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700 Club Interactive - May 25, 2017

Actress Lisa Lloyd talks about how seeking the spotlight can alter how we see God and ourselves. Read Transcript


Andrew: TURN ON YOUR

TELEVISION, AND YOU MIGHT

SEE HER FACE.

ACTRESS LISA LLOYD JOINS

US TO DISCUSS HOW SHE IS

LIVING TO MAKE SOMEONE

ELSE FAMOUS.

> PLUS...

IT WAS PROBABLY THE

WORST SITUATION I HAD EVER

SEEN.

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY DID

NOT EXPECT HIM TO SURVIVE.

Andrew: ...A MAN'S

LIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

HOW PRAYER PROVIDED A

MIRACLE.

> GOOD MORNING, AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THIS

WEEK'S TOP FIVE TRENDING

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE, A SURPRISING

HEADLINE FROM RAPPER SNOOP

DOGG.

I'M WORKING ON A GOSPEL

ALBUM.

COME ON!

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO

WORK ON A GOSPEL ALBUM?

IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON

MY HEART.

I NEVER GOT AROUND TO IT

BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS DOING

GANGSTER BUSINESS.

BUT I FELT IT HAS BEEN ON

MY HEART TOO LONG.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...NBC'S RED NOSE DAY.

THE FIRST STEP WAS HARD

BECAUSE YOU'RE TESTIFIED.

Reporter: THEY TEAM

UNTO DELIVER LIFE-SAVING

VACCINES TO CHILDREN IN

KENYA.

COMIC RELIEF LEADS THE

ALL-STAR SPECIAL NIGHT OF

TELEVISION, TO RAISE MONEY

FOR CHARITIES, LIKE

"FEEDING AMERICA," "THE

BOYS AND GIRL CLUB" AND

OTHERS.

THE I INCREDIBLE THING

ABOUT BEING INVITED TO RED

NOSE DAY, COMING BACK AND

LOOKING AT THE STATISTICS,

YOU SEE HOW AFFECTIVE THIS

IS.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

* THE NIGHT IS STILL

YOUNG *

* THE NIGHT IS STILL

YOUNG *

Efrem: HIP-HOP'S

NICKI MINAJ IS MAKING

HEADLINES FOR GENEROSITY,

SECRETLY DONATING MONEY

FOR A SMALL INDIAN VILLAGE

FOR YEARS.

IN THIS INSTAGRAM ARTIST

REVEALS, THE MONEY I'VE

SENT TO THIS INDIAN

VILLAGE, VIA MY PASTOR,

HAS GOT TETEN THEM A READING

PROGRAM AND TWO WATER

WELLS.

OVER THE WEEKEND,

SOMEONE SENT HER A TWEET,

JOKING AROUND SAYING, YOU

WANT TO PAY FOR MY

TUITION.

AND NIKKI WROTE BACK, SHOW

ME STRAIGHT "A," AND I'LL

PAY FOR YOUR SCHOOL.

AND SHE IS ACTUALLY

PAYING.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

* WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

Efrem: ...ROCK LEGEND

BONEO APPEARS IN A NEW

VIDEO, FROM A SEMINARY.

> WHAT WOULD BE ONE GOOD

THING ABOUT THIS SONG FOR

PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO

CHRISTIAN FAITH?

DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF

THE POOR AND PROTECT THE

NEEDY AND HELPLESS.

RESCUE THEM FROM THE POWER

OF EVIL PEOPLE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER ONE

THIS WEEK...

*

Efrem: ...GET READY

FOR NEW MUSIC FROM

HILLSONG UNITED.

YOUR HUSBAND HAS SAID FROM

THE BIRTH OF HILLSONG, HE

ALWAYS WANTED CHRISTIAN

MUSIC TO BE A BIG PART OF

THAT?

WAS THAT ALWAYS A PART OF

YOU, TOO?

I WAS PROBABLY VERY

YOUNG AND NAIVE.

MANY YEARS AGO SOMEONE

PROPHESIED AND SAID OVER

YOUR SONGS, ANGELS WILL

HOVER OVER THEIR HEADS AND

SING THIS SONG IN HEAVEN.

Efrem: THE NEW ALBUM,

TITLED "WONDER" WILL

FEATURE SONGS THAT ASK:

HAVE WE LOST THE WONDER?

IT IS SET TO BE RELEASED

JUNE 9th.

Andrew: WELL, EFREM

JOINS US NOW.

WELCOME BACK.

Efrem: THANK YOU.

GOOD TO BE BACK.

Andrew: I UNDERSTAND

THERE IS A LOT OF

SKEPTICISM ABOUT SNOOP

DOGG.

YOU DON'T OFTEN HEAR

SOMEONE SAY, I HAVEN'T HAD

TIME BECAUSE OF ALL OF MY

GANGSTER ACTIVITY.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: LISTENING

LISTENING TO HIS INTERVIEW

AND HEARING HIS HEART, I

BELIEVE HIM.

SHIRLEY CAESAR'S OLD SONG

DEBUTED ON THE HIP-HOP

CHARTS AFTER ALL THESE

YEARS, AND HE WAS ACTUALLY

BEHIND THAT.

HE WROTE A RAP TO THAT AND

INCLUDED IT.

IT TALKED ABOUT GOD AND

HIS FAMILY AND

THANKSGIVING, AND BOBBY

JONES, WHO IS BIG IN THE

GOSPEL WORLD.

AND THAT LAUNCHED HER, FOR

THE FIRST TIME, ON THE

HIP-HOP CHARTS.

HE WAS BEHIND THAT.

AND SHE THANKED HIM FOR

IT, SAYING THAT IT IS A

RAP EVEN THE CHURCH CAN

LISTEN TO.

AND HE HAS NAMED SOME

ARTISTS WHO HE HAS ALREADY

REACHED OUT TO ON THIS

PROJECT, FAITH EVANS,

CHARLIE WILSON.

AND BOTH OF THOSE PEOPLE

WHO HAVE SHARED STORIES OF

FAITH, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE IN

THE R & B WORLD AS WELL.

I'M CURIOUS, AND I'LL BE

ONE TO SAMPLE WHAT SNOOP

DOGG PUTS OUT.

Andrew: CHRISTIANS

HEAR SNOOP DOGG WANTS TO

DO A GOSPEL ALBUM, AND

THEY'RE CYNICAL ABOUT IT.

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE

A GOOD AMBASSADOR FOR

JESUS CHRIST, DON'T ENTER

THE ARENA.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IF THE

GUY IS SEARCHING FOR

SOMETHING, MAYBE WE SHOULD

BE MORE WARM ABOUT IT.

Efrem: WE HAVE ALL

BEEN SAVED BY THE GRACE OF

GOD.

I'M NOT PERFECT, AND I'M

NEVER GOING TO ARRIVE AT

PERFECTION.

THIS COULD BE THE

BEGINNING OF SOMETHING.

IT COULD BE THE MIDDLE OF

SOMETHING.

I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT HE

DOES PUT OUT.

IF HE'S GOING TO SEARCH

THE SCRIPTURE TO WRITE

GOSPEL MUSIC, IT HAS TO DO

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

Andrew: NICKI MINAJ

IN THE NEWS FOR HER

GENEROSITY.

YOU AND I GET CRITICAL

E-MAILS COVERING STORIES

LIKE THIS.

WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS NOT

CHRISTIAN WHO IS BEING

COVERED IN THIS INCIDENCE

IN A POSITIVE WAY.

HERE SHE IS IN SOME WAYS A

GOOD ROLE MODEL.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

SHE HAS, FOR THE PAST TWO

YEARS, BEEN GIVING MONEY

TO A VILLAGE IN INDIA THAT

IS IMPOVERISHED.

AND SHE HAS BEEN GIVING

THAT MONEY THROUGH HER

CHRISTIAN PASTOR IN THE

UNITED STATES WHO TOLD HER

ABOUT THE NEED.

SHE HAS BEEN SECRETLY

DOING THIS.

SHE ONLY REVEALED THE FACT

THAT SHE WAS DOING IT

BECAUSE THEY POSTED A

VIDEO AT THE WELL, PUMPING

THE WATER, THANKING HER

FOR IT.

AND SHE SIMPLY RESPONDED

SAYING, IT DOES MY HEART

GOOD TO SEE IF I WAS ABLE

TO DO THIS.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, SHE

LAUNCHED A CONTEST

INVITING SOMEONE TO POST A

VIDEO OF HER NEW MUSIC,

YOU SINGING IT, AND YOU

COULD POSSIBLY WIN A

CHANCE TO COME AND SEE

HER.

ONE OF HER FANS SAID, I

DON'T NEED TO COME AND SEE

YOU.

WHY DON'T YOU PAY MY

TUITION.

SHE RESPONDED, SHOW ME

STRAIGHT "A"s, AND I

WILL DO IT.

AND PEOPLE ARE SENDING HER

HER COLLEGE BILLS.

AND SHE IS TAKING CARE OF

SOME OF THEIR

RESPONSIBILITIES AND

ALLOWING THEM TO CONTINUE

THEIR EDUCATION.

Andrew: I FOUND IT

INTERESTING WHEN BONO CAME

OUT HERE RECENTLY AND

TALKED ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN

MUSIC INDUSTRY.

I THINK IT WAS 2014 WHEN

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

FRONTMAN WAS ASKED, WHAT

WOULD YOU SAY TO CHRISTIAN

MUSIC-MAKERS -- HERE IS

BONO SAYING TO THE

CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY,

STEP IT UP.

Efrem: BE MORE

HONEST.

HE SAYS -- OVER THE PAST

COUPLE OF YEARS, WE'VE

SEEN HIM EMBRACE THE BOOK

OF PSALMS.

THEY RELEASED ABOUT FIVE

MORE VIDEOS.

HE HAS LEARNED SO MUCH

ABOUT THEM.

HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE

OF THAT REFLECTED IN

CHRISTIAN MUSIC.

THE PERSON INTERVIEWING --

THE PASTOR INTERVIEWING

HIM ASKED HIM, FROM

READING THE PSALMS, WHAT

IS ONE THING YOU CAN SAY

YOU LEARNED ABOUT GOD.

AND HE SAID, I LEARNED HE

LISTENED.

AND HE SAID, WHAT DID YOU

LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF?

AND HE SAID, I DON'T

LISTEN ENOUGH.

THOSE ARE WONDERFUL

LESSONS.

Andrew: WHAT DO YOU

THINK HE MEANS TO THE

CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY,

BE MORE HONEST IN YOUR

WRITING?

Efrem: I THINK HE

WANTS TO SEE MORE WRITING

LIKE THE PSALMS OF DAVID.

I THINK HE HAS BEEN SO

MOVED BY THAT, HE WANTS TO

SEE MORE OF THAT WRITING

IN TODAY'S MUSIC FROM

CHRISTIANS.

Andrew: AND SPEAKING

OF THE CHRISTIAN MUSIC

INDUSTRY, THERE IS NO ONE

BIGGER THAN HILLSONG.

THEY'VE GOT A NEW PROJECT.

Efrem: I'VE LISTENED

TO THE FIRST TWO, AND THE

WHOLE ALBUM WILL BE ON

JUNE 9th.

IT MAKES US FOCUS AND GET

BACK TO OUR CHILD-LIKE

FAITH.

WILL WE APPROACH THE WORLD

AND APPROACH GOD WITH A

HEART OF WONDER, WHERE

WE'RE EXCITED, AND IN AWE

OF THE BEAUTY OF GOD?

LISTENING TO JOEL HOUSTON,

HE WAS TALKING AND HE SAID

HE THINKS VERY OFTEN WE

ARE JUST SUCH A CYNICAL

GENERATION.

Andrew: WE'VE BEEN

CYNICAL ABOUT SOME OF

THESE STORIES.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

WE'RE JUST SO CYNICAL, HE

FELT LIKE THERE WAS A NEED

AND A CALL OF GOD FOR US

TO WAKE UP LIKE A CHILD,

TO LIVE IN WONDER.

I'M A FATHER, YOU'RE A

FATHER.

IT IS AMAZING TO SEE

THINGS THROUGH YOUR

CHILDREN'S EYES, AND HOW

OPEN AND HOW EXCITED THEY

GET ABOUT LITTLE THINGS.

I BELIEVE GOD WANTS US TO

O DO THADO THAT AS WELL.

I THINK WE SPEND OUR

ADULTHOOD TO GET BACK THAT

CHILDHOOD.

Andrew: I'VE BEEN

WAITING FOR BEAR GRILLS TO

CALL.

JEWEJULIA ROBERTS GOT THAT

TAP.

Efrem: RED NOSE DAY

ON NBC.

THAT CHARITY HAS RAISED

MORE THAN $1.3 BILLION

SINCE ITS INCEPTION.

RICHARD CURTIS, THE

FOUNDER OF COMIC RELIEF --

I'VE ACTUALLY GOT MY RED

NOSE HERE, TOO, WHEN I CAN

DON FOR YOU WHEN WE COME

BACK.

SO YOU CAN SEE THIS FUNNY

THING HERE -- THEY SOLD

SEVERAL MILLION THE FIRST

TIME THEY PUT THOSE OUT IN

WALGREEN'S STORE.

I THINK MY KIDS WOULD LOVE

IT.

THEY HAVE RAISED

$1.3 BILLION WITH THIS

CHARITY, AND IT IS NICE TO

SEE CHRISTIAN CHARITIES,

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF

AMERICA, ON NBC,

EVERYTHING FOCUSED THERE.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE FANS

OF "LOVE ACTUALLY," AT

10:00 ON NBC, THERE WILL

ACTUALLY BE A MOVIE SHORT,

UPDATING YOU ON WHERE

THOSE CHARACTERS HAVE

GONE.

I WASN'T A FAN, DID NOT

WATCH, BUT FOR THOSE WHO

DID, THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

Andrew: YOUR MAKEUP

DIDN'T EVEN SMEAR.

Efrem: A PLEASURE.

Andrew: UP NEXT, FROM

COMMERCIALS TO BILLBOARDS

TO TV'S HOST SHOWS, LISA

LLOYD WILL JOINING US TO

DISCUSS THE PITFALLS OF

Andrew: HER

TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDE

SOME OF THE MOST

RECOGNIZABLE SHOWS ON TV,

BUT LISA LLOYD REALIZED

THE CHASE FOR HER OWN FAME

WAS LIKE CHASING THE WIND,

AND SHE LONGED TO MAKE

SOMEONE ELSE FAMOUS.

> HER ACTING ROLES

WEREN'T JUST ABOUT

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL

CAREER.

LISA WANTED TO BE

VALIDATED AND SPENT YEARS

CHASING HER OWN FAME.

IN HER BOOK "CHASING

FAMOUS," LISA SHARES

EVENTS THAT CHANGED HER

LIFE FOREVER, AND WHY SHE

STEPPED OUT OF THE

SPOTLIGHT AND LEARNED TO

SHINE IT ON OTHERS.

LISA, WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Andrew: I'M GUESSING

THE ACTING BUG BIT YOU

WHEN YOU WERE QUITE YOUNG?

IT DID.

IT DID.

I WAS IN THIRD GRADE WHEN

MY MOM GAVE ME AN

OPPORTUNITY TO AUDITION

FOR "BABES IN TOYLAND."

AND I AUDITIONED AND DID

THAT WHEN I WAS A LITTLE

GIRL, AND CONTINUED

THROUGH IN HIGH SCHOOL AND

GRADUATED WITH MY ACTING

DEGREE, AND GOT AN AGENT,

AND SO IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN

SOMETHING I'VE WANTED TO

DO.

Andrew: BESIDES MEN

AND WOMEN HAVING A

PARTICULAR TALENT IN

THEATER AND ACTING, IS A

LOT OF IT JUST FOR

AFFIRMATION?

WE ALL CRAVE AFFIRMATION.

WHY?

I THINK WE DO.

OFTENTIMES IF WE'RE NOT

SEEKING THE AFFIRMATION OF

GOD, WE'RE SEEKING THE

AFFIRMATION OF PEOPLE.

FOR ME, AT LEAST, IT IS

BECAUSE I'M SECURE.

MY IDENTITY OFTEN IS NOT

IN GOD; IT'S IN PEOPLE.

SO CHOOSE ME, NEED ME,

SELECT ME, WANT ME IS MY

CONSTANT CRY.

WHAT I TRY TO REMEMBER IS

GOD HAS ALWAYS CHOSEN ME.

HE HAS ALREADY SELECTED

ME.

THE PEOPLE AROUND ME ARE

GOING TO FAIL ME.

THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS GOING

TO GIVE ME WHAT I NEED,

BUT GOD DOES.

IT IS EASY TO SAY AND HARD

TO LIVE OUT.

Andrew: HOW DID YOU

COME TO THAT PLACE, WHERE

YOU REALIZED GOD HAS

ACCEPTED YOU AND LOVES

YOU.

AND IT'S A JOURNEY.

IT IS A JOURNEY.

AND I DON'T ALWAYS FIGURE

IT OUT.

I DON'T ALWAYS WAKE UP IN

THE MORNING AND THINK, I

DON'T NEED ANYBODY.

I STILL WANT THAT.

I THINK OFTEN IT IS A

RESET FOR ME IN THE

MORNING.

SPENDING TIME WITH GOD,

AND SPENDING TIME WITH

LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, TOO,

THAT ARE GOING TO AFFIRM

ME OR REMIND OF MY

AFFIRMATION IN GOD.

Andrew: UNTIL YOU

CAME TO THAT REALIZATION

THAT GOD DOES AFFIRM YOU,

YOU HAD A BIT OF A ROUGH

JOURNEY, WITH PARTICULAR

HEART BREAKS THAT CHANGED

YOU?

I DID.

I BECAME A CHRISTIAN BY A

LITTLE GIRL, BUT BY THE

TIME I WAS 15 YEARS OLD, I

WAS SEEKING THE

AFFIRMATION AND LOVE OF

YOUNG BOYS, AND I LOST MY

VIRGINITY WHEN I WAS 15,

AND AT 1 18 FOUND OUT I WAS

PREGNANT.

AND EVEN THOUGH I WAS A

CHRISTIAN, THE ONLY WAY

OUT OF THAT WAS TO HAVE AN

ABORTION.

SO THAT'S WHAT I DID.

BUT A FRIEND OF MINE WHO

LOVED THE LORD REMINDED ME

HOW CRAZY GOD IS FOR ME.

AND I SAID, GOD, CAN WE

START THIS ALL OVER AGAIN.

AND HE ENVELOPED ME AND

I'VE NEVER BEEN THE SAME.

Andrew: BECAUSE AT

THAT POINT YOU SAID IN

YOUR BOOK, YOU FELT LIKE

GOD COULDN'T USE YOU

ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE

MISTAKE YOU MADE.

RIGHT.

I THOUGHT BECAUSE I MADE

SUCH A HUGE MISTAKE, I

WASN'T ACCEPTED.

GOD CAN'T USE ME.

I'VE SCREWED UP.

I'M INAFFECTIVE.

BUT GOD WANTS TO USE WHAT

COULD HAVE DESTROYED US

FOR HIS GLORY.

WE HAVE TO BE BRAVE --

IT'S HARD TO DO, BUT WE

HAVE TO BE BRAVE AND TALK

ABOUT THAT.

Andrew: S SO OFTEN WE

COMPARE OURSELVES TO OTHER

PEOPLE.

IN THE ACTING INDUSTRY,

THERE IS A LOT OF THAT?

A LOT OF ENVY AND

JEALOUSY.

HOW DO YOU OVERCOME THAT?

THERE IS A LOT OF ENVY.

THERE IS A GAL I FOLLOW ON

Facebook.

AND I OFTEN WANTED TO BE

HER.

SHE IS A GORGEOUS GAL.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I

COMPARE MYSELF AND WHEN WE

COMPARE OURSELVES, WE

MISOUMISSOUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY GOD

HAS FOR US RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE I'M SO WORRIED

ABOUT BEING SOMEBODY

ELSE'S VERSION OF SUCCESS.

BUT GOD HAS HIS OWN

VERSION OF SUCCESS FOR US.

AND HOW HE WANTS TO USE

ME, SO I CAN GET TO WORK

BEING THE PERSON HE

CREATED ME TO BE.

Andrew: ONE THING

YOUR BOOK DOES SO WELL, IT

TALKS ABOUT HOW GOD HAS

THE FAR BIGGER PICTURE.

AND OUR SENSE OF TIMING.

WE DON'T LIKE TO WAIT FOR

THINGS.

WE DON'T.

I WANT WHAT I WANT AND I

WANT IT NOW.

ESPECIALLY WHEN I FEEL

LIKE GOD HAS CALLED ME TO

DO SOMETHING.

HE HAS SAID, I'VE GOT THIS

FOR YOU, AND THIS IS WHAT

I'M GOING TO HAVE YOU DO

ONE DAY.

AND I WANT IT NOW.

AND GOD OFTEN ASKS US TO

WAIT FOR OUR CUE.

HE DID THAT WITH MOSES.

HE ASKED MOSES TO WAIT.

I THINK IT HAS A LOT TO DO

WITH ME SOMETIMES, BUT

OFTENTIMES IT HAS NOTHING

TO DO WITH ME, BUT IT HAS

TO DO WITH GOD OR OTHER

PEOPLE OR GOD'S PERFECT

TIMING.

WHAT I WANT TO TRY TO

REMEMBER IS I WANT TO WAIT

WELL FOR MY CUE, FOR MY

RELEASE ON TO THE STAGE.

Andrew: AND YOU'VE

HAD MANY AUDITIONS OVER

THE YEARS.

THERE WAS ONE IN

PARTICULAR THAT WAS

LIFE-CHANGING FOR YOU,

WASN'T THERE?

SPIRITUALLY?

YES.

YES.

THERE WAS A TIME -- YEAH.

WHEN I WAS DRIVING TO THIS

PARTICULAR AUDITION, AND I

WAS NERVOUS AND I WAS

ANXIOUS ABOUT BOOKING THE

JOB.

AND THE LORD SAID TO ME,

HE SAID, LISA, I WANT YOU

TO GO AND BE MORE

CONCERNED ABOUT MAKING ME

FAMOUS FOR THIS AUDITION

THAN YOURSELF.

AND THAT REALLY KIND OF

CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR ME

BECAUSE I WASN'T GOING TO

THIS AU AUDITION FOR THE

DIRECTOR TO SELECT ME, TO

BE ENOUGH FOR HIM, TO BE

PRETTY ENOUGH OR TALENTED

ENOUGH, OR JUST THAT

PERFECT THING HE OR SHE

WANTED ME TO BE.

BUT IT WAS GOING TO BE

ABOUT, GOD, HOW CAN YOU

USE YOUR TALENT.

SO THE BOOKING OF THE JOB

WAS UP TO GOD.

I WAS ABLE TO GO IN THERE

AND SAY, GOD, GLORIFY

YOURSELF THROUGH ME.

MAKE YOURSELF FAMOUS

THROUGH ME.

THERE WAS A LOT OF JOY IN

THAT.

I TRIED TO LET THAT FILTER

INTO THE REST OF MY LIFE

AS WELL.

Andrew: AND SINCE

THEN, YOU MARRIED A

WONDERFUL GUY NAMED

MARCUS.

YES.

Andrew: I THINK A LOT

OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES MAY

HAVE HAD EXPERIENCES LIKE

THIS -- OR THEY SHOULD.

YOU WERE PRAYING TO GOD

ABOUT HOW TO SEE YOUR

HUSBAND.

YES.

FOR THE LONGEST TIME, I

DIDN'T ASSUME THE BEST OF

MY HUSBAND.

I ASSUMED THE WORST.

AND I THINK A LOT OF THAT,

A LOT OF THE TENSION THAT

HE AND I WOULD HAVE WAS

NOT BECAUSE OF HIM OR ME,

I BELIEVI THINK THE PERSON WE WERE

FIGHTING WAS THE ENEMY.

THAT'S OUR STRUGGLE,

RIGHT, THE ENEMY.

Andrew: WE FAIL TO

RECOGNIZE THAT MOST OF THE

TIMES.

EXACTLY.

AND HE IS GOING TO WORK

UNTIL WE ARE DONE, UNTIL

WE ARE DEAD IN THE GROUND,

TO DESTROY OUR MARRIAGE.

WHEN I BEGAN TO RECOGNIZE

THAT AND SEE, OKAY, LET ME

RECOGNIZE I'M FIGHTING THE

ENEMY, SO I'M GOING TO

ASSUME THE BEST OF MY

HUSBAND.

HOW CAN I SERVE HIM?

HOW CAN I LOVE HIM WELL?

HOW CAN I DO MY VERY BEST?

IT TURNED INTO A MORE HOLY

LISA THAN A TRYING TO BE

HAPPY LISA, AND THERE WAS

GREAT JOY IN THAT.

IT AFFECTED OUR MARRIAGE

IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY.

IT AFFECTED ME AND HIM AND

IT WAS A GAME-CHANGER FOR

US.

Andrew: THAT'S A

GREAT INSIGHT, IT REALLY

IS.

THANK YOU.

Andrew: THE BOOK IS

CALLED "CHASING FAMOUS."

IT IS A WONDERFUL BOOK.

AND YOU CAN PICK IT UP

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR

BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Andrew: HE WAS THROWN

OVER HIS MOTORCYCLE

HANDLEBARS AT 70 MILES PER

HOUR.

FIND OUT WHY HIS PASTOR

NEVER GAVE UP HOPE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Andrew: DOCTORS WERE

NOT HOPEFUL AFTER CLINT

MAYFIELD FLEW OVER HIS

MOTORCYCLE HANDLEBARS AT

70 MILES PER HOUR.

HIS WIFE THOUGHT FAITH AND

HOPE WAS ALL SHE HAD, AND

IT WAS ABOUT TO BE PUT TO

THE TEST.

TAKE A LOOK.

> DURING A MOTORCYCLE

ROAD NEAR HOUSTON, TEXAS,

IN JUNE OF 2006, CLINT'S

LEATHER JACKET SLIPPED OFF

HIS BIKE AND GOT CAUGHT IN

THE WHEELS.

HE WAS THROWN OVER HIS

BIKE'S HANDLEBARS AT

70 MILES PER HOUR LANDING

ON ASPHALT.

HIS WIFE GOT THE CALL

ABOUT THE ACCIDENT.

I WAS INSTANTLY WORRIED

AND SHOCKED AND KIND OF

STUNNED.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANY DETAILS.

SO IT WAS REALLY SCARY.

Andrew: EMERGENCY

RESPONDERS CALLED FOR A

LIFE FLIGHT TO A TRAUMA

CENTER IN AU IN TEXAS.

WE WERE PRAYING AS WE

DROVE.

I WAS TRYING TO HEAR THE

VOICE OF GOD ABOUT THE

SITUATION, BECAUSE I KNEW

I WOULD BE WALKING INTO A

VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION.

AND I WANTED TO BE AN

ENCOURAGEMENT TO THEM.

THE LORD SPOKE TO ME.

HE SAID, WHEN YOU GET TO

THE HOSPITAL, I WANT YOU

TO TELL THEM THAT CLINT

WILL RECOVER ALL.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT'S

HAPPENED HERE.

DON'T LOOK AT THE

SITUATION.

DON'T LOOK AT THE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

DON'T PUT TOO MUCH STOCK

IN WHAT THE PROGNOSIS IS.

CLINT IS GOING TO RECOVER

ALL.

Andrew: CLINT HAD

SEVERELY DAMAGED THE

FRONTAL AND TEMPORAL LOBES

OF HIS BRAI BRAIN AND WAS IN A

COMA.

DOCTORS SAID, IF HE

SURVIVED, HE MIGHT NEED

FULL-TIME CARE FOR THE

REST OF HIS LIFE.

HE WAS BLEEDING AND HAD

ALL OF THESE I.V.s

EVERYWHERE.

AND HE WAS ON A

VENTILATOR, AND HE WAS

BLEEDING OUT OF HIS EARS.

IT WAS PROBABLY THE

WORST SITUATION I HAD EVER

SEEN.

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY DID

NOT EXPECT HIM TO SURVIVE.

Andrew: THEIR FAMILY

GATHERED IN PRAYER AT THE

HOSPITAL.

AND WORD WENT OUT TO THEIR

CHURCH COMMUNITY TO PRAY

FOR CLINT'S SURVIVAL.

WHENEVER WE FELT LIKE

WE NEEDED TO PRAY, WE

WOULD.

THAT'S WHAT WE NEEDED TO

DO TO STAY FOCUS AND

REMIND OURSELVES ABOUT,

YOU KNOW, OUR PROMISE THAT

HE WAS GOING TO BE HEALED,

AND THAT WE JUST HAD TO

HAVE PATIENCE, EVEN THOUGH

EVERYTHING LOOKED REALLY

BAD, TO STAY HOPEFUL.

Andrew: DESPITE THE

PROGNOSIS, THEY CONTINUED

TO WAIT AND PRAY FOR A

MIRACLE.

I KNOW WHAT I KNOW, BUT

I ALSO KNOW THAT ANYTHING

IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD.

THEY EXHIBITED FAITH

THROUGH THIS ENTIRE

SITUATION.

THE LIKES OF WHICH I HAVE

RARELY SEEN IN 35 YEARS OF

PASTORING.

THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH

PRAYER GOING OUT FOR HIM

NOT TO COME OUT OF THIS.

Andrew: ANDREA CLUNG

TO THE WORD OF GOD FOR

HOPE.

CHURCH MEMBERS GAVE HER

CARDS WITH BIBLE VERSES

ABOUT GOD'S POWER TO HEAL

AND RESTORE.

I WOULD READ THEM TO

MYSELF.

I WOULD READ THEM TO

CLINT.

I WOULD KIND OF WHISPER

THEM TO HIM IN HIS EAR.

THAT WOULD KIND OF GROUND

ME.

GOD, I'VE GOT TO HOLD ON.

THAT'S MY ANSWER.

THAT'S WHAT GOD'S WORD

SAYS, SO I HAVE TO BELIEVE

IT.

GOD'S WORD IS TRUE IN THAT

IT NEVER COMES BACK VOID,

WHATEVER HIS PROMISE IS.

Andrew: ANDREA WAITED

AND PRAYED THROUGH DAYS OF

PROGRESS AND SETBACKS.

HIS INTERNAL CRANIAL

PRESSURES WOULD GO UP OR

HIS BLOOD PRESSURE WOULD

GET REALLY HIGH, OR HE

WOULD HAVE A HIGH FEVER,

AND YOU'RE AFRAID MAYBE HE

WOULD START TO HAVE

SEIZURES AND THINGS LIKE

THAT.

AND THEN IT WOULD

CONSTANTLY JUST KIND OF GO

UP AND DOWN.

HE WAS DOING GOOD AND THEN

THINGS WERE GETTING BAD.

Andrew: FINALLY,

AFTER TWO WEEKS IN A COMA,

THEY HAD A BREAKTHROUGH.

WHILE SURROUNDED BY HIS

FAMILY, CLINT WOKE UP.

HE SAT UP, AND HIS EYES

GOT BIG.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, HUH, I

KNOW THEM.

Andrew: OVER THE NEXT

SEVERAL MONTHS, CLINT

RECOVERED PHYSICALLY AND

MENTALLY BEYOND DOCTORS'

EXPECTATIONS.

THOUGH HE SAYS HE HAD TO

RELEARN EVEN THE SIMPLEST

OF THINGS.

YOU GET BRAIN DAMAGE,

AND YOU MIGHT GET TO GROW

UP AGAIN, HAVING TO

RELEARN ALL KINDS OF

THINGS AGAIN, LIKE HOW TO

DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Andrew: CLINT AND

ANDREA BELIEVE HIS

RECOVERY WAS MIRACULOUS

AND AN ANSWER TO PRAYER.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BE

ABLE TO KNOW THAT GOD WILL

TAKE CARE OF YOU, WHATEVER

IT IS.

TRUST IN GOD WITH

EVERYTHING.

THEY WERE JUST STEADY.

THEY PRAYED.

THEY WALKED IN FAITH.

AND THEY RECEIVED THEIR

MIRACLE.

AND THE FACT THAT CLINT

WAS ABLE TO OVERCOME THAT

KIND OF A DIAGNOSIS, TO

EVEN BE FUNCTIONAL AS A

HUMAN BEING, IS JUST

ABSOLUTELY MIRACULOUS, LET

ALONE BE ABLE TO CONTINUE

HIS JOB.

BEFORE HE WAS KIND OF

QUIET, DIDN'T REALLY TALK

MUCH.

AND NOW HE TALKS A LOT.

HE RESTORED ME.

I GOT BACK EVERYTHING THAT

I NEED AND MORE.

I'VE GOT TWO GIRLS; I'VE

GOT A HAPPY WIFE.

GOD HAS HELPED US TO NOT

JUST MOVE FORWARD, BUT TO

PROSPER.

IF YOU JUST TRUST HIM,

HE'LL PROVIDE YOU WHAT YOU

NEED AND MORE.

Andrew: WHAT A

REMARKABLE TESTIMONY.

WE ONLY HAVE A MOMENT TO

PRAY.

WHATEVER YOUR NEED IS,

LET'S LIFT IT BEFORE THE

LORD AS WE SEE HE ANSWERS

PRAYER.

FATHER GOD, WE COME BEFORE

YOU WITH OUR NEED.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS.

WE NEED HEALING.

WE NEED STRENGTH, FATHER.

WE'RE IN DEPRESSION.

WE NEED A TOUCH OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT, LORD GOD, TO

GIVE US STRENGTH.

REBUILD OUR FAITH, LORD.

YOU KNOW MY NEED.

I ASK YOU, FATHER GOD, TO

INTERCEDE IN MY LIFE AND

TOUCH ME WITH THE POWER OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I LOOK TO YOU LORD IN

JESUS' NAME.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PSALM 18:

"OUT OF MY DISTRESS, I

CALLED ON THE LORD.

THE LORD ANSWERED ME AND

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