Hillsong TV // Another Side of Grace, Pt2 with Brian Houston

Hillsong TV // Another Side of Grace, Pt2 with Brian Houston


[MUSIC]>>IT’S EASY TO LIVE
ACCORDING TO THE CHANGE THAT WE MAY MAKE ONE DAY.
IT’S EASY TO DETERMINE THAT WHEN WE HAVE THE RESOURCE, THAT
WE WILL GIVE OR WHEN WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY WE WILL CHANGE.
DO YOU EVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POTENTIAL
OF WHAT YOU HAVE NOW? BECAUSE ITS POTENTIAL IS HUGE,
NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL RESOURCE;
I’M TALKING ABOUT TIME OR OPPORTUNITY OR ANYTHING.
IF WE DECIDE THAT WE’RE GONNA LIVE OUR LIVES
MAKING THE CHANGES WE NEED TO MAKE,
MAKING THE COMMITMENTS WE NEED TO MAKE
OUT OF WHAT WE DO HAVE, IT’S INCREDIBLE HOW IT CAN
OPEN UP OUR WORLD TO WHAT WE DO NOT YET HAVE.
THIS MESSAGE CAN INSPIRE YOU. SO I PRAY YOU STAY WITH US
AND YOU ENJOY IT AND RECEIVE IT.>>AND THE WHOLE FOUNDATION
OF WHAT PAUL WAS GIVING NOW AS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND WHAT
HE TOUCHES, THE PRICKLY PART, HE SAYS, “IT’S ACCEPTED
ACCORDING TO WHAT ONE HAS, AND NOT ACCORDING
TO WHAT THEY DO NOT HAVE.” DO YOU KNOW IT IS SO EASY TO
LIVE OUR LIVES WITH INTENT WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE?
I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE, I KNOW YOU’RE SAINTS,
IT’S SUNDAY, BUT I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE
HERE AT SOME POINT YOU’VE HAD A CONVERSATION,
YOU KNOW, SOMETIME BUT– AND YOU’VE HAD A CONVERSATION
AND WENT LIKE THIS, “WHAT WOULD YOU DO
WITH THE MONEY IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?”
AND THE ANSWER WOULD BE GENERALLY, GENERALLY,
I RECKON WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE FAIRLY SIMILAR;
IF YOU’RE A CHRISTIAN YOU’D SAY, “WELL, I’D GIVE A LOT TO GOD.
I’D LOOK AFTER EACH ONE OF MY FAMILY AND I’D PUT THE REST
IN THE BANK OR I’D INVEST IT.” THAT WOULD KIND OF BE HOW IT
WOULD GO FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. YOU KNOW, IT’S EASY TO HAVE
AN INTENT OUT OF WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE.
IT’S WHAT WE ACCEPT OUT OF WHAT WE DO HAVE THAT MATTERS.
I’VE GOT A FRIEND CALLED CASEY TREAT.
CASEY TREAT, HE WAS A GUY WHO NOW HE’S JUST A GREAT GUY
AND HE’S A PASTOR OF AN AMAZING CHURCH IN SEATTLE.
AND YOU KNOW CASEY, HE WAS A HOPELESS DRUG ADDICT.
AND HE FOUND HIMSELF IN JAIL LOTS OF TIMES, YOU KNOW,
OVERNIGHT HE’D BE BEHIND BARS. AND I’VE HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT
HOW, YOU KNOW, WHEN HE WAS IN JAIL, ONE THING
HE DIDN’T HAVE WAS FREEDOM. AND IN THAT POINT, OUT OF WHAT
HE DID NOT HAVE, HE WOULD SAY, “GOD, IF YOU GET ME OUT OF THIS
PLACE, I’LL SERVE YOU WITH MY WHOLE LIFE.”
HE WAS ABLE TO HAVE INTENT OUT OF WHAT HE DID NOT HAVE,
BUT THE POWER OF FREEDOM IS BASICALLY
BEING ABLE TO LIVE ACCEPTING WHAT WE NEED TO DO
ACCORDING TO WHAT WE DO HAVE. AND THAT MEANS LIVE YOUR LIFE
DIFFERENTLY, CHANGE. DOESN’T IT?
I HAVE A WIFE. I HAVE A–AND SHE’S A VERY,
VERY, VERY FINE WIFE… A VERY, VERY, VERY FINE WIFE.
WHEN I DID NOT HAVE A WIFE, BUT I MET MY WIFE,
OH, I’LL NEVER FORGET. I MET HER ON THE BEACH.
WHEN I MET HER ON THE BEACH, IT WAS JUST RANDOM, REALLY RANDOM.
SHE WAS WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE. I WAS WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE.
SOME OF THE PEOPLE SHE KNEW, KNEW SOME OF THE PEOPLE
THAT I KNEW. AND THE MOMENT I SAW HER,
LITERALLY IT WAS 1 O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON AND HAWAIIAN MUSIC
STARTED TO PLAY AND SHIMMERING STARS APPEARED IN THE SKY.
AND IT WAS JUST AN AMAZING MOMENT.
AND WHEN I DID NOT HAVE A WIFE, I’VE GOTTA TELL YOU,
I WAS FULL OF INTENT. I ACCEPTED ALL SORTS OF THINGS
ACCORDING TO WHAT I DID NOT HAVE.
AND THE DAY I STARTED HAVING A WIFE, IT STARTED LIKE THIS.
IT SAYS, “I BRIAN HOUSTON, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS
CALLED US TO BE JOINED TOGETHER AND BECAUSE I LOVE YOU,
ASK YOU, BOBBIE MCDONALD, TO BECOME MY WIFE.
BEFORE GOD AND IN THE COMPANY OF THESE PEOPLE, I PROMISE TO BE
A FAITHFUL HUSBAND TO HONOR, CHERISH, COMFORT AND SUSTAIN YOU
THROUGH ALL OF LIFE’S SORROWS, BURDENS AND JOYS.
AND WITH GOD’S HELP, I PROMISE TO LOVE YOU EVEN AS CHRIST LOVED
THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR HER UNTIL THE LORD RETURNS.”
WHEN WE GET TO KISSING THE BRIDE PART, MMM, IT WENT
SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND THEN, THEN,
BOBBIE, MY WIFE SAYS, “I, BOBBIE MCDONALD…
BECAUSE I KNOW GOD HAS CALLED US TO BE JOINED TOGETHER.”
HER VOICE DROPPED. “AND BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, WILL
GLADLY, HMM, BECOME YOUR WIFE.” YOU KNOW, WHEN I DIDN’T HAVE
A WIFE, I WAS FULL OF INTENT. NOW I’VE HAD A WIFE AND NOT ONLY
A WIFE, THE SAME WIFE FOR 35 YEARS IN FEBRUARY.
SHE’S STILL A VERY, VERY, VERY FINE WIFE.
BUT HERE’S THE THING ABOUT ME AND MY VERY, VERY FINE WIFE,
JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, 35 YEARS IS QUITE A LONG TIME.
THERE’S BEEN SOME CHALLENGE. THERE’S BEEN SOME–OH, WE’VE
HAD SOME BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS. WE HAD A HONEYMOON
AND IT WAS ONLY 2 WEEKS, BUT HEY, THERE’VE BEEN
A FEW OTHER HONEYMOONS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL.
I MEAN, WE’VE HAD SOME AWESOME TIMES.
WE’VE HAD SOME TOUGH TIMES AND FOR ME TO ACCEPT
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A HUSBAND AND PROMISE TO BE
A FAITHFUL HUSBAND ACCORDING TO WHAT I DO NOT HAVE IS ONE THING.
BUT NOW I HAVE TO LIVE ACCORDING TO–
“IF THERE IS FIRST A WILLING MIND, IT IS ACCEPTED
ACCORDING TO WHAT ONE HAS, AND NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT
THEY DO NOT HAVE.” SO NOW I HAVE TO KEEP ON, OUT OF
WHAT I DO HAVE, IN THE REALITIES OF EVERYDAY LIFE,
ACCEPT WHAT IT MEANS ACCORDING–FIRST A WILLING
MIND THAT IS ACCEPTED ACCORDING TO WHAT ONE HAS, NOT ACCORDING
TO WHAT THEY DO NOT HAVE. AND IF I SUDDENLY, OUT OF WHAT
I DO HAVE, CHANGE WHAT I INTEND THEN ACCORDING IS NOT GONNA BE
THE SPIRIT OF OUR MARRIAGE. DISCORD’S GONNA BE MORE LIKE IT.
IT’S JUST TRUE. SOME PEOPLE HERE KNOW WHAT
ESTRANGEMENT MEANS. YOU KNOW WHAT ESTRANGEMENT MEANS
BECAUSE OF SOMEONE WHO ONCE, WHATEVER INTENT WAS THERE,
YOU’RE LIVING NOW, COMPLETELY STRANGERS
TO WHAT IT WAS BACK THEN. AND LIFE MOVES ON
AND I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THAT. YOU KNOW, THE REALITY IS THAT
SOMETIMES WE CAN LIVE OUR LIVES WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE,
FULL OF INTENT, AND THEN LATER ON WE BECOME STRANGERS
TO THE WAY IT WAS AT FIRST. AND IF WE ACCEPT–DON’T FORGET
THE SUBJECT IS GENEROSITY. THAT’S WHAT
PAUL’S SPEAKING ABOUT HERE. AND THE SUBJECT IS GIVING.
AND PAUL’S SAYING IT’S NO GOOD JUST HAVING INTENT
OUT OF WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE. IT’S GOTTA BE ACCEPTED
OUT OF WHAT WE DO HAVE. YOU KNOW, NEXT YEAR IT’S JUST
A FACT, IT’S A FACT BECAUSE IT WILL BE BASED ON PRETTY WELL
EVERY YEAR THAT LITTLE PUPPIES GO TO PUPPY HEAVEN,
CARE OF WHOEVER DOES THAT, THE RSPCA OR THE DOG POUND.
YOU KNOW, THE IDEA OF HAVING A PUPPY, A WARM, SNUGLY PUPPY
AND WATERING THE PUPPY EVERY DAY AND FEEDING THE PUPPY
AND HAVING A PUPPY. YOU’RE GONNA TRAIN YOUR PUPPY.
YOUR PUPPY’S GONNA BE THE BEST PUPPY.
IT’LL SIT WHEN YOU TELL IT TO SIT.
IT WILL LIE DOWN AND ROLL OVER WHEN YOU TELL IT
TO DO ALL OF THAT. HE’LL EVEN NOT CROSS THE ROAD
WITHOUT JUST STOPPING AT THE CURB AND LOOKING AT YOU
AND GETTING PERMISSION. YOUR PUPPY ‘CAUSE YOU’RE
GONNA TRAIN AND DISCIPLINE YOUR POPPY–PUPPY–SORRY.
AND, YOU KNOW, ONCE YOU’VE GOT A PUPPY, BELIEVE ME, ALL OF
A SUDDEN NOW YOU’VE GOTTA ACCEPT YOU’RE GONNA HAVE THE SAME
INTENT OUT OF WHAT YOU DO HAVE. AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PUPPY
STARTS PEEING ON THE BRAND-NEW CARPET AND WHEN YOUR PUPPY KEEPS
GETTING UP ON YOUR NEW CLOTHES AND WHEN YOUR PUPPY STARTS
CHEWING ON THE LOUNGE AND YOUR PUPPY STARTS DOING THINGS
YOU DIDN’T EXPECT. YOU HAVE TO LIVE ACCORDING TO
WHAT YOU HAVE AND NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU DID NOT HAVE.
AS A FATHER, YOU KNOW, WHEN MY WIFE WAS PREGNANT
FOR THE FIRST TIME, I DIDN’T YET HAVE CHILDREN.
AND OH, I’VE GOTTA TELL YOU, ACCORDING TO
WHAT I DID NOT HAVE, I WAS GONNA BE THE BEST DAD.
I WAS GONNA BE THE BEST DAD TO EVER LIVE.
MAN, I WAS GONNA BE THIS KIND OF DAD AND THAT KIND OF DAD
AND I WAS GONNA BE– NOW I’VE BEEN A DAD FOR 32 YEARS
AND I’M A GRANDDAD. AND NOW I HAVE TO KEEP LIVING
ACCORDING TO WHAT I HAVE AND NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT I DO NOT HAVE.
YOU CAN’T SERVE GOD OUT OF WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE.
YOU CAN ONLY SERVE GOD OUT OF WHAT YOU DO HAVE.
AND IT’S NO COINCIDENCE THAT WHAT WE HAVE IS A VERY
PRICKLY AND A SENSITIVE SUBJECT BECAUSE EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
ABOUT POTENTIAL COMES OUT OF WHAT WE HAVE.
AND YOU KNOW, ANY CHURCH BODY, WHETHER IT’S OUR CHURCH, WHICH
IS A RELATIVELY LARGE CHURCH, OR A SMALLER CHURCH HAS SO MUCH.
I MEAN, IF YOU JUST THINK ABOUT THE HUMAN RESOURCE, THERE’S
A CRAZY FIGURE, SOMETHING LIKE 8,000 PEOPLE A WEEK IN OUR
CHURCH VOLUNTEER IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER, JUST A HUMAN RESOURCE.
THE WORLD ENVIES IT. THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE COMBINED KNOWLEDGE IN THIS ROOM?
THE GIFTS AND THE TALENTS? WE RECENTLY RECORDED
ANOTHER LIVE WORSHIP ALBUM. IT WAS AMAZING AND
YOU’VE GOT THE RICHEST TALENT. YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE WHO, YOU KNOW,
IN THEIR OWN RIGHT GOD’S USED THEM IN A WAY THAT’S GLOBAL AND
INTERNATIONAL AND THEY ONLY GET TO LEAD ONE SONG, NOT JUST ONE
PERSON, BUT NUMBERS OF PEOPLE. THEY ONLY GET TO LEAD ONE SONG
BECAUSE THE RICHES OF WHAT WE HAVE.
THERE’S OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE EQUAL GIFT AND TALENT.
SOME OF THOSE ARE ON THE PLATFORM.
THEY NEVER EVEN GOT UP THERE. BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
OUR CHURCH DIDN’T ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THAT.
IT DIDN’T ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THAT. AND WE ALWAYS HAD TO,
ON SUNDAYS, LIVE ACCORDING TO WHAT WE DO HAVE AND NOT JUST
START GETTING RULED BY WHAT WE DON’T HAVE.
AND THAT’S STILL THE TRUTH IN LIFE.
AND WHAT WE HAVE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL.
AND IF, YOU KNOW, IF INDIVIDUAL BELIEVERS UNDERSTOOD
THE POTENTIAL OF LIVING, SERVING GOD ACCORDING TO
WHAT THEY DO HAVE, AND IF YOU COULD GET A BODY OF
PEOPLE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT, THERE’S NOT A BUILDING
THAT WOULDN’T, COULDN’T BE BUILT.
THERE’S NOT A MISSION THAT COULDN’T BE REACHED.
THERE’S NOT A CAUSE THAT WOULDN’T
HAVE SOME POWERFUL ANSWERS. THERE’S NOT SOMETHING
THAT COULDN’T BE DONE. AND NONE OF THAT IS OUT OF
WHAT WE DON’T HAVE. THAT’S JUST ACCEPTING
WHAT WE DO HAVE. AND YOU, AS A BELIEVER, IF YOU
JUST UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF LIVING OUT OF WHAT YOU DO HAVE.
YOU KNOW, GRACE, WHEN WE’RE ON THE RECEIVING
END, IT’S WONDERFUL. BUT WHAT ABOUT GRACE WHEN WE’RE
MAKING IT A VERB AND WE SUDDENLY TAKE THE GRACE AND IT INVOLVES
WILLINGNESS AND GOING BEYOND AND GENEROSITY AND RECOGNIZING
THE POWER OF WHAT WE DO HAVE? DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN–WHEN YOU’RE
FACING A CRISIS AND MAYBE A LIFE AND DEATH CIRCUMSTANCE, THERE’S
SO MUCH FAITH YOU DON’T HAVE. THERE’S SO MUCH WHERE
YOU JUST DON’T HAVE THE FAITH. YOU DON’T HAVE THE ENERGY.
YOU JUST, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST DON’T HAVE.
BUT MAN, IF YOU JUST, WITH THE FAITH YOU DO HAVE,
ACCEPT ACCORDING TO THE FAITH YOU DO HAVE.
AND THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE, THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE CORINTHIANS– WHO WERE DOING GOOD.
THEY WEREN’T BAD PEOPLE NOW. THEY’RE ABOUNDING IN EVERYTHING.
THEY’RE DOING GOOD WITH FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, SPEECH, DILIGENCE,
LOVE FOR THEIR LEADERS. THEY’RE DOING SO GOOD.
BUT THEN PAUL SAYS ONE LAST THING;
WE’RE IN VERSE 7, ONE LAST THING.
AS ARE MY WORDS, BUT HE SAYS, “YOU’RE DOING GOOD AND YOU’RE
ABOUNDING IN EVERYTHING.” HE SAYS, “SEE THAT YOU ABOUND
IN THIS GRACE ALSO.” HE SAYS TO TITUS, THE VERSE
BEFORE THAT, HE SAYS, “SO WE URGED TITUS–”
TITUS IS, YOU KNOW, HE’S THERE REPRESENTING,
REPRESENTING THE APOSTLES AT THAT TIME
AMONGST THE CORINTHIANS HE SAYS, “WE URGED TITUS,
THAT AS HE BEGAN–AS HE BEGAN, SO HE WOULD COMPLETE THIS
GRACE IN YOU ALSO, THIS GRACE, THE GRACE OF THE MACEDONIANS.”
AND HE’S REALLY SAYING, “AS YOU BEGAN,”
YOU SEE THAT WORD BEGAN AND COMPLETING QUITE A LOT.
AND AS YOU BEGAN, HE’S REALLY TAKING THE INTENT SAYING,
“THE INTENT YOU HAD AT FIRST, IT’S TAKING THAT INTENT
ALL THE WAY THROUGH.” YOU’RE SERVING GOD AND MAKING
SURE THAT THAT SPIRIT THAT YOU HAD AT FIRST, THE SPIRIT
THAT TITUS CAME TO AT FIRST, THAT HE COMPLETES THIS GRACE
IN YOU ALSO. AS WAS A READINESS, DESIRE IT,
SO THERE’S A COMPLETION OUT OF WHAT YOU HAVE.
OUT OF WHAT WE HAVE. AND THE GREATEST DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THE MACEDONIANS AND THE CORINTHIANS WAS THIS,
IN VERSE 5, “AND NOT ONLY AS WE HOPED,”
PAUL SAYS, “BEYOND WHAT WE COULD HAVE EVEN IMAGINED.”
LISTEN. HE SAYS, “THEY FIRST,
THEY FIRST GAVE THEMSELVES.” THE CORINTHIANS ABOUNDED
IN EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING. “NOW, ONE LAST THING, SEE YOU
ABOUND IN THIS GRACE ALSO.” SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
THE DIFFERENCE IS THE MACEDONIANS, THEY KEPT
A SPIRIT OF WHAT WAS FIRST AND NEVER LOST WHAT WAS FIRST.
AND A LOT OF PEOPLE, MAN, WHEN WE DON’T HAVE IT, IT’S
AMAZING WHAT INTENT WE HAVE. BUT WHEN WE DO HAVE IT,
IT’S AMAZING HOW WE START KEEP FROM GETTING RULED BY
WHAT WE DON’T HAVE. IT’S QUITE AN AMAZING THING.
I PRAY THAT WE’LL BE A PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF
LIVING ACCORDING TO WHAT WE DO HAVE.
AND IF WE LIVE ACCORDING TO WHAT WE DO HAVE AND WE DON’T LET
THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD OR THE SPIRIT OF MINIMALISTS
WHEN IT COMES TO THEOLOGY, RULE OUR OWN SPIRITS
BUT WE DECIDE “I’M GONNA TAKE SERIOUS THE IDEA
OF BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF WHAT I DO HAVE.
NO MATTER HOW SMALL THAT IS, NO MATTER HOW INSIGNIFICANT
IT SEEMS. BUT WHEN I GET EXCITED ABOUT
BOTH THE GIFT AND THE FELLOWSHIP, ABOUT MY LITTLE
PART AND THE PART I CAN PLAY IN A WHOLE BIGGER WORLD.”
IF EVERYONE GETS SERIOUS ABOUT THAT, THEN THERE IS NO STOPPING
WHAT GOD CAN DO IN YOUR LIFE, IN YOUR LIFE AND IN
THE WORLD AROUND AND ABOUT US.>>WELL, THERE’S NO DOUBT
THE APOSTLE PAUL, IN THE SCRIPTURES
LOVED TO CHALLENGE, AND HE WOULD CHALLENGE THE CORINTHIANS
IN A POSITIVE WAY THAT IT BROUGHT CHANGE.
ONE OF THE THINGS HE TALKED TO THEM ABOUT WAS NOT WAITING
TO LIVE GENEROUSLY OUT OF WHAT YOU DON’T YET HAVE,
BUT LIVE GENEROUSLY WITH WHAT YOU DO HAVE.
HE SAYS IF THERE’S A WILLING MIND THAT’S ACCEPTED
ACCORDING TO WHAT ONE HAS, NOT JUST ACCORDING TO
WHAT THEY DO NOT HAVE. SO IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT
YOU DO HAVE, AND IF YOU WERE GONNA BE GENEROUS WITH THAT,
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I MEAN, STRAIGHTAWAY, THE IDEA
OF GENEROUS, SOMETIMES IT MAKES US FEEL RESTRICTED BECAUSE WE
THINK, “WELL, I DON’T HAVE THIS. I DON’T HAVE THAT.”
AND YOU’LL NEVER EVER FULFILL GOD’S PURPOSE OUT OF
WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE. I USE THE EXAMPLE, I THINK IT’S
A GOOD EXAMPLE, OF HOW EASY IT IS TO BE FILLED WITH INTENT
WHEN IT COMES TO “ONE DAY” WHEN YOU WILL BE A HUSBAND,
WHEN YOU WILL HAVE A WIFE. AND YOU’RE GONNA BE THE BEST
HUSBAND OR YOU’RE GONNA BE THE BEST DAD; AND SO YOU HAVE
THIS INTENT OUT OF WHAT YOU DON’T YET HAVE.
BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING IN OUR LIVES IN TERMS OF CHANGE
AND WHAT ACTUALLY AFFECTS OUR LIVES IS NOT WHAT WE DON’T
YET HAVE, IT’S WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE DO HAVE.
AND SO THEN, NOW AS A HUSBAND HAVING BEEN MARRIED TO MY WIFE
FOR SOMETHING OVER 30 YEARS, THEN IT’S NO GOOD ME TRYING
TO LIVE OUT OF AN ATTITUDE OR A HEART I HAD WHEN I DIDN’T
YET HAVE A WIFE. I NOW HAVE TO BE INTENTIONAL
WITH WHAT I DO HAVE. IT’S TRUE WITH EVERYTHING.
IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH A COMMITMENT TO WHAT YOU DO HAVE
AND BEING INTENTIONAL OUT OF WHAT YOU DO HAVE
NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL, THAT’S WHERE THE POTENTIAL IS.
THAT’S WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION AND
CHANGE HAPPEN, RIGHT THERE WITH WHAT IS ALREADY IN YOUR HAND.>>ONE DAY, YOU KNOW,
ONE OF OUR GOOD FRIENDS, SHE FOUND OUT THAT
SHE HAD CANCER. I MEAN, JUST OUT OF NOWHERE IT
WAS JUST LIKE SHE GOT DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA AND WITHIN,
I DON’T KNOW, 3 MONTHS HER CONDITION GOT EXTREMELY
WORSE AND SHE EVENTUALLY JUST PASSED AWAY.
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND WHEN YOU’RE, YOU KNOW, JUST A KID
AND GROWING UP IN THE CHURCH, YOU BELIEVE THAT, YOU KNOW,
GOD CAN DO ANYTHING AND HE CAN FIX ANY SITUATION.
AND I GUESS MY QUESTION WAS WHY, WHY WOULD YOU NOT HEAL HER?
WHY WOULD YOU NOT LET SOMEONE WHO’S ONLY 16 YEARS OLD
LIVE THE REST OF THEIR LIFE? AND WHY WOULDN’T GOD HEAL
IF HE IS THERE, THEN WHY WOULDN’T HE HEAR US
AND WHY WOULDN’T HE ANSWER US? THE WEEK AFTER THE FUNERAL,
JUST THAT’S THE NEXT SUNDAY, I WAS ASKED TO SING THIS SONG. AS MUCH AS I WAS SINGING TO HIM,
HE WAS SPEAKING TO ME IN THAT MOMENT.
I GUESS HE JUST FELT LIKE A FRIEND AT THAT MOMENT,
LIKE HE JUST WAS THERE FOR ME AND ALLOWED ME TO
POINT THE FINGER AT HIM, AND HE WAS STILL BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE
THAT AND THEN STILL BIG ENOUGH TO COME BACK AND SHOW ME LOVE
AND TO ACTUALLY CHANGE MY PERSPECTIVE DURING WORSHIP.
GOD, EVEN THOUGH I DON’T UNDERSTAND AND I CAN’T SEE WHAT
YOU’RE DOING RIGHT HERE AND DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE’S NOT
HERE WITH US, BUT OPEN MY EYES TO SEE WHAT IT IS THAT YOU
WANT ME TO SEE, OPEN MY EYES. THAT MOMENT I JUST,
I KNEW THAT GOD WAS THERE. [MUSIC]>>CALL OUT YOUR NAME IN THE DARKNESS
AND WATCH AS YOUR GLORY UNFOLDS
FOR THERE IS NO MEASURE OR END TO THE POWER YOU HOLD JUSTICE AND TRUTH
ARE YOUR VIRTUES WITH MANY TOO VAST
FOR OUR WORDS NO MIND CONTAINS THE SPLENDOUR
OF ALL THAT YOU ARE BUT OUR GOD
OUR GOD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS
OUR GOD IS GREATER THAN ALL [MUSIC] MIRACLES ARE YOUR MEMORIAL
THE PROMISE OF WONDERS TO COME
YOU ARE THE AUTHOR GOD, YOU COMPLETE IT ALL
OUR GOD OUR GOD
HAS DONE GREAT THINGS OUR GOD
IS GREATER THAN ALL>>SING “OUR GOD.”
OUR GOD OUR GOD
HAS DONE GREAT THINGS OUR GOD
IS GREATER THAN ALL [MUSIC] [MUSIC AND PRAISE] ALL OF THE PRAISE
UNTO YOUR NAME BE LIFTED HIGHER
ALL OF THE PRAISE UNTO YOUR NAME
FOREVER ALL OF THE PRAISE
UNTO YOUR NAME BE LIFTED HIGHER
ALL OF THE PRAISE UNTO YOUR NAME
FOREVER AND OUR GOD
OUR GOD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS
AND OUR GOD IS GREATER THAN ALL
OUR GOD OUR GOD
HAS DONE GREAT THINGS AND OUR GOD
IS GREATER THAN ALL>>SING!
AND OUR GOD OUR GOD
HAS DONE GREAT THINGS OUR GOD
IS GREATER THAN ALL ALL OF THE PRAISE
UNTO YOUR NAME BE LIFTED HIGHER
ALL OF THE PRAISE UNTO YOUR NAME
FOREVER ALL OF THE PRAISE
UNTO YOUR NAME>>WELL, MY PRAYER FOR YOU
IS THAT YOU REALLY WILL KNOW THE PURPOSE OF GOD WORKING
IN YOUR LIFE, THAT YOU’LL KNOW THE LOVE OF JESUS
IN A PERSONAL WAY. THE LOVE OF JESUS CAN BE APPLIED
IN EVERY AREA OF OUR LIVES AND HE DOES LOVE YOU.
THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. SO GOD BLESS YOU.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME. IT MEANS A LOT, AND I PRAY
YOU’LL HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK.

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