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700 Club Interactive: How To Pray - May 16, 2013

Is there a right way and a wrong way to pray? Gordon Robertson teaches on how to pray. Read Transcript


Gordon: AN ACCIDENT NO

ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED,

EXCEPT A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

I HAD A DREAM.

KENNY FELL OUT OF THE VAN.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHAT

SHE SAW, AND THE HOPE IT

GAVE HER PARENTS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

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Gordon: WELCOME TO THE

SHOW, AND THANKS FOR JOINING

US.

TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT PRAYER.

AND FOR MANY, PRAYER IS

OFTEN A LAST RESORT.

THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE TURN TO

AFTER THEY'VE LOST ALL THEIR

OTHER OPTIONS.

BUT FOR THE EVAN FAMILY,

IT'S WHAT THEY TURNED TO

FIRST AFTER THEY FOUND THEIR

SON DYING ON THE

INTERSTATE.

I HEARD HIS HEAD HIT THE

PAVEMENT.

AND I HEARD THE HOLLOW

SOUND.

I JUST COULD NOT THINK OF

ANY SCENARIO THAT MY SON

WOULD BE ALIVE.

Reporter: LANCE AND

ANGELA E EVAN WERE DRIVING

THEIR FAMILY HOME FROM AN

EVENING CHURCH SERVICE, WHEN

ANGELA GOT AN EERIE FEELING

AND ASKED THE KIDS TO CHECK

THEIR SEAT BELTS.

SUDDENLY THE PASSENGER SIDE

BACK DOOR OF THEIR MINIVAN

SLID OPEN.

THEIR 13-YEAR-OLD SON,

KENNY, WASN'T FASTENED IN.

I HEARD IT AT THE

INTERSTATE, AND I TURNED

AROUND TO LOOK.

WHEN THE VAN DOOR OPENED,

IT WAS JUST LIKE A

PARACHUTE.

I JUST SAW KENNY JUST

WHIPPING AROUND, BEING JUST

CATAPULTED OUT OF THE

VEHICLE.

AND I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES,

AND A SEMI TRUCK HIT HIM.

EVERYTHING WENT INTO SLOW

MOTION AT THAT POINT.

ABOUT HALF A MILE AWAY

FROM WHERE THE BODY FELL, WE

CAME TO A STOP.

AND WHEN I GOT TO HIM, HE

WAS JUST LAYING IN A FETAL

POSITION.

THERE WAS A POOL OF BLOOD HE

WAS LAYING IN.

TEXTS AND CALLS WERE SENT

OUT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TO

PRAY FOR KENNY.

FRIENDS QUICKLY ARRIVED FROM

THEIR CHURCH NEARBY.

LANCE RAN DOWN THE ROAD TO

HIS SON.

BY THE TIME I RAN UP AND

GOT TO WHERE KENNY WAS, MY

PASTOR WAS THERE HOLDING MY

SON, COVERED IN MY SON'S

BLOOD, PRAYING FOR HIM.

FROM THAT MOMENT, WE NEVER

WERE ALONE.

I PUT BOTH ARMS AROUND

HIM AND HELD HIM.

PART OF HIS FACE WAS GONE.

AND THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE

SIDE OF HIS CHEEK, THE UPPER

PART OF HIS CHEEK.

IT WAS VERY QUICKLY A

REALIZATION THAT THIS IS

BIGGER THAN WE CAN HANDLE.

THAT'S WHEN I STARTED TO CRY

OUT TO GOD, AND I SAID, GOD,

WE REALLY NEED YOU.

Reporter: KENNY

FLAT-LINED SEVERAL TIMES

WHILE EMERGENCY CREWS

PREPARED HIM FOR LIFE FLIGHT

TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONCE THERE, HE WAS PLACED ON

LIFE SUPPORT AND NOT

EXPECTED TO LIVE.

HE WAS NOT BREATHING ON

HIS OWN.

HIS BRAIN WAS EXPANDING WITH

THE PRESSURE INSIDE OF HIS

BRAIN INCREASING.

HIS HEART AND EVERYTHING WAS

SUPPORTED.

HE CODED.

AT THE TIME OF THE

ADMISSION, THE PROGNOSIS WAS

EXTREMELY POOR.

PART OF ME DID NOT WANT

TO BELIEVE WHAT THE DOCTOR

HAD TO SAY.

NO IS NOT NO UNTIL GOD SAID

IT FINAL.

I SAID, DOC, I JUST WANT YOU

TO KNOW I'VE SEEN BLIND EYES

SEE, AND WATCHED THE LAME

WALK, AND TONIGHT YOU AND I

ARE GOING TO SEE GOD RAISE

MY SON UP FROM THE DEAD.

I PUT MY FAITH ON THE WORD

OF GOD THAT HE IS GOING TO

RAISE MY SON UP.

WE JUST NEED TO WAIT THIS

MOMENT OUT.

FROM THE FIRST DAY WE

SAID WE'RE GOING TO FAST AND

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

KENNY.

AND WE CONTINUED TO PRAY

AND PRAY.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT

KENNY'S TWIN SISTER,

KIMBERLY, TOLD HER DAD ABOUT

A VISION SHE HAD WEEKS

BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

SHE SAYS, DAD, I SAW ALL

OF THIS.

I HAD A DREAM -- WELL, IT

WAS MORE OF A NIGHTMARE.

KENNY FELL OUT OF THE VAN,

AND THEN HE SUDDENLY JUST

STARTED WALKING.

GOD WAS JUST SHOWING US

THAT HE WAS IN CONTROL.

HE SPOKE THIS INNER DREAM TO

KENNY'S TWIN SISTER FOR OUR

ENCOURAGEMENT.

I GUESS JUST HEARING THAT

MY SON IS GOING TO WALK

AGAIN GAVE THEM ENOUGH

REASSURANCE TO KEEP

PRAYING.

WE WEREN'T LOOKING AT THE

PHYSICAL.

WE WERE STANDING ON WHAT GOD

HAD SAID.

FROM HIS 13-YEAR-OLD SISTER,

THAT KENNY WAS GOING TO BE

ALL RIGHT.

Reporter: CHURCH

MEMBERS STOOD WIN THE FAMILY

IN ROUND-THE-CLOCK PRAYER

AND BELIEVED FOR KENNY'S

HEALING.

BUT FOR NOW, KENNY REMAINED

IN A COMA.

MEDICALLY, IT WAS

STARTING TO TAKE IMPACT ON

ME, THAT POSSIBLY HE IS NOT

IN THERE.

BUT INSIDE OF MY HEART AND

IN MY SPIRIT, MY FAITH

BELIEVED ANOTHER THING, THAT

GOD IS GOING TO RAISE HIM

UP.

AND I SAID, GOD, THE LORD OF

GOD OF ALL FLESH, IS THERE

ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR YOU?

YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE

HIM.

I SAID, MY LIFE WOULD NOT BE

THE SAME IF HE IS NOT HERE.

CAN YOU BREATHE LIFE BACK

INTO MY SON'S BODY.

Reporter: FIVE DAYS

AFTER THE ACCIDENT, KENNY

SHOWED NO SIGNS OF

IMPROVEMENT.

ANGELA HELD KENNY'S HAND AND

TALKED TO HIM.

THEN SHE SAYS THE MIRACULOUS

HAPPENED.

HE SQUEEZED MY HAND.

AND IT WAS A MOMENT OF

EXCITEMENT.

AND I JUST SAID, YOU

SQUEEZED MY HAND.

AND I PUT MY HAND AGAIN INTO

KENNY'S HANDS.

I SAID, KENNY, IF THAT WAS

YOU THAT SQUEEZED MY HAND,

WOULD YOU PLEASE DO IT

AGAIN.

AND HE GENTLY, VERY FAINT, A

SLIGHT MOVE.

AND IT WAS A MOMENT OF

VICTORY.

MY SON IS ALIVE.

HE IS IN THERE.

GOD IS BEGINNING TO DO

SOMETHING.

THE DOCTORS DID NOT

BELIEVE IT.

AND EVERY TIME SOMETHING

WOULD HAPPEN, A SQUEEZE OF

THE HAND OR SOMETHING, THEY

WOULD SAY, OH, THAT'S JUST A

REFLEX, BUT WE KNEW BETTER

BECAUSE IT WAS IN

CONJUNCTION TO WHAT WE WERE

DOING.

WE KNEW GOD CAN RAISE THE

DEAD.

WE KNEW GOD CAN HEAL THE

SICK.

Reporter: THE MIRACLES

CONTINUED TO COME.

A FEW DAYS LATER, KENNY

OPENED HIS EYES.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL THING

TO SEE HIM LOOK AT ME AND

OPEN HIS EYES FOR A MOMENT.

AND I TALKED TO HIM, AND HIS

EYEBROWS GOT REAL BIG, LIKE,

YES, I UNDERSTAND YOU.

AND WE KEPT TELLING HIM, YOU

ARE GETTING BETTER.

TRUST GOD.

KENNY, YOU NEED TO BE

PRAYING.

YOU NEED TO BE SEEKING THE

LORD.

YOU NEED TO BE CALLING ON

GOD'S HEALING.

YOU'VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT.

AND HE WOULD SQUEEZE OUR

HAND, LIKE HE WOULD KNOW,

YES, I AM PRAYING.

Reporter: KENNY

PROGRESSIVELY REGAINED

CONSCIOUSNESS.

NOW QUESTIONS REMAINED

REGARDING THE EXTENT OF

BRAIN DAMAGE KENNY HAD

SUSTAINED.

UNTIL ONE AFTERNOON ANGELA

GAVE KENNY HER LAPTOP.

HE LOGGED INTO Facebook

AND SENT A MESSAGE TO A

FRIEND.

KENNY WAS BACK.

GOD RESTORED HIM FOR ME.

HE RAISED HIM UP FROM THE

DEAD, AND GAVE HIM BACK HIS

MEMORY.

THE DEVIL COULDN'T STEAL

THAT FROM HIM.

THE VERY NEXT THING I

REMEMBER IS JUST WAKING UP

IN THE HOSPITAL, THINKING I

WAS IN SOMEONE'S ROOM.

AT THE TIME, I JUST WAS

LOOKING AROUND, WONDERING,

HOW DID I GET HERE?

MOM LOOKED UP AT ME AND SHE

WAS JUST AMAZED THAT I WAS

ACTUALLY TALKING.

AND I'M LIKE MOM, ALL I'M

DOING IS TALKING.

I DO THIS EVERY DAY.

AND SHE LOOKED UP AT ME AND

SAID, YOU'RE STILL THE SAME

KENNY AND RUBBED MY HEAD.

Reporter: TO THE

AMAZEMENT OF THE DOCTORS, 32

DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT,

KENNY WALKED OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL ON HIS OWN TWO

FEET, HEALED.

FROM WHERE WE SAW HIM IN

THE E.R. AND THE I.C.U. TO

WHERE HE IS NOW, IF THIS IS

NOT A MIRACLE, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT WOULD BE.

WHEN KENNY WAS LEAVING

THE HOSPITAL, THEY ALL STOOD

AND APPLAUDED AS HE WALKED

AWAY.

Reporter: KENNY'S

FAMILY ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO

PUT THEIR TRUST IN JESUS AND

NEVER STOP PRAYING.

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE THERE

AND TO SEE IT IN SUCH A

DYNAMIC WAY.

I GOT TO SEE JESUS FACE

TO FACE AND EXPERIENCE THE

RESURRECTION POWER OF JESUS

CHRIST.

I'VE COME TO A NEW

PLATEAU, A NEW ERA IN MY

LIFE, OF KNOWING GOD EVEN

MORE.

YOU JUST HAVE TO STAY

WITH GOD.

HAVE YOU TO KEEP BELIEVING.

HE WILL WATCH OUT FOR YOU

AND WATCH OVER YOU.

Gordon: TRUER WORDS

NEVER SPOKEN.

YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH GOD

AND KEEP BELIEVING.

EVEN THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS

HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT DID THEY

PRAY PROPERLY?

AND SO THEY ASKED HIM TO

TEACH US TO PRAY.

AND HERE IS SOME THE

PIECES -- IT ILLUSTRATES

SOME SIGNATURE POINTS THAT

WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND.

IN THE MIDDLE OF DISASTER,

IN THE MIDDLE OF TERRIBLE

ILLNESS, WHERE YOU ARE

WONDERING, IS MY CHILD GOING

TO MAKE IT?

WHAT DO YOU HOLD ON TO?

AND WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

WELL, THE FIRST THING THAT

COMES OUT OF ISAIAH 53: 1:

"WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR

REPORT, AND TO WHOM HAS THE

ARM OF THE LORD BEEN

REVEALED?"

WHEN YOU START UNDERSTANDING

THAT WHEN THE DOCTORS COME

IN WITH THE NEGATIVE, IN

WHICH REPORT ARE YOU GOING

TO BELIEVE?

ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE THE

REPORT OF THE LORD?

OR ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE

THE REPORT OF THE DOCTOR?

ARE YOU GOING TO BUY INTO

THE NEGATIVE?

BECAUSE IF YOU DO, THEN

YOU'RE GOING TO DOUBT.

AND IF YOU COME TO GOD

DOUBTING, REALIZE THE BIBLE

SAYS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET

ANYTHING.

SO WHO'S REPORT WILL YOU

BELIEVE?

AND THE BIBLE ASKS, WHO HAS

BELIEVED OUR REPORT, AND TO

WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD

BEEN REVEALED?

THE TWO ARE LINKED.

SEE, WHO BELIEVES THE REPORT

OF THE LORD IS THE SAME

PERSON THAT THE ARM OF THE

LORD IS REVEALED.

SO IF YOU BELIEVE, THEN YOU

GET THE RESULT.

YOU GET THE ARM OF THE

LORD.

YOU GET THE ACTION OF THE

LORD.

THAT GEGHT GETS REVEALED TO

YOU BECAUSE YOU FIRST

BELIEVED HIM.

THAT'S WHAT THIS WONDERFUL

FAMILY DID.

THEY SAID, OKAY, THE DOCTORS

ARE SAYING THIS THING, BUT I

KNOW A GOD, AND I KNOW THAT

THAT GOD OPENS THE EYES OF

THE BLIND.

I KNOW THAT GOD IS ABLE TO

HEAL THE SICK.

I KNOW HE IS ABLE TO RAISE

MY SON FROM THE DEAD.

THAT'S THE KIND OF FAITH

THAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS HIS EYES

GO TO AND FRO OVER THE WHOLE

EARTH TO SHOW HIMSELF STRONG

TO THEM WHO'S HEARTS ARE

LOYAL TO HIM.

SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

THAT'S THE THING THAT IS

RELEASED WHEN YOU SAY I

BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE

LORD.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT

YOU DO FROM WHAT I CALL

MENTAL OFFENSE.

IT IS WHAT YOU DO FROM YOUR

INNER MOST BEING.

IN YOUR INNER MOST BEING YOU

SAY THAT REPORT IS NOT

RIGHT.

THE REPORT OF THE LORD IS

THE ONE THAT IS RIGHT, AND

THAT'S THE ONE I'M GOING TO

CLING TO.

NOW, HOW DO YOU GET THAT?

HOW DO YOU GET THAT INNER

MOST FAITH, THE KNOWING IN

YOUR KNOWER, AS OPPOSED TO

SOME KIND OF INTELLECTUAL

FAITH THAT SAYS, YES, I KNOW

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT.

BUT YOU KNOW AND ARE ABLE TO

ACT ON WHAT YOU KNOW BECAUSE

YOU KNOW IT FROM AN

EXPERIENCE WITH THE LIVING

GOD.

HERE IT IS FROM ROMANS 10:

17: "FAITH COMES BY HEARING,

AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF

GOD.

WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS SO

QUICK INTO YOU THAT IT'S IN

YOUR GUT, THEN -- WHEN IT'S

IN YOUR HEART, AND THEN IT

JUST FLOWS OUT OF YOUR

MOUTH, THAT'S THE FAITH THE

BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WHERE

YOU SAY, OKAY, MENTALLY I

AGREE.

IT IS SOMETHING WHERE

EVERYTHING IN YOU SAYS I

BELIEVE.

NOW, I'D LIKE TO ADD TO

ROMANS 10, THAT FAITH COMES

BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY

THE WORD, AND THEN I LIKE TO

ADD, WHO IS THE WORD?

AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

JESUS IS THE WORD, THAT THE

TWO ARE INSEPARABLE, THAT

HE, BECAUSE HE BACKS UP HIS

WORD AND HE PUTS HIS WORD

AS, THIS IS I WILL PERFORM,

IT'S ME, THEN YOU LOOK TO

JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

WHEN YOU HEAR IT COMING FROM

HIM, THEN YOU HAVE ALL OF

THE FAITH THAT YOU NEED.

THIS FAMILY GOT SOMETHING

EXTRA.

THEY HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL

WHO HAD A DREAM.

IT IS INTERESTING HOW THEY

FRAMED THAT BECAUSE THEY

USED THE WORD "DREAM" AND

THEY USE THE WORD "VISION,"

AND SHE USES THE WORD

"NIGHTMARE."

ALL OF WHICH POINTS TO

SOMETHING IN THE BIBLE,

GENESIS 46: 2: "AND THEN

GOD SPOKE TO ISRAEL IN THE

VISIONS OF THE NIGHT, AND HE

SAID, JACOB, JACOB, HERE I

AM."

THIS IS A CRUCIAL TIME IN

HIS LIFE.

HE HAS ALREADY BEEN NAMED

ISRAEL.

HE HAS ALREADY WRESTLED WITH

GOD AND PREVAILED.

HE ALREADY KNOWS HIS

REDEEMER.

HE ALREADY KNOWS THE PROMISE

GIVEN TO ABRAHAM AND ISAAC,

THAT YOU AND YOUR

DESCENDENTS WILL OCCUPY THE

NATION OF ISRAEL.

THIS LAND, THE PROMISED

LAND, IS GIVEN TO YOU.

BUT HE IS FACING A DECISION,

AND THE DECISION IS IT'S A

STARVATION TIME, AND HIS SON

JOSEPH IS IN EGYPT AS A

PRINCE, WHO IS ABLE TO FEED

JACOB AND ALL OF HIS

FAMILY.

AND HE HAS INVITED HIM TO

COME TO EGYPT TO WAIT OUT

THE SEVEN YEARS OF FAMINE.

NOW, WE KNOW THE END OF THE

STORY.

IT TURNED OUT TO BE A LOT

MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS, AND

IT TURNED INTO 400, AND IT

WAS A BIT OF A NIGHTMARE FOR

THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

THEIR SOJOURN INTO EGYPT.

BUT THIS TIME WAS THE TIME

WHERE GOD WAS GOING TO SAVE

THEM FROM STARVATION.

SO HE ASSURED JACOB IN THE

NIGHT, AND HE SAID TO HIM,

I'M HERE.

AND THEN HE PROMISES HIM,

I'M GOING TO WATCH OVER

YOU.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED

WITH THIS FAMILY, WHERE THE

13-YEAR-OLD GIRL SAID, YES,

I SAW IN MY NIGHTMARE, IN MY

VISION OF THE NIGHT, I SAW

MY BROTHER, MY TWIN, TAKEN

AND SUCKED OUT OF THE CAR.

BUT THEN I SAW HIM WALKING.

AND THAT WAS THE PROMISE

THAT SAW THEM THROUGH.

IN YOUR TIME OF DIFFICULTY,

ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR EARS

OPEN TO HEAR FROM GOD?

ARE YOU ASKING HIM TO SHOW

YOU THE WAY OUT?

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS, YEAH

THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE

VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF

DEATH, I SHALL FEAR NO EVIL

FOR THOU ART WITH ME -- WHEN

YOU UNDERSTAND HE IS THERE,

AND HE WANTS TO SHOW HIS ARM

STRONG TOWARDS YOU, AND ALL

IT TAKES FOR YOU IS TO

CONTINUE TO BELIEVE AND THEN

SEEK HIM, AND THEN IF YOU'RE

NOT GETTING ENOUGH FAITH

FROM READING THE WORDS OF

THE BIBLE, ASK HIM.

ASK HIM.

LORD, I NEED MORE FAITH.

I NEED A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

I NEED A WORD OF VISION.

I NEED A DREAM.

I NEED A VISION TO SEE ME

THROUGH THIS.

IF YOU ASK THAT WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, HE WILL ANSWER.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

THOUSANDS OF YEARS, HE WILL

DO FOR YOU IF YOU JUST

BELIEVE.

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UP NEXT, A YOUNG O ORPHAN

GIRL FALLS ILL, AND FIND OUT

HOW HER CARETAKERS FOUND THE

KEY TO HER HEALING.

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: TODAY LEON

LIVES IN A SAFE, WARM HOME,

SURROUNDED BY LOVING FRIENDS

WHO TAKE CARE OF HER.

NOT LONG AGO, THIS LITTLE

GIRL WAS LIVING ON THE

STREETS, COMPLETELY ALONE.

Reporter: WHEN LEON WAS

TWO, SHE WANDERED THE

STREETS OF VIETNAM WITH HER

FATHER.

THEY WERE HOMELESS.

I DON'T REMEMBER MUCH

FROM WHEN MY DAD WAS ALIVE.

I WAS VERY YOUNG.

BUT PEOPLE HERE TELL ME

STORIES ABOUT HIM.

Reporter: OVERNIGHT

LEON HAD BECOME AN ORPHAN

WITH NOWHERE TO GO.

SO SHE CAME TO LIVE HERE AT

THIS CHRISTIAN HOME FOR

CHILDREN, SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED AT

THE CENTER, THERE WAS SO

MANY CHILDREN.

I WAS EXCITED TO MEET THEM.

THEY ARE ALL MY FRIENDS

NOW.

Reporter: BUT ONE DAY

LE LEON FELL ILL WITH A

SUPER VIRUS THAT WAS

SPREADING ALL ACROSS HER

COUNTRY.

THE DOCTORS SAID SHE WOULD

HAVE A HIGH FEVER FOR

SEVERAL DAYS, WITH POSSIBLE

COMPLICATIONS AFTERWARDS.

THAT'S WHEN THE CHRISTIAN

STAFF MEMBERS STARTED TO

PRAY FOR HER.

REMARKABLY, THE NEXT MORNING

HER FEVER WAS GONE, AND SHE

WAS UP PLAYING WITH HER BEST

FRIEND.

SHE KNOWS EXACTLY WHO TO

THANK FOR THAT ANSWERED

PRAYER.

IT WAS JESUS CHRIST WHO

HEALED ME.

Reporter: AND THANKS TO

THE GIFTS FROM CBN PARTNERS,

LEON WILL HAVE A PLACE TO

CALL HOME FOR AS LONG AS SHE

NEEDS IT.

THANK YOU, CBN.

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STILL AHEAD ON THE PROGRAM,

THE YOUNGEST DRIVER EVER TO

WIN THE DAYTONA 500.

THAT'S HOW I WANTED TO

BE, THE YOUNG GUY COMING IN

AND WINNING RACES.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE

TO GO.

AND YOU REALIZE YOU JUST

WON THE BIGGEST RACE THERE

IS TO WIN.

Gordon: DAYTONA

CHAMPION TREVOR BAYNE TALKS

ABOUT HIS ROLE MOL MODEL

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IN 2011, TREVOR

BAYNE WON THE DAYTONA 500.

AT 20 YEARS OLD, HE BECAME

THE YOUNGEST DRIVER EVER TO

WIN THE GREAT AMERICAN

RACE.

SPORTS REPORTER SEA SEAN

BROWN TALKED TO TREVOR ABOUT

HIS FAST-TRACK TO FAME, AND

THE FAITH THAT KEEPS HIM

GOING WHEN THE GOING GETS

TOUGH.

[YELLING]

UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: AT THE RIPE

OLD AGE OF 21, TREVOR BAYNE

IS STILL A KID AT HEART.

I GO EAT MY PEANUT BUTTER

AND JELLY SANDWICH.

IT IS PRETTY CHAOTIC AT THE

RACES, ACTUALLY.

Reporter: JUST TWO DAYS

AFTER HE TURNED 20, BAYNE

BECAME THE YOUNGEST DRIVER

TO WIN THE DAYTONA 500.

THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO

BE, THE YOUNGEST GUY TO WIN

THE DAYTONA.

DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO

GO.

YOU REALIZE YOU JUST WON

THE BIGGEST RACE THERE IS TO

WIN.

Reporter: DO YOU FEEL

STRANGE DRIVING ON A NORMAL

STREET AFTER GOING 190.

YEAH.

IT DOESN'T SEEM THAT FAST

UNTIL YOU START TO CRASH,

AND THEN THE WALL IS COMING

UP REALLY FAST.

BUT THEN YOU GET ON THE

INTERSTATE, AND YOU WANT TO

GO A LITTLE FAST.

Reporter: DO YOU GET

SPEEDING TICKETS?

I'VE HAD A COUPLE, BUT

THEY'RE JUST 10 MILES AN

HOUR OUR FIVE MILES AN HOUR

OVER.

NOT TOO RECKLESS.

I'M TRYING TO BE CAREFUL ON

THE ROADS.

Reporter: HE STARTED

RACING GO-CARTS AT THE AGE

OF FIVE.

BUT TREVOR SAYS HIS

CHRISTIAN UPBRINGING HELPED

HIM STAY LEVEL-HEADED ABOUT

HIS NUMEROUS SUCCESSES.

I GREW UP HEARING ABOUT

GOD AND KNOWING ABOUT JESUS,

BUT I GUESS IT WAS AROUND

MIDDLE SCHOOL WHEN GOD

STARTED WORKING ON MY HEART

AND STARTED SHOWING ME WHY

JESUS CAME TO EARTH, AND WHO

I AM IN HIM.

Reporter: SOME COMPARE

HIM TO ANOTHER ROLE MODEL IN

THE WORLD OF SPORTS.

I READ A RECENT ARTICLE

THAT SAID, HEY, YOU WANT TO

BE BY TIM TEBOW.

AFTER TALKING TO YOU, I

DON'T THINK THAT'S EXACTLY

THE CASE, BUT TALK ABOUT IT

A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO MOLD

OURSELVES AND WALK LIKE

JESUS.

WHEN THERE ARE TWO GUYS

MODELING THEMSELVES LIKE THE

SAME PERSON, THEY'RE GOING

TO LOOK A LOT A LIKE.

AND I THINK TIM TEBOW IS A

GREAT GUY, BUT THAT'S NOT MY

ONLY ROLE MODEL.

MY ROLE MODEL IS JESUS.

Reporter: HE GIVES

EVERY CREDIT TO GOD.

WHETHER IT IS A GOOD

RESULT OR A BAD RESULT, I

DRAW HIM CLOSER.

HE TAUGHT ME SOMETHING

YESTERDAY IN THAT RACE.

GUARANTEE TO STICK WITH HIM,

HE'LL HAVE SOMETHING GOOD

FOR YOU.

I SAY, LET US DO

EVERYTHING WE CAN DO TO OUR

BEST, BUT IF IT IS NOT OUR

DAY TO WIN, WE WON'T WIN.

THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES I

PRAY FOR FAVOR.

BUT SOMETIMES I'D DO, AND I

THINK THAT WAS ONE OF THOSE

DAYS.

Reporter: TREVOR'S

FAITH WAS CHALLENGED AFTER

HIS BIG WIN AT DAYTONA, WHEN

HE WAS FORCED OUT OF RACING

FOR FIVE WEEKS.

HE SPENT TIME IN THE

HOSPITAL, MOST LIKELY

SUFFERING FROM LYME

DISEASE.

I WAS LAYING IN THE

HOSPITAL BED, AND IT STARTED

SINKING IN.

I WAS LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT,

I'M IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT GOD

IS STILL GOOD.

IF IT IS FOR ONE PERSON TO

SEE THAT THINGS AREN'T

ALWAYS PERFECT, BUT WE'RE

STILL FOR CHRIST, AND THAT'S

WHAT THAT IS ALL ABOUT.

Reporter: HE SURROUNDS

HIMSELF WITH A TEAM THAT

HELPS BUILD HIS FAITH AND

HAS TAKEN TIME TO WRITE DOWN

ENCOURAGING THOUGHTS AS THEY

COME TO HIM.

I GOT ON THE PHONE AND

STARTED WRITING DOWN

WHATEVER I WAS THINKING

ABOUT.

AND I GOT SOME PRETTY GOOD

STUFF.

Reporter: YOU STILL

HAVE IT ON YOUR PHONE.

CAN YOU READ THAT.

I'M NOT EXACTLY A GREAT

WRITER, BUT THESE ARE THE

THOUGHTS I HAD, KEEP MY

HUMBLE, I'M NO LONGER FOR

WORLD THE A AD VANTSS.

THIS MEANS THE DESIRE TO WIN

IS NOT ONLY OKAY BUT

NECESSARY, NOT FOR MY

NAMESAKE, NOT FOR ME TO GAIN

THE WORLD OR MORE FANS, BUT

FOR JESUS NO, SI JESUS'

NAME TO BE KNOWN."

Reporter: DID IT WORK?

IT'S WORKING SO FAR.

I'VE GOT TO GO BACK AND READ

IT EVER NOW AND THEN.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT WHEN

HE GIVES US SOMETHING, WRITE

IT DOWN.

IT HAS HELPED ME.

Reporter: HIS

BIOGRAPHY, "DRIVEN BY

FAITH," TELLS KIDS ABOUT

NASCAR WHILE TELLING THEM

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.

FOR ME, WHEN I THINK

ABOUT IT BEING FOR THE

KINGDOM PURPOSES, AND HAVING

TREASURES IN HEAVEN, AND NOT

JUST HERE, THAT'S PRETTY

BIG.

THAT'S COOL THAT WE GET TO

RACE FOR HIM AND HE IS

GLORIFIED IN IT.

I'M DOING WHAT I LOVE TO DO,

AND HE IS RECEIVING GLORY

FOR IT.

Reporter: WHATEVER THE

FUTURE HAS FOR TREVOR, BIG

OR SMALL, TREVOR BAYNE PLANS

TO STAY FOCUSED ON GOD.

THAT 500 WAS GREAT FOR

THE DAY OR THE LAST MONTH

AFTER THAT.

THAT WAS NOTHING THAT I'LL

NEVER FORGET.

BUT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING

TO STAY WITH ME A LOT LONGER

IS MY RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST.

I OPEN MY HEART AND SAY,

HERE IS MY LIFE.

USE IT.

Gordon: HERE IS MY

LIFE, USE IT.

WONDERFUL WORDS COMING FROM

SOMEONE SO VERY YOUNG, TO

HAVE THAT MUCH WISDOM, AND

YOU LOOK AT IT AND GO,

PRAISE GOD.

HE IS GOING TO HAVE A

WONDERFUL CAREER.

NOW, LISTEN TO WHAT TREVOR

SAID, AND I THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR ALL CHRISTIANS

TO UNDERSTAND THAT.

WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN,

LIFE IS NOT GOING TO BE

PERFECT FOR YOU.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE

STRUGGLES.

HERE TREVOR WENT THROUGH A

CAR ACCIDENT, HE WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL, AND HE SAID MY

LIFE IS NOT PERFECT, BUT I

HOLD ON TO WHAT IS PERFECT.

AND THAT IS JESUS CHRIST.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT

STRAIGHT, THAT LIFE DOESN'T

ALWAYS TURN OUT THE WAY YOU

PLAN, BUT WHEN YOU PUT YOUR

FAITH IN HIM, THEN YOU GET

THE RESULTS.

WELL, THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

LET'S GO OVER TO DIMITRIA IN

THE CHATROOM.

CINDY ASKS, "WHAT IS THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SAYING

YOUR PRAYERS AND MEANINGFUL

PRAYERS.

DOES THAT MEAN GOD HEARS

SOME OF THE PRAYERS AND NOT

OTHERS?"

Gordon: GOD HEARS

EVERYTHING.

HE IS OMNICIENT, SO HE IS

GOING TO HEAR IT ALL.

THE ISSUE IS, ARE YOU

PRAYING WITH YOUR WHOLE

HEART.

JESUS WARNED ABOUT THE

PRAYER OF THE HEATHEN, THAT

THEY REPEATED PRAYERS OVER

AND OVER AGAIN.

SO IF YOU'RE DOING SOME KIND

OF SPEED PRAYER OR FROM SOME

SENSE OF DUTY, I WOULDN'T

EXPECT TO GET TOO MUCH OF AN

ANSWER OUT OF THAT ONE.

BUT WHEN YOU PRAY WITH YOUR

HEART AND SAY, GOD, THIS IS

WHAT I NEED, AND I BELIEVE

IN YOU, THEN YOU GET THE

ANSWERS.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS WORD

FROM JAMES 5: "CONFESS YOUR

TRESPASSES FROM ONE ANOTHER,

AND PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER.

THE EFFECTIVE, FERVENT

PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN

AVEI

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