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Closer Than You Think Part 3

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November 10, 2019
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Casey Treat

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Closer Than You Think Part 3

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  • - Pastor Casey Treat: Hi, I'm
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  • Casey Treat.
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  • Thirty-five years ago, I was an
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  • addict with no hope and no
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  • future.
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  • It was then that I realized a
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  • simple truth that changed my
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  • life forever.
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  • The truth is, you can change.
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  • Whatever the circumstance, you
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  • can make choices that change
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  • your life forever.
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  • Join me on this journey of
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  • change as we examine living in
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  • our world and finding out what
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  • - Casey: Hey, friends.
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  • Great to have you with us on the
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  • program today.
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  • Very special message for you.
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  • I think you're going to love it.
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  • We call it "Closer Than You
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  • Know."
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  • We're talking about your
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  • relationship with Jesus, your
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  • prayer life, your walk with him.
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  • Oftentimes, we're trying to get
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  • the Lord to do things that he's
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  • already doing, right?
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  • We're praying for him to come,
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  • but he's here.
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  • We're praying for healing, but
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  • he has healed us.
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  • And so let's learn how to
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  • believe and receive what the
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  • Lord has done.
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  • I think you're going to be
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  • encouraged, you're going to be
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  • empowered in your walk with God
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  • during today's program.
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  • Remember, you can always go to
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  • caseytreat.com.
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  • You can see other messages, you
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  • can see the full series that we
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  • produced entitled "Closer Than
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  • You Know," and many other
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  • things.
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  • Wendy's teaching, lots of fun
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  • stuff at caseytreat.com.
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  • So love to have you connected
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  • with us on a regular basis
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  • through the website.
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  • Of course, our Christian Faith
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  • Church app is a lot of fun, and
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  • there you can see all of our
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  • live services at Christian Faith
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  • Church app.
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  • So I hope you'll connect with us
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  • there, too.
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  • I'm praying today that the Word
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  • is working mightily in you, that
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  • you hear something that will
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  • bring change and renewal into
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  • your life and you're going to
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  • enter into a greater
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  • - male announcer: We don't
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  • always realize how close God is
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  • to us and because of that, we
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  • don't always take the
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  • opportunity to speak with God.
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  • In this series, you will learn
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  • about the power of prayer and
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  • how even the simplest of prayers
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  • can change your life around.
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  • Get "God's Word for Every
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  • Circumstance" by Pastor Casey
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  • Treat.
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  • This book will give you
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  • practical daily steps to walk
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  • through life in every
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  • circumstance.
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  • Are you looking for Scriptures
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  • to help you face down fear or to
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  • uplift you when you are in
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  • moments of trial?
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  • This book will make it easy to
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  • overcome the world with
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  • Scriptures from the Bible just
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  • for your situation in an easy
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  • and practical way.
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  • with "God's Word for Every
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  • Casey Treat with your donation
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  • Also, don't forget to visit
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  • - Casey: Do you believe that
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  • God loves you?
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  • Do you believe God cares about
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  • your circumstance?
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  • Do you believe God can and will
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  • bring change to your life?
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  • Do you believe that God will
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  • hear and answer your prayer?
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  • Many people don't.
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  • That's why they don't pray.
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  • If you ask them, "How come you
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  • don't pray?"
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  • "Well, what difference is it
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  • going to make?"
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  • They're not believing God hears
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  • their prayer, God answers their
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  • prayer, that God will make a
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  • difference in their lives.
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  • So they just don't have time.
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  • They don't think about it.
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  • They kind of let it go by the
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  • wayside.
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  • But Jesus said, "No.
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  • When you pray, you know that God
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  • already knows what you need but
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  • you are expressing your faith.
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  • You are connecting with your
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  • Father."
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  • You know, when we were young,
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  • our dad, our mom knew what we
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  • needed but we still talked to
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  • them, we still went to them
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  • because they're mom and dad.
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  • Same thing with our heavenly
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  • Father.
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  • He's not surprised when you ask
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  • him for help, when you're
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  • praying for that new job, when
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  • you're needing that financial
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  • raise, when your child needs
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  • healing.
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  • It's not like God didn't know.
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  • But when he sees your heart,
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  • when he sees your faith, when he
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  • sees you crying out to him, then
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  • he knows you're connecting,
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  • you're in relationship and you
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  • believe.
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  • And the Bible said, "All things
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  • are possible when we believe."
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  • So prayer is important even
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  • though God already knows.
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  • I think if we will express our
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  • faith, we'll see more results
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  • than we've ever thought
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  • possible.
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  • You remember when the blind man
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  • came to Jesus and the Lord said,
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  • "What do you want?"
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  • Well, he knew he was blind, but
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  • he was just asking, "Show your
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  • faith.
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  • Speak it out.
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  • Express it."
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  • And the blind man said, "Lord, I
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  • want to see."
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  • And Jesus said, "According to
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  • your faith, be it unto you."
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  • You remember when those four
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  • guys brought their paralyzed
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  • friend on a bed and they had to
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  • tear the roof off the building
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  • to let him down in where Jesus
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  • was?
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  • And they were lowering him down,
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  • and the Scripture said Jesus saw
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  • their faith and he healed that
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  • man and he carried his bed home.
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  • He stood up and carried his bed
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  • home.
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  • Does the Lord see your faith on
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  • Monday?
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  • Does he see your faith on
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  • Tuesday?
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  • Does he see your faith on
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  • Wednesday?
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  • Does he see your faith every
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  • day?
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  • In other words, are we
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  • expressing it in prayer?
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  • Because we believe God hears and
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  • God answers our prayer.
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  • Look at Matthew chapter 7,
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  • Matthew chapter 7 and starting
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  • at verse 7.
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  • Hey, Matthew up there in Mill
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  • Creek, were you named after
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  • Matthew?
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  • Matthew is named after Matthew.
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  • In verse 7 it says, "Ask and it
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  • will be given to you; seek and
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  • you'll find; knock and it will
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  • be opened to you, for everyone
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  • who asks receives, and he who
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  • seeks finds, and to him who
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  • knocks it will be opened."
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  • Wow.
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  • The Lord is telling us this will
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  • work, this will produce, this
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  • will help you.
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  • What's Jesus' message on prayer?
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  • Ask and you will receive, seek
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  • and you'll find, knock and the
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  • door will be opened.
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  • But what's our struggle?
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  • "Well, I did ask and it didn't
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  • seem like I received, I was
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  • seeking and it didn't seem like
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  • I found anything, and I was
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  • knocking and it didn't seem like
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  • anything opened up to me."
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  • So we get discouraged.
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  • We let our doubts stop us from
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  • prayer.
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  • We let our anxieties stop us
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  • from prayer.
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  • Have you ever been frustrated?
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  • I'll admit I have been
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  • frustrated where I said to God,
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  • "I've prayed about this and
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  • nothing happened, and I don't
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  • And I felt the Holy Spirit
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  • whisper back to me, "Well, at
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  • Right?
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  • I'm mad at God, little bit
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  • frustrated--okay, not mad, a
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  • little frustrated, right?
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  • A little bit anxious, but I'm
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  • still talking to God, right?
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  • I'm going through drama, but I'm
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  • still talking to God.
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  • That's the point.
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  • "Ask, keep on asking," the
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  • Amplified Bible said.
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  • "Seek, keep on seeking.
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  • Knock, keep on knocking.
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  • The door will be opened to you."
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  • Now, as I look back over 40
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  • years of walking with the Lord,
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  • I've realized he always answers
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  • prayer but not the way I think
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  • he should, and he always makes a
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  • way but it's usually not the way
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  • I think it will be, and he
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  • always opens new things to us
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  • but it's in such a surprising
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  • way.
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  • So what we need to do when it
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  • comes to our prayer life is stop
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  • trying to tell God how to answer
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  • the prayer and just believe that
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  • he will.
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  • Come on, give him a handclap
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  • right there.
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  • Let's not tell God how to answer
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  • our prayer, but let's believe
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  • that he will.
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  • My job is to be faithful.
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  • My job is to express that need
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  • and that faith in him.
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  • My job is to pray.
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  • His job is to bring it to pass
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  • however he chooses, and I'm
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  • going to trust him in that.
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  • Have your kids ever asked you
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  • for something and you wanted to
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  • do it, but you couldn't do it in
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  • the way they wanted it, right?
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  • Maybe your kids wanted something
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  • from you and you wanted to give
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  • it to them, but you couldn't do
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  • it in that moment or the way
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  • they wanted it to happen and yet
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  • you still as a parent found a
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  • way to make it happen when it
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  • was possible.
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  • So your heavenly Father will
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  • answer your prayer.
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  • James said, "Most Christians do
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  • not have because they do not
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  • ask."
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  • Isn't that sad?
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  • That means that many Christian
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  • people--maybe most Christian
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  • people give up on their prayer
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  • life.
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  • They do not have because they do
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  • not ask.
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  • Let's keep asking and you'll
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  • receive, seeking and you'll
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  • find, knock and the door will be
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  • opened.
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  • Verse 9, "What man is there
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  • among you if his son asks for
  • 00:10:06.130 --> 00:10:08.290
  • bread will give him a stone, or
  • 00:10:09.090 --> 00:10:12.090
  • if he asks a fish will give him
  • 00:10:12.090 --> 00:10:13.270
  • a serpent?
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  • If you then being evil know how
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  • to give good gifts to your
  • 00:10:17.220 --> 00:10:18.280
  • children, how much more will
  • 00:10:18.280 --> 00:10:20.240
  • your heavenly Father give good
  • 00:10:20.240 --> 00:10:22.240
  • things to those who ask him?"
  • 00:10:24.060 --> 00:10:27.060
  • So Jesus is encouraging us to
  • 00:10:27.060 --> 00:10:29.130
  • believe that God answers prayer,
  • 00:10:30.040 --> 00:10:33.040
  • and you know how to give good
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  • things--even with all of our
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  • troubles and shortcomings and
  • 00:10:35.260 --> 00:10:38.030
  • issues of life, we still want to
  • 00:10:38.030 --> 00:10:39.260
  • bless our children.
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:41.180
  • How much more will the heavenly
  • 00:10:41.180 --> 00:10:44.000
  • Father bless his children when
  • 00:10:44.080 --> 00:10:47.080
  • we ask him?
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  • Let's be strong prayers.
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  • Let's be faithful prayers.
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  • Let's believe God hears and God
  • 00:10:53.260 --> 00:10:56.090
  • answers our prayer.
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  • Now, go to Matthew 6 and verse
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  • 9.
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  • In this portion, we see what's
  • 00:11:03.030 --> 00:11:05.140
  • called the Lord's Prayer,
  • 00:11:05.140 --> 00:11:08.080
  • commonly referred to as the
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  • Lord's Prayer.
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  • But I want to rename it, okay?
  • 00:11:12.010 --> 00:11:15.010
  • Let's put a new name on it.
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  • Let's call it the Lord's Prayer
  • 00:11:16.190 --> 00:11:18.280
  • outline or the Lord's Prayer
  • 00:11:18.280 --> 00:11:21.250
  • list or the Lord's Prayer steps
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  • because remember he told us
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  • don't just repeat things.
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  • So we're not just going to
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  • repeat this prayer: "Our Father
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  • who art in heaven, hallowed be
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  • thy name.
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  • Thy kingdom come.
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  • Thy will be done on earth as it
  • 00:11:35.100 --> 00:11:36.050
  • is in heaven.
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  • Our Father who art in heaven,
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  • hallowed be thy name.
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  • Thy kingdom come.
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  • Thy will be done.
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  • Our Father who art--"
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  • What the heck?
  • 00:11:40.140 --> 00:11:42.100
  • Some of you grew up repeating
  • 00:11:42.100 --> 00:11:43.270
  • this prayer, but he said right
  • 00:11:43.270 --> 00:11:46.050
  • before he gave it to us, "Don't
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:48.260
  • repeat it."
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  • In other words, this is just an
  • 00:11:51.040 --> 00:11:52.230
  • outline.
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:53.240
  • This is just steps that we can
  • 00:11:53.240 --> 00:11:55.250
  • use to remind us of things we
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:59.000
  • should be praying about.
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  • So what's step one?
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  • "Our Father, you are in heaven.
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  • Your name is holy.
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  • Your name is worshiped.
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  • Your name is honored."
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  • So step one in our prayer life
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  • is worship God.
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  • Start with praise.
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  • Sometimes folks don't know how
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  • to get started in prayer.
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  • They don't know what to do.
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  • It's awkward to them.
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  • "I've never really prayed much
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  • and I don't really know what to
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  • pray and so I just kind of avoid
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  • it."
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  • Okay, here's where you start.
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  • "I love you, Father.
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  • I worship you.
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  • You're God and you are good.
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  • You are great and greatly to be
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  • praised," right?
  • 00:12:45.210 --> 00:12:47.050
  • You just get started with
  • 00:12:47.050 --> 00:12:48.170
  • worshiping God.
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  • You'll get into it.
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  • It will become normal to you.
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  • It'll become natural to you.
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  • "I honor you.
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  • I magnify your name."
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  • If you read the Book of Psalms,
  • 00:12:58.190 --> 00:13:00.270
  • Psalms will give you all kinds
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  • of words to praise the Lord,
  • 00:13:02.110 --> 00:13:04.270
  • right?
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:05.180
  • So you can start your prayer,
  • 00:13:06.020 --> 00:13:09.020
  • according to the teaching of
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:11.010
  • Christ, with praise and worship.
  • 00:13:11.010 --> 00:13:14.010
  • And again, this might be 1
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:16.170
  • minute for some of you, less
  • 00:13:16.170 --> 00:13:18.100
  • than 1 minute, 10 seconds.
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:21.020
  • "I love you, Father.
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  • You are in heaven and you're
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:26.100
  • cool."
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  • Okay, that's what you got.
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:30.280
  • That's where you are.
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  • But some other folks, they start
  • 00:13:32.040 --> 00:13:34.020
  • worshiping God, it might be 15
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  • minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes.
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:38.200
  • They're just worshiping,
  • 00:13:38.200 --> 00:13:40.020
  • exalting the Lord.
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  • "I lift you up, God, above every
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  • other name.
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  • Your name is holy.
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  • Your name is great.
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  • Your name is above every name.
  • 00:13:48.240 --> 00:13:51.240
  • Every knee shall bow, every
  • 00:13:51.240 --> 00:13:54.120
  • tongue confess Jesus Christ is
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:57.080
  • Lord to the glory of God the
  • 00:13:57.080 --> 00:13:59.120
  • Father."
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  • Man, you might just get on point
  • 00:14:00.100 --> 00:14:01.240
  • number one and run out of time.
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  • But, you know, when you worship
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:06.170
  • God your life is enlarged?
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:10.050
  • When you magnify the Lord, he
  • 00:14:10.050 --> 00:14:12.140
  • magnifies his favor on your
  • 00:14:12.140 --> 00:14:14.190
  • life?
  • 00:14:14.190 --> 00:14:15.280
  • You can praise your way into a
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  • new place.
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  • It's true.
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  • Look at it like this.
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:22.010
  • Can you grumble your way into a
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:24.020
  • bad place?
  • 00:14:24.020 --> 00:14:25.240
  • Can you complain your way into a
  • 00:14:25.240 --> 00:14:27.260
  • bad mood?
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:29.250
  • Can you whine your way into
  • 00:14:29.250 --> 00:14:32.040
  • depression?
  • 00:14:32.040 --> 00:14:33.200
  • "Oh yeah, I do it all the time.
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  • Well, I've done it before.
  • 00:14:37.040 --> 00:14:38.090
  • What about you," right?
  • 00:14:38.090 --> 00:14:40.000
  • You know, you just get on a roll
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:41.020
  • and you're just talking bad and
  • 00:14:41.020 --> 00:14:42.050
  • it just get negative, and
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:43.240
  • nothing's working, and nobody
  • 00:14:43.240 --> 00:14:45.130
  • cares, and nobody knows.
  • 00:14:45.130 --> 00:14:47.220
  • Why am I even trying and--right?
  • 00:14:48.030 --> 00:14:51.030
  • Y'all look so innocent out
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:52.080
  • there.
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:54.230
  • No, you can whine and complain
  • 00:14:54.230 --> 00:14:57.020
  • and grumble your way right into
  • 00:14:57.020 --> 00:14:59.180
  • depression and anxiety, and some
  • 00:14:59.210 --> 00:15:02.230
  • people never get out.
  • 00:15:02.230 --> 00:15:05.220
  • So why not praise your way into
  • 00:15:05.240 --> 00:15:08.240
  • blessing, praise your way into
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:11.090
  • faith?
  • 00:15:11.090 --> 00:15:12.260
  • Praise and worship can lead you
  • 00:15:12.260 --> 00:15:15.090
  • into a higher walk with God and
  • 00:15:15.090 --> 00:15:17.190
  • all of a sudden God's answering
  • 00:15:17.190 --> 00:15:18.280
  • your prayers and enlarging your
  • 00:15:18.280 --> 00:15:21.100
  • territory like he did for Jabez
  • 00:15:21.100 --> 00:15:24.020
  • and bringing new opportunities
  • 00:15:24.020 --> 00:15:26.120
  • into your life, and, man, now
  • 00:15:26.120 --> 00:15:28.180
  • it's easy to praise the Lord
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:30.050
  • because you got more to praise
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:31.150
  • the Lord for.
  • 00:15:31.150 --> 00:15:34.030
  • So Jesus said start your prayer
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:35.210
  • life with praise and worship.
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:39.130
  • "Our Father, you're in heaven.
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:43.070
  • Your name is holy.
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:45.030
  • Your name is great.
  • 00:15:45.030 --> 00:15:46.160
  • Your name is above every name."
  • 00:15:46.160 --> 00:15:49.100
  • Number two, the next step, "Your
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:52.000
  • kingdom come.
  • 00:15:52.000 --> 00:15:53.260
  • Your will be done on earth as it
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:57.130
  • is in heaven."
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:15:59.120
  • Notice this prayer has no
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:01.190
  • question marks in it.
  • 00:16:01.190 --> 00:16:04.070
  • No questions, no complaining, no
  • 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:07.200
  • woe is me, just statements of
  • 00:16:08.220 --> 00:16:11.220
  • praise and now statements of
  • 00:16:11.220 --> 00:16:14.100
  • faith.
  • 00:16:14.100 --> 00:16:15.190
  • God's will for your life is
  • 00:16:15.190 --> 00:16:17.090
  • healing.
  • 00:16:17.090 --> 00:16:18.270
  • God's will for your life is
  • 00:16:18.270 --> 00:16:20.080
  • blessing.
  • 00:16:20.080 --> 00:16:21.180
  • God's will for your life is
  • 00:16:21.180 --> 00:16:23.020
  • favor.
  • 00:16:23.020 --> 00:16:24.160
  • God's will for your life is
  • 00:16:24.160 --> 00:16:26.030
  • increase.
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:27.150
  • We see that throughout the
  • 00:16:27.150 --> 00:16:28.180
  • Scripture from Genesis to
  • 00:16:28.180 --> 00:16:29.260
  • Revelation.
  • 00:16:29.260 --> 00:16:31.060
  • God wants good things for his
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:32.180
  • people and so he says pray, 'Thy
  • 00:16:33.070 --> 00:16:36.070
  • will be done.
  • 00:16:36.070 --> 00:16:38.150
  • Thy will, thy kingdom--"
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:40.210
  • That means the kingdom is where
  • 00:16:40.210 --> 00:16:42.260
  • the king reigns.
  • 00:16:42.260 --> 00:16:44.220
  • The kingdom of God is where
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:46.040
  • Jesus is king.
  • 00:16:46.040 --> 00:16:47.250
  • Is he king in your life?
  • 00:16:47.250 --> 00:16:49.260
  • "Your kingdom come."
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:51.030
  • Is he king in your family?
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:52.150
  • Is he king in your business?
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:54.030
  • Is he king in your job?
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  • Where he is king, thy kingdom
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:57.270
  • come.
  • 00:16:57.270 --> 00:16:58.230
  • Your rule and your reign--hey,
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:17:00.290
  • if you're not in the kingdom of
  • 00:17:00.290 --> 00:17:02.000
  • God, you're in the kingdom of
  • 00:17:02.000 --> 00:17:03.010
  • darkness.
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:05.010
  • Which kingdom you think you
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:05.270
  • want?
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:08.040
  • Kingdom of God, kingdom of
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:09.010
  • darkness.
  • 00:17:09.010 --> 00:17:09.240
  • You only got two choices.
  • 00:17:09.240 --> 00:17:11.280
  • The kingdom of darkness is no
  • 00:17:11.280 --> 00:17:12.260
  • fun.
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:14.160
  • Kingdom of God is abundant life.
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:17.240
  • "So thy kingdom come.
  • 00:17:17.240 --> 00:17:19.010
  • Thy will be done.
  • 00:17:19.010 --> 00:17:21.270
  • Thy will--
  • 00:17:21.270 --> 00:17:22.210
  • "Thank you, Father, your will is
  • 00:17:22.210 --> 00:17:24.110
  • being done in my marriage."
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:26.050
  • What's God's will for your
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:27.030
  • marriage?
  • 00:17:27.030 --> 00:17:28.010
  • Fun times, good times, life,
  • 00:17:28.010 --> 00:17:29.290
  • love, children, blessing.
  • 00:17:29.290 --> 00:17:32.190
  • What's God's will in your
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:33.230
  • business?
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:34.240
  • Increase, prosperity.
  • 00:17:34.240 --> 00:17:37.060
  • The Bible said, "All you put
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:38.250
  • your hand to will prosper."
  • 00:17:39.060 --> 00:17:42.060
  • "Thy will be done, Lord.
  • 00:17:42.060 --> 00:17:44.150
  • Thy will be done."
  • 00:17:44.150 --> 00:17:46.040
  • And I like the way Jesus prayed
  • 00:17:46.040 --> 00:17:47.030
  • it.
  • 00:17:47.030 --> 00:17:48.200
  • "Thy will be done on earth as it
  • 00:17:48.200 --> 00:17:51.090
  • is in heaven."
  • 00:17:51.090 --> 00:17:53.050
  • How many think that in heaven
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:54.280
  • stuff pretty much goes the way
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:56.070
  • God wants it?
  • 00:17:56.070 --> 00:17:58.260
  • You think?
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:18:00.060
  • There's no devil there.
  • 00:18:00.060 --> 00:18:02.040
  • There's not even a shadow there.
  • 00:18:02.040 --> 00:18:04.170
  • Can you imagine living in a
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:05.190
  • place where there's no shadow
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:06.290
  • 'cause light comes out of
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:08.000
  • everything?
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:09.230
  • The presence of God, the Spirit
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:11.080
  • of God, the life of God, the
  • 00:18:11.080 --> 00:18:13.190
  • love of God.
  • 00:18:13.190 --> 00:18:15.080
  • The river is healing for the
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:17.210
  • nations.
  • 00:18:17.210 --> 00:18:18.220
  • The praises of the angels
  • 00:18:18.220 --> 00:18:20.200
  • fill--you don't need a sound
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:22.160
  • system.
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:23.210
  • Angels fill heaven with the
  • 00:18:23.210 --> 00:18:26.130
  • music of God.
  • 00:18:26.130 --> 00:18:29.070
  • And by the way, some of you
  • 00:18:29.070 --> 00:18:30.100
  • might be surprised what kind of
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:31.130
  • music that is.
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  • Oh, I can't wait to get there
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  • and see the look on your face.
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  • So thy will be done on earth as
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  • it is in heaven.
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  • Heaven is God's perfect will.
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  • Heaven is God's perfect
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  • presence.
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  • Heaven is God's light and life
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  • and love manifested eternally
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  • and perfectly.
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  • Thy will be done on earth.
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  • Healing and blessing and favor
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  • and help in every circumstance.
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  • Yes, we have enemies.
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  • Yes, we have challenges.
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  • We got to deal with these bodies
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  • that are under the curse.
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  • We got to deal with crazy people
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  • that are motivated by the devil.
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  • We got to put up with the hate
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:18.050
  • and the hostility of our world,
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  • but we can pray: "Thy will be
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  • done on earth as it is in
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  • heaven," right?
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  • Yeah.
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  • Don't join in the hate.
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  • Don't join in the hate.
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  • Pray, "Thy will be done, Lord."
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  • Don't join in the prejudice.
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  • Don't join in the fear.
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  • Don't join in the negative.
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  • Don't be a hater or a troll.
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  • Trolls are like little hairy
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:52.250
  • demons on social networks.
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  • Don't be one of those.
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  • You got to pray.
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  • "Your kingdom come.
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  • Your will be done on earth as it
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  • is in heaven."
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  • Number three--here's the third
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  • step in Jesus' prayer outline,
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  • Jesus' prayer notes, Jesus'
  • 00:20:17.250 --> 00:20:20.010
  • prayer steps.
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  • Number three, give us this day
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  • our daily bread.
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  • Notice again no question mark.
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  • He didn't say, "Oh God, we need
  • 00:20:28.230 --> 00:20:31.230
  • bread, Lord.
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  • We're out of bread, please."
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  • Right?
  • 00:20:35.040 --> 00:20:35.190
  • How come people get whiny when
  • 00:20:35.190 --> 00:20:36.230
  • they pray?
  • 00:20:36.230 --> 00:20:38.220
  • I guess we were taught that way.
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:40.100
  • Maybe we thought that's--you
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  • know, the Lord's going to like
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:42.180
  • to hear that better.
  • 00:20:42.180 --> 00:20:44.100
  • The more sad you sound, the more
  • 00:20:44.250 --> 00:20:47.250
  • God will respond.
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  • Nope, not true.
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  • "Give us this day our daily
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:52.140
  • bread.
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  • Thank you, Father.
  • 00:20:53.150 --> 00:20:54.280
  • You know our needs, you meet our
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:56.110
  • needs."
  • 00:20:56.110 --> 00:20:57.220
  • But daily bread didn't mean just
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:20:59.270
  • enough to survive.
  • 00:20:59.270 --> 00:21:02.160
  • Sometimes people feel like,
  • 00:21:02.160 --> 00:21:03.270
  • "Well, God won't give me what I
  • 00:21:03.270 --> 00:21:05.090
  • want, but he might give me what
  • 00:21:05.090 --> 00:21:07.140
  • I need."
  • 00:21:07.140 --> 00:21:09.080
  • Well, really all you need is
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:11.000
  • air, water, little bit of
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:14.250
  • shelter, and--what else?
  • 00:21:16.140 --> 00:21:19.140
  • That's about it.
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:22.160
  • That's all you need.
  • 00:21:22.160 --> 00:21:24.200
  • I mean, if we're talking
  • 00:21:24.200 --> 00:21:25.130
  • need--okay, some food.
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:28.290
  • No.
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  • He said he will meet your need
  • 00:21:29.180 --> 00:21:32.030
  • according to his riches in
  • 00:21:32.030 --> 00:21:33.270
  • glory.
  • 00:21:33.270 --> 00:21:35.170
  • In other words, God wants to
  • 00:21:35.170 --> 00:21:37.080
  • give you what you need to
  • 00:21:37.080 --> 00:21:38.240
  • fulfill your vision, what you
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:41.070
  • need to live an abundant life,
  • 00:21:41.070 --> 00:21:44.030
  • what you need to experience his
  • 00:21:44.030 --> 00:21:46.060
  • will on earth as it is in
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:48.180
  • heaven.
  • 00:21:48.180 --> 00:21:49.130
  • So when God says he wants to
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:50.180
  • meet your needs, he means your
  • 00:21:50.180 --> 00:21:52.200
  • needs according to his plans,
  • 00:21:52.240 --> 00:21:55.240
  • not your needs to survive.
  • 00:21:55.240 --> 00:21:57.260
  • He never planned for you just to
  • 00:21:57.260 --> 00:21:59.000
  • survive.
  • 00:21:59.000 --> 00:22:00.220
  • He wants to meet your need
  • 00:22:00.220 --> 00:22:02.150
  • according to his plan, which was
  • 00:22:02.150 --> 00:22:04.090
  • the Garden of Eden, which was
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:07.060
  • abundant life, which was the
  • 00:22:07.060 --> 00:22:09.010
  • blessed life.
  • 00:22:09.010 --> 00:22:10.200
  • So we say, "Thank you, Father.
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:13.000
  • You meet all my need according
  • 00:22:13.000 --> 00:22:15.260
  • to your riches in glory,"
  • 00:22:16.050 --> 00:22:19.050
  • Philippians chapter 4 and verse
  • 00:22:19.050 --> 00:22:21.110
  • 19.
  • 00:22:21.110 --> 00:22:23.100
  • "Give me this day my daily
  • 00:22:23.100 --> 00:22:25.210
  • bread."
  • 00:22:25.210 --> 00:22:26.170
  • How many of you know if you have
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:27.260
  • three children you need more
  • 00:22:27.260 --> 00:22:29.020
  • daily bread?
  • 00:22:29.020 --> 00:22:31.060
  • If you got three boys and
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:32.140
  • they're all teenagers, you need
  • 00:22:32.140 --> 00:22:34.030
  • a lot of daily bread.
  • 00:22:34.030 --> 00:22:36.120
  • Yeah.
  • 00:22:36.120 --> 00:22:36.290
  • Well, the Lord knows.
  • 00:22:36.290 --> 00:22:37.210
  • So you're saying, "Thank you,
  • 00:22:37.210 --> 00:22:38.180
  • Father.
  • 00:22:38.180 --> 00:22:39.120
  • Whatever the need to live this
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:41.030
  • life, you meet those needs."
  • 00:22:41.050 --> 00:22:44.050
  • Now, why don't we just pray for
  • 00:22:44.050 --> 00:22:45.140
  • weekly bread?
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:46.250
  • Why did he say daily?
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:49.190
  • "Lord, just give me my weekly
  • 00:22:49.190 --> 00:22:52.000
  • bread.
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:52.230
  • I'll check back next week."
  • 00:22:52.230 --> 00:22:55.200
  • Better yet, let's pray for
  • 00:22:55.200 --> 00:22:56.280
  • monthly bread.
  • 00:22:56.280 --> 00:22:59.130
  • "Lord, give me my monthly bread.
  • 00:22:59.130 --> 00:23:01.060
  • I'll see you in 30 days."
  • 00:23:01.060 --> 00:23:03.270
  • Why not?
  • 00:23:03.270 --> 00:23:05.160
  • How often do we go to Costco?
  • 00:23:05.160 --> 00:23:07.180
  • This is an unsolicited Costco
  • 00:23:07.180 --> 00:23:09.070
  • When I go to Costco, I'm going
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:13.290
  • to pray, "Lord, meet all my
  • 00:23:13.290 --> 00:23:15.040
  • needs.
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:15.240
  • Lord, sanctify all my food.
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:17.120
  • Now I don't have to pray over
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:18.050
  • the meal and I won't have to
  • 00:23:18.050 --> 00:23:19.130
  • pray the next time I come back."
  • 00:23:19.130 --> 00:23:22.110
  • What?
  • 00:23:22.110 --> 00:23:23.140
  • Why not?
  • 00:23:23.140 --> 00:23:25.060
  • Why did God say daily?
  • 00:23:25.080 --> 00:23:28.080
  • Because it's about relationship,
  • 00:23:28.080 --> 00:23:29.260
  • isn't it?
  • 00:23:29.260 --> 00:23:31.020
  • It's not just about the stuff.
  • 00:23:31.020 --> 00:23:32.280
  • It's not just about the needs.
  • 00:23:32.280 --> 00:23:35.030
  • It's about the relationship,
  • 00:23:35.030 --> 00:23:37.050
  • connecting with God.
  • 00:23:37.050 --> 00:23:38.230
  • Maybe I should just say to
  • 00:23:38.230 --> 00:23:39.220
  • Wendy, "I love you, babe.
  • 00:23:39.220 --> 00:23:41.030
  • If it ever changes, I'll let you
  • 00:23:41.030 --> 00:23:42.030
  • know.
  • 00:23:42.050 --> 00:23:45.050
  • I told you that when we got
  • 00:23:45.050 --> 00:23:46.100
  • married 39 years ago."
  • 00:23:46.100 --> 00:23:48.210
  • How many years?
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:49.180
  • "Whatever it was, I told you
  • 00:23:49.180 --> 00:23:50.120
  • then.
  • 00:23:50.120 --> 00:23:52.090
  • If it ever changes, I'll let you
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:53.070
  • know."
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:54.230
  • No, no.
  • 00:23:54.230 --> 00:23:55.100
  • She wants to hear every day.
  • 00:23:55.100 --> 00:23:56.200
  • "I love you, babe.
  • 00:23:56.200 --> 00:23:58.210
  • I'll be back soon."
  • 00:23:58.210 --> 00:24:00.140
  • She knows I'll be back.
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:01.110
  • I've been coming back for 40
  • 00:24:01.110 --> 00:24:02.160
  • years, but I still say it.
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:06.100
  • Why?
  • 00:24:06.100 --> 00:24:06.250
  • 'Cause it's about relationship,
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:08.270
  • right?
  • 00:24:08.270 --> 00:24:09.120
  • Your walk with God.
  • 00:24:09.120 --> 00:24:10.140
  • You're walking with God.
  • 00:24:10.140 --> 00:24:12.020
  • "Give me this day my daily
  • 00:24:12.020 --> 00:24:14.090
  • bread."
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:15.010
  • No, I'm not going to wait 30
  • 00:24:15.010 --> 00:24:15.270
  • days 'cause I want to talk to
  • 00:24:15.270 --> 00:24:17.070
  • God tomorrow.
  • 00:24:17.070 --> 00:24:18.250
  • I want to connect with him
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:19.260
  • tomorrow.
  • 00:24:19.260 --> 00:24:20.200
  • I'm going to keep that
  • 00:24:20.200 --> 00:24:21.080
  • relationship going.
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:22.220
  • No, I'm not going to be away for
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:24.040
  • a week or a month or only when
  • 00:24:24.040 --> 00:24:26.130
  • I'm in need or only when I have
  • 00:24:26.130 --> 00:24:28.250
  • a tragedy, right?
  • 00:24:28.250 --> 00:24:30.070
  • Somebody said, "We should pray."
  • 00:24:30.070 --> 00:24:31.240
  • And somebody else said, "It's
  • 00:24:31.240 --> 00:24:32.270
  • not that bad, is it?"
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:35.280
  • I don't just pray when it's bad.
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:38.150
  • I pray daily.
  • 00:24:38.150 --> 00:24:39.260
  • "Give me this day my daily
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:42.080
  • bread."
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:43.190
  • You know, if you'll pray that
  • 00:24:43.190 --> 00:24:44.130
  • way, your emotions will stay
  • 00:24:44.130 --> 00:24:46.010
  • healthier, your spirit will stay
  • 00:24:46.010 --> 00:24:47.220
  • up, you'll be stronger in your
  • 00:24:47.220 --> 00:24:49.160
  • heart because some of your daily
  • 00:24:49.160 --> 00:24:51.170
  • bread is not physical.
  • 00:24:51.170 --> 00:24:53.130
  • It's emotional.
  • 00:24:53.130 --> 00:24:55.250
  • It's in your soul you need help.
  • 00:24:55.250 --> 00:24:57.190
  • You need God to lift you, keep
  • 00:24:57.190 --> 00:24:59.050
  • you up in the face of the
  • 00:24:59.050 --> 00:25:00.150
  • challenges that you face.
  • 00:25:00.150 --> 00:25:02.110
  • Because people are not praying,
  • 00:25:02.110 --> 00:25:04.150
  • "Give me this day my daily
  • 00:25:04.150 --> 00:25:06.190
  • bread," they get down, they get
  • 00:25:06.190 --> 00:25:08.190
  • discouraged, they get
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:10.030
  • overwhelmed and the outcome of
  • 00:25:10.170 --> 00:25:13.170
  • that is addictions, suicide,
  • 00:25:14.190 --> 00:25:17.190
  • depressions.
  • 00:25:17.190 --> 00:25:19.120
  • But if we could pray, "Give me
  • 00:25:19.120 --> 00:25:21.080
  • this day my daily bread," God
  • 00:25:21.280 --> 00:25:24.280
  • will meet your need according to
  • 00:25:24.280 --> 00:25:27.150
  • his riches in glory by Christ
  • 00:25:27.150 --> 00:25:30.130
  • Jesus.
  • 00:25:30.130 --> 00:25:31.120
  • Amen?
  • 00:25:31.120 --> 00:25:33.210
  • Can you believe that?
  • 00:25:33.210 --> 00:25:36.080
  • Let's follow the teaching of
  • 00:25:36.080 --> 00:25:38.030
  • prayer from the Lord Jesus
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  • 00:25:47.210 --> 00:25:49.080
  • you strengthen you, empower you
  • 00:25:49.080 --> 00:25:51.170
  • in your walk with God.
  • 00:25:51.170 --> 00:25:53.040
  • The Lord has more for us.
  • 00:25:53.040 --> 00:25:55.060
  • He came that we might have life
  • 00:25:55.060 --> 00:25:56.250
  • and have it more abundantly.
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  • Don't settle for less, go for
  • 00:25:59.170 --> 00:26:02.190
  • the more abundance that Jesus
  • 00:26:02.210 --> 00:26:05.210
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