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The Challenge of Wavering Faith

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October 4, 2020
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In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

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The Challenge of Wavering Faith

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: God
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Godknows exactly the right time to
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  • knows exactly the right time tomeet every single need we have.
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  • meet every single need we have.And sometimes He waits a long
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  • And sometimes He waits a longtime.
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  • time.Sometime He waits a long time,
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  • Sometime He waits a long time,and we give up and we go back
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  • and we give up and we go backand we give up and we go back
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  • and we give up and we go backand we give up and we go back.
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  • and we give up and we go back.Remember this, if you, watch
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  • Remember this, if you, watchthis carefully, if you have
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  • this carefully, if you haveasked something that's in the
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decadesago, we started In Touch
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  • ago, we started In TouchMinistries to lead people
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  • Ministries to lead peopleworldwide into a growing
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  • worldwide into a growingrelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.Throughout the years,
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  • Throughout the years,we've seen God's greatness,
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  • we've seen God's greatness,his love and his blessings
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  • his love and his blessingsin such awesome ways
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  • in such awesome waysthat we just want everyone
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  • that we just want everyoneto know him.
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  • to know him.So, let's open God's Word
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  • - male announcer: Next on "In
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  • - male announcer: Next on "InTouch," "The Challenge of
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Do you often
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Do you oftenwonder why God hasn't answered
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  • wonder why God hasn't answeredyour prayer when you've come to
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  • your prayer when you've come toHim over and over again about
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  • Him over and over again aboutthe same issue?
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  • the same issue?And you tell Him about it, you
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  • And you tell Him about it, yougive Him all the details and yet
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  • give Him all the details and yetnothing happens.
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  • nothing happens.Could it be it's because of your
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  • Could it be it's because of yourfaith?
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  • faith?Not that you don't have any, but
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  • Not that you don't have any, butyour faith sort of wavers.
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  • your faith sort of wavers.It's strong today and tonight
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  • It's strong today and tonightyou're not sure, strong
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  • you're not sure, strongtomorrow, maybe the next day
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  • tomorrow, maybe the next dayit's not so strong.
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  • it's not so strong.And so, we have wavering faith.
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  • And so, we have wavering faith.That is, it comes and goes.
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  • That is, it comes and goes.And then we wonder why God
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  • And then we wonder why Goddoesn't hear and answer our
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  • doesn't hear and answer ourprayer.
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  • prayer.In James the first chapter--and
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  • In James the first chapter--andI want you to turn there, if you
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  • I want you to turn there, if youwill.
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  • will.The second verse the first
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  • The second verse the firstchapter he says, "Consider it
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  • chapter he says, "Consider itall joy, my brethren, when you
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  • all joy, my brethren, when youencounter various trials."
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  • encounter various trials."now, we don't like trials very
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  • now, we don't like trials verymuch, but he says count it
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  • much, but he says count itjoyful, "Knowing that the
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  • joyful, "Knowing that thetesting of your faith is
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  • testing of your faith isproducing endurance."
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  • producing endurance."That is, there's something good
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  • That is, there's something goodabout the test.
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  • about the test."And let endurance have its
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  • "And let endurance have itsperfect result, so that you may
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  • perfect result, so that you maybe perfect and complete, lacking
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  • be perfect and complete, lackingin nothing.
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  • in nothing.But if any of you lacks wisdom,
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  • But if any of you lacks wisdom,let him ask of God, who gives to
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  • let him ask of God, who gives toall generously and without
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  • all generously and withoutreproach, and it will be given
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  • reproach, and it will be givento him."
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  • to him."And then he says, "But he must
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  • And then he says, "But he mustask in faith without any
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  • ask in faith without anydoubting, for the one who doubts
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  • doubting, for the one who doubtsis like the surface of the sea,
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  • is like the surface of the sea,driven and tossed by the wind.
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  • driven and tossed by the wind.For that man," or woman, "ought
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  • For that man," or woman, "oughtnot to expect to receive
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  • not to expect to receiveanything from the Lord, being a
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  • anything from the Lord, being adouble-minded man," or woman,
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  • double-minded man," or woman,"unstable in all their ways."
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  • "unstable in all their ways."So, I want us to think about
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  • So, I want us to think aboutthis whole idea of the wavering
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  • this whole idea of the waveringof our faith.
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  • of our faith.And James lived close to the Sea
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  • And James lived close to the Seaof Galilee, no doubt.
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  • of Galilee, no doubt.And when those hot winds would
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  • And when those hot winds wouldcome down off the mountain
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  • come down off the mountainacross the sea and storms that
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  • across the sea and storms thatJesus talked about, and they're
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  • Jesus talked about, and they'reright in the middle of them.
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  • right in the middle of them.And the waves would go this way,
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  • And the waves would go this way,then they'd go that way, and the
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  • then they'd go that way, and theship's up and the ship's down,
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  • ship's up and the ship's down,and they were scared to death
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  • and they were scared to deathknowing they were going to sink.
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  • knowing they were going to sink.He said that's the way our
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  • He said that's the way ourfaith is sometimes.
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  • faith is sometimes.That is, it's not steady.
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  • That is, it's not steady.It's not always the same.
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  • It's not always the same.So, watch this.
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  • So, watch this.One of the marks of our devotion
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  • One of the marks of our devotionto Jesus is the fact that we can
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  • to Jesus is the fact that we canpray and pray and pray and we
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  • pray and pray and pray and wedon't give up because God
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  • don't give up because Goddoesn't answer on our schedule.
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  • doesn't answer on our schedule.And so, I'll tell you how you
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  • And so, I'll tell you how youknow when you're giving up when
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  • know when you're giving up whenyou think, "Well, I don't know.
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  • you think, "Well, I don't know.Maybe I'm not asking the right
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  • Maybe I'm not asking the rightthing."
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  • thing."Deep down inside, you know you
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  • Deep down inside, you know youare.
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  • are.And you--and so you wake up one
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  • And you--and so you wake up onemorning and you think, "God's
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  • morning and you think, "God'sgoing to answer my prayer
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  • going to answer my prayertoday."
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  • today."Praise the Lord.
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  • Praise the Lord.You're excited.
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  • You're excited.It doesn't happen.
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  • It doesn't happen.The next thing you get up and
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  • The next thing you get up andthink, God, what happened?
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  • think, God, what happened?And so, we judge ourselves.
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  • And so, we judge ourselves.We condemn ourselves.
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  • We condemn ourselves.We conclude that God does not
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  • We conclude that God does notalways answer prayer.
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  • always answer prayer.He does always answer, maybe not
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  • He does always answer, maybe notthe way I like Him to, but He's
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  • the way I like Him to, but He'salways going to answer it.
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  • always going to answer it.So, would you say your faith is
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  • So, would you say your faith issturdy, steady, consistent,
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  • sturdy, steady, consistent,believing, unwavering, trusting
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  • believing, unwavering, trustingwith all your heart, knowing
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  • with all your heart, knowingthat God is going to answer your
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  • that God is going to answer yourprayer?
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  • prayer?Or would you say, "To be honest,
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  • Or would you say, "To be honest,I can believe Him as long as
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  • I can believe Him as long asI'll get a little encouragement,
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  • I'll get a little encouragement,but sometimes I think, God,
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  • but sometimes I think, God,where are You?
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  • where are You?Where are You, God?
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  • Where are You, God?Why haven't You answered my
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  • Why haven't You answered myprayer?"
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  • prayer?"Do you think that fussing at God
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  • Do you think that fussing at Godis going to get Him to answer
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  • is going to get Him to answeryour prayer?
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  • your prayer?No, because what that says is,
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  • No, because what that says is,well, He's accomplishing His
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  • well, He's accomplishing Histask.
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  • task.That is, when we argue with God,
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  • That is, when we argue with God,what's He doing?
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  • what's He doing?He's showing us, first of all,
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  • He's showing us, first of all,we're impatient.
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  • we're impatient.Secondly, we don't know His
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  • Secondly, we don't know Hiswill.
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  • will.Number three, we're not ready.
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  • Number three, we're not ready.And so, what seems to us to be a
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  • And so, what seems to us to be amistake on a part of God or
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  • mistake on a part of God orforgetfulness on His part is not
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  • forgetfulness on His part is notthat at all.
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  • that at all.And so, what we do, we begin; we
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  • And so, what we do, we begin; wedon't like to admit it; we begin
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  • don't like to admit it; we beginto doubt what God says.
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  • to doubt what God says."Ask and it shall be given you,
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  • "Ask and it shall be given you,seek and ye shall find, knock
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  • seek and ye shall find, knockand it shall be opened to you."
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  • and it shall be opened to you."Well, Lord, I've been asking
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  • Well, Lord, I've been askingsince Monday and I don't have an
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  • since Monday and I don't have ananswer.
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  • answer.And then we quote Him some other
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  • And then we quote Him some otherverses and doesn't seem to
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  • verses and doesn't seem toimpress God at all.
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  • impress God at all.And so, what happens?
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  • And so, what happens?The next thing you know, we
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  • The next thing you know, wethink, oh, He's not going to.
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  • think, oh, He's not going to.Oh, yes, He is.
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  • Oh, yes, He is.Maybe He will, maybe He not.
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  • Maybe He will, maybe He not.And so up and down our faith
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  • And so up and down our faithgoes.
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  • goes.Wavering faith doesn't get
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  • Wavering faith doesn't getanything from God.
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  • anything from God.So, let's think for just a
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  • So, let's think for just amoment.
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  • moment.What causes our faith to waver
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  • What causes our faith to waverlike that?
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  • like that?When we choose to go by our
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  • When we choose to go by ourfeelings rather than the Word of
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  • feelings rather than the Word ofGod.
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  • God.When we move our eyes from the
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  • When we move our eyes from theWord of God and His promises to
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  • Word of God and His promises tohow we feel, we are going to
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  • how we feel, we are going tobegin to be unstable in our
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  • begin to be unstable in ourfaith.
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  • faith.And God knew that.
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  • And God knew that.The wonderful thing about this
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  • The wonderful thing about thisWord, you never have to question
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  • Word, you never have to questionwhat God says.
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  • what God says.What He says is not just true
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  • What He says is not just truesometimes, it's true all the
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  • sometimes, it's true all thetime.
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  • time.And when we choose to go by our
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  • And when we choose to go by ourfeelings rather than the Word of
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  • feelings rather than the Word ofGod, our faith is going to be up
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  • God, our faith is going to be uptoday and down tomorrow.
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  • today and down tomorrow.So, we put our feelings first.
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  • So, we put our feelings first.That's one of the reasons we
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  • That's one of the reasons wewaver.
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  • waver.Secondly, when we yield, listen,
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  • Secondly, when we yield, listen,when we yield to reason rather
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  • when we yield to reason ratherthan believe God.
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  • than believe God.In other words, you can't go by
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  • In other words, you can't go byreason, because reason and faith
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  • reason, because reason and faithdo not always agree.
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  • do not always agree.God's reason, for example, for
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  • God's reason, for example, fornot answering my petition the
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  • not answering my petition theway I ask may not be the
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  • way I ask may not be thereason I would come up with.
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  • reason I would come up with.For example, when we come to God
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  • For example, when we come to Godand asking big things of Him, we
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  • and asking big things of Him, wehave all kind of reasons for--to
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  • have all kind of reasons for--tobelieve He'll answer our prayer.
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  • believe He'll answer our prayer.It may be that God sees
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  • It may be that God seessomething we haven't thought
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  • something we haven't thoughtabout, and He's not about to
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  • about, and He's not about toanswer our prayer till He deals
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  • answer our prayer till He dealswith that.
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  • with that.So, if there's a reservation, if
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  • So, if there's a reservation, ifthere's a hesitation, if there
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  • there's a hesitation, if thereis--if there's an instance in
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  • is--if there's an instance inwhich God is waiting, it's
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  • which God is waiting, it'sbecause He has a legitimate,
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  • because He has a legitimate,good, divine, helpful reason for
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  • good, divine, helpful reason forit.
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  • it.And I think oftentimes
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  • And I think oftentimesbelievers, because God doesn't
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  • believers, because God doesn'tanswer our prayer when we expect
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  • answer our prayer when we expectit, what happens is we just
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  • it, what happens is we justdoubt Him.
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  • doubt Him.We pout.
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  • We pout.We think, "Well, there's no
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  • We think, "Well, there's nopoint in me praying anymore
  • 00:07:42.144 --> 00:07:42.778
  • point in me praying anymorebecause I asked God for this."
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  • because I asked God for this."And every once in a while, I'll
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  • And every once in a while, I'llmeet somebody who says, "I hear
  • 00:07:46.749 --> 00:07:47.283
  • meet somebody who says, "I hearyou're talking about prayer.
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  • you're talking about prayer.I used to pray."
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  • I used to pray."I say, "What do you mean used to
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  • I say, "What do you mean used topray?"
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  • pray?""Well, I prayed before and God
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  • "Well, I prayed before and Goddidn't answer my prayer, so I
  • 00:07:54.891 --> 00:07:55.491
  • didn't answer my prayer, so Ijust forgot that--just gave up
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  • just forgot that--just gave upon that, and God doesn't answer
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  • on that, and God doesn't answerprayer."
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  • prayer."It's amazing how juvenile and
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  • It's amazing how juvenile andchild-like we can become because
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  • child-like we can become becausethings don't happen the way we
  • 00:08:05.501 --> 00:08:06.736
  • things don't happen the way weexpect it and when we expect it.
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  • expect it and when we expect it.So, ask yourself the question:
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  • So, ask yourself the question:do you go by reason or by the
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  • do you go by reason or by theWord of God?
  • 00:08:13.209 --> 00:08:14.443
  • Word of God?And then, a third thing.
  • 00:08:15.645 --> 00:08:16.412
  • And then, a third thing.We fail to see God at work in
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  • We fail to see God at work inour circumstances.
  • 00:08:18.814 --> 00:08:19.382
  • our circumstances.That is, if you don't see God at
  • 00:08:21.584 --> 00:08:22.251
  • That is, if you don't see God atwork in your circumstances,
  • 00:08:23.052 --> 00:08:23.686
  • work in your circumstances,you're going to doubt what's
  • 00:08:24.153 --> 00:08:25.555
  • you're going to doubt what'sgoing on.
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  • going on.And remember this, as a follower
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  • And remember this, as a followerof Jesus, nothing can happen to
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  • of Jesus, nothing can happen toyou unless He allows it.
  • 00:08:32.695 --> 00:08:33.329
  • you unless He allows it.And so, difficulty, hardship,
  • 00:08:34.664 --> 00:08:35.164
  • And so, difficulty, hardship,pain, suffering, moments of
  • 00:08:37.066 --> 00:08:37.400
  • pain, suffering, moments ofdoubt.
  • 00:08:37.934 --> 00:08:39.368
  • doubt.He--why does He allow this?
  • 00:08:39.368 --> 00:08:39.569
  • He--why does He allow this?Because He's trying to grow us
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  • Because He's trying to grow usup.
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  • up.And so, we fail to see God in
  • 00:08:45.241 --> 00:08:45.441
  • And so, we fail to see God inour circumstances, what happens
  • 00:08:47.910 --> 00:08:49.211
  • our circumstances, what happensis we begin to wobble in our
  • 00:08:49.211 --> 00:08:49.512
  • is we begin to wobble in ourfaith.
  • 00:08:51.747 --> 00:08:52.148
  • faith.How is He going to grow us up if
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  • How is He going to grow us up ifHe doesn't test us?
  • 00:08:55.785 --> 00:08:56.152
  • He doesn't test us?If He doesn't try us?
  • 00:08:57.153 --> 00:08:58.554
  • If He doesn't try us?If He doesn't allow us to face
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  • If He doesn't allow us to facethings that we don't understand,
  • 00:09:00.690 --> 00:09:02.191
  • things that we don't understand,things that we don't like.
  • 00:09:02.191 --> 00:09:02.525
  • things that we don't like.Things that oftentimes would
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  • Things that oftentimes woulddrive us to the Word?
  • 00:09:05.094 --> 00:09:05.928
  • drive us to the Word?I think about times I've been in
  • 00:09:06.562 --> 00:09:07.330
  • I think about times I've been insituations and I thought, "God,
  • 00:09:09.231 --> 00:09:10.266
  • situations and I thought, "God,you got to speak to my heart."
  • 00:09:11.801 --> 00:09:12.268
  • you got to speak to my heart."And I'll flip to something like
  • 00:09:13.135 --> 00:09:14.003
  • And I'll flip to something likethis, "The counsel of the Lord
  • 00:09:14.570 --> 00:09:15.404
  • this, "The counsel of the Lordstands forever."
  • 00:09:15.404 --> 00:09:15.404
  • stands forever."See, I just happened to turn to
  • 00:09:16.472 --> 00:09:16.639
  • See, I just happened to turn tothat.
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  • that.But that's what He usually does.
  • 00:09:18.474 --> 00:09:18.674
  • But that's what He usually does.Not all the time.
  • 00:09:19.241 --> 00:09:19.609
  • Not all the time.But turn me right to the verse
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  • But turn me right to the verseof Scripture He knows I need.
  • 00:09:22.378 --> 00:09:23.579
  • of Scripture He knows I need.Because all of us are going to
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  • Because all of us are going toface tests and trials.
  • 00:09:25.748 --> 00:09:26.148
  • face tests and trials.And one or two things'll happen.
  • 00:09:27.783 --> 00:09:28.751
  • And one or two things'll happen.I'll turn to Him and trust Him.
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  • I'll turn to Him and trust Him.I'll turn to the Word of God and
  • 00:09:30.987 --> 00:09:31.454
  • I'll turn to the Word of God andread and strengthen my faith.
  • 00:09:32.755 --> 00:09:33.422
  • read and strengthen my faith.Or I'll find myself wobbling and
  • 00:09:34.924 --> 00:09:35.491
  • Or I'll find myself wobbling andwasting time.
  • 00:09:36.726 --> 00:09:38.294
  • wasting time.And oftentimes, that's where
  • 00:09:38.294 --> 00:09:38.327
  • And oftentimes, that's wherepeople get in trouble.
  • 00:09:39.495 --> 00:09:40.563
  • people get in trouble.Well, if God loved me, He
  • 00:09:40.863 --> 00:09:41.664
  • Well, if God loved me, Hewouldn't let this happen.
  • 00:09:42.798 --> 00:09:43.499
  • wouldn't let this happen.You, listen, you stay out of the
  • 00:09:45.301 --> 00:09:46.102
  • You, listen, you stay out of theWord of God a few days and
  • 00:09:46.769 --> 00:09:47.470
  • Word of God a few days andyou're in trouble.
  • 00:09:48.304 --> 00:09:48.938
  • you're in trouble.God knows exactly the right time
  • 00:09:50.740 --> 00:09:51.340
  • God knows exactly the right timeto meet every single need we
  • 00:09:52.441 --> 00:09:52.775
  • to meet every single need wehave.
  • 00:09:53.676 --> 00:09:54.510
  • have.And sometimes He waits a long
  • 00:09:55.711 --> 00:09:58.214
  • And sometimes He waits a longtime.
  • 00:09:58.214 --> 00:09:58.714
  • time.Sometime He waits a long time,
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  • Sometime He waits a long time,and we give up and we go back
  • 00:10:02.051 --> 00:10:02.284
  • and we give up and we go backand we give up and we go back
  • 00:10:03.319 --> 00:10:03.552
  • and we give up and we go backand we give up and we go back.
  • 00:10:04.654 --> 00:10:04.987
  • and we give up and we go back.Remember this, if you, watch
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  • Remember this, if you, watchthis carefully, if you have
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  • this carefully, if you haveasked something that's in the
  • 00:10:09.425 --> 00:10:09.892
  • asked something that's in thewill of God, relax.
  • 00:10:13.295 --> 00:10:14.130
  • will of God, relax.It'll come in His timing when He
  • 00:10:17.033 --> 00:10:18.034
  • It'll come in His timing when Heknows you're ready and He's
  • 00:10:19.602 --> 00:10:20.503
  • knows you're ready and He'sready, and your receiving it at
  • 00:10:22.672 --> 00:10:23.105
  • ready, and your receiving it atthis time will enable Him to
  • 00:10:24.573 --> 00:10:24.974
  • this time will enable Him toaccomplish what He wants to
  • 00:10:25.941 --> 00:10:26.676
  • accomplish what He wants toaccomplish in your life.
  • 00:10:26.942 --> 00:10:27.877
  • accomplish in your life.He's in charge.
  • 00:10:29.278 --> 00:10:29.745
  • He's in charge.Then sometime we listen to
  • 00:10:30.479 --> 00:10:31.147
  • Then sometime we listen tonegative counsel from other
  • 00:10:31.747 --> 00:10:32.848
  • negative counsel from otherpeople.
  • 00:10:32.848 --> 00:10:33.049
  • people.How many people have said to
  • 00:10:33.916 --> 00:10:35.484
  • How many people have said toyou, "Well, you--must be
  • 00:10:35.751 --> 00:10:36.752
  • you, "Well, you--must besomething wrong what you're
  • 00:10:36.752 --> 00:10:37.086
  • something wrong what you'reasking for because how long have
  • 00:10:38.554 --> 00:10:38.688
  • asking for because how long haveyou been praying for that?"
  • 00:10:41.557 --> 00:10:41.824
  • you been praying for that?"So, think about why you find
  • 00:10:43.592 --> 00:10:43.993
  • So, think about why you findyourself wavering in your prayer
  • 00:10:46.262 --> 00:10:46.262
  • yourself wavering in your prayerrequest.
  • 00:10:47.063 --> 00:10:47.496
  • request.Because think about this: what
  • 00:10:48.531 --> 00:10:48.998
  • Because think about this: whatdo we call Him?
  • 00:10:49.799 --> 00:10:50.399
  • do we call Him?Our Heavenly what?
  • 00:10:51.867 --> 00:10:52.001
  • Our Heavenly what?Father.
  • 00:10:52.968 --> 00:10:54.503
  • Father.Our Heavenly Father loves us.
  • 00:10:55.071 --> 00:10:56.005
  • Our Heavenly Father loves us.And if you'll think about this:
  • 00:10:56.472 --> 00:10:57.673
  • And if you'll think about this:the next time you think God
  • 00:10:57.707 --> 00:10:58.874
  • the next time you think Goddoesn't care, all you have to do
  • 00:11:00.076 --> 00:11:00.543
  • doesn't care, all you have to dois remember this: look at the
  • 00:11:02.211 --> 00:11:02.478
  • is remember this: look at thecross.
  • 00:11:03.979 --> 00:11:04.213
  • cross.You want to know whether He
  • 00:11:04.880 --> 00:11:05.347
  • You want to know whether Hecares or not?
  • 00:11:06.015 --> 00:11:06.282
  • cares or not?Look at the cross.
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  • Look at the cross.There's nothing to equal that.
  • 00:11:10.252 --> 00:11:10.720
  • There's nothing to equal that.There's no love equal to what
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  • There's no love equal to whatGod did through His Son, the
  • 00:11:15.691 --> 00:11:17.326
  • God did through His Son, theLord Jesus, at the cross of
  • 00:11:17.593 --> 00:11:20.029
  • Lord Jesus, at the cross ofCalvary; nothing that will ever
  • 00:11:20.029 --> 00:11:20.229
  • Calvary; nothing that will everhappen will match that.
  • 00:11:22.298 --> 00:11:22.465
  • happen will match that.And so, when we give up, we
  • 00:11:24.033 --> 00:11:24.600
  • And so, when we give up, wedon't realize what God's up to.
  • 00:11:26.769 --> 00:11:27.169
  • don't realize what God's up to.He's always up to something
  • 00:11:28.070 --> 00:11:28.804
  • He's always up to somethinggood, no matter what it might
  • 00:11:29.271 --> 00:11:30.206
  • good, no matter what it mightbe.
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  • be.And so, when we listen to
  • 00:11:31.674 --> 00:11:32.408
  • And so, when we listen tonegative counsel, we're heading
  • 00:11:33.542 --> 00:11:35.311
  • negative counsel, we're headingfor trouble.
  • 00:11:35.311 --> 00:11:35.578
  • for trouble.Listen, if you're asking God
  • 00:11:37.079 --> 00:11:37.847
  • Listen, if you're asking Godabout something in your life,
  • 00:11:38.781 --> 00:11:40.950
  • about something in your life,probably it's best that you keep
  • 00:11:40.950 --> 00:11:41.150
  • probably it's best that you keepit to yourself.
  • 00:11:43.252 --> 00:11:43.652
  • it to yourself.Some things you can ask other
  • 00:11:44.820 --> 00:11:45.588
  • Some things you can ask otherpeople to help you pray about,
  • 00:11:45.955 --> 00:11:46.722
  • people to help you pray about,naturally.
  • 00:11:47.556 --> 00:11:47.990
  • naturally.But then there are some things
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  • But then there are some thingsthat God just wants the two of
  • 00:11:50.259 --> 00:11:51.894
  • that God just wants the two ofyou, just the two of you, to
  • 00:11:53.062 --> 00:11:54.296
  • you, just the two of you, todeal with it.
  • 00:11:54.296 --> 00:11:54.597
  • deal with it."Don't talk to anybody else
  • 00:11:55.331 --> 00:11:56.165
  • "Don't talk to anybody elseabout it.
  • 00:11:56.165 --> 00:11:56.265
  • about it.Just talk to Me about it."
  • 00:11:57.733 --> 00:11:58.801
  • Just talk to Me about it."And you say, "Okay, well Lord,
  • 00:11:59.135 --> 00:11:59.835
  • And you say, "Okay, well Lord,I've been talking to You three
  • 00:12:00.236 --> 00:12:00.803
  • I've been talking to You threemonths and You haven't done
  • 00:12:01.237 --> 00:12:02.071
  • months and You haven't doneanything."
  • 00:12:02.071 --> 00:12:02.138
  • anything."Yes, watch this, yes, He has.
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  • Yes, watch this, yes, He has.Listen carefully.
  • 00:12:05.941 --> 00:12:07.977
  • Listen carefully.When you think God hasn't done
  • 00:12:08.177 --> 00:12:11.013
  • When you think God hasn't doneanything, He's had three months
  • 00:12:11.180 --> 00:12:14.350
  • anything, He's had three monthsto work on you and to get you
  • 00:12:14.683 --> 00:12:15.985
  • to work on you and to get youready for the answer.
  • 00:12:16.519 --> 00:12:17.086
  • ready for the answer.And oftentimes, right before God
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  • And oftentimes, right before Godhas it all prepared for us, we
  • 00:12:21.891 --> 00:12:22.091
  • has it all prepared for us, wewant to give up.
  • 00:12:23.259 --> 00:12:23.492
  • want to give up.We say, "God hasn't heard me."
  • 00:12:25.194 --> 00:12:26.061
  • We say, "God hasn't heard me."We walk away from God at a
  • 00:12:27.229 --> 00:12:28.264
  • We walk away from God at apivotal point in our life.
  • 00:12:29.098 --> 00:12:29.999
  • pivotal point in our life.Don't forget that!
  • 00:12:31.433 --> 00:12:31.801
  • Don't forget that!I see it happening all the time.
  • 00:12:32.835 --> 00:12:33.202
  • I see it happening all the time.Well, I've been praying.
  • 00:12:34.770 --> 00:12:34.937
  • Well, I've been praying.Well, what happens?
  • 00:12:35.638 --> 00:12:35.971
  • Well, what happens?Well, you know what?
  • 00:12:37.239 --> 00:12:37.573
  • Well, you know what?I've decided God just hasn't
  • 00:12:38.707 --> 00:12:39.141
  • I've decided God just hasn'theard me.
  • 00:12:39.408 --> 00:12:40.209
  • heard me.Yes, He has.
  • 00:12:40.976 --> 00:12:41.343
  • Yes, He has.Think about this: why wouldn't
  • 00:12:42.311 --> 00:12:42.878
  • Think about this: why wouldn'tGod listen to you?
  • 00:12:43.412 --> 00:12:44.246
  • God listen to you?You say, "Well, I've never been
  • 00:12:44.847 --> 00:12:45.681
  • You say, "Well, I've never beensaved."
  • 00:12:45.681 --> 00:12:45.981
  • saved."He's waiting for you to
  • 00:12:47.917 --> 00:12:48.083
  • He's waiting for you torecognize your sinfulness, cry
  • 00:12:50.252 --> 00:12:50.753
  • recognize your sinfulness, cryout to Him to save you.
  • 00:12:51.821 --> 00:12:52.421
  • out to Him to save you.So don't give up on God.
  • 00:12:53.823 --> 00:12:54.290
  • So don't give up on God.He knows exactly where you are
  • 00:12:55.357 --> 00:12:55.758
  • He knows exactly where you arein your life.
  • 00:12:57.159 --> 00:12:57.326
  • in your life.Then of course, when we focus
  • 00:12:59.128 --> 00:13:00.162
  • Then of course, when we focusour thinking on our
  • 00:13:00.362 --> 00:13:01.330
  • our thinking on ourcircumstances rather than God,
  • 00:13:02.331 --> 00:13:02.598
  • circumstances rather than God,what does He do?
  • 00:13:03.999 --> 00:13:04.233
  • what does He do?Remember this: He always has, as
  • 00:13:07.403 --> 00:13:09.238
  • Remember this: He always has, asHis objective, our love and
  • 00:13:09.705 --> 00:13:12.174
  • His objective, our love anddevotion and commitment to Him.
  • 00:13:13.342 --> 00:13:13.909
  • devotion and commitment to Him.Our mind is on something else,
  • 00:13:14.944 --> 00:13:15.578
  • Our mind is on something else,His mind is on what will build
  • 00:13:18.480 --> 00:13:19.982
  • His mind is on what will buildour relationship.
  • 00:13:19.982 --> 00:13:20.316
  • our relationship.And so, when we think about we
  • 00:13:22.051 --> 00:13:22.685
  • And so, when we think about wefocus on the circumstances and
  • 00:13:23.552 --> 00:13:24.086
  • focus on the circumstances andwe think, "Well, how could God?"
  • 00:13:24.854 --> 00:13:25.955
  • we think, "Well, how could God?"In other words, now that this
  • 00:13:25.955 --> 00:13:26.121
  • In other words, now that thishas happened, how could God
  • 00:13:27.456 --> 00:13:27.590
  • has happened, how could Godpossibly do anything with this?
  • 00:13:29.992 --> 00:13:30.459
  • possibly do anything with this?You can't rush God.
  • 00:13:32.294 --> 00:13:32.494
  • You can't rush God.You cannot hurry God.
  • 00:13:34.096 --> 00:13:34.430
  • You cannot hurry God.Does God care?
  • 00:13:34.997 --> 00:13:35.331
  • Does God care?Yes.
  • 00:13:35.497 --> 00:13:36.265
  • Yes.Does He care about everything?
  • 00:13:36.265 --> 00:13:36.365
  • Does He care about everything?Yes.
  • 00:13:36.765 --> 00:13:36.966
  • Yes.Care about everybody?
  • 00:13:37.666 --> 00:13:37.733
  • Care about everybody?Yes.
  • 00:13:38.701 --> 00:13:39.435
  • Yes.But He knows the right time, the
  • 00:13:41.237 --> 00:13:41.570
  • But He knows the right time, theright place, the right person,
  • 00:13:43.439 --> 00:13:44.306
  • right place, the right person,or the right things, whatever it
  • 00:13:44.540 --> 00:13:45.407
  • or the right things, whatever itmight be.
  • 00:13:45.407 --> 00:13:45.774
  • might be.God knows exactly what you need.
  • 00:13:49.111 --> 00:13:49.578
  • God knows exactly what you need.He knows exactly the right time
  • 00:13:51.080 --> 00:13:51.413
  • He knows exactly the right timeto provide it.
  • 00:13:52.982 --> 00:13:53.449
  • to provide it.He knows how long to withhold it
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  • He knows how long to withhold ituntil He gets your attention.
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  • until He gets your attention.Would you say that God wants the
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  • Would you say that God wants thebest for you or just pretty
  • 00:14:00.990 --> 00:14:02.558
  • best for you or just prettygood?
  • 00:14:02.558 --> 00:14:02.758
  • good?The best.
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  • The best.He wants the best for us.
  • 00:14:05.494 --> 00:14:05.728
  • He wants the best for us.Then I must be willing to wait
  • 00:14:06.795 --> 00:14:07.062
  • Then I must be willing to waitfor the best.
  • 00:14:08.864 --> 00:14:09.198
  • for the best.Circumstances, you can't go by
  • 00:14:10.699 --> 00:14:10.699
  • Circumstances, you can't go bycircumstances.
  • 00:14:11.600 --> 00:14:11.834
  • circumstances.Then of course, one of our
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  • Then of course, one of ourproblems is we're sort of
  • 00:14:17.306 --> 00:14:17.773
  • problems is we're sort ofignorant of God's ways.
  • 00:14:18.841 --> 00:14:18.874
  • ignorant of God's ways.In other words, there's nothing
  • 00:14:20.409 --> 00:14:21.277
  • In other words, there's nothingin the Bible that says, "Ask and
  • 00:14:22.344 --> 00:14:23.045
  • in the Bible that says, "Ask andit shall be given to you
  • 00:14:23.279 --> 00:14:25.481
  • it shall be given to youimmediately."
  • 00:14:25.481 --> 00:14:25.581
  • immediately."That's what we wish it would
  • 00:14:26.382 --> 00:14:27.182
  • That's what we wish it wouldsay, but it doesn't say that.
  • 00:14:29.118 --> 00:14:30.419
  • say, but it doesn't say that.And when you think about how God
  • 00:14:31.854 --> 00:14:32.955
  • And when you think about how Godoperates, watch this, whatever
  • 00:14:34.490 --> 00:14:36.358
  • operates, watch this, whateverwe're asking for that may be the
  • 00:14:37.593 --> 00:14:38.394
  • we're asking for that may be thewill of God, usually He has not
  • 00:14:40.863 --> 00:14:40.963
  • will of God, usually He has notonly that but something else in
  • 00:14:42.564 --> 00:14:45.134
  • only that but something else inmind also.
  • 00:14:45.134 --> 00:14:45.534
  • mind also.And God is a loving God.
  • 00:14:46.936 --> 00:14:47.236
  • And God is a loving God.In other words, God isn't trying
  • 00:14:48.871 --> 00:14:49.204
  • In other words, God isn't tryingto withhold anything good from
  • 00:14:50.372 --> 00:14:51.774
  • to withhold anything good fromus.
  • 00:14:51.774 --> 00:14:52.174
  • us.It's that our faith begins to
  • 00:14:53.309 --> 00:14:54.410
  • It's that our faith begins towaver because we don't get it
  • 00:14:54.877 --> 00:14:55.978
  • waver because we don't get itwhen we want it the way we want
  • 00:14:56.845 --> 00:15:00.182
  • when we want it the way we wantit, and it may be that we don't
  • 00:15:00.382 --> 00:15:01.984
  • it, and it may be that we don'tget it through whom we expected
  • 00:15:02.318 --> 00:15:05.020
  • get it through whom we expectedit to come.
  • 00:15:05.020 --> 00:15:06.188
  • it to come.And the more we understand the
  • 00:15:07.222 --> 00:15:08.023
  • And the more we understand theways of God, the more patient
  • 00:15:10.225 --> 00:15:10.592
  • ways of God, the more patientwe'll become when it comes to
  • 00:15:11.427 --> 00:15:12.361
  • we'll become when it comes toanswered prayer.
  • 00:15:13.529 --> 00:15:14.096
  • answered prayer.Because oftentimes He withholds,
  • 00:15:16.065 --> 00:15:16.865
  • Because oftentimes He withholds,watch this, He withholds what
  • 00:15:18.467 --> 00:15:18.934
  • watch this, He withholds whatI'm looking for because He's got
  • 00:15:21.136 --> 00:15:22.538
  • I'm looking for because He's gotsomething better than I was
  • 00:15:23.739 --> 00:15:26.141
  • something better than I waslooking for.
  • 00:15:26.141 --> 00:15:26.308
  • looking for.Think about this: God, your
  • 00:15:28.243 --> 00:15:28.777
  • Think about this: God, yourHeavenly Father, why would He
  • 00:15:30.379 --> 00:15:31.313
  • Heavenly Father, why would Hewithhold from you anything
  • 00:15:32.047 --> 00:15:33.015
  • withhold from you anythingthat's good for you?
  • 00:15:34.183 --> 00:15:35.017
  • that's good for you?Why would He give you something
  • 00:15:35.951 --> 00:15:37.052
  • Why would He give you somethingless than the best?
  • 00:15:39.355 --> 00:15:39.621
  • less than the best?He's got big plans for all of
  • 00:15:41.056 --> 00:15:41.223
  • He's got big plans for all ofus.
  • 00:15:42.524 --> 00:15:44.660
  • us.And they have to do with,
  • 00:15:45.127 --> 00:15:46.662
  • And they have to do with,listen, they have to do with
  • 00:15:46.662 --> 00:15:47.262
  • listen, they have to do withmaking us like Himself,
  • 00:15:50.232 --> 00:15:51.533
  • making us like Himself,conforming us to the likeness of
  • 00:15:52.634 --> 00:15:53.402
  • conforming us to the likeness ofthe image of Christ.
  • 00:15:54.236 --> 00:15:54.903
  • the image of Christ.That's what He's interested in.
  • 00:15:56.338 --> 00:15:56.638
  • That's what He's interested in.All this other stuff's something
  • 00:15:57.639 --> 00:15:58.007
  • All this other stuff's somethingwe do.
  • 00:16:00.376 --> 00:16:01.610
  • we do.So, we're ignorant of God's
  • 00:16:02.111 --> 00:16:03.379
  • So, we're ignorant of God'sways.
  • 00:16:03.479 --> 00:16:06.815
  • ways.And one of the things that
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  • And one of the things thatcauses our faith to wobble is
  • 00:16:09.852 --> 00:16:10.386
  • causes our faith to wobble isour guilt over present or past
  • 00:16:12.554 --> 00:16:13.622
  • our guilt over present or pastsins.
  • 00:16:13.622 --> 00:16:14.223
  • sins.And, watch this carefully, as I
  • 00:16:16.058 --> 00:16:17.393
  • And, watch this carefully, as Italk to people over the years,
  • 00:16:18.460 --> 00:16:20.362
  • talk to people over the years,one of the biggest handicaps to
  • 00:16:20.362 --> 00:16:20.696
  • one of the biggest handicaps totrusting God is they look back.
  • 00:16:23.832 --> 00:16:24.400
  • trusting God is they look back.And instead of looking at God
  • 00:16:25.834 --> 00:16:26.335
  • And instead of looking at Godand His love and forgiveness and
  • 00:16:27.336 --> 00:16:28.537
  • and His love and forgiveness andkindness, they look back and
  • 00:16:29.405 --> 00:16:31.607
  • kindness, they look back andthey think, how could God ever
  • 00:16:31.607 --> 00:16:31.740
  • they think, how could God everlove me for what I've done?
  • 00:16:34.143 --> 00:16:34.543
  • love me for what I've done?How could God ever love me
  • 00:16:36.078 --> 00:16:36.645
  • How could God ever love mefor what I've been, where I've
  • 00:16:37.046 --> 00:16:38.781
  • for what I've been, where I'vebeen, what I've been?
  • 00:16:38.914 --> 00:16:40.149
  • been, what I've been?And so, we judge ourselves; and
  • 00:16:40.549 --> 00:16:41.617
  • And so, we judge ourselves; andthe devil, he loves that.
  • 00:16:42.985 --> 00:16:43.419
  • the devil, he loves that.God doesn't want you looking
  • 00:16:44.253 --> 00:16:45.054
  • God doesn't want you lookingback.
  • 00:16:45.054 --> 00:16:45.387
  • back.He wants you looking straight
  • 00:16:46.688 --> 00:16:48.190
  • He wants you looking straighttoward Him.
  • 00:16:48.190 --> 00:16:48.557
  • toward Him.He forgives every sin.
  • 00:16:50.359 --> 00:16:51.260
  • He forgives every sin.He wipes it clean with the blood
  • 00:16:52.327 --> 00:16:53.362
  • He wipes it clean with the bloodof Jesus.
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  • of Jesus.We're His children.
  • 00:16:55.297 --> 00:16:55.731
  • We're His children.He's conforming us to His
  • 00:16:56.865 --> 00:16:57.099
  • He's conforming us to Hislikeness.
  • 00:16:57.900 --> 00:16:58.267
  • likeness.He's working in our life every
  • 00:16:59.468 --> 00:16:59.902
  • He's working in our life everysingle day, because He knows
  • 00:17:01.937 --> 00:17:03.505
  • single day, because He knowsultimately where we're going to
  • 00:17:03.505 --> 00:17:04.006
  • ultimately where we're going tobe.
  • 00:17:05.307 --> 00:17:05.607
  • be.So, ask yourself the question:
  • 00:17:06.842 --> 00:17:07.743
  • So, ask yourself the question:is your faith solid, strong,
  • 00:17:09.678 --> 00:17:12.247
  • is your faith solid, strong,immovable?
  • 00:17:12.247 --> 00:17:12.848
  • immovable?Or, is it wishy-washy?
  • 00:17:14.450 --> 00:17:14.783
  • Or, is it wishy-washy?Don't be like the waves of the
  • 00:17:15.717 --> 00:17:16.618
  • Don't be like the waves of thesea, coming and going.
  • 00:17:18.153 --> 00:17:18.487
  • sea, coming and going.So how do we correct our
  • 00:17:19.321 --> 00:17:19.822
  • So how do we correct ourwavering faith?
  • 00:17:20.456 --> 00:17:21.190
  • wavering faith?We correct it by asking the
  • 00:17:22.024 --> 00:17:23.192
  • We correct it by asking thefollowing questions.
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  • following questions.So, I have a list of them.
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  • So, I have a list of them.Ask yourself the following
  • 00:17:28.797 --> 00:17:30.466
  • Ask yourself the followingquestions.
  • 00:17:30.466 --> 00:17:30.899
  • questions.Number one: where are these
  • 00:17:32.801 --> 00:17:33.402
  • Number one: where are thesedoubts coming from?
  • 00:17:35.737 --> 00:17:36.171
  • doubts coming from?Where are these doubts coming
  • 00:17:36.839 --> 00:17:38.640
  • Where are these doubts comingfrom?
  • 00:17:38.640 --> 00:17:39.374
  • from?Probably something in your past,
  • 00:17:42.444 --> 00:17:42.711
  • Probably something in your past,something going on in your life.
  • 00:17:44.379 --> 00:17:44.646
  • something going on in your life.Listen, when you are asking God
  • 00:17:47.249 --> 00:17:47.649
  • Listen, when you are asking Godabout your life and you are in
  • 00:17:49.318 --> 00:17:50.452
  • about your life and you are inthe process of living in sin,
  • 00:17:52.221 --> 00:17:53.689
  • the process of living in sin,you're going to have confusion.
  • 00:17:53.689 --> 00:17:54.089
  • you're going to have confusion.Listen, a spirit of confusion
  • 00:17:56.658 --> 00:17:57.326
  • Listen, a spirit of confusionwill envelope the life of a
  • 00:17:58.193 --> 00:17:59.361
  • will envelope the life of aperson who's living in sin and
  • 00:18:00.095 --> 00:18:00.696
  • person who's living in sin andtalking to God.
  • 00:18:01.964 --> 00:18:02.564
  • talking to God.You're going to have a feeling
  • 00:18:03.732 --> 00:18:04.500
  • You're going to have a feelingof confusion.
  • 00:18:06.602 --> 00:18:06.869
  • of confusion.Where are these doubts coming
  • 00:18:07.569 --> 00:18:08.103
  • Where are these doubts comingfrom?
  • 00:18:08.103 --> 00:18:09.004
  • from?Secondly, you think about this:
  • 00:18:11.440 --> 00:18:11.907
  • Secondly, you think about this:did God promise to meet all your
  • 00:18:13.542 --> 00:18:14.109
  • did God promise to meet all yourneeds?
  • 00:18:16.145 --> 00:18:16.478
  • needs?Well, I hear a couple of yeses.
  • 00:18:18.447 --> 00:18:18.747
  • Well, I hear a couple of yeses.How many of you say--would say,
  • 00:18:20.115 --> 00:18:21.650
  • How many of you say--would say,"God, yes, He's promised to meet
  • 00:18:21.817 --> 00:18:22.684
  • "God, yes, He's promised to meetall my needs," amen?
  • 00:18:24.720 --> 00:18:25.087
  • all my needs," amen?Has He?
  • 00:18:27.389 --> 00:18:27.756
  • Has He?Ooh, He must have missed
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  • Ooh, He must have missedsomebody.
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  • somebody.Not only has He promised it,
  • 00:18:32.761 --> 00:18:33.195
  • Not only has He promised it,watch this, He'll meet all of
  • 00:18:34.696 --> 00:18:35.097
  • watch this, He'll meet all ofour needs; not all my wants, not
  • 00:18:37.266 --> 00:18:37.432
  • our needs; not all my wants, notall of my desires; but all of my
  • 00:18:39.568 --> 00:18:40.369
  • all of my desires; but all of myneeds.
  • 00:18:40.369 --> 00:18:40.702
  • needs.Now, why doesn't He meet all my
  • 00:18:41.670 --> 00:18:41.870
  • Now, why doesn't He meet all mywants and all my desires?
  • 00:18:43.438 --> 00:18:44.006
  • wants and all my desires?Because He loves me too much.
  • 00:18:45.841 --> 00:18:46.175
  • Because He loves me too much.If my wants and my desires come
  • 00:18:48.844 --> 00:18:49.244
  • If my wants and my desires comeinto conflict with the Word of
  • 00:18:50.145 --> 00:18:50.512
  • into conflict with the Word ofGod, He's not going to answer
  • 00:18:51.346 --> 00:18:53.048
  • God, He's not going to answerit.
  • 00:18:53.048 --> 00:18:53.182
  • it.Why?
  • 00:18:53.549 --> 00:18:54.049
  • Why?Because He loves us too much to
  • 00:18:55.250 --> 00:18:55.551
  • Because He loves us too much togive us what we shouldn't have.
  • 00:18:59.621 --> 00:19:00.322
  • give us what we shouldn't have.Thank God He's not given me a
  • 00:19:02.424 --> 00:19:02.691
  • Thank God He's not given me afew things that I've asked for.
  • 00:19:06.762 --> 00:19:06.862
  • few things that I've asked for.Because, listen, He always has
  • 00:19:08.463 --> 00:19:08.530
  • Because, listen, He always hassomething better.
  • 00:19:09.631 --> 00:19:09.932
  • something better.And think about this, we all
  • 00:19:12.734 --> 00:19:13.168
  • And think about this, we allwould say, "Yes, He's promised
  • 00:19:14.636 --> 00:19:14.903
  • would say, "Yes, He's promisedto meet all of our needs."
  • 00:19:17.272 --> 00:19:17.406
  • to meet all of our needs."Think about this: did He not
  • 00:19:20.209 --> 00:19:20.409
  • Think about this: did He notpromise to be with us all the
  • 00:19:21.843 --> 00:19:22.144
  • promise to be with us all thetime?
  • 00:19:23.178 --> 00:19:23.478
  • time?What's that verse?
  • 00:19:24.146 --> 00:19:24.613
  • What's that verse?Real short.
  • 00:19:26.481 --> 00:19:28.116
  • Real short."I will never leave you nor
  • 00:19:28.116 --> 00:19:28.183
  • "I will never leave you norforsake you."
  • 00:19:29.818 --> 00:19:31.086
  • forsake you."How many of you have ever felt
  • 00:19:32.087 --> 00:19:33.522
  • How many of you have ever feltleft and forsaken by God?
  • 00:19:36.425 --> 00:19:36.625
  • left and forsaken by God?The rest of you are not being
  • 00:19:37.492 --> 00:19:37.859
  • The rest of you are not beinghonest.
  • 00:19:39.628 --> 00:19:39.962
  • honest.Sure you have at some point.
  • 00:19:40.996 --> 00:19:41.063
  • Sure you have at some point.And you think, God, where are
  • 00:19:41.964 --> 00:19:43.065
  • And you think, God, where areyou?
  • 00:19:43.065 --> 00:19:43.065
  • you?God, what--why aren't you
  • 00:19:44.299 --> 00:19:44.700
  • God, what--why aren't youanswering my prayer.
  • 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:45.634
  • answering my prayer.What's going on?
  • 00:19:47.336 --> 00:19:47.803
  • What's going on?He's always interested in
  • 00:19:49.438 --> 00:19:49.905
  • He's always interested indrawing us to Himself and making
  • 00:19:52.808 --> 00:19:52.941
  • drawing us to Himself and makingour life count.
  • 00:19:54.776 --> 00:19:55.010
  • our life count.Somebody says, "Well, sometimes,
  • 00:19:57.379 --> 00:19:57.613
  • Somebody says, "Well, sometimes,I don't feel God's presence."
  • 00:20:00.282 --> 00:20:00.415
  • I don't feel God's presence."Watch this, why has He made it
  • 00:20:03.185 --> 00:20:04.486
  • Watch this, why has He made itso that sometimes I don't feel
  • 00:20:04.620 --> 00:20:05.587
  • so that sometimes I don't feelhis presence?
  • 00:20:05.587 --> 00:20:05.754
  • his presence?Why would God do that?
  • 00:20:07.589 --> 00:20:07.723
  • Why would God do that?Can you have a good reason?
  • 00:20:09.891 --> 00:20:10.092
  • Can you have a good reason?Sure, because He doesn't want us
  • 00:20:11.693 --> 00:20:11.893
  • Sure, because He doesn't want usto live by our feelings.
  • 00:20:13.395 --> 00:20:13.996
  • to live by our feelings.He knew we'd vacillate.
  • 00:20:15.764 --> 00:20:16.064
  • He knew we'd vacillate.I feel fantastic today.
  • 00:20:18.166 --> 00:20:18.834
  • I feel fantastic today.Well, God was so close
  • 00:20:19.701 --> 00:20:20.736
  • Well, God was so closeyesterday, I--God's nowhere to
  • 00:20:21.103 --> 00:20:21.603
  • yesterday, I--God's nowhere tobe found.
  • 00:20:21.603 --> 00:20:21.670
  • be found.In other words, if we live by
  • 00:20:22.904 --> 00:20:24.072
  • In other words, if we live byour feelings, we would never
  • 00:20:25.207 --> 00:20:26.041
  • our feelings, we would neverknow where we are in our
  • 00:20:26.408 --> 00:20:26.775
  • know where we are in ourrelationship to God.
  • 00:20:29.945 --> 00:20:30.212
  • relationship to God.We live by what?
  • 00:20:31.280 --> 00:20:32.014
  • We live by what?Truth.
  • 00:20:32.714 --> 00:20:33.315
  • Truth.We live by the truth.
  • 00:20:34.116 --> 00:20:34.716
  • We live by the truth."I will never forsake you.
  • 00:20:36.551 --> 00:20:37.319
  • "I will never forsake you.I will never leave you."
  • 00:20:38.186 --> 00:20:39.288
  • I will never leave you."We live by truth of the of the
  • 00:20:39.921 --> 00:20:41.957
  • We live by truth of the of theWord of God.
  • 00:20:41.957 --> 00:20:42.324
  • Word of God.And then, listen to this, did He
  • 00:20:44.693 --> 00:20:45.327
  • And then, listen to this, did Henot give you one of the greatest
  • 00:20:47.162 --> 00:20:47.429
  • not give you one of the greatestgifts of all?
  • 00:20:49.264 --> 00:20:49.665
  • gifts of all?And that is when you were saved,
  • 00:20:51.733 --> 00:20:52.000
  • And that is when you were saved,He indwelt you with the Holy
  • 00:20:53.101 --> 00:20:53.302
  • He indwelt you with the HolySpirit.
  • 00:20:53.669 --> 00:20:54.236
  • Spirit.That is, listen to this, God
  • 00:20:55.504 --> 00:20:55.504
  • That is, listen to this, Godsays, "I'm going to send the
  • 00:20:56.638 --> 00:20:57.873
  • says, "I'm going to send theHoly Spirit, who will be in you,
  • 00:20:58.540 --> 00:20:59.241
  • Holy Spirit, who will be in you,with you, and upon you.
  • 00:21:00.375 --> 00:21:00.642
  • with you, and upon you.He's going to be your guide.
  • 00:21:02.411 --> 00:21:02.611
  • He's going to be your guide.He's going to be your helper,
  • 00:21:03.612 --> 00:21:04.179
  • He's going to be your helper,the parakletos.
  • 00:21:04.713 --> 00:21:05.147
  • the parakletos.He's going to be your helper.
  • 00:21:06.081 --> 00:21:06.648
  • He's going to be your helper.He's going to be the source of
  • 00:21:07.449 --> 00:21:07.683
  • He's going to be the source ofyour strength.
  • 00:21:08.850 --> 00:21:09.117
  • your strength.He's going to be there for you
  • 00:21:10.085 --> 00:21:10.952
  • He's going to be there for youanytime, anywhere, in any
  • 00:21:11.920 --> 00:21:12.220
  • anytime, anywhere, in anycircumstance.
  • 00:21:13.188 --> 00:21:14.222
  • circumstance.He's going to be the One who
  • 00:21:14.423 --> 00:21:15.624
  • He's going to be the One whoempowers you, enables you.
  • 00:21:16.825 --> 00:21:17.459
  • empowers you, enables you.He's going to be your very
  • 00:21:18.627 --> 00:21:19.728
  • He's going to be your verylife."
  • 00:21:19.728 --> 00:21:20.395
  • life."That's our security.
  • 00:21:21.797 --> 00:21:22.197
  • That's our security.That's our absolute assurance.
  • 00:21:24.499 --> 00:21:24.800
  • That's our absolute assurance.And so, once you receive Christ
  • 00:21:26.868 --> 00:21:27.936
  • And so, once you receive Christas your Savior, listen to this,
  • 00:21:29.037 --> 00:21:30.439
  • as your Savior, listen to this,He loves you so much, you cannot
  • 00:21:32.441 --> 00:21:36.778
  • He loves you so much, you cannotbe lost.
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  • be lost.Watch this, once He writes your
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  • Watch this, once He writes yourname in the Lamb's Book of Life,
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  • name in the Lamb's Book of Life,you're trusting Him as your
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  • you're trusting Him as yourSavior, there's nothing in the
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  • Savior, there's nothing in theBible about erasures.
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  • Bible about erasures.Not in there.
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  • Not in there.Nobody can erase your name from
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  • Nobody can erase your name fromthe Lamb's Book of Life because
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  • the Lamb's Book of Life becauseit's written with indelible
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  • it's written with indelibledivine ink.
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  • divine ink.Cannot be erased under any
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  • Cannot be erased under anycondition.
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  • condition.Once you're saved by the grace
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  • Once you're saved by the graceof God, watch this, grace says
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  • of God, watch this, grace saysin the very beginning, I don't
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  • in the very beginning, I don'tdeserve it.
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  • deserve it.Grace is all about love and
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  • Grace is all about love andforgiveness and cleansing and
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  • forgiveness and cleansing andacceptance.
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  • acceptance.Once you trust Him as your
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  • Once you trust Him as yourpersonal Savior, your name
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  • personal Savior, your namewritten in Lamb's Book of Life,
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  • written in Lamb's Book of Life,and what?
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  • and what?You sin against God, you get
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  • You sin against God, you getchastised.
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  • chastised.You sin against God, you pay the
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  • You sin against God, you pay theprice.
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  • price.But, watch this, the price is
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  • But, watch this, the price isnever your soul, never your
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  • never your soul, never yoursoul.
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  • soul.Once you're saved by the grace
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  • Once you're saved by the graceof God, you're forever saved.
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  • of God, you're forever saved.You start living in sin, what
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  • You start living in sin, whathappens?
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  • happens?Chastisement comes.
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  • Chastisement comes.And you--He will chastise you.
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  • And you--He will chastise you.You say, "Well, how much will He
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  • You say, "Well, how much will Hechastise me?
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  • chastise me?He'll chastise you until you
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  • He'll chastise you until youthink you can't stand it
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  • think you can't stand itanymore, and you get
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  • anymore, and you getstraightened out with God.
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  • straightened out with God.That may be where you are this
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  • That may be where you are thismorning.
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  • morning.You may have to admit, "Well,
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  • You may have to admit, "Well,you know what?
  • 00:22:56.558 --> 00:22:56.725
  • you know what?I got out of the will of God
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  • I got out of the will of Godback yonder and I told God I
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  • back yonder and I told God Ididn't want to live that way
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  • didn't want to live that wayanymore.
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  • anymore.It didn't work for me, so I
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  • It didn't work for me, so Ishowed up this morning hoping
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  • showed up this morning hopingI'd hear something that'll
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  • I'd hear something that'llhelp me."
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  • help me."Once you trusted Jesus Christ as
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  • Once you trusted Jesus Christ asyour personal Savior, you are
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  • your personal Savior, you areforever a child of God.
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  • forever a child of God.You may be a child of God with
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  • You may be a child of God withlots of doubt, lots of fears,
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  • lots of doubt, lots of fears,things are not working right in
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  • things are not working right inyour life, but watch this, but
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  • your life, but watch this, butnot lost, not lost, because He
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  • not lost, not lost, because Heloves you, because He cares,
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  • loves you, because He cares,because He has the best for you.
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  • because He has the best for you.And when I think about people
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  • And when I think about peoplewhose faith wavers, I think
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  • whose faith wavers, I thinksometimes they must think that
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  • sometimes they must think thatthere must be something too hard
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  • there must be something too hardfor God.
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  • for God.No, it's a matter of
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  • No, it's a matter ofsurrendering to Him and watch
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  • surrendering to Him and watchHim work in your life.
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  • Him work in your life.That's who God is.
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  • That's who God is.He's this awesome, infinite God,
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  • He's this awesome, infinite God,full of love that's
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  • full of love that'sindescribable.
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  • indescribable.I ask you one last question:
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  • I ask you one last question:what could Almighty God have
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  • what could Almighty God havedone to prove His love for all
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  • done to prove His love for allof us that even matches what He
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  • of us that even matches what Hedid at the cross?
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  • did at the cross?What else could He do to prove
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  • What else could He do to proveHis love?
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  • His love?"For God so loved the world that
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  • "For God so loved the world thatHe gave His only Begotten Son,
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  • He gave His only Begotten Son,that whosoever," watch this,
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  • that whosoever," watch this,"whosoever believes in Him," not
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  • "whosoever believes in Him," notworks for Him, not labors for
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  • works for Him, not labors forHim, "whosoever believes in Him
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  • Him, "whosoever believes in Himwould not perish but have
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  • would not perish but haveeternal life."
  • 00:24:34.856 --> 00:24:35.023
  • eternal life."Do you believe Him?
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  • Do you believe Him?Do you believe He died for your
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  • Do you believe He died for yoursins?
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  • sins?Do you believe that when He went
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  • Do you believe that when He wentto the cross, He paid your sin
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  • to the cross, He paid your sindebt in full?
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  • debt in full?Are you willing to ask Him to
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  • Are you willing to ask Him toforgive you of your sin,
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  • forgive you of your sin,surrender your life to Him and
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  • surrender your life to Him andstart, listen, begin life anew
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  • start, listen, begin life anewwith Jesus in your life, sealed
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  • with Jesus in your life, sealedby the Holy Spirit and, one of
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  • by the Holy Spirit and, one ofthese days, welcomed into heaven
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  • these days, welcomed into heavenby Almighty God?
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  • by Almighty God?Amen?
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  • Amen?Father, we thank You for loving
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  • Father, we thank You for lovingus and we look at the cross and
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  • us and we look at the cross andthink, oh, how unworthy we are.
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  • think, oh, how unworthy we are.Oh, how much You must love us.
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  • Oh, how much You must love us.Show us how to live out what
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  • Show us how to live out whatYou've done for us and what You
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  • You've done for us and what Youdo for us continually.
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  • do for us continually.Deliver us from all doubt, all
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  • Deliver us from all doubt, allfear.
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  • fear.And may we rest absolutely and
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  • And may we rest absolutely andtotally in Your loving arms.
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  • - announcer: God created youwith a plan to fulfill an
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  • You may not realize how
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  • You may not realize howprofoundly God desires to
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  • profoundly God desires towork in you and impact others
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  • Just imagine what your life
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  • Just imagine what your lifemight look like a year from now
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  • might look like a year from nowafter connecting daily with your
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  • after connecting daily with yourheavenly Father.
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