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The Glory of Thanksgiving

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November 28, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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The Glory of Thanksgiving

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo: So, I'm prophesying it right now in the air.
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  • I'm putting it right now that there's a change.
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  • There's a metamorphosis getting ready to take place.
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  • female: I just believe that being here this time is the best
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  • place for me to be right now.
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  • female: It's an experience that I don't feel like anybody
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  • could sum up into words.
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  • It is undescribable.
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  • female: You will not be disappointed.
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  • announcer: Admission is free, but seats are limited.
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  • Call or go online to register today.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today,
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  • we are changed.
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  • Creflo Dollar: Hello, I'm Creflo Dollar.
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  • Taffi Dollar: And I'm Taffi Dollar.
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  • Creflo: Thank you for tuning into this special edition of
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  • "Changing Your World."
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  • Thanksgiving for Christians is more than just another holiday,
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  • and there's no better time to set a precedence of gratitude
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  • towards God than during this special season.
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  • There are lots of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving,
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  • and the goodness of God and his many blessings
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  • are available for us all.
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  • Taffi: You know in 1 Thessalonians,
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  • we're commanded in everything, Creflo, to give thanks.
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  • It's not just a requirement, but it's a privilege for us
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  • as believers, and it really enables us to enter in into the
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  • Thanksgiving that God has, and to experience his great grace.
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  • So, of all God's greatest gifts, the one that he has given to us
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  • most is his Son Jesus, so we can be thankful for the fact that on
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  • the cross of Calvary, he paid our debt so that we can be
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  • forgiven and have eternal life as a free gift.
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  • Creflo: Today, I encourage you to stay tuned as I preach
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  • on the glory of Thanksgiving.
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  • But first, here is a special music selection from the World
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  • Changers Mass Choir, performing one of my favorite gospel hits,
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  • "Grateful" by Hezekiah Walker.
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  • I prayed this blesses you as well.
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  • I am grateful for the things
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  • that you have done.
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  • Yes, I'm grateful for the victories
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  • we've won.
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  • I could go on and on and on
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  • about your works
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  • Because I'm grateful,
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  • grateful, so grateful
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  • Just to praise you, Lord.
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  • Flowing from my heart
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  • Are the issues of
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  • my heart.
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  • It's gratefulness.
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  • I am grateful for the things
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  • That you have done.
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  • Yes, I'm grateful for the victories
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  • we've won.
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  • I could go on and on and on
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  • about your works
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  • Because I'm grateful,
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  • grateful, so grateful
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  • Just to praise you, Lord.
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  • Flowing from my heart
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  • Are the issues of
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  • my heart.
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  • It's gratefulness.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful,
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
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  • grateful, grateful, grateful
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  • Gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart.
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  • Flowing from my heart,
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  • Are the issues of
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  • my heart.
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  • Flowing from my heart,
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  • Are the issues of
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  • my heart.
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  • It's gratefulness.
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  • Creflo: If you want to absolutely get victory over
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  • negative emotions, if you will begin to employ thanksgiving and
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  • gratitude a gracious, grateful heart and attitude, if you begin
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  • to do this, you'll overcome those negative emotions.
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  • In everything, give thanks.
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  • Well look at Philippians chapter 4, verses 6 through 7.
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  • What about when you're worrying?
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  • I'm not saying that you won't get worried.
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  • I'm not saying that you won't feel lonely.
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  • I'm not saying that you won't feel depressed.
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  • But I am saying to you, if you can't think of a Scripture, or
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  • if you can't remember none of the stuff I've talked about
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  • in this series, find something to give God thanks
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  • in the middle of the thing.
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  • Learn how to do that.
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  • In verse 6 he says, "Be careful for nothing, but in everything
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  • by prayer and supplication with," what?
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  • "With thanksgiving, let your requests be made
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  • known unto God."
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  • Verse 7 he says, And the peace of God, and the peace of God
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  • which passes your understanding, it will keep your heart and your
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  • minds, peace will keep your mind.
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  • You start being thankful, peace will keep your mind.
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  • You start being thankful, peace will keep your mind.
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  • I dare you to try in the middle of a crazy situation where you
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  • feel like you better lose your mind and you say, "Lord, I thank
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  • you that you got me right now."
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  • He said, Peace will keep your mind and it will do it through
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  • Christ Jesus.
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  • Now, look at this through the--let's look at the New
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  • Living Translation on this here too because when he talks about
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  • be careful for nothing, he's talking about don't worry.
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  • Don't be anxious.
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  • You will have ample opportunity to be worried
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  • about a lot of stuff.
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  • The New Living Translation says, "Don't worry about anything."
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  • Are you kidding me?
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  • People worry about everything.
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  • "Now, if you tell me not to worry about anything, there must
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  • be something you're providing for me so that I can at least
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  • overcome worry when it comes up because worry seems
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  • to appear a lot."
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  • And he says, "Don't worry about anything."
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  • Now, here's he's giving you a choice here, instead of
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  • worrying, pray about everything.
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  • Instead of worrying about anything, pray about everything.
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  • Oh, my God.
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  • Instead of--so worry comes, the next thing you need to ask
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  • yourself, "Have I talked to God about this?"
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  • Instead of worrying about anything, pray about everything.
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  • Tell God what you need.
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  • All right, so, you can sit there and you can worry about what you
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  • don't have, and you hadn't even thought about this, have you
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  • talked to God about it?
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  • What are you worried about?
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  • Take this to God.
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  • Tell him what you need, all right, and then thank him for
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  • all he has done.
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  • In other words, you worrying about, "I ain't got enough money
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  • to pay this bill.
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  • I ain't got enough money to do that."
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  • He says, Have you taken to the God?
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  • No. Well, take it to God.
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  • "Lord, I thank you and I need provisions to take care of this.
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  • I need provisions to take care of that."
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  • And then what do you do every time the word comes up?
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  • "Lord, I thank you that you heard me and I have provisions
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  • to take care of that."
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  • See, that keeps you out of worry and it keeps you into peace.
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  • It keeps you out of worry and it keeps you into peace.
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  • You know, tomorrow if you're not careful, you can open the door
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  • to all types of emotional feelings,
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  • feelings of loneliness, feelings of rejection,
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  • feelings of not being accepted.
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  • Maybe things you think about every year during this time,
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  • where those thoughts will begin to weigh you down and depression
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  • will knock on the door.
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  • You can do that, or you can go take it to God and spend the day
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  • thanking him for stuff you hadn't even seen yet.
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  • But if you want to stay in peace and let the God of peace and
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  • love show up, you're gonna have to employ these things.
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  • These just can't be little nice sweet little Christmas card,
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  • Thanksgiving little sayings that you just read.
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  • You have to employ them.
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  • You have to employ them.
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  • What I'm preaching to you right now, it can't be, "Oh, wow, that
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  • was an inspirational message."
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  • No, I'm not trying to be inspirational.
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  • I'm trying to be instructional.
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  • I'm trying to give you something that's gonna work tomorrow.
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  • All right, something that's gonna work tomorrow when
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  • somebody was expecting to show up didn't show up and tomorrow
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  • you--forget all that.
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  • Get up in the morning, make an egg sandwich, praise God and be
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  • thankful for this egg sandwich.
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  • Are you listening to me?
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  • All right, let's go a little deeper in this now.
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  • Let me let me give you three ways to practice as we're
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  • talking about instructional.
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  • Let me give you three ways to practice an attitude of
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  • thankfulness in everyday life.
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  • Three ways to practice an attitude of thankfulness
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  • in everyday life.
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  • You can practice these tomorrow if you need to.
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  • Number one, here's what you can practice, thank and praise God
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  • for everything in your life.
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  • You can wake up and thank and praise God
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  • for everything in your life.
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  • You may not have all that you want in your life, but you need
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  • to look around, have a flashback, and thank and praise
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  • God for everything that you have.
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  • This is a part of setting your thermostat.
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  • You can get up in the morning like, "Lord, I thank you--" You
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  • can start off in the morning, in the bed before you get up.
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  • "Lord, I thank you I had a good night's sleep last night.
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  • Thank you, Lord, ain't got to go to work this morning."
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • You can start off as the thermostat,
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  • setting your day with thanksgiving.
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  • "Thank you I got a roof over my head, Lord.
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  • Thank you, Lord," like they do in the Baptist church, "I woke
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  • up in my right mind, still have the use of my limbs, got my
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  • eyes, hallelujah, brain still function and I can remember how
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  • old I am."
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  • See, you will preach to yourself and for you know it, you happy
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  • praise god.
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  • Thank you, Lord, I might not have filet mignon in the
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  • refrigerator, but I got ground beef, hallelujah."
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  • You gotta make a decision to practically thank and praise God
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  • for everything in your life.
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  • Look at Hebrews chapter 13, verse 15, to thank and praise
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  • God for everything that you have in your life.
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  • These are practical things where you can do this.
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  • Hebrews 13:15 says, "By him therefore let us offer the
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  • sacrifice of praise to God continually."
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  • That is with the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to him.
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  • So, we're not talking about you, you know,
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  • thinking of the thanksgiving.
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  • He's talking about opening your mouth.
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  • Open your mouth, whether you're around somebody or not,
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  • open your mouth.
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  • Walk around your house, "Thank you, Lord, I got I got chairs.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, I got lightbulbs.
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  • Lord, look at what you--thank you, Lord."
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  • You give him thanks with your mouth and watch your mouth
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  • thanksgiving eradicate those negative emotions
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  • that try to run your day.
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  • You open your mouth.
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  • Turn to your neighbor say, "Open your mouth
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  • and give God thanks," amen?
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  • So, here's the second way you can practice an attitude of
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  • thankfulness in your everyday life, don't allow yourself to
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  • complain about anything.
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  • Don't allow yourself to complain about anything.
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  • Wake up tomorrow and set yourself.
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  • How do you do that?
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  • The first thing you say to yourself tomorrow is or tonight,
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  • right now, "Watch your mouth."
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  • Turn your neighbor say, "Watch your mouth."
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  • That'll get you in trouble always.
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  • Watch your mouth.
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  • Sometimes I get ready to say it, Taffi* say, "Don't say it.
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  • Don't say it."
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  • I say, "You know what I'm getting ready to say?"
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  • "I got an idea, don't say it."
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  • You can practice thanksgiving by watching your mouth and don't
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  • complain about anything.
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  • Don't complain about--I'm challenging you right now.
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  • Don't complain about anything.
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  • I don't care what you have planned for tomorrow or don't
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  • have planned for tomorrow, don't complain about anything.
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  • "Well, y'all just don't understand.
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  • See y'all might--y'all might be able to afford a turkey,
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  • but I can't afford nothing but bologna."
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  • Don't complain, get you some butter, fry that bologna up.
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  • You know, it could be good now.
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  • You know, I remember them days.
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  • You do it right, the bologna would be good.
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  • It'll bless ya.
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  • Get that bologna, get some light bread, some mustard, stick some
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  • tomatoes on top of thing, shut your mouth now.
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  • Get some Pringles potato chips to go with that thing.
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  • The bologna can bless you now, you just gotta know
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  • how to work it.
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  • Don't complain about anything.
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  • Don't complain.
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  • Some of y'all, "I got a taste some bologna right now.
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  • Praise the Lord."
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  • Y'all remember that bologna you put it in that pan, and then
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  • heating that thing, blow up at the top like that.
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  • Y'all all ready know, right?
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  • Have you ever had a cheese, you know,
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  • you used to melt the cheese.
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  • Anybody ever got government cheese?
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  • Don't raise your hand, I'm not trying to--in the big old brown
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  • box, the plastic around it, and you gotta lean
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  • you're weight in on it?
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  • And then it breaks up into little pieces of cheese.
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  • In our house, you know, we ain't throwing away the crumbs.
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  • We take them crumbs and put it on top of that bread 'cause we
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  • know it's gonna melt.
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  • But what happened when the gas wasn't paid for?
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  • The electricity was on, but the gas was off.
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  • Boy, you take that wax paper, put it on the ironing board,
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  • turn that iron on.
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  • Come on, somebody, that broke, ain't it?
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  • Put that iron on, all of a sudden that cheese start
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  • melting.
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  • You got to figure out how to give God thanks in everything.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Creflo: How many of you ever had Hamburger Helper
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  • without the hamburger, huh?
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  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bread?
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  • Sugar water without the Kool-Aid, breakfast for dinner?
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  • I'm talking to somebody right now.
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  • Didn't have pancakes, put you had cornbread mix.
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  • Number three,
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  • don't compare yourself with others.
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  • This is practically how to have an attitude of thankfulness,
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  • don't compare yourself with others.
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  • Don't wish that your life was different.
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  • Don't wish that your life--don't even do that.
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  • You don't even know the plans that God has for you.
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  • Here's what the Word says, God says, "The plans I have for you
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  • are good.
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  • They're good."
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  • So, don't you don't you deny or won't--you gotta be careful.
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  • "I want to be different. I wish I wasn't me."
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  • Don't say that 'cause God's plans for you are good.
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  • There's something about you that ain't like nobody else.
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  • And once you discover the plan of God for your life,
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  • you gonna be glad about it.
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  • Do not compare yourself.
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  • You can't have an attitude of gratitude when you're constantly
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  • comparing yourself with somebody else.
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  • Don't compare your--it's amazing.
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  • The very person you trying to compare yourself with, somebody
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  • want to be like you, and you want to be like them.
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  • It's amazing.
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  • You think that don't nobody want to be like you.
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  • Just quit the comparison.
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  • Stop the comparison.
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  • "Well, they got a big turkey.
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  • My turkey look like a Cornish hen."
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  • Just turn to yourself, "My turkey is organic."
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  • Now, I believe that these three points can put you
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  • to a place of contentment.
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  • Let me--look at 1 Timothy chapter 6, and 6.
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  • 1 Timothy 6, and 6, and I'm trying to give you a Baptist
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  • sermon tonight, giving you the points,
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  • and then get on out of here.
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  • Because in holiday season, folks don't need no long lesson.
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  • "Tell me what you got to say, let's go.
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  • You know, I got my hen in the oven.
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  • Hold up, now."
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  • Now, look at this 1 Timothy 6, and 6.
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  • He says, "But godliness with contentment is great gain."
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  • What does it mean to be content?
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  • It's a mind that's at ease, the ease of mind,
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  • contentment, this place of satisfaction.
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  • Contentment, an ease of mind.
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  • You know, negative emotions won't let you have
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  • an ease of mind.
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  • In fact, negative emotions are there to destroy
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  • the ease of mind.
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  • Now, listen to me carefully.
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  • Now in reading this I'm thinking, all right, well, first
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  • of all, who wrote this?
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  • The Apostle Paul wrote this.
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  • Who'd he write it to?
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  • It was a letter to Timothy.
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  • And I said, Oh my God, I didn't see that.
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  • The guy who wrote, "Be content," was in jail when he wrote it.
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  • He was in prison when he wrote it.
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  • Now, I didn't really get a hold of this until I actually visited
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  • the prison that Paul was in.
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  • I went to the prison that he was in.
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  • And we walked in the--it was what downstairs, Taffi?
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  • In a hole really.
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  • And they would feed him and everything from
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  • a hole at the top.
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  • The ground, bald ground was cold and eerie.
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  • And when the lights are off, it's pitch black.
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  • The guy who said, "Be content, be ease, have an ease of mind,"
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  • was in a dark prison waiting to be killed.
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  • Creflo: There's so much to be grateful for.
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  • As our society becomes increasingly destructive, giving
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  • of thanks to God during our annual Thanksgiving holiday is
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  • being overlooked immensely.
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  • Many look at it only as a time of fellowshipping
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  • and eating good.
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  • Instead, let us be grateful every day for all of his gifts,
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  • spiritual and material.
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  • Taffi: That is so true. God is so good.
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  • We should be grateful every single day because every good
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  • gift comes from him.
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  • And for those of us who know him, he brings us together for
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  • good and he brings us around the table where we can celebrate and
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  • talk about his goodness.
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  • So, Creflo and I, we love you and we pray that you're having a
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  • wonderful Thanksgiving that's filled with laughter, filled
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  • with love, and you're making great and lasting memories.
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  • Creflo: Absolutely.
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  • Partners and friends, we are so excited about what God is about
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  • to do in your life.
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  • By giving thanks to God, it keeps our eyes focused on him,
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  • the source of all goodness.
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  • It keeps our heart open and with open hearts, the fruit of the
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  • Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
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  • gentleness, and self-control, have ample room to grow.
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  • So, let's continue to grow together.
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  • We love you, and we are thankful for all of you.
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  • We'll see you next time.
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  • and worried about this.
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  • It's gonna be all right.
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  • "Am I good enough?
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