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November 17, 2019
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  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF MIKE
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  • THE HEADLESS CHICKEN? RAISE UP YOUR HAND.
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  • LITERALLY.
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  • OH I ACTUALLY FOUND TWO PEOPLE. OKAY GOOD.
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  • MOST OF YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF
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  • MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN. NOR HAD I.
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  • I HAD TO KNOW MORE WHEN I EVEN HEARD ABOUT SUCH A THING.
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  • BASICALLY THIS IS A TRUE STORY.
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  • THERE WAS A FARMER NAMED LLOYD OLSON OF COLORADO.
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  • HE DECIDED HE WANTED TO HAVE CHICKEN FOR DINNER.
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  • SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO HAVE FRESH CHICKEN THAN TO
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  • DECAPITATE ONE OF YOUR CHICKENS?
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  • THAT IS HOW IT'S DONE FOLKS.
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  • I KNOW IT LOOKS SO NICE AND TIDY THERE IN THE
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  • MARKET IN THE LITTLE PACKAGING.
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  • BUT SOMEONE HAS TO KILL THAT CHICKEN.
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  • I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A KID I LIVED WITH MY
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  • GRANDPARENTS FOR A WHILE.
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  • THEY HAD A HOUSE WAY OUT IN THE DESERT IN YUCCA VALLEY.
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  • WE WOULD GO THERE SOMETIMES ON WEEKENDS.
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  • THERE WAS NO RUNNING WATER.
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  • THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY.
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  • THERE WAS AN OUTHOUSE.
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  • THEY HAD CHICKENS THERE.
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  • I REMEMBER THE TIME WHEN I THINK I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD
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  • I WATCHED MY GRANDFATHER CHOP THE HEAD OFF OF A CHICKEN.
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  • IT COMPLETELY FREAKED ME OUT BECAUSE THE BODY OF
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  • THE CHICKEN ROLLED OFF OF THE STUMP.
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  • THE BODY KEPT FLAPPING AROUND WITH BLOOD SPURTING OUT.
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  • I THOUGHT, "WHY IS THE BODY STILL MOVING
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  • WHEN THE HEAD IS OFF?"
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  • I THOUGHT, "IS THE HEAD THERE LIKE GIVING DIRECTIONS?"
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  • I DON'T KNOW.
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  • I AM TELLING YOU THAT HEADLESS CHICKEN CAME
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  • RUNNING AT ME.
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  • I STILL BREAK OUT IN A COLD SWEAT WHEN I GO BY CHICK-FIL-A.
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  • [laughter]
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  • BUT NOT ON SUNDAYS BECAUSE THEY ARE
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  • NOT OPEN ON SUNDAYS, RIGHT.
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  • ANYWAY, BACK TO MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN.
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  • SO LLOYD OLSON, THE FARMER, WANTED CHICKEN.
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  • SO HE CUTS OFF THE HEAD OF THIS CHICKEN
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  • THAT HE HAD NAMED MIKE.
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  • HERE IS THE AMAZING THING.
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  • THE CHICKEN SURVIVED THE DECAPITATION.
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  • HE WAS ABLE TO WALK AND PECK FOR FOOD WITHOUT A HEAD.
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  • YOU SAY, "HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?"
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  • APPARENTLY THE AX REMOVED THE BULK OF MIKE'S HEAD
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  • BUT LEFT THE JUGULAR.
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  • MOST OF HIS BRAIN STEM REMAINED AND A CLOT
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  • PREVENTED HIM FROM BLEEDING TO DEATH.
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  • BUT NOW INSTEAD OF CROWING, MIKE THE CHICKEN MADE
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  • MORE OF A GURGLING SOUND.
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  • THE FARMER KEPT MIKE ALIVE AND FED HIM
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  • WITH AN EYEDROPPER.
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  • WELL MIKE BECAME SOMETHING OF A CELEBRITY.
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  • EVERYBODY WANTED TO SEE THIS HEADLESS CHICKEN.
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  • SO THE FARMER TOOK THE CHICKEN ON THE ROAD.
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  • HE WAS PULLING IN $48.000 A MONTH FROM PEOPLE THAT
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  • WANTED TO SEE MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN.
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  • MIKE THE CHICKEN WAS FEATURED ON THE COVER OF
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  • MAGAZINES, BUT ULTIMATELY HE PASSED AWAY.
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  • I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT STORY.
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  • AH. JUST LOVE IT. DON'T YOU. NO. BIRDS.
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  • I WILL TELL YOU THAT IS ONE PERSISTENT BIRD.
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  • AND ACTUALLY JESUS TOLD US THAT WE SHOULD LOOK TO
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  • BIRDS AND WE SHOULD LOOK TO FLOWERS THAT CAN GIVE
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  • US GREAT INSPIRATION ON HOW WE ARE TO DEAL WITH
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  • FEAR, ANXIETY, AND WORRY.
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  • HERE IN MATTHEW 6 JESUS TELLS US SOME SIMPLE
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  • TRUTHS THAT WE CAN GLEAN ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE
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  • PRESSURES THAT COME OUR WAY IN LIFE.
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  • I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU 10 TIPS TO UTILIZE
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  • WHEN WORRY COMES KNOCKING.
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  • JESUS SAYS,
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  • WE WILL STOP THERE.
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  • HOW GOOD IS THAT? YOU KNOW.
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  • I DON'T EVEN REALLY KNOW THAT I NEED TO
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  • SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT, BUT I WILL,
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  • BECAUSE I AM A PREACHER.
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  • BUT LET'S THINK ABOUT SOME OF THESE GREAT TRUTHS
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  • THAT WE HAVE JUST SEEN TOGETHER.
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  • AND IF YOU ARE TAKING NOTES, HERE IS POINT 1.
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  • VERY SIMPLE AND VERY OBVIOUS.
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  • THE BELIEVER. THE CHRISTIAN.
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  • THE FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST SHOULD NOT WORRY.
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  • UNDERSTAND CONTEXTUALLY JESUS IS NOT SAYING A
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  • CHRISTIAN SHOULD NOT THINK ABOUT OR BE CONCERNED WITH
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  • THE NEEDS OF THIS LIFE AS IN WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO
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  • WEAR OR WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EAT
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  • OR WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE.
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  • IN FACT, THE BIBLE TELLS US IN OTHER PLACES THAT
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  • WE SHOULD PLAN FOR OUR FUTURE.
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  • WE SHOULD SAVE OUR MONEY. WE SHOULD WORK HARD.
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  • SO JESUS IS CLEARLY NOT SAYING DISREGARD THESE THINGS.
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  • WHAT HE IS SAYING IS DON'T WORRY ABOUT THEM.
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  • I POINTED OUT TO YOU BEFORE IF YOU LEAVE WORRY
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  • UNCHECKED IT CAN ACTUALLY AFFECT YOU PHYSICALLY AND
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  • EMOTIONALLY AND BRING DEPRESSION INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • AS WE NOTED BEFORE IN PROVERBS 12:25 IT SAYS,
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  • "ANXIETY IN THE HEART OF MAN CAUSES DEPRESSION."
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  • THAT IS WHY I REMINDED YOU THAT ONE OF THE GREATEST
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  • THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION IS TO
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  • STOP THINKING SO MUCH ABOUT YOURSELF AND INSTEAD
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  • THINK ABOUT THE NEEDS OF OTHERS.
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  • YOU PROBABLY ALREADY REMEMBER MY 10-STEP
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  • SOLUTION TO DEPRESSION:
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  • 1. DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS
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  • GREATER NEEDS THAN YOU.
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  • 2. REPEAT,STEP NUMBER 1 NINE MORE TIMES. RIGHT.
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  • HELPING OTHERS ACCORDING TO EXPERTS CAN
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  • ACTUALLY ELEVATE YOUR MOOD.
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  • THE MOMENT YOU JUST SAY I AM GOING TO HELP THAT
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  • PERSON IT HELPS YOU FEEL BETTER.
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  • THERE IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT THEY CALL
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  • THE HELPER'S HIGH THAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCE WHEN
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  • THEY ARE INVOLVED IN SERVING OTHERS.
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  • SO WHAT DOES JESUS SAY?
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  • VERSE 25.
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  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
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  • ANOTHER WAY TO TRANSLATE THIS IS DON'T HAVE ANXIETY
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  • ABOUT THE ISSUES OF LIFE.
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  • THE WORD THAT IS USED HERE INDICATES SOMETHING THAT
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  • DIVIDES, SEPARATES, OR DISTRACTS US.
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  • IN THE GREEK HE IS EFFECTIVELY SAYING STOP
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  • DOING WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.
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  • SO LET ME PUT IT ANOTHER WAY.
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  • HE IS SAYING STOP WORRYING.
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  • YOU HAVE BEEN WORRYING A LOT ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS
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  • AND YOU NEED TO JUST STOP IT.
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  • BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU CAN CONTROL IT.
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  • YOU CANNOT CONTROL CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.
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  • BUT YES YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR REACTION TO IT.
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  • YOU NEED TO MAKE A DECISION TO NOT BE FILLED
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  • WITH ANXIETY AND WORRY.
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  • BUT SOMEHOW IN OUR MINDS WE MAY THINK THAT WORRY IS
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  • A GOOD THING.
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  • WORRY IS POSSIBLY EVEN A VIRTUOUS THING.
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  • NO IT ISN'T AT ALL.
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  • LET ME SAY SOMETHING THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU.
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  • WORRY CAN ACTUALLY BE A SIN.
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  • AND IF WORRY IS A SIN, IT IS A SIN THAT I HAVE
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  • COMMITTED ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.
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  • I CAN TELL YOU THAT.
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  • BECAUSE REALLY WHAT IS WORRY?
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  • WORRY IS A LACK OF TRUST IN GOD.
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  • THE WORD WORRY COMES FROM AN ENGLISH WORD
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  • THAT MEANS TO CHOKE.
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  • THE OTHER DAY I WAS TAKING SOME VITAMINS.
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  • I LIKE TO TAKE A BUNCH OF VITAMINS IN ONE GULP.
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  • SO I GET THEM IN THE PALM OF MY HAND.
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  • I TOSS THEM IN MY MOUTH.
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  • I GET SOME WATER.
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  • I KIND OF GET READY AND I DO ONE BIG GULP.
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  • EVERYTHING WENT FINE EXCEPT FOR ONE VITAMIN C.
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  • IT GOT STUCK SORT OF HORIZONTALLY IN MY THROAT.
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  • NOW MY GRANDKIDS WERE WITH ME.
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  • MY WIFE WASN'T THERE.
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  • I AM CHOKING.
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  • THE PROBLEM IS I COULDN'T SWALLOW IT, AND I DON'T
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  • WANT TO GROSS YOU OUT, BUT I COULDN'T GET IT TO COME
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  • UP THE OTHER WAY EITHER.
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  • IT WAS LITERALLY WEDGED THERE.
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  • I KEPT DRINKING WATER.
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  • I AM CHOKING. I AM COUGHING.
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  • MY GRANDKIDS THINK I AM DYING RIGHT THERE.
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  • "PAPA, ARE YOU OKAY?" "I'M OKAY."
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  • [choking sound]
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  • IT WENT ON FOREVER IT SEEMED LIKE.
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  • I FINALLY GOT IT.
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  • [cough] EXCUSE ME.
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  • IT IS STILL THERE.
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  • [laughter]
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  • IT HAS BEEN A WHILE NOW.
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  • IT FINALLY WENT DOWN.
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  • BUT I WAS CHOKING.
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  • YOU KNOW IF YOU CHOKE LONG ENOUGH YOU COULD
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  • POTENTIALLY DIE.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, WORRY CAN CHOKE YOU.
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  • IT IS SORT OF A MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL
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  • STRANGULATION THAT HARMS YOU.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • WORRY DOES NOT EMPTY TOMORROW OF ITS SORROW.
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  • IT EMPTIES TODAY OF ITS STRENGTH.
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  • SO IT REALLY COMES BACK TO DO WE REALLY BELIEVE WHAT
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  • WE SAY WE BELIEVE.
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, IF I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I BELIEVE
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  • THAT THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD -
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE CHRISTIANS?
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  • RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. GOOD.
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  • HOW MANY BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD?
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  • WELL, THEN THE BIBLE TELLS ME THAT GOD HAS HIS
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  • PROVIDENCE WHICH MEANS HE IS IN CONTROL.
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  • IF I AM BEING FILLED WITH WORRY AM I NOT IN A WAY
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  • DOUBTING THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
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  • REMEMBER I TOLD YOU BEFORE THAT THERE ARE NO
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  • ACCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN.
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  • ONLY PROVIDENCE.
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  • NOTHING TOUCHES US THAT HAS NOT FIRST PASSED
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  • THROUGH THE LOVING HANDS OF OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
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  • SO WHY SHOULD I NOT WORRY.
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  • JESUS GIVES ME ILLUSTRATIONS.
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  • BIRDS DON'T WORRY, WHY SHOULD I?
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  • VERSE 26: "LOOK AT THE BIRDS,"
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  • OR ANOTHER WAY TO TRANSLATE IT.
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  • "LOOK AT WHAT IS IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES."
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  • JESUS DID A LOT OF HIS TEACHING OUTDOORS.
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  • NOT IN SOME STUFFY SYNAGOGUE.
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  • THEY WOULD JUST BE OUT AND ABOUT.
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  • SO HE PROBABLY SAID, "WELL, CHECK OUT THOSE BIRDS
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  • RIGHT OVER THERE.
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  • LOOK AT THOSE BIRDS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES.
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  • THOSE BIRDS DON'T HAVE THE PROMISES THAT YOU HAVE.
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  • NO BIRD HAS EVER BEEN PROMISED ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • NO BIRD HAS THE HOPE OF HEAVEN.
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  • BUT YET THEY WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AND
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  • THEY START CHIRPING AWAY."
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  • IN MY HOUSE I HAVE THIS ONE BIRD
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  • OR MAYBE A COUPLE OF THEM.
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  • THEY GET UP WAY BEFORE THE OTHER BIRDS AND MAKE THESE
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  • REALLY OBNOXIOUS SOUNDS.
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  • SOMETIMES AS I AM WAKING UP I WILL SAY I WILL WAIT
  • 00:11:19.100 --> 00:11:22.190
  • UNTIL THE OTHER BIRDS JOIN IN.
  • 00:11:22.220 --> 00:11:24.120
  • WHEN THE CHORUS SORT OF BEGINS I WILL SAY OKAY I
  • 00:11:24.150 --> 00:11:26.270
  • AM GOING TO WAKE UP NOW.
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:28.010
  • THEY WAKE UP EVERY MORNING CHIRPING AWAY. HAPPY.
  • 00:11:28.040 --> 00:11:31.170
  • EVEN MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN GOT UP EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:11:31.200 --> 00:11:35.250
  • NOT LIVING A VERY HOPEFUL LIFE I MIGHT ADD.
  • 00:11:35.280 --> 00:11:38.280
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE HEARD THIS POEM ABOUT THE BIRDS.
  • 00:11:39.010 --> 00:11:41.190
  • "SAID THE ROBIN TO THE SPARROW, 'I SHOULD REALLY
  • 00:11:41.220 --> 00:11:45.010
  • LIKE TO KNOW WHY THESE RESTLESS HUMAN BEINGS
  • 00:11:45.040 --> 00:11:48.220
  • RUSH ABOUT AND WORRY SO.'
  • 00:11:48.250 --> 00:11:51.020
  • SAID THE ROBIN TO THE SPARROW, "FRIEND, I THINK
  • 00:11:51.050 --> 00:11:53.210
  • THAT IT MUST BE THAT THEY HAVE NO HEAVENLY FATHER
  • 00:11:53.240 --> 00:11:56.170
  • SUCH AS CARES FOR YOU AND ME.'"
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:11:59.030
  • BUT THE POINT IS WE DO HAVE A FATHER
  • 00:11:59.060 --> 00:12:01.130
  • THAT CARES FOR US.
  • 00:12:01.160 --> 00:12:03.070
  • BIRDS DON'T WORRY. WHY SHOULD WE?
  • 00:12:03.100 --> 00:12:04.270
  • VERSE 28.
  • 00:12:08.070 --> 00:12:09.020
  • "SO WHY DO YOU WORRY ABOUT CLOTHING?
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:10.210
  • LOOK AT THE LILIES OF THE FIELD.
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:11.290
  • HOW THEY GROW. THEY DON'T WORK.
  • 00:12:12.020 --> 00:12:13.180
  • THEY DON'T MAKE THEIR CLOTHING.
  • 00:12:13.210 --> 00:12:14.280
  • YET SOLOMON IN ALL OF HIS GLORY WAS NOT DRESSED AS
  • 00:12:15.010 --> 00:12:18.000
  • BEAUTIFULLY AS THEY."
  • 00:12:18.030 --> 00:12:19.290
  • SO I THINK, AGAIN, JESUS BEING OUTDOORS GESTURES TO
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:23.170
  • THE WILDFLOWERS THAT YOU SEE GROWING THERE IN
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:26.200
  • GALILEE WHERE HE GAVE THIS TEACHING OVERLOOKING
  • 00:12:26.230 --> 00:12:29.250
  • THE SEA OR THE GREAT LAKE OF GALILEE.
  • 00:12:29.280 --> 00:12:32.240
  • LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFUL WILDFLOWERS.
  • 00:12:32.270 --> 00:12:34.040
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT SOLOMON IN ALL OF HIS GLORY WAS
  • 00:12:34.070 --> 00:12:37.170
  • NOT AS BEAUTIFUL EVEN IN HIS ROBES AS THEY ARE.
  • 00:12:37.200 --> 00:12:41.170
  • YOU THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME PEOPLE WILL OBSESS
  • 00:12:41.200 --> 00:12:45.240
  • ABOUT THEIR APPEARANCE AND HOW THEY LOOK.
  • 00:12:45.270 --> 00:12:50.090
  • THEY PUT SO MUCH FOCUS ON THIS.
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:54.050
  • NOW THIS IS A PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:54.080 --> 00:12:56.060
  • I THINK ESPECIALLY IN SELFIE CULTURE WHERE
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:59.230
  • PEOPLE WILL DIE FOR THE KILLER SHOT THAT SOMETIMES
  • 00:12:59.260 --> 00:13:03.130
  • IS LITERALLY A KILLER SHOT BECAUSE THEY FALL OFF OF
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:08.010
  • SOME CLIFF LOOKING FOR THAT GREAT PHOTO OR THEY
  • 00:13:08.040 --> 00:13:10.110
  • PHOTOSHOP THEIR IMAGE SO THEY LOOK JUST PERFECT
  • 00:13:10.140 --> 00:13:13.220
  • OR WHATEVER IT IS.
  • 00:13:13.250 --> 00:13:15.020
  • NOW SOME PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED THAT WAY.
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:17.130
  • SOME PEOPLE MAYBE SHOULD THINK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:20.070
  • THE WAY THEY LOOK.
  • 00:13:20.100 --> 00:13:21.110
  • SO WE HAVE TO FIND THE BALANCE.
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:23.140
  • WE DON'T WANT TO IGNORE IT.
  • 00:13:23.170 --> 00:13:25.000
  • BUT WE DON'T WANT TO BE OBSESSED WITH IT EITHER.
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:28.130
  • POINT NUMBER 4:
  • 00:13:28.160 --> 00:13:32.230
  • AGAIN, WORRY DOES NOT MAKE YOUR LIFE LONGER;
  • 00:13:34.290 --> 00:13:37.160
  • IT JUST MAKES IT MORE MISERABLE.
  • 00:13:37.190 --> 00:13:40.070
  • I MIGHT ALSO ADD WORRY DOES NOT RESOLVE PROBLEMS.
  • 00:13:40.100 --> 00:13:43.130
  • IT CREATES NEW ONES.
  • 00:13:43.160 --> 00:13:46.040
  • LOOK AT VERSE 27, "CAN ALL YOUR WORRIES ADD A SINGLE
  • 00:13:46.070 --> 00:13:49.290
  • MOMENT TO YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:13:50.020 --> 00:13:51.160
  • HOW MANY OF YOU THROUGH WORRY AND ANXIETY CAN
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:54.220
  • EXTEND THE LENGTH OF YOUR LIFE?"
  • 00:13:54.250 --> 00:13:58.110
  • THE ANSWER IS NO ONE.
  • 00:13:58.140 --> 00:13:59.240
  • IN FACT, WORRY CAN ACTUALLY SHORTEN YOUR
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:02.290
  • LIFE, OR AT THE VERY LEAST MAKE IT MORE MISERABLE.
  • 00:14:03.020 --> 00:14:06.270
  • HERE IS THE POINT.
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:07.270
  • WE CANNOT EXTEND THE LENGTH OF OUR LIVES.
  • 00:14:08.000 --> 00:14:11.030
  • EVERY DAY ON EARTH IS A GIFT FROM GOD.
  • 00:14:11.060 --> 00:14:15.160
  • YOU KNOW THAT. RIGHT.
  • 00:14:15.190 --> 00:14:16.220
  • THAT IS WHY THE PSALMIST SAID,
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:18.230
  • "LORD, TEACH ME TO NUMBER MY DAYS THAT I MAY
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:21.110
  • APPLY MY HEART TOWARD WISDOM."
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:24.090
  • PSALM 90 SAYS, "WE SPEND OUR DAY AS
  • 00:14:24.120 --> 00:14:27.110
  • A TALE THAT IS TOLD."
  • 00:14:27.140 --> 00:14:29.150
  • AS I HAVE TOLD YOU BEFORE WE HAVE NOTHING TO SAY
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:32.110
  • ABOUT THE DATE OF OUR BIRTH OR THE DATE OF OUR DEATH.
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:36.110
  • BUT WE HAVE EVERYTHING TO SAY ABOUT
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:37.280
  • THE DASH IN THE MIDDLE.
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:39.200
  • CORRIE TEN BOOM WISELY SAID ONCE, "LIFE IS NOT
  • 00:14:39.230 --> 00:14:44.160
  • ABOUT ITS DURATION BUT ABOUT ITS DONATION."
  • 00:14:44.190 --> 00:14:48.010
  • I THINK SOMETIMES WE THINK SO MUCH ABOUT HOW LONG CAN
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:51.040
  • I LIVE AND HOW MUCH LONGER CAN I LIVE.
  • 00:14:51.070 --> 00:14:53.130
  • THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH WANTING
  • 00:14:53.160 --> 00:14:55.030
  • TO LIVE A LONG FULL LIFE.
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:56.120
  • BUT ULTIMATELY THAT IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD.
  • 00:14:56.150 --> 00:14:59.050
  • BUT WHAT I SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:00.210
  • IS LIVING A MEANINGFUL LIFE.
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:03.070
  • NOT MERELY A SUCCESSFUL LIFE
  • 00:15:03.100 --> 00:15:05.150
  • BUT RATHER A LIFE OF SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:15:05.180 --> 00:15:08.250
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:10.050
  • EVERY MORNING GOD DEPOSITS INTO YOUR BANK OF TIME
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:14.190
  • 86.400 SECONDS OR 1.440 MINUTES WHICH EQUALS 24 HOURS.
  • 00:15:14.220 --> 00:15:24.000
  • YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU WILL SPEND THOSE MINUTES.
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:25.290
  • NOTHING WILL BE CARRIED OVER TO THE NEXT DAY ON CREDIT.
  • 00:15:26.020 --> 00:15:29.100
  • YOU HAVE TO SPEND IT.
  • 00:15:29.130 --> 00:15:30.240
  • AND WHAT YOU DON'T SPEND IS FORFEITED FOREVER.
  • 00:15:30.270 --> 00:15:34.040
  • POINT NUMBER 5:
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:36.200
  • SO IF YOU ARE WORRIED IT IS REALLY BECAUSE
  • 00:15:43.210 --> 00:15:45.170
  • YOUR FAITH IS LACKING.
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:47.050
  • VERSE 30.
  • 00:15:47.080 --> 00:15:48.080
  • JESUS SAYS, "AND IF GOD CARES SO WONDERFULLY FOR
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:50.150
  • WILDFLOWERS THAT ARE HERE TODAY AND THROWN INTO THE
  • 00:15:50.180 --> 00:15:52.280
  • FIRE TOMORROW, HE WILL CERTAINLY CARE FOR YOU.
  • 00:15:53.010 --> 00:15:55.100
  • WHY DO YOU HAVE SO LITTLE FAITH?
  • 00:15:55.130 --> 00:15:58.280
  • NOTICE, HE DID NOT SAY YOU HAVE NO FAITH,
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:16:01.140
  • HE JUST SAID YOU HAVE LITTLE FAITH.
  • 00:16:01.170 --> 00:16:03.100
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR WEAK LITTLE FAITH SOME ARE
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:07.170
  • MORE PRONE TO WORRY AND ANXIETY.
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:10.070
  • THEY ARE MASTERED BY THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:16:10.100 --> 00:16:13.120
  • INSTEAD OF MASTERING THEM.
  • 00:16:13.150 --> 00:16:15.100
  • THEY ARE ALWAYS WORRIED.
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:17.120
  • THEY ARE ALWAYS STRESSED OUT.
  • 00:16:17.150 --> 00:16:19.150
  • THEY ARE ALWAYS AFRAID. THEY ARE ALWAYS DEFEATED.
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:22.030
  • WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:22.280
  • BECAUSE THEY HAVE LITTLE FAITH.
  • 00:16:23.010 --> 00:16:24.050
  • THEY NEED STRONGER FAITH.
  • 00:16:24.080 --> 00:16:26.100
  • SORT OF LIKE THOSE LITTLE DOGS.
  • 00:16:26.130 --> 00:16:28.110
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE.
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:29.280
  • LITTLE CHIHUAHUAS.
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:31.260
  • THEY'RE ALWAYS SHAKING. THEY ARE ALWAYS NERVOUS.
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:34.050
  • WHAT ARE THEY SO NERVOUS ABOUT?
  • 00:16:34.080 --> 00:16:36.070
  • BECAUSE SOMEONE IS USUALLY CARRYING THEM.
  • 00:16:36.100 --> 00:16:38.100
  • MAYBE THEY ARE AFRAID THEY WILL GET EATEN.
  • 00:16:38.130 --> 00:16:40.190
  • I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:16:40.220 --> 00:16:42.130
  • BUT THAT IS HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE.
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:43.270
  • THEY ARE JUST ALWAYS SHAKING.
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:44.290
  • ALWAYS NERVOUS.
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:46.020
  • WHAT IF THIS HAPPENS?
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:47.010
  • WHAT IF THAT HAPPENS?
  • 00:16:47.040 --> 00:16:48.230
  • THAT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE LITTLE FAITH.
  • 00:16:48.260 --> 00:16:50.220
  • WELL HOW DO YOU BOLSTER YOUR FAITH?
  • 00:16:50.250 --> 00:16:52.270
  • POINT NUMBER 6:
  • 00:16:53.000 --> 00:16:54.010
  • WE GROW IN OUR FAITH WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING
  • 00:16:54.040 --> 00:16:56.020
  • RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS STUDYING AND BELIEVING
  • 00:16:56.050 --> 00:16:58.200
  • GOD'S WORD. ROMANS 10:17 SAYS, "FAITH COMES BY
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:17:03.240
  • HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD." WHEN I HEAR
  • 00:17:03.270 --> 00:17:07.020
  • THE WORD OF GOD I GET PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:11.200
  • I SEE THINGS BIBLICALLY BECAUSE I AM LEARNING TO
  • 00:17:11.230 --> 00:17:15.130
  • THINK BIBLICALLY.
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:17.060
  • I SEE GOD FOR WHO HE IS.
  • 00:17:17.090 --> 00:17:19.080
  • THUS I SEE MY PROBLEMS FOR WHAT THEY ARE.
  • 00:17:19.110 --> 00:17:22.140
  • I SEE MY CHALLENGES FOR WHAT THEY ARE AS WELL.
  • 00:17:22.170 --> 00:17:26.180
  • SO I NEED TO BELIEVE WHAT HIS WORD SAYS TO ME.
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:31.010
  • SO WHAT SHOULD I DO INSTEAD OF WORRYING?
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:33.190
  • I THINK IT IS PRETTY CLEAR I SHOULD NOT WORRY.
  • 00:17:33.220 --> 00:17:36.030
  • WHAT SHOULD I DO INSTEAD?
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:37.210
  • POINT NUMBER 7:
  • 00:17:37.240 --> 00:17:39.060
  • INSTEAD OF WORRY, PUT GOD AND HIS WORD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:17:44.120 --> 00:17:50.030
  • LOOK AT VERSE 33. A VERY FAMILIAR VERSE.
  • 00:17:50.060 --> 00:17:53.070
  • "SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:56.030
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:59.100
  • ADDED TO YOU." SO INSTEAD OF BEING FILLED WITH WORRY
  • 00:17:59.130 --> 00:18:02.200
  • AND ANXIETY AND FEAR AND ALL OF THE REST
  • 00:18:02.230 --> 00:18:04.180
  • SEEK GOD'S KINGDOM FIRST.
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:07.050
  • PUT GOD'S KINGDOM BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • 00:18:07.080 --> 00:18:10.230
  • IT IS A PRIORITY.
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:12.220
  • HAVE YOU EVER LOST YOUR PHONE?
  • 00:18:12.250 --> 00:18:15.060
  • I DID BETTER THAN THAT.
  • 00:18:15.090 --> 00:18:17.010
  • THE OTHER DAY I LOST MY PHONE AND MY WALLET.
  • 00:18:17.040 --> 00:18:20.000
  • MY WIFE SAID, "WHERE DID YOU LEAVE IT LAST?"
  • 00:18:20.030 --> 00:18:22.090
  • I SAID, "I DON'T REMEMBER."
  • 00:18:22.120 --> 00:18:23.280
  • NOW I HAVE A LITTLE TILE IN MY WALLET.
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:26.000
  • A LITTLE THING CALLED THE TILE THAT YOU CAN CALL AND
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:29.100
  • IT WILL TELL YOU WHERE YOUR WALLET IS.
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:30.250
  • WELL I CALLED IT.
  • 00:18:30.280 --> 00:18:31.230
  • NOW MY TILE DIED LIKE A MONTH AGO.
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:34.010
  • SO THAT WASN'T VERY HELPFUL.
  • 00:18:34.040 --> 00:18:35.210
  • AND SO MY WIFE SAID, "WELL CALL YOUR PHONE.
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:37.210
  • MAYBE YOUR WALLET IS NEAR IT."
  • 00:18:37.240 --> 00:18:39.070
  • SO I CALLED MY PHONE. I FOUND IT.
  • 00:18:39.100 --> 00:18:41.250
  • IT IS LIKE ON SOME RANDOM ROAD.
  • 00:18:41.280 --> 00:18:44.000
  • SO WE LITERALLY ARE FOLLOWING THIS APP
  • 00:18:44.030 --> 00:18:46.060
  • ALONG A LITTLE FURTHER.
  • 00:18:46.090 --> 00:18:48.050
  • A LITTLE FURTHER.
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:49.020
  • OPEN THE DOOR AND THERE IS MY PHONE.
  • 00:18:49.050 --> 00:18:51.160
  • IT BANGED AGAINST THE ROAD A COUPLE OF TIMES.
  • 00:18:51.190 --> 00:18:53.220
  • IT DIDN'T BREAK.
  • 00:18:53.250 --> 00:18:54.250
  • AND RIGHT NEXT TO IT IS MY WALLET WITH ALL OF MY
  • 00:18:54.280 --> 00:18:57.110
  • CREDIT CARDS LAYING THERE.
  • 00:18:57.140 --> 00:18:58.240
  • I WAS VERY THANKFUL TO GOD.
  • 00:18:58.270 --> 00:19:01.000
  • SO HERE IS WHAT WE FIGURED OUT.
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:02.170
  • I PUT MY WALLET AND MY PHONE ON TOP OF MY CAR.
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:06.080
  • IT ACTUALLY MADE IT A LONG WAYS.
  • 00:19:06.110 --> 00:19:08.200
  • THEN IT FELL OFF.
  • 00:19:08.230 --> 00:19:10.160
  • THANKFULLY THEY FELL TOGETHER
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:11.270
  • AND I WAS ABLE TO RETRIEVE THEM.
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:13.260
  • I TELL YOU WHAT WE WERE SEARCHING DILIGENTLY FOR IT.
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:17.190
  • IT WAS A PRIORITY.
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:19.080
  • AND SO WHEN JESUS SAYS SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 00:19:19.110 --> 00:19:21.260
  • IT IS NOT LIKE I WILL GET AROUND TO THAT
  • 00:19:21.290 --> 00:19:24.000
  • WHEN I HAVE TIME. NO.
  • 00:19:24.030 --> 00:19:25.260
  • I AM GOING TO FIND THIS AND I AM NOT GOING TO STOP
  • 00:19:25.290 --> 00:19:28.030
  • LOOKING UNTIL I FIND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:19:28.060 --> 00:19:30.220
  • PUT GOD'S KINGDOM FIRST IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:30.250 --> 00:19:35.030
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEEK FIRST
  • 00:19:35.060 --> 00:19:37.160
  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
  • 00:19:37.190 --> 00:19:38.210
  • WELL LET'S JUST DEFINE WHAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS.
  • 00:19:38.240 --> 00:19:41.240
  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS A DESTINATION.
  • 00:19:41.270 --> 00:19:44.090
  • ONE DAY WE WILL GO TO GOD'S KINGDOM IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:48.190
  • BUT IT IS NOT MERELY A DESTINATION.
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:51.080
  • IT ALSO SPEAKS OF THE RULE AND REIGN OF CHRIST
  • 00:19:51.110 --> 00:19:54.010
  • IN YOUR LIFE TODAY.
  • 00:19:54.040 --> 00:19:55.230
  • SO WHEN I PRAY AS CHRIST TAUGHT ME TO.
  • 00:19:55.260 --> 00:19:58.280
  • THY KINGDOM COME.
  • 00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:00.240
  • THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:00.270 --> 00:20:04.160
  • I AM PRAYING FOR THE DAY WHEN CHRIST WILL COME BACK
  • 00:20:04.190 --> 00:20:07.180
  • AGAIN AND ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM.
  • 00:20:07.210 --> 00:20:09.260
  • BUT I AM ALSO PRAYING FOR HIS RULE AND REIGN IN MY
  • 00:20:09.290 --> 00:20:13.000
  • LIFE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:13.030 --> 00:20:15.230
  • SO TO SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM BASICALLY MEANS
  • 00:20:15.260 --> 00:20:18.040
  • I AM SEEKING TO LIVE BIBLICALLY.
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:20.220
  • I AM GOVERNING MY LIFE BY WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS AND
  • 00:20:20.250 --> 00:20:24.120
  • WITH THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT I AM ASKING JESUS
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:28.010
  • TO BE MY KING AND RULE OVER MY LIFE.
  • 00:20:28.040 --> 00:20:32.030
  • POINT NUMBER 8:
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:34.030
  • LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:20:41.160 --> 00:20:42.220
  • VERSE 33.
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:49.080
  • "AND ALL OF THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED TO YOU.
  • 00:20:49.110 --> 00:20:53.060
  • SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:20:53.090 --> 00:20:56.040
  • SAYS CHRIST AND ALL OF THESE THINGS
  • 00:20:56.070 --> 00:20:59.030
  • WILL BE ADDED TO YOU.
  • 00:20:59.060 --> 00:21:01.170
  • WHAT ARE ALL OF THESE THINGS?
  • 00:21:01.200 --> 00:21:03.080
  • HE ALREADY TOLD US.
  • 00:21:03.110 --> 00:21:04.020
  • WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO WEAR.
  • 00:21:04.050 --> 00:21:04.290
  • WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EAT.
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:06.190
  • LET ME ADD WHO YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY.
  • 00:21:06.220 --> 00:21:09.060
  • WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE.
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:10.220
  • WHAT YOUR JOB WILL BE.
  • 00:21:10.250 --> 00:21:12.020
  • YOUR FUTURE. EVERYTHING.
  • 00:21:12.050 --> 00:21:14.040
  • IT WILL ALL FIND ITS PROPER BALANCE.
  • 00:21:14.070 --> 00:21:17.180
  • POINT NUMBER 9:
  • 00:21:17.210 --> 00:21:19.230
  • WHEN YOU ARE TEMPTED TO WORRY INSTEAD YOU SHOULD PRAY.
  • 00:21:26.100 --> 00:21:31.010
  • NOW LET'S FLIP OVER TO PHILIPPIANS 4.
  • 00:21:31.040 --> 00:21:33.140
  • WE ARE ALMOST DONE.
  • 00:21:33.170 --> 00:21:34.250
  • PHILIPPIANS 4. AGAIN A VERY FAMILIAR PASSAGE.
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:41.130
  • PAUL WRITES AND SAYS,
  • 00:21:41.160 --> 00:21:44.280
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • MARTIN LUTHER ONCE SAID, "PRAY AND LET GOD WORRY."
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  • DON'T YOU LIKE THAT?
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  • PRAY AND LET GOD WORRY.
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  • NOW DO YOU THINK GOD WORRIES?
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  • WELL I AM SURE HE DOESN'T.
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  • OR AS SOMEONE WISELY SAID WHEN YOUR KNEES START
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  • KNOCKING, KNEEL ON THEM.
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  • NOW HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS.
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  • WHEN WE FACE ADVERSITY OUR FIRST INSTINCT
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  • IS TO TURN TO PEOPLE FOR HELP.
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  • CALL YOUR PARENTS. CALL YOUR KIDS.
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  • CALL YOUR FRIENDS. CALL YOUR NEIGHBORS.
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  • CALL WHOEVER.
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  • THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ASKING
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  • FOR HELP FROM PEOPLE.
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  • BUT ULTIMATELY WE SHOULD REALIZE THE FIRST THING
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  • WE SHOULD DO WHEN WE HEAR BAD NEWS IS PRAY.
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  • THAT IS THE SECRET THE CHRISTIAN HAS THAT THE
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  • NONBELIEVER DOESN'T HAVE.
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  • THEY HEAR BAD NEWS. WE HEAR BAD NEWS.
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  • BAD NEWS HAPPENS TO EVERYONE DOESN'T IT?
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  • THE RAIN FALLS ON THE JUST AND THE UNJUST.
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  • CHRISTIANS GET CANCER.
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  • CHRISTIANS DIE IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS.
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  • CHRISTIANS LOSE LOVED ONES.
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  • CHRISTIANS FACE ALL OF THE CALAMITIES AND HARDSHIPS
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  • THAT NON-CHRISTIANS HAVE.
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  • WHERE OTHERS PANIC OR FREAK OUT INSTEAD OF
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  • WORRYING WHAT DO WE DO? WE PRAY.
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  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING.
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  • PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.
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  • [applause]
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  • AND WE PRAY HONESTLY.
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  • LORD, I AM OVERWHELMED.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DO.
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  • I DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THIS.
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  • I COMMIT IT TO YOU RIGHT NOW.
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  • THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
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  • THAT IS WHAT WE ARE BEING TOLD HERE IN SCRIPTURE.
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  • NOTICE IT SAYS IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND
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  • SUPPLICATION LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD.
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  • NOTICE IT DOES NOT SAY IN ONLY THE BIG THINGS BY PRAYER.
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  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES SMALL THINGS BECOME BIG THINGS. RIGHT.
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  • SMALL PROBLEMS CAN TURN INTO BIG PROBLEMS.
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  • SO PRAY ABOUT IT WHEN IT IS SMALL.
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  • LORD, HERE IT IS.
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  • I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS.
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  • BUT I COMMIT IT TO YOU. I COMMIT MY CHILD TO YOU.
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  • I COMMIT MY PROBLEM TO YOU.
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  • I COMMIT MY MEDICAL CONDITION TO YOU.
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  • I COMMIT MY HUSBAND TO YOU.
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  • I COMMIT MY WIFE TO YOU.
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  • I COMMIT THIS CHALLENGE TO YOU.
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  • LORD, HERE IT IS. I PUT IT IN YOUR HANDS.
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  • EVERY THING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH
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  • THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS
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  • BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD.
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  • NOTICE IT SAYS WITH THANKSGIVING.
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  • NOTICE IT DOES NOT SAY WHEN YOUR PRAYER IS
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  • ANSWERED THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE ANSWERED
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  • THEN GIVE THANKS.
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  • IT SAYS DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING.
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  • PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING,
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  • AND THE PEACE OF GOD THAT PASSES HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
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  • WILL GUARD YOUR HEART AND MIND.
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  • BUT DO THIS WITH THANKSGIVING.
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  • I SUGGEST TO YOU IN YOUR PRAYER YOU OUGHT TO SPEND
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  • MORE TIME GIVING THANKS TO GOD THAN MERELY OFFERING
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  • YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD. GUESS WHAT?
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  • GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED ALREADY.
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  • JUST GIVE GLORY TO GOD.
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  • GIVE THANKS TO GOD. GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.
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  • SPEND MORE TIME DOING THAT.
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  • BECAUSE YOU WERE CREATED TO DO THAT.
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  • YOU HAVE BEEN WIRED TO WORSHIP.
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  • AS YOU DO THAT YOU WILL START SEEING YOUR PROBLEMS
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  • IN THEIR PROPER PERSPECTIVE.
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  • LORD, YOU PRAY,
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  • I AM SO THANKFUL YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF THIS.
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  • YOU ARE GREATER THAN MY PROBLEM.
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  • ONE FINAL POINT.
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  • AND THIS IS POINT NUMBER 10:
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  • PHILIPPIANS 4:8.
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  • "FINALLY, BROTHERS, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE
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  • TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE NOBLE, WHATSOEVER
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  • THINGS ARE JUST AND PURE AND LOVELY, IF THEY ARE OF
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  • GOOD REPORT IF THERE'S ANY VIRTUE THERE, IF THERE'S
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  • ANYTHING PRAISEWORTHY, MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS."
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  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • MAINTAINING PERSONAL PEACE INVOLVES BOTH
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  • THE HEART AND THE MIND.
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  • ISAIAH 26:3 SAYS, "YOU WILL KEEP ME IN PERFECT
  • 00:26:06.010 --> 00:26:10.190
  • PEACE BECAUSE MY MIND IS STAYED ON YOU.
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  • PROVERBS 23:7 SAYS, "AS A MAN THINKS, SO IS HE."
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  • TRAIN YOUR MIND TO THINK BIBLICALLY.
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  • THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO THINK ABOUT.
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  • LET ME SAY THAT ANOTHER WAY.
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  • PUT A GUARD IN FRONT OF YOUR DOOR.
  • 00:26:31.060 --> 00:26:33.150
  • BEFORE YOU WATCH THAT SPECIAL ON NETFLIX,
  • 00:26:33.180 --> 00:26:38.020
  • BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THAT SONG, BEFORE YOU TUNE INTO THE
  • 00:26:38.050 --> 00:26:42.160
  • PODCAST, BEFORE YOU GO TO THAT MOVIE, BEFORE YOU
  • 00:26:42.190 --> 00:26:46.030
  • HOOK UP OR MEET WITH THAT PERSON, BEFORE YOU DO
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  • WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE GOING TO DO, ASK YOURSELF THE
  • 00:26:49.000 --> 00:26:51.280
  • QUESTION: IS THIS GOING TO BUILD ME UP SPIRITUALLY OR
  • 00:26:52.010 --> 00:26:56.010
  • IS THIS GOING TO POTENTIALLY TEAR ME DOWN?
  • 00:26:56.040 --> 00:26:58.270
  • IF IT IS THE LATTER INSTEAD OF THE FORMER
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  • DON'T LET IT IN.
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  • THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO THINK ABOUT.
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  • GUARD YOUR MIND.
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  • BECAUSE WHAT YOU PUT IN HERE IN COMMAND CENTRAL
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  • AFFECTS EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:27:10.110 --> 00:27:14.010
  • [Phil Wickham: This is the Day] THIS IS THE DAY
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  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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