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700 Club Interactive - February 16, 2017

God restored Riva Tims after her divorce and then sudden death of her ex-husband. In her book “When it All Comes Together,” Riva shares with others how to move forward in their lives. Read Transcript


Gordon: HER WORLD

FELL APART, AND SHE WAS

LEFT PICKING UP THE

PIECES.

NOW PASTOR REVA TIMS

SHARES HOW SHE FOUND HOPE

IN THE MIDST OF CRISIS AND

HOW YOU CAN DO THE SAME.

THAT AND MORE ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

WEEK'S TOP FIVE TRENDING

STORIES.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

* AMAZING GRACE

Efrem: THE QUEEN OF

SOUL RETIRES.

BORN IN MEMPHIS, RAISED

IN DETROIT, ARETHA

FRANKLIN REMINDS US OF THE

HARD ROAD THAT IS THE

AMERICAN DREAM.

Efrem: FRANKLIN TURNS

75 NEXT MONTH.

*

Efrem: AND SHE IS

COLLABORATING WITH

LONG-TIME FRIEND STEVIE

WONDER TO PRODUCE HER

FINAL ALBUM.

STRONG IS BORN FROM THE

OBSTACLES THAT WE

OVERCOME.

PAIN IS INEVITABLE.

SUFFERING IS ACTION.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

I DON'T CARE ABOUT

HEARING YOU.

I WANT TO HEAR GOD THROUGH

YOU.

Efrem: QUEEN LATIFAH

TURNS TO THE BIBLE,

TEAMING UP WITH HALLE

CARTER TO PRODUCE A

RELIGIOUS-THEMED DRAMA FOR

FOX.

THE SCROLL PROMISES TO

RECREATE SOME OF THE

BIBLE'S MOST POPULAR

STORIES IN THE PRESENT

DAY.

> NOW NUMBER THREE...

THE WHIP OR THE

NAY-NAY.

Efrem: TIM PEABODY

COULTIM TEBOWCOULD WHIP ACROSS 75

COUNTRIES WITH HIS

FOUNDATION ON FRIDAY, AS

HIS FOUNDATION HOSTS AN

UNFORGETTABLE PROM NIGHT

FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL

NEEDS.

I FEEL LIKE A REGULAR

PERSON, NOT A PERSON WITH

SPECIAL NEEDS.

Efrem: THIS IS THE

PROM'S SECOND YEAR, AND

TEBOW PERSONALLY ATTENDED

EVENTS IN HAITI, FLORIDA,

AND ARKANSAS.

> Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

THE GRAMMY GOES TO JOEY

AND RORY.

Efrem: AN EMOTIONAL

FIRST GRAMMY FOR RORY, FOR

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM.

MY WIFE'S DREAM WAS TO

MAKE A HYMNS ALBUM PRETTY

MUCH HER WHOLE LIFE.

SHE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE

TO DO IT UNTIL SHE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE FOUR

CANCER.

Efrem: PAMELA MANN

TOOK HOME THE PRIZE FOR

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE,

BUT THERE WAS A BUZZ FOR

THE BEST NEW ARTIST AWARD.

AND THE GRAMMY GOES

TO...

Efrem: CHANCE HONORED

GOD IN HIS ACCEPTANCE.

GLORY BE TO GOD.

[APPLAUSE]

I CLAIM THIS VICTORY IN

THE NAME OF THE LORD.

GLORY BE TO GOD.

I CLAIM THIS VICTORY IN

THE NAME OF THE LORD.

LET'S GO.

Efrem: AND IN HIS

PERFORMANCE WITH PAMELA

MANN AND KIRK FRANKLIN.

*

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...THE 25th ANNUAL

MOVIE GUIDE AWARDS,

CELEBRATING FAMILY

ENTERTAINMENT, WITH HONORS

THIS YEAR FOR CBN FOUNDER

DR. PAT ROBERTSON FOR

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT.

Pat: IT IS A GREAT

HONOR.

AND I REALLY THINK THE

CREDIT BELONGS TO MEDIA --

THE MOVIE GUYS.

THEY DO SUCH A SUPERB GUY

AND IT IS A THRILL TO BE

PART OF THE CELEBRATION.

Efrem: AND POCAHONTAS

IS ALSO NOMINATED FOR TWO

AWARDS.

IT WAS ORIGINALLY AN

ASSIGNMENT FOR GORDON THAT

MUSHROOMED INTO A

30-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY.

I ALWAYS PRAY BEFORE I DO

A STORY THAT GOD WOULD

TAKE AHOLD OF IT, AND HE

DID.

Gordon: ORIGINALLY AN

ASSIGNMENT FROM GORDON.

I CAN HEAR THE ENTHUSIASM

IN THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: BUT IT WAS A

CELEBRATED HONOR.

THAT IS NOMINATED FOR TWO

AWARDS.

I CAN'T SAY WHAT THE

RESULTS ARE BECAUSE THAT

SHOW WON'T ACTUALLY AIR

UNTIL EASTER, BUT

NOMINATED FOR THE FAITH

AND FAMILY AWARD AND THE

EPIPHANY AWARD.

IT WAS NICE TO BE IN THE

AUDIENCE AND SEE THAT ON

THE SCREEN.

NOMINATED WITH "THE

SHIELD," AND HERE IT IS AN

ASSIGNMENT FROM YOU.

Gordon: YOU'RE GOING

TO DISS ME FOR THAT.

Efrem: IT WAS

BEAUTIFUL.

Gordon: I GET NO

RESPECT.

I'M LIKE THE RODNEY

DANGERFIELD OF CBN.

Efrem: YOUR IDEA,

HONORED AND CELEBRATED.

Gordon: IT IS

CERTAINLY NICE TO SEE MY

FATHER HONORED --

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: TO HAVE THAT

DISTINCTION TO SAY, HERE

WE ARE IN HOLLYWOOD, AND

WE'RE GOING TO HONOR HIM

FOR HIS DECADES OF

SERVICE.

Efrem: AND BEAUTIFUL.

I WANT TO TELL YOU, CORBIN

BERNSTEIN INTRODUCED THE

AWARD AND INTRODUCED YOUR

DAD ON STAGE.

NICE TO SEE.

THERE WAS A STANDING

OVATION FOR HIM.

I'M SITTING THERE AT THE

TABLE WITH HIM, AND YOU

COULD FEEL THE LOVE IN THE

ROOM, THE ADMIRATION, THE

RESPECT FOR ALL THAT HE

HAS DONE.

AND HERE IT IS, AND HE IS

RECEIVING THIS AWARD, AND

ALSO THEN TELLING PEOPLE,

WE'VE DONE ONE MOVIE AT

REGENT UNIVERSITY, AND

WE'RE AT WORK ON MORE.

SO THE CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE

NOT ENDEDED IT ALL.

ENDED IT ALL.

HE PLANS TO DO LOTS MORE.

AND THE PEOPLE IN THE

AUDIENCE RESPECT HIM.

IT WAS NICE TO SEE HIM

THERE.

Gordon: THE BEST IS

YET TO COME.

Efrem: HE IS AN

EXAMPLE, INDEED.

Gordon: WE HAVE COME

THIS FAR, AND GOD IS GOING

TO SEE US THROUGH.

> ALL RIGHT, LET'S TURN

TO THE GRAMMYS.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE A

CHRISTIAN TO WIN NOW.

Efrem: TILE TEL I'LL TELL YOU.

IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE.

KENDRICK LAMAR WON FIVE

GRAMMYS LAST YEAR, AND HE

TEXTED A CONGRATULATORY

MESSAGE TO CHANCE THE

RAPPER SAYING, GOD IS ON

THE MOVE.

CHANCE THE RAPPER'S MUSIC

IS AMAZING.

AT THE END OF THAT

PERFORMANCE, HE HAD THE

AUDIENCE SINGING "HOW

GREAT IS OUR GOD."

THERE, A RAPPER RECEIVING

HIS THREE AWARDS THERE AND

HAS THAT AUDIENCE SINGING

"HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD," IN

HIS PERFORMANCE.

BEAUTIFUL.

AND HE MAKES NO BONES

ABOUT HIS FAITH.

IT IS SHOWN THROUGHOUT HIS

MUSIC.

I LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC A

LOT.

I'M GOING TO BE TAKING MY

SON TO HIS CONCERT WHEN HE

COMES HERE BECAUSE I DO

ADMIRE THE WORK HE DOES.

Gordon: WERE YOU

SURPRISED BY IT?

Efrem: WAS SURPRISED

JUST BECAUSE HE HASN'T

TAKEN THE SAME ROAD AS

OTHERS.

REALLY, THAT GENERATION IS

DISRUPTING THE NORM IN SO

MANY WAYS.

HE RELEASED THIS ALBUM

"COLORING BOOK,"

INDEPENDENTLY.

HE IS AN INDEPENDENT

ARTIST.

AND TO RECEIVE BEST RAP

ALBUM, BEST RAP ARTIST,

AND BEST NEW ARTIST FROM

AN INDEPENDENT PERSON --

THAT'S REALLY A SURPRISE.

Gordon: CONSIDERING

HOW DISRUPTIVE THE

INDUSTRY IS.

Efrem: IT IS.

Gordon: THE STUDIO

SORT OF MENTALITY, THE

TRAINDUSTRY MENTALITY, AND

NOW THAT YOU HAVE INTERNET

ACCESS TO THE MARKET, LET

THE MARKET DETERMINE WHAT

WINS.

Efrem: THAT'S RIGHT.

IT IS LEVELLING THE

PLAYING FIELD.

Gordon: IT'S NICE TO

SEE.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE

CHRISTIANS ARE WINNING.

Efrem: I'M ALL FOR

THAT.

Gordon: TO GOD BE THE

GLORY.

Efrem: TO GOD BE THE

GLORY.

Gordon: QUEEN

LATIFAH, SHE IS DOING A

CHRISTIAN MOVIE.

Efrem: SHE IS TEAMING

UP WITH HOLLY CARTER, AND

SHE HAS DONE A THE LOT OF

REALITY SERIES,

FAITH-BASED, FROM THE

PREACHERS OF ATLANTA, AND

FIX MY CHOIR, AND THOSE

ARE THINGS SHE IS KNOWN

FOR.

THIS IS ALL IN

DEVELOPMENT.

I'M NOT SURE WHEN WE CAN

ACTUALLY WATCH THE SCROLL,

BUT IT IS IN DEVELOPMENT

FOR FOX, TAKING BIBLE

STORIES AND MODERNIZING

THEM.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

WATCH AND TO SEE WHAT

QUEEN LATIFAH -- HER

COMPANY IS CALLED "FLAVOR

UNIT," AND THEY'LL BE

TEAMING UP.

Gordon: ANY HINT OF

WHAT THE STORY IS?

Efrem: NO HINT ON

WHICH STORIES THEY'RE

GOING TO ACTUALLY TAKE

YET, BUT ALL OF THE

STORIES WILL BE BIBLE

STORIES, HOPEFULLY THAT

WE'RE FAMILIAR WITH AND

SOMEHOW THEY BRING THEM

INTO MODERN DAY.

I'M HOPING THAT IS DONE

WELL.

WHENEVER WE TACKLE THE

BIBLE ON SCREEN, IT ALWAYS

MAKES ME A LITTLE NERVOUS.

Gordon: WHY IS THAT?

Efrem: HOLLYWOOD HAS

A TRACK RECORD -- WILL

THEY GET IT RIGHT?

Gordon: WILL THEY GET

IT RIGHT?

Efrem: I CAN SAY THIS

FOR HOLLY CARTER, SHE DOES

HAVE A DOCTORATE IN

THEOLOGY.

SO THE FACT THAT IS WHO

QUEEN LATIFAH HAS TURNED

TO FOR HELP IN DOING THIS

IS A GOOD SIGN.

SHE HAS ACTUALLY GOT

SOMEONE IN MINISTRY SHE IS

WORKING WITH.

WE CAN HOPE AND PRAY.

Gordon: WE CAN HOPE

AND PRAY.

Efrem: WE'RE GOING TO

DO THAT.

Gordon: WE HOPE IT IS

GOOD.

FOR ME, I JUST SEE THIS

INCREDIBLE FLOWERING IN

OUR CULTURE TODAY.

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE

GETTING INTO THE NARRATIVE

AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE

IT, BUT THERE IS

DEFINITELY A GROUND SWELL

BUILDING THAT, YES, WE

NEED GOD.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER HIM

AND PUT HIM FIRST.

WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER

GOD.

Efrem: UNDER GOD.

Gordon: THAT WOULD BE

GREAT.

Efrem: AND THE BIBLE

IS FILLED WITH SUCH GREAT

STORIES THAT NEVER EVER

GET OLD.

WE CAN TURN TO IT EVERY

SINGLE DAY AND READ THINGS

AND SEE THEM IN A WHOLE

NEW WAY, BASED UPON WHAT

WE'RE EXPERIENCING AT THE

TIME.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE

MORE OF THAT ON TV.

Gordon: IT IS THE

ONLY BOOK IN THE WORLD

THAT WILL DO THAT.

Efrem: INDEED.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

AARETHA FRANKLIN FINALLY

SAYING I'M RETIRING,

TURNING 75.

Efrem: I DON'T THINK

SHE WILL EVER STOP

SINGING.

THAT VOICE HAS TO BE

HEARD.

SHE IS GOING TO STEP AWAY

FROM THE REGULAR CONCERT

GRIND.

THIS IS HER LAST

FULL-LENGTH ALBUM.

SHE WANTS TO SPEND MORE

TIME WITH HER

GRANDCHILDREN.

75.

AND BEEN IN THE BUSINESS

SINCE BEING A KID.

SHE TALKS ABOUT THE FACT

THAT HER DAD USED TO MAKE

HER SING.

AND HER VOICE TOUCHED THE

CHURCH.

IT CONTINUES TO.

MY FAVORITE ARETHA

FRANKLIN SONG IS HEARING

HER SING "AMAZING GRACE."

Gordon: YOU DON'T

SING IT?

Efrem: NO, NO.

MY WIFE PROBABLY

APPRECIATES THAT.

> I DON'T THINK SHE IS

GOING TO GO AWAY.

SHE TAKES A BUS EVERYWHERE

BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T LIKE

TO FLY.

Gordon: YOU'RE 75, I

WANT TO SLEEP IN MY OWN

BED TONIGHT.

IT WILL BE GREAT TO HAVE

MY GRANDKIDS AROUND.

Efrem: I THINK SHE'LL

MISS IT AFTER A LITTLE

BIT.

Gordon: TIM TEBOW

CAN'T SEEM TO STAY OUT OF

THE NEWS.

AND HE IS ALWAYS IN THE

NEWS FOR A VERY GOOD

REASON.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

HE USES HIS PLATFORM

CORRECTLY.

"A NIGHT TO SHINE," WE SAW

IT LAST YEAR AND IT CAME

BACK THIS YEAR.

THE BEAUTIFUL THING, IT

WAS LARGELY CHURCHES

HOSTING THIS PROM FOR

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL

NEEDS.

IF YOU EVER HAVE A CHILD

WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN YOUR

FAMILY OR YOU KNOW OF ONE,

IT IS NICE TO SEE THEM

CELEBRATED.

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY, AS A

COLLEGE STUDENT, TO

WELCOME WITH SPECIAL-NEEDS

CHILDREN ON A REGULAR

BASIS.

THEY'RE OFTEN FORGOTTEN.

IT TAKES A LOT TO TAKE

CARE OF THEM, AND TO SEE

THEM CELEBRATED AND TIM

TEBOW DOING THAT, ALSO

WONDERFUL.

HE MANAGED IN ONE DAY TO

GET TO ALL OF THOSE PLACES

HIMSELF.

HE WENT TO ARKANSAS,

FLORIDA, TO HAITI, ALL IN

ONE DAY TO AT LEAST SHOW

HIS FACE AT FOUR TO FIVE

OF THOSE PROMISE.

Gordon: HE HAD TO BE

HELPED BY A PRIVATE PLANE.

Efrem: INDEED.

Gordon: BUT KUDOS TO

HIM TO DO THAT AND TO SAY

THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO

DO AND LET'S LET THEM

SHINE.

Efrem: 75,000

CHILDREN.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE

LIKE ME AND YOU NEED HELP

STAYING CURRENT WITH

TODAY'S CULTURE, THERE IS

A WAY YOU CAN DO IT.

EFREM HOSTS A WEEKLY SHOW

CALLED "STUDIO 5."

YOU CAN CATCH IT ON ROKU,

APPLE TV OR GO TO

cbn.com/studio5.

UP NEXT, HOW TO

OVERCOME THE TRAIL OF

HEARTBREAK AND GRIEF.

PASTOR REVA TIMS OPENS UP

ABOUT HER PERSONAL JOURNEY

AND HOW TO FIND HOPE IN

THE MIDST OF CRISIS.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: JESUS SAID TO

HIS FOLLOWERS, "IN THIS

WORLD YOU WILL HAVE

TROUBLE.

BUT TAKE HEART, I HAVE

OVERCOME THE WORLD."

AND WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN

THINGS FALL APART.

PASTOR RIVA TIMS SEEMED TO

HAVE EVERYTHING UNTIL HER

WORLD BEGAN UNRAVELING.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: RIVA TIMS

AND HER LATE EX-HUSBAND,

ZACHARY, WERE THE PASTORS

OF A MEGA CHURCH IN

FLORIDA.

WITH MORE THAN 7500

MEMBERS, THEY WERE DRIVEN

TO WIN SOULS TO JESUS.

RIVA WAS DEVASTATED WHEN

NEWS OF HIS INFIDELITY

SURFACED.

SHE TRIED TO KEEP THEIR

MARRIAGE TOGETHER, BUT

THREE YEARS LATER THEY

DIVORCED.

THEN IN 2011, ZACHARY'S

DEATH FROM AN OVERDOSE

SHOCKED HER AND GRIEVED A

COMMUNITY.

IN HER BOOK, SHE SHARES

HOW SHE OVER CAME

HEARTBREAK AND GRIEF.

Gordon: RIVA IS HERE

LIVE, AND THANK YOU FOR

BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Gordon: THINGS SEEMED

TO GO REALLY BAD VERY

QUICKLY.

WERE YOU SURPRISED HOW

QUICKLY IT WENT?

I WAS SHOCKED FOR IT TO

HAPPEN THAT QUICKLY AND

JUST THE INTENSITY OF IT.

SOMETIMES THE BLOWS ARE SO

HARD THAT IT WANTS TO TAKE

YOU OUT.

AND SO IT ALL CAME SO FAST

AND SO INTENSE.

Gordon: AS I

UNDERSTAND IT, YOU HAD,

LIKE, ZERO WARNING.

THERE WAS NO SIGN OF ANY

OF THIS.

NO.

NO.

JUST UP UNTIL AROUND THE

TIME WHEN I STARTED TO

REALLY REALIZE IT, BUT

HONESTLY, BUT AT THE TIME

OF THE AFFAIRS, I DIDN'T

HAVE ANY IDEA.

Gordon: NONE?

NONE.

Gordon: WHAT DO

PEOPLE SAY TO YOU NOW,

WHEN YOU SAY THAT TO THEM?

SOME CAN UNDERSTAND,

ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE

WALKED THROUGH THAT TYPE

OF SITUATION BECAUSE THE

WAY OUR MINISTRY IS, WHEN

YOU'RE TRAVELLING AND

MINISTERING AND GOING TO

CITY TO CITY AND TOWN TO

TOWN, IT IS NOT AS EASY TO

IDENTIFY THINGS LIKE THAT

IN YOUR HOME.

BUT YOU CAN TELL BY THE --

IN THE SPIRIT REALM.

EVERY WIFE OR HUSBAND

KNOWS WHEN SOMETHING IS

WRONG EVENTUALLY.

AND SO WHEN IT CAME TO THE

POINT WHEN I FINALLY

STARTED REALIZING IT OR

HEARING THE HOLY SPIRIT

TELL ME, IT TOOK ME OUT.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

Gordon: WERE YOU

ANGRY AT GOD?

YOU KNOW, I NEVER GOT

ANGRY ATED GOD.

I HAD A REALLY GOOD

FOUNDATION.

BUT I DID GET ANGRY.

AND I GOT ANGRY AT

EVERYONE AROUND ME.

I GOT ANGRY AT THINGS.

I GOT ANGRY AT THE

SITUATION.

THE WORD OF GOD SAYS, YOU

CAN BE ANGRY, BUT DON'T

SIN.

SOMETIMES ANGER CAN BE A

HEALTHY EMOTION.

I WAS ANGRY AT THE ENEMY,

FOR HAVING THE AUDACITY TO

COME AND ATTACK US THIS

WAY.

I WAS ANGRY AT JUST LIFE

IN GENERAL.

BUT I CAN'T SAY I WAS

ANGRY WITH GOD.

Gordon: WERE YOU EVER

ANGRY AT THE CHURCH?

YES.

Gordon: YOU GOT SOME,

WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER, BAD

ADVICE.

JUST SUCK IT UP AND MOVE

ON.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

I WAS ANGRY WITH THE WHOLE

RESTORATION PROCESS.

IT WASN'T DONE CORRECTLY.

AND BEFORE ZACH PASSED, HE

SAID, IF I HAD BETTER

COUNSEL, I WOULD BE WITH

MY WIFE TODAY.

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE IN

THE THICK OF IT, YOU DON'T

KNOW.

BUT NOW I DO KNOW HOW TO

HANDLE RESTORATION IF

SOMEONE IS GOING THROUGH

THAT TYPE OF THING.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU?

HONESTLY, YOU KEEP THE

FAMILY TOGETHER.

WHEN YOU'RE GOING THROUGH

RESTORATION, YOU DON'T

SEPARATE THEM, THIS ONE IS

OVER THERE.

AND YOU DON'T SEPARATE THE

KIDS.

YOU PULL BACK FROM

MINISTRY.

YOU PULL SOMEONE ELSE IN

MINISTRY.

LET THEM BE THERE AT LEAST

A YEAR WHILE THE FAMILY IS

HEALING AND WHILE THE

FAMILY IS GETTING COUNSEL

TOGETHER.

GETTING UNDERSTANDING.

THAT, TO ME, IS THE MAJOR

KEY OF RESTORATION.

Gordon: HE EVENTUALLY

DIED OF AN OVERDOSE.

DID YOU SEE ANY OF THAT

COMING?

NO.

WHEN ZACH PASSED, IT HAD

BEEN TWO YEARS THAT WE

WERE SEPARATED AND TWO

YEARS DIVORCED, SO I

WASN'T IN HIS WORLD AT

THAT TIME.

SO, NO, I DIDN'T.

Gordon: DO YOU HAVE

ANY CLUE WHY HE WENT DOWN

THAT ROAD?

NO.

Gordon: DID YOU EVER

ASK WHY?

OF COURSE, EVEN FOR MY

CHILDREN.

I'M SURE EVERYTHING WILL

BE REVEALED ONE DAY.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT YOU.

OKAY.

Gordon: HERE YOU ARE,

YOU WENT THROUGH WHAT, BY

ANY DEFINITION, IS

HORRIBLE -- NOT JUST ONE

REVELATION, BUT MULTIPLE

REVELATIONS.

AND YOU START TO WONDER,

WHO AM I MARRIED TO?

WHERE IS GOD IN THIS?

AND THEN YOU GO THROUGH A

RESTORATION PROCESS WHICH

IS OBVIOUSLY FAILED AND

DOESN'T WORK.

YOU GET INTO SEPARATION,

AND THEN YOU GET INTO

DIVORCE.

AND YOU HIT BOTTOM.

YEAH.

Gordon: AND WHERE DID

YOU COME OUT?

HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF

THAT?

LET ME TELL YOU, GOD IS

SO FAITHFUL.

BECAUSE THAT'S THE FIRST

THING.

THREE YEARS OF JUST GOING

THROUGH HARDSHIP, AND THE

NEXT FOUR YEARS IS WHAT

THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT,

COMING ALL TOGETHER.

STILL GOING THROUGH PAIN,

DEALING WITH ATTORNEYS,

DEALING WITH THE ESTATE,

DEALING WITH GRIEF.

SO ALL OF THAT WAS HARD.

BUT GOD HAS A WAY OF

PUTTING THINGS BACK

TOGETHER AGAIN.

AND THERE ARE THINGS THAT

YOU HAVE TO WALK THROUGH.

ONE OF THE THINGS I ALWAYS

SAY IS, LET GO AND LET

GOD.

THERE IS A SEASON WHERE

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT,

YOU CAN'T MAKE SENSE OF

IT.

LET GO AND LET GOD.

YOU HAVE TO TAKE OFF YOUR

PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS OF

HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO

WALK THROUGH IT.

BECAUSE NEW SEASONS AND

NEW DI DIMENSIONS, GOD GIVES

YOU NEW THINGS.

AND WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT

TIME OF STORM, YOU'VE GOT

TO LET HIM TAKE THE SAIL.

AND YOU'RE, LIKE, NO, I

WANT TO GO THIS WAY, GOD.

AND GOD SAYS, NO, I'M

LEADING YOU THIS WAY.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE

SENSE OF ALL OF THE PUZZLE

PIECES, IT WILL NEVER

WORK.

BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A PIECE

HERE AND SOME U UPSIDE

DOWN -- YOU HAVE TO LET

GOD START ALLOWING YOU TO

MAKE THE BORDER FIRST.

YOU HAVE TO START THE

BORDER FIRST, AND IT IS IN

THAT PLACE WHERE GOD

STARTS GIVING YOU

STRATEGY.

THAT'S WHEN YOU START

SAYING, AS FOR ME AND MY

HOUSE, WE'RE GOING TO

SERVE THE LORD.

AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE,

WE'RE GOING TO SPEAK

FAITH.

AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE,

WE'RE GOING TO DO WHAT GOD

SAYS.

AND IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT,

THEN YOU CAN'T COME INTO

THIS HOUSE.

Gordon: SO THAT WAS

YOUR FRAMEWORK?

YES.

HE SAID, I KNOW THE PLANS

THAT I HAVE FOR YOU.

HE HAS GIVEN US HOPE AND A

FUTURE, AND SO THAT'S THE

PICTURE ON THE BOX FOR THE

PUZZLE THAT WE CAN LOOK

TO.

HE ALWAYS GIVES US A

GLIMPSE OF OUR FUTURE.

WHAT THE LATE GREAT MILES

SAID, IF WHAT YOU SEE IS

NOT WHAT YOU SAW, THEN

WHAT YOU SEE IS TEMP TEMPORARY.

GOD TOLD ME THAT I WAS HIS

DAUGHTER.

I'M A CHILD OF THE MOST

HIGH GOD.

AND WHAT I'M LOOKING AT

DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A CHILD

OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.

SO UNTIL I CAN GET INTO

THAT FRAME OF THAT MINDSET

AND WALK IN THAT WAY, THEN

I'M GOING TO KEEP LOOKING

AT THE PICTURE ON THE BOX.

AND GOD IS PUTTING THE

PIECES TOGETHER.

AND NOW TODAY I CAN SAY I

CAN SEE HOW HE WORKED IT

ALL OUT.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY

WATCHING WHO IS IN THE

BEGINNING STAGES OF THIS.

AND FROM WHAT I HEAR OF

ALL OF THE STATISTICS,

THERE ARE A LOT OF

SINGLE-PARENT HOMES, THAT

IT'S MOM.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO

THEM?

I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM,

FIRST OF ALL, TO

UNDERSTAND THAT THE

TAPESTRY OF LIFE, WHEN YOU

LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE, IT

LOOKS KNOTTED AND MESSED

UP AND HORRIBLE.

BUT GOD IS WORKING ON A

MASTERPIECE FOR YOU.

IT WAS JUST LIKE THE WOMAN

WITH THE ALABASTER BOX.

SHE HAD GREAT WORSHIP ON

THE INSIDE OF HER, BUT

PEOPLE WERE LOOKING AT HER

EXTERIOR AND HER

SITUATION, AND THEY REALLY

WEREN'T LOOKING AT WHO GOD

HAD CALLED HER TO BE.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

PRESS THROUGH THE

BARRIERS, TO KEEP GETTING

TO JESUS.

PRESS THROUGH THE LABELS

OR ANY TYPE OF NAY-SAYERS

AND KEEP GETTING TO JESUS.

AND AS YOU GET TO JESUS

AND YOU WORSHIP HIM AND

LOVE ON HIM, THE SAME

ANOINTING THAT YOU POUR ON

HIM IS GETTING ALL OVER

YOU.

AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT,

THAT SAME ANOINTING YOU

WERE LOOKING FOR IN JESUS,

HE HAS IT PERMEATING ALL

OVER YOU AND IN YOUR

SPIRIT.

BE ENCOURAGED TODAY THAT

AS EVERY OBSTACLE COMES UP

FROM THE ENEMY, DON'T LET

HIM STOP YOU.

YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.

GOD HAS CREATED YOU TO BE

MORE THAN A CONQUERER.

I HAVE A TESTIMONY JUST

FOR YOU TO KNOW YOU CAN

LOSE EVERYTHING, BUT IF

YOU DON'T LOSE GOD, IT IS

ALL COMING BACK.

HE IS A RESTORER AND HE

WILL RESTORE GREATER THAN

WHAT YOU HAD BEFORE.

Gordon: AMEN.

AMEN.

ALABASTER BOX, LET THE

PERFUME OF YOUR BROKENNESS

FILL YOUR WHOLE HOUSE.

AMEN.

Gordon: JESUS WILL

REDEEM US.

HE'LL MAKE THE RIGHT FRAME

AND FILL IN ALL OF THE

PIECES.

> WE'RE OUT OF TIME, BUT

THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

RIVA, THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

MORE, THERE IS A WONDERFUL

BOOK: "WHEN IT ALL COMES

TOGETHER."

AND YOU CAN GET IT

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: COMING UP,

WE'RE HEADED TO CAMBODIA.

YOU'LL MEET A 10-YEAR-OLD

WITH AN ATTITUDE.

FIND OUT WHAT CHANGED HER

BEHAVIOR AND WHY SHE IS

NOW HELPING OTHERS WHEN WE

RETURN.

Gordon: RACHEL WAS A

10-YEAR-OLD WITH AN

ATTITUDE.

SHE ONLY WANTED TO PLEASE

HERSELF.

AND THEN ONE DAY ALL THAT

CHANGED AFTER RACHEL SAW

AN EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: LIKE MANY

CHILDREN, 10-YEAR-OLD

RACHEL HAD A HARD TIME

OBEYING HER MOM.

IN FACT, IT WAS BECOMING

QUITE A PROBLEM AT HOME.

I OFTEN ASKED RACHEL

FOR HELP WITH THE CHORES,

BUT SHE NEVER LISTENED TO

ME.

I FELT LIKE SHE WAS

REJECTING HER SISTER AND

ME.

IT MADE ME FEEL VERY SAD.

I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT

HELPING ANYONE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO SHARE

ANYTHING WITH MY SISTER.

I WOULD RATHER HAVE FUN

WITH MY FRIENDS THAN STAY

HOME TO HELP MY MOM.

Reporter: THEN A

VILLAGE PASTOR INVITED

RACHEL AND SOME KIDS TO

THE CHURCH TO WATCH THE

CLASSIC EDITION OF CBN

"SUPERBOOK" PROGRAM ABOUT

THE GOOD SAMARITAN.

I LIKED THE GOOD

SAMARITAN.

HE HAD A LOT OF LOVE IN

HIS HEART.

I WANTED TO BE LIKE HIM.

Reporter: AT THE END

OF THAT PROGRAM, RACHEL

PRAYED TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

I LEARNED THAT JESUS

LOVED ME AND HE DIED FOR

ALL OF MY SINS.

Reporter: SHE ALSO

BEGAN TO THINK ABOUT WAYS

SHE COULD BE A GOOD

SAMARITAN, TOO.

I SHOULD NOT BE

SELFISH.

I SHOULD DO GOOD THINGS

FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND HELP

THOSE IN NEED.

Reporter: BACK HOME,

RACHEL PUT THOSE IDEAS

INTO ACTION AND HER MOM

NOTICED RIGHT AWAY.

RACHEL SHOWED LOVE FOR

HER FAMILY.

SHE STARTED HELPING ME

WITH THE HOUSEWORK.

WHEN I GOT SICK, SHE TOOK

CARE OF ME AND PRAYED FOR

ME.

Reporter: RACHEL TOLD

HER PARENTS WHAT SHE HAD

LEARNED ABOUT JESUS AND

THE GOOD SAMARITAN, AND

THEN SHE PRAYED WITH THEM.

AND THEY BECAME

CHRISTIANS, TOO.

NOW THE WHOLE FAMILY GOES

TO CHURCH TOGETHER.

RACHEL AND HER SISTER NOW

INVITE ALL OF THE

NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS TO COME

AND WATCH CBN'S NEW

RE-IMAGINED VERSION OF

"SUPERBOOK," WHICH IS

AIRING ACROSS CAMBODIA.

BECAUSE OF "SUPERBOOK,"

MY PARENTS, MY SISTER, AND

FRIENDS ALL RECEIVED JESUS

AS THEIR SAVIOR.

I'M SO HAPPY THAT GOD

HELPED ME TO LOVE OTHERS

AND CHANGED MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR

"SUPERBOOK."

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

HAVING THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD GET THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

AND WHEN THEY UNDERSTAND

THESE STORIES, LIVES ARE

CHANGED.

YOU JUST SAW A WONDERFUL

STORY FROM CAMBODIA, AND

WE'RE HAVING GREAT RESULTS

THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST ASIA.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, I WANT TO GIVE A

DONATION TO "SUPERBOOK."

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM MATTHEW: "IN THE

SAME WAY, LET YOUR LIGHT

SHINE BEFORE OTHERS SO

THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD

WORKS AND GIVE GLORY TO

YOUR FATHER, WHO IS IN

HEAVEN."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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