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  • - TONIGHT ON PRAISE,FROM DALLAS, NEW YORK TIMES
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  • BEST-SELLINGAUTHOR, LEAD PASTOR OF
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  • NATIONAL COMMUNITYCHURCH, MARK BATTERSON.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - AND NOW MATTAND LAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: PRAISECOMES TO YOU FROM DALLAS,
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  • TEXAS AND WASHINGTON DC.
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  • TONIGHT MARK BATTERSONIS JOINING US FROM DC.
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  • MARK, WE'RE ON THE EVE OFKIND OF AN IMPORTANT DAY.
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  • WE'RE TALKINGABOUT WIN THE DAY.
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  • TOMORROW, I HOPE WEWIN THE DAY TOMORROW.
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  • THERE'S A BIG EVENTHAPPENING IN WASHINGTON DC.
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  • WHERE DO YOU WANT TOSTART THIS INTERVIEW?
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  • WE WANT TO GET INTO THIS,BUT YOU HAD A LITTLE BIT
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  • OF A CHALLENGE EVENGETTING TO THE
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  • STUDIO TODAY.
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  • - MARK BATTERSON: YEAH.
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  • MATT AND LAURIE, IT'SGOOD TO SEE YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW THAT OUR LOCALNEWS IS NATIONAL NEWS.
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  • I LIVE ON CAPITOL HILL,AND LET'S JUST SAY THAT
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  • WITH THE EVENTS OF JANUARY6, HELICOPTERS, SIRENS,
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  • ARMORED VEHICLES GOINGDOWN RESIDENTIAL STREETS,
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  • SO EVEN NOW IT'S VERYHARD TO NAVIGATE BECAUSE
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  • OF THE PERIMETER THAT'SBEEN SET UP AROUND
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  • THE CAPITOL.
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  • I AM HERE AT EBENEZER'S.
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  • YOU'VE BEEN HERE FIVEBLOCKS FROM THE CAPITOL.
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  • IT'S OUR COFFEE HOUSE.
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  • AND YOU KNOW, IT'S ALMOSTHARD TO BELIEVE THAT I'M
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  • IN THE EPICENTER OFDEMOCRACY IN THE FREE
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  • WORLD BECAUSE IT FEELSA LITTLE SURREAL, AND I
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  • WILL SAY THIS, WE AREPRAYING FOR PEACE AND
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  • WE'RE STANDING IN THE GAPAS PEACE MAKERS, AS GRACE
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  • GIVERS, AS TONE SETTERSTHOSE OF US WHO
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  • FOLLOW CHRIST.
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  • SO APPRECIATE YOURPRAYERS AND YOUR LOVE.
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  • - SO WE WOULD HAVE NEVERTHOUGHT IN OUR LIFETIME
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  • WE WOULD HAVE SEEN THESWEARING IN OF A
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  • PRESIDENT OF THE UNITEDSTATES WITH A PERIMETER
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  • THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHINGIN A WAR ZONE, OKAY.
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  • WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT,AND YOU HAD TO BREACH
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  • THROUGH THAT EVEN TO GETFIVE BLOCKS FROM
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  • THE CAPITOL.
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  • THE PERIMETER IS EVENBEYOND THAT, SO YOU KNOW,
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  • WHAT WAS 2020 LIKE FORTHE CHURCH, FOR NATIONAL
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  • COMMUNITY CHURCH, YOURCHURCH THERE, AND AS WE
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  • ARE TRYING TO PROCESSEVEN THE EVENTS OF 2021
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  • --BY THE WAY, WE THOUGHTEVERYTHING WAS JUST GOING
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  • TO STOP IN 2020, RIGHT?
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  • SO 2021 IS HARDERTO PROCESS SO FAR.
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  • - HERE'S TO 2022.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - YEAH.
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  • WE'RE ALREADY LOOKINGFORWARD TO 2024, 25, 26.
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  • - YES.
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  • - SO WE'RE HOPING TO PUTA LOT OF THIS IN THE
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  • REARVIEW MIRROR REAL QUICK.
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  • 2020 WAS A CRAZY THINGFOR YOU AND YOUR
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  • CHURCH THERE.
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  • WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
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  • - YEAH, IT REALLY WAS.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE FLIPPED THECALENDAR, BUT WE NEED TO
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  • DO HABIT NUMBER ONE, WENEED TO FLIP THE SCRIPT,
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  • MATT AND LAURIE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - I WILL SAY THIS, ICHUCKLE AT THE LITTLE
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  • MEME THAT HAS CIRCULATED,2020 DUMPSTER FIRE.
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  • AND I FIND IT FUNNY, BUTI DO WANT TO ON A SERIOUS
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  • NOTE SAY NO, IT'SA REFINER'S FIRE.
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  • - COME ON NOW.
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  • - AND WHAT COMES OUT OFTHE REFINER'S FIRE IS
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  • MORE PURE AND MOREPRECIOUS AND MORE VALUABLE.
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  • SO 18% OF LEADERS IN ASURVEY I SAW NOT LONG AGO
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  • SAID THEY FEEL QUALIFIEDTO LEAD RIGHT NOW, AND
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  • I'M WONDERING WHOSETHOUGHT 18% ARE BECAUSE
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  • ALL OF US ARE A LITTLEPAST OUR PAY GRADE, A
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  • LITTLE OUT OF OUR DEPTH.
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  • I FEEL LIKE IT'S AHEBREWS 12: 27 MOMENT,
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  • THAT EVERYTHING THAT CANBE SHAKEN WILL BE SHAKEN
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  • SO THAT THE UNSHAKABLETHINGS REMAIN.
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  • I THINK GOD IS SHAKINGFALSE SECURITIES, FALSE
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  • NARRATIVES, FALSE IDOLS,AND BELIEVING THAT WE'RE
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  • GOING TO COME OUT OF THISIN A WAY THAT SEES HIS
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  • KINGDOM ADVANCE.
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  • SO TOUGH, TOUGH YEARBETWEEN COVID CRISIS,
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  • RACIAL TENSION,POLITICAL POLARIZATION.
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  • WE FELT IT SO ACUTELYRIGHT HERE, BUT I AM
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  • HOPEFUL AND I'M REMINDED,MATT AND LAURIE, WE ARE
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  • HERE FOR SUCHA TIME AS THIS.
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  • WE ARE HERE FOR SUCH APLACE AS THIS, AND SO
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  • LET'S STAND IN THAT GAPAS THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
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  • - AMEN.
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  • - VERY SPECIFICALLY,THIS IS A UNIQUE EVENING.
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  • TOMORROW WE PRAY THATTHERE IS A SIMPLE
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  • SWEARING IN OFA PRESIDENT.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE 46THPRESIDENT OF THE
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  • UNITED STATES.
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  • WE PRAY THAT ISA SLOW NEWS DAY.
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  • LET'S SAY IT THAT WAY.
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  • BUT TBN IS PREPARED.
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  • WE HAVE ESTABLISHED LIVEFEEDS OUT OF WASHINGTON
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  • DC FROM MULTIPLELOCATIONS, AND WE ARE
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  • PREPARED TOMORROW TOSTART BROADCASTING LIVE,
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  • AND SO WE PRAY THATWE SAY HEY, LOOK.
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  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAYAND EVERYTHING IS WELL.
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  • LOOK, WE SPEAK THATINTO EXISTENCE.
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  • WE PRAY THATINTO EXISTENCE.
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  • AND THERE'S NOTHING GOODTHAT COULD COME FROM, YOU
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  • KNOW, THE PERIMETERTHAT HAS BEEN SET UP.
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  • IT'S A SAD THING TO THINKTHAT WE ARE ESTABLISHING
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  • MILITARY PERIMETERSAROUND THE US CAPITOL.
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  • JUST KIND OF WEIRD.
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  • OKAY.
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  • NOW, 2020, YOU WEREIN WASHINGTON DC.
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  • YOUR CHURCH IS THERE,NATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
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  • IS JUST AN AMAZING --YOUKNOW, YOU'VE GOT A
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  • DREAM CENTER.
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  • LOOK, ALL THE GREAT STUFFTHAT YOU DO THERE, BUT
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  • YOU WERE PROBABLY THEMOST LOCKED DOWN AREA
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  • IN THE NATION.
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  • YOU KNOW, CONCEIVABLYCALIFORNIA IS A
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  • CLOSE SECOND.
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  • - HOW DO YOUFEEL ABOUT THAT?
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  • - BUT OUT OF THE DRAMAOF 2020, OUT OF THE
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  • CLOSURE, OUT OF, YOUKNOW, CHANGING EVERYTHING
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  • WE KNOW ABOUT CHURCHCOMES A VERY UNIQUELY
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  • AGGRESSIVE MARK BATTERSONSAYING WIN THE DAY.
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  • OKAY.
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  • YOU GOTTA EXPLAINYOURSELF, MARK, BECAUSE
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU WERE GOINGTHROUGH MOST LIKELY THE
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  • MOST UNIQUELY WEIRD YEAROF YOUR PASTORAL LIFE,
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  • AND OUT OF THAT COMESTHIS AMAZING, AGGRESSIVE,
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  • GO MAKE THINGSHAPPEN BOOK.
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  • HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
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  • - WELL, I'LLSTART RIGHT HERE.
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  • 2.000 YEARS AGO JESUSSAID, I WILL BUILD MY
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  • CHURCH, AND THE GATES OFHELL WILL NOT PREVAIL
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  • AGAINST IT.
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  • NOW, HE DIDN'T SAY IWILL BUILD YOUR CHURCH.
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  • HE DIDN'T SAY YOUWILL BUILD MY CHURCH.
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  • HE SAID I, I WILL BUILDMY, MY CHURCH, AND THE
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  • GATES OF HELL WON'TPREVAIL, SO MATT AND
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  • LAURIE, I THINK WE'RECALLED TO PLAY OFFENSE
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  • ALWAYS TO SEE HISKINGDOM ADVANCE.
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  • SO EVEN IN A YEAR LIKELAST YEAR, YOU KNOW, OUR
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  • DREAM CENTER, WESERVED 55.000 MEALS.
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  • WE CREATED SOMETHING,YOU'LL LOVE THIS, CALLED
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  • THE UPPER ZOOM, KIND OF APLAY ON THE UPPER ROOM,
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  • AND WE HAVE HUNDREDS OFPEOPLE GATHERING AND
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  • PRAYING ONWEEKDAY MORNINGS.
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  • - BEAUTIFUL.
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  • - AND WE'RE SEEING, YOUKNOW, HIS KINGDOM ADVANCE
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  • IN A UNIQUE WAY.
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  • I FEEL LIKE THISIS A RESET MOMENT.
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  • IT'S A MOMENT FOR USTO GO BACK TO BASICS.
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  • WELL, WHAT ARETHOSE BASICS?
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  • WELL, I'LL SHARE ACOUPLE OF THINGS.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THATTHE LORD HAS MADE.
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  • - COME ON NOW.
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  • - THIS IS -AND I WILLREJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.
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  • GIVE US THIS DAY,OUR DAILY BREAD.
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  • TAKE UP YOUR CROSS DAILY.
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  • HIS MERCIES ARENEW EVERY MORNING.
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  • DON'T LET THE SUN GODOWN ON YOUR ANGER.
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  • DON'T WORRYABOUT TOMORROW.
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  • IT'S THIS THREAD THAT ISWOVEN THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE.
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  • YESTERDAY IS HISTORY.
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  • TOMORROW IS MYSTERY.
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  • WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS WINTHE DAY, SO THAT'S THE
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  • HEARTBEATBEHIND THE BOOK.
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  • - NICE.
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  • - LOVE IT.
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  • - I LOVE WHAT YOU SAIDABOUT LAST YEAR, 2020,
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  • BEING A PROVING.
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  • I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLEARE GOING OH, WE'RE BEING
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  • TESTED OR WE'REBEING JUDGED.
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  • I THINK IT WAS A PROVINGOF PEOPLE AND OUR FAITH
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  • AND THE SHAKING.
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  • AND I THINK THE PEOPLETHAT HAVE STOOD THE
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  • STRONGEST IN FAITH, ASMUCH AS FAITH AS YOU
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  • COULD MUSTER, NO PUNINTENDED, MUSTARD
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  • SEED, [LAUGHTER] BUTSTANDING IS GOING TO
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  • PROVE AND REAP A HARVESTTHIS YEAR THAT MAYBE WE
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  • SOWED LAST YEAR, IN ALLTHE WORRY AND ALL THE
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  • CHAOS STANDING ANDTELLING GOD WHO HE WAS
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  • EVEN IN THE MIDST OF ALLOF IT, ALWAYS, ALWAYS
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  • KNOWING GOD WAS YOURPROVISION AND YOUR HOPE
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  • AND YOUR STRENGTH ANDYOUR JOY AND ALL THAT.
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  • I THINK THIS YEAR ISGOING TO CARRY US THROUGH
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  • THIS YEAR IN APOWERFUL WAY.
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  • - YES.
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  • WE DO NOT TRUST INHORSES AND CHARIOTS.
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  • - I KNOW.
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  • I WAS JUST THINKINGOF THAT SCRIPTURE.
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  • TRUST IN THE NAMEOF THE LORD OUR GOD.
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  • YEAH.
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  • - YES, WE DO SO WE FOUNDOURSELVES SAYING SO
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  • OFTEN, GOD'S GOT THIS,AND GOD'S GOT YOU.
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  • AND SO DON'T LOSE FAITHIN THE END OF THE STORY.
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  • THE KINGDOMS OF THISWORLD ARE BECOMING THE
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  • KINGDOM OF OUR LORDAND OF HIS CHRIST.
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  • SO I THINK IN ANINAUGURATION EVE, MATT
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  • AND LAURIE, IT'S SOTIMELY FOR US TO REMIND
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  • OURSELVES WHATEVER,WHEREVER YOU ARE ON THE
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  • POLITICAL SPECTRUM,PLEASE HEAR ME,
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  • ADMINISTRATIONSCOME AND GO.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - THE KINGDOM OFGOD IS FOREVER.
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  • AND OUR PRIMARY CITIZENSHIP ISIN THIS THING CALLED THE
  • 00:10:22.501 --> 00:10:26.238
  • KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • NOW, I AM GRATEFUL FOROUR DEMOCRACY, BUT I ALSO
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  • KNOW WHERE MY PRIMARYLOYALTY IS AND IT IS TO
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  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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  • - AMEN. BEAUTIFUL.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • 2020 IS UPON YOU, MARKBATTERSON, AND OUT OF
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  • THAT WHERE IS THE SEEDFOR THIS BOOK, WIN THE DAY?
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  • - YES, WELL, I THINK ITCOMES FROM THIS PLACE
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  • OF STEWARDSHIP.
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  • POTENTIAL ISGOD'S GIFT TO US.
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  • WHAT WE DO WITH IT ISOUR GIFT BACK TO HIM.
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  • AND YOU KNOW, I THINKIT'S TIME, IT'S TALENT,
  • 00:11:03.275 --> 00:11:06.645
  • AND IT'S TREASURE.
  • 00:11:06.746 --> 00:11:08.247
  • HOW DO WE STEWARDTHOSE THINGS?
  • 00:11:08.347 --> 00:11:10.683
  • ONE GOOD EXAMPLE,LET'S TALK ABOUT TIME.
  • 00:11:10.783 --> 00:11:14.220
  • TIME IS MEASURED INMINUTES, BUT LIFE IS
  • 00:11:14.320 --> 00:11:17.022
  • MEASURED IN MOMENTS.
  • 00:11:17.123 --> 00:11:19.358
  • HOW DO WE STEWARDBOTH OF THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:11:19.458 --> 00:11:21.594
  • THOSE ARE 2 VERYDIFFERENT THINGS, AND SO
  • 00:11:21.694 --> 00:11:24.263
  • THE BOOK IS REALLY ABOUTTHE ART AND SCIENCE OF
  • 00:11:24.363 --> 00:11:27.266
  • LIVING IN DAY-TIGHTCOMPARTMENTS.
  • 00:11:27.366 --> 00:11:29.935
  • YOU ALMOST HAVE TOAPPROACH IT AS IF EVERY
  • 00:11:30.035 --> 00:11:33.239
  • DAY IS THE FIRST DAY ANDTHE LAST DAY OF
  • 00:11:33.339 --> 00:11:36.075
  • YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:36.175 --> 00:11:37.243
  • AND WHEN YOU LIVE YOURLIFE THAT WAY, WELL, NOW
  • 00:11:37.343 --> 00:11:40.312
  • YOU ARE STEWARDINGTIME IN A WAY THAT
  • 00:11:40.412 --> 00:11:43.415
  • GOD INTENDED.
  • 00:11:43.516 --> 00:11:44.850
  • I THINK IT GOES BACK TOTHIS IDEA OF NUMBERING
  • 00:11:44.950 --> 00:11:47.486
  • OUR DAYS, AND IF YOU WANTEVERY DAY TO COUNT,
  • 00:11:47.586 --> 00:11:51.791
  • COUNT THE DAYS.
  • 00:11:51.891 --> 00:11:53.626
  • WELL, MARK, WHAT AREYOU TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:11:53.726 --> 00:11:56.061
  • I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE,AND MATT AND LAURIE, YOU
  • 00:11:56.162 --> 00:11:58.964
  • KNOW THIS STORY.
  • 00:11:59.064 --> 00:12:00.399
  • JULY 2, 2016, I HADSEVERE ASTHMA FOR MORE
  • 00:12:00.499 --> 00:12:04.970
  • THAN 40 YEARS, ANDGOD HEALED MY LUNGS.
  • 00:12:05.070 --> 00:12:09.675
  • AND SO THAT'S ONE1660 DAYS AGO AS OF
  • 00:12:09.775 --> 00:12:15.681
  • THIS RECORDING.
  • 00:12:15.781 --> 00:12:16.982
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:12:17.082 --> 00:12:18.617
  • WELL, I'M COUNTING THEDAYS BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH
  • 00:12:18.717 --> 00:12:22.288
  • A MIRACLE THAT I DON'TWANT THAT TO BE LOST ON
  • 00:12:22.388 --> 00:12:25.791
  • ME, SO I THINK IT'S ABOUTAN APPROACH TO LIFE THAT
  • 00:12:25.891 --> 00:12:28.761
  • MAKES THE MOST OFEVERY SINGLE DAY.
  • 00:12:28.861 --> 00:12:30.696
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:12:30.796 --> 00:12:31.797
  • - THE THING THAT YOUMENTIONED A FEW MINUTES
  • 00:12:31.897 --> 00:12:35.334
  • AGO, I THINK I WANT YOUTO CIRCLE BACK TO BECAUSE
  • 00:12:35.434 --> 00:12:40.039
  • SOME PEOPLE COULD BESITTING AT HOME SAYING IN
  • 00:12:40.139 --> 00:12:45.211
  • 2020, I LOST MY JOB.
  • 00:12:45.311 --> 00:12:47.413
  • IN 2020, I GOTSENT HOME FROM MY JOB.
  • 00:12:47.513 --> 00:12:50.683
  • AT LEAST I STILL HAVEONE, BUT I HAVE TO DO IT
  • 00:12:50.783 --> 00:12:52.818
  • IN THE BACK BEDROOM, ANDTHE DOG BARKS AND THE
  • 00:12:52.918 --> 00:12:56.622
  • KIDS ARE HERE, ANDTHEY'RE NOT OFF TO SCHOOL
  • 00:12:56.722 --> 00:12:59.191
  • YET AND THEY'RE NOTEVEN -YOU KNOW, OKAY.
  • 00:12:59.291 --> 00:13:00.993
  • EVERYTHING THAT WEKNEW KIND OF CHANGED.
  • 00:13:01.093 --> 00:13:04.797
  • SO YOU'RE EITHER GOING TOTHINK 2020 JOKINGLY OR
  • 00:13:04.897 --> 00:13:09.134
  • REALISTICALLY AS THEDUMPSTER FIRE OR
  • 00:13:09.235 --> 00:13:11.203
  • REFINING FIRE.
  • 00:13:11.303 --> 00:13:13.405
  • SO IT'S THE PERSPECTIVEIN WHICH YOU SEE THIS.
  • 00:13:13.505 --> 00:13:17.042
  • IN MY OWN PERSONAL LIFE,THERE WAS CHALLENGES THAT
  • 00:13:17.142 --> 00:13:21.347
  • WE FACED CORPORATELY ANUMBER OF YEARS AGO, AND
  • 00:13:21.447 --> 00:13:25.050
  • I SWEAR TO YOU EVERYPERSON ON THE PLANET
  • 00:13:25.150 --> 00:13:28.988
  • WOULD HAVE LOOKED ATIT AND SAID THAT'S A
  • 00:13:29.088 --> 00:13:31.056
  • DUMPSTER FIRE, BUT WHATIT FELT LIKE TO ME WAS A
  • 00:13:31.156 --> 00:13:34.827
  • REFINING FIRE.
  • 00:13:34.927 --> 00:13:36.161
  • SO I NOW -THAT'S WHY ITTOUCHED ME SO WHEN YOU
  • 00:13:36.262 --> 00:13:38.464
  • SAID WHEN YOU SAID AMINUTE AGO BECAUSE YOU'RE
  • 00:13:38.564 --> 00:13:42.701
  • EITHER GOING TO BE ABLETO THINK, HAS THIS --LOOK,
  • 00:13:42.801 --> 00:13:49.308
  • WHEREVER YOU THINK ITCAME FROM, WHETHER IT WAS
  • 00:13:49.408 --> 00:13:52.645
  • SOME HORRIBLE CONSPIRACYTHEORY THAT SOME PUPPET
  • 00:13:52.745 --> 00:13:57.516
  • MASTER CREATED THISTHING AND UNLEASHED IT
  • 00:13:57.616 --> 00:13:59.919
  • ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:14:00.019 --> 00:14:01.453
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHEREIT CAME FROM AT THIS POINT.
  • 00:14:01.553 --> 00:14:03.389
  • IT'S HERE.
  • 00:14:03.489 --> 00:14:04.490
  • SO THE IDEA THAT YOUEITHER PERCEIVE WHAT'S
  • 00:14:04.590 --> 00:14:09.395
  • HAPPENING IN YOURLIFE AS REFINING IT.
  • 00:14:09.495 --> 00:14:12.531
  • MAYBE YOU NEEDED YOURPRIORITIES CHANGED.
  • 00:14:12.631 --> 00:14:15.267
  • MAYBE YOU NEEDED A WHOLEBUNCH OF STUFF, BUT CAN
  • 00:14:15.367 --> 00:14:19.238
  • YOU VIEW THINGSTHROUGH THE LENS OF A
  • 00:14:19.338 --> 00:14:22.808
  • REFINING FIRE.
  • 00:14:22.908 --> 00:14:23.943
  • HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTANDTHAT CONCEPT REALLY WELL
  • 00:14:24.043 --> 00:14:26.912
  • BECAUSE I'M SURE A LOT OFPEOPLE ARE GOING, I CAN'T
  • 00:14:27.012 --> 00:14:29.748
  • WIN THE DAY WITH THE DOGAND THE KIDS AND THE
  • 00:14:29.848 --> 00:14:32.851
  • WHOLE THING.
  • 00:14:32.952 --> 00:14:34.019
  • I'VE GOT A REPORT DUE.
  • 00:14:34.119 --> 00:14:35.421
  • YOU KNOW, OKAY.
  • 00:14:35.521 --> 00:14:36.655
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:14:36.755 --> 00:14:37.957
  • WELL, MATT, YOU AREGETTING RIGHT INTO THOSE
  • 00:14:38.057 --> 00:14:40.960
  • FIRST 2 HABITS, AND THEYARE THE 2 HABITS THAT ARE
  • 00:14:41.060 --> 00:14:44.196
  • ABOUT BURYINGDEAD YESTERDAYS.
  • 00:14:44.296 --> 00:14:47.232
  • ONE IS FLIP THE SCRIPT.
  • 00:14:47.333 --> 00:14:49.068
  • IF YOU WANT TO CHANGEYOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:14:49.168 --> 00:14:50.502
  • CHANGE YOUR STORY.
  • 00:14:50.602 --> 00:14:51.837
  • I DON'T KNOW THERE'SANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT
  • 00:14:51.937 --> 00:14:54.473
  • THAN THE STORIES THATWE'RE TELLING OURSELVES.
  • 00:14:54.573 --> 00:14:56.275
  • AND BY THE WAY, EVERYONEIS BORN INTO SOMEONE
  • 00:14:56.375 --> 00:15:00.012
  • ELSE'S STORY.
  • 00:15:00.112 --> 00:15:02.147
  • IN FACT, MATT, I'MTHINKING ABOUT YOUR STORY
  • 00:15:02.247 --> 00:15:04.984
  • AND THE FAMILY THAT YOUWERE BORN INTO, AND WE
  • 00:15:05.084 --> 00:15:07.853
  • WERE TALKING ABOUTIT BEFORE WE
  • 00:15:07.953 --> 00:15:09.388
  • STARTED RECORDING.
  • 00:15:09.488 --> 00:15:10.689
  • EVERYBODY IS BORN INTOSOMEONE ELSE'S STORY FOR
  • 00:15:10.789 --> 00:15:12.958
  • BETTER OR FOR WORSE.
  • 00:15:13.058 --> 00:15:14.860
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:15:14.960 --> 00:15:15.794
  • - HERE'S THEBEAUTIFUL THING.
  • 00:15:15.894 --> 00:15:16.628
  • ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
  • 00:15:16.729 --> 00:15:17.863
  • WHEN YOU GET ADOPTED INTOTHE FAMILY OF GOD, YOU
  • 00:15:17.963 --> 00:15:20.899
  • GET GRAFTED INTOGOD'S STORY.
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:24.203
  • YOU GIVE COMPLETEEDITORIAL CONTROL SO THE
  • 00:15:24.303 --> 00:15:27.606
  • AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF YOURFAITH, AND NOW HE BEGINS
  • 00:15:27.706 --> 00:15:31.810
  • TO WRITE HIS STORYTHROUGH YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:31.910 --> 00:15:35.347
  • SO I THINK FLIP THESCRIPT IS A CRITICAL
  • 00:15:35.447 --> 00:15:39.351
  • HABIT, AND THEN I'LLTEASE THE SECOND ONE IF
  • 00:15:39.451 --> 00:15:42.988
  • THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:15:43.088 --> 00:15:43.922
  • - PLEASE.
  • 00:15:44.023 --> 00:15:44.957
  • - THE SECOND HABITIS KISS THE WAVE.
  • 00:15:45.057 --> 00:15:48.027
  • AND IT WAS CHARLESSPURGEON, THE FAMOUS
  • 00:15:48.127 --> 00:15:50.362
  • PREACHER AND PASTOR FROMTHE 19TH CENTURY IN
  • 00:15:50.462 --> 00:15:55.000
  • LONDON WHO SAID, I HAVELEARNED TO KISS THE WAVE
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:59.805
  • THAT THOSE ME AGAINSTTHE ROCK OF AGES.
  • 00:15:59.905 --> 00:16:02.608
  • - WOW.
  • 00:16:02.708 --> 00:16:03.642
  • - NOW, MATT AND LAURIE,THEY DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:16:03.742 --> 00:16:05.377
  • MICROPHONES BACK THEN BUTIF HE HAD, HE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:16:05.477 --> 00:16:07.413
  • DROPPED IT, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:07.513 --> 00:16:08.547
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:16:08.647 --> 00:16:10.416
  • - THAT IS A POWERFULSTATEMENT, NO DOUBT.
  • 00:16:10.516 --> 00:16:13.719
  • - YEAH. LOVE IT.
  • 00:16:13.819 --> 00:16:15.354
  • - WE ARE BREAKINGDOWN WINNING THE DAY.
  • 00:16:15.454 --> 00:16:18.924
  • WE NEED TO WIN THE DAY.
  • 00:16:19.024 --> 00:16:20.225
  • 7 HABITS THAT HELPYOU STRESS LESS AND
  • 00:16:20.325 --> 00:16:23.762
  • ACCOMPLISH MORE.
  • 00:16:23.862 --> 00:16:25.464
  • FLIP THE SCRIPT.
  • 00:16:25.564 --> 00:16:26.632
  • KISS THE WAVE.
  • 00:16:26.732 --> 00:16:27.733
  • WE MIGHT AS WELL JUSTGO TO KISS THE FROG
  • 00:16:27.833 --> 00:16:29.101
  • AT SOME POINT.
  • 00:16:29.201 --> 00:16:30.969
  • LET'S JUSTKEEP MOVING ON.
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:32.438
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:32.538 --> 00:16:33.338
  • HOW DO WE KISSTHE FROG AND WHY?
  • 00:16:33.439 --> 00:16:34.573
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:16:34.673 --> 00:16:36.275
  • WELL, I DON'T KNOW ABOUTKISSING THE FROG, BUT EAT
  • 00:16:36.375 --> 00:16:38.377
  • THE FROG.
  • 00:16:38.477 --> 00:16:39.278
  • EAT THE FROG.
  • 00:16:39.378 --> 00:16:40.312
  • - OH, SORRY.
  • 00:16:40.412 --> 00:16:41.447
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:16:41.547 --> 00:16:43.816
  • - I JUST WAS THINKINGOF KISSING MY WIFE.
  • 00:16:43.916 --> 00:16:44.983
  • SORRY, I READ THAT WRONG.
  • 00:16:45.084 --> 00:16:45.918
  • IT'S EAT THE FROG.
  • 00:16:46.018 --> 00:16:46.885
  • - [LAUGHTER] I LOVE IT.
  • 00:16:46.985 --> 00:16:48.120
  • NOW WE'RE HAVINGFUN, AREN'T WE?
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:49.688
  • AND BY THE WAY ON THATNOTE, WITH ALL OF THE
  • 00:16:49.788 --> 00:16:53.826
  • SERIOUSNESS OF EVERYTHINGTHAT'S HAPPENING IN
  • 00:16:53.926 --> 00:16:56.595
  • CULTURE, JUST A LITTLEREMINDER THAT A SMILE AND
  • 00:16:56.695 --> 00:17:00.933
  • A LAUGH GO A LONGWAYS THESE DAYS.
  • 00:17:01.033 --> 00:17:03.869
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:17:03.969 --> 00:17:05.070
  • - JUST THAT'S ANOTHERSERMON FOR ANOTHER DAY.
  • 00:17:05.170 --> 00:17:08.340
  • MARK TWAIN IS PURPORTEDTO HAVE SAID, IF YOU EVER
  • 00:17:08.440 --> 00:17:13.645
  • HAVE TO EAT A LIVE FROG,DO IT FIRST THING IN THE
  • 00:17:13.745 --> 00:17:17.249
  • MORNING BECAUSE THENYOU WILL KNOW THAT THE
  • 00:17:17.349 --> 00:17:19.685
  • HARDEST THINGIS BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:17:19.785 --> 00:17:21.587
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:17:21.687 --> 00:17:22.921
  • WHICH IS ABSOLUTELYRIDICULOUS, RIGHT?
  • 00:17:23.021 --> 00:17:24.990
  • LIKE I LOVE IT.
  • 00:17:25.090 --> 00:17:26.058
  • MATT, I LOVEMAKING YOU LAUGH.
  • 00:17:26.158 --> 00:17:27.860
  • AND I MEAN, IT'S KIND OFHILARIOUS TO THINK ABOUT,
  • 00:17:27.960 --> 00:17:31.063
  • BUT IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:17:31.163 --> 00:17:32.965
  • YOU'VE GOT TOEAT THE FROG.
  • 00:17:33.065 --> 00:17:34.933
  • YOU'VE GOTTA DO THATTHING THAT'S THE HARDEST
  • 00:17:35.033 --> 00:17:37.035
  • THING TO CHECK ONYOUR TO-DO BOX.
  • 00:17:37.136 --> 00:17:39.138
  • IT'S THE DREAM THATIS GATHERING DUST.
  • 00:17:39.238 --> 00:17:42.207
  • IT'S THE GOAL THAT YOUARE PROCRASTINATING.
  • 00:17:42.307 --> 00:17:46.011
  • YOU CANNOT FINISH WHATYOU DO NOT START.
  • 00:17:46.111 --> 00:17:50.682
  • - WOW.
  • 00:17:50.782 --> 00:17:51.984
  • - SO YOU ALMOST NEED ASTART DATE AS MUCH AS YOU
  • 00:17:52.084 --> 00:17:54.820
  • NEED A DEADLINE TO GOAFTER SOME OF THE GOALS
  • 00:17:54.920 --> 00:17:57.923
  • THAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:17:58.023 --> 00:17:59.224
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:17:59.324 --> 00:18:00.559
  • SO WE NEED TO FLIP THESCRIPT, KISS THE WAVE,
  • 00:18:00.659 --> 00:18:03.862
  • EAT THE FROG.
  • 00:18:03.962 --> 00:18:06.198
  • WE NEED TO FLY A KITE.
  • 00:18:06.298 --> 00:18:07.299
  • OKAY. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:07.399 --> 00:18:08.800
  • WHY AM I SAYING THAT?
  • 00:18:08.901 --> 00:18:10.269
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:18:10.369 --> 00:18:12.337
  • WELL, YOU KNOW I LOVEHISTORY SO THERE'S A
  • 00:18:12.437 --> 00:18:14.840
  • LITTLE STORY BEHIND THAT.
  • 00:18:14.940 --> 00:18:16.642
  • WHEN CHARLES ELLET JUNIORWAS COMMISSIONED TO BUILD
  • 00:18:16.742 --> 00:18:20.112
  • A BRIDGE ACROSS THENIAGARA GORGE, WE'RE
  • 00:18:20.212 --> 00:18:23.448
  • TALKING ABOUT LIKESOMEWHERE AROUND I THINK 1847,
  • 00:18:23.549 --> 00:18:29.221
  • THEY HAD NO IDEA HOWTO DO IT BECAUSE IT
  • 00:18:29.321 --> 00:18:30.856
  • WAS AN 825 FOOT CHASMWITH 225 FOOT CLIFFS ON
  • 00:18:30.956 --> 00:18:35.427
  • EITHER SIDE, SO WHAT THEYDID MATT AND LAURIE IS A
  • 00:18:35.527 --> 00:18:40.632
  • KITE FLYING CONTEST. WHAT?
  • 00:18:40.732 --> 00:18:44.736
  • THEY FLEW A KITE FROMONE SIDE TO THE OTHER.
  • 00:18:44.836 --> 00:18:48.807
  • IT WAS A FIFTEEN YEAR OLDBOY NAMED HOMAN WALSH,
  • 00:18:48.907 --> 00:18:51.810
  • WHO WON THE TEN DOLLARPRIZE, AND THEN WHAT THEY
  • 00:18:51.910 --> 00:18:54.580
  • DID IS THEY ATTACHED AROPE TO THAT STRING, THEN
  • 00:18:54.680 --> 00:18:58.283
  • THEY ATTACHED A CABLE TOTHAT ROPE, EVENTUALLY IT
  • 00:18:58.383 --> 00:19:02.254
  • WOULD BECOME A RAILWAYSUSPENSION BRIDGE THAT
  • 00:19:02.354 --> 00:19:05.657
  • COULD SUPPORT 170TON LOCOMOTIVE.
  • 00:19:05.757 --> 00:19:10.162
  • THE BIG IDEA IS THIS.
  • 00:19:10.262 --> 00:19:12.531
  • IF YOU DO LITTLE THINGSLIKE THEY'RE BIG THINGS,
  • 00:19:12.631 --> 00:19:15.234
  • GOD WILL DO BIG THINGSLIKE THEY'RE LITTLE
  • 00:19:15.334 --> 00:19:17.502
  • THINGS, BUT YOU HAVE TOFLY THE KITE AND THEN LET
  • 00:19:17.603 --> 00:19:20.906
  • GOD BUILD THE BRIDGE.
  • 00:19:21.006 --> 00:19:22.608
  • - WOW.
  • 00:19:22.708 --> 00:19:24.009
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:19:24.109 --> 00:19:25.377
  • - THAT'S FANTASTIC.
  • 00:19:25.477 --> 00:19:26.645
  • - WE'VE GOT TO DO WHATWE CAN DO SO GOD CAN DO
  • 00:19:26.745 --> 00:19:28.213
  • WHAT HE ONLY CAN DO.
  • 00:19:28.313 --> 00:19:30.415
  • - YES. IT'S SO TRUE.
  • 00:19:30.515 --> 00:19:32.718
  • - YOU'RE NOT ONLY NEWYORK TIMES BESTSELLING
  • 00:19:32.818 --> 00:19:35.454
  • AUTHOR, YOU'RE SENIORPASTOR OF NATIONAL
  • 00:19:35.554 --> 00:19:38.023
  • COMMUNITY CHURCHIN WASHINGTON DC.
  • 00:19:38.123 --> 00:19:41.660
  • AND THE IDEA THAT YOU'REA COMMUNICATOR IS NOT
  • 00:19:41.760 --> 00:19:48.000
  • LOST ON ALL OF US.
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:49.668
  • I MEAN, CIRCLE MAKER WASONE OF YOUR BOOKS WAY
  • 00:19:49.768 --> 00:19:53.071
  • BACK IN THE DAY.
  • 00:19:53.171 --> 00:19:54.640
  • IN A PIT, WITH ALION, ON A SNOWY DAY.
  • 00:19:54.740 --> 00:19:57.876
  • THIS IS, THESE ARE THETITLES THAT YOU WALK BY
  • 00:19:57.976 --> 00:20:02.948
  • IN THE BOOK STORES, THEBIG SECULAR BOOK STORES
  • 00:20:03.048 --> 00:20:07.219
  • AND YOU STILL SEETHOSE UNIQUE TITLES
  • 00:20:07.319 --> 00:20:11.423
  • SITTING ON THE SHELVES.
  • 00:20:11.523 --> 00:20:12.891
  • YOU ARE WRITINGPERENNIAL BOOKS.
  • 00:20:12.991 --> 00:20:15.360
  • BY THE WAY THE NEW BOOK,WHEN THE DAY, BIRTHED OUT
  • 00:20:15.460 --> 00:20:19.064
  • OF THE SEASON OF 2020.
  • 00:20:19.164 --> 00:20:23.302
  • YOU WERE MODIFYING THEEND OF THIS BOOK AND
  • 00:20:23.402 --> 00:20:27.039
  • MODIFYING CERTAIN THINGSIN IT IN DECEMBER OF 2020.
  • 00:20:27.139 --> 00:20:31.543
  • WE FLIPPED INTO 2021,
  • 00:20:31.643 --> 00:20:36.748
  • SIX DAYS INTO THE NEWYEAR IT GOT WORSE.
  • 00:20:36.848 --> 00:20:40.519
  • WE ARE NOW HOPING THATTOMORROW IS A NORMAL NEWS
  • 00:20:40.619 --> 00:20:46.725
  • DAY. LET'S PRAY SO.
  • 00:20:46.825 --> 00:20:49.861
  • YOUR THOUGHTS JUST IN CASESOMEBODY JUST JOINED US.
  • 00:20:49.961 --> 00:20:55.534
  • YOU'RE SITTING NOWINSIDE A PERIMETER.
  • 00:20:55.634 --> 00:21:00.172
  • WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 00:21:00.272 --> 00:21:03.075
  • - WELL, THERE ARE MOREPOLICE THAN I HAVE MAYBE
  • 00:21:03.175 --> 00:21:06.511
  • EVER SEEN IN THENATION'S CAPITAL.
  • 00:21:06.611 --> 00:21:09.381
  • WE LIVE LESS THAN AMILE FROM THE CAPITOL.
  • 00:21:09.481 --> 00:21:11.883
  • EBENEZERS COFFEE HOUSEIS ABOUT FIVE BLOCKS, SIX
  • 00:21:11.983 --> 00:21:14.920
  • BLOCKS FROM THE CAPITOL,AND I COULD NOT DRIVE TO
  • 00:21:15.020 --> 00:21:19.558
  • EBENEZERS TODAY BECAUSETHE POLICE HAD SET UP,
  • 00:21:19.658 --> 00:21:23.528
  • BLOCKING OFF ROADS ANDALLEYS AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:21:23.628 --> 00:21:29.000
  • THERE'S A FENCEALL THE WAY.
  • 00:21:29.101 --> 00:21:31.937
  • WE WENT OUT AND WALKEDOUR DOG THE OTHER DAY, A
  • 00:21:32.037 --> 00:21:34.005
  • FENCE ALL THE WAY AROUNDSUPREME COURT, THE CAPITOL.
  • 00:21:34.106 --> 00:21:38.210
  • AND YOU KNOW THIS IS THEPLACE, MATT AND LAURIE,
  • 00:21:38.310 --> 00:21:40.278
  • THAT WE CALL HOME, SO ITFEELS LIKE WE'RE LIVING
  • 00:21:40.379 --> 00:21:45.183
  • IN A LITTLE BIT OF A WARZONE, BUT I WANT TO SAY
  • 00:21:45.283 --> 00:21:49.254
  • IN THE SAME BREATH THATTHIS IS THE MOMENT WHERE
  • 00:21:49.354 --> 00:21:53.125
  • THOSE OF US WHO FOLLOWCHRIST, I THINK, STAY
  • 00:21:53.225 --> 00:21:56.328
  • CALM AND CARRY ON. IN FACT,
  • 00:21:56.428 --> 00:21:58.096
  • CAN I JUST, CANI GIVE US A PROMISE.
  • 00:21:58.196 --> 00:22:00.265
  • THERE IS THIS MOMENT INEXODUS 14:13, IT'S ONE OF
  • 00:22:00.365 --> 00:22:05.604
  • MY FAVORITE VERSESIN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:22:05.704 --> 00:22:07.606
  • THE ISRAELITES ARE STUCKBETWEEN THE EGYPTIAN ARMY
  • 00:22:07.706 --> 00:22:10.876
  • AND THE RED SEA. ITIS FIGHT OR FLIGHT.
  • 00:22:10.976 --> 00:22:15.347
  • AND GOD SAYS FEAR NOT,STAND STILL, AND YOU WILL
  • 00:22:15.447 --> 00:22:22.320
  • SEE THE DELIVERANCEOF THE LORD.
  • 00:22:22.421 --> 00:22:24.990
  • WHAT WOULD BE THE HARDESTTHING TO DO IF YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:28.093
  • THE EGYPTIAN ARMY COMINGAT YOU FULL THROTTLE?
  • 00:22:28.193 --> 00:22:30.695
  • I THINK IT'S STAND STILL.
  • 00:22:30.796 --> 00:22:32.731
  • BUT THESE ARE THE MOMENTSWHERE HAVING DONE ALL
  • 00:22:32.831 --> 00:22:35.834
  • TO STAND, WE STAND,
  • 00:22:35.934 --> 00:22:38.537
  • WE FIGHT THE FIGHT OFFAITH AND GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:22:38.637 --> 00:22:42.607
  • WE DON'T WRESTLE WITHFLESH AND BLOOD BUT
  • 00:22:42.707 --> 00:22:44.576
  • AGAINST POWERS ANDPRINCIPALITIES.
  • 00:22:44.676 --> 00:22:46.645
  • AND WE HAVE BEEN GIVENWEAPONS THAT HAVE THE
  • 00:22:46.745 --> 00:22:49.347
  • DIVINE POWER TODEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS.
  • 00:22:49.448 --> 00:22:53.318
  • SO I SAY LET'S UNDERSTANDOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST,
  • 00:22:53.418 --> 00:22:58.123
  • AND THEN LET'S EXERCISEOUR SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY,
  • 00:22:58.223 --> 00:23:01.159
  • AND LET'S DO IT WITHHUMILITY, AND DO IT IN A
  • 00:23:01.259 --> 00:23:06.231
  • WAY THAT WHERE THEREIS HEY, WE SHOW LOVE.
  • 00:23:06.331 --> 00:23:11.203
  • WHERE THERE IS RACISM,WE BRING RECONCILIATION.
  • 00:23:11.303 --> 00:23:16.074
  • WHERE THERE IS CANCELCULTURE, WE BRING GRACE.
  • 00:23:16.174 --> 00:23:19.244
  • WHERE THERE'S PRIDE, WEOPERATE IN HUMILITY.
  • 00:23:19.344 --> 00:23:22.280
  • WHERE THERE'S FEAR,WE EXPRESS FAITH.
  • 00:23:22.380 --> 00:23:26.518
  • SO WE ARE THE PEOPLEWHO STAND IN THAT GAP.
  • 00:23:26.618 --> 00:23:30.188
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:23:30.288 --> 00:23:31.423
  • - YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER,I REMEMBER YEARS AGO--
  • 00:23:31.523 --> 00:23:37.229
  • YOU'RE SAYING SOMETHINGSO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:23:37.329 --> 00:23:38.930
  • I REMEMBER YEARS AGOMY DAD DEVELOPED A
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:42.133
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH THEAMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED
  • 00:23:42.234 --> 00:23:46.538
  • STATES FROM CHINA, ANDWHAT I MEAN, A REAL
  • 00:23:46.638 --> 00:23:50.876
  • RELATIONSHIP MEANINGDINNER, YOU KNOW THOSE
  • 00:23:50.976 --> 00:23:54.646
  • TYPES OF THINGS,PRIVATELY HELD DINNERS AT
  • 00:23:54.746 --> 00:23:58.583
  • THE AMBASSADOR'S HOME,THIS TYPE OF THING THAT
  • 00:23:58.683 --> 00:24:01.686
  • MY FATHER WAS DEVELOPINGA REAL RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:24:01.786 --> 00:24:05.557
  • THAT RELATIONSHIP STARTEDIN CHINA WHEN MY DAD
  • 00:24:05.657 --> 00:24:10.862
  • HANDED HIM A BIBLE, ANDHE SAID I DON'T WANT TO
  • 00:24:10.962 --> 00:24:16.968
  • GIVE THIS TO YOU UNLESSYOU'LL MAKE A COMMITMENT
  • 00:24:17.068 --> 00:24:19.738
  • TO ME THAT YOU WON'TJUST SET THIS ON A SHELF
  • 00:24:19.838 --> 00:24:22.073
  • SOMEWHERE AS A TOKEN ORA GIFT FROM A FOREIGN
  • 00:24:22.173 --> 00:24:24.976
  • NATIONAL BUT THAT YOU'LLACTUALLY OPEN IT.
  • 00:24:25.076 --> 00:24:28.380
  • AND HE AT THAT TIME, YOUKNOW, GAVE LIP SERVICE TO
  • 00:24:28.480 --> 00:24:33.818
  • IT. WE'RE NOT SURE EXACTLYWHAT HAPPENED, BUT OVER A
  • 00:24:33.919 --> 00:24:38.390
  • SEVERAL YEAR PERIOD, MYDAD COULD SEE THAT THIS
  • 00:24:38.490 --> 00:24:43.762
  • AMBASSADOR FROM CHINA WASACTUALLY READING THE BIBLE.
  • 00:24:43.862 --> 00:24:47.766
  • AND MY DAD WOULD ALWAYSENCOURAGE HIM BY SAYING
  • 00:24:47.866 --> 00:24:51.903
  • CHINA SHOULD WISH, SHOULDWISH, AND I'M SAYING THIS
  • 00:24:52.003 --> 00:24:57.842
  • TO AMERICA, AMERICASHOULD WISH THAT ALL OF
  • 00:24:57.943 --> 00:25:01.479
  • ITS CITIZENS WEREBELIEVERS BECAUSE IF WE
  • 00:25:01.580 --> 00:25:05.050
  • ACTED THE WAY WE'RESUPPOSED TO, YOU WERE
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.953
  • JUST DESCRIBING WHATWE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.
  • 00:25:08.053 --> 00:25:10.855
  • ON THE SIXTH OF JANUARY2021 THERE WAS SOME
  • 00:25:10.956 --> 00:25:15.226
  • PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T DOTHAT, ANGRY, THEY THOUGHT
  • 00:25:15.327 --> 00:25:19.664
  • THEY WERE TRYING TO MAKESOME KIND OF A STATEMENT
  • 00:25:19.764 --> 00:25:21.766
  • THAT WOULD WORK.
  • 00:25:21.866 --> 00:25:23.101
  • IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKETHAT STATEMENT WORKED.
  • 00:25:23.201 --> 00:25:25.403
  • AND THE WAY OF CHRISTSHOWS HUMILITY
  • 00:25:25.503 --> 00:25:31.943
  • IN REGARD TO THIS.
  • 00:25:32.043 --> 00:25:34.212
  • MY DAD WOULD POINT OUTSCRIPTURES, CHRISTIANS
  • 00:25:34.312 --> 00:25:36.982
  • SHOULD PAY THEIR TAXES,WE SHOULD PRAY FOR OUR
  • 00:25:37.082 --> 00:25:39.784
  • LEADERS, WE SHOULD, ALLOF THIS STUFF THAT WE
  • 00:25:39.884 --> 00:25:42.754
  • REALLY SHOULD BE DOINGAND SOMETIMES WE DON'T,
  • 00:25:42.854 --> 00:25:46.291
  • YOU KNOW, ALMOST YOUKNOW, IT FELT LIKE RECENT
  • 00:25:46.391 --> 00:25:51.196
  • EVENTS AT THE CAPITOLSTARTED TO PICK UP THE
  • 00:25:51.296 --> 00:25:56.368
  • MIND SET OF WHAT WE READABOUT FROM THE 10TH, 11TH,
  • 00:25:56.468 --> 00:25:59.571
  • 12TH CENTURIES OF CRUSADES.IN OTHER WORDS, WE,
  • 00:25:59.671 --> 00:26:02.440
  • JESUS NEVER OVERTHREWA GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:26:02.540 --> 00:26:06.244
  • HIS KINGDOM WAS NOT OFTHIS WORLD SO NEITHER IS
  • 00:26:06.344 --> 00:26:09.414
  • OURS, AND SO THE TRUMPCARD THAT WE HAVE,
  • 00:26:09.514 --> 00:26:13.118
  • NO PUN INTENDED. OH MYGOSH, I DIDN'T EVEN
  • 00:26:13.218 --> 00:26:14.552
  • THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:26:14.653 --> 00:26:15.920
  • THE TRUMP CARD THAT WEHAVE IS JESUS, AND HE
  • 00:26:16.021 --> 00:26:19.924
  • CARES, AND HE RULES ANDREIGNS, AND HIS KINGDOM
  • 00:26:20.025 --> 00:26:24.195
  • IS REAL AND WE AREREPRESENTATIVES OF IT.
  • 00:26:24.295 --> 00:26:28.566
  • SO THE KINGDOMS OF THISWORLD ARE NOT WHAT WE
  • 00:26:28.667 --> 00:26:33.405
  • SHOULD BE IN ESSENCEFIGHTING FOR BUT TO MAKE
  • 00:26:33.505 --> 00:26:36.708
  • THOSE THINGS IN HEAVENON EARTH, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:26:36.808 --> 00:26:40.178
  • OKAY, SO YOU'RE RIGHT INTHE MIDDLE OF THAT, MARK,
  • 00:26:40.278 --> 00:26:43.815
  • AND SO THAT IS LITERALLYWHAT DID YOU SEE
  • 00:26:43.915 --> 00:26:49.487
  • IN REGARD TO THAT?
  • 00:26:49.587 --> 00:26:50.789
  • YOUR COMMENTS OVER THELAST TWO OR THREE
  • 00:26:50.889 --> 00:26:52.991
  • WEEKS IN WASHINGTON.
  • 00:26:53.091 --> 00:26:57.696
  • - WELL, ALL I KNOW ISIT'S MUCH EASIER TO ACT
  • 00:26:57.796 --> 00:27:02.333
  • LIKE A CHRISTIAN THAN ITIS TO REACT LIKE ONE.
  • 00:27:02.434 --> 00:27:06.004
  • - HELLO.
  • 00:27:06.104 --> 00:27:07.172
  • - I'LL JUST KIND OF PUTTHAT OUT THERE AND SAY
  • 00:27:07.272 --> 00:27:09.808
  • THESE ARE MOMENTS WHEREOUR REACTIONS ARE
  • 00:27:09.908 --> 00:27:12.944
  • REVEALING AN AWFULLOT ABOUT US.
  • 00:27:13.044 --> 00:27:15.346
  • BY THE WAY, ONE OF MYFAVORITE REACTIONS IS
  • 00:27:15.447 --> 00:27:18.049
  • THIS STORM ON THE SEAOF GALILEE, AND I LOVE
  • 00:27:18.149 --> 00:27:21.853
  • JESUS' REACTION.
  • 00:27:21.953 --> 00:27:23.621
  • HE STANDS UP IN THE BOATAND REBUKES THE WIND AND
  • 00:27:23.722 --> 00:27:30.628
  • SAYS TO THE WAVESPEACE, BE STILL.
  • 00:27:30.729 --> 00:27:34.332
  • AND IT'S SUCH A POWERFUL,POWERFUL MOMENT.
  • 00:27:34.432 --> 00:27:37.702
  • AS YOU WERE TALKING,MATT, JUST TWO
  • 00:27:37.802 --> 00:27:40.572
  • THOUGHTS I WOULD SHARE.
  • 00:27:40.672 --> 00:27:42.307
  • ONE IS HISTORICAL IN THATJOHN ADAMS HIMSELF SAID
  • 00:27:42.407 --> 00:27:46.811
  • THAT OUR CONSTITUTION WASCRAFTED FOR A MORAL
  • 00:27:46.911 --> 00:27:51.549
  • AND RELIGIOUS PEOPLE.
  • 00:27:51.649 --> 00:27:54.018
  • WITHOUT THAT,IT DOESN'T WORK.
  • 00:27:54.119 --> 00:27:57.589
  • SO I AM REALLY PRAYING,AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES
  • 00:27:57.689 --> 00:28:01.025
  • FOR THIS, PRAYING FORREVIVAL IN AMERICA AND
  • 00:28:01.126 --> 00:28:04.829
  • PRAYING FOR REFORMATIONAND RENAISSANCE TOO.
  • 00:28:04.929 --> 00:28:07.966
  • AND THEN I WOULD ADD ONELITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY.
  • 00:28:08.066 --> 00:28:11.736
  • I THINK IN SOME WAYSHISTORY IS PROPHECY THAT
  • 00:28:11.836 --> 00:28:14.806
  • SOMETIMES WHAT'S HAPPENEDIN THE PAST GOD WANTS TO
  • 00:28:14.906 --> 00:28:17.609
  • THEN RESURRECT ANDDO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:28:17.709 --> 00:28:20.645
  • SO JANUARY 20, 1953DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
  • 00:28:20.745 --> 00:28:26.417
  • IS BEING SWORN IN AS THE,I THINK THE 34TH PRESIDENT
  • 00:28:26.518 --> 00:28:32.056
  • IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN. AND HEACTUALLY PUT HIS HAND
  • 00:28:32.157 --> 00:28:35.827
  • ON TWO BIBLES,MATT AND LAURIE.
  • 00:28:35.927 --> 00:28:38.296
  • ONE WAS HIS WEST POINTBIBLE, AND IT WAS OPENED
  • 00:28:38.396 --> 00:28:42.200
  • TO PSALM 33:12,"BLESSED IS THE NATION
  • 00:28:42.300 --> 00:28:45.069
  • WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD."
  • 00:28:45.170 --> 00:28:49.140
  • GOD, BRING US BACK.BRING US BACK.
  • 00:28:49.240 --> 00:28:51.676
  • AND THE OTHER BIBLE WASGEORGE WASHINGTON'S
  • 00:28:51.776 --> 00:28:54.445
  • BIBLE, 2 CHRONICLES 7:14,IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:28:54.546 --> 00:29:00.485
  • CALLED BY MY NAME WILLHUMBLE THEMSELVES, ONE,
  • 00:29:00.585 --> 00:29:04.189
  • AND TWO, PRAY, AND THREE,SEEK MY FACE, AND FOUR,
  • 00:29:04.289 --> 00:29:07.625
  • TURN FROM THEIR WICKEDWAYS, THEN I WILL, ONE,
  • 00:29:07.725 --> 00:29:10.728
  • HEAR FROM HEAVEN, TWO,FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND
  • 00:29:10.829 --> 00:29:13.531
  • THREE, HEAL THEIR LAND.
  • 00:29:13.631 --> 00:29:16.367
  • WE GATHER AS A CHURCH INSOMETHING WE CALL THE
  • 00:29:16.467 --> 00:29:19.370
  • UPPER ZOOM AT 7:14 A.M.
  • 00:29:19.470 --> 00:29:22.140
  • AND THAT TIME IS FOR AVERY SPECIFIC REASON.
  • 00:29:22.240 --> 00:29:26.077
  • WE ARE PRAYING FORREVIVAL, PRAYING THAT WE
  • 00:29:26.177 --> 00:29:29.247
  • WOULD EXPERIENCE ONE OFTHOSE MOMENTS AND THAT
  • 00:29:29.347 --> 00:29:33.251
  • IT WOULD BE BIBLICALPROPORTIONS.
  • 00:29:33.351 --> 00:29:35.286
  • I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE SAYING AMEN
  • 00:29:35.386 --> 00:29:38.389
  • TO THAT RIGHT NOW,AND SO TO THAT END,
  • 00:29:38.489 --> 00:29:42.260
  • I THINK WE PRAY LIKEIT DEPENDS ON GOD,
  • 00:29:42.360 --> 00:29:44.362
  • AND WE WORK LIKEIT DEPENDS ON US.
  • 00:29:44.462 --> 00:29:47.198
  • - WE ARE SITTINGWITH MARK BATTERSON.
  • 00:29:47.298 --> 00:29:49.634
  • MARK, YOUR NEWBOOK, WIN THE DAY.
  • 00:29:49.734 --> 00:29:52.937
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT.
  • 00:29:53.037 --> 00:29:54.138
  • GO TO AMAZON AND I'MSURE IT'S AVAILABLE
  • 00:29:54.239 --> 00:29:56.274
  • EVERYWHERE, BUT AMAZONWOULD BE KIND OF QUICK.
  • 00:29:56.374 --> 00:29:59.377
  • AND WE WANT YOUTO WIN THE DAY.
  • 00:29:59.477 --> 00:30:02.847
  • SO WE TALKED ABOUT"FLIPPING THE SCRIPT" IN
  • 00:30:02.947 --> 00:30:06.484
  • KIND OF GOING BACKOVER IT A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:30:06.584 --> 00:30:11.222
  • FLIP THE SCRIPT IS YOUCAN LOOK AT 2020 AS A
  • 00:30:11.322 --> 00:30:13.758
  • DUMPSTER FIRE ORA REFINING FIRE.
  • 00:30:13.858 --> 00:30:17.061
  • "KISS THE WAVE" ISULTIMATELY KIND OF WHAT
  • 00:30:17.161 --> 00:30:23.668
  • YOU SAY HERE THE OBSTACLEIS NOT THE ENEMY.
  • 00:30:23.768 --> 00:30:26.404
  • THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY.
  • 00:30:26.504 --> 00:30:28.406
  • "EAT THE FROG," DO THEWORST THING YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:30:28.506 --> 00:30:30.775
  • DO THAT DAY FIRST."FLY THE KITE."
  • 00:30:30.875 --> 00:30:34.078
  • DON'T, IN ESSENCE IS THEIDEA DON'T DESPISE SMALL
  • 00:30:34.178 --> 00:30:40.118
  • BEGINNINGS, INESSENCE IS KIND OF.
  • 00:30:40.218 --> 00:30:42.987
  • IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING INYOUR HEART TO ACCOMPLISH,
  • 00:30:43.087 --> 00:30:46.357
  • DO IT IN MICROFORM.
  • 00:30:46.457 --> 00:30:48.459
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYI'D LOVE TO HAVE AN
  • 00:30:48.559 --> 00:30:51.930
  • ORGANIZATION THATFEEDS THE HUNGRY.
  • 00:30:52.030 --> 00:30:54.032
  • WELL, GO GET A CAN OFFOOD FROM YOUR CUPBOARD
  • 00:30:54.132 --> 00:30:56.501
  • AND GO FIND SOMEBODY THATLOOKS HUNGRY AND HAND IT
  • 00:30:56.601 --> 00:30:58.202
  • TO THEM. NOW YOU'REIN THE FOOD MINISTRY.
  • 00:30:58.303 --> 00:31:00.305
  • SO BASICALLY OKAY,"CUT THE ROPE."
  • 00:31:00.405 --> 00:31:05.977
  • LET'S GET BACK, WE'RE ATNUMBER FIVE OF SEVEN.
  • 00:31:06.077 --> 00:31:09.914
  • CUT THE ROPE.
  • 00:31:10.014 --> 00:31:11.115
  • WHY ARE WE CUTTINGROPES HERE IN 2021?
  • 00:31:11.215 --> 00:31:14.552
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:31:14.652 --> 00:31:16.888
  • WELL, JUST ANOTHERFUN PIECE OF HISTORY.
  • 00:31:16.988 --> 00:31:19.991
  • IT WAS ELISHA OTIS,
  • 00:31:20.091 --> 00:31:22.660
  • AND THAT LAST NAME MAYRING A BELL, OTIS.
  • 00:31:22.760 --> 00:31:25.630
  • HE WAS THE INVENTOR OFTHE ELEVATOR SAFETY
  • 00:31:25.730 --> 00:31:28.333
  • BRAKE, BUT HE COULDN'TSELL THEM BECAUSE
  • 00:31:28.433 --> 00:31:30.601
  • EVERYBODY WAS SKEPTICAL.
  • 00:31:30.702 --> 00:31:33.037
  • AND SO AT THE WORLD'SFAIR IN 1853, HE GETS ON
  • 00:31:33.137 --> 00:31:39.911
  • A PLATFORM AT THE CRYSTALPALACE AND HE HAS AN AXE
  • 00:31:40.011 --> 00:31:43.748
  • MAN POSITIONED ABOVE THISELEVATOR SHAFT AND
  • 00:31:43.848 --> 00:31:46.484
  • HE SAYS CUT THE ROPE.
  • 00:31:46.584 --> 00:31:49.320
  • AND THE ELEVATOR FALLS AFEW FEET, AND IT IS LIKE
  • 00:31:49.420 --> 00:31:54.726
  • ONE OF THE GREATEST SALESPITCHES IN HISTORY.
  • 00:31:54.826 --> 00:31:58.029
  • AT THE TIME, AT THE TIMEMATT AND LAURIE, THERE
  • 00:31:58.129 --> 00:32:00.531
  • WERE ONLY FIVE BUILDINGSIN NEW YORK CITY TALLER
  • 00:32:00.631 --> 00:32:03.067
  • THAN FIVE STORIES BECAUSENO ONE WANTED TO TAKE THE
  • 00:32:03.167 --> 00:32:06.170
  • STAIRS. FAST FORWARD 1908,538 BUILDINGS THAT
  • 00:32:06.270 --> 00:32:11.142
  • QUALIFY AS SKY SCRAPERS.
  • 00:32:11.242 --> 00:32:13.277
  • DID YOU KNOW THATACCORDING TO THE OTIS
  • 00:32:13.378 --> 00:32:16.481
  • ELEVATOR COMPANY, THEEQUIVALENT OF THE WORLD'S
  • 00:32:16.581 --> 00:32:20.351
  • POPULATION RIDES ON THEIRELEVATORS EVERY THREE DAYS.
  • 00:32:20.451 --> 00:32:25.089
  • I THINK YOU COULD SAYTHAT ELISHA OTIS TURNED
  • 00:32:25.189 --> 00:32:27.658
  • THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN.HOW DID HE DO IT?
  • 00:32:27.759 --> 00:32:30.962
  • HE CUT THE ROPE. PLAYINGIT SAFE IS RISKY.
  • 00:32:31.062 --> 00:32:33.965
  • I THINK THERE COMES AMOMENT WHERE, AND I TALK
  • 00:32:34.065 --> 00:32:37.035
  • ABOUT THIS IDEA OF AGRAND GESTURE, AND THAT'S
  • 00:32:37.135 --> 00:32:42.006
  • MAYBE MORE MODERNLANGUAGE, BUT IT'S AS
  • 00:32:42.106 --> 00:32:45.009
  • OLD AS THE OLDTESTAMENT ALTAR.
  • 00:32:45.109 --> 00:32:47.211
  • NOAH BUILDING A BIG BOAT.THAT'S GO BIG OR GO HOME.
  • 00:32:47.311 --> 00:32:50.581
  • THAT'S A GRAND GESTURE.IT'S ISAAC PUTTING--
  • 00:32:50.681 --> 00:32:55.019
  • ABRAHAM PUTTINGISAAC ON THE ALTAR,
  • 00:32:55.119 --> 00:32:57.288
  • OR DAVID'S DUALWITH GOLIATH,
  • 00:32:57.388 --> 00:33:00.324
  • OR ELIJAH AND THE PROPHETSOF BAAL, OR EVEN ELISHA,
  • 00:33:00.425 --> 00:33:05.263
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT ELISHABURNING HIS PLOWING EQUIPMENT.
  • 00:33:05.363 --> 00:33:08.666
  • THERE COMES A MOMENT, ANDTHOSE WHO ARE LISTENING
  • 00:33:08.766 --> 00:33:11.536
  • RIGHT NOW, THE HOLYSPIRIT MAY EVEN BE
  • 00:33:11.636 --> 00:33:13.805
  • QUICKENING SOMETHINGTO YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:33:13.905 --> 00:33:16.474
  • THERE COMES A MOMENTWHERE IT'S NOW OR NEVER,
  • 00:33:16.574 --> 00:33:18.876
  • WHERE YOU'VE GOT TO TAKEONE SMALL STEP OF FAITH,
  • 00:33:18.976 --> 00:33:22.680
  • AND IT CREATES THISDOMINO EFFECT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:33:22.780 --> 00:33:25.616
  • IT BECOMES A TIPPINGPOINT OR A TURNING POINT,
  • 00:33:25.716 --> 00:33:28.686
  • AND SO MY HOPE AND PRAYERIN WRITING THE BOOK IS
  • 00:33:28.786 --> 00:33:31.789
  • THAT IT WOULD CREATESOME OF THOSE MOMENTS
  • 00:33:31.889 --> 00:33:34.459
  • IN THE LIVES OF READERS.
  • 00:33:34.559 --> 00:33:36.094
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:33:36.194 --> 00:33:37.462
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:33:37.562 --> 00:33:38.830
  • - WIND THE CLOCK.
  • 00:33:38.930 --> 00:33:40.898
  • TIME IS MEASUREDIN MINUTES,
  • 00:33:40.998 --> 00:33:42.800
  • LIFE IS MEASURED IN MOMENTS.
  • 00:33:42.900 --> 00:33:44.669
  • YOU MENTIONED THAT EARLIER,
  • 00:33:44.769 --> 00:33:46.170
  • BUT BREAK THAT DOWN FOR US.
  • 00:33:46.270 --> 00:33:48.940
  • THIS IS NUMBER SIX OFSEVEN IN WIN THE DAY.
  • 00:33:49.040 --> 00:33:53.678
  • - YEAH, WELL, I'LL SHAREA LITTLE BIT OF GOOD NEWS
  • 00:33:53.778 --> 00:33:56.481
  • RIGHT HERE. LET'S HAVEA LITTLE BIT OF FUN.
  • 00:33:56.581 --> 00:34:00.218
  • IF YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR,MATT AND LAURIE, DO YOU
  • 00:34:00.318 --> 00:34:02.587
  • KNOW HOW THAT DOCTORDISCERNS YOUR AGE?
  • 00:34:02.687 --> 00:34:06.491
  • AND I'LL JUST LEAVEIT HANGING OUT THERE.
  • 00:34:06.591 --> 00:34:08.192
  • I'LL ANSWER IT MYSELF.THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY.
  • 00:34:08.292 --> 00:34:13.531
  • THEY ASK YOUYOUR BIRTHDAY.
  • 00:34:13.631 --> 00:34:15.733
  • THEY HAVE NO OTHER WAYOF DISCERNING YOUR AGE.
  • 00:34:15.833 --> 00:34:18.936
  • NOW, IF YOU GO TO A CLASSREUNION, SAY 20,
  • 00:34:19.036 --> 00:34:21.706
  • 30 YEARS, WOULD YOU AGREEWITH ME DIFFERENT PEOPLE
  • 00:34:21.806 --> 00:34:24.675
  • AGE AT DIFFERENT RATES.
  • 00:34:24.775 --> 00:34:27.311
  • THERE IS CHRONOLOGICALAGE, BUT HERE'S WHERE IT
  • 00:34:27.411 --> 00:34:30.381
  • GETS FUN. IF YOU HAVEA VISION FROM GOD,
  • 00:34:30.481 --> 00:34:34.252
  • YOU ARE NEVER PAST YOURPRIME. YOU NEVER AGE OUT.
  • 00:34:34.352 --> 00:34:38.756
  • WITHOUT A VISION,THE PEOPLE PERISH.
  • 00:34:38.856 --> 00:34:41.392
  • THE HEBREW WORDMEANS TO ROT.
  • 00:34:41.492 --> 00:34:44.095
  • BUT IF YOU HAVE A VISION,COME ON, NOW YOU'RE LIKE
  • 00:34:44.195 --> 00:34:47.231
  • CALEB, RIGHT? HE WASTHE CHUCK NORRIS
  • 00:34:47.331 --> 00:34:50.735
  • BY THE WAY OF THEOLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:34:50.835 --> 00:34:54.105
  • HE WAS AS STRONG AT 85 ASHE WAS AT 40, AND HERE
  • 00:34:54.205 --> 00:34:58.075
  • HE IS SAYING GIVE METHE HILL COUNTRY.
  • 00:34:58.176 --> 00:35:01.712
  • SO I THINK THE WAY THAT WEWIND THE CLOCK IS WITH FAITH.
  • 00:35:01.812 --> 00:35:05.783
  • AND I MIGHT ADD ONE MORETHING, I BELIEVE IN LONG
  • 00:35:05.883 --> 00:35:09.153
  • OBEDIENCE IN THESAME DIRECTION.
  • 00:35:09.253 --> 00:35:11.022
  • YOU OVERESTIMATE WHAT YOUCAN DO IN A YEAR OR TWO,
  • 00:35:11.122 --> 00:35:13.224
  • BUT YOU UNDERESTIMATE WHATGOD CAN DO IN 10 OR 20.
  • 00:35:13.324 --> 00:35:17.028
  • - MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:35:17.128 --> 00:35:18.229
  • - I LOVE SETTING THEGOALS FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:35:18.329 --> 00:35:22.433
  • AND WE WERE READING THISMORNING ABOUT HOW YOU
  • 00:35:22.533 --> 00:35:26.404
  • WERE SAYING SET THE GOALSTHAT WILL TAKE YOUR
  • 00:35:26.504 --> 00:35:28.339
  • LIFETIME TO FULFILL,
  • 00:35:28.439 --> 00:35:30.575
  • AND THAT'S WHAT YOUWERE JUST SAYING.
  • 00:35:30.675 --> 00:35:32.310
  • - YOU KNOW, I THINK YOUNEED SOME GOALS THAT WILL
  • 00:35:32.410 --> 00:35:34.345
  • TAKE A LIFETIME TOACHIEVE, AND SO SHOW ME
  • 00:35:34.445 --> 00:35:39.116
  • THE SIZE OF YOUR DREAMSAND I'LL SHOW YOU THE
  • 00:35:39.217 --> 00:35:40.952
  • SIZE OF YOUR GOD.
  • 00:35:41.052 --> 00:35:42.687
  • BUT THEN I WOULD FLIPTHAT AS WELL AND SAY
  • 00:35:42.787 --> 00:35:45.423
  • YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE THOSEGOALS AND TURN THEM INTO
  • 00:35:45.523 --> 00:35:48.593
  • DAILY HABITS. YOU HAVE TOREVERSE ENGINEER THEM.
  • 00:35:48.693 --> 00:35:51.062
  • SO WHEN I RAN THE CHICAGOMARATHON IN 2017,
  • 00:35:51.162 --> 00:35:56.267
  • I DIDN'T JUST GO OUTAND RUN 26.2 MILES.
  • 00:35:56.367 --> 00:35:59.604
  • I WOULD HAVE PULLED MYHAMSTRING IN A HURRY.
  • 00:35:59.704 --> 00:36:02.440
  • I DOWNLOADED A TRAININGPLAN, I DID 72 TRAINING
  • 00:36:02.540 --> 00:36:05.977
  • RUNS, 475 MILES, THEN ANDONLY THEN WAS I READY
  • 00:36:06.077 --> 00:36:10.948
  • TO RUN THAT MARATHON.
  • 00:36:11.048 --> 00:36:13.918
  • SO MATT AND LAURIE, ITHINK I'M A BIG BELIEVER
  • 00:36:14.018 --> 00:36:18.089
  • IN DREAMING BIG, BUT YOUALSO HAVE TO START SMALL.
  • 00:36:18.189 --> 00:36:22.159
  • SO JUST TO PUT IT IN VERYPRACTICAL TERMS, I BET
  • 00:36:22.260 --> 00:36:25.863
  • THERE'S A FEW PEOPLELISTENING THAT MAYBE
  • 00:36:25.963 --> 00:36:28.065
  • STRUGGLE WITH NEGATIVITYOR PERHAPS ON AN HONEST
  • 00:36:28.165 --> 00:36:32.270
  • MOMENT THEY WOULD ADMITTO BEING A COMPLAINER.
  • 00:36:32.370 --> 00:36:36.040
  • HOW DO YOU FLIPTHAT SCRIPT?
  • 00:36:36.140 --> 00:36:39.710
  • WELL, I CAN DO ITWITH ONE HABIT.
  • 00:36:39.810 --> 00:36:41.912
  • YOU START KEEPING AGRATITUDE JOURNAL AND YOU
  • 00:36:42.013 --> 00:36:45.850
  • HAVE TO WRITE IT DOWN.
  • 00:36:45.950 --> 00:36:47.184
  • IN PSYCHOLOGY, IT'S THEGENERATION EFFECT THAT WE
  • 00:36:47.285 --> 00:36:50.454
  • HAVE A BETTER MEMORY FORTHINGS THAT WE'VE WRITTEN
  • 00:36:50.554 --> 00:36:52.957
  • THAN FOR THINGS THATWE'VE READ, AND THERE'S
  • 00:36:53.057 --> 00:36:55.660
  • SOMETHING ABOUTWRITING IT DOWN THAT
  • 00:36:55.760 --> 00:36:57.361
  • FORCES YOU TO OWN IT.
  • 00:36:57.461 --> 00:36:59.597
  • WRITE DOWN ONE GRATITUDEEVERY SINGLE DAY AND GIVE
  • 00:36:59.697 --> 00:37:03.634
  • IT A WEEK OR A MONTH,MAYBE A FEW MONTHS,
  • 00:37:03.734 --> 00:37:06.437
  • YOU AREN'T ACOMPLAINER ANYMORE.
  • 00:37:06.537 --> 00:37:08.172
  • NOW YOU ARE SOMEONEWHO IS GRATEFUL FOR
  • 00:37:08.272 --> 00:37:11.442
  • ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:37:11.542 --> 00:37:13.277
  • HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENINGNEUROLOGICALLY.
  • 00:37:13.377 --> 00:37:16.947
  • THE RETICULAR ACTIVATINGSYSTEM IN THE BASE OF
  • 00:37:17.048 --> 00:37:19.984
  • YOUR BRAIN STEM ISBEING SANCTIFIED.
  • 00:37:20.084 --> 00:37:22.820
  • IT'S THE PART OF THEBRAIN THAT DETERMINES WHAT
  • 00:37:22.920 --> 00:37:25.289
  • GETS NOTICED ANDWHAT GOES UNNOTICED.
  • 00:37:25.389 --> 00:37:27.058
  • AND BY THE WAY, THIS IS WHYGOAL SETTING IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:37:27.158 --> 00:37:29.860
  • BECAUSE YOU CREATE ACATEGORY, AND NOW YOU
  • 00:37:29.960 --> 00:37:33.030
  • RECOGNIZE THE THINGS THATARE GOING TO
  • 00:37:33.130 --> 00:37:34.999
  • HELP YOU GET THERE.
  • 00:37:35.099 --> 00:37:36.467
  • THIS IS WHY PRAYER IS SOIMPORTANT BECAUSE NOW YOU
  • 00:37:36.567 --> 00:37:38.669
  • NOTICE THE THINGS THATYOU'RE PRAYING FOR.
  • 00:37:38.769 --> 00:37:41.772
  • - WOW, YOU KNOW-- IT'S LIKEYOU HAVE TO KIND OF GO MAKE
  • 00:37:41.872 --> 00:37:48.746
  • SURE WE GOT THAT BECAUSE IDON'T WANT THIS BROADCAST TO
  • 00:37:48.846 --> 00:37:53.451
  • SLIDE BY WHERE, YOU KNOW,SOMEBODY SAID SOMETHING TO
  • 00:37:53.551 --> 00:37:58.289
  • SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE, ORTHE PHONE JUST RANG, OR THE
  • 00:37:58.389 --> 00:38:00.991
  • DOG JUST WALKED THROUGH,AND THEY DIDN'T CATCH THAT.
  • 00:38:01.092 --> 00:38:04.829
  • BECAUSE WITHOUT DEVELOPINGA PLACE TO PUT GRATITUDE BY
  • 00:38:04.929 --> 00:38:12.269
  • WRITING IT DOWN, IN THISCASE, YOUR BRAIN
  • 00:38:12.370 --> 00:38:16.240
  • ISN'T GOING TO NOTICE IT.
  • 00:38:16.340 --> 00:38:18.275
  • SO YOU'RE GOING TO MISS ITUNLESS YOU HAVE A PLACE IN
  • 00:38:18.376 --> 00:38:20.978
  • YOUR BRAIN TO PUT IT.
  • 00:38:21.078 --> 00:38:23.647
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU'REREALLY TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:38:23.748 --> 00:38:25.916
  • MAN, I BET THERE'S A WHOLETON OF SCRIPTURES THAT APPLY
  • 00:38:26.016 --> 00:38:28.452
  • TO THAT THAT WE COULD SITHERE AND KIND OF FIND.
  • 00:38:28.552 --> 00:38:32.523
  • BUT MAKE SURE WE GET THAT.
  • 00:38:32.623 --> 00:38:34.258
  • THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:38:34.358 --> 00:38:35.793
  • - YEP, YEP, MATT, AND IWILL SHARE A SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:38:35.893 --> 00:38:38.996
  • II CORINTHIANS 10:5, "TAKEEVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE, AND
  • 00:38:39.096 --> 00:38:42.500
  • MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST."IN JUDAISM, YOU WOULD
  • 00:38:42.600 --> 00:38:46.604
  • PRONOUNCE A HUNDREDBLESSINGS A DAY.
  • 00:38:46.704 --> 00:38:49.106
  • NOW, I'M NOT TELLING YOU YOUHAVE TO START THERE, BUT
  • 00:38:49.206 --> 00:38:52.777
  • YOU'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TOTAKE IT CAPTIVE, AND THAT'S
  • 00:38:52.877 --> 00:38:55.846
  • WHERE I WOULD SAY THESHORTEST PENCIL IS LONGER
  • 00:38:55.946 --> 00:38:58.182
  • THAN THE LONGEST MEMORY.
  • 00:38:58.282 --> 00:39:00.384
  • SO I KEEP A GRATITUDEJOURNAL, PRAYER JOURNAL, AND
  • 00:39:00.484 --> 00:39:03.621
  • DREAM JOURNAL, AND IT'SALL KIND OF IN ONE PLACE.
  • 00:39:03.721 --> 00:39:06.957
  • AND ONCE THAT JOURNAL GETSFILLED UP, WHAT I DO IS I GO
  • 00:39:07.057 --> 00:39:11.362
  • BACK AND I READ THROUGH IT,AND I DOUBLE JOURNAL; WHY?
  • 00:39:11.462 --> 00:39:15.933
  • BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURETHAT I AM LEARNING THE
  • 00:39:16.033 --> 00:39:18.736
  • LESSONS THAT GODIS TEACHING ME.
  • 00:39:18.836 --> 00:39:21.238
  • AND SO YOU'VE GOT TO FIND AWAY TO REALLY
  • 00:39:21.338 --> 00:39:24.909
  • PUT IT INTO PRACTICE.
  • 00:39:25.009 --> 00:39:26.844
  • YOU KNOW, GOALS AND HABITS,THEY HAVE TO BE MEASURABLE,
  • 00:39:26.944 --> 00:39:31.115
  • MEANINGFUL MAINTAINABLE;3-M, IF YOU WILL.
  • 00:39:31.215 --> 00:39:35.753
  • AND THE MEASURABLE PEACE ISWHERE OFTEN I THINK
  • 00:39:35.853 --> 00:39:38.722
  • WE GET TRIPPED UP.
  • 00:39:38.823 --> 00:39:40.391
  • YOU KNOW, LISTEN, MAYBE YOUWANT TO GET IN SHAPE OR LOSE
  • 00:39:40.491 --> 00:39:45.863
  • WEIGHT OR WHATEVER, ANDTHOSE ARE FINE, BUT THOSE
  • 00:39:45.963 --> 00:39:49.867
  • AREN'T HABITS,THOSE ARE HOPES.
  • 00:39:49.967 --> 00:39:52.570
  • YOU HAVE TO MAKE ITMEASURABLE SO IT'S MANAGEABLE.
  • 00:39:52.670 --> 00:39:56.273
  • WHETHER IT'S COUNTING STEPSOR COUNTING CALORIES, YOU
  • 00:39:56.373 --> 00:39:59.477
  • HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO REALLYKEEP TRACK OF IT, AND ONE
  • 00:39:59.577 --> 00:40:05.883
  • WAY TO DO THAT, CERTAINLY,IS VIA A JOURNAL.
  • 00:40:05.983 --> 00:40:11.455
  • - SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ISA DULL PENCIL IS BETTER THAN
  • 00:40:11.555 --> 00:40:15.926
  • A SHARP MIND, WRITE IT DOWN.
  • 00:40:16.026 --> 00:40:17.795
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:17.895 --> 00:40:19.630
  • - OH, MAN, BAM, YOU'REGOING TO GET QUOTED, MATT.
  • 00:40:19.730 --> 00:40:21.599
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:21.699 --> 00:40:24.435
  • - I LOVE THAT, I LOVE IT.
  • 00:40:24.535 --> 00:40:26.103
  • - I HAVE TO GIVETHAT TO ORAL ROBERTS.
  • 00:40:26.203 --> 00:40:27.638
  • HE WAS CONSTANTLYSAYING THAT.
  • 00:40:27.738 --> 00:40:29.073
  • - WRITE IT DOWN, MATT.
  • 00:40:29.173 --> 00:40:30.474
  • - YEAH, SO HE WAS SAYING ITA LITTLE GRUFFER THAN
  • 00:40:30.574 --> 00:40:31.942
  • I SAID IT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:40:32.042 --> 00:40:33.577
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:33.677 --> 00:40:35.646
  • OKAY, WE'VE GOT ABOUT15 MINUTES LEFT IN THE
  • 00:40:35.746 --> 00:40:39.783
  • BROADCAST, THERE'S ALAUNDRY LIST OF THING.
  • 00:40:39.884 --> 00:40:43.087
  • WHENEVER I GET YOU ON THEAIR, I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:40:43.187 --> 00:40:45.422
  • DO A COUPLE OF THING.
  • 00:40:45.523 --> 00:40:47.424
  • SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THATWE STRUCTURE THE END OF THE
  • 00:40:47.525 --> 00:40:50.094
  • BROADCAST RIGHT.
  • 00:40:50.194 --> 00:40:51.829
  • FIRST OF ALL, YOU'RE INWASHINGTON D.C.
  • 00:40:51.929 --> 00:40:53.597
  • TOMORROW IS A HUGE DAY.
  • 00:40:53.697 --> 00:40:55.633
  • TBN IS PLANNING EVERYTHINGFROM THREE LIVE EVENTS,
  • 00:40:55.733 --> 00:41:02.206
  • INFORMATION IS ON THESCREEN, FOR TOMORROW, ALL
  • 00:41:02.306 --> 00:41:06.343
  • THE WAY UP TOGOING LIVE ALL DAY.
  • 00:41:06.443 --> 00:41:10.548
  • IF WE NEED TO, WE HAVEPEOPLE ON THE GROUND.
  • 00:41:10.648 --> 00:41:13.350
  • WE HAVE FEEDS COMING OUT OFWASHINGTON D.C. TOMORROW.
  • 00:41:13.450 --> 00:41:15.386
  • BIG DAY TOMORROW, ANDWE PRAY FOR PEACE.
  • 00:41:15.486 --> 00:41:21.191
  • OKAY, SO THAT'S ONE THING,AND YOUR FINAL COMMENTS
  • 00:41:21.292 --> 00:41:25.930
  • ON ANY AND ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:41:26.030 --> 00:41:28.699
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO GET, FIRSTOF ALL, TO SEED THE CLOUDS.
  • 00:41:28.799 --> 00:41:33.671
  • WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING ISWE'RE BREAKING DOWN "WIN
  • 00:41:33.771 --> 00:41:37.074
  • THE DAY -- 7 DAILY HABITSTO HELP YOU STRESS LESS
  • 00:41:37.174 --> 00:41:40.444
  • AND ACCOMPLISH MORE."
  • 00:41:40.544 --> 00:41:43.314
  • - HE ALSO HAS A THING ONYOU VERSION,
  • 00:41:43.414 --> 00:41:46.317
  • WHICH I LOVE, YOURDAILY DEVOTIONAL ON YOU
  • 00:41:46.417 --> 00:41:48.752
  • VERSION RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:41:48.852 --> 00:41:50.854
  • - YES, THE READING PLAN.- GOOD.
  • 00:41:50.955 --> 00:41:52.923
  • - GO AHEAD, GO AHEAD.
  • 00:41:53.023 --> 00:41:55.759
  • - THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO MAYBETASTE THE APPETIZER OR HORS
  • 00:41:55.859 --> 00:42:01.565
  • D' OUEVRES, IF YOU WILL,GET A LITTLE SAMPLE.
  • 00:42:01.665 --> 00:42:07.738
  • I WILL, JUST TO KIND OFSPEAK TO THE MOMENT ONE,
  • 00:42:07.838 --> 00:42:09.940
  • MATT, ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:42:10.040 --> 00:42:12.076
  • AGAIN, WE ARE HERE FOR SUCHA TIME AS THIS,
  • 00:42:12.176 --> 00:42:14.912
  • FOR SUCH A PLACE AS THIS.
  • 00:42:15.012 --> 00:42:17.314
  • I'M GOING TO SHARE JUST APASTORAL CONCERN AND JUST ASK
  • 00:42:17.414 --> 00:42:21.552
  • AN HONEST QUESTION, ANDMAYBE ASK LISTENERS
  • 00:42:21.652 --> 00:42:25.189
  • VIEWERS TO DO A LITTLEHONEST EVALUATION.
  • 00:42:25.289 --> 00:42:30.861
  • WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OURWORDS, THOUGHTS, ACTIONS ARE
  • 00:42:30.961 --> 00:42:35.232
  • A REGURGITATION OF THE NEWSMEDIA THAT WE LISTEN TO AND
  • 00:42:35.332 --> 00:42:39.903
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA THAT WEFOLLOW, AND WHAT PERCENTAGE
  • 00:42:40.004 --> 00:42:44.441
  • OF OUR THOUGHTS, WORDS, ANDACTIONS, COME ON, ARE AN
  • 00:42:44.541 --> 00:42:50.114
  • EXPRESSION OF THE REVELATIONTHAT WE ARE GETTING FROM THE
  • 00:42:50.214 --> 00:42:53.684
  • WORD OF GOD AND FROMTHE SPIRIT OF GOD?
  • 00:42:53.784 --> 00:42:57.454
  • I HAVE A PROFOUND CONCERN,AND I ADDRESS IT IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:42:57.554 --> 00:43:01.392
  • THE AVERAGE PERSON SPENDS142 MINUTES ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • 00:43:01.492 --> 00:43:05.629
  • THAT'S TWO HOURS AND 22 MINUTES.
  • 00:43:05.729 --> 00:43:08.065
  • THAT REPRESENTS 15% OF OURWAKING HOURS, AND MY CONCERN
  • 00:43:08.165 --> 00:43:13.303
  • IS THIS: MATT AND LAURIE,I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WERE
  • 00:43:13.404 --> 00:43:17.274
  • DESIGNED WITH THE CAPACITYTO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT
  • 00:43:17.374 --> 00:43:20.344
  • EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:43:20.444 --> 00:43:21.879
  • - WOW.
  • 00:43:21.979 --> 00:43:23.013
  • - AND SO WHERE I'M GOINGWITH THIS IS I SOMETIMES
  • 00:43:23.113 --> 00:43:25.783
  • THINK THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS ALITTLE LIKE THE TREE OF THE
  • 00:43:25.883 --> 00:43:29.620
  • KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD EVIL.
  • 00:43:29.720 --> 00:43:31.722
  • AND YOU KNOW, KARL BARTH SAID,READ THE NEWSPAPER, AND READ
  • 00:43:31.822 --> 00:43:36.427
  • YOUR BIBLE, BUT MAKE SURETHAT YOU'RE FILTERING THE
  • 00:43:36.527 --> 00:43:39.229
  • NEWS THROUGH YOUR BIBLE.
  • 00:43:39.329 --> 00:43:42.433
  • AND IF YOU GET THATBACKWARDS, THEN YOUR
  • 00:43:42.533 --> 00:43:46.537
  • IDEOLOGY CAN BECOME A FORMOF IDOLATRY AS OPPOSED TO
  • 00:43:46.637 --> 00:43:52.242
  • REALLY EXPRESSINGOUR TRUE THEOLOGY.
  • 00:43:52.342 --> 00:43:55.679
  • AND SO I HOPE THAT MEANSSOMETHING TO SOMEONE, AND
  • 00:43:55.779 --> 00:44:00.084
  • ONE LAST THOUGHT: WITH WINDTHE CLOCK, YOU'LL NEVER FIND
  • 00:44:00.184 --> 00:44:04.888
  • TIME, YOU HAVE TO MAKE TIME.
  • 00:44:04.988 --> 00:44:07.558
  • AND SO WHEN SOMEONE SAYS,WELL, I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME.
  • 00:44:07.658 --> 00:44:11.628
  • WELL, IF YOU'RE SPENDINGTWO HOURS AND 22 MINUTES ON
  • 00:44:11.729 --> 00:44:15.399
  • SOCIAL MEDIA, I BET YOUCOULD BUY BACK A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:44:15.499 --> 00:44:18.535
  • OF THAT TIME AND MAYBE PUTIT TOWARDS A GOAL
  • 00:44:18.635 --> 00:44:23.040
  • THAT YOU'RE PURSUING.
  • 00:44:23.140 --> 00:44:24.308
  • SO WHENEVER I FEEL LIKEI'M GETTING IN PEOPLE'S
  • 00:44:24.408 --> 00:44:27.044
  • BUSINESS, I ALWAYS LIKESAYING, I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:44:27.144 --> 00:44:30.581
  • I LOVE YOU, AND THAT'S WHYI'M PUSHING THE
  • 00:44:30.681 --> 00:44:33.350
  • ENVELOPE A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:44:33.450 --> 00:44:34.752
  • - OKAY, I WANT TO GET INTOSEED THE CLOUDS, I ALSO WANT
  • 00:44:34.852 --> 00:44:37.621
  • YOU TO MAYBE END THISBROADCAST WITH SOMETHING YOU
  • 00:44:37.721 --> 00:44:41.959
  • MENTIONED WAY EARLIER WHEREYOU SAID YOU RAN A MARATHON.
  • 00:44:42.059 --> 00:44:46.797
  • THAT WOULD HAVE BEENPHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR
  • 00:44:46.897 --> 00:44:49.967
  • YOU SHORT OF A MIRACULOUSEVENT, AND I DON'T REMEMBER
  • 00:44:50.067 --> 00:44:56.573
  • THE ADJECTIVE YOU USED. WAS ITPRAY A BOLD PRAYER?
  • 00:44:56.673 --> 00:45:00.377
  • WAS THAT IT? WAS IT PRAYA BOLD PRAYER?
  • 00:45:00.477 --> 00:45:03.447
  • - YEAH, A BRAVE PRAYER.
  • 00:45:03.547 --> 00:45:05.349
  • - OKAY, A BRAVE PRAYER.
  • 00:45:05.449 --> 00:45:06.984
  • SO I WANT TO KINDOF END WITH THAT.
  • 00:45:07.084 --> 00:45:10.754
  • THAT'S REVELATION TO YOU.
  • 00:45:10.854 --> 00:45:13.423
  • YOU LIVED IT, SO YOU PRAYEDA BRAVE PRAYER IN REGARD TO
  • 00:45:13.524 --> 00:45:18.061
  • YOUR OWN PERSONAL HEALTH,AND THEN ENDED
  • 00:45:18.162 --> 00:45:21.365
  • UP RUNNING A MARATHON.
  • 00:45:21.465 --> 00:45:23.100
  • AND SO I WANT YOU TO ENDTHERE, BUT SEED THE CLOUDS I
  • 00:45:23.200 --> 00:45:27.638
  • THINK WORK ITS WAY INTOTHAT PRETTY NICELY.
  • 00:45:27.738 --> 00:45:29.940
  • SO AGAIN, MARK, GO INTO YOURFINAL HABIT, AS IT WERE, AND
  • 00:45:30.040 --> 00:45:36.847
  • THEN INTO THAT MINISTER TOTHE FOLKS,
  • 00:45:36.947 --> 00:45:39.349
  • IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE.
  • 00:45:39.449 --> 00:45:40.684
  • - YEAH, PERFECT.
  • 00:45:40.784 --> 00:45:42.286
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO BETTERWAY TO SEED THE
  • 00:45:42.386 --> 00:45:44.688
  • CLOUDS THAN WITH PRAYER.
  • 00:45:44.788 --> 00:45:46.323
  • IN FACT, THAT'SWHAT ELIJAH DOES.
  • 00:45:46.423 --> 00:45:48.458
  • SEVEN TIMES, HE PRAYS FORRAIN, AND THEN HE FINALLY
  • 00:45:48.559 --> 00:45:51.361
  • SEES THIS CLOUD THESIZE OF A MAN'S HAND.
  • 00:45:51.461 --> 00:45:54.665
  • DON'T YOU LOVE THAT,MATT AND LAURIE?
  • 00:45:54.765 --> 00:45:56.700
  • HE'S LOOKING OFF IN THEDISTANCE, AND IT'S SO SMALL,
  • 00:45:56.800 --> 00:45:59.703
  • BUT JUST WAIT. IT'S GOING TO BEA DOWN POUR.
  • 00:45:59.803 --> 00:46:03.473
  • AND SO YOU HAVE TO SOWTODAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE
  • 00:46:03.574 --> 00:46:07.244
  • TOMORROW, AND IT MIGHT TAKELONGER THAN YOU THINK, AND
  • 00:46:07.344 --> 00:46:10.781
  • IT MIGHT BE HARDER THAN YOUWANT, BUT I PROMISE YOU IF
  • 00:46:10.881 --> 00:46:14.818
  • YOU DO THE RIGHT THING DAYIN DAY OUT, GOD IS GOING TO
  • 00:46:14.918 --> 00:46:18.088
  • SHOW UP SHOW OFF.
  • 00:46:18.188 --> 00:46:20.290
  • AND SO JULY SECOND, 2016,I PRAYED A BRAVE PRAYER.
  • 00:46:20.390 --> 00:46:26.096
  • NOW, MY FIRST MEMORYWAS AN ASTHMA ATTACK.
  • 00:46:26.196 --> 00:46:29.399
  • I WENT TO THE EMERGENCYROOM, GOT A
  • 00:46:29.499 --> 00:46:30.901
  • SHOT OF EPINEPHRINE.
  • 00:46:31.001 --> 00:46:32.502
  • I MEAN THERE WEREN'T 40 DAYSIN 40 YEARS THAT I DIDN'T
  • 00:46:32.603 --> 00:46:35.172
  • HAVE TO TAKE A PUFFOF MY RESCUE INHALER.
  • 00:46:35.272 --> 00:46:37.741
  • I SLEPT WITH ITUNDER MY PILLOW.
  • 00:46:37.841 --> 00:46:40.177
  • I PLAYED BASKETBALL WITH ITIN MY SOCK,
  • 00:46:40.277 --> 00:46:43.447
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:46:43.547 --> 00:46:44.781
  • I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS ABLE,AND HE'S NOT JUST ABLE, HE'S
  • 00:46:44.882 --> 00:46:48.719
  • ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLYMORE THAN ALL WE
  • 00:46:48.819 --> 00:46:50.787
  • CAN ASK OR IMAGINE.
  • 00:46:50.888 --> 00:46:52.723
  • AND SO I PRAYED A BRAVEPRAYER, AND GOD
  • 00:46:52.823 --> 00:46:56.660
  • HEALED MY LUNGS.
  • 00:46:56.760 --> 00:46:58.662
  • I MEAN, IT'S STILLUNBELIEVABLE TO ME.
  • 00:46:58.762 --> 00:47:01.965
  • AND I FELT LIKEYOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:47:02.065 --> 00:47:04.167
  • I NEED TO CELEBRATE THISMIRACLE BY DOING SOMETHING
  • 00:47:04.268 --> 00:47:09.072
  • THAT I COULD NOT HAVE DONE.
  • 00:47:09.172 --> 00:47:11.074
  • IN FACT, ONE OF THEHABITS, EAT THE FROG.
  • 00:47:11.174 --> 00:47:14.678
  • IF YOU WANT GOD TO DO THESUPER, YOU HAVE
  • 00:47:14.778 --> 00:47:17.147
  • TO DO THE NATURAL.
  • 00:47:17.247 --> 00:47:18.682
  • SO YOU DO HAVE TO CONTRIBUTETO YOUR OWN HEALING.
  • 00:47:18.782 --> 00:47:21.785
  • YOU HAVE TO BE A PART OF THESOLUTION, NOT
  • 00:47:21.885 --> 00:47:25.088
  • PART OF THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:47:25.188 --> 00:47:26.223
  • AND SO LONG STORY SHORT, IRAN THE CHICAGO MARATHON.
  • 00:47:26.323 --> 00:47:31.728
  • AND YOU KNOW, LISTEN,NEWS FLASH:
  • 00:47:31.828 --> 00:47:35.265
  • I DIDN'T WIN THE RACE...[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:35.365 --> 00:47:37.834
  • BUT LISTEN, IDID WIN THE DAY. I WON THE DAY.
  • 00:47:37.935 --> 00:47:42.806
  • I WILL NEVER FORGET OCTOBER8TH, 2017, CROSSING THAT
  • 00:47:42.906 --> 00:47:47.678
  • FINISH LINE AND PRAISING GODFOR A MIRACLE THAT NO HUMAN
  • 00:47:47.778 --> 00:47:54.484
  • COULD TELL ME OTHERWISE.
  • 00:47:54.584 --> 00:47:56.653
  • AND SO PRAYER IS THEDIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BEST
  • 00:47:56.753 --> 00:47:59.189
  • WE CAN TO AND THEBEST GOD CAN DO.
  • 00:47:59.289 --> 00:48:02.025
  • AND TODAY, WHOEVER YOU ARE,WHEREVER YOU ARE, WOULD YOU
  • 00:48:02.125 --> 00:48:06.563
  • PRAY THAT BRAVE PRAYER?
  • 00:48:06.663 --> 00:48:08.799
  • WOULD YOU BELIEVE GOD ONCEAGAIN TO DO THE
  • 00:48:08.899 --> 00:48:11.868
  • MIRACULOUS IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:48:11.969 --> 00:48:14.171
  • - MARK, YOU TOLD US ONETIME YOU WERE BEFORE YOUR
  • 00:48:14.271 --> 00:48:19.176
  • CROWD, YOU WERESTARTING TO MINISTER.
  • 00:48:19.276 --> 00:48:22.446
  • YOU CHALLENGED YOUR CROWDTO PRAY THIS
  • 00:48:22.546 --> 00:48:27.017
  • BRAVE, BOLD PRAYER.
  • 00:48:27.117 --> 00:48:30.220
  • IT SEEMED LIKE -- TAKE USINTO THAT MOMENT THAT YOU
  • 00:48:30.320 --> 00:48:35.192
  • WERE EXPLAINING TO US.
  • 00:48:35.292 --> 00:48:37.394
  • - YOU HAD TALKED ABOUT HOWMANY TIMES HAD YOU
  • 00:48:37.494 --> 00:48:40.297
  • PRAYED THAT SAME PRAYER?
  • 00:48:40.397 --> 00:48:42.532
  • - YES, HUNDREDSOF TIMES, LAURIE.
  • 00:48:42.632 --> 00:48:44.634
  • - THERE IT IS.
  • 00:48:44.735 --> 00:48:45.902
  • - AND THE BRAVE PRAYER ISPRAYING IT ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:48:46.003 --> 00:48:49.740
  • IF GOD HAS NOT RELEASED YOU,THEN YOU NEED TO CONTINUE
  • 00:48:49.840 --> 00:48:53.910
  • TO PRESS IN AND PRAY.
  • 00:48:54.011 --> 00:48:56.680
  • AND YOU KNOW, I'VEEXPERIENCED TOO MANY
  • 00:48:56.780 --> 00:48:59.082
  • MIRACLES NOT TO CONTINUE TOBELIEVE, AND I THINK THE WAY
  • 00:48:59.182 --> 00:49:02.419
  • YOU STEWARD A MIRACLE IS YOUBELIEVE GOD FOR EVEN BIGGER
  • 00:49:02.519 --> 00:49:06.223
  • AND BETTER MIRACLES.
  • 00:49:06.323 --> 00:49:07.858
  • AND SO MATT AND LAURIE, I'MGRATEFUL THAT YOU ASKED ME
  • 00:49:07.958 --> 00:49:11.595
  • TO SHARE THAT STORY FOR ASIMPLE REASON:
  • 00:49:11.695 --> 00:49:14.664
  • TESTIMONY IS PROPHECY.
  • 00:49:14.765 --> 00:49:17.734
  • IF GOD DID IT BEFORE,HE CAN DO IT AGAIN.
  • 00:49:17.834 --> 00:49:20.170
  • IF GOD DID IT FOR ME,HE CAN DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:49:20.270 --> 00:49:24.007
  • AND THE LAST TIME I CHECKED,WE OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF
  • 00:49:24.107 --> 00:49:28.645
  • THE LAMB AND BY THEWORD OF OUR TESTIMONY.
  • 00:49:28.745 --> 00:49:32.616
  • YOU CAN'T SPELL TESTIMONYWITHOUT THOSE
  • 00:49:32.716 --> 00:49:35.485
  • FIRST FOUR LETTERS, TEST.
  • 00:49:35.585 --> 00:49:37.120
  • YOU GOTTA PASS THE TEST,AND IF YOU TO, YOU GET A
  • 00:49:37.220 --> 00:49:41.725
  • TESTIMONY OUT OF THE MIX,AND IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:49:41.825 --> 00:49:44.995
  • BRING GOD GLORY.
  • 00:49:45.095 --> 00:49:47.631
  • - SO YOU'RE CHALLENGINGUS, THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE
  • 00:49:47.731 --> 00:49:51.368
  • PRAYED A THOUSAND TIMES FORAND FEEL LIKE IS -- YOU
  • 00:49:51.468 --> 00:49:56.239
  • JUSTIFY IT BY SAYING, PAULHAD A THORN IN THE FLESH, SO
  • 00:49:56.339 --> 00:50:00.243
  • WHATEVER HIS WAS, AND PEOPLESPECULATE PAUL COULDN'T SEE
  • 00:50:00.343 --> 00:50:03.847
  • VERY WELL, WHATEVER IT WAS.
  • 00:50:03.947 --> 00:50:07.451
  • SO BASICALLY, WE GIVE UP.
  • 00:50:07.551 --> 00:50:10.921
  • YOUR CHALLENGE TO YOURCHURCH THAT DAY AND
  • 00:50:11.021 --> 00:50:14.024
  • TO OUR AUDIENCE NOW, DOIT ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:50:14.124 --> 00:50:16.626
  • PRAY A BRAVE PRAYER, THE ONETHAT YOU GAVE UP
  • 00:50:16.726 --> 00:50:18.895
  • ON, AS IT WERE.
  • 00:50:18.995 --> 00:50:21.231
  • JUST MAKE SURE OURAUDIENCE UNDERSTANDS THAT.
  • 00:50:21.331 --> 00:50:23.567
  • - WELL, MATT AND LAURIE,I WOULD SAY THIS UP FRONT:
  • 00:50:23.667 --> 00:50:26.203
  • EVERY PRAYER HAS TO PASSA TWO-FOLD LITMUS TEST.
  • 00:50:26.303 --> 00:50:29.239
  • IT HAS TO BE IN THE WILL OFGOD AND FOR
  • 00:50:29.339 --> 00:50:31.408
  • THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:50:31.508 --> 00:50:32.542
  • THIS ISN'T ABOUT USOUTLINING OUR AGENDA TO GOD.
  • 00:50:32.642 --> 00:50:36.613
  • IT'S ABOUT THOSECIRCUMSTANCES WHERE
  • 00:50:36.713 --> 00:50:39.182
  • GOD CAN REVEAL HIS GLORYAND HIS POWER.
  • 00:50:39.282 --> 00:50:42.419
  • NOW, EVERYBODYWANTS A MIRACLE.
  • 00:50:42.519 --> 00:50:44.955
  • NO ONE WANTS TO BE IN ASITUATION THAT NECESSITATES
  • 00:50:45.055 --> 00:50:47.791
  • ONE, BUT YOU CAN'T HAVEONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.
  • 00:50:47.891 --> 00:50:51.094
  • SO MAYBE THE IMPOSSIBLECIRCUMSTANCE THAT YOU FIND
  • 00:50:51.194 --> 00:50:54.731
  • YOURSELF IN TODAY IS THE VERYCIRCUMSTANCE THAT GOD'S
  • 00:50:54.831 --> 00:50:59.402
  • GOING TO USE TO PUTHIS GLORY ON DISPLAY.
  • 00:50:59.503 --> 00:51:04.074
  • - THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:51:04.174 --> 00:51:05.408
  • - NOW I KNOW A LOT OFPEOPLE THAT NEED A GOOD
  • 00:51:05.509 --> 00:51:07.310
  • MIRACLE IN THEIRLIFE TODAY, MARK.
  • 00:51:07.410 --> 00:51:10.480
  • COULD YOU JUST PRAYFOR EVERYONE WATCHING?
  • 00:51:10.580 --> 00:51:13.450
  • THE POWER OF THE HOLYSPIRIT TO JUST INVADE THEIR
  • 00:51:13.550 --> 00:51:16.720
  • SITUATIONS BECAUSE I KNOWOUR COUNTRY, I KNOW OUR
  • 00:51:16.820 --> 00:51:21.057
  • WORLD, NEEDS IT TODAY.
  • 00:51:21.158 --> 00:51:23.593
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:51:23.693 --> 00:51:26.530
  • THESE CIRCUMSTANCES THE PASTYEAR HAVE KEPT US ON OUR
  • 00:51:26.630 --> 00:51:29.933
  • KNEES, AND MAYBE THAT'SA VERY GOOD THING.
  • 00:51:30.033 --> 00:51:33.470
  • AND SO I WANT TO PRAY FORYOU, AND WHEN WE PRAY, WE
  • 00:51:33.570 --> 00:51:37.374
  • ARE JUST PRAYING INAGREEMENT WITH
  • 00:51:37.474 --> 00:51:39.876
  • THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
  • 00:51:39.976 --> 00:51:41.244
  • BEFORE YOU WOKE UP THISMORNING, AFTER YOU GO TO
  • 00:51:41.344 --> 00:51:44.080
  • SLEEP TONIGHT, INTERCEDINGFOR US WITH GROANINGS
  • 00:51:44.181 --> 00:51:48.018
  • THAT CAN'T EVEN BEPUT INTO WORDS.
  • 00:51:48.118 --> 00:51:50.086
  • SO RIGHT NOW WE AGREE WITHTHOSE PRAYERS THAT ARE BEING
  • 00:51:50.187 --> 00:51:55.158
  • PRAYED BY THE SPIRITOF GOD HIMSELF.
  • 00:51:55.258 --> 00:51:59.062
  • LORD, RIGHT NOW I DECLAREYOUR LOVE AND YOUR GOODNESS
  • 00:51:59.162 --> 00:52:03.466
  • AND YOUR GRACEAND YOUR PEACE.
  • 00:52:03.567 --> 00:52:05.902
  • LORD, I KNOW A THIRD OFAMERICANS STRUGGLING WITH
  • 00:52:06.002 --> 00:52:09.206
  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.
  • 00:52:09.306 --> 00:52:11.575
  • I PRAY THE PEACE THAT PASSESUNDERSTANDING, THAT IT WOULD
  • 00:52:11.675 --> 00:52:14.678
  • GUARD OUR HEARTS AND OURMIND IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:52:14.778 --> 00:52:19.416
  • I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD REMINDUS TODAY THAT THE GOD WHO
  • 00:52:19.516 --> 00:52:22.552
  • BEGAN A GOOD WORK IS GOINGTO CARRY IT TO COMPLETION.
  • 00:52:22.652 --> 00:52:25.889
  • YOU ARE WATCHING OVERYOUR WORD TO PERFORM IT.
  • 00:52:25.989 --> 00:52:30.493
  • SO WE LOOK TO YOU.
  • 00:52:30.594 --> 00:52:31.861
  • WE FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS,THE AUTHOR AND THE
  • 00:52:31.962 --> 00:52:35.699
  • PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:52:35.799 --> 00:52:38.268
  • AND WE PRAY THY KINGDOMCOME, THY WILL BE DONE ON
  • 00:52:38.368 --> 00:52:43.306
  • EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. INJESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:52:43.406 --> 00:52:50.046
  • - AMEN, WOW. MARK BATTERSON,IT'S ALWAYS A RICH AND
  • 00:52:50.146 --> 00:52:57.220
  • REWARDING TIME WITH YOU.
  • 00:52:57.320 --> 00:52:59.956
  • MARK JOINS US TODAY FROMWASHINGTON D.C., AND THANK
  • 00:53:00.056 --> 00:53:05.462
  • YOU FOR BEING WITH US.I WANT TO JUST END.
  • 00:53:05.562 --> 00:53:07.664
  • WE'VE GOT ABOUT A MINUTE.
  • 00:53:07.764 --> 00:53:09.899
  • IF SOMEBODY'S BEEN WATCHINGHALFWAY THROUGH, AND THEY
  • 00:53:10.000 --> 00:53:14.471
  • DIDN'T GET EVERYTHING, WHATDO YOU WANT SOMEONE TO TAKE
  • 00:53:14.571 --> 00:53:18.341
  • AWAY HAVING READTHIS ENTIRE BOOK?
  • 00:53:18.441 --> 00:53:23.313
  • YOU GOT ABOUT A MINUTE TOKIND OF LAND THE PLANE HERE
  • 00:53:23.413 --> 00:53:27.284
  • AND GIVE US YOUR KINDOF FINAL THOUGHTS.
  • 00:53:27.384 --> 00:53:30.687
  • BEFORE MARK AGREES TO ANINTERVIEW, ALL HE EVER ASKS
  • 00:53:30.787 --> 00:53:33.690
  • FOR IS THE FINAL WORD, SOWE'RE GOING TO GIVE
  • 00:53:33.790 --> 00:53:35.392
  • YOU THE FINAL WORD.
  • 00:53:35.492 --> 00:53:37.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:53:37.160 --> 00:53:39.029
  • - I'M SO HIGH MAINTENANCE,AREN'T I GUYS?
  • 00:53:39.129 --> 00:53:40.930
  • - EXACTLY [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:53:41.031 --> 00:53:44.167
  • - I LOVE IT, HERE IS THEBIG IDEA: ALMOST ANYONE CAN
  • 00:53:44.267 --> 00:53:49.372
  • DO ANYTHING IF THEY WORK ATIT LONG ENOUGH, HARD ENOUGH,
  • 00:53:49.472 --> 00:53:53.343
  • AND SMART ENOUGH.
  • 00:53:53.443 --> 00:53:54.878
  • I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOALYOU'RE GOING AFTER, WHAT
  • 00:53:54.978 --> 00:53:57.514
  • PROBLEM YOU'RE TRYING TOSOLVE, WHAT HABIT YOU'RE
  • 00:53:57.614 --> 00:53:59.349
  • TRYING TO BREAK OR BUILD,BUT I KNOW EXACTLY
  • 00:53:59.449 --> 00:54:02.052
  • HOW IT WILL HAPPEN.
  • 00:54:02.152 --> 00:54:03.186
  • IT WILL HAPPENONE DAY AT A TIME.
  • 00:54:03.286 --> 00:54:06.456
  • SO I WANT TO ASKYOU A QUESTION.
  • 00:54:06.556 --> 00:54:09.726
  • CAN YOU DO IT FOR A DAY?
  • 00:54:09.826 --> 00:54:12.128
  • I'VE NEVER HADANYBODY SAY NO.
  • 00:54:12.228 --> 00:54:14.864
  • ANYBODY CAN DOANYTHING FOR A DAY.
  • 00:54:14.964 --> 00:54:18.101
  • THEN WHAT YOU DO IS YOU GETUP THE NEXT DAY, AND YOU DO
  • 00:54:18.201 --> 00:54:21.571
  • IT ALL OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:54:21.671 --> 00:54:23.206
  • AND I THINK THAT'SCALLED A WINNING STREAK.
  • 00:54:23.306 --> 00:54:26.209
  • AND SO I WOULD SAY JUST ONCEAGAIN, YESTERDAY IS HISTORY,
  • 00:54:26.309 --> 00:54:31.448
  • TOMORROW IS MYSTERY,WIN THE DAY.
  • 00:54:31.548 --> 00:54:35.418
  • - BEAUTIFUL, MARKBATTERSON, THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:54:35.518 --> 00:54:37.854
  • BEING WITH US FROM D.C.THE NATION'S CAPITOL.
  • 00:54:37.954 --> 00:54:40.857
  • TOMORROW, A BIG DAY.
  • 00:54:40.957 --> 00:54:43.593
  • IF EVENTS WARRANT, WE'LL BELIVE ALL DAY
  • 00:54:43.693 --> 00:54:46.262
  • RIGHT HERE ON TRINITY.
  • 00:54:46.363 --> 00:54:47.564
  • THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH USFROM THE NATION'S CAPITOL.
  • 00:54:47.664 --> 00:54:50.300
  • WE LOVE YOU,THANK YOU, MARK.
  • 00:54:50.400 --> 00:54:51.334
  • WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
  • 00:54:51.434 --> 00:54:52.569
  • - HEY, WE COVETYOUR PRAYERS.
  • 00:54:52.669 --> 00:54:54.804
  • MUCH LOVE, SOGRATEFUL, GOD BLESS.
  • 00:54:54.904 --> 00:54:57.540
  • - BYE BYE.
  • 00:54:57.640 --> 00:54:58.508
  • ♪♪
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