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Backseat DJ's Part 2

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September 11, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - Today God wants you
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  • to tell some of the things
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  • in your life
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  • that have been controlling
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  • your joy from the backseat.
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  • You are not my God,
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  • you are not my vine,
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  • you are not my source,
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  • and you don't hold my joy.
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  • Joy is something deeper
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  • than how I feel about it.
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  • I am setting joy before me.
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  • I'm resetting my priorities.
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  • Now when I do that,
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  • my joy flows
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  • not from what it is,
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  • - Joy is a focus
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  • before it's a feeling.
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  • And so while we're chasing
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  • a feeling call Joy,
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  • God has given us the ability
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  • to choose, not our feelings.
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  • You ever tried to choose joy?
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  • I saw it on Pinterest,
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  • I tried it, it sucked,
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  • it didn't work.
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  • Then I felt guilty
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  • because I couldn't find joy
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  • and it made me feel less joy.
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  • So now I'm in a joyless pit
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  • of joylessness,
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  • it is cyclical joylessness
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  • and shame.
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  • It's the difference
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  • between choice and consequence.
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  • Joy is a choice, really?
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  • Cause some of the trials
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  • people go through
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  • are actual mental illness,
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  • and it's kind of hard for them
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  • to just feel happy
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  • cause they got
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  • a good parking space.
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  • And no matter how much
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  • you tell them to feel happy,
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  • be happy, you know.
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  • Be happy, feel happy,
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  • count your blessings.
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  • James doesn't say
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  • count your blessings.
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  • This isn't a nursery rhyme,
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  • it's a Bible scripture.
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  • He said count it all joy.
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  • He said learn how to flip.
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  • You might not know
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  • the statement,
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  • but there's a statement
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  • in financial terms, it's a,
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  • it's a income statement.
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  • It's got your income
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  • on one side,
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  • your expenses one another.
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  • James says, if you can learn
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  • to put some of the stuff
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  • in the income column
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  • that you thought was an expense,
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  • some of the stuff
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  • in the blessing column
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  • that you thought was a burden,
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  • if you can flip the flow,
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  • you actually have more joy
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  • than you're aware of.
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  • But you're not going to get it
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  • by praying for a feeling.
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  • You're going to get it
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  • by making choices.
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  • Joy is not a choice.
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  • In fact the worst way
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  • that I can get more joy,
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  • is to focus on getting more joy.
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  • The best way to stop being happy
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  • is to ask yourself
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  • the question, am I happy?
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  • And see I don't ever remember
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  • my grandparents
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  • talking about this.
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  • If they did I don't remember it.
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  • I never remember my grandmother
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  • what my grandfather
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  • talking about,
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  • are we really happy?
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  • They didn't think like that.
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  • There wasn't feeds
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  • and scrolling,
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  • there wasn't all this
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  • other stuff to make them
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  • feel unhappy
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  • at a moment's notice.
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  • There wasn't an infinite
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  • supply of unhappiness
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  • in their pocket
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  • in the form of the of a device.
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  • They didn't have that.
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  • So they focused on
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  • something else.
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  • What was it?
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  • What is it that brings joy
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  • if I focus on it?
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  • I know what it's not.
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  • It's not looking around.
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  • How are they doing?
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  • What do they think?
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  • Where did they go on vacation?
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  • Where did you take him?
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  • Where is he going?
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  • What's she wearing?
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  • What she have on?
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  • What do they think about me?
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  • That's not gonna do it.
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  • He said for the joy
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  • set before him.
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  • So I can't be looking all around
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  • and expecting to have joy.
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  • I can't be judging my situation
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  • according to other
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  • people's calling
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  • and expect to have joy.
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  • I can't be judging
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  • my gifts compared
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  • to other people's talent
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  • and expect to have joy.
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  • I know it's so cliche
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  • cause we say it every week,
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  • but nothing destroys joy
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  • like comparison.
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  • The life you've got some of you,
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  • would be so enjoyable
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  • if only you didn't do this
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  • while you were living it.
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  • [applause]
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  • If only you didn't do this.
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  • I mean it's hurting my neck
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  • just to do it to illustrate,
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  • imagine what it's doing
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  • to your soul.
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  • You can't have joy that way.
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  • It is destroying your joy.
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  • You're praying for more joy
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  • and yet you are destroying
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  • the joy God has given you.
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  • The joy of your salvation.
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  • The joy of your calling.
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  • The joy of your assignment.
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  • [applause]
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  • God give me more joy.
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  • Well, it's a decision.
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  • Not to have joy
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  • that's the worst way to get joy.
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  • The decision of what
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  • I'm going to focus on
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  • and I can't get it like this.
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  • And I definitely
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  • can't get it like this.
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  • Looking at what's behind me.
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  • I can't look back.
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  • Remember when God called Moses
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  • at the burning bush
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  • and He said His name,
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  • He said, I Am.
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  • Not I was.
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  • Remember He said I Am.
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  • Not I will be.
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  • There's something to that.
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  • There's something to that.
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  • It's echoed by David
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  • in Psalm 16.
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  • He says, "In Your presence
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  • is the fullness of joy."
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  • Presence.
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  • Everybody say
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  • that word presence.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Presence.
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  • - The gift of joy
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  • is found in presence.
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  • But that doesn't mean
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  • in church.
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  • That's not what it means
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  • to say in God's presence
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  • is the fullness of joy.
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  • Because God would never limit
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  • His presence to a building.
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  • It doesn't mean when
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  • you're doing everything right
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  • then you're gonna feel happy.
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  • Because God is not going
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  • to reward you
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  • based on behavior,
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  • that's not the good news
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  • of the Gospel.
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  • The Gospel is for sinners,
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  • the Gospel is for the weak,
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  • the Gospel is for the lame,
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  • the Gospel is for the broken,
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  • the Gospel is for those
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  • who feel ashamed.
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  • That's not what it means.
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  • In your presence
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  • is fullness of joy.
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  • That means joy can only
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  • really come to my life
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  • when I am focused on what God
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  • is doing in this moment.
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  • [applause]
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  • And I cannot focus on what God
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  • is doing in this moment
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  • in my life if I'm consumed
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  • by what He's doing
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  • in somebody else's
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  • or if I'm still in regret
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  • and bitterness about
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  • what happened three years ago.
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  • Or three months ago,
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  • or even three minutes ago.
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  • A lot of our lack of joy
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  • is really not about possession,
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  • it's about position.
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  • What I mean is this,
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  • He set joy before Him
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  • it's not a question
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  • of God's presence.
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  • His presence is everywhere.
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  • It's not a question
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  • of God's presence.
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  • You don't have to ask Him
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  • to be with you, He already is.
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  • It's not about God's presence,
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  • it's about yours.
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  • Are you present
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  • in this moment?
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  • Are you present
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  • in this trial?
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  • Are you present
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  • in this worship service?
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  • [applause]
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  • Well if you are give Him
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  • We need the lesson friends,
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  • family, brothers, sisters,
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  • brethren, sistren,
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  • mothers, fathers,
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  • children we can't go
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  • to a concert anymore
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  • without trying to capture it.
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  • And I can't enjoy it
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  • because I'm too busy
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  • trying to post it.
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  • [applause]
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  • Kids do something cute,
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  • capture it.
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  • Well you can,
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  • but you're also gonna kill it.
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  • There is no quicker way
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  • to kill your kids cuteness
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  • than trying to capture it.
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  • I swear demons come out
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  • when you start trying
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  • to capture stuff to post it.
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  • God knows your heart
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  • and He sends something
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  • to your iPhone,
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  • I don't know and it shoots beams
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  • into your children,
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  • and they start...
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  • [laughter]
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  • Can I show you
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  • a picture real quick?
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  • I don't like to be too indulgent
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  • in the sermons,
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  • but and show my family off.
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  • But this is just a quick picture
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  • of us on vacation
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  • before Christmas.
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  • Look at that.
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  • Here's another picture,
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  • I'll show you a couple,
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  • just so you can see.
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  • [laughter]
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  • I'm gonna tell you something
  • 00:08:38.270 --> 00:08:40.110
  • that you wouldn't see
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  • if I put them on Instagram.
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  • Go back to the first one
  • 00:08:43.150 --> 00:08:44.160
  • again please.
  • 00:08:44.160 --> 00:08:46.140
  • That one looks happy right?
  • 00:08:46.140 --> 00:08:48.250
  • And go to the other one.
  • 00:08:48.250 --> 00:08:51.040
  • And go to the other one.
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  • That one looks sad.
  • 00:08:52.240 --> 00:08:54.190
  • Let me tell you something,
  • 00:08:54.190 --> 00:08:56.100
  • that's not my sad face.
  • 00:08:57.090 --> 00:09:00.110
  • That's my RBF,
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  • that's my resting Bible face.
  • 00:09:01.180 --> 00:09:03.040
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:03.040 --> 00:09:04.210
  • That's my really blessed face.
  • 00:09:05.100 --> 00:09:08.100
  • That's my focused face.
  • 00:09:08.100 --> 00:09:10.080
  • That's when I was getting
  • 00:09:10.080 --> 00:09:11.070
  • the sermon, "Flip the Flow,"
  • 00:09:12.070 --> 00:09:15.070
  • at TGI Fridays,
  • 00:09:15.070 --> 00:09:17.180
  • in the Miami
  • 00:09:17.180 --> 00:09:18.000
  • International Airport,
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  • in the D Concourse.
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  • That's, I'm happy.
  • 00:09:22.230 --> 00:09:25.110
  • The other one,
  • 00:09:25.110 --> 00:09:25.270
  • put the other one up.
  • 00:09:25.270 --> 00:09:27.130
  • I was so mad at Abby.
  • 00:09:27.130 --> 00:09:29.010
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:29.010 --> 00:09:31.020
  • That was the 17th time
  • 00:09:31.020 --> 00:09:32.120
  • I tried to take a selfie of us
  • 00:09:32.120 --> 00:09:35.100
  • and I wanted to throw her
  • 00:09:35.100 --> 00:09:36.180
  • in the ocean
  • 00:09:36.180 --> 00:09:37.040
  • by the time it was over.
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:38.270
  • Not in a playful way.
  • 00:09:38.270 --> 00:09:40.090
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:41.040 --> 00:09:44.040
  • See, I'm just trying
  • 00:09:44.040 --> 00:09:46.000
  • to get us in this series
  • 00:09:46.030 --> 00:09:49.030
  • to start, take it down.
  • 00:09:49.030 --> 00:09:50.200
  • Start looking beneath
  • 00:09:50.200 --> 00:09:51.230
  • the surface at stuff.
  • 00:09:52.200 --> 00:09:55.200
  • To stop looking at the surface
  • 00:09:55.200 --> 00:09:58.110
  • of stuff and to stop,
  • 00:09:58.110 --> 00:10:00.190
  • you know discerning.
  • 00:10:00.190 --> 00:10:02.090
  • I found out that you can
  • 00:10:02.090 --> 00:10:04.130
  • miss joy because
  • 00:10:04.130 --> 00:10:05.110
  • you're looking all around.
  • 00:10:05.110 --> 00:10:07.100
  • You can miss joy
  • 00:10:07.100 --> 00:10:08.120
  • because you're looking
  • 00:10:08.120 --> 00:10:09.020
  • behind you,
  • 00:10:09.020 --> 00:10:09.220
  • but here's the thing
  • 00:10:09.220 --> 00:10:11.120
  • you can also miss joy
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:12.100
  • because you're trying
  • 00:10:12.100 --> 00:10:13.000
  • to look too far ahead.
  • 00:10:14.080 --> 00:10:17.080
  • It's an equal danger.
  • 00:10:17.080 --> 00:10:19.260
  • And some of you
  • 00:10:19.260 --> 00:10:20.180
  • while I was preaching
  • 00:10:20.180 --> 00:10:21.080
  • the part about looking around
  • 00:10:21.080 --> 00:10:22.040
  • you were like,
  • 00:10:22.040 --> 00:10:22.230
  • "Na, I'm good bro.
  • 00:10:22.230 --> 00:10:23.150
  • I'm like 53,
  • 00:10:23.150 --> 00:10:24.070
  • I don't do that anymore."
  • 00:10:24.070 --> 00:10:25.060
  • And when I was talking about
  • 00:10:25.060 --> 00:10:26.000
  • looking back you're like,
  • 00:10:26.000 --> 00:10:26.200
  • "Yeah I already dealt
  • 00:10:26.200 --> 00:10:27.100
  • with my stuff back there."
  • 00:10:27.100 --> 00:10:28.090
  • That's fine.
  • 00:10:28.090 --> 00:10:29.050
  • But what you do
  • 00:10:29.050 --> 00:10:29.240
  • is you look so far forward.
  • 00:10:31.250 --> 00:10:34.250
  • Like I was doing the other day,
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:36.280
  • driving that new car
  • 00:10:36.280 --> 00:10:37.280
  • I told you about.
  • 00:10:37.280 --> 00:10:39.200
  • And I can't get anywhere
  • 00:10:39.200 --> 00:10:40.110
  • without a GPS.
  • 00:10:40.110 --> 00:10:42.060
  • Would it embarrass you
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:42.260
  • for me if I told you
  • 00:10:42.260 --> 00:10:43.190
  • I was going to my mom's house
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:44.280
  • in town and was following
  • 00:10:44.280 --> 00:10:46.270
  • the GPS?
  • 00:10:46.270 --> 00:10:47.270
  • That's how bad
  • 00:10:47.270 --> 00:10:48.120
  • my sense of direction is.
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:49.150
  • It's a true story.
  • 00:10:49.150 --> 00:10:50.230
  • And, and I slammed
  • 00:10:50.230 --> 00:10:53.060
  • into the back of another car
  • 00:10:53.180 --> 00:10:56.180
  • because I was looking
  • 00:10:56.180 --> 00:10:58.140
  • three turns ahead
  • 00:10:58.140 --> 00:11:01.130
  • and not looking
  • 00:11:01.130 --> 00:11:02.180
  • three feet ahead.
  • 00:11:05.230 --> 00:11:08.230
  • And it might
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:09.060
  • be destroying your joy,
  • 00:11:09.060 --> 00:11:10.060
  • not that you're like comparing,
  • 00:11:10.060 --> 00:11:11.130
  • not that you're regretting,
  • 00:11:11.130 --> 00:11:14.010
  • but maybe you're just trying
  • 00:11:14.010 --> 00:11:16.030
  • to get so far out there.
  • 00:11:16.030 --> 00:11:18.280
  • You know like,
  • 00:11:18.280 --> 00:11:20.110
  • my retirement is down.
  • 00:11:20.110 --> 00:11:21.200
  • You're 24,
  • 00:11:21.200 --> 00:11:22.190
  • it'll catch back up.
  • 00:11:22.190 --> 00:11:23.270
  • [laughter]
  • 00:11:23.270 --> 00:11:25.020
  • So let it time it.
  • 00:11:25.020 --> 00:11:26.290
  • [laughter]
  • 00:11:26.290 --> 00:11:29.160
  • You know for those of us
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:30.090
  • that need the plan,
  • 00:11:30.090 --> 00:11:32.180
  • He didn't say in your plans
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:33.180
  • there's fullness of joy.
  • 00:11:34.240 --> 00:11:37.240
  • And you can't even really affect
  • 00:11:37.240 --> 00:11:38.220
  • the future from anywhere
  • 00:11:38.220 --> 00:11:39.250
  • but the present.
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:42.160
  • And it's all wasted energy.
  • 00:11:42.160 --> 00:11:45.060
  • And so, this is my year
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:47.180
  • of presence.
  • 00:11:47.180 --> 00:11:48.210
  • I'm trying to figure out
  • 00:11:48.210 --> 00:11:50.170
  • what it means to find
  • 00:11:50.170 --> 00:11:51.070
  • fullness of joy
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:52.020
  • in God's presence.
  • 00:11:52.020 --> 00:11:54.060
  • And in order to find fullness
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:55.160
  • of joy in His presence
  • 00:11:55.160 --> 00:11:57.100
  • I have to bring my presence
  • 00:11:57.100 --> 00:11:59.090
  • to my real life.
  • 00:11:59.090 --> 00:12:02.110
  • Not my presence to some
  • 00:12:04.090 --> 00:12:07.090
  • imaginary scenario,
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:10.050
  • but the real life
  • 00:12:10.050 --> 00:12:11.060
  • that God has given me right now.
  • 00:12:11.080 --> 00:12:14.080
  • And you know
  • 00:12:14.080 --> 00:12:14.200
  • what's great about it?
  • 00:12:14.200 --> 00:12:15.240
  • Let's go to Psalm 16
  • 00:12:15.240 --> 00:12:16.260
  • for just a moment and I promise
  • 00:12:16.260 --> 00:12:18.110
  • I'll start closing this.
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:20.090
  • Are you enjoying
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:20.200
  • this teaching today,
  • 00:12:20.200 --> 00:12:21.170
  • is this blessing your life?
  • 00:12:21.170 --> 00:12:22.160
  • Touch somebody and say,
  • 00:12:26.010 --> 00:12:26.190
  • "This is my happy face."
  • 00:12:26.190 --> 00:12:27.200
  • - CONGREGATION: This is
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:28.130
  • - Cause I was focused,
  • 00:12:32.050 --> 00:12:33.000
  • I was happy cause I was focused.
  • 00:12:33.000 --> 00:12:35.010
  • The other one I was trying
  • 00:12:35.010 --> 00:12:35.240
  • to show something
  • 00:12:35.240 --> 00:12:36.190
  • to the world that wasn't real.
  • 00:12:36.190 --> 00:12:37.290
  • I was thinking
  • 00:12:37.290 --> 00:12:38.170
  • maybe I could get some likes
  • 00:12:38.170 --> 00:12:39.140
  • on this and so I wasn't
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:41.020
  • focused on what
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:41.240
  • was right in front of me.
  • 00:12:41.240 --> 00:12:42.190
  • But Jesus for the joy
  • 00:12:42.190 --> 00:12:44.020
  • set before Him endured.
  • 00:12:44.040 --> 00:12:47.040
  • He didn't enjoy the cross.
  • 00:12:47.040 --> 00:12:49.180
  • He endured the cross
  • 00:12:49.180 --> 00:12:51.100
  • because of joy set before Him.
  • 00:12:51.100 --> 00:12:53.180
  • And now I wanna give you
  • 00:12:53.180 --> 00:12:54.100
  • the whole sermon okay.
  • 00:12:54.100 --> 00:12:56.090
  • Here's the sermon
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:56.230
  • in a sentence.
  • 00:12:56.230 --> 00:12:57.240
  • Haven't you been preaching
  • 00:12:57.240 --> 00:12:58.130
  • for 35 minutes?
  • 00:12:58.130 --> 00:12:59.100
  • Yeah, but I haven't said
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:12:59.290
  • anything yet.
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:00.230
  • Here's the sermon
  • 00:13:00.230 --> 00:13:01.100
  • in a sentence.
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:02.210
  • You cannot choose joy,
  • 00:13:02.220 --> 00:13:05.220
  • you can only choose
  • 00:13:05.220 --> 00:13:06.290
  • your priorities,
  • 00:13:06.290 --> 00:13:09.250
  • and your priorities
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:11.150
  • control your joy.
  • 00:13:11.150 --> 00:13:14.120
  • You can't choose joy
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:16.230
  • anymore than you can just,
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:18.260
  • you can, you think
  • 00:13:18.260 --> 00:13:20.180
  • you can just choose joy,
  • 00:13:20.180 --> 00:13:21.200
  • it's like trying
  • 00:13:21.200 --> 00:13:22.130
  • to choose the weather.
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:24.150
  • What you can choose
  • 00:13:24.150 --> 00:13:25.150
  • is your priority.
  • 00:13:25.150 --> 00:13:27.080
  • And your priorities
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:29.030
  • will ultimately
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:30.030
  • control your joy.
  • 00:13:30.030 --> 00:13:32.140
  • Psalm 16 put it
  • 00:13:32.140 --> 00:13:34.100
  • on the screen for me.
  • 00:13:34.100 --> 00:13:35.060
  • The verse, where did
  • 00:13:35.060 --> 00:13:36.110
  • I start, verse 5?
  • 00:13:36.110 --> 00:13:37.210
  • Please.
  • 00:13:37.210 --> 00:13:38.070
  • "The Lord
  • 00:13:38.070 --> 00:13:38.180
  • is my chosen portion."
  • 00:13:38.180 --> 00:13:39.240
  • See the word chosen?
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:41.020
  • It means I have decided
  • 00:13:41.020 --> 00:13:43.020
  • to make God the most important
  • 00:13:43.020 --> 00:13:45.270
  • thing in my life.
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:47.220
  • I don't want to leave that
  • 00:13:47.220 --> 00:13:48.150
  • too abstract because
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:49.140
  • what does that mean,
  • 00:13:49.140 --> 00:13:50.070
  • read the Bible first thing
  • 00:13:50.070 --> 00:13:50.270
  • every morning?
  • 00:13:50.270 --> 00:13:51.170
  • Maybe, but it means
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:52.150
  • more than that.
  • 00:13:52.150 --> 00:13:53.090
  • His will is what I want.
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:56.100
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:13:56.100 --> 00:13:58.020
  • than my ways.
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:13:59.200
  • So the Lord, Yahweh,
  • 00:13:59.200 --> 00:14:01.130
  • The Great I Am,
  • 00:14:01.130 --> 00:14:02.020
  • the ever-present help
  • 00:14:02.020 --> 00:14:03.090
  • in time of trouble,
  • 00:14:03.090 --> 00:14:04.030
  • He is my chosen portion.
  • 00:14:04.030 --> 00:14:05.230
  • I've looked at everything else
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:07.140
  • that this world
  • 00:14:07.140 --> 00:14:08.010
  • offers me to enjoy.
  • 00:14:08.010 --> 00:14:09.140
  • And yes I can enjoy things
  • 00:14:09.140 --> 00:14:10.230
  • that aren't
  • 00:14:10.230 --> 00:14:11.110
  • necessarily spiritual.
  • 00:14:11.110 --> 00:14:13.270
  • But I do not need them
  • 00:14:13.270 --> 00:14:16.040
  • to survive.
  • 00:14:16.040 --> 00:14:17.200
  • And I will not attach my joy
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:19.220
  • to a temporal pleasure anymore.
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:23.010
  • Because I tried that.
  • 00:14:23.010 --> 00:14:24.220
  • [applause]
  • 00:14:24.220 --> 00:14:26.050
  • I tried that.
  • 00:14:26.050 --> 00:14:28.080
  • I cheered for the Crimson Tigers
  • 00:14:28.080 --> 00:14:30.060
  • and they were three and eight.
  • 00:14:30.180 --> 00:14:33.180
  • And when they won
  • 00:14:33.180 --> 00:14:34.090
  • the Second National Championship
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:37.050
  • in the last few years
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:39.010
  • people were coming up to me
  • 00:14:39.010 --> 00:14:40.010
  • and saying congratulations.
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:42.180
  • I was like, for what?
  • 00:14:43.210 --> 00:14:46.210
  • I enjoyed the game,
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:47.270
  • I watched the game.
  • 00:14:47.270 --> 00:14:49.170
  • I liked it.
  • 00:14:49.170 --> 00:14:51.200
  • I enjoyed the 44
  • 00:14:51.200 --> 00:14:54.170
  • to 16 victory.
  • 00:14:55.010 --> 00:14:58.010
  • But I didn't need college boys
  • 00:14:58.010 --> 00:15:00.220
  • in spandex to give me
  • 00:15:01.010 --> 00:15:04.010
  • a reason to live.
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:05.120
  • That is not my priority.
  • 00:15:05.150 --> 00:15:08.150
  • I can't invest my joy
  • 00:15:08.150 --> 00:15:10.130
  • in what people I don't know
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:12.080
  • do with an oblong object
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:14.100
  • made out of pigskin
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:15.180
  • converted into leather
  • 00:15:15.180 --> 00:15:16.190
  • with some stitches
  • 00:15:16.190 --> 00:15:17.200
  • for four 15 minute increments.
  • 00:15:18.020 --> 00:15:21.020
  • It's the wrong priority.
  • 00:15:21.020 --> 00:15:23.140
  • I enjoyed it,
  • 00:15:23.140 --> 00:15:24.250
  • but my joy is not in it.
  • 00:15:24.250 --> 00:15:26.230
  • Last week I told you
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:33.090
  • something very powerful
  • 00:15:33.090 --> 00:15:34.250
  • about your hearts.
  • 00:15:34.250 --> 00:15:36.010
  • I said, when you know
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:37.090
  • where it comes from,
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:39.080
  • you know how it comes out.
  • 00:15:39.080 --> 00:15:41.180
  • When you know
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:42.050
  • where it comes from,
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:43.260
  • you know how it comes out.
  • 00:15:43.260 --> 00:15:45.180
  • This is what I want
  • 00:15:45.180 --> 00:15:46.100
  • to tell you this week,
  • 00:15:46.100 --> 00:15:47.090
  • where it comes from
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:49.200
  • What's the source
  • 00:15:57.160 --> 00:15:58.080
  • of your joy?
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:16:00.280
  • The way you can know that is,
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:03.010
  • what are my priorities?
  • 00:16:03.070 --> 00:16:06.070
  • The psalmist said,
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:07.290
  • "The Lord
  • 00:16:07.290 --> 00:16:08.120
  • is my chosen portion."
  • 00:16:08.120 --> 00:16:10.200
  • And here's something Jesus said
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:11.250
  • that I've been thinking
  • 00:16:11.250 --> 00:16:12.130
  • about all week.
  • 00:16:12.130 --> 00:16:13.080
  • I've been meditating on this.
  • 00:16:13.080 --> 00:16:14.170
  • He said, "Abide in Me.
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:16.090
  • My words abide in you.
  • 00:16:16.090 --> 00:16:17.210
  • You bear much fruit,
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:19.050
  • but sometimes
  • 00:16:19.050 --> 00:16:19.180
  • you're gonna get cut on,
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:20.210
  • but you'll never be cut off.
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:22.270
  • If you abide in Me
  • 00:16:22.270 --> 00:16:24.080
  • and My words abide in you
  • 00:16:24.080 --> 00:16:25.030
  • there will be a constant
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:25.220
  • flow of joy.
  • 00:16:25.220 --> 00:16:27.110
  • Like the vine
  • 00:16:27.110 --> 00:16:28.150
  • and the branches
  • 00:16:28.150 --> 00:16:29.170
  • you're going
  • 00:16:29.170 --> 00:16:30.020
  • to have what you need.
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:31.020
  • Joy is going to flow
  • 00:16:31.020 --> 00:16:32.110
  • from a place of your rest
  • 00:16:32.110 --> 00:16:34.000
  • and trust in Me,
  • 00:16:34.000 --> 00:16:35.080
  • not in your own effort
  • 00:16:35.080 --> 00:16:36.090
  • and not in just certain things
  • 00:16:36.090 --> 00:16:37.150
  • that happen.
  • 00:16:37.150 --> 00:16:37.290
  • If they happen
  • 00:16:37.290 --> 00:16:38.140
  • then it's fine
  • 00:16:38.140 --> 00:16:39.070
  • but don't confuse the icing
  • 00:16:39.070 --> 00:16:40.060
  • with the cake.
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:40.230
  • Abide in Me,
  • 00:16:40.230 --> 00:16:41.180
  • My words abide in you."
  • 00:16:41.180 --> 00:16:42.220
  • And then He says something
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  • in John 15:11.
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  • Please.
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  • "I have told you this
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  • so that My joy may be in you.
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  • And that your joy
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  • may be complete."
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  • The Lord said a lot of us
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  • are settling
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  • for partial joy.
  • 00:16:58.270 --> 00:17:01.240
  • Partial joy.
  • 00:17:03.020 --> 00:17:06.020
  • And we equate joy
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  • with the absence of sadness.
  • 00:17:06.230 --> 00:17:09.140
  • Joy is not the absence
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:10.120
  • of sadness.
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  • If it was Jesus
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  • could have had it on the cross.
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:15.150
  • He said I want My joy
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  • to be in you.
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  • But you've got to own it.
  • 00:17:18.190 --> 00:17:21.120
  • Because to just say,
  • 00:17:21.120 --> 00:17:21.290
  • "Well, Jesus is my joy,"
  • 00:17:21.290 --> 00:17:24.090
  • it doesn't really
  • 00:17:24.090 --> 00:17:25.010
  • get to the heart of why
  • 00:17:25.010 --> 00:17:27.030
  • we could know Jesus
  • 00:17:27.030 --> 00:17:27.280
  • and still not know joy.
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:32.130
  • Because it's a decision.
  • 00:17:32.130 --> 00:17:35.080
  • When I give the wrong things
  • 00:17:35.080 --> 00:17:36.080
  • too much priority in my life
  • 00:17:37.120 --> 00:17:40.120
  • then those priorities
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  • control my joy.
  • 00:17:41.130 --> 00:17:44.080
  • If my priority is recognition,
  • 00:17:44.250 --> 00:17:47.250
  • then recognition
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  • controls my joy.
  • 00:17:48.290 --> 00:17:51.160
  • When people recognize me,
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  • I will feel happy about it,
  • 00:17:53.220 --> 00:17:55.220
  • if my priority is recognition.
  • 00:17:55.250 --> 00:17:58.250
  • If my priority is convenience,
  • 00:18:01.120 --> 00:18:04.120
  • then when something
  • 00:18:04.120 --> 00:18:04.270
  • is inconvenient,
  • 00:18:04.270 --> 00:18:07.030
  • the inconvenience
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:08.050
  • will steal my joy.
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:10.140
  • But it really didn't steal
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:11.060
  • my joy did it?
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:12.150
  • Because I let it drive.
  • 00:18:16.080 --> 00:18:19.080
  • And whatever is driving
  • 00:18:19.080 --> 00:18:20.100
  • the car gets to DJ.
  • 00:18:20.100 --> 00:18:23.060
  • So the Lord told me
  • 00:18:23.060 --> 00:18:24.100
  • in preparing this message
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  • that we've got some
  • 00:18:26.050 --> 00:18:26.220
  • back seat DJs
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  • that have been controlling
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  • our joy, our feelings,
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  • our finances,
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  • our bank accounts,
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  • our status, our standing,
  • 00:18:36.110 --> 00:18:38.280
  • our situations,
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  • and today God wants you
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  • to tell some of the things
  • 00:18:43.040 --> 00:18:44.100
  • in your life
  • 00:18:44.100 --> 00:18:45.020
  • that have been controlling
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:45.190
  • your joy from the backseat.
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  • You are not my God,
  • 00:18:47.150 --> 00:18:49.230
  • you are not my vine,
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:51.240
  • you are not my source,
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:54.000
  • and you do not hold my joy.
  • 00:18:54.000 --> 00:18:56.170
  • Joy is something deeper
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  • than how I feel about it.
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:18:59.290
  • Joy is something deeper
  • 00:18:59.290 --> 00:19:01.040
  • than what I post about it.
  • 00:19:01.040 --> 00:19:03.040
  • Joy is something deeper
  • 00:19:03.040 --> 00:19:04.080
  • than the way it feels right now.
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:06.270
  • I am setting joy before me.
  • 00:19:07.100 --> 00:19:10.100
  • I'm resetting my priorities.
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:12.140
  • Now, when I do that,
  • 00:19:12.140 --> 00:19:14.050
  • my joy flows
  • 00:19:14.050 --> 00:19:15.030
  • not from what it is,
  • 00:19:15.130 --> 00:19:18.130
  • but who God is to me.
  • 00:19:18.130 --> 00:19:20.230
  • This is the duration of joy.
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:25.160
  • And when my joy
  • 00:19:25.160 --> 00:19:26.110
  • is running out.
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:27.230
  • Give me my point,
  • 00:19:27.230 --> 00:19:28.120
  • my last point.
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:29.030
  • The duration of joy
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:31.110
  • is because it's coming
  • 00:19:31.110 --> 00:19:32.070
  • from the wrong place.
  • 00:19:32.070 --> 00:19:34.210
  • Where it comes from
  • 00:19:34.210 --> 00:19:36.290
  • determines when it runs out.
  • 00:19:39.070 --> 00:19:42.070
  • And I wonder,
  • 00:19:42.070 --> 00:19:44.160
  • where's your joy today?
  • 00:19:45.030 --> 00:19:48.030
  • I had to study this hard
  • 00:19:48.030 --> 00:19:49.060
  • because I struggle
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:50.260
  • to enjoy my life.
  • 00:19:51.100 --> 00:19:54.100
  • I really love my family.
  • 00:19:54.100 --> 00:19:56.270
  • I really love my church.
  • 00:19:56.270 --> 00:19:59.080
  • I love what I get to do,
  • 00:19:59.080 --> 00:20:01.120
  • it's a blessing
  • 00:20:01.120 --> 00:20:02.030
  • and a privilege.
  • 00:20:02.030 --> 00:20:04.090
  • But I have to admit to you
  • 00:20:04.090 --> 00:20:05.090
  • that sometimes
  • 00:20:05.090 --> 00:20:05.260
  • I have been guilty
  • 00:20:05.260 --> 00:20:06.260
  • of enduring something
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:08.170
  • that God has given me to enjoy.
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:12.010
  • And every time it happened
  • 00:20:12.010 --> 00:20:14.140
  • it was because
  • 00:20:14.140 --> 00:20:15.060
  • of my priorities.
  • 00:20:15.140 --> 00:20:18.140
  • Your priorities
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:19.060
  • control your joy.
  • 00:20:19.060 --> 00:20:20.070
  • You can try all you want
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:22.040
  • to be happy-happy-happy.
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:24.150
  • And the quick-hit stuff,
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:27.040
  • the quick fix stuff,
  • 00:20:27.040 --> 00:20:29.270
  • it'll get you through
  • 00:20:29.270 --> 00:20:30.150
  • the next few hours.
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:33.070
  • But where it comes from
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:35.100
  • determines when it runs out.
  • 00:20:35.100 --> 00:20:37.180
  • There is a well
  • 00:20:37.180 --> 00:20:38.130
  • that never runs dry.
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:41.060
  • There is a joy,
  • 00:20:41.060 --> 00:20:41.290
  • there is a deep abiding
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:44.050
  • sense of joy
  • 00:20:44.050 --> 00:20:45.000
  • that is available to us,
  • 00:20:45.000 --> 00:20:46.110
  • that we have not
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:46.280
  • been accessing.
  • 00:20:46.280 --> 00:20:48.240
  • And what we're praying
  • 00:20:48.240 --> 00:20:49.130
  • for more of
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:51.170
  • God is waiting for us
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:52.130
  • to order our lives around.
  • 00:20:52.220 --> 00:20:55.220
  • My joy is too important for me
  • 00:20:55.220 --> 00:20:57.130
  • to leave it up to whether
  • 00:20:57.130 --> 00:20:58.280
  • or not today goes well,
  • 00:20:58.280 --> 00:21:01.040
  • or whether or not
  • 00:21:01.040 --> 00:21:01.260
  • they speak to me,
  • 00:21:01.260 --> 00:21:03.000
  • or whether or not
  • 00:21:03.000 --> 00:21:03.240
  • it turns out well,
  • 00:21:03.240 --> 00:21:04.290
  • it's too important.
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:06.100
  • I can't afford,
  • 00:21:06.100 --> 00:21:07.200
  • I'm getting older now.
  • 00:21:07.200 --> 00:21:08.240
  • I'm not a 25 year old anymore,
  • 00:21:08.240 --> 00:21:11.240
  • I'm a distinguished
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:13.180
  • 38 year old full of wisdom
  • 00:21:13.180 --> 00:21:15.290
  • and I can't afford
  • 00:21:15.290 --> 00:21:18.030
  • to just give my joy away,
  • 00:21:18.030 --> 00:21:19.290
  • just any time.
  • 00:21:19.290 --> 00:21:22.040
  • I can't afford to have these
  • 00:21:22.040 --> 00:21:23.030
  • back seat DJs changing
  • 00:21:23.030 --> 00:21:24.090
  • the temperature of my life.
  • 00:21:24.170 --> 00:21:27.170
  • I can't afford to just
  • 00:21:27.170 --> 00:21:29.030
  • let my emotions control my joy.
  • 00:21:29.140 --> 00:21:32.140
  • So I wanna pray
  • 00:21:32.140 --> 00:21:33.060
  • for people today.
  • 00:21:33.060 --> 00:21:34.000
  • Play something more interesting,
  • 00:21:34.000 --> 00:21:34.280
  • that's boring.
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:35.220
  • I wanna pray for people today,
  • 00:21:35.220 --> 00:21:37.070
  • it's just one chord.
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:38.080
  • Pray for people today
  • 00:21:38.080 --> 00:21:40.060
  • who have allowed your joy
  • 00:21:40.060 --> 00:21:42.040
  • to be controlled
  • 00:21:42.040 --> 00:21:44.000
  • by something other than
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:45.200
  • the priority of God's presence
  • 00:21:45.200 --> 00:21:46.240
  • in your life
  • 00:21:46.240 --> 00:21:47.210
  • and you want me to pray
  • 00:21:47.210 --> 00:21:48.180
  • for you to experience
  • 00:21:48.180 --> 00:21:49.270
  • a vital connection to God
  • 00:21:49.270 --> 00:21:51.070
  • in the coming six days
  • 00:21:51.070 --> 00:21:52.080
  • until we meet again.
  • 00:21:52.080 --> 00:21:53.060
  • Please stand if you want me
  • 00:21:53.060 --> 00:21:54.030
  • to pray for you about that.
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:57.010
  • I've been allowing my joy
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:21:59.240
  • to be connected to things
  • 00:21:59.240 --> 00:22:01.080
  • that can't sustain me.
  • 00:22:01.090 --> 00:22:04.090
  • There's so much more
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:05.030
  • that I wanted to share with you
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:06.080
  • but I feel like
  • 00:22:06.080 --> 00:22:07.060
  • I was able to present
  • 00:22:07.060 --> 00:22:08.150
  • this word to you
  • 00:22:08.150 --> 00:22:09.100
  • on a level that if you can
  • 00:22:09.100 --> 00:22:10.180
  • just receive that much of it.
  • 00:22:10.180 --> 00:22:12.050
  • So flip it.
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:22.240
  • Instead of going,
  • 00:22:22.240 --> 00:22:24.280
  • "Lord, I need more joy,"
  • 00:22:24.280 --> 00:22:26.200
  • like it's going to come
  • 00:22:26.200 --> 00:22:27.140
  • raining down in the form
  • 00:22:27.140 --> 00:22:28.140
  • of candy pellets.
  • 00:22:28.140 --> 00:22:31.120
  • Ahhh.
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:34.050
  • Instead of praying,
  • 00:22:37.210 --> 00:22:39.080
  • God give me the wisdom
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:42.100
  • to when things come
  • 00:22:42.100 --> 00:22:42.290
  • into my life to count it joy,
  • 00:22:42.290 --> 00:22:45.180
  • to consider it joy
  • 00:22:45.180 --> 00:22:47.240
  • because I know that the testing
  • 00:22:47.240 --> 00:22:49.040
  • of my faith produces patience.
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:52.230
  • Teach me God to set joy
  • 00:22:52.230 --> 00:22:54.230
  • before me like Jesus did.
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:56.180
  • Like the psalmist did.
  • 00:22:56.180 --> 00:22:58.070
  • He said "The Lord
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:22:58.280
  • is ever before me,
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:22:59.160
  • He is at my right hand,
  • 00:22:59.160 --> 00:23:00.100
  • I will not be shaken.
  • 00:23:00.100 --> 00:23:01.120
  • In Your presence
  • 00:23:01.120 --> 00:23:03.090
  • is the fullness of joy."
  • 00:23:03.090 --> 00:23:04.000
  • And watch this,
  • 00:23:04.000 --> 00:23:05.250
  • "At Your right hand,
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.220
  • pleasures forevermore."
  • 00:23:07.280 --> 00:23:10.280
  • Not the kind that come and go.
  • 00:23:10.280 --> 00:23:12.010
  • Not the kind that leave you
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:13.020
  • feeling worse afterwards.
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:13.250
  • Not the kind that leave you
  • 00:23:13.250 --> 00:23:15.050
  • sick afterwards.
  • 00:23:15.050 --> 00:23:16.030
  • Not the kind of make you
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:17.010
  • feel bad about it,
  • 00:23:17.010 --> 00:23:17.240
  • shameful about it afterwards.
  • 00:23:17.240 --> 00:23:19.260
  • Perpetual pleasantness
  • 00:23:19.260 --> 00:23:22.010
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:23:23.230 --> 00:23:24.180
  • a privilege
  • 00:23:24.180 --> 00:23:25.060
  • to share God's Word with you.
  • 00:23:25.060 --> 00:23:26.200
  • Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:23:26.200 --> 00:23:28.020
  • But, each week we just have
  • 00:23:28.020 --> 00:23:29.110
  • a little bit of time together,
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:30.290
  • and, I'd love to take
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  • just a TV program.
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:23:34.190 --> 00:23:36.200
  • if you wanna connect
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  • on another level,
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • right now, and request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • We'll make them available to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • But, I wanna tell you about
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  • something else, too.
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  • Live, every single Sunday,
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  • we broadcast a message
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  • from Elevation Church;
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  • the church where I pastor.
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  • And so, you can tune in,
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  • worship with us,
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  • a community of people
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  • 'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like extended --
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  • it means a lotta
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  • different things.
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  • But, it's just our way,
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  • to connect with you
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  • beyond this broadcast.
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  • to join us, live,
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  • And, you can go online:
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  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.
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  • Don't forget the "slash Live";
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  • it will take you directly
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  • to the details and the times,
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  • so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - When Moses had crossed over
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  • the Red Sea with the nation,
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  • he stretched his staff
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  • back over the sea,
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  • and that sea collapsed
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  • on their enemies,
  • 00:24:43.240 --> 00:24:45.070
  • so God said to tell you
  • 00:24:45.070 --> 00:24:47.100
  • it's time for you
  • 00:24:47.100 --> 00:24:48.250
  • to "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:50.030
  • Instead of concentrating
  • 00:24:50.030 --> 00:24:51.150
  • on all the moments that
  • 00:24:51.150 --> 00:24:52.170
  • it didn't go your way this year,
  • 00:24:52.170 --> 00:24:54.210
  • "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:24:54.210 --> 00:24:55.260
  • What went right?
  • 00:24:55.260 --> 00:24:56.280
  • What did work out?
  • 00:24:56.280 --> 00:24:58.030
  • Who did stay?
  • 00:24:58.030 --> 00:24:59.170
  • How did He meet your needs?
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:01.120
  • How did He come through?
  • 00:25:01.120 --> 00:25:02.260
  • Did He come through for you?
  • 00:25:03.010 --> 00:25:06.010
  • Let's flip it,
  • 00:25:06.010 --> 00:25:06.290
  • from what we went through,
  • 00:25:06.290 --> 00:25:08.170
  • to why we went through.
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:10.240
  • God said, "I'm about
  • 00:25:10.240 --> 00:25:11.230
  • to flip everything
  • 00:25:11.230 --> 00:25:13.170
  • that you have been through,
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:15.080
  • and it is going to now
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  • be to your advantage."
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  • If anybody flipped the flow,
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  • it was Jesus.
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  • Every need that you experienced
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  • in your life was pointing you
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  • to a deeper place in God
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  • that you can access;
  • 00:25:26.090 --> 00:25:27.120
  • a deeper place of strength,
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  • a deeper place of confidence.
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  • If your help comes from Him,
  • 00:25:30.260 --> 00:25:33.260
  • you can predict in advance
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  • how this comes out.
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  • Even before
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  • I go through the trial,
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  • I know how this comes out
  • 00:25:41.260 --> 00:25:43.270
  • because He who began
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  • a good work in me,
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  • will be faithful to complete it.
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  • Come on, let's flip it.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: This could be
  • 00:25:55.100 --> 00:25:55.290
  • the momentum shift you need.
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  • Your only one change away
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  • from the life you desire.
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:00.240
  • Call or go online now
  • 00:26:00.240 --> 00:26:01.260
  • to receive your copy
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:03.090
  • - I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:05.230 --> 00:26:07.270
  • Like an echo
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  • Echo in my soul
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  • So-o-o-o-oul
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  • So-o-o-o-oul
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  • When my mind says
  • 00:26:28.180 --> 00:26:30.080
  • I'm not good enough
  • 00:26:30.080 --> 00:26:33.070
  • God, You're enough for me
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  • I've decided
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  • I'm not giving up
  • 00:26:39.170 --> 00:26:42.170
  • 'Cause You won't give up
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  • On me
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  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:47.120 --> 00:26:49.110
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:26:49.110 --> 00:26:51.280
  • I feel it
  • 00:26:51.280 --> 00:26:52.230
  • Breaking out
  • 00:26:52.230 --> 00:26:54.000
  • Like an echo
  • 00:26:54.000 --> 00:26:56.160
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:56.160 --> 00:26:58.100
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:26:58.100 --> 00:27:01.060
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:27:01.060 --> 00:27:02.260
  • Breaking out
  • 00:27:02.260 --> 00:27:04.110
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:27:05.250 --> 00:27:07.170
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:27:07.170 --> 00:27:10.100
  • I feel it
  • 00:27:10.100 --> 00:27:11.080
  • Breaking out
  • 00:27:11.080 --> 00:27:12.130
  • Like an echo
  • 00:27:12.130 --> 00:27:15.020
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:27:15.020 --> 00:27:16.210
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:27:16.210 --> 00:27:19.180
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:27:19.180 --> 00:27:21.200
  • Like an echo
  • 00:27:21.200 --> 00:27:23.030