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700 Club Interactive: Begin Again - April 25, 2014

Do you think it is too late to change? Joyce Meyer's shares how you are never too far gone to begin again. Read Transcript


SEEING PSYCHOLOGISTS

BECAUSE I WAS SO HURT AND SO

BROKEN INSIDE.

AND THEY COULDN'T FIX ME.

AND I WANTED TO BE FIXED.

I ATE A WHOLE BOTTLE OF

XANAX, AND I GRABBED THE

ROPE, AND I HAD TWO VOICES

ON EACH SIDE OF ME.

ONE WAS SAYING, PUSH

YOURSELF A LITTLE FURTHER

AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE

PAIN.

AND ANOTHER VOICE WAS

TELLING ME, WHAT ABOUT YOUR

FAMILY?

YOU STILL HAVE LIFE TO

LIVE.

AND I WAS, LIKE, GOD, I JUST

WANT OUT.

AND I THREW MYSELF OUT.

SOMEBODY FOUND ME, KICKED

THE LADDER UP AND GOT ME OUT

OF THERE.

I REMEMBER WHEN THE

PARAMEDICS CAME, I WAS SO

MAD.

I WAS SO MAD.

THE FIRST THING I WAS

SCREAMING OUT WAS, WHY DON'T

YOU JUST LET ME DIE!

AND CHRISTMAS MORNING, I

ASKED GOD, PLEASE HELP ME

GET OFF THE COUCH.

I ASKED HIM EVERY STEP OF

THE WAY.

CAN YOU HELP ME GET MY SHIRT

OFF.

CAN YOU HELP ME GET MY PANTS

OFF.

THAT'S HOW EMPTY I WAS.

WHEN I GOT IN THE SHOWER, I

ASKED HIM, COULD YOU PLEASE

HELP ME GET THROUGH THIS

SHOWER.

I TIPPED MY HEAD BACK, AND I

REMEMBER THIS SO CLEARLY.

I TIPPED MY HEAD BACK LIKE

THIS, AND I HEARD THIS POP.

IT LITERALLY SHOOK ME IN THE

SHOWER.

AND I WAS, LIKE, SOMETHING

JUST HAPPENED TO ME!

SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED TO

ME IN THE SHOWER!

MY FAMILY LOOKED AT ME, AND

THEIR MOUTHS DROPPED.

MY WHOLE DEMEANOR,

EVERYTHING ABOUT ME HAD

COMPLETELY CHANGED.

WHERE I WAS THE WALKING

DEAD, AND HERE IS LIFE.

MINE IS A STORY OF LOVE.

JESUS DID LEAVE THE 99 AND

HE CAME AND FOUND ME.

AND HE LOVES ME

UNCONDITIONALLY.

Gordon: JOINING US NOW

A JOYCE MEYER, AND SHE IS

THE AUTHOR OF THE BRAND NEW

BOOK "YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN."

JOYCE, IT'S ALWAYS A

PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

THANKS, GORDON.

I APPRECIATE THE

OPPORTUNITY.

Gordon: WHAT DID YOU

THINK OF THAT STORY JUST

WATCHED.

CERTAINLY AN INCREDIBLE

TURNAROUND FOR HER.

WELL, IT'S A GREAT --

Gordon: GO AHEAD.

IT'S REALLY A GREAT

STORY.

SO MANY PEOPLE -- THE GOOD

THING ABOUT THAT IS

EVERYBODY CAN HAVE THE SAME

STORY.

IT MAY NOT PLAY OUT EXACTLY

LIKE LISA'S DID, BUT JESUS

CAN GIVE ANYBODY A NEW

BEGINNING.

Gordon: YOU TALK ABOUT

THAT IN YOUR BOOK, THAT YOU

CAN BEGIN AGAIN.

HOW WOULD YOU ENCOURAGE

VIEWERS, IF THEY NEED THAT

NEW START, WHAT'S THE FIRST

STEP ON THAT?

FIRST OF ALL, IF YOU'VE

NOT RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS

YOUR SAVIOR, THAT'S ALWAYS

STEP ONE BECAUSE HE IS THE

NEW BEGINNING.

HE SAYS IF ANY MAN IS IN HIM

THAT ARE A NEW CREATURE, OLD

THINGS PASS AWAY, AND ALL

THINGS BECOME BRAND NEW.

TO RECEIVE CHRIST LITERALLY

MEANS TO RECEIVE HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO STRUGGLE.

YOU JUST BELIEVE.

BUT THEN WE ALSO REALIZE

THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF

PEOPLE THAT ARE CHRISTIANS

THAT STILL LIVE IN A LOT OF

BONDAGE.

I THINK OUR BELIEVING,

RENEWING OUR MIND -- NOT

ONLY DOES JESUS OFFER US A

NEW LIFE, BUT WE HAVE TO

LEARN A NEW WAY OF

THINKING.

IN ROMANS 12, IT SAYS THAT

GOD HAS GIVEN US A GREAT

LIFE.

HE HAS PROVIDED A GREAT LIFE

FOR US.

AND WE MUST COMPLETELY RENEW

OUR MINDS IN ORDER TO

EXPERIENCE THAT.

WE REALLY NEED TO LEARN TO

THINK THE WAY THAT GOD

THINKS, WHICH, OF COURSE,

MEANS TO BE FAMILIAR WITH

HIS WORD.

Gordon: YOU TALK ABOUT

THIS FROM PERSONAL

EXPERIENCE IN YOUR BOOK.

RIGHT.

Gordon: I LOVE THE

STORY OF YOU BEING SORT OF

NEW ON TELEVISION.

AND THEN A TV NETWORK, THE

STATION, TELLS YOU, WELL,

WE'RE NOT GOING TO CARRY

YOUR PROGRAMME ANYMORE.

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

AT FIRST I DIDN'T DEAL

WITH IT VERY GOOD BECAUSE IT

HAD BEEN AN EXPENSIVE

STATION FOR US, AND WE WERE

NEW, AND WE MADE QUITE AN

INVESTMENT AND HAD FINALLY

BUILT UP A GOOD VIEWING

AUDIENCE.

AND WE HAD A CONTRACT, BUT

THEY DECIDED NOT TO HONOR

THAT, AND BASICALLY SAID

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU

OFF.

WE'RE CHANGING OUR

PROGRAMMING.

AT FIRST I WAS JUST

DEVASTATED, BUT THEN I FELT

THAT GOD WAS SHOWING ME THAT

I COULD GIVE IT AS A

SACRIFICIAL OFFERING, WHICH

WAS SOMETHING IN MY HEART

AND MIND, RATHER THAN ACTING

LIKE SOMETHING HAD BEEN

TAKEN FROM ME.

ANY NEW BEGINNING ALWAYS

INVOLVES A CHANGE IN OUR

THINKING AND A CHANGE IN OUR

ATTITUDE.

WE HAVE TO DECIDE TO VIEW

THINGS IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

A SCRIPTURE THAT IS SO

VALUABLE TO ME, AND I KNOW

TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, IS THAT

GOD WORKS ALL THINGS OUT FOR

GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM

AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO

HIS PURPOSE.

SO WE CAN LOOK AT THE THINGS

THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO US IN

OUR LIFE, LIKE THERE ARE

TRAGEDIES, AND WE WILL NEVER

OVERCOME THEM, AND THIS IS

SO UNFAIR AND SO UNJUST, AND

WE CAN GET A VICTIM

ATTITUDE.

OR WE CAN SAY, GOD, I'M

GOING TO ASK YOU TO TAKE

THIS MESS AND TURN IT INTO A

MIRACLE.

SO WHEN WE GAVE THAT TV

STATION TO THE LORD, AND WE

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE

THIS IN OFFERING.

A YEAR OR SO LATER, THEY

CAME BACK AND ASKED US TO BE

ON EVERY DAY AND GAVE US A

BETTER TIME.

SO ANYTHING WE GIVE TO GOD,

HE ALWAYS BRINGS IT BACK IN

MUCH BETTER CONDITION THAN

IT WAS WHEN WE GAVE IT TO

HIM.

I'VE EXPERIENCED THAT IN MY

WHOLE LIFE, FROM BEING

SEXUALLY ABUSED BY MY DAD

WHEN I WAS A CHILD, AND

HAVING THAT NEW BEGINNING TO

MESSING UP TODAY'S AGO AND

FINDING SOME PRIDE IN MY

LIFE THAT I NEEDED TO

FORGIVE MYSELF FOR, RECEIVE

GOD'S FORGIVENESS, AND GET

UP THE NEXT DAY AND HAVE A

NEW BEGINNING BY NOT FEELING

GUILTY.

Gordon: WHY IS IT SO

HARD FOR US TO DO THAT.

I KNOW FOR ME, I KEEP

THINKING, I'VE ACCOMPLISHED

THAT, I'VE DONE THAT, I'VE

CONQUERED THAT, AND THEN IT

COMES BACK AGAIN.

AND THERE IS YET ANOTHER

CYCLE, AND THINGS I HAD

THOUGHT I HAD FORGIVEN, I

THOUGHT I HAD RELEASED,

SEEMS TO COME BACK INTO OUR

CONSCIOUSNESS.

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I

THINK THAT WE'RE ALWAYS

GOING TO HAVE FLAWS,

OTHERWISE WE WOULD NEVER --

WE WOULDN'T NEED JESUS.

AND I LOVE THE SCRIPTURE

THAT SAYS, BE CAREFUL WHEN

YOU THINK YOU STAND, LEST

YOU FALL.

JUST ABOUT THE TIME I THINK

I'VE CONQUERED THAT, ANOTHER

LITTLE BIT FLARES UP TO SHOW

ME I STILL NEED GOD EVERY

DAY IN MY LIFE IN THAT

AREA.

AND I JUST THINK THAT EVEN

IN SOME OF GOD'S MOST CHOICE

THINGS, SOME OF THE MOST

MATURE PEOPLE, THERE IS

ALWAYS GOING TO BE A LITTLE

BIT OF WEAKNESS THERE JUST

TO KEEP US REMEMBERING HOW

MUCH WE NEED HIM.

AND I'M GRATEFUL THAT GOD IS

NEVER GOING TO GIVE UP ON

US.

THAT EVERY DAY WITH HIM IS A

NEW BEGINNING.

HIS MERCY IS NEW EVERY DAY.

BUT WE NEED TO DECIDE,

GORDON, THAT WE'RE GOING TO

BELIEVE THAT AND TAKE IT FOR

OURSELVES.

I THINK SO MUCH OF WHAT WE

HEAR ON CHRISTIAN TV OR

READING IN OUR BOOKS ARE

IDEAS WE HAVE IN OUR MIND.

WE THINK THEY MIGHT WORK FOR

SOMEBODY ELSE, BUT WE DON'T

APPLY THEM TO OURSELVES.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOUR

VIEWERS TODAY TO BELIEVE

THAT THEY CAN HAVE A NEW

BEGINNING.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT

WE'RE TELLING SOMEBODY

ELSE.

YOU CAN HAVE A NEW

BEGINNING.

NO MATTER WHAT IT IS.

YOU CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL IF

YOU WANT TO.

YOU CAN HAVE GOOD

RELATIONSHIPS.

YOU CAN GET YOUR HEALTH

BACK.

YOU CAN BEGIN TO EXERCISE.

YOU CAN LOSE THE WEIGHT YOU

NEED TO LOSE.

YOU CAN GET OUT OF DEBT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY

BROKEN FROM YOUR PAST.

GOD IS A MASTER AT NEW

THINGS.

IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING IF

YOU LOOK UP THE WORD "NEW"

IN THE CONCORDENCE.

ALL THINGS ARE MADE NEW IN

CHRIST.

Gordon: ONE OF THE KEY

THINGS YOU HAVE IN YOUR BOOK

IS PRAISING YOUR WAY TO

VICTORY.

I KNOW GOD HAS BEEN DEALING

WITH ME ON THAT.

IT SEEMS WHEN DIFFICULTIES

COME, MY FIRST CHOICE IS TO

COMPLAIN ABOUT IT INSTEAD OF

PRAISE ABOUT IT.

WHY IS PRAISE SO IMPORTANT?

WELL, LET'S TALK FIRST

ABOUT WHY COMPLAINING IS SO

DANGEROUS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE COMPLAIN,

THE BIBLE TEACHES US THAT

WE'RE ACTUALLY COMPLAINING

AGAINST GOD.

WE'RE NOT JUST COMPLAINING

AGAINST THE SITUATION OR THE

CIRCUMSTANCE OR THE PERSON

WHO IS GIVING US TROUBLE.

WE'RE ACTUALLY SAYING, WELL,

GOD, I DON'T LIKE WHAT

YOU'RE DOING.

I DON'T LIKE THE WAY YOU'RE

RUNNING MY LIFE.

AND WHEN THE ISRAELITES

COMPLAINED, THEY WEREN'T

JUST COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT

HAVING ENOUGH WATER OR NOT

HAVING ENOUGH BREAD OR THE

HARDNESS OF THE WAY, BUT

THEY WERE ACTUALLY

COMPLAINING ABOUT GOD.

AND IF YOU REMEMBER, IN THE

OLD TESTAMENT, THROUGH THEIR

COMPLAINING AND MURMURING

AND GRUMBLING, THEY ENDED UP

ACTUALLY LETTING A PLAGUE

INTO THE CAMP, AND A LOT OF

THEM DIED.

I THANK GOD WE DON'T LIVE

UNDER THE HARSH LEGALISTIC

MEASURE THEY LIVED UNDER,

BUT IN 1 CORINTHIANS, PAUL

RETELLS THAT STORY, AND SAYS

HE IS PUTTING IT THERE FOR

OUR BENEFIT, SO WE DON'T

MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES THAT

THEY DID.

I HAD TO LEARN, GORDON, FOR

ME, EXPLAINING IS NOT JUST

SOMETHING I SHOULDN'T DO.

IT'S ACTUALLY A SIN.

THE WORD "COMPLAIN" MEANS TO

REMAIN.

WHEN YOU COMPLAIN, YOU

REMAIN.

AND WHEN YOU PRAISE, YOU GET

RAISED OUT OF THE

SITUATION.

SO I ALWAYS LOOK AT IT LIKE,

WELL, THE ISRAELITES

COMPLAINED AND THEY REMAINED

IN THE WILDERNESS 40 YEARS,

TRYING TO MAKE AN 11-DAY

JOURNEY.

BUT JESUS PRAISED ALL THE

WAY, EVEN THROUGH THE CROSS,

AND HE WAS RAISED FROM THE

DEAD.

WE CAN MAKE A CHOICE TO SAY,

GOD, I DON'T LIKE THIS, IT

HURTS, BUT I BELIEVE THAT

YOU'RE WORKING.

SO EVEN THOUGH I HAVEN'T

SEEN THE RESULT YET, I'M

GOING TO THANK YOU FOR WHAT

YOU'RE DOING AND LOOK

FORWARD TO MY BREAKTHROUGH.

Gordon: THIS IS THE DAY

THE LORD HAS MADE.

I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD

IN IT.

AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

MORE KEYS TO HOW YOU CAN

HAVE A NEW BEGINNING, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS READ

JOYCE'S LATEST BOOK, "YOU

CAN BEGIN AGAIN."

JOYCE, THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANKS FOR THIS WONDERFUL

BOOK.

IT'S SUCH A BLESSING.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR

HAVING ME.

Gordon: WELL, COMING

UP, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU.

PLUS A WAR HERO RETURNS HOME

AS A VERY DIFFERENT MAN.

I HEAR THE CAR DOOR SLAM,

AND THEN I KNEW I WAS IN

TROUBLE FOR SOMETHING I

HADN'T EVEN DONE.

Gordon: HEAR HOW HIS

FAMILY WAS ABLE TO GET A

BRAND NEW START, AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: CHRIS DUPRAY IS

KNOWN FOR PREACHING AND

SINGING ABOUT THE FATHER

HEART OF GOD.

AND YET WHEN HE WAS GROWING

UP, CHRIS' OWN FATHER WAS

FILLED WITH ANGER.

MY FIRST LESSON IN

PHYSICS, FORCE, VELOCITY,

AND SPEED, CAME WHEN I WAS

FOUR YEARS OLD.

WHEN YOUR DAD HITS YOU WITH

A CERTAIN DEGREE OF FORCE,

YOU END UP ON THE FLOOR.

MY DAD WAS A WORLD WAR II

VET.

HE WAS A BOMBIDIER, AND HE

BROKE HIS LEG IN FIVE

PLACES.

HE ENDED UP IN THE FRENCH

UNDERGROUND, BUT THEY DIDN'T

HAVE THE RIGHT MEDICATION.

THEY PUT A CAST ON IT.

HE WAS ABUSED IN 1945 UNTIL

GENERAL PATTON HELPED.

HE WAS KNOWN AS NICE GUY

DAVE BEFORE THAT.

I WOULD WALK BY AND LOOK AT

THE KIDS LAUGHING, AND HIM

SITTING AT HIS DESK, AND IT

LOOKED LIKE HE WOUL WAS

HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME.

BUT THEN I WOULD HEAR THE

CAR DOOR SLAM IN THE

DRIVEWAY, AND I KNEW I WAS

IN TROUBLE.

I BECAME THE SOURCE OF HIS

ANGER AND ABUSE THAT HE

COULD NOT SHOW IN SCHOOL.

I'M IN THE KITCHEN, BEING

DISCIPLINED, AND I'M

LITERALLY FLYING ACROSS THE

KITCHEN.

AND I HIT THE WALL JUST AS

MY MOM CAME BACK IN FROM

SHOPPING.

IT WAS AT THAT POINT, SHE

SAID OKAY.

SHE FINALLY SAW SOMETHING

HAPPEN, AND SHE TOOK THE

THREE KIDS AWAY, AND WE

MOVED AN HOUR AWAY.

LIFE BECAME VERY DIFFERENT.

IT WAS A LOVING HOME.

SHE TAKES MY HAND AND LEADS

ME INTO ONE OF THE MOST

SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, SINNER'S

PRAYER.

AND I JUST PRAYED AND

BELIEVED EVERYTHING SHE

SAID.

THEN ONE DAY THE LORD JUST

SAID TO ME, I WANT YOU TO

FORGIVE YOUR FATHER.

I SAID, LORD, I AM REALLY

TRYING.

AND HE SAID, NO.

FACE TO FACE.

AND THAT'S WHEN IT GOT

REALLY REAL.

IT WAS JULY 4th, 1982.

I WALKED OVER TO MY DAD, AND

I GO, UM, DAD, I JUST WANT

TO TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU

AND I FORGIVE YOU FOR

EVERYTHING THAT EVER

HAPPENED.

AND HE SAID NOTHING.

AND I PUT MY ARM AROUND MY

DAD, AND I JUST TOUCHED HIS

SHOULDER.

THE SECOND I TOUCHED HIS

SHOULDER, HE BEGAN TO WEEP

AND HE BEGAN TO BEND OVER,

WEEPING AND WEEPING.

HE TAKES HIS LEFT HAND AND

PUTS IT AROUND MY WAIST TO

HOLD HIMSELF UP.

THE SECOND HE TOUCHED MY

WAIST, I BEGAN TO WEEP.

AND THEN I JUST TURNED AND I

JUST PUT MY ARMS AROUND HIM

AND I HUGGED HIM.

AND THEN I WALKED AWAY.

AND WE NEVER TALKED ABOUT

THAT MOMENT, BUT THAT NIGHT,

WHEN I WENT TO GO SAY GOOD

NIGHT, NO LONGER DID I JUST

SHAKE HIS HAND.

I DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT

IT.

IT CAME TIME TO SAY

GOOD-BYE, AND I REACHED OVER

AND I JUST GAVE HIM THIS BIG

BEAR HUG.

AND HE GOES, WHOA, WHOA,

THAT'S DIFFERENT.

HE GOES, WAIT A MINUTE, COME

HERE.

AND HE HUGS ME AND HE GOES,

LET'S DO THIS.

LET'S DO THIS EVERY TIME.

THE DOCTOR, THE ATTENDING

PHYSICIAN, THE RESIDENT, THE

ANESTHESIOLOGIST ARE ALL

SURROUNDING HIS LITTLE BED.

I JUST KIND OF LEAN OVER,

GRAB HIS HAND LIKE THIS, AND

I GO, LOVE YOU, DAD.

HE LOOKS AT ME AND HE GOES,

WE DON'T DO THIS.

AND HE GRABS MY FACE AND

STARTS KISSING ME IN FRONT

OF THE DOCTORS.

HE TURNS MY HEAD AND HE

GOES, THIS IS MY SON.

HE LOOKS AT THE DOCTOR AND

GOES, HE IS GREAT AND I LOVE

HIM.

AND HE PUTS ME DOWN.

THEY TAKE THE STRETCHER AND

THEY START TO WHEEL HIM

AWAY, AND MY FATHER YELLS

OUT, STOP!

I CAN'T SEE MY SON.

TURN THE STRETCHER AROUND.

SO THEY TURN THE STRETCHER

AROUND, AND THE GIRL PULLED

HIM BACK, AND HE WAS BLOWING

ME KISSES.

SO I BLOW HIM KISSES, AND HE

BLOWS ME KISSES, AND HE

TAKES HIS FINGER, LIKE THIS,

AND BEGINS TO KISS HIS

FINGER, AND THEN STARTS

SHOOTING THEM.

AND THEY PULL HIM IN THE

ELEVATOR, AND I WATCHED MY

DAD, AS THE DOOR IS CLOSING,

HE LEANS OVER THE EDGE, HE

KISSES HIS THUMB AND PUTS IT

UP AND WINKS AT ME WHEN THE

DOOR CLOSES.

AND SO WE WENT TO WAIT.

IT IS AN HOUR PROCEDURE, AND

THEN THE DOCTOR CAME IN WITH

THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST, WHICH

I DIDN'T KNOW WHY.

AND HE JUST SAID, I AM VERY

SORRY TO TELL YOU THAT

MR. DUPRAY DIED ON THE

TABLE.

IN THE MIDDLE OF CRYING

MYSELF, EVERY TIME I CLOSED

MY EYES, I SAW HIM KISSING

ME.

EVERY TIME I CLOSED MY EYES,

I SAW HIM HOLDING MY HEAD

AND POINTING AT MY FACE AND

SAYING, I'M SO PROUD OF

HIM.

EVERY DAY I'M CONVINCED

THAT'S HOW MY FATHER SEES

ME.

NOT JUST MY EARTHLY FATHER,

BUT MY HEAVENLY FATHER,

TOO.

HE POINTS AT ME AND SMILES

AND SAYS, I LOVE THIS KID.

I LOVE HIM.

I KNOW THAT MY GOD IS CRAZY

ABOUT HIM.

I'M HIS BOY.

I'M HIS LOVED ONE, AND I

DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO

PROVE IT.

MY LIFE IS NOT A LIFE OF

PROVING SOMETHING.

IT'S A LIFE OF LIVING OUT OF

PEACE BECAUSE I'M ALREADY

LOVED.

Gordon: AND THAT CAN BE

YOUR LIFE, TOO, IF YOU JUST

ACCEPT THE WONDERFUL TRUTH,

THAT GOD IS LOVE, AND HE

LOVES YOU.

AND HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHO SO

FAR -- THAT'S YOU -- THAT

WHO SO EVER WOULD BELIEVE ON

HIM, AND NOT DIE, AND HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE.

THAT CAN BE FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT HELP WITH THAT,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US, AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME PRAYER

REQUESTS THAT HAVE COME IN.

TAMMY SAYS ON

Facebook, "PLEASE CAN YOU

PRAY THAT MY HUSBAND WOULD

HAVE A BRAND NEW START.

HE HAS BEEN DRINKING HEAVILY

FOR 30 YEARS, AND OUR

MARRIAGE IS HANGING ON BY A

THREAD.

IT'S ROUGH.

I NEED A MIRACLE."

ALICE WRITES IN, "I NEED GOD

TO SAVE ME FROM O.C.D. AND

DEPRESSION.

IT DOMINATES MY LIFE AND I

CAN'T GET FREE.

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

HEALING."

AND KIMBERLY SAYS, "IF I

COULD, I WOULD START MY LIFE

OVER AGAIN.

I'M GOING ON 44 THIS YEAR,

AND I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT

I'M DOING.

I HAD DREAMS AND GOALS, BUT

THEY DIDN'T TURN OUT LIKE I

PLANNED.

I KNOW THAT JESUS LOVES ME,

AND I'M SO THANKFUL FOR

THAT, BUT I JUST WISH I KNEW

WHAT HIS PLAN FOR ME IS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M EXISTING,

NOT LIVING.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME."

KIMBERLY, GOD DELIGHTS IN

NEW STARTS, IN MAKEOVERS.

AND HE'LL GIVE YOU A NEW

BEGINNING TODAY.

LET'S GO OVER TO JESSICA FOR

THE PRAYER.

WELL, GORDON, WE KNOW

THAT GOD IS A GOD OF NEW

BEGINNINGS.

AND JUST AS JOYCE SAID, HIS

MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY

MORNING.

SO LET'S GO TO THE LORD IN

PRAYER.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU SO MUCH, GOD, FOR

THIS WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT,

THIS WORD OF FAITH.

TO KNOW, LORD, THAT EVEN IN

THE MIDST OF OUR WEAKNESSES

THAT YOU ARE MADE STRONG.

FATHER, TODAY WE LIFT UP

KIMBERLY, GOD, WHO IS ASKING

FOR A NEW BEGINNING,

FATHER.

LORD, WE JUST THANK YOU THAT

YOUR WORD SAYS IN JEREMIAH,

YOU KNOW THE PLANS THAT YOU

HAVE FOR US, PLANS TO

PROSPER US.

PLANS TO GIVE US A HOPE AND

A FUTURE.

AND, KIMBERLY, WE JUST SPEAK

OVER YOUR LIFE, THAT GOD

DOES HAVE PLANS FOR YOU.

AND I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU TO

START ASKING THE LORD WHAT

IT IS THAT HE HAS FOR YOU.

AND FOR ALICE, LORD, WHO IS

STRUGGLING WITH O.C.D. AND

DEPRESSION.

FATHER, WE JUST COMMAND THE

KINGDOM OF GOD TO COME IN

HER MIND.

WE THANK YOU THAT SHE IS A

NEW CREATURE.

FATHER, WE JUST THANK YOU

THAT SHE HAS THE MIND OF

CHRIST.

AND WE COMMAND ALL THAT

DEPRESSION AND ALL THOSE

O.C.D. SYMPTOMS TO LEAD IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

WE ASK FOR A CREATIVE

MIRACLE TO COME INTO HER

MIND RIGHT NOW, IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND, FATHER, FOR TAMMY, WHO

HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH

WHAT TO DO WITH THIS

HUSBAND, WHO HAS BEEN

STRUGGLING WITH DRINKING.

LORD, THAT WE ASK THAT YOUR

KINGDOM COME IN THEIR

MARRIAGE.

LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU COME

TO THE ROOT OF HIS DRINKING

ISSUE.

THAT YOU WOULD HEAL HIS

HEART, THAT HE WOULD

EXPERIENCE YOUR LOVE.

FATHER, WE JUST DECLARE A

NEW DAY, A NEW START FOR

TAMMY AND HER HUSBAND.

WE ASK THAT YOU COME AND DO

A MIRACLE IN THIS

RELATIONSHIP, IN THIS

MARRIAGE.

FATHER, WE SUBMIT ALL THESE

THINGS TO DO, KNOWING IN OUR

OWN STRENGTH, WE CAN DO

NOTHING.

APART FROM YOU, WE CAN DO

NOTHING.

BUT, FATHER, WITH YOU ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

SO WE ASK THIS WITH GREAT

CONFIDENCE, KNOWING THAT

WE'RE YOUR BELOVED CHILDREN,

AND THAT YOU DESIRE FOR US

TO HAVE LIFE AND TO HAVE IT

ABUNDANTLY.

SO WE ASK YOU AND WE THANK

YOU IN FAITH.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU NEED

PRAYER, JUST GIVE US A

CALL.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

1-888-777-1999.

AND YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR

PRAYER REQUESTS ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

YOU CAN SEND US A TWEET, OR

YOU CAN COME INTO OUR

CHATROOM.

THERE IS A GREAT COMMUNITY

OF PRAYER THERE.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, HOW

VIEWERS LIKE YOU GAVE A NEW

START TO A LITTLE GIRL IN

HONDURAS.

THAT'S AFTER THIS.

Gordon: THE NUMBER ONE

CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN

TODAY IS PNEUMONIA.

SO WHEN A LITTLE GIRL IN

HONDURAS GOT THE DISEASE,

HER PARENTS SAW IT AS A

DEATH SENTENCE.

Reporter: DILLSIA IS A

SWEET LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES

IN THE HONDURAS MOUNTAINS

WITH HER MOM AND DAD.

HER DAD GROWS CORN, BUT IT

DOESN'T BRING IN ENOUGH

MONEY TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING

THEY NEED, LIKE THE STRONG

ANTIBIOTICS THAT HIS

DAUGHTER NEEDS.

DILLSIA'S PARENTS WALK THREE

HOURS TO THE CLOSEST HEALTH

CENTER TO HAVE THEIR

DAUGHTER CHECKED, BUT THEY

ONLY HAD ENOUGH MONEY FOR

COUGH MEDICINE, NOT ENOUGH

FOR THE ANTIBIOTICS TO FIGHT

THE INFECTION.

DAYS LATER, DILLSIA'S COUGH

TURNED INTO A DEADLY FORM OF

PNEUMONIA.

WE WERE SAD BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T HAVE A WAY TO BUY THE

ANTIBIOTICS THAT WAS

POWERFUL ENOUGH TO FIGHT THE

PNEUMONIA.

WE WONDERED IF OUR LITTLE

GIRL WOULD DIE.

Reporter: BUT THAT SAME

WEEK "OPERATION BLESSING"

CAME TO THEIR TOWN TO SET UP

A FREE MEDICAL CLINIC.

FOR DILLSIA, THE HELP CAME

JUST IN TIME.

WE TOLD THE DOCTOR ABOUT

OUR DOCTOR'S BREATHING

PROBLEM.

HE EXAMINED HER AND GAVE HER

A POWERFUL ANTIBIOTIC.

TODAY OUR DAUGHTER IS NO

LONGER GETTING SICK, AND WE

SEE THAT SHE IS HAPPIER AND

HAS MORE ENERGY WHEN SHE IS

PLAYING.

Reporter: AND TO MAKE

SURE THE FAMILY HAS ENOUGH

MONEY TO CARE FOR THEIR

DAUGHTER IN THE FUTURE,

"OPERATION BLESSING" BOUGHT

THEM SOME CHICKENS, TO START

A SMALL BUSINESS SELLING

EGGS.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING" BECAUSE

THEY SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S

LIFE.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THEY'RE GRATEFUL TO YOU

BECAUSE YOU EN ABLE ENABLED

THAT TO HAPPEN.

A PORTION OF YOUR GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING," AND A PORTION OF

EVERY GIFT TO "THE 700 CLUB"

GOES TO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING," TO

HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL

THROUGH THE CBN

INTERNATIONAL CENTERS, WHERE

WE TRAIN LOCAL CHRISTIANS

HOW TO DO CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE -- NOT A DUBBED

VERSION OF THIS SHOW OR ANY

ENGLISH SHOW.

BUT WE PRODUCE ORIGINAL

PROGRAMMING IN 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU'RE PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US A

CALL, 1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT.

IF YOU WANT TO DESIGNATE

YOUR GIVING, YOU CAN DO

THAT, TOO.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com, AND THERE IS A

PLACE ON THE GIVING PAGE

WHERE YOU CAN DESIGNATE THE

GIFT TO HUMANITARIAN WORK.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS WORD

FROM ISAIAH 40: "THOSE WHO

WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW

THEIR STRENGTH.

THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH

WINGS LIKE EAGLES.

THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE

WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK

AND NOT FAINT."

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