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The Blessing

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December 8, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • (APPLAUSE)WELL GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • WELL GOD BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTOYOUR HOMES AND IF YOU'RE
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  • YOUR HOMES AND IF YOU'REEVER IN OUR AREA, PLEASE
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  • EVER IN OUR AREA, PLEASESTOP BY AND BE A PART OF
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  • STOP BY AND BE A PART OFONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU WE WILL
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE WILLMAKE YOU FEEL RIGHT
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  • MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHTAT HOME. THANKS SO MUCH
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  • AT HOME. THANKS SO MUCHFOR TUNING IN AND THANK
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  • FOR TUNING IN AND THANKYOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.
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  • YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.I HEARD ABOUT THIS COUNTRY
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS COUNTRYGRANDMOTHER. SHE WOULD
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  • GRANDMOTHER. SHE WOULDGO OUT ON HER FRONT PORCH
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  • GO OUT ON HER FRONT PORCHEVERY MORNING AND THANK
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  • EVERY MORNING AND THANKTHE LORD FOR ANOTHER DAY.
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  • THE LORD FOR ANOTHER DAY.HER NEIGHBOR DIDN'T
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  • HER NEIGHBOR DIDN'TBELIEVE IN GOD. HE'D
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  • BELIEVE IN GOD. HE'DSHOUT BACK, "THERE'S NO
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  • SHOUT BACK, "THERE'S NOSUCH THING AS 'THE LORD'!"
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  • SUCH THING AS 'THE LORD'!"ONE DAY, HE OVERHEARD HER
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  • ONE DAY, HE OVERHEARD HERASKING GOD TO GIVE HER
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  • ASKING GOD TO GIVE HERGROCERIES FOR THE WEEK.
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  • GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK.HE SNUCK OVER THE NEXT
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  • HE SNUCK OVER THE NEXTMORNING AND PUT SOME
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  • MORNING AND PUT SOMEGROCERIES ON HER FRONT
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  • GROCERIES ON HER FRONTPORCH. SHE GOT UP AND
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  • PORCH. SHE GOT UP ANDSAID, "THANK YOU, LORD.
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  • SAID, "THANK YOU, LORD.YOU DID IT AGAIN." HE
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  • YOU DID IT AGAIN." HELAUGHED AND LAUGHED AND
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  • LAUGHED AND LAUGHED ANDSAID, "GOD DIDN'T GIVE
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  • SAID, "GOD DIDN'T GIVEYOU THOSE GROCERIES!
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  • YOU THOSE GROCERIES!I PUT THEM THERE." SHE
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  • I PUT THEM THERE." SHESAID, "LORD, THANK YOU.
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  • SAID, "LORD, THANK YOU.YOU NOT ONLY GAVE ME THE
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  • YOU NOT ONLY GAVE ME THEGROCERIES, BUT YOU MADE
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  • GROCERIES, BUT YOU MADETHE DEVIL PAY FOR IT."
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  • THE DEVIL PAY FOR IT."(LAUGHTER)
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  • (LAUGHTER)SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT:
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT:THIS IS MY BIBLE. I AM
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE. I AMWHAT IT SAYS I AM, I HAVE
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  • WHAT IT SAYS I AM, I HAVEWHAT IT SAYS I HAVE. I CAN
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  • WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE. I CANDO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD. I BOLDLY
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  • THE WORD OF GOD. I BOLDLYCONFESS: MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • CONFESS: MY MIND IS ALERT.MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS
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  • IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESSYOU.
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  • YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOUTODAY ABOUT
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  • TODAY ABOUT"THE BLESSING".
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  • "THE BLESSING".AS PARENTS, WE HAVE THE
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  • AS PARENTS, WE HAVE THEABILITY TO IMPACT OUR
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  • ABILITY TO IMPACT OURCHILDREN LIKE NO ONE
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  • CHILDREN LIKE NO ONEELSE CAN. WHILE THE
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  • ELSE CAN. WHILE THEMOTHER'S ROLE OF
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  • MOTHER'S ROLE OFNURTURING, CARING IS
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  • NURTURING, CARING ISVITALLY IMPORTANT,
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  • VITALLY IMPORTANT,WITHOUT THE FATHER'S
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  • WITHOUT THE FATHER'SAPPROVAL AND VALIDATION,
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  • APPROVAL AND VALIDATION,THE CHILD WILL FEEL A
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  • THE CHILD WILL FEEL AVOID. EVERY PERSON NEEDS
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  • VOID. EVERY PERSON NEEDSTHE BLESSING FROM THEIR
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  • THE BLESSING FROM THEIRFATHER. MANY ADULTS STILL
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  • FATHER. MANY ADULTS STILLSTRUGGLE TODAY, LOW
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  • STRUGGLE TODAY, LOWSELF-ESTEEM, WORKING ALL
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  • SELF-ESTEEM, WORKING ALLTHE TIME, TRYING TO PROVE
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  • THE TIME, TRYING TO PROVETHAT THEY'RE GOOD ENOUGH,
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  • THAT THEY'RE GOOD ENOUGH,ALL BECAUSE OF THEIR
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  • ALL BECAUSE OF THEIRFATHER'S LACK OF
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  • FATHER'S LACK OFAFFIRMATION. THEIR FATHER
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  • AFFIRMATION. THEIR FATHERNEVER TOLD THEM, "I'M
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  • NEVER TOLD THEM, "I'MPROUD OF YOU." HE NEVER
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  • PROUD OF YOU." HE NEVERMADE THEM FEEL APPROVED,
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  • MADE THEM FEEL APPROVED,SO THEY'RE STILL TRYING
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  • SO THEY'RE STILL TRYINGTO MEASURE UP, GAIN THIS
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  • TO MEASURE UP, GAIN THISAPPROVAL THAT CAN ONLY
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  • APPROVAL THAT CAN ONLYCOME FROM A FATHER.
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  • COME FROM A FATHER.FATHERS, WE HAVE
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  • FATHERS, WE HAVESOMETHING TO GIVE OUR
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  • SOMETHING TO GIVE OURCHILDREN THAT NOBODY
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  • CHILDREN THAT NOBODYELSE CAN GIVE. OTHER
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  • ELSE CAN GIVE. OTHERPEOPLE CAN TELL THEM HOW
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  • PEOPLE CAN TELL THEM HOWGREAT THEY ARE, HOW
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  • GREAT THEY ARE, HOWSPECIAL THEY ARE, BUT
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  • SPECIAL THEY ARE, BUTWHEN YOU TELL THEM, IT
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  • WHEN YOU TELL THEM, ITCARRIES A WHOLE NEW
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  • CARRIES A WHOLE NEWWEIGHT. AS THE FATHER,
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  • WEIGHT. AS THE FATHER,YOU HAVE THE GOD-GIVEN
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  • YOU HAVE THE GOD-GIVENAUTHORITY TO BLESS YOUR
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  • AUTHORITY TO BLESS YOURCHILD. EVERY TIME YOU
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  • CHILD. EVERY TIME YOUSAY, "I'M PROUD OF YOU.
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  • SAY, "I'M PROUD OF YOU.I LOVE YOU. YOU'RE
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  • I LOVE YOU. YOU'REBEAUTIFUL.", GOD RELEASES
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  • BEAUTIFUL.", GOD RELEASESSTRENGTH INTO YOUR CHILD,
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  • STRENGTH INTO YOUR CHILD,VALUE, CONFIDENCE,
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  • VALUE, CONFIDENCE,SECURITY. THOSE ARE NOT
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  • SECURITY. THOSE ARE NOTJUST NICE WORDS; IT'S
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  • JUST NICE WORDS; IT'SWHAT THE SCRIPTURE
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  • WHAT THE SCRIPTURECALLS "THE BLESSING".
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  • CALLS "THE BLESSING".YOU ARE PROPELLING YOUR
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  • YOU ARE PROPELLING YOURCHILD TOWARD THEIR
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  • CHILD TOWARD THEIRDESTINY. WE'RE ALL BUSY,
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  • DESTINY. WE'RE ALL BUSY,IT'S EASY TO GET
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  • IT'S EASY TO GETSIDETRACKED OR EVEN AT
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  • SIDETRACKED OR EVEN ATODDS WITH OUR CHILDREN.
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  • ODDS WITH OUR CHILDREN."THEY'RE NOT DOING RIGHT.
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  • "THEY'RE NOT DOING RIGHT.WHEN THEY STRAIGHTEN UP,
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  • WHEN THEY STRAIGHTEN UP,I'LL BE NICER. WHEN I'M
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  • I'LL BE NICER. WHEN I'MNOT SO BUSY, I'LL SPEND
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  • NOT SO BUSY, I'LL SPENDMORE TIME WITH THEM."
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  • MORE TIME WITH THEM."OR "JOEL, THEY KNOW I'M
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  • OR "JOEL, THEY KNOW I'MPROUD OF THEM. I TOLD
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  • PROUD OF THEM. I TOLDTHEM 14 YEARS AGO WHEN
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  • THEM 14 YEARS AGO WHENWE BROUGHT THEM HOME
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  • WE BROUGHT THEM HOMEFROM THE HOSPITAL."
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  • FROM THE HOSPITAL."NO, THEY NEED TO HEAR
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  • NO, THEY NEED TO HEARIT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
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  • IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.YOU'RE THE FATHER. YOU
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  • YOU'RE THE FATHER. YOUCARRY THE BLESSING. DON'T
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  • CARRY THE BLESSING. DON'TWITHHOLD YOUR LOVE,
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  • WITHHOLD YOUR LOVE,YOUR AFFECTION; YOUR
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  • YOUR AFFECTION; YOURAPPROVAL.
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  • APPROVAL.NOW, YOU MAY NOT HAVE
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  • NOW, YOU MAY NOT HAVERECEIVED THIS BLESSING
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  • RECEIVED THIS BLESSINGFROM YOUR FATHER. HE
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  • FROM YOUR FATHER. HEWASN'T AROUND GROWING
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  • WASN'T AROUND GROWINGUP OR MAYBE HE WAS THERE
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  • UP OR MAYBE HE WAS THEREBUT ALL HE DID WAS
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  • BUT ALL HE DID WASCORRECT YOU, TELL YOU
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  • CORRECT YOU, TELL YOUWHAT YOU'RE DOING WRONG.
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  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING WRONG.HE DIDN'T SHOW AFFECTION,
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  • HE DIDN'T SHOW AFFECTION,OR MAKE YOU FEEL VALUABLE.
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  • OR MAKE YOU FEEL VALUABLE.DON'T LET THAT NEGATIVE
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  • DON'T LET THAT NEGATIVECYCLE GET PASSED TO THE
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  • CYCLE GET PASSED TO THENEXT GENERATION. YOU CAN
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  • NEXT GENERATION. YOU CANBE THE DIFFERENCE MAKER.
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  • BE THE DIFFERENCE MAKER.YOU CAN SET A NEW
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  • YOU CAN SET A NEWSTANDARD. START BLESSING
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  • STANDARD. START BLESSINGYOUR CHILDREN. START
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  • YOUR CHILDREN. STARTCALLING OUT THEIR SEEDS
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  • CALLING OUT THEIR SEEDSOF GREATNESS, TELLING
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  • OF GREATNESS, TELLINGTHEM WHAT THEY CAN BECOME;
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  • THEM WHAT THEY CAN BECOME;PROPHESYING THEIR FUTURE.
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  • PROPHESYING THEIR FUTURE.LET THEM KNOW YOU'RE
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  • LET THEM KNOW YOU'RETHEIR NUMBER-ONE FAN.
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  • THEIR NUMBER-ONE FAN.WHEN YOU SEE THEM IN THE
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  • WHEN YOU SEE THEM IN THEMORNING, GIVE THEM A HUG.
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  • MORNING, GIVE THEM A HUG.DON'T LET THEM PASS BY
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  • DON'T LET THEM PASS BYWITHOUT SHOWING YOUR
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  • WITHOUT SHOWING YOURAFFECTION. SOMETIMES
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  • AFFECTION. SOMETIMESWE WERE RAISED TO THINK,
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  • WE WERE RAISED TO THINK,"WE'RE MEN. WE DON'T
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  • "WE'RE MEN. WE DON'TEXPRESS OUR FEELINGS.
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  • EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS.WE DON'T HUG. WE DON'T
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  • WE DON'T HUG. WE DON'TSAY NICE THINGS. THAT
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  • SAY NICE THINGS. THATWOULD MAKE US LOOK WEAK."
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  • WOULD MAKE US LOOK WEAK."IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.
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  • IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.WHEN YOU SHOW YOUR
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  • WHEN YOU SHOW YOURFEELINGS, YOU'RE STRONG.
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  • FEELINGS, YOU'RE STRONG.REAL MEN HUG THEIR
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  • REAL MEN HUG THEIRCHILDREN. REAL MEN SHOW
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  • CHILDREN. REAL MEN SHOWAFFECTION, MAKE THEIR
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  • AFFECTION, MAKE THEIRCHILDREN FEEL VALUABLE.
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  • CHILDREN FEEL VALUABLE.REAL MEN GO OUT OF THEIR
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  • REAL MEN GO OUT OF THEIRWAY TO APPROVE, TO
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  • WAY TO APPROVE, TOVALIDATE, TO ENCOURAGE.
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  • VALIDATE, TO ENCOURAGE.FATHERS, OUR CHILDREN
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  • FATHERS, OUR CHILDRENHAVE BEEN GIVEN TO US
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  • HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO USAS A GIFT. DO YOU KNOW
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  • AS A GIFT. DO YOU KNOWHOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD
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  • HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULDLOVE TO HAVE KIDS? THEY'RE
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  • LOVE TO HAVE KIDS? THEY'REGOING THROUGH INFERTILITY
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  • GOING THROUGH INFERTILITYTREATMENTS, SPENDING
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  • TREATMENTS, SPENDINGTHOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,
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  • THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,ENDURING PAIN, SUFFERING.
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  • ENDURING PAIN, SUFFERING.THEY'D DO ANYTHING TO
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  • THEY'D DO ANYTHING TOHAVE CHILDREN LIKE OURS.
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  • HAVE CHILDREN LIKE OURS.GOD HAS ENTRUSTED YOU
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  • GOD HAS ENTRUSTED YOUWITH HIS MOST PRIZED
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  • WITH HIS MOST PRIZEDPOSSESSION. HE'S COUNTING
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  • POSSESSION. HE'S COUNTINGON YOU AS THE FATHER
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  • ON YOU AS THE FATHERTO GIVE THEM THE BLESSING.
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  • TO GIVE THEM THE BLESSING.YOUR APPROVAL, YOUR LOVE,
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  • YOUR APPROVAL, YOUR LOVE,YOUR AFFIRMATION, CARRIES
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  • YOUR AFFIRMATION, CARRIESMORE WEIGHT THAN ANY
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  • MORE WEIGHT THAN ANYOTHER MAN. WITHOUT YOUR
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  • OTHER MAN. WITHOUT YOURBLESSING, YOUR CHILDREN
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  • BLESSING, YOUR CHILDRENWILL STRUGGLE IN AREAS
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  • WILL STRUGGLE IN AREASTHAT THEY DID NOT HAVE
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  • THAT THEY DID NOT HAVETO STRUGGLE IN. THERE'S
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  • TO STRUGGLE IN. THERE'SA REASON PEOPLE ARE
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  • A REASON PEOPLE AREINSECURE, ANGRY, OVERLY
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  • INSECURE, ANGRY, OVERLYCOMPETITIVE, PROMISCUOUS.
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  • COMPETITIVE, PROMISCUOUS.MANY TIMES, THE ROOT
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  • MANY TIMES, THE ROOTCAUSE CAN BE TRACED BACK
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  • CAUSE CAN BE TRACED BACKTO THEY NEVER GOT THE
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  • TO THEY NEVER GOT THEBLESSING FROM THEIR
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  • BLESSING FROM THEIRFATHER.
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  • FATHER.I KNOW A MAN THAT'S
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  • I KNOW A MAN THAT'SEXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL.
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  • EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL.HIS BUSINESS HAS TAKEN
  • 00:05:02.516 --> 00:05:03.684
  • HIS BUSINESS HAS TAKENOFF, BUT HE'S NEVER
  • 00:05:03.684 --> 00:05:05.152
  • OFF, BUT HE'S NEVERSATISFIED. HE WORKS ALL
  • 00:05:05.152 --> 00:05:06.820
  • SATISFIED. HE WORKS ALLTHE TIME, SO COMPETITIVE,
  • 00:05:06.820 --> 00:05:08.422
  • THE TIME, SO COMPETITIVE,HE'S GOT TO GO HIGHER.
  • 00:05:08.422 --> 00:05:09.857
  • HE'S GOT TO GO HIGHER.WE WERE TALKING ONE DAY.
  • 00:05:09.857 --> 00:05:11.458
  • WE WERE TALKING ONE DAY.HE BROUGHT UP HOW HIS
  • 00:05:11.458 --> 00:05:13.026
  • HE BROUGHT UP HOW HISFATHER HAS NEVER
  • 00:05:13.026 --> 00:05:14.561
  • FATHER HAS NEVERACKNOWLEDGED HIS SUCCESS,
  • 00:05:14.561 --> 00:05:15.763
  • ACKNOWLEDGED HIS SUCCESS,NEVER ONCE TOLD HIM HE
  • 00:05:15.763 --> 00:05:16.830
  • NEVER ONCE TOLD HIM HEWAS PROUD OF HIS SON.
  • 00:05:16.830 --> 00:05:18.165
  • WAS PROUD OF HIS SON.WHEN THEY VISIT ON THE
  • 00:05:18.165 --> 00:05:19.433
  • WHEN THEY VISIT ON THEHOLIDAYS, HIS FATHER
  • 00:05:19.433 --> 00:05:20.567
  • HOLIDAYS, HIS FATHERNEVER BRINGS UP HIS
  • 00:05:20.567 --> 00:05:22.202
  • NEVER BRINGS UP HISACCOMPLISHMENTS. THIS
  • 00:05:22.202 --> 00:05:23.537
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THISSON, INSTEAD OF BEING
  • 00:05:23.537 --> 00:05:25.205
  • SON, INSTEAD OF BEINGPROUD OF WHO HE IS,
  • 00:05:25.205 --> 00:05:27.007
  • PROUD OF WHO HE IS,ENJOYING HIS SUCCESS, HE
  • 00:05:27.007 --> 00:05:28.242
  • ENJOYING HIS SUCCESS, HEKEEPS WORKING HARDER
  • 00:05:28.242 --> 00:05:29.510
  • KEEPS WORKING HARDERAND HARDER HOPING ONE
  • 00:05:29.510 --> 00:05:30.778
  • AND HARDER HOPING ONEDAY HE'LL GAIN HIS
  • 00:05:30.778 --> 00:05:32.446
  • DAY HE'LL GAIN HISFATHER'S APPROVAL. WHAT
  • 00:05:32.446 --> 00:05:33.547
  • FATHER'S APPROVAL. WHATA DIFFERENCE IT WOULD
  • 00:05:33.547 --> 00:05:35.416
  • A DIFFERENCE IT WOULDMAKE IF THE FATHER WOULD
  • 00:05:35.416 --> 00:05:36.350
  • MAKE IF THE FATHER WOULDJUST PICK UP THE PHONE
  • 00:05:36.350 --> 00:05:37.851
  • JUST PICK UP THE PHONEAND SAY, "SON, HAVE I
  • 00:05:37.851 --> 00:05:39.153
  • AND SAY, "SON, HAVE ITOLD YOU HOW PROUD
  • 00:05:39.153 --> 00:05:40.654
  • TOLD YOU HOW PROUDI AM OF YOU? HOW I THINK
  • 00:05:40.654 --> 00:05:41.889
  • I AM OF YOU? HOW I THINKYOU'RE AMAZING? HOW YOU
  • 00:05:41.889 --> 00:05:44.224
  • YOU'RE AMAZING? HOW YOUMEAN THE WORLD TO ME?"
  • 00:05:44.224 --> 00:05:46.026
  • MEAN THE WORLD TO ME?"IT SEEMS SO SIMPLE, YET
  • 00:05:46.026 --> 00:05:48.495
  • IT SEEMS SO SIMPLE, YETIT CARRIES SO MUCH WEIGHT.
  • 00:05:48.495 --> 00:05:49.897
  • IT CARRIES SO MUCH WEIGHT.IT FILLS A VOID THAT ONLY
  • 00:05:49.897 --> 00:05:52.166
  • IT FILLS A VOID THAT ONLYTHE FATHER CAN FILL.
  • 00:05:52.166 --> 00:05:52.866
  • THE FATHER CAN FILL.SOMETHING WE WERE ALL
  • 00:05:52.866 --> 00:05:54.435
  • SOMETHING WE WERE ALLBORN WITH. EVEN AS LITTLE
  • 00:05:54.435 --> 00:05:56.270
  • BORN WITH. EVEN AS LITTLECHILDREN ON THE PLAYGROUND,
  • 00:05:56.270 --> 00:05:57.371
  • CHILDREN ON THE PLAYGROUND,THERE CAN BE 20 OTHER
  • 00:05:57.371 --> 00:05:58.772
  • THERE CAN BE 20 OTHERADULTS, PEOPLE THAT WE
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  • ADULTS, PEOPLE THAT WEKNOW, BUT WE'RE
  • 00:05:59.840 --> 00:06:01.141
  • KNOW, BUT WE'RECONSTANTLY SAYING, "LOOK
  • 00:06:01.141 --> 00:06:02.376
  • CONSTANTLY SAYING, "LOOKAT ME, DADDY! WATCH ME
  • 00:06:02.376 --> 00:06:03.677
  • AT ME, DADDY! WATCH MERUN, DADDY! WATCH ME
  • 00:06:03.677 --> 00:06:04.912
  • RUN, DADDY! WATCH MEJUMP, DADDY. WATCH HOW
  • 00:06:04.912 --> 00:06:06.413
  • JUMP, DADDY. WATCH HOWFAST I AM, DADDY!"
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  • FAST I AM, DADDY!"WE LONG FOR OUR DADDY
  • 00:06:08.048 --> 00:06:10.017
  • WE LONG FOR OUR DADDYTO WATCH US. WE LONG FOR
  • 00:06:10.017 --> 00:06:11.185
  • TO WATCH US. WE LONG FOROUR FATHER TO SAY, "THAT'S
  • 00:06:11.185 --> 00:06:12.719
  • OUR FATHER TO SAY, "THAT'SGOOD! YOU'RE STRONG.
  • 00:06:12.719 --> 00:06:14.588
  • GOOD! YOU'RE STRONG.YOU CAN RUN REALLY FAST!"
  • 00:06:14.588 --> 00:06:15.489
  • YOU CAN RUN REALLY FAST!"WE COULD HAVE OUR
  • 00:06:15.489 --> 00:06:16.757
  • WE COULD HAVE OURBABYSITTER WATCH US, OUR
  • 00:06:16.757 --> 00:06:18.125
  • BABYSITTER WATCH US, OURCOUSIN WATCH US, OUR
  • 00:06:18.125 --> 00:06:18.992
  • COUSIN WATCH US, OURNEIGHBOR WATCH US,
  • 00:06:18.992 --> 00:06:20.961
  • NEIGHBOR WATCH US,BUT WHEN IT'S OUR DAD,
  • 00:06:20.961 --> 00:06:21.795
  • BUT WHEN IT'S OUR DAD,IT TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW
  • 00:06:21.795 --> 00:06:23.197
  • IT TAKES ON A WHOLE NEWMEANING. THIS LONGING
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  • MEANING. THIS LONGINGFOR OUR FATHER'S APPROVAL
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  • FOR OUR FATHER'S APPROVALWAS PUT IN US BY OUR
  • 00:06:26.300 --> 00:06:28.635
  • WAS PUT IN US BY OURCREATOR. YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:06:28.635 --> 00:06:30.437
  • CREATOR. YOUR CHILDRENMAY BE 50 YEARS OLD
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  • MAY BE 50 YEARS OLDTODAY, BUT DEEP DOWN
  • 00:06:31.505 --> 00:06:33.173
  • TODAY, BUT DEEP DOWNTHEY'RE STILL SAYING,
  • 00:06:33.173 --> 00:06:34.508
  • THEY'RE STILL SAYING,"WATCH ME, DADDY! LOOK
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  • "WATCH ME, DADDY! LOOKAT WHAT I'M DOING! LOOK
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  • AT WHAT I'M DOING! LOOKAT HOW I'M RAISING MY
  • 00:06:36.610 --> 00:06:37.778
  • AT HOW I'M RAISING MYCHILDREN, LOOK AT HOW
  • 00:06:37.778 --> 00:06:38.846
  • CHILDREN, LOOK AT HOWI'M EXCELLING IN MY
  • 00:06:38.846 --> 00:06:39.913
  • I'M EXCELLING IN MYCAREER!" THEY STILL LONG
  • 00:06:39.913 --> 00:06:41.114
  • CAREER!" THEY STILL LONGFOR YOUR APPROVAL.
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  • FOR YOUR APPROVAL.(APPLAUSE)
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  • (APPLAUSE)FATHERS, HERE'S THE GOOD
  • 00:06:43.750 --> 00:06:46.520
  • FATHERS, HERE'S THE GOODNEWS: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
  • 00:06:46.520 --> 00:06:48.655
  • NEWS: IT'S NEVER TOO LATETO BLESS YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:06:48.655 --> 00:06:49.323
  • TO BLESS YOUR CHILDREN.YOU MAY NOT HAVE DONE
  • 00:06:49.323 --> 00:06:50.457
  • YOU MAY NOT HAVE DONETHIS GROWING UP. THIS
  • 00:06:50.457 --> 00:06:51.158
  • THIS GROWING UP. THISIS NOT THE WAY YOU WERE
  • 00:06:51.158 --> 00:06:52.493
  • IS NOT THE WAY YOU WERERAISED. I WONDER WHAT
  • 00:06:52.493 --> 00:06:53.760
  • RAISED. I WONDER WHATWOULD HAPPEN IF YOU
  • 00:06:53.760 --> 00:06:54.828
  • WOULD HAPPEN IF YOUPICKED UP THE PHONE AND
  • 00:06:54.828 --> 00:06:55.629
  • PICKED UP THE PHONE ANDCALLED YOUR SON,
  • 00:06:55.629 --> 00:06:56.830
  • CALLED YOUR SON,DAUGHTER. THEY MAY BE
  • 00:06:56.830 --> 00:06:58.065
  • DAUGHTER. THEY MAY BE30, 40 YEARS OLD, YOU
  • 00:06:58.065 --> 00:06:58.799
  • 30, 40 YEARS OLD, YOUHAVEN'T SPOKEN TO THEM
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  • HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO THEMIN A WHILE, BUT YOU CALL
  • 00:06:59.867 --> 00:07:00.968
  • IN A WHILE, BUT YOU CALLAND SAY, "HEY, I JUST
  • 00:07:00.968 --> 00:07:02.236
  • AND SAY, "HEY, I JUSTWANT TO TELL YOU HOW
  • 00:07:02.236 --> 00:07:03.370
  • WANT TO TELL YOU HOWPROUD I AM OF YOU, HOW
  • 00:07:03.370 --> 00:07:04.771
  • PROUD I AM OF YOU, HOWMUCH I LOVE YOU. I THINK
  • 00:07:04.771 --> 00:07:06.273
  • MUCH I LOVE YOU. I THINKYOU'RE AMAZING."
  • 00:07:06.273 --> 00:07:07.641
  • YOU'RE AMAZING."YOUR APPROVAL, EVEN
  • 00:07:07.641 --> 00:07:09.776
  • YOUR APPROVAL, EVENLATER IN LIFE, CAN BE A
  • 00:07:09.776 --> 00:07:11.445
  • LATER IN LIFE, CAN BE ATURNING POINT FOR THEM.
  • 00:07:11.445 --> 00:07:12.980
  • TURNING POINT FOR THEM.YOUR VALIDATION OF THEIR
  • 00:07:12.980 --> 00:07:14.815
  • YOUR VALIDATION OF THEIRFAMILY, THEIR SUCCESS,
  • 00:07:14.815 --> 00:07:16.216
  • FAMILY, THEIR SUCCESS,THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT
  • 00:07:16.216 --> 00:07:17.951
  • THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTCAN PUT AN END TO ISSUES
  • 00:07:17.951 --> 00:07:18.919
  • CAN PUT AN END TO ISSUESTHEY'VE BEEN STRUGGLING
  • 00:07:18.919 --> 00:07:20.120
  • THEY'VE BEEN STRUGGLINGWITH. IT CAN BRING
  • 00:07:20.120 --> 00:07:21.255
  • WITH. IT CAN BRINGHEALING AND WHOLENESS
  • 00:07:21.255 --> 00:07:22.222
  • HEALING AND WHOLENESSAND SET THEM ON A WHOLE
  • 00:07:22.222 --> 00:07:23.857
  • AND SET THEM ON A WHOLENEW PATH.
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  • NEW PATH.A FRIEND OF MINE NAMED
  • 00:07:24.625 --> 00:07:25.826
  • A FRIEND OF MINE NAMEDROBERT GREW UP WITH AN
  • 00:07:25.826 --> 00:07:27.528
  • ROBERT GREW UP WITH ANALCOHOLIC FATHER. THEY
  • 00:07:27.528 --> 00:07:28.128
  • ALCOHOLIC FATHER. THEYLIVED WAY OUT IN THE
  • 00:07:28.128 --> 00:07:29.563
  • LIVED WAY OUT IN THECOUNTRY. HIS DAD WAS
  • 00:07:29.563 --> 00:07:31.765
  • COUNTRY. HIS DAD WASKNOWN AS THE TOWN DRUNK.
  • 00:07:31.765 --> 00:07:32.900
  • KNOWN AS THE TOWN DRUNK.ROBERT WAS THE STAR
  • 00:07:32.900 --> 00:07:34.101
  • ROBERT WAS THE STARFOOTBALL PLAYER. IN
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  • FOOTBALL PLAYER. INHIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS NAMED
  • 00:07:35.302 --> 00:07:36.570
  • HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS NAMEDAN ALL-AMERICAN, WENT ON
  • 00:07:36.570 --> 00:07:38.205
  • AN ALL-AMERICAN, WENT ONTO PLAY IN COLLEGE.
  • 00:07:38.205 --> 00:07:39.273
  • TO PLAY IN COLLEGE.FOOTBALL WAS WHAT HE
  • 00:07:39.273 --> 00:07:40.841
  • FOOTBALL WAS WHAT HELIVED FOR. BUT IN SPITE
  • 00:07:40.841 --> 00:07:41.742
  • LIVED FOR. BUT IN SPITEOF ALL OF HIS
  • 00:07:41.742 --> 00:07:42.876
  • OF ALL OF HISACCOMPLISHMENTS, DEEP
  • 00:07:42.876 --> 00:07:44.144
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS, DEEPDOWN THERE WAS A MISSING
  • 00:07:44.144 --> 00:07:45.812
  • DOWN THERE WAS A MISSINGPIECE. AS FAR AS HE
  • 00:07:45.812 --> 00:07:47.681
  • PIECE. AS FAR AS HEKNEW, HIS FATHER HAD
  • 00:07:47.681 --> 00:07:49.116
  • KNEW, HIS FATHER HADNEVER SEEN HIM PLAY ONE
  • 00:07:49.116 --> 00:07:50.884
  • NEVER SEEN HIM PLAY ONEFOOTBALL GAME. HIS DAD
  • 00:07:50.884 --> 00:07:51.952
  • FOOTBALL GAME. HIS DADHAD NEVER COMPLIMENTED
  • 00:07:51.952 --> 00:07:53.086
  • HAD NEVER COMPLIMENTEDHIM, NEVER TOLD HIM THAT
  • 00:07:53.086 --> 00:07:54.154
  • HIM, NEVER TOLD HIM THATHE WAS PROUD OF HIS
  • 00:07:54.154 --> 00:07:56.089
  • HE WAS PROUD OF HISSUCCESS. EVEN THOUGH HIS
  • 00:07:56.089 --> 00:07:58.325
  • SUCCESS. EVEN THOUGH HISFATHER WAS AN ALCOHOLIC,
  • 00:07:58.325 --> 00:07:59.126
  • FATHER WAS AN ALCOHOLIC,ROBERT STILL LONGED FOR
  • 00:07:59.126 --> 00:08:01.161
  • ROBERT STILL LONGED FORHIS APPROVAL. YEARS LATER,
  • 00:08:01.161 --> 00:08:02.996
  • HIS APPROVAL. YEARS LATER,HE FOUND OUT THAT HIS DAD
  • 00:08:02.996 --> 00:08:04.097
  • HE FOUND OUT THAT HIS DADDID ATTEND MANY OF HIS
  • 00:08:04.097 --> 00:08:05.499
  • DID ATTEND MANY OF HISGAMES BUT HE STAYED WAY
  • 00:08:05.499 --> 00:08:07.167
  • GAMES BUT HE STAYED WAYOVER TO THE SIDE BECAUSE
  • 00:08:07.167 --> 00:08:08.135
  • OVER TO THE SIDE BECAUSEHE WAS SO EMBARRASSED
  • 00:08:08.135 --> 00:08:10.037
  • HE WAS SO EMBARRASSEDBY HIS DRINKING PROBLEMS.
  • 00:08:10.037 --> 00:08:10.938
  • BY HIS DRINKING PROBLEMS.AFTER ROBERT'S FOOTBALL
  • 00:08:10.938 --> 00:08:12.406
  • AFTER ROBERT'S FOOTBALLCAREER, HE WENT TO SEMINARY
  • 00:08:12.406 --> 00:08:14.241
  • CAREER, HE WENT TO SEMINARYAND BECAME A MINISTER.
  • 00:08:14.241 --> 00:08:15.409
  • AND BECAME A MINISTER.ONE DAY HE RECEIVED A
  • 00:08:15.409 --> 00:08:16.944
  • ONE DAY HE RECEIVED APHONE CALL SAYING THAT
  • 00:08:16.944 --> 00:08:17.945
  • PHONE CALL SAYING THATHIS FATHER HAD A HEART
  • 00:08:17.945 --> 00:08:19.279
  • HIS FATHER HAD A HEARTATTACK AND MIGHT NOT MAKE
  • 00:08:19.279 --> 00:08:20.814
  • ATTACK AND MIGHT NOT MAKEIT. ROBERT RUSHED TO THE
  • 00:08:20.814 --> 00:08:22.916
  • IT. ROBERT RUSHED TO THEEMERGENCY ROOM AND
  • 00:08:22.916 --> 00:08:23.717
  • EMERGENCY ROOM ANDSAW HIS FATHER LYING ON
  • 00:08:23.717 --> 00:08:25.118
  • SAW HIS FATHER LYING ONTHE BED. HIS DAD WAS
  • 00:08:25.118 --> 00:08:26.653
  • THE BED. HIS DAD WASGOING IN AND OUT OF
  • 00:08:26.653 --> 00:08:28.021
  • GOING IN AND OUT OFCONSCIOUSNESS. HE WASN'T
  • 00:08:28.021 --> 00:08:29.389
  • CONSCIOUSNESS. HE WASN'TCOMPLETELY THERE. HE
  • 00:08:29.389 --> 00:08:30.657
  • COMPLETELY THERE. HETHOUGHT ROBERT WAS THE
  • 00:08:30.657 --> 00:08:32.926
  • THOUGHT ROBERT WAS THEDOCTOR, THE CARDIOLOGIST.
  • 00:08:32.926 --> 00:08:33.961
  • DOCTOR, THE CARDIOLOGIST.HE SAID SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:08:33.961 --> 00:08:35.329
  • HE SAID SOMETHING THATFOREVER CHANGED ROBERT'S
  • 00:08:35.329 --> 00:08:37.497
  • FOREVER CHANGED ROBERT'SLIFE. HE SAID, "DOCTOR,
  • 00:08:37.497 --> 00:08:38.632
  • LIFE. HE SAID, "DOCTOR,HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU
  • 00:08:38.632 --> 00:08:40.100
  • HAVE I EVER TOLD YOUABOUT MY SON ROBERT AND
  • 00:08:40.100 --> 00:08:42.235
  • ABOUT MY SON ROBERT ANDHOW PROUD I AM OF HIM?
  • 00:08:42.235 --> 00:08:43.203
  • HOW PROUD I AM OF HIM?HE WAS THE STAR FOOTBALL
  • 00:08:43.203 --> 00:08:44.538
  • HE WAS THE STAR FOOTBALLPLAYER, LED THE LEAGUE
  • 00:08:44.538 --> 00:08:45.906
  • PLAYER, LED THE LEAGUEIN TACKLES. NOW HE'S A
  • 00:08:45.906 --> 00:08:47.975
  • IN TACKLES. NOW HE'S AGREAT PASTOR OF A CHURCH.",
  • 00:08:47.975 --> 00:08:49.309
  • GREAT PASTOR OF A CHURCH.",WENT ON AND ON, BRAGGING
  • 00:08:49.309 --> 00:08:51.345
  • WENT ON AND ON, BRAGGINGON HIS SON. ROBERT BEGAN
  • 00:08:51.345 --> 00:08:53.313
  • ON HIS SON. ROBERT BEGANTO WEEP. THAT DAY HE
  • 00:08:53.313 --> 00:08:54.715
  • TO WEEP. THAT DAY HEHEARD THE WORDS THAT HE
  • 00:08:54.715 --> 00:08:56.383
  • HEARD THE WORDS THAT HEHAD WAITED 35 YEARS TO
  • 00:08:56.383 --> 00:08:57.918
  • HAD WAITED 35 YEARS TOHEAR. IT WAS LIKE A
  • 00:08:57.918 --> 00:09:00.020
  • HEAR. IT WAS LIKE AHEALING BALM WAS RELEASED
  • 00:09:00.020 --> 00:09:01.521
  • HEALING BALM WAS RELEASEDON THE INSIDE. IT FILLED
  • 00:09:01.521 --> 00:09:03.423
  • ON THE INSIDE. IT FILLEDA VOID THAT ONLY A FATHER
  • 00:09:03.423 --> 00:09:05.192
  • A VOID THAT ONLY A FATHERCAN FILL. YOU'D THINK,
  • 00:09:05.192 --> 00:09:06.560
  • CAN FILL. YOU'D THINK,"WELL, COME ON ROBERT.
  • 00:09:06.560 --> 00:09:07.628
  • "WELL, COME ON ROBERT.HE'S AN ALCOHOLIC. HE'S
  • 00:09:07.628 --> 00:09:08.795
  • HE'S AN ALCOHOLIC. HE'SNEVER BEEN THERE FOR
  • 00:09:08.795 --> 00:09:10.330
  • NEVER BEEN THERE FORYOU. JUST BLOW HIM OFF."
  • 00:09:10.330 --> 00:09:11.832
  • YOU. JUST BLOW HIM OFF."NO, THE FATHER HOLDS A
  • 00:09:11.832 --> 00:09:13.033
  • NO, THE FATHER HOLDS ABLESSING THAT IS A
  • 00:09:13.033 --> 00:09:14.401
  • BLESSING THAT IS ASTRATEGIC PIECE TO OUR
  • 00:09:14.401 --> 00:09:17.104
  • STRATEGIC PIECE TO OURPUZZLE. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:17.104 --> 00:09:18.038
  • PUZZLE. (APPLAUSE)MAYBE LIKE ROBERT'S
  • 00:09:18.038 --> 00:09:19.106
  • MAYBE LIKE ROBERT'SFATHER, YOU HAVEN'T BEEN
  • 00:09:19.106 --> 00:09:20.507
  • FATHER, YOU HAVEN'T BEENTHERE FOR YOUR CHILDREN,
  • 00:09:20.507 --> 00:09:22.142
  • THERE FOR YOUR CHILDREN,HAD STRUGGLES AND ISSUES.
  • 00:09:22.142 --> 00:09:23.477
  • HAD STRUGGLES AND ISSUES.NOW YOU THINK, "MY
  • 00:09:23.477 --> 00:09:24.177
  • NOW YOU THINK, "MYCHILDREN DON'T NEED
  • 00:09:24.177 --> 00:09:25.612
  • CHILDREN DON'T NEEDANYTHING FROM ME.
  • 00:09:25.612 --> 00:09:26.513
  • ANYTHING FROM ME.JOEL, I'VE MADE A LOT
  • 00:09:26.513 --> 00:09:27.381
  • JOEL, I'VE MADE A LOTOF POOR CHOICES.
  • 00:09:27.381 --> 00:09:27.914
  • OF POOR CHOICES.THEY'RE DOING BETTER
  • 00:09:27.914 --> 00:09:29.049
  • THEY'RE DOING BETTERTHAN I AM."
  • 00:09:29.049 --> 00:09:30.350
  • THAN I AM."NO, JUST LIKE WITH ROBERT,
  • 00:09:30.350 --> 00:09:31.485
  • NO, JUST LIKE WITH ROBERT,THEY STILL NEED YOUR
  • 00:09:31.485 --> 00:09:33.787
  • THEY STILL NEED YOURAPPROVAL. DON'T WITHHOLD
  • 00:09:33.787 --> 00:09:36.123
  • APPROVAL. DON'T WITHHOLDYOUR BLESSING. SOMETIMES
  • 00:09:36.123 --> 00:09:36.923
  • YOUR BLESSING. SOMETIMESWE THINK, "THEY KNOW I
  • 00:09:36.923 --> 00:09:37.991
  • WE THINK, "THEY KNOW ILOVE THEM. THEY KNOW I'M
  • 00:09:37.991 --> 00:09:38.992
  • LOVE THEM. THEY KNOW I'MPROUD OF THEM. I DON'T
  • 00:09:38.992 --> 00:09:40.093
  • PROUD OF THEM. I DON'TNEED TO TELL THEM."
  • 00:09:40.093 --> 00:09:41.528
  • NEED TO TELL THEM."NO, A BLESSING IS NOT
  • 00:09:41.528 --> 00:09:42.562
  • NO, A BLESSING IS NOTA BLESSING UNTIL IT'S
  • 00:09:42.562 --> 00:09:44.064
  • A BLESSING UNTIL IT'SSPOKEN. PEOPLE DON'T
  • 00:09:44.064 --> 00:09:44.865
  • SPOKEN. PEOPLE DON'TKNOW WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:09:44.865 --> 00:09:46.033
  • KNOW WHAT YOU'RETHINKING. THEY CAN'T
  • 00:09:46.033 --> 00:09:47.601
  • THINKING. THEY CAN'TREAD YOUR MIND. EVEN
  • 00:09:47.601 --> 00:09:49.636
  • READ YOUR MIND. EVENTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM MINOR
  • 00:09:49.636 --> 00:09:51.238
  • THOUGH IT MAY SEEM MINORTO YOU, AS A FATHER,
  • 00:09:51.238 --> 00:09:52.506
  • TO YOU, AS A FATHER,WHEN YOU TELL YOUR
  • 00:09:52.506 --> 00:09:53.473
  • WHEN YOU TELL YOURCHILDREN YOU'RE PROUD
  • 00:09:53.473 --> 00:09:54.608
  • CHILDREN YOU'RE PROUDOF THEM, IT CAN DO
  • 00:09:54.608 --> 00:09:55.642
  • OF THEM, IT CAN DOSOMETHING MAJOR IN THEIR
  • 00:09:55.642 --> 00:09:57.110
  • SOMETHING MAJOR IN THEIRLIFE. THE BLESSING OF
  • 00:09:57.110 --> 00:09:58.612
  • LIFE. THE BLESSING OFTHE FATHER CARRIES SO
  • 00:09:58.612 --> 00:10:00.047
  • THE FATHER CARRIES SOMUCH WEIGHT. IT CAN HELP
  • 00:10:00.047 --> 00:10:01.615
  • MUCH WEIGHT. IT CAN HELPRELEASE THEM TO A NEW
  • 00:10:01.615 --> 00:10:03.216
  • RELEASE THEM TO A NEWLEVEL OF THEIR DESTINY.
  • 00:10:03.216 --> 00:10:05.152
  • LEVEL OF THEIR DESTINY.I THINK ABOUT GROWING UP
  • 00:10:05.152 --> 00:10:06.953
  • I THINK ABOUT GROWING UPHOW MANY TIMES I HEARD MY
  • 00:10:06.953 --> 00:10:08.121
  • HOW MANY TIMES I HEARD MYPARENTS TELL ME THAT THEY
  • 00:10:08.121 --> 00:10:09.489
  • PARENTS TELL ME THAT THEYWERE PROUD OF ME; THAT I
  • 00:10:09.489 --> 00:10:10.624
  • WERE PROUD OF ME; THAT IWAS GOING TO DO GREAT
  • 00:10:10.624 --> 00:10:12.159
  • WAS GOING TO DO GREATTHINGS IN LIFE. MY
  • 00:10:12.159 --> 00:10:13.894
  • THINGS IN LIFE. MYFATHER WOULD BRAG ON ME
  • 00:10:13.894 --> 00:10:15.028
  • FATHER WOULD BRAG ON MESO MUCH IN FRONT OF OTHER
  • 00:10:15.028 --> 00:10:16.229
  • SO MUCH IN FRONT OF OTHERPEOPLE, IT WOULD EMBARRASS
  • 00:10:16.229 --> 00:10:17.998
  • PEOPLE, IT WOULD EMBARRASSME. EVERY PLACE WE WOULD
  • 00:10:17.998 --> 00:10:19.166
  • ME. EVERY PLACE WE WOULDGO TOGETHER, HE COULDN'T
  • 00:10:19.166 --> 00:10:20.534
  • GO TOGETHER, HE COULDN'TWAIT TO SAY, "HAVE YOU
  • 00:10:20.534 --> 00:10:22.302
  • WAIT TO SAY, "HAVE YOUMET MY SON, JOEL?" HE'D
  • 00:10:22.302 --> 00:10:23.637
  • MET MY SON, JOEL?" HE'DGO ON AND ON TELLING ALL
  • 00:10:23.637 --> 00:10:25.205
  • GO ON AND ON TELLING ALLOF MY HISTORY, HOW I DID
  • 00:10:25.205 --> 00:10:26.940
  • OF MY HISTORY, HOW I DIDTHE TELEVISION PRODUCTION
  • 00:10:26.940 --> 00:10:28.141
  • THE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONAT THE CHURCH, NOBODY
  • 00:10:28.141 --> 00:10:28.909
  • AT THE CHURCH, NOBODYCOULD DO IT BETTER THAN
  • 00:10:28.909 --> 00:10:30.210
  • COULD DO IT BETTER THANME, I WAS THE GREATEST
  • 00:10:30.210 --> 00:10:31.278
  • ME, I WAS THE GREATESTPRODUCER, THE GREATEST
  • 00:10:31.278 --> 00:10:32.546
  • PRODUCER, THE GREATESTDIRECTOR. NONE OF THAT
  • 00:10:32.546 --> 00:10:34.181
  • DIRECTOR. NONE OF THATWAS TRUE. I WASN'T THE
  • 00:10:34.181 --> 00:10:35.782
  • WAS TRUE. I WASN'T THEGREATEST ANYTHING, BUT
  • 00:10:35.782 --> 00:10:37.017
  • GREATEST ANYTHING, BUTI KIND OF LIKED THE FACT
  • 00:10:37.017 --> 00:10:37.818
  • I KIND OF LIKED THE FACTTHAT I HAD MY FATHER
  • 00:10:37.818 --> 00:10:40.020
  • THAT I HAD MY FATHERFOOLED. BUT REALLY,
  • 00:10:40.020 --> 00:10:40.854
  • FOOLED. BUT REALLY,MORE THAN BRAGGING
  • 00:10:40.854 --> 00:10:42.155
  • MORE THAN BRAGGINGON ME, HE WAS SPEAKING
  • 00:10:42.155 --> 00:10:43.724
  • ON ME, HE WAS SPEAKINGTHE BLESSING. HE WAS
  • 00:10:43.724 --> 00:10:45.125
  • THE BLESSING. HE WASAPPROVING, VALIDATING,
  • 00:10:45.125 --> 00:10:48.495
  • APPROVING, VALIDATING,AND HONORING ME.
  • 00:10:48.495 --> 00:10:49.896
  • AND HONORING ME.THERE'S A REASON PEOPLE
  • 00:10:49.896 --> 00:10:51.698
  • THERE'S A REASON PEOPLEARE SECURE, CONFIDENT;
  • 00:10:51.698 --> 00:10:53.100
  • ARE SECURE, CONFIDENT;THEY FEEL VALUABLE.
  • 00:10:53.100 --> 00:10:54.401
  • THEY FEEL VALUABLE.IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH
  • 00:10:54.401 --> 00:10:55.736
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:10:58.004 --> 00:10:59.072
  • > GAYLE: MY HUSBAND AND I HAD
  • 00:11:01.908 --> 00:11:04.311
  • > GAYLE: MY HUSBAND AND I HADA FARM IN NE OHIO. SOME FRIENDS
  • 00:11:04.311 --> 00:11:06.113
  • A FARM IN NE OHIO. SOME FRIENDSAND COLLEAGUES HAD INTRODUCED ME
  • 00:11:06.113 --> 00:11:09.282
  • AND COLLEAGUES HAD INTRODUCED METO JOEL OSTEEN MINISTRIES AND
  • 00:11:09.282 --> 00:11:11.818
  • TO JOEL OSTEEN MINISTRIES ANDLAKEWOOD CHURCH. AS I TRAVELED,
  • 00:11:11.818 --> 00:11:13.887
  • LAKEWOOD CHURCH. AS I TRAVELED,OFTENTIMES I'D TURN THE STATION
  • 00:11:13.887 --> 00:11:15.555
  • OFTENTIMES I'D TURN THE STATIONON AND I WAS SURPRISED THAT SO
  • 00:11:15.555 --> 00:11:17.424
  • ON AND I WAS SURPRISED THAT SOMANY OF THE MESSAGES REALLY
  • 00:11:17.424 --> 00:11:19.292
  • MANY OF THE MESSAGES REALLYRELATED TO WHAT WAS GOING ON IN
  • 00:11:19.292 --> 00:11:20.694
  • RELATED TO WHAT WAS GOING ON INMY LIFE.
  • 00:11:20.694 --> 00:11:22.129
  • MY LIFE.I HAD BEEN TRAVELING IN JUNE FOR
  • 00:11:22.129 --> 00:11:25.499
  • I HAD BEEN TRAVELING IN JUNE FORWORK AND I CAME BACK FROM A TRIP
  • 00:11:25.499 --> 00:11:26.800
  • WORK AND I CAME BACK FROM A TRIPAND I REALLY WASN'T FEELING
  • 00:11:26.800 --> 00:11:29.102
  • AND I REALLY WASN'T FEELINGWELL. I HAD THE BIOPSY DONE
  • 00:11:29.102 --> 00:11:31.338
  • WELL. I HAD THE BIOPSY DONEAND IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT
  • 00:11:31.338 --> 00:11:32.706
  • AND IT WAS AT THAT TIME THATTHE DOCTOR LOOKED AT ME AND SAID
  • 00:11:32.706 --> 00:11:34.474
  • THE DOCTOR LOOKED AT ME AND SAID"I'M SORRY, BUT YOU HAVE STAGE 4
  • 00:11:34.474 --> 00:11:37.010
  • "I'M SORRY, BUT YOU HAVE STAGE 4CANCER." AND I BEGAN THE JOURNEY
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:39.112
  • CANCER." AND I BEGAN THE JOURNEYOF 7 WEEKS OF RADIATION AND
  • 00:11:39.112 --> 00:11:42.716
  • OF 7 WEEKS OF RADIATION AND7 WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.
  • 00:11:42.716 --> 00:11:44.117
  • 7 WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.I REMEMBER PASTOR JOEL SAYING
  • 00:11:44.117 --> 00:11:45.285
  • I REMEMBER PASTOR JOEL SAYING"WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD. WE
  • 00:11:45.285 --> 00:11:47.220
  • "WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD. WEHAVE TO LOOK IN THE WINDSHIELD.
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:48.922
  • HAVE TO LOOK IN THE WINDSHIELD.AND THE WINDSHIELD IS SO MUCH
  • 00:11:48.922 --> 00:11:50.357
  • AND THE WINDSHIELD IS SO MUCHBIGGER THAN THE REAR VIEW
  • 00:11:50.357 --> 00:11:52.159
  • BIGGER THAN THE REAR VIEWMIRROR. DON'T LOOK BACK BUT
  • 00:11:52.159 --> 00:11:53.960
  • MIRROR. DON'T LOOK BACK BUTSTAY STRONG.
  • 00:11:53.960 --> 00:11:56.663
  • STAY STRONG.BUT I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE
  • 00:11:56.663 --> 00:11:58.565
  • BUT I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THETEAM LEADER FROM MY TRIAL AND
  • 00:11:58.565 --> 00:12:00.200
  • TEAM LEADER FROM MY TRIAL ANDTHEY SAID, "I'M REALLY SORRY TO
  • 00:12:00.200 --> 00:12:02.369
  • THEY SAID, "I'M REALLY SORRY TOTELL YOU BUT WE CAN NO LONGER
  • 00:12:02.369 --> 00:12:04.638
  • TELL YOU BUT WE CAN NO LONGERHAVE YOU ON THE TRIAL."
  • 00:12:04.638 --> 00:12:05.539
  • HAVE YOU ON THE TRIAL."AND THEY SAID, "BECAUSE YOU NO
  • 00:12:05.539 --> 00:12:07.407
  • AND THEY SAID, "BECAUSE YOU NOLONGER HAVE CANCER."
  • 00:12:07.407 --> 00:12:09.176
  • LONGER HAVE CANCER."THE TUMOR WAS GONE AND THROUGH
  • 00:12:09.176 --> 00:12:12.979
  • THE TUMOR WAS GONE AND THROUGHTHE GRACE OF GOD I HAD BEATEN
  • 00:12:12.979 --> 00:12:16.116
  • THE GRACE OF GOD I HAD BEATENIT. PASTOR JOEL HAD A SERMON
  • 00:12:16.116 --> 00:12:18.018
  • IT. PASTOR JOEL HAD A SERMONABOUT SOMETIMES THE SAILING IS
  • 00:12:18.018 --> 00:12:19.920
  • ABOUT SOMETIMES THE SAILING ISPRETTY ROUGH BUT THE LANDING
  • 00:12:19.920 --> 00:12:22.722
  • PRETTY ROUGH BUT THE LANDINGWILL BE SMOOTH. AND THANK GOD
  • 00:12:22.722 --> 00:12:25.725
  • WILL BE SMOOTH. AND THANK GODIT WAS. AGAIN, 3-1/2 YEARS
  • 00:12:25.725 --> 00:12:27.127
  • IT WAS. AGAIN, 3-1/2 YEARSLATER, IT'S ALL TURNED AROUND.
  • 00:12:27.127 --> 00:12:28.061
  • LATER, IT'S ALL TURNED AROUND.FATHER. ONE TIME IN THE
  • 00:12:28.061 --> 00:12:29.129
  • FATHER. ONE TIME IN THE4TH GRADE, THE
  • 00:12:29.129 --> 00:12:30.297
  • 4TH GRADE, THEPRINCIPAL'S ASSISTANT
  • 00:12:30.297 --> 00:12:31.097
  • PRINCIPAL'S ASSISTANTCAME AND GOT ME OUT OF
  • 00:12:31.097 --> 00:12:32.833
  • CAME AND GOT ME OUT OFCLASS AND SAID MY FATHER
  • 00:12:32.833 --> 00:12:34.034
  • CLASS AND SAID MY FATHERNEEDED TO SPEAK TO ME ON
  • 00:12:34.034 --> 00:12:35.869
  • NEEDED TO SPEAK TO ME ONTHE PHONE. I WAS ALARMED,
  • 00:12:35.869 --> 00:12:37.237
  • THE PHONE. I WAS ALARMED,WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING
  • 00:12:37.237 --> 00:12:38.538
  • WONDERING WHAT WAS GOINGON. I WALKED TO THE OFFICE,
  • 00:12:38.538 --> 00:12:39.840
  • ON. I WALKED TO THE OFFICE,MY HEART BEATING FAST.
  • 00:12:39.840 --> 00:12:40.807
  • MY HEART BEATING FAST.I ANSWERED THE PHONE,
  • 00:12:40.807 --> 00:12:42.008
  • I ANSWERED THE PHONE,"YES, DADDY? WHAT IS IT?"
  • 00:12:42.008 --> 00:12:43.009
  • "YES, DADDY? WHAT IS IT?"HE SAID, "JOEL, I'M
  • 00:12:43.009 --> 00:12:44.277
  • HE SAID, "JOEL, I'MORDERING RED LOBSTER
  • 00:12:44.277 --> 00:12:45.745
  • ORDERING RED LOBSTERFOR LUNCH TODAY. DO YOU
  • 00:12:45.745 --> 00:12:47.013
  • FOR LUNCH TODAY. DO YOUWANT TATER TOTS OR FRENCH
  • 00:12:47.013 --> 00:12:48.648
  • WANT TATER TOTS OR FRENCHFRIES WITH YOUR MEAL?"
  • 00:12:48.648 --> 00:12:50.250
  • FRIES WITH YOUR MEAL?"(LAUGHTER)
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:51.318
  • (LAUGHTER)ONE THING ABOUT IT, I
  • 00:12:51.318 --> 00:12:53.153
  • ONE THING ABOUT IT, IKNEW MY FATHER CARED.
  • 00:12:53.153 --> 00:12:53.954
  • KNEW MY FATHER CARED.HE TRAVELED A LOT WHEN
  • 00:12:53.954 --> 00:12:55.188
  • HE TRAVELED A LOT WHENI WAS GROWING UP AND
  • 00:12:55.188 --> 00:12:55.922
  • I WAS GROWING UP ANDCOULDN'T ATTEND MANY
  • 00:12:55.922 --> 00:12:57.123
  • COULDN'T ATTEND MANYOF MY BASKETBALL GAMES
  • 00:12:57.123 --> 00:12:58.091
  • OF MY BASKETBALL GAMESBUT EVERY ONCE IN A
  • 00:12:58.091 --> 00:12:59.693
  • BUT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE HE WOULD SHOW UP.
  • 00:12:59.693 --> 00:13:00.694
  • WHILE HE WOULD SHOW UP.MY FATHER NORMALLY WORE
  • 00:13:00.694 --> 00:13:02.028
  • MY FATHER NORMALLY WORESUITS. HE DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:13:02.028 --> 00:13:03.797
  • SUITS. HE DIDN'T HAVEMANY CASUAL CLOTHES.
  • 00:13:03.797 --> 00:13:04.431
  • MANY CASUAL CLOTHES.BUT WHEN HE WOULD COME
  • 00:13:04.431 --> 00:13:05.465
  • BUT WHEN HE WOULD COMETO MY GAMES, FOR SOME
  • 00:13:05.465 --> 00:13:06.433
  • TO MY GAMES, FOR SOMEREASON, HE WOULD WEAR
  • 00:13:06.433 --> 00:13:08.101
  • REASON, HE WOULD WEARSHORT PANTS. HIS LEGS
  • 00:13:08.101 --> 00:13:10.170
  • SHORT PANTS. HIS LEGSWERE SO WHITE YOU NEEDED
  • 00:13:10.170 --> 00:13:11.771
  • WERE SO WHITE YOU NEEDEDSUNGLASSES. THEY LOOKED
  • 00:13:11.771 --> 00:13:12.939
  • SUNGLASSES. THEY LOOKEDLIKE THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:13:12.939 --> 00:13:14.441
  • LIKE THE GLORY OF GOD.(LAUGHTER)
  • 00:13:14.441 --> 00:13:15.041
  • (LAUGHTER)IF THAT WASN'T BAD
  • 00:13:15.041 --> 00:13:15.842
  • IF THAT WASN'T BADENOUGH, HE WOULD WEAR
  • 00:13:15.842 --> 00:13:17.777
  • ENOUGH, HE WOULD WEARHIS BLACK DRESS SHOES
  • 00:13:17.777 --> 00:13:19.713
  • HIS BLACK DRESS SHOESWITH THOSE SHORTS. THAT
  • 00:13:19.713 --> 00:13:21.181
  • WITH THOSE SHORTS. THATCONTRAST WAS DEADLY.
  • 00:13:21.181 --> 00:13:23.149
  • CONTRAST WAS DEADLY.(LAUGHTER)
  • 00:13:23.149 --> 00:13:24.517
  • (LAUGHTER)I WAS SO EMBARRASSED,
  • 00:13:24.517 --> 00:13:25.619
  • I WAS SO EMBARRASSED,BUT I HAD NO DOUBT MY
  • 00:13:25.619 --> 00:13:26.753
  • BUT I HAD NO DOUBT MYFATHER WAS SO PROUD OF
  • 00:13:26.753 --> 00:13:29.055
  • FATHER WAS SO PROUD OFME. MAYBE YOU'RE A FATHER
  • 00:13:29.055 --> 00:13:30.290
  • ME. MAYBE YOU'RE A FATHERIN A SINGLE PARENT
  • 00:13:30.290 --> 00:13:31.825
  • IN A SINGLE PARENTSITUATION. YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:13:31.825 --> 00:13:32.993
  • SITUATION. YOU DON'T HAVEYOUR CHILDREN WITH YOU
  • 00:13:32.993 --> 00:13:34.561
  • YOUR CHILDREN WITH YOUALL THE TIME. THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:13:34.561 --> 00:13:35.729
  • ALL THE TIME. THAT'S OKAY.YOU CAN STILL GIVE THEM
  • 00:13:35.729 --> 00:13:37.364
  • YOU CAN STILL GIVE THEMYOUR BLESSING. DON'T
  • 00:13:37.364 --> 00:13:38.798
  • YOUR BLESSING. DON'TTAKE THE EASY WAY OUT
  • 00:13:38.798 --> 00:13:40.033
  • TAKE THE EASY WAY OUTAND MAKE THE MOTHER DO
  • 00:13:40.033 --> 00:13:41.234
  • AND MAKE THE MOTHER DOEVERYTHING.
  • 00:13:41.234 --> 00:13:42.435
  • EVERYTHING.YOUR CHILDREN NEED YOUR
  • 00:13:42.435 --> 00:13:43.803
  • YOUR CHILDREN NEED YOURLOVE, YOUR GUIDANCE,
  • 00:13:43.803 --> 00:13:44.905
  • LOVE, YOUR GUIDANCE,YOUR SUPPORT; YOUR
  • 00:13:44.905 --> 00:13:46.306
  • YOUR SUPPORT; YOURMENTORSHIP.
  • 00:13:46.306 --> 00:13:47.540
  • MENTORSHIP.IF A YOUNG LADY DOESN'T
  • 00:13:47.540 --> 00:13:49.075
  • IF A YOUNG LADY DOESN'TGET THE APPROVAL FROM
  • 00:13:49.075 --> 00:13:51.144
  • GET THE APPROVAL FROMHER FATHER, MANY TIMES
  • 00:13:51.144 --> 00:13:52.312
  • HER FATHER, MANY TIMESSHE'LL TRY TO GET THAT
  • 00:13:52.312 --> 00:13:54.414
  • SHE'LL TRY TO GET THATAPPROVAL FROM OTHER MEN.
  • 00:13:54.414 --> 00:13:55.515
  • APPROVAL FROM OTHER MEN.SHE'LL GO FROM RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:13:55.515 --> 00:13:58.051
  • SHE'LL GO FROM RELATIONSHIPTO RELATIONSHIP NOT VALUING
  • 00:13:58.051 --> 00:14:00.253
  • TO RELATIONSHIP NOT VALUINGWHO SHE IS BECAUSE SHE HAS
  • 00:14:00.253 --> 00:14:02.389
  • WHO SHE IS BECAUSE SHE HASNOT BEEN VALUED BY THE MOST
  • 00:14:02.389 --> 00:14:04.524
  • NOT BEEN VALUED BY THE MOSTIMPORTANT MALE IN HER LIFE,
  • 00:14:04.524 --> 00:14:06.059
  • IMPORTANT MALE IN HER LIFE,HER FATHER.
  • 00:14:06.059 --> 00:14:07.027
  • HER FATHER.YOUR DAUGHTER, AS A LITTLE
  • 00:14:07.027 --> 00:14:08.695
  • YOUR DAUGHTER, AS A LITTLEGIRL, SHE LOOKS UP TO YOU
  • 00:14:08.695 --> 00:14:10.530
  • GIRL, SHE LOOKS UP TO YOUAS HER HERO. SHE ADMIRES
  • 00:14:10.530 --> 00:14:11.998
  • AS HER HERO. SHE ADMIRESYOU. SHE THINKS YOU CAN
  • 00:14:11.998 --> 00:14:13.300
  • YOU. SHE THINKS YOU CANDO ANYTHING. SHE'S NOT
  • 00:14:13.300 --> 00:14:14.701
  • DO ANYTHING. SHE'S NOTGOING TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT
  • 00:14:14.701 --> 00:14:17.170
  • GOING TO FEEL GOOD ABOUTHERSELF UNTIL SHE KNOWS
  • 00:14:17.170 --> 00:14:18.371
  • HERSELF UNTIL SHE KNOWSYOU THINK SHE'S THE
  • 00:14:18.371 --> 00:14:19.372
  • YOU THINK SHE'S THEGREATEST THING IN THE
  • 00:14:19.372 --> 00:14:21.107
  • GREATEST THING IN THEWORLD. YOU'RE TEACHING
  • 00:14:21.107 --> 00:14:22.575
  • WORLD. YOU'RE TEACHINGYOUR DAUGHTER HOW OTHER
  • 00:14:22.575 --> 00:14:24.811
  • YOUR DAUGHTER HOW OTHERMEN SHOULD TREAT HER.
  • 00:14:24.811 --> 00:14:25.946
  • MEN SHOULD TREAT HER.SHE'S LEARNING FROM YOU
  • 00:14:25.946 --> 00:14:28.581
  • SHE'S LEARNING FROM YOUWHAT LOVE IS. SHE'S FELT
  • 00:14:28.581 --> 00:14:31.117
  • WHAT LOVE IS. SHE'S FELTHER MOTHER'S LOVE, BUT
  • 00:14:31.117 --> 00:14:32.552
  • HER MOTHER'S LOVE, BUTYOU ARE HER FIRST MALE
  • 00:14:32.552 --> 00:14:34.187
  • YOU ARE HER FIRST MALELOVE. YOU WERE HER
  • 00:14:34.187 --> 00:14:35.989
  • LOVE. YOU WERE HERFIRST BOYFRIEND. IT ALL
  • 00:14:35.989 --> 00:14:37.357
  • FIRST BOYFRIEND. IT ALLSTARTS WITH YOU. IT'S
  • 00:14:37.357 --> 00:14:38.358
  • STARTS WITH YOU. IT'SGOING TO BE COMPARED
  • 00:14:38.358 --> 00:14:39.292
  • GOING TO BE COMPAREDTO THE LOVE THAT YOU
  • 00:14:39.292 --> 00:14:40.593
  • TO THE LOVE THAT YOUSHOW HER. THAT'S WHY
  • 00:14:40.593 --> 00:14:41.261
  • SHOW HER. THAT'S WHYIT'S SO IMPORTANT,
  • 00:14:41.261 --> 00:14:42.329
  • IT'S SO IMPORTANT,FATHERS, NOT ONLY TO
  • 00:14:42.329 --> 00:14:43.363
  • FATHERS, NOT ONLY TOTREAT YOUR WIFE WITH
  • 00:14:43.363 --> 00:14:44.831
  • TREAT YOUR WIFE WITHHONOR AND RESPECT BUT
  • 00:14:44.831 --> 00:14:46.166
  • HONOR AND RESPECT BUTTREAT YOUR DAUGHTER
  • 00:14:46.166 --> 00:14:47.934
  • TREAT YOUR DAUGHTERLIKE SHE'S A QUEEN. YOU
  • 00:14:47.934 --> 00:14:49.035
  • LIKE SHE'S A QUEEN. YOUARE SETTING THE TONE
  • 00:14:49.035 --> 00:14:50.470
  • ARE SETTING THE TONEFOR HOW SHE WILL ALLOW
  • 00:14:50.470 --> 00:14:51.471
  • FOR HOW SHE WILL ALLOWOTHER PEOPLE TO TREAT
  • 00:14:51.471 --> 00:14:53.039
  • OTHER PEOPLE TO TREATHER. IF YOU'RE HARSH,
  • 00:14:53.039 --> 00:14:54.708
  • HER. IF YOU'RE HARSH,RUDE, CONDESCENDING,
  • 00:14:54.708 --> 00:14:55.942
  • RUDE, CONDESCENDING,DON'T HAVE TIME FOR HER,
  • 00:14:55.942 --> 00:14:57.010
  • DON'T HAVE TIME FOR HER,YOU'RE TEACHING HER
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:14:57.978
  • YOU'RE TEACHING HERTHAT'S HOW MEN TREAT
  • 00:14:57.978 --> 00:14:59.379
  • THAT'S HOW MEN TREATWOMEN. THAT'S OKAY;
  • 00:14:59.379 --> 00:15:00.113
  • WOMEN. THAT'S OKAY;FIND SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.
  • 00:15:00.113 --> 00:15:01.815
  • FIND SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.BUT WHEN YOU TREAT HER
  • 00:15:01.815 --> 00:15:02.816
  • BUT WHEN YOU TREAT HERWITH RESPECT AND
  • 00:15:02.816 --> 00:15:04.651
  • WITH RESPECT ANDKINDNESS, YOU VALUE HER,
  • 00:15:04.651 --> 00:15:06.052
  • KINDNESS, YOU VALUE HER,MAKE HER FEEL LOVED,
  • 00:15:06.052 --> 00:15:07.320
  • MAKE HER FEEL LOVED,IMPORTANT, HONORED.
  • 00:15:07.320 --> 00:15:08.488
  • IMPORTANT, HONORED.THAT'S THE STANDARD
  • 00:15:08.488 --> 00:15:10.023
  • THAT'S THE STANDARDSHE'S GOING TO SET.
  • 00:15:10.023 --> 00:15:11.691
  • SHE'S GOING TO SET.OUR DAUGHTER, ALEXANDRA,
  • 00:15:11.691 --> 00:15:13.660
  • OUR DAUGHTER, ALEXANDRA,HER FIRST DATE WAS NOT
  • 00:15:13.660 --> 00:15:15.495
  • HER FIRST DATE WAS NOTWITH ANOTHER YOUNG MAN,
  • 00:15:15.495 --> 00:15:16.563
  • WITH ANOTHER YOUNG MAN,IT WAS WITH THIS YOUNG
  • 00:15:16.563 --> 00:15:18.431
  • IT WAS WITH THIS YOUNGMAN. (LAUGHTER) I'VE
  • 00:15:18.431 --> 00:15:19.699
  • MAN. (LAUGHTER) I'VETAKEN HER TO DINNER,
  • 00:15:19.699 --> 00:15:21.334
  • TAKEN HER TO DINNER,TO THE MALL, TO
  • 00:15:21.334 --> 00:15:22.102
  • TO THE MALL, TOBUILD-A-BEAR, TO DISNEY
  • 00:15:22.102 --> 00:15:23.203
  • BUILD-A-BEAR, TO DISNEYLAND. I'VE OPENED THE
  • 00:15:23.203 --> 00:15:24.604
  • LAND. I'VE OPENED THECAR DOOR FOR HER, I'VE
  • 00:15:24.604 --> 00:15:25.872
  • CAR DOOR FOR HER, I'VECARRIED HER LUGGAGE,
  • 00:15:25.872 --> 00:15:26.840
  • CARRIED HER LUGGAGE,I'VE TOLD HER SHE'S
  • 00:15:26.840 --> 00:15:28.174
  • I'VE TOLD HER SHE'SBEAUTIFUL, VALUABLE,
  • 00:15:28.174 --> 00:15:29.776
  • BEAUTIFUL, VALUABLE,TALENTED, ONE OF A KIND,
  • 00:15:29.776 --> 00:15:30.844
  • TALENTED, ONE OF A KIND,A MASTERPIECE. I'VE SET
  • 00:15:30.844 --> 00:15:32.512
  • A MASTERPIECE. I'VE SETA HIGH STANDARD. THE
  • 00:15:32.512 --> 00:15:33.546
  • A HIGH STANDARD. THEPEOPLE SHE CHOOSES TO
  • 00:15:33.546 --> 00:15:34.781
  • PEOPLE SHE CHOOSES TODATE ARE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:15:34.781 --> 00:15:37.917
  • DATE ARE GOING TO HAVEA TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW.
  • 00:15:37.917 --> 00:15:38.918
  • A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW.NOT ONLY ARE THEY GOING
  • 00:15:38.918 --> 00:15:39.986
  • NOT ONLY ARE THEY GOINGTO HAVE TO BE GOOD LOOKING
  • 00:15:39.986 --> 00:15:42.222
  • TO HAVE TO BE GOOD LOOKINGLIKE ME, BUT THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:15:42.222 --> 00:15:43.289
  • LIKE ME, BUT THEY'RE GOINGTO HAVE TO BRING THEIR
  • 00:15:43.289 --> 00:15:44.524
  • TO HAVE TO BRING THEIRA-GAME. THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:15:44.524 --> 00:15:45.592
  • A-GAME. THEY'RE NOTGOING TO BE AVERAGE,
  • 00:15:45.592 --> 00:15:46.593
  • GOING TO BE AVERAGE,MEDIOCRE. SHE'LL KNOW
  • 00:15:46.593 --> 00:15:47.894
  • MEDIOCRE. SHE'LL KNOWTO WEED THEM OUT. THEY'RE
  • 00:15:47.894 --> 00:15:48.795
  • TO WEED THEM OUT. THEY'REGOING TO HAVE TO BE A CUT
  • 00:15:48.795 --> 00:15:50.063
  • GOING TO HAVE TO BE A CUTABOVE. EXCEPTIONAL,
  • 00:15:50.063 --> 00:15:51.865
  • ABOVE. EXCEPTIONAL,EXTRAORDINARY, PEOPLE
  • 00:15:51.865 --> 00:15:52.599
  • EXTRAORDINARY, PEOPLETHAT WILL TREAT HER LIKE
  • 00:15:52.599 --> 00:15:54.134
  • THAT WILL TREAT HER LIKEA QUEEN. THAT'S WHAT A
  • 00:15:54.134 --> 00:15:56.036
  • A QUEEN. THAT'S WHAT AFATHER DOES. A FATHER
  • 00:15:56.036 --> 00:15:58.505
  • FATHER DOES. A FATHERSETS THE STANDARD. DON'T
  • 00:15:58.505 --> 00:16:00.106
  • SETS THE STANDARD. DON'TBE HARSH ON YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:16:00.106 --> 00:16:00.907
  • BE HARSH ON YOUR CHILDREN.DON'T BE TOO BUSY FOR
  • 00:16:00.907 --> 00:16:02.208
  • DON'T BE TOO BUSY FORTHEM. IF YOU DON'T TELL
  • 00:16:02.208 --> 00:16:03.076
  • THEM. IF YOU DON'T TELLYOUR DAUGHTER HOW
  • 00:16:03.076 --> 00:16:04.444
  • YOUR DAUGHTER HOWBEAUTIFUL SHE IS, DON'T
  • 00:16:04.444 --> 00:16:05.645
  • BEAUTIFUL SHE IS, DON'TBE SURPRISED IF SHE FINDS
  • 00:16:05.645 --> 00:16:07.013
  • BE SURPRISED IF SHE FINDSA YOUNG MAN TO TELL HER
  • 00:16:07.013 --> 00:16:09.082
  • A YOUNG MAN TO TELL HERHOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS.
  • 00:16:09.082 --> 00:16:09.716
  • HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS.IF YOU DON'T MAKE YOUR
  • 00:16:09.716 --> 00:16:11.117
  • IF YOU DON'T MAKE YOURCHILDREN FEEL SPECIAL,
  • 00:16:11.117 --> 00:16:12.352
  • CHILDREN FEEL SPECIAL,THEY'LL GO OUT AND TRY
  • 00:16:12.352 --> 00:16:13.586
  • THEY'LL GO OUT AND TRYTO FILL THAT VOID WITH
  • 00:16:13.586 --> 00:16:14.921
  • TO FILL THAT VOID WITHSOMETHING OR SOMEONE;
  • 00:16:14.921 --> 00:16:16.556
  • SOMETHING OR SOMEONE;A VOID THAT YOU CAN FILL
  • 00:16:16.556 --> 00:16:18.191
  • A VOID THAT YOU CAN FILLAS THE FATHER. LET'S SET
  • 00:16:18.191 --> 00:16:20.326
  • AS THE FATHER. LET'S SETA HIGH STANDARD. THIS IS
  • 00:16:20.326 --> 00:16:21.728
  • A HIGH STANDARD. THIS ISYOUR LEGACY. THIS IS WHAT
  • 00:16:21.728 --> 00:16:23.396
  • YOUR LEGACY. THIS IS WHATYOU'RE PASSING DOWN--
  • 00:16:23.396 --> 00:16:24.731
  • YOU'RE PASSING DOWN--MORE THAN YOUR MONEY,
  • 00:16:24.731 --> 00:16:25.899
  • MORE THAN YOUR MONEY,MORE THAN YOUR SUCCESS,
  • 00:16:25.899 --> 00:16:26.833
  • MORE THAN YOUR SUCCESS,YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
  • 00:16:26.833 --> 00:16:28.034
  • YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.YOUR VALUES, YOUR
  • 00:16:28.034 --> 00:16:28.868
  • YOUR VALUES, YOURPRINCIPLES, WHAT YOU
  • 00:16:28.868 --> 00:16:30.136
  • PRINCIPLES, WHAT YOUBELIEVE IN, THAT'S WHAT'S
  • 00:16:30.136 --> 00:16:31.438
  • BELIEVE IN, THAT'S WHAT'SGOING TO LIVE ON.
  • 00:16:31.438 --> 00:16:32.272
  • GOING TO LIVE ON.I'M ASKING YOU TO MODEL
  • 00:16:32.272 --> 00:16:33.706
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO MODELEXCELLENCE. MODEL
  • 00:16:33.706 --> 00:16:35.175
  • EXCELLENCE. MODELINTEGRITY. GIVE YOUR
  • 00:16:35.175 --> 00:16:36.609
  • INTEGRITY. GIVE YOURCHILDREN THE BLESSING.
  • 00:16:36.609 --> 00:16:37.310
  • CHILDREN THE BLESSING.LET THEM KNOW THEY'RE
  • 00:16:37.310 --> 00:16:38.111
  • LET THEM KNOW THEY'REMADE IN THE IMAGE OF
  • 00:16:38.111 --> 00:16:39.145
  • MADE IN THE IMAGE OFGOD, THAT THEY'RE
  • 00:16:39.145 --> 00:16:40.513
  • GOD, THAT THEY'REEXTREMELY VALUABLE, THAT
  • 00:16:40.513 --> 00:16:41.548
  • EXTREMELY VALUABLE, THATTHEY HAVE SEEDS OF
  • 00:16:41.548 --> 00:16:44.150
  • THEY HAVE SEEDS OFGREATNESS ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:45.118
  • GREATNESS ON THE INSIDE.IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE
  • 00:16:45.118 --> 00:16:47.053
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THEREWAS A FATHER NAMED JESSE.
  • 00:16:47.053 --> 00:16:48.955
  • WAS A FATHER NAMED JESSE.HE HAD 8 SONS. WHEN THE
  • 00:16:48.955 --> 00:16:50.090
  • HE HAD 8 SONS. WHEN THEPROPHET SAMUEL CAME TO
  • 00:16:50.090 --> 00:16:51.357
  • PROPHET SAMUEL CAME TOHIS HOUSE TO CHOOSE ONE
  • 00:16:51.357 --> 00:16:52.358
  • HIS HOUSE TO CHOOSE ONEOF THOSE SONS AS THE
  • 00:16:52.358 --> 00:16:53.660
  • OF THOSE SONS AS THENEXT KING, JESSE'S
  • 00:16:53.660 --> 00:16:55.628
  • NEXT KING, JESSE'SYOUNGEST SON, DAVID, WAS
  • 00:16:55.628 --> 00:16:56.463
  • YOUNGEST SON, DAVID, WASOUT IN THE SHEPHERD'S
  • 00:16:56.463 --> 00:16:58.031
  • OUT IN THE SHEPHERD'SFIELDS. JESSE DIDN'T
  • 00:16:58.031 --> 00:16:59.799
  • FIELDS. JESSE DIDN'TEVEN INVITE DAVID IN.
  • 00:16:59.799 --> 00:17:00.467
  • EVEN INVITE DAVID IN.HE THOUGHT, "HE DOESN'T
  • 00:17:00.467 --> 00:17:01.267
  • HE THOUGHT, "HE DOESN'THAVE A CHANCE. HE'S TOO
  • 00:17:01.267 --> 00:17:03.136
  • HAVE A CHANCE. HE'S TOOYOUNG, INEXPERIENCED."
  • 00:17:03.136 --> 00:17:04.204
  • YOUNG, INEXPERIENCED."WHEN SAMUEL LOOKED AT
  • 00:17:04.204 --> 00:17:05.371
  • WHEN SAMUEL LOOKED ATTHE OTHER 7 BOYS, HE
  • 00:17:05.371 --> 00:17:06.106
  • THE OTHER 7 BOYS, HESAID, "IT'S NONE OF
  • 00:17:06.106 --> 00:17:07.674
  • SAID, "IT'S NONE OFTHESE." HE ASKED JESSE
  • 00:17:07.674 --> 00:17:09.409
  • THESE." HE ASKED JESSEIF HE HAD ANOTHER SON.
  • 00:17:09.409 --> 00:17:11.544
  • IF HE HAD ANOTHER SON.JESSE WAS SO SURPRISED.
  • 00:17:11.544 --> 00:17:12.412
  • JESSE WAS SO SURPRISED.HE SAID, "YES, DAVID, MY
  • 00:17:12.412 --> 00:17:13.580
  • HE SAID, "YES, DAVID, MYYOUNGEST. HE'S OUT THERE
  • 00:17:13.580 --> 00:17:14.814
  • YOUNGEST. HE'S OUT THERETAKING CARE OF THE SHEEP,
  • 00:17:14.814 --> 00:17:16.316
  • TAKING CARE OF THE SHEEP,BUT I KNOW IT'S NOT HIM."
  • 00:17:16.316 --> 00:17:17.750
  • BUT I KNOW IT'S NOT HIM."THE MOMENT SAMUEL SAW
  • 00:17:17.750 --> 00:17:19.052
  • THE MOMENT SAMUEL SAWDAVID HE LIT UP AND SAID,
  • 00:17:19.052 --> 00:17:19.886
  • DAVID HE LIT UP AND SAID,"THAT'S HIM. HE'S THE
  • 00:17:19.886 --> 00:17:21.154
  • "THAT'S HIM. HE'S THENEXT KING."
  • 00:17:21.154 --> 00:17:22.822
  • NEXT KING."HERE'S MY POINT: JESSE
  • 00:17:22.822 --> 00:17:24.591
  • HERE'S MY POINT: JESSEHAD A KING IN HIS HOUSE
  • 00:17:24.591 --> 00:17:25.925
  • HAD A KING IN HIS HOUSEAND HE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE
  • 00:17:25.925 --> 00:17:27.527
  • AND HE DIDN'T RECOGNIZEIT. HE HAD ONE OF THE
  • 00:17:27.527 --> 00:17:28.495
  • IT. HE HAD ONE OF THEGREATEST MEN THAT WOULD
  • 00:17:28.495 --> 00:17:29.529
  • GREATEST MEN THAT WOULDEVER LIVE, BUT HE DIDN'T
  • 00:17:29.529 --> 00:17:30.730
  • EVER LIVE, BUT HE DIDN'TSEE IT. HE JUST LOOKED
  • 00:17:30.730 --> 00:17:32.265
  • SEE IT. HE JUST LOOKEDON THE OUTSIDE AND SAW
  • 00:17:32.265 --> 00:17:33.399
  • ON THE OUTSIDE AND SAWHIS SIZE, HIS ABILITY,
  • 00:17:33.399 --> 00:17:34.601
  • HIS SIZE, HIS ABILITY,HIS EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:17:34.601 --> 00:17:35.535
  • HIS EXPERIENCE.HE COULDN'T SEE THE
  • 00:17:35.535 --> 00:17:36.903
  • HE COULDN'T SEE THESEEDS OF GREATNESS ON
  • 00:17:36.903 --> 00:17:38.571
  • SEEDS OF GREATNESS ONTHE INSIDE. HE DIDN'T SEE
  • 00:17:38.571 --> 00:17:39.806
  • THE INSIDE. HE DIDN'T SEETHE GIANT KILLER, THE
  • 00:17:39.806 --> 00:17:41.074
  • THE GIANT KILLER, THEARMY GENERAL, THE
  • 00:17:41.074 --> 00:17:42.475
  • ARMY GENERAL, THESKILLED MUSICIAN; THE
  • 00:17:42.475 --> 00:17:44.344
  • SKILLED MUSICIAN; THEHISTORY MAKER.
  • 00:17:44.344 --> 00:17:45.545
  • HISTORY MAKER.DON'T DO LIKE JESSE AND
  • 00:17:45.545 --> 00:17:47.514
  • DON'T DO LIKE JESSE ANDHAVE A KING, A QUEEN IN
  • 00:17:47.514 --> 00:17:49.015
  • HAVE A KING, A QUEEN INYOUR HOUSE AND NOT
  • 00:17:49.015 --> 00:17:50.383
  • YOUR HOUSE AND NOTRECOGNIZE IT. YOU DON'T
  • 00:17:50.383 --> 00:17:52.051
  • RECOGNIZE IT. YOU DON'TKNOW THE GIFTS GOD HAS
  • 00:17:52.051 --> 00:17:53.353
  • KNOW THE GIFTS GOD HASPUT IN YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:17:53.353 --> 00:17:54.454
  • PUT IN YOUR CHILDREN.YOU COULD BE RAISING
  • 00:17:54.454 --> 00:17:55.922
  • YOU COULD BE RAISINGTHE NEXT GIANT KILLER,
  • 00:17:55.922 --> 00:17:57.190
  • THE NEXT GIANT KILLER,THE NEXT ARMY GENERAL,
  • 00:17:57.190 --> 00:17:58.291
  • THE NEXT ARMY GENERAL,THE NEXT DAVID, THE NEXT
  • 00:17:58.291 --> 00:17:59.659
  • THE NEXT DAVID, THE NEXTHISTORY MAKER. ALL THEY
  • 00:17:59.659 --> 00:18:01.594
  • HISTORY MAKER. ALL THEYNEED IS YOUR BLESSING,
  • 00:18:01.594 --> 00:18:03.062
  • NEED IS YOUR BLESSING,YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:18:03.062 --> 00:18:04.264
  • YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT,TO KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVE
  • 00:18:04.264 --> 00:18:05.365
  • TO KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVEIN THEM, THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:18:05.365 --> 00:18:06.666
  • IN THEM, THAT YOU'RECHEERING THEM ON, THAT
  • 00:18:06.666 --> 00:18:07.667
  • CHEERING THEM ON, THATYOU'RE THEIR NUMBER-ONE
  • 00:18:07.667 --> 00:18:09.335
  • YOU'RE THEIR NUMBER-ONEFAN.
  • 00:18:09.335 --> 00:18:11.171
  • FAN.2009, A YOUNG MAN NAMED
  • 00:18:11.171 --> 00:18:12.372
  • 2009, A YOUNG MAN NAMEDJONATHAN SANCHEZ WAS THE
  • 00:18:12.372 --> 00:18:13.606
  • JONATHAN SANCHEZ WAS THESTARTING PITCHER FOR THE
  • 00:18:13.606 --> 00:18:15.208
  • STARTING PITCHER FOR THESAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
  • 00:18:15.208 --> 00:18:16.509
  • SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSBASEBALL TEAM. HE'D
  • 00:18:16.509 --> 00:18:17.944
  • BASEBALL TEAM. HE'DBEEN DOING OKAY BUT HE
  • 00:18:17.944 --> 00:18:19.045
  • BEEN DOING OKAY BUT HESTARTED STRUGGLING,
  • 00:18:19.045 --> 00:18:20.480
  • STARTED STRUGGLING,EVENTUALLY HE WAS SENT
  • 00:18:20.480 --> 00:18:21.915
  • EVENTUALLY HE WAS SENTDOWN TO THE BULLPEN.
  • 00:18:21.915 --> 00:18:23.116
  • DOWN TO THE BULLPEN.WHEN THE STAR PITCHER,
  • 00:18:23.116 --> 00:18:24.450
  • WHEN THE STAR PITCHER,RANDY JOHNSON HURT HIS
  • 00:18:24.450 --> 00:18:25.652
  • RANDY JOHNSON HURT HISSHOULDER, HE WAS PUT
  • 00:18:25.652 --> 00:18:26.786
  • SHOULDER, HE WAS PUTBACK IN THE STARTING
  • 00:18:26.786 --> 00:18:28.421
  • BACK IN THE STARTINGROTATION. IT JUST SO
  • 00:18:28.421 --> 00:18:30.456
  • ROTATION. IT JUST SOHAPPENED, HIS FATHER HAD
  • 00:18:30.456 --> 00:18:31.691
  • HAPPENED, HIS FATHER HADFLOWN IN FROM PUERTO RICO
  • 00:18:31.691 --> 00:18:33.092
  • FLOWN IN FROM PUERTO RICOTO WATCH HIM PITCH FOR
  • 00:18:33.092 --> 00:18:34.027
  • TO WATCH HIM PITCH FORTHE FIRST TIME IN THE
  • 00:18:34.027 --> 00:18:36.162
  • THE FIRST TIME IN THEMAJOR LEAGUES. WITH HIS
  • 00:18:36.162 --> 00:18:37.030
  • MAJOR LEAGUES. WITH HISFATHER UP THERE IN THE
  • 00:18:37.030 --> 00:18:38.531
  • FATHER UP THERE IN THESTANDS, JONATHAN PITCHED
  • 00:18:38.531 --> 00:18:40.833
  • STANDS, JONATHAN PITCHEDTHE GAME OF HIS LIFETIME.
  • 00:18:40.833 --> 00:18:41.768
  • THE GAME OF HIS LIFETIME.STRIKING OUT A CAREER
  • 00:18:41.768 --> 00:18:43.136
  • STRIKING OUT A CAREERHIGH 11 BATTERS AND NOT
  • 00:18:43.136 --> 00:18:45.238
  • HIGH 11 BATTERS AND NOTALLOWING 1 HIT. IT WAS
  • 00:18:45.238 --> 00:18:46.539
  • ALLOWING 1 HIT. IT WASTHE FIRST NO-HITTER IN
  • 00:18:46.539 --> 00:18:49.309
  • THE FIRST NO-HITTER IN33 YEARS FOR THE GIANTS.
  • 00:18:49.309 --> 00:18:50.276
  • 33 YEARS FOR THE GIANTS.AFTER THE GAME, THE FIRST
  • 00:18:50.276 --> 00:18:51.277
  • AFTER THE GAME, THE FIRSTONE IN THE DUGOUT TO
  • 00:18:51.277 --> 00:18:52.212
  • ONE IN THE DUGOUT TOCONGRATULATE HIM WAS
  • 00:18:52.212 --> 00:18:53.680
  • CONGRATULATE HIM WASHIS FATHER. JONATHAN
  • 00:18:53.680 --> 00:18:55.248
  • HIS FATHER. JONATHANSAID, "I WAS SO PUMPED
  • 00:18:55.248 --> 00:18:56.816
  • SAID, "I WAS SO PUMPEDTO KNOW THAT MY FATHER
  • 00:18:56.816 --> 00:18:57.817
  • TO KNOW THAT MY FATHERWAS WATCHING ME PITCH
  • 00:18:57.817 --> 00:18:59.152
  • WAS WATCHING ME PITCHFOR THE FIRST TIME."
  • 00:18:59.152 --> 00:19:00.587
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME."IT WASN'T A COINCIDENCE
  • 00:19:00.587 --> 00:19:02.155
  • IT WASN'T A COINCIDENCETHAT HE PITCHED THE GAME
  • 00:19:02.155 --> 00:19:03.623
  • THAT HE PITCHED THE GAMEOF HIS LIFE ON THE FIRST
  • 00:19:03.623 --> 00:19:05.625
  • OF HIS LIFE ON THE FIRSTTIME HIS FATHER WAS THERE
  • 00:19:05.625 --> 00:19:06.759
  • TIME HIS FATHER WAS THERETO WATCH HIM PLAY. THE
  • 00:19:06.759 --> 00:19:08.261
  • TO WATCH HIM PLAY. THEBLESSING KICKED IN.
  • 00:19:08.261 --> 00:19:09.295
  • BLESSING KICKED IN.FATHERS, WHEN YOUR
  • 00:19:09.295 --> 00:19:10.496
  • FATHERS, WHEN YOURCHILDREN KNOW YOU'RE
  • 00:19:10.496 --> 00:19:11.598
  • CHILDREN KNOW YOU'REWATCHING THEM, YOU
  • 00:19:11.598 --> 00:19:12.899
  • WATCHING THEM, YOUBELIEVE IN THEM, YOU'RE
  • 00:19:12.899 --> 00:19:14.100
  • BELIEVE IN THEM, YOU'RECHEERING THEM ON, THAT'S
  • 00:19:14.100 --> 00:19:15.134
  • CHEERING THEM ON, THAT'SGOING TO GIVE THEM AN
  • 00:19:15.134 --> 00:19:16.502
  • GOING TO GIVE THEM ANEXTRA BOOST TO RISE
  • 00:19:16.502 --> 00:19:18.137
  • EXTRA BOOST TO RISEHIGHER, TO GO FURTHER,
  • 00:19:18.137 --> 00:19:19.305
  • HIGHER, TO GO FURTHER,TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS
  • 00:19:19.305 --> 00:19:20.340
  • TO ACCOMPLISH THINGSTHEY NEVER THOUGHT THEY
  • 00:19:20.340 --> 00:19:21.908
  • THEY NEVER THOUGHT THEYCOULD ACCOMPLISH.
  • 00:19:21.908 --> 00:19:23.910
  • COULD ACCOMPLISH.I REALIZE NOT EVERYBODY
  • 00:19:23.910 --> 00:19:25.245
  • I REALIZE NOT EVERYBODYGOT THIS BLESSING FROM
  • 00:19:25.245 --> 00:19:27.113
  • GOT THIS BLESSING FROMTHEIR FATHER. SOME PEOPLE
  • 00:19:27.113 --> 00:19:28.414
  • THEIR FATHER. SOME PEOPLELOST THEIR FATHER EARLY
  • 00:19:28.414 --> 00:19:29.882
  • LOST THEIR FATHER EARLYIN LIFE. HALF OF THE
  • 00:19:29.882 --> 00:19:31.184
  • IN LIFE. HALF OF THECHILDREN TODAY ARE BEING
  • 00:19:31.184 --> 00:19:32.385
  • CHILDREN TODAY ARE BEINGRAISED IN FATHERLESS
  • 00:19:32.385 --> 00:19:34.387
  • RAISED IN FATHERLESSHOMES. MAYBE YOUR DAD
  • 00:19:34.387 --> 00:19:35.722
  • HOMES. MAYBE YOUR DADWAS AROUND BUT HE WASN'T
  • 00:19:35.722 --> 00:19:37.156
  • WAS AROUND BUT HE WASN'TA GOOD INFLUENCE. HE MADE
  • 00:19:37.156 --> 00:19:38.291
  • A GOOD INFLUENCE. HE MADEIT HARDER ON YOU. NOTICE
  • 00:19:38.291 --> 00:19:39.892
  • IT HARDER ON YOU. NOTICEWITH DAVID, EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:19:39.892 --> 00:19:41.928
  • WITH DAVID, EVEN THOUGHHIS FATHER DIDN'T BELIEVE
  • 00:19:41.928 --> 00:19:43.630
  • HIS FATHER DIDN'T BELIEVEIN HIM, THAT DIDN'T CHANGE
  • 00:19:43.630 --> 00:19:45.398
  • IN HIM, THAT DIDN'T CHANGEDAVID'S DESTINY. WHAT GOD
  • 00:19:45.398 --> 00:19:46.899
  • DAVID'S DESTINY. WHAT GODHAD PLANNED FOR DAVID'S
  • 00:19:46.899 --> 00:19:48.801
  • HAD PLANNED FOR DAVID'SLIFE COULD NOT BE STOPPED
  • 00:19:48.801 --> 00:19:50.003
  • LIFE COULD NOT BE STOPPEDBY HOW HIS FATHER RAISED
  • 00:19:50.003 --> 00:19:51.537
  • BY HOW HIS FATHER RAISEDHIM. DON'T USE THIS AS
  • 00:19:51.537 --> 00:19:52.672
  • HIM. DON'T USE THIS ASAN EXCUSE.
  • 00:19:52.672 --> 00:19:53.840
  • AN EXCUSE."I DIDN'T GET THE BLESSING,
  • 00:19:53.840 --> 00:19:54.707
  • "I DIDN'T GET THE BLESSING,JOEL. NOW I KNOW WHY
  • 00:19:54.707 --> 00:19:56.009
  • JOEL. NOW I KNOW WHYI'M STUCK. NOW I KNOW WHY
  • 00:19:56.009 --> 00:19:56.643
  • I'M STUCK. NOW I KNOW WHYI CAN'T ACCOMPLISH MY
  • 00:19:56.643 --> 00:19:57.510
  • I CAN'T ACCOMPLISH MYDREAM."
  • 00:19:57.510 --> 00:19:58.945
  • DREAM."NO, WHAT YOU DID OR DID
  • 00:19:58.945 --> 00:20:00.747
  • NO, WHAT YOU DID OR DIDNOT GET IS NOT A SURPRISE
  • 00:20:00.747 --> 00:20:02.548
  • NOT GET IS NOT A SURPRISETO GOD. YOU MAY NOT HAVE
  • 00:20:02.548 --> 00:20:03.616
  • TO GOD. YOU MAY NOT HAVEHAD A FATHER INVOLVED IN
  • 00:20:03.616 --> 00:20:05.285
  • HAD A FATHER INVOLVED INYOUR LIFE GROWING UP.
  • 00:20:05.285 --> 00:20:07.253
  • YOUR LIFE GROWING UP.GOD SAID IN PSALM 68,
  • 00:20:07.253 --> 00:20:08.688
  • GOD SAID IN PSALM 68,"HE WILL BE A FATHER TO
  • 00:20:08.688 --> 00:20:10.490
  • "HE WILL BE A FATHER TOTHE FATHERLESS." GOD
  • 00:20:10.490 --> 00:20:11.824
  • THE FATHERLESS." GODWILL BE YOUR FATHER.
  • 00:20:11.824 --> 00:20:12.992
  • WILL BE YOUR FATHER.HE WILL WATCH OVER YOU
  • 00:20:12.992 --> 00:20:14.360
  • HE WILL WATCH OVER YOUIN A SPECIAL WAY. HE'LL
  • 00:20:14.360 --> 00:20:15.028
  • IN A SPECIAL WAY. HE'LLGET YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:20:15.028 --> 00:20:17.597
  • GET YOU TO WHERE YOU'RESUPPOSED TO BE. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:17.597 --> 00:20:19.399
  • SUPPOSED TO BE. (APPLAUSE)MANY SINGLE MOTHERS DOING
  • 00:20:19.399 --> 00:20:21.334
  • MANY SINGLE MOTHERS DOINGAN INCREDIBLE JOB RAISING
  • 00:20:21.334 --> 00:20:22.802
  • AN INCREDIBLE JOB RAISINGTHEIR CHILDREN WITHOUT
  • 00:20:22.802 --> 00:20:24.037
  • THEIR CHILDREN WITHOUTTHE HELP OF A MAN.
  • 00:20:24.037 --> 00:20:24.871
  • THE HELP OF A MAN.(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:24.871 --> 00:20:25.972
  • (APPLAUSE)GOD SAID HE WILL BE YOUR
  • 00:20:25.972 --> 00:20:27.373
  • GOD SAID HE WILL BE YOURHUSBAND. HE WILL HELP YOU
  • 00:20:27.373 --> 00:20:28.741
  • HUSBAND. HE WILL HELP YOURAISE YOUR CHILD. HE WILL
  • 00:20:28.741 --> 00:20:30.243
  • RAISE YOUR CHILD. HE WILLGIVE YOU WISDOM. HE WILL
  • 00:20:30.243 --> 00:20:32.979
  • GIVE YOU WISDOM. HE WILLPROVIDE FOR YOUR NEEDS.
  • 00:20:32.979 --> 00:20:34.380
  • PROVIDE FOR YOUR NEEDS.THERE'S A SINGLE MOM
  • 00:20:34.380 --> 00:20:35.481
  • THERE'S A SINGLE MOMTHAT ATTENDS HERE.
  • 00:20:35.481 --> 00:20:37.016
  • THAT ATTENDS HERE.SHE HAS 2 SONS. THEY WERE
  • 00:20:37.016 --> 00:20:38.418
  • SHE HAS 2 SONS. THEY WERERAISED ON A LIMITED INCOME,
  • 00:20:38.418 --> 00:20:39.519
  • RAISED ON A LIMITED INCOME,BUT TODAY BOTH OF HER
  • 00:20:39.519 --> 00:20:40.920
  • BUT TODAY BOTH OF HERSONS ARE IN MAJOR
  • 00:20:40.920 --> 00:20:42.322
  • SONS ARE IN MAJORUNIVERSITIES ON FULL
  • 00:20:42.322 --> 00:20:43.956
  • UNIVERSITIES ON FULLSCHOLARSHIPS. ONE IN
  • 00:20:43.956 --> 00:20:44.824
  • SCHOLARSHIPS. ONE INMEDICAL SCHOOL, ONE IN
  • 00:20:44.824 --> 00:20:47.360
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL, ONE INLAW SCHOOL. GOD WILL BE
  • 00:20:47.360 --> 00:20:48.928
  • LAW SCHOOL. GOD WILL BEYOUR HUSBAND. GOD WILL
  • 00:20:48.928 --> 00:20:49.862
  • YOUR HUSBAND. GOD WILLTAKE CARE OF YOU AND
  • 00:20:49.862 --> 00:20:51.631
  • TAKE CARE OF YOU ANDYOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:20:51.631 --> 00:20:52.765
  • YOUR CHILDREN.I READ A STORY ABOUT A
  • 00:20:52.765 --> 00:20:54.434
  • I READ A STORY ABOUT ALITTLE BOY. HE GREW UP
  • 00:20:54.434 --> 00:20:56.002
  • LITTLE BOY. HE GREW UPWITH A SINGLE PARENT
  • 00:20:56.002 --> 00:20:57.170
  • WITH A SINGLE PARENTMOTHER IN THE HILLS OF
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:59.572
  • MOTHER IN THE HILLS OFTENNESSEE. BACK THEN,
  • 00:20:59.572 --> 00:21:01.140
  • TENNESSEE. BACK THEN,ESPECIALLY IN THAT AREA,
  • 00:21:01.140 --> 00:21:02.475
  • ESPECIALLY IN THAT AREA,CHILDREN THAT WERE BORN
  • 00:21:02.475 --> 00:21:03.576
  • CHILDREN THAT WERE BORNTO UNWED MOTHERS WERE
  • 00:21:03.576 --> 00:21:04.944
  • TO UNWED MOTHERS WEREREALLY LOOKED DOWN ON.
  • 00:21:04.944 --> 00:21:06.612
  • REALLY LOOKED DOWN ON.AT 3 YEARS OLD, NEIGHBORS
  • 00:21:06.612 --> 00:21:08.081
  • AT 3 YEARS OLD, NEIGHBORSWOULD NOT LET HIM PLAY
  • 00:21:08.081 --> 00:21:09.482
  • WOULD NOT LET HIM PLAYWITH THEIR CHILDREN. THEY
  • 00:21:09.482 --> 00:21:10.516
  • WITH THEIR CHILDREN. THEYWOULD SAY THINGS LIKE,
  • 00:21:10.516 --> 00:21:11.351
  • WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE,"WHAT'S HE DOING IN OUR
  • 00:21:11.351 --> 00:21:12.318
  • "WHAT'S HE DOING IN OURTOWN?" AND "WHO'S HIS
  • 00:21:12.318 --> 00:21:14.220
  • TOWN?" AND "WHO'S HISFATHER ANYWAY?" HE'D GO
  • 00:21:14.220 --> 00:21:15.922
  • FATHER ANYWAY?" HE'D GOUP TO THE LOCAL STORE ON
  • 00:21:15.922 --> 00:21:17.323
  • UP TO THE LOCAL STORE ONSATURDAYS WITH HIS MOM
  • 00:21:17.323 --> 00:21:18.591
  • SATURDAYS WITH HIS MOMAND PEOPLE WOULD MAKE
  • 00:21:18.591 --> 00:21:19.425
  • AND PEOPLE WOULD MAKETHESE DISPARAGING
  • 00:21:19.425 --> 00:21:20.593
  • THESE DISPARAGINGREMARKS LOUD ENOUGH
  • 00:21:20.593 --> 00:21:21.661
  • REMARKS LOUD ENOUGHSO THEY COULD HEAR IT.
  • 00:21:21.661 --> 00:21:22.595
  • SO THEY COULD HEAR IT."THERE HE IS AGAIN. DID
  • 00:21:22.595 --> 00:21:24.430
  • "THERE HE IS AGAIN. DIDYOU EVER FIND OUT WHO
  • 00:21:24.430 --> 00:21:26.399
  • YOU EVER FIND OUT WHOHIS FATHER IS?" HE GREW
  • 00:21:26.399 --> 00:21:27.767
  • HIS FATHER IS?" HE GREWUP INSECURE; ALWAYS
  • 00:21:27.767 --> 00:21:29.168
  • UP INSECURE; ALWAYSFEELING LIKE THERE WAS
  • 00:21:29.168 --> 00:21:30.803
  • FEELING LIKE THERE WASSOMETHING WRONG WITH
  • 00:21:30.803 --> 00:21:32.305
  • SOMETHING WRONG WITHHIM. AT 12 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:21:32.305 --> 00:21:33.773
  • HIM. AT 12 YEARS OLD,A NEW MINISTER MOVED
  • 00:21:33.773 --> 00:21:35.441
  • A NEW MINISTER MOVEDINTO TOWN, A YOUNG MAN,
  • 00:21:35.441 --> 00:21:37.377
  • INTO TOWN, A YOUNG MAN,VERY DYNAMIC, TALENTED,
  • 00:21:37.377 --> 00:21:38.511
  • VERY DYNAMIC, TALENTED,CREATED QUITE A STIR.
  • 00:21:38.511 --> 00:21:40.012
  • CREATED QUITE A STIR.THIS BOY HAD NEVER BEEN
  • 00:21:40.012 --> 00:21:41.047
  • THIS BOY HAD NEVER BEENTO CHURCH. ONE DAY HE
  • 00:21:41.047 --> 00:21:41.981
  • TO CHURCH. ONE DAY HEDECIDED TO GO ALL BY
  • 00:21:41.981 --> 00:21:43.216
  • DECIDED TO GO ALL BYHIMSELF TO SEE WHAT ALL
  • 00:21:43.216 --> 00:21:45.318
  • HIMSELF TO SEE WHAT ALLTHE EXCITEMENT WAS ABOUT.
  • 00:21:45.318 --> 00:21:46.552
  • THE EXCITEMENT WAS ABOUT.HE WENT LATE, SAT IN THE
  • 00:21:46.552 --> 00:21:47.487
  • HE WENT LATE, SAT IN THEBACK HOPING THAT NOBODY
  • 00:21:47.487 --> 00:21:49.155
  • BACK HOPING THAT NOBODYWOULD SEE HIM. THAT DAY,
  • 00:21:49.155 --> 00:21:50.289
  • WOULD SEE HIM. THAT DAY,HE FELT A LOVE AND AN
  • 00:21:50.289 --> 00:21:51.357
  • HE FELT A LOVE AND ANACCEPTANCE LIKE HE'D
  • 00:21:51.357 --> 00:21:53.192
  • ACCEPTANCE LIKE HE'DNEVER FELT. PLANNED ON
  • 00:21:53.192 --> 00:21:54.227
  • NEVER FELT. PLANNED ONLEAVING EARLY BUT HE
  • 00:21:54.227 --> 00:21:55.194
  • LEAVING EARLY BUT HEGOT ENGROSSED IN WHAT
  • 00:21:55.194 --> 00:21:56.529
  • GOT ENGROSSED IN WHATTHE MINISTER WAS SAYING,
  • 00:21:56.529 --> 00:21:57.430
  • THE MINISTER WAS SAYING,WAS OVER BEFORE HE KNEW
  • 00:21:57.430 --> 00:21:58.364
  • WAS OVER BEFORE HE KNEWIT. HE GOT CAUGHT IN THE
  • 00:21:58.364 --> 00:22:00.166
  • IT. HE GOT CAUGHT IN THECROWD. AS HE WAS LEAVING,
  • 00:22:00.166 --> 00:22:01.367
  • CROWD. AS HE WAS LEAVING,THE YOUNG MINISTER WAS
  • 00:22:01.367 --> 00:22:02.201
  • THE YOUNG MINISTER WASGREETING EVERYONE AT THE
  • 00:22:02.201 --> 00:22:03.703
  • GREETING EVERYONE AT THEDOOR, HE SAW THE YOUNG
  • 00:22:03.703 --> 00:22:05.338
  • DOOR, HE SAW THE YOUNGBOY BY HIMSELF. OF COURSE
  • 00:22:05.338 --> 00:22:06.572
  • BOY BY HIMSELF. OF COURSEHE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING
  • 00:22:06.572 --> 00:22:07.607
  • HE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHINGABOUT HIM. INNOCENTLY
  • 00:22:07.607 --> 00:22:09.208
  • ABOUT HIM. INNOCENTLYTHIS MINISTER SAID, "SON,
  • 00:22:09.208 --> 00:22:11.711
  • THIS MINISTER SAID, "SON,WHO'S CHILD ARE YOU?"
  • 00:22:11.711 --> 00:22:13.079
  • WHO'S CHILD ARE YOU?"THE WHOLE PLACE GREW
  • 00:22:13.079 --> 00:22:14.847
  • THE WHOLE PLACE GREWCOMPLETELY SILENT.
  • 00:22:14.847 --> 00:22:15.815
  • COMPLETELY SILENT.THAT WAS THE QUESTION
  • 00:22:15.815 --> 00:22:16.649
  • THAT WAS THE QUESTIONTHEY'D ALL BEEN WANTING TO
  • 00:22:16.649 --> 00:22:18.151
  • THEY'D ALL BEEN WANTING TOASK. THE BOY PUT HIS HEAD
  • 00:22:18.151 --> 00:22:19.218
  • ASK. THE BOY PUT HIS HEADDOWN. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT
  • 00:22:19.218 --> 00:22:20.353
  • DOWN. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHATTO SAY. THE MINISTER
  • 00:22:20.353 --> 00:22:22.121
  • TO SAY. THE MINISTERSNAPPED THAT SOMETHING
  • 00:22:22.121 --> 00:22:23.222
  • SNAPPED THAT SOMETHINGWAS WRONG. HE LOOKED AT
  • 00:22:23.222 --> 00:22:24.123
  • WAS WRONG. HE LOOKED ATTHE BOY AND SAID, "OH,
  • 00:22:24.123 --> 00:22:25.258
  • THE BOY AND SAID, "OH,I KNOW WHO'S CHILD YOU
  • 00:22:25.258 --> 00:22:26.492
  • I KNOW WHO'S CHILD YOUARE! I CAN SEE THE
  • 00:22:26.492 --> 00:22:27.593
  • ARE! I CAN SEE THERESEMBLANCE SO STRONGLY.
  • 00:22:27.593 --> 00:22:29.729
  • RESEMBLANCE SO STRONGLY.YOU'RE A CHILD OF ALMIGHTY
  • 00:22:29.729 --> 00:22:32.498
  • YOU'RE A CHILD OF ALMIGHTYGOD." THAT DAY WAS A
  • 00:22:32.498 --> 00:22:33.366
  • GOD." THAT DAY WAS ATURNING POINT IN THE
  • 00:22:33.366 --> 00:22:34.233
  • TURNING POINT IN THEYOUNG BOY'S LIFE.
  • 00:22:34.233 --> 00:22:35.735
  • YOUNG BOY'S LIFE.(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:22:35.735 --> 00:22:36.936
  • (APPLAUSE)CHAINS OF INSECURITY,
  • 00:22:36.936 --> 00:22:38.805
  • CHAINS OF INSECURITY,INFERIORITY WERE BROKEN
  • 00:22:38.805 --> 00:22:40.206
  • INFERIORITY WERE BROKENOFF OF HIM. OVER 30 YEARS
  • 00:22:40.206 --> 00:22:41.841
  • OFF OF HIM. OVER 30 YEARSLATER, THAT YOUNG BOY WAS
  • 00:22:41.841 --> 00:22:43.142
  • LATER, THAT YOUNG BOY WASELECTED GOVERNOR OF
  • 00:22:43.142 --> 00:22:44.811
  • ELECTED GOVERNOR OFTENNESSEE. IF YOU WERE
  • 00:22:44.811 --> 00:22:46.112
  • TENNESSEE. IF YOU WERETO ASK HIM, BEN HOOPER
  • 00:22:46.112 --> 00:22:47.246
  • TO ASK HIM, BEN HOOPERWOULD TELL YOU THE DAY
  • 00:22:47.246 --> 00:22:48.915
  • WOULD TELL YOU THE DAYHE REALLY GOT ELECTED
  • 00:22:48.915 --> 00:22:49.949
  • HE REALLY GOT ELECTEDWAS THE DAY THAT MINISTER
  • 00:22:49.949 --> 00:22:51.184
  • WAS THE DAY THAT MINISTERTOLD HIM WHO HIS FATHER
  • 00:22:51.184 --> 00:22:52.785
  • TOLD HIM WHO HIS FATHERWAS.
  • 00:22:52.785 --> 00:22:54.253
  • WAS.A LOT OF PEOPLE TODAY
  • 00:22:54.253 --> 00:22:56.222
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE TODAYGROW UP WITHOUT FATHERS.
  • 00:22:56.222 --> 00:22:58.257
  • GROW UP WITHOUT FATHERS.I WISH THAT WERE NOT SO,
  • 00:22:58.257 --> 00:22:59.225
  • I WISH THAT WERE NOT SO,BUT IF THAT'S YOU, LET ME
  • 00:22:59.225 --> 00:23:00.326
  • BUT IF THAT'S YOU, LET METELL YOU WHAT THE MINISTER
  • 00:23:00.326 --> 00:23:02.094
  • TELL YOU WHAT THE MINISTERTOLD BEN HOOPER. YOUR
  • 00:23:02.094 --> 00:23:04.497
  • TOLD BEN HOOPER. YOURFATHER IS ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:23:04.497 --> 00:23:05.731
  • FATHER IS ALMIGHTY GOD.HE'S CHOSEN YOU, CALLED
  • 00:23:05.731 --> 00:23:07.233
  • HE'S CHOSEN YOU, CALLEDYOU, SET YOU A PART. YOU
  • 00:23:07.233 --> 00:23:08.000
  • YOU, SET YOU A PART. YOUDIDN'T GET HERE BY
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:09.235
  • DIDN'T GET HERE BYACCIDENT. YOU DIDN'T JUST
  • 00:23:09.235 --> 00:23:10.470
  • ACCIDENT. YOU DIDN'T JUSTHAPPEN TO SHOW UP. GOD
  • 00:23:10.470 --> 00:23:11.771
  • HAPPEN TO SHOW UP. GODBREATHED HIS LIFE INTO
  • 00:23:11.771 --> 00:23:13.339
  • BREATHED HIS LIFE INTOYOU. YOU HAVE A DESTINY
  • 00:23:13.339 --> 00:23:14.740
  • YOU. YOU HAVE A DESTINYTO FULFILL, AN ASSIGNMENT
  • 00:23:14.740 --> 00:23:16.242
  • TO FULFILL, AN ASSIGNMENTTHAT ONLY YOU CAN
  • 00:23:16.242 --> 00:23:17.443
  • THAT ONLY YOU CANACCOMPLISH.
  • 00:23:17.443 --> 00:23:18.845
  • ACCOMPLISH.A FEW YEARS AGO, AFTER
  • 00:23:18.845 --> 00:23:20.446
  • A FEW YEARS AGO, AFTERTHE SERVICE, THIS MOTHER
  • 00:23:20.446 --> 00:23:21.747
  • THE SERVICE, THIS MOTHERCAME UP TO ME WITH 2 SMALL
  • 00:23:21.747 --> 00:23:23.950
  • CAME UP TO ME WITH 2 SMALLCHILDREN, A BOY AND A GIRL.
  • 00:23:23.950 --> 00:23:25.151
  • CHILDREN, A BOY AND A GIRL.THEY WERE VERY LOVING.
  • 00:23:25.151 --> 00:23:26.285
  • THEY WERE VERY LOVING.THE LITTLE BOY, ABOUT 5
  • 00:23:26.285 --> 00:23:27.520
  • THE LITTLE BOY, ABOUT 5YEARS OLD, HUGGED ME AND
  • 00:23:27.520 --> 00:23:29.088
  • YEARS OLD, HUGGED ME ANDHE WOULDN'T LET GO. WE
  • 00:23:29.088 --> 00:23:30.323
  • HE WOULDN'T LET GO. WETALKED FOR A LITTLE WHILE
  • 00:23:30.323 --> 00:23:31.557
  • TALKED FOR A LITTLE WHILEAND FINALLY THEY WALKED
  • 00:23:31.557 --> 00:23:32.959
  • AND FINALLY THEY WALKEDAWAY. A COUPLE MINUTES
  • 00:23:32.959 --> 00:23:34.060
  • AWAY. A COUPLE MINUTESLATER, THE LITTLE BOY
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:35.228
  • LATER, THE LITTLE BOYCAME BACK, SAID HE WANTED
  • 00:23:35.228 --> 00:23:36.162
  • CAME BACK, SAID HE WANTEDTO WHISPER SOMETHING IN
  • 00:23:36.162 --> 00:23:37.663
  • TO WHISPER SOMETHING INMY EAR. I LEANED DOWN
  • 00:23:37.663 --> 00:23:39.165
  • MY EAR. I LEANED DOWNAND HE SAID IN THE MOST
  • 00:23:39.165 --> 00:23:40.666
  • AND HE SAID IN THE MOSTSINCERE VOICE, "I WISH
  • 00:23:40.666 --> 00:23:43.069
  • SINCERE VOICE, "I WISHYOU WERE MY DAD."
  • 00:23:43.069 --> 00:23:44.670
  • YOU WERE MY DAD."I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT.
  • 00:23:44.670 --> 00:23:45.638
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT.BUT MAYBE TODAY, YOUR
  • 00:23:45.638 --> 00:23:46.472
  • BUT MAYBE TODAY, YOURFATHER HAS NOT BEEN
  • 00:23:46.472 --> 00:23:47.607
  • FATHER HAS NOT BEENINVOLVED IN YOUR LIFE AS
  • 00:23:47.607 --> 00:23:49.375
  • INVOLVED IN YOUR LIFE ASMUCH AS HE SHOULD HAVE.
  • 00:23:49.375 --> 00:23:50.243
  • MUCH AS HE SHOULD HAVE.LIKE THAT LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:23:50.243 --> 00:23:51.010
  • LIKE THAT LITTLE BOY,YOU FEEL A VOID ON THE
  • 00:23:51.010 --> 00:23:52.411
  • YOU FEEL A VOID ON THEINSIDE, A LONGING FOR
  • 00:23:52.411 --> 00:23:53.913
  • INSIDE, A LONGING FORTHAT APPROVAL. I BELIEVE
  • 00:23:53.913 --> 00:23:55.948
  • THAT APPROVAL. I BELIEVERIGHT NOW THAT VOID IS
  • 00:23:55.948 --> 00:23:57.450
  • RIGHT NOW THAT VOID ISBEING FILLED. HEALING
  • 00:23:57.450 --> 00:23:59.218
  • BEING FILLED. HEALINGIS TAKING PLACE,
  • 00:23:59.218 --> 00:24:00.553
  • IS TAKING PLACE,WHOLENESS, VALUE,
  • 00:24:00.553 --> 00:24:01.521
  • WHOLENESS, VALUE,CONFIDENCE. YOUR
  • 00:24:01.521 --> 00:24:03.089
  • CONFIDENCE. YOURHEAVENLY FATHER IS GIVING
  • 00:24:03.089 --> 00:24:05.224
  • HEAVENLY FATHER IS GIVINGYOU THE BLESSING. HE'S
  • 00:24:05.224 --> 00:24:07.193
  • YOU THE BLESSING. HE'SSAYING, "I'M PROUD OF YOU.
  • 00:24:07.193 --> 00:24:08.694
  • SAYING, "I'M PROUD OF YOU.YOU'RE AMAZING. YOU'RE
  • 00:24:08.694 --> 00:24:09.829
  • YOU'RE AMAZING. YOU'REVALUABLE. YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:24:09.829 --> 00:24:10.796
  • VALUABLE. YOU'RE GOINGTO DO GREAT THINGS IN
  • 00:24:10.796 --> 00:24:12.131
  • TO DO GREAT THINGS INLIFE."
  • 00:24:12.131 --> 00:24:13.599
  • LIFE."SOME OF YOU, LIKE ME, HAVE
  • 00:24:13.599 --> 00:24:14.767
  • SOME OF YOU, LIKE ME, HAVEA FATHER THAT'S NO LONGER
  • 00:24:14.767 --> 00:24:16.502
  • A FATHER THAT'S NO LONGERWITH US. HE'S IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:16.502 --> 00:24:17.770
  • WITH US. HE'S IN HEAVEN.YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:24:17.770 --> 00:24:18.971
  • YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY,"I WISH MY DAD COULD SEE
  • 00:24:18.971 --> 00:24:21.173
  • "I WISH MY DAD COULD SEEME NOW." EVEN WHEN WE
  • 00:24:21.173 --> 00:24:22.408
  • ME NOW." EVEN WHEN WELOSE OUR FATHERS, DEEP
  • 00:24:22.408 --> 00:24:23.643
  • LOSE OUR FATHERS, DEEPDOWN THERE'S STILL A
  • 00:24:23.643 --> 00:24:24.777
  • DOWN THERE'S STILL APART OF US SAYING,
  • 00:24:24.777 --> 00:24:25.845
  • PART OF US SAYING,"WATCH ME DAD. LOOK AT
  • 00:24:25.845 --> 00:24:27.246
  • "WATCH ME DAD. LOOK ATWHAT I'M DOING."
  • 00:24:27.246 --> 00:24:28.381
  • WHAT I'M DOING."THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:24:28.381 --> 00:24:30.149
  • THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUTHOW THERE IS A GREAT CLOUD
  • 00:24:30.149 --> 00:24:32.118
  • HOW THERE IS A GREAT CLOUDOF WITNESSES, PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:24:32.118 --> 00:24:33.352
  • OF WITNESSES, PEOPLE THATHAVE GONE BEFORE US THAT
  • 00:24:33.352 --> 00:24:35.121
  • HAVE GONE BEFORE US THATARE CHEERING US ON.
  • 00:24:35.121 --> 00:24:35.988
  • ARE CHEERING US ON.IN THE GRANDSTANDS OF
  • 00:24:35.988 --> 00:24:37.323
  • IN THE GRANDSTANDS OFHEAVEN RIGHT NOW, LOOKING
  • 00:24:37.323 --> 00:24:39.091
  • HEAVEN RIGHT NOW, LOOKINGDOWN, WATCHING YOU CLOSELY
  • 00:24:39.091 --> 00:24:40.760
  • DOWN, WATCHING YOU CLOSELYIS YOUR FATHER, MY FATHER,
  • 00:24:40.760 --> 00:24:41.727
  • IS YOUR FATHER, MY FATHER,FATHERS THAT HAVE GONE
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  • FATHERS THAT HAVE GONEBEFORE US. DO YOU KNOW
  • 00:24:43.963 --> 00:24:44.897
  • BEFORE US. DO YOU KNOWWHAT THEY'RE SAYING?
  • 00:24:44.897 --> 00:24:46.599
  • WHAT THEY'RE SAYING?"LOOK AT MY SON, LOOK AT
  • 00:24:46.599 --> 00:24:48.401
  • "LOOK AT MY SON, LOOK ATMY DAUGHTER. LOOK AT HOW
  • 00:24:48.401 --> 00:24:49.735
  • MY DAUGHTER. LOOK AT HOWAMAZING THEY ARE! LOOK AT
  • 00:24:49.735 --> 00:24:50.436
  • AMAZING THEY ARE! LOOK ATWHAT THEY'RE
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  • WHAT THEY'REACCOMPLISHING." THEY
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  • ACCOMPLISHING." THEYMAY NOT BE HERE IN
  • 00:24:52.605 --> 00:24:53.806
  • MAY NOT BE HERE INPERSON, BUT YOU CAN
  • 00:24:53.806 --> 00:24:55.207
  • PERSON, BUT YOU CANREST ASSURED THEY'RE
  • 00:24:55.207 --> 00:24:56.208
  • REST ASSURED THEY'REPROUD OF YOU. THEY
  • 00:24:56.208 --> 00:24:57.143
  • PROUD OF YOU. THEYSTILL THINK YOU'RE
  • 00:24:57.143 --> 00:24:58.311
  • STILL THINK YOU'REAMAZING. THEY STILL GIVE
  • 00:24:58.311 --> 00:25:00.112
  • AMAZING. THEY STILL GIVEYOU THEIR APPROVAL.
  • 00:25:00.112 --> 00:25:01.080
  • YOU THEIR APPROVAL.WE CAN LOOK UP AND SAY,
  • 00:25:01.080 --> 00:25:02.348
  • WE CAN LOOK UP AND SAY,"WATCH ME DAD. WE'RE JUST
  • 00:25:02.348 --> 00:25:03.649
  • "WATCH ME DAD. WE'RE JUSTGETTING STARTED. THERE
  • 00:25:03.649 --> 00:25:04.350
  • GETTING STARTED. THEREARE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS
  • 00:25:04.350 --> 00:25:05.785
  • ARE A LOT OF GREAT THINGSSTILL TO COME."
  • 00:25:05.785 --> 00:25:07.186
  • STILL TO COME."FRIENDS, LIFE IS SHORT.
  • 00:25:07.186 --> 00:25:08.321
  • FRIENDS, LIFE IS SHORT.MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOUR
  • 00:25:08.321 --> 00:25:10.289
  • MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOURCHILDREN THE BLESSING.
  • 00:25:10.289 --> 00:25:11.424
  • CHILDREN THE BLESSING.IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.
  • 00:25:11.424 --> 00:25:12.291
  • IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.YOU CAN PICK UP THE PHONE,
  • 00:25:12.291 --> 00:25:13.326
  • YOU CAN PICK UP THE PHONE,CALL A SON OR DAUGHTER,
  • 00:25:13.326 --> 00:25:14.293
  • CALL A SON OR DAUGHTER,AND TELL THEM HOW PROUD
  • 00:25:14.293 --> 00:25:15.795
  • AND TELL THEM HOW PROUDYOU ARE OF THEM.
  • 00:25:15.795 --> 00:25:16.762
  • YOU ARE OF THEM.AND AGAIN, IF YOU DIDN'T
  • 00:25:16.762 --> 00:25:17.730
  • AND AGAIN, IF YOU DIDN'TGET THE BLESSING, YOUR
  • 00:25:17.730 --> 00:25:18.965
  • GET THE BLESSING, YOUREARTHLY FATHER WASN'T
  • 00:25:18.965 --> 00:25:20.032
  • EARTHLY FATHER WASN'TAROUND, GOD IS YOUR
  • 00:25:20.032 --> 00:25:21.634
  • AROUND, GOD IS YOURFATHER. HE PUT HIS
  • 00:25:21.634 --> 00:25:23.836
  • FATHER. HE PUT HISBLESSING ON YOU.
  • 00:25:23.836 --> 00:25:25.538
  • BLESSING ON YOU.I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,
  • 00:25:25.538 --> 00:25:26.839
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,BECAUSE OF THAT BLESSING,
  • 00:25:26.839 --> 00:25:27.940
  • BECAUSE OF THAT BLESSING,YOU'RE GOING TO RISE
  • 00:25:27.940 --> 00:25:28.908
  • YOU'RE GOING TO RISEHIGHER, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:25:28.908 --> 00:25:30.209
  • HIGHER, YOU'RE GOING TOACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:25:30.209 --> 00:25:31.143
  • ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS,YOU'RE GOING TO SET A
  • 00:25:31.143 --> 00:25:32.011
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SET ANEW STANDARD FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:32.011 --> 00:25:33.412
  • NEW STANDARD FOR YOURFAMILY. YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:25:33.412 --> 00:25:34.580
  • FAMILY. YOUR CHILDRENARE GOING TO BE MIGHTY
  • 00:25:34.580 --> 00:25:35.881
  • ARE GOING TO BE MIGHTYIN THE LAND, IN JESUS'
  • 00:25:35.881 --> 00:25:37.683
  • IN THE LAND, IN JESUS'NAME. IF YOU RECEIVE IT,
  • 00:25:37.683 --> 00:25:39.652
  • NAME. IF YOU RECEIVE IT,CAN YOU SAY "AMEN" TODAY?
  • 00:25:39.652 --> 00:25:41.420
  • CAN YOU SAY "AMEN" TODAY?(APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:41.420 --> 00:25:42.121
  • (APPLAUSE)WELL WE NEVER LIKE TO
  • 00:25:42.121 --> 00:25:42.888
  • WELL WE NEVER LIKE TOCLOSE OUR BROADCAST
  • 00:25:42.888 --> 00:25:43.789
  • CLOSE OUR BROADCASTWITHOUT GIVING YOU AN
  • 00:25:43.789 --> 00:25:44.724
  • WITHOUT GIVING YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:44.724 --> 00:25:46.125
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:46.125 --> 00:25:47.627
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:47.627 --> 00:25:50.062
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD, JESUS,
  • 00:25:50.062 --> 00:25:51.831
  • JUST SAY, "LORD, JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:51.831 --> 00:25:53.933
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART, I MAKE
  • 00:25:53.933 --> 00:25:57.203
  • COME INTO MY HEART, I MAKEYOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:57.203 --> 00:25:58.304
  • YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED
  • 00:25:58.304 --> 00:25:59.238
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYEDTHAT SIMPLE PRAYER,
  • 00:25:59.238 --> 00:25:59.872
  • THAT SIMPLE PRAYER,WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:25:59.872 --> 00:26:01.107
  • WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
  • 00:26:01.107 --> 00:26:01.974
  • BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:26:01.974 --> 00:26:03.042
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH, KEEP GOD FIRST
  • 00:26:03.042 --> 00:26:04.377
  • CHURCH, KEEP GOD FIRSTPLACE. HE'S GOING TO
  • 00:26:04.377 --> 00:26:05.444
  • PLACE. HE'S GOING TOTAKE YOU PLACES THAT
  • 00:26:05.444 --> 00:26:06.545
  • .
  • 00:26:07.413 --> 00:26:08.414
  • .>ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS A
  • 00:26:08.414 --> 00:26:09.415
  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS ATHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:26:09.415 --> 00:26:10.750
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTOF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL AND
  • 00:26:10.750 --> 00:26:11.951
  • OF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL ANDVICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO SEND
  • 00:26:11.951 --> 00:26:13.185
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVEN
  • 00:26:15.221 --> 00:26:17.289
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".
  • 00:26:17.289 --> 00:26:18.391
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILL
  • 00:26:19.659 --> 00:26:20.826
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILLCHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR
  • 00:26:20.826 --> 00:26:22.194
  • CHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUREYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HIS
  • 00:26:22.194 --> 00:26:24.030
  • EYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HISPROMISES.
  • 00:26:24.030 --> 00:26:24.730
  • PROMISES.>VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHT
  • 00:26:24.730 --> 00:26:26.098
  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHTFUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:26.098 --> 00:26:27.366
  • FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.BUT ALONG THE WAY, THERE
  • 00:26:27.366 --> 00:26:28.334
  • BUT ALONG THE WAY, THEREWILL BE THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:26:28.334 --> 00:26:29.602
  • WILL BE THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:26:29.602 --> 00:26:30.836
  • UNDERSTAND.IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED
  • 00:26:30.836 --> 00:26:31.904
  • IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGEDBUT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
  • 00:26:31.904 --> 00:26:32.838
  • BUT GOD IS WORKING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
  • 00:26:32.838 --> 00:26:33.673
  • THE SCENES.HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THE
  • 00:26:33.673 --> 00:26:35.074
  • HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THEDOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORK
  • 00:26:35.074 --> 00:26:36.308
  • DOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORKOUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:26:36.308 --> 00:26:37.009
  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.>JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
  • 00:26:37.009 --> 00:26:38.144
  • >JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSEYET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'RE
  • 00:26:38.144 --> 00:26:39.245
  • YET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'REGOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WAS
  • 00:26:39.245 --> 00:26:40.780
  • GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WASUP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
  • 00:26:40.780 --> 00:26:42.048
  • UP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY IN
  • 00:26:42.048 --> 00:26:43.215
  • IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY INFAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THE
  • 00:26:43.215 --> 00:26:44.583
  • FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THEBRIGHT FUTURE THAT BELONGS
  • 00:26:44.583 --> 00:26:46.218
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
  • 00:26:46.919 --> 00:26:48.120
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOU
  • 00:26:48.120 --> 00:26:49.955
  • "TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY AT
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY ATJOELOSTEEN.COM OR CALL
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
  • 00:26:57.363 --> 00:26:58.264
  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
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  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:26:59.465 --> 00:27:00.633
  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR PRAYER, YOUR
  • 00:27:00.633 --> 00:27:02.168
  • FOR YOUR PRAYER, YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:27:02.168 --> 00:27:03.903
  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPINGTO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.
  • 00:27:03.903 --> 00:27:04.603
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU
  • 00:27:04.603 --> 00:27:05.838
  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOUTO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPE
  • 00:27:05.838 --> 00:27:07.206
  • TO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPEPARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TO
  • 00:27:07.206 --> 00:27:09.108
  • PARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TOMAKE THE MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,
  • 00:27:11.110 --> 00:27:12.978
  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,"EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".
  • 00:27:12.978 --> 00:27:13.813
  • "EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROM
  • 00:27:13.813 --> 00:27:15.047
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROMA PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE
  • 00:27:15.047 --> 00:27:16.148
  • A PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACEOF TRUST.
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  • OF TRUST.I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPY
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPYFOR YOU AND A FRIEND.
  • 00:27:18.851 --> 00:27:19.618
  • FOR YOU AND A FRIEND.AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE
  • 00:27:19.618 --> 00:27:21.220
  • AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREAT
  • 00:27:21.921 --> 00:27:23.322
  • WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREATREPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400
  • 00:27:23.322 --> 00:27:25.324
  • REPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,
  • 00:27:25.324 --> 00:27:26.759
  • OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOR
  • 00:27:26.759 --> 00:27:28.861
  • 31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOREACH DAY OF THE MONTH.
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  • EACH DAY OF THE MONTH.IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSING
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