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700 Club Interactive: Ready for Change – November 12, 2015

We live in a rapidly changing world – which is why Bishop Dale Bronner says we need to chart a “new trajectory”. Read Transcript


Andrew: A WOMAN

RECALLS SCARY NIGHTS

SLEEPING WITH HER SPIRIT

GUIDE.

SOMETIMES I FELT LIKE

THESE COLD FINGERS WERE

TOUCHING THE BACK OF MY

NECK.

AND THEN I ALWAYS FELT

LIKE SOMEONE WAS ALWAYS

SLEEPING IN MY BED.

Andrew: SEE HOW A

BIBLE HELPS DELIVER HER

FROM HER DEMONS, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WE'VE GOT A VERY IMPORTANT

SHOW FOR YOU TODAY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE STRUGGLE

WITH FEAR.

FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT'S

FEAR OF CHANGE, FOR OTHERS

IT IS FEAR OF FAILURE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS

THAT CAUSE FEAR.

I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO

DUHAN BURNES, HE WAS

PLAGUED WITH NIGHTMARES.

SHE WOULD OFTEN WAKE UP

SWEATING AND SHAKING.

SHE TRIED EVERYTHING.

SHE TRIED A SPIRIT DOCTOR

AND SHE CONVERTED TO

ISLAM, AND STILL THE NIGHT

TERRORS PERSISTED.

WATCH THIS.

PEOPLE LOOKING

POSSESSED AND SHRINKING

AND SHOUTING WITH DANCE

AND WALKING THROUGH THE

FIRE, AND WALKING TOWARDS

YOU AND TOUCHING YOUR

HEAD.

AND THEY WILL APPEAR TO

YOU IN THE FORM OF A

BEAST.

LOOK OUT FOR THE LION.

LOOK OUT FOR THE SNAKE.

Reporter: GROWING UP

IN UGANDA'S CAPITAL CITY,

SHE REMEMBERS THE WITCH

DOCTORS, THEIR RITUALS,

AND THE IMAGES THAT

HAUNTED HER DREAMS.

I WOULD WAKE UP JUST

GASPING FOR BREATH, LIKE

BEING ATTACKED BY, LIKE, A

LION.

OR JUST BEING SCRATCHED

ALL OVER.

I WOULD WAKE UP AND I

WOULD ACTUALLY FEEL PAIN.

Reporter: SHE WAS

SEVEN WHEN HER FATHER, A

HIGH-RANKING OFFICER IN

IDI AMIN'S ARMY WAS KILLED

IN AN AMBUSH.

THE LOSS WAS DEVASTATING,

AND THE NIGHTMARES GOT

WORSE.

I WOKE UP AT NIGHT

SWEATING, SOMETIMES

SCREAMING.

I WAS SEEING MY FATHER AS

A CORPSE.

WHEN MY FATHER LEFT MY

WORLD, EVERYTHING LOST

MEANING.

ANAND A PART OF MY DIED.

Reporter: SHE PRAYED

TO HER ANCESTORS AND

CONSULTED THE WITCH

DOCTOR.

HE TOLD HER SHE HAD A

SPIRITUAL GUIDE WHO WAS

ALWAYS WITH HER,

ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.

SOMETIMES I FELT LIKE

THESE COLD FINGERS WERE

TOUCHING THE BACK OF MY

NECK.

AND THEN I ALWAYS FELT

LIKE SOMEONE WAS ALWAYS

SLEEPING IN MY BED.

Reporter: THE

RESTLESS NIGHTS PERSISTED

FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS, SO

AT 12 YEARS OLD, DUHAN

CONVERTED TO ISLAM, HOPING

THAT WOULD BRING RELIEF.

I WAS WILLING TO BECOME

A MUSLIM BECAUSE I WAS

DESPERATE.

I WAS TIRED OF THE

NIGHTMARES.

I WAS TIRED OF THE FEAR.

I RECITED THOSE PRAYERS

VERY RELIGIOUSLY, BUT I

NEVER HEARD A RESPONSE.

Reporter: THE

FOLLOWING YEAR HER MOTHER

SECURED A GRANT FOR DUHAN

TO ATTEND A BOARDING

SCHOOL IN UGANDA.

THE SCHOOL WAS RUN BY

MISSIONARIES.

I DID NOT ADJUST AT

ALL.

THE NIGHTMARES INCREASED.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I

WAS AROUND CHRISTIAN

STUDENTS.

AND I ACTUALLY DETESTED

THEM BECAUSE I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WERE

HAPPY ABOUT.

I DIDN'T HAVE THE FEELING

THEY HAD.

I FELT LIKE I WAS ALWAYS

WANTING TO EXPLODE.

SO ANGRY AND SO HATEFUL.

Reporter: EVEN THEN,

THE OTHER GIRLS TREATED

HER WITH KINDNESS.

ONE DAY A GIRL TOLD DUHAN

ABOUT A DREAM SHE HAD.

SHE SAID, THE HOLY

GHOST APPEARED TO ME

TONIGHT AND SHE SAID,

DUHAN IS GOING TO GET

SICK.

I WAS SO MAD, I JUST

STARTED YELLING AT HER, I

HATE YOU.

THE TABLE IN BETWEEN THOSE

ROCKS, AND HER PENCIL

ROLLED DOWN, AND I SHOVED

THE TABLE AS SHE WAS

BENDING TO PICK UP HER

PENCIL, AND IT FALLS ON

HER NECK.

Reporter: WHILE THE

INJURY WASN'T SERIOUS, THE

GIRL NEEDED TIME TO

RECOVER.

WHEN SHE RETURNED TO CLASS

DAYS LATER, DUHAN EXPECTED

HER TO RETALIATE.

INSTEAD, SHE FORGAVE HER.

I WAS SO MOVED.

SHE WAS GIVING ME MERCY

WHEN I DIDN'T DESERVE IT.

I WALKED AWAY.

BUT SOMETHING IN ME BROKE,

SEEING THAT GIRL'S

KINDNESS.

Reporter: JUST DAYS

LATER, ANOTHER CLASSMATE

TOLD DUHAN THAT HER DAD

HAD DIED, TOO.

SHE GAVE HER A BIBLE AND

TOLD HER WHAT SHE DID WHEN

SHE WAS SCARED.

YOU GET YOUR BIBLE AND

YOU JUST SLEEP WITH IT.

WHEN YOU WAKE UP AND YOUR

AFRAID, YOU HUG IT AND IT

CHASES THE FEAR AWAY.

Reporter: WHEN THE

NIGHTMARES RETURNED THAT

NIGHT, DUHAN OPENED THE

BIBLE AND CAME TO PSALM 9

91.

YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAID

OF THE TERROR OF THE

NIGHT, AND NO HARM WILL

COME TO YOU.

YOU WILL TRAMPLE ON THE

LION AND THE SERPENT.

Reporter: SHE STAYED

UP ALL NIGHT READING.

DEAR GOD, IF YOU WILL

TAKE AWAY THIS DARKNESS,

IF YOU WILL SET ME FREE, I

WILL SERVE YOU FOR THE

REST OF MY LIFE.

I BEGAN TO SOB.

WHEN THE TEARS FINALLY

STOPPED, I FELT SO CLEAN,

SO PURE.

THE MORE I READ THE BIBLE,

THE MORE I FELL IN LOVE

WITH JESUS.

I SAID, JESUS, COME INTO

MY HEART.

JESUS BEGAN TO REPLACE MY

BAD DREAMS WITH GOOD

DREAMS.

Reporter: DUHAN

IMMIGRATED TO THE U.S. IN

2004, WHERE SHE GRADUATED

FROM LAW SCHOOL AND

EVENTUALLY MARRIED.

THESE DAYS SHE HAS NO

TROUBLE SPEAKING FOR THIS

WIFE, MOTHER OF TWO,

ATTORNEY, ACTIVE CHURCH

MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER, THE

PROBLEM IS GETTING ENOUGH

SLEEP.

GOD CAME IN AND BECAME

THE FATHER THAT I DIDN'T

HAVE.

I WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD

CANDIDATE FOR A MENTAL

INSTITUTE HAD IT NOT BEEN

FOR JESUS, BUT HE HEALED

ME.

HE SET ME FREE.

HE RESTORED ME.

I HAVE A GOOD LIFE BECAUSE

OF JESUS.

HE CAN DO IT FOR ANYONE.

Andrew: DID YOU HEAR

WHAT DUHAN SAID, THAT GOD

REPLACED THE DARKNESS.

AND THAT'S THE KEY.

SO MUCH OF OUR FEAR IS

COMPLETELY IRRATIONAL.

ONLY ABOUT 7% OF WHAT WE

FEAR IS ACTUALLY EVEN A

POSSIBILITY OF OCCURRING.

THE ENEMY, SATAN, USES A

TOOL CALLED FEAR IN OUR

LIFE.

HE DESIRES TO DISTRACT US.

AND HE DESIRES TO USE THE

WEAPON OF FEAR AND ANXIETY

BECAUSE IT KEEPS US AWAY

FROM GOD.

OUR FOCUS IS NOT ON THE

LORD AND THE GRACE OF

JESUS.

OUR CONCERN AND OUR

ATTENTION IS ON OUR FEAR,

OFTEN TIMES IRRATIONAL

FEAR.

AND WE KNOW THIS ENEMY IS

LIKE A ROARING LION,

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO

DEVOUR.

IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH FOR

SATAN TO DEVIEWE DEVOUR US WHEN HE

USES FEAR BECAUSE WE DO IT

TO OURSELVES.

THE KEY IS TO FOCUS ON

CHRIST.

IF WE'RE BURIED IN THE

FEAR AND WHAT KEEPS US UP

AT NIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO

BE LOST IN DARKNESS.

FOR SOME IT COULD BE FEAR

OF RELATIONSHIPS OR

OVERCOMING OUR PAST.

FOR SOME IT IS LITERALLY

TERROR, AM I SAFE?

ALL KINDS OF THINGS CAUSE

FEAR, BUT WE'VE GOT TO

FOCUS ON CHRIST.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE

WOMAN WHO WANTED TO PURSUE

JESUS.

SHE WANTED A TOUCH FROM

CHRIST.

THERE WAS A GREAT CROWD

THROUGH THE STREETS, SO

MUCH SO THAT PEOPLE WERE

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, LIKE

LEAVING A CONCERT, AND

PEOPLE WERE BARELY ABLE TO

WALK BECAUSE OF THE CROWDS

SURROUNDING CHRIST.

BUT THERE WAS ONE WOMAN

WHO HAD A BLEEDING

CONDITION FOR 12 YEARS.

SHE SAW DOCTORS, AND SHE

WAS ACTUALLY, THE BIBLE

SAID, WORSE OFF AS A

RESULT AND POOR.

BUT SHE WANTED A TOUCH

FROM CHRIST.

SHE THOUGHT, IF I CAN ONLY

TOUCH HIS CLOTHES, I WILL

BE HEALED.

AND IN THIS GREAT THRONG

OF PEOPLE, SHE REACHED

FORWARD, AND JESUS SAID TO

HIS DISCIPLES, I JUST FELT

POWER LEAVE ME.

WHO TOUCHED ME?

AND HIS FRIENDS SAID, COME

ON, IN THIS GREAT CROWD OF

PEOPLE, SHOULDER TO

SHOULDER, YOU'RE FEELING

THE TOUCH FROM ONE

PARTICULAR PERSON?

AND JESUS SAID, POWER LEFT

ME.

WHO TOUCHED ME?

I THINK JESUS KNEW WHO

TOUCHED HIM BECAUS BUT HE WAFNTED WANTED

TO CALL ATTENTION TO HER

FAITH AND SHOW HIS

DISCIPLES WHAT IT IS

ABOUT.

AND THIS WOMAN FEARFULLY

CAME FORWARD AND SAID, I

AM THE ONE.

BUT IN THAT MOMENT WHEN

SHE TOUCHED HIM, THE BIBLE

SAID SHE WAS HEALED, THE

BLEEDING STOPPED, AND SHE

FELT DIFFERENT.

SHE LEFT HER FEAR BEHIND

AND HER ILLNESS AND HER

CONDITION BEHIND, AND SHE

WENT AFTER THE ONE SHE

BELIEVED TO RESCUE HER.

AND JESUS TURNED TO HER,

AFTER SHE ACKNOWLEDGED SHE

WAS THE ONE WHO TOUCHED

HIM, AND HE SAID, YOUR

FAITH HAS HEALED YOU.

HE DIDN'T SAY, I HEALED

YOU.

HE SAID, YOUR FAITH HAS

HEALED YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LET'S BRING IT TO THE

RESCUER.

BE NOT DISMAYED.

HE TELLS US NOT TO FEAR.

PRAY HE WILL DELIVER YOU

FROM WHAT IT IS THAT IS

KEEPING YOU UP, THAT HAS

YOU FEARFUL.

FATHER GOD, LIKE THAT

WOMAN WHO WANTED A TOUCH

FROM JESUS, I BRING MY

FAITH TO YOU.

NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR

LARGE IT IS, AND I ASK YOU

NOW TO DELIVER ME FROM

FEAR, DELIVER ME FROM

ANXIETY, FROM THE THINGS

OF THE PAST THAT HAUNT ME.

JESUS YOU ARE POWERFUL,

AND I AM WEAK, AND I

HUMBLY COME BEFORE YOU,

AND I SEEK A TOUCH OF YOU,

LORD GOD, OF YOUR POWER.

I ASK FOR YOUR POWER TO

COME INTO MY LIFE AND

RESCUE ME FROM FEAR.

AND IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

TODAY IS THE DAY I AM

DELIVERED.

HELP ME WALK IN YOUR WAYS

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE

TO PRAY WITH YOU FURTHER,

I ENCOURAGE TO YOU GIVE US

A CALL AT 1-888-777-1999.

AND WE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK IN A

FEW MINUTES ABOUT THE FEAR

OF CHANGE AND HOW GOD CAN

USE IT IN OUR LIFE TO HELP

US.

JESSICA, TELL US ABOUT

THAT.

Jessica: STILL AHEAD,

BISHOP DALE BRAUNER SAYS

CHANGE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE

A BAD WORD.

IT IS ACTUALLY THE KEY TO

MAKING THE REST OF YOUR

LIFE BETTER.

HE JOINS US NEXT.

Andrew: BISHOP DALE

BRAUNER HAS 20,000 MEMBERS

IN HIS CONGREGATION, AND A

CORE BELIEF OF THIS

POPULAR LEADER: BECOME A

MASTER, NOT A VICTIM, OF

CHANGE.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

SAID THAT THE ONLY

CONSTANT IN LIFE IS

CHANGE.

SOME CHANGES ARE WELCOME,

AND EVEN REFRESHING.

BUT OTHERS THROW OUR LIVES

INTO A TAIL SPIN.

PASTOR AND AUTHOR DALE

BRAUNER SAYS NO MATTER

WHAT COMES YOUR WAY, YOUR

RESPONSE DETERMINES

WHETHER YOU'LL FLOURISH OR

FAIL.

IF YOU SHOW ME YOUR

DAILY ROUTINE, I WILL SHOW

YOU WHERE YOU WILL BE 10

YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.

Reporter: IN HIS NEW

BOOK "CHANGE YOUR

TRAJECTORY," HE SHOWS US

HOW GOD'S PLAN IN OUR

LIVES ALWAYS INCLUDES

CHANGE AND HOW WE CAN

THRIVE THROUGH EVERY

TRANSITION.

Andrew: WOW, THIS IS

A TREAT.

BISHOP DALE BRAUNER IS

WITH US TODAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Andrew: A LOT OF

PEOPLE, WHEN IT COMES TO

CHANGE, SAY IT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN, AND I'M GOING TO

ROLL WITH IT AND HOPE I

DON'T GET HURT IN THE

CHANGE.

YOU DON'T GET WHAT YOU

WANT IN LIFE.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PREPARE

FOR.

WE PREPARE FOR IT BY

ANTICIPATING IT ACTUALLY

COMING INTO OUR WORLD.

WE HAVE TO THINK

CONSTANTLY ABOUT WHAT CAN

I DO TO ACTUALLY ADAPT TO

THE CHANGE?

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.

GROWTH IS OPTIONAL.

SO IT IS A DECISION THAT

WE ACTUALLY MAKE TO BE

ABLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

I'M GOING TO "X," "Y," "Z"

TO BE ABLE TO ADAPT TO THE

CHANGES COMING MY WAY.

WE CAN'T STOP THEM FROM

COMING, ANY MORE THAN WE

CAN STOP THE SPRING OR THE

FALL OR THE WINTER, OR THE

SUMMER FROM COMING.

ALL WE CAN DO IS CHANGE

OUR CLOTHES TO FIT THE

CHANGE.

Andrew: AND A LOT OF

TIMES WE DON'T WANT CHANGE

BECAUSE IT GETS US OUT OF

OUR COMFORT ZONE.

BUT GOD REALLY USES THAT

TIME, DOESN'T HE?

HE REALLY DOES.

THE THING THAT I FIND IS

CHANGE IS SUCH A THING

THAT BRINGS A FEAR WITH IT

BECAUSE WE FEAR THE

UNKNOWN.

IN THE WHOLE PROCESS OF

DEALING WITH THAT FEAR, IT

HELPED ME WHEN I REALIZED

THAT COURAGE IS NOT DOING

SOMETHING IN THE ABSENCE

OF FEAR, IT IS DOING IT IN

THE PRESENCE OF FEAR.

IT IS RUNNING SCARED, BUT

YOU'RE RUNNING.

IT STRIPS FEAR'S POWER BY

NOT ALLOWING IT TO

PARALYZE US.

SO IT SAYS I'M DOING THIS

DREAM, THIS VISION THAT

GOD HAS PLACED IN ME, I'M

FRIGHTENED TO DEATH, BUT

I'M DOING IT.

I'M RUNNING SCARED.

EVERY TIME I MOVED TO

ANOTHER LEVEL IN LIFE,

I'VE RUN SCARED.

Andrew: WHEN GOD

STARTS DOING CHANGE IN OUR

LIFE, HE GIVES US SIGNS?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND THE FIRST ONE IS

FRUSTRATION.

FRUSTRATION WITH THE WAY

THINGS ARE.

IF THERE IS NOT A PROBLEM

WITH WHERE THINGS ARE,

THERE IS NOTHING THAT

MOTIVATES US TO CHANGE IT.

HE CREATES WHAT I WOULD

CALL A HOLY DISCONTENT IN

US WHERE WE ARE.

THAT BECOMES THE FIRST

SIGN.

WHEN IT IS TIME FOR KIDS

TO LEAVE HOME, THEY START

FRUSTRATING THEIR PARENTS.

Andrew: THIS IS A

WHOLE NEW WAY TO LOOK AT

FRUSTRATION.

YOU'RE POINTING OUT THAT

GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT MAY BE

STRATEGICALLY INVOLVED?

ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THAT IS A VERY

CLEAR WAY THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT ACTUALLY WORKS IN

US.

SOMETIMES HE DOES THAT TO

CREATE A NEW APPETITE FOR

THE NEXT LEVEL OF WHERE HE

IS GOING TO FEED US.

SO HE ALLOWS WHAT USED TO

FEED US IN A PREVIOUS

SETTING IN OUR LIGHT TO NO

LONGER BE SUFFICIENT.

OUR APPETITE INCREASES FOR

SOMETHING GREATER.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE

FRUSTRATION THAT WE DEAL

WITH.

I THINK HE BRINGS NEW

PEOPLE INTO OUR LIFE.

HE BRINGS NEW PROBLEMS

INTO OUR LIFE, NO

PERSPECTIVES, NO PASSIONS.

ALL OF THESE ARE TELLTALE

SIGNS THAT OUR SEASON IS

CHANGE, THE TRAJECTORY

THAT WE'RE ON IS CHANGING.

Andrew: PERHAPS WE

WANT TO CHANGE, STEP OUT

OF OUR COMFORT ZONE, OR

CONCEDE GOD IS DOING

SOMETHING, AND YOU TALK

ABOUT PRACTICAL STEPS.

NUMBER ONE, SEEK THE LORD.

HOW DO WE DO THAT?

IN OUR OWN PERSONAL

TIME OF PRAISE AND

WORSHIP, SEEKING HIM IN

THE WORD.

WHEN WE START SEEKING GOD,

OUR SPIRITUAL ANTENNA GO

UP.

AND THEY CAN TURN ON "THE

700 CLUB," AND THEY CAN

LISTEN TO SOMETHING, AND

GOD WILL CONFIRM SOMETHING

IN THEIR HEART BECAUSE

THEY DENY THE SENSITIVITY

OF THEIR EARS TO HEAR IT.

Andrew: WHY DO

CHRISTIANS TALK MORE ABOUT

SEEKING PRAYER AND THE

BIBLE MORE THAN ACTUALLY

ENGAGING IN IT?

I THINK BECAUSE IT IS

EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

BUT THE SECRET TO ALL OF

OUR SUCCESS IS ALWAYS

FOUND IN OUR DAILY

ROUTINE.

SO WHEN WE SEEK THE LORD,

THAT HAS TO BE DONE OUT OF

A DEEP HUNGER IN US.

DESPERATE PRAYERS ALWAYS

GET ANSWERED.

Andrew: WHAT IS THIS

ABOUT INCREASING YOUR

CAPACITY?

CAPACITY IS ACTUALLY

SOMETHING THAT CAN BE

INCREASED IN OUR LIFE.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU MEET

NEW PEOPLE, THEY CAN

STRETCH YOU.

THE EXPERIENCES THAT YOU

HAVE -- I THINK THAT WE'RE

THE SAME IN 10 YEARS,

EXCEPT FOR THE BOOKS THAT

WE READ, THE PEOPLE THAT

WE MEET, AND THE

EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE.

YOU CAN MEET CERTAIN

PEOPLE THAT WILL STRETCH

YOUR THINKING CAPACITY.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THINK

BEYOND YOUR EXPOSURE.

SO EXPOSURE STRETCHES YOUR

THINKING CAPACITY.

STRETCHING IN YOUR

PHYSICAL BODY INCREASES

YOUR CAPACITY FOR

MOVEMENT.

SO EVERY CAPACITY WE HAVE

CAN BE INCREASED WITH THE

PROPER THING THAT BALANCES

IT.

Andrew: AND GOD LOVES

TO STRETCH US.

OH, HE DOES.

Andrew: WE'RE OFTEN

CONCERNED ABOUT OUR

HAPPINESS.

AND IS THAT HIS TOP

CONCERN FOR US?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

GOD'S TOP CONCERN FOR US

IS OUR GROWTH AND

DEVELOPMENT.

HE IS MUCH MORE CONCERNED

ABOUT OUR GROWTH AND

DEVELOPMENT THAN ABOUT OUR

HAPPINESS.

Andrew: LET'S SAY WE

TRY SOMETHING GOD HAS

CALLED US TO AND WE FAIL.

FEAR OF FAILURE IS A HUGE

ONE.

HOW DO WE HANDLE THAT?

FAILURE IS REALLY A

GIFT.

I HAVE ALWAYS LEARNED MUCH

MORE FROM MY FAILURES THAN

I EVER HAD FROM MY

SUCCESSES.

FAILURE ALLOWS US TO GROW

AND TO POSSESS THE SUCCESS

WITH HUMILITY AND

COMPASSION IN OUR HEARTS

FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

FAILURE HELPS TO MAKE US

WHO WE ARE AND TO REVEAL

OUR UTTER DEPENDENCY ON

GOD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT TO

LEAD US.

Andrew: DO YOU THINK

GOD WILL GIVE EACH ONE OF

US OUR OWN VISION IN LIFE,

AND WHAT IS YOURS?

I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE

THAT.

MY VISION IS VERY SIMPLE.

I THINK YOUR VISION HAS TO

BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO BE

PUT ON A BUSINESS CARD.

MINE IS REACHING THE LOST,

TEACHING THE FOUND.

Andrew: FOR THE REST

OF US WHO ARE SEEKING TO

HANDLE THE VOLATILE TIMES

IN OUR LIFE, YOU TALKED

ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF

GETTING IN THE WORD.

AND ONE THING I LOVED YOU

SAID WAS, IT IS MORE

IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SHORT,

CONSISTENT TIME WITH THE

LORD EVERY DAY, THEN TRY

TO HAVE A RANDOM, DEEP,

LONG TIME.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

THINK LIKE IT ABOUT

EATING OR WATERING A

PLANT.

IT IS BETTER TO DO IT FOR

A LITTLE BIT

CONSISTENTLY -- IT IS

BETTER TO DO IT FIVE OR 10

MINUTES A DAY THEN ONE OR

TWO HOURS ONCE A WEEK.

SO I REALLY, REALLY DO

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO

THAT.

IT WILL HELP TO ALLEVIATE

THE STRESS IN THEIR LIFE.

Andrew: I ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO PICK UP "CHANGE

YOUR TRAJECTORY."

THIS IS A FANTASTIC BOOK

WITH A LOT OF WISDOM.

IT CHANGED MY WAY OF

THINKING.

> COMING UP LATER IN THE

SHOW, SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS

HAPPILY MARRIED UNTIL HER

HUSBAND FILED FOR DIVORCE.

I WENT FROM HAVING

EVERYTHING TO HAVING

NOTHING.

AND I NEEDED EVERYTHING.

I NEEDED A JOB.

I NEEDED A HOUSE.

I NEEDED A CAR.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

TO SEE HOW THIS SINGLE MOM

WENT FROM HAVING NOTHING

TO HAVING MORE THAN SHE

EVER DREAMED POSSIBLE.

THAT'S AFTER THIS.

Andrew: WELL, AS

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT TODAY,

SOMETIMES CHANGE CAN BE

SCARY.

AND WHEN ANN RENEE'S

MARRIAGE ENDED, SHE WAS

LEFT WITH NO HOUSE, NO

CAR, AND NO JOB.

SHE HAD NOWHERE TO TURN

FOR HELP, SO SHE TOOK A

RISK THAT GOT HER NOT ONE,

BUT FOUR JOB OFFERS.

Reporter: IN HER

EARLY 30s, ANN RENEE

THOUGHT SHE WAS HAPPILY

MARRIED UNTIL HER HUSBAND

ABRUPTLY FILED FOR

DIVORCE.

SHE BECAME A SINGLE MOTHER

WITH A 6-YEAR-OLD SON TO

RAISE.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING.

I WENT FROM HAVING

EVERYTHING TO HAVING

NOTHING.

WE SOLD OUR HOME AND

CLOSED DOWN OUR BUSINESS.

OF COURSE YOU GO THROUGH

THAT GRIEVING PROCESS.

Reporter: SHE

STRUGGLED AS SHE FACED THE

FUTURE ALONE.

SHE HAD A MASTER'S DEGREE

AND WAS TRAINED AS A

TEACHER, BUT HER

EXPERIENCE IN THE

WORKFORCE WAS LIMITED.

BUT SHE REMEMBERED FOUR

PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS SHE

LEARNED FROM HER PARENTS.

WHICH WERE: LOVE GOD,

DO WHAT HE SAYS, TITHE

YOUR MONEY, AND STAY OUT

OF DEBT.

Reporter: ANN RENEE

REALIZED SHE LET HER

TITHING LAPSE.

I HAD TO SURRENDER

EVERYTHING TO JESUS.

I NEEDED A JOB.

I NEEDED A HOUSE.

I NEEDED A CAR.

Reporter: JUST SIX

MONTHS AFTER SHE BEGAN

TITHING, HER NEED WAS

MEANT.

THE LORD SENT ME TO

JOBS, SO I HAD AN

OPPORTUNITY TO PICK.

Reporter: AND SHE GOT

A NEW CAR AND AN

APARTMENT.

AND SHE STARTED WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND SOON SHE BECAME A CBN

PARTNER.

AS ANN RENEE FAITHFULLY

TITHED AND CONTRIBUTED TO

CBN, SHE RECEIVED A

PROMOTION TO TEACHER, AND

THEN TO SUPERINTENDENT,

AND THE NEXT PROMOTION WAS

SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ARTS

FOR THE 294 SCHOOL

DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF

WASHINGTON.

WHATEVER AMOUNT I MADE,

I GAVE MORE AS OPPORTUNITY

BECAME AVAILABLE TO ME.

Reporter: ANN RENEE

RETIRED IN 2013, AND TODAY

SHE IS HAPPILY MARRIED

WITH THREE GROWN CHILDREN

AND SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN.

HE GAVE ME EVERYTHING.

PRESSED DOWN, SHAKING

OVER.

PLANT THE MONEY WHERE YOU

KNOW IT WILL PRODUCE A

HARVEST AND WHERE IT IS

GOING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, AND THEN WATCH

AND SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO.

Andrew: WE HEAR ANN

RENEE'S STORY, AND WE SEE

THE DESPERATE SITUATION HE

WAS IN AND LACKING HOPE.

BUT ONE OF THE WAYS SHE

CHOSE TO CONNECT WITH GOD

WAS SAYING, LORD, I'M

GOING TO GIVE TO YOU, AND

I KNOW YOUR WORD PROMISE

ME YOU WILL RETURN TO ME

FINANCIALLY.

AND SHE DID THAT THROUGH

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO

JOIN WITH US.

OUR GOAL HERE IS TO SHARE

THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

PARTNER WITH US IN DOING

THAT, YOU CAN GIVE US A

CALL AT 1-888-777-1999 AND

SAY, HEY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS $20 A MONTH.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com..

HERE AT THE SHOW, WE LOVE

TO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER

TO JESSICA.

THANKS, ANDREW.

YVETTE WRITES, "I'M

GETTING HIT ON ALL SIDES

RIGHT NOW, IN MY MARRIAGE,

IN MY FINANCES, AND IN MY

HEALTH.

MY FRIEND WANTS ME TO TRY

MEDICAL MARIJUANA, BUT

THAT IS NOT FOR ME.

I WILL GET THROUGH THIS BY

THE POWER OF JESUS AND BY

PRAISING HIM.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

THANK YOU."

TRINA WRITES, "I'M A YOUNG

MOM, BUT I HAD TO GO ON

DISABILITY FOR HEALTH

REASONS.

I REALLY NEED TO TRUST

GOD, THAT HE WILL CONTINUE

TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY.

I KNOW HE WILL, BUT AT THE

SAME TIME, I'M SO SCARED.

FEAR HAS ME IN ITS GRIP.

PLEASE PRAY."

AND FINALLY HERE IS ONE

FROM SEAN WHO WRITES,

"I'VE BEEN WORRYING AND

GETTING WORKED UP OVER

SMALL THINGS.

I'VE BEEN A GRUMP AND

IRRITATED AND I DON'T WANT

TO BE LIKE THAT.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

I NEED GOD'S PEACE."

WE ARE GOING TO PRAY, AND

IF YOU'RE WATCHING AND YOU

NEED PRAYER UNYOU IN YOUR LIFE,

JOIN WITH US.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY AND

BELIEVE FOR A

BREAKTHROUGH.

LET'S PRAY.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

PRESENCE HERE WITH US.

FATHER, WE JUST LIFT UP

YVETTE.

GOD, WE THANK YOU FIRST

AND FOREMOST FOR THAT

FAITH THAT SHE HAS, THAT

SHE SAYS GOD IS THE ONE

WHO IS GOING TO GET ME

THROUGH THIS.

LORD, YOUR WORD SAYS THAT

WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN ALL

POWER AND ALL AUTHORITY

OVER ALL OF THE POWER OF

THE ENEMY, AND THAT OUR

WEAPONS ARE NOT CARNAL,

BUT THEY ARE MIGHTY IN

CHRIST FOR THE PULLING

DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS.

AND, LORD, WE DECLARE THAT

OVER YVETTE TODAY.

FATHER, WE PRAY FOR TRINA

THAT YOUR KINGDOM WOULD

COME AND YOUR WILL WOULD

BE DONE IN HER BODY AND

YOU WOULD TOUCH HER AND

HEAL HER.

LORD, WE TRUST YOU TO MEET

HER NEEDS BOTH IN HER

HEALTH AND IN HER

FINANCES.

AND, FATHER, FOR SEAN WHO

HAS COME WITH TRANSPARENCY

AND HAS JUST SAID, FATHER,

I NEED YOUR JOY, LORD, I

NEED YOUR PEACE, FATHER,

WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD

TOUCH HIM.

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT YOUR

JOY IS OUR STRENGTH.

AND YOUR PEACE IS A PEACE

NOT LIKE THE WORLD GIVES,

THAT CAN GO AWAY AND FADE

WITH CIRCUMSTANCES.

BUT, GOD, YOUR PEACE

LASTS, AND IT GOES THROUGH

EVERY STORM.

FATHER, WE LIFT UP ANYONE

WHO IS STRUGGLING TODAY.

FATHER, WE PRAY FOR

BREAKTHROUGH IN THEIR

LIVES IN YOUR NAME.

AMEN.

Andrew: AMEN.

THANK YOU, JESSICA.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS: "FOR EVERYTHING

THERE IS A SEASON, AND A

TIME FOR EVERY MATTER

UNDER HEAVEN."

REMEMBER, THE BIBLE SAYS,

FEAR NOT, BE ANXIOUS FOR

NOTHING.

FOR JESSICA, I'M ANDREW

KNOX, AND WE'LL SEE YOU

NEXT TIME ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

BYE-BYE.

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