The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

700 Club Interactive: Words Will Never Hurt Me - Feb. 3, 2014

Remember the phrase, "sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt me"? See how words really can hurt. Read Transcript


Gordon: IT'S THE NAMES

NURSERY RHYME KNOWN TO

MILLIONS.

STICKS AND STONES MAY

BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS

WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Gordon: BUT THE REALITY

IS ALL TOO DIFFERENT.

A SINGLE WORD OR PHRASE

CAN PRODUCE HAPPINESS AND

SERENITY OR STRESS AND

ANXIETY.

Gordon: THE KEYS TO A

POSITIVE LIFE AND TONGUE 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.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FEATURED

THE CHARACTER DEBBIE

DOWNER.

SHE WAS A PERSON WHO SAW THE

WORST IN EVERY SITUATION AND

WAS NOT AFRAID TO SHARE HER

OPINION.

STUDIES SHOW THAT THERE MAY

BE A PART OF HER IN ALL OF

US BECAUSE HALF OF OUR

LANGUAGE EXPRESSES NEGATIVE

EMOTIONS, AND THOSE WORDS

COULD BE HURTING YOU.

TAKE A LOOK.

YOU'RE CRAZY.

YOU'RE STUPID.

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE

TO TELL YOU?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE

TO GO THROUGH THIS?

HAVE YOU EVER SAID,

STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK

MY BONES, BUT WORDS WILL

NEVER HURT ME.

> HOW TRUE WAS THAT?

WORDS HAVE LASTING

INFLUENCE.

STUDIES SHOW WORDS CREATE

PATTERNS FOR THE WAY WE

THINK, FEEL, AND ACT ABOUT

OURSELVES.

A SINGLE WORD OR PHRASE CAN

PRODUCE HAPPINESS AND

SERENITY OR STRESS AND

ANXIETY.

THAT STRESS AND ANXIETY

CAUSES OUR BODIES TO DISPLAY

PHYSICAL SIGNS, SUCH AS HIGH

BLOOD PRESSURE, STOMACH

ULCERS, AND EVEN INSOMNIA.

THAT'S RIGHT, THE WORDS

SPOKEN HAVE THE POWER TO

CHANGE OUR PHYSICAL

CONDITION.

SO THE TRUTH IS, STICKS AND

STONES MAY BREAK YOUR BONES,

BUT WORDS MAY HURT EVEN

MORE.

Gordon: WORDS HAVE A

WAY OF GETTING IMPLANTED

INTO OUR SOULS, AND

LITERALLY WORDS THAT YOUR

PARENTS SPEAK OVER YOU, A

TEACHER MAY HAVE SPOKEN OVER

YOU, A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP

MAY HAVE SPOKEN OVER YOU --

THESE WORDS TEND TO STICK.

AND THEY TEND TO FORM OUR

OWN SELF-IDENTITY.

HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE HAS

TO SAY ABOUT THE TONGUE.

AND IT'S FROM JAMES 3.

"LIKEWISE, THE TONGUE IS A

SMALL PART OF THE BODY, BUT

IT MAKES GREAT BOASTS.

CONSIDER WHAT A GREAT FOREST

IS SET ON FIRE BY A SMALL

SPARK.

THE TONGUE ALSO IS A FIRE, A

WORLD OF EVIL AMONG THE

PARTS OF THE BODY.

IT CORRUPTS THE WHOLE

PERSON, SETS THE WHOLE

COURSE OF HIS LIFE ON FIRE,

AND IS ITSELF SET ON FIRE BY

HELL."

ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS, BIRDS,

REPTILES, CREATURES OF THE

SEA ARE BEING MAINTAINED AND

HAVE BEEN TAMED BY MAN, BUT

NO MAN CAN TAME THE TONGUE.

IT IS A RESTLESS EVIL FULL

OF DEADLY POISON.

WITH THE TONGUE WE PRAISE

OUR LORD.

WITH IT WE CURSE MEN MADE IN

GOD'S LIKENESS.

OUT OF THE SAME MOUTH COMES

PRAISE AND CURSING.

MY BROTHERS, THIS SHOULD NOT

BE.

CAN BOTH FRESH WATER AND

SALTWATER FROM THE SAME

TREE?

MY BROTHERS, CAN A FIG TREE

BEAR OLIVES?

NEITHER HAVE A SALT SPRING

PRODUCE FRESH WATER."

WHAT JAMES IS GETTING AT

THERE IS IF YOU CHANGE THE

SOURCE, IF YOU CHANGE WHAT

YOUR HEART IS THINKING, THEN

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR TONGUE.

IF YOU JUST SAY I'M GOING TO

KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT, BUT IN

YOUR HEART YOU'RE FEELING

THINGS AND YOU'RE OVERCOME

BY THAT, THEN THE TONGUE

WILL EXPRESS IT.

OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE

HEART, THE MOUTH SPEAKS.

SO IF YOU TRY TO TAME YOUR

TONGUE, YOU'RE TRYING TO

TAME THE WRONG THING.

BUT IF YOU TRY TO TAME YOUR

HEART AND PUT GOOD THINGS

INTO YOUR HEART, THEN OUT OF

YOUR HEART WILL COME GOOD

THINGS.

NOW, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR

OWN VIEW OF YOURSELF, AND IN

YOUR HEART, IS BEING VERY

MUCH IMPACTED BY WORDS THAT

WERE SPOKEN OVER YOU LONG

AGO?

WELL, THERE IS ONE WAY TO

GET OUT OF THAT.

THUNDEAND THAT IS TO LET

YOURSELF BE REPARENTED BY

GOD ALMIGHTY.

LET GOD SPEAKS WORDS TO YOU,

AND LET THOSE WORDS NOW COME

INTO YOUR HEART AND REFORM

IT.

HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

AND IT'S IN PROVERBS 23:

"FOR AS A MAN THINKETH IN

HIS HEART, SO IS HE."

SO YOU'RE LITERALLY THE SUM

OF WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT.

AND DWELL ON THAT.

MEDITATE ON THAT.

WHAT DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAY

THINKING ABOUT?

DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAY

ANXIOUS ABOUT THE FUTURE?

DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAY IN

FEAR?

DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAY --

WHAT IS THE MAJORITY OF YOUR

TIME SPENT ON?

AND FROM THAT YOU'LL HAVE AN

ABUNDANCE.

SO WHATEVER THAT MAJORITY

IS, IF THE MAJORITY OF YOUR

TALK TO YOURSELF IS

NEGATIVE, IF THE MAJORITY OF

YOUR TALK IS REPEATING

NEGATIVE WORDS THAT WERE SET

OVER YOU, THEN THAT IS GOING

TO BE THE ABUNDANCE OF YOUR

HEART.

"AS A MAN THINKETH, SO SHALL

HE BE."

BUT INSTEAD IF YOU FOCUS IN

ON WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY, IF

YOU FOCUS IN ON WHATEVER IS

GOOD AND PURE AND OF GOOD

REPORT, THEN YOUR HEART WILL

CHANGE, AND WITH IT YOUR

SPEECH WILL CHANGE.

SO YOU CAN LITERALLY REJECT

ALL OF THE NEGATIVE WORDS

THAT WERE SPOKEN OVER YOU.

YOU CAN HAVE THE NEW WORDS

OF GOD COME IN, REFORM YOUR

HEART, REMAKE YOUR HEART,

RENEW YOUR MIND, AND THEN

YOU'RE WORDS WILL BE

GRACIOUS.

YOUR WORDS WILL BE BLESSING

BECAUSE YOUR WORDS WILL BE

BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD.

HERE IS THE SUM OF IT, AND

IT'S FROM PSALMS 46: "BE

STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD."

WHEN YOU JUST SPEND TIME

MEDITATING ON HIM AND ON THE

GREATNESS OF HIM AND ON HIS

WORD OVER YOU, THEN ALL OF

THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE YES

AND AMEN FROM THOSE WHO ARE

IN CHRIST JESUS.

WHEN YOU JUST SPEND YOUR

TIME MEDITATING ON THAT,

YOU'LL REFORM YOUR HEART,

REMAKE YOUR LIFE, AND YOU

CAN LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE AND

OF BLESSING.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT TAMING YOUR TONGUE.

COMING UP, ONE CHILD WHO

LOVES TO PLAY AND DRESS UP

AS HIS FAVORITE HERO.

I'M DAVID!

I KILLED GOLIATH.

DAVID WAS BRAVE BECAUSE HE

KNEW GOD WAS WITH HIM.

Gordon: HEAR HOW

"SUPERBOOK" MADE A

DIFFERENCE IN ONE BOY'S

LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: LIKE MANY

CHILDREN, 4-YEAR-OLD LEVI

LIKES TO COPY WHAT HE SEASON

TV, AND THANKS TO CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK," HE HAS A GREAT

EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW.

Reporter: MOST LITTLE

BOYS HAVE A FAVORITE SUPER

HERO.

FOR 4-YEAR-OLD LEVI, IT

HAPPENS TO BE HIS FAVORITE

BIBLE CHARACTER.

I'M DAVID!

I KILLED GOLIATH.

Reporter: LEVI LOVES TO

WATCH "SUPERBOOK'S" EPISODE

OF DAVID AND GOLIATH.

AS HE WATCHED THE D.V.D.

OVER AND OVER, AND I

LISTENED TO THE QUESTIONS HE

WAS ASKING ME, I RECOGNIZED

HE WAS REALLY ABSORBING THE

STORY.

HE SAW THE STRENGTH IN

DAVID.

AND DAVID BEING A LITTLE

GUY, HE SAW THAT GOD USED

HIM AND THAT HE WAS A BRAVE

WARRIOR, AND THAT REALLY

STRUCK LEVI BECAUSE LEVI

WANTS TO BE A STRONG, BRAVE

WARRIOR.

DAVID WAS BRAVE BECAUSE

HE KNEW GOD WAS WITH HIM.

THE DAVID AND GOLIATH

STORY REALLY WAS A STORY IN

WHICH THERE REALLY WAS NO

CHANCE FOR DAVID TO WIN.

AND THERE REALLY WAS NO

CHANCE WITHOUT GOD.

AND SO FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO

SEE THAT AND SEE THE STONES

AND SEE THE ANIMATION REALLY

BROUGHT IT TO LIFE FOR HIM.

Reporter: MIKE AND

SARAH DON'T ALLOW MUCH

TELEVISION IN THEIR HOME.

HOWEVER, "SUPERBOOK" IS AN

EXCEPTION.

I LOVE "SUPERBOOK."

BECAUSE IT'S MY FAVORITE.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

"SUPERBOOK," LEVI HAS

LEARNED ABOUT SCRIPTURE.

AND EVEN MEMORIZED THE

SALVATION POEM AT THE END OF

THE VIDEO.

AT THE END IT SAYS,

"JESUS YOU DIED UPON A CROSS

AND ROSE AGAIN TO SAVE THE

LOST.

FORGIVE ME NOW OF ALL MY

SINS.

COME MAKE MY DAY DOOVER.

CHANGE MY LIFE AND MAKE

NEW.

AND HELP ME, LORD, TO LIVE

FOR YOU."

YOU HAVE TO ASK PEOPLE IF

THEY KNOW JESUS.

I KNOW HE'S IN MY HEART, AND

I REALLY LOVE HIM.

Reporter: LEVI WEARS

THE DAVID COSTUME HIS MOM

MADE FOR HIM EVERY DAY.

BUT HE DIDN'T JUST WANT TO

LOOK LIKE DAVID ON THE

OUTSIDE.

HE WANTED DAVID'S

ANOINTING.

I WANTED TO JUST BE

ANOINTED BECAUSE DAVID GOT

ANOINTED.

HE ASKED ME IF HE COULD

BE ANOINTED WITH OIL, AND

WOULD HE GLOW LIKE DAVID

DID?

BECAUSE IN THE D.V.D. DAVID

GLOWS.

AND I EXPLAINED TO HIM

THAT'S THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I TOLD HIM YES, HE WOULD

GLOW.

WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SEE

IT, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT ON

HIM MAKES HIS LIFE GLOW.

LEVI WAS VERY SINCERE IN

WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

HE WAS REALLY INTERESTED AND

FIRM THAT HE WANTED TO DO

SOMETHING FOR GOD.

AS OPPOSED FO TO, HEY, I

THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO

GET OIL POURED ON MY HEAD.

Reporter: HIS PARENTS

HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE

"SUPERBOOK" TO TEACH HIM

LIFE'S LESSONS, LIKE HOW TO

TREAT HIS LITTLE SISTER.

IT MEANS A LOT THAT THE

PEOPLE WHO WORK ON

"SUPERBOOK" SPEND A LOT OF

TIME AND EFFORT RESEARCHING

IT.

THEY RESEARCH THE FIELD,

THEY RESEARCH ISRAEL, AND

THE DETAILS, AND THAT REALLY

MEANS A LOT.

IT MEANS A LOT TO ME THAT

THEY DO THAT SO WE DON'T

HAVE TO EXPLAIN, IT REALLY

ISN'T LIKE THAT.

THEY'RE TAKING CREATIVE

LIBERTY.

MY SON, LEVI, TAKES IT TO

HEART WHEN HE IS WATCHING

IT.

SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

JESUS, SO YOU HAVE TO TELL

THEM ALL ABOUT JESUS.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO DECIDE

THAT THEY'RE GOING TO LOVE

JESUS AND OBEY HIM.

Gordon: I LOVE THIS

STORY.

AND I LOVE TAKING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO

WITH "SUPERBOOK."

AND WE'RE TRANSLATING IT

INTO 38 LANGUAGES.

IT HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED

IN THE PHILIPPINES.

SOON IT WILL BE RELEASED IN

INDONESIA, THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST, THROUGHOUT

AFRICA, THROUGHOUT

LATIN-AMERICA.

WE WANT TO GET THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD.

OUR GOAL OVER THE NEXT FIVE

YEARS IS FOR 300 MILLION

CHILDREN TO SEE THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE THROUGH

"SUPERBOOK" IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

TRANSFORMING THEIR LIVES.

JUST IMAGINE HOW THEIR LIFE

WILL BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE

THEY HAVE THE WORDS OF THE

BIBLE DEEP IN THEIR HEARTS.

YOU SAW HOW HE MEMORIZED

THAT SALVATION POEM.

HE MEMORIZED PORTIONS OF THE

EPISODE.

AND HE WANTED TO BE LIKE

DAVID.

AND THE MORE WE CAN GET

THESE THOUGHTS INTO

CHILDREN, THE BETTER OFF

THAT GENERATION WILL BE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, WHAT ARE WE ASKING

YOU TO DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

IT IS $25.

FOR A GIFT OF THAT, WE'LL

SEND YOU THE LATEST EPISODE

OF "SUPERBOOK."

WE'RE ALREADY IN SEASON

TWO.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON SEASON ONE, YOU CAN GO

TO cbn.com AND ORDER THE

BACK EPISODES.

BUT FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, THAT GIFT WILL GO 100%

INTO THE TRANSLATION COSTS,

THE DISTRIBUTION COSTS, THE

PRODUCTION COST OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" SERIES.

LORD WILLING, WE CAN TAKE IT

OUT TO EIGHT SEASONS, SO IT

WILL BE BROADCAST

CONTINUOUSLY AROUND THE

WORLD, SO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD CAN LEARN THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, CALL US NOW.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, WHEN WE COME BACK, ONE

YOUNG GIRL IS TOLD SHE IS

UGLY BY HER OWN FATHER.

FIND OUT HOW SHE OVERCAME

THE LIE AND BECAME A FASHION

MODEL.

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: BETWEEN THE

CAMERAS AND THE CATWALKS,

THE LIFE OF A SUPER MODEL

SEEMS LIKE THE ULTIMATE

PICTURE OF GLAMOUR.

BUT FOR JADA COLLINS, LIFE

OFF THE RUNWAY WAS ANYTHING

BUT GLAMOROUS.

HERE IS REPORTER MICHELLE

WILSON.

Reporter: JADA COLLINS

IS THE COMMENTATOR AND

SPOKESMODEL FOR EBONY

FASHION FAIR, THE WORLD'S

LARGEST TRAVELLING FASHION

SHOW.

SHE IS ALSO ONE OF THE FACES

OF FASHION FAIR COSMETICS.

SHE HAS WALKED OVER A

THOUSAND RUNWAYS, FROM L.A.

TO PARIS TO ROME, WEARING

THE FASHIONS OF THE WORLD'S

TOP DESIGNERS, AND HER

PHOTOS HAVE APPEARED IN

HUNDREDS OF MAGAZINES.

I RECENTLY HAD A CHANCE TO

MED JADA, AND LEARN WHAT IT

TAKES TO BE A SUPER MODEL.

SHE GAVE ME SOME OF HER

FABULOUS TRADE SECRET MAKEUP

TIPS.

AND A LESSON IN WALKING DOWN

A RUNWAY WITH ATTITUDE.

HALF AND HALF.

DID I MAKE IT?

YOU GOT IT.

YOU'LL BE IN THE NEXT SHOW,

GIRL.

THERE IS A REASON WHY

YOU'RE THE MODEL, RIGHT?

Reporter: JADA COLLINS

HAS UNDENIABLE BEAUTY BOTH

INSIDE AND OUT.

BUT THERE WAS A TIME SHE

DIDN'T LIKE WHAT SHE SAW IN

THE MIRROR.

IT STARTED WITH THE CUTTING

WORDS OF HER ALCOHOLIC

FATHER.

YOU'RE JUST LIKE YOUR

MAMA.

IT SEEMS LIKE JUST A FEW

WORDS, BUT THOSE WORDS

DISABLED ME LITERALLY.

IT IS A FEAR OF NOT HAVING

SECURITY.

IT IS A FEAR OF WHAT PEOPLE

THINK ABOUT ME.

IT IS A FEAR OF, YOU KNOW,

DAD, WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME?

[YELLING]

Reporter: JADA AND HER

YOUNGER SISTER WATCHED THEIR

FATHER BEAT THEIR MOTHER.

I'D SEEN MY DAD STOMP HER

AND PUNCH HER AND KICK HER.

I ALWAYS SAID, THAT'S NEVER

GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME.

I'M NEVER GOING TO LET THAT

HAPPEN TO ME.

AND THERE WAS THIS DEEP

SADNESS OF GRIEF FOR MY

MOM.

Reporter: THEN THERE

WAS THE DAY WHEN JADA, HER

MOM AND SISTER CAME HOME

FROM A VACATION AND FOUND

THEIR HOUSE EMPTY.

JADA'S DAD HAD MOVED OUT AND

HE HAD TAKEN EVERYTHING WITH

HIM.

JADA MOVED CLOSER TO HER

GRANDPARENTS AND BEGAN GOING

TO CHURCH.

IT WAS THE UNIQUE BOND WITH

HER GRANDFATHER THAT CHANGED

THE WAY JADA SAW HERSELF.

ONE DAY SHE WAS LOOKING

THROUGH A STACK OF

MAGAZINES --

I JUST REMEMBER MY

GRANDFATHER, WHO I LOVE TO

DEATH -- HE TOLD ME, HE

SAID, YOU WOULD BE THE

PRETTIEST LITTLE MODEL.

AND THAT JUST OPENED THE

DOOR.

IT WAS LIKE THIS LIGHT AT

THE END OF THE TUNNEL THAT

GAVE ME A LITTLE HOPE, THAT

SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, I HAVE

SOMETHING TO REACH FOR.

Reporter: AS JADA GREW

INTO HER TEENS, THOSE

POSITIVE WORDS FUELED A

PASSION IN HER TO RISE ABOVE

HER FATHER'S HURTFUL WORDS.

SHE STUDIED MODELS, THEIR

LOOK, THEIR ATTITUDE, AND

THEIR WALK.

BY AGE 14, SHE WAS

STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND 5'

11" TALL.

THAT WAS HORRIBLE,

ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.

BUT NOW I LOOK BACK AT IT

AND GO THANK GOD FOR 5' 11,"

BUT BACK THEN I WAS TEASED

SO MUCH.

AND EVEN ALL OF THE GIRLS I

WORK WITH NOW, WE HAVE THE

SAME STORY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

ABOUT GIRAFFES, BUT IF

YOU'RE TALL, YOU'RE A

GIRAFFE.

Reporter: JADA

EVENTUALLY LANDED MODELING

JOBS IN HER SENIOR YEAR IN

HIGH SCHOOL.

SEVEN YEARS LATER, SHE MOVED

TO CALIFORNIA AND TRAINED

WITH SUPER MODEL CHRISTY

TURLINGTON.

I'M THINKING, THIS IS

PHENOMENAL.

BEING TRAINED TOGETHER, I

DEVELOPED THIS FIERCE WALK.

Reporter: JADA SET HER

SIGHTS ON BECOMING A SUPER

MODEL.

SHE WAS PICKED THROUGH

THOUSANDS TO BECOME AN EBONY

MODEL.

HER FIRST THOUGHTS?

I'M GOING TO BE A PART OF

HISTORY.

I'M GOING TO BE A PART OF

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, AS

BEING ONE OF THE EBONY

FASHION FAIR MODELS.

Reporter: JADA LOVED

EVERY MINUTE OF HER NEW

OPPORTUNITY.

SHE MODELED IN 180 CITIES

WORLDWIDE.

THE AUDIENCES REACTION

SEEMED TO VALIDATE HER AS

SHE WALKED THE RUNWAYS.

BUT AS THE SHOW WAS OVER AND

THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, JADA'S

INSECURITIES CAME TO THE

SURFACE.

SELF-ESTEEM BECAME SUCH A

HUGE ISSUE.

IT WAS, LIKE, EVERYTHING IS

RIDING ON THE FACT, WHAT DO

I LOOK LIKE?

DO YOU KNOW HOW -- I WAS

SCHIZOPHRENIC.

IT IS A PLACE OF BEING IN A

PLACE WHERE IF ANOTHER

PRETTY WOMAN COMES AROUND,

IS MY JOB IN JEOPARDY?

WE'RE CONSTANTLY IN

COMPETITION.

Reporter: HER LIFE AS A

MODEL CAUSED HER TO DRIFT

AWAY FROM HER CHRISTIAN

VALUES.

A SWEET-LURING MAN LURED HER

AWAY.

THIS PERSON IS TELLING ME

ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL

THINGS, AND I STEPPED AWAY

FROM EVERYTHING I BELIEVED,

AND MOVED IN WITH HIM,

SHACKING UP, WHAT THEY CALL,

AND LIVING A LIFE I DIDN'T

FEEL WAS PLEASING TO GOD.

Reporter: TWO YEARS

LATER, JADA FOUND OUT HER

BOYFRIEND WAS SLEEPING WITH

OTHER WOMAN.

SHE ENDED HER RELATIONSHIP

AND RECOMMITTED HER LIFE TO

CHRIST WITH THESE WORDS.

LORD, I' I'M SORRY.

I'VE MADE SOME MISTAKES.

THIS TIME I'M NOT TURNING

BACK.

Reporter: SHE BEGAN

READING HER BIBLE, AND SHE

FORGAVE THOSE IN HER PAST,

ESPECIALLY WHO HURT HER.

I CALLED MY DAD, AND WE

TALKED, AND I UNDERSTOOD WHY

HE DID WHAT HE DID.

Reporter: AND WITH THE

WORDS, I'M SORRY, AND I

FORGIVE YOU, JADA WAS ABLE

TO WORK AWAY FROM YEARS OF

BITTERNESS.

I AM A PRAYER WARRIOR.

I DON'T CARE WHAT I'M GOING

THROUGH.

EVEN WHEN I'M ON STAGE, I'M

SAYING, LORD, I JUST PRAISE

YOU.

I BLESS YOU.

I GIVE YOU PRAISE, GLORY,

AND HONOR FOR DELIVERANCE.

Reporter: IN 2003 JADA

MARRIED GOSPEL ARTIST AND

MINISTER ERNEST COLLINS,

JR., AND SHE HAS WRITTEN A

BOOK CALLED "BEAUTIFUL,"

WHICH SPEAKS TO WOMEN ABOUT

OVERCOMING THEIR PAST AND

BEING ALL THAT GOD HAS

CALLED THEM TO BE.

SHE CONTINUES ON AS A

FASHION SUPER MODEL.

MY CAREER HAS BEEN

SPECTACULAR.

AND I'M SITTING HERE NOW AND

I'M SAYING TO MYSELF, THANK

YOU, LORD, THANK YOU.

JUST THANK YOU.

BECAUSE IT COULDN'T HAVE

GOTTEN ANY BETTER FOR ME.

I JUST KNOW THAT GOD REIGNS

AND HE IS FAITHFUL, AND HE

IS MY KING.

Gordon: GOD REIGNS.

HE IS FAITHFUL.

AND HE CAN BE YOUR FATHER.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE

ANYTHING MORE THAN YOUR

DADDY.

AND HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE LOVES YOU WITH AN

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS HE LOVES

US SO MUCH THAT HE DIED FOR

US.

HE DIED TO TAKE AWAY ALL OF

THE SIN, ALL OF THE

MISTAKES, ALL OF THE THINGS

THAT WENT WRONG.

SO THAT WE COULD BE WITH HIM

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

AND NOT JUST FOR ETERNITY,

BUT FOR RIGHT NOW.

HE WANTS TO COME AND FIX

WHATEVER THOSE HURTS ARE.

AND HE IS ABLE TO DO IT, AND

HE IS ABLE TO POUR OUT A

LOVE ON YOU THAT CAN CHANGE

YOU.

IT'S THE LOVE OF GOD.

IT'S THE GOODNESS OF GOD.

IT'S THE FORGIVENESS OF GOD

THAT CAUSES US TO TURN AND

TURN TO HIM AND BELIEVE THAT

HE IS ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR

NEEDS.

WHEN YOU GET THAT

REVELATION, IT TRANSFORMS

YOU.

IT CHANGES YOU FROM YOUR

INNERMOST BEING TO INSTEAD

OF BEING NEGATIVE, INSTEAD

OF BEING ALWAYS PESSIMISTIC,

TO HAVE HOPE AND TO HAVE A

FUTURE, AND TO UNDERSTAND

THAT GOD IS WITH YOU; HE IS

NOT AGAINST YOU.

THE UNIVERSE IS NOT

CONSPIRING AGAINST YOU.

GOD IS TRYING TO MARSHAL ALL

OF THE FORCES OF THE

UNIVERSE TO HELP YOU, TO

GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

AND YOU CAN BELIEVE IT.

MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE JADA.

MAYBE SOMEWHERE ALONG THE

LINE A PARENT, A TEACHER, A

FRIEND, SOMEBODY SAID

SOMETHING TO YOU, AND YOU

ALLOWED THAT TO GET INTO

YOUR HEART AND BECOME PART

OF YOUR IDENTITY AND HOW YOU

VIEW YOURSELF.

WELL, GOD COMES IN AND HE

WANTS TO CHANGE THAT, TO

SAY, YOU'RE MY CHILD.

YOU'RE FEARFULLY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE.

WHEN YOU GET INTO A

RELATIONSHIP WITH ME, THERE

IS NO LIMIT ON WHAT WE CAN

DO TOGETHER.

AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE

HOPE AND THE FUTURE, THE

PLANS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU.

I WANT YOU TO FULFILL THEM.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD

CREATED GOOD WORKS FOR US TO

WALK INTO BEFORE HE EVEN

LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE

WORLD.

AND HE HASN'T GIVEN UP ON

THOSE GOOD WORKS, AND HE

HASN'T GIVEN UP ON HIS DREAM

ABOUT YOU.

IN ORDER TO REALIZE IT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN YOUR

HEART AND LET HIM COME IN.

IT IS A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER.

JESUS, IF THIS IS REAL, IF

YOU'RE REALLY THERE, COULD

YOU COME INTO MY HEART?

COULD YOU MAKE ME NEW

AGAIN?

COULD YOU FORGIVE ME?

COULD YOU TRANSFORM ME?

AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU

SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, YOU'LL FIND HIM.

IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO PRAY

WITH YOU, IF YOU SAY, OKAY,

I'LL TRY THIS, GIVE US A

CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT A

PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S A C.D. TEACHING ON HOW

DO YOU LIVE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE, AND WHAT DO CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE?

WHAT'S THE FOUNDATION OF THE

FAITH?

AND THERE IS ALSO A BOOKLET

FILLED WITH BIBLE VERSES.

ALL OF IT IS FREE.

CALL US NOW AND WE'LL SEND

IT TO YOU.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, THIS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU, SO LET'S

GO OVER TO MARGUERITE IN THE

CHATROOM.

THIS IS FROM ELAINE.

SHE ASKS: "I CAN REMEMBER MY

MOTHER TELLING ME OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, YOU ARE DUMB,

STUPID, AND LAZY.

I'VE TRIED TO REWIRE MY

THINKING WITH A WORD, BUT I

STILL HAVE MOMENTS OF

FEELING INADEQUATE,

ESPECIALLY WITH MY PEERS.

DO YOU THINK THIS CAN EVER

CHANGE FOR ME, OR HAVE HER

WORDS CURSED ME FOREVER?"

Gordon: BOY.

THE WORDS HAVEN'T CURSED YOU

FOREVER.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS

BECAME A CURSE FOR US.

WHOEVER HANGS ON A TREE IS

CURSED.

HE BECAME A CURSE.

WHY?

SO THAT HE WOULD TAKE AWAY

ALL OF OUR CURSES AND HE

WOULD CANCEL THEM.

SO RIGHT NOW THOSE WORDS

OVER YOU ARE CANCELLED BY

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

THEY ARE OF NO EFFECT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LET THEM

INTO YOUR HEART ANYMORE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO RELIVE

THEM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BELIEVE

THEM.

NOW, HOW DO YOU TRANSFORM

YOUR THINKING?

AND HOW DO YOU RENEW YOUR

MIND?

WELL, YOU'VE TAKEN THE FIRST

STEP, BY LOOKING AT THE

WORD.

IT'S THROUGH THE READING OF

THE WORD THAT YOU RENEW YOUR

MIND.

YOU LITERALLY WASH AWAY THE

BAD AND YOU REPLACE IT WITH

THE NEW.

BUT LET ME ADD SOMETHING

ELSE TO IT.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOLD YOU'RE

STUPID OR LAZY, I JUST HATE

THAT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ARE

INCREDIBLY INTELLIGENT.

WE'VE GOTTEN INTO SOME KIND

OF WEIRD I.Q. MEASUREMENT

WHERE IF YOU DON'T BECOME A

NEUROSURGEON, IT MUST MEAN

YOU DON'T HAVE ADEQUATE

INTELLIGENCE.

THE AVERAGE HUMAN BEING HAS

SUCH A AN INFINITE AMOUNT

OF INTELLIGENCE.

YOU LOOK AT NATURE AND

YOU'RE THE CROWN OF

CREATION.

START ON A DAILY BASIS BY

SAYING, WHAT PROBLEM CAN I

SOLVE TODAY?

AND WHAT CAN I DO TODAY?

IT WILL CANCEL BOTH THE

LAZY, AND IT WILL CANCEL THE

STUPID.

AND YOU'LL START LEARNING

AND CREATING THINGS, AND

JUST FOLLOW IT THROUGH.

AND IF YOU START DOING THAT

ON A DAILY BASIS, THERE IS

NO TELLING WHERE YOU'LL END

UP.

START USING THE BRAIN THAT

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU.

THE ONLY THING THAT

SEPARATES SO-CALLED

INTELLIGENT PEOPLE FROM

STUPID PEOPLE IS SOMETHING

THAT OUGHT TO BE LABELLED

IGNORANCE.

YOU JUST NEED EDUCATION.

YOU JUST NEED TO STUDY IT,

THINK ABOUT IT, AND GOD WILL

GIVE YOU CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

AND PUT THAT BRAIN TO WORK.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PROVERBS 18: "A

PERSON'S WORDS CAN BE

LIFE-GIVING WATER, WORDS OF

TRUE WISDOM ARE AS

REFRESHING AS A BUBBLING

BROOK."

GOD BLESS YOU.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network