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Word of The Year 2021 After Hours

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January 1, 2022 12:35 pm

Word of The Year 2021 After Hours

The Masculine Journey / Sam Main

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January 1, 2022 12:35 pm

Welcome fellow adventurers! The discussion on word of the year 2021 continues right here on the Masculine Journey After Hours Podcast. The clip is from "Oh, God."

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Sam is the most know that is was having read out to New Year's resolutions here on the rest were so glad you… And is particularly glad because he'd be in that chair and Deirdre so Sam to his credit was is with his son, who had surgery and were just wishing them prayers right for the lives they recover as he recovers from soldier shoulder surgery, but we don't do New Year's resolutions more the idea of like in a week. We know that when the court is ours of man's heart is an adventure to live and so it's an adventure to go on a word adventure with God that he gives us a sort of a theme as a way to interpret our year and kind of where he's taking us in our journey and so Andy you know I spent for us. As you know it is. It's just been Gloria get to watch other guys right pick it up and and any other thing I've done it for four years.

Unlike everybody else when first photos like about that but it becomes a part of what you do and I never thought about that much is it is probably a better thing to do to take on than a New Year's resolution which is pressure which is how I am a failure, email, and it's all about you on that. Most of the time… I get closer to God but to say let God and I have mentioned this earlier on the others in the show is that way we look at it. Sometimes it's like God gives us a word. I think it's more of like God presents a word and says let's do this together let's go into this together and that's the experience so that there is this line.

In the 13th Psalm which I really love because in a David send God how long will you forget is forever. You know how long will you hide your face from us, which is what Daniel talked about you now long as I can be.

And then he says this word is unbelievable.

He says how long will you will I seek counsel in my own soul. Having sorrows in my heart daily. In other words, if you're out there. Try to make a New Year's resolution without God. Your guess what you're doing, you're seeking counsel in your own soul. And what's prediction for that grainy and sorrows in your heart daily update this say is cleverly used to say paying him so. On the upside for us old senile guys. I can remember one word if I made three resolutions, I guarantee you by week two I could remember. So we have this other idea of asking God throughout the month of December or early January, as the case may be, no pressure really isn't like God where were we going this year and and then listing and then in some of our cases, we get confirmation when I talk about that little bit more in this after our show how that process actually works. But when we left her here.

Jim, the second world's oldest man because Harold's not here to pick on yet is just another here, you know, because being sagely yet he's being sagely back up anywhere. When we left her here. Jim his. He'd had the hardest word ever right to 559 integrity has been the one that is popped up, the most in a negative way.

I'll put it that way was started to explain. When we finish the show that from a long line of Jameses but whose Hebrew root of that yacht Cove is the deceiver's planter. It's not a real complementary.

I like it better than being Mary because I don't want to be a boy called Mary but Mary is bitter boy named Sue back to hear but by I am the third and my father and grandfather were both men of integrity and I was brought up being told you do not want to bring any shame upon the name Graham and that was a resounding thing I heard when I was young and I managed to hang more round of the James than the Graham. I was very good. It may be not lying so much as telling you something that was factually accurate. To give you the wrong impression of what I was trying to accomplish and that has that still something out start sliding back into had Lord reminded me of my word every single time that released every time I noticed that happened this year, and it did not seem to get less frequent. So I sort of felt like I did not accomplish that boy.

I wanted to.

And yet we are talking about getting new words each year. I have every single year. I've done this as soon as I thought about it, God planted one in my brain only once and that was one that Robbie had just had that was last year, which was faithful. I will say well I can't take that will that's he has what you got a lot of work work a lot to work with with you right when Simran read the dictionary so you like. I know a few words but this is an important one. But the faithful one was the owner. When I questioned and that was briefly Robbie straightened me out on that pretty quick appreciated that because it was a solid word for me last year. This year, having gotten another word yet. I know were only one day into the new year but I'm not sure whether God's got another word for me or whether I get to do integrity or some variation on that theme again this year, but whatever he has. I know it will be productive in my life. Honestly, as I listen listen and listen and teach him well.

What I've noticed almost every year, everybody is he flips it on right knee thought it was about your integrity well still elevate Larry living maybe a list of my story a bit. Maybe will help you.

I don't know. I hope it does is sure help me and so it it I knew we were to do the show and my word that that I was given for 2021 was engaged which was just a spectacular word. It's a word I personally struggle with my entire life like I just never felt like I was engaging like Ike I should and we use the clip from no Top Gun where you know Mavericks engaging is not engaging or is engaging or is not engaging in apps, like I felt like I was engaging I was engaging so I came in to the humans great excitement that after you know that I write what engagement is a very neat thing and you and you like this Jim and Hebrew. When you look at the word affliction right and and and it's used a lot in hundred 19 Psalm Islam looked at it a lot recently but it talks about being afflicted with a word afflicted and Hebrew is in effect – which is like your spirit, your little candle was burning okay that's you, your little voices talking yourself that's your Nefesh right and then it's an IN which means where you got your eyes on your own.

So again, going back to what's the prediction for that one. According to Kleber line paying for it is wrong tried to get now, this idea of engagement in his own strength. You know that's that's up so you know I went into and and so what I did on Sunday morning as I took out all my journals and let me just tell you that long if it ought to. The reason why I journal I have ever told the story mere is years ago on his Chrysler dealer. I want to trip to Sweden and emanate on an airplane. I'm flying overnight to Denmark. Actually it was a cruise to Sweden always to replace so I'm on this plane first class.

By the way to the rear Chrysler dealer safely nicely in this very nice reclining seats and as I'm laying there praying on this plane excited about this journey and I been in Christ, maybe two years and God says I want you to write down all our adventures together every day what you and I do and and that word came to me very clearly and I still have that the stationary from the airplane where I wrote down that very sentence like you want me to write down all my adventures with you every day and and and I took that as you like fun. I have all those adventurous writer that airplane because I had that adventure right when I got cancer in 1996 I went through that journey. I have all that stuff turn a lot when I was crushed by the Jeep every single day in the hospital all the stuff that went through all those different journals. It's absolutely phenomenal journey. So I took out my journals for 2021 and as I began to look, man, this was a creepy year.

I remember January 2021 now the capital is being invaded. Quote unquote at ongoing a lot all sorts of shenanigans with drop and all sorts of stuff that was being fed that just work here lies one or the other.

Somebody lying big time and nobody ever came out and said okay this was who was line now and I had nightmares and all these things and all the SSRIs has gone through these journals. Jim looking for engage right where was God come after me. How did this word because I didn't want my practices in my daily prayer is to pray. God help me to engage in fact I have all my words for all my years right there and I ask again for all those words and and some very excited about 2022 in inside and I knew that every day as I started as I was journaling right on praying these prayers help engage helping eight show me what that means. Explained to the wonderful things that got me about this word as I was unpacking it. Unfortunately God unfortunately for me, because God has not asked me to write everything down and I might have your word for you this year it's biography was nobodies get a believe that you had so many adventures but one of the things that really is getting under my skin. I will even use the word angry which I'm slow to do is sing the lack of integrity from so many places in the world and it's almost have to focus on me because if I look at the rest it's gonna bring me down.

But God has complete integrity and I was talking with a brother earlier today about a gentleman that passed on.

About a year ago. If I said his name. Two thirds of the people in Kernersville know who he was immediately and he did. He came to Jesus late in his life but he was the picture of integrity and of what was my first word service he serve the community. He he was always doing things for other people and usually in a way that he got a credit and I look at him and was thick and he was of the authority figure for me late in my life respect to an organization on part of it.

I just love the mantises.

I'm heading. I assumed he belonged Christ because of his integrity because of his motivation in life. I suspect he did. He just hadn't said the prayer that we love to set his Baptists and other denominations. But when he did sat down with the pastor close to his death and they had a long conversation Nellies with Jesus and I'm thrilled to look forward to seeing him again but when I see somebody with integrity that somebody will be. So I continued through my journals and was looking for where engage and fast anyway. I know I got coven in February and it put me in a health crisis with my blood pressure and and several struggles and and it didn't get me to engage in some stuff that would really help me physically and and I could see that.

But I kept looking for really worst what's going on here. And as as I began to watch enough for those of you seen the movie Evan Almighty. You keep saying that the beginning of the movie.

Genesis 614 shows up all over the place. As you guys wanted to build our base try to get well if you go back to a movie before that most was back in the 70s can remember a movie called in all God and it was a John Denver and George Burns played God in this particular movie and it was a similar kind of thing that what was happening.

As I discovered through these journals was not that I was the one engaging God, but he was engaging me right it was it. We eat turned out it was like I could see all these different places where I'm over here. I'll be over here. I'm over here here I am okay and and so in this clip with John Denver. He's shown up to John Denver you seen the movie in AMC pacer which is near and dear to my heart. Being that my dad was Nancy dear Taylor and I know what a pacer looks like. Anyway, he chanted with John Denver in the pacer on the radio. So the only place a John Demers heard God at this point in his life is through the radio series now in the shower and he hears God and and if you listen really carefully here as soon as you realize it's God. He goes to God. Gary Gary is that you got a radio out in bingo. You think I don't know what you got was another little girl from my shame.

I know I felt we needed don't get to go now what you expect to look you could understand someone else I would look different. I could ;-) voice whenever I could be one of the stranger. Very strange like you know it's good shaving Satan.

Sometimes when you don't feel normal. Going in the home of the mission field such as such a shame that John Denver never had that relationship with God. In real life where he could talk to Mike that because he had the perfect light weight is select I know I must respond shaving it in the analysis classic by it. Yet he takes it takes me places I never want to Gaston and a lot of people say Robbie how do you hear from God not hear from him while that that little clip right there is a perfect example. I hear a thought, there's no way I would think shaving and and when you hear that thought that you know there's no way you thought.

That thought. Then you start ringing the bell ding ding ding Ming that's God I and and and and here comes this message and here comes another message and here comes another message which is leading to intimacy. They all in whatever word you got. I can just assure you where at the end of the year you're coming back to you and I know I come back to the same place that I needed to Randy in and around a bit and Danny Mallon all of us that man I want to give up this word because it's been such a delightful journey just like man I at this is been unbelievable like I cannot want to graduate, I want to stay in the six grade so I did do it one more time and understand given hints for the next. So we we do have that upcoming that there is no doubt about it, but when you look at it running really isn't there. Just at the heart of it it's it's now a chance to actually feel like were really connecting the world. That's what I like about it is when you first basically inspected the rest of us with this joy that you had with God was like okay on give this a shot. I don't know what to get into discrete like Danny said on the radio show and but what I really enjoy is listening to others talk about their word when the word comes up in what happens in their life and what they say about it.

Like Jim dealing with integrity as last year was was so much fun because it was like he was soon as he got his iPhone no amount have to be even he knows where his integrity is that he knows he has a very high standard for integrity and he knows he doesn't need to be like oh my gosh this is this is going to be an adventure and it it like like explained it was in this instance upon the listener that in Maverick over your engaging and disengaging in all lattices Estes find that no other people's words and what they're doing in their life and their walk with God. It helps you with yours. That's it's it's a communal thing. It it is very much against something and and that is our hope, actually, that you will take on the practice and that you know it you can share the lesser email right you can put to Danny in master hundred and who every like you can get to us. We would love to know what is your word what your experience with your word and await it. It really is a fantastic adventure that that God would love to go on with you.

I just know he wanted and so is no vaccine for you to get infected and sedan is rookie of the year, enough for all of us. It is really really cool.

It just was to watch your heart through this year with the losses that that that you were suffering but at the same time, and as a community that just seem like really surrounded you in so many different ways that it at this feel like there's more that you've got that I would love to hear Willis.

It was interesting about that is is you know you talk about it being flipped and for years and y'all hear me say this 100 times you not try to put together a brotherhood and we had somewhat of a brotherhood edges.

My heart is always being about discipleship and median and at the end and part of my heritage is been you guys is you. Toward the end of this year with everything that is happened. I began to realize that I truly get to walk out would have loved to talk about what and into here. The thing about the word of the year and in all the different stuff we talk about is we're doing life together and engaged his brothers and in surround each other what is tough and laugh in you lots of laughter and but those kind of things in and what I heritage that is that you I am truly a blessed man you know we had a house full of our children and their spouses in the granddaughter who is the light Amazon exploded twice at my house and and but it was cool to see the wonder in her eyes and she told me a little bit about gaming after she made me and at current it. We just have a lot of fun but it is that engaging heritage if you will to combine two words Robbie that and to and to begin to really live what I think is an authentic Christian life to hurt that in a neat quote today.

Actually from Rabbi who said you know, in order for if you want God to be himself around you and you need to be yourself around God and because you know God can't relate to the false self. The basket were wearing a personal attendant to be in and always kind of things and so how how can he engage if it were posing right and in the proposing with him. You know that's the ultimate you know like I feel a John Denver. God I'm naked you none think I know you Robbie that suppose right there to say in an alley.

He knows it right that can we get with the real Robbie please stand up in the situation and and how many times do you get that place and having you your beer there is no time and again I love your walk with Laura really did so bad about being authentic was gone and I've been you, not everybody knows I did the poser talk or not a mention on the radio that is analogous to boot camp and it did it cause me to go deeper with God and in an area in and just on the on that note, it really help me.

That was one of the like to me doing that.

Talk and doing the other talk. I did this time was part of me prospering, because it was something I struggle with mostly year. Most of my time doing looking for Stefan at the light God will give me my voice more so this boot camp.

With that being said, in that poser talk as you delve into the material you, you realize that just because you don't tell a lie. Just because you you know basically your motives are mostly pure or mostly pure and all the struggle stuff that you can still find ways to live in a false self that you're not even aware of. And when I do have about that is that this year became more aware that you have that tendency to fall back to live out of that false self and that does like you said from the Rabbi hinders your ability for God to be here. He is around you, he's not going to validate your false self. If he did he would be dishonest himself. He's not in a do that so just a little example of of what I'd you know what I experience this year. How that ties into my new word of of prospering the it's this desire to go beyond even anything or whatever. I thought about what the Christian life look like to really truly be somebody really takes me back to the garden been in the fall. What took place there.

It wasn't just that all the sudden Adam had a desire to look at a woman and have left for Orting be angry or whatever.

It was really what happened at that fall that happened that separated man and God and how he had always tried anime try to live out of a false self and his true self that the more that I try to live out of that true self, the closer I'm able to connect with God, the more I'm able to connect God, right, which in its own way, circled back to Jim and that God sees you as having integrity right over you will. You would necessarily find and again the idea is that you will join us in whatever way you can do that you go to mass and register for the camp report to see if there also. You can email us engage in any way that you would like this again.

It's all about doing this together and is an internal thing. This is an opportunity to really share life. Thank you for listening.

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