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700 Club Interactive: Protect Your Finances #2 – January 5, 2016

Protect Your Finances! Columnist Michelle Singletary reveals how a credit fast can get you out of debt! Read Transcript


Gordon: FINANCIAL

EXPERT MICHELLE SINGLETARY

TALKS ABOUT WHY YOU NEED A

"LIFE HAPPENS" FUND.

>

YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN.

INSTEAD OF PUTTING THAT

BILL ON YOUR CREDIT CARD,

YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR

EMERGENCY FUND.

Gordon: MORE WISDOM

ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR

FINANCES ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Terry: WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

IT IS A NEW YEAR, AND THAT

MEANS OUR CHRISTMAS

SHOPPING IS OVER.

FOR MANY AMERICANS, THOSE

GIFTS WERE BOUGHT ON

CREDIT.

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE

DREADING THE MOMENT THAT

BUILBILL ARRIVES?

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN

HOUSEHOLD OATIO EYES OVER

$15,000 IN CREDIT CARD

DEBT.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY SAYS

THERE IS A G.P.S. SYSTEM

THAT CHARTS THE WAY OUT OF

DEBT AND INTO FINANCIAL

SUCCESS.

TAKE A LOOK.

Gordon: AMERICANS

LOVE TO SHOP, ONLINE,

OFFLINE, AND IF IT IS FOR

SALE, WE'LL BUY IT.

AND WHERE HAS ALL OF THIS

LOVE FOR SHOPPING GOTTEN

US?

DEEP IN DEBT.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT

FEDERAL RESERVE REPORT,

AMERICANS ARE ON THE HOOK

FOR $3.3 TRILLION.

BY THE WAY, THAT NUMBER

DOESN'T INCLUDE OUR HOME

MORTGAGES.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY,

WRITER OF THE COLUMN "THE

COLOR OF MONEY," AND

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK "THE

21-DAY FINANCIAL PATH,

YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL

FREEDOM," HAS A PLAN TO

HELP YOU GET OUT OF DEBT.

MANY AMERICANS ARE

FINANCING THE AMERICAN

DREAM ON CREDIT, AND YET

IT CAN TURN INTO A

NIGHTMARE.

IT IS TOO MUCH.

THEY CAN'T HANDLE IT.

THEY HAVE CAR LOANS.

THEY HAVE STUDENT LOANS,

AND LOANS AGAINST THEIR

RETIREMENT, AND MORTGAGES,

AND STILL THERE ARE LOTS

OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE

COUNTRY THAT HAVE

MORTGAGES THEY CAN'T

AFFORD.

THEY'RE REALLY

OVERWHELMED.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

Gordon: THE FIRST

STEP IN GETTING YOUR

FINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER

STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE

REALLY NEED.

MICHELLE SUGGESTS WRITING

DOWN THE THINGS YOU REALLY

NEED AND THE THINGS YOU

VALUE MOST IN LIFE.

NOW POST THAT LIST

SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HOME,

WHERE YOU'LL SEE IT EVERY

DAY.

THE NEXT STEP IN GETTING

FINANCIALLY HEALTHY IS TO

GO ON A FAST.

THAT'S RIGHT, YOU NEED TO

GO TON ON A FAST FROM SPENDING

MONEY.

SO FOR 21 DAYS YOU

CAN'T GO OUT TO EAT, YOU

CAN'T GO TO THE MOVIES,

YOU CAN'T DO -- SPEND ANY

MONEY THAT YOU DON'T

REALLY NEED TO SPEND.

YOU'RE GOING TO PAY ALL OF

YOUR REGULAR BILLS, BUT

ALL OF THE EXTRA STUFF, NO

COFFEE, NO -- NOTHING

EXTRA.

Gordon: ANOTHER

GROUND RULE OF THE 21-DAY

FINANCIAL FAST, NO

PLASTIC.

FOR THE NEXT 21 DAYS YOU

WILL ONLY USE CASH.

NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS.

AN M.I.T. STUDY LOOKED AT

PEOPLE'S SPENDING HABITS.

THE RESEARCH REVEALED WHEN

PEOPLE USED CREDIT CARDS,

THEY SPENT MORE.

IN SOME CASES, 100% MORE.

WHEN WE HAVE TO HAND OVER

COLD, HARD CASH, WE'RE

MUCH MORE FRUGAL WITH OUR

SPENDING.

WHILE YOU'RE ON THE 21-DAY

FINANCIAL FAST, KEEP A

JOURNAL TO TRACK WHERE

YOU'RE MONEY IS GOING.

THIS WILL HELP YOU CREATE

A TRUE MONTHLY BUDGET.

BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL OF

YOUR EXPENSES, BIG AND

SMALL.

PEOPLE TRY TO

SHORT-CHANGE THEIR BUDGET

AND DO JUST THE MAJOR

ITEMS.

YOU KNOW, YOUR RENT OR

MORTGAGE, CAR PAYMENT, IF

YOU'VE GOT CREDIT CARD

DEBT, INSURANCE -- THE

MAJOR, THE TOP DOGS.

BUT THERE IS A WHOLE LOT

OF OTHER LINE ITEMS THEY

FORGET, AND THAT'S WHERE

THE FRUSTRATION COMES, AND

THAT'S WHY BUDGETS DON'T

WORK, BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T

INCLUDED EVERYTHING.

Gordon: HERE ARE A

FEW SMALL BUDGET ITEMS TO

INCLUDE: PETS, CAR AND

HOME MAINTENANCE,

MEDICINE, AND CLOTHING.

REMEMBER TO THINK OF YOUR

BUDGET AS YOUR PATH TO

FREEDOM.

IT IS YOUR ROADMAP TO

FINANCIAL SUCCESS.

LOOK AT YOUR BUDGET

LIKE YOUR G.P.S.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE YOU

FROM HERE TO THERE.

AND EVEN IF YOU FAIL

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE,

IT WILL HELP YOU

RECALCULATE SO YOU LOVE

IT.

IT IS FREEDOM.

IT IS JOY TO KNOW THAT

YOU'VE DONE THIS THING

THAT IS GOING TO HELP YOU

MEET YOUR VALUES AND YOUR

GOALS.

Gordon: ONCE YOU SEE

WHERE YOUR MONEY IS GOING,

IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS

ABOUT GETTING RID OF DEBT.

HERE IS A SIMPLE FORMULA

THAT CAN MAKE A BIG

DIFFERENCE, IT'S CALLED

"THE DEBT DASH."

LIST ALL OF YOUR CREDIT

CARDS AND THEIR BALANCES.

NOW TOTAL IT UP.

THIS IS YOUR REALITY

CHECK.

TAKE A GOOD, HARD LOOK AT

THE DEBT YOU'VE BUILT UP.

AND THEN START BY PAYING

OFF THE CARD WITH THE

LOWEST BALANCE.

AS EACH CARD IS PAID OFF,

MOVE ON TO THE NEXT,

ADDING THE PREVIOUS

PAYMENT AMOUNT TO THE NEW

CARD.

KEEP GOING, WORKING YOUR

WAY THROUGH THE HIGHEST

BALANCE.

EVERY DEBT REPAID IS

ANOTHER STEP TO YOUR

FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

STOP SAYING, "I'LL DO

IT TOMORROW."

STOP SAYING "I'LL GET OUT

OF DEBT TOMORROW."

START TODAY.

IF IT IS JUST $10, MAKE IT

$10.

START DOING IT TODAY.

Gordon: AND YOU ALSO

NEED TO CREATE AN

EMERGENCY FUND, FOR THINGS

LIKE A LONG SICKNESS, A

DEATH IN THE FAMILY, OR

THE LOSS OF A JOB.

A GOOD RULE OF THUMB IS TO

HAVE SIX MONTHS OF YOUR

BASIC EXPENSES IN

ACCESSIBLE CASH ON HAND.

AND FOR THE MINOR

FINANCIAL HITS THAT COME

YOUR WAY, YOU'LL NEED A

"LIFE HAPPENS" FUND.

LIKE IF YOUR CAR BREAKS

DOWN, RATHER THAN PUT THAT

BILL ON YOUR CREDIT CARD,

YOU'VE GOT IT IN YOUR

"LIFE HAPPENS" FUND, AND

YOUR EMERGENCY FUND STAYS

INTACT FOR THE REALLY

MAJOR THINGS IN LIFE.

Gordon: HAVING

HEALTHY FINANCES HAS MANY

BENEFITS.

ONE IMPORTANT ONE IS IT

CAN CREATE A STRONG

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ONE

YOU LOVE.

IN THE U.S., ONE OF THE

TOP REASONS COUPLES

DIVORCE IS BECAUSE OF

MONEY.

MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR

SPOUSE SAFEGUARD YOUR

MONEY BY ESTABLISHING SOME

BASIC HOUSE RULES.

BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR

FINANCIAL LIFE OPEN AND

TRANSPARENT.

NO SECRET SPENDING.

MAKE PURCHASE DECISIONS

TOGETHER.

DON'T TAKE YOUR MONEY

PROBLEMS OUTSIDE OF THE

FAMILY UNLESS YOU'RE

SEEKING PROFESSIONAL HELP.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

CALL YOUR MAMA AND SAY, HE

IS SPENDING ALL OF MY

MONEY.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

CALL YOUR BUDDIES AND SAY,

SHE'S OUT SHOPPING ALL OF

THE TIME.

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T DO

ANYTHING TO SOLVE WHAT IS

GOING ON IN YOUR

RELATIONSHIP.

Gordon: MEET MIRNA

AND CARLTON JACKSON.

WHEN THEY DECIDED TO TAKE

AN HONEST LOOK AT YOUR

FINANCES AND FOLLOW A

PLAN, THEIR FINANCIAL LIFE

CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

COME UP WITH A PLAN, A

BUDGET, AND GOALS FOR

WHERE YOU WANT TO BE, AND

THEN ACT ON IT.

SO VERY SWIFTLY, OF THE

TOP FIVE DEBTS WE HAVE, WE

WERE ABLE TO KNOCK OUT

FOUR OF THEM.

WE DECREASED OUR DEBTS

PROBABLY BY $40,000.

SO THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

PRETTY GOOD FOR US.

AND NOW WE HAVE A PLAN

WHERE WE KNOW WE WANT TO

GO AND WHERE WE WANT TO

BE.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE

FINANCES ARE A MESS AND

YOU'RE CARRYING A LOAD OF

DEBT, DON'T BE DISCOURAGED

AND GIVE UP.

THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE BOOK

OF LAMENTATIONS THAT GOD'S

MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY

MORNING.

TRUST GOD TODAY WITH YOUR

MONEY, AND ASK HIM TO HELP

YOU GET A NEW START.

EVERY DAY IS A CHANCE

FOR YOU TO SPEND A LITTLE

LESS, SAVE A LITTLE BIT

MORE, AND NOT GET INTO

DEBT.

EVERY DAY THERE IS AN

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO GET

THIS RIGHT.

Gordon: EVERY DAY

THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

MAKE IT RIGHT.

WHAT A GREAT TIME, THE

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, TO

SAY, LET'S MAKE IT RIGHT.

Terry: LET'S MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

I THINK ONE OF THE KEY

THINGS THAT WAS SAID IN

THERE IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE

A PLAN.

IT IS LIKE LOSING WEIGHT.

I CAN WANT TO BE THIN WITH

ALL OF MY HEART, AND I CAN

BE GOOD-INTENTIONED --

WELL-INTENTIONED, BUT IF I

DON'T HAVE A PLAN, IT IS

NOTHING MORE THAN WISHFUL

THINKING.

IT IS THE SAME WITH MONEY.

HAVE YOU TO HAVE A

STRATEGY.

Gordon: AND LET ME

UNDER LINE THAT.

I THINK ONE OF THE BEST

STRATEGIES, AND ONE I'VE

ADOPTED IS, WHAT IS CALLED

THE 80-10-10 RULE.

LIVE ON 80% OF YOUR

INCOME.

DO THAT BUDGET AND SAY,

I'M GOING TO LIVE ON 80%

OF MY INCOME.

IF THE CARS ARE TOO MUCH,

IF R THE HOUSE IS TOO MUCH,

DOWN SIZE.

THEN TITHE YOUR 10%.

DON'T ROB GOD.

YOU WANT THE BLESSINGS OF

HEAVEN WORKING IN YOUR

LIFE.

YOU WANT THAT, AND YOU

WANT THAT FOR YOUR

CHILDREN AND YOUR FAMILY.

YOU'RE NOT ROBBING GOD.

YOU'RE FULFILLING WHAT HE

ASKS US TO DO.

AND THEN -- AND A LOT OF

PEOPLE MISS THIS ONE --

PAY YOURSELF.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING FOR?

SET ASIDE 10% OF YOUR

INCOME EVERY SINGLE

PAYCHECK.

MAKE SURE 10% GOES INTO

SOME KIND OF SAVINGS FUND,

SOME KIND OF INVESTING

FUND.

WHETHER THAT IS AN

I.R.A. OR ROTH, OR 401K,

BUT MAKE SURE YOU'RE

PUTTING IT AWAY AND YOU'RE

PAYING YOURSELF.

AND OVER TIME THAT 10%, IF

YOU'RE FAITHFUL IN DOING

IT -- THAT 10% CAN BECOME

A SIGNIFICANT SUM.

AND THEN YOU'RE NOT

WORRIED ABOUT RETIREMENT,

AND YOU'RE NOT WORRIED

ABOUT YOUR FINANCES.

> WELL, ALL THIS WEEK

WE'RE GOING TO BE

FEATURING "PROTECT YOUR

FINANCES" SERIES, AND

WE'LL BE SHOWING YOU GREAT

MONEY-MAKING SAVINGS AND

MONEY-MAKING TIPS.

IF YOU WANT A COPY OF THIS

SERIES, GIVE US A CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com.

AND THE BEST PART OF ALL

OF THIS IS IT IS

ABSOLUTELY FREE.

IT IS YOURS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IF YOU'RE SOMEONE ON THE

GO, AND YOU DON'T WANT TO

WATCH A D.V.D., WE CAN

PROVIDE A WAY FOR YOU TO

WATCH IT ONLINE.

IT IS ALL FREE.

AND TOMORROW WE'LL BE

HAVING PART THREE OF OUR

SERIES, FEATURING OUR

SPECIAL GUEST, DAN MILLER.

IT IS ALL AVAILABLE FOR

YOU.

MAKE A NEW YEAR' NEW YEAR'S

RESOLUTION AND SAY, I WANT

TO GET MY FINANCES

STRAIGHT THIS YEAR.

WATCH THIS SERIES.

IT WILL GIVE YOU SOME

WONDERFUL TIPS ABOUT HOW

YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR

FINANCES.

SO CALL US:

1-888-777-1999.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, MAYBE

YOU'RE NEW YEAR'S

RESOLUTION ISN'T TO GET

OUT OF DEBT.

INSTEAD, YOU'D LIKE TO

LOSE WEIGHT.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, SEE THE

STORY OF ONE PASTOR WHO

COULDN'T STOP EATING.

FOOD IS THE THING THAT

A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST WANT

TO BRUSH UNDER THE RUG.

FOR ME, IT WAS AN

ADDICTION.

MY UNHEALTHINESS TOWARDS

FOOD, IF IT WAS ANOTHER

PASTOR'S LUST, HE WOULD BE

OUT OF THE MINISTRY.

Terry: LEARN THIS

MAN'S SECRET TO LOSING

NEARLY 160 POUNDS, AFTER

THIS.

Terry: PASTOR STEVE

NEEDED TO LOSE 150 POUNDS.

AFTER TRYING EVERY FAD

DIET, HE FELT LIKE A

HYPOCRITE.

ON THE ONE HAND, HE TOLD

HIS CONGREGATION THEY

COULD BE OVERCOMERS, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME HE TOLD

HIMSELF HE WOULD FAIL.

I WAS 19 YEARS OLD WHEN

I STARTED GAINING WEIGHT.

FOOD IS THE THING A LOT OF

PEOPLE WANT TO BRUSH UNDER

THE RUG.

BUT FOR ME IT WAS AN

ADDICTION.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT HAD

CONTROL OVER ME.

I ESPECIALLY STRUGGLED

WITH INSECURITIES,

ESPECIALLY GOING TO THE

BEACH OR ANYTHING THAT

INVOLVED EXERCISE.

BUT BECAUSE IT IS SO

NORMAL AND IN OUR CULTURE,

IT HAS BECOME SOMETHING

THAT IS REALLY ACCEPTED.

IT BECAME SOMETHING OF WHO

I WAS.

THE DOCTORS WERE ALWAYS

SAYING, YOU REALLY NEED TO

LOSE WEIGHT.

THIS ISN'T GOOD FOR YOU.

I KNEW AFTER I WENT OVER

THE 300 MARK, I WAS, LIKE,

OKAY, I KNOW I NEED TO

LOSE WEIGHT, BUT HOW?

I TRIED EVERY FAD DIET

THAT THERE WAS.

I REMEMBER THERE WAS A LIE

THAT WAS CONSTANTLY IN MY

MIND EVERY TIME I WOULD

START SOMETHING, AND THAT

IS, YOU'RE GOING TO FAIL.

AS A PASTOR, BEING

OVERWEIGHT WAS A CONSTANT

FEELING OF BEING

HYPOCRITICAL, THAT I COULD

CALL OTHER PEOPLE AND

ENCOURAGE THEM, AND TELL

PEOPLE THEY CAN DO ALL

THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO

STRENGTHENS THEM, AND YET

IT WAS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE

FOR ME.

THE FACT I DIDN'T HAVE

CONTROL OVER WHAT I PUT

INTO MY MOUTH OR WHAT I DO

WITH MY BODY, I CAME TO

THE REALIZATION THAT MY

UNHEALTHINESS TOWARDS

FOOD, IF IT WAS ANOTHER

PASTOR'S LUST, HE WOULD BE

OUT OF THE MINISTRY.

I KNEW I HAD A BEAUTIFUL

WIFE AND A BEAUTIFUL

DAUGHTER, AND SO I KNEW I

WAS BLESSED.

BUT I KNEW I COULD BE

DOING BETTER.

I DIDN'T WANT MY DAUGHTER

TO EVER KNOW ME AS HEAVY.

SO FIVE YEARS AGO, GOD

STARTED DOING A REAL WORK

IN MY HEART.

SO I STARTED TO STUDY

NUTRITION, AND I STARTED

LOOKING AT REALLY WHAT IT

TAKES TO LOSE WEIGHT.

ONCE I DETERMINED, OKAY.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS,

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO

WORK WITH, I LOOKED AT IT

AS A BANK ACCOUNT.

IF I SPEND MORE THAN I

HAVE, I'M GOING TO BE IN

DEBT.

I'M GOING TO BE IN WEIGHT.

IF I SPEND LESS THAN I

HAVE, I'M GOING TO LOSE

WEIGHT.

I JUST DETERMINED I'M NOT

GOING TO LIVE IN PHYSICAL

DEBT ANYMORE.

UNFORTUNATELY YOUR MIND

STARTS TO CHANGE LONG

BEFORE YOUR PHYSICAL BODY

STARTS TO COMPLETELY

CHANGE.

SO THERE WERE MANY TIMES I

WOULD WAKE UP AND FEEL

HOPELESSNESS, TIMES WHERE

I WOULD BE ON A TREADMILL

AND WALKING AT A 2.0 AND

FEELING LIKE, MAN, CAN I

REALLY DO THIS?

THE VERSE IN COLOSSIANS

WHERE IT SAYS, "PUT TO

DEATH ALL OF THOSE THINGS

OF YOUR EARTHLY NATURE."

SO EVERY TIME I WOULD GO

TO THE GYM, I WOULD PUT TO

DEATH MY EARTHLY NATURE.

I WAS PUTTING IT TO DEATH.

THROUGH THIS JOURNEY, I'VE

LOST ALMOST 160 POUNDS.

I USED TO BE THE GUY THAT

HAD ALL OF THE FOOTBALL

PARTIES, JUST TONS OF FOOD

AND TONS OF WINGS, AND NOW

I HAVE MY OWN CROSS-FIT

GYM.

AND WE HAVE GUYS THAT COME

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO

TRAIN.

AND THERE ARE MANY TIMES

WHEN WE'VE FINISHED A

WORKOUT, AND WE'RE DOING

NOTHING BUT LAYING ON THE

FLOOR AND WE'RE JUST

DRIPPING.

AND WE'RE MENTALLY AND

PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED, BUT

WE WALK OUT FEELING

ACCOMPLISHED.

IT HAS ENCOURAGED ME IN MY

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

LOOK, YOU CAN OVERCOME.

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

IT CAN BE ANY ADDICTION.

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

WITH GOD'S HELP, YOU CAN

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

HAVE VICTORY IN THIS.

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

MY QUALITY OF LIFE HAS

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

TOTALLY CHANGED.

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

I REMEMBER FINDING AN OLD

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PHOTO AND I SHOWED IT TO

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

MY DAUGHTER, AND SHE SAID,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

WHO IS THAT?

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

AND I TOLD HER THAT IS

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

DADDY, AND SHE WAS TOTALLY

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

SHOCKED.

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

AND IT'S AMAZING, BECAUSE

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

THAT WAS THE GOAL, TO

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

ALWAYS KNOW ME AS THE DAD

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

WITH A LOT OF ENERGY.

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

THE BIGGEST ENCOURAGEMENT

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

I WANT TO GIVE TO PEOPLE

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

PREACHING, TO TELL THEM,

IS YOU CAN DO THIS.

IS YOU CAN DO THIS.

JUST START MOVING.

JUST START WRITING DOWN

WHAT YOU'RE PUTTING INTO

YOUR BODY.

IF I CAN DO IT, AND IF

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAY

CONSISTENT IN IT, THEN

ANYBODY CAN DO IT.

Terry: KUDOS TO HIM.

THAT TOOK A LOT OF

CONSISTENT EFFORT AND

PLANNING.

AND, DO YOU KNOW, GORDON,

THE THING THAT STRUCK ME

AS I LISTENED TO THAT IS

THAT HE WAS SAYING ABOUT

WEIGHT LOSS MANY OF THE

SAME THINGS THAT THE

PREVIOUS PERSON WAS --

MICHELLE SINGLETARY -- WAS

TALKING ABOUT WITH MONEY.

Gordon: AND HE LOOKED

AT CALORIES AS I'M NOW

PUTTING MY BODY INTO DEBT.

I'M OVER SPENDING.

I WILL GAIN WEIGHT IF I

CONTINUE TO DO THIS.

AND HE ALSO DID HIS

HOMEWORK IN TERMS OF

ANALYZING NUTRITION, WHAT

IS GOOD FOOD FOR YOU AND

HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU?

AND JUST NOW MEDICAL

SCIENCE IS COMING TO

UNDERSTANDING JUST HOW

SOME FOOD ADDITIVES REACT

IN OUR BRAINS AND CREATE

THESE UNNATURAL CRAVINGS.

AND REFINED SUGAR IS THE

REAL BAD BOY HERE, BUT

THERE ARE OTHER THINGS

THAT ARE ADDED INTO OUR

FOOD THAT CREATE CRAVINGS.

AND SO WITH THIS EPIDEMIC

OF OBESITY WE'RE HAVING IN

OUR CULTURE, WE NEED TO

CHANGE OUR THINKING ABOUT

IT AND REALIZE BY

CONSUMING CERTAIN FOODS,

YOU'RE ACTUALLY SETTING

YOURSELF UP FOR CRAVING

AND BINGEING.

AND THAT IS NEVER GOOD FOR

ANY OF US.

SO WE'RE INTO JANUARY

RESOLUTIONS, AND NOT JUST

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCES,

BUT PROTECT YOUR HEALTH.

AND THERE ARE WAYS TO DO

IT.

GET INFORMED AND GET

EDUCATED AND LOOK AT IT

AND SAY, I CAN LOSE WEIGHT

THIS YEAR.

Terry: I THOUGHT THE

IDEA OF WRITING DOWN -- AS

SHE TALKED ABOUT, EVEN THE

LITTLE THINGS YOU SPEND,

EVERYTHING YOU PUT IN YOUR

MOUTH, AND DOING THE

RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND THE

IMPACT THAT THAT IS HAVING

ON YOU WILL HAVE A

SIGNIFICANT IMPACT.

> STILL AHEAD, CHRONIC

EAR PAIN IS CURED AFTER

NEARLY 10 YEARS.

BEING ABLE TO HEAR LOUD

NOISES OR JUST KIDS BEING

KIDS.

I LOVE IT.

Terry: FIND OUT HOW

SHE STAVED OFF HEARING

LOSS.

THAT'S COMING UP NEXT.

Gordon: HAVE YOUEVER YOU EVER

HAD THAT ANNOYING RINGING

IN YOUR EARS?

PAMELA KNOWS BECAUSE SHE

SUFFERED WITH IT FOR 10

YEARS.

SHE SPENT HER DAYS FEELING

DIZZY AND DISORIENTED.

PAMELA WAS ALSO LOSING HER

HEARING, UNTIL SHE HEARD

TERRY GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

I HAD TO KEEP ASKING

PEOPLE, HUH?

THEY WOULD TALK, AND I

COULDN'T REALLY HEAR THEM.

IT WOULD BE VERY, VERY

SOFT.

Reporter: BEFORE SHE

STARTED HAVING HEARING

LOSS, PAMELA EDWARDS HAD

BEEN DEALING WITH EAR PAIN

FOR YEARS.

SHE REMEMBERS WHEN IT

STARTED.

IT WAS JUST AN ACHE, A

REAL SLOW ACHE IN MY LEFT

EAR.

I WENT TO THE PHYSICIAN,

AND HE WAS, LIKE, OH, IT'S

KIND OF PLUGGED UP.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO CLEAN

YOUR EAR OUT.

IT SEEMED LIKE NOTHING

HAPPENED.

HE JUST CLEANED IT, AND I

WAS, LIKE, OKAY, I GOT MY

EARS CLEANED.

THAT WAS ABOUT IT.

I DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING OF

IT.

BUT NOTHING HAPPENED.

I JUST GOT MY EARS

CLEANED.

Reporter: THE PAIN

WOULD COME AND GO WITH THE

SEASONS.

THE WEATHER WOULD

CHANGE.

LIKE IN SUMMER, EVERYTHING

WAS FINE.

IT PROGRESSIVELY GOT WORSE

AND WORSE OVER THE PERIOD

OF TIME.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY,

SHE STARTED HAVING

PROBLEMS UNDERSTANDING

PEOPLE.

IF THEY WERE ON THE

LEFT SIDE OF ME, I

COULDN'T REALLY HEAR.

I HAD TO LOOK AT THEM.

AND THAT'S WHEN I STARTED

READING THEIR LIPS.

Reporter: THEN IN

JUNE 2015, SHE TURNED ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

I STOPPED WHAT I WAS

DOING, AND I DID TURN IT

UP.

I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO

COME TIME FOR THE PRAYER,

AND TERRY, SHE HAD A WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

Terry: YOU'VE BEEN

EXPERIENCING DEAFNESS IN

ONE OF YOUR EARS, AND A

LOSS OF HEARING THAT IS

GRADUALLY GETTING WORSE.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

YOUR EARS ARE GOING TO

SUDDENLY OPEN AND YOU'LL

HAVE CLEAR HEARING AGAIN.

AND I SAID, I TAKE THAT

AS MINE AND I RECEIVE IT

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND THEN MY EARS STARTED

POPPING.

I THINK THAT WAS THE NEXT

THING, I KEPT HEARING

POPS.

YOU KNOW, LIKE A POPCORN,

BUT NOT THAT FREQUENTLY,

BUT JUST A POP.

AND IT JUST POPPED.

Reporter: HER HEARING

IMPROVED EVERY DAY.

SHE REALIZED HER HEARING

HAD BEEN RESTORED.

SINCE THEN, PAMELA HAS HAD

NO EARACHES, AND SHE CAN

HEAR EVERYTHING JUST FINE.

PEOPLE ABLE TO HEAR

TODAY, I LOVE HEARING LOUD

NOISES OR JUST KIDS BEING

KIDS.

I LOVE IT.

DON'T GIVE UP IN PRAYING

AND BELIEVING GOD BECAUSE

GOD'S WORD IS TRUE.

REGARDLESS IF YOU DON'T

SEE ANYTHING, YOU CONFESS

THE WORD OF GOD, AND IT

WILL HAPPEN.

Gordon: CONFESS THE

WORD OF GOD, AND IT WILL

HAPPEN.

HE STANDS BY HIS WORD TO

PERFORM IT.

YOU CAN RELY ON HIM.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER TODAY,

WE ENCOURAGE YOU, JUST GO

TO OUR Facebook PAGE.

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE" ON

Facebook.

AND YOU CAN POST YOUR

PRAYER REQUESTS THERE.

AND WE'LL TRY TO GET TO

THEM ON THE SHOW TODAY.

TERRY?

Terry: AMANDA TALLY

WAS A YOUNG BRIDE LOOKING

FORWARD TO STARTING A

FAMILY WITH HER HUSBAND.

SO WHEN HER DOCTOR TOLD

HER SHE MIGHT NOT EVER BE

ABLE TO HAVE A CHILD OF

HER OWN, SHE WAS

DEVASTATED.

THREE MONTHS LATER, SHE

HEARD GORDON GIVE A WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

Reporter: WHEN AMANDA

AND DANIEL TALLY MARRIED

IN 2010, THEY WANTED TO

START A FAMILY RIGHT AWAY.

I ALWAYS WANTED A

FAMILY.

MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH

KNEW, WHEN WE GOT MARRIED,

THAT WE WANTED KIDS.

JUST HAVING SOMEONE TO

LOVE, UNCONDITIONALLY,

MORE LIKE HOW CHRIST LOVES

US.

Reporter: BUT AFTER

SIX MONTHS OF NEGATIVE

PREGNANCY TESTS, SHE

DECIDED TO VISIT HIS

DOCTOR.

THE DIAGNOSIS CAME AS A

SHOCK.

IT IS WHERE YOU HAVE

CYSTS ON YOUR OVARIES, AND

IT MAKES IT HARD FOR YOU

TO HAVE KIDS.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

TOLD AMANDA SHE MIGHT ONLY

CONCEIVE THROUGH I.V.F.,

OR OTHER FERTILITY

TREATMENTS.

I WAS CRUSHED AND

REALLY SAD.

I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.

I WAS HEALTHY.

I HAD NEVER HAD ANY

PROBLEMS BEFORE.

AND TO BE TOLD THAT YOU'LL

NEVER HAVE KIDS ON YOUR

OWN IS DEVASTATING.

Reporter: AMANDA AND

DANIEL DECIDED NOT TO

FOLLOW THROUGH WITH

TREATMENTS.

INSTEAD, THEY PRAYED.

IT WAS MOSTLY JUST

PLEADING AND ASKING WHY?

WHAT DO WE DO?

WHAT'S NEXT?

WE NEVER REALLY GOT TO THE

POINT WHERE WE 100% GAVE

UP.

WE BOTH WOULD HAVE DAYS

WHERE SOME DAYS I WAS

STRONGER, AND SOME DAYS MY

HUSBAND WOULD BE STRONGER,

BUT WE JUST REALLY

BELIEVED THAT ONE WAY OR

ANOTHER WE WOULD HAVE OUR

BABY, WHETHER THAT WAS

THROUGH HAVING OUR OWN

KIDS OR ADOPTION OR

WHATEVER THAT WOULD LOOK

LIKE FOR US.

SO WE NEVER REALLY LOST

HOPE FOR THAT.

BUT THERE WERE SOME HARD

MOMENTS, FOR SURE.

Reporter: AFTER A

YEAR OF PRAYING FOR A

MIRACLE, AMANDA GOT AN

ANSWER WHILE WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB."

GORDON WAS TALKING

ABOUT HEALING.

AND HE WAS TALKING ABOUT

SUPERNATURAL HEALING, AND

TELLING STORIES OF THESE

MIRACULOUS THINGS THAT GOD

HAD DONE FOR PEOPLE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEAR

GORDON SAY, AMANDA, AND I

LOOKED UP.

Gordon: THERE IS A

LADY NAMED AMANDA, AND

YOU'RE LAYING YOUR HANDS

ON YOUR ABDOMEN, AND

YOU'RE ASKING GOD, HEAL MY

OVARIES AND GIVE ME A

BABY.

AND GOD HAS HEARD YOUR

PRAYER.

HE IS RESPONDING.

AND YOU'RE HEALED NOW.

AND HE IS GOING TO GIVE

YOU YOUR HEART'S DESIRE.

HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOU

THAT BABY.

JUST BELIEVE IN HIM NOW.

BELIEVE IN HIM.

I WAS JUST SOBBING.

I WAS JUST IN THIS MOMENT

OF I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS

HAPPENING.

I KNEW HE WAS TALKING TO

ME.

I HAD CHILLS ALL OVER MY

BODY.

THIS RUSH, THIS FEELING

THAT I'VE NEVER FELT

BEFORE.

AND I KNEW IT WAS HIM.

AND IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT

HEALING ME IN THAT MOMENT.

Reporter: JUST THREE

WEEKS LATER, AMANDA WAS

PREGNANT.

10 MONTHS LATER, SHE GAVE

BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL NAMED

REAGAN.

AND TODAY, REAGAN IS A BIG

SISTER TO ADELINE.

SCIENCE CAN'T EXPLAIN

IT, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY

CAN'T EXPLAIN IT, I CAN'T

EXPLAIN IT.

IT WAS JUST A GOD MOMENT.

AND HE COMPLETELY HEALED

ME.

AND I HAVE TWO CHILDREN TO

THANK HIM FOR.

NOW I UNDERSTAND MORE

ABOUT HOW THE LORD LOVES

US.

HE KNOWS EVERY SINGLE

THING THAT WE'RE THINKING

AND THAT WE'RE GOING

THROUGH.

IT IS JUST CRAZY.

IT IS JUST CRAZY, THIS

LOVE THAT HE HAS.

IT IS LIFE-CHANGING.

IT IS 100% LIFE-CHANGING.

Gordon: AND IT WILL

CHANGE YOU.

LET'S GO TO PRAYER NOW.

WE HAVE GOTTEN A PRAYER

REQUEST FROM MARY.

HER DAUGHTER WAS IN A CAR

WRECK AND SHE WAS

PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST

DOWN.

AND SHE NEEDS PRAYER.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY, AND LET'S SEE WHAT

GOD WILL DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AS MARY IS CRYING OUT FOR

HER DAUGHTER, AND AS

OTHERS ARE CRYING OUT FOR

HEALING AND LAYING HANDS

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN WITH THEM AND WE

AGREE.

AND YOUR WORD SAYS, WHEN

TWO OR MORE AGREE,

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE.

SO FOR MARY'S DAUGHTER,

RESTORE HEALING IN HER

HANDS IN JESUS' NAME,

RESTORE FUNCTION TO HER

LEGS, RESTORE EVERYTHING

THAT WAS DAMAGED BY THAT

ACCIDENT.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED

NOW.

AND FOR ANABELLE, YOUR

PRAYER REQUEST HAS BEEN

HEARD AND ANSWERED.

GOD KNOWS YOU BY NAME.

HE IS HEALING YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE GOT

PAIN IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF

YOUR NECK.

IT IS CAUSING YOU PROBLEMS

ALL DOWN YOUR BACK AND IN

YOUR RIGHT ARM.

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

RESTORING YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A CRUSHED WRIST

AND IT HAS REALLY HAMPERED

YOUR CAPABILITIES JUST TO

GET THROUGH THE DAY.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

SHARE YOUR GOOD REPORT

WITH US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH A WORD

FROM PALMS: "THOSE WHO

SEEK THE LORD SHALL NOT

LACK ANY GOOD THING."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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