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A Voice for Good | Better Together

Watch A Voice for Good |  Better Together
June 14, 2019
21:59

Let's discuss the power of using our voices with purpose. | TBN Prayer Line: 1-888-731-1000

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  • - Do you want your voice to make a difference,
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  • but you don't know where to start?
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  • Well, today's conversation might help you do just that.
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  • (light music)
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  • - I'm back in school
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  • and learning, my mind's gone boof.
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  • You know that little emoji with the brain coming off.
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  • - [Lily] I like that emoji.
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  • (laughter drowns out conversation)
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  • - But, one of the things that has been hammered
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  • in the classes is that Christianity from its inception
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  • was never about a personal faith,
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  • it's a communal faith.
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  • - Right.
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  • - It's portrayed as a body, as a family.
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  • So yes, you have your own relationship
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  • and experience with Jesus, but it's for the body.
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  • It's worked out in the body.
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  • So I just think for us, for me, finding my voice
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  • wasn't so that I could have a bigger anything,
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  • it wasn't so I could have a platform,
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  • it wasn't so I could have a spotlight,
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  • it wasn't so I could have anything.
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  • It was so my voice could be added to your voice,
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  • added to your voice, added to your voice and to your voice
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  • and to the millions. - So it do its part.
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  • - So it could do its part, so that the millions
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  • of us could shape culture, right,
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  • could become truly the counter cultural.
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  • So, for me, when I think about finding my voice,
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  • it's never just from, it's not just for me.
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  • And so I just think that's the power
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  • of being a follower of Jesus,
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  • is that it's community, it's communal.
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  • I start thinking, even in our church services
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  • I think sometimes we, if we're not careful,
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  • we default to platform, it's everything happens
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  • on the platform and there's not the community aspect of it.
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  • So what are we doing together, how are we, as a church,
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  • are we finding our voices together.
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  • And, you know, I just think that there's a bigger reason
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  • for you finding your voice,
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  • it's not just so here you can go,
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  • yep, check, I found my voice.
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  • Me using my voice has actually freed other people
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  • to use theirs, I remember somebody telling me,
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  • way back in the day, as soon as I got that revelation,
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  • if you will, about being free to be who I am
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  • and use my voice, and so that's how I did it from then on.
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  • And I remember, a young woman came to me, she said,
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  • you know what, I loved your message
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  • about being free to be yourself.
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  • Now here's the thing, that wasn't my message at all.
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  • But, what she did was she saw someone
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  • who was just free to be herself
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  • and that's what she got from it.
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  • And I'm good with that because now that girl
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  • will go be who she is.
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  • And so when you use your voice,
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  • it actually helps someone else find their voice.
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  • - I've always seen the audience as the platform.
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  • You have the leader, you got the Pastor,
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  • you've got whoever on the platform,
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  • but that's not where it's happening,
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  • it's happening out here - In the hearts of people.
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  • - In the people.
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  • And if you're not using your voice the way you should,
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  • then there's something wrong in the body
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  • - Right. - Kinda.
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  • So we all need to kinda kick ourselves in the pants
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  • and go, you know what, we have a voice
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  • and it's always to do good, it's never to bring anyone down,
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  • it's never, you know, I was sent a video this week
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  • and it was on end time prophecy
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  • and my friend who sent it to me didn't give me a reason
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  • for just sending me this hour and a half long thing.
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  • - Hour and a half. - I was like okay,
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  • is there a point? (laughter drowns out speaker)
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  • It was interesting and I had my husband watch it
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  • after I listened to it for a little while.
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  • And very interesting, very engaging on the end time prophecy
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  • and stuff, and so we're both leaning in
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  • and all of a sudden they just start hacking away on a church
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  • that we all love dearly and a movement.
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  • It was like, oh.
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  • And it was so, I know, it was discouraging
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  • seeing them calling some movement out.
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  • And I thought, man, isn't it just better.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - The Word tells us what to do, it's to pray.
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  • To pray for them.
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  • - Or go to them.
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  • - [Laura] Go to them.
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  • - But, not go to social media.
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  • - And I was just so shocked, after watching for 30 minutes,
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  • I was like thanks a lot, for that.
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  • But, it's always to be edifying and to be encouraging.
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  • If there is something that you don't feel,
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  • pray, pray for 'em.
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  • - So use your voice and pray.
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  • - Use your voice and pray.
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  • - So sometimes it's not always.
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  • - [Laura] In a megaphone.
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  • - Right. Right, so that's the point.
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  • What if we actually all prayed for each other?
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  • - Wow. - That'd be amazing.
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  • - What a novel idea.
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  • - But, I do think it's. - Instead of immediately
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  • social media, calling somebody out.
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  • - I hate the attacking things, but what if,
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  • I do think it's important that the moms and dads watch over
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  • this next generation. - Oh, absolutely.
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  • - And I had read something on social media written
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  • by this young man I really respect, I love his heart.
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  • But he said, he had a blog and it got my attention
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  • and I read it, there were some things he said
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  • and they were really powerful
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  • and there were some things he said
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  • and they were really wrong.
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  • I thought, well, I can either just think he's wrong
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  • or I can reach out to him because I respect him.
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  • So I said, hey, I'm gonna reach out to you.
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  • You may not even want my voice in your life.
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  • I'm a grandmother, I'm those people you're talking about,
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  • he was kind of attacking the older generation.
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  • I said, there are of us that wanna build bridges
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  • and you contradicted yourself
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  • and you can't insult and invite people at the same time.
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  • - Right, that's good. - And you shut out the people
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  • that need to hear you and you've labeled people
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  • which limits everybody, and so I just told him
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  • a couple of my things and he wrote me back.
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  • He just said, thank you, thank you.
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  • He said, I know what I said was incomplete.
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  • I know what I said contradicted itself,
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  • but I felt like it was just too important
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  • to not say something, I couldn't remain silent.
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  • And so I think sometimes we just "affirm" "affirm" "affirm"
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  • but exhortation also is correction.
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  • And if I want the next generation to do it better,
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  • I can't just say, I love you Hosanna.
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  • I have to love her enough to say, hey, I love you,
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  • but that was wrong. - Look, but you,
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  • - And I've learnt the hard way.
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  • - I have been so blessed by women
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  • that have more experience than me,
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  • more years in their life than me, speaking into my life
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  • and giving me their wisdom and I think our dialogue
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  • is one of the most Christ-like, powerful things.
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  • Talking about what I'm seeing in my generation
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  • and them talking about what they saw in their generation.
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  • Them giving me wisdom that I wouldn't have without them
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  • and me giving them new ideas of how to reach this generation
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  • that they wouldn't have thought of without me saying it.
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  • That dialogue is so, man, it's so the heart of Jesus.
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  • That we would all come together and bring our best,
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  • our best foot forward to come together,
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  • to speak of things that bring him glory.
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  • It is so important, I know so many women
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  • that have this, women my age, that have a complex
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  • of older women always saying, but you're too young,
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  • of older women saying things like but when you're older
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  • you can do something or you're just a little kid.
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  • And those friends of mine, man, they really struggle.
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  • They have a harder fight to hear the voice of God
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  • and live in their full calling.
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  • 'Cause all these women have been condescending to them
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  • with their age and experience.
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  • I have been so blessed that the women in my life
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  • don't tear me down 'cause I'm young.
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  • They uplift me 'cause I'm young.
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  • They tell me it's important to use my youthful voice.
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  • They tell me that they time is now for me to be more
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  • of who I already am and I've been so blessed in that.
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  • So much so that when older women do tear me down,
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  • I've just been flooded with too much of the truth
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  • that at this point it has to balance off.
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  • But a lot of people aren't as fortunate.
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  • So I would say to older women, please help us,
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  • please speak truth to us, please give us your wisdom.
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  • We might not know to ask you to help us.
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  • We might not have the courage or the bravery
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  • or the social skills to go up to you
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  • and ask for you to help us.
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  • - So there've been many times where I will have said
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  • to someone, would you like to hear what I have to say
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  • about what you just wrote?
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  • - Yeah. - Yeah.
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  • - And most of the time,
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  • - They'll say yes.
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  • - Yes!
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  • Right, so then I'm using my voice
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  • to kind of help them refine theirs.
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  • - Because you are a community.
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  • - 'Cause we're together.
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  • - It's like. - Better together.
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  • - Yes, we're better together.
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  • - But I think if you stay broad-minded,
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  • then that is a filter. - That's a good way to say it,
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  • in which you say I wanna talk to this person,
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  • is this gonna help or hurt the Bride of Christ,
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  • the Body of Christ. - Right, that's good.
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  • - The Flock, the Family, the Temple, all the names
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  • that Jesus calls us in the word of God to let us
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  • know how connected we are.
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  • We build off of each other, we're a part of the family.
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  • - Everything he tries - Community
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  • - To tell us to describe to us
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  • how we're more powerful unified.
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  • If we all had that filter of, is this broad-minded?
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  • I'm thinking it's gonna hurt the Bride if I don't tell her
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  • that this was wrong, this is gonna, or maybe this is gonna
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  • hurt the Bride if I tell her all, just my feelings,
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  • that aren't actually Word based or Spirit-filled.
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  • Is this gonna help or hurt the bride for me to encourage
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  • this person online or for me to rebuke this person publicly.
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  • And I think that's a great filter for women, for men to have
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  • in a social media age and even on or off social media.
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  • That's a filter for us to have.
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  • Is this broad-minded?
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  • Are you fighting for the Bride or against the Bride?
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  • And in times when people have convicted me,
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  • if it's for fighting for the Kingdom,
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  • from thinking someone's fighting for the King,
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  • that's the time or place to say it.
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  • Is this 'cause of my feelings?
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  • Is this 'cause you hate this person,
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  • you want them to feel bad?
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  • Or is this fighting for the Kingdom?
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  • And absolutely, please, call me and convict me
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  • when I say something wrong, I expect it.
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  • - And call me.
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  • I want people that will come and say,
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  • I care about you and I feel like you're a valid gift
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  • in the body of Christ, but you're off right now
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  • and I don't know what it is, I don't know if you're tired,
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  • I don't know if, you putting in the wrong things in.
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  • But, we need you to be good with this.
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  • - And it seems like this man was broad-minded.
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  • 'Cause he received it and was like thank you.
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  • 'Cause I'm not after my own thing,
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  • I'm after saying something that edifies the Church, so thank
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  • you, you helped me out. - And you know what?
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  • We had a conversation, and that's the end of the day,
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  • we don't cut people off, we have conversations.
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  • (Affirmations)
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  • - And that's what the Bible says, we go to them,
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  • and if they don't hear us, then okay,
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  • we'll bring in another person 'cause maybe my perspective
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  • is wrong, but it's always about community.
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  • - For a lot of the younger generation,
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  • they're looking for people that are just great models.
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  • And so, if I could be a texture amongst a whole tapestry
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  • that's being woven in front of them.
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  • Maybe I'm just a little texture in their journey,
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  • where it's affirming them,
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  • pointing them in the right direction.
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  • And if it's a good thing that person will revisit my voice
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  • and dig from my well and different textures,
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  • because all of that will kind of interweave and create
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  • something in that person's life.
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  • You can watch Better Together episodes on demand.
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  • - Go to bettertogether.tv to stream all
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  • of our latest conversations.
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  • - I think it's more important now than ever
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  • that people with the Holy Spirit, with wisdom
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  • and discernment are speaking to people
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  • about what is the right way and what is the wrong way
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  • because in today's day and age,
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  • with social media, you can post.
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  • Any person can be self-ordained,
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  • have their own self-ordained platform post it
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  • and it can get so many likes and be so off base.
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  • It gets so much attraction but be so far from the Word.
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  • So we are in a desperate time for people with wisdom
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  • in the Word and knowledge and relationship
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  • with the Holy Spirit to speak to people.
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  • Saying that is not, not just not liking it,
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  • but speaking into what - We really need to in private
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  • - In private.
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  • - Yeah, don't do it on social media.
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  • - And I think people, I don't know if people don't know
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  • that the word of God doesn't apply if they're typing it
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  • with their thumbs, but you're not supposed to just call out
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  • somebody and tear them apart on a comment.
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  • - Sometimes on my social media, I will put
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  • kindness is not an endorsement.
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  • We have no right to be unkind.
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  • And we are supposed to, as Christians,
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  • open our mouth with kindness.
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  • If you can't be kind, I need you to shut your mouth.
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  • I need you to step back and say,
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  • what's really going on here?
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  • I need you to be loving and kind and courageous.
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  • And even if we're bringing correction,
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  • we're supposed to do it in a way
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  • that creates an atmosphere of goodness
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  • and love so somebody can hear us.
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  • - Not everything needs your opinion too.
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  • I think for some of us that have
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  • either social media platforms or whatever,
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  • if you have an antagonizer on your social media,
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  • just delete them, block them.
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  • Why engage with them?
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  • - Or don't answer them. - Yeah why respond to them?
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  • - The Bible says, you answer not a fool
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  • according to the Father, unless they think you're wiser
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  • (cross talk drowns out conversation)
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  • - Don't invest your energy.
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  • Don't invest your voice. - Just 'cause the whole world
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  • sees this.
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  • - Yeah, it still applies.
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  • - And all those people liked it, are they Holy Spirit led?
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  • Are they in the word of God, are those the voices?
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  • I think it's more important than ever
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  • that you are crossing this boundary
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  • that, maybe, some people would stop at,
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  • to say I'm gonna speak truth, I'm gonna speak life.
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  • Because in this world people were to scroll and like,
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  • ordain or not ordain, not realizing
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  • how much power their affirmation has.
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  • I just think that it's so powerful
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  • and it's so important, I think that's more important
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  • than people realize.
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  • Because they have all these self-ordained platforms.
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  • No one has ever given them that
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  • but they've chosen for themselves.
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  • I think that's so important
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  • and I'm so glad and you'd do that.
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  • - So Proverbs 31, she opens her mouth
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  • with wisdom and kindness.
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  • - I try my best to use my voice, wherever I go,
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  • to just encourage someone, to reach out.
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  • You don't even have to say anything,
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  • all you need to do is smile at somebody
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  • and that can change their day.
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  • But, I think just giving little words of encouragement
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  • as your day goes by to who you come in contact with,
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  • I think that's just a wonderful thing.
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  • - And sometimes silence is the best thing.
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  • - [Group] Yes.
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  • - You can have a voice and choose
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  • not to answer back in turn.
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  • - (mumbling)
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  • (laughter drowns out speaker)
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  • - Multitude over the one is not sin.
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  • - [Group] Yeah.
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  • - There's a lot of scriptures I've had to memorize.
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  • - You need to answer. - [Lady In White] (laughs)
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  • - In the message in Prov, is it answering before listening
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  • is both stupid and rude.
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  • - You memorized that one, that's good.
  • 00:14:48.170 --> 00:14:50.090
  • - I had to memorize that one.
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  • - Or the scripture that says be quick to listen
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  • and slow to speak and slow to anger.
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  • Because when you speak, oh, anger's right alongside there.
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  • I believe there's a Godly way to use our voice.
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  • I think the textures out there are beautiful.
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  • You can have a very boisterous voice, it's not bad.
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  • You could have a very loud,
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  • you could have a very shy, very quiet,
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  • but as long as it comes from a healed place,
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  • oh, it's a better voice.
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  • I think, you know, not every voice is a healthy voice.
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:29.060
  • I think when it's not healthy,
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  • it's the incorrect way of using your voice.
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  • So if I could give you a picture of what a voice does,
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  • it's like watering a plant, the more you water it with water
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  • it's good, but when you speak words of death and life,
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  • you're not watering that plant.
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  • And that plant becomes dry and often times it won't grow.
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  • It's not helpful.
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  • And so if you could get that visual
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  • and picture in your life, I think you will work towards
  • 00:16:02.270 --> 00:16:07.020
  • being a better person in order to be a healthy voice
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  • and a good voice.
  • 00:16:09.170 --> 00:16:11.020
  • - My favorite part about being on Better Together,
  • 00:16:11.020 --> 00:16:13.240
  • almost feels like cheating, is I feel like
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:15.280
  • I get to hang out with my friends.
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:17.110
  • I get to hang out with people that I would enjoy being
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  • with if we weren't doing a show.
  • 00:16:19.130 --> 00:16:21.130
  • So the fact that we are doing a show
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  • and inviting other women into our world
  • 00:16:23.180 --> 00:16:25.190
  • just makes it amazing.
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:26.270
  • - Did you enjoy today's topic?
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  • Well, we wanna hear from you.
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  • Connect with us on social media
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  • and tell us how you found your voice.
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  • We actually can't wait for you to join the conversation.
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  • - That's my daily prayer, it's about words of my mouth.
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  • I pray that every day I guard over the words of my mouth.
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  • The words of my mouth and meditation of my heart.
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  • (crosstalk drowns out conversation)
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  • That is a daily prayer for me.
  • 00:16:53.220 --> 00:16:55.270
  • - That's so good.
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  • I love that in all the names that Jesus calls us,
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  • as the Bride and the Temple and all that,
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  • is the name Flock.
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  • And that's been a new revelation for me,
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:05.280
  • knowing that we're the, he calls us a flock of sheep,
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  • and I've always thought of that as,
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  • 'cause we're care for by the same shepherd
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  • and because he watches over us
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  • and he'll the 99 to get the one.
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  • I've always liked that when it's about me being rescued.
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  • (laughs) I know but that's one of my favorite
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:20.240
  • interpretations. - Please rescue me.
  • 00:17:20.240 --> 00:17:22.010
  • - Oh that verse.
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  • My two friends, they're shepherds right now in Hawaii
  • 00:17:23.140 --> 00:17:26.170
  • and he called me and he said, one of my friends,
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  • there're a couple, and he said,
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  • Hosanna I've never know this about sheep.
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  • He goes, many times I've had to leave a flock to get one.
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  • And he goes every time I bring back one,
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  • all the sheep recognize it and come towards it
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  • and the flock is excited when I bring the one.
  • 00:17:43.180 --> 00:17:47.040
  • And that was a very brand new perspective for me
  • 00:17:47.040 --> 00:17:49.100
  • because I've always thought, yeah,
  • 00:17:49.100 --> 00:17:51.070
  • he comes after me, he brings me, he leaves all the others.
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  • And they have to deal with it.
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  • He wants to rescue me and I've,
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  • - It's all about me.
  • 00:17:56.250 --> 00:17:58.030
  • - It's all about you.
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  • - (laughter drowns out speaker) on the streets.
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  • Or you know people will know it,
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:02.080
  • he'll go after you and that's hardcore and that's so real.
  • 00:18:02.080 --> 00:18:04.050
  • But, what's also hardcore is the flock.
  • 00:18:04.050 --> 00:18:06.200
  • Realizing that the flock is also hardcore
  • 00:18:06.200 --> 00:18:08.270
  • and they're a big part of the story.
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  • Of when someone else is rescued,
  • 00:18:10.110 --> 00:18:13.010
  • when someone else is brought back,
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  • we're excited 'cause we're a flock.
  • 00:18:14.290 --> 00:18:16.290
  • And that we're taking care of us too.
  • 00:18:16.290 --> 00:18:18.250
  • And so when he said that all the sheep are excited
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  • they know it, they come towards it, it's changed my life.
  • 00:18:20.160 --> 00:18:23.160
  • I was like that changes the whole verse to me.
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  • Plus I knew one of my favorite things that Jesus call us is
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  • like I'm supposed to be very excited.
  • 00:18:28.130 --> 00:18:30.270
  • - We could be a good flock.
  • 00:18:30.270 --> 00:18:32.110
  • - Yeah (laughter drowns out speaker) people will be excited.
  • 00:18:32.110 --> 00:18:34.090
  • - We are, we are.
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  • - It's powerful, I love it, it's brought new life
  • 00:18:35.270 --> 00:18:38.040
  • to that verse for me.
  • 00:18:38.040 --> 00:18:39.020
  • - Oh, that's beautiful for sure.
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:39.260
  • - Isn't that good?
  • 00:18:39.260 --> 00:18:40.240
  • - [Group] Yes. - So good.
  • 00:18:40.240 --> 00:18:41.180
  • - I love it.
  • 00:18:41.180 --> 00:18:42.240
  • - The more we get those kind of pictures
  • 00:18:42.240 --> 00:18:44.040
  • and I think, the more we truly understand
  • 00:18:44.040 --> 00:18:47.280
  • that it's not about us as individuals,
  • 00:18:47.280 --> 00:18:51.280
  • that I'm only significant, in the message translation,
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:55.130
  • talks about I'm only significant
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  • because of what I'm a part of.
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  • My significance doesn't come
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  • from any individual accomplishment,
  • 00:19:00.070 --> 00:19:02.070
  • it comes because I am connected and interwoven, together.
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:07.060
  • And so that's the same with our voice,
  • 00:19:07.060 --> 00:19:09.030
  • my voice is only significant because of what I'm a part of.
  • 00:19:09.030 --> 00:19:14.030
  • So the more, I think, we realize the beauty and the delight
  • 00:19:15.140 --> 00:19:18.260
  • and the perfection of the bigger, the Bride, Flock, right,
  • 00:19:18.260 --> 00:19:23.260
  • then the more confident we'll be in our voice.
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:27.130
  • - And even first Corinthians 13, you can be so much,
  • 00:19:27.130 --> 00:19:32.130
  • you can be so loud and have your megaphone,
  • 00:19:34.010 --> 00:19:38.050
  • standing up for what, but it doesn't come with love,
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:40.260
  • you are just noise.
  • 00:19:40.260 --> 00:19:42.280
  • - Yes, absolutely right. - You are just noise.
  • 00:19:42.280 --> 00:19:45.100
  • You talk about significant voices,
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:47.180
  • you're only noise.
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:49.020
  • - What's interesting, that there's a progression it says,
  • 00:19:50.180 --> 00:19:54.060
  • it profits me nothing then it goes all the way
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  • to I am nothing.
  • 00:19:56.230 --> 00:19:59.050
  • I mean, that's really interesting.
  • 00:19:59.050 --> 00:20:02.060
  • That it goes, I am nothing, without love we are.
  • 00:20:02.060 --> 00:20:04.150
  • - Without love.
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  • I wanna encourage you to speak life today,
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  • into your children, into your patients,
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  • into your students, into your customers.
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  • Just let kindness flow.
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  • Love and kindness to people.
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  • People see that and it can change
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:24.040
  • their view of Christianity, it can lead them to Christ,
  • 00:20:24.040 --> 00:20:29.040
  • right there, let them see Jesus on the inside of you.
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  • Let's pray together, Father, in Jesus' name,
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  • we just come to you and once again,
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  • we just lay down our lives, God to be used of you.
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  • I ask that you speak through us God,
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  • make us living vessels, hands and feet of you, Father.
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  • Minister through our lives today Lord,
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  • to touch somebody else and show your love,
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  • in Jesus' name, Amen.
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  • Call the number on your screen to talk to a prayer partner.
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  • We're here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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  • We love you and most importantly, God loves you.
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  • - Something you don't know about me
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  • is that I was in university
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  • to get my degree vocal performance.
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  • I wanted to be an opera singer.
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  • (opera singing)
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  • I wanted to be an opera singer.
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  • I wanted to sing in all the notable operatic stages
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  • across the world, and then I met Jesus,
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  • and he changed the direction of my life.
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  • So yes, I could sing a Puccini Aria
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  • in like three seconds flat
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  • and preach you a sermon in the same click.
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  • - [Laura] Here's what's happening
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  • next time on Better Together.
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  • - It takes work, it takes prayer, it takes grit,
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  • it takes leaning on those who've gone before you.
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  • - [Laura] Watch better together, right here, on TBN.
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  • (soothing music)
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