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Summary: Looking at Psalm 119, Adam talks about happiness and where we can find it. Hint: Listening to God and doing as He says.

**Well… I just wanna welcome everyone here to Embrace…

My name is Adam… I’m one of the pastors here…

and as always…we are so excited…

and overjoyed… that you are here…

And today… I just wanna start…

by giving a huge shoutout to our St Croix Campus…

today… it is St Croix’s… very first birthday.

And so at all campuses…

can we put it up for them?

I absolutely love this campus...

and I’m still just in awe of God… because of it.

But speaking of St Croix…

I feel like we should take a minute to pray… right now… for the Minnesota Vikings.

And Lord, please help the people of St Croix…

to put their hope in you…

not in their kicker.

No but seriously… we’re so thankful for the St Croix Campus…

But I just gotta say… that in general…

I have never been more excited…

about what God is up to right now….

And there’s so many things I could mention…

I mean… with Ladies Night…

We’ve already sold over 1,400 tickets…

that’s over 1,400 ladies…

that will be gathering… that night.

at all of the campuses…

all hearing about…

and singing about Jesus.

And I’m just saying… it’s gonna be awesome!

And you’ve heard about the Night of Worship coming up…

But also next Sunday… we’ll have a new single… available…

by Embrace Worship… called You Hold It All.

A song that we’ve been singing lately…

A song that was written…

by our own worship director.

Like the Newsboys are singing it right now… but he wrote it…

and next Sunday… you’ll be able to get…

Embrace Worship’s version of it…

And then starting today… we’re starting a new series…

And next month… it’s Christmas…

which is always one of the best times of the year…

to be here.

And so there’s so many things… that are happening…

but more than anything…. last weekend.

I was able to worship at 4 different campuses…

and I was driving around like a mad man all day…

but it was just amazing… to worship…

at each of the places.

and just to see… all of the people...

and what God is doing.

And I just feel like there’s something… happening right now…

Where it’s just like… God, each week… and at all campuses…

would you just come and meet with us.

Because we don’t just wanna come and do church…

We don’t just wanna come… and play church…

and check our God box for the week.

Instead… Jesus, we wanna come… and meet with you…

and we wanna be changed by you.

and made whole by you.

And whether we even believe in you or not…

Jesus we wanna encounter you.

And whether we feel like it or not…

Jesus, we wanna come and worship you.

Again… I just feel like God is up to something right now…

and I’ve never been more excited.

And so… each week… I just wanna encourage us to come…

to show up… expecting God to move…

every single week.

Come… just ready to sing…

praying… Jesus, today…

would you come and meet with us… in this place.

**And now… jumping into things….

I’ve maybe shared this before…

but my wife and I… we have 4 kids.

And I still can’t believe it… but we do…

And I love my kids… and they’re great… and adorable…

And each of them are a gift from God… most of the time.

But I never cease to be amazed…

by how much they think… they know…

about pretty much… everything.

Like… they think they know… what they should eat… each day…

And they think… they know when they should go to sleep at night…

And they think they know… what’s good for them…

And they wanna make all of the decisions…

And they’re always right…

and mom and dad… are always wrong…

And lately… they’ve been saying… “Well… when I become a parent…

I’m gonna do... fill in the blank.

And in this moment… I usually just start praying…

God, give me self-control!

But they truly think… and they believe…

that they know what will make them happy…

when the truth is… they don’t have a clue.

Like… they’re completely clueless.

You see… my kids… if they could… even if it was 40 below outside…

they would wear shorts… every single day.

And they would never go to sleep… ever…

And they would play video games… for hours…

And they would only eat Halloween candy…

Like every meal… they would only eat candy.

I mean… seriously… left to themselves…

if they were lucky… they would survive… for a few hours…

and yet… again… they think that they know everything…

and everything.

and they’re not afraid to voice their opinion…

And the only people…that I’ve met…

who are worse than kids…

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