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A Family’s Prayers Outweigh a Rogue’s Lifestyle

A life of compromise results in painful consequences for Jeremy, but a praying earthly father and forgiving heavenly father help Jeremy get things back on track. Read Transcript


THERE WOULD BE NO

SMOKING, NO DRUG-SELLING, NO

DRUG-USING, NO PREMARITAL

SEX.

I'M NOT GOING TONIGHT

CLUBS.

I SAID I'M GOING TO LIVE MY

LIFE 100% TO THE LORD.

Reporter: JEREMY

ANDERSON GRADUATED FROM HIGH

SCHOOL WITH A REPUTATION FOR

BEING A GOOD CHURCH BOY.

BUT JUST BEFORE HE STARTED

COLLEGE, HIS PARENTS MOVED

TO A NEW STATE.

AND JEREMY GOT A NEW TASTE

OF FREEDOM.

SO NOW I'M IN A CITY I'VE

BEEN IN ALL OF MY LIFE

PRACTICALLY, AND I'M THERE

WITHOUT MY PARENTS.

BUCK WILD.

Reporter: JEREMY SAYS

SMALL COMPROMISES LED HIM TO

DO ALL OF THE THINGS HE

PROMISED HE NEVER WOULD.

BEFORE HE KNEW IT, JEREMY

WAS DRINKING, GETTING HIGH,

AND HAVING SEX.

I BEGAN TO LIVE LIFE FOR

JEREMY.

I BEGAN TO SAY, I'M GOING

GOING TO MAKE A NAME FOR

MYSELF ON CAMPUS.

I WANT ALL OF THE GIRLS AND

ALL OF THE CLOTHES.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME, ME, ME.

Reporter: JEREMY SAID

HE WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

HIS TRUE IDENTITY.

IN COLLEGE, I REALLY

STRUGGLED WITH IT BECAUSE

THAT'S WHEN I WAS BECOMING A

MAN.

AND I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT WHAT TYPE OF A MAN WOULD

I BE?

Reporter: AFTER

COLLEGE, JEREMY BECAME A

MANAGER AT A RENTAL CAR

COMPANY.

DRUG USERS WERE FREQUENT

COSTUMERS.

THEY WOULD GIVE ME MONEY,

AND WEED AS A FAVOR FOR ME

TO PUT THEM IN A CAR THEY

DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR.

Reporter: AND THEN

JEREMY STARTED A SUCCESSFUL

BUSINESS PROMOTING

NIGHTCLUBS.

THE PAY WAS BETTER THAN HIS

DAY JOB, SO HE QUIT.

WHEN THE LIGHTS WOULD GO

OFF AND I WOULD WAKE UP AND

I WOULD SOBER UP, MAR PART

OF ME FELT DEPRESSED BECAUSE

I KNEW THERE WAS MORE TO

LIFE.

Reporter: JEREMY'S

FATHER KNEW THERE WAS MORE,

SO HE PRAYED.

I THINK AT THE HEIGHT OF

MY SUCCESS IN NIGHTCLUBS AND

DRUGS, MY FATHER WAS IN THE

HEIGHT OF HIS PRAYER.

WHATEVER I WAS DOING THAT

WASN'T BRINGING GOD IN

HEAVEN GLORY, HE WAS PRAYING

THAT I FAILED AT IT.

INSTANTLY, MY DRUG

CONNECTION GOT CUT OFF, AND

MY NIGHTCLUB OPERATION GOT

CUT OFF.

IN A MONTH'S TIME, I FOUND

MYSELF BROKE, OWING PEOPLE

MONEY.

Reporter: JEREMY WAS ON

HIS WAY TO GETTING HIGH WHEN

HE WENT TO HIS

GRANDMOTHER'S.

SHE WAS, LIKE, WHAT

HAPPENED TO MY LITTLE

GRANDSON.

AND I SAID, I'M A DIFFERENT

PERSON.

I'VE CHANGED.

AND HE SAID, YOU'VE CHANGED,

BUT GOD CAN CHANGE YOU

BACK.

AND I STARTED THINKING ABOUT

THAT.

GOD CAN CHANGE ME BACK?

AND THIS WAS A PIVOTAL

MOMENT.

HE SAID, GOD LOVES YOU, GOD

CAN RESTORE YOU, AND GOD

STILL WANTS TO USE YOU.

AND AT THAT TIME, I DECIDED

TO GIVE MY LIFE TO GOD.

Reporter: JEREMY

SURRENDERED TO GOD, BUT HE

STILL HAD TO FACE HIS

ADDICTION TO DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL.

I BELIEVED THE LIES OF

THE DEVIL.

I THOUGHT THE ONLY WAY I

WOULD GET A GOOD NIGHT'S

REST AFTER MAKING THIS

DECISION IF I GOT HIGH OR

DRUNK.

I WAS SMOKING SOMETHING THAT

WOULD INSTANTLY GET ME HIGH,

AND I'M SMOKING AND SMOKING

AND I CAN'T GET HIGH.

GOD SAID, YOU'VE BEEN USING

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AND WOMEN

TO FILL A HOLE WITHIN YOUR

HEART AND WITHIN YOUR SOUL.

SINCE YOU ACCEPTED ME, SON,

THERE IS NO MORE ROOM FOR

THE OTHER STUFF.

I'VE FILLED THAT VOID IN

YOUR LIFE AND YOU'VE BEEN

MADE NEW AGAIN.

Reporter: JEREMY HASN'T

TOUCHED DRUGS OR ALCOHOL

SENSE.

SINCE.

AND HE WAS REBAPTIZED BY HIS

FATHER.

AND HE GOT MARRIED AND

JEREMY IS NOW A FATHER.

TODAY HE LOOKED TO THE

HEAVENLY FATHER FOR HIS

IDENTITY.

THE FATHER WHO SAYS I SEE

A VISION AND A PLAN FOR YOUR

LIFE, AND I WILL NOT LET THE

DEVIL CONQUER YOUR LIFE.

I'M GOING TO TAKE WHAT THE

DEVIL MEANT FOR EVIL AND I'M

GOING TO TURN IT AROUND FOR

GOD.

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