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  • - What happens whenwe pray for God's will
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  • to be done on earthas it is in heaven.
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  • You know, coming intoagreement with his plan,
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  • unlocks an abundantlife of a radical faith,
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  • victory and purpose.
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  • Come on, let's talk about it.
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  • (gentle music)
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  • - I don't know about you,
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  • if the will of Godever trips you up.
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  • (laughing)
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  • But that is such a big thing.
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  • When you say the will of God,
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  • I feel like you have toactually say it with the voice.
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  • The will of God is likea very serious thing.
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  • And even growingup as a church kid,
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  • I have to be honest with you
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  • and say that the will of Godwas something that scared me,
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  • because I thought, I justdon't wanna be out of it.
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  • I just don't ever wannabe out of the will of God.
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  • And I have to like prayreally, really hard.
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  • And I have to wait for himto reveal his will to me,
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  • because if I make one wrong move
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  • I might actually beout of the will of God.
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  • And that was terrifying.
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  • And I think it's maybe becausewe've done a disservice
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  • maybe in our Christian circles
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  • of talking about the will of God
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  • like this very big, scary thing.
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  • And I had, youknow, in my own life
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  • an opportunity justa couple of years ago
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  • to experiencepraying for his will,
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  • but surrendering to it.
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  • Even if it wasn'tgonna be the answer
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  • that I was hopingor praying for.
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  • And I think that that'sgonna be the fine line
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  • in this discussion for me today,
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  • is the fine line betweentalking about the will of God
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  • and surrendering towhatever that may be,
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  • but still asking him for whatit is that we want him to do.
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  • So I don't think thatsurrendering to the will of God
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  • means that youjust don't ask him,
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  • because he invites us topresent our requests to him
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  • and to ask him for whatit is that we need.
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  • But also having a posturein our heart of surrender.
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  • So for me, it was in 2017,
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  • I was diagnosedwith thyroid cancer
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  • and I knew that thatwas the kind of cancer
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  • that they were goingto go in and get out,
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  • that I was going torecover and live.
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  • But where mycancerous tumor was,
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  • it was laying on my vocal nerve.
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  • So if you don'tknow, I'm a singer,
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  • and hearing that youhave a cancerous tumor
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  • laying on your vocalnerve is terrifying,
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  • and unsettling to say the least.
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  • And I remember whenthe surgeon said,
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  • hey, we're gonna go in there
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  • and we're gonnaget this tumor out
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  • but you may never sing again.
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  • Your voice isn'tgonna be the same,
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  • your strength isn'tgonna be the same.
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  • And that season ofwalking through,
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  • asking God for a miracle,asking him to heal me,
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  • asking him to preserve my voice,
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  • but coming to theplace of surrender,
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  • of not my will,but yours be done.
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  • And I think that sometimeswe can have this idea
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  • that we qualify everythingin our minds as good or bad.
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  • And we think to ourselves,well, cancer is bad.
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  • And though Godmight not cause it,
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  • he uses everything,and in my life
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  • I noticed that he seemsto use the valleys
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  • more than he usesthe mountaintop.
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  • And I wish it could bea little bit different,
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  • but God always seems to teachme more about his character
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  • when I'm in the storm thanwhen I'm on the mountain top.
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  • And in that season in 2017,
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  • I have to tellyou what I learned
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  • and what was thegreatest miracle for me.
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  • So I can say nowon the other side,
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  • my voice is strongerthan it's ever been.
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  • God preserved my voice.
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  • He made it strong and healthy,and I'm grateful for that.
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  • And I call that theblessing of God.
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  • But what I have to tell you
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  • I believe is thegreatest miracle
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  • that happened inthat season for me,
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  • was coming to a place ofsurrender to his will.
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  • Being able to saywith sincerity,
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  • okay, God I'm gonnaask you to do this,
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  • but even if you don't,
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  • my outcome does notdetermine your goodness.
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  • You are still good,you are still faithful.
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  • You are still kind, even ifyou don't answer in the way
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  • that I think that you need toanswer, or you should answer.
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  • And so as we talk todaygirls about the will of God
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  • and just that ideaof surrendering towhatever his will is,
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  • how has that playedout in your life?
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  • - Surrender has been oneof my favorite words.
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  • And I rememberabout a decade ago.
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  • - Favorite?
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  • - I know, that's exactly.(laughing)
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  • That's exactly what some of my.
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  • You know what,
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  • when I was first startingto write a decade ago,
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  • I was kind of late bloomer
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  • and I wanted to name thesubtitle to my first project
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  • "A Breathtaking JourneyTowards a Life of Surrender".
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  • And everyone was like, nope,nobody wants to surrender,
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  • that's a terriblesubtitle, do not use that.
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  • - Laurie's nevergonna buy that book.
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  • - No, everyone's gonna runthe opposite direction.
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  • So I did a Facebook like survey
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  • and at the time Ilived in Manhattan.
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  • And so I asked my friendsin like middle America,
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  • 'cause they wanted
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  • "A Breathtaking JourneyToward a Life of Meaning"
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  • And I said, whichresonates more with you?
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  • And I said, is itthe word meaning
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  • or is it the word surrender?
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  • And all my middle Americafriends said meaning
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  • and all my New Yorkfriends said surrender.
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  • And I was laughing,
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  • because I think the cityjust gets you there.
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  • Like after a couple ofyears of living there.
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  • And so I feel likesurrender just met me there
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  • in that season ofa crash and burn.
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  • I started having panic attacks
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  • and what I think Godwas showing me in my,
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  • you know, I was 36 at the time.
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  • It was really the first seasonin my life as a firstborn
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  • type A recovering control freak
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  • that I wasn't incharge of my life.
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  • And I think thisthing the Lord used,
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  • the city to kindof, hey, Rebecca,
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  • like this isn't allabout what you can do,
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  • your able-bodied,high capacity person
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  • that you thought you were
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  • is now literally sittingon the curb crying
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  • and just as like I'm out,I can't, I don't know.
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  • So surrender justgot so loud for me
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  • because it was this idea
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  • of Andrew Murray whenhe writes in that book,
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  • "Abiding with Christ", he says,
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  • when our activityends his begins.
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  • And it was almost thismidlife reset for me
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  • of just giving the batonback to God and going like,
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  • you're actually the onerunning the plays here.
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  • I know that you deploy usand you kind of send us
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  • and you tell us to run the race,
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  • but in the end,it's not our race.
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  • It's your will, yourdestiny, your purpose.
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  • It says in Psalm 1:39,"All all your days
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  • "were written and plannedbefore one of them began."
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  • And I think sometimes we think,
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  • we're still planningour days and God's like,
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  • I actually destined somethingfor you in the womb.
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  • I gave you birthright gifts,
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  • I gave you kind of a trajectory,
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  • I gave you a family of origin,
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  • I gave you a story,
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  • I gave you things that wouldjust become effortless for you
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  • 'cause they're part ofthe DNA I put in you.
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  • And those days are planned.
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  • You can still go rogue,
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  • you can still take charge,
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  • you can still kind ofthink it's about you.
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  • But if you get back tothat place of surrender,
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  • you'll find thatyou're kind of now
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  • you have a littlebit of guard rails
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  • that I do believe wereestablished in the womb by God
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  • to say, I still haveplans and purposes
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  • but you are going toneed to surrender to me
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  • to see those happen.
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  • And that just helped me getto the end of myself quicker,
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  • so that I could go, God,what is it that you have?
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  • And I would have never then
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  • thought my life would look
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  • anything like it didfor the next decade.
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  • It's just, God was like,
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  • "Okay, so you'reready to surrender?"
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  • And that really just meant,
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  • okay, now I get tohave a say and a voice
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  • and you're nottrying to have your,
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  • you know, three-year goals,
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  • your big, hairyaudacious goals anymore.
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  • It's kind of like, all right,God, we're going rogue.
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  • And what does that mean?
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  • And what does that look like?
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  • And it really didchange the way I saw.
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  • - My surrender to God andmy desire, not willingness,
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  • not like, okay, fine,like, beat it out of me,
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  • but just a real desire thatHis ways are so much higher,
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  • and He has plans and purposesthat we will never even begin
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  • to know if we're tryingto call the play.
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  • - Right, that'sso good, Rebekah-
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  • - Yeah, and He wants todo exceeding abundantly
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  • above all that wecan ask or think.
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  • You know, I was thinkingabout your prayer, Natalie.
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  • You probably weren'tpraying, God,
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  • help me have the greatest voice
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  • that never loses pitch,that never, after this.
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  • You were probably just saying,God, let me live through this
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  • to see my daughtersbeing raised.
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  • So, God hadexceeding abundantly.
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  • He wants to do so much more,
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  • and you think that even Jesus
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  • had to surrender Hiswill to the Father.
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  • - Yeah.- Yes.
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  • - So, there's theexample of, oh, my God,
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  • if You can see a way to getthis cup to pass from me,
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  • please do that,
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  • but not my will,but Thine be done,
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  • and I think that thatsurrender to God, again,
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  • puts Him as our Father, asthe One that's in charge,
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  • and that everything'sgoing to be okay.
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  • - Yeah.- And surrender is such
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  • a process too, you know,
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  • because it's the journeyof life with God.
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  • 'Cause I think thatmany times, it's like,
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  • when God gives youthat first instruction,
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  • then you're like, okay,I surrender to it,
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  • so now it should be myway afterwards. (laughs)
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  • But just that surrenderto the journey,
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  • and I love the understandingof balance, you know,
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  • so not losing sight of, youknow, your expectations,
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  • but also always beingready to surrender
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  • to what is the willof God in this moment.
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  • Because I know, for me,one thing that kind of
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  • threw me off a littlebit, there was a lady
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  • in our church community andshe had just lost her nephew,
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  • and when I heardabout the story,
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  • he was like a miracle child,
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  • and so I was just so movedby it and I was troubled.
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  • And I'm like, Lord,it can't be, you know,
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  • this child can'tjust go like that.
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  • And the Lord tells me, youknow, then go meet the family,
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  • and they lived in Atlanta,
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  • I'm in, (chuckles)you know, Los Angeles.
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  • And so, literally that day, Iboarded a flight to Atlanta.
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  • I have never metthe family before,
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  • but I went over to meetthem, and I had this idea
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  • that if the Lord said,go meet the family,
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  • He's about to dosomething crazy,
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  • He's about to raise the dead.
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  • That was my expectationbecause the Lord said,
  • 00:10:56.245 --> 00:10:59.148
  • then go over there.
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  • So, I'm thinking, I'msurrendering to Your will, Lord,
  • 00:11:00.549 --> 00:11:02.551
  • and now I'm givingYou the finish,
  • 00:11:02.551 --> 00:11:04.754
  • I'm already telling You whatshould happen in the end.
  • 00:11:04.754 --> 00:11:06.956
  • And so, I go over there,and there was a moment
  • 00:11:06.956 --> 00:11:09.859
  • where we went to themorgue, and I was ready,
  • 00:11:09.859 --> 00:11:12.762
  • nothing was going to scare me.
  • 00:11:12.762 --> 00:11:14.063
  • There was nothing,I was like, Lord,
  • 00:11:14.063 --> 00:11:15.464
  • I could do an Elishamoment right now, you know,
  • 00:11:15.464 --> 00:11:18.434
  • whatever it is, like, I amsurrendered to Your will.
  • 00:11:18.434 --> 00:11:21.036
  • And the crazy thing is, I'msaying that Lord I'm surrendered
  • 00:11:21.036 --> 00:11:24.140
  • to Your will, but I'm alsoinserting the way it should end.
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:27.843
  • So, I have my expectation,and that's a great balance
  • 00:11:27.843 --> 00:11:30.246
  • because I can stillbelieve You for that,
  • 00:11:30.246 --> 00:11:32.948
  • but at the end of the day,that was not the purpose
  • 00:11:32.948 --> 00:11:35.351
  • that the Lord send me there for.
  • 00:11:35.351 --> 00:11:36.752
  • He sent me there to communicateHis love for the family,
  • 00:11:36.752 --> 00:11:39.955
  • that He's a Godwho is a comforter,
  • 00:11:39.955 --> 00:11:41.857
  • He's a God who mourns with us.
  • 00:11:41.857 --> 00:11:44.059
  • And so, it was sointeresting to me
  • 00:11:44.059 --> 00:11:46.162
  • because I'm like, okay,Lord, You said this,
  • 00:11:46.162 --> 00:11:48.764
  • I thought this wouldbe the outcome,
  • 00:11:48.764 --> 00:11:50.566
  • but in that moment alsobeing able to surrender
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  • and not feel likeit was a defeat,
  • 00:11:53.235 --> 00:11:55.538
  • but understand that,oh, You want me
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  • to represent Yourlove in this moment.
  • 00:11:57.339 --> 00:12:00.242
  • And so, surrenderthat journey with God,
  • 00:12:00.242 --> 00:12:03.045
  • that experience alongyour journey, like, Lord,
  • 00:12:03.045 --> 00:12:05.848
  • whatever You're goingto do in this moment,
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  • I know I have my expectationsbased on who You are
  • 00:12:07.650 --> 00:12:10.452
  • and what You are able to do,
  • 00:12:10.452 --> 00:12:12.154
  • but if You choose todo something different,
  • 00:12:12.154 --> 00:12:14.456
  • then I'm going to go alongwith You in it as well.
  • 00:12:14.456 --> 00:12:16.959
  • - I love that, I thinkthat place, that journey,
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  • is where the Lord has broughtthe most healing to my life,
  • 00:12:20.462 --> 00:12:25.234
  • because as I'm on thatjourney and surrender requires
  • 00:12:25.234 --> 00:12:28.337
  • this honesty from me,you know, with the Lord,
  • 00:12:28.337 --> 00:12:31.040
  • where if He says,I want you to go
  • 00:12:31.040 --> 00:12:33.242
  • this direction,and I'm like, hmm,
  • 00:12:33.242 --> 00:12:35.744
  • I would like to go that(laughing) direction,
  • 00:12:36.645 --> 00:12:38.647
  • and then I haveto ask myself why,
  • 00:12:38.647 --> 00:12:40.950
  • why don't I want to surrenderto the Lord in this moment,
  • 00:12:40.950 --> 00:12:44.053
  • like, what is actuallyholding me back?
  • 00:12:44.053 --> 00:12:45.955
  • And for me, often, it's fear.
  • 00:12:45.955 --> 00:12:47.857
  • It's the fear ofbeing disappointed.
  • 00:12:47.857 --> 00:12:50.259
  • It's the fear of sometragedy reoccurring.
  • 00:12:50.259 --> 00:12:53.863
  • It's always some kind of fear,
  • 00:12:53.863 --> 00:12:55.664
  • and it's those places whenI am, like you are saying,
  • 00:12:55.664 --> 00:12:59.635
  • being honest about expectations,or even when the Lord says,
  • 00:12:59.635 --> 00:13:02.838
  • actually I'm sayinggo this direction,
  • 00:13:02.838 --> 00:13:05.040
  • being honest with Him about howI'm feeling about surrender,
  • 00:13:05.040 --> 00:13:09.044
  • which, ironically, Rebecca,I also learned in Manhattan,
  • 00:13:09.044 --> 00:13:12.648
  • in the city, because the Lord
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  • does bring you toyour end there.
  • 00:13:14.850 --> 00:13:16.552
  • Believers in NewYork are believers,
  • 00:13:16.552 --> 00:13:18.754
  • let me tell you that.(women laugh)
  • 00:13:18.754 --> 00:13:20.256
  • But that place of being honest
  • 00:13:20.256 --> 00:13:22.858
  • is such a place wherethe Lord brings healing,
  • 00:13:22.858 --> 00:13:25.461
  • because when you just tell Him,
  • 00:13:25.461 --> 00:13:27.062
  • like my grandmotherwould say, what ails you,
  • 00:13:27.062 --> 00:13:29.565
  • tell Him what it isthat's ailing you,
  • 00:13:29.565 --> 00:13:31.734
  • that's when He moves in
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  • and He does what only He can do.
  • 00:13:33.235 --> 00:13:36.038
  • And so, it's like,"Thy kingdom come.
  • 00:13:36.038 --> 00:13:38.040
  • Thy will be done on earthas it is in heaven."
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:40.943
  • It turns out that it'salways about what He's doing
  • 00:13:40.943 --> 00:13:43.846
  • in the earth and in the earth,
  • 00:13:43.846 --> 00:13:45.948
  • and in those momentsof surrender,
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  • I mean, they are just richand palpable with potential
  • 00:13:48.350 --> 00:13:52.154
  • for Him to take youto the next place.
  • 00:13:52.154 --> 00:13:54.356
  • And so, I don'tknow who's watching,
  • 00:13:54.356 --> 00:13:55.858
  • and if you're trying toget healing of something,
  • 00:13:55.858 --> 00:13:58.160
  • but whatever it is,surrender and honesty in it
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  • is a great, greatway to get there
  • 00:14:01.363 --> 00:14:03.565
  • because the Lord knows andyou don't have to fear Him,
  • 00:14:03.565 --> 00:14:07.136
  • and whatever it is that'skinda holding us back,
  • 00:14:07.136 --> 00:14:10.239
  • He's always wantingto hear it and move in
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  • as the good Father that He is.
  • 00:14:12.841 --> 00:14:14.343
  • - You know, and I think too,when we're talking about
  • 00:14:14.343 --> 00:14:15.945
  • the will of God, Ifeel like sometimes
  • 00:14:15.945 --> 00:14:19.615
  • we think of it as a destination,
  • 00:14:20.249 --> 00:14:22.551
  • like someplace thatwe're trying to get.
  • 00:14:22.551 --> 00:14:24.553
  • We're trying to getto the will of God
  • 00:14:24.553 --> 00:14:26.755
  • instead of realizing that Hewants to play His will out
  • 00:14:26.755 --> 00:14:30.059
  • in our lives every day.
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  • I feel like one of thenumber one direct messages
  • 00:14:32.261 --> 00:14:34.964
  • or questions that I've gottenthroughout my 20 year ministry
  • 00:14:34.964 --> 00:14:38.834
  • is, how do I knowthe will of God?
  • 00:14:38.834 --> 00:14:41.136
  • Like, how do I know whatGod's will is for my life?
  • 00:14:41.136 --> 00:14:44.840
  • And we make it thisvery mysterious thing,
  • 00:14:44.840 --> 00:14:48.243
  • that we're trying toget to a certain place,
  • 00:14:48.243 --> 00:14:50.546
  • and I know that somebodywatching is saying, yeah,
  • 00:14:50.546 --> 00:14:52.448
  • but how do I know whatdecision I'm supposed to make?
  • 00:14:52.448 --> 00:14:56.452
  • And something that wasreally freeing for me
  • 00:14:56.452 --> 00:14:59.254
  • several years agowas actually focusing
  • 00:14:59.254 --> 00:15:02.458
  • on what God has actuallyrevealed as His will
  • 00:15:02.458 --> 00:15:06.362
  • instead of thinking aboutwhat His specific will is,
  • 00:15:06.362 --> 00:15:10.265
  • like, am I supposedto go to this college,
  • 00:15:10.265 --> 00:15:12.835
  • or am I supposed tomarry this person,
  • 00:15:12.835 --> 00:15:15.637
  • or am I supposed to do this job?
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  • I feel like that's lessabout what God's will is.
  • 00:15:18.240 --> 00:15:21.243
  • And there was somethingthat happened years ago
  • 00:15:21.243 --> 00:15:23.746
  • to my husband beforehe was my husband.
  • 00:15:23.746 --> 00:15:27.549
  • He went through a reallyheartbreaking engagement,
  • 00:15:27.549 --> 00:15:32.354
  • and I wanted to go hug the girl
  • 00:15:32.354 --> 00:15:34.056
  • because if she (laughing)wouldn't have broken it off,
  • 00:15:34.056 --> 00:15:36.658
  • then he wouldn't haveended up being my husband.
  • 00:15:36.658 --> 00:15:38.761
  • (women laugh loudly)
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  • So, I just want to say, ifyou're watching, God bless you.
  • 00:15:40.162 --> 00:15:42.765
  • - Oh, my gosh.(women laugh loudly)
  • 00:15:42.765 --> 00:15:44.066
  • - However, (laughs)
  • 00:15:44.066 --> 00:15:46.035
  • however, he was in thisdevastation, and he was on tour
  • 00:15:46.035 --> 00:15:50.639
  • with a Christian artist backin the day named Twila Paris,
  • 00:15:50.639 --> 00:15:53.542
  • if you remember thatname, and my husband,
  • 00:15:53.542 --> 00:15:55.844
  • Bernie, was playingpiano for her,
  • 00:15:55.844 --> 00:15:57.646
  • and they were at a church.
  • 00:15:57.646 --> 00:15:59.548
  • My husband was in thebasement of this church,
  • 00:15:59.548 --> 00:16:01.750
  • they'd turned itinto a dressing room,
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  • and he was weeping andcrying and heartbroken,
  • 00:16:03.552 --> 00:16:07.356
  • and the pastor ofthe church came in.
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  • His name was Jack Hayford,
  • 00:16:10.559 --> 00:16:12.061
  • if you know that namefrom back in the day,
  • 00:16:12.061 --> 00:16:14.663
  • and Pastor Jack Hayfordgave such a Word
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  • to my husband in that moment.
  • 00:16:18.033 --> 00:16:19.435
  • My husband was saying to him,
  • 00:16:19.435 --> 00:16:21.336
  • I don't feel like Ican hear God's voice,
  • 00:16:21.336 --> 00:16:23.338
  • I don't know whatGod's will is, like,
  • 00:16:23.338 --> 00:16:25.140
  • how do I know I got it so wrong,
  • 00:16:25.140 --> 00:16:27.142
  • I thought this was God'swill, and clearly it's not.
  • 00:16:27.142 --> 00:16:30.245
  • And he said, youngman, listen to me,
  • 00:16:30.245 --> 00:16:32.548
  • if you want to know God's will,
  • 00:16:32.548 --> 00:16:34.950
  • do what it is that He'srevealed to you in Scripture.
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  • Live your life and say,God, help me to love others
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  • as You do, help me to loveGod with all of my heart,
  • 00:16:42.458 --> 00:16:45.260
  • all of my soul, all of my mind,
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  • and help me to love myneighbor as yourself.
  • 00:16:47.062 --> 00:16:50.065
  • And when you're taking care
  • 00:16:50.065 --> 00:16:52.734
  • of living what Godhas already told you
  • 00:16:52.734 --> 00:16:56.538
  • is His will for your life-- That's so good, Natalie.
  • 00:16:56.538 --> 00:16:58.540
  • - Then you get todo what you want.
  • 00:16:58.540 --> 00:17:00.542
  • And that soundsaudacious almost,
  • 00:17:00.542 --> 00:17:02.344
  • like, what do you mean,I get to do what I want?
  • 00:17:02.344 --> 00:17:04.146
  • It's because your want to
  • 00:17:04.146 --> 00:17:06.348
  • is going to lineup with His will.
  • 00:17:06.348 --> 00:17:09.451
  • It's already going to lineup, you don't have to panic
  • 00:17:09.451 --> 00:17:12.054
  • or worry because yourwant to will line up.
  • 00:17:12.054 --> 00:17:15.157
  • So, I want to just readthis Scripture really quick
  • 00:17:15.157 --> 00:17:17.259
  • that I was looking at from1st Thessalonians five,
  • 00:17:17.259 --> 00:17:21.563
  • and it says this, it says,"Brothers and sisters,
  • 00:17:21.563 --> 00:17:25.033
  • warn those who are lazy.
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  • Encourage those who are timid.
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  • Take tender care ofthose who are weak.
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  • Be patient with everyone.
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  • See that no one paysback evil for evil,
  • 00:17:34.843 --> 00:17:38.447
  • always try to do good to eachother and to all people."
  • 00:17:38.447 --> 00:17:42.851
  • By the way, that doesn't justsay to people you agree with.
  • 00:17:42.851 --> 00:17:45.354
  • God says,
  • 00:17:45.354 --> 00:17:46.655
  • "try to do good to all people.
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  • Always be joyful.
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  • Never stop praying.
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  • Be thankful inall circumstances,
  • 00:17:55.664 --> 00:17:58.734
  • for this
  • 00:17:58.734 --> 00:18:00.335
  • is God's will
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  • for you in Christ Jesus,"
  • 00:18:02.838 --> 00:18:05.541
  • and I feel like that's aroadmap for us right there.
  • 00:18:05.541 --> 00:18:08.243
  • Take care of those things.- Yeah.
  • 00:18:08.243 --> 00:18:10.145
  • - And when you do,
  • 00:18:10.145 --> 00:18:11.747
  • then you get to do what you want
  • 00:18:11.747 --> 00:18:13.448
  • because your want tois going to line up
  • 00:18:13.448 --> 00:18:16.752
  • with what His willalready is for your life.
  • 00:18:16.752 --> 00:18:18.954
  • - That's so good,Natalie, I feel like
  • 00:18:18.954 --> 00:18:20.656
  • what that convictsin me is this idea
  • 00:18:20.656 --> 00:18:24.459
  • that we've labeled categoriesfor the will of God
  • 00:18:24.459 --> 00:18:28.564
  • that have more to do with.
  • 00:18:28.564 --> 00:18:30.666
  • - Let's say American culture,
  • 00:18:30.666 --> 00:18:32.334
  • right?- Yes.
  • 00:18:32.334 --> 00:18:33.235
  • - So when we say things like,
  • 00:18:33.235 --> 00:18:34.536
  • "Well, what's the will of God?
  • 00:18:34.536 --> 00:18:35.637
  • "Who am I supposed to marry?"
  • 00:18:35.637 --> 00:18:37.339
  • Or, "What job am Isupposed to apply?"
  • 00:18:37.339 --> 00:18:39.041
  • Or da-da-da-da.
  • 00:18:39.041 --> 00:18:39.942
  • And those are all expectations
  • 00:18:39.942 --> 00:18:42.244
  • that actually have to do
  • 00:18:42.244 --> 00:18:43.245
  • with whatever culture
  • 00:18:43.245 --> 00:18:44.746
  • we've been reared in.
  • 00:18:44.746 --> 00:18:46.348
  • And I wonder what people
  • 00:18:46.348 --> 00:18:47.950
  • around the world are asking
  • 00:18:47.950 --> 00:18:50.452
  • about the will of God.
  • 00:18:50.452 --> 00:18:51.653
  • And I love that you say,
  • 00:18:51.653 --> 00:18:52.654
  • "Go back to the scriptures
  • 00:18:52.654 --> 00:18:54.356
  • "for even the definition,
  • 00:18:54.356 --> 00:18:56.458
  • "even the box that holds
  • 00:18:56.458 --> 00:18:58.560
  • "what is the will of God."
  • 00:18:58.560 --> 00:19:00.162
  • 'Cause it's not about
  • 00:19:00.162 --> 00:19:01.663
  • these destinations-- Yeah.
  • 00:19:01.663 --> 00:19:03.365
  • - That are expectations
  • 00:19:03.365 --> 00:19:04.633
  • that we've beentaught to believe
  • 00:19:04.633 --> 00:19:06.134
  • we are entitled to.
  • 00:19:06.134 --> 00:19:07.836
  • It's actually haseverything to do with Him
  • 00:19:07.836 --> 00:19:10.639
  • and what He's already planned.
  • 00:19:10.639 --> 00:19:12.441
  • - Right.- And this culture
  • 00:19:12.441 --> 00:19:13.242
  • that He wants to infuse
  • 00:19:13.242 --> 00:19:15.143
  • onto the earththrough his people,
  • 00:19:15.143 --> 00:19:16.845
  • through the peoplethat love Him.
  • 00:19:16.845 --> 00:19:18.347
  • It's so interesting to me,
  • 00:19:18.347 --> 00:19:19.648
  • the will of God has everything
  • 00:19:19.648 --> 00:19:21.550
  • to do with His culture.
  • 00:19:21.550 --> 00:19:24.353
  • - Yes.- Treating others
  • 00:19:24.353 --> 00:19:25.754
  • with kindness.- Yeah.
  • 00:19:25.754 --> 00:19:26.755
  • - Come on.
  • 00:19:26.755 --> 00:19:27.856
  • - Yeah, yes.- Think about that list.
  • 00:19:27.856 --> 00:19:29.157
  • It has nothing todo with decisions
  • 00:19:29.157 --> 00:19:32.261
  • that would satisfy those things
  • 00:19:32.261 --> 00:19:34.863
  • that we say we really want.
  • 00:19:34.863 --> 00:19:36.265
  • And not that the Lord doesn't
  • 00:19:36.265 --> 00:19:37.266
  • wanna give us those things,
  • 00:19:37.266 --> 00:19:38.333
  • but you're right, He really
  • 00:19:38.333 --> 00:19:40.135
  • will give us thedesires of our heart,
  • 00:19:40.135 --> 00:19:42.537
  • as in like He handsus what will be
  • 00:19:42.537 --> 00:19:45.841
  • the desires of our heart.- Right.
  • 00:19:45.841 --> 00:19:47.643
  • - And I love that,
  • 00:19:47.643 --> 00:19:48.644
  • just the challenge of rethink-
  • 00:19:48.644 --> 00:19:51.146
  • - Yeah.- What the will of God is,
  • 00:19:51.146 --> 00:19:52.948
  • and see if it's kind of
  • 00:19:52.948 --> 00:19:55.150
  • aligning with whatsociety tells you,
  • 00:19:55.150 --> 00:19:57.352
  • you should be thinking about,
  • 00:19:57.352 --> 00:19:59.054
  • career-wise or relationally.
  • 00:19:59.054 --> 00:20:02.057
  • And let's strip that away,
  • 00:20:02.057 --> 00:20:04.159
  • and let the Holy Spirit reveal
  • 00:20:04.159 --> 00:20:06.161
  • what actually is the will of God
  • 00:20:06.161 --> 00:20:07.562
  • through the Word, and the Word,
  • 00:20:07.562 --> 00:20:09.164
  • first and only.- Yeah.
  • 00:20:09.164 --> 00:20:10.365
  • - I love what you just said,
  • 00:20:10.365 --> 00:20:11.533
  • Natalie and Janice.- Yup.
  • 00:20:11.533 --> 00:20:13.035
  • - That seeking first,the kingdom of God
  • 00:20:13.035 --> 00:20:15.537
  • and His righteousness.
  • 00:20:15.537 --> 00:20:16.838
  • Then God knows whatwe need before we ask.
  • 00:20:16.838 --> 00:20:19.241
  • - [Janice] Exactly.
  • 00:20:19.241 --> 00:20:20.242
  • So that's the whole point.
  • 00:20:20.242 --> 00:20:21.043
  • He knows what we need-
  • 00:20:21.043 --> 00:20:22.344
  • - Yeah.- Better than what
  • 00:20:22.344 --> 00:20:23.545
  • we think we need.
  • 00:20:23.545 --> 00:20:25.347
  • And so, doing everything
  • 00:20:25.347 --> 00:20:27.149
  • that you just read in the Bible
  • 00:20:27.149 --> 00:20:29.451
  • is gonna keep you busy
  • 00:20:29.451 --> 00:20:30.652
  • for the rest of your life-- Yeah.
  • 00:20:30.652 --> 00:20:31.853
  • - On planet Earth.
  • 00:20:31.853 --> 00:20:32.754
  • - Yes.- That's right?
  • 00:20:32.754 --> 00:20:34.156
  • - Yeah.- So it's not like
  • 00:20:34.156 --> 00:20:35.657
  • we have to go do something,
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  • it's just do what'sset forth there.
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  • And then all these other things.
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  • - Yeah.- Exceedingly abundantly,
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  • all these other things
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  • God will add to us
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  • if we'll just do...
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  • And I love even how youstarted it, Natalie.
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  • I think you and I wereraised very much alike
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  • and the big, the will of God.
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  • And oh, God.
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  • Okay, so there's His will,
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  • then it's a perfect will.
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  • And then maybeshort of His will,
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  • and oh, my God,
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  • what if I'm out of His will,
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  • it's hard enoughto be in His will.
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  • We were just talkingabout that before.
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  • So to be out ofGod's will is like
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  • oh, my God, I coulddie any second.
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  • But He's such agood, good Father.
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  • He never would wantus to think that way.
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  • - Yes.- He would never hold
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  • something over ourheads or say, (grunts)
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  • "You didn't do what I said
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  • "yesterday, you're out."
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  • (mimics buzzer buzzing)
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  • And buzz us offto doom and gloom.
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  • His plans are good.
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  • And if we'll just seekand do those things,
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  • loving our neighbors,
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  • loving others as ourselves,
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  • being kind to one another,
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  • that'll keep us busy.
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  • And then all those other things,
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  • everything that we need,
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  • our will becomes His will,
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  • and then we just walk that out.
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  • Sounds pretty simple.- Yeah.
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  • - That is if it wasjust that easy to live.
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  • But when I thinkabout when we pray,
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  • Thy kingdom come,
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  • Thy will be done on earth
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  • as it is in heaven.
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  • - Yeah.- If we want
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  • to see heaven come to earth,
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  • what is it that God
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  • originally plannedin the garden?
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  • What did He want? Peace.
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  • - That's right.- Yeah.
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  • - He want peace, that beautiful
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  • communion between us and God
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  • - Yeah.- And perfect communion
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  • between one another as well.
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  • And I just think, goodness,
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  • when we look at this crazy world
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  • that we're livingin in this moment
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  • and we are asking God-
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  • - Yeah.- To solve
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  • all of these problems,
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  • and we're looking atall of these things,
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  • really when you break it down,
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  • you go, "You know what?
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  • "I can't force everybody else
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  • "to live by what I just read.".
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  • - Yup.
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  • - But if I could just start-
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  • - Right, yup.
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  • - By just looking at that list,
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  • if I could justwrite that list down,
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  • post it on my mirror,post it in my car.
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  • - Yeah.- Post it when I'm,
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  • don't need to talkto my husband.
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  • Post it when...
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  • - Yeah, yeah.- Just post it everywhere
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  • and go, "You know what, Lord?
  • 00:22:55.664 --> 00:22:57.466
  • "I'm gonna start with me."
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  • And I'm gonna start
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  • by being kind to everyone.
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  • Being kind, whatwould that mean?
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  • - Yeah.- You know what?
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  • That would bringheaven to earth.
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  • - Yeah, that's right.- That would actually
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  • have His will be done on earth,
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  • as it is in heaven.
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  • And so, I don't know
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  • if maybe you're watching today,
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  • and you're feelingso overwhelmed
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  • even just by the will of God,
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  • and maybe something
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  • that we've talked about today,
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  • you're like, "Yes,actually the will
  • 00:23:27.662 --> 00:23:29.264
  • "of God has been ascary thing for me."
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  • What would happenif we just started
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  • by living out thispassage of Scripture,
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  • just start by lovingyour neighbor,
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  • just start by actuallyalso loving yourself,
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  • because the Bible says,
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  • love your neighboras you love yourself.
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  • And what's happening is that
  • 00:23:47.749 --> 00:23:49.651
  • so many of youwatching right now,
  • 00:23:49.651 --> 00:23:51.453
  • you don't even like yourself.
  • 00:23:51.453 --> 00:23:53.355
  • And so how can youlove your neighbor?
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  • Because you don't see yourself
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  • the way that God sees you.
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  • You don't see yourselfwith the love,
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  • and the compassion,and the understanding.
  • 00:24:02.764 --> 00:24:05.433
  • He wants to free youfrom shame today.
  • 00:24:05.433 --> 00:24:08.637
  • He wants to lift that
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  • burden off of your back.
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  • He wants to giveyou a confidence
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  • and an understandingthat you are valued,
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  • that you are made new every day,
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  • not just one time, butthat He's constantly-
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  • - Yeah.- And continually
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  • making all thingsnew in your life.
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  • And as you canaccept your position,
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  • and how He sees you in Christ,
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  • you will begin to beable to love people
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  • that you don't agree with.
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  • You'll begin to be able
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  • to be kind to everyone,
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  • not just those thatare in your faith
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  • or in your circle,but to everyone.
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  • And so Lord, would Youjust help us today?
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  • - Thank you.
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  • Thank you.- Would you help us begin
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  • to live out Your revealed will,
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  • help us to seek You first,
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  • help us to seekhow to love others,
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  • how to show kindness,
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  • and compassion,and understanding.
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  • Even when we don't agree,
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  • help us to show grace,and love, and mercy,
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  • because as we do that-
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  • - Yes.- All the other
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  • things will be added,
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  • all the other waysthat You've promised
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  • to take care of us,You always will.
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  • So I pray that You would help us
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  • to actually love ourselves,
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  • because we see ourselves
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  • in light of Your grace,
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  • and help us to love others.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - As we love ourselves.
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  • In Jesus's name I pray, amen.
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  • - Thank you.
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  • - Amen.
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  • - Amen, amen, so good, so good.
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  • and God bless you, bye-bye.
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