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Reverse Your Worry Part 2

Watch Reverse Your Worry Part 2
December 5, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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Reverse Your Worry Part 2

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  • - You protect what you prize.
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  • And your peace ought to be
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  • important to you.
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  • But the only way to live in
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  • God's peace is to
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  • have God's priorities.
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  • Now, in my life,
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  • every time that I
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  • have had a lack of peace,
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  • it was because something
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  • was wrong with my priorities,
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  • it wasn't the presence
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  • of problems that created
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  • the absence of peace,
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  • sometime in the midst of
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  • my greatest problems,
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  • I had the greatest peace.
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  • I think that's because sometimes
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  • problems help us to
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  • I'm excited about this.
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  • This is a very special tradition
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  • at Elevation, once a year,
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  • we have a special series,
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  • it's really more than a
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  • collection of teachings,
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  • it's a faith experience.
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  • Our theme is Game Changer.
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  • I think one of the most exciting
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  • things that God is doing in our
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  • ministry is to open the doors of
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  • our ministry beyond our walls.
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  • What I mean by that is,
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  • we are amazed at the thousands
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  • and thousands of you,
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  • who are letting us know,
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  • that you're impacted
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  • by his ministry.
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  • Many of you have been
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  • blessed by God to be a blessing.
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  • And I wanted to ask today,
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  • would you be willing,
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  • during this special time
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  • of year to make a one time
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  • donation to the ministry
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  • or maybe partner with us
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  • on a monthly basis
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  • through recurring giving.
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  • I believe God could use your
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  • gift to enable this ministry
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  • to continue to reach,
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  • to continue to break paradigms,
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  • to continue to lift up Jesus,
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  • but most importantly,
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  • know that we feel a
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  • tremendous sense of
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  • responsibility to minister
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  • the word of God,
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  • not only to you but
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  • to challenge you,
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  • to partner with us in reaching
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  • people for the gospel,
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  • I hope you enjoy
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  • this message and thank you for
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  • Jesus said look up at the birds
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  • and then look at the flowers.
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  • The flowers?
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  • So you want me to look up, you
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  • want to look down?
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  • I want you to look at both.
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  • And notice something that the
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  • flowers don't do,
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  • that your mind has
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  • been doing lately,
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  • He says, "When you look at
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  • the flowers notice how they
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  • they don't sow,
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  • the birds don't step away,
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  • the flowers don't spin,
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  • yet look at how God
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  • does that on that level.
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  • And He made you in His image,
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  • have to spin out in
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  • these cycles you know
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  • these tormenting cycles,
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  • these confusing cycles,
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  • where you start thinking,
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  • you know, "God, my kid needs
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  • braces and you know..."
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  • It's the littlest
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  • things isn't it?
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  • It's the littlest things that
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  • get you spinning.
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  • "My kids only two years old,
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  • but my kids gonna need braces,
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  • 'cause the first tooth grew
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  • in kinda crooked."
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  • And now you're looking at one
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  • crooked tooth and your two old
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  • got one little crooked
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  • tooth growing out,
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  • "Oh God,
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  • they're gonna need braces
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  • and braces with inflation,
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  • it's gonna cost 473 thousand
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  • dollars and I won't have any
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  • money to send him in college,
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  • so they're only gonna have
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  • to resort to gang violence
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  • and then my child's gonna wind
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  • up in prison and
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  • Imma visit my..."
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  • Now you're in prison,
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  • And your kid's still two.
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  • And you didn't keep
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  • him out of prison,
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  • and they're still
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  • gonna need braces.
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  • So you've been going around and
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  • around and around in circles,
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  • but God said today is your
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  • day to stop spinning,
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  • if your mind has
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  • been doing this,
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  • I came to preach to you
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  • and the presence of the
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  • Lord is in this place,
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  • and your father knows
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  • what you need,
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  • so stop spinning.
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  • Stop worrying about what God is
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  • already working on and just
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  • worship Him come on,
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  • take 15 seconds I know
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  • you can't do it
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  • all the time but you're in
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  • the right place today,
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  • let's give Him praise
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  • and honor and glory
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  • that our needs are met
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  • That's all worship is your know?
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  • Worship is worry in reverse.
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  • See worry is when I start with
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  • my situation and then I spend
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  • around and around and around
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  • and around and around and
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  • around and around,
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  • but God said, "Stop spinning."
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  • And instead of starting your
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  • mediation with your situation,
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  • start with your source.
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  • When you know who
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  • your father is,
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  • it sends you spinning
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  • in a different direction.
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  • Come on, I know who He is,
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  • I know what He's done and
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  • Stop spinning,
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  • find seven people tell 'em,
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  • "Stop spinning."
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  • Round and round in circles
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  • like the Israelites
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  • Why do you worry?
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  • I would understand it
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  • if it was working.
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  • I wrote a country song one time,
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  • not a whole song, just a chorus,
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  • okay, well that's
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  • never happened before.
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  • I know, it's an amber alert,
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  • father bless him in the
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  • Well, it's like that,
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  • you know like,
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  • worries like that, it's like,
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  • and sometimes it's going off but
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  • you can't do anything about it.
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  • Sometimes it's like that,
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  • it's like think about the
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  • day we live in where
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  • we're constantly being hit
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  • with breaking news.
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  • Breaking news,
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  • Trump had lunch, breaking news.
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  • And so it's almost impossible
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  • for us to have priorities
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  • because we're being
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  • When your father feeds you,
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  • it builds your faith.
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  • When you start with who God is,
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  • when you start with that,
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  • And if you start with God,
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  • you end with God.
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  • If you start with fear,
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  • you end with fear.
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  • If you start with shortage,
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  • you end with shortage.
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  • If you start
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  • You be like Elisha's servant in
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  • 2 Kings 6, this is a great Old
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  • Testament story to illustrate
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  • what I'm talking about because
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  • the servant woke up one day and
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  • found the camp was surrounded
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  • with the Arameans,
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  • who were the enemies and
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  • he woke Elisha up,
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  • he's like, "Oh my Lord,
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  • what shall we do?"
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  • That's exactly what the
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  • Bible says and that's exactly
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  • what you've been saying.
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  • "Oh my Lord."
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  • You know like I'm surrounded,
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  • and now this preacher is talking
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  • about birds and lilies and
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  • petunias and chrysanthemum and
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  • here I am trying to pay bills
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  • and my mom has Alzheimer
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  • and this dude's up here
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  • talking about birds.
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  • Alright, well Elisha could have
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  • prayed that God would destroy
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  • the enemies that were
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  • surrounding the camp
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  • but he didn't.
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  • He didn't
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  • He prayed something
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  • more powerful,
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  • and what he said is what
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  • I'm praying for us in this
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  • Game Changer series because
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  • this is the game changer,
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  • not that God takes your enemies
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  • away but that He enables you
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  • to see beyond them.
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  • Not that He takes
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  • your problems away,
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  • but that He enables your
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  • faith to see beyond them.
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  • Now the first circle is the
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  • enemy and they were real,
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  • but Elisha prayed,
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  • "Lord, open his eyes
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  • that he may see."
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  • That he may see what?
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  • That there are more
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  • So the first circle says,
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  • I'm overwhelmed.
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  • The first circle
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  • says I'm outnumbered.
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  • The first circle says
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  • there's nothing I can do.
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  • And on the surface,
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  • this is the truth.
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  • But the second circle,
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  • when the servant opened
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  • his eyes he saw what had
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  • There was a host of angel
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  • armies surrounding the first
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  • circle and what was on the
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  • outside was greater than what
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  • was on the inside.
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  • Whatever is surrounding you,
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  • And so much of our peace is
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  • dependent on whether we can
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  • When you live in
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  • the first circle,
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  • it's always never enough.
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  • If you start with not enough,
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  • you end with not enough.
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  • If you start with El Shadai who
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  • is more than enough,
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  • you end with more than enough.
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  • So reverse your worry.
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  • my father knows what I need.
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  • I have needs,
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  • but I don't start with the need,
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  • 'cause if I start with the need,
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  • I'm gonna end with the need.
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  • But if I start with a God who
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  • knows what I need,
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  • I will end with a God who
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  • knows what I need,
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  • the Beginning and the End,
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  • So, reverse your worry.
  • 00:10:26.040 --> 00:10:27.290
  • Jesus says, "Look at the birds,
  • 00:10:27.290 --> 00:10:30.020
  • look at the flowers,
  • 00:10:30.020 --> 00:10:31.220
  • you are more valuable than them,
  • 00:10:31.220 --> 00:10:34.030
  • and yet, your father
  • 00:10:34.030 --> 00:10:36.210
  • cares for the lesser,
  • 00:10:36.210 --> 00:10:38.220
  • take care of you?"
  • 00:10:41.130 --> 00:10:44.130
  • It means this if God is
  • 00:10:44.130 --> 00:10:45.280
  • doing this level of detail,
  • 00:10:45.280 --> 00:10:47.290
  • don't you think that He
  • 00:10:47.290 --> 00:10:49.220
  • has already determined
  • 00:10:49.220 --> 00:10:51.160
  • your expected end,
  • 00:10:51.160 --> 00:10:53.270
  • if He can do that,
  • 00:10:53.270 --> 00:10:56.170
  • surely He can do this.
  • 00:10:57.180 --> 00:11:00.200
  • If He did that, He can do this.
  • 00:11:01.040 --> 00:11:04.040
  • So there are some things in my
  • 00:11:04.040 --> 00:11:05.100
  • life that God did and
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:07.030
  • if He did that,
  • 00:11:07.030 --> 00:11:08.230
  • He can do this.
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:11.120
  • This is the second circle.
  • 00:11:11.120 --> 00:11:13.250
  • And this is where
  • 00:11:13.250 --> 00:11:14.130
  • we've gotta live.
  • 00:11:14.130 --> 00:11:16.090
  • But in order to do it we'll have
  • 00:11:16.090 --> 00:11:17.090
  • to reverse it because when we
  • 00:11:17.100 --> 00:11:20.100
  • start with shortage,
  • 00:11:20.100 --> 00:11:22.170
  • we end with shortage.
  • 00:11:22.170 --> 00:11:24.210
  • Time, energy, money, any of it,
  • 00:11:25.030 --> 00:11:28.030
  • Jesus says,
  • 00:11:28.030 --> 00:11:28.290
  • "Here's the game changer."
  • 00:11:28.290 --> 00:11:30.290
  • One of the most famous verses in
  • 00:11:30.290 --> 00:11:32.030
  • Scripture by the way,
  • 00:11:32.030 --> 00:11:34.000
  • but now that you've
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:34.170
  • got it in context,
  • 00:11:34.170 --> 00:11:35.190
  • I hope it comes alive for
  • 00:11:35.190 --> 00:11:36.210
  • you in a new way.
  • 00:11:36.210 --> 00:11:37.210
  • He said, "If God cares for
  • 00:11:37.210 --> 00:11:39.280
  • the lesser, He will take
  • 00:11:39.280 --> 00:11:42.000
  • care of the greater.
  • 00:11:42.000 --> 00:11:43.240
  • If He takes care of the little,
  • 00:11:43.240 --> 00:11:45.010
  • He'll take care of the lot."
  • 00:11:45.010 --> 00:11:46.000
  • "But you-verse 33- seek first
  • 00:11:54.150 --> 00:11:57.150
  • the kingdom and his
  • 00:11:57.150 --> 00:11:59.220
  • and appearances.
  • 00:12:06.200 --> 00:12:09.200
  • What shall we eat?
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:11.050
  • What shall we drink?
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:13.200
  • What shall we eat?
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:14.120
  • What shall we drink?
  • 00:12:14.120 --> 00:12:15.050
  • Isn't that funny that
  • 00:12:15.050 --> 00:12:16.100
  • we're still posting today,
  • 00:12:16.100 --> 00:12:17.060
  • 2000 years later
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:18.080
  • about the same stuff
  • 00:12:18.080 --> 00:12:19.100
  • that Jesus said not to
  • 00:12:19.100 --> 00:12:21.050
  • worry about in Palestine?
  • 00:12:21.050 --> 00:12:22.230
  • What we ate, and what we wore,
  • 00:12:23.000 --> 00:12:26.000
  • it's so circular, you know,
  • 00:12:26.000 --> 00:12:27.190
  • like we're still worried
  • 00:12:27.190 --> 00:12:28.120
  • about the same things.
  • 00:12:28.120 --> 00:12:29.240
  • How am I gonna make it?
  • 00:12:29.240 --> 00:12:31.180
  • How am I gonna pay for it?
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:32.230
  • How am I gonna this and that and
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:33.270
  • other and you know,
  • 00:12:33.270 --> 00:12:35.120
  • my income taxes now went up,
  • 00:12:35.120 --> 00:12:36.240
  • I'm in a bracket,
  • 00:12:36.240 --> 00:12:37.230
  • God bless me but
  • 00:12:37.230 --> 00:12:38.280
  • now got more taxes?
  • 00:12:38.280 --> 00:12:40.150
  • Or, I'm waiting on
  • 00:12:40.150 --> 00:12:41.100
  • God to bless me,
  • 00:12:41.100 --> 00:12:42.060
  • what shall we eat?
  • 00:12:42.060 --> 00:12:42.240
  • That's survival.
  • 00:12:42.240 --> 00:12:43.110
  • What shall we wear?
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:44.030
  • That's status.
  • 00:12:44.030 --> 00:12:45.020
  • And we go around in these
  • 00:12:45.020 --> 00:12:46.020
  • circles over and over and over
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:47.060
  • and over and over and over and
  • 00:12:47.060 --> 00:12:48.070
  • over again, but if I start with,
  • 00:12:50.160 --> 00:12:53.160
  • the kingdom,
  • 00:12:53.160 --> 00:12:55.160
  • God will give me the things.
  • 00:12:56.040 --> 00:12:59.040
  • give 'em the Scripture verse,
  • 00:13:00.210 --> 00:13:02.050
  • I want you to see this,
  • 00:13:02.050 --> 00:13:03.230
  • more than see it,
  • 00:13:03.230 --> 00:13:04.110
  • I want you to believe it,
  • 00:13:04.110 --> 00:13:05.140
  • if you seek first
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:06.110
  • His kingdom and His
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:07.080
  • righteousness- all these things
  • 00:13:07.080 --> 00:13:10.040
  • And your peace ought to be
  • 00:13:19.200 --> 00:13:21.040
  • important to you.
  • 00:13:21.040 --> 00:13:23.030
  • But the only way to live
  • 00:13:23.030 --> 00:13:24.100
  • in God's peace is to
  • 00:13:24.100 --> 00:13:26.130
  • have God's priorities.
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:28.080
  • Now, in my life,
  • 00:13:28.080 --> 00:13:30.060
  • every time that I have
  • 00:13:30.060 --> 00:13:31.040
  • had a lack of peace,
  • 00:13:31.040 --> 00:13:33.210
  • it was because something was
  • 00:13:33.210 --> 00:13:34.220
  • wrong with my priorities,
  • 00:13:34.260 --> 00:13:37.260
  • And the reason I can prove
  • 00:13:37.260 --> 00:13:39.120
  • that now is because,
  • 00:13:39.120 --> 00:13:41.090
  • it wasn't the presence of
  • 00:13:41.090 --> 00:13:42.290
  • problems that created
  • 00:13:42.290 --> 00:13:44.130
  • sometime in the midst
  • 00:13:46.030 --> 00:13:47.070
  • of my greatest problems,
  • 00:13:47.070 --> 00:13:49.010
  • I had the greatest peace.
  • 00:13:49.010 --> 00:13:50.150
  • That makes no sense.
  • 00:13:50.150 --> 00:13:51.150
  • I understand,
  • 00:13:51.150 --> 00:13:53.130
  • but its true none the less.
  • 00:13:53.130 --> 00:13:55.010
  • In some of the seasons
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:13:56.100
  • of my greatest problems
  • 00:13:56.100 --> 00:13:57.020
  • I experienced my deepest peace.
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:13:59.260
  • I think that's because
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:00.270
  • sometimes problems help us
  • 00:14:00.270 --> 00:14:02.260
  • If my priorities,
  • 00:14:08.170 --> 00:14:10.090
  • if I don't seek first
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:11.210
  • the kingdom and I'm
  • 00:14:11.210 --> 00:14:12.290
  • seeking the things,
  • 00:14:12.290 --> 00:14:14.200
  • I will run after all
  • 00:14:14.200 --> 00:14:15.270
  • the same things that
  • 00:14:15.270 --> 00:14:16.280
  • the pagans run after and it
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:19.060
  • will be like I don't
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:19.290
  • even have a God
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:23.050
  • It's like this,
  • 00:14:32.000 --> 00:14:32.200
  • somebody give me your phone.
  • 00:14:32.200 --> 00:14:33.100
  • Gimme your phone.
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:34.020
  • Someone with an iPhone,
  • 00:14:34.020 --> 00:14:35.160
  • what is it now, 10?
  • 00:14:35.160 --> 00:14:36.260
  • 10 super, something for Apple to
  • 00:14:36.260 --> 00:14:39.160
  • get my money with by
  • 00:14:39.160 --> 00:14:40.190
  • changing the way I charge
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:41.100
  • You're a note taker.
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:47.200
  • Oh, thank God for this guy.
  • 00:14:47.200 --> 00:14:49.280
  • when the sermon's over?
  • 00:14:50.240 --> 00:14:53.100
  • My notes are terrible,
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:54.130
  • I don't even look at them,
  • 00:14:54.130 --> 00:14:55.170
  • they're horrible,
  • 00:14:55.170 --> 00:14:56.150
  • your notes are good.
  • 00:14:56.150 --> 00:14:58.050
  • Oh, can I ask you something,
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:59.020
  • if you left your
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:00.180
  • phone at church,
  • 00:15:00.180 --> 00:15:01.140
  • would you come back and get it?
  • 00:15:01.140 --> 00:15:04.010
  • How about if you left your
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:04.240
  • phone an hour away?
  • 00:15:06.240 --> 00:15:09.240
  • Would you drive an
  • 00:15:09.240 --> 00:15:10.160
  • hour to get it?
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:12.110
  • Two hours, three hours?
  • 00:15:13.060 --> 00:15:16.060
  • This phone is important,
  • 00:15:16.060 --> 00:15:19.020
  • I'm starting to wonder what
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:19.290
  • you got on this phone.
  • 00:15:19.290 --> 00:15:21.270
  • What kind of
  • 00:15:21.270 --> 00:15:22.080
  • business transactions?
  • 00:15:23.080 --> 00:15:26.080
  • You trust me a lot?
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:28.080
  • Hand me this phone,
  • 00:15:28.080 --> 00:15:31.040
  • and you come back and get it.
  • 00:15:31.040 --> 00:15:33.120
  • But I notice people will leave
  • 00:15:33.120 --> 00:15:35.090
  • their peace just anywhere.
  • 00:15:37.290 --> 00:15:40.290
  • And we would run back,
  • 00:15:40.290 --> 00:15:42.200
  • I see some of you
  • 00:15:42.200 --> 00:15:43.140
  • while I'm preaching,
  • 00:15:43.140 --> 00:15:44.110
  • you can't even sit through
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:45.180
  • a 50 minute message,
  • 00:15:45.180 --> 00:15:47.130
  • without reaching for your phone,
  • 00:15:47.130 --> 00:15:48.270
  • you freaking out,
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:50.130
  • rashes coming all up on you,
  • 00:15:50.130 --> 00:15:52.220
  • you can't check your phone,
  • 00:15:52.220 --> 00:15:53.140
  • But you leave your
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:16:00.150
  • peace just anywhere.
  • 00:16:03.150 --> 00:16:06.150
  • And we would put more
  • 00:16:06.150 --> 00:16:07.100
  • importance on a possession,
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:10.200
  • and we'll go back and get it,
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:11.160
  • "Ah, I lost my phone."
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:12.120
  • "I lost my phone, argh."
  • 00:16:12.120 --> 00:16:14.290
  • Like you're not wearing pants
  • 00:16:14.290 --> 00:16:15.270
  • out of the house of
  • 00:16:15.270 --> 00:16:16.200
  • But you won't even apologize to
  • 00:16:19.250 --> 00:16:21.010
  • get your peace back and
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:22.010
  • Come get this phone,
  • 00:16:27.200 --> 00:16:28.110
  • you got a snap coming through,
  • 00:16:28.150 --> 00:16:31.150
  • from AASteph,
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:32.150
  • I don't know who she is,
  • 00:16:32.150 --> 00:16:33.240
  • hope she's cute.
  • 00:16:36.120 --> 00:16:39.120
  • So, somebody shout,
  • 00:16:39.120 --> 00:16:41.150
  • "I want my peace back."
  • 00:16:41.150 --> 00:16:44.120
  • And the only way for that
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:45.240
  • happen is for you to get
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:46.240
  • your priorities straight.
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:49.140
  • Friends and family,
  • 00:16:49.140 --> 00:16:50.090
  • whoah, a wave of silence
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:17:00.030
  • visited the church because when
  • 00:17:03.080 --> 00:17:06.080
  • I put God first and I prioritize
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:09.140
  • His purpose in my life,
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:12.120
  • don't you see that in any
  • 00:17:12.120 --> 00:17:13.250
  • area of my life when
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:14.270
  • I start with God,
  • 00:17:14.270 --> 00:17:17.080
  • I end with God.
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:20.020
  • So look, it's not some Old
  • 00:17:20.020 --> 00:17:21.170
  • Testament principle,
  • 00:17:21.170 --> 00:17:24.010
  • it is a principle that
  • 00:17:24.010 --> 00:17:25.270
  • when you trust God,
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:28.200
  • you invest your treasure in
  • 00:17:28.200 --> 00:17:30.000
  • So when I say,
  • 00:17:33.240 --> 00:17:34.210
  • "God, this portion is
  • 00:17:34.210 --> 00:17:36.040
  • set aside for you."
  • 00:17:36.040 --> 00:17:37.180
  • Guess what, I start my
  • 00:17:37.180 --> 00:17:39.000
  • resources spinning in
  • 00:17:39.000 --> 00:17:40.250
  • the direction of God's kingdom
  • 00:17:40.250 --> 00:17:43.040
  • and then I can trust him to
  • 00:17:43.040 --> 00:17:45.030
  • That's why we bring the offering
  • 00:17:51.280 --> 00:17:53.260
  • at the end of the year,
  • 00:17:53.260 --> 00:17:55.060
  • it's about trust.
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:56.290
  • It's about training my heart
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:58.230
  • to trust God.
  • 00:17:58.230 --> 00:18:00.150
  • Aren't you sick of
  • 00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:01.110
  • spinning like this?
  • 00:18:01.110 --> 00:18:03.010
  • Just like the world spins?
  • 00:18:03.010 --> 00:18:04.130
  • really people of God?
  • 00:18:06.120 --> 00:18:07.260
  • If we're gonna worry
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:09.250
  • like the world worries,
  • 00:18:09.250 --> 00:18:10.280
  • how are we gonna win the
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:11.250
  • I think the distinguishing mark
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:18.220
  • of the people of God in the day
  • 00:18:18.220 --> 00:18:20.090
  • that we live in is a
  • 00:18:20.090 --> 00:18:21.180
  • supernatural peace that will
  • 00:18:21.180 --> 00:18:23.160
  • become so attractive to
  • 00:18:23.160 --> 00:18:25.070
  • people in the world,
  • 00:18:25.070 --> 00:18:26.180
  • that we won't even have
  • 00:18:26.180 --> 00:18:27.160
  • to preach to them,
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:28.240
  • they will see our peace
  • 00:18:28.240 --> 00:18:30.180
  • meet the author of the
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:33.060
  • giver of peace,
  • 00:18:33.060 --> 00:18:34.140
  • the prince of peace
  • 00:18:34.140 --> 00:18:35.230
  • And so, in this season I've
  • 00:18:45.030 --> 00:18:47.180
  • been asking God to start
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:50.040
  • me spinning in the right
  • 00:18:50.040 --> 00:18:52.020
  • I start my day,
  • 00:18:54.120 --> 00:18:56.120
  • I need to start my day
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:57.100
  • spinning in the right direction.
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:19:01.030
  • You know, I really don't need to
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:02.250
  • read the news within the first
  • 00:19:02.250 --> 00:19:04.190
  • And by the way,
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:09.190
  • there are certain people that
  • 00:19:09.190 --> 00:19:10.270
  • I don't need to talk to for
  • 00:19:10.270 --> 00:19:12.110
  • the first hour I'm at work.
  • 00:19:13.230 --> 00:19:16.230
  • 'Cause they might
  • 00:19:16.230 --> 00:19:17.080
  • start me spinning.
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:18.090
  • And learn what the
  • 00:19:27.040 --> 00:19:28.090
  • flower learned,
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.120
  • if I stay planted,
  • 00:19:30.040 --> 00:19:33.040
  • learn what the bird learned,
  • 00:19:33.040 --> 00:19:34.200
  • if I stay above it then my God
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:39.220
  • will supply all my needs.
  • 00:19:41.100 --> 00:19:44.100
  • Let's give Him praise
  • 00:19:44.100 --> 00:19:45.010
  • for it today.
  • 00:19:45.010 --> 00:19:47.270
  • Come on, give Him a good praise
  • 00:19:47.270 --> 00:19:49.020
  • like you think
  • 00:19:49.020 --> 00:19:49.250
  • He deserves, Matthews.
  • 00:19:49.250 --> 00:19:52.150
  • Give Him a praise you
  • 00:19:52.150 --> 00:19:53.170
  • How I've proved Him o'er and
  • 00:20:09.210 --> 00:20:12.210
  • Jesus, Jesus,
  • 00:20:12.210 --> 00:20:14.050
  • Precious Jesus!
  • 00:20:14.050 --> 00:20:17.000
  • Now listen, how many of you
  • 00:20:23.170 --> 00:20:25.100
  • would say, everyone, standing
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:26.220
  • now, no one leaving, please.
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:28.140
  • How may would say,
  • 00:20:28.140 --> 00:20:29.200
  • "I am a world class worrier.
  • 00:20:29.200 --> 00:20:31.250
  • Like I am an
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:32.160
  • Olympic level worrier."
  • 00:20:32.160 --> 00:20:34.130
  • Those of you here,
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:35.050
  • if you could stand I'm about
  • 00:20:35.050 --> 00:20:36.090
  • to pray for people, thank you.
  • 00:20:36.090 --> 00:20:38.030
  • I'm a...
  • 00:20:38.030 --> 00:20:39.060
  • wave at me if you're a
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:40.030
  • world class worrier.
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:42.050
  • Like they need to
  • 00:20:42.050 --> 00:20:43.000
  • write a front page,
  • 00:20:43.000 --> 00:20:43.260
  • sports illustrated about you.
  • 00:20:43.260 --> 00:20:46.240
  • Good news, if you are a
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:49.260
  • world class worrier,
  • 00:20:49.260 --> 00:20:52.170
  • you have the potential to become
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:54.000
  • a world class worshipper.
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:58.260
  • Because worship is
  • 00:20:58.260 --> 00:21:01.280
  • worry in reverse.
  • 00:21:02.240 --> 00:21:05.240
  • Come on spin around
  • 00:21:05.240 --> 00:21:06.270
  • If you know God's got this,
  • 00:21:07.270 --> 00:21:10.070
  • I'm not looking at
  • 00:21:10.070 --> 00:21:13.030
  • tomorrow worried about it,
  • 00:21:13.030 --> 00:21:14.140
  • I will be confident in this,
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:16.090
  • that I will see the
  • 00:21:16.090 --> 00:21:18.060
  • goodness of the Lord.
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  • Amen.
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  • I wanna pray a
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  • blessing over you.
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  • When you start with God,
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  • And the situation that you're
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  • facing today is not necessarily
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  • going to lift or remove,
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  • but the second circle is
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  • what God is already doing.
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  • And I just thought it'd be
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  • good to join our faith
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  • together today, you know,
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  • I really wanna treasure these
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  • moments to minister and that's
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  • why I've been asking,
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  • "Hey, if you don't
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  • have to leave,
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  • if nothing like gonna burn
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  • your house or nothing like that
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  • while we're in here,
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  • please stay with us."
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  • Because sometimes you
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  • hear the word,
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  • but you don't seal it,
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  • and you just let
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  • the devil take it,
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  • Just take it,
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  • Just take it,
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  • just let him take your word
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  • and snatch it,
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  • but snatch it back,
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  • snatch it back,
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  • this is the moment for you
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  • to take your peace back,
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  • this is the moment for
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  • you to take your focus back.
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  • And I wanna pray for
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  • that but peace only comes
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  • through correct priorities.
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  • It's not a feeling.
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  • It's a sense of
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  • ordering your life.
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  • Jesus said, "If you build your
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  • life on the right foundation,
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  • you can withstand any storm."
  • 00:22:44.090 --> 00:22:47.060
  • And I just feel today that as
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  • I've been ministering the
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  • spirit of the Lord has been
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  • translating my feeble
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  • attempts to get
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  • this message preached,
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  • putting it in the exact frame
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  • where you need to see what God
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  • is doing in your life.
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  • And I wanna ask you today if you
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  • have been spinning around,
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  • trying to solve things in
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  • your own strength.
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  • And you wanna still your heart
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  • in the presence of God,
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  • one thing I love to do,
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  • is lift my hands to my
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  • father in heaven.
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  • Would you do that right now?
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  • when you have a father who knows
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  • you don't have to run to
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  • the world for scraps.
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  • And you have a father who
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  • knows what you need,
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  • you can trust your deepest
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  • desires are being met
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  • in each moment.
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  • Greater than the breath
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  • greater than the song
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  • that we sing,
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  • Holy Spirit I thank
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  • you for this ministry that
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  • has gone forth today,
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  • I ask that you would now
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  • enable it to become
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  • active in our lives,
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  • that not only would we be
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  • hearers of the word,
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  • but doers also.
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  • And that this week,
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  • you would show us how to
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  • reverse instead of starting
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  • with what's wrong,
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  • what's missing, what's not,
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  • what's gone.
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  • We would start with who you are
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  • and that the peace of God that
  • 00:24:27.250 --> 00:24:29.130
  • transcends all understanding
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  • would guard our hearts and minds
  • 00:24:30.150 --> 00:24:31.250
  • - It's our game
  • 00:24:36.130 --> 00:24:37.180
  • changer offering.
  • 00:24:37.180 --> 00:24:38.250
  • This offering goes toward
  • 00:24:38.250 --> 00:24:39.290
  • expansion and outreach and
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:40.290
  • ministries just like this and
  • 00:24:40.290 --> 00:24:42.060
  • we're calling on our E-fam,
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:43.080
  • that's what we call our extended
  • 00:24:43.080 --> 00:24:44.220
  • - I know, I love it.
  • 00:24:46.080 --> 00:24:47.090
  • It's so exciting that people
  • 00:24:47.090 --> 00:24:48.100
  • join us every single weekend
  • 00:24:48.100 --> 00:24:49.120
  • not just here but all
  • 00:24:49.120 --> 00:24:51.020
  • - Yeah and we don't want you to
  • 00:24:52.070 --> 00:24:53.130
  • just consume the content,
  • 00:24:53.130 --> 00:24:54.120
  • we want you to contribute.
  • 00:24:54.120 --> 00:24:55.080
  • We want you to be a part of this
  • 00:24:55.080 --> 00:24:56.120
  • move of God, so, if you've been
  • 00:24:56.120 --> 00:24:57.110
  • blessed by this ministry,
  • 00:24:57.110 --> 00:24:58.220
  • this is your opportunity,
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  • make a sacrificial gift,
  • 00:25:00.150 --> 00:25:02.030
  • maybe a systematic gift,
  • 00:25:02.030 --> 00:25:03.160
  • maybe one time,
  • 00:25:03.160 --> 00:25:04.180
  • maybe a monthly recurring gift,
  • 00:25:04.180 --> 00:25:06.000
  • but we're calling on all of you
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  • who consider this your E-fam,
  • 00:25:07.200 --> 00:25:09.040
  • your extended family,
  • 00:25:09.040 --> 00:25:10.150
  • your church family to make
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:11.240
  • ANNOUNCER: Every decision you
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  • make has a bigger impact
  • 00:25:14.190 --> 00:25:15.140
  • than you realize.
  • 00:25:15.140 --> 00:25:16.210
  • Your decision to invest in this
  • 00:25:16.210 --> 00:25:18.030
  • ministry has changed the game
  • 00:25:18.030 --> 00:25:20.040
  • - I was in desperation for God
  • 00:25:21.250 --> 00:25:23.140
  • to flood my life and take over.
  • 00:25:23.140 --> 00:25:25.020
  • I came across a message by
  • 00:25:25.020 --> 00:25:26.010
  • Pastor Steven on YouTube and it
  • 00:25:26.010 --> 00:25:27.160
  • immediately spoke to me
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  • and became changing my
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  • way of thinking.
  • 00:25:29.280 --> 00:25:30.230
  • I became more connected
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  • with Elevation,
  • 00:25:31.220 --> 00:25:32.160
  • I became connected to
  • 00:25:32.160 --> 00:25:34.060
  • an incredible community
  • 00:25:34.060 --> 00:25:34.210
  • - The end of my senior year in
  • 00:25:36.160 --> 00:25:37.170
  • high school was a very
  • 00:25:37.170 --> 00:25:38.130
  • confusing time for me.
  • 00:25:38.130 --> 00:25:39.140
  • One day a friend, sent me a link
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  • to a sermon and hearing that
  • 00:25:40.290 --> 00:25:42.050
  • message set my faith on
  • 00:25:42.050 --> 00:25:43.220
  • a new trajectory.
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  • I joined online group,
  • 00:25:44.230 --> 00:25:45.290
  • my group leader Patrick,
  • 00:25:45.290 --> 00:25:47.040
  • not only cares for our group
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  • when we meet but he's also a
  • 00:25:48.130 --> 00:25:49.210
  • mentor and friend
  • 00:25:49.210 --> 00:25:50.250
  • - God radically changed my life
  • 00:25:51.220 --> 00:25:52.280
  • just over four years ago.
  • 00:25:52.280 --> 00:25:54.130
  • Elevation was introduced to me
  • 00:25:54.130 --> 00:25:55.180
  • at a time in my life where
  • 00:25:55.180 --> 00:25:56.190
  • I felt disconnected.
  • 00:25:56.190 --> 00:25:57.200
  • I started an online group and
  • 00:25:57.200 --> 00:25:58.240
  • since then I've had an
  • 00:25:58.240 --> 00:26:00.020
  • opportunity to meet people from
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  • all different walks of life.
  • 00:26:01.080 --> 00:26:03.030
  • - As a kid, I didn't have much
  • 00:26:04.060 --> 00:26:05.080
  • interest in the church but my
  • 00:26:05.080 --> 00:26:06.160
  • mom refused to give up on me and
  • 00:26:06.160 --> 00:26:07.240
  • would send me sermons to watch.
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:09.240
  • So I eventually gave in and
  • 00:26:09.240 --> 00:26:11.000
  • watched one of Pastor Steven's
  • 00:26:11.000 --> 00:26:12.060
  • messages on YouTube.
  • 00:26:12.060 --> 00:26:13.170
  • It changed my perspective and
  • 00:26:13.170 --> 00:26:14.150
  • outlook on what a
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  • relationship with God could
  • 00:26:15.190 --> 00:26:16.240
  • actually look like.
  • 00:26:16.240 --> 00:26:17.190
  • I became an online youth leader
  • 00:26:17.190 --> 00:26:18.190
  • that I wish I would have
  • 00:26:18.190 --> 00:26:19.290
  • had in my youth.
  • 00:26:19.290 --> 00:26:21.040
  • So this summer at Youth X,
  • 00:26:21.040 --> 00:26:22.200
  • two of the girls in my group
  • 00:26:22.200 --> 00:26:24.090
  • rededicated their lives to
  • 00:26:24.090 --> 00:26:25.150
  • - This story starts with you,
  • 00:26:28.120 --> 00:26:30.000
  • but it doesn't end with you.
  • 00:26:30.000 --> 00:26:31.180
  • What if one decision you make
  • 00:26:31.180 --> 00:26:33.220
  • could impact the world,
  • 00:26:33.220 --> 00:26:34.280
  • to donate,
  • 00:26:34.280 --> 00:26:35.270
  • call or visit us online,
  • 00:26:35.270 --> 00:26:37.090
  • partner with us and
  • 00:26:37.090 --> 00:26:38.150
  • You take what the enemy
  • 00:26:45.160 --> 00:26:47.000
  • meant for evil
  • 00:26:47.000 --> 00:26:47.260
  • And You turn it for good
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  • You take what the enemy
  • 00:26:55.290 --> 00:26:57.030
  • meant for evil
  • 00:26:57.030 --> 00:26:59.230
  • And You turn it for good
  • 00:27:00.030 --> 00:27:03.030
  • I'm gonna see a victory
  • 00:27:06.270 --> 00:27:09.130
  • I'm gonna see a victory
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  • For the battle
  • 00:27:13.070 --> 00:27:15.020
  • belongs to You Lord
  • 00:27:16.020 --> 00:27:19.020
  • I'm gonna see a victory
  • 00:27:19.020 --> 00:27:21.210
  • I'm gonna see a victory
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  • For the battle
  • 00:27:25.100 --> 00:27:27.040