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700 Club Interactive - May 10, 2017

Baseball Player Derrick Pyles shares how he got back into the game after a hip injury almost cost him his career. Read Transcript


Gordon: A PRO

BALLPLAYER --

IT WAS SOMETHING I WAS

BORN TO DO.

Gordon: WITH A MAJOR

LEAGUE PROBLEM.

IT STARTED GETTING

WORSE AND WORSE FOR ABOUT

EIGHT MONTHS.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHAT

GOT HIM BACK IN THE GAME.

THAT'S WHEN I JUST KNEW

THAT GOD -- THAT THAT WAS

A TRUE WORD FROM THE LORD,

AND IT WAS FOR ME.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, GOOD MORNING,

AND WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

OVER 16 MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE NOW VIEWED THE

DRAMATIC RESCUE OF A

TODDLER AND INFANT FROM A

FLIPPED TRUCK.

HIGH WATER WASHED THE

TRUCK OFF THE ROAD WHEN

THE FAMILY WAS TRYING TO

FIND A STORM SHELTER.

THE VIRAL VIDEO HAS

MOMENTS OF PANIC AND PEACE

AND CRIES TO JESUS ARE

HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND.

TAKE A LOOK.

[YELLING]

GIVE ME THE BABY!

[YELLING]

I'VE GOT A BABY RIGHT

HERE!

[YELLING]

HELP ME GET HER OUT!

I NEED HELP!

THANK YOU.

COME ON, BABY!

COME ON.

[YELLING]

THAT'S MY DAUGHTER.

SHE KEEPS CRYING.

SHE IS BREATHING.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: THEY WERE

ABLE TO MEET THEIR

FAMILY'S RESCUERS AND SAY

THANK YOU IN PERSON.

AND THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE

TOM MITCHELL AND JAMIE

MARTINEZ, 18-MONTH-OLD

ADDISON AND FOUR-MONTH-OLD

MARSHAL ARE STILL ALIVE

TODAY.

> IN ATLANTA, THE

COMMUNITY IS PRAISING ONE

COP WHO CAUGHT A GIRL

STEALING SHOES FROM A

LOCAL DOLLAR STORE.

THE PRAISE ISN'T COMING

BECAUSE HE CAUGHT A

SHOPLIFTER, IT WAS BECAUSE

OF WHAT HE DID AFTER.

OFFICER MILTON REALIZED

THE GIRL WAS STEALING FOR

HER LITTLE SISTER.

THE FAMILY OF SEVEN LIVES

IN POVERTY, SO THE OFFICER

BOUGHT THEM SOME FOOD AND

CLOTHING, AND NOW THE

ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT

IS GETTING INVOLVED.

THEY POSTED THE FAMILY'S

NEEDS ON THEIR Facebook

PAGE, AND DONATIONS

IMMEDIATELY STARTED

POURING IN FROM THE

COMMUNITY.

ALL BECAUSE ONE POLICE

OFFICER TOOK TIME TO

LISTEN TO WHY -- TO A

CHILD, AND HAVE THAT CHILD

EXPLAIN WHY SHE WAS

STEALING SOME SHOES.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL

THING.

I THINK IT IS A LESSON FOR

ALL OF US.

LET'S JUST SPEND TIME

LISTENING AND FIGURING OUT

WHAT THE NEEDS ARE.

AND IN THAT PROCESS, YOU

CAN MEET THAT NEED.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL THING

TO DO FOR THE FAMILY.

A WONDERFUL THING FOR THE

POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOO.

WE NEED TO REALIZE THEY'RE

HERE TO PROTECT AND SERVE.

> IN OTHER NEWS, BILL

NYE IS COMING UNDER FIRE

FOR SUGGESTING PARENTS

WITH QUOTE EXTRA KIDS

SHOULD BE PENALIZED.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE MEANS

BY EXTRA KIDS.

THAT IS NOT ALL.

THE SCIENCE GUY HAS

CHANGED HIS STANCE ON

GENDER.

WITH NO EXPLANATION,

NETFLIX DELETEDED A

PORTION OF AN EPISODE OF

HIS SHOW THAT ORIGINALLY

AIRED IN 1996.

THAT EPISODE EXPLAINED HOW

GENDER IS DECIDED BY

CHROMOSOMES.

TAKE A LOOK.

I'M A GIRL.

I COULD HAVE JUST AS

EASILY BEEN A BOY BECAUSE

THE PROBABILITY OF

BECOMING A GIRL IS ALWAYS

ONE IN TWO.

INSIDE EACH OF OUR CELLS

ARE THESE THINGS CALLED

CHROMOSOMES.

AND THEY CONTROL WHETHER

WE BECOME A BOY OR A GIRL.

THE CHANCE OF BECOMING

EITHER A BOY OR A GIRL IS

ALWAYS ONE IN TWO.

A 50/50 CHANCE EITHER WAY.

IT IS LIKE FLIPPING A

COIN.

"X," YOU'RE A GIRL, "Y,"

YOU'RE A BOY.

SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST

LUCKY, I GUESS.

Gordon: WELL, IT

TURNS OUT BILL NYE HAS

CHANGED HIS STANCE.

HE NOW SAYS GENDER AND

SEXUALITY ARE FLUID, AND

HE MADE A VIDEO FOR HIS

CURRENT SHOW TO EXPLAIN,

USING, OF ALL THINGS,

CARTOON ICE CREAM CONES.

I'VE SPOKEN TO SOME OF

YOU ABOUT MY THEORIES ON

THE NATURE OF BEING ICE

CREAM, WHICH HAVE NO BASIS

IN SCIENCE.

IT IS THE SCIENCE OF

FEELING.

AND AS VANILLA, I FEEL

THAT I AM THE MOST NATURAL

OF THE ICE CREAMS, AND

THEREFORE THE REST OF YOU

SHOULD GO AHEAD AND ALSO

BE VANILLA.

IF YOU WANT TO GET RIGHT

WITH THE BIG ICE CREAM IN

THE SKY, CHANGE YOUR

FLAVOR.

WHAT IF THE BIG ICE

CREAM IN THE SKY IS

CHOCOLATE?

BLASPHEMY.

EVERYONE SHOULD PRETEND TO

BE VANILLA UNTIL THEY NO

LONGER HAVE THE URGE NOT

TO BE VANILLA.

Gordon: THAT WAS AN

INTERESTING VIDEO.

THAT WAS ONLY A PORTION OF

THE VIDEO.

WE NEED TO COME TO SOME

KIND OF GRIPS HERE THAT

YOU SHOULDN'T BE WARPING

THINGS IN ORDER TO HAVE

SOME KIND OF PERSONAL

VIEW.

I, FOR ONE, AM GETTING A

LITTLE TIRED OF PEOPLE

SUPPOSEDLY IN THE NAME OF

SCIENCE TRYING TO SLAM

RELIGIOUS BELIEF OR FAITH.

IT DOESN'T MAKE A LOT OF

SENSE TO ME.

SCIENCE AND FAITH CAN GET

ALONE AND SHOULALONG AND SHOULD GET

ALONG.

> GRADUATION SEASON IS

UPON US, AND ONE SET OF

QUADRUPLETS WERE ACCEPTED

INTO ONE UNIVERSITY.

AND THE WAVE BROTHERS WERE

ALL ACCEPTED IN HARVARD,

YALE, AND STANFORD, AS

WELL AS OTHER TYPE IVY

LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES.

AARON, NICK, NIGEL AND ZAC

ZACK DECIDED TO STAY

TOGETHER AND GO TO YALE

UNIVERSITY.

THEIR PARENTS HAVE BEEN

FULLY SUPPORTIVE, AND

THEIR MOTHER HAS SOME

ADVICE FOR OTHER PARENTS.

SHE SAYS, "SET THE

EXPECTATION OF WHAT YOU

THINK YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD

BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH.

HELP THEM DO THAT.

DON'T LET THEM WAIVER, AND

BE CONSISTENT WITH HOW YOU

SUPPORT THEM IN THAT."

AND THAT'S WONDERFUL

ADVICE.

I LIKE TO TELL PARENTS,

DON'T CURSE YOUR CHILDREN.

DON'T EVER SPEAK DOWN

ABOUT THEM.

DON'T EVER DERIDE THEIR

ABILITIES.

ALWAYS SET AN EXPECTATION

AND BE HONEST IF THEY'RE

NOT MAKING THAT

EXPECTATION.

BUT ALSO BE ENCOURAGING,

SAYING IF THEY FALL DOWN,

THEY CAN STILL GET BACK

UP.

AND THE ISSUE IS GETTING

BACK UP, MAKING AND

MEETING YOUR GOALS.

> SPEAKING OF

GRADUATION, SOME GRADUATES

MAY FEEL A LITTLE BIT OF

UNCERTAINTY AHEAD OF WHAT

LIES AHEAD, BUT AS YOU'LL

SEE IN THIS VIDEO, IF YOU

DON'T GIVE UP, ALL OF THAT

HARD WORK WILL PAY OFF.

*

*

Gordon: WELL, THE

SKIT GUYS ARE RESPONSIBLE

FOR THAT VIDEO, AND WE'D

LIKE TO THANK THEM FOR IT.

IT IS A GREAT REMINDER TO

ALL OF US TO PERSEVERE.

AND IN YOUR LIFE, MAKE

SURE YOU PERSEVERE.

IF YOU'VE BEEN BEATEN

DOWN, IF YOU'VE BEEN TOLD

NEGATIVE THINGS BY OTHER

PEOPLE, IF YOU FACED

FAILURE, IF YOU TALK BAD

ABOUT YOUR OWN SELF, LEAVE

ALL OF THAT BEHIND AND

REALIZE TODAY IS A NEW

DAY.

AND THE GREAT NEWS IS,

WITH GOD YOU CAN GET BACK

UP, AND WITH HIM ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

> WELL, COMING UP, A

NETWORK OF THOUSANDS OF

BELIEVERS, AND THEY'RE ALL

DEDICATED TO PRAYING FOR

THE ACTORS AND PRODUCERS

IN HOLLYWOOD.

I COULD GET THE CHURCH

TO START PRAYING FOR THE

PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD, THAT

THEY'LL STOP HATING THEM,

AND MAYBE THEY'LL START

GETTING A HEART FOR THESE

PEOPLE AS CREATIONS OF GOD

WHO ARE JUST LOST AND WHO

JUST NEED TO KNOW JESUS.

Gordon: MEET THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD'S

MOST INFLUENTIAL MISSIONS

Gordon: WELL, FOR

MANY PEOPLE, HOLLYWOOD

PROJECTS IMAGES OF ALL

THAT IS WRONG WITH OUR

WORLD.

AND THEY'RE FILLED WITH

LOTS OF FLESH AND BLOOD.

AND EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T

HEAR MUCH ABOUT IT IN THE

NEWS, CHRISTIANS ARE

ACTIVE IN TINSELTOWN, AND

ONE OF THEM IS AIMING TO

CHANGE THE CULTURE THERE,

ONE LIFE AT A TIME.

Charlene: IF BOX

OFFICE SUCCESS IS ANY

INDICATION, CHRISTIAN

ENTERTAINMENT IS ON THE

RISE IN HOLLYWOOD.

FAITH-BASED FILMS, SUCH AS

"THE SHACK," "MIRACLES

FROM HEAVEN," AND NOW "THE

CASE FOR CHRIST," HAVE

SCORED WITH AUDIENCES

NATIONWIDE.

UNFORTUNATELY CHRISTIANS

WHO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH

OFTEN BECOME TARGETS.

I LOVE JESUS.

MY FAITH IS MY WHOLE LIFE.

AND I LOVE THE

RELATIONSHIP THAT I HAVE

WITH GOD.

AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME

AND MY FAMILY.

Charlene: ACTRESS

CANDACE CAMERON BUR IS NO

STRANGER TO CRITICISM FOR

HER CONSERVATIVE VIEWS.

SHE WAS RECENTLY MOCKED

AFTER MODELING A "NOT

TODAY SATAN" T-SHIRT ON

INSTAGRAM.

A GAY CANADIAN SAID HE

CAME UP WITH THE SLOGAN

AND CALLED BURE'S USE OF

IT HOMOPHOBIC.

SHE ISN'T ALONE.

YOU THINK YOU'RE

SMARTER THAN ME?

Charlene: WHILE ACTOR

KEVIKEVIN SORBO MADE HIS MARK

AS HERCULES, HIS MOST

RECENT ROLE WAS IN "GOD'S

NOT DEAD."

"MY FAITH CERTAINLY HURT

ME IN HOLLYWOOD.

I DID HERCULES FOR SEVEN

YEARS.

IT WAS THE MOST WATCHED

SHOW FOR A GOOD NUMBER OF

YEARS.

BUT THEN FOR ME TO GET

CALLED AND TO READ FOR

ANYTHING, IT JUST DROPPED

DRASTICALLY WHEN I CAME

OUT AS A CONSERVATIVE

CHRISTIAN."

FORMER FILM PRODUCER KAREN

COLVAL WANTS TO CHANGE

STORIES LIKE THAT THROUGH

PRAYER.

OH, MY GOODNESS,

HOLLYWOOD IS A MISSIONS

FIELD.

Charlene: 16 YEARS

AGO SHE STARTED THE

HOLLYWOOD PRAYER NETWORK,

DEDICATED TO BRINGING

CHRISTIANITY TO THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

I HAD NO INTENTION OF

DOING MINISTRY IN MY LIFE.

I WANTED TO BE A PRODUCER,

AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED.

AND AS THE YEARS WERE

GOING ON, I STARTED

THINKING, YOU KNOW, I'M

LIVING WITH A FOOT IN TWO

DIFFERENT WORLDS, AND

NEITHER WORLD GETS THE

OTHER.

I'M A PART OF THE CHURCH

AND I'M A PART OF

HOLLYWOOD.

AND THE CHURCH HATES

HOLLYWOOD, AND HOLLYWOOD

HATES THE CHURCH.

Charlene: ONE RECENT

EXAMPLE: THE CHRISTIAN

BACKLASH AGAINST A

SO-CALLED GAY MOMENT IN

DISNEY'S "BEAUTY AND THE

BEAST."

AND I THOUGHT, IF I

COULD GET THE CHURCH TO

START PRAYING FOR THE

PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD, THAT

THEY'LL STOP HATING THEM

AND MAYBE THEY'LL START

GETTING A HEART FOR THESE

PEOPLE AS CREATIONS OF GOD

WHO ARE JUST LOST AND WHO

JUST NEED TO KNOW JESUS.

Charlene: THE PRAYER

NETWORK BOASTS MORE THAN

100 CHAPTERS IN 30

COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

EACH MONTH INTERCESSORS

PRAY FOR ACTORS,

DIRECTORS, NEW MOVIES, AND

MORE.

WE PRAY FOR TV PILOT

SEASON IN THE FALL.

WE PRAY FOR WHAT IS GOING

ON HERE.

AND WE PRAY FOR PEOPLE.

WE PRAY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE

HURTING, PEOPLE WHO MIGHT

BE OPEN TO THE LORD.

WE CELEBRATE PEOPLE WHO DO

KNOW THE LORD.

Charlene: SHE TOLD US

MANY ARE RECEPTIVE TO

OFFERS OF PRAYER.

MOST OF THE TIME WHEN I

PRAY FOR SOMEBODY, THEY

START CRYING, WHETHER

THEY'RE A MAN OR A WOMAN,

BECAUSE SOMETHING OF THE

LORD TOUCHES THEIR HEART

AND THEY KNOW THAT IT IS

TRUE AND SINCERE AND

LOVING.

I MEAN, THE HUNGER FOR

WANTING LOVE IS SO

POWERFUL HERE.

Charlene: A WEEKLY

BIBLE STUDY ALSO BRINGS

CHRISTIANS HERE TOGETHER

FOR ENCOURAGEMENT AND

STRENGTH.

WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL

WALKS OF LIFE, ACTORS AND

DIRECTORS AND WRITERS AND

COSTUME PEOPLE AND PROP

MASTERS AND

BEHIND-THE-SCENES CREW.

WE CANNOT DO THIS THING

ALONE.

THIS IS -- THIS CITY IS,

HONESTLY, ONE OF THE

LONELLONELIEST CITIES EVER.

AND BEING IN THE INDUSTRY

IS A VERY LONELY

EXPERIENCE.

SO I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW

IMPORTANT IT IS THAT WE

FEEL SUPPORTED BY THE

PEOPLE OF GOD.

[INAUDIBLE]

WHEN I WAS ON THAT '70

SHOW, I WAS IN A DIFFICULT

PLACE.

IF YOU KNEW ME, YOU WOULD

HAVE SEEN ME SLURRING MY

WORDS.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT PLACE.

Charlene:

CHRISTIANITY MAY NEVER BE

POPULAR HERE IN HOLLYWOOD,

BUT THE HOLLYWOOD PRAYER

NETWORK IS CONFIDENT THAT

IT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

IN WHAT IT CALLS THE

WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL

MISSIONS FIELD.

WHEN SHE FIRST ARRIVED IN

HOLLYWOOD, COLVAL SAID SHE

COULD HARDLY FIND ANOTHER

CHRISTIAN.

NOW SHE KNOWS OF AT LEAST

10,000 BELIEVERS WHO HAVE

ALSO ANSWERED THE CALL TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

WE HAVE FRIENDS WHO

HAVE PRAYER WALKS AND

BIBLE STUDIES AND PRAYER

GROUPS ON EVERY STUDIO

LOT.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT GOD HAS

PUT IN THE HEARTS OF

PEOPLE HERE.

Charlene: SHE HOPES

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ONE

PRAYER AT A TIME.

I HAVE PERSONALLY LED

PEOPLE TO THE LORD, AND

THAT'S A THRILL.

I JUST WANT TO PLANT A

SEED.

THAT'S ALL I CAN DO, AND

TRUST THAT SOME DAY I'LL

FIND OUT THAT THAT MADE A

DIFFERENCE.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THAT'S A GOOD

LESSON FOR ALL OF US: PRAY

FOR OTHERS.

PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER.

PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES.

PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE

PERSECUTING YOU.

THESE ARE ALL WORDS FROM

THE NEW TESTAMENT.

AND SOMETIMES IT IS

DIFFICULT TO PUT IT INTO

PRACTICE, BUT WHEN WE DO,

WE FIND AMAZING THINGS

WILL HAPPEN.

PEOPLE WILL OPEN UP TO US.

AND I LOVE WHAT SHE SAID,

SHE'S NEVER HAD ANYBODY

SAY, NO, DON'T PRAY FOR

ME.

WHENEVER SHE ASKS WHEN I

PRAY FOR YOU.

AND IT COMES FROM A

GENUINE PLACE.

IT COMES FROM A PLACE OF

LOVE AND CONCERN.

PEOPLE WILL AUTOMATICALLY

RESPOND TO IT.

> WELL, STILL TO COME, A

PRO-BASEBALL PLAYER GETS A

CAREER-ENDING INJURY.

PLAYERS ARE A DIME A

DOZEN.

AND IF THEY HEAR YOU'RE

INJURED, IT COULD COST YOU

YOUR JOB REALLY QUICK.

Gordon: WATCH HOW

THIS SLUGGER WAS

SUPERNATURALLY HEALED.

AND WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU, ALL NEXT, RIGHT AFTER

Gordon: WELL, WE ALL

DEAL WITH THINGS, AND

SOMETIMES WE JUST DON'T

WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT.

BAD ADDICTIONS,

FRUSTRATIONS, BUT WHAT IF

THE STRUGGLES MEANT TO

DESTROY US COULD ACTUALLY

POINT US TOWARDS OUR

FUTURE PURPOSE?

YOU'RE FRU FRUSTRATED RIGHT

NOW.

YOU THINK YOU'RE THE ONLY

ONE THAT HAS EVER BEEN

TOLD YOU'RE NOT GOOD

ENOUGH.

YOU THINK YOU'RE THE ONLY

ONE THAT HAS BEEN TOLD

YOU'RE A FAILURE?

LOOK AT YOU!

YOU THINK YOU'RE THE ONLY

ONE THAT HAS BEEN TOLD

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO MAKE

IT, THAT THERE ARE SO MANY

OTHERS THAT ARE BETTER

THAN YOU?

JUST BECAUSE IT DIDN'T

WORK OUT TODAY, JUST

BECAUSE IT DIDN'T WORK OUT

THE WAY YOU WANTED IT TO,

YOU WEREN'T CREATED TO BE

AVERAGE.

YOU'RE NOT MEDIOCRE.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO THE

NEXT LEVEL OF YOUR

GREATNESS IS THROUGH YOUR

FRUSTRATION.

THE MOST FAITHFUL PEOPLE

ARE THE MOST FRUSTRATED

PEOPLE.

WHY?

BECAUSE THEY'RE COMMITTED

TO THE CAUSE.

AND IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU

DO, YOU GIVE IT YOUR ALL.

WHEN YOU GIVE IT YOUR ALL,

YOU EXPECT RESULTS.

WORK THROUGH THE PAIN.

DEAL WITH THE HURT.

[APPLAUSE]

LAY IT ALL ON THE LINE:

YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, YOUR

SOUL, AND EVEN YOUR

SPIRIT.

BE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER

IT TAKES.

BE WILLING TO DO WHAT NO

ONE ELSE WANTS TO DO.

TELL YOURSELF, I'M GOING

TO FIGHT.

I'M GOING TO BE STRONGER.

I'M GOING TO BE BETTER.

BE THANKFUL FOR THAT

FRUSTRATION BECAUSE

WITHOUT IT, YOU MAY HAVE

NEVER KNOWN HOW GREAT YOU

REALLY ARE.

LET THAT FRUSTRATION PUSH

YOU INTO GREATNESS.

IT IS EITHER GOING TO BURY

YOU OR MAKE YOU GREAT.

LET'S GO!

LET'S GO!

LET'S GO!

Gordon: THE FUEL OF

FRUSTRATION.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

TO ELEVATION CHURCH FOR

THATED VIDEO.

ITHAT VIDEO.

IN YOUR LIFE, REALIZE IN

THE CHRISTIAN WALK YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE THOSE KINDS

OF FRUSTRATIONS.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS GOING TO

BE RAINBOWS.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME

TRIALS ALONG THE WAY.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME

TESTS FOR YOU.

GOD IS WORKING ON YOUR

CHARACTER.

HE IS WORKING ON YOUR

INNERMOST BEING.

AND IT IS IN THE TIME OF

TESTING THAT YOU REALLY

FIND OUT WHAT'S INSIDE

YOU.

BECAUSE WHATEVER IS INSIDE

YOU IS GOING TO COME OUT

IN A TIME OF TESTING.

I'LL TELL YOU A PERSONAL

STORY.

BACK IN JANUARY MY MOTHER

HAD A STROKE.

SHE SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE

HOSPITAL, WAITING FOR THE

SURGERY TO BE COMPLETED.

I WAS WORRIED, IS SHE

GOING TO MAKE IT?

AM I GOING TO BE FACING

HER DEATH?

AND WHAT AM I GOING TO BE

FACING?

WHAT IS SHE GOING TO BE

FACING?

SHE MADE IT THROUGH

SUCCESSFULLY.

WENT HOME TO GET A COUPLE

OF HOURS OF SLEEP.

WE TOOK SHIFTS IN THE

I.C.U.

THE NEXT DAY I WOKE UP TO

GO BACK TO THE HOSPITAL, I

TURNED ON MY CAR, AND

THERE MY CAR HAD CHECK

ENGINE -- THAT WAS THE

LIGHT.

AND I HAD TO STOP.

WHAT AT THIS POINT IN MY

LIFE -- WHAT'S GOING TO

COME OUT OF ME?

WHEN I'M IN A PRESSURE

SITUATION, WHEN LIFE IS

NOT TURNING OUT THE WAY

YOU PLANNED, WHEN THINGS

ARE GOING WRONG, NOT GOING

YOUR WAY, WHAT IS GOING TO

COME OUT OF YOU?

NOW, IN THAT MOMENT I MADE

A DECISION THAT I WASN'T

GOING TO CURSE THE ENGINE

LIGHT.

I WAS GOING TO PRAISE GOD

BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO BE

THE SOURCE OF THE

SOLUTION.

HE'S NOT THE SOURCE OF THE

PROBLEM; HE'S THE SOURCE

OF THE SOLUTION.

AND HE INHABITS OR

PRAISES.

HE DOESN'T INHABIT OUR

COMPLAINTS.

AND IN THAT MOMENT, I

FOUND OUT WHAT IS GOING TO

COME OUT OF ME.

NOW, I'M NOT PRAISING GOD

FOR THE ENGINE LIGHT, I'M

NOT PRAISING GOD FOR MY

MOTHER'S STROKE.

I AM PRAISING HIM FOR THE

SOLUTION.

AND HE IS PROVIDING THAT

SOLUTION.

AND JUST THIS PAST WEEK I

HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

SEEING MY MOTHER STAND UP

AGAIN, THINGS THAT THE

DOCTOR SAID SHE WASN'T

GOING TO BE DOING, SHE IS

NOW DOING.

IT IS NOT ON MY TIME

SCHEDULE.

IT IS TAKING LONGER THAN I

WANT, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, I'M PRAISING GOD FOR

EACH MIRACLE ALONG THE

WAY.

IN YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK,

MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT.

PRAISE HIM FOR EACH

MIRACLE THAT IS COMING

YOUR WAY.

AND REALIZE IF THERE

AREN'T ANY STRUGGLES IN

LIFE, WELL THEN THERE

WON'T BE ANY VICTORIES.

AND PRAISE YOUR WAY TO

YOUR VICTORY.

> WELL, BASEBALL PLAYER

DERRICK PYLES KNOWS ALL

ABOUT BEING FRUSTRATED.

HE HAS BEEN LIVING HIS

DREAM, PLAYING

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL FOR

OVER EIGHT YEARS.

BUT HE KNOWS PLAYERS ARE A

DIME A DOZEN, AND IF

YOU'RE INJURED, YOU CAN BE

QUICKLY REPLACED.

THAT'S WHEN DERRICK HURT

HIS HIP, HE KEPT IT TO

HIMSELF AND PRAYED AND

PLAYED THROUGH THE PAIN.

Reporter: AT 27 YEARS

OLD, DERRICK PYLES WAS

LIVING HIS CHILDHOOD

DREAM.

WELL, I STARTED PLAYING

WHEN I WAS ABOUT SIX YEARS

OLD.

I JUST ALWAYS KNEW, WHEN I

WAS A LITTLE BOY, I WANT

TO BE A PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL PLAYER.

IT IS SOMETHING I FEEL

LIKE I WAS BORN TO

ACTUALLY DO.

A GOD-GIVEN CALLING.

Reporter: HE WAS IN

HIS SEVENTH SEASON WHEN

HIS RIGHT HIP STARTED

HURTING.

THE CONSTANT WEAR AND

TEAR, IT JUST STARTED

GETTING WORSE AND WORSE,

FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS.

Reporter: AS AN

OUTFIELDER AND DESIGNATED

HITTER, ERIC RELIE DERRICK RELIED ON

HIS SPEED, AND THE PAIN

WAS SLOWING HIM DOWN.

STILL, HE NEVER TOLD

ANYBODY ABOUT THE INJURY.

PLAYERS ARE A DIME A

DOZEN, AND IF THEY HEAR

YOUR INJURED, IT COULD

COST YOU YOUR JOB REALLY

QUICK.

BUT IT WAS A CONSTANT

NAGGING, KNOWING THAT THIS

IS BAD.

KNOWING THAT I HADN'T

REALLY TOLD THE COACHES.

KNOWING THAT I WASN'T AT

MY VERY BEST.

IT WAS JUST REALLY

FRUSTRATING.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

WHILE ON THE ROAD, DERRICK

WENT TO HIS HOTEL ROOM

AFTER TOUGHING OUT ANOTHER

GAME.

BUT THIS TIME HE KNEW HE

COULDN'T PLAY THROUGH THE

PAIN MUCH LONGER AND

FEARED THIS COULD BE THE

END OF HIS SEASON AND

POSSIBLY HIS CAREER.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME,

I WAS DESPERATE AND I WAS

JUST, LIKE, LORD, IF YOU

DON'T DO SOMETHING, I'M

GOING TO BE GOING HOME FOR

THE SUMMER.

IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO

EITHER DO SOMETHING, OR I

WAS GOING TO BE IN REALLY

BIG TROUBLE.

A I FLIPPED OI FLIPPED ON THE TV, AND

"THE 700 CLUB" WAS ON.

IT SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT

TIMING.

Reporter: AS HE

WATCHED, GORDON AND TERRY

STARTED PRAYING.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH PAIN IN YOUR

RIGHT HIP AND THERE IS

GRINDING.

GOD IS GOING TO GIVE YOU

BACK THAT HIP JOINT, AND

NO PAIN OR DISCOMFORT IN

ANYTHING YOU DO.

I FELT HIS POWER BEGIN

TO MOVE ON THAT PART OF MY

BODY.

Gordon: JUST RECEIVE

IT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THAT'S WHEN I JUST KNEW

THAT THAT WAS A TRUE WORD

FROM THE LORD, AND IT WAS

FOR ME.

AND MY PAIN LEVEL THE

FOLLOWING DAY WAS PRETTY

MUCH NOTHING.

BUT THEN WITHIN ABOUT A

DAY AND A HALF, I NOTICED

IT WAS COMPLETELY BETTER.

I DIDN'T FEEL THE POPPING

OUT OF PLACE OR THE

GRINDING OR ANYTHING LIKE

THAT.

Reporter: DERRICK

PLAYED HIS NEXT GAME AND

THE REST OF THE SEASON

PAIN-FREE.

THE FACT I WAS ABLE TO

FINISH THE SEASON WAS A

BIG DEAL.

IT WASN'T JUST ABOUT ME.

I REALLY WANT TO GO OUT

EVERY YEAR AND REALLY DO

WELL AND SUCCEED BETTER

FOR MY FAMILY EACH YEAR,

TOO.

Reporter: BUILDING ON

THAT SUCCESSFUL SEASON,

DERRICK'S CAREER HAS

CONTINUED TO PROGRESS.

HE USES EVERY OPPORTUNITY

TO WITNESS TO TEAMMATES

AND FANS ABOUT GOD'S POWER

TO HEAL.

WE CAN PRAY BIG AND

PRAY SMALL.

AND REALLY BELIEVE GOD FOR

SMALL THINGS AND PRAY FOR

BIG THINGS AND PRAY FOR

MIRACLES.

AND AS LONG AS OUR HEART

IS RIGHT, TO REALLY HONOR

THE LORD WITH IT, AND

REALLY GIVE HIM ALL THE

GLORY, THEN GOD WILL DO

GREAT THINGS WITH OUR

LIVES.

Gordon: JUST GIVE HIM

ALL OF THE GLORY.

REALIZE HE WANTS TO HEAL

YOU.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU

HAVE TO BARGAIN WITH HIM

FOR.

HE WANTS TO DO IT.

IT IS PART OF HIS NATURE.

IT IS IN HIS VERY NAME.

IT IS HIS ESSENCE.

SO LET'S DO THAT RIGHT

NOW.

LET'S PRAY AND LET'S JUST

BELIEVE GOD.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU, THOSE

WHO ARE SUFFERING, THOSE

WHO ARE IN PAIN, THOSE WHO

ARE EXPERIENCING

FRUSTRATION IN LIFE.

AND WE JUST ANNOUNCE OVER

THEM THAT YOU WORK ALL

THINGS TOGETHER FOR THEIR

GOOD.

SO DO THAT, LORD GOD.

WORK IT TOGETHER FOR THEIR

GOOD.

HEAL, RESTORE, DELIVER NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

MATTHEW: "COME TO ME, ALL

WHO ARE WEARY AND HEAVY

HEAVY-LADEN, AND I WILL

GIVE YOU REST."

GOD BLESS YOU.

AND WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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