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700 Club Canada: May 15, 2014

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WELCOME TO THE 700 CLUB

CANADA. I'M LAURA LYNN

THOMPSON AND I HOPE YOU'RE

HAVING A GREAT DAY. AND, IF

YOU'RE NOT, IT'S ABOUT TO GET

A WHOLE LOT BETTER. CHRISTIAN

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, AND PASTOR

LAURIE HEARTSWORN IS BACK

TODAY TO CONTINUE HER

INTERVIEW SERIES WITH

US ON MOTHERHOOD AND THE

THINGS WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM

THAT INCREDIBLE JOURNEY.

LATER IN THE SHOW YOU'LL MEET

A FASHION MODEL WHO WANTED

TO SHINE FOR JESUS BUT GOT

CAUGHT UP IN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS

INSTEAD, AS WELL AS A BIG

LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER

WHO'S INJURIES DROVE HIM

FROM THE DIAMOND AND

INTO THE ARMS OF

PRESCRIPTION PILLS.

BUT FIRST, HERE'S BRIAN

WARREN AND LAURIE

HEARTSWORN TALKING

ABOUT MOTHER HOOD

AND THE QUESTION OF

CONTROL.

THANK YOU LAURA

LYNN, WELL IF YOU'VE

BEEN WITH US ALL WEEK

YOU KNOW THAT WE'VE

GOT LAURIE HEARTSWORN

AND SHE'S AN AUTHOR, SHE'S

ALSO A PASTOR, A CONFERENCE

SPEAKER, BUT MORE THAN

ANYTHING ELSE MOTHER, WIFE,

AND JUST AN INCREDIBLE

(INAUDIBLE). WELCOME

LAURIE.

THANK YOU BRIAN.

YOU KNOW I HAVE

ENJOYED SO MUCH

LISTENING TO YOUR

JOURNEY AND WE'RE

TALKING ALL WEEK ABOUT A

MOMS JOURNEY AND THERE'S

A LOT OF MOMS OUT THERE

THAT ARE FEELING EMPOWERED

BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY'RE

HEARING FROM YOU.

GOOD.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GETTING

THE FEEDBACK. BUT TODAY I

WANT TO GO A LITTLE BIT

FURTHER. YOU KNOW, CONTROL

IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL.

NO, NOT AT ALL.

WE ALL FIGHT TO HAVE.

TO HOLD ON TO.

AND TO HOLD ON TO. IT'S

SEEMS LIKE THE MORE WE

TRY TO CONTROL THE MORE

WE'RE OUT OF CONTROL.

YEAH.

AND IT FEELS LIKE THE RAILS

HAVE BEEN GREASED WHEN IT

COMES TO OUR CHILDREN.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AS MUCH

AS WE WANT THEIR LIVES TO BE A

MIRROR REFLECTION OF OUR LIVES,

BUT BETTER, IT SEEMS LIKE WE

HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW

THEY TURN OUT.

RIGHT, AND YOU KNOW WHEN

THEY HAND YOU THAT LITTLE

BABY, YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR STORY

RIGHT? AND YOU FEEL

RESPONSIBLE FROM DAY ONE

TO HELP SHAPE THIS CHILD AND

WRITE THEIR STORY AND WHEN

THEY'RE YOUNGER YOU DO

HAVE MORE SAY.

YES.

BUT AS THEY GET OLDER,

OF COURSE, MORE NATURALLY

THAT THEY'RE TO GO AT THEIR

OWN WAY. AND I THINK FOR ME

BRIAN, I HAD TO REALLY LEARN TO

GIVE GOD PERMISSION TO WRITE

HIS STORY ON MY KIDS LIFE. AND

YOU KNOW, I KNOW IN MY OWN

BROKENNESS MY OWN

EXPERIENCE OF GOD, IT IS REALLY

THROUGH MY OWN BROKENNESS

THAT WHY WOULDN'T I THINK

THINK THAT MY KIDS NEEDED

THEIR OWN STORY OF

BROKENNESS? BUT SOMEHOW

WE WANT TO SHELTER AND

PROTECT AND WE THINK THAT

WE'RE IN CHARGE OR CONTROLLING

YES.

YOU KNOW, WHAT COMES

INTO THEIR LIFE.

YOU WERE TALKING

YESTERDAY ABOUT REALLY

THE ISOLATION AND HOW WE

NEED TO COME OUT OF ISOLATION

AND REALLY HAVE SOME OTHERS

WITH US IN THE JOURNEY. BUT

ISN'T THIS ONE OF THOSE STEPS

OF ISOLATION WHERE WE TRY TO

CONTROL AND THEN MANY TIMES

AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU

BUT I SEE IT SO MANY TIMES IN

THE WOMEN THAT ARE IN THE

SMALL GROUPS IN THE CHURCH

THAT I GET A CHANCE TO PASTOR,

THAT THEY DEAL WITH A LOT OF

GUILT, AND A LOT OF JUST, YOU

KNOW, AM I DOING IT RIGHT?

AM I A FAILURE IN THIS?

AND DON'T WE THINK,

AND GUILT IS NOT FROM

GOD, GUILT OR SHAME IS

NOT FROM GOD BUT

HONESTLY IT JUST FEEDS OUR

OWN EGO.

YES.

YES.

IT'S JUST SOMEHOW

WE THINK IT'S ALL ABOUT

US. AND I SHARED MY

STORY. REALLY, I JUST KIND OF

THOUGHT WELL IS IT NOT ALL

ABOUT ME AND GOD WAS

JUST SO CLEARLY LIKE, WOULD

YOU PLEASE GET OUT OF THE

WAY AND ALLOW ME TO

INTERACT WITH YOUR KIDS?

I'M GOING TO MEET THEM

IN THE DARK PLACES.

YES.

I AM GOING TO, IN FACT,

MY SON, ONE OF MY SON'S

TESTIMONY'S HE SAID I TRIED

TO OUTRUN JESUS, BUT I COULD

NEVER OUT RUN HIM. HE WAS

ALWAYS WITH ME IN THE

DARKEST PLACES. WHEN HE

WAS, YOU KNOW, DRUNK OR

HIGH, HE SAID LIKE LITERALLY

JESUS WOULD COME AND

JUST SOBER HIM UP. HE

MET HIM IN THOSE DARK

PLACES. THAT ALLOWS THEM

TO HAVE THEIR OWN STORY

AND THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD. LIKE IF WE AS

PARENTS TRY TO OVER CONTROL

OUR KIDS LIVES THINKING THAT

WE'RE IN CHARGE, LIKE WILL THEY

EVER SEE GOD?

RIGHT.

HOW WILL THEY ACTUALLY KNOW

TO TRUST AND BELIEVE HIM IF

SOMEHOW THE PARENTS ARE

ALWAYS IN THE WAY OF THAT?

WELL, LAURIE, I THINK THAT'S

A DIFFICULT, IT'S EASY TO SAY

BUT IT'S HARDER TO DO.

YES.

GIVE US SOME PRACTICES

BECAUSE YOU KNOW, WHEN

THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE

WHO IS DEALING WITH HOW DO I

NOW BEGIN TO RELEASE BUT

TRUST GOD WITH MY MOST

PRECIOUS COMMODITY?

WELL YOU KNOW I SAW IT

AS A TEACHER. PARENTS

WANTING TO COME IN AND FIGHT

ON BEHALF OF THEIR KIDS THAT

REALLY WAS FAILING BECAUSE

THEY WEREN'T DOING THE WORK.

SO MOM'S AT HOME DOING THE

HOMEWORK. I MEAN IT STARTS

AS SIMPLE AS LET YOUR KID OWN

THEIR OWN HOMEWORK. YOU

KNOW, LET THEM OWN THEIR

OWN JOB. DON'T, WHEN THEY

COME HOME COMPLAINING

ABOUT THEIR BOSS DON'T GET

IN ON THE FIGHT AND YOU

KNOW, LETS TEACH THEM HOW

TO DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT BOSS.

SO, EVEN IF THEY FAIL,

BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WHAT

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS

BOUNDARIES. AND HOW DO WE

START THAT? I MEAN BECAUSE

YOU SAID LET THEM DO THEIR

OWN HOMEWORK. LET THEM

FIGHT.

BECAUSE I THINK IT STARTS

WHEN THEY'RE YOUNG. I DO

THINK WE HAVE TO GRADUALLY

DO IT. WE DON'T JUST BOOT

OUR KIDS OUT TO THE FIELDS AND

SAY GOOD LUCK, YOU KNOW,

BUT WE DO GRADUALLY DO IT

AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO

IS SEE, WE'RE EMPOWERING

THEM WHEN WE SAY I KNOW

THIS IS DIFFICULT FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW, WHETHER IT'S SCHOOL

OR FRIENDSHIPS, OR NEW JOB

YOU HAVE BUT MOM CAN'T

GO IN THERE AND RESCUE

YOU BECAUSE THAT MAKES

THE CHILD FEEL LIKE WELL

THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING

THEMSELVES, IT ACTUALLY

DISEMPOWERS YOUR CHILDREN

WHERE YOU WANT TO EMPOWER

THEM AND SAY I SEE THIS IS

DIFFICULT BUT YOU NEED TO

TURN TO JESUS. HAVE YOU

ASKED JESUS TO HELP YOU?

AND THIS IS WHAT I SEE IN

YOUR, LIKE BUILDING UP YOUR

KIDS, POINTING OUT THEIR

GOOD QUALITIES AND

STRENGTHS IN THE WAY THAT

GOD MADE THEM. AND

GETTING THEM INVOLVED WITH

THINGS WHERE THEY ACTUALLY

DO HAVE SUCCESS. I MEAN THAT

WAY WE CAN SHOW THEM HOW

GREAT THEY ARE AND HOW MUCH

GOD LOVES THEM AND HAS

PURPOSES FOR THEM.

TELL ME WHAT KIND OF

BOUNDARIES YOU SET WHEN YOU

FOUND OUT YOUR KID WAS ON

DRUGS AND HE WAS AN ADDICT.

WELL THERE WERE TOUGH

ONES, THERE WERE TOUGH

ONES AND WE STRUGGLED

NOT KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT

TO DO AND WE STILL HAD

PARENTS COME AND SAY

YOU KNOW, DO I KICK THEM

OUT OF THE HOUSE, DO I?

AND I'M NOT GOING TO SAY

THERE'S ONE WAY TO DO IT

OR ANOTHER.

(INAUDIBLE).

AND I CERTAINLY SET

VERY CLEAR BOUNDARIES

THAT YOU OWN YOUR HOME

YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR

HOME, AND YOU HAVE TO

DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE

GOING TO ACCEPT IN YOUR

HOME AND WE WERE VERY

CLEAR WITH OUR KIDS. LIKE

WE CAN'T CONTROL EVERYTHING

OUT THERE, YOUR CHOICES YOU

MAKE OUT THERE, YOU

CERTAINLY CAN CONTROL WHAT

COMES INTO OUR HOMES,

THAT'S WHERE WE STARTED.

SO YOU START SETTING

A HOME BOUNDARY?

YES.

YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING

BECAUSE WHEN THE LORD SAID

TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHEN

THEY WERE COMING OUT OF

EGYPT, PUT THE BLOOD ON

THE DOOR (INAUDIBLE) AND

WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD I

WILL PASS OVER. THERE WERE

BOUNDARIES TO THE COVENANT.

IF THEY WERE OUTSIDE THE

DEATH ANGLE WOULD KILL

THEM. IF THEY WERE INSIDE

THEY WERE PRESERVED FROM

DESTRUCTION.

YEAH.

WHAT ARE THE OTHER

BOUNDARIES THAT YOU SET?

WELL I THINK NOT RESCUING

THEM, YOU KNOW, LIKE WE

HAD HARSH REALITIES LIKE

THE POLICE WERE CALLING.

OKAY.

AND WE HAD TO TELL OUR

SON IF YOU'RE IN JAIL, WE'RE

NOT BAILING YOU OUT

ACTUALLY LIKE IF YOU ARE GOING

DOWN THIS PATH OF

DESTRUCTION WE WANT YOU

TO KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU

BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO

ENGAGE IN THAT.

SO THAT MEANS IT DOESN'T

MEAN THAT YOU LOVE ANY LESS

NO.

BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO ENABLE, WE'RE GOING TO

EMPOWER.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO ENABLE

THEM IN THEIR WAYS. WE DID

MEET A LOT OF PARENTS

FOR WHO IT WAS DIFFICULT AND

THESE WERE BOTH CHRISTIAN

PARENTS AND THOSE THAT

AREN'T FOLLOWING JESUS. THAT

WERE IN MANY WAYS AIDING

AND ABETTING THEIR CHILD,

MAKING EXCUSES. I WOULD

SAY STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR

YOUR KID. LOVE THEM

UNCONDITIONALLY BUT YOU

DON'T ME MAKING EXCUSES

FOR ALL THEIR, YOU KNOW,

WOES, AND THEIR TALES AND

THEIR LIFE AND FIGHTING THE

TEACHERS AT SCHOOL AND

FIGHTING THE PRINCIPLES, OR

EVERYBODY OUT THERE IS

AFTER THEM BECAUSE THAT'S

WHAT THEY TOLD US OF COURSE,

YOU KNOW, EVERYONE WAS, YOU

KNOW?

YOU KNOW, IT WAS SO FUNNY

THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL, AND SHE

WAS IN THE STORE AND SHE

REMINDED ME OF MY DAUGHTER

AS WELL AND SHE WANTED

SOMETHING AT THE CHECK OUT

COUNTER OR, YOU KNOW, BACK

AND SHE SAID MOM, I WANT

THIS. AND HER MOM SAID,

NO BABY, AND SHE DROPPED ON

THE FLOOR AND THEN SHE JUST

ABSOLUTELY SHOWED OUT

AND SHE PUT HER HAND ON HER

HEAD, A PERFECT DRAM QUEEN

NOBODY LOVES ME. AND I WAS

TRYING TO KEEP MY CHUCKLES

DOWN IN THE BACK BUT I WAS

SAYING, I'VE BEEN THERE

BEFORE AND, YOU KNOW,

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOT TO LET

THEM ROLL AROUND ON THE

FLOOR.

THAT'S RIGHT, AND TEMPER

TANTRUMS DON'T HAPPEN AT

THE TERRIBLE TWO'S, OR THREE'S,

THEY CAN HAPPEN IN THE 20

YEAR OLDS TOO.

COULD YOU PRAY FOR

SOMEONE TO START THOSE

BOUNDARIES BECAUSE

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

FINDING FREEDOM AND I KNOW

THAT THIS IS HELPING YOU BUT

SOMEONE WHO NEEDS THAT

BECAUSE I REALLY BELIEVE THAT

PRAYER IS MORE CAUGHT THAN

TAUGHT BUT IT HAS TO BE

CAUGHT BEFORE IT'S TAUGHT.

AND THEN YOU NEED TO WALK IT

OUT DAILY. COULD YOU PRAY

WITH THEM?

ABSOLUTELY, WELL LORD

JESUS WE BRING TO YOU

THOSE PARENTS THAT ARE

STRUGGLING AND HURTING AND

MAYBE THAT NEED FOR CONTROL

IN THEIR LIFE. LORD, I ASK THAT

THEY WOULD SURRENDER TO YOU.

THAT THEY WOULD LITERALLY

TURN OVER AND GIVE THEIR

KIDS BACK TO YOU. THEY'RE

A GIFT TO THEM ANYWAY. LORD,

ENABLE THEM TODAY TO TRULY

TRUST YOU WITH THEIR KIDS. TO

RELEASE AND TAKE THEIR HANDS

OFF, TO STOP FIGHTING THEIR

OWN KIDS BATTLES, LORD, AND

ALLOW YOU TO WRITE THE STORY

ON THEIR KIDS LIVES. WE ASK

THIS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

JESUS.

AMEN. LORI HEARTSWOM,

YOU ARE A WOMEN OF GOD

AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE

EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE

DOING AND THANK YOU FOR

YOUR VULNERABILITY AND YOUR

STORY. UP NEXT, GLEN WILSON

GOES FROM BIG LEAGUE STARTER

TO PILL USING DRUG USER.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S

GLENN WILSON HAD A FLAIR FOR

THE DRAMATIC AND THE FANS

LOVED HIM FOR IT.

THERE WAS NO DOUBT. I TELL

PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, THE ONLY

REASON I PLAYED MAJOR LEAGUE

BASEBALL WAS I JUST WANTED

ATTENTION.

HE'S BEST KNOWN FOR HIS

REMARKABLE PLAYS FROM RIGHT

FIELD. I FELT THAT I WOULD

ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE BEST IN

THE WORLD.

AT TIMES HE WAS ALSO

CALLED UPON TO PITCH. HAVING

THAT ARM AND BEING ABLE TO

THROW THE WAY I WAS

THROWING WAS SO MUCH FUN,

SO MUCH EXCITEMENT, GLENN

REMEMBERED. I COULD FEEL THE

FANS, ESPECIALLY IN

PHILADELPHIA, THEIR

EXCITEMENT OF SEEING ME

THROW. IT BECAME SUCH A

GAME FOR ME INSIDE THE

GAME.

GLENN'S WIFE KIM

REMEMBERS LIFE IN THE BIG

LEAGUES DIFFERENTLY.

CHALLENGING. VERY

CHALLENGING, REMARKED KIM.

GLEN'S SO PASSIONATE ABOUT

BASEBALL AND I KNEW THAT IT

WAS GOING TO BE JUST A GREAT

JOURNEY. BUT IT IS LONELINESS,

EMPTINESS. THEY'RE GONE ALL

THE TIME AND, YOU KNOW, WE

HAVE THREE BOYS, BUT TWO OF

THEM I RAISED WHILE HE WAS

STILL PLAYING.

THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE

THAT BOTHERED KIM. GLENN'S

PROFESSED FAITH AS A CHRISTIAN

WAS ONCE BASED ON

CONVENIENCE.

I WAS THAT GUY WHO

ACCEPTED CHRIST AT AGE 16

AND I USED CHRIST TO MY

ADVANTAGE, I THOUGHT YOU

ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS LORD

AND SAVIOR, GO DO WHATEVER

YOU WANT, COME BACK AND ASK

FOR FORGIVENESS.

GLENN LIVED THAT WAY FOR

YEARS. HIS CAREER WAS

CLOUDED WITH ARGUMENTS WITH

MANAGERS AND THE FRONT

OFFICE. THEN IN 1993 GLENN

SUFFERED A BACK INJURY DUE TO

YEARS OF WEAR AND TEAR. HE

KNEW IT WAS TIME TO RETIRE.

THE DAY I WALKED OUT OF

BASEBALL, DOCTORS HANDED ME

A BOTTLE OF PAIN KILLERS, SAID,

'YOU NEED TO BE ON THESE THE

REST OF YOUR LIFE.' AND I KNEW

NOTHING ABOUT THEM. I NEVER

TOOK DRUGS IN MY LIFE.

WITH NO UNDERSTANDING OF

THE DANGERS OF PAIN KILLERS,

GLENN STARTED TAKING VICODIN

DAILY. GRADUALLY HE BECAME

ADDICTED. THE EFFECTS WERE

SUBTLE, HIS BEHAVIOR WAS

ERRATIC, AND AT TIMES HE WAS

IRRATIONAL.

IT GOT TO WHERE I DIDN'T

EVEN WANT TO GO OUT INTO

PUBLIC. AND THE ADDICTION

STARTED TO MAKE ME REALIZE

THAT I PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO

BE IN PUBLIC.

BY THE END OF 15 YEARS

GLENN WAS TAKING UPWARDS OF

12 VICODIN A DAY. THEN ONE

DAY WHILE HE AND KIM

WATCHED A NEWS STORY ON

PAIN- KILLERS, THEY REALIZED

GLEN WAS ADDICTED.

I GOT PETRIFIED. I GOT MAD. I

GOT ANGRY. I WENT TO MY

DOCTOR THE NEXT DAY AND I

CHEWED HIS BUTT OUT. AND I

SAID, 'I'M NOT A DRUG ADDICT.

AND IF I GO TO GET OFF OF THIS,

HERE'S WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN TO ME.' AND I ASKED

HIM THOUGH, ONE QUESTION

AFTER I VOICED MY FRUSTRATION.

I SAID, 'HAVE YOU EVER HAD

ANYBODY JUST QUIT?' AND HE

SAID, 'YEAH.'

GLENN KNEW HE WOULD

NEED HELP TO OVERCOME THE

ADDICTION. SO HE WENT HOME

AND CRIED OUT TO GOD. THIS

TIME GLENN MEANT IT.

AND I SAID, 'GOD, I DON'T

KNOW HOW TO GET OFF THESE

PILLS. AND I DON'T KNOW

ANYTHING BUT BASEBALL. I NEED

SOME HELP HERE. SO I'M GOING

TO GIVE YOU ME, AND YOU DO

WHAT YOU WANT. LO AND

BEHOLD, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I

WAS ASKING FOR BECAUSE IT

BECAME A JOURNEY AND A RIDE

THAT I'M STILL RIDING TODAY.

THAT DAY, GLENN

SURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO JESUS

CHRIST AND FOUND THE STRENGTH

TO END HIS ADDICTION.

IT' REALLY SIMPLE 'SEEK YE

FIRST THE KINGDOM, AND ALL

THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO

YOU' WAS WHAT I LIVED BY.

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? SEEK

YE FIRST THE KINGDOM? WELL, IT

MEANS WHEN YOU GET UP IN

THE MORNING, START LOOKING FOR

GOD, 'CAUSE I GUARANTEE YOU

HE'S GOING TO SHOW UP.

GLENN NO LONGER BATTLES

ADDICTION. KIM SAYS HER

PRAYERS HAD BEEN ANSWERED.

AMAZING. HUMBLING,

AND HE LOVES HIS FAMILY, HE

LOVES HIS CHILDREN. HE'S KIND.

HIS JOURNEY HAS JUST BEEN

ABOVE AND BEYOND.

SHE HAS BEEN A VERY

PATIENT WOMAN, BECAUSE

WE'RE ON OUR 33RD YEAR OF

MARRIAGE WITH THREE

WONDERFUL SONS, A WONDERFUL

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND NOW

WE'RE GRANDPARENTS TO THE

MOST GORGEOUS LITTLE GIRL I'VE

EVER SEEN.

IT'S BEEN YEARS SINCE

GLENN WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

IMPRESSING THE BASEBALL

WORLD WITH HIS TREMENDOUS

RIGHT ARM. HE'S OKAY WITH

THAT, BECAUSE HE NO LONGER

NEEDS THE ATTENTION. HE'S

COMFORTABLE WITH WHO HE IS

IN CHRIST.

WHEN YOU ACCEPT JESUS

CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR,

CHRIST COMES TO LIVE INSIDE OF

YOU. YOU'RE A NEW CREATION,

GLENN EMPHASIZED. WHAT DO

YOU HAVE TO LOSE EXCEPT

EVERYTHING IF YOU DON'T TRY

GOD OVER THAT ADDICTION?

I JUST LOVE THAT GLENN

BECAUSE HE HAS A GREAT

ACCENT BUT HE ALSO HAS

A GREAT HANDLE ON A LONG

LIFE.

YOU KNOW, ONE THING I

NOTICED BRIAN, IS THAT DAY

AFTER DAY AS WE PRESENT

THESE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

THERE IS JUST ONE COMMON

THEME THAT LIFE IS A MESS

AND THEN WE SURRENDER TO

JESUS AND THEN HE MAKES IT

BEAUTIFUL. I MEAN IT'S

A PATTERN, YOU KNOW?

YEAH. YOU KNOW,

YOU MIGHT BE IN THAT

MESS STAGE RIGHT NOW

THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU BECAUSE I LOVE THE

WAY GLENN SAID IT. HE

SAID, AND I LOVE THIS, HE

SAID GOD, I DON'T KNOW HOW

TO DO ANYTHING BUT BASEBALL,

I NEED HELP. HAVE YOU EVER

GOT TO THAT POINT WHERE YOU

JUST SAID I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING, I DON'T

HAVE ENOUGH SENSE, I DON'T

HAVE ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE

JOHN, HE SAID MATHEW

6:33, AND THAT'S A POWERFUL

VERSE BECAUSE THAT'S ONE OF

MY FAVORITE'S AS WELL.

IT'S SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM

OF GOD AND HIS

RIGHTEOUSNESS. FIRST THING

FIRST, ALL THINGS WILL BE ADDED.

LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID, HE

SAID WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE

MORNING AFTER YOU PRAY THIS

VERSE, START LOOKING FOR

GOD FOR I GUARANTEE

YOU, HE'S GOING TO SHOW UP,

WELL, HAVE YOU STARTED

LOOKING FOR GOD YET? THAT'S

WHY WE'RE HERE, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK. WE WANT TO MAKE

SURE, OR FIVE DAYS A WEEK

AND WE'RE PRAYING ON THOSE

OTHER DAYS THAT YOU GET AN

OPPORTUNITY TO COME INTO

THE KINGDOM OF GOD. I'D

LIKE TO PRAY A PRAYER WITH

YOU. YOU KNOW AS A PAST

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

PLAYER MYSELF I UNDERSTAND

GLENN WAS SAYING, I THOUGHT I

WOULD BE GREAT FOREVER. I

THOUGHT I'D BE GREAT

FOREVER AS WELL BEFORE

THE SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

FLEW OUT OF THE CAGE. BUT

PRAISE GOD HE'S NOT THROUGH

WITH ME HE'S STILL

WORKING BECAUSE NOW

GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN

ME THAT IS HE THAT IS

IN THE WORLD.

I CAN'T DO BUT GOD CAN. IF

YOU'LL TRUST HIM I GUARANTEE

YOU HE'LL COME INTO THE

HEART. WHY DON'T YOU PRAY

THIS PRAYER WITH ME?

IT'S A SINNERS PRAYER, IT'S

A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER, IT'S

POWERFUL, GOD'S NOT

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR

WORDS, HE'S CONCERNED

ABOUT YOUR HEART. PRAY

THIS PRAYER, JESUS, I NEED

HELP. I CAN'T DO THIS

ANYMORE. I CONFESS MY

SINS AND NOW I ASK YOU WOULD

YOU PLEASE COME INTO MY

HEART AND MAKE ME THE

PERSON YOU WANT ME TO BE?

IN JESUS NAME, NOW FATHER

FOR THAT PERSON I PRAY THAT

YOU'D COVER THEM UNDER

YOUR BLOOD RIGHT THEN IN

THE LAMBS BOOK OF

LIFE, BUT NOW AS THEY

GET UP IN THE MORNING

LOOKING FOR YOU, I THANK

YOU THAT YOU HOLD THEIR HAND

AND TAKE THEM IN THE NEXT

STEP IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

AMEN, IF YOU JUST PRAYED

THAT PRAYER WITH BRIAN, YOU

WERE FEELING THAT IN YOUR

HEART. YOU KNOW THAT JESUS IS

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF YOUR

HEART, GIVE US A CALL AT

1-855-759-0700. PRAYER

PARTNERS ARE STANDING BY.

IT'S A GOOD DAY.

TOO OFTEN WE CARRY

BAGGAGE FROM OUR PAST.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE. IT

AFFECTS EVERYTHING AND

EVERYONE IN OUR LIVES.

IT'S ALWAYS THERE WEIGHING

US DOWN AND KEEPING US

FROM ACHIEVING TRUE

HAPPINESS, BUT DO YOU

KNOW THAT GOD NEVER MEANT

FOR US TO BE TRAPPED IN THE

PAST? YOU CAN BE FREE OF

YOUR BAGGAGE. LEARN HOW

GOD'S FORGIVENESS LEADS

TO CHANGED LIVES AND

NEW BEGINNINGS. CALL

THE 700 CLUB.

WELCOME BACK, UP NEXT

A FASHION MODEL TRIES

TO BE LIGHT IN THE

DARKNESS AMIDST THE

DARKNESS OF THE BIG

CITIES BRIGHT LIGHTS.

IN WALKS THIS

BEAUTIFUL GIRL. I'M LIKE

WOW, WHO'S THAT IN WALKS THIS

BEAUTIFUL GIRL, AND I'M, LIKE,

WOW, WHO IS THAT? AND THE

MAKEUP ARTIST IS, LIKE, YOU

DON'T KNOW WHO THAT IS? IT IS

KATE MOSS, SHE HAS BEEN MS.

CALVIN KLEIN FOR YEARS. I WAS,

LIKE, LET'S DO THIS THING. I

ACCEPTED CHRIST WHEN IT WAS

FIVE. MY MOM AND DAD

REINFORCED THAT WITH THEIR

FAITH. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD,

FUN CHILDHOOD, GROWING UP IN

CHURCH, REALLY. WHEN IT GOT

OLDER, IT STARTED MAKING

PROMISES TO GOD, LIKE, IT WILL

BE A VIRGIN UNTIL IT GET MARRIE.

I DON'T WANT TO SMOKE OR

DRINK. WHEN IT WAS 18 YEARS, IT

THOUGHT IT WILL GET A TATTOO,

I WILL USE THIS TATTOO TO

MINISTER TO PEOPLE. IT CAN BE

THE ICEBREAKER. I WAS 19, IT

WAS WORKING AT A SEAFOOD

RESTAURANT, AND ONE DAY THIS

PHOTOGRAPHER WALKS IN THE

DOOR AND IT WALK HIM TO HIS

TABLE, AND HE SAYS, DO YOU

WANT TO BE A MODEL. I WENT

TO HIS HOUSE TO TAKE

PICTURES. I NEVER EVEN DREAMT

OF THIS. THE AGENCIES WANTED

ME THERE. THEY PUT ME UP IN

APARTMENTS, AND THEY PAID

FOR MY AIRPLANE TICKETS. THE

NEXT THING IT KNOW, IT WAS LIVIG

IN NEW YORK. WHEN IT WAS

MODELING, YOU'RE EITHER

GETTING YOUR MAKEUP DONE OR

YOU HAVE YOUR SHIRT OFF AND

THEY SAY, THAT'S A NICE TATTOO,

AND THEY ASKED, WHAT IS THAT

AND IT THOUGHT, THIS IS MY

CHANCE, IT MEANS JESUS

LOVE YOU. I CAN SPREAD THE

MESSAGE. SOME FOLKS WERE

VERY RECEPTIVE, AND IT COULD

TALK TO THEM ABOUT GOD AND

JESUS. AND OTHER FOLKS, OH,

JESUS, THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU.

YOU GO AHEAD AND KEEP THAT.

THEY JUST DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR

IT. WHEN IT WASN'T RECEIVED

VERY WELL, IT FELT VERY DOWN. I

SHUT DOWN. I WAS SO NAIVE TO

THE THINGS OF THE WORLD. I WAS

SO CONFUSED BY THE BUSINESS.

IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE SUCH A

LITTLE FISH IN THIS BIG OCEAN. T

MADE ME MISS HOME. I HAD

MY MOM AND DAD TO TALK

ABOUT CHRIST. I HAD MY FRIENDS

THEY'RE ALL BASED IN CHRIST,

AND IT HAD THIS GREAT SUPPORT

SYSTEM BACK HOME. NOT

HAVING THAT ENCOURAGEMENT,

NOT HAVING THAT

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH MY

FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY, IT JUST

KIND OF, LIKE, I'LL JUST KEEP

FINDING MYSELF INCHING CLOSER

AND CLOSER TO DOING THINGS IT

NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD DO.

LIKE IT WOULD BE WITH A

GIRLFRIEND FOR A LONG TIME,

AND IT WOULD LOSE MY

VIRGINITY.

AND AFTER THAT HAPPENS, I'M

FEELING BUMMED OUT BECAUSE

I BROKE MY PROMISE.

AND THEN IT START SMOKING

WEED TO NUMB THE FEELING

I'M FEELING. AND THEN THE

NEXT THING I KNOW, I'M

SMOKING WEED EVERY

DAY. I BECAME A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT PERSON.

I GOT SUCKED IN TO THE

LIFESTYLE OF MODELING.

I KIND OF PUSHED JESUS

BACK. FIVE YEARS IN I HAD THIS

WHOLE NEW LIFESTYLE.

I WOULD BE PARTYING OVER IN

EUROPE, AND IT WOULD COME

BACK AND I'D BE LIKE YO,

LET'S PARTY IN VIRGINIA.

AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE,

LIKE, WE DON'T REALLY DO

THAT KIND OF THING.

MY MOM STARTED NOTICING

THAT YOU'RE STAYING UP LATE.

SHE SAW THIS NAIVE KID WHO

IS FIVE YEARS IN THE FASHION

WORLD WHO IS JAMMING OUT.

I WAS GOING TO LEAVE FOR A

TRIP, AND SHE SAID, THIS IS

JUST A BOOK, BUT YOU CAN

JUST READ THIS ON THE

PLANE. IT WAS A STUDY OF HOW

AMERICA WAS FOUNDED IN

CHRIST. AND ALL THROUGH 200

YEARS OF UPS AND DOWNS WITH

CHRIST, IT SHOWED REVIVALS,

AND IT SHOWED SETBACKS.

I REALIZED THAT IT HAD JUST A

STAIR-STEP PROCESS, GETTING

DEEPER AND DEEPER IN

LEARNING HOW TO HIDE.

I WOULD JUST RUN AWAY.

IF IT FELT SAD, IT WOULD LIGHT

UP AND BE COOL.

AND IT ALWAYS COMES BACK.

I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE

EXACTLY WHAT IT SAID IT

WOULDN'T DO. AND ALL OF THE

PROMISES I TOLD MYSELF AND

TALKED TO GOD ABOUT, ALL OF

THE PROMISES IT MADE WITH

HIM, LIKE, GOD, I'M GOING TO

SAVE MYSELF UNTIL IT GET

MARRIED.

I'M NOT GOING TO GET DRUNK

AND SMOKE AND GET CAUGHT

UP IN THAT. AND THEN HERE IT

AM 27 AND DOING ALL OF THE

STUFF, I BROKE THE PROMISES.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY CONTROL IN

MY LIFE ANYMORE. IT WAS A

CONSTANT BATTLE. THE TRIPS

MUST COME TO AN

END, IT GUESS, AND IT CAME

HOME WITH JUST BAD HABITS.

EVEN THOUGH IT READ THIS

BOOK, IT WASN'T UNTIL A

COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, WHEN

I WAS SITTING DOWN AFTER A

JOINT. IT WAS 12:00, MIDNIGHT,

WATCHING TV, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN IT HEARD THIS VOICE

THAT WAS, LIKE, DUDE, YOU

NEED TO STOP THIS. IT WAS THE

MOST LOVING VOICE. IT WASN'T

CONDEMNING. IT WASN'T

MAKING ME FEEL GUILTY ABOUT

BEING STONED AT THAT

MOMENT. I THOUGHT, GOD, THIS

IS YOU ALL OF A SUDDEN IT DIDN'T

FEEL STONED ANYMORE.

I JUST FELT THIS POOL OF LOVE.

JUST STOP. THAT'S WHAT IT HAD

TO DO. I JUST HAD TO STOP AND

LISTEN TO HIM AND HE WILL

TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE.

AND THAT'S WHEN IT GOT BACK

INTO THE WORD. THAT'S WHEN IT

GOT BACK INTO GETTING BACK ON

MY PRAYER SCHEDULE.

START PRAYING AND START

TALKING TO GOD MORE.

I FELT THAT IT TOOK GOD FOR

GRANTED FOR SO LONG, BUT HE

WAS ALWAYS THERE.

I CAN ALWAYS GO TO HIM WHEN

I HAD TROUBLE, AND HE WOULD

ALWAYS SHOW HIMSELF IN THE

TROUBLE AND BRING ME OUT.

FREE. AND THAT'S JUST AN

AMAZING THING, IT'S AN

AMAZING FEELING. GOD LOVES

ME THIS MUCH, MAN. AND GOT

LOVES YOU THAT MUCH. HE

LOVED ME THAT MUCH TO DIE

FOR US. WHO DOES THAT?

FROM THAT SACRIFICE, THAT'S

WHAT SAVES ME, AND JUST

BELIEVING IN THAT SACRIFICE

WILL SAVE ANYBODY.

WOW, WHEN YOU LOOK

AT EVANS LIFE YOU SEE

THAT GOD CAN REDEEM

AND HE ALSO HAS A GREAT

PURPOSE. HE REALLY

DOES AND SOMETIMES

WE GET CAUGHT UP IN

THE HOOPLA, AND THE FRIENDS

AND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS, AND ALL

GOD REALLY WANTS IS FOR US

TO TURN IT OVER TO HIM, AND

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT

EVEN'S STORY, I LOVE THAT

MOMENT WHEN HE LITERALLY

FELT GOD SAYING YOU'VE GOT

TO STOP THIS. AND I WONDER

WHO THAT'S SPEAKING TO

TODAY. I WONDER WHAT HAS

ENTRAPPED YOU, ENSNARED

YOU AND GOT YOU LOOKING

OFF AT STUFF THAT'S GOING TO

LEAD YOU DOWN A TRAIL THAT

WILL NOT LEAD TO GOD BUT WILL

ACTUALLY LEAD TO DESTRUCTION,

DRUGS, AND ALCOHOL, AND ALL

KINDS OF STUFF THAT JUST

MESSES YOU UP RATHER

THAN BUILDS YOU UP. HAVE

YOU EVER FELT THAT TUG IN YOUR

HEART? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD

A VOICE IN YOUR SPIRIT SAYING

YOU'VE GOT TO STOP THIS. YOU

KNOW, SOMETIMES WE IGNORE

THAT VOICE, EVAN GOT TO

THE POINT WHERE HE

COULD NOT LONGER IGNORE

THAT VOICE. THE WORD OF GOD

SAYS IN MATHEW 16:26, FOR

WHAT WILL IT PROFIT A MAN

IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD?

YOU KNOW WHAT? I WONDER IF

YOU'RE OUT THERE AND YOU'VE

BEEN IN A SITUATION WHERE

YOU'RE BEGINNING TO MAKE

A LOT OF MONEY DOING

SOME STUFF, AND BECAUSE

YOU'VE BEEN MAKING THAT

MONEY IT'S PUT YOU IN

SOME SORT OF A TRACK WHERE

IT HAS CAUSED YOU TO

COMPROMISE WHAT YOU

KNOW IF RIGHT. YOU HAVE

FELT YOUR VALUES AND

PRINCIPLES SORT OF

BE PULLED SO THAT YOUR

MAKING DECISIONS, MAKING

CHOICES THAT YOU KNOW ARE

NOT OF GOD. IS GOD

ASKING YOU TODAY IF YOU

WOULD STOP? IF YOU WOULD

HEAD HIS VOICE, TURN FROM

THOSE WAYS, TURN BACK TO A

LIFE WHERE GOD CAN TAKE

EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT.

I MEAN IF YOU'VE GOT

TALENTS AND ABILITIES

HE CAN MAKE IT MAGNIFICENT.

YOU WILL NOT LOSE WHEN YOU

SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.

AMEN. ARE YOU READY TO

DO THAT? LET'S DO SOME

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