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Reverse Your Worry Part 2

Watch Reverse Your Worry Part 2
January 5, 2020
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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.
  • 00:10:26.030 --> 00:10:27.280
  • Jesus says, "Look at the birds,
  • 00:10:27.280 --> 00:10:30.010
  • look at the flowers,
  • 00:10:30.010 --> 00:10:31.210
  • you are more valuable than them,
  • 00:10:31.210 --> 00:10:34.020
  • and yet, your father
  • 00:10:34.020 --> 00:10:36.200
  • cares for the lesser,
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:38.210
  • take care of you?"
  • 00:10:41.120 --> 00:10:44.120
  • It means this if God is
  • 00:10:44.120 --> 00:10:45.270
  • doing this level of detail,
  • 00:10:45.270 --> 00:10:47.280
  • don't you think that He
  • 00:10:47.280 --> 00:10:49.210
  • has already determined
  • 00:10:49.210 --> 00:10:51.150
  • your expected end,
  • 00:10:51.150 --> 00:10:53.260
  • if He can do that,
  • 00:10:53.260 --> 00:10:56.160
  • surely He can do this.
  • 00:10:57.170 --> 00:11:00.190
  • If He did that, He can do this.
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:04.030
  • So there are some things in my
  • 00:11:04.030 --> 00:11:05.090
  • life that God did and
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:07.020
  • if He did that,
  • 00:11:07.020 --> 00:11:08.220
  • He can do this.
  • 00:11:08.220 --> 00:11:11.110
  • This is the second circle.
  • 00:11:11.110 --> 00:11:13.240
  • And this is where
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:14.120
  • we've gotta live.
  • 00:11:14.120 --> 00:11:16.080
  • But in order to do it we'll have
  • 00:11:16.080 --> 00:11:17.080
  • to reverse it because when we
  • 00:11:17.090 --> 00:11:20.090
  • start with shortage,
  • 00:11:20.090 --> 00:11:22.160
  • we end with shortage.
  • 00:11:22.160 --> 00:11:24.200
  • Time, energy, money, any of it,
  • 00:11:25.020 --> 00:11:28.020
  • Jesus says,
  • 00:11:28.020 --> 00:11:28.280
  • "Here's the game changer."
  • 00:11:28.280 --> 00:11:30.280
  • One of the most famous verses in
  • 00:11:30.280 --> 00:11:32.020
  • Scripture by the way,
  • 00:11:32.020 --> 00:11:33.290
  • but now that you've
  • 00:11:33.290 --> 00:11:34.160
  • got it in context,
  • 00:11:34.160 --> 00:11:35.180
  • I hope it comes alive for
  • 00:11:35.180 --> 00:11:36.200
  • you in a new way.
  • 00:11:36.200 --> 00:11:37.200
  • He said, "If God cares for
  • 00:11:37.200 --> 00:11:39.270
  • the lesser, He will take
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:41.290
  • care of the greater.
  • 00:11:41.290 --> 00:11:43.230
  • If He takes care of the little,
  • 00:11:43.230 --> 00:11:45.000
  • He'll take care of the lot."
  • 00:11:45.000 --> 00:11:45.290
  • "But you-verse 33- seek first
  • 00:11:54.140 --> 00:11:57.140
  • the kingdom and his
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:11:59.210
  • and appearances.
  • 00:12:06.190 --> 00:12:09.190
  • What shall we eat?
  • 00:12:09.190 --> 00:12:11.040
  • What shall we drink?
  • 00:12:11.040 --> 00:12:13.190
  • What shall we eat?
  • 00:12:13.190 --> 00:12:14.110
  • What shall we drink?
  • 00:12:14.110 --> 00:12:15.040
  • Isn't that funny that
  • 00:12:15.040 --> 00:12:16.090
  • we're still posting today,
  • 00:12:16.090 --> 00:12:17.050
  • 2000 years later
  • 00:12:17.050 --> 00:12:18.070
  • about the same stuff
  • 00:12:18.070 --> 00:12:19.090
  • that Jesus said not to
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:21.040
  • worry about in Palestine?
  • 00:12:21.040 --> 00:12:22.220
  • What we ate, and what we wore,
  • 00:12:22.290 --> 00:12:25.290
  • it's so circular, you know,
  • 00:12:25.290 --> 00:12:27.180
  • like we're still worried
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:28.110
  • about the same things.
  • 00:12:28.110 --> 00:12:29.230
  • How am I gonna make it?
  • 00:12:29.230 --> 00:12:31.170
  • How am I gonna pay for it?
  • 00:12:31.170 --> 00:12:32.220
  • How am I gonna this and that and
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:33.260
  • other and you know,
  • 00:12:33.260 --> 00:12:35.110
  • my income taxes now went up,
  • 00:12:35.110 --> 00:12:36.230
  • I'm in a bracket,
  • 00:12:36.230 --> 00:12:37.220
  • God bless me but
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:38.270
  • now got more taxes?
  • 00:12:38.270 --> 00:12:40.140
  • Or, I'm waiting on
  • 00:12:40.140 --> 00:12:41.090
  • God to bless me,
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:42.050
  • what shall we eat?
  • 00:12:42.050 --> 00:12:42.230
  • That's survival.
  • 00:12:42.230 --> 00:12:43.100
  • What shall we wear?
  • 00:12:43.100 --> 00:12:44.020
  • That's status.
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:45.010
  • And we go around in these
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:46.010
  • circles over and over and over
  • 00:12:46.010 --> 00:12:47.050
  • and over and over and over and
  • 00:12:47.050 --> 00:12:48.060
  • over again, but if I start with,
  • 00:12:50.150 --> 00:12:53.150
  • the kingdom,
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:55.150
  • God will give me the things.
  • 00:12:56.030 --> 00:12:59.030
  • give 'em the Scripture verse,
  • 00:13:00.200 --> 00:13:02.040
  • I want you to see this,
  • 00:13:02.040 --> 00:13:03.220
  • more than see it,
  • 00:13:03.220 --> 00:13:04.100
  • I want you to believe it,
  • 00:13:04.100 --> 00:13:05.130
  • if you seek first
  • 00:13:05.130 --> 00:13:06.100
  • His kingdom and His
  • 00:13:06.100 --> 00:13:07.070
  • righteousness- all these things
  • 00:13:07.070 --> 00:13:10.030
  • And your peace ought to be
  • 00:13:19.190 --> 00:13:21.030
  • important to you.
  • 00:13:21.030 --> 00:13:23.020
  • But the only way to live
  • 00:13:23.020 --> 00:13:24.090
  • in God's peace is to
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:26.120
  • have God's priorities.
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:28.070
  • Now, in my life,
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:30.050
  • every time that I have
  • 00:13:30.050 --> 00:13:31.030
  • had a lack of peace,
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:33.200
  • it was because something was
  • 00:13:33.200 --> 00:13:34.210
  • wrong with my priorities,
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:37.250
  • And the reason I can prove
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:39.110
  • that now is because,
  • 00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:41.080
  • it wasn't the presence of
  • 00:13:41.080 --> 00:13:42.280
  • problems that created
  • 00:13:42.280 --> 00:13:44.120
  • sometime in the midst
  • 00:13:46.020 --> 00:13:47.060
  • of my greatest problems,
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:49.000
  • I had the greatest peace.
  • 00:13:49.000 --> 00:13:50.140
  • That makes no sense.
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:51.140
  • I understand,
  • 00:13:51.140 --> 00:13:53.120
  • but its true none the less.
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:55.000
  • In some of the seasons
  • 00:13:55.000 --> 00:13:56.090
  • of my greatest problems
  • 00:13:56.090 --> 00:13:57.010
  • I experienced my deepest peace.
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:59.250
  • I think that's because
  • 00:13:59.250 --> 00:14:00.260
  • sometimes problems help us
  • 00:14:00.260 --> 00:14:02.250
  • If my priorities,
  • 00:14:08.160 --> 00:14:10.080
  • if I don't seek first
  • 00:14:10.080 --> 00:14:11.200
  • the kingdom and I'm
  • 00:14:11.200 --> 00:14:12.280
  • seeking the things,
  • 00:14:12.280 --> 00:14:14.190
  • I will run after all
  • 00:14:14.190 --> 00:14:15.260
  • the same things that
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:16.270
  • the pagans run after and it
  • 00:14:16.270 --> 00:14:19.050
  • will be like I don't
  • 00:14:19.050 --> 00:14:19.280
  • even have a God
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:23.040
  • It's like this,
  • 00:14:31.290 --> 00:14:32.190
  • somebody give me your phone.
  • 00:14:32.190 --> 00:14:33.090
  • Gimme your phone.
  • 00:14:33.090 --> 00:14:34.010
  • Someone with an iPhone,
  • 00:14:34.010 --> 00:14:35.150
  • what is it now, 10?
  • 00:14:35.150 --> 00:14:36.250
  • 10 super, something for Apple to
  • 00:14:36.250 --> 00:14:39.150
  • get my money with by
  • 00:14:39.150 --> 00:14:40.180
  • changing the way I charge
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:41.090
  • You're a note taker.
  • 00:14:46.110 --> 00:14:47.190
  • Oh, thank God for this guy.
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:49.270
  • when the sermon's over?
  • 00:14:50.230 --> 00:14:53.090
  • My notes are terrible,
  • 00:14:53.090 --> 00:14:54.120
  • I don't even look at them,
  • 00:14:54.120 --> 00:14:55.160
  • they're horrible,
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:14:56.140
  • your notes are good.
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:58.040
  • Oh, can I ask you something,
  • 00:14:58.040 --> 00:14:59.010
  • if you left your
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:00.170
  • phone at church,
  • 00:15:00.170 --> 00:15:01.130
  • would you come back and get it?
  • 00:15:01.130 --> 00:15:04.000
  • How about if you left your
  • 00:15:04.000 --> 00:15:04.230
  • phone an hour away?
  • 00:15:06.230 --> 00:15:09.230
  • Would you drive an
  • 00:15:09.230 --> 00:15:10.150
  • hour to get it?
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.100
  • Two hours, three hours?
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:16.050
  • This phone is important,
  • 00:15:16.050 --> 00:15:19.010
  • I'm starting to wonder what
  • 00:15:19.010 --> 00:15:19.280
  • you got on this phone.
  • 00:15:19.280 --> 00:15:21.260
  • What kind of
  • 00:15:21.260 --> 00:15:22.070
  • business transactions?
  • 00:15:23.070 --> 00:15:26.070
  • You trust me a lot?
  • 00:15:26.070 --> 00:15:28.070
  • Hand me this phone,
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:31.030
  • and you come back and get it.
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:33.110
  • But I notice people will leave
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:35.080
  • their peace just anywhere.
  • 00:15:37.280 --> 00:15:40.280
  • And we would run back,
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:42.190
  • I see some of you
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:43.130
  • while I'm preaching,
  • 00:15:43.130 --> 00:15:44.100
  • you can't even sit through
  • 00:15:44.100 --> 00:15:45.170
  • a 50 minute message,
  • 00:15:45.170 --> 00:15:47.120
  • without reaching for your phone,
  • 00:15:47.120 --> 00:15:48.260
  • you freaking out,
  • 00:15:48.260 --> 00:15:50.120
  • rashes coming all up on you,
  • 00:15:50.120 --> 00:15:52.210
  • you can't check your phone,
  • 00:15:52.210 --> 00:15:53.130
  • But you leave your
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:16:00.140
  • peace just anywhere.
  • 00:16:03.140 --> 00:16:06.140
  • And we would put more
  • 00:16:06.140 --> 00:16:07.090
  • importance on a possession,
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:10.190
  • and we'll go back and get it,
  • 00:16:10.190 --> 00:16:11.150
  • "Ah, I lost my phone."
  • 00:16:11.150 --> 00:16:12.110
  • "I lost my phone, argh."
  • 00:16:12.110 --> 00:16:14.280
  • Like you're not wearing pants
  • 00:16:14.280 --> 00:16:15.260
  • out of the house of
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:16.190
  • But you won't even apologize to
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:21.000
  • get your peace back and
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:22.000
  • Come get this phone,
  • 00:16:27.190 --> 00:16:28.100
  • you got a snap coming through,
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:31.140
  • from AASteph,
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:32.140
  • I don't know who she is,
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:33.230
  • hope she's cute.
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:39.110
  • So, somebody shout,
  • 00:16:39.110 --> 00:16:41.140
  • "I want my peace back."
  • 00:16:41.140 --> 00:16:44.110
  • And the only way for that
  • 00:16:44.110 --> 00:16:45.230
  • happen is for you to get
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:46.230
  • your priorities straight.
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:49.130
  • Friends and family,
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:50.080
  • whoah, a wave of silence
  • 00:16:57.000 --> 00:17:00.020
  • visited the church because when
  • 00:17:03.070 --> 00:17:06.070
  • I put God first and I prioritize
  • 00:17:06.130 --> 00:17:09.130
  • His purpose in my life,
  • 00:17:09.130 --> 00:17:12.110
  • don't you see that in any
  • 00:17:12.110 --> 00:17:13.240
  • area of my life when
  • 00:17:13.240 --> 00:17:14.260
  • I start with God,
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:17.070
  • I end with God.
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:20.010
  • So look, it's not some Old
  • 00:17:20.010 --> 00:17:21.160
  • Testament principle,
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:24.000
  • it is a principle that
  • 00:17:24.000 --> 00:17:25.260
  • when you trust God,
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:28.190
  • you invest your treasure in
  • 00:17:28.190 --> 00:17:29.290
  • So when I say,
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:34.200
  • "God, this portion is
  • 00:17:34.200 --> 00:17:36.030
  • set aside for you."
  • 00:17:36.030 --> 00:17:37.170
  • Guess what, I start my
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:38.290
  • resources spinning in
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:40.240
  • the direction of God's kingdom
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:43.030
  • and then I can trust him to
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:45.020
  • That's why we bring the offering
  • 00:17:51.270 --> 00:17:53.250
  • at the end of the year,
  • 00:17:53.250 --> 00:17:55.050
  • it's about trust.
  • 00:17:55.050 --> 00:17:56.280
  • It's about training my heart
  • 00:17:56.280 --> 00:17:58.220
  • to trust God.
  • 00:17:58.220 --> 00:18:00.140
  • Aren't you sick of
  • 00:18:00.140 --> 00:18:01.100
  • spinning like this?
  • 00:18:01.100 --> 00:18:03.000
  • Just like the world spins?
  • 00:18:03.000 --> 00:18:04.120
  • really people of God?
  • 00:18:06.110 --> 00:18:07.250
  • If we're gonna worry
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:09.240
  • like the world worries,
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:10.270
  • how are we gonna win the
  • 00:18:10.270 --> 00:18:11.240
  • I think the distinguishing mark
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:18.210
  • of the people of God in the day
  • 00:18:18.210 --> 00:18:20.080
  • that we live in is a
  • 00:18:20.080 --> 00:18:21.170
  • supernatural peace that will
  • 00:18:21.170 --> 00:18:23.150
  • become so attractive to
  • 00:18:23.150 --> 00:18:25.060
  • people in the world,
  • 00:18:25.060 --> 00:18:26.170
  • that we won't even have
  • 00:18:26.170 --> 00:18:27.150
  • to preach to them,
  • 00:18:27.150 --> 00:18:28.230
  • they will see our peace
  • 00:18:28.230 --> 00:18:30.170
  • meet the author of the
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:33.050
  • giver of peace,
  • 00:18:33.050 --> 00:18:34.130
  • the prince of peace
  • 00:18:34.130 --> 00:18:35.220
  • And so, in this season I've
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:47.170
  • been asking God to start
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:50.030
  • me spinning in the right
  • 00:18:50.030 --> 00:18:52.010
  • I start my day,
  • 00:18:54.110 --> 00:18:56.110
  • I need to start my day
  • 00:18:56.110 --> 00:18:57.090
  • spinning in the right direction.
  • 00:18:58.000 --> 00:19:01.020
  • You know, I really don't need to
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:02.240
  • read the news within the first
  • 00:19:02.240 --> 00:19:04.180
  • And by the way,
  • 00:19:08.140 --> 00:19:09.180
  • there are certain people that
  • 00:19:09.180 --> 00:19:10.260
  • I don't need to talk to for
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:12.100
  • the first hour I'm at work.
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:16.220
  • 'Cause they might
  • 00:19:16.220 --> 00:19:17.070
  • start me spinning.
  • 00:19:17.070 --> 00:19:18.080
  • And learn what the
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:28.080
  • flower learned,
  • 00:19:28.080 --> 00:19:29.110
  • if I stay planted,
  • 00:19:30.030 --> 00:19:33.030
  • learn what the bird learned,
  • 00:19:33.030 --> 00:19:34.190
  • if I stay above it then my God
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:39.210
  • will supply all my needs.
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:44.090
  • Let's give Him praise
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:45.000
  • for it today.
  • 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:47.260
  • Come on, give Him a good praise
  • 00:19:47.260 --> 00:19:49.010
  • like you think
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:49.240
  • He deserves, Matthews.
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:52.140
  • Give Him a praise you
  • 00:19:52.140 --> 00:19:53.160
  • How I've proved Him o'er and
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:12.200
  • Jesus, Jesus,
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:14.040
  • Precious Jesus!
  • 00:20:14.040 --> 00:20:16.290
  • Now listen, how many of you
  • 00:20:23.160 --> 00:20:25.090
  • would say, everyone, standing
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:26.210
  • now, no one leaving, please.
  • 00:20:26.210 --> 00:20:28.130
  • How may would say,
  • 00:20:28.130 --> 00:20:29.190
  • "I am a world class worrier.
  • 00:20:29.190 --> 00:20:31.240
  • Like I am an
  • 00:20:31.240 --> 00:20:32.150
  • Olympic level worrier."
  • 00:20:32.150 --> 00:20:34.120
  • Those of you here,
  • 00:20:34.120 --> 00:20:35.040
  • if you could stand I'm about
  • 00:20:35.040 --> 00:20:36.080
  • to pray for people, thank you.
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:38.020
  • I'm a...
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:39.050
  • wave at me if you're a
  • 00:20:39.050 --> 00:20:40.020
  • world class worrier.
  • 00:20:40.020 --> 00:20:42.040
  • Like they need to
  • 00:20:42.040 --> 00:20:42.290
  • write a front page,
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:43.250
  • sports illustrated about you.
  • 00:20:43.250 --> 00:20:46.230
  • Good news, if you are a
  • 00:20:46.250 --> 00:20:49.250
  • world class worrier,
  • 00:20:49.250 --> 00:20:52.160
  • you have the potential to become
  • 00:20:52.160 --> 00:20:53.290
  • a world class worshipper.
  • 00:20:55.250 --> 00:20:58.250
  • Because worship is
  • 00:20:58.250 --> 00:21:01.270
  • worry in reverse.
  • 00:21:02.230 --> 00:21:05.230
  • Come on spin around
  • 00:21:05.230 --> 00:21:06.260
  • If you know God's got this,
  • 00:21:07.260 --> 00:21:10.060
  • I'm not looking at
  • 00:21:10.060 --> 00:21:13.020
  • tomorrow worried about it,
  • 00:21:13.020 --> 00:21:14.130
  • I will be confident in this,
  • 00:21:14.130 --> 00:21:16.080
  • that I will see the
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:18.050
  • 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."
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  • 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
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  • transcends all understanding
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  • would guard our hearts and minds
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  • - Thank you so much
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  • for joining us today.
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  • Each week, we have such
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  • a short time together,
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  • and I'd love to take
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  • this conversation beyond
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  • a single TV broadcast.
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  • If you want more of
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • right now, to request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • And, we'll get those to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to the ministry.
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  • But, there's another thing
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  • I wanna tell you about;
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  • did you know that we go live
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  • from our church,
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  • Elevation Church
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  • When you log on,
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  • you can worship with us,
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  • you'll get to hear a message,
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  • but even better than that,
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  • you can connect to
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world.
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  • We call it our "e-Fam",
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  • because it's like,
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  • our extended family.
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  • And it's our way to connect
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  • in an extended way,
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  • with those of you
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  • who love this ministry
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  • and want more of it.
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  • And, since it's Sunday,
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  • I'd love for you
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  • to join us live, today.
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  • If you recorded this,
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  • and you're watching it later,
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  • don't worry;
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  • you can join us next Sunday.
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  • All you need to do is visit
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  • StevenFurtick.com.
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  • All the details are there,
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  • you can find the times,
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  • and you can request
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  • the resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • So, go online right now,
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  • ANNOUNCER: Every decision you
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  • make has a bigger impact
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  • than you realize.
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  • Your decision to invest in this
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  • ministry has changed the game
  • 00:25:48.020 --> 00:25:50.030
  • - I was in desperation for God
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  • to flood my life and take over.
  • 00:25:53.130 --> 00:25:55.010
  • I came across a message by
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  • Pastor Steven on YouTube and it
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  • immediately spoke to me
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  • and became changing my
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  • way of thinking.
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  • I became more connected
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  • with Elevation,
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  • I became connected to
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  • an incredible community
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  • - The end of my senior year in
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  • high school was a very
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  • confusing time for me.
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  • One day a friend, sent me a link
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  • to a sermon and hearing that
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  • message set my faith on
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  • a new trajectory.
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  • I joined online group,
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  • my group leader Patrick,
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  • not only cares for our group
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  • when we meet but he's also a
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  • mentor and friend
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  • - God radically changed my life
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  • just over four years ago.
  • 00:26:22.290 --> 00:26:24.140
  • Elevation was introduced to me
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  • at a time in my life where
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  • I felt disconnected.
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  • I started an online group and
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  • since then I've had an
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  • opportunity to meet people from
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  • all different walks of life.
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  • - As a kid, I didn't have much
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  • interest in the church but my
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  • mom refused to give up on me and
  • 00:26:36.150 --> 00:26:37.230
  • would send me sermons to watch.
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  • So I eventually gave in and
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  • watched one of Pastor Steven's
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  • messages on YouTube.
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  • It changed my perspective and
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  • outlook on what a
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  • relationship with God could
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  • actually look like.
  • 00:26:46.230 --> 00:26:47.180
  • I became an online youth leader
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  • that I wish I would have
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  • had in my youth.
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:26:51.030
  • So this summer at Youth X,
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  • two of the girls in my group
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  • rededicated their lives to
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  • - This story starts with you,
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  • but it doesn't end with you.
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  • What if one decision you make
  • 00:27:01.190 --> 00:27:03.230
  • could impact the world,
  • 00:27:03.230 --> 00:27:04.290
  • to donate,
  • 00:27:04.290 --> 00:27:05.280
  • call or visit us online,
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  • partner with us and
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  • For the battle
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  • belongs to You Lord
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  • I'm gonna see a victory
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  • I'm gonna see a victory
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  • For the battle
  • 00:27:25.070 --> 00:27:27.000