yet even he had habits.
  • 00:44:48.868 --> 00:44:52.238
  • He had things builtinto his life.
  • 00:44:52.238 --> 00:44:55.308
  • He knew, I believe, that thevictory of his ministry was
  • 00:44:55.308 --> 00:45:00.213
  • in part due to the habitsof his life.
  • 00:45:00.213 --> 00:45:04.884
  • Now, this is the pickle,isn't it?
  • 00:45:04.884 --> 00:45:07.487
  • We don't have a lotof time in life.
  • 00:45:07.487 --> 00:45:11.190
  • We don't have a lot of time.
  • 00:45:11.190 --> 00:45:13.693
  • And much of the time that we dohave is used doing things that
  • 00:45:13.693 --> 00:45:18.564
  • exhaust us so that when we havea little extra time, we're
  • 00:45:18.564 --> 00:45:22.168
  • either exhausted, or we're poor,or we don't feel good
  • 00:45:22.168 --> 00:45:25.872
  • physically, or all of the above.
  • 00:45:25.872 --> 00:45:28.307
  • Anybody feel all of the above?
  • 00:45:28.307 --> 00:45:30.042
  • Don't raise your hand.
  • 00:45:30.042 --> 00:45:32.011
  • Join the club.
  • 00:45:32.011 --> 00:45:34.647
  • See, so time really is ourgreatest treasure.
  • 00:45:34.647 --> 00:45:41.053
  • It's our greatest treasure.
  • 00:45:41.120 --> 00:45:43.723
  • Our days are numbered.
  • 00:45:43.723 --> 00:45:45.792
  • I don't need a prophetto tell me that.
  • 00:45:45.792 --> 00:45:48.628
  • I don't need someone to look atme and say, "Your days
  • 00:45:48.628 --> 00:45:50.563
  • are numbered.
  • 00:45:50.563 --> 00:45:51.898
  • Use them well."
  • 00:45:51.898 --> 00:45:53.266
  • I already have an anxiety withinme that tells me every
  • 00:45:53.266 --> 00:45:55.735
  • single day.
  • 00:45:55.735 --> 00:45:58.104
  • Bobby, not much time left.
  • 00:45:58.104 --> 00:46:00.773
  • Make it count.
  • 00:46:00.773 --> 00:46:02.475
  • Look, even if you're young, youdon't have much time left.
  • 00:46:02.475 --> 00:46:04.477
  • Life is short, and it isimportant that we understand
  • 00:46:04.477 --> 00:46:09.515
  • that to finish well, that whenwe get to heaven, to look back
  • 00:46:09.515 --> 00:46:15.321
  • and say, "I did a good life," isthe result of the little things
  • 00:46:15.321 --> 00:46:20.993
  • we do every day.
  • 00:46:20.993 --> 00:46:23.629
  • You show me your calendar, I'llshow you your future.
  • 00:46:23.629 --> 00:46:27.633
  • You show me what you do everysingle week, I'll show you where
  • 00:46:27.633 --> 00:46:31.337
  • your life is going.
  • 00:46:31.337 --> 00:46:34.473
  • Time is our greatest treasure.
  • 00:46:34.473 --> 00:46:36.209
  • And always--you know, it'sinteresting how all people have
  • 00:46:36.209 --> 00:46:39.011
  • felt this.
  • 00:46:39.011 --> 00:46:40.379
  • Even before we became, you know,capitalists of time, we felt
  • 00:46:40.379 --> 00:46:44.317
  • very mystic about time, and thecalendar, and the clock.
  • 00:46:44.317 --> 00:46:49.388
  • There's all sorts of thingsaround calendars that different
  • 00:46:49.388 --> 00:46:54.393
  • people outside of our faith orinside, they use all the time.
  • 00:46:54.393 --> 00:46:57.563
  • Actually, we're coming up onChinese Lunar New Year.
  • 00:46:57.563 --> 00:47:00.433
  • This is the year of the ox,which I'm sorry I'm picking on
  • 00:47:00.433 --> 00:47:02.735
  • you again Haven, you're born inthe year of the ox.
  • 00:47:02.735 --> 00:47:05.504
  • Or who remembers when12-12-12 happened?
  • 00:47:05.504 --> 00:47:08.140
  • That was kind of a big deal.
  • 00:47:08.140 --> 00:47:09.942
  • It was almost as big of a dealas 11-11-11 and 10-10-10.
  • 00:47:09.942 --> 00:47:15.681
  • In the year 1000, all of Europe,east and west, was in an uproar
  • 00:47:15.681 --> 00:47:21.721
  • because there was a prophecywritten hundreds of years before
  • 00:47:23.556 --> 00:47:28.060
  • that at the end of time, the endof time would be 1000 AD, and
  • 00:47:28.060 --> 00:47:33.165
  • that at that time a great king,a Roman emperor, would come to
  • 00:47:33.165 --> 00:47:38.371
  • Jerusalem and lay down hiscrown, and there Christ would
  • 00:47:38.371 --> 00:47:44.143
  • rise up and put the crown on,and the emperor would die, and a
  • 00:47:44.143 --> 00:47:48.214
  • great battle, a great apocalypsewould happen between Christ
  • 00:47:48.214 --> 00:47:52.084
  • and Satan.
  • 00:47:52.084 --> 00:47:53.586
  • And so although it sounds sillyto us, at the year 1000, the
  • 00:47:53.586 --> 00:47:58.491
  • great Holy Roman Emperor OttoIII moved the capital from
  • 00:47:58.491 --> 00:48:04.196
  • Germany, so the Holy RomanEmpire was really a German
  • 00:48:04.196 --> 00:48:07.233
  • Empire, but the idea was theywere going to rebuild a fallen
  • 00:48:07.233 --> 00:48:12.238
  • Rome because the year1000 was coming.
  • 00:48:12.238 --> 00:48:17.310
  • And the Bible said that Rome,which of course we interpret as
  • 00:48:17.310 --> 00:48:21.113
  • symbolic, would fall.
  • 00:48:21.113 --> 00:48:24.317
  • Otto III believed--so this wasthe--at the time, the world's
  • 00:48:24.317 --> 00:48:29.188
  • greatest ruler.
  • 00:48:29.188 --> 00:48:30.556
  • Everybody is freaking outin the year 1000.
  • 00:48:30.556 --> 00:48:33.993
  • And Otto believed that he wasgonna be the guy who was gonna
  • 00:48:33.993 --> 00:48:37.897
  • lay his crown down in Jerusalemand begin the great apocalypse
  • 00:48:37.897 --> 00:48:41.534
  • in the end of days.
  • 00:48:41.534 --> 00:48:45.871
  • He actually just died of afever, though, and never
  • 00:48:45.871 --> 00:48:48.240
  • made it.
  • 00:48:48.240 --> 00:48:50.009
  • Who remembers Y2K,the year 2000.
  • 00:48:50.009 --> 00:48:54.747
  • I was in high school, and yeah,I was freaked out.
  • 00:48:54.747 --> 00:49:00.219
  • But we had--I'm thankful that Ihad a good pastor who just told
  • 00:49:00.219 --> 00:49:04.156
  • us plainly, "When Christreturns, nobody's gonna be
  • 00:49:04.156 --> 00:49:07.360
  • expecting it."
  • 00:49:07.360 --> 00:49:08.728
  • Remember that?
  • 00:49:08.728 --> 00:49:10.062
  • I promise you, when Christreturns, it's gonna be when
  • 00:49:10.062 --> 00:49:12.198
  • everybody says, "You know what?
  • 00:49:12.198 --> 00:49:13.933
  • Christ isn't returning."
  • 00:49:13.933 --> 00:49:15.301
  • And then, bang, that's whenit's gonna get ya.
  • 00:49:15.301 --> 00:49:16.635
  • [laughing]
  • 00:49:16.635 --> 00:49:19.905
  • So there's something aboutcalendars that causes us to see
  • 00:49:19.905 --> 00:49:23.776
  • the world.
  • 00:49:23.776 --> 00:49:25.344
  • I don't know what it is abouttime and the clocks too.
  • 00:49:25.344 --> 00:49:27.813
  • I remember when I was--Hannah,and Chad, and Hillary, years
  • 00:49:27.813 --> 00:49:31.717
  • ago, we were doing a tour inGermany, and we finished by
  • 00:49:31.717 --> 00:49:36.555
  • having a couple of days of restin Prague, which is maybe the
  • 00:49:36.555 --> 00:49:39.658
  • most beautiful city in theworld, one of the
  • 00:49:39.658 --> 00:49:41.060
  • most beautiful.
  • 00:49:41.060 --> 00:49:42.962
  • And I believe actually Hillaryor Chad took this picture, but
  • 00:49:42.962 --> 00:49:45.264
  • this is Hannah and me in frontof the world's oldest
  • 00:49:45.264 --> 00:49:48.534
  • astronomical clock.
  • 00:49:48.534 --> 00:49:50.436
  • So an astronomical clock is justlike a normal clock, but they
  • 00:49:50.436 --> 00:49:54.340
  • also add, you can see on top,the signs of how things
  • 00:49:54.340 --> 00:49:59.078
  • are moving.
  • 00:49:59.078 --> 00:50:00.446
  • Prague is such a beautiful city.
  • 00:50:00.446 --> 00:50:01.781
  • It looks--it's a verymysterious and very Bohemian,
  • 00:50:01.781 --> 00:50:04.750
  • literally, city.
  • 00:50:04.750 --> 00:50:06.952
  • There's a legend that sayssomething like the guy who built
  • 00:50:06.952 --> 00:50:09.321
  • this clock did such a good jobthat the king gouged out his
  • 00:50:09.321 --> 00:50:12.725
  • eyes so he would never makeanother one.
  • 00:50:12.725 --> 00:50:15.094
  • I don't think it's true, though.
  • 00:50:15.094 --> 00:50:16.796
  • But anyway, I thought a lotabout this clock.
  • 00:50:16.796 --> 00:50:20.199
  • Actually, when we got home,
  • 00:50:20.199 --> 00:50:22.168
  • I got sick and we hadto miss some friends.
  • 00:50:22.168 --> 00:50:25.971
  • I sent them this video.
  • 00:50:25.971 --> 00:50:28.941
  • Bobby Schuller: Hello, guys.
  • 00:50:28.941 --> 00:50:31.444
  • I'm sick and trying to rememberwhat it felt like to be healthy.
  • 00:50:31.444 --> 00:50:37.583
  • I have the flu, and a fever,and--
  • 00:50:37.583 --> 00:50:46.659
  • Blah!
  • 00:50:46.659 --> 00:50:49.395
  • Ugh.
  • 00:50:49.395 --> 00:50:51.564
  • Bobby Schuller: Anybody rememberfeeling that way?
  • 00:50:51.564 --> 00:50:53.065
  • When you're sick, you've got alot of time to think, and I was
  • 00:50:53.065 --> 00:50:56.635
  • thinkin' about that clock.
  • 00:50:56.635 --> 00:50:57.970
  • And look at this, it's reallyinteresting.
  • 00:50:57.970 --> 00:51:00.473
  • So when the clock rings,there's all these interesting
  • 00:51:00.473 --> 00:51:02.975
  • things, right?
  • 00:51:02.975 --> 00:51:04.310
  • You have angels, and kings,and things, but then you have
  • 00:51:04.310 --> 00:51:06.779
  • the skeleton right here,which represents death.
  • 00:51:06.779 --> 00:51:10.983
  • And every time the clock rings,guess who reminds you you just
  • 00:51:10.983 --> 00:51:15.688
  • lost an hour of your life?
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  • Good old death, ringing thebell, reminding you, bong, bong,
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  • it's coming.
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  • And I remember thinking thatartist, man, he understands that
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  • so many people in lifelive with this anxiety,
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  • not only about death,but just time.
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  • It's not just that I'm gonnadie, it's that I'm also getting
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  • older; that no matter how old Iam today, I'm the youngest
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  • I'll ever be again.
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  • That's a horrible thought.
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  • I thought we were supposedto be positive here,
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  • possibility thinkers.
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  • That was very negative.
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  • But we all feel that way.
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  • We feel this angst about time.
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  • Monks were the oneswho invented the clock.
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  • Did you know that themechanical--there was lots of
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  • clocks before monks, but monksinvented the mechanical clock
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  • that's similar--most similar towhat we use today, not to keep
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  • track of time, but just toremember to pray.
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  • "Clock" comes from a French word"cloque" that means bell, and so
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  • the monks have multiple times aday, set hours that they're
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  • supposed to pray.
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  • And imagine what it would belike if we didn't have clocks.
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  • Imagine if I was like, Churchstarts mid-morning, you know?
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  • Church starts three-ish hourswhen the sundial, you know?
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  • So people would gather that way.
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  • Just imagine how different lifewould feel if you didn't have
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  • that tick, tick, tick, tick,tick, bong, bong.
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  • Alright, all of this to simplysay, you don't have to worry
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  • about--you do have to worryabout time, but you don't have
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  • to worry about time if you giveit to the Lord.
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  • Your life is the sum of yourhabits.
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  • If you give your time to God, hewill give time to you.
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  • When we build into our lifehabits, we change our future.
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  • The only way your future isgoing to be different in
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  • a positive way than it is now isby changing the habits you have
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  • in your life.
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  • So practice silenceand solitude.
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  • Find time to do it.
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  • Find time to memorizeparts of the Bible.
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  • When you find a Bible versethat really touches your heart,
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  • you ought to memorize it.
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  • And you'll find that being ableto recite it to yourself and to
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  • others will begin to change yourlife and your perspective, and
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  • it'll begin to fill your lifewith power.
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  • Be involved in community.
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  • Commit your life to this churchor a church.
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  • It is so important.
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  • God asks us to gatheronce a week.
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  • We should do it.
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  • We should take that seriously.
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  • Not only to hear the Word ofGod--look, if you want to come
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  • to church and sleep, that istotally fine with me.
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  • Just come.
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  • Obey the Lord.
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  • Gather with his people.
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  • Pray with one another.
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  • Or watch online.
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  • I know we can't gather rightnow, but you know, gather in a
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  • virtual way.
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  • Commit your life to your familyand your friends.
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  • If you're married,get a date night.
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  • If you have children, set asidea specific time in your week
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  • that you'll get together withthem, just one-on-one, a time to
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  • go on a walk, a time to talk,a time to get a meal.
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  • Make sure that you understandthat if you want your business,
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  • your personal life, your family,and especially your walk with
  • 00:54:53.872 --> 00:54:59.044
  • God to change, you have tochange your habits.
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  • You have to include--type them into your calendar.
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  • Include things in your dailylife and in your week that
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  • will change.
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  • And you watch that and that fearof, "My life is ticking away and
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  • my life is--" it'll go away, Ipromise.
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  • You'll give it to the Lordbecause you will have changed
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  • things in your life that willchange your future.
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  • I want you to know you're doingso much better than you think.
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  • And I wanna encourage you thatGod is--has your future in his
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  • hand, and it's very bright.
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  • I think God wanted youto hear this message,
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  • and I believe it willchange your life.
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  • We love you, Lord.
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  • You've given us time.
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  • We give it back to you.
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  • We pray that we would use it ina way that would bless you,
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  • our family, our friends,and our neighbors.
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  • We love you, God.
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  • It's in Christ's namewe pray, amen.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ O God, our helpin ages past ♪
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  • ♪ our hope for yearsto come ♪
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  • ♪ our shelter fromthe stormy blast ♪
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  • ♪ and our eternal home ♪
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  • ♪ O God, our helpin ages past ♪
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  • ♪ our hope foryears to come ♪
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  • ♪ Be thou our guardwhile life shall last ♪
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  • ♪ and our eternal home ♪
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  • ♪ Amen, amen ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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