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Looking Deeper Into The Will of God

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October 18, 2020
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Looking Deeper Into The Will of God

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Many of
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Many ofyou have wondered what it means
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  • you have wondered what it meansnow that I am Pastor Emeritus of
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  • now that I am Pastor Emeritus ofFirst Baptist Atlanta.
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  • First Baptist Atlanta.I want to assure you that I am
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  • I want to assure you that I amnot retiring.
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  • not retiring.I will continue to preach the
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  • I will continue to preach thegospel as long as God allows.
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  • gospel as long as God allows.You may not know that First
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  • You may not know that FirstBaptist and In Touch are
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  • Baptist and In Touch areseparate organizations--with
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  • separate organizations--withseparate buildings and purposes.
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  • separate buildings and purposes.At In Touch Ministries, we
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  • At In Touch Ministries, weremain focused on getting the
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  • remain focused on getting thegospel around the world.
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  • gospel around the world.Wherever people need to know
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  • Wherever people need to knowJesus, we want to reach them.
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  • Jesus, we want to reach them.So what this means for you is
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  • So what this means for you isthat absolutely nothing will
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  • that absolutely nothing willchange in how you find my
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  • change in how you find mymessages.
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  • messages.However, you may notice me
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  • However, you may notice mepreaching and teaching from
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  • preaching and teaching fromdifferent locations, not just
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  • different locations, not justthe church sanctuary.
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  • the church sanctuary.Through all of this, my goal
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  • Through all of this, my goalremains the same: to get the
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  • remains the same: to get thetruth of the gospel to as many
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  • truth of the gospel to as manypeople as possible, as quickly
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  • people as possible, as quicklyas possible, in the power of the
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  • as possible, in the power of theHoly Spirit,
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  • - male announcer: Next on "In
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  • Touch," "Looking Deeper into the
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  • - Dr. Stanley: It's
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  • - Dr. Stanley: It'smost reassuring to realize that
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  • most reassuring to realize thatGod has a specific plan for your
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  • God has a specific plan for yourlife, for each one of us.
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  • life, for each one of us.It's not the same plan, but it's
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  • It's not the same plan, but it'sall, for each of us, all
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  • all, for each of us, alldesigned for what He had for us
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  • designed for what He had for usin mind, no exception.
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  • in mind, no exception.We might not understand how God
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  • We might not understand how Godcan work in the way He works all
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  • can work in the way He works allover the world, but He does
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  • over the world, but He doesbecause He's God.
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  • because He's God.He's not left anybody out.
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  • He's not left anybody out.We might try to understand some
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  • We might try to understand somethings that happen we can't
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  • things that happen we can'tunderstand, but He has a plan
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  • understand, but He has a planfor our life and He intends to
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  • for our life and He intends tofulfill that if we're willing to
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  • fulfill that if we're willing totrust Him and obey Him.
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  • trust Him and obey Him.And those two things are
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  • And those two things areabsolutely essential.
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  • absolutely essential.Whatever God has in mind,
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  • Whatever God has in mind,whatever He had in mind when He
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  • whatever He had in mind when Heallowed you to be born and come
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  • allowed you to be born and comeinto this world, trusting and
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  • into this world, trusting andobeying Him were two key issues.
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  • obeying Him were two key issues.So, ask yourself the question,
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  • So, ask yourself the question,people who know you, would they
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  • people who know you, would theyknow you as someone who trusts
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  • know you as someone who trustsGod, who obeys God, someone who
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  • God, who obeys God, someone whoattempts to walk in His will?
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  • attempts to walk in His will?Or do they just know you as a
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  • Or do they just know you as aperson who sort of just does
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  • person who sort of just doeswhatever comes naturally, and
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  • whatever comes naturally, andyou want to be happy, and you
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  • you want to be happy, and youwant to be successful, and you
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  • want to be successful, and youwant to fit into the ways of the
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  • want to fit into the ways of theworld.
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  • world.God did not allow you to be born
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  • God did not allow you to be bornjust to do any old thing you
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  • just to do any old thing youwanted to do.
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  • wanted to do.That wasn't His plan.
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  • That wasn't His plan.And many people will live their
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  • And many people will live theirwhole life and never ask the
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  • whole life and never ask thequestion: what is God's plan for
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  • question: what is God's plan formy life?
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  • my life?What's His will for my life?
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  • What's His will for my life?Once you begin to ask that
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  • Once you begin to ask thatquestion, that takes you deeper
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  • question, that takes you deeperand deeper into the whole
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  • and deeper into the wholeperspective of God's purpose in
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  • perspective of God's purpose inyour life.
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  • your life.And when I think about that, I
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  • And when I think about that, Ithink about one verse found in
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  • think about one verse found inthe hundred and third Psalm,
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  • the hundred and third Psalm,because the question comes is
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  • because the question comes isthat, well, how can God do this,
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  • that, well, how can God do this,that, and the other, and so
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  • that, and the other, and soforth?
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  • forth?Hundred and third Psalm and the
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  • Hundred and third Psalm and thenineteenth verse.
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  • nineteenth verse.You ought to mark this verse in
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  • You ought to mark this verse inyour Bible if it's not marked.
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  • your Bible if it's not marked.He says, "The Lord has
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  • He says, "The Lord hasestablished His throne in the
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  • established His throne in theheavens, and His sovereignty
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  • heavens, and His sovereigntyrules over all."
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  • rules over all."Look at that, "His sovereignty
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  • Look at that, "His sovereigntyrules over all."
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  • rules over all."That is, no matter what's going
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  • That is, no matter what's goingon, God is in charge and He's in
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  • on, God is in charge and He's incontrol.
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  • control.It may look like He's not in
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  • It may look like He's not incontrol, but He is.
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  • control, but He is.We listen to all the news and
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  • We listen to all the news andups and downs and ins and outs,
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  • ups and downs and ins and outs,and I'm for this and I'm for
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  • and I'm for this and I'm forthat, and I'm opposed to this,
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  • that, and I'm opposed to this,that, and the other.
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  • that, and the other.Where is God in all this?
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  • Where is God in all this?Right where He's always been: He
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  • Right where He's always been: Heis in control.
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  • is in control.He will let us do things at
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  • He will let us do things attimes that are foolish, that are
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  • times that are foolish, that aredisastrous, destructive, but
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  • disastrous, destructive, butoftentimes He stops us.
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  • oftentimes He stops us.And sometimes we have a hard
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  • And sometimes we have a hardtime believing that God is
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  • time believing that God isinvolved in anything, the way
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  • involved in anything, the waypeople are acting.
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  • people are acting.So, when I think about these
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  • So, when I think about theseverses and His sovereignty, I
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  • verses and His sovereignty, Ithink about what Jeremiah said
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  • think about what Jeremiah saidto God.
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  • to God.He said in that thirty-second
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  • He said in that thirty-secondchapter, "Ah, Lord God!
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  • chapter, "Ah, Lord God!Behold, You have made the
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  • Behold, You have made theheavens and the earth by Your
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  • heavens and the earth by Yourgreat power and by Your
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  • great power and by Youroutstretched arm!
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  • outstretched arm!Nothing is too difficult for
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  • Nothing is too difficult foryou."
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  • you."Now, if you and I believe that
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  • Now, if you and I believe thateverything was within the reach
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  • everything was within the reachof God and the power of God, and
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  • of God and the power of God, andnothing is too difficult for
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  • nothing is too difficult forHim, we would operate a little
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  • Him, we would operate a littledifferently.
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  • differently.We wouldn't doubt some things.
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  • We wouldn't doubt some things.We would be willing to claim
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  • We would be willing to claimmore of His promises, for God is
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  • more of His promises, for God isin charge.
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  • in charge.He is in control.
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  • He is in control."His sovereignty rules over
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  • "His sovereignty rules overall."
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  • all."So, no matter what's going on in
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  • So, no matter what's going on inthe world, God is still in
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  • the world, God is still incharge.
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  • charge.The problem is, so many people
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  • The problem is, so many peopledon't believe that.
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  • don't believe that.And I look at--watch television
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  • And I look at--watch televisiononce in a while and I think, how
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  • once in a while and I think, howpitiful!
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  • pitiful!And on and on and on it goes,
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  • And on and on and on it goes,till you finally have to get up
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  • till you finally have to get upand cut it off, and ask the
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  • and cut it off, and ask thequestion, Lord, has anybody
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  • question, Lord, has anybodyheard about God?
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  • heard about God?Has anybody heard about Jehovah,
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  • Has anybody heard about Jehovah,Yahweh, Elohim in the Old
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  • Yahweh, Elohim in the OldTestament, the God of all gods,
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  • Testament, the God of all gods,the only one true God, the God
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  • the only one true God, the Godwho has all power to do all
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  • who has all power to do allthings?
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  • things?Anybody believing in Him,
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  • Anybody believing in Him,trusting Him, or waiting upon
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  • trusting Him, or waiting uponHim for direction?
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  • Him for direction?If you listen and watch and do
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  • If you listen and watch and donot read the Word of God, you
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  • not read the Word of God, youcould get very, very
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  • could get very, verydiscouraged.
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  • discouraged.So, the title of this message is
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  • So, the title of this message is"Looking Deeper Into the Will of
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  • "Looking Deeper Into the Will ofGod," and I want to talk about,
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  • God," and I want to talk about,first of all, the three major
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  • first of all, the three majordistinctions in God's will, the
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  • distinctions in God's will, thethree categories.
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  • three categories.And the first is God's
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  • And the first is God'spredestined will, those things
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  • predestined will, those thingsHe will do: irresistible,
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  • He will do: irresistible,unchangeable, unconditional.
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  • unchangeable, unconditional.That is, things that God can do
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  • That is, things that God can doby His power and His love, and
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  • by His power and His love, andthings that nobody can stop.
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  • things that nobody can stop.He is in control.
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  • He is in control.He is the sovereign of the
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  • He is the sovereign of theuniverse.
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  • universe.His predestined will, which
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  • His predestined will, whichmeans predestined, He's already
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  • means predestined, He's alreadydetermined some things.
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  • determined some things.This world may look like it's
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  • This world may look like it'sswirling around out of control,
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  • swirling around out of control,but God is in control of
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  • but God is in control ofwhatever's going on.
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  • whatever's going on.And then, of course, there's
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  • And then, of course, there'sGod's moral will.
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  • God's moral will.His moral will would be
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  • His moral will would beexplained best in the Ten
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  • explained best in the TenCommandments.
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  • Commandments.God has a moral will.
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  • God has a moral will.You shall not steal, lie, commit
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  • You shall not steal, lie, commitadultery, and on and on, the Ten
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  • adultery, and on and on, the TenCommandments.
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  • Commandments.And all through the Scriptures,
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  • And all through the Scriptures,there's some things that God has
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  • there's some things that God hasforbidden.
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  • forbidden.Does that mean they can't
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  • Does that mean they can'thappen?
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  • happen?No.
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  • No.It means that it is not the will
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  • It means that it is not the willof God for them to happen.
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  • of God for them to happen.It's not best for them to
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  • It's not best for them tohappen.
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  • happen.It's costly for them to happen.
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  • It's costly for them to happen.It's disastrous for them to
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  • It's disastrous for them tohappen.
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  • happen.Because He is a God who gives us
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  • Because He is a God who gives usfreedom and liberty up to some
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  • freedom and liberty up to somedegree.
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  • degree.This moral will is where we get
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  • This moral will is where we getin trouble.
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  • in trouble.We decide we want to do things
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  • We decide we want to do thingsour way when we want to do it.
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  • our way when we want to do it.We can explain it away.
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  • We can explain it away.And yet, when we violate the Ten
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  • And yet, when we violate the TenCommandments, we violate the
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  • Commandments, we violate theteachings of Jesus, there is a
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  • teachings of Jesus, there is aprice to be paid.
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  • price to be paid.And there is no substitute for
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  • And there is no substitute forobedience.
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  • obedience.And there is no one greater than
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  • And there is no one greater thanGod.
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  • God.And when I listen to some of the
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  • And when I listen to some of thethings that people are saying
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  • things that people are sayingabout we're going to do this and
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  • about we're going to do this andwe're going to do that, there is
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  • we're going to do that, there isa God who ultimately determines
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  • a God who ultimately determineswhat you will do and what you
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  • what you will do and what youwill not do.
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  • will not do.He allows disobedience and
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  • He allows disobedience andrebellion, but only at a price.
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  • rebellion, but only at a price.Sin does not come cheaply.
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  • Sin does not come cheaply.Rebellion toward God is not
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  • Rebellion toward God is notcheap.
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  • cheap.And I listen to people talk
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  • And I listen to people talkabout what they're going to do
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  • about what they're going to doand this, and all the things
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  • and this, and all the thingsthat are happening, and they
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  • that are happening, and theywant freedom to do this and that
  • 00:07:54.857 --> 00:07:55.892
  • want freedom to do this and thatand the other with no, listen,
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  • and the other with no, listen,with no sense of responsibility
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  • with no sense of responsibilitytoward the sovereign God of the
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  • toward the sovereign God of theuniverse.
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  • universe.We're all responsible to Him
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  • We're all responsible to Himwhether we like it or not.
  • 00:08:08.671 --> 00:08:10.139
  • whether we like it or not.And then of course, there's
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  • And then of course, there'sGod's desired will: those things
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  • God's desired will: those thingsthat He desires for us.
  • 00:08:15.611 --> 00:08:17.413
  • that He desires for us.His desired will for us, well,
  • 00:08:17.413 --> 00:08:17.480
  • His desired will for us, well,let's begin with salvation.
  • 00:08:19.215 --> 00:08:20.750
  • let's begin with salvation.God desires that we are saved.
  • 00:08:21.050 --> 00:08:22.585
  • God desires that we are saved.He desires that we be baptized.
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  • He desires that we be baptized.He desires that we walk after
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  • He desires that we walk afterHis will.
  • 00:08:25.221 --> 00:08:26.355
  • His will.He desires that we learn to pray
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  • He desires that we learn to prayand learn to follow His
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  • and learn to follow Histeachings of Scripture.
  • 00:08:31.594 --> 00:08:32.762
  • teachings of Scripture.It's His will that we learn to
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  • It's His will that we learn toobey Him early in life.
  • 00:08:34.430 --> 00:08:34.430
  • obey Him early in life.It's His will that we learn to
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  • It's His will that we learn tolisten to Him, follow Him, and
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  • listen to Him, follow Him, andacknowledge that He is the
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  • acknowledge that He is theultimate guide in life.
  • 00:08:41.904 --> 00:08:43.573
  • ultimate guide in life.So, in order for me to be
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  • So, in order for me to beobedient, I need to know what
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  • obedient, I need to know whatHis will is.
  • 00:08:46.676 --> 00:08:47.877
  • His will is.How am I going to know what His
  • 00:08:47.877 --> 00:08:50.146
  • How am I going to know what Hiswill is?
  • 00:08:50.346 --> 00:08:52.515
  • will is?Where am I going to find out?
  • 00:08:52.715 --> 00:08:54.050
  • Where am I going to find out?You listen to the true Word of
  • 00:08:54.550 --> 00:08:57.853
  • You listen to the true Word ofGod and you read the Word of God
  • 00:08:58.120 --> 00:08:59.522
  • God and you read the Word of Godand you believe the Word of God.
  • 00:08:59.722 --> 00:09:02.058
  • and you believe the Word of God.If you want the truth of God, if
  • 00:09:02.525 --> 00:09:03.926
  • If you want the truth of God, ifyou want to know how to live out
  • 00:09:03.926 --> 00:09:05.561
  • you want to know how to live outyour life, in order to be
  • 00:09:06.329 --> 00:09:07.863
  • your life, in order to beobedient, you've got to know the
  • 00:09:08.197 --> 00:09:08.598
  • obedient, you've got to know theWord of God.
  • 00:09:08.764 --> 00:09:09.765
  • Word of God.So, don't raise your hand,
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  • So, don't raise your hand,naturally.
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  • naturally.When I say that, I'm trying to
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  • When I say that, I'm trying tocover for you.
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  • cover for you.Ha, ha, ha.
  • 00:09:16.672 --> 00:09:18.040
  • Ha, ha, ha.How many times this past week
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  • How many times this past weekdid you pick up the Bible and
  • 00:09:21.777 --> 00:09:23.646
  • did you pick up the Bible andread a verse?
  • 00:09:23.913 --> 00:09:26.649
  • read a verse?You have seven days in a week,
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  • You have seven days in a week,twenty-four hours a day.
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  • twenty-four hours a day.You have many things on your
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  • You have many things on yourschedule that you have to do,
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  • schedule that you have to do,many things that you don't have
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  • many things that you don't haveto do that you want to do.
  • 00:09:35.091 --> 00:09:36.125
  • to do that you want to do.You don't work all time, you
  • 00:09:36.125 --> 00:09:36.125
  • You don't work all time, youhave free time.
  • 00:09:38.461 --> 00:09:39.595
  • have free time.How much of that free time did
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  • How much of that free time didyou spend asking God: Lord, what
  • 00:09:42.798 --> 00:09:43.132
  • you spend asking God: Lord, whatabout this?
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  • about this?Should we buy that house?
  • 00:09:46.202 --> 00:09:47.837
  • Should we buy that house?Should we buy that automobile?
  • 00:09:48.104 --> 00:09:49.171
  • Should we buy that automobile?Should I allow my son to go to
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  • Should I allow my son to go tocollege here?
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  • college here?Should I allow my daughter to go
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  • Should I allow my daughter to goout with this guy?
  • 00:09:54.076 --> 00:09:55.478
  • out with this guy?Should I allow my son to be a
  • 00:09:55.878 --> 00:09:56.979
  • Should I allow my son to be apart of that club?
  • 00:09:57.179 --> 00:09:58.381
  • part of that club?In other words, when is the last
  • 00:09:58.381 --> 00:09:58.381
  • In other words, when is the lasttime you asked the One who knows
  • 00:10:00.249 --> 00:10:01.484
  • time you asked the One who knowsthe answer to everything about
  • 00:10:02.418 --> 00:10:03.319
  • the answer to everything aboutHis will?
  • 00:10:03.586 --> 00:10:04.787
  • His will?What does He want?
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  • What does He want?Would you not agree that God
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  • Would you not agree that Godwill always want what's best
  • 00:10:07.657 --> 00:10:07.857
  • will always want what's bestfor you?
  • 00:10:08.157 --> 00:10:08.557
  • for you?How many of you believe that,
  • 00:10:09.058 --> 00:10:10.326
  • How many of you believe that,say amen?
  • 00:10:10.626 --> 00:10:11.360
  • say amen?He'll always want what's best
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  • He'll always want what's bestfor you.
  • 00:10:12.361 --> 00:10:13.696
  • for you.You really believe that, then
  • 00:10:13.696 --> 00:10:13.963
  • You really believe that, thenwhy don't you ask Him?
  • 00:10:17.500 --> 00:10:18.434
  • why don't you ask Him?Why do you make so many
  • 00:10:18.434 --> 00:10:18.701
  • Why do you make so manydecisions without asking Him?
  • 00:10:21.370 --> 00:10:22.338
  • decisions without asking Him?Watch this.
  • 00:10:22.338 --> 00:10:23.673
  • Watch this.He has a will, a purpose, a
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  • He has a will, a purpose, aplan.
  • 00:10:25.574 --> 00:10:27.510
  • plan.He knows what's best for us in
  • 00:10:27.510 --> 00:10:27.576
  • He knows what's best for us inevery single circumstance of
  • 00:10:29.045 --> 00:10:30.413
  • every single circumstance oflife and He invites us to ask
  • 00:10:31.947 --> 00:10:32.448
  • life and He invites us to askHim.
  • 00:10:32.448 --> 00:10:32.481
  • Him."Ask and it shall be given you,
  • 00:10:33.816 --> 00:10:34.617
  • "Ask and it shall be given you,seek and ye shall find, knock
  • 00:10:35.051 --> 00:10:36.385
  • seek and ye shall find, knockand it shall be opened to you."
  • 00:10:36.552 --> 00:10:38.020
  • and it shall be opened to you."God is willing to show us His
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  • God is willing to show us Hiswill.
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  • will.This is the confidence that we
  • 00:10:40.156 --> 00:10:41.824
  • This is the confidence that wehave in Him, that if we ask
  • 00:10:41.957 --> 00:10:42.825
  • have in Him, that if we askanything according to His will,
  • 00:10:43.492 --> 00:10:44.493
  • anything according to His will,He's going to hear us.
  • 00:10:44.660 --> 00:10:45.628
  • He's going to hear us.And if we know that He hears us,
  • 00:10:46.162 --> 00:10:46.996
  • And if we know that He hears us,we know that we have the
  • 00:10:47.329 --> 00:10:48.097
  • we know that we have thepetition that we desired of Him.
  • 00:10:48.964 --> 00:10:50.366
  • petition that we desired of Him.Then why not get in the Word of
  • 00:10:50.800 --> 00:10:51.934
  • Then why not get in the Word ofGod and find out, Lord, what
  • 00:10:52.535 --> 00:10:53.469
  • God and find out, Lord, whatwould You have me to do in this
  • 00:10:53.803 --> 00:10:55.304
  • would You have me to do in thisparticular situation?
  • 00:10:55.404 --> 00:10:56.872
  • particular situation?What does obedience require of
  • 00:10:57.640 --> 00:10:58.941
  • What does obedience require ofme?
  • 00:10:59.275 --> 00:11:00.609
  • me?Is--does this fit the will of
  • 00:11:00.776 --> 00:11:03.045
  • Is--does this fit the will ofGod or does it not?
  • 00:11:03.379 --> 00:11:05.014
  • God or does it not?And the reason people are in
  • 00:11:05.014 --> 00:11:06.549
  • And the reason people are insuch deep debt is because they
  • 00:11:07.683 --> 00:11:08.384
  • such deep debt is because theyspend without asking the will of
  • 00:11:09.018 --> 00:11:09.618
  • spend without asking the will ofGod.
  • 00:11:09.852 --> 00:11:11.353
  • God.Listen, this is a major issue in
  • 00:11:11.654 --> 00:11:13.122
  • Listen, this is a major issue inthis country.
  • 00:11:13.122 --> 00:11:13.889
  • this country.Indebtedness is a major, major
  • 00:11:15.357 --> 00:11:16.225
  • Indebtedness is a major, majorissue.
  • 00:11:16.525 --> 00:11:17.259
  • issue.And you say, "But what's that
  • 00:11:17.460 --> 00:11:18.327
  • And you say, "But what's thatgot to do with the Bible?"
  • 00:11:18.461 --> 00:11:19.729
  • got to do with the Bible?"Well, just start reading and
  • 00:11:19.729 --> 00:11:21.030
  • Well, just start reading andyou'll find out.
  • 00:11:21.297 --> 00:11:22.364
  • you'll find out.God has a lot to say about money
  • 00:11:23.966 --> 00:11:26.168
  • God has a lot to say about moneyand not being in debt.
  • 00:11:26.502 --> 00:11:28.437
  • and not being in debt.And so, when you think about one
  • 00:11:28.604 --> 00:11:31.273
  • And so, when you think about onesin leading to another, God has
  • 00:11:31.607 --> 00:11:32.508
  • sin leading to another, God hasa will for us.
  • 00:11:32.508 --> 00:11:32.608
  • a will for us.His will is always best for you.
  • 00:11:35.778 --> 00:11:36.512
  • His will is always best for you.It's always best for you.
  • 00:11:37.313 --> 00:11:39.482
  • It's always best for you.His yes is best, His no is best,
  • 00:11:41.350 --> 00:11:41.851
  • His yes is best, His no is best,because He wants what's best for
  • 00:11:43.119 --> 00:11:43.753
  • because He wants what's best forus.
  • 00:11:44.086 --> 00:11:44.820
  • us.And so, when we think about the
  • 00:11:45.254 --> 00:11:47.857
  • And so, when we think about thewill of God, the will of God is
  • 00:11:47.857 --> 00:11:47.890
  • will of God, the will of God isGod's best plan for us.
  • 00:11:50.659 --> 00:11:52.428
  • God's best plan for us.Now, you say, "Well, my life is
  • 00:11:52.728 --> 00:11:55.064
  • Now, you say, "Well, my life issort of mixed up and I don't
  • 00:11:55.064 --> 00:11:55.498
  • sort of mixed up and I don'tknow where to turn next."
  • 00:11:55.965 --> 00:11:56.632
  • know where to turn next."So, let me give you one other
  • 00:11:57.066 --> 00:11:58.300
  • So, let me give you one otherdivision of the will of God, and
  • 00:11:58.701 --> 00:12:01.203
  • division of the will of God, andthat's His personal will for
  • 00:12:01.570 --> 00:12:03.038
  • that's His personal will foryour life.
  • 00:12:03.038 --> 00:12:03.773
  • your life.And we can divide that into
  • 00:12:04.340 --> 00:12:05.207
  • And we can divide that intothree categories.
  • 00:12:05.508 --> 00:12:07.009
  • three categories.And first of all, that's His
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  • And first of all, that's Hisintentional will.
  • 00:12:08.410 --> 00:12:09.712
  • intentional will.That is, what did God have in
  • 00:12:09.712 --> 00:12:09.712
  • That is, what did God have inmind for you?
  • 00:12:12.982 --> 00:12:13.682
  • mind for you?I don't know who your parents
  • 00:12:13.883 --> 00:12:15.818
  • I don't know who your parentswere, how they raised you.
  • 00:12:16.051 --> 00:12:16.886
  • were, how they raised you.But what did God have in mind
  • 00:12:17.119 --> 00:12:17.787
  • But what did God have in mindfor you?
  • 00:12:18.020 --> 00:12:18.954
  • for you?Think about that for a moment.
  • 00:12:19.155 --> 00:12:20.489
  • Think about that for a moment.His intentional will, what did
  • 00:12:20.990 --> 00:12:21.690
  • His intentional will, what didHe have in mind before you were
  • 00:12:22.424 --> 00:12:23.459
  • He have in mind before you wereever born?
  • 00:12:23.659 --> 00:12:24.827
  • ever born?What did He even have in mind
  • 00:12:24.894 --> 00:12:27.029
  • What did He even have in mindabout your education?
  • 00:12:27.329 --> 00:12:28.164
  • about your education?What did He have in mind, for
  • 00:12:28.397 --> 00:12:31.467
  • What did He have in mind, forexample, about the spiritual
  • 00:12:32.268 --> 00:12:32.968
  • example, about the spiritualgifts?
  • 00:12:33.302 --> 00:12:34.603
  • gifts?When you trusted Jesus Christ as
  • 00:12:34.804 --> 00:12:38.207
  • When you trusted Jesus Christ asyour Savior, you were, listen,
  • 00:12:38.207 --> 00:12:38.374
  • your Savior, you were, listen,you were gifted with the
  • 00:12:39.909 --> 00:12:41.076
  • you were gifted with theability, talents, and skills to
  • 00:12:41.877 --> 00:12:42.278
  • ability, talents, and skills todo whatever God wants you to do.
  • 00:12:45.314 --> 00:12:46.916
  • do whatever God wants you to do.And when you think back early in
  • 00:12:46.916 --> 00:12:48.584
  • And when you think back early inyour life, you were thinking
  • 00:12:48.717 --> 00:12:49.785
  • your life, you were thinkingabout: when I grow up, I'm going
  • 00:12:50.186 --> 00:12:51.453
  • about: when I grow up, I'm goingto be this and I'm going to be
  • 00:12:51.453 --> 00:12:52.621
  • to be this and I'm going to bethat and so forth.
  • 00:12:52.888 --> 00:12:54.290
  • that and so forth.Did you ever ask God what He
  • 00:12:54.657 --> 00:12:57.827
  • Did you ever ask God what Hewanted you to do?
  • 00:12:58.093 --> 00:13:00.296
  • wanted you to do?You say, "Well, how do you know
  • 00:13:00.396 --> 00:13:02.832
  • You say, "Well, how do you knowwhat God wants you to do?"
  • 00:13:03.132 --> 00:13:04.266
  • what God wants you to do?"And if you're sitting here and
  • 00:13:04.266 --> 00:13:04.366
  • And if you're sitting here andyou don't know the will of God
  • 00:13:05.334 --> 00:13:05.434
  • you don't know the will of Godfor your life, maybe you never
  • 00:13:07.703 --> 00:13:09.238
  • for your life, maybe you neverasked Him.
  • 00:13:09.505 --> 00:13:10.840
  • asked Him.Maybe, think about this.
  • 00:13:10.840 --> 00:13:11.073
  • Maybe, think about this.Did you ever get on your knees
  • 00:13:11.941 --> 00:13:12.174
  • Did you ever get on your kneesand say, "God, I don't want to
  • 00:13:13.175 --> 00:13:13.175
  • and say, "God, I don't want towaste my life.
  • 00:13:14.543 --> 00:13:16.078
  • waste my life.I want my life to count.
  • 00:13:16.078 --> 00:13:16.178
  • I want my life to count.And if I want my life to count,
  • 00:13:17.479 --> 00:13:18.380
  • And if I want my life to count,I--and if You're going to help
  • 00:13:19.048 --> 00:13:19.348
  • I--and if You're going to helpme and answer my prayer, I've
  • 00:13:20.082 --> 00:13:20.649
  • me and answer my prayer, I'vegot to pray the right thing, so
  • 00:13:21.483 --> 00:13:21.851
  • got to pray the right thing, sowhat is it You want me to do?"
  • 00:13:25.321 --> 00:13:27.356
  • what is it You want me to do?"Very, very few young people
  • 00:13:27.356 --> 00:13:28.157
  • Very, very few young peopletoday will talk to you about the
  • 00:13:29.158 --> 00:13:29.625
  • today will talk to you about thewill of God for their life
  • 00:13:30.426 --> 00:13:31.327
  • will of God for their lifebecause they never gave it any
  • 00:13:31.827 --> 00:13:33.863
  • because they never gave it anythought.
  • 00:13:33.863 --> 00:13:34.129
  • thought.That God has, this God who is
  • 00:13:35.731 --> 00:13:36.665
  • That God has, this God who issovereign over the universe, has
  • 00:13:37.499 --> 00:13:40.035
  • sovereign over the universe, hasa plan for your life.
  • 00:13:40.302 --> 00:13:42.438
  • a plan for your life.Did you as a parent ever sit
  • 00:13:42.671 --> 00:13:43.672
  • Did you as a parent ever sitdown with your son or your
  • 00:13:43.672 --> 00:13:43.806
  • down with your son or yourdaughter and say, "Well, let's
  • 00:13:45.074 --> 00:13:45.341
  • daughter and say, "Well, let'stalk about one of the most
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  • talk about one of the mostimportant things in your life."
  • 00:13:48.744 --> 00:13:50.212
  • important things in your life."Well, what is that?
  • 00:13:50.446 --> 00:13:51.213
  • Well, what is that?They're maybe thinking about
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  • They're maybe thinking abouttheir--no.
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  • their--no.What's the most important thing
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  • What's the most important thingin your life?
  • 00:13:54.783 --> 00:13:56.418
  • in your life?The will of God.
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  • The will of God.And I'll tell you this is the
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  • And I'll tell you this is thetruth; not maybe, the truth.
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  • truth; not maybe, the truth.Every night I was at home with
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  • Every night I was at home withmy family, from the time my
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  • my family, from the time mychildren were born, I prayed
  • 00:14:08.097 --> 00:14:09.832
  • children were born, I prayedover their bedside with them.
  • 00:14:09.999 --> 00:14:11.634
  • over their bedside with them.They had no idea what I was
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  • They had no idea what I wastalking about, that God would
  • 00:14:13.869 --> 00:14:14.970
  • talking about, that God wouldshow them His will for their
  • 00:14:15.671 --> 00:14:16.338
  • show them His will for theirlife very early.
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  • life very early.Watch this, we wait too late to
  • 00:14:21.043 --> 00:14:21.477
  • Watch this, we wait too late todo the most important thing.
  • 00:14:23.379 --> 00:14:23.846
  • do the most important thing.The most important thing they'll
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  • The most important thing they'llever learn: what's the will of
  • 00:14:25.547 --> 00:14:26.448
  • ever learn: what's the will ofGod?
  • 00:14:26.582 --> 00:14:28.083
  • God?And so, when you think about it
  • 00:14:28.083 --> 00:14:28.217
  • And so, when you think about itfor yourself, in your vocation,
  • 00:14:31.053 --> 00:14:33.055
  • for yourself, in your vocation,for example, if you go look for
  • 00:14:33.255 --> 00:14:34.957
  • for example, if you go look fora job, that you just look for a
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  • a job, that you just look for ajob or you'd say, "Lord, what do
  • 00:14:36.659 --> 00:14:37.993
  • job or you'd say, "Lord, what doYou want me to do?"
  • 00:14:38.127 --> 00:14:39.128
  • You want me to do?"Now, think about this for just a
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  • Now, think about this for just amoment.
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  • moment.The right person to ask, first
  • 00:14:42.398 --> 00:14:42.932
  • The right person to ask, firstof all, is God.
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  • of all, is God.Where do You want me to work?
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  • Where do You want me to work?How do You want me to invest my
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  • How do You want me to invest mylife?
  • 00:14:48.203 --> 00:14:49.405
  • life?Think about this.
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  • Think about this.As the days go by, your time and
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  • As the days go by, your time andmy time's ticking away.
  • 00:14:55.477 --> 00:14:56.145
  • my time's ticking away.You don't think it is?
  • 00:14:56.278 --> 00:14:57.179
  • You don't think it is?When you get my age, you realize
  • 00:14:57.413 --> 00:14:59.481
  • When you get my age, you realizeit's ticking away.
  • 00:14:59.882 --> 00:15:00.883
  • it's ticking away.You don't stop.
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  • You don't stop.You don't quit.
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  • You don't quit.You don't worry.
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  • You don't worry.You don't fret.
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  • You don't fret.You trust God.
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  • You trust God.You're going to make every day
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  • You're going to make every daycount.
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  • count.But do you realize that God has
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  • But do you realize that God hasa plan, that He has an answer
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  • a plan, that He has an answerfor all these questions that you
  • 00:15:12.027 --> 00:15:12.995
  • for all these questions that youhave?
  • 00:15:12.995 --> 00:15:13.796
  • have?And so, oftentimes questions
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  • And so, oftentimes questionsthat we should bring before
  • 00:15:16.031 --> 00:15:16.465
  • that we should bring beforeAlmighty God, we just make the
  • 00:15:17.366 --> 00:15:18.867
  • Almighty God, we just make thedecision.
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  • decision.Watch this carefully, because we
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  • Watch this carefully, because wemake decisions based on human
  • 00:15:23.739 --> 00:15:24.640
  • make decisions based on humanknowledge, limited human
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  • knowledge, limited humanknowledge, and on emotions that
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  • knowledge, and on emotions thatoftentimes are way out in left
  • 00:15:30.245 --> 00:15:31.246
  • oftentimes are way out in leftfield, and oftentimes to please
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  • field, and oftentimes to pleasesomebody else.
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  • somebody else.The only Person I am obligated
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  • The only Person I am obligatedto please, according to the Word
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  • to please, according to the Wordof God, is Almighty God.
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  • of God, is Almighty God.I'm obligated to please him,
  • 00:15:41.690 --> 00:15:41.690
  • I'm obligated to please him,want to please him, smart thing
  • 00:15:43.459 --> 00:15:43.659
  • want to please him, smart thingto do, the wise thing to do is
  • 00:15:45.194 --> 00:15:46.862
  • to do, the wise thing to do isto please God.
  • 00:15:47.262 --> 00:15:49.331
  • to please God.Because watch this, if you know
  • 00:15:49.331 --> 00:15:50.766
  • Because watch this, if you knowHim, you know this: He only
  • 00:15:52.234 --> 00:15:53.802
  • Him, you know this: He onlywants what's best for you.
  • 00:15:55.304 --> 00:15:56.705
  • wants what's best for you.Amen?
  • 00:15:57.139 --> 00:15:58.073
  • Amen?But you see, many parents can't
  • 00:15:58.474 --> 00:15:59.875
  • But you see, many parents can'tsay that.
  • 00:16:00.242 --> 00:16:01.877
  • say that.They want what looks the best
  • 00:16:02.511 --> 00:16:03.812
  • They want what looks the bestfor their friends and neighbors,
  • 00:16:04.146 --> 00:16:04.947
  • for their friends and neighbors,that their children are driving
  • 00:16:05.214 --> 00:16:08.083
  • that their children are drivingthis or wearing that.
  • 00:16:08.417 --> 00:16:11.687
  • this or wearing that.We ruin them.
  • 00:16:12.087 --> 00:16:13.122
  • We ruin them.The will of God is one of the
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  • The will of God is one of themost important things in your
  • 00:16:14.590 --> 00:16:16.125
  • most important things in yourlife.
  • 00:16:16.759 --> 00:16:17.393
  • life.But you say, "Well, what should
  • 00:16:17.659 --> 00:16:18.227
  • But you say, "Well, what shouldI ask God about?"
  • 00:16:18.460 --> 00:16:19.995
  • I ask God about?"Everything.
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  • Everything.In other words, what is it
  • 00:16:22.631 --> 00:16:23.632
  • In other words, what is itthat's so unimportant I don't
  • 00:16:23.966 --> 00:16:25.267
  • that's so unimportant I don'thave to talk to God about?
  • 00:16:25.801 --> 00:16:26.668
  • have to talk to God about?So, what is He saying?
  • 00:16:26.935 --> 00:16:27.636
  • So, what is He saying?He has a will for our life, and
  • 00:16:29.338 --> 00:16:30.205
  • He has a will for our life, andthis will, we have it--His
  • 00:16:31.874 --> 00:16:33.442
  • this will, we have it--Hisintentional will for our life,
  • 00:16:33.509 --> 00:16:35.110
  • intentional will for our life,His circumstantial will for our
  • 00:16:35.110 --> 00:16:36.545
  • His circumstantial will for ourlife, which is what?
  • 00:16:36.845 --> 00:16:37.679
  • life, which is what?His circumstantial will is this.
  • 00:16:39.515 --> 00:16:41.350
  • His circumstantial will is this.So, I messed up here, but I get
  • 00:16:41.784 --> 00:16:42.818
  • So, I messed up here, but I getmy life straightened out with
  • 00:16:42.951 --> 00:16:44.286
  • my life straightened out withGod and surrender my life to Him
  • 00:16:44.286 --> 00:16:44.887
  • God and surrender my life to Himand we get a new start.
  • 00:16:46.488 --> 00:16:47.756
  • and we get a new start.Why is there a circumstantial
  • 00:16:48.157 --> 00:16:48.590
  • Why is there a circumstantialwill?
  • 00:16:48.857 --> 00:16:51.293
  • will?Because God knows us, and He
  • 00:16:51.293 --> 00:16:51.427
  • Because God knows us, and Heknows we'll fail.
  • 00:16:52.461 --> 00:16:53.629
  • knows we'll fail.We--He knows we'll make wrong
  • 00:16:53.862 --> 00:16:55.264
  • We--He knows we'll make wrongdecisions at times.
  • 00:16:55.330 --> 00:16:56.832
  • decisions at times.He knows we are human, as we
  • 00:16:57.299 --> 00:16:57.866
  • He knows we are human, as wesay.
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  • say.And so, that's His
  • 00:16:58.834 --> 00:16:58.934
  • And so, that's Hiscircumstantial will.
  • 00:17:00.002 --> 00:17:00.803
  • circumstantial will.Does He cast us out?
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:02.337
  • Does He cast us out?No.
  • 00:17:02.504 --> 00:17:04.406
  • No.And we live in our
  • 00:17:04.540 --> 00:17:06.608
  • And we live in ourcircumstantial will with less,
  • 00:17:06.909 --> 00:17:09.978
  • circumstantial will with less,oftentimes, accomplishing less,
  • 00:17:09.978 --> 00:17:10.079
  • oftentimes, accomplishing less,being less satisfied, less
  • 00:17:11.447 --> 00:17:11.713
  • being less satisfied, lesshappy, less peaceful, less,
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  • happy, less peaceful, less,less, less, because we don't
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  • less, less, because we don'tstop to ask Him first.
  • 00:17:16.585 --> 00:17:17.286
  • stop to ask Him first.Now, when we stop to ask Him,
  • 00:17:18.187 --> 00:17:18.487
  • Now, when we stop to ask Him,He's willing to correct it.
  • 00:17:20.189 --> 00:17:21.156
  • He's willing to correct it.Some things He'll correct, some
  • 00:17:21.490 --> 00:17:23.559
  • Some things He'll correct, somethings He won't correct because
  • 00:17:23.559 --> 00:17:24.593
  • things He won't correct becauseof the circumstances.
  • 00:17:24.960 --> 00:17:26.895
  • of the circumstances.And so, His circumstantial will
  • 00:17:27.830 --> 00:17:29.598
  • And so, His circumstantial willis: here I am, here's the mess
  • 00:17:30.499 --> 00:17:30.866
  • is: here I am, here's the messI've made, this is how far
  • 00:17:31.834 --> 00:17:32.034
  • I've made, this is how farI've come.
  • 00:17:32.334 --> 00:17:33.769
  • I've come.Now, Lord, what do You want to
  • 00:17:33.969 --> 00:17:36.772
  • Now, Lord, what do You want todo with me at this point?
  • 00:17:37.139 --> 00:17:38.240
  • do with me at this point?And listen, there's God's
  • 00:17:38.440 --> 00:17:39.541
  • And listen, there's God'simmediate will, that is, what
  • 00:17:40.242 --> 00:17:40.576
  • immediate will, that is, whatdoes He want you to do right now
  • 00:17:41.443 --> 00:17:42.778
  • does He want you to do right nowin your life?
  • 00:17:43.112 --> 00:17:44.346
  • in your life?What's His will today in your
  • 00:17:44.880 --> 00:17:45.447
  • What's His will today in yourlife?
  • 00:17:45.647 --> 00:17:47.983
  • life?You can't change yesterday, but
  • 00:17:48.183 --> 00:17:49.251
  • You can't change yesterday, butyou can certainly make a
  • 00:17:49.251 --> 00:17:49.418
  • you can certainly make adifference for tomorrow, because
  • 00:17:51.653 --> 00:17:53.856
  • difference for tomorrow, becausetomorrow is a privilege, is an
  • 00:17:54.389 --> 00:17:55.390
  • tomorrow is a privilege, is anopportunity, and God is with
  • 00:17:55.757 --> 00:17:56.258
  • opportunity, and God is withyou.
  • 00:17:56.391 --> 00:17:58.060
  • you.His immediate will.
  • 00:17:58.060 --> 00:17:58.060
  • His immediate will.What's His immediate will for
  • 00:17:59.428 --> 00:18:01.063
  • What's His immediate will forwhat He wants you to do today?
  • 00:18:01.396 --> 00:18:03.265
  • what He wants you to do today?For example, let's turn to James
  • 00:18:03.932 --> 00:18:06.001
  • For example, let's turn to Jamesfor a moment, and let's look at
  • 00:18:06.001 --> 00:18:08.337
  • for a moment, and let's look atthis passage in the fourth
  • 00:18:09.671 --> 00:18:11.006
  • this passage in the fourthchapter.
  • 00:18:11.006 --> 00:18:11.006
  • chapter.Look at this thirteenth verse,
  • 00:18:12.941 --> 00:18:13.876
  • Look at this thirteenth verse,"Come now, you who say, 'Today
  • 00:18:15.410 --> 00:18:15.944
  • "Come now, you who say, 'Todayor tomorrow we will go to such
  • 00:18:18.380 --> 00:18:20.482
  • or tomorrow we will go to suchand such a city and spend a year
  • 00:18:21.083 --> 00:18:22.584
  • and such a city and spend a yearthere and engage in business and
  • 00:18:22.951 --> 00:18:23.785
  • there and engage in business andmake a profit.'"
  • 00:18:24.019 --> 00:18:24.920
  • make a profit.'"Doesn't that sound like people
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:25.587
  • Doesn't that sound like peopletoday?
  • 00:18:25.721 --> 00:18:27.756
  • today?Here's what I'm going to do.
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  • Here's what I'm going to do.I'm going to make it big.
  • 00:18:29.658 --> 00:18:30.759
  • I'm going to make it big."Yet you do not know what your
  • 00:18:30.959 --> 00:18:32.194
  • "Yet you do not know what yourlife will be like tomorrow.
  • 00:18:33.529 --> 00:18:35.697
  • life will be like tomorrow.You are just a--like a vapor,"
  • 00:18:35.697 --> 00:18:36.999
  • You are just a--like a vapor,"[blowing]
  • 00:18:37.132 --> 00:18:39.067
  • [blowing]"that appears for a little while
  • 00:18:39.234 --> 00:18:41.770
  • "that appears for a little whileand then vanishes away.
  • 00:18:42.104 --> 00:18:43.739
  • and then vanishes away.Instead now, you ought to say,
  • 00:18:44.706 --> 00:18:46.508
  • Instead now, you ought to say,'If the Lord wills, we will live
  • 00:18:47.609 --> 00:18:48.510
  • 'If the Lord wills, we will liveand also do this or that.'
  • 00:18:50.379 --> 00:18:52.481
  • and also do this or that.'But as it is, you boast in your
  • 00:18:52.848 --> 00:18:53.882
  • But as it is, you boast in yourarrogance, all such boasting is
  • 00:18:55.617 --> 00:18:55.651
  • arrogance, all such boasting isevil.
  • 00:18:56.818 --> 00:18:58.820
  • evil.Therefore, to one who knows the
  • 00:18:59.154 --> 00:19:00.822
  • Therefore, to one who knows theright thing to do and does not
  • 00:19:00.822 --> 00:19:02.291
  • right thing to do and does notdo it, to himself it is a sin."
  • 00:19:04.960 --> 00:19:07.529
  • do it, to himself it is a sin."So, as you look at your life,
  • 00:19:07.863 --> 00:19:10.265
  • So, as you look at your life,ask yourself the question: what
  • 00:19:10.265 --> 00:19:10.899
  • ask yourself the question: whatabout how you spend your time?
  • 00:19:12.367 --> 00:19:13.535
  • about how you spend your time?What about how you spend your
  • 00:19:13.535 --> 00:19:14.503
  • What about how you spend yourmoney?
  • 00:19:14.503 --> 00:19:14.603
  • money?How about who your friends are?
  • 00:19:16.605 --> 00:19:18.140
  • How about who your friends are?Relationships?
  • 00:19:18.574 --> 00:19:19.241
  • Relationships?The things that you buy?
  • 00:19:19.408 --> 00:19:20.108
  • The things that you buy?Your testimony?
  • 00:19:20.108 --> 00:19:20.175
  • Your testimony?You say, "Well, God isn't
  • 00:19:21.543 --> 00:19:21.610
  • You say, "Well, God isn'tinterested in little things."
  • 00:19:22.911 --> 00:19:22.945
  • interested in little things."Like what?
  • 00:19:25.280 --> 00:19:27.015
  • Like what?God is personally interested in
  • 00:19:27.249 --> 00:19:28.550
  • God is personally interested inwhat you think, what you say,
  • 00:19:29.418 --> 00:19:30.085
  • what you think, what you say,what you do, how you look, how
  • 00:19:31.453 --> 00:19:33.255
  • what you do, how you look, howyou operate.
  • 00:19:33.522 --> 00:19:35.557
  • you operate.And so, you're not living in a
  • 00:19:35.557 --> 00:19:36.425
  • And so, you're not living in avacuum, you're living in a world
  • 00:19:39.161 --> 00:19:40.395
  • vacuum, you're living in a worldinhabited in your spirit by the
  • 00:19:41.930 --> 00:19:42.631
  • inhabited in your spirit by theliving God who has equipped you
  • 00:19:46.168 --> 00:19:47.436
  • living God who has equipped youand will equip you to do His
  • 00:19:47.836 --> 00:19:50.239
  • and will equip you to do Hiswill every day, all day, if
  • 00:19:50.672 --> 00:19:51.073
  • will every day, all day, ifyou're willing to surrender your
  • 00:19:51.940 --> 00:19:52.341
  • you're willing to surrender yourlife to Him and yield to Him.
  • 00:19:54.209 --> 00:19:55.444
  • life to Him and yield to Him.What your potential is at this
  • 00:19:55.777 --> 00:19:56.345
  • What your potential is at thispoint in your life, only God
  • 00:19:57.312 --> 00:19:58.013
  • point in your life, only Godknows, but it's probably a whole
  • 00:19:59.448 --> 00:19:59.514
  • knows, but it's probably a wholelot larger than you think it is.
  • 00:20:01.550 --> 00:20:02.317
  • lot larger than you think it is.You say, "Well, I've made so
  • 00:20:02.484 --> 00:20:04.052
  • You say, "Well, I've made somany mistakes."
  • 00:20:04.353 --> 00:20:06.421
  • many mistakes."Who hasn't made mistakes?
  • 00:20:06.722 --> 00:20:08.657
  • Who hasn't made mistakes?Different kinds of mistakes, and
  • 00:20:08.724 --> 00:20:10.392
  • Different kinds of mistakes, andthis mistake may be tragic to
  • 00:20:10.626 --> 00:20:12.494
  • this mistake may be tragic tosomebody, and this person's
  • 00:20:12.628 --> 00:20:13.695
  • somebody, and this person'smistake may be lots more tragic
  • 00:20:14.329 --> 00:20:15.163
  • mistake may be lots more tragicthan this one.
  • 00:20:15.297 --> 00:20:15.964
  • than this one.That's not the issue.
  • 00:20:16.164 --> 00:20:18.233
  • That's not the issue.The issue is God, in this
  • 00:20:18.634 --> 00:20:21.536
  • The issue is God, in thisdirection, it's You and me, God.
  • 00:20:21.870 --> 00:20:23.472
  • direction, it's You and me, God.Whatever in my life is missing,
  • 00:20:23.672 --> 00:20:24.973
  • Whatever in my life is missing,what is it Lord?
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:26.475
  • what is it Lord?Wherever I've blown it, show me
  • 00:20:26.908 --> 00:20:27.776
  • Wherever I've blown it, show mewhere it is.
  • 00:20:27.876 --> 00:20:28.877
  • where it is.Whatever I need to confess and
  • 00:20:29.278 --> 00:20:30.979
  • Whatever I need to confess andrepent of, whatever I need to
  • 00:20:31.413 --> 00:20:32.414
  • repent of, whatever I need tosurrender to You I've never
  • 00:20:32.781 --> 00:20:33.248
  • surrender to You I've neversurrendered, God, I want Your
  • 00:20:34.549 --> 00:20:34.816
  • surrendered, God, I want Yourbest in my life.
  • 00:20:36.885 --> 00:20:37.886
  • best in my life.Ask yourself this.
  • 00:20:37.886 --> 00:20:37.953
  • Ask yourself this.When you turn around and look
  • 00:20:38.820 --> 00:20:39.888
  • When you turn around and lookback over your life, from the
  • 00:20:40.522 --> 00:20:41.657
  • back over your life, from thetime you were maybe a little
  • 00:20:41.657 --> 00:20:42.891
  • time you were maybe a littlebefore you were a teenager or
  • 00:20:42.891 --> 00:20:43.525
  • before you were a teenager orthere-abouts, look back over
  • 00:20:44.860 --> 00:20:45.761
  • there-abouts, look back overyour life, what would you
  • 00:20:46.295 --> 00:20:49.264
  • your life, what would youchange?
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  • change?We'd probably all change
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  • We'd probably all changesomething.
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  • something.Right?
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  • Right?We'd all change something.
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  • We'd all change something.Look back over your life, what
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  • Look back over your life, whatwould you change?
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  • would you change?Second question is this: why did
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  • Second question is this: why didyou come this far thinking that
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  • you come this far thinking thatsomehow you could make it
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  • somehow you could make itwithout God?
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  • without God?And think about this.
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  • And think about this.Whenever you did trust your life
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  • Whenever you did trust your lifeto the Lord Jesus Christ as your
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  • to the Lord Jesus Christ as yourSavior and you were baptized and
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  • Savior and you were baptized andjoined the church, did you
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  • joined the church, did yousurrender your life to the Lord
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  • surrender your life to the Lordthen?
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  • then?When I think about this, it
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  • When I think about this, itoverwhelms me, that Holy God,
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  • overwhelms me, that Holy God,who is the sovereign of the
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  • who is the sovereign of thewhole universe, loves me enough
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  • whole universe, loves me enoughto show me His will and to show
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  • to show me His will and to showanyone who's willing to ask.
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  • anyone who's willing to ask.Are you willing to trust God
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  • Are you willing to trust Godwhere you are, with who you are,
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  • where you are, with who you are,and your mistakes here, and your
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  • and your mistakes here, and yoursuccesses there, the things that
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  • successes there, the things thatare good in your life, the
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  • are good in your life, thethings are not, are you willing
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  • things are not, are you willingto say to Him, "Lord, You know
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  • to say to Him, "Lord, You knowall about me.
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  • all about me.You know how I really messed it
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  • You know how I really messed itup.
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  • up.I'm asking You to forgive me of
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  • I'm asking You to forgive me ofmy sins, and I know I don't have
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  • my sins, and I know I don't haveyears and years and years to
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  • years and years and years tomake it up.
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  • make it up.But Lord, would You help me to
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  • But Lord, would You help me tospend the rest of my life the
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  • spend the rest of my life theway your circumstantial will,
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  • way your circumstantial will,circumstances being what they
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  • circumstances being what theyare, would You help me to live
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  • are, would You help me to livemy life the way You want me to--
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  • my life the way You want me to--the rest of my life the way You
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  • the rest of my life the way Youwant me to live it?
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  • want me to live it?Would you tell Him that?
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  • Would you tell Him that?Don't be trapped by the devil,
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  • Don't be trapped by the devil,who's--watch this, the devil
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  • who's--watch this, the devilsays, "Too late, too late.
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  • says, "Too late, too late.Just ignore this sermon.
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  • Just ignore this sermon.It's too late."
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  • It's too late."It's not too late, as long as
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  • It's not too late, as long asyou're breathing, to get right
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  • you're breathing, to get rightwith God.
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  • with God.And your opportunities may be
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  • And your opportunities may begone, but there may be more
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  • gone, but there may be moreopportunities than you realize.
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  • opportunities than you realize.There may be ways that God can
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  • There may be ways that God canuse you, you never even thought
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  • use you, you never even thoughtabout.
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  • about.And the reason you didn't think
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  • And the reason you didn't thinkabout it, you didn't ask Him
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  • about it, you didn't ask Himabout them.
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  • about them.I'm saying to you don't give up.
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  • I'm saying to you don't give up.You ask God to show you, Lord,
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  • You ask God to show you, Lord,circumstances being what they
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  • circumstances being what theyare, I've wasted this part.
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  • are, I've wasted this part.Your circumstances here, but
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  • Your circumstances here, butGod, You'll forgive me, You
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  • God, You'll forgive me, Youpromised to.
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  • promised to.So, Lord, what's the next step
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  • So, Lord, what's the next stepin my life?
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  • in my life?My life is as what it is.
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  • My life is as what it is.What's the next step, God?
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  • What's the next step, God?Would you be willing to say to
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  • Would you be willing to say toHim today, "Lord, the next step
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  • Him today, "Lord, the next stepin my life, I'm going to
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  • in my life, I'm going totake it.
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  • take it.Whatever You tell me to do, God,
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  • Whatever You tell me to do, God,I'm going to do it."
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  • I'm going to do it."Would you be willing to tell Him
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  • Would you be willing to tell Himthat today?
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  • that today?"I believe You have a will
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  • "I believe You have a willfor my life.
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  • for my life.I know You're not pleased with
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  • I know You're not pleased withhow I've been living it out, but
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  • how I've been living it out, buttoday, I'm asking You to forgive
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  • today, I'm asking You to forgiveme.
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  • me.I could blame some folks, God,
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  • I could blame some folks, God,but I'm not going to blame
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  • but I'm not going to blameanybody.
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  • anybody.I'm asking You to forgive me.
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  • I'm asking You to forgive me.And starting today, when I walk
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  • And starting today, when I walkout the doors of this church,
  • 00:23:43.805 --> 00:23:44.973
  • out the doors of this church,I'm walking out surrendered to
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  • I'm walking out surrendered toYour perfect will, whatever that
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  • Your perfect will, whatever thatis.
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  • is.I'm going to do whatever You say
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  • I'm going to do whatever You sayand I'm going to believe, God,
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  • and I'm going to believe, God,that because You're an awesome
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  • that because You're an awesomeGod of love and kindness and
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  • God of love and kindness andgoodness and reconstruction,
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  • goodness and reconstruction,You'll take me and You'll do
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  • You'll take me and You'll dowhat's best in my life from this
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  • what's best in my life from thispoint on."
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  • point on."Wow!
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  • Wow!What an awesome difference God
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  • What an awesome difference Godcan make in your life, if you're
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  • can make in your life, if you'rewilling.
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  • willing.And Father, how grateful we are
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  • And Father, how grateful we arethat You are a forgiving God,
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  • that You are a forgiving God,cleansing, reconstruction, all
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  • cleansing, reconstruction, allthe good ways that You work in
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  • the good ways that You work inour life.
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  • our life.And I pray that every person who
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  • And I pray that every person whohears this message will be
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  • hears this message will bedeeply convicted, deeply
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  • deeply convicted, deeplyinspired.
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  • inspired.For some, it will be deeply
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  • For some, it will be deeplypainful, but honest enough to
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  • painful, but honest enough tosurrender themselves to You and
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  • surrender themselves to You andsee what You'll do for the rest
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  • see what You'll do for the restof their life.
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  • of their life.Oh God, that's my prayer, for
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  • Oh God, that's my prayer, forthe rest of their life.
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  • the rest of their life.What will God do for the rest of
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  • What will God do for the rest ofmy life?
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  • my life?And Father, You're just full of
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  • And Father, You're just full ofsurprises, we know that's true,
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  • surprises, we know that's true,full of wonderful surprises.
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  • full of wonderful surprises.Maybe we don't think we're worth
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  • Maybe we don't think we're worthit or nobody cares, but we know
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  • it or nobody cares, but we knowthat's not Your attitude.
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  • that's not Your attitude.You're just waiting for us to
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  • You're just waiting for us tosay "Yes, Lord," for You to
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  • say "Yes, Lord," for You tostart Your reconstruction in our
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  • start Your reconstruction in ourlife that'll change us forever.
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  • life that'll change us forever.And that is my prayer today, in
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  • - male: Hey, Briscoe, let's go.- announcer: God created you
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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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