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Graduating in Grattitude Part 2

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September 26, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - This is the place where you
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  • learn to praise God even though.
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  • This is where you can have all
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  • hell breaking loose in one area
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  • of your life,
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  • but say it is well with my soul
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  • when peace like a river
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  • attendeth my way with sorrows,
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  • like sea billows roll.
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  • Whatever my lot,
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  • you have taught me to say,
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  • - I want to talk about
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  • graduating in gratitude.
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  • Graduating in gratitude.
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  • Moses speaks to this,
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  • he's come to give us
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  • a commencement address to say
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  • that maybe what you need
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  • in your life isn't the next
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  • level of accomplishment,
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  • or the next level
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  • of accumulation,
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  • but the next level
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  • of appreciation for what you
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  • have that will set the stage
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  • for you to make the most
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  • out of what you accumulate
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  • in the future.
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  • And Moses is saying, hey,
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  • make sure that when God
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  • blesses you,
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  • you say the blessing.
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  • That's my first point.
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  • This is our first level.
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  • This is the foundation
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  • of real gratitude
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  • and perhaps real faith.
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  • Say the blessing.
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  • This is the basics of praise.
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  • Four of them.
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  • This is where it starts.
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  • So David comes along and says,
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  • "I want to move you
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  • from the kiddie table
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  • to the banquet table."
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  • Bring out the banquet table.
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  • David, who was not only
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  • a subject of the king,
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  • but a king of the people,
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  • had spent some time
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  • as a shepherd,
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  • and so when Moses is teaching
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  • the people to relate to God
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  • on the most basic level,
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  • when he blesses you
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  • remember him,
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  • when he blesses you obey him,
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  • when he keeps his covenant
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  • with you, keep his commands
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  • that it may go well with you.
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  • This is basic.
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  • David steps in and takes it
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  • a little bit deeper.
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  • Let's go deeper.
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  • David says,
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  • "The Lord is my shepherd.
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  • I shall not want.
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  • He makes me lie down
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  • in green pastures,
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  • he leads my beside
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  • still waters."
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  • Have you heard this before?
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  • Maybe you heard it at a funeral,
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  • maybe you heard it at a time
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  • of mourning.
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  • David wrote it in the valley.
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  • He says something interesting
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  • in Psalm 23,
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  • and this takes us
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  • to the next level of praise.
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  • Psalm 23:4, he says:
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  • "Even though I walk through
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  • the darkest valley,
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  • I will fear no evil,
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  • for you are with me,
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  • your rod and your staff,
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  • they comfort me."
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  • Moses teaches us how
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  • to thank God for the,
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  • David comes along and teaches us
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  • how to thank God even though,
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  • even though, even though.
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  • This is a graduated
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  • form of gratitude.
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  • This is the remedial level.
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  • Thank you for the.
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  • But this is the place where you
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  • learn to praise God
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  • even though, even though.
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  • This is where you could have
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  • all loose breaking loose
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  • in one area of your life,
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  • but say, it is well with my soul
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  • when peace like a river
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  • attending my way,
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  • when sorrow like sea
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  • billows roll,
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  • whatever my life you have
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  • taught me to say it is well
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  • even though my heart is broken,
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  • it is well even though
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  • I lost some people,
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  • it is well even though
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  • I'm going through,
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  • it is well even though,
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  • even though.
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  • This is the table where you
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  • learn to thank God
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  • for what you can see.
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  • This is the table where you
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  • learn to trust God
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  • with what you cannot.
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  • Even though I walk through
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  • the darkest valley.
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  • Now Church, it's one thing
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  • for Professor Moses to tell us,
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  • "Thank God for the good land."
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  • But now we've got to decide
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  • what kind of Christians
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  • we want to be.
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  • Are we only going to thank Him
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  • for the food,
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  • are we only going to thank Him
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  • for the finances,
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  • are we only going to thank Him
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  • for the fiancée,
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  • or are we going to thank Him
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  • even though I'm single?
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  • Where do you want to sit?
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  • Am I only going to thank Him
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  • when I can see the evidence
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  • of his presence?
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  • Even though recognizes His
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  • presence in the presence
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  • of enemies.
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  • This is the stage of praise
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  • where you're no longer
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  • thanking God for his
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  • provision only,
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  • oh you carry that over,
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  • you're still grateful
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  • for the provision,
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  • that's a starting place,
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  • but now I'm thanking Him
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  • for his presence.
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  • You're going to need this
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  • if you want to be a big boy
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  • and you don't want to be a baby,
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  • you're going to have to sit
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  • in this seat and learn to eat
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  • with enemies all around you.
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  • Can you keep your eyes fixed
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  • on the presence of God
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  • in the presence of your enemies?
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  • Because at this table,
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  • David said,
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  • "God isn't the only one seated.
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  • I got enemies all around me."
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  • You prepare, verse 5,
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  • a table for me in the presence
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  • of my insecurity,
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  • in the presence of my deficits,
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  • in the presence
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  • of my addictions,
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  • in the presence of my confusion,
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  • in the presence
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  • of what I've lost,
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  • in the presence of the threat
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  • that I won't make it,
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  • in the presence of my enemies,
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  • Would you do me a favor,
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  • would you touch the person
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  • next to you and tell them,
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  • "Set the table."
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  • Because when you learn
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  • to have a heart of praise
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  • in the presence of enemies,
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  • That's what David said, right,
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  • "you prepare a table
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  • for me in the presence
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  • of my enemies."
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  • And that you can walk in God
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  • in darkness enough depending
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  • on the light that he showed you
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  • in the last season,
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  • you'll learn to read your
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  • enemies as a sign that
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  • it's time to eat.
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  • David said,
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  • "God made my enemies
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  • serve me my entrée,
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  • God made the things
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  • that conspire to take me out,
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  • feed me for the place
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  • he was bringing me into,
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  • I got a seat at the table,
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  • I'm a big boy,
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  • I can handle trouble,
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  • I can handle tests,
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  • I can handle it.
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  • So I'm sitting down
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  • in the middle
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  • of all kinds of nonsense,
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  • but I've got my eyes
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  • fixed on the presence of The One
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  • who is within me and greater
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  • is He that is in me."
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  • Wouldn't it be great if you
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  • could turn the tables
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  • on your fear today and make
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  • the thing that was coming after
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  • you serve the purpose of God
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  • in your life?
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  • David said you can do it,
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  • you can do it,
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  • if you can eat
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  • in the presence of enemies,
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  • if you can be blessed
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  • under the weight of burdens,
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  • if you don't always need me
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  • to bring it up to the table
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  • and set it before you,
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  • but if you can set --
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  • see when I praise God
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  • through pain.
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  • Everybody shout, "Even though."
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  • No, no, shout it like you
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  • want the devil to hear.
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  • Even though.
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  • Even though you came at me
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  • I'm still standing,
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  • even though you set an ambush
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  • against me, even though you
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  • tried to make me born
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  • [indiscernible],
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  • I'm still sitting at the table.
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  • And when you praise Him
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  • in pain it is preparation
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  • for provision.
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  • If you can keep your seat.
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  • And don't come back over here
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  • [Crying]
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  • I don't like kale.
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  • Grow up, grow up, grow up.
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  • God has been god to you.
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  • Grow up.
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  • He knows the plans
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  • He has for you.
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  • Grow up.
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  • Shove your neighbor, say,
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  • "Grow up."
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  • Grow up, man.
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  • This ain't no Easy Mac message,
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  • this is crockpot Christianity.
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  • It may take a little while
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  • but it's going to be good.
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  • That's good.
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  • That's good, but we need
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  • one more commencement speaker
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  • so we can graduate
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  • at the top of the class.
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  • This next level is a level
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  • that I am not sure
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  • that I have ever lived out,
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  • but I would like to.
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  • I would like to be able
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  • to live here.
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  • I've done
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  • the kiddie table thing,
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  • "Thank you, Lord,
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  • you're so good to me,
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  • thank you for the sunshine."
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  • And you know what,
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  • I've even praised Him
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  • in the rain,
  • 00:10:48.180 --> 00:10:50.020
  • in the face of criticism,
  • 00:10:50.020 --> 00:10:51.250
  • and some adversity,
  • 00:10:51.250 --> 00:10:53.020
  • and some set backs,
  • 00:10:53.020 --> 00:10:54.090
  • I've set at this table,
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:56.060
  • and I've said,
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:56.250
  • "Even though,
  • 00:10:56.250 --> 00:10:57.230
  • though he slayed me yet
  • 00:10:57.230 --> 00:10:58.260
  • will I trust him, even though."
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  • I did that, I did for the,
  • 00:11:00.290 --> 00:11:03.290
  • I did even though,
  • 00:11:03.290 --> 00:11:06.020
  • but to really graduate I don't
  • 00:11:06.020 --> 00:11:07.050
  • think we can do it in
  • 00:11:07.050 --> 00:11:09.130
  • a banquet hall,
  • 00:11:09.130 --> 00:11:11.050
  • we've got to learn to praise
  • 00:11:11.050 --> 00:11:12.000
  • off of prison food.
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:16.280
  • So Paul takes the stage
  • 00:11:16.280 --> 00:11:18.140
  • and says, "Graduates, graduates
  • 00:11:21.020 --> 00:11:24.020
  • at the church of Philippi,"
  • 00:11:24.020 --> 00:11:25.100
  • he's writing a little letter
  • 00:11:25.100 --> 00:11:27.070
  • from a prison cell in Rome,
  • 00:11:27.090 --> 00:11:30.090
  • and in the prison cell,
  • 00:11:30.090 --> 00:11:31.150
  • they were trying
  • 00:11:31.150 --> 00:11:32.070
  • to stir up trouble,
  • 00:11:32.070 --> 00:11:33.280
  • they were trying to see
  • 00:11:33.280 --> 00:11:34.250
  • if they could get him killed,
  • 00:11:34.250 --> 00:11:35.260
  • get him executed.
  • 00:11:35.260 --> 00:11:38.000
  • And he's writing about his
  • 00:11:38.000 --> 00:11:38.240
  • feelings about that and how
  • 00:11:38.240 --> 00:11:40.020
  • he's responding to it,
  • 00:11:40.020 --> 00:11:42.020
  • and he said he wanted the church
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.000
  • to know that there were
  • 00:11:43.000 --> 00:11:44.220
  • some people, verse 17,
  • 00:11:44.220 --> 00:11:46.130
  • who were preaching Christ
  • 00:11:46.130 --> 00:11:47.270
  • out of selfish ambition.
  • 00:11:47.270 --> 00:11:49.210
  • Watch this:
  • 00:11:49.210 --> 00:11:50.130
  • "Not sincerely,
  • 00:11:50.130 --> 00:11:51.200
  • supposing that they can stir up
  • 00:11:51.200 --> 00:11:53.200
  • trouble for me while I am
  • 00:11:53.200 --> 00:11:55.260
  • in chains."
  • 00:11:55.260 --> 00:11:58.220
  • Bring me my last
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:11:59.110
  • [Indiscernible],
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:01.080
  • my last thing here.
  • 00:12:01.080 --> 00:12:02.180
  • He said,
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:03.100
  • "There are some people in here
  • 00:12:03.100 --> 00:12:05.240
  • that are trying
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:08.090
  • to stir up trouble
  • 00:12:08.090 --> 00:12:10.190
  • for me while I am in chains.
  • 00:12:11.190 --> 00:12:14.190
  • that are stirring up
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:17.290
  • trouble for me,
  • 00:12:17.290 --> 00:12:20.190
  • there are even some people
  • 00:12:20.190 --> 00:12:21.250
  • that I trusted
  • 00:12:21.250 --> 00:12:23.280
  • and some situations
  • 00:12:23.280 --> 00:12:24.200
  • I'm going through
  • 00:12:24.200 --> 00:12:26.180
  • and it's getting hot in here."
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:32.150
  • But he said, verse 18:
  • 00:12:37.180 --> 00:12:40.180
  • "What does it matter?"
  • 00:12:40.180 --> 00:12:42.240
  • This is a whole different level.
  • 00:12:43.000 --> 00:12:46.000
  • This is like PhD stuff
  • 00:12:46.000 --> 00:12:47.290
  • right here.
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:48.220
  • OK, Moses got us
  • 00:12:48.220 --> 00:12:50.000
  • through kindergarten,
  • 00:12:50.000 --> 00:12:51.240
  • David made sure
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:52.240
  • we got our GED,
  • 00:12:52.240 --> 00:12:55.010
  • but now Paul comes along to say,
  • 00:12:55.010 --> 00:12:56.250
  • "This is the terminal degree
  • 00:12:56.250 --> 00:12:58.100
  • of faith."
  • 00:12:58.100 --> 00:13:00.270
  • He said,
  • 00:13:00.270 --> 00:13:02.120
  • "I have some priorities
  • 00:13:02.120 --> 00:13:04.090
  • and I know my purpose."
  • 00:13:04.090 --> 00:13:05.210
  • So watch this:
  • 00:13:05.210 --> 00:13:07.040
  • "The important thing is that
  • 00:13:07.040 --> 00:13:09.220
  • in every way,
  • 00:13:09.220 --> 00:13:11.140
  • whether from false motives
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:14.040
  • or true, Christ is preached.
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:17.110
  • And..."
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:18.170
  • here's the third level,
  • 00:13:18.170 --> 00:13:20.140
  • "...because of..."
  • 00:13:20.290 --> 00:13:23.290
  • you need me to point at it
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:25.130
  • with the laser,
  • 00:13:25.130 --> 00:13:26.260
  • will that help you?
  • 00:13:26.260 --> 00:13:29.080
  • I'ma show you this.
  • 00:13:29.080 --> 00:13:30.280
  • This is when you meet somebody
  • 00:13:31.210 --> 00:13:34.210
  • who went through something
  • 00:13:34.210 --> 00:13:35.160
  • that would have caused you
  • 00:13:35.160 --> 00:13:36.180
  • to give up,
  • 00:13:36.180 --> 00:13:38.090
  • and they're not even praising
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:39.070
  • God in spite of it,
  • 00:13:40.100 --> 00:13:43.100
  • they found the purpose
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:46.110
  • that God worked out of it.
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:50.060
  • I'd never been here before,
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:51.260
  • I haven't gotten there yet,
  • 00:13:51.260 --> 00:13:52.290
  • I'm doing good to be
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:54.060
  • at the even though table,
  • 00:13:54.060 --> 00:13:56.080
  • but I am asking God that I could
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:58.050
  • have a concrete enough sense
  • 00:13:58.050 --> 00:13:59.260
  • of his purpose in my life
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:01.250
  • that I could not only praise Him
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:04.000
  • when He feeds me
  • 00:14:04.000 --> 00:14:05.130
  • for the food He brought me,
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:06.290
  • and not only praise Him
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:08.040
  • even though
  • 00:14:08.040 --> 00:14:09.060
  • I'm going through something,
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:11.010
  • but could I get enough faith
  • 00:14:11.010 --> 00:14:12.080
  • to praise Him because of,
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:15.180
  • because of, because of this.
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:18.260
  • Because of what?
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:19.270
  • Not because of the pain.
  • 00:14:19.270 --> 00:14:21.110
  • I don't praise Him
  • 00:14:21.110 --> 00:14:22.130
  • for the pain.
  • 00:14:22.130 --> 00:14:23.110
  • I praise Him
  • 00:14:23.110 --> 00:14:25.040
  • for what the pain is producing.
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:29.290
  • You remember Elijah
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:33.120
  • and I heard a woman talking
  • 00:14:33.120 --> 00:14:34.090
  • the other day, she said,
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:35.200
  • "You have to thank God
  • 00:14:35.200 --> 00:14:36.210
  • for all things."
  • 00:14:36.210 --> 00:14:37.190
  • Elijah turned to me and said,
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:38.220
  • "The Bible doesn't say that.
  • 00:14:38.220 --> 00:14:41.140
  • It says,
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:42.120
  • 'Thank him in all things.'"
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:45.290
  • Ten years old,
  • 00:14:45.290 --> 00:14:47.010
  • preaching with better theology
  • 00:14:47.010 --> 00:14:48.190
  • than the reformers,
  • 00:14:48.190 --> 00:14:50.080
  • preaching with better theology
  • 00:14:50.080 --> 00:14:51.170
  • than John Wesley
  • 00:14:51.170 --> 00:14:52.220
  • and John Calvin.
  • 00:14:52.220 --> 00:14:54.010
  • It wasn't because of
  • 00:14:54.010 --> 00:14:56.280
  • the experience of pain,
  • 00:14:56.280 --> 00:14:58.110
  • it was because of the increase
  • 00:14:58.110 --> 00:15:00.210
  • of purpose that
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:02.130
  • the pain provided.
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:03.110
  • That's why I praise Him.
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:06.050
  • That's why I praise Him,
  • 00:15:06.050 --> 00:15:07.070
  • because of what He's doing,
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:09.110
  • that's why I rejoice.
  • 00:15:09.110 --> 00:15:11.160
  • I praise Him because
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:12.220
  • of His purpose.
  • 00:15:12.220 --> 00:15:14.190
  • I praise Him,
  • 00:15:14.190 --> 00:15:16.010
  • this is maturity,
  • 00:15:16.010 --> 00:15:16.290
  • this is grown folk faith,
  • 00:15:16.290 --> 00:15:18.150
  • this is where you've graduated
  • 00:15:18.150 --> 00:15:20.040
  • past the need to be
  • 00:15:20.040 --> 00:15:21.250
  • served the dish,
  • 00:15:21.250 --> 00:15:22.260
  • this is where you trust the cook
  • 00:15:22.260 --> 00:15:24.190
  • enough to give praise
  • 00:15:24.190 --> 00:15:26.150
  • in the kitchen.
  • 00:15:30.030 --> 00:15:33.030
  • Stir the pot, stir the pot,
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:36.290
  • stir the pot.
  • 00:15:36.290 --> 00:15:38.250
  • When you praise God
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:39.280
  • for what He's given you,
  • 00:15:39.280 --> 00:15:42.080
  • that's great, you thanked Him
  • 00:15:42.080 --> 00:15:43.200
  • for provision,
  • 00:15:43.200 --> 00:15:45.220
  • you said your blessing,
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:47.120
  • good job, you're five.
  • 00:15:48.240 --> 00:15:51.240
  • When you praise God
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:53.050
  • in spite of what the enemy
  • 00:15:53.050 --> 00:15:54.180
  • is doing to you,
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:56.100
  • that's pretty mature,
  • 00:15:56.100 --> 00:15:57.090
  • you're going to make
  • 00:15:57.090 --> 00:15:58.040
  • it through the valley.
  • 00:15:58.040 --> 00:15:59.210
  • But if you want to have
  • 00:15:59.210 --> 00:16:00.210
  • a PhD in faith, you can't just
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:04.140
  • praise God in spite of it,
  • 00:16:04.140 --> 00:16:06.200
  • you actually have to look
  • 00:16:06.200 --> 00:16:08.140
  • at the thing that you're
  • 00:16:08.140 --> 00:16:09.280
  • going through and say,
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:10.290
  • "You know what?
  • 00:16:10.290 --> 00:16:12.080
  • I've eaten at the table
  • 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:14.220
  • of the Lord long enough
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:16.100
  • to know..."
  • 00:16:16.100 --> 00:16:17.280
  • Come on,
  • 00:16:17.280 --> 00:16:18.230
  • help me preach this message
  • 00:16:18.230 --> 00:16:19.110
  • if you've got faith,
  • 00:16:19.110 --> 00:16:21.040
  • "...that He knows what
  • 00:16:21.040 --> 00:16:22.040
  • He's doing in my life."
  • 00:16:23.270 --> 00:16:26.270
  • When me and Holly first got
  • 00:16:26.270 --> 00:16:27.270
  • married and I walked
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:29.250
  • in the kitchen and she was
  • 00:16:29.250 --> 00:16:31.010
  • cooking something,
  • 00:16:31.010 --> 00:16:32.170
  • I wanted to know all about it.
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:34.090
  • You know, "Oh,
  • 00:16:34.090 --> 00:16:35.110
  • you're putting that in there?"
  • 00:16:35.110 --> 00:16:37.220
  • I hadn't tasted enough
  • 00:16:37.220 --> 00:16:39.030
  • of her food
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:40.170
  • to trust her process.
  • 00:16:41.170 --> 00:16:44.170
  • But we've been married
  • 00:16:44.170 --> 00:16:45.110
  • 13 years now, and she can cook,
  • 00:16:45.280 --> 00:16:48.280
  • and she's been through
  • 00:16:48.280 --> 00:16:49.250
  • the experimental phase,
  • 00:16:49.250 --> 00:16:52.140
  • and she's been through
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:53.120
  • the phase of trying this
  • 00:16:53.120 --> 00:16:55.040
  • and trying that,
  • 00:16:55.040 --> 00:16:56.020
  • now she can be trusted,
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:16:59.010
  • so when I walk
  • 00:16:59.010 --> 00:16:59.190
  • into her kitchen now,
  • 00:16:59.190 --> 00:17:01.210
  • I don't ask any questions,
  • 00:17:01.210 --> 00:17:03.260
  • I just start stirring
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:05.160
  • whatever she puts on the stove.
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:09.080
  • Y'all aren't getting this.
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:10.210
  • Y'all aren't getting this
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:11.150
  • in the back.
  • 00:17:11.150 --> 00:17:12.190
  • They're not getting this
  • 00:17:12.190 --> 00:17:13.130
  • in adversity city,
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:14.240
  • they're not getting this.
  • 00:17:15.010 --> 00:17:18.010
  • God said,
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:19.080
  • "I want you to get to the place
  • 00:17:19.080 --> 00:17:21.000
  • where you can praise me
  • 00:17:21.000 --> 00:17:22.080
  • in the kitchen,
  • 00:17:22.080 --> 00:17:23.080
  • because you know that whatever
  • 00:17:23.080 --> 00:17:25.080
  • I serve up is going to be good.
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:30.140
  • It's going to be good."
  • 00:17:31.030 --> 00:17:34.030
  • Come on, high five seven people,
  • 00:17:34.030 --> 00:17:35.090
  • tell them it's going
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:36.000
  • to be good.
  • 00:17:36.000 --> 00:17:37.230
  • It's going to be good.
  • 00:17:37.230 --> 00:17:39.220
  • It's going to be good.
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:41.170
  • It's going to be good.
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:45.070
  • Stir it up.
  • 00:17:45.070 --> 00:17:47.120
  • Stir it up.
  • 00:17:47.220 --> 00:17:50.220
  • I can take the heat,
  • 00:17:50.220 --> 00:17:53.090
  • so I came into your
  • 00:17:53.090 --> 00:17:54.210
  • kitchen today, God,
  • 00:17:54.210 --> 00:17:56.080
  • to give you praise
  • 00:17:56.080 --> 00:17:58.000
  • for whatever you're cooking up
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:17:59.180
  • in my life,
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:00.180
  • and I want to thank you
  • 00:18:00.180 --> 00:18:02.030
  • for every ingredient
  • 00:18:02.030 --> 00:18:04.090
  • that you allow in my life
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:07.170
  • because I know that you know
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:10.080
  • the plans you have for me.
  • 00:18:20.130 --> 00:18:23.130
  • If it didn't
  • 00:18:23.130 --> 00:18:24.070
  • serve God's purpose,
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:26.000
  • he wouldn't have let it get
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:27.100
  • in your pot.
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:34.100
  • We know that all things work.
  • 00:18:39.030 --> 00:18:42.030
  • I like preaching to people
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:43.220
  • who know how to stir
  • 00:18:43.220 --> 00:18:44.230
  • themselves up.
  • 00:18:46.010 --> 00:18:49.010
  • It's not everybody,
  • 00:18:49.010 --> 00:18:50.280
  • but it's some people,
  • 00:18:50.280 --> 00:18:53.040
  • you don't even have
  • 00:18:53.040 --> 00:18:53.290
  • to stir them up,
  • 00:18:53.290 --> 00:18:54.200
  • because they are stirred
  • 00:18:54.200 --> 00:18:55.230
  • by purpose.
  • 00:18:55.230 --> 00:18:58.060
  • They are stirred by purpose.
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:02.040
  • I like that sound.
  • 00:19:02.040 --> 00:19:04.070
  • You like that sound?
  • 00:19:04.070 --> 00:19:06.230
  • I walk in sometimes
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:07.180
  • and Holly says, "Taste this."
  • 00:19:08.160 --> 00:19:11.160
  • Taste this.
  • 00:19:11.160 --> 00:19:13.190
  • Taste this.
  • 00:19:13.190 --> 00:19:15.270
  • You see I'm smart,
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:17.090
  • I don't say anything about how
  • 00:19:17.090 --> 00:19:18.080
  • it tastes right now
  • 00:19:18.080 --> 00:19:20.260
  • because it's not done,
  • 00:19:21.160 --> 00:19:24.160
  • she's just showing me
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.220
  • that she's working --
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:27.150
  • she's working on it.
  • 00:19:27.150 --> 00:19:29.220
  • Oh taste and see
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:33.070
  • that the Lord is good.
  • 00:19:34.100 --> 00:19:37.100
  • So now, I walk in this kitchen
  • 00:19:38.280 --> 00:19:41.280
  • I don't even ask
  • 00:19:41.280 --> 00:19:42.260
  • what's in the pot,
  • 00:19:42.260 --> 00:19:44.270
  • because I trust the cook.
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:49.040
  • I'm not a little baby over here,
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:51.220
  • drooling on my bib
  • 00:19:51.220 --> 00:19:53.150
  • and drinking from my bottle.
  • 00:19:53.280 --> 00:19:56.280
  • And I don't even want to just
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:19:58.000
  • blessing to come.
  • 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:03.040
  • Paul said,
  • 00:20:03.040 --> 00:20:04.160
  • "I continue to rejoice."
  • 00:20:06.040 --> 00:20:09.040
  • I continue.
  • 00:20:09.070 --> 00:20:12.070
  • You don't have to feel grateful
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:14.160
  • to be grateful.
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:27.250
  • That's the sound right there.
  • 00:20:32.270 --> 00:20:35.270
  • If I eat the garlic,
  • 00:20:39.200 --> 00:20:41.140
  • before it gets stirred
  • 00:20:41.140 --> 00:20:42.120
  • into the marinara,
  • 00:20:44.140 --> 00:20:47.140
  • that's a disaster.
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:51.040
  • Some of you are only
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:52.010
  • tasting the bitterness,
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:53.150
  • "I don't like that, God.
  • 00:20:53.150 --> 00:20:55.090
  • You heard what they said
  • 00:20:55.090 --> 00:20:55.280
  • about me?"
  • 00:20:55.280 --> 00:20:57.170
  • "No.
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:58.220
  • I didn't say that all things
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  • were good.
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  • I said that all things..."
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  • Y'all aren't helping me preach,
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  • y'all aren't helping me stir,
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  • y'all aren't helping me stir,
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  • there's a whole section
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  • of people I wish you would
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  • stand up and help me stir.
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  • I'm telling you,
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  • God is up to something
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  • in your life.
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  • He's the master chef,
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  • He knows what He's doing.
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  • Stir it up.
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  • Stir it up.
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  • Stir it up.
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  • Stir your expectations.
  • 00:21:37.210 --> 00:21:40.020
  • Stir it up.
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  • Stir your guilt.
  • 00:21:42.010 --> 00:21:43.240
  • Stir it up.
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  • Stir it up.
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  • Stir it up.
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  • You don't know Bob Marley.
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  • He was on to something.
  • 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:04.280
  • He was --
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  • Bob Marley was a prophet
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  • when he said,
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  • "Stir it up."
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  • Turn to your neighbor,
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  • tell them, "Stir it up."
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:17.260
  • Tell them again, say,
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  • "Stir it up."
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  • Stir.
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  • I'm at the wrong church
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  • for this message,
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  • I'm at the wrong church,
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  • are there any stirrers
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  • at all in the church?
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  • Any stirrers?
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  • Come on, when you shout
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  • that stirs something
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  • in your spirit.
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  • Stir it up.
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:49.080
  • Stir it up.
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:52.010
  • - One of the greatest
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  • revelations of my life
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  • is that gratitude is not just
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  • an attitude, it's a response.
  • 00:22:58.180 --> 00:23:01.170
  • When you're grateful,
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  • you've got to find a way
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:03.120
  • to say it and to show it.
  • 00:23:03.120 --> 00:23:05.050
  • Now this is where your life
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  • is changed.
  • 00:23:06.270 --> 00:23:07.260
  • Not just when you think
  • 00:23:07.260 --> 00:23:08.260
  • a grateful thought,
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  • but when you actually respond
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  • in gratitude.
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:13.170
  • Learning to say,
  • 00:23:13.170 --> 00:23:14.000
  • "Thank you, God, even though
  • 00:23:14.000 --> 00:23:15.070
  • I can't see the blessing,
  • 00:23:15.070 --> 00:23:16.120
  • and I'm going to act
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  • as if you're working
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:18.190
  • in my situation,
  • 00:23:18.190 --> 00:23:19.230
  • because I believe that you are
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:22.160
  • even when I can't see it."
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:23.120
  • It's an opportunity
  • 00:23:23.120 --> 00:23:24.050
  • to experience God's presence
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  • at a deeper level.
  • 00:23:26.000 --> 00:23:27.160
  • So today what will
  • 00:23:27.160 --> 00:23:29.010
  • your response be.
  • 00:23:29.010 --> 00:23:30.210
  • If this ministry
  • 00:23:30.210 --> 00:23:31.160
  • is a blessing to you,
  • 00:23:31.160 --> 00:23:32.260
  • we want you to reach out
  • 00:23:32.260 --> 00:23:34.290
  • and share your support today.
  • 00:23:34.290 --> 00:23:36.250
  • You know we're looking
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  • for partners that will help us
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  • continue to get this message
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  • into the world.
  • 00:23:39.110 --> 00:23:40.170
  • I believe in this message
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  • and I believe that when
  • 00:23:42.030 --> 00:23:43.050
  • something is a blessing
  • 00:23:43.050 --> 00:23:43.280
  • to you it's incumbent upon you
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  • to reach out and bless
  • 00:23:45.200 --> 00:23:46.250
  • somebody else.
  • 00:23:46.250 --> 00:23:47.190
  • And you have the chance
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:48.270
  • to this ministry to reach people
  • 00:23:50.030 --> 00:23:51.230
  • around the world.
  • 00:23:51.230 --> 00:23:53.020
  • Now when you respond,
  • 00:23:53.020 --> 00:23:55.000
  • we've put together
  • 00:23:55.000 --> 00:23:56.030
  • a special DVD resource called
  • 00:23:56.030 --> 00:23:57.160
  • "Chain Breakers."
  • 00:23:57.160 --> 00:23:59.050
  • You're going to love
  • 00:23:59.050 --> 00:23:59.290
  • this resource, I'm telling you,
  • 00:23:59.290 --> 00:24:02.040
  • it's going to help rewire
  • 00:24:02.040 --> 00:24:03.240
  • your mind according
  • 00:24:03.240 --> 00:24:04.270
  • to God's perspective.
  • 00:24:04.270 --> 00:24:06.020
  • Get you above all the things
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:07.160
  • that are making you feel
  • 00:24:07.160 --> 00:24:08.250
  • so negative and crazy
  • 00:24:08.250 --> 00:24:10.110
  • and stressed out and burned out.
  • 00:24:10.110 --> 00:24:12.000
  • We're going to teach you
  • 00:24:12.000 --> 00:24:12.290
  • how to praise God even
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:14.150
  • in the midst of an impossible
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:16.050
  • situation or a dark night.
  • 00:24:16.050 --> 00:24:18.130
  • It's not easy but we're going
  • 00:24:18.130 --> 00:24:19.200
  • to walk through it together
  • 00:24:19.200 --> 00:24:20.280
  • with these Messages.
  • 00:24:20.280 --> 00:24:22.010
  • If you take them,
  • 00:24:22.010 --> 00:24:22.280
  • get them in your heart,
  • 00:24:22.280 --> 00:24:23.280
  • listen to them
  • 00:24:23.280 --> 00:24:25.060
  • over and over again,
  • 00:24:25.060 --> 00:24:26.010
  • it has the power
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:26.280
  • to change your life.
  • 00:24:26.280 --> 00:24:27.260
  • You're also going to receive --
  • 00:24:27.260 --> 00:24:29.090
  • and I'm excited about this --
  • 00:24:29.090 --> 00:24:30.290
  • a 52 card set called
  • 00:24:30.290 --> 00:24:32.140
  • "52 Days of Thanks and Praise."
  • 00:24:32.140 --> 00:24:35.010
  • Now this is where we go
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  • has a scripture and a prayer
  • 00:24:40.240 --> 00:24:42.150
  • to kind of frame your day,
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:46.090
  • especially if you're in
  • 00:24:46.090 --> 00:24:47.230
  • the middle of
  • 00:24:47.230 --> 00:24:48.260
  • a difficult season,
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.010
  • you need this resource,
  • 00:24:50.010 --> 00:24:50.260
  • and all of us it yours
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:51.210
  • when you reach out
  • 00:24:51.210 --> 00:24:52.200
  • and help us with a gift
  • 00:24:52.200 --> 00:24:53.290
  • of any amount
  • 00:24:53.290 --> 00:24:55.060
  • to the ministry today.
  • 00:24:55.060 --> 00:24:56.190
  • And hey, thank you
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:24:57.270
  • for your continued support
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:24:59.160
  • of this ministry.
  • 00:24:59.160 --> 00:25:00.220
  • Thanks for being a part.
  • 00:25:00.220 --> 00:25:01.170
  • It's because of you
  • 00:25:01.170 --> 00:25:03.010
  • that we're able to impact people
  • 00:25:03.010 --> 00:25:04.010
  • around the world with
  • 00:25:04.010 --> 00:25:05.180
  • the truth of the Gospel.
  • 00:25:05.180 --> 00:25:06.280
  • We can't do it without you.
  • 00:25:06.280 --> 00:25:08.250
  • We've been called
  • 00:25:08.250 --> 00:25:09.240
  • to set people free,
  • 00:25:09.240 --> 00:25:11.010
  • to break chains in Jesus' name.
  • 00:25:11.010 --> 00:25:13.140
  • So call or visit us
  • 00:25:13.140 --> 00:25:15.050
  • online today.
  • 00:25:15.050 --> 00:25:16.220
  • Take a step right now and get
  • 00:25:16.220 --> 00:25:18.240
  • "Chain Breakers"
  • 00:25:18.240 --> 00:25:20.030
  • for yourself and be set free.
  • 00:25:20.030 --> 00:25:21.200
  • Here are some more details
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  • - ANNOUNCER: It's easy
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:26.090
  • to thank God
  • 00:25:26.090 --> 00:25:26.280
  • when we feel blessed,
  • 00:25:26.280 --> 00:25:27.170
  • but when life gets hard,
  • 00:25:27.170 --> 00:25:28.090
  • praising God can feel like
  • 00:25:28.090 --> 00:25:29.070
  • the last thing we want to do.
  • 00:25:29.070 --> 00:25:32.020
  • - What if the thing
  • 00:25:32.020 --> 00:25:32.270
  • that's been holding you captive
  • 00:25:32.270 --> 00:25:34.290
  • your whole life
  • 00:25:34.290 --> 00:25:36.050
  • is just an indication
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:38.000
  • of the potency
  • 00:25:38.000 --> 00:25:39.050
  • of the calling
  • 00:25:39.050 --> 00:25:40.070
  • that's inside of you,
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:41.170
  • and if it ever got loose,
  • 00:25:41.170 --> 00:25:43.110
  • if it ever got free,
  • 00:25:43.110 --> 00:25:44.230
  • if it ever got out,
  • 00:25:44.230 --> 00:25:46.070
  • it might change the world?
  • 00:25:46.070 --> 00:25:48.250
  • - How do we shift
  • 00:25:48.250 --> 00:25:49.200
  • our perspective
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:50.080
  • in the face of
  • 00:25:50.080 --> 00:25:50.260
  • our greatest struggles?
  • 00:25:50.260 --> 00:25:52.130
  • In the series,
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:53.050
  • "Chain Breakers: Gratitude",
  • 00:25:53.050 --> 00:25:54.260
  • Pastor Steven Furtick shares
  • 00:25:54.260 --> 00:25:56.070
  • how to shift our perspective,
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  • so that praise and gratitude
  • 00:25:57.150 --> 00:25:58.270
  • can break any chain
  • 00:25:58.270 --> 00:25:59.260
  • that's holding us down.
  • 00:25:59.260 --> 00:26:01.100
  • For your gift of any amount
  • 00:26:01.100 --> 00:26:02.210
  • to the ministry today,
  • 00:26:02.210 --> 00:26:04.000
  • we'll send you
  • 00:26:04.000 --> 00:26:04.160
  • "Chain Breakers: Gratitude"
  • 00:26:04.160 --> 00:26:06.220
  • on DVD, and the "52 Days of
  • 00:26:06.220 --> 00:26:08.120
  • Thanks and Praise" cards
  • 00:26:08.120 --> 00:26:09.240
  • to reinforce gratitude
  • 00:26:09.240 --> 00:26:11.030
  • in your daily walk with Christ.
  • 00:26:11.030 --> 00:26:13.200
  • And for your gift of $50
  • 00:26:13.200 --> 00:26:15.110
  • or more, we'll also include
  • 00:26:15.110 --> 00:26:16.260
  • the "Chain Breakers:
  • 00:26:16.260 --> 00:26:17.250
  • Attitude" series.
  • 00:26:17.250 --> 00:26:19.090
  • You'll discover,
  • 00:26:19.090 --> 00:26:19.220
  • when you change your attitude,
  • 00:26:19.220 --> 00:26:21.010
  • it will change the way
  • 00:26:21.010 --> 00:26:21.260
  • you view the things
  • 00:26:21.260 --> 00:26:22.230
  • that are holding you back.
  • 00:26:22.230 --> 00:26:24.280
  • - I make the decision
  • 00:26:24.280 --> 00:26:26.290
  • every day of my life,
  • 00:26:26.290 --> 00:26:29.070
  • through my perspective,
  • 00:26:29.070 --> 00:26:32.050
  • whether I'm gonna let
  • 00:26:32.050 --> 00:26:33.040
  • chains break my praise,
  • 00:26:34.040 --> 00:26:37.040
  • or whether I'm gonna
  • 00:26:37.040 --> 00:26:38.240
  • command my praise
  • 00:26:38.240 --> 00:26:40.220
  • to break my chains.
  • 00:26:40.220 --> 00:26:42.040
  • - Visit us online
  • 00:26:42.040 --> 00:26:43.020
  • at StevenFurtick.com,
  • 00:26:43.020 --> 00:26:45.010
  • call the number on the screen,
  • 00:26:45.010 --> 00:26:46.120
  • or text the word
  • 00:26:46.120 --> 00:26:47.170
  • BREAK to the number 41444
  • 00:26:47.280 --> 00:26:50.280
  • to request "Chain Breakers",
  • 00:26:50.280 --> 00:26:52.180
  • and begin to see
  • 00:26:52.180 --> 00:26:53.100
  • the power of praise
  • 00:26:53.100 --> 00:26:54.130
  • - Pour it out
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  • Let Your love run over
  • 00:27:02.050 --> 00:27:05.050
  • Here and now
  • 00:27:05.050 --> 00:27:08.040
  • Let Your glory
  • 00:27:08.040 --> 00:27:09.060
  • Fill this house
  • 00:27:09.060 --> 00:27:11.270
  • Pour it out
  • 00:27:11.270 --> 00:27:14.240
  • Let Your love run over
  • 00:27:15.140 --> 00:27:18.140
  • Here and now
  • 00:27:18.150 --> 00:27:21.150
  • Let Your glory
  • 00:27:21.150 --> 00:27:22.220