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700 Club Interactive: Under Pressure - Nov. 6, 2013

When a teenage son disappears, his parents’ nightmare became a reality. See what reunited them. Read Transcript


Gordon: A RUN-AWAY

TEEN.

IT WAS THE WORST MOMENT

OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: HOW THIS DAD

FOUND HIMSELF DURING THE

SEARCH FOR HIS SON.

IT WAS LIKE FROM WALKING

IN THE DARK TO WALKING IN

THE LIGHT.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THIS SHOW.

DAVE MOORE WAS A TOUGH DAD.

IN HIS WORLD, IT WAS MY WAY

OR THE HIGHWAY.

AND THAT ATTITUDE CAUSED HIS

SON TO RUN AWAY.

DAVE DROVE HUNDREDS OF MILES

TO FIND HIS MISSING SON, AND

WHEN IT SEEMED AS IF HIS

SEARCH WAS AT AN END, DAVE

MADE A DEAL THAT CHANGED

BOTH THEIR LIVES.

I NOTICED THERE WAS THIS

YELLOW PIECE OF PAPER ON HIS

BED.

AND WHEN I PICKED IT UP, I

STARTED READING IT.

AND IT HAD SAID THAT HE HAD

LEFT.

Reporter: WITHOUT

WARNING, DAVID AND DARENDA

MOORE'S 18-YEAR-OLD SON

DISAPPEARED, LEAVING ONLY A

NOTE.

IT JUST WENT ON TO SAY

HOW HE WAS FLUNKING OUT OF

COLLEGE, AND HOW HE COULDN'T

FACE US WITH THIS FAILURE.

I BEGIN TO HAVE CHEST PAINS,

MY HEART WAS POUNDING SO

HARD.

IT WAS THE WORST MOMENT OF

MY LIFE.

Reporter: THE NOTE SAID

HE LEFT HIS CAR AT A

GREYHOUND BUS STATION IN

ANNARBOR, MICHIGAN, BUT

DIDN'T SAY WHERE HE WAS

GOING.

I YELLED AT HER TO GRAB

HER PURSE, AND I GRABBED MY

WALLET AND MY KEYS, AND WE

JUMPED IN MY VEHICLE AND

LEFT, RUNNING STOP SIGNS AND

RED LIGHTS, TRYING TO GET

THAT AS FAST AS I COULD GET

THERE.

Reporter: THEY FOUND

HIS CAR, BUT THEIR SON WAS

NOWHERE IN SIGHT, AND THE

BUS STATION WAS CLOSED.

WE KNEW HE HAD GOTTEN OFF

THE BUS AND HE WOULD BE

BROKE AND HOMELESS.

I WAS AFRAID THAT SOMEONE

WOULD HURT HIM, AND THAT WE

WOULD NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN.

Reporter: THEY CALLED

HIS GIRLFRIEND, WHO SAID SHE

DIDN'T KNOW THAT DAVID WAS

LEAVING.

BUT THAT HE HAD MENTIONED

DAYTON, OHIO.

I JUST DECIDED RIGHT

THEN, IF HE HAD GONE TO

DAYTON, THAT'S WHERE I HAD

TO GO.

EVERY THOUGHT IMAGINABLE OF

HOW WILL I FIND HIM?

WHAT WILL I DO WHEN I GET

THERE?

ANGER AT HIM, BUT MORE ANGER

AT MYSELF.

AT TIMES SWINGING AND

HITTING THE DASHBOARD WITH

MY FISTS.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

I WAS FALLING APART.

Reporter: ON THE

FOUR-HOUR DRIVE, DAVE

THOUGHT ABOUT HIS ANGER AND

DISCIPLINE HAD DRIVEN A

WEDGE BETWEEN HIM AND HIS

SON.

MY FEAR WAS I WOULD NEVER

SEE MY SON AGAIN AND IT WAS

ALL MY FAULT.

I WAS THE TYPE OF PARENT

THAT WAS MORE OF A MY WAY

OR THE HIGHWAY TYPE OF

PARENT.

I BEGAN TO THINK, HAD I

PUSHED HIM TOO HARD.

HOW IMPORTANT COLLEGE IS.

YOU HAVE TO DO WELL AND YOU

HAVE TO EXCEL.

Reporter: ONCE IN

DAYTON, DAVE STOPPED AT A

LOCAL DINER AND SHARED HIS

STORY WITH A POLICE OFFICER

THAT WAS THERE.

THEN A STRANGER APPROACHED

HIM, AND HE HAD TEARS

STREAMING DOWN HIS FACE.

HE SAID, SIR, I'M REALLY

SORRY, I OVERHEARD YOUR

CONVERSATION.

CAN I PRAY FOR YOU.

AND I SAID, PLEASE DO.

HE PRAYED HIS AMAZING PRAYER

OVER ME AND MY SON, THAT GOD

WOULD MOVE MOUNTAINS TO

BRING MY SON HOME SAFELY.

Reporter: DAVE WASN'T A

CHRISTIAN, BUT HE WELCOMED

THE STRANGER'S PRAYER,

ESPECIALLY IF GOD COULD HELP

FIND HIS SON.

AFTERWARD HE WENT TO THE BUS

STATION IN DAYTON.

I TOLD HIM MY SON'S NAME

AND THE CITY HE BOUGHT THE

TICKET AT.

AND HE LOOKED IT UP.

AND I FOUND OUT MY SON'S

TICKET WAS PURCHASED TO

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, WHICH WAS

AN EIGHT-HOUR DRIVE.

HE CALLED A FRIEND IN

KENTUCKY, WHO MADE THE

8-HOUR ROAD TRIP WITH HIM.

BUT AFTER EIGHT HOURS OF

SEARCHING, THEY GAVE UP.

WE DECIDED THIS WAS

NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

AND WE HEADED BACK TO

MICHIGAN.

IT WAS THE HARDEST DECISION

I EVER MADE IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: FOUR DAYS

PASSED, AND STILL NO WORD

FROM THEIR SON.

DAVE HUNG UP POSTERS AT HIS

SCHOOL AND TALKED TO HIS

FRIENDS.

AND DARINDA CHECKED HIS

COMPUTER.

IT WAS SO NOT LIKE DAVID

TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

Reporter: DAVE EVEN

PLANNED TO CONSULT A

PSYCHIC.

INSTEAD, HE MADE ONE MORE

CALL TO A CHURCH IN

ATLANTA.

A LADY NAMED PAIGE

ANSWERED THE PHONE.

AND I BEGAN TO TELL PAIGE

EVERYTHING ABOUT MY STORY.

THIS LADY HAD TOUCHED ME SO

DEEPLY, THIS CHRISTIAN

WOMAN, WHO DIDN'T EVEN KNOW

ME.

AND I LOOKED IN FRONT OF ME,

SITTING THERE ON THE TABLE,

THERE WAS A BIBLE SITTING

THERE.

AND I JUST HELD IT UP TO

GOD.

I SAID, GOD, I WANT TO BE

JUST LIKE THIS LADY.

I ALWAYS WANT TO BE PART OF

THE SOLUTION, AND NEVER PART

OF THE PROBLEM.

IF YOU'LL SAVE MY SON, I'LL

SERVE YOU THE REST OF MY

LIFE.

Reporter: WITHIN

MINUTES AFTER DAVE SAID THAT

PRAYER, THE PHONE RANG.

HIS SON WAS BACK IN TOWN.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD, AND

WHEN HE ANSWERED THAT

PRAYER, I FELL ON THE

GROUND, ON MY KNEES, AND I

THREW MY HANDS IN THE AIR

AND BEGAN TO THANK GOD.

THERE REALLY WASN'T ANY

WORDS.

EVERYONE WAS JUST CRYING.

IT IS A MIRACLE, MY SON

WHO WAS LOST IS FOUND.

IT COMPLETELY CHANGED MY

LIFE.

IT WAS LIKE FROM WALKING IN

THE DARK TO WALKING IN THE

LIGHT.

Reporter: THAT

FOLLOWING SUNDAY HE AND

DARINDA WENT TO CHURCH.

AS SOON AS HE FINISHED

HIS SERMON AND MADE AN ALTER

CALL, I LITERALLY JUMPED OUT

OF MY SEAT AND RAN TO THE

ALTER, AND LITERALLY DOVE

HEAD FIRST AT THE ALTER, AND

CRIED OUT TO GOD TO THANK

HIM FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE.

NOT JUST FOR BRINGING M MY

SON HOME, BUT HE HAD CHANGED

ME.

Reporter: AND THAT

SUNDAY, DARINDA REDEDICATED

HER LIFE TO CHRIST.

AND LATER THAT YEAR, THEIR

SON GAVE HIS LIFE TO CHRIST,

AND GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE.

IT WAS A GREAT

RESTORATION IN MY FAMILY,

NOT JUST MY SON AND MY WIFE,

BUT ALSO MY STEPSONS.

HE GAVE ME A NEW HEART, AND

I BECAME A NEW MAN.

AND BECAUSE I WAS SEARCHING

FOR MY SON, I NEVER REALIZED

THAT GOD WAS ALWAYS

SEARCHING FOR ME.

Gordon: GOD LOVES TO

RESTORE FAMILIES.

HE LOVES FAMILIES.

HE'S THE ONE THAT INVENTED

THEM.

HE CREATED THEM.

AND HE CREATED THEM FOR A

PURPOSE.

AND THAT PURPOSE IS SPELLED

OUT IN MALACHI, WHERE HE

WANTS RIGHTEOUS CHILDREN.

HE WANTS CHILDREN TO GO UP

IN A FAMILY THAT LOVES, THAT

CARES, THAT NURTURES, THAT

ENCOURAGES.

WHERE THE PARENTS ARE ALWAYS

SEEN AS PART OF THE

SOLUTION, AND NOT THE

PROBLEM.

REALIZE THAT WHEN FAMILIES

ARE PROPERLY KNIT TOGETHER,

THAT'S WHEN THESE MIRACLES

HAPPEN.

AND WHERE DOES IT BEGIN?

THE BIBLE IS CLEAR ON THAT,

THAT HE WILL TURN THE HEARTS

OF THE FATHERS TO THE

CHILDREN.

AND THEN HE TURNS THE HEARTS

OF THE CHILDREN TO THE

FATHERS.

IT BEGINS AT THE FATHER.

THAT'S WHERE THE LOVE

STARTS.

THAT'S WHERE THE STABILITY

IS.

AND SO OFTEN IN OUR CULTURE

TODAY WE HAVE SINGLE PARENTS

STRUGGLING TO RAISE

CHILDREN.

AND THE REASON THEY'RE

STRUGGLING IS THAT THEY'RE

MISSING THE LOVE OF THE

FATHER.

IFWAN YOU WANT TO TURN, IF

YOU WANT TO BE LIKE DAVE,

AND YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND

THAT THE GREAT BLESSING IN

YOUR LIFE IS TO BE A GOOD

FATHER, AND TO SEE CHILDREN

THAT GROW UP TO BE

RIGHTEOUS, YOU NEED TO TURN

YOUR HEART FIRST TO GOD.

BECAUSE WITHOUT HIM, YOU

DON'T HAVE THE LOVE THAT YOU

NEED TO OVERCOME THE

HARDSHIPS THAT HAPPEN IN

FAMILIES.

ALL THE STRUGGLES OF RAISING

CHILDREN AND RAISING THEM

PROPERLY.

YOU NEED TO HAVE THE

FATHER'S LOVE.

AND YOU CAN ONLY GET THAT

WHEN YOU'RE IMPROPER PER

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, DO

WHAT DAVE DID.

HE MADE A PHONE CALL.

AND HE ASKED SOMEBODY TO

PRAY WITH HIM.

AND THEN HE TURNED TO GOD.

AND HE SAID, GOD, I WANT TO

BE THE MAN YOU WANT ME TO

BE.

AND HE DOVE HEAD-FIRST INTO

THAT ALTER.

HE JOINED A CHURCH.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO TURN

MY LIFE AROUND SO I CAN BE

THE FATHER I NEED TO BE TO

MY SON.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US NOW.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU'RE IN A FAMILY

STRUGGLING, REALIZE THAT GOD

CAN BE YOUR FATHER.

IF YOU'RE EARTHLY FATHER HAS

LEFT, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER

SAYS I WILL RAISE YOU UP.

SO INSTEAD OF REBELLING

AGAINST HIM, TURN TO HIM.

BECAUSE HE CAN BE THAT

SOURCE FOR YOU.

HE CAN BE THE ONE THAT FILLS

THAT GAP IN YOUR LIFE.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

IT TAKES HUMBLING YOURSELF

AND TURNING TO HIM AND

SAYING, GOD, I NEED YOU

NOW.

I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN.

I CAN'T LIVE LIFE ON MY

OWN.

I NEED YOU.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU,

TOO.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, UP NEXT, WHEN IT CAME

TO SPEAKING IN PUBLIC, TWO

WORDS CROSSED THIS YOUNG

BOY'S MIND.

FRIGHTENED, TERRIFIED.

Gordon: HEAR HOW HE

OVERCAME THE PRESSURE OF

PERFORMING WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK" IS

MORE THAN JUST A CARTOON.

IT HELPS CHILDREN LEARN

VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS, JUST

LIKE SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE

BIBLE CHARACTERS.

Reporter: SHARIE AND

JOHN GREGORY DESCRIBED THEIR

6-YEAR-OLD SON, JOEL, AS FUN

AND OUTGOING.

SO WHEN IT WAS TIME TO SIGN

UP FOR THEIR CHURCH'S EASTER

PROGRAM, THEY WERE SURE JOEL

WOULD JUMP AT THE CHANCE.

THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM.

HE HAS A FEAR OF STANDING

IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF

PEOPLE AND PERFORMING.

Reporter: JOEL HAD HIS

OWN WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW HE

FELT.

FRIGHTENED.

TERRIFIED.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH JOHN

AND SHARIE TRIED AND TRIED

TO CONVINCE HIM IT WOULD BE

FUN, JOEL WOULD HAVE NO PART

OF IT.

THE OTHER KIDS PRACTICED

FOR TWO MONTHS, AND I

REFUSED.

Reporter: ABOUT THAT

TIME, JOEL AND HIS SISTER

STARTED WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK."

JOEL LOVED WATCHING THE

"SUPERBOOK" CHARACTERS,

CHRIS, JOY, AND GIZMO.

*

WE PUT IT IN, AND HE

WATCHED IT OVER AND OVER AND

OVER.

AND SO DID OUR DAUGHTER,

SAYLA.

AND THEY WATCHED IT PROBABLY

50 TIMES THAT FIRST WEEK, AT

LEAST.

Reporter: PRETTY SOON

HE MEMORIZED THE WHOLE

EPISODE WORD FOR WORD.

THAT GAVE JOHN AN IDEA.

WE WERE WATCHING IT ONE

DAY, AND MY HUSBAND TURNED

TO JOEL, AND HE SAID, LOOK,

JOEL, CHRIS WAS AFRAID TO

PERFORM.

BUT WHAT DID DAVID TELL

HIM?

AND JOEL SAID, HE SAID HE

SHOULD DO IT FOR GOD.

AND MY HUSBAND SAID, THAT'S

RIGHT.

YOU SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF

PERFORMING BECAUSE IF YOU'RE

DOING FOR GOD, THERE IS

NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF.

Reporter: THEN ON

EASTER MORNING, ONE OF THE

CHILDREN HAD TO DROP OUT OF

THE PROGRAM.

THE PASTOR'S WIFE WALKED

UP TO MY WIFE AND SAID JOEL

WANTED TO PERFORM.

AND HE SAID HE WANTED TO DO

IT FOR GOD, AND HE WAS NOT

GOING TO BE AFRAID.

MY HUSBAND AND I CRIED

BECAUSE WE KNEW HOW MUCH

COURAGE IT TOOK FOR HIM TO

SAY THAT.

Reporter: AFTER JUST 10

MINUTES OF PRACTICE, JOEL

PERFORMED HIS PART

PERFECTLY.

JOEL SAYS WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK" TAUGHT HIM NOT

TO BE AFRAID, AND TO TRUST

GOD.

WE JUST STARTED WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK," AND THAT JUST

ENCOURAGED ME.

Gordon: WE WANT THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD TO

KNOW THESE STORIES.

TO HEAR THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

AND HEAR IT IN A WAY THAT

THEY LOVE AND THEY

COMPREHEND, AND THEN THEY

PUT IT INTO ACTION.

THEY PUT WHAT THEY KNOW,

WHAT THEY'VE HEARD FROM A

CARTOON, INTO ACTION IN

THEIR LIVES.

WE WANT TO DO IT ACROSS THE

WORLD.

THE FIRST SEASON IS BEING

TRANSLATED INTO 38 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES.

WE'VE ALREADY LAUNCHED IN

INDONESIA.

WE'VE LAUNCHED IN THE MIDDLE

EAST AND ARABIC AND FARSI

AND TURKEY.

WE'RE GETTING READY TO

LAUNCH THROUGHOUT AFRICA.

HUGE AUDIENCES IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

1.5MILLION CHILDREN THERE

EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF TAKING

THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

IT IS NOT JUST IN ENGLISH.

THERE ARE 38 DIFFERENT LANG

LANGUAGES.

ONE OF THE GREAT THING ABOUT

ANIMATION IS IT IS SO EASY

TO DUB INTO OTHER

LANGUAGES.

SO IT IS CULTURALLY

RELEVANT, AND IT MOVES

HEARTS ACROSS THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, THERE ARE TWO WAYS.

ONE, YOU CAN JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

AND WHENEVER NEW EPISODES OF

"SUPERBOOK" ARE AVAILABLE,

FOR YOUR GIFTS OF $25, WE'LL

SEND YOU THREE COPIES, SO

YOU CAN BE PART OF

DISTRIBUTING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

ONE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND TWO

MORE FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND

OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS OR YOUR

CHURCH.

WE WANT TO GET THESE STORIES

OUT TO THE BIGGEST AUDIENCE

WE CAN.

SO FOR A GIFT OF $25, AND

SAYING I WANT TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB, AND

WHAT THAT MEANS IS EVERY

TIME A NEW EPISODE IS MADE,

WE'LL SHIP IT TO YOU.

YOU'LL BE FIRST TO GET IT,

FIRST TO RECEIVE IT.

THAT WILL HAPPEN EVERY FOUR

TO SIX WEEKS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO JOIN

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB,

AND STILL WANT TO BE A PART

OF "SUPERBOOK," YOU CAN JUST

DISNAT YOUDESIGNATE YOUR

DONATION TO "SUPERBOOK."

YOU CAN DO IT ON cbn.com

OR JUST CALL US AND SAY I

WANT TO GIVE TO

"SUPERBOOK."

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

STILL AHEAD, ONE YOUNG WOMAN

MOVES TO THE CITY TO MAKE IT

BIG.

ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT SHE

CAN'T HAVE IT ALL.

THAT'S NEXT ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

DIMIA

Gordon: SUCCESS CAME

NATURALLY TO JANET HILL, BUT

FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

BETWEEN HER WORK AND HER

LIFE, WELL, THAT WAS THE

HARD PART.

Reporter: JANET HILL

MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY RIGHT

OUT OF COLLEGE, WITH NO JOB

AND NO PLACE TO LIVE.

JUST THE DESIRE TO MAKE IT

BIG IN THE PUBLISHING

INDUSTRY.

SHE STARTED IN AN

ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION AND

WORKED HER WAY UP TO VICE

PRESIDENT OF DOUBLEDAY

PUBLISHING IN 2000.

I WORKED VERY HARD.

I WAS WORKING SO MUCH THAT

THAT IS THE THING, I THINK,

ULTIMATELY GOT ME OFF

TRACK.

YOU WORK HARD.

YOU WORK HARD.

YOU GET PROMOTED, AND YOU

WORK HARD AND YOU GET

PROMOTED.

AND YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING

IT ON YOUR OWN STEAM, AND

YOUR NOT.

Reporter: SHE GROUP UP

AND WAS BAPTIZED, BUT LIFE

IN THE BIG CITY WAS VERY

DIFFERENT FROM THE LIFE SHE

LEFT BEHIND.

I HAD A DEMANDING JOB.

AND I LIVED 600 MILES AWAY

FROM MY FAMILY.

AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE

HERE.

I CERTAINLY HAD WONDERFUL

FRIENDS, BUT YOU NEED

SOMETIMES PEOPLE THAT ARE

CLOSER TO FRIENDS.

I WAS TREATED FOR

DEPRESSION.

THERE WAS STILL SOMETHING

MISSING.

BUT I WAS COPING BECAUSE I

HAD TO.

YOU TRY A LITTLE HARDER, AND

PUSH A LITTLE HARDER, BUT,

AGAIN, AS YOU DO THAT, THE

MORE YOU TRY AND THE MORE

YOU TRY TO PRETEND THAT

EVERYTHING IS OKAY AND

YOU'RE FEELING FINE, YOU'RE

FEELING GREAT, THE MORE

ENERGY YOU HAVE TO EXPEND

AND THE MORE EXHAUSTING IT

BECOMES.

Reporter: JANET KNEW

SHE WAS CLOSE TO HER

BREAKING POINT WHEN SHE

REFUSED TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE

HER OWN BIRTHDAY.

ALL I WANTED TO DO THAT

DAY WAS STAY IN BED.

BUT I KNEW I COULDN'T.

I HAD TO GO TO WORK.

I GOT MY CLOTHES OUT AND MY

IRONING BOARD, AND I STARTED

IRONING, AND THEN I JUST

STARTED FEELING SO UPSET AND

OVERWHELMED.

AND JUST THOUGHT, OKAY, WHAT

CAN I DO?

I CAN GET DOWN ON MY KNEES

AND I CAN PRAY.

AND I'M GOING TO PRAY RIGHT

HERE AND I ASKED GOD TO HELP

ME.

PLEASE, HAVE MERCY ON ME.

HELP ME.

I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE.

I JUST CAN'T DO THIS.

AS I GOT BACK UP, I STARTED

TO FEEL BETTER.

AND I STARTED TO IRON MY

CLOTHES.

AND I, YOU KNOW, GOT

DRESSED, AND I MADE IT

THROUGH THAT DAY.

AND THEN I STARTED TO MAKE

IT THROUGH THE NEXT DAY.

AND THEN I STARTED TO READ

MY BIBLE.

I WOULD GET UP EARLY IN THE

MORNING AND READ THE BIBLE.

AND THAT WAS AMAZING BECAUSE

I BEGAN TO FEEL, YOU KNOW,

CALMER AND STRONGER.

Reporter: JANET SAYS

GOD LED HER AWAY FROM

PUBLISHING TO A NEW CAREER.

SHE STARTED HER OWN JEWELRY

LINE, "ON THIS ROCK."

I WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL

COMFORTED.

WE'RE LIVING IN DARK DAYS.

PROVERBS 3: 5: "TRUST IN THE

LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART."

AND TO WHERE THE SCRIPTURE

IS COMFORTING -- IT WAS JUST

COMFORTING TO ME.

PEOPLE NEED TO HOLD GOD'S

UNCHANGING HAND.

HOLD ON TO HIS HAND AND

DON'T LET GO.

AND JUST KNOW THAT HE WILL

LEAD YOU.

HE WILL GUIDE YOU.

JESUS IS OUR SHEPHERD.

HE WILL TAKE US WHERE HE

WANTS US TO GO.

NOT WHERE WE WANT TO GO.

AND WHEN YOU GET THERE, YOU

REALIZE, OH, THIS IS WHERE I

ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

ANYWAYS.

Gordon: HE WANTS TO

GUIDE YOU.

HE WANTS TO DIRECT YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE LIFE,

AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF

US -- A LOT OF US HAVE

BOUGHT INTO THE LIFE THE

AMERICAN DREAM, THAT SOMEHOW

OR ANOTHER CAREER SUCCESS IS

A JOYFUL LIFE.

OR SOMEHOW MATERIALISM IS A

JOYFUL LIFE.

OR ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS

THAT WHEN YOU ACHIEVE, OR

EVEN IF YOU DON'T ACHIEVE,

YOU FIND OUT REAL QUICK IT'S

A LIE.

AND I THINK JANET'S STORY IS

A FAMILIAR ONE.

THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO PURSUE

A CAREER AND YOUR

SACRIFICING EVERYTHING FOR

THAT.

THAT.

YOU SACRIFICE YOUR FAMILY.

YOU SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE.

AND YOUR OVERWORKED AND YOUR

OVERSTRESSED.

AND WHERE DO YOU GO WITH

THAT?

WELL, HERE IS SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

AND IT'S ONE I'VE LEARNED

FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

THAT THERE IS STABILITY IN

BALANCE.

AND YOU NEED TO BALANCE YOUR

LIFE.

AND FIRST AND FOREMOST YOU

NEED TO HAVE, ON A DAILY

BASIS, A QUIET TIME WITH

GOD.

WHERE YOU JUST LISTEN TO

HIM.

AND YOU READ A PORTION OF

HIS WORD, AND YOU MEDITATE

ON IT.

AND THEN YOU ASK HIM, WHAT

DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO

TODAY?

HOW CAN I HAVE THE LIFE, AN

ABUNDANT LIFE THAT YOU

PROMISED?

HOW CAN I HAVE THAT?

IF YOU START PUTTING HIM

FIRST AND HAVING HIM BE THE

CENTRAL POINT OF YOUR LIFE,

THEN ALL THESE OTHER THINGS

WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.

AND YOU'LL LEARN THAT

CAREER -- MAYBE GOD'S GOT A

DIFFERENT IDEA FOR YOU, JUST

AS HE DID FOR JANET.

HE HAD SOMETHING COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT FOR HER, THAT

INVOLVED HER TIME OF

MEDITATION ON HIS WORD AND

PUTTING THAT INTO JEWELRY SO

OTHER PEOPLE COULD SHARE THE

GOOD NEWS.

STRIVE FOR THAT BALANCE.

LOOK FOR THAT IN YOUR LIFE.

UNFORTUNATELY, AMERICAN

CULTURE IS A WORK CONSULT.

IT'S A STRESS CONSULT.

IT IS AN OVERLY MEDICATED

CONSULT.

I CULTURE.

IT'S AN OVERLY STIMULATED

CULTURE WITH ALL OF THIS

MEDIA WE SATURATE OUR LIES

WITH.

ALL OF THIS INTERFERES WITH

OUR COMMUNICATION WITH OUR

CREATOR.

IF WE PUT HIM FIRST AND PUT

HIM AS THE CENTER, AND JUST

SAY, I WANT TO START EVERY

DAY WITH HIM, AND I WANT TO

END EVERY DAY WITH HIM --

WHEN YOU DO THAT, THAT'S

WHEN THE STRESS-FREE LIFE,

AND LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY,

COMES, AS HE PROMISED.

SO DO THAT AND MAKE THAT A

PRIORITY.

NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME TOOLS

FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF THEM.

WHERE YOU CAN HAVE A VERSE

EVERY SINGLE DAY, DELIVERED

INTO YOUR IN-BOX, AND THAT

SERVICE IS FREE.

AND THERE IS ALSO SOMETHING

THAT I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU

TO DO.

IT IS A READ THROUGH THE

BIBLE IN A YEAR PLAN.

AND EVERY DAY WE'LL SEND YOU

A LINK FOR THAT DAY.

JUST A COUPLE OF CHAPTERS.

BUT WHEN YOU DO THAT EVERY

DAY, YOU WILL FIND YOU CAN

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE ON A

YEARLY BASIS, AND IT WILL

REALLY EXPAND YOUR

UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S PLAN

AND MAKE YOU MORE FAMILIAR

WITH HIS WORD.

SO THAT WHEN YOU HAVE THESE

QUIET TIMES WITH HIM AND HE

SPEAKS TO YOU, YOUR EAR IS

ATTUNED TO HIS VOICE, AND

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE,

HEAR IT, AND RECEIVE IT.

ALL OF THAT IS AVAILABLE ON

CBN.COM.

IF YOU WANT TO SIGN UP FOR

IT, YOU CAN DO IT.

IT IS ALL IN A SPIRITUALIZED

SECTION.

SO SIGN UP FOR IT.

AND SAY, TODAY I WANT TO

LIVING STRESS-FREE.

I WANT TO HAVE A LIFE, AND

HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.

AND PUT HIM FIRST, AND THEN

FAMILY AND CAREER AND THOSE

OTHER THINGS WILL ALL FALL

IN PLACE.

HE'LL ADD ALL OF THOSE

THINGS TO ME WHEN I PUT HIM

FIRST.

WE HAVE A PRAISE REPORT.

THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

AND WE HAVE A CHATROOM

FILLED WITH DEDICATED PEOPLE

WHO WANT TO PRAY FOR ONE

ANOTHER.

THEY HAVE CREATED A

WONDERFUL COMMUNITY OF

PRAYER.

HERE IS DAWN ON CHAT.

AND SHE SAYS, "I WANT TO

THANK THE INTERACTIVE

CHATROOM FOR PRAYING FOR

ME.

I WAS JUST TOLD THAT MY

CANCER IS NOT THE MASSIVE,

INVASIVE CANCER THAT I WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH A FEW WEEKS

AGO.

THERE IS STILL A TUMOR, BUT

I'M BELIEVING GOD WILL

FINISH THE HEALING."

WE WANT TO PRAY WITH HER AND

FOR HER.

AND YOU CAN JOIN WITH OUR

CHATROOM, AND IN THE

PRAYERS, AND LET'S SEE THAT

TUMOR COMPLETELY

DISAPPEARED.

WE HAVE A PHONE CALL.

THIS IS GWYNN FROM

MISSISSIPPI.

Caller: HI, GORDON.

Gordon: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU?

Caller: MY FAMILY AND I

LOST OUR HOME AND VEHICLES

AND MOST OF OUR BELONGINGS

FROM A TORNADO THIS YEAR.

IT SEEMS THERE HAS BEEN ONE

TRIAL AFTER ANOTHER, FROM MY

HUSBAND LOSING HIS JOB TO MY

MOTHER'S HEALTH.

AND WE'RE STILL STRUGGLING

OVER INSURANCE PROCEEDS.

AND I JUST NEED GOD TO TAKE

THE BURDEN.

AND I NEED HIM TO TAKE IT

AWAY.

AND I NEED HIS PEACE AND HIS

MERCY THAT HE PROMISES US.

Gordon: GWYNN, DO YOU

HAVE A PLACE TO STAY?

YES, WE'RE STILL IN A

RENTAL HOME AT THE MOMENT.

AND UNTIL EVERYTHING IS

SETTLED, WE ARE PAYING RENT,

PLUS WE'RE CONTINUING TO

PLAY A MORTGAGE.

IT HAS JUST MADE IT VERY

DIFFICULT.

AND WE BOUGHT A VEHICLE

BECAUSE WE HAD LOST BOTH

CARS IN THE TORNADO, AND NOW

WE HAVE IT COMPLETELY BROKEN

DOWN, AND IT SEEMS LIKE

SATAN IS HARD AT WORK.

AND I KNOW THAT IT WAS GOD'S

HAND THAT SAVED US.

IT WAS AN F-4 TORNADO, WITH

170 MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS, AND

YET OUR FAMILY LIVED.

AND NO ONE ELSE WAS KILLED

DURING THE STORM.

IT WAS A WEDGE TORNADO, AND

IT WAS VERY STRONG.

AND I KNOW THAT GOD SAVED

US.

AND I SANG HIS PRAISES

IMMEDIATELY.

AND DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE

TORNADO, I SHOUTED THE

LORD'S PRAYER, AND THE

LOUDER THE NOISE GOT, THE

LOUDER I SHOUTED AND CALLED

OUT TO HIM.

AND I KNOW IT WAS HIM WHO

SAVED US.

BUT I KNOW SATAN IS AT WORK,

AND TRYING TO MAKE THINGS

DIFFICULT FOR US SO WE FAIL

TO GIVE HIM THE GLORY HE

DESERVES.

AND I JUST NEED GOD TO TAKE

THESE BURDENS AND THESE

TRIALS AND THINGS AWAY FROM

ME AND MY FAMILY.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

GWYNN, HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

LET ME JUST QUOTE OVER YOU

SOME WONDERFUL PASSAGE.

"GREATER IS SHE WH HE WHO

IS IN YOU, THAN HE WHO IS IN

THE WORLD.

AND LET US COME WITH ALL OF

OUR REQUESTS, WITH

THANKSGIVING --" AND, GWYNN,

YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO BE

THANKFUL FOR.

HE SPARED YOU, HE SPARED

YOUR FAMILY, AND NO

INJURIES, AND THAT'S A

MIRACLE.

SO IF HE HAS DONE THAT FOR

YOU, HE IS ABLE TO PROVIDE.

HE IS ABLE TO RESOLVE THESE

DIFFICULTIES.

HE IS ABLE TO DO

EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY

ABOVE ALL YOU COULD EVER ASK

OR THINK.

SO LET'S DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT GWYNN TO

YOU, AND HER FAMILY, AND WE

SPEAK PEACE OVER HER AND

EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HER.

AND LET THERE BE PEACE WITH

THE INSURANCE COMPANY.

LET THAT CLAIM BE QUICKLY

RESOLVED.

LET THERE BE PEACE WITH THE

BANK AND THE MORTGAGE.

AND LET THERE BE PEACE WITH

HER HUSBAND, AND LET HIM

QUICKLY FIND EMPLOYMENT.

NOW, LORD, WE ASK FOR

PROVISION.

THAT THERE WOULD BE FOOD IN

GWYNN'S HOUSE, THAT THERE

WOULD BE PROVISION FOR

VEHICLES, FOR CLOTHING, FOR

ALL OF THE NECESSITIES OF

LIFE.

YOU WILL PROVIDE ALL HER

NEED ACCORDING TO YOUR

RICHES AND GLORY.

AND, LORD, I JUST ASK FOR

MESSENGERS AFTER YOUR OWN

HEART TO COME AND COMFORT

HER AND TO BE WITH HER.

RAISE UP PEOPLE FROM

CHURCHES AROUND HER TO SAY,

I NEED TO PRAY FOR HER.

I NEED TO BE WITH HER.

I NEED TO BE A FRIEND TO

HER.

AND LET HER JUST GRIEVE FOR

THE LOSS.

AND BE ABLE TO POUR OUT HER

COMPLAINT BEFORE YOU, AND

UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'LL

RECEIVE HER WITH LOVING

ARMS.

GIVE HER THAT PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Caller: THANK YOU.

Gordon: GWYNN, THANKS

FOR CALLING.

Caller: THANK YOU.

Gordon: GOD BLESS YOU

YOU.

Caller: YOU, TOO.

Gordon: THAT'S ALL THE

TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS

PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PHILIPPINES:

"DON'T WORRY ABOUT

ANYTHING.

INSTEAD, PRAYER ABOUT

EVERYTHING.

TELL GOD WHAT YOU NEED, AND

THANK HIM FOR ALL HE'S

DONE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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