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700 Club Interactive: Surrendering the Fight - April 7, 2014

He was the best till his ego almost destroyed him. Hear what made martial arts fighter Patrick Hutton change his game. Read Transcript


BASEBALL, FOOTBALL,

BASKETBALL, BOXING,

CROSS-COUNTRY TRACK,

ANYTHING, I LOVE TO

COMPETE.

DISCOVER HIS GREATEST

VICTORY ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: 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.

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WE'VE GOT A FANTASTIC SHOW

FOR YOU TODAY.

IN FACT, COMING UP LATER IN

THE PROGRAM, AN

INSPIRATIONAL STORY ABOUT

TWO BROTHERS THAT YOU DO NOT

WANT TO MISS.

BUT, FIRST, WHETHER IT IS

THE SUPER BOWL, THE FINAL

FOUR, OR THE WORLD SERIES,

AMERICA THRIVES OFF OF

COMPETITION, JUST LIKE

PATRICK HUTTON.

AND ONE DAY HE WAS FIGHTING

FOR HIS OWN SOUL.

I GO IN SAYING, I'M GOING

TO WIN.

HE'S GOING IN SAYING HE'S

GOING TO WIN.

I WANT TO WIN.

SECOND STINKS.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

FIGHTER ALABAM BAM-BAM

HUTTON HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO

BE THE BEST, NO MATTER WHAT

SPORT HE PLAYS.

BASEBALL, FOOTBALL,

BASKETBALL, CROSS-COUNTRY

TRACK, ANYTHING.

I LOVE TO COMPETE.

IF I LOSE, I'M GOING TO BE

MAD.

I WANT TO HAVE A REMATCH.

Reporter: AGREEING UP

IN A SMALL TOWN IN ILLINOIS,

PATRICK WAS A SCRAPPY KID

WHO LOVED TO SPAR WITH BOYS

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I'M NOT A MEAN PERSON,

BUT I LOVE THE COMPETITION.

Reporter: HE WAS

DISCIPLINED BUT HE KNEW

THAT'S WHAT IT TOOK TO BE

THE BEST.

AFTER COLLEGE, HE LANDED A

GOOD JOB, BUT NOW THERE WERE

NO SPORTS OR COACHES TO KEEP

HIM DISCIPLINED.

WHAT HE DID HAVE WAS TIME ON

HIS HANDS AND MONEY TO

SPEND.

LIMOUSINES, V.I.P. AT THE

CLUBS, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN,

MAYBE SOME CELEBRITIES,

HANGING OUT WITH THEM.

PROFESSIONAL, BIG-TIME

ATHLETES, DRINKING AND

DRUGS, A LOT OF WOMEN.

$1,000 TABS, LIVING LIKE A

ROCK STAR.

AND HE ACTED LIKE HE WAS

ONE.

PATRICK BEGAN COMPETING

PRESIDENTIALLY IN MIXED

MARTIAL ARTS.

AND NOW HE CARRIED AROUND AN

EGO THAN ALL OF THE BAR

TABS.

BUT HIS LIFESTYLE WAS

AFFECTING SOMETHING MUCH

MORE IMPORTANT TO HIM.

I WAS OUT OF CONTROL WITH

COCAINE, AND I DID IT IN

FRONT OF MY BABY BROTHER,

WHO I WOULD NEVER HURT.

HE TOLD MY OLDER BROTHER,

AND HAD HE SAID WE NEED TO

TALK, AND HE MADE ME MADE.

I THREW IT IN THE TOILET AND

I REMEMBER CUSSING AND

SCREAMING ALL NIGHT.

PATRICK KNEW THINGS

NEEDED TO CHANGE.

I WAS, LIKE, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

I'VE DONE THE PARTY SCENE.

AND I STARTED GOING TO

CHURCH.

Reporter: NOT JUST ANY

CHURCH, BUT ONE PASTORED BY

HIS BOXING IDOL, GEORGE

FOREMAN.

GOD USED HIM TO GET ME IN

THAT CHURCH.

Reporter: THROUGH

PASTOR FOREMAN'S MENTORSHIP,

PATRICK REALIZED HE NEEDED

TO GIVE HIS CHRIST TO LIFE.

I THINK THAT DEEP DOWN IN

MY HEART, I WANTED TO BE A

BETTER PERSON AND BE A

BETTER CHRISTIAN.

AND I STOPPED DOING IT ON MY

OWN.

JESUS DIED FOR ALL OF MY

SINS.

HE IS THE REASON WHY I'M

HERE TODAY.

Reporter: PATRICK STILL

COMPETES IN MIXED MARTIAL

ARTS WITH HIS USUAL FOCUS

AND DISCIPLINE, AND HE ALSO

WORKS WITH DISCIPLINED

STUDENTS.

I GET THE WORST OF THE

WORST STUDENTS AT MY

SCHOOL.

AND I USE MY EXPERIENCES,

AND THEY SAY, YOU DID THIS

AND THAT, AND I SAY, YES, I

DO.

I DISCIPLINE KIDS ALL THE

TIME FOR FIGHTING.

I THINK MY JOB IS TO HELP AS

MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN THE

BEST WAY THAT I CAN.

AND HE BELIEVES THE ONLY

WAY HE CAN DO THAT IS

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT

JESUS DID THAT MAKES ME WANT

TO BE LIKE HIM, HE WAS

LOVING, HE WAS CARING, HE

WAS FORGIVING, HE WAS

HONEST.

HE WALKED THE PERFECT WALK

SO I COULD MADE MISTAKES AND

LEARN TO BE BETTER.

THEY DON'T COME MUCH

TOUGHER THAN PATRICK HUTTON,

BUT IT SEEMS HIS TOUGHEST

FIGHT WAS WHEN HE GOT TO A

POINT IN HIS LIFE WHERE HE

THOUGHT HE NEEDED TO

SURRENDER TO JESUS.

SOME OF US, WHO EVEN THOUGH

WE'RE ALREADY IN A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, WE

COME TO OUR WALK WHERE WE

SAY, THERE ARE THINGS THAT

GOD IS CALLING ME TO DO AND

I CAN'T TURN OVER OR

SURRENDER.

AND I THINK IT IS HELPFUL TO

CONSIDER THE STORY JESUS

TOLD IN LUKE 15 IN THE

BIBLE.

IT'S THE STORY OF THE

PRODIGAL SON.

YOU HAVE A FATHER WHO HAD

TWO SONS.

AND HIS YOUNGEST SON SAID,

DAD, I WANT MY SHARE OF THE

INHERITANCE NOW.

I DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL

YOU DIE.

GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

AND THE FATHER WENT ALONG

WITH THIS.

AND SO WHAT DID THIS SON

DO?

HE GOES TO A DISTANT LAND.

HE SQUANDERS HIS

INHERITANCE, JESUS SAID ON

WILD LIVING.

HE HAD NOTHING LEFT.

AND THEN THERE WAS A FAMINE

IN THE LAND.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, JOBS

WERE HARD TO COME BY.

FOOD WAS HARD TO COME BY.

HE HAD NOTHING, AND NOBODY

WOULD HELP THIS YOUNG MAN

WHO SQUANDERED HIS

INHERITANCE.

THINGS GOT SO BAD, HE TOOK A

JOB FEEDING PIGS, WHICH WAS

ABOUT THE LOWLIEST JOB A MAN

COULD HAVE AT THE TIME.

SO THIS YOUNG MAN COMES TO

THE POINT WHERE JESUS SAID

HE CAME TO HIS SENSES.

DON'T WE GET TO THAT POINT,

WHERE WE FINALLY COME TO OUR

SENSES AND WE SAY IT IS TIME

FOR A CHANGE.

WE PICK UP THE STORY IN LUKE

13, AND THIS YOUNG MAN SAYS,

"I WILL SET OUT AND GO BACK

TO MY FATHER."

HIS HUNGER DRIVES HIM BACK,

BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING, HE

WANTED RECONCILIATION WITH

HIS FATHER.

"AND I WILL SAY TO HIM" --

SO HE IS PRACTICING NOW AND

REHEARSING WHAT HE WILL

SAY.

"FATHER, I HAVE SINNED

AGAINST HEAVEN AND AGAINST

YOU.

I'M NO LONGER WORTHY TO

BECOME YOUR SON.

MAKE ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR

HIRED SERVANTS."

HERE HE IS SAYING, I WILL

EARN HIS LOVE AND AFFECTION

BACK.

SO HE GETS UP AND HE WENT TO

SEE HIS FATHER.

BUT WHILE HE WAS STILL A

LONG WAY OFF, HIS FATHER SAW

HIM.

AND WE CAN INFER HERE THAT

THE FATHER HAS BEEN LOOKING

FOR HIM, POSSIBLY EACH AND

EVERY DAY, LON LONGING FOR

RECONCILIATION WITH HIS

SON.

AND HIS FATHER WAS FILLED

WITH COMPASSION FOR HIM.

PERHAPS HIS FATHER HAD BEEN

SEEKING REPORTS ON HOW HIS

SON WAS DOING.

NEVERTHELESS, WHEN HE SEES

HIS SON, HE WAS PASSIONATE,

JUST LIKE OUR HEAVEN FATHER

IS COMPASSIONATE TO US.

HE RAN TO HIS SON, THREW HIS

ARMS AROUND HIM AND KISSED

HIM.

THAT WAS OUTRAGEOUS IN THOSE

DAYS FOR A FATHER TO RUN TO

HIS SON AND EMBRACE HIM IN

THAT FASHION.

THE SON IS PRACTICING THAT

SPEECH.

THE SON SAID TO HIM,

"FATHER, I HAVE SINNED

AGAINST HEAVEN AND AGAINST

YOU.

I AM NO LONGER WORTHY TO BE

CALLED YOUR SON."

AND HERE THE FATHER

INTERRUPTS HIM.

REMEMBER, HE HAD MORE TO HIS

SPEECH, BUT THE FATHER SAYS

TO HIS SERVANTS, QUICK,

BRING THE BEST ROBE AND PUT

IT ON HIM.

AND A ROBE, BY THE WAY, WAS

FOR THE HONORED GUESTS.

PUT A RING ON HIS FINGER.

A RING WAS FOR SOMEBODY WITH

AUTHORITY, AND SANDALS ON

HIS FEET.

BRING THE FATTENED CALF AND

KILL IT.

LET'S HAVE A FEAST AND

CELEBRATE.

FOR THIS SON OF MINE WAS

DEAD AND IS ALIVE AGAIN.

HE WAS LOST AND IS FOUND.

SO THEY BEGAN TO CELEBRATE.

YOU KNOW, PATRICK HAD GEORGE

FOREMAN TO KIND OF USHER HIM

INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND

INTO A RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS.

SOME OF US DON'T HAVE A

PERSON LIKE THAT IN OUR

LIFE, SO WE CAN BE HESITANT

TO APPROACH GOD.

BUT WE'RE LEARNING FROM THE

PRODIGAL SON IN THIS STORY,

LUKE 15, THAT GOD IS LOOKING

FOR US.

HE IS COMPASSIONATE AND

WAITING TO EMBRACE US.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER IN YOUR

LIFE, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO

CALL US AT 1-888-777-1999,

AND SOMEBODY AT THE END OF

THAT LINE CAN PRAY WITH YOU

ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD.

MAYBE IT IS STARTING THAT

TODAY.

GOD LOVES YOU.

HE SEEKS YOU.

HE IS COMPASSIONATE.

DON'T BELIEVE THE LIE OF THE

ENEMY, THAT YOU ARE NOT GOOD

ENOUGH FOR GOD.

GOD LONGS FOR RELATIONSHIP

WITH YOU.

STILL AHEAD, THEY DON'T

FINISH FIRST, BUT THEY'RE

STILL HEROS IN THE SPORTS

WORLD.

MEET TEAM LONGBROTHERS RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: COMING UP,

OLYMPIC HERO GABBY DOUGLAS.

MY COACH SAID HE SAW

THIS, LIKE, FIRE IN MY

EYES.

Terry: THE FLYING

SQUIRREL OPENS UP ABOUT HER

LIFE-LONG JOURNEY.

I DIDN'T WANT TO PROVE

THEM WRONG, BUT I WANTED TO

PROVE MYSELF RIGHT.

I SAID, YOU CANNOT QUIT.

WE'VE COME TOO FAR.

Terry: ON THE NEXT "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

IN 2012, LEBRON JAMES WAS

NAMED "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED"

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR.

WHILE ACCEPTING THE AWARD,

HE SAID HE DID NOT DESERVE

IT.

INSTEAD, HE SAID THE HONOR

SHOULD GO TO SOMEONE ELSE,

TO A PAIR OF PRE-TEEN

BROTHERS FROM TENNESSEE.

HERE IS THEIR STORY.

Reporter: ABOUT 30

MINUTES OUTSIDE OF

NASHVILLE, DOWN AN

UNASSUMING STREET, LIVE TWO

NEW STARS OF THE SPORTS

WORLD.

THE LONGBROTHERS, TEAM

LONGBROTHERS.

Reporter: TRY ATHLETES

WHTRIATHLETES WHO DON'T

COMPETE AGAINST BUT WITH

EACH OTHER.

RACING OPENED UP A DOOR

FOR THEM THAT BOTH OF THEM

LIKE.

WHEN WE'RE AT A TRIATHLON

AND I WATCH THEM COMPETING,

IT REALLY BLOWS MY MIND

SOMETIMES.

I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WOULD

BE POSSIBLE.

Reporter: YOU SEE,

CAYDEN SUFFERS FROM CEREBRAL

PALSY, WHICH EFFECTS HIS

MOTOR SKILLS.

LIFE WITH CAYDEN IS VERY

DEMANDING, HE WANTS A LOT OF

ATTENTION.

HE NEEDS A LOT OF

ATTENTION.

Reporter: THEN IN 2011,

HIS OLDER BROTHER, CONNOR,

HAD AN IDEA.

WHY NOT TRY RACING

TOGETHER.

BEFORE RACING, HE WAS

ALWAYS KIND OF IN HIS

BEDROOM.

Reporter: IT ISN'T

EASY, CAYDEN CAN'T WALK OR

EVEN TALK, SO CONNOR HAS TO

PUSH OR PULL HIM THE ENTIRE

WAY.

FOR KIDS TRIATHLON, IT IS A

SWIM AND A RUN.

IN MY FIRST RACE, I WAS

SECOND TO LAST.

I WAS VERY TIRED, AND IT WAS

VERY HARD.

BECAUSE I HAVEN'T TRAINED,

AND MY LEGS WEREN'T FIT FOR

THAT AND COULDN'T RUN FOR A

LONG TIME.

Reporter: BUT THEY'VE

NEVER QUIT.

THEY'VE ENTERED MORE THAN A

DOZEN RACES TOGETHER.

TO SEE CONNOR OUT THERE,

AND HE SACRIFICED THOSE

MEDALS, THE FIRST, SECOND,

AND THIRD MEDALS, HE

SACRIFICED ALL OF THE

WINNINGS JUST TO LET HIS

BROTHER BE ABLE TO GET THE

FEEL OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE

AN ATHLETE, TO BE OUT THERE

COMPETING.

I HAVE WONDERED WHAT IT

WOULD BE LIKE IF I DID ONE

BY MYSELF, BUT I NEVER

THOUGHT TO MYSELF I WANT TO

DO A RACE BY MYSELF.

CAYDEN, HE LOVES TO SWIM AND

HE LOVES TO BIKE.

AND HE LOVES TO DO ALL OF

THOSE THINGS.

HE LOVES TO GO FAST.

IT WOULDN'T BE VERY RIGHT TO

LEAVE A LITTLE KID OUT OF

THAT.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

JENNY WAS TOLD ABOUT HER

SON'S CONDITION, SHE DID

THINK CAYDEN WOULD BE LEFT

OUT.

WHEN I WAS STILL PREGNANT

WITH CAYDEN, AND I BOUGHT

HIS PICTURE, AND THE PICTURE

WAS OF TWO YOUNG BOYS.

AND THEY WERE PRETTY CLOSE

IN AGE, YOU COULD TELL.

AND THEY WERE SITTING ON THE

DOCK, AND THEY WERE FISHING

TOGETHER.

AND I BOUGHT THAT PICTURE TO

HANG IN THE NURSERY.

WHEN I FOUND OUT THE

DIAGNOSIS, I IMMEDIATELY

THOUGHT OF THAT PICTURE.

BECAUSE I IMMEDIATELY

THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS NOT

REALLY GOING TO BE

POSSIBLE.

THEY WEREN'T GOING TO BE

ABLE TO BE CLOSE.

I WENT THROUGH A HARD TIME.

A LOT OF DEPRESSION.

A LOT OF JUST WONDERING

WHY.

I WONDERED WHAT WENT WRONG.

WHAT CAN I DO?

HOW CAN I FIX THIS?

AND I WAS REALLY MAD.

I WENT THROUGH THE MOMENTS

WHEN I WAS MAD AT GOD A

LITTLE BIT.

Reporter: HER ANGER

TURNED TO DEPRESSION, AND

THEN SHE TURNED TO THE

PSALMS.

PSALMS 40: 2.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS STUCK IN

THE MUD.

I WAS STUCK IN THAT MUD.

I JUST WANTED TO FEEL HAPPY

AGAIN.

I WAS TIRED OF FEELING

DOWN.

HE TOOK MY FEET AND HE PUT

IT BACK ON SOLID GROUND.

I STILL HAVE HARD TIMES, AND

THAT'S NORMAL.

AND I STILL GET TO THE DARK

SIDE SOMETIMES, BUT THAT'S

WHEN I GO AND I PRAY TO GOD,

PLEASE, YOU KNOW, HELP ME,

LORD.

HELP ME GET THROUGH THIS

DAY.

PEOPLE SAY, WHY DO YOU SAY

THAT WAS A BLESSING?

WHY DO YOU SAY THAT HAVING A

SON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WAS A

BLESSING?

I THINK GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

EVERYONE'S LIFE.

JUST SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT

TO KNOW THAT PLAN RIGHT

AWAY.

IT TAKES TIME TO FIND YOUR

PURPOSE, TO FIND, YOU KNOW,

YOUR STRENGTH IN WHAT GOD'S

PLAN FOR YOU IS.

AND AT THE TIME, WHEN WE GOT

A DIAGNOSIS, ALL WE COULD

SEE WITH OUR PHYSICAL EYES

WAS HARD ACHE.

CAYDEN WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

WALK.

HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO

SOME THINGS.

BUT I LEARNED TO HAVE FAITH

THAT THERE WAS A GREATER

PURPOSE AND A GREATER PLAN

IN GOD.

AND I THINK GOD HAS ALLOWED

HIS PLATFORM TO SHOW PEOPLE

THAT WE'RE ALL WONDERFULLY

MADE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

TEAM LONGBROTHERS RACE ON.

AND THOUGH THEY MAY NOT WIN

RACES, THEY ARE WINNING

ATTENTION FOR THEIR

PERSEVERANCE, SPORTSMANSHIP,

AND MOST OF ALL BROTHERLY

LOVE.

ME AND CAYDEN RACING

TOGETHER, I WOULD CONSIDER

THAT A ROMANCE.

THEY'RE TEAMMATES.

THEY BOTH CROSS TOGETHER.

IT IS NOT ABOUT WINNING

FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD.

IT IS JUST ABOUT THEM DOING

SOMETHING TOGETHER AND

MAKING IT THROUGH THAT LINE

AND BEATING ALL OF THE

CHALLENGES THEY HAD TO

FACE.

IT IS REALLY POWERFUL.

WELL, CONNOR CALLS IT

BROMANCE, BUT IT IS REALLY

THE GOSPEL IN ACTION.

AS THE FATHER OF THREE KIDS,

TWO BOYS, EIGHT AND SEVEN,

I'M ESPECIALLY TOUCHED BY

THAT INSPIRING STORY.

CONNOR SAID AT ONE POINT, IT

WOULDN'T BE RIGHT TO JUST

LEAVE A LITTLE KID LIKE

THAT.

WE CAN LEARN A LOT FROM THAT

YOUNG MAN, FOR SURE.

AT ONE POINT IN THE STORY,

THEIR MOTHER TALKED ABOUT

PSALMS 40: 2.

IF WE LOOK AT PSALMS 40:

1-3, DAVID SAYS, "I WAITED

PATIENTLY FOR THE LORD, HE

TURNED TO ME AND HEARD MY

CRY.

HE LIFTED ME OUT OF THE

SLIMEY PIT, OUT OF THE MUD

AND MEYER.

HE SET MY FEET ON A ROCK AND

GAVE ME A FIRM PLACE TO

STAND.

HE PUT A NEW SONG IN MY

MOUTH, A HYMN OF PRAISE TO

OUR GOD.

MANY WILL SEE AND FEAR THE

LORD AND PUT THEIR TRUST IN

HIM."

YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN SAID THE

ABILITY TO PRAISE GOD IS THE

GIFT OF GOD.

SOMETIMES NOT JUST OUR GIFT

TO HIM.

AND CONNOR AND CAYDEN'S

MOTHER REFERENCED HIS PSALM,

AND I'M SO GLAD SHE DID

BECAUSE WE SEE SOME POWERFUL

WORDS IN THERE.

GOD TURNED, HE HEARD, HE

LIFTED, HE SET, AND HE GAVE

DAVID ALL THESE THINGS.

AND SOMETIMES THAT COMES

THROUGH WAITING PATIENTLY,

AS DAVID SAID.

AND SO KEY IN ALL OF THIS IS

PRAYER.

AND WE LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

AND JESSICA IS CERTAINLY A

POWERFUL PRAYER.

AND SO WER WAN WE WANT TO

GO TO HER NOW.

ANDREW, TANYA IS IN THE

CHATROOM AND SHE SAYS, "MY

BROTHER IS VERY COMPETITIVE

AND HAS A VERY UNFORGIVING

SPIRIT.

HE DOES NOT LET GO OF PAST

FAILURES.

IT IS HARD TO BE AROUND HIM

FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.

PLEASE PRAY THAT THE LORD

WILL HELP HIM GIVE UP ALL OF

THE ANGER, RESENTMENT, AND

BITTERNESS."

WENDY CHATS IN, "PLEASE PRAY

FOR ME.

I'M FACING A LOT OF

OBSTACLES AND I DON'T KNOW

WHAT TO DO.

I'VE PRAYED AND ASKED FOR

DIRECTION, BUT I'M FINDING

IT HARD JUST TO WAIT AND

TRUST IN GOD.

IS IT HARD TO SURRENDER AND

JUST TRUST HIM WHEN I DON'T

KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS

OR EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS

FROM ME?

PLEASE PRAY."

IF YOU'RE WATCHING, PLEASE

JOIN US IN PRAYER.

YOUR PRAYERS DO MATTER.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK

YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU ARE A

GOD THAT ANSWERS PRAYER.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT UP ANDREW

TO YOU.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

EVEN WHEN WE CANNOT SEE YOU

WORKING IN HIS LIFE, THAT

YOU ARE THERE.

AND I'M JUST GETTING A

PICTURE RIGHT NOW OF THE

SOIL OF HIS HEART.

THE GOSPEL TALKS ABOUT THE

SOIL OF OUR HEART, AND THAT

THERE CAN BE ROCKS AND THERE

CAN BE THORNS IN THE SOIL OF

OUR HEART, MAKING IT HARD

FOR GOOD SEED TO GO DOWN.

I SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOING

TO COME DOWN AND HE IS

TILLING THE SOIL OF ANDREA'S

HEART.

AND HE IS REMOVING THE ANGER

AND BITTERNESS BY THE ROOT.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE.

WORD OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN

ANDREW'S LIFE.

WE SAY COME AND DO MUCH MORE

IN HIS LIFE.

WE BLESS THE WORK OF THE

LORD IN HIS LIFE.

WE THANK YOU, GOD, THAT HE

IS GOING TO HAVE A SOFT

HEART AFTER THE LORD.

AND FOR WENDY, GOD, WE THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR BELOVED

DAUGHTER.

AND, FATHER, AS A GOOD DAD,

WE KNOW YOU'RE WORD IS

TRUE.

IN JEREMIAH 29: 11, IT SAYS

"I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR

YOU.

PLANS TO BLESS YOU.

PLANS TO PROSPER YOU.

PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND

TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE."

AND, WENDY, WE DECLARE THAT

OVER YOUR LIFE.

THAT THE PEACE OF GOD THAT

SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING

WILL UMPIRE YOUR HEART AND

MIND AND ALL OF YOUR

EMOTIONS.

WE SPEAK PEACE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW IN JESUS' NAME, THAT

YOU'LL BE DEEPLY ROOTED IN

LOVE.

THAT HIS LOVE WILL GIVE YOU

A CONFIDENCE AND AN

ASSURANCE THAT EVERYTHING IS

GOING TO BE OKAY.

SO, FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

WE BLESS YOUR WORK, AND WE

BLESS YOUR NAME.

IN JESUS' NAME, WE THANK YOU

FOR THESE THINGS.

AMEN.

THANK YOU, JESSICA.

AND, GUYS, IF YOU WANT MORE

PRAYER, PLEASE GIVE US A

CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

IT IS OUR HONOR AND OUR

PRIVILEGE TO SHARE THIS

JOURNEY WITH YOU, OUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER IN

PRAYER.

SO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL.

STILL AHEAD, FIND OUT HOW A

MATTRESS AND A MOSQUITO NET

MADE ONE GIRL'S DREAMS COME

TRUE.

THAT'S AFTER THIS.

RECENTLY "OPERATION

BLESSING" MET A YOUNG GIRL

NAMED MARY, WHO LIVED IN A

GARBAGE DUMP IN UGANDA.

HERE IS HOW VIEWERS LIKE YOU

MADE HER DREAMS COME TRUE.

MY NAME IS MARY.

I'M 11 YEARS OLD.

I WAS STAYING WITH MY

FATHER, BUT ONE DAY MY

FATHER, HE DIED.

AND WE LIVED ALONE.

WHEN WE DON'T HAVE SOMETHING

TO EAT, WE JUST GO TO

NEIGHBORS AND GET SOMETHING

TO EAT.

OR WE PICK THROUGH RUBBISH.

WE PICK IT AND THEN WE EAT.

OUR MOTHER IS AN ANGEL.

OUR MOM MARRIED A NEW MAN,

BUT THE NEW MAN DOESN'T WANT

US.

I COME HERE WHEN I DON'T

HAVE CLOTHES.

WE DIDN'T HAVE FOOD.

WE'RE SLEEPING DOWN ON THE

MATS.

BUT NOW I SLEEP ON A BED.

I HAVE CLOTHING.

AND NOW WE EAT EVERY DAY AND

EVERY NIGHT.

I HAVE MY NEW FRIENDS.

THEY LOVE ME AND I LOVE

THEM.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHERE I

SLEEP.

AND IT'S SMALL, BUT IT'S

LIKE THIS.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THESE

CLOTHES BEAUTIFUL, TO HAVE

THIS.

WE MAKE OUR ROOM TO BE

BEAUTIFUL.

*

OUR ROOM IS BEAUTIFUL.

WE HAVE NEW MATTRESSES,

BEDSHEETS, AND MOSQUITO

NETS.

A GREAT SHOW TODAY, AS

WE'VE SEEN THE TOUGHNESS OF

PATRICK HUTTON, AND NOW

WE'VE MET SOME PRECIOUS

CHILDREN TODAY.

AND WHAT MARY ASKED FOR WAS

NOT TOO MUCH.

AND WHEN YOU PARTNER WITH US

HERE, YOUR SUPPORT GOES TO

HELP "OPERATION BLESSING"

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOU CAN DO THAT BY CALLING

1-888-777-1999.

OR LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

BEFORE WE GO, JESSICA FELT

AN IMPRESSION ABOUT A WORD

SHE HEARD FROM THE LORD.

ANDREW, WE'RE HEARING ALL

OF THESE STORIES ABOUT

PATRICK AND CONNOR, AND I

SENSE IF THERE ARE SOME OF

YOU WATCHING TODAY AND

YOU'RE SAYING, FATHER, I

FEEL HELPLESS AND WEAK.

LORD, I'VE BEEN IN THE

BATTLE AND THE FIGHT FOR A

LONG TIME.

LORD, HELP ME IN MY

WEAKNESS.

I FEEL LIKE THE LORD PUT ON

MY HEART THE VERSE FROM 2

CORINTHIANS 12: 9-11, WHICH

SAYS THAT HIS POWER IS MADE

PERFECT IN OUR WEAKNESS.

BE ENCOURAGED.

GOD IS FOR YOU AND NOT

AGAINST YOU.

HE IS THERE TO UPHOLD YOU

WITH HIS RIGHT HAND AND HE

WILL FIGHT THE BATTLE FOR

YOU.

I'M SO GLAD YOU SHARED

THAT.

LET'S GO WITH PSALM 40: 2:

"HE LIFTED ME OUT OF THE

SLIMEY PIT, OUT OF THE MUD

AND MEYER.

HE SET MY FEET ON A ROCK AND

GAVE ME A FIRM PLACE TO

STAND."

WE THANK DAVID FOR THOSE

WORDS.

AND WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL

SEE YOU ON THE NEXT "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

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