Enneagram #7 The Enthusiast | Sandals Church

welcome welcome welcome to sandals Church man so glad you guys are here we are in week seven we’ve been in this series for seven weeks actually that’s not true eight weeks right I can’t remember I can’t count we’re at week seven the enthusiasts I’m so excited I hope that you’re ready to be enthused we’re gonna talk about this amazing amazing personality type and I just want you to know God is doing amazing things and if you’re a guest God loves you he created you you are not a mistake there’s no such thing as accidental kids just accidental parents we are glad that you are here we love you God loves you and he has a plan for your life so let’s just begin with a word of Prayer and thank God for just making us so incredibly and wonderfully awesome right that’s hard for some of us to say but you are awesome you don’t have any idea how awesome you are but God does and he wants to reveal that to you today let’s pray together Heavenly Father god I just pray Lord for all of us so many of us Lord are wrestling with how were made how we’d look Lord how we walk how we talk Lord we’re wrestling with so many issues god I just pray that we would rest in the security of knowing that you are God and you made us to be us and you’ve not called us to be anybody else because everybody else has already taken so God let us not fall into the sin of comparison God but let us look to you the author and perfecter Lord not only of our faith but of our life and speak to us today God how much you love us how much we mean to you and God challenged us to change our lives we pray this in Christ’s name Amen all right now if you grew up Baptist you’re gonna be uncomfortable with the sermon today because it involves the word dancing okay right when I was a kid right before I got married my dad said you know why Baptists are opposed to sex and I said I don’t know why dad he said because it might lead to dancing that’s how serious they were about this so seriously seriously concerned about that and if you’re a Baptist you got that all right so let’s begin with our notes it says and David danced before the Lord now some of you are uncomfortable we worship like you get a little radical you’re like you know no put that hand put this hand down some of you you know you just can’t even do this but man we’re talking about the enthusiast and so when they worship God there is body movement that is involved David danced before the Lord with all of his might writing your notes Footloose Footloose man it cracks me up man I know I’ve been married to Tammy for 21 years we have two daughters and they love to watch Footloose and they did recently did a remake of Footloose and I have to tell my girls and my wife every time you know when guys are frustrated when they’re really really angry they don’t go drive a Volkswagen and dance that is not that is not right guys you have never ever thought I am so mad I am so ticked give me my Walkman you know right you just right unless your name is Michael Jackson you don’t do that right that’s not how guys work it’s always funny to me how women think men are I’m like this is this is not how we are we are not like you know there’s that thing in the movie where II you know I’m like that is not masculine that is not masculine hey man it’s just anyways okay think Footloose or Christ Christ chela either either of those that’s what we are today if you don’t know what christ chela is it’s like Coachella but they charge you more because they’re Christian so so David danced before the Lord now who’s David some of your like who’s David I don’t know this guys he’s dancing he’s a dancing David David is one of the most important biblical figures in the Bible man he’s a man after God’s own heart he is selected by God and you need to know about his life a great great man who did great things Ben did horrible things but whatever he did he did it with all his might no matter what direction he was going towards heaven or tour tell he was having fun and he screwed up his life and many many others lives but in this moment David is dancing before the Lord with all his might wearing a priestly garment so this is like a Pope in the mosh pit that’s right this is what this is and all the Catholics like oh it’s funny when you make fun of the Baptist which bring the Pope into it now I’m uncomfortable I’m just saying it says it says he danced with all his might and he’s wearing a priestly garments so that’s what the scripture says be mad at God okay that’s what it says so David and all of people of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord and something like what’s that unless of course you’ve seen Indiana Jones and that’s not what that is it’s kind of like that but not not like that so the Ark of the Lord is that it’s a box that’s what it’s a box that they carry and it has the remnants of the Ten Commandments in it and if you don’t know what the Ten Commandments are man I’m glad you’re at Sandals Church because you need to know what those are they’re important so and and when they when they go to fight it’s the presence of God and when they lead with it there’s no army that can stand before them but they find out that when they sin God doesn’t care whether or not you have the box but anyways that’s that’s what they believe so so God’s in this box and so they have it they got it and they’re super excited about it it’s the presence of God it’s the presence of God and David is super super excited and so Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy shouts of joy man some of you are gonna be convicted about how you worship the only thing you’ve ever shouted out is at your TV when your team is losing that’s that’s when that’s when you praise that’s when you give a shout out right it just is and you’re in church man I mean you’re you’re more passionate many of you about the Broncos then you are about Jesus and you kind of check yourself David man when he worships he gets excited he gets excited so they brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts and the blowing of ram’s horns man it’s crazy they got instruments he would have played the electric guitar if he had one but he doesn’t he’s got a ram’s horn so that’s what he’s got to work with but as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David boom boom boom every party has a pooper that’s why we invited you circular named Michael right that’s who she is she plays the role of the womp womp long as he interest in the City of David Michael the daughter of Saul who is also his wife but for whatever reason they didn’t put that in there look down from her window and there she saw the king I said Footloose what is he doing leaping and leap right leaping and dancing before the Lord as she was filled with contempt for him that’s what some of you guys do when somebody lifts a hand you’re like well is that genuine so I decided are you genuinely praising the Lord is it amazing how critical we are when everybody else cuts loose and worships we’re just like we’re just like looking at that you know I mean I’m gonna saying get crazy one time I went to a charismatic church and this gals barking like a dog I thought that was a bit much I was like okay just don’t bite my leg but if that’s how you worship that’s how you worship so and I love T’s in her pastor he’s one of my good friends and he hates it when I bring that story up but anyways so when she saw David leaping and dancing’ and okay wives you’ve all seen your husband doing something where you’re like Amen ladies come on own it hmm I mean guys if you’re single wives are like the rails in the bowling alley you don’t think you need them I’m gonna Bowl three no you’re not gonna Bowl 300 you got those lanes and they let you know when you’re in the gutter and okay just that’s free you don’t have to you have to tithe on that one just so she’s looking at her husband and right she’s embarrassed why cuz Footloose is embarrassing it is he’s dancing and he’s leaping before the Lord and she’s filled with contempt for him and they brought the Ark of the Lord and set it in its place in the special tent David had prepared for it and David placed burnt offerings and peace offerings to the Lord but when he had finished his sacrifices David blessed the people in the name of the Lord of heavens armies and he gave to every Israelite man and woman in the crowd a loaf of bread a cake of dates and the cake of raisins he had me until raisins I think raisins are depressed grapes it’s an ongoing fight between my wife and I she always buys raisins and they’re never not in the cupboard right I don’t even know you know at a raisin goes bad anyways let’s move on then all of the people return to their homes when David returned home to bless his own family Michael the daughter of Saul came out to meet him you know you’re in trouble when the wife is in the driveway she she said and discussed how distinguished the king of Israel look today shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vocal person might do whoa now we don’t know what happened but at some point Christ chela became coachella and clothing went flying and I guess what happens you know when you’re leaping over a Volkswagen you know stuff you’re not responsible for the linen ephod flying off this isyou know that just happens but she noticed and listen to what she says she says how distinguished the king of Israel look today shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do David retorted to Michael I was dancing before the Lord who chose me above your father who just got personal her father worse all the former king of Israel who chose me above your father and all his family and he appointed me the leader of Israel the people of the Lord so I celebrate before the Lord yes and I am willing to look even more foolish than this even to be humiliated in my own eyes but those servant girls you mentioned will indeed think I am distinguished he just look man when I worship God things get a little crazy they a little crazy little nuts a little out there but that’s how God made me that’s who I am and when I worship God I do it with everything I have that’s what the enthusiasts does whatever they’re doing they’re all in they’re all in all the time all the time even worshiping God things get a lot out of control you come back come back come back it’s okay it’s okay we love you put your clothes back on right wanna call the police we love you so who is the enthusiast the enthusiast reflects God’s joy I mean anybody ever been to a church service and uses like God must hate us all let me Tammy now we’ve been to Europe we go in those churches and I made the mistake of going down to the break room where all the pastors congregate they must have been eatin raisins I don’t know their faces look like raisins you know it’s just you ever been a church and I just love the Lord so much and tell your face look at some of you are uncomfortable right now because you’re laughing in church and you don’t know what to do I don’t know what to do just tell me that I’m going to hell I don’t I’m confused well you might be going to hell so I’m gonna make you laugh and then remind you of where you’re going okay at the end but the enthusiast reflects God’s joy God is a God of joy right he he loves to laugh he loves to celebrate this is who God is when Jesus talks about judgment he also talks about a party you just choose which room you spend eternity in a cell or in celebration those are your options you get to choose God loves a good time God loves to party God loves to celebrate he just loves to do it in such a way that nobody gets hurt pukes gets arrested or connect get some disease this side of the room got that yeah over here right the enthusiast reflects God’s joy here’s their motivation here’s what drives them if you are a seven if you are an enthusiast at the core of who you are this is your internal motor the motivation is pleasure and to avoid pain to avoid pain and to pursue pleasure let me just say this God is the author of pleasure we all like Oh sweets how was your time in Vegas well we were praying most of the time and we gathered together for the heathens who were going to hell and have a good time right I didn’t ask you did you sin how sad is it right when something’s really good like when you eat chocolate cake oh this descend lay delicious well do you know why the world says something when it’s so good as sinfully delicious because they’ve been to church and they didn’t see anything delicious like I’m never going back that was terrible right the motivation is pleasure and to avoid pain here’s the beauty of the enthusiasts when healthy they are able to bring enter or to find joy in all situations if you have a terrible job if you hate your job hire sevens it doesn’t matter how crappy the job is sevens will find a way do you have fun to have fun 7 as you can imagine is my second highest number when my wife and I first got married we would go to a party she would actually say this don’t unleash all of Matt Brown she would say be funny but not too funny right she’s a little nervous little nervous of white what might happen because when you pop the cork off a 7 you don’t know what happens but they’re able to bring joy in all situations anybody ever had a crappy job raise your hands unless of course you’re in it right now and your boss is next to you oh my gosh right we’ve had some bad jobs we have had some bad jobs one of the worst jobs I ever had was in the 1990s they were transferring everything from actual files to this technology called microfiche some of you have no idea what that is but it was where you would literally take microscopic pictures of documents and shrieked them so that the government could store all their information it was a horrible job literally this is what I did all day for eight hours a day did he do diggie it was terrible absolutely terrible I used to announce everybody we just made 20 cents we just made 30 cents and people hated me so we had quotas right we had quotas you had to take so many pictures on microfiche a day to keep your job I never met quota never once one day this got the attention of the owners of the company and so they called me and I kid you not we worked in a long building with one long hallway nose all the way at the end I had to walk in front of everybody everybody I got mats getting fired he’s getting fired is it I knew this was happening he never makes quota right and they would rank everybody according to efficiency on this chart and I was always at the bottom so I go in and I’m sitting in these owners office and this is what they said you’re the worst employee we have I said I know visit the owner said he said but this job sucks and you make everybody want to come they gave me a race I got a race I’m knock I’m not kidding you walked out of there that’s right everybody I’m making a nickel an hour more than you I kid that really happened here C’s owner they knew it was terrible work they knew it was awful and it was fun to have somebody there who could make light of a terrible situation they’re able to bring or find joy in all situations listen I mean isn’t it true it’s not just what you do but who you work with it is I mean you could have a really cool job but if everybody’s terrible you don’t want to be there you want to be somewhere else you need to think about that it’s not just what you do it’s who you have to do it with that matters do life with fun people and sevens are fun here’s this their visionary their visionary why would God choose a 7 to lead Israel because he wanted him to have a vision here’s who we’re gonna be we’re gonna be different we’re not gonna be like everybody else they’re versatile sevens can do many things right it doesn’t matter what you do it matters can you have fun can you find a way to have a good time sevens don’t get locked in they just want to have a good time they want to be with people they want to be on a team they can lead the team be on the team be on the coach be on the bench they don’t care they’re versatile they don’t get trapped in I am what I do next they’re resilient why they’re optimistic they’re positive they believe in things that people can’t see if you’re negative hang out with a7 hang out find one right you know are you a glass half empty or half full what are you if you’re half empty you need to be around somebody who’s half full to level you out the resilient next they inspire people they inspire people that’s what they do right do you know what great I got in preaching in seminary does anybody know don’t sound out too loud if you know cuz it hurts still they might know what grade I got F who said it over there okay I want to find out who that was F does not stand for fantastic do you know why I failed preaching because I didn’t preach like they they said I should and you know why cuz I thought that was boring I don’t think that works man I don’t think God’s passion in my life is to put people to sleep I don’t think that’s my passion some of you been to church the best nap of the week right won’t inspire people to live a better life to live for God to make the world a better place there’s enough crappiness out there we don’t need to include Church they inspire people in projects we can do this we can do this we can make this happen right California literally has the least amount of Christians of any state in the United States and people ask me all the time at winning a movin never never why do I want to go where there are already Christians I want to reach lost people to Jesus because they need to know there’s hope in this world and there’s goodness in Jesus everybody else can run run go but they inspire people in projects when healthy they engage in fun right they like to have a good time don’t apologize because you want to have fun don’t apologize well I want to be taken seriously why why people make fun of my preaching all the time well he’s just a comedian wait for it I’m gonna punch you in your gut it’s coming that kind of hurt but I’m gonna come back next week cuz I like to laugh literally here’s my here’s my theory in preaching it’s punch and hug I’m gonna punch you and then you little hug and then I’m gonna hit you again it’s engaging fun why they desire to make the world a more joy-filled place do we need more sadness is the world bankrupt of sorrow right you know what we need is more depression I feel like this world’s just so happy go-lucky I need to go to church to remind myself that life sucks and so do I if you’re a seven if you’re an enthusiast here’s your core need and if you love someone who is this you need to know this this drives them 7s fear a cage they desire to be free to be free David decided to be free of clothing you ever watched a little kid dance they don’t care they don’t care well it’s it’s hilarious you know you go to the beach bathing suits you im3 now if you’re 30 you’re going to jail if you feel right but the core need is to be free and here’s what so sad is everything about American culture is trying to put you in a box don’t let people figure you out and force you into a box when unhealthy man pleasure dictates their life choices you know David he had many wives he could have any woman that he wanted but he found himself looking at a married woman bathing naked and he said I gotta have her how sad is that he’s the king he have anything he wants but he chooses the one thing he can’t have and it wrecked him in his whole life he destroyed him pleasure dictates their life choices literally if you’re a seven you got to be careful that what feels good he doesn’t mean that you need to do it because that’s what sevens will do whatever feels good pleasure dictates their life choices next they escape pain at all costs all costs they run from pain and I Got News for you the depth of pain you experience in life I believe is directly proportionate to your joy right it’s one of the things that I think is going to make heaven so spectacular is we will know what joy is because we knew what pain was vr7 you got to embrace pain people die you get fired bad things happen good people get cancer the life doesn’t life doesn’t make sense David ran from pain he went through deep deep pain and every time you see it he runs from it one of his own sons take sexual advantage of one of his own daughters and David does nothing nothing and he runs from it he ignores it he won’t confront his son he won’t challenge his son and listen to me if you’re a seven your job is not to make your kids your friends you’re supposed to be their dad or their mom your job is not to make your children like you it’s true try to raise them so when they’re adults people like them and you got to challenge bad behavior you have to challenge immorality you have to challenge your children even if it hurts even in marriage you want a great marriage you got to talk about the bad things you got to talk about the ugly things you got to talk about the difficult things you want to destroy your marriage run from pain run from hurt run from sorrow because eventually it will find you because you can’t outrun what’s happened to you in your life you deal with it or it will deal with you but that’s what happens to seven so guess what sevens you don’t stay in a job you move on from job to job to job you move on from relationship to relationship to relationship you move on from friendship to friendship to friendship because as soon as it gets difficult you’re out listen I believe there’s a reason God called me to be at one church my whole life because he knew it was the only way I’d grow he knew it’s the only way I’d change by sitting in painful situations and dealing with it and let me tell you something God made me fast I’m great at running but I’ve had to learn you can’t outrun pain it will catch you have the hard conversation have the difficult conversation next an unhealthy seven can become impulsive simply react this is why you’re a seven you need Jesus you need Jesus to guide you to ground you and to direct you literally if you are a seven without God in your life you’re a balloon in the air that is just floating in and out of storms you need a rudder you need a compass you need to be directive listen when you’re impulsive you usually don’t make a good decision like if these words ever come out of your mouth what could go wrong don’t do it do it if the reasoning behind the decision is what could go wrong that is don’t do it don’t do it they can become impulsive and just go after it well there’s a naked woman in the shower names Bessie but what could possibly go wrong I don’t know David whoops Bathsheba gets pregnant what do you do kill her husband something you didn’t know that that’s what David did Uriah was a faithful soldier faithful to David faithful to Israel faithful to God and here’s what David said take your riot to the front of the battlefield and when the battle and the fighting is most fierce here’s what I want you to do I want you to pull back and leave you Raya all by himself and Uriah dies and listen to me sevens David may have been the king of Israel and got away with that sin but guess who was watching God God and so God sent a prophet by the name of Nathan to challenge David they can become impulsive they can become reckless the definition of reckless is to act without thinking or caring about the consequences now we sing that song reckless love here’s what it means about God God acted in Jesus Christ in a way that was reckless to the life of Jesus it’s not that he didn’t think about it it’s that he didn’t care about the consequence because he cared about you so when you’re reckless don’t you dare act like like you’re like Jesus you’re not dying for everybody else you’re dying for your passions for your desires for your feelings how many hearts have been broken in the name of happiness well God would want me to be happy show me that verse happiness is found in him and to pursue him we need to pursue righteousness holiness sin we live in a world that’s pursuing happiness the evidence is all around it’s all around listen to me if you’re under 30 if you’re under 30 listen to me world says have sex however you want whenever you want with whomever you want STDs in California this year this year up 300,000 cases Tammy and I are watching the news the other night we’re watching the news tonight at someone else died got shot got murdered got killed you’re all gonna die right that’s the news he’s just talking talking talking you’re all gonna die die die die and he’s standing in front of a billboard and because I have a DD that means I’m not listening what he’s saying I’m looking at everything else around him I look and I said look at the billboard look at the billboard and everyone else in my family is like what billboard I go look at the billboard read the billboard here’s this guy News at and he’s talking about how one person got shot in Southern California and we should all be aware and lock our doors and right behind him on a big sign that says this syphilis is serious this is me young people don’t lock your door or lock your doors that’s good why syphilis is serious but you’re never gonna hear that you’re never gonna hear that we live in a world like there’s no consequence like nothing listen to me things matter and they behave irresponsibly listen to me parents you want to do your kids a favor raise them knowing they have to grow up I tell my kids all the time one day I expect to not support you financially that’s the goal and to go out and work and support yourself and give back and contribute positively to society that sucks yeah it’s called adulthood they behave irresponsibly what’s the core sin of the seven gluttony doesn’t that sound cool fear of seven I’m a glutton man sevens love a party they don’t care what it is anybody ever ate so much of Thanksgiving you just had to repent like every year I’m like I’m not gonna do that again like I’m this year it’s it’s really about being thankful to God how sad is that the one holiday that’s actually named Eucharist that’s what it is Thanksgiving we all just pork out and then you just hate yourself just oh it hurts so bad that’s what gluttony is man if one turkey leg is good why not – why not three why not four right if sex is good with one person why not – why not three one not for one at five why not whatever gluttony is a drive for more whatever it is it can binge on sex it can binge on food it can binge on Netflix I’m gonna watch the whole season I’m gonna sleep you just sit there oh my gosh what time is it and it’s Tuesday I’ve been sitting here since Sunday it’s a strange right you know I mean if you get to the bottom of the ice cream and you can’t figure out where the fort can’t scrape through the container this might be you the fork the spoon I’m civilized come on I mean a fork at work if it’s really frozen but you know insane so what’s the core fear the core fear the seven is being deprived or trapped 7 has FOMO fear of missing out gotta go gotta be there got to be there got to be there got to be there I can’t miss out I can’t miss out I can’t miss out and listen to me if you’re a seven guess what Instagram is saying you’re missing out you’re missing out you’re missing out you’re missing out Facebook oh you should have been here oh you’re such a loser oh it’s too bad you didn’t get invited oh it’s too bad you have a real life the responsibilities right so here’s how this seven needs to be real how to be real with yourself as a seven the Apostle Paul who writes half of the Christian Bible says these words I have learned Circle that word learned I have learned how to be content with whatever I have see here’s the lie we tell ourselves that that doing the right thing will be a feeling that I have one day listen to me this is this is one of the reasons why so many young people are just literally falling off the grid in terms of being able to support themselves because they believe one day they’ll feel like doing good listen to me it’s a miracle most of us aren’t homeless it’s hard to get up and do things we don’t want to do to provide for ourselves it’s hard he says I’ve learned how to be content with whatever I have I’ve learned the secret of living in every situation here’s the secret in every situation I can make it through this I can do this he says for I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength Paul is not talking about running a marathon or lifting weights he’s talking about getting through the day without coveting what everybody else has if you’re a 7 you gotta learn to be content with what you have because guess what Rob’s the joy of what you have looking at what you don’t have practice contentment by learning to reflect and to thank God for what he’s done reflection is the key to contentment thank you God for what you’ve done thank you thank you this weekend my wife I salute her so much she she planned a family night and you know I know many of you your kids are grown and for some of you you know all of our kids grow up too fast but we went to a theater down in Los Angeles and we watched a reenactment of the movie Beauty and the Beast and it was fantastic and at one point I’m just gonna be honest with you I crushed crying which of course my family finds hilarious right I just I’m just crying you know tail is all this time I’m not gonna sing it but you know it you know neither one prepared you know unexpected some is just so incredible but you know you know what made me cry it wasn’t the production it was remembering when my girls were little and watching them in their yellow dresses and it wasn’t regretting that they’ve grown it was being thankful that I got to be a part of it I got to be their dad now my son slept through the whole thing he did he did we paid $80 for $180 for him to have a nap he’s 15 welcome to 15 year old boys Beauty and the Beast cough Galatians but the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives love joy who said God doesn’t want you to be happy you just don’t know what happiness is love joy oh you’re gonna hate this word self-control some of you believe this live from Hell you believe you can’t control yourself be honest and say this I don’t want to control myself I don’t want to right some of us are like little children why did you do that I don’t know I know why you did it cuz you wanted to and you’re not as cute as a little kid how to be real with God if you’re seven you will show me the way of life granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever God is the author of pleasure and he has offered for you to spend eternity with him how to be real with others I love this Jonathan who I believe is a six the loyal friend the Loyalists made david same david we’re talking about reaffirm his vow friendship why he’s flighty he’s a seven sevens if they’re not careful can be a mile wide and an inch deep and Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow friendship against ergo they were again why he’s a seven for Jonathan love David as he loved himself Jonathan was a loyal friend to David but he had to make David David I need you to recommit I need you to recommit not everything is about fun some things are difficult some things are hard and the most beautiful friendships are the ones that last so how to love a seven how you love a seven let me just ask you how many of you have a seven in your life or is your hand if you have a seven okay some of you need to get some sevens next if you have a seven in your life give them lots of room to play give them lots of room they gotta have room to play they’re gonna have room to have fun you got to give him room right I was sitting a couple years ago at school and my son was in trouble and literally you know I’m sitting in the this this room with four women teachers and I’m like is I said literally is there not a man here that can talk to me about my son and this woman teacher said this to me it’s okay I just that’s what she said I’ve studied men well it’s not going very well so here right my son was struggling in school and this was their counsel maybe you should take away recess I said it’s the only part of school he likes maybe we should throw him off a building okay look sevens are gonna have a hard time sitting still sevens are gonna have a hard time caring about Faro and how many stones it took to build the pyramids but they do care about how many minutes there are in recess next recognize when they choose to deal with problems don’t go it’s about time it’s about time David that you got real with your stripping problem strip strip strip strip strip next share how much joy they bring to your life man if you throw it lousy parties invite a seven and when they ask what are we gonna do you say whatever you do well just as long as it’s not immoral illegal or the police don’t show up I’ll follow next next and please know this as is seven join in the fun you know what makes my life more fun you you smile tell your face have a good time live a little right life is serious enough it’s serious enough and we’ve got to learn to relax we sweat things that just don’t matter we make big deals of little things I mean whatever get over yourself and learn to have a good time and join the seven how different with the story have been if Michael had jumped down there and you know maybe let some clothing loose be a different story and I’m not suggesting that just saying they would had a better marriage if she could have loosened up a little bit and danced and praise the Lord with her husband rather than making fun of his desire to enjoy life here’s my prayer for the 7 God help me to run to you and not from the pain or towards all pleasure help me to develop deep and lasting friendships with people who want to have fun but that can keep me grounded help me to have the tough conversations real life requires and remind me to be thankful for what you’ve done for what you’ve done listen sevens we love you you brighten our days but make sure you’re following Jesus or the party will end when your life is over so make sure you make it to the big party and the only way you do that is through faith in Jesus Christ let’s pray Heavenly Father God we’re so thankful and so grateful Lord for the enthusiasts in our life for the people that make even mundane jobs fun that bring joy Lord to boring business meetings or Lord things that we don’t want to do but we have to do we’re grateful for them god help us to love them and celebrate them God for the sevens in here help us Lord to not just live for pleasure but to live for you to not run from pain but to embrace it as a part of life god bless us all with a desire to be real and to follow you we pray this in Jesus name Amen

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