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The Seal of the Spirit (6 of 9)
Series: The Unknown God, Discovering the Person and the Power of the Holy Spirit
How many in here like garage sales, let me see your hands. You like garage sales? Where's my wife? She's got her hand up (laughter). She loves garage sales. How many people in here don't care for garage sales, anybody? A bunch of guys, hands up. Wives like garage sales. Guys don't necessarily like garage sales. But, you know, sometimes garage sales can really pay off, not necessarily for the person having the garage sale, because you know how a garage sale works. You buy this stuff that costs thousands and thousands of dollars and you sell it for pennies, you know. It's like Debbie would always say, ''Look what I got for this couch. I got $50.00.'' I said, ''You know, didn't we pay like $500 for it?'' She goes, ''Yeah, but it's a good deal.'' It's not a good deal, you know.
Well, I read a story about a family from New York, that he went to a garage sale and there were some china for sale at this garage sale. And there was this particular bowl for sale. And they bought it for $3.00. And they put it on their mantle just as a kind of a cool little bowl. I don't know, maybe they put candy in it. I'm not sure what they did with it. They had it for years. And then, just on a whim, they had somebody kind of check it out. They found out it was one thousand years old. It was from a Chinese dynasty. They put it on auction in New York in 2013, and they received 2.2 million dollars for a $3.00 garage sale bowl. You know, after I read that, I felt like telling Debbie, ''When's the next garage sale?'' I mean, there is money out there to be had! What's the point of that story? Sometimes you don't know what you got. You don't know what you got.
Now in the Christian life what is true for so many of us, what's true for me so much of the time is, I don't fully realize and recognize on a daily basis what I have been given when God ...
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