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  • - The Holy Spirit cantug at our hearts.
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  • He can ask us to do thingswe may not do on our own.
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  • So, how can we surrender to Him
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  • trust Him, and be spirit-led?
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  • Come on, let's talk about it.
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  • (gentle music)
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  • - So, me and Ryanget the opportunity
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  • to be led by the HolySpirit all the time
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  • especially leading worship.
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  • We, obviously, have ahuge value for preparation
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  • we wanna be excellentin what we do.
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  • We want to be wellpracticed, well versed
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  • I mean, like we do, justlike preaching, you know
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  • You wanna know whatyou're talking about
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  • you wanna have study andspent time with the Lord.
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  • And, we talk a lot aboutlike even picking sets
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  • picking the songs thatwe're gonna lead at church.
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  • The Holy Spirit cantell us long before
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  • I think back in the early days
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  • we would wait tilthe last second
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  • 'cause we really wanted to bein tune with the Holy Spirit
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  • for that day, and wereally wanted to know
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  • what's he saying today?
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  • And I won't be able to knowuntil the minute before
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  • you know, and that's nothow the Holy Spirit works
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  • of course, and we'velearned so much
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  • but something that we do getto practice a lot of time
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  • with risking and being ledby the Holy Spirit in worship
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  • is we will have thosemoments that we've prepared
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  • that God will stop in the middle
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  • and he'll be like,take a minute.
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  • Like we were talking about,close your mouth for a minute
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  • and wait and listen.
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  • As awkward as it can be,as risky as it can feel
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  • I wanna do something else
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  • that maybe you didn't seeon your radar before this.
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  • And so, we have a lot ofdifferent instances of that.
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  • But, recently wedid a little tour
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  • and I had theopportunity to do that
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  • and we were in the middleof a very well rehearsed set
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  • that we had preparedfor months before.
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  • We had rehearsed withour band and God told me
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  • you know, it's timefor you to risk.
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  • So, stop this moment right here
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  • not even wait forthe end of the song.
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  • Stop this moment and share
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  • share what I've been doingin you and be vulnerable
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  • and share a little bit
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  • of what I've beenspeaking to you personally
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  • which is very difficult for me.
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  • And your fruit is here.
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  • The rest of your breakthroughis here in this moment.
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  • And so you're gonnahave to stop and listen
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  • and be very uncomfortableand be vulnerable
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  • and so that is something
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  • that's been sochallenging for me.
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  • A lot of the time, you know,
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  • the Lord has spoken tome of close your mouth.
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  • But when he tells me toopen my mouth, oh my gosh.
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  • It's just, It's a huge stretch
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  • and so, I did that in thatmoment and I started to share
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  • just so raw, Imean so off the map
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  • so off the map that it was,It had to be the Holy Spirit
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  • and God just took overand started to use me
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  • to share some of the stuffthat He has been speaking to me
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  • and I knew it wasthe Holy Spirit
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  • because of how clear it came out
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  • (laughs)
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  • Of how presence filled it was.
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  • And through that experience
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  • I actually have receivedmessages, this is fairly recent
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  • so I still feel likeI'm still seeing
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  • some of the fruit from it
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  • but, I've receivedmessages from people
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  • that would havenever been touched
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  • in the way thatthey were touched
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  • if I wouldn't have donethat in the moment.
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  • As big and as risky as that felt
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  • and as out of mycontrol as that felt
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  • as off the map, you know.
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  • I totally veered fromeverything I had prepared
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  • that I thought I heard before
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  • had a moment where Godwas like, "Let me lead."
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  • I stepped out in that and Ireceived messages from people.
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  • Some of the stuff that Iactually shared in that night
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  • was just around, I hadstruggled previously
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  • a lot with anxiety,depression and I was ashamed
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  • and so, it felt really reallyvulnerable for me to share
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  • and I was like, Ialso don't wanna
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  • just slime people with that.
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  • So, if this isn't theHoly Spirit, you know
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  • Don't let me speak Lordand He's like, speak.
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  • We're more led bythe Holy Spirit
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  • or reliant upon the HolySpirit in a vulnerable place
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  • because we knowthat we're lacking.
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  • We're aware that we don'thave everything we need
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  • to be this polished,perfected moment
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  • and minister to people.
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  • And we're so aware ofour need for the Lord
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  • I think being in a seasonof any kind of pain
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  • or any kind of trial, itonly increases your awareness
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  • of your need for theLord, at least for me.
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  • And really, it's been a gift
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  • that's only refinedme in those seasons.
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  • - You know what I love aboutthat, is I've heard my father
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  • say so many times, gettingpeople coming up to him
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  • after a service, after preaching
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  • and telling himsomething that he said
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  • and my dad coming home and go
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  • "I do not rememberever saying that."
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  • But I think it's thosetimes of vulnerability
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  • where he's just going tosay, "Let me use you."
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  • "Just let me useyour mouth right now
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  • "just step out, letme take control."
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  • But people will hear thingsthat maybe you didn't say.
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  • But God wants to speak andHe can speak to everyone
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  • in that moment of time.
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  • - When he exceedsour natural ability
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  • that's one of the gifts thatI feel like the Holy Spirit
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  • has been, he's shownme so many times
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  • especially when weget opportunities
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  • to practice that allthe time, where I'm like
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  • I actually had nothingto give in this
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  • and he was like," Well,let me use your mouth."
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  • I'll do it, and yeah,sometimes stuff that people
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  • heard that was forthem and then I'm like
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  • did I even say that? But, Ididn't plan on saying that
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  • but if I did, I knowit's the Holy Spirit.
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  • - I think being spirit-ledis that posture of surrender
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  • where you're not in control
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  • and I think that's whythe church at large
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  • is a little bit stale becauseman is very much programmed.
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  • Because, I read somethingrecently that said
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  • we entertain becausewe have no power
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  • and so we fill in the gaps.
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  • We entertain our churches
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  • because we actuallydon't know what to do
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  • with those awkward,vulnerable moments
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  • and I've learned, especiallywhere we are at church
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  • leading in this sphere,the beauty of going
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  • I actually don't know what to do
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  • when the Holy Spiritjust said wait.
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  • And then you watchwhat comes out of that.
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  • Being spirit-led is being able
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  • and I agree, it's not uscoming out and knowing
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  • I'm not prepared and I'm justgonna leave it up to chance
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  • and the Holy Spirit.
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  • But being prepared,but being willing to go
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  • I've done this so many timeswhere the Holy Spirit said
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  • I don't want youpreaching that message
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  • I actually need youto shut that book.
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  • We're gonna worship fora little while longer
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  • and you're gonna minister,you're gonna pull people out
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  • and there's gonna behealing in this place.
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  • And that's vulnerable and risky
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  • because what about if thereisn't anyone in the room
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  • and I've sometimes goneto church and said like
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  • aw yeah, we're gonnago off the grid
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  • we're gonna go off the grid
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  • and even being offthe grid is programmed
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  • and I'm like, guysyou're talking the talk.
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  • And they're like, "Howdo you guys do that?
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  • "How do you just be spirit-led?"
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  • And I said, well,it has to be in you
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  • and it's got to flow out of you.
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  • It's not again a formulato, this is when we go here.
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  • Being prophetic and spirit-led
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  • is not just having an extrasong in your worship set.
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  • (laughing)
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  • - So good.- That's right.
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  • - It's knowing where tomove, how to transition.
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  • Like some days I've felt God say
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  • I need somebody tojust testify right now.
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  • Because actually your voice
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  • isn't gonna bringthe breakthrough.
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  • Their testimony is.- And that's risky.
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  • - And that's risky, right?
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  • Do you know how manythings (mumbles)
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  • When you give somebody amic unrehearsed, unplanned
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  • but I tell you thepower of God comes
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  • and somebody goes it waswhen so and so said that.
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  • So, it's learning how tohear, drop, listen, move
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  • you know, navigate and thattakes a bit of practice too
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  • don't you think?- Yeah, for sure.
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  • - Sometimes, we programour meetings so much.
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  • Play by play, minute by minute
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  • because we don't trust thatthe Holy Spirit wants to move.
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  • We think we have to fillin the blanks by our words
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  • by our productions, byour openers, closers
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  • all these things that are allgreat, don't get me wrong.
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  • But what about ifthe Holy Spirit said
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  • I want you to erase the script
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  • and I want you to pray overeverybody in this meeting.
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  • Would you be inthat relationshipwith the Holy Spirit
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  • that you could takethat step of faith?
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  • Because I guaranteeyou there is a church
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  • hungry for the moveof the Holy Spirit.
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  • We're hungry for power andJesus commanded His disciples
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  • to not go anywhere untilthey were clothed with power
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  • from on high before they wereto be his witnesses, why?
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  • Because you can't be a witness
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  • unless you've experiencedsomething yourself
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  • or witnessed it for yourself.
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  • But we've got a lotof church people today
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  • that are good at hearsay, theyheard it in another place.
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  • They saw it in another place.
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  • But in the court of law,hearsay gets rejected.
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  • Only witness, witnessescan testify to the case
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  • everything else gets thrown out.
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  • So how about we as thechurch get filled with power
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  • so that we canactually move in power
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  • instead of programmingour meetings
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  • and pushing the Holy Spirit out.
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  • I guarantee you we wouldhave a very different church.
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  • - It's that middleof, I'm gonna prepare
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  • like, God isn't gonna be there
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  • but then I'm gonna minister like
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  • if he doesn't come,I'm in big trouble.
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  • It really is aboutthe surrender of it
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  • because sometimesI'll go, okay God.
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  • You know, when I wasyoung and immature
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  • it was, everythingwas spirit-led
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  • which meant, it was basically
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  • I want the anointing to wing it.
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  • But I didn't wanna be spiritual
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  • I didn't wanna learn, I justwanted to go in and be amazing.
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  • And one of my pastors onceconfronted me and he said
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  • "Havilah, you dependon the anointing
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  • "of winging it too much
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  • "and you're too maturein God to wing it."
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  • And I went, you're right
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  • and I had to go inand learn the word.
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  • But, I also found thatyou can have rhythms
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  • of practicing the HolySpirit, so when it's time
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  • you're not caughtup in the details.
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  • So when you know the word, whenit's time to be spontaneous
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  • you know what to say, whenyou know how to prophesy
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  • maybe in your prayer group ormaybe your Bible study group
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  • or you're with your kids.
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  • Then when it's time fora big corporate moment
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  • you're not practicingand I always say
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  • practice at low stakes so youcan deliver at high stakes.
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  • Right, So my pastorsays, he says
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  • "We don't learn to study,we learn for ourselves
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  • "and we teach out ofwhat we've learned."
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  • And that's reallycritical in our lives
  • 00:10:14.727 --> 00:10:16.095
  • and at least for me, Ihave have little habits
  • 00:10:16.095 --> 00:10:18.564
  • I practice in the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:10:18.564 --> 00:10:19.799
  • So I listen to worshipmusic during the day
  • 00:10:19.799 --> 00:10:22.735
  • or, you know, whenI'm by myself.
  • 00:10:22.735 --> 00:10:24.503
  • I listen to podcasts thatare preaching and word driven
  • 00:10:24.503 --> 00:10:27.707
  • and not just a faith based
  • 00:10:27.707 --> 00:10:29.975
  • but someone who is preachingor unpacking the word.
  • 00:10:29.975 --> 00:10:32.011
  • I love to read commentaries
  • 00:10:32.011 --> 00:10:33.479
  • and I have books that in themorning I get up in the morning
  • 00:10:33.479 --> 00:10:36.148
  • and I light a candle orI start my wood stove
  • 00:10:36.148 --> 00:10:38.517
  • and I read a littlebit and I pray
  • 00:10:38.517 --> 00:10:41.420
  • or I just have these littlehabits when I get into my shower
  • 00:10:41.420 --> 00:10:44.356
  • I always listen tomy Audible Bible
  • 00:10:44.356 --> 00:10:45.758
  • 'cause I figurethat's five minutes
  • 00:10:45.758 --> 00:10:47.626
  • and I can listento Audible Bible.
  • 00:10:47.626 --> 00:10:48.861
  • So I have these little habits
  • 00:10:48.861 --> 00:10:50.763
  • that I'm not gettingGod's attention.
  • 00:10:50.763 --> 00:10:52.565
  • I'm storing up things, so whenit's time to be spontaneous
  • 00:10:52.565 --> 00:10:56.769
  • I have something to cook with.
  • 00:10:56.769 --> 00:10:58.871
  • Yes, so that's where Ithink some people miss it.
  • 00:10:58.871 --> 00:11:01.073
  • 'Cause they don't haveanything in their pantry
  • 00:11:01.073 --> 00:11:02.274
  • and then when Godwants to do something
  • 00:11:02.274 --> 00:11:04.076
  • they're flipping through theirBible looking for something.
  • 00:11:04.076 --> 00:11:07.113
  • (mumbles)
  • 00:11:07.113 --> 00:11:08.848
  • In the very beginningin my Christian walk
  • 00:11:08.848 --> 00:11:10.883
  • I used to take time everydaymaybe 10 minutes, 15 minutes
  • 00:11:10.883 --> 00:11:15.087
  • and I would listen to musicthat pointed me to Jesus.
  • 00:11:15.087 --> 00:11:18.591
  • I would listen to theword, I would read my Bible
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  • I'd listen to messages.
  • 00:11:21.127 --> 00:11:22.728
  • But people that were showingme who the Holy Spirit was
  • 00:11:22.728 --> 00:11:26.398
  • and then I wouldjust lay on my bed
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  • and I would say HolySpirit, I welcome you
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  • I want your presence, Iwanna know who you are.
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  • And I would listen, Iwould lean in and listen.
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  • And so, if you're new to this
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  • and you've never reallyinvited the Holy Spirit
  • 00:11:37.977 --> 00:11:39.845
  • to be an active part ofyour life, do that today.
  • 00:11:39.845 --> 00:11:43.115
  • Take a minute and say,okay, for the next 10 days
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  • the next 15 days,even the next month
  • 00:11:46.385 --> 00:11:48.954
  • I'm gonna take five, orseven, or 10 minutes a day
  • 00:11:48.954 --> 00:11:51.991
  • and I'm gonna devote it togrowing in my spiritual life
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  • and hearing what God is saying.
  • 00:11:54.693 --> 00:11:56.362
  • Hearing God's voiceis like a muscle
  • 00:11:56.362 --> 00:11:58.964
  • you have to practicehearing His voice.
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  • We don't get strong by doingit every once in a while.
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  • We have to do iton a daily basis
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  • and grow ourcapacity to hear him.
  • 00:12:05.571 --> 00:12:08.474
  • And you'll be amazed as you hear
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  • what other people are hearing.
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  • Or what other people are saying.
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  • You'll be amazed thatyou are hearing God
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  • and He is speaking to your life
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  • and that He's nothiding from you.
  • 00:12:17.817 --> 00:12:19.652
  • He's actually beenspeaking to you all along.
  • 00:12:19.652 --> 00:12:21.887
  • There's this kind of idea
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  • of what spontaneity is,rather than being led.
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  • We're not trying tomake something happen.
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  • We wanna be led, so that means
  • 00:12:29.995 --> 00:12:31.263
  • if we're gonna preachthe word for 30 minutes
  • 00:12:31.263 --> 00:12:33.666
  • with five songs and Godhas orchestrated that.
  • 00:12:33.666 --> 00:12:36.302
  • Then, we will serveHim unto that.
  • 00:12:36.302 --> 00:12:38.838
  • If it's to stopeverything and do that
  • 00:12:38.838 --> 00:12:40.906
  • then we will serveHim and do that.
  • 00:12:40.906 --> 00:12:43.275
  • Knowing who's leadingis most critical
  • 00:12:43.275 --> 00:12:45.611
  • it's not the program, atleast for it in my world.
  • 00:12:45.611 --> 00:12:48.614
  • So for me, it's thepractice of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:12:48.614 --> 00:12:51.217
  • And sometimes it's asong, like your song
  • 00:12:51.217 --> 00:12:54.820
  • that you've sung, Katie, aboutwhen you walk into the room.
  • 00:12:54.820 --> 00:12:57.556
  • I mean that song, I havesung that so many times
  • 00:12:57.556 --> 00:13:01.026
  • before I go minister.
  • 00:13:01.026 --> 00:13:02.528
  • There's certain anointed songsI can play a thousand times.
  • 00:13:02.528 --> 00:13:04.830
  • And another song doesn'tmean anything right now
  • 00:13:04.830 --> 00:13:06.465
  • and I love it, there'scertain messages
  • 00:13:06.465 --> 00:13:08.734
  • I can hear all this notthree or four times.
  • 00:13:08.734 --> 00:13:11.170
  • Or a devotional or a book andI'm practicing His presence
  • 00:13:11.170 --> 00:13:14.773
  • I'm communicating with Himand then it kind of feels like
  • 00:13:14.773 --> 00:13:17.776
  • the glory departs from it
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  • and the song doesn'tmean what it did or that.
  • 00:13:19.211 --> 00:13:21.313
  • But It's nurturing that andthen for me, my favorite
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  • is getting my husband to tell me
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  • what God's been telling him.
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  • Because when I'maround different women
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  • like if, you know, Alexand I were having coffee.
  • 00:13:29.221 --> 00:13:30.823
  • I'd be like, what's God sharing?
  • 00:13:30.823 --> 00:13:32.324
  • When I hear what the HolySpirit's sharing to her
  • 00:13:32.324 --> 00:13:33.893
  • often times it'swhat He's telling me.
  • 00:13:33.893 --> 00:13:36.495
  • I just didn't know it,It's a confirmation.
  • 00:13:36.495 --> 00:13:39.832
  • - And that's something that we
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  • get to practice all thetime in worship leading.
  • 00:13:41.100 --> 00:13:42.568
  • We get questions about it.
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  • How do I get such a strongrelationship with the Lord
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  • that in those momentsI know where to go
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  • I know what to say,I know what to do.
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  • And, really, most of the timeit's just about an overflow.
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  • That's your 10%,that's your one percent
  • 00:13:56.882 --> 00:13:59.518
  • in those ministry moments,really what you're doing
  • 00:14:00.986 --> 00:14:02.821
  • is creating that history
  • 00:14:02.821 --> 00:14:04.189
  • that relationship withthe Lord in your room.
  • 00:14:04.189 --> 00:14:06.091
  • In your closet,crying out to the Lord
  • 00:14:06.091 --> 00:14:08.460
  • and then when He comes youknow what it feels like.
  • 00:14:08.460 --> 00:14:11.030
  • You know what it sounds like.
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  • You know how to accommodateand host that presence.
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  • - John 10 it says, thatthe Holy Spirit lives in us
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  • and with us, sothere's an indwelling
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  • of the Holy Spirit in us
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  • but there's thatmanifestation through us
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  • and I think that's where, for me
  • 00:14:40.059 --> 00:14:41.927
  • that's what being spirit-led is.
  • 00:14:41.927 --> 00:14:44.463
  • And it doesn't have to bethis huge thing off a platform
  • 00:14:44.463 --> 00:14:48.267
  • and you guys speakand lead worship
  • 00:14:48.267 --> 00:14:50.769
  • to thousands of platforms.
  • 00:14:50.769 --> 00:14:52.705
  • I change diapers and I--
  • 00:14:52.705 --> 00:14:54.940
  • (laughs)
  • 00:14:54.940 --> 00:14:56.175
  • And I work and soI think that for me
  • 00:14:56.175 --> 00:14:59.345
  • it looks a little different
  • 00:14:59.345 --> 00:15:00.746
  • because it's just an everydaylife in what I'm doing
  • 00:15:00.746 --> 00:15:03.882
  • as a physical therapistI can be spirit-led.
  • 00:15:03.882 --> 00:15:06.986
  • Several years ago,I had a gentleman
  • 00:15:06.986 --> 00:15:08.988
  • that I was working onthat had severe back pain
  • 00:15:08.988 --> 00:15:12.124
  • and I was a brand new therapist
  • 00:15:12.124 --> 00:15:13.859
  • and I was like, Ithink this might help
  • 00:15:13.859 --> 00:15:15.594
  • but I'm not quite sure.
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  • When we were done, he waslike, I don't know what it is
  • 00:15:17.896 --> 00:15:21.333
  • but you have healing hands.
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  • And it opened up a doorto be able to share
  • 00:15:23.335 --> 00:15:25.304
  • with him about the Lord.
  • 00:15:25.304 --> 00:15:26.839
  • And what was crazy was hewas in his season of life
  • 00:15:26.839 --> 00:15:29.775
  • where he was questioning,do I really believe in God?
  • 00:15:29.775 --> 00:15:32.845
  • Is this God thing kindof, you know, real or not?
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  • He was going to a church
  • 00:15:35.948 --> 00:15:37.182
  • where he didn't feellike he was being fed
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  • you know, or ministered to.
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  • He was looking for questionsand I got to work with him
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  • for about three months andthrough that being like
  • 00:15:44.323 --> 00:15:46.558
  • well, I don't have healinghands but I know the healer.
  • 00:15:46.558 --> 00:15:49.661
  • And I know what he does throughme and was able to minister
  • 00:15:49.661 --> 00:15:52.598
  • to him with that.
  • 00:15:52.598 --> 00:15:54.033
  • There's been times whereI'm on the worship team
  • 00:15:54.033 --> 00:15:56.502
  • at our church andthere was this one time
  • 00:15:56.502 --> 00:15:58.070
  • I was leading worshipand the Lord pointed out
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  • a teenage girl to me.
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  • And because I, too, havewalked through depression
  • 00:16:02.474 --> 00:16:05.077
  • and suicidal thoughts, andhave done all of those things.
  • 00:16:05.077 --> 00:16:08.814
  • For some reason, I'm a littlebit more aware when I see it
  • 00:16:08.814 --> 00:16:12.885
  • and I was leadingworship and the Lord
  • 00:16:12.885 --> 00:16:14.653
  • pin pointed that girl to meand so as soon as we were done
  • 00:16:14.653 --> 00:16:17.689
  • I went out and I waslike she's not leaving
  • 00:16:17.689 --> 00:16:19.892
  • until I can talk to her.
  • 00:16:19.892 --> 00:16:21.393
  • So right after the serviceI did and I was like
  • 00:16:21.393 --> 00:16:23.829
  • you know it's scary.
  • 00:16:23.829 --> 00:16:25.330
  • It's a risk, 'cause you'rejust like, this is kinda big
  • 00:16:25.330 --> 00:16:27.733
  • this isn't just a littlething, this is big.
  • 00:16:27.733 --> 00:16:30.069
  • And I was like, thisis what the Lord
  • 00:16:30.069 --> 00:16:31.303
  • kind of laid onmy heart for you.
  • 00:16:31.303 --> 00:16:32.504
  • This is what theHoly Spirit told me
  • 00:16:32.504 --> 00:16:33.772
  • and she starts sobbing.
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  • She had already written hernote, her suicide letter.
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  • - Oh, my gosh.
  • 00:16:38.610 --> 00:16:39.878
  • - And she was like,"How did you know?"
  • 00:16:39.878 --> 00:16:40.813
  • And I was able to tell her
  • 00:16:40.813 --> 00:16:42.047
  • this is what it means tohear the voice of God.
  • 00:16:42.047 --> 00:16:44.450
  • This is what it meansto be led by the spirit.
  • 00:16:44.450 --> 00:16:46.251
  • And one last quickthing, just recently
  • 00:16:46.251 --> 00:16:49.955
  • we were in Life Group, wehelp lead a Life Group,
  • 00:16:49.955 --> 00:16:52.191
  • a Bible study, at our church
  • 00:16:52.191 --> 00:16:53.959
  • and we were havinga community dinner
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  • where we just invitepeople and typically
  • 00:16:57.162 --> 00:16:59.731
  • it's just us in the Life Group
  • 00:16:59.731 --> 00:17:00.766
  • but we opened it up to anybody.
  • 00:17:00.766 --> 00:17:02.434
  • But I was chatting with a couple
  • 00:17:02.434 --> 00:17:03.936
  • and I don't know them super well
  • 00:17:03.936 --> 00:17:05.571
  • but we were just chattingabout life and everyday things
  • 00:17:05.571 --> 00:17:08.407
  • and all of the suddenthe Holy Spirit says
  • 00:17:08.407 --> 00:17:10.476
  • ask them if they want kids.
  • 00:17:10.476 --> 00:17:11.877
  • And I was like, oh, no.
  • 00:17:11.877 --> 00:17:14.079
  • I don't know them, there isno relational liberty here
  • 00:17:14.079 --> 00:17:18.684
  • (mumbles)
  • 00:17:18.684 --> 00:17:19.852
  • - And weight,yeah, three things.
  • 00:17:19.852 --> 00:17:23.288
  • - And so it was literallythat abrupt and I was like
  • 00:17:23.288 --> 00:17:26.225
  • I always think I'm sorry
  • 00:17:26.225 --> 00:17:27.426
  • which I probablyshouldn't but I do.
  • 00:17:27.426 --> 00:17:28.694
  • I'm like, this isa little personal
  • 00:17:28.694 --> 00:17:30.729
  • but do you guys want children?
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  • Tears, and the husband'slike bright-eyed
  • 00:17:34.333 --> 00:17:39.204
  • and I was like,'cause I feel like
  • 00:17:39.204 --> 00:17:40.906
  • is it okay if I pray with you?
  • 00:17:41.840 --> 00:17:43.675
  • And they were like, "You'renot gonna believe this
  • 00:17:43.675 --> 00:17:45.377
  • "but driving up to LifeGroup we were chatting
  • 00:17:45.377 --> 00:17:48.814
  • "about whether weshould tell you guys
  • 00:17:48.814 --> 00:17:52.217
  • "that we wanted corporateprayer for this."
  • 00:17:52.217 --> 00:17:55.721
  • And she was aboutto go to a surgery
  • 00:17:55.721 --> 00:17:58.023
  • and that week to tryto help them conceive
  • 00:17:58.023 --> 00:18:01.593
  • and she was scared andthere was this unknown
  • 00:18:01.593 --> 00:18:03.996
  • and I think, too, there's ashame that's attached to it
  • 00:18:03.996 --> 00:18:06.431
  • or whatever it is ofthose negative feelings.
  • 00:18:06.431 --> 00:18:09.635
  • But you never know,like spirit-led
  • 00:18:09.635 --> 00:18:11.603
  • doesn't have to be thisbig, huge kind of thing
  • 00:18:11.603 --> 00:18:14.706
  • it can be just in everyday life.
  • 00:18:14.706 --> 00:18:17.276
  • - I think it's spirit-led
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  • means that you'reopen in anytime of day
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  • to do what the Holy Spiritwould lead you to do.
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  • Whether that's gopray for somebody.
  • 00:18:27.286 --> 00:18:29.755
  • A minute can take youout of your comfort zone
  • 00:18:29.755 --> 00:18:32.658
  • but it is never weird,it can feel as different
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  • and humbling and call youout of your comfort zone
  • 00:18:38.864 --> 00:18:43.869
  • but it never isweird. (chuckles)
  • 00:18:45.037 --> 00:18:48.106
  • It is always goingto speak to someone
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  • when it's the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:18:51.009 --> 00:18:52.477
  • Leon Fontaine, he coined theterm, spirit contemporary
  • 00:18:54.746 --> 00:18:59.184
  • and he was raised a pastor's kid
  • 00:18:59.184 --> 00:19:01.019
  • in a very Pentecostal church.
  • 00:19:01.019 --> 00:19:03.422
  • But he was an ambulance driverand an EMT and he was like
  • 00:19:03.422 --> 00:19:08.427
  • I need to know that theHoly Spirit works out there
  • 00:19:09.828 --> 00:19:14.099
  • when there are justsirens, a ditch, a car
  • 00:19:14.099 --> 00:19:17.970
  • and an almost deadbaby down there.
  • 00:19:17.970 --> 00:19:20.539
  • No organ music, no onestanding around praying.
  • 00:19:20.539 --> 00:19:24.509
  • It's where is the HolySpirit and that's--
  • 00:19:24.509 --> 00:19:26.745
  • Those are the times andthat's when I believe
  • 00:19:26.745 --> 00:19:29.014
  • the Holy Spirit comes alongside
  • 00:19:29.014 --> 00:19:31.583
  • and dwells and is there to helpus in those moments of time
  • 00:19:31.583 --> 00:19:36.588
  • where there's nobody else.
  • 00:19:36.588 --> 00:19:38.890
  • - Real life
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  • - This is what we'vetaught our church.
  • 00:19:40.125 --> 00:19:41.560
  • That the body needsto be activated
  • 00:19:41.560 --> 00:19:44.429
  • to be literally supernatural.
  • 00:19:44.429 --> 00:19:46.465
  • So we've gotsongwriters in our midst
  • 00:19:46.465 --> 00:19:48.333
  • that are not writing for CCM
  • 00:19:48.333 --> 00:19:50.235
  • they're writingmainstream pop, T.V. Film.
  • 00:19:50.235 --> 00:19:54.206
  • So they're goinginto dark places
  • 00:19:54.206 --> 00:19:56.308
  • but they're carryingthe Holy Spirit
  • 00:19:56.308 --> 00:19:58.510
  • and walk intothose writers rooms
  • 00:19:58.510 --> 00:20:00.379
  • and we get testimony onthe week to week basis
  • 00:20:00.379 --> 00:20:03.782
  • and they will seehealing under their hand
  • 00:20:03.782 --> 00:20:06.985
  • because they'll besensitive to Holy Spirit
  • 00:20:06.985 --> 00:20:08.787
  • when he says, "Ask themif they need prayer."
  • 00:20:08.787 --> 00:20:11.823
  • Prophesy over them,word of knowledge
  • 00:20:11.823 --> 00:20:13.892
  • and I cannot tell youthe amount of testimonies
  • 00:20:13.892 --> 00:20:17.262
  • that we get from our songwriterswho are in the world.
  • 00:20:17.262 --> 00:20:20.332
  • Mainstream world seeingsupernatural stuff happen
  • 00:20:20.332 --> 00:20:24.503
  • and I tell you, the otherpeople on the other side
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  • are going, God is real, God iskind and that He would heal.
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  • We had a couple thatweren't Christian
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  • and they needed amiracle for a baby.
  • 00:20:33.712 --> 00:20:35.981
  • People prayed for thewife and she conceives.
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  • They're not even Christians,that'll blow your mind.
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  • Expect to show the kindnessof God that He's good.
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  • And so we should bein the supermarket
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  • maybe the Holy Spiritwill say to you
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  • pay for thoseperson's groceries.
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  • We're talking all the things.
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  • Actually, I didsomething the other day.
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  • We were speaking at awomen's prison and the guard
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  • the warden on the way inwas this mean as all get out
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  • I mean she hated her job, shehated everyone that walked in
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  • and I walked in and she waslike, "what are you doing here?"
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  • I said, "Ma'am, I'm justasking, I don't know what to do
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  • "or where to go I just need,asking for your direction."
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  • Mean, you know,interrogating everybody
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  • and I was like, okay,I could have reacted
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  • but I was like, I'm gonna bekind, I go do the ministry
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  • we see 80 women saved,we come back out
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  • the prison fellowship gaveme a bunch of red roses
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  • and I felt almost guilty.I'm like, we should be giving
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  • the prison ladies the redroses, but I had the red roses.
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  • But I took the red roses back
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  • and then the HolySpirit says to me
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  • "Give the red roses to thewarden on the entrance."
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  • So we come out andI say, you know
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  • I said, "These weregiven to me tonight
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  • "but I just felt the Lord sayhe wants to give these to you
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  • "job well done, thank youfor the way you serve.
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  • "thank you forthe way you love."
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  • That woman bursts into tears
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  • and I'm talkingshe was had knock.
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  • She comes around thedesk, she hugs me
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  • she says, "Godkissed me tonight.
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  • "How could he do that?"
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  • I said, because hewants you to know
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  • that you're loved and valued.
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  • I walked out and allmy staff were with me
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  • and they were like, and I said
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  • that's being sensitiveto the Holy Spirit
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  • naturally, supernatural.
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  • Right now, that was an exchange
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  • she'll talk about forthe rest of her life.
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  • And we get the opportunityto do that every single day.
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  • And so what it does is itbrings comfort and confidence
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  • that I have to justsurrender my will to His
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  • because some days He mayjust wanna change it.
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  • There've been times whereI've been navigating
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  • to go somewhere andthe Lord will say
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  • I don't want you to go.
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  • And I'll be like, butGod, I need to go.
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  • And he's like, Idon't want you to go.
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  • And it has saved me somany things in hindsight.
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  • And so we've got to learn thatso much of being spirit-led
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  • says I'm putting all mydependency on you God
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  • I surrender my will,I'll get out of the way.
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  • But you don't wanna just bespirit-led for the sake of it.
  • 00:23:01.326 --> 00:23:04.529
  • It's when you get thatprompting learn to obey it
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  • and something will shiftand change and it's so fun.
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  • - The fruit of the spirit
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  • is what makes theHoly Spirit not weird
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  • and makes it tangible andmakes it like our neighbor goes
  • 00:23:17.943 --> 00:23:20.779
  • "Oh, well, they'redemonstrating love, joy
  • 00:23:20.779 --> 00:23:23.248
  • "peace, patience,kindness, faithfulness
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  • "goodness, gentleness,self control."
  • 00:23:25.684 --> 00:23:27.452
  • And that is an exampleof the Holy Spirit.
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  • That we're like,okay, He's not kooky.
  • 00:23:30.455 --> 00:23:32.624
  • He's not weird, like ourneighbors aren't hiding
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  • with their blinds closed going
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  • "Oh my goodness, they'rereading my mail.'
  • 00:23:35.694 --> 00:23:37.395
  • You know, but it's literallylike can I bring you a meal?
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  • I heard you had a surgery.
  • 00:23:39.798 --> 00:23:41.399
  • You know, Oh, I heardyour child is sick
  • 00:23:41.399 --> 00:23:43.435
  • here's some chicken noodle soup.
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  • Spirit-led doesn't have tobe this crazy, weird thing.
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  • It can be just anact of kindness.
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  • It's kindness thatleads to repentance
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  • that's what the word says.
  • 00:23:52.577 --> 00:23:54.079
  • And that alone could haveopen the door for her
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  • to receive the Lord asher Lord and savior.
  • 00:23:56.214 --> 00:23:58.517
  • So the demonstrations ofthe fruits of the spirit
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  • are such a huge part of usbeing spirit-led and fulfilling
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  • the call of God on ourlives as Christians.
  • 00:24:03.889 --> 00:24:06.324
  • - I love it.
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  • - If you're watchingtoday and are struggling
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  • with the concept of livinga life with the Holy Spirit
  • 00:24:10.829 --> 00:24:13.398
  • or struggling with the concept
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  • of what it meansto be spirit-led.
  • 00:24:14.833 --> 00:24:16.768
  • Or wondering what it isto have the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:24:16.768 --> 00:24:19.471
  • I would love to pray over youtoday and ask the Holy Spirit
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  • to come to you in a verypersonal and real way.
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  • Let's pray.
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  • Father, I thank youso much for TBN.
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  • I thank you so muchfor the opportunity
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  • to be able to hear about Youand hear about Your presence
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  • and the magnificenceof the Holy Spirit.
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  • I thank you, Father forHis presence in our lives.
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  • And Father, I come toyou on behalf of those
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  • who might be strugglingto understand
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  • who the Holy Spirit is.
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  • Understand what itmeans to be spirit-led.
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  • I pray, Holy Spirit,that You will meet them
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  • right now where they are
  • 00:24:56.775 --> 00:24:59.077
  • that your presence willbe so strong and so real
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  • that you will drasticallycome in and change their lives
  • 00:25:03.615 --> 00:25:07.886
  • that there will be a confidence
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  • in knowing whothey are in Christ
  • 00:25:09.421 --> 00:25:11.856
  • that there will be arenewal of their minds
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  • because of the HolySpirit's work in them.
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  • We thank you forall of these things
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  • for it's in Your namethat we pray, amen.
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