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July 26, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GOD
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  • BLESS YOU.
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • HOMES.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR
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  • AREA, PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A
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  • PART OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • AND I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • THAT WAS VERY STINGY WITH HIS
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  • MONEY.
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  • AND JUST BEFORE HIS DEATH, HE
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  • MADE HIS WIFE PROMISE HIM
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  • THAT SHE WOULD HAVE HIM
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  • BURIED WITH THE $50.000 HE
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  • HAD SAVED.
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  • HIS WIFE RELUCTANTLY AGREED.
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  • AT THE FUNERAL, BEFORE THEY
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  • CLOSED THE CASKET, SHE SNUCK
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  • IN THIS SMALL WOODEN BOX.
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  • HER FRIENDS SAID, "SURELY YOU
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  • DIDN'T JUST BURY THE MONEY,
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  • DID YOU?"
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  • THE WIFE SAID, "OF COURSE I
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  • DID.
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  • I'M A CHRISTIAN.
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  • I CAN'T LIE."
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  • SHE SAID, "YOU MEAN YOU JUST
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  • BURIED $50.000?"
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  • THE WIFE SAID, "YES, I DID.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT DAILY DIRECTION.
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  • GOD SAID IN PSALMS THAT HE
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  • WILL LEAD US DOWN THE BEST
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  • PATH FOR OUR LIVES.
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  • HE HAS THE WISDOM WE NEED,
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  • THE GUIDANCE, THE DIRECTION.
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  • BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
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  • AUTOMATICALLY.
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  • EVERY MORNING, WE HAVE TO GO
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  • TO HIM AND SAY, "GOD, SHOW ME
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  • MY ASSIGNMENT.
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  • SHOW ME WHAT TO DO.
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  • SHOW ME WHERE TO GO.
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  • GIVE ME THE WORDS TO SPEAK."
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  • ASK HIM FOR WISDOM, FOR
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  • GUIDANCE.
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  • THAT'S AN ACT OF SURRENDER.
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  • IT TAKES HUMILITY TO SAY,
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  • "GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST
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  • FOR ME.
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  • I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN.
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  • I NEED YOUR HELP.
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  • OPEN THE RIGHT DOORS; CLOSE
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  • THE WRONG DOORS.
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  • MAKE THE PATH CLEAR."
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WHEN YOU
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  • ACKNOWLEDGE GOD IN ALL YOUR
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  • PATH.
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  • BUT TOO OFTEN, WE MAKE OUR
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  • PLANS WITHOUT CONSULTING GOD,
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  • THEN WE ASK HIM TO BLESS
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  • THOSE PLANS.
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  • AND WE WONDER WHY IT'S A
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  • STRUGGLE, AND WHY IT FEELS
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  • WE HAVE IT BACKWARDS.
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  • WE'RE MAKING A MOVE AND THEN
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  • ASKING GOD FOR HELP.
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  • THE RIGHT WAY IS TO ASK GOD
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  • FIRST.
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  • "GOD, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO
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  • DO?
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  • SHOULD I DATE THIS PERSON?
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  • SHOULD I START THIS NEW
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  • PROJECT?
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  • SHOULD I MAKE THIS PURCHASE?"
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  • IF YOU FEEL PEACE ABOUT IT,
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  • THEN MOVE FORWARD.
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  • THAT GOD KNOWS WHAT'S BEST
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  • FOR YOU.
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  • IN THE LORD'S PRAYER,
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  • JESUS PRAYED, "GIVE US THIS
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  • DAY OUR DAILY BREAD."
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  • HE DIDN'T SAY OUR WEEKLY
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  • "JOEL, I COME TO CHURCH EVERY
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  • SUNDAY."
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  • NO, EVERY MORNING, YOU NEED
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  • TO GO TO GOD FOR YOUR DAILY
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  • BREAD, YOUR DAILY WISDOM,
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  • DAILY DIRECTION.
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  • TOO MANY TIMES, WE'RE TRYING
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  • STRENGTH, OUR OWN INTELLECT,
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  • OUR OWN ABILITY.
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  • GOD CAN SEE THINGS THAT YOU
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  • CAN'T SEE.
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  • HE KNOWS THE RIGHT PEOPLE WHO
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  • SHOULD BE IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE KNOWS WHERE THE DANGER IS,
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  • WHERE THE DEAD ENDS ARE.
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  • GOD KNOWS HOW TO CATAPULT YOU
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  • INTO YOUR DESTINY.
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  • YOU HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.
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  • ARE YOU TAKING TIME FOR YOUR
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  • DAILY BREAD?
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  • SOMETIMES, WE RUSH OUT OF THE
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  • HOUSE, AND, "I'M IN A HURRY.
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  • I DON'T HAVE TIME TODAY,
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  • JOEL.
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  • I GOT TO GET TO WORK."
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  • I LIVE BY THIS PRINCIPLE:
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  • NEVER MEET WITH OTHER PEOPLE
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  • BEFORE YOU MEET WITH GOD.
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  • IF YOU'LL TAKE TIME TO
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  • ACKNOWLEDGE GOD, SAY, "GOD, I
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  • NEED YOU TODAY.
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  • LEAD ME, GUIDE ME, KEEP ME ON
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  • THE RIGHT PATH," NOT ONLY
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  • WILL YOUR DAY GO BETTER, BUT
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  • GOD WILL KEEP YOU FROM MAKING
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  • MISTAKES.
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  • A FEW YEARS BEFORE MY DAD
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  • WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD,
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  • CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR THE
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  • LAST FULL POWER TELEVISION
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  • STATION HERE IN HOUSTON.
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  • AND I HAD SPENT YEARS BEHIND
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  • THE SCENES HERE AT LAKEWOOD,
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  • DOING THE TELEVISION
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  • PRODUCTION.
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  • AND I WAS EXCITED ABOUT BEING
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  • ABLE TO PUT THIS STATION ON
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  • THE AIR.
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  • WE WERE BUILDING IT FROM THE
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  • GROUND UP.
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  • WE HAD TO FIND A PLACE FOR
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  • THE TOWER, AND BUY THE
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  • WHILE IT WAS EXCITING, I
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  • DIDN'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN
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  • BROADCAST TELEVISION.
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  • I KNEW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
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  • PRODUCTION, BUT THIS WAS
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  • BEYOND MY EXPERTISE.
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  • AND I HAD TO DO WHAT I'M
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  • ASKING YOU TO DO.
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  • I WOULD START OFF EVERY
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  • MORNING SAYING, "GOD, I CAN'T
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  • DO THIS IN MY OWN STRENGTH,
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  • MY OWN ABILITY.
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  • I NEED YOUR HELP.
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  • LORD, GUIDE ME TO THE RIGHT
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  • PEOPLE.
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  • LEAD ME DOWN THE RIGHT PATH.
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  • GOD, KEEP ME FROM MAKING A
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  • MISTAKE."
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  • WHAT WAS I DOING?
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  • GETTING MY DAILY BREAD, MY
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  • DAILY INSTRUCTION.
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  • AND AT ONE POINT, WE WERE
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  • ABOUT TO PURCHASE THE MOST
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  • EXPENSIVE AND IMPORTANT PIECE
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  • OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE STATION.
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  • IT WAS GOING TO COST A COUPLE
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  • MILLION DOLLARS.
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  • NOW, OUR ENGINEERS HAD
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  • RESEARCHED IT, AND COME UP
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  • WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATION FOR
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  • THE MAKE AND THE MODEL.
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  • BUT A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE
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  • WE PUT THE PURCHASE ORDER IN,
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  • A FRIEND OF MINE THAT I
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  • HADN'T SPOKEN TO IN YEARS
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  • WE SPOKE FOR ABOUT 15
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  • MINUTES.
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  • JUST BEFORE HE HUNG UP, HE
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  • MANUFACTURER OF THE PIECE OF
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  • EQUIPMENT WE WERE ABOUT TO
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  • BUY.
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  • HE SAID IN PASSING HOW HE HAD
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  • HEARD THAT THAT COMPANY WAS
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  • STRUGGLING, THAT THEY MIGHT
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  • GO OUT OF BUSINESS.
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  • HE MADE THE STATEMENT, "I
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  • FEEL BAD FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN
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  • THEIR EQUIPMENT."
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  • HE HAD NO IDEA WE WERE ABOUT
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  • TO PLACE AN ORDER WITH THEM.
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  • WHEN I HEARD THAT, CHILLS
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  • WENT UP AND DOWN MY SPINE.
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  • HE DIDN'T KNOW IT, BUT GOD
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  • WAS USING HIM TO SPEAK TO ME.
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  • AND WHEN I HUNG UP, I CALLED
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  • OUR ENGINEERS.
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  • THEY RESEARCHED IT, AND FOUND
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  • OUT WHAT HE WAS SAYING WAS
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  • TRUE.
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  • IF HE'D HAVE CALLED A COUPLE
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  • OF DAYS LATER, IT WOULD HAVE
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  • BEEN TOO LATE.
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  • WE WOULD HAVE BEEN STUCK WITH
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  • SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE
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  • BEEN A BIG HEADACHE,
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  • OUTDATED, NOT SUPPORTED.
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  • AND SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT'S
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  • A COINCIDENCE, BUT I KNOW
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  • THAT WAS GOD DIRECTING MY
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  • STEPS.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
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  • GET YOUR DAILY BREAD.
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  • WHEN, EVERY MORNING, YOU ASK
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  • GOD FOR WISDOM, YOU ARE
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  • SHOWING YOUR DEPENDENCY ON
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  • HIM.
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  • WHEN YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF LIKE
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  • THAT, THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD
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  • WILL EXALT YOU.
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE THESE DAYS,
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  • THEY'RE TOO PRIDEFUL, THINK,
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  • "I DON'T NEED ANY HELP.
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  • I CAN DO THIS ON MY OWN.
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  • JOEL, LOOK AT HOW SUCCESSFUL
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  • I AM ALREADY."
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  • THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU COULD
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  • BE IF YOU'D START
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  • ACKNOWLEDGING GOD.
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  • THINK ABOUT THE MISTAKES HE
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  • COULD HAVE SAVED YOU FROM.
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  • THINK ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY,
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  • THE FAVOR, THE DOORS YOU
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  • COULDN'T OPEN, BUT GOD CAN
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  • OPEN.
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  • DON'T DO IT ON YOUR OWN.
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  • THAT WILL LIMIT YOU.
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  • START GETTING YOUR DAILY
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  • BREAD, YOUR DAILY DIRECTION.
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  • WHEN THE ISRAELITES WERE IN
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  • THE DESERT, HEADED TOWARD THE
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  • PROMISED LAND, GOD GAVE THEM
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  • MANNA TO EAT EACH MORNING.
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  • IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE BREAD
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  • THAT FORMED ON THE GROUND.
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  • THE MANNA WOULD ONLY LAST FOR
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  • ONE DAY.
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  • EVERY MORNING, THEY HAD TO GO
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  • OUT AND GET A FRESH SUPPLY.
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  • BUT I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE
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  • THOUGHT, "I DON'T FEEL LIKE
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  • GOING OUT TOMORROW.
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  • I'M GOING TO SAVE SOME TIME
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  • AND ENERGY.
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  • I'M GOING TO GATHER UP ENOUGH
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  • FOR THE WHOLE WEEK."
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  • THEY WOKE UP THE NEXT
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  • MORNING, ALL THAT MANNA WAS
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  • SPOILED.
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  • YOU COULDN'T EAT IT.
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  • THE PRINCIPLE WAS THEY HAD TO
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  • GO OUT AND GET FRESH MANNA
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  • EVERY DAY.
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  • THE WORD "MANNA" IN THE
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  • ORIGINAL HEBREW IS TRANSLATED
  • 00:07:28.230 --> 00:07:31.020
  • "WHAT IS IT?"
  • 00:07:31.020 --> 00:07:31.210
  • AND WHEN WE GO TO GOD FOR OUR
  • 00:07:31.210 --> 00:07:34.090
  • FRESH MANNA EACH DAY, THE
  • 00:07:34.090 --> 00:07:36.080
  • RIGHT ATTITUDE IS, "GOD, WHAT
  • 00:07:36.080 --> 00:07:38.170
  • IS IT YOU WANT ME TO DO?
  • 00:07:38.170 --> 00:07:40.230
  • WHAT IS MY ASSIGNMENT?"
  • 00:07:40.230 --> 00:07:42.210
  • NOT GIVING GOD ORDERS,
  • 00:07:42.210 --> 00:07:44.200
  • TELLING HIM WHAT TO DO, HOW
  • 00:07:44.200 --> 00:07:46.130
  • TO DO IT.
  • 00:07:46.130 --> 00:07:47.040
  • RATHER, "GOD, SHOW ME THE
  • 00:07:47.040 --> 00:07:48.250
  • BEST PATH.
  • 00:07:48.250 --> 00:07:50.030
  • SHOW ME HOW TO OVERCOME THIS
  • 00:07:50.030 --> 00:07:51.130
  • PROBLEM.
  • 00:07:51.130 --> 00:07:52.080
  • SHOW ME HOW TO ACCOMPLISH MY
  • 00:07:52.080 --> 00:07:53.180
  • DREAMS."
  • 00:07:53.180 --> 00:07:54.200
  • ARE YOU GETTING YOUR DAILY
  • 00:07:54.200 --> 00:07:56.090
  • BREAD?
  • 00:07:56.090 --> 00:07:57.160
  • ARE YOU CHECKING IN WITH
  • 00:07:57.160 --> 00:07:58.160
  • HEADQUARTERS TO GET YOUR
  • 00:07:58.160 --> 00:08:00.030
  • ASSIGNMENT EACH MORNING,
  • 00:08:00.030 --> 00:08:01.250
  • ASKING GOD, "WHAT IS IT?"
  • 00:08:01.250 --> 00:08:04.150
  • OR ARE YOU ON AUTOPILOT, JUST
  • 00:08:04.150 --> 00:08:07.050
  • DOING WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS
  • 00:08:07.050 --> 00:08:08.030
  • DONE?
  • 00:08:08.030 --> 00:08:09.010
  • THE CHALLENGE WITH THAT
  • 00:08:09.010 --> 00:08:10.040
  • APPROACH IS WHAT WORKED IN
  • 00:08:10.040 --> 00:08:12.040
  • THE PAST MAY NOT WORK TODAY.
  • 00:08:12.080 --> 00:08:15.080
  • SOMETIMES, GOD WILL DO THINGS
  • 00:08:15.080 --> 00:08:17.130
  • A DIFFERENT WAY.
  • 00:08:17.130 --> 00:08:18.270
  • WHEN THE ISRAELITES NEEDED
  • 00:08:18.270 --> 00:08:20.070
  • WATER OUT THERE IN THE
  • 00:08:20.070 --> 00:08:21.050
  • DESERT, THEY WERE THIRSTY,
  • 00:08:21.050 --> 00:08:22.220
  • ROCK.
  • 00:08:25.030 --> 00:08:26.010
  • HE STRUCK IT, AND WATER
  • 00:08:26.010 --> 00:08:27.170
  • FLOWED OUT FREELY.
  • 00:08:27.170 --> 00:08:29.050
  • ANOTHER TIME WHEN THEY NEEDED
  • 00:08:29.050 --> 00:08:30.260
  • WATER, SAME SITUATION, GOD
  • 00:08:30.260 --> 00:08:33.170
  • TOLD MOSES TO SPEAK TO THE
  • 00:08:33.170 --> 00:08:35.140
  • ROCK.
  • 00:08:35.140 --> 00:08:36.190
  • THE PROBLEM WAS MOSES WAS ON
  • 00:08:36.190 --> 00:08:38.230
  • AUTOPILOT.
  • 00:08:38.230 --> 00:08:40.090
  • HE DIDN'T LISTEN.
  • 00:08:40.090 --> 00:08:41.220
  • PROBLEM.
  • 00:08:43.220 --> 00:08:44.130
  • I DON'T NEED TO CHECK IN WITH
  • 00:08:44.130 --> 00:08:45.180
  • HEADQUARTERS.
  • 00:08:45.180 --> 00:08:46.240
  • I DON'T NEED TO GET DAILY
  • 00:08:46.240 --> 00:08:48.010
  • DIRECTION.
  • 00:08:48.010 --> 00:08:49.010
  • I'VE OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM
  • 00:08:49.010 --> 00:08:50.130
  • BEFORE.
  • 00:08:50.130 --> 00:08:51.060
  • I CAN DO IT AGAIN."
  • 00:08:51.060 --> 00:08:52.190
  • HE STRUCK THE ROCK.
  • 00:08:52.190 --> 00:08:53.290
  • SAME PROBLEM, SAME DESERT,
  • 00:08:53.290 --> 00:08:56.110
  • SIMILAR ROCK, BUT GOD HAD A
  • 00:08:56.110 --> 00:08:58.220
  • DIFFERENT PLAN.
  • 00:08:58.220 --> 00:09:00.120
  • GOD WAS SAYING, "MOSES, JUST
  • 00:09:00.120 --> 00:09:02.080
  • BECAUSE I HAD YOU DO IT THAT
  • 00:09:02.080 --> 00:09:03.210
  • WAY LAST TIME DOESN'T MEAN I
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:05.250
  • WANT YOU TO IT THAT WAY THIS
  • 00:09:05.250 --> 00:09:07.030
  • TIME."
  • 00:09:07.030 --> 00:09:08.080
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:09:08.080 --> 00:09:09.160
  • YOU CAN'T LIVE OFF OF
  • 00:09:09.160 --> 00:09:11.000
  • YESTERDAY'S MANNA AND EXPECT
  • 00:09:11.000 --> 00:09:13.020
  • TO HAVE VICTORY TODAY.
  • 00:09:13.020 --> 00:09:15.030
  • YESTERDAY'S INFORMATION MAY
  • 00:09:15.030 --> 00:09:17.200
  • NOT WORK TODAY.
  • 00:09:17.200 --> 00:09:19.050
  • GOD IS A GOD OF FRESHNESS.
  • 00:09:19.050 --> 00:09:21.110
  • HE LIKES TO DO NEW THINGS.
  • 00:09:21.110 --> 00:09:22.180
  • AND IT'S EASY TO GET STUCK IN
  • 00:09:22.180 --> 00:09:25.110
  • A RUT, THINKING, "I DON'T
  • 00:09:25.110 --> 00:09:27.060
  • JOEL, I'VE OVERCOME THIS
  • 00:09:29.110 --> 00:09:30.140
  • PROBLEM BEFORE.
  • 00:09:30.140 --> 00:09:31.200
  • I'M GOING TO USE THE SAME
  • 00:09:31.200 --> 00:09:33.000
  • TACTICS TO OVERCOME IT THIS
  • 00:09:33.000 --> 00:09:34.190
  • TIME."
  • 00:09:34.190 --> 00:09:35.180
  • LIKE WITH MOSES, SOMETIMES
  • 00:09:35.180 --> 00:09:37.200
  • THE OLD WAY DOESN'T WORK.
  • 00:09:37.200 --> 00:09:39.220
  • YOU NEED TO GET SOME FRESH
  • 00:09:39.220 --> 00:09:41.070
  • MANNA.
  • 00:09:41.070 --> 00:09:42.010
  • IF NOT, YOU'LL KEEP STRIKING
  • 00:09:42.010 --> 00:09:44.010
  • THE ROCK WHEN YOU SHOULD BE
  • 00:09:44.010 --> 00:09:45.180
  • SPEAKING TO THE ROCK.
  • 00:09:45.180 --> 00:09:47.020
  • IT'S A SMALL TWEAK, BUT
  • 00:09:47.020 --> 00:09:48.130
  • GETTING YOUR DAILY BREAD.
  • 00:09:50.140 --> 00:09:52.270
  • STAY OPEN FOR CHANGE.
  • 00:09:52.270 --> 00:09:54.230
  • BE WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING
  • 00:09:54.230 --> 00:09:56.030
  • NEW.
  • 00:09:56.030 --> 00:09:57.030
  • WHAT MADE YOU SUCCESSFUL 5
  • 00:09:57.030 --> 00:09:58.240
  • YEARS AGO MAY NOT MAKE YOU
  • 00:09:58.240 --> 00:10:00.190
  • SUCCESSFUL TODAY.
  • 00:10:00.190 --> 00:10:02.090
  • WHAT WORKED IN YOUR MARRIAGE
  • 00:10:02.090 --> 00:10:03.200
  • IN THE PAST MAY NOT WORK
  • 00:10:03.200 --> 00:10:05.120
  • TODAY.
  • 00:10:05.120 --> 00:10:06.170
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET SOME FRESH
  • 00:10:06.170 --> 00:10:08.010
  • MANNA?
  • 00:10:08.010 --> 00:10:09.050
  • HAVE THE ATTITUDE, "GOD, I'M
  • 00:10:09.050 --> 00:10:10.220
  • READY FOR NEW THINGS."
  • 00:10:10.220 --> 00:10:12.170
  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID, "IF YOU
  • 00:10:12.170 --> 00:10:14.070
  • DON'T INNOVATE, YOU WILL
  • 00:10:14.070 --> 00:10:16.040
  • EVAPORATE."
  • 00:10:16.040 --> 00:10:17.250
  • YOU CAN'T RELY ON WHAT GOD
  • 00:10:17.250 --> 00:10:19.270
  • YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE TO KEEP
  • 00:10:19.270 --> 00:10:21.270
  • YOU WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:10:21.270 --> 00:10:23.160
  • THE WORLD IS CHANGING.
  • 00:10:23.160 --> 00:10:25.140
  • SOMEBODY WANTS YOUR JOB.
  • 00:10:25.140 --> 00:10:27.090
  • SOMEBODY WANTS YOUR SPOUSE.
  • 00:10:27.090 --> 00:10:29.000
  • SOMEBODY WANTS YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:10:29.000 --> 00:10:31.030
  • YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO SIT BACK
  • 00:10:31.030 --> 00:10:33.030
  • ON AUTOPILOT AND JUST COAST,
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:35.020
  • DO THINGS THE SAME WAY.
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:36.150
  • YOU'LL GET LEFT BEHIND.
  • 00:10:36.150 --> 00:10:38.100
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD HAS
  • 00:10:38.100 --> 00:10:41.000
  • DAILY FAVOR, DAILY IDEAS,
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:43.220
  • DAILY WISDOM, DAILY
  • 00:10:43.220 --> 00:10:45.040
  • ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:10:45.040 --> 00:10:45.230
  • AND IF YOU'LL STAY OPEN,
  • 00:10:45.230 --> 00:10:47.170
  • HE'LL LEAD YOU INTO THE
  • 00:10:47.170 --> 00:10:48.280
  • FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:10:48.280 --> 00:10:51.090
  • WHY COULDN'T MOSES STRIKE THE
  • 00:10:51.090 --> 00:10:52.220
  • ROCK AGAIN?
  • 00:10:52.220 --> 00:10:53.110
  • IT WORKED THE FIRST TIME.
  • 00:10:53.110 --> 00:10:55.130
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD WANTS US TO
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:57.240
  • RELY ON HIM, NOT SOME
  • 00:10:57.240 --> 00:11:00.030
  • FORMULA, THINKING, "WELL, IF
  • 00:11:00.030 --> 00:11:01.280
  • I DO THIS, AND DO THAT, AND
  • 00:11:01.280 --> 00:11:03.110
  • DO THE OTHER, THEN GOD WILL
  • 00:11:03.110 --> 00:11:04.270
  • BLESS ME."
  • 00:11:04.270 --> 00:11:06.080
  • IF THAT'S ALL IT TOOK, WE
  • 00:11:06.080 --> 00:11:07.280
  • WOULDN'T REALLY NEED GOD.
  • 00:11:07.280 --> 00:11:09.210
  • JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS FOR
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:10.270
  • SUCCESS, JUST KEEP STRIKING
  • 00:11:10.270 --> 00:11:12.140
  • THE ROCK.
  • 00:11:12.140 --> 00:11:13.180
  • ON PURPOSE, GOD CHANGES THE
  • 00:11:13.180 --> 00:11:16.000
  • METHOD SO WE'LL HAVE TO GO TO
  • 00:11:16.000 --> 00:11:17.290
  • HIM FOR OUR DAILY BREAD.
  • 00:11:17.290 --> 00:11:20.180
  • HE'S LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:11:20.180 --> 00:11:22.030
  • RECOGNIZE HE'S THE SOURCE OF
  • 00:11:22.030 --> 00:11:24.100
  • OUR STRENGTH, HE'S THE SOURCE
  • 00:11:24.100 --> 00:11:26.020
  • OF OUR SUCCESS.
  • 00:11:26.020 --> 00:11:27.150
  • IN HIM IS HEALTH, FREEDOM,
  • 00:11:27.150 --> 00:11:30.090
  • IDEAS, ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:11:30.090 --> 00:11:32.160
  • WHEN YOU RELY ON HIM, HE'LL
  • 00:11:32.160 --> 00:11:34.200
  • TAKE YOU FROM VICTORY TO
  • 00:11:34.200 --> 00:11:36.070
  • VICTORY.
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:37.090
  • BUT HERE'S THE WHOLE KEY.
  • 00:11:37.090 --> 00:11:38.060
  • HE MAY NOT DO IT THE SAME
  • 00:11:38.060 --> 00:11:40.240
  • WAY.
  • 00:11:40.240 --> 00:11:42.010
  • COULD IT BE THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:11:42.010 --> 00:11:43.190
  • STUCK, YOU'RE NOT SEEING THE
  • 00:11:43.190 --> 00:11:45.160
  • PROGRESS THAT YOU SHOULD
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:47.150
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE STILL STRIKING
  • 00:11:47.150 --> 00:11:49.030
  • THE ROCK WHEN YOU SHOULD BE
  • 00:11:49.030 --> 00:11:50.200
  • SPEAKING TO THE ROCK?
  • 00:11:50.200 --> 00:11:52.130
  • YOU'RE STUCK IN TRADITION, IN
  • 00:11:52.130 --> 00:11:54.110
  • THE WAY IT HAPPENED IN THE
  • 00:11:54.110 --> 00:11:55.120
  • PAST, TRYING TO DUPLICATE THE
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:57.080
  • SAME WAY WHEN GOD IS WANTING
  • 00:11:57.080 --> 00:11:59.170
  • TO DO A NEW THING, A NEW WAY,
  • 00:11:59.170 --> 00:12:02.070
  • WITH NEW IDEAS, WITH NEW
  • 00:12:02.070 --> 00:12:04.000
  • PEOPLE, BRINGING NEW TALENTS
  • 00:12:04.000 --> 00:12:05.190
  • OUT OF YOU?
  • 00:12:05.190 --> 00:12:07.010
  • IF YOU'LL START GETTING YOUR
  • 00:12:07.010 --> 00:12:08.120
  • DAILY BREAD, LISTENING TO
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:10.240
  • WHAT GOD IS SAYING NOW, THEN
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:13.000
  • YOU'LL SEE THAT WATER BEGIN
  • 00:12:13.000 --> 00:12:14.200
  • TO FLOW OUT OF THE ROCK IN
  • 00:12:14.200 --> 00:12:16.080
  • GREATER WAYS.
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:17.250
  • DAVID UNDERSTOOD THIS
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:18.230
  • PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:12:18.230 --> 00:12:19.220
  • IN 2 SAMUEL 5, HE HAD JUST
  • 00:12:19.220 --> 00:12:21.270
  • BEEN MADE KING OVER ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:21.270 --> 00:12:24.140
  • WHEN THE PHILISTINES HEARD
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:25.170
  • ABOUT IT, THEY CAME DOWN TO
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:27.080
  • THIS VALLEY TO ATTACK HIM.
  • 00:12:27.080 --> 00:12:29.220
  • NOW, DAVID WAS A WARRIOR.
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:31.240
  • HE HAD CONQUERED A LOT OF
  • 00:12:31.240 --> 00:12:33.150
  • ARMIES.
  • 00:12:33.150 --> 00:12:34.070
  • HIS NATURE WAS TO ATTACK.
  • 00:12:34.070 --> 00:12:36.090
  • BUT HERE'S WHY DAVID WAS
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:38.030
  • CONSIDERED A MAN AFTER GOD'S
  • 00:12:38.030 --> 00:12:40.070
  • OWN HEART.
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:41.070
  • INQUIRED OF THE LORD, 'SHALL
  • 00:12:43.280 --> 00:12:46.140
  • I GO ATTACK THE PHILISTINES?
  • 00:12:46.140 --> 00:12:48.180
  • WILL YOU HAND THIS ENEMY OVER
  • 00:12:48.180 --> 00:12:50.150
  • TO ME?'"
  • 00:12:50.150 --> 00:12:51.240
  • HE DIDN'T SAY, "I GOT THIS.
  • 00:12:53.240 --> 00:12:55.110
  • BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, NO
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:56.140
  • PROBLEM."
  • 00:12:56.140 --> 00:12:57.160
  • HE TOOK TIME TO INQUIRE OF
  • 00:12:57.160 --> 00:13:00.020
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:13:00.020 --> 00:13:01.080
  • BEFORE HE WENT TO BATTLE, HE
  • 00:13:01.080 --> 00:13:03.100
  • GOT QUIET AND SAID, "GOD,
  • 00:13:03.100 --> 00:13:05.200
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?"
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:07.120
  • HE WAS GETTING HIS DAILY
  • 00:13:07.120 --> 00:13:08.260
  • DIRECTION.
  • 00:13:08.260 --> 00:13:10.090
  • HE DIDN'T ASSUME BECAUSE
  • 00:13:10.090 --> 00:13:12.000
  • SOMETHING WORKED IN THE PAST,
  • 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:13.290
  • IT WAS GOING TO WORK RIGHT
  • 00:13:13.290 --> 00:13:15.020
  • THERE.
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:15.210
  • AND HE ASKED A VERY
  • 00:13:15.210 --> 00:13:17.030
  • SIGNIFICANT QUESTION.
  • 00:13:17.030 --> 00:13:18.220
  • "GOD, WILL YOU HAND THIS
  • 00:13:18.220 --> 00:13:20.170
  • ENEMY OVER TO ME?"
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.210
  • SEEMS LIKE THAT WOULD BE A
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:23.280
  • GIVEN.
  • 00:13:23.280 --> 00:13:24.290
  • HE WAS JUST PUT IN CHARGE OF
  • 00:13:24.290 --> 00:13:26.130
  • THE ISRAELITES, GOD'S CHOSEN
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:28.150
  • PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:28.150 --> 00:13:29.140
  • SURELY GOD WOULDN'T LET THEM
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:30.260
  • BE DEFEATED.
  • 00:13:30.260 --> 00:13:32.090
  • BUT THE FACT IS WE'RE NOT
  • 00:13:32.090 --> 00:13:34.000
  • SUPPOSED TO FIGHT EVERY
  • 00:13:34.000 --> 00:13:35.050
  • BATTLE.
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:36.080
  • DAVID WAS SMART ENOUGH TO
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:37.210
  • ASK, "AM I SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:13:37.210 --> 00:13:39.180
  • ATTACK?"
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:40.220
  • HE WAS SAYING, "GOD, IF I GO
  • 00:13:40.220 --> 00:13:42.170
  • IN THERE, ARE YOU GOING TO GO
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:44.090
  • WITH ME?"
  • 00:13:44.090 --> 00:13:45.150
  • HE WAS SHOWING HIS DEPENDENCY
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:47.110
  • ON GOD.
  • 00:13:47.110 --> 00:13:48.150
  • HE RECOGNIZED WHERE HIS
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:50.030
  • STRENGTH, HIS FAVOR, HIS
  • 00:13:50.030 --> 00:13:52.010
  • ABILITY CAME FROM.
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.000
  • AND SOMETIMES, WE ASSUME IF
  • 00:13:53.180 --> 00:13:56.180
  • THERE'S AN OBSTACLE, THERE'S
  • 00:13:56.180 --> 00:13:58.130
  • SOMETHING TRYING TO STOP US,
  • 00:13:58.130 --> 00:13:59.270
  • THERE'S NO QUESTION GET IN
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:01.250
  • THERE AND GO TO BATTLE, GOD
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:03.010
  • IS ON OUR SIDE.
  • 00:14:03.010 --> 00:14:04.200
  • BUT A WISER APPROACH IS TO
  • 00:14:04.200 --> 00:14:07.020
  • SAY, "GOD, WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?
  • 00:14:07.070 --> 00:14:10.070
  • HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO RESPOND
  • 00:14:10.070 --> 00:14:11.290
  • TO THIS OPPOSITION?
  • 00:14:11.290 --> 00:14:13.130
  • SHALL I ATTACK, OR SHALL I BE
  • 00:14:13.130 --> 00:14:15.250
  • STILL AND LET YOU FIGHT FOR
  • 00:14:15.250 --> 00:14:17.200
  • ME?
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:18.120
  • IF I GO IN, GOD, ARE YOU
  • 00:14:18.120 --> 00:14:19.280
  • GOING TO GO WITH ME?"
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:21.210
  • WE'VE ALL FOUGHT BATTLES
  • 00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:23.120
  • WHERE WE DIDN'T COME OUT THE
  • 00:14:23.120 --> 00:14:24.210
  • WAY WE THOUGHT.
  • 00:14:24.210 --> 00:14:26.030
  • MAYBE IT WAS BECAUSE WE
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:27.280
  • DIDN'T INQUIRE OF THE LORD.
  • 00:14:27.280 --> 00:14:30.080
  • LORD SAID TO DAVID, 'GO, FOR
  • 00:14:32.220 --> 00:14:35.020
  • I WILL SURELY HAND THE
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:36.210
  • PHILISTINES OVER TO YOU.'"
  • 00:14:36.210 --> 00:14:38.000
  • DIRECTION, ONCE HE KNEW HE
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:41.210
  • HAD GOD'S BLESSING, HE WENT
  • 00:14:41.210 --> 00:14:43.110
  • DOWN THERE AND DEFEATED THE
  • 00:14:43.110 --> 00:14:45.050
  • PHILISTINES.
  • 00:14:45.050 --> 00:14:46.210
  • BUT IF WE WOULD DO LIKE DAVID
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:48.250
  • AND INQUIRE OF THE LORD
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:51.050
  • BEFORE WE GET INTO CONFLICT,
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:53.060
  • BEFORE WE MAKE BIG DECISIONS,
  • 00:14:53.060 --> 00:14:55.000
  • GO TO GOD FOR DAILY
  • 00:14:55.000 --> 00:14:56.270
  • DIRECTION, FOR DAILY MANNA,
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:59.130
  • IT WOULD SAVE US A LOT OF
  • 00:14:59.130 --> 00:15:00.280
  • HEARTACHE AND PAIN.
  • 00:15:00.280 --> 00:15:02.220
  • I'VE LEARNED WHAT GOD ORDERS,
  • 00:15:02.220 --> 00:15:05.120
  • HE WILL PAY FOR.
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:07.050
  • BUT GOD IS NOT OBLIGATED TO
  • 00:15:07.050 --> 00:15:09.030
  • BRING VICTORY TO BATTLES THAT
  • 00:15:09.030 --> 00:15:11.120
  • WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN.
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:12.160
  • AND YES, GOD IS MERCIFUL.
  • 00:15:12.160 --> 00:15:14.160
  • YES, HE'LL HELP US.
  • 00:15:14.160 --> 00:15:15.250
  • BUT IT'S MUCH BETTER TO
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:17.180
  • INQUIRE OF THE LORD BEFORE
  • 00:15:17.180 --> 00:15:20.180
  • YOU MAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS.
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:22.270
  • A FEW MONTHS LATER, THE
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:24.050
  • PHILISTINES CAME BACK TO THE
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:25.280
  • SAME VALLEY TO ATTACK DAVID
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:28.130
  • AGAIN.
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:29.180
  • DAVID COULD HAVE THOUGHT,
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:30.260
  • "THIS IS A NO-BRAINER.
  • 00:15:30.260 --> 00:15:32.130
  • I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO PRAY
  • 00:15:32.130 --> 00:15:33.160
  • ABOUT IT THIS TIME.
  • 00:15:33.160 --> 00:15:34.100
  • I KNOW WHAT TO DO, GO DOWN
  • 00:15:34.100 --> 00:15:35.250
  • THERE AND ATTACK."
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:37.170
  • BUT DAVID REALIZED HE
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:39.110
  • COULDN'T LIVE OFF OF
  • 00:15:39.110 --> 00:15:40.180
  • YESTERDAY'S MANNA.
  • 00:15:40.180 --> 00:15:42.080
  • HE KNEW YESTERDAY'S
  • 00:15:42.080 --> 00:15:43.180
  • INFORMATION MAY NOT BE
  • 00:15:43.180 --> 00:15:45.240
  • APPROPRIATE FOR TODAY'S
  • 00:15:45.240 --> 00:15:47.110
  • CHALLENGE.
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:48.010
  • AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS DAVID
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:50.190
  • INQUIRED OF THE LORD AGAIN,
  • 00:15:50.190 --> 00:15:52.230
  • AND THE LORD SAID, "DO NOT
  • 00:15:52.230 --> 00:15:55.170
  • ATTACK THEM."
  • 00:15:55.170 --> 00:15:57.030
  • SAME VALLEY, SAME ENEMY, BUT
  • 00:15:57.030 --> 00:15:59.250
  • GOD SAID, "THIS TIME, I'M
  • 00:15:59.250 --> 00:16:01.180
  • GOING TO DO IT A DIFFERENT
  • 00:16:01.180 --> 00:16:02.160
  • WAY.
  • 00:16:02.160 --> 00:16:03.140
  • I DON'T WANT YOU TO GO DOWN
  • 00:16:03.140 --> 00:16:04.180
  • AND ATTACK.
  • 00:16:04.180 --> 00:16:05.140
  • I WANT YOU TO CIRCLE AROUND
  • 00:16:05.140 --> 00:16:07.020
  • THEM."
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:07.210
  • HE WENT ON TO TELL THEM WHEN
  • 00:16:07.210 --> 00:16:09.220
  • THEY HEARD THE SOUND OF
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:11.010
  • RUSTLING IN THE MULBERRY
  • 00:16:11.010 --> 00:16:12.170
  • TREES, THAT WAS A SIGN THAT
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:14.170
  • HE HAD GONE BEFORE THEM TO
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:16.080
  • DEFEAT THEIR ENEMIES.
  • 00:16:16.080 --> 00:16:17.240
  • THEN THEY WERE TO GO IN AT
  • 00:16:17.240 --> 00:16:19.020
  • ONCE.
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:20.030
  • BUT IF DAVID HAD NOT INQUIRED
  • 00:16:20.030 --> 00:16:22.090
  • OF THE LORD, HE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:16:22.090 --> 00:16:23.230
  • DONE IT THE FIRST WAY.
  • 00:16:23.230 --> 00:16:25.050
  • THAT'S COMMON SENSE.
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:26.030
  • HEY, IT WORKED LAST TIME.
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:27.120
  • I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO WORK
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:28.080
  • THIS TIME.
  • 00:16:28.080 --> 00:16:29.070
  • BUT GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:31.030
  • WAYS.
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:32.050
  • HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GET
  • 00:16:32.050 --> 00:16:33.110
  • HOOKED ON A FORMULA.
  • 00:16:33.110 --> 00:16:35.010
  • HE WANTS YOU TO BE HOOKED ON
  • 00:16:35.010 --> 00:16:36.160
  • HIM.
  • 00:16:36.160 --> 00:16:37.210
  • WHEN YOU DEVELOP THIS HABIT
  • 00:16:37.210 --> 00:16:39.180
  • OF GOING TO GOD FOR YOUR
  • 00:16:39.180 --> 00:16:41.010
  • DAILY BREAD, DAILY DIRECTION,
  • 00:16:41.010 --> 00:16:44.000
  • SAYING, "GOD, HOW DO YOU WANT
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:45.170
  • ME TO RESPOND?
  • 00:16:45.170 --> 00:16:46.280
  • HOW SHOULD I DEAL WITH THIS
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:48.040
  • SITUATION IN MY HEALTH, MY
  • 00:16:48.040 --> 00:16:49.270
  • FINANCES?
  • 00:16:49.270 --> 00:16:50.160
  • GOD, GIVE ME YOUR WISDOM,
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:52.120
  • YOUR INSIGHT, YOUR FAVOR,"
  • 00:16:52.120 --> 00:16:54.140
  • THAT'S HOW GOD WILL LEAD YOU
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:56.070
  • DOWN THE BEST PATH FOR YOUR
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:16:57.160
  • LIFE.
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:16:58.200
  • IN MY EARLY 20S, THERE WAS
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:00.170
  • THIS COUPLE I KNEW THAT I
  • 00:17:00.170 --> 00:17:01.260
  • REALLY LIKED, AND I WENT
  • 00:17:01.260 --> 00:17:03.210
  • OVERBOARD TO BE GOOD TO THEM.
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:05.100
  • AND THEY WERE KIND OF
  • 00:17:05.100 --> 00:17:06.260
  • FRIENDLY TO ME, BUT IT WAS
  • 00:17:06.260 --> 00:17:08.080
  • ALWAYS LIKE I WASN'T DOING
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:09.230
  • ENOUGH.
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:10.270
  • MY NATURE WAS TO DO MORE.
  • 00:17:10.270 --> 00:17:12.220
  • I SHOWED THEM FAVOR.
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:14.000
  • AND WHEN THEY, SEVERAL YEARS
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:15.270
  • LATER, MOVED TO A DIFFERENT
  • 00:17:15.270 --> 00:17:17.000
  • CITY, I GAVE THEM MONEY FOR
  • 00:17:17.000 --> 00:17:18.200
  • THEIR MOVING COST, HELPED
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:20.070
  • THEM PACK UP THEIR HOUSE.
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:21.210
  • AND I KNEW DOWN IN HERE
  • 00:17:21.210 --> 00:17:23.060
  • THAT'S WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:24.180
  • BE DOING, TAKING THE HIGH
  • 00:17:24.180 --> 00:17:26.000
  • ROAD, GOING THE EXTRA MILE.
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:27.150
  • BELIEVED THAT GOD BLESSED ME
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:30.220
  • FOR IT.
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:31.150
  • BUT A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER
  • 00:17:31.150 --> 00:17:33.050
  • THEY HAD MOVED, I RECEIVED
  • 00:17:33.050 --> 00:17:35.000
  • WORD FROM A FRIEND OF MINE
  • 00:17:35.000 --> 00:17:36.240
  • THAT THEY WERE UPSET WITH ME
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:38.240
  • BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T THINK I'D
  • 00:17:38.240 --> 00:17:40.080
  • HELPED THEM ENOUGH.
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:41.030
  • AND HERE I'D HELPED THEM MORE
  • 00:17:41.030 --> 00:17:43.070
  • THAN I'D HELPED ANYBODY.
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:44.270
  • AND BACK THEN, THAT REALLY
  • 00:17:44.270 --> 00:17:46.130
  • EVERYBODY TO LIKE ME.
  • 00:17:48.150 --> 00:17:49.150
  • AND I WAS TEMPTED TO GO AND
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:51.120
  • TRY TO DO MORE, AND TRY TO
  • 00:17:51.120 --> 00:17:52.200
  • MAKE IT UP TO THEM.
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:54.080
  • BUT WHEN I PRAYED ABOUT IT,
  • 00:17:54.080 --> 00:17:56.020
  • WHEN I ASKED GOD FOR DAILY
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:57.130
  • DIRECTION, I HEARD IT SO
  • 00:17:57.130 --> 00:17:59.120
  • STRONGLY, NOT OUT LOUD, BUT
  • 00:17:59.120 --> 00:18:01.210
  • DOWN IN HERE, SOMETHING SAID,
  • 00:18:01.210 --> 00:18:03.070
  • "JOEL, LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  • 00:18:03.070 --> 00:18:05.160
  • THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO BE
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:06.160
  • FOR YOU."
  • 00:18:06.160 --> 00:18:07.190
  • SAME BATTLE, SAME PEOPLE, BUT
  • 00:18:07.190 --> 00:18:09.280
  • DIFFERENT APPROACH.
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:11.150
  • IF I HADN'T HAVE LEARNED WHAT
  • 00:18:11.150 --> 00:18:13.130
  • I'M TELLING YOU TODAY, TO GET
  • 00:18:13.130 --> 00:18:15.080
  • DAILY DIRECTION, THEN I WOULD
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:17.170
  • STILL BE FRUSTRATED, TRYING
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:19.200
  • TO CONVINCE SOMEBODY TO LIKE
  • 00:18:19.200 --> 00:18:21.030
  • ME THAT WAS NEVER GOING TO
  • 00:18:21.030 --> 00:18:22.160
  • LIKE ME.
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:23.210
  • ARE YOU FIGHTING BATTLES THAT
  • 00:18:23.210 --> 00:18:25.140
  • YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO FIGHT?
  • 00:18:25.140 --> 00:18:27.120
  • IF GOD HASN'T GIVEN YOU
  • 00:18:27.120 --> 00:18:28.190
  • PERMISSION, THEN YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:18:28.190 --> 00:18:30.100
  • TO DO IT IN YOUR OWN
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:31.090
  • STRENGTH, YOUR OWN ABILITY.
  • 00:18:31.090 --> 00:18:33.160
  • IT WILL BE A CONSTANT
  • 00:18:33.160 --> 00:18:34.190
  • STRUGGLE.
  • 00:18:34.190 --> 00:18:35.160
  • THERE'S NO GRACE FOR IT.
  • 00:18:35.160 --> 00:18:37.110
  • AND JUST BECAUSE IT WAS RIGHT
  • 00:18:37.110 --> 00:18:38.220
  • LAST TIME DOESN'T MEAN THAT
  • 00:18:38.220 --> 00:18:41.020
  • IT'S RIGHT THIS TIME.
  • 00:18:41.020 --> 00:18:41.280
  • AND LIKE DAVID, YOU MAY BE
  • 00:18:41.280 --> 00:18:43.280
  • SKILLED IN BATTLE.
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:45.130
  • YOU'RE TOUGH.
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:46.110
  • YOU CAN TAKE ON THE BEST OF
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:47.170
  • THEM.
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:48.120
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO CHECK IN WITH
  • 00:18:48.120 --> 00:18:49.180
  • HEADQUARTERS.
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:50.230
  • YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR
  • 00:18:50.230 --> 00:18:51.170
  • ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:18:51.170 --> 00:18:52.120
  • "GOD, AM I SUPPOSED TO FIGHT
  • 00:18:52.120 --> 00:18:54.020
  • THIS BATTLE?
  • 00:18:54.020 --> 00:18:55.030
  • SHOW ME THE RIGHT STEPS TO
  • 00:18:55.030 --> 00:18:56.200
  • TAKE."
  • 00:18:56.200 --> 00:18:57.240
  • THEN LISTEN TO WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:18:59.170
  • FEELING DOWN IN HERE.
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:01.100
  • NOT IN YOUR HEAD, BUT IN YOUR
  • 00:19:01.100 --> 00:19:03.010
  • HEART.
  • 00:19:03.010 --> 00:19:03.280
  • THE SCRIPTURE CALLS IT THE
  • 00:19:03.280 --> 00:19:05.020
  • STILL, SMALL VOICE.
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:07.060
  • IT'S AN IMPRESSION.
  • 00:19:07.060 --> 00:19:08.190
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT, YOU
  • 00:19:08.190 --> 00:19:10.000
  • JUST KNOW THIS IS WHAT I'M
  • 00:19:10.000 --> 00:19:11.170
  • SUPPOSED TO DO.
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:12.230
  • THAT'S GOD GIVING YOU DAILY
  • 00:19:12.230 --> 00:19:14.190
  • DIRECTION.
  • 00:19:14.190 --> 00:19:16.090
  • THIS IS WHERE JOSHUA AND THE
  • 00:19:16.090 --> 00:19:17.260
  • THEY HAD JUST SEEN THE WALLS
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:21.020
  • OF JERICHO COME DOWN, A GREAT
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:22.250
  • MIRACLE.
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:23.230
  • THEY'D DEFEATED OTHER ARMIES
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:25.030
  • ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:19:25.030 --> 00:19:26.100
  • GOD'S FAVOR WAS ON THEM, BUT
  • 00:19:26.100 --> 00:19:28.140
  • THERE WAS A GROUP OF PEOPLE
  • 00:19:28.140 --> 00:19:29.290
  • CALLED THE GIBEONITES.
  • 00:19:29.290 --> 00:19:31.210
  • THEY LIVED ABOUT TWO CITIES
  • 00:19:31.210 --> 00:19:33.210
  • OVER FROM WHERE JOSHUA AND
  • 00:19:33.210 --> 00:19:35.230
  • THE ISRAELITES WERE CAMPED.
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:37.010
  • POWERFUL AND SUCCESSFUL THE
  • 00:19:39.070 --> 00:19:41.010
  • ISRAELITES WERE, THEY KNEW
  • 00:19:41.010 --> 00:19:42.090
  • THEY COULDN'T COMPETE WITH
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:44.140
  • THEM, AND THEY TOO WERE GOING
  • 00:19:44.140 --> 00:19:46.190
  • TO BE DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR
  • 00:19:46.190 --> 00:19:47.270
  • LAND.
  • 00:19:47.270 --> 00:19:49.020
  • SO, THEY CAME UP WITH A PLAN
  • 00:19:49.020 --> 00:19:50.290
  • TO TRY TO DECEIVE JOSHUA.
  • 00:19:50.290 --> 00:19:53.140
  • THEY LOADED THEIR DONKEYS UP
  • 00:19:53.140 --> 00:19:55.070
  • WITH OLD, RUNDOWN, WORN OUT
  • 00:19:55.070 --> 00:19:58.000
  • SACKS.
  • 00:19:58.000 --> 00:19:59.060
  • THEY PUT ON CLOTHES THAT HAD
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:20:00.160
  • HOLES IN THEM, SANDALS THAT
  • 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:02.190
  • WERE FALLING APART.
  • 00:20:02.190 --> 00:20:04.060
  • THEY LEFT FOOD OUT ON PURPOSE
  • 00:20:04.060 --> 00:20:06.190
  • SO THAT IT WOULD BE OLD, AND
  • 00:20:06.190 --> 00:20:08.090
  • MOLDY, AND STALE.
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:10.020
  • THEY DID THIS TO MAKE IT SEEM
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:12.000
  • LIKE THEY HAD TRAVELED A
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:13.220
  • GREAT DISTANCE.
  • 00:20:13.220 --> 00:20:14.230
  • AND THEY SHOWED UP AT
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:16.100
  • JOSHUA'S CAMP, SAID, "JOSHUA,
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:19.060
  • WE'VE COME FROM A FAR, FAR
  • 00:20:19.060 --> 00:20:21.010
  • LAND.
  • 00:20:21.010 --> 00:20:22.030
  • WE'VE TRAVELED FOR MONTHS AND
  • 00:20:22.030 --> 00:20:23.180
  • MONTHS.
  • 00:20:23.180 --> 00:20:24.070
  • WE'RE TIRED, WE'RE HUNGRY.
  • 00:20:24.070 --> 00:20:26.030
  • PLEASE, JOSHUA, MAKE A PEACE
  • 00:20:26.030 --> 00:20:28.100
  • TREATY WITH US.
  • 00:20:28.100 --> 00:20:29.260
  • LET US LIVE HERE.
  • 00:20:29.260 --> 00:20:30.270
  • WE PROMISE WE'LL WORK FOR
  • 00:20:30.270 --> 00:20:32.160
  • YOU."
  • 00:20:32.160 --> 00:20:33.190
  • JOSHUA SAID, IN EFFECT, "HOW
  • 00:20:33.190 --> 00:20:35.210
  • DO I KNOW YOU'RE NOT FROM ONE
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:37.230
  • OF THESE NEIGHBORING CITIES
  • 00:20:37.230 --> 00:20:39.060
  • I'M ABOUT TO CONQUER?
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:40.210
  • HOW CAN I BE SURE YOU DON'T
  • 00:20:40.210 --> 00:20:42.100
  • LIVE CLOSE BY?"
  • 00:20:42.100 --> 00:20:43.280
  • THEY SAID, "JOSHUA, LOOK AT
  • 00:20:43.280 --> 00:20:45.060
  • THIS BREAD.
  • 00:20:45.060 --> 00:20:46.140
  • IT WAS FRESHLY BAKED WHEN WE
  • 00:20:46.140 --> 00:20:48.020
  • LEFT HOME.
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:49.040
  • NOW, IT'S OLD AND MOLDY.
  • 00:20:49.040 --> 00:20:51.000
  • LOOK AT THESE CLOTHES.
  • 00:20:51.000 --> 00:20:52.070
  • THEY WERE DRY CLEANED BEFORE
  • 00:20:52.070 --> 00:20:53.170
  • WE LEFT.
  • 00:20:53.170 --> 00:20:54.210
  • THIS SHIRT HAD STARCH IN IT.
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:20:56.000
  • LOOK AT IT NOW."
  • 00:20:56.000 --> 00:20:57.120
  • JOSHUA SAID, "LET ME SEE THAT
  • 00:20:57.120 --> 00:20:58.160
  • BREAD."
  • 00:20:58.160 --> 00:20:59.070
  • HE LOOKED AT IT, IT WAS OLD,
  • 00:20:59.070 --> 00:21:00.190
  • SMELLED BADLY.
  • 00:21:00.190 --> 00:21:01.220
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:04.020
  • ISRAELITES EXAMINED THEIR
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:06.020
  • BREAD, BUT THEY DID NOT
  • 00:21:06.020 --> 00:21:08.030
  • CONSULT WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:21:08.030 --> 00:21:10.100
  • IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE
  • 00:21:10.100 --> 00:21:11.040
  • TELLING THE TRUTH.
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:12.170
  • EVERYTHING ON THE SURFACE
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:13.290
  • SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE
  • 00:21:13.290 --> 00:21:14.250
  • STRAIGHT UP PEOPLE.
  • 00:21:14.250 --> 00:21:16.110
  • SO, JOSHUA SIGNED A PEACE
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:18.120
  • TREATY WITH THEM, SAYING,
  • 00:21:18.120 --> 00:21:20.050
  • "FINE, YOU CAN LIVE HERE.
  • 00:21:20.050 --> 00:21:21.210
  • DON'T WORRY, WE'LL NEVER HURT
  • 00:21:21.210 --> 00:21:23.090
  • YOU."
  • 00:21:23.090 --> 00:21:24.120
  • THREE DAYS LATER, THE TRUTH
  • 00:21:24.120 --> 00:21:25.290
  • CAME OUT.
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:27.020
  • JOSHUA DISCOVERED THEY
  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:28.210
  • WEREN'T WHO THEY SAID THEY
  • 00:21:28.210 --> 00:21:30.040
  • WERE.
  • 00:21:30.040 --> 00:21:31.040
  • THEY WERE FROM A CITY JUST A
  • 00:21:31.040 --> 00:21:32.230
  • COUPLE OF TOWNS OVER.
  • 00:21:32.230 --> 00:21:34.200
  • THE ISRAELITE PEOPLE WERE
  • 00:21:34.200 --> 00:21:36.000
  • FURIOUS.
  • 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:36.270
  • THEY WERE READY TO WIPE THEM
  • 00:21:36.270 --> 00:21:38.030
  • OUT, LET THEM HAVE IT.
  • 00:21:38.030 --> 00:21:39.240
  • JOSHUA SAID, "NO, DON'T TOUCH
  • 00:21:39.240 --> 00:21:41.170
  • THEM.
  • 00:21:41.170 --> 00:21:42.130
  • WE GAVE THEM OUR WORD.
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:44.040
  • IF WE BREAK OUR AGREEMENT,
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:45.210
  • GOD WILL COME AGAINST US."
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:47.240
  • IT WAS A BIG HEADACHE.
  • 00:21:47.240 --> 00:21:49.130
  • IT ALL COULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:50.080
  • AVOIDED.
  • 00:21:50.080 --> 00:21:51.050
  • THE WHOLE PROBLEM WAS THEY
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:53.050
  • DID NOT CONSULT WITH THE
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:21:54.240
  • LORD.
  • 00:21:54.240 --> 00:21:55.250
  • THEY JUST LOOKED AT IT ON THE
  • 00:21:55.250 --> 00:21:57.050
  • SURFACE.
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:21:58.080
  • EVERYTHING SEEMED FINE.
  • 00:21:58.080 --> 00:22:00.170
  • BUT GOD CAN SEE THINGS THAT
  • 00:22:00.170 --> 00:22:02.120
  • WE CAN'T SEE.
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  • THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO GO TO
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  • HIM BEFORE YOU GET INVOLVED
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  • WITH PEOPLE, BEFORE YOU SIGN
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  • THE CONTRACT, BEFORE YOU PUT
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  • THE MONEY DOWN.
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  • DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND
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  • CONSULT WITH THE LORD BECAUSE
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  • PEOPLE ARE NOT ALWAYS WHO
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  • THEY SAY THEY ARE.
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  • THEY CAN SHOW YOU ONE SIDE,
  • 00:22:21.000 --> 00:22:22.270
  • THE SIDE THEY WANT YOU TO
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:23.260
  • SEE, BUT GOD CAN SEE THE
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  • WHOLE PACKAGE.
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  • AND YOU CAN'T GET SO CAUGHT
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  • UP IN HOW FINE SHE IS, HOW
  • 00:22:29.100 --> 00:22:31.290
  • BEAUTIFUL SHE LOOKS.
  • 00:22:31.290 --> 00:22:33.180
  • "BUT JOEL, HE'S TALL, DARK,
  • 00:22:33.180 --> 00:22:35.100
  • HANDSOME, AND RICH.
  • 00:22:35.100 --> 00:22:37.130
  • I DON'T HAVE TO CONSULT WITH
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:38.190
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:22:38.190 --> 00:22:39.080
  • THE LORD JUST ANSWERED MY
  • 00:22:39.080 --> 00:22:40.090
  • YOU BETTER STEP BACK, JOSHUA.
  • 00:22:42.170 --> 00:22:44.160
  • YOU MAY END UP WITH SOMEBODY
  • 00:22:44.160 --> 00:22:46.070
  • THAT'S NOT WHO YOU THINK THEY
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:47.170
  • ARE.
  • 00:22:47.170 --> 00:22:49.060
  • IF YOU'RE MARRIED, DON'T SAY
  • 00:22:49.060 --> 00:22:50.060
  • AMEN NOW.
  • 00:22:50.060 --> 00:22:50.250
  • THERE WERE 2 YOUNG LADIES IN
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  • THEIR EARLY 20S, THEY HAD
  • 00:22:53.270 --> 00:22:55.140
  • TRAVELED FROM THEIR HOME IN
  • 00:22:55.140 --> 00:22:56.220
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DOWN TO
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  • TIJUANA, MEXICO TO GO
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  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR THE
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  • DAY.
  • 00:23:01.280 --> 00:23:02.220
  • WHEN THEY RETURNED TO THEIR
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  • LIKE A LITTLE PUPPY.
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:07.110
  • LOOKED JUST LIKE A LITTLE
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  • CHIHUAHUA.
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:09.270
  • IT WAS SQUIRMING THERE IN THE
  • 00:23:09.270 --> 00:23:11.130
  • GUTTER, AND THEY COULD TELL
  • 00:23:11.130 --> 00:23:13.030
  • IT WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN.
  • 00:23:13.030 --> 00:23:14.230
  • FEELING SORRY FOR IT, THEY
  • 00:23:14.230 --> 00:23:16.060
  • PICKED IT UP AND PUT IT IN
  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:17.180
  • THE TRUNK OF THEIR CAR.
  • 00:23:17.180 --> 00:23:19.060
  • THEY WERE GOING TO TAKE IT
  • 00:23:19.060 --> 00:23:20.030
  • HOME, AND DIDN'T WANT THE
  • 00:23:20.030 --> 00:23:21.020
  • BORDER PATROL TO SEE IT.
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:22.260
  • ONE OF THE GIRLS TOOK IT INTO
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  • HER APARTMENT, GAVE IT SOME
  • 00:23:24.150 --> 00:23:26.140
  • MILK, TRYING TO NURSE IT BACK
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:27.270
  • TO HEALTH.
  • 00:23:27.270 --> 00:23:28.190
  • SHE TRIED TO FEED IT, BUT IT
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:29.250
  • WOULDN'T EAT ANYTHING.
  • 00:23:29.250 --> 00:23:31.090
  • THAT NIGHT, SHE WRAPPED IT IN
  • 00:23:31.090 --> 00:23:32.190
  • A BLANKET AND PUT IT IN HER
  • 00:23:32.190 --> 00:23:34.030
  • BED WITH HER.
  • 00:23:34.030 --> 00:23:34.260
  • AND ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT,
  • 00:23:34.260 --> 00:23:36.080
  • THE NEXT MORNING, IT WAS
  • 00:23:38.080 --> 00:23:39.150
  • DOING WORSE THAN EVER.
  • 00:23:39.150 --> 00:23:41.000
  • SHE RUSHED IT TO THE
  • 00:23:41.000 --> 00:23:41.260
  • EMERGENCY ANIMAL CLINIC,
  • 00:23:41.260 --> 00:23:43.290
  • HANDED IT TO THE
  • 00:23:43.290 --> 00:23:44.200
  • VETERINARIAN, AND BEGAN TO
  • 00:23:44.200 --> 00:23:46.070
  • DESCRIBE THE SYMPTOMS.
  • 00:23:46.070 --> 00:23:47.290
  • THE DOCTOR STOPPED HER AND
  • 00:23:47.290 --> 00:23:49.030
  • SAID, "WHERE DID YOU GET THIS
  • 00:23:49.030 --> 00:23:50.210
  • ANIMAL?"
  • 00:23:50.210 --> 00:23:51.230
  • SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS IN
  • 00:23:51.230 --> 00:23:52.190
  • TROUBLE FOR BRINGING IT
  • 00:23:52.190 --> 00:23:53.230
  • ACROSS THE BORDER, AND SHE
  • 00:23:53.230 --> 00:23:55.050
  • FINALLY SAID, "WELL, DOCTOR,
  • 00:23:55.050 --> 00:23:56.190
  • LITTLE CHIHUAHUA IN THE
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:00.050
  • GUTTER IN TIJUANA."
  • 00:24:00.050 --> 00:24:02.000
  • HE SAID, "YOUNG LADY, THIS IS
  • 00:24:02.000 --> 00:24:03.140
  • NOT A CHIHUAHUA.
  • 00:24:03.140 --> 00:24:04.110
  • THIS IS A MEXICAN RIVER RAT."
  • 00:24:04.110 --> 00:24:06.030
  • EVERYTHING IS NOT WHAT IT
  • 00:24:07.290 --> 00:24:10.290
  • SEEMS.
  • 00:24:10.290 --> 00:24:12.160
  • YOU BETTER CONSULT WITH THE
  • 00:24:12.160 --> 00:24:13.230
  • LORD.
  • 00:24:13.230 --> 00:24:14.220
  • YOU DON'T WANT ANY RATS
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:15.200
  • LIVING IN YOUR HOUSE.
  • 00:24:15.200 --> 00:24:18.070
  • I'M ASKING YOU TODAY TO GO TO
  • 00:24:18.070 --> 00:24:21.010
  • GOD FOR DAILY DIRECTION.
  • 00:24:21.010 --> 00:24:23.100
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE THE
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:24.130
  • BEST DECISIONS IF YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:24:24.130 --> 00:24:26.120
  • CONSULTING WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:24:26.120 --> 00:24:28.020
  • DON'T DO LIKE JOSHUA, TRY TO
  • 00:24:28.020 --> 00:24:29.290
  • FIGURE IT OUT IN YOUR OWN
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:31.030
  • STRENGTH.
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:31.260
  • DO LIKE DAVID AND INQUIRE OF
  • 00:24:31.260 --> 00:24:34.050
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:34.290
  • REMEMBER, YESTERDAY'S MANNA
  • 00:24:34.290 --> 00:24:37.190
  • IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD FOR
  • 00:24:37.190 --> 00:24:38.250
  • TODAY.
  • 00:24:38.250 --> 00:24:39.250
  • IF YOU'LL DEVELOP THIS HABIT
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:41.120
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  • 00:24:41.120 --> 00:24:43.000
  • MANNA, I BELIEVE AND DECLARE
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:45.190
  • GOD IS GOING TO LEAD YOU DOWN
  • 00:24:45.190 --> 00:24:47.040
  • THE BEST PATH FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:48.280
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  • 00:24:48.280 --> 00:24:49.280
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  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:51.110
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