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Backseat DJ's Part 2

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September 15, 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 called joy,
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  • God has given us the ability
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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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  • in a cyclical joylessness
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • again please.
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  • That one looks happy right?
  • 00:08:46.160 --> 00:08:48.270
  • And go to the other one.
  • 00:08:48.270 --> 00:08:51.060
  • And go to the other one.
  • 00:08:51.060 --> 00:08:52.260
  • That one looks sad.
  • 00:08:52.260 --> 00:08:54.210
  • Let me tell you something,
  • 00:08:54.210 --> 00:08:56.120
  • that's not my sad face.
  • 00:08:57.110 --> 00:09:00.130
  • That's my RBF,
  • 00:09:00.130 --> 00:09:01.200
  • that's my resting Bible face.
  • 00:09:01.200 --> 00:09:03.060
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:03.060 --> 00:09:04.230
  • That's my really blessed face.
  • 00:09:05.120 --> 00:09:08.120
  • That's my focused face.
  • 00:09:08.120 --> 00:09:10.100
  • That's when I was getting
  • 00:09:10.100 --> 00:09:11.090
  • the sermon, "Flip the Flow,"
  • 00:09:12.090 --> 00:09:15.090
  • at TGI Fridays,
  • 00:09:15.090 --> 00:09:17.200
  • in the Miami
  • 00:09:17.200 --> 00:09:18.020
  • International Airport,
  • 00:09:18.020 --> 00:09:18.250
  • in the D Concourse.
  • 00:09:19.250 --> 00:09:22.250
  • That's, I'm happy.
  • 00:09:22.250 --> 00:09:25.130
  • The other one,
  • 00:09:25.130 --> 00:09:25.290
  • put the other one up.
  • 00:09:25.290 --> 00:09:27.150
  • I was so mad at Abby.
  • 00:09:27.150 --> 00:09:29.030
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:29.030 --> 00:09:31.040
  • That was the 17th time
  • 00:09:31.040 --> 00:09:32.140
  • I tried to take a selfie of us
  • 00:09:32.140 --> 00:09:35.120
  • and I wanted to throw her
  • 00:09:35.120 --> 00:09:36.200
  • in the ocean
  • 00:09:36.200 --> 00:09:37.060
  • by the time it was over.
  • 00:09:37.060 --> 00:09:38.290
  • Not in a playful way.
  • 00:09:38.290 --> 00:09:40.110
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:41.060 --> 00:09:44.060
  • See, I'm just trying
  • 00:09:44.060 --> 00:09:46.020
  • to get us in this series
  • 00:09:46.050 --> 00:09:49.050
  • to start, take it down.
  • 00:09:49.050 --> 00:09:50.220
  • Start looking beneath
  • 00:09:50.220 --> 00:09:51.250
  • the surface at stuff.
  • 00:09:52.220 --> 00:09:55.220
  • To stop looking at the surface
  • 00:09:55.220 --> 00:09:58.130
  • of stuff and to stop,
  • 00:09:58.130 --> 00:10:00.210
  • you know discerning.
  • 00:10:00.210 --> 00:10:02.110
  • I found out that you can
  • 00:10:02.110 --> 00:10:04.150
  • miss joy because
  • 00:10:04.150 --> 00:10:05.130
  • you're looking all around.
  • 00:10:05.130 --> 00:10:07.120
  • You can miss joy
  • 00:10:07.120 --> 00:10:08.140
  • because you're looking
  • 00:10:08.140 --> 00:10:09.040
  • behind you,
  • 00:10:09.040 --> 00:10:09.240
  • but here's the thing
  • 00:10:09.240 --> 00:10:11.140
  • you can also miss joy
  • 00:10:11.140 --> 00:10:12.120
  • because you're trying
  • 00:10:12.120 --> 00:10:13.020
  • to look too far ahead.
  • 00:10:14.100 --> 00:10:17.100
  • It's an equal danger.
  • 00:10:17.100 --> 00:10:19.280
  • And some of you
  • 00:10:19.280 --> 00:10:20.200
  • while I was preaching
  • 00:10:20.200 --> 00:10:21.100
  • the part about looking around
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:22.060
  • you were like,
  • 00:10:22.060 --> 00:10:22.250
  • "Na, I'm good bro.
  • 00:10:22.250 --> 00:10:23.170
  • I'm like 53,
  • 00:10:23.170 --> 00:10:24.090
  • I don't do that anymore."
  • 00:10:24.090 --> 00:10:25.080
  • And when I was talking about
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:26.020
  • looking back you're like,
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:26.220
  • "Yeah I already dealt
  • 00:10:26.220 --> 00:10:27.120
  • with my stuff back there."
  • 00:10:27.120 --> 00:10:28.110
  • That's fine.
  • 00:10:28.110 --> 00:10:29.070
  • But what you do
  • 00:10:29.070 --> 00:10:29.260
  • is you look so far forward.
  • 00:10:31.270 --> 00:10:34.270
  • Like I was doing the other day,
  • 00:10:34.270 --> 00:10:37.000
  • driving that new car
  • 00:10:37.000 --> 00:10:38.000
  • I told you about.
  • 00:10:38.000 --> 00:10:39.220
  • And I can't get anywhere
  • 00:10:39.220 --> 00:10:40.130
  • without a GPS.
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:42.080
  • Would it embarrass you
  • 00:10:42.080 --> 00:10:42.280
  • for me if I told you
  • 00:10:42.280 --> 00:10:43.210
  • I was going to my mom's house
  • 00:10:43.210 --> 00:10:45.000
  • in town and was following
  • 00:10:45.000 --> 00:10:46.290
  • the GPS?
  • 00:10:46.290 --> 00:10:47.290
  • That's how bad
  • 00:10:47.290 --> 00:10:48.140
  • my sense of direction is.
  • 00:10:48.140 --> 00:10:49.170
  • It's a true story.
  • 00:10:49.170 --> 00:10:50.250
  • And, and I slammed
  • 00:10:50.250 --> 00:10:53.080
  • into the back of another car
  • 00:10:53.200 --> 00:10:56.200
  • because I was looking
  • 00:10:56.200 --> 00:10:58.160
  • three turns ahead
  • 00:10:58.160 --> 00:11:01.150
  • and not looking
  • 00:11:01.150 --> 00:11:02.200
  • three feet ahead.
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:08.250
  • And it might
  • 00:11:08.250 --> 00:11:09.080
  • be destroying your joy,
  • 00:11:09.080 --> 00:11:10.080
  • not that you're like comparing,
  • 00:11:10.080 --> 00:11:11.150
  • not that you're regretting,
  • 00:11:11.150 --> 00:11:14.030
  • but maybe you're just trying
  • 00:11:14.030 --> 00:11:16.050
  • to get so far out there.
  • 00:11:16.050 --> 00:11:19.000
  • You know like,
  • 00:11:19.000 --> 00:11:20.130
  • my retirement is down.
  • 00:11:20.130 --> 00:11:21.220
  • You're 24,
  • 00:11:21.220 --> 00:11:22.210
  • it'll catch back up.
  • 00:11:22.210 --> 00:11:23.290
  • [laughter]
  • 00:11:23.290 --> 00:11:25.040
  • So let it time it.
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:27.010
  • [laughter]
  • 00:11:27.010 --> 00:11:29.180
  • You know for those of us
  • 00:11:29.180 --> 00:11:30.110
  • that need the plan,
  • 00:11:30.110 --> 00:11:32.200
  • He didn't say in your plans
  • 00:11:32.200 --> 00:11:33.200
  • there's fullness of joy.
  • 00:11:34.260 --> 00:11:37.260
  • And you can't even really affect
  • 00:11:37.260 --> 00:11:38.240
  • the future from anywhere
  • 00:11:38.240 --> 00:11:39.270
  • but the present.
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:42.180
  • And it's all wasted energy.
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:45.080
  • And so, this is my year
  • 00:11:45.080 --> 00:11:47.200
  • of presence.
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:48.230
  • I'm trying to figure out
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:50.190
  • what it means to find
  • 00:11:50.190 --> 00:11:51.090
  • fullness of joy
  • 00:11:51.090 --> 00:11:52.040
  • in God's presence.
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:54.080
  • And in order to find fullness
  • 00:11:54.080 --> 00:11:55.180
  • of joy in His presence
  • 00:11:55.180 --> 00:11:57.120
  • I have to bring my presence
  • 00:11:57.120 --> 00:11:59.110
  • to my real life.
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:02.130
  • Not my presence to some
  • 00:12:04.110 --> 00:12:07.110
  • imaginary scenario,
  • 00:12:07.110 --> 00:12:10.070
  • but the real life
  • 00:12:10.070 --> 00:12:11.080
  • that God has given me right now.
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:14.100
  • And you know
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:14.220
  • what's great about it?
  • 00:12:14.220 --> 00:12:15.260
  • Let's go to Psalm 16
  • 00:12:15.260 --> 00:12:16.280
  • for just a moment and I promise
  • 00:12:16.280 --> 00:12:18.130
  • I'll start closing this.
  • 00:12:18.130 --> 00:12:20.110
  • Are you enjoying
  • 00:12:20.110 --> 00:12:20.220
  • this teaching today,
  • 00:12:20.220 --> 00:12:21.190
  • is this blessing your life?
  • 00:12:21.190 --> 00:12:22.180
  • Touch somebody and say,
  • 00:12:26.030 --> 00:12:26.210
  • "This is my happy face."
  • 00:12:26.210 --> 00:12:27.220
  • - CONGREGATION: This is
  • 00:12:27.220 --> 00:12:28.150
  • - Cause I was focused,
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:33.020
  • I was happy cause I was focused.
  • 00:12:33.020 --> 00:12:35.030
  • The other one I was trying
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:35.260
  • to show something
  • 00:12:35.260 --> 00:12:36.210
  • to the world that wasn't real.
  • 00:12:36.210 --> 00:12:38.010
  • maybe I could get some likes
  • 00:12:38.200 --> 00:12:39.160
  • on this and so I wasn't
  • 00:12:39.160 --> 00:12:41.040
  • focused on what
  • 00:12:41.040 --> 00:12:41.260
  • was right in front of me.
  • 00:12:41.260 --> 00:12:42.210
  • But Jesus for the joy
  • 00:12:42.210 --> 00:12:44.040
  • set before Him endured.
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:47.060
  • He didn't enjoy the cross.
  • 00:12:47.060 --> 00:12:49.200
  • He endured the cross
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:51.120
  • because of joy set before Him.
  • 00:12:51.120 --> 00:12:53.200
  • And now I wanna give you
  • 00:12:53.200 --> 00:12:54.120
  • the whole sermon okay.
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:56.110
  • Here's the sermon
  • 00:12:56.110 --> 00:12:56.250
  • in a sentence.
  • 00:12:56.250 --> 00:12:57.260
  • Haven't you been preaching
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:12:58.150
  • for 35 minutes?
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:12:59.120
  • Yeah, but I haven't said
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:00.030
  • Here's the sermon
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:01.120
  • in a sentence.
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:02.230
  • You cannot choose joy,
  • 00:13:02.240 --> 00:13:05.240
  • your priorities,
  • 00:13:07.020 --> 00:13:09.270
  • and your priorities
  • 00:13:09.270 --> 00:13:11.170
  • control your joy.
  • 00:13:11.170 --> 00:13:14.140
  • You can't choose joy
  • 00:13:14.140 --> 00:13:16.250
  • anymore than you can just,
  • 00:13:16.250 --> 00:13:18.280
  • you can, you think
  • 00:13:18.280 --> 00:13:20.200
  • you can just choose joy,
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:21.220
  • it's like trying
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:22.150
  • to choose the weather.
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:24.170
  • What you can choose
  • 00:13:24.170 --> 00:13:25.170
  • And your priorities
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.050
  • will ultimately
  • 00:13:29.050 --> 00:13:30.050
  • control your joy.
  • 00:13:30.050 --> 00:13:32.160
  • Psalm 16 put it
  • 00:13:32.160 --> 00:13:34.120
  • on the screen for me.
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:35.080
  • The verse, where did
  • 00:13:35.080 --> 00:13:36.130
  • I start, verse 5?
  • 00:13:36.130 --> 00:13:37.230
  • Please.
  • 00:13:37.230 --> 00:13:38.090
  • "The Lord
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:38.200
  • is my chosen portion."
  • 00:13:38.200 --> 00:13:39.260
  • See the word chosen?
  • 00:13:39.260 --> 00:13:41.040
  • It means I have decided
  • 00:13:41.040 --> 00:13:43.040
  • to make God the most important
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:45.290
  • thing in my life.
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:47.240
  • I don't want to leave that
  • 00:13:47.240 --> 00:13:48.170
  • too abstract because
  • 00:13:48.170 --> 00:13:49.160
  • what does that mean,
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:50.090
  • read the Bible first thing
  • 00:13:50.090 --> 00:13:50.290
  • every morning?
  • 00:13:50.290 --> 00:13:51.190
  • Maybe, but it means
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:52.170
  • more than that.
  • 00:13:52.170 --> 00:13:53.110
  • His will is what I want.
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:56.120
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:13:56.120 --> 00:13:58.040
  • than my ways.
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:13:59.220
  • So the Lord, Yahweh,
  • 00:13:59.220 --> 00:14:01.150
  • The Great I Am,
  • 00:14:01.150 --> 00:14:02.040
  • the ever-present help
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:03.110
  • in time of trouble,
  • 00:14:03.110 --> 00:14:04.050
  • He is my chosen portion.
  • 00:14:04.050 --> 00:14:05.250
  • I've looked at everything else
  • 00:14:05.250 --> 00:14:07.160
  • that this world
  • 00:14:07.160 --> 00:14:08.030
  • offers me to enjoy.
  • 00:14:08.030 --> 00:14:09.160
  • And yes I can enjoy things
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:10.250
  • that aren't
  • 00:14:10.250 --> 00:14:11.130
  • necessarily spiritual.
  • 00:14:11.130 --> 00:14:13.290
  • But I do not need them
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:16.060
  • to survive.
  • 00:14:16.060 --> 00:14:17.220
  • And I will not attach my joy
  • 00:14:17.220 --> 00:14:19.240
  • to a temporal pleasure anymore.
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:23.030
  • Because I tried that.
  • 00:14:23.030 --> 00:14:24.240
  • [applause]
  • 00:14:24.240 --> 00:14:26.070
  • I tried that.
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:28.100
  • I cheered for the Crimson Tigers
  • 00:14:28.100 --> 00:14:30.080
  • and they were three and eight.
  • 00:14:30.200 --> 00:14:33.200
  • And when they won
  • 00:14:33.200 --> 00:14:34.110
  • the Second National Championship
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:37.070
  • in the last few years
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:39.030
  • people were coming up to me
  • 00:14:39.030 --> 00:14:40.030
  • and saying congratulations.
  • 00:14:40.030 --> 00:14:42.200
  • I was like, for what?
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:46.230
  • I enjoyed the game,
  • 00:14:46.230 --> 00:14:47.290
  • I watched the game.
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:49.190
  • I liked it.
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:51.220
  • I enjoyed the 44
  • 00:14:51.220 --> 00:14:54.190
  • to 16 victory.
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:58.030
  • But I didn't need college boys
  • 00:14:58.030 --> 00:15:00.240
  • in spandex to give me
  • 00:15:01.030 --> 00:15:04.030
  • a reason to live.
  • 00:15:04.030 --> 00:15:05.140
  • That is not my priority.
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:08.170
  • I can't invest my joy
  • 00:15:08.170 --> 00:15:10.150
  • in what people I don't know
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.100
  • do with an oblong object
  • 00:15:12.100 --> 00:15:14.120
  • made out of pigskin
  • 00:15:14.120 --> 00:15:15.200
  • converted into leather
  • 00:15:15.200 --> 00:15:16.210
  • with some stitches
  • 00:15:16.210 --> 00:15:17.220
  • for four 15 minute increments.
  • 00:15:18.040 --> 00:15:21.040
  • It's the wrong priority.
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:23.160
  • I enjoyed it,
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:24.270
  • but my joy is not in it.
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:26.250
  • Last week I told you
  • 00:15:32.160 --> 00:15:33.110
  • something very powerful
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:34.270
  • about your hearts.
  • 00:15:34.270 --> 00:15:36.030
  • I said, when you know
  • 00:15:36.030 --> 00:15:37.110
  • where it comes from,
  • 00:15:37.110 --> 00:15:39.100
  • you know how it comes out.
  • 00:15:39.100 --> 00:15:41.200
  • When you know
  • 00:15:41.200 --> 00:15:42.070
  • where it comes from,
  • 00:15:42.070 --> 00:15:43.280
  • you know how it comes out.
  • 00:15:43.280 --> 00:15:45.200
  • This is what I want
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:46.120
  • to tell you this week,
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:47.110
  • where it comes from
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:49.220
  • What's the source
  • 00:15:57.180 --> 00:15:58.100
  • of your joy?
  • 00:15:58.100 --> 00:16:01.000
  • The way you can know that is,
  • 00:16:01.000 --> 00:16:03.030
  • what are my priorities?
  • 00:16:03.090 --> 00:16:06.090
  • The psalmist said,
  • 00:16:06.090 --> 00:16:08.010
  • "The Lord
  • 00:16:08.010 --> 00:16:08.140
  • is my chosen portion."
  • 00:16:08.140 --> 00:16:10.220
  • And here's something Jesus said
  • 00:16:10.220 --> 00:16:11.270
  • that I've been thinking
  • 00:16:11.270 --> 00:16:12.150
  • about all week.
  • 00:16:12.150 --> 00:16:13.100
  • I've been meditating on this.
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:14.190
  • He said, "Abide in Me.
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:16.110
  • My words abide in you.
  • 00:16:16.110 --> 00:16:17.230
  • You bear much fruit,
  • 00:16:17.230 --> 00:16:19.070
  • but sometimes
  • 00:16:19.070 --> 00:16:19.200
  • you're gonna get cut on,
  • 00:16:19.200 --> 00:16:20.230
  • but you'll never be cut off.
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:22.290
  • If you abide in Me
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:24.100
  • and My words abide in you
  • 00:16:24.100 --> 00:16:25.050
  • there will be a constant
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:25.240
  • flow of joy.
  • 00:16:25.240 --> 00:16:27.130
  • Like the vine
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:28.170
  • and the branches
  • 00:16:28.170 --> 00:16:29.190
  • you're going
  • 00:16:29.190 --> 00:16:30.040
  • to have what you need.
  • 00:16:30.040 --> 00:16:31.040
  • Joy is going to flow
  • 00:16:31.040 --> 00:16:32.130
  • from a place of your rest
  • 00:16:32.130 --> 00:16:34.020
  • and trust in Me,
  • 00:16:34.020 --> 00:16:35.100
  • not in your own effort
  • 00:16:35.100 --> 00:16:36.110
  • and not in just certain things
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:37.170
  • that happen.
  • 00:16:37.170 --> 00:16:38.010
  • If they happen
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:38.160
  • then it's fine
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:39.090
  • but don't confuse the icing
  • 00:16:39.090 --> 00:16:40.080
  • with the cake.
  • 00:16:40.080 --> 00:16:40.250
  • Abide in Me,
  • 00:16:40.250 --> 00:16:41.200
  • My words abide in you."
  • 00:16:41.200 --> 00:16:42.240
  • And then He says something
  • 00:16:42.240 --> 00:16:43.200
  • in John 15:11.
  • 00:16:43.200 --> 00:16:46.150
  • Please.
  • 00:16:46.150 --> 00:16:47.080
  • "I have told you this
  • 00:16:47.080 --> 00:16:49.000
  • so that My joy may be in you.
  • 00:16:49.210 --> 00:16:52.210
  • And that your joy
  • 00:16:52.210 --> 00:16:53.220
  • may be complete."
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:57.140
  • The Lord said a lot of us
  • 00:16:57.140 --> 00:16:58.100
  • are settling
  • 00:16:58.100 --> 00:16:58.290
  • for partial joy.
  • 00:16:58.290 --> 00:17:01.260
  • Partial joy.
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  • And we equate joy
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  • with the absence of sadness.
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  • Joy is not the absence
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  • of sadness.
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  • If it was Jesus
  • 00:17:12.070 --> 00:17:12.270
  • could have had it on the cross.
  • 00:17:12.270 --> 00:17:15.170
  • 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.
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:21.140
  • Because to just say,
  • 00:17:21.140 --> 00:17:22.010
  • it doesn't really
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  • get to the heart of why
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  • we could know Jesus
  • 00:17:27.050 --> 00:17:28.000
  • and still not know joy.
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  • Because it's a decision.
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  • When I give the wrong things
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  • too much priority in my life
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  • then those priorities
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  • control my joy.
  • 00:17:41.150 --> 00:17:44.100
  • then recognition
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  • controls my joy.
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  • When people recognize me,
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  • I will feel happy about it,
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  • if my priority is recognition.
  • 00:17:55.270 --> 00:17:58.270
  • If my priority is convenience,
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  • then when something
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  • is inconvenient,
  • 00:18:04.290 --> 00:18:07.050
  • the inconvenience
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:08.070
  • will steal my joy.
  • 00:18:08.070 --> 00:18:10.160
  • But it really didn't steal
  • 00:18:10.160 --> 00:18:11.080
  • my joy did it?
  • 00:18:11.080 --> 00:18:12.170
  • Because I let it drive.
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:19.100
  • And whatever is driving
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:20.120
  • the car gets to DJ.
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:23.080
  • So the Lord told me
  • 00:18:23.080 --> 00:18:24.120
  • in preparing this message
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  • that we've got some
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  • 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,
  • 00:18:36.130 --> 00:18:39.000
  • our situations,
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  • and 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 do not hold my joy.
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  • Joy is something deeper
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  • than how I feel about it.
  • 00:18:58.030 --> 00:19:00.030
  • Joy is something deeper
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:01.060
  • than what I post about it.
  • 00:19:01.060 --> 00:19:03.060
  • Joy is something deeper
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:04.100
  • than the way it feels right now.
  • 00:19:04.100 --> 00:19:06.290
  • I am setting joy before me.
  • 00:19:07.120 --> 00:19:10.120
  • I'm resetting my priorities.
  • 00:19:10.120 --> 00:19:12.160
  • Now, when I do that,
  • 00:19:12.160 --> 00:19:14.070
  • my joy flows
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:15.050
  • not from what it is,
  • 00:19:15.150 --> 00:19:18.150
  • but who God is to me.
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:20.250
  • This is the duration of joy.
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:25.180
  • And when my joy
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:26.130
  • is running out.
  • 00:19:26.130 --> 00:19:27.250
  • Give me my point,
  • 00:19:27.250 --> 00:19:28.140
  • my last point.
  • 00:19:28.140 --> 00:19:29.050
  • The duration of joy
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  • is because it's coming
  • 00:19:31.130 --> 00:19:32.090
  • from the wrong place.
  • 00:19:32.090 --> 00:19:34.230
  • Where it comes from
  • 00:19:34.230 --> 00:19:37.010
  • determines when it runs out.
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:42.090
  • And I wonder,
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:44.180
  • where's your joy today?
  • 00:19:45.050 --> 00:19:48.050
  • I had to study this hard
  • 00:19:48.050 --> 00:19:49.080
  • because I struggle
  • 00:19:49.080 --> 00:19:50.280
  • to enjoy my life.
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:54.120
  • I really love my family.
  • 00:19:54.120 --> 00:19:56.290
  • I really love my church.
  • 00:19:56.290 --> 00:19:59.100
  • I love what I get to do,
  • 00:19:59.100 --> 00:20:01.140
  • it's a blessing
  • 00:20:01.140 --> 00:20:02.050
  • But I have to admit to you
  • 00:20:04.120 --> 00:20:05.110
  • that sometimes
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:05.280
  • I have been guilty
  • 00:20:05.280 --> 00:20:06.280
  • of enduring something
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:08.190
  • that God has given me to enjoy.
  • 00:20:09.030 --> 00:20:12.030
  • And every time it happened
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:14.160
  • it was because
  • 00:20:14.160 --> 00:20:15.080
  • of my priorities.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:18.160
  • Your priorities
  • 00:20:18.160 --> 00:20:19.080
  • control your joy.
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:20.090
  • You can try all you want
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:22.060
  • And the quick-hit stuff,
  • 00:20:24.180 --> 00:20:27.060
  • the quick fix stuff,
  • 00:20:27.060 --> 00:20:29.290
  • it'll get you through
  • 00:20:29.290 --> 00:20:30.170
  • the next few hours.
  • 00:20:30.170 --> 00:20:33.090
  • But where it comes from
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:35.120
  • determines when it runs out.
  • 00:20:35.120 --> 00:20:37.200
  • There is a well
  • 00:20:37.200 --> 00:20:38.150
  • that never runs dry.
  • 00:20:38.150 --> 00:20:41.080
  • There is a joy,
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:42.010
  • there is a deep abiding
  • 00:20:42.010 --> 00:20:44.070
  • sense of joy
  • 00:20:44.070 --> 00:20:45.020
  • that is available to us,
  • 00:20:45.020 --> 00:20:46.130
  • that we have not
  • 00:20:46.130 --> 00:20:47.000
  • been accessing.
  • 00:20:47.000 --> 00:20:48.260
  • And what we're praying
  • 00:20:48.260 --> 00:20:49.150
  • for more of
  • 00:20:49.150 --> 00:20:51.190
  • God is waiting for us
  • 00:20:51.190 --> 00:20:52.150
  • to order our lives around.
  • 00:20:52.240 --> 00:20:55.240
  • My joy is too important for me
  • 00:20:55.240 --> 00:20:57.150
  • to leave it up to whether
  • 00:20:57.150 --> 00:20:59.000
  • or not today goes well,
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:01.060
  • or whether or not
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:01.280
  • they speak to me,
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:03.020
  • or whether or not
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:03.260
  • it turns out well,
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:05.010
  • it's too important.
  • 00:21:05.010 --> 00:21:06.120
  • I can't afford,
  • 00:21:06.120 --> 00:21:07.220
  • I'm getting older now.
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:08.260
  • I'm not a 25 year old anymore,
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:11.260
  • I'm a distinguished
  • 00:21:11.260 --> 00:21:13.200
  • 38 year old full of wisdom
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:16.010
  • and I can't afford
  • 00:21:16.010 --> 00:21:18.050
  • to just give my joy away,
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:20.010
  • just any time.
  • 00:21:20.010 --> 00:21:22.060
  • I can't afford to have these
  • 00:21:22.060 --> 00:21:23.050
  • back seat DJs changing
  • 00:21:23.050 --> 00:21:24.110
  • the temperature of my life.
  • 00:21:24.190 --> 00:21:27.190
  • I can't afford to just
  • 00:21:27.190 --> 00:21:29.050
  • let my emotions control my joy.
  • 00:21:29.160 --> 00:21:32.160
  • So I wanna pray
  • 00:21:32.160 --> 00:21:33.080
  • for people today.
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:34.020
  • Play something more interesting,
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:35.000
  • that's boring.
  • 00:21:35.000 --> 00:21:35.240
  • I wanna pray for people today,
  • 00:21:35.240 --> 00:21:37.090
  • it's just one chord.
  • 00:21:37.090 --> 00:21:38.100
  • Pray for people today
  • 00:21:38.100 --> 00:21:40.080
  • who have allowed your joy
  • 00:21:40.080 --> 00:21:42.060
  • to be controlled
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:44.020
  • by something other than
  • 00:21:44.020 --> 00:21:45.220
  • the priority of God's presence
  • 00:21:45.220 --> 00:21:46.260
  • in your life
  • 00:21:46.260 --> 00:21:47.230
  • and you want me to pray
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:48.200
  • for you to experience
  • 00:21:48.200 --> 00:21:49.290
  • a vital connection to God
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:51.090
  • in the coming six days
  • 00:21:51.090 --> 00:21:52.100
  • until we meet again.
  • 00:21:52.100 --> 00:21:53.080
  • Please stand if you want me
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:54.050
  • to pray for you about that.
  • 00:21:54.050 --> 00:21:57.030
  • I've been allowing my joy
  • 00:21:57.030 --> 00:21:59.260
  • to be connected to things
  • 00:21:59.260 --> 00:22:01.100
  • that can't sustain me.
  • 00:22:01.110 --> 00:22:04.110
  • There's so much more
  • 00:22:04.110 --> 00:22:05.050
  • that I wanted to share with you
  • 00:22:05.050 --> 00:22:06.100
  • but I feel like
  • 00:22:06.100 --> 00:22:07.080
  • I was able to present
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:08.170
  • this word to you
  • 00:22:08.170 --> 00:22:09.120
  • in a level that if you can
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:10.200
  • just receive that much of it.
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:12.070
  • So flip it.
  • 00:22:21.080 --> 00:22:22.260
  • Instead of going,
  • 00:22:22.260 --> 00:22:25.000
  • "Lord, I need more joy,"
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:26.220
  • like it's going to come
  • 00:22:26.220 --> 00:22:27.160
  • raining down in the form
  • 00:22:27.160 --> 00:22:28.160
  • of candy pellets.
  • 00:22:28.160 --> 00:22:31.140
  • Ahhh.
  • 00:22:31.140 --> 00:22:34.070
  • Instead of praying,
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:39.100
  • God give me the wisdom
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:42.120
  • to when things come
  • 00:22:42.120 --> 00:22:43.010
  • into my life to count it joy,
  • 00:22:43.010 --> 00:22:45.200
  • to consider it joy
  • 00:22:45.200 --> 00:22:47.260
  • because I know that the testing
  • 00:22:47.260 --> 00:22:49.060
  • of my faith produces patience.
  • 00:22:49.250 --> 00:22:52.250
  • Teach me God to set joy
  • 00:22:52.250 --> 00:22:54.250
  • before me like Jesus did.
  • 00:22:54.250 --> 00:22:56.200
  • Like the psalmist did.
  • 00:22:56.200 --> 00:22:58.090
  • He said "The Lord
  • 00:22:58.090 --> 00:22:59.000
  • is ever before me,
  • 00:22:59.000 --> 00:22:59.180
  • He is at my right hand,
  • 00:22:59.180 --> 00:23:00.120
  • I will not be shaken.
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:01.140
  • In Your presence
  • 00:23:01.140 --> 00:23:03.110
  • is the fullness of joy."
  • 00:23:03.110 --> 00:23:04.020
  • And watch this,
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:05.270
  • "At Your right hand,
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:07.240
  • pleasures forevermore."
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:11.000
  • Not the kind that come and go.
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:12.030
  • Not the kind that leave you
  • 00:23:12.030 --> 00:23:13.040
  • feeling worse afterwards.
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:13.270
  • Not the kind that leave you
  • 00:23:13.270 --> 00:23:15.070
  • sick afterwards.
  • 00:23:15.070 --> 00:23:16.050
  • Not the kind of make you
  • 00:23:16.050 --> 00:23:17.030
  • feel bad about it,
  • 00:23:17.030 --> 00:23:17.260
  • shameful about it afterwards.
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:19.280
  • Perpetual pleasantness
  • 00:23:19.280 --> 00:23:22.030
  • - Thank you so much
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  • for joining us today.
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  • Each week, we have such
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  • a short time together,
  • 00:23:27.240 --> 00:23:29.040
  • and I'd love to take
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  • this conversation beyond
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  • a single TV broadcast.
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  • If you want more of
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • And, we'll get those to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • But, there's another thing
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  • I wanna tell you about;
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  • did you know that we go live
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  • from our church,
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  • Elevation Church
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  • When you log on,
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  • but even better than that,
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world.
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  • We call it our "e-Fam",
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  • because it's like,
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  • our extended family.
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  • And it's our way to connect
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  • in an extended way,
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  • with those of you
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  • who love this ministry
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  • and want more of it.
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  • And, since it's Sunday,
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  • I'd love for you
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  • to join us live, today.
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  • If you recorded this,
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  • So, go online right now,
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  • - When Moses
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:32.030
  • had crossed over the Red Sea
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  • 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.
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  • So God said to tell you
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  • it's time for you,
  • 00:24:42.270 --> 00:24:44.150
  • to flip the flow.
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  • Instead of concentrating
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  • on all the moments
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:48.040
  • that didn't go your way
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  • this year,
  • 00:24:49.100 --> 00:24:50.100
  • flip the flow.
  • 00:24:50.100 --> 00:24:51.130
  • What went right?
  • 00:24:51.130 --> 00:24:52.150
  • What did workout?
  • 00:24:52.150 --> 00:24:53.210
  • Who did stay?
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:54.260
  • How did He meet your needs?
  • 00:24:54.260 --> 00:24:56.220
  • How did He come through?
  • 00:24:56.220 --> 00:24:58.220
  • Did He come through for you?
  • 00:24:58.220 --> 00:25:01.200
  • Let's flip it
  • 00:25:01.200 --> 00:25:02.150
  • from what we went through,
  • 00:25:02.150 --> 00:25:03.270
  • to why we went through.
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:06.140
  • God said I'm about
  • 00:25:06.140 --> 00:25:07.130
  • to flip everything
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:09.020
  • that you have been through
  • 00:25:09.020 --> 00:25:10.100
  • and it is now going
  • 00:25:10.100 --> 00:25:12.000
  • to be to your advantage.
  • 00:25:12.000 --> 00:25:14.010
  • If anybody flip
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  • the flow it was Jesus.
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  • Every need that you experienced
  • 00:25:16.170 --> 00:25:18.080
  • in your life is pointing you
  • 00:25:18.080 --> 00:25:20.060
  • to a deeper place in God
  • 00:25:20.060 --> 00:25:21.260
  • that you can access.
  • 00:25:21.260 --> 00:25:23.060
  • A deeper place of strength,
  • 00:25:23.060 --> 00:25:24.190
  • deeper place of confidence.
  • 00:25:24.190 --> 00:25:26.010
  • If your help comes from Him,
  • 00:25:26.010 --> 00:25:29.000
  • you can predict in advance
  • 00:25:29.090 --> 00:25:32.090
  • how this comes out.
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  • Even before I go through
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  • the trial,
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  • I know how this comes out
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  • because He who began
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  • a good work in me
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  • will be faithful
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  • to complete it.
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  • Come on, let's flip it.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: This could be
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  • the momentum shift you need.
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  • You're only one change away
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  • from the life you desire.
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  • Call or go online now
  • 00:25:56.040 --> 00:25:57.100
  • to receive your copy
  • 00:25:57.100 --> 00:25:58.090
  • - Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:01.090 --> 00:26:03.030
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:26:03.030 --> 00:26:06.000
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:06.000 --> 00:26:08.040
  • 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
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  • I'm not good enough
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  • God, You're enough for me
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  • I've decided
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  • I'm not giving up
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  • 'Cause You won't give up
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  • On me
  • 00:26:44.030 --> 00:26:45.060
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:47.190 --> 00:26:49.180
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:26:49.180 --> 00:26:52.050
  • I feel it
  • 00:26:52.050 --> 00:26:53.000
  • Breaking out
  • 00:26:53.000 --> 00:26:54.070
  • Like an echo
  • 00:26:54.070 --> 00:26:56.230
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:56.230 --> 00:26:58.170
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:26:58.170 --> 00:27:01.130
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:27:01.130 --> 00:27:03.030
  • Breaking out
  • 00:27:03.030 --> 00:27:04.180
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:27:06.020 --> 00:27:07.240
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:27:07.240 --> 00:27:10.170
  • I feel it
  • 00:27:10.170 --> 00:27:11.150
  • Breaking out
  • 00:27:11.150 --> 00:27:12.200
  • Like an echo
  • 00:27:12.200 --> 00:27:15.090
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:27:15.090 --> 00:27:16.280
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:27:16.280 --> 00:27:19.250
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:27:19.250 --> 00:27:21.270
  • Like an echo
  • 00:27:21.270 --> 00:27:23.100
  • Echo in my
  • 00:27:23.100 --> 00:27:24.240