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March 25, 2019
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There is power in your words! Laurie Crouch is joined by her friends, Victoria Osteen and Christine Caine, to talk about how to find your voice and use your words wisely. See another preview of Better Together on this special Praise episode! TBN Prayer Line: 1-888-731-1000

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Praise | “Better Together” Finding Your Voice | 3/25/19

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  • - [Announcer] We are getting Better Together on TBN.
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  • Each week, Laurie Crouch gathers her best friends
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  • for powerful conversations and so much more.
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  • The fun starts April 22nd and we are bringing
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  • you a special preview.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • Tonight on Praise from Los Angeles,
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  • Laurie Crouch, Victoria Osteen and Christine Caine
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  • on the power of words.
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  • Praise starts now.
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  • We're always better together.
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  • - Hello and welcome, welcome to this
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  • special edition of the Praise program
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  • right here on our new Better Together set.
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  • - Beautiful. - Come on.
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  • - Yeah, you like it?
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  • - [Victoria] Mm-mm.
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  • - It's pretty, isn't it?
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  • - It's stunning.
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  • - We wanna welcome you, this is a brand new program
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  • that we're just happy that you're here to join us
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  • and I've got Christine Caine and Victoria Osteen
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  • and this program is friends, friends getting
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  • together and talking about life,
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  • ups and downs, God is good all the time
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  • and we remind each other and we're just
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  • here to share it with you and I just want
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  • to encourage you to be a part of it.
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  • We start on April 22nd.
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  • So why are we doing Better Together?
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  • - Because we're better together.
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  • (laughing)
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  • I mean, it's not rocket science.
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  • Why do life alone?
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  • - [Laurie] Right.
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  • - When you can do it together?
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  • - Absolutely.
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  • And you know, I love to hear conversation
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  • because it enlarges me.
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  • I get ideas from people, I never thought of certain things,
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  • and so that's what I believe that these programs
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  • are gonna be about, it's gonna be enlarging
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  • all of us together.
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  • - So tonight we're talking about how to find your voice.
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  • Take a little small look at Better Together.
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  • - I thank God for my friends because
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  • whenever I'm weak, they're strong.
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  • Whenever they're weak, I'm strong.
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  • So we're helpers of one another.
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  • We were never called to walk this road alone.
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  • (upbeat piano music)
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  • (laughs)
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  • - There's nothing' greater than being with
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  • amazing women who will lift you up and support you
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  • and make you better.
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  • (laughing and excited group chatter)
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  • - Better Together.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • We're not done yet?
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  • Oh, hold the applause please.
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  • (upbeat piano music)
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  • - She's the only person on earth than I'm taller than.
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  • (laughs)
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  • Makes me feel so good.
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  • (upbeat music and laughing)
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  • - [Camera Man] Is that it?
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  • - That's it, that's it, it's all I got,
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  • it's all I got right now.
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  • - You're not gonna wanna miss a second of Better Together.
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  • We have so many fun things planned
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  • but none of this would be possible without you.
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  • You need to connect with us on social media.
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  • We want to hear from you and tell us
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  • what you want to talk about.
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  • This is not just a TV program, it's a community.
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  • It's built on love and friendship and encouragement
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  • and it's time that we join together
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  • to make the world a better place, amen?
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  • - Amen. - Amen.
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  • (laughs)
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  • - If you want to make a difference
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  • you have to find your voice and know how to use it.
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  • That's what we're talking about tonight.
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  • Next, doctor Deedee Freeman kicks off our conversation
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  • with how she learned the power of words.
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  • - When Brelynn was little we used to say,
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  • Brelynn, no, we would just say,
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  • go ahead with your little black self.
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  • You know, just playin'
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  • go on, go on with your little black self.
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  • We would just say it all the time
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  • and I remember asking her, I said,
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  • Brelynn, what color are you?
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  • And she said, I'm a black self.
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  • I was like, oh, I'll never call you that again.
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  • Because she had begin to identify something negative
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  • opposed to, even though our intentions
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  • were pure, just fun, you know, just havin'
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  • lighthearted stuff, conversation, we thinkin'
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  • this is okay but when she begin to say that,
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  • it was like, this isn't, this isn't good,
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  • this isn't positive. - yeah.
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  • And so we had to begin to change it
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  • and sittin' here listening to y'all now
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  • thinking about, what if Vashti knew--
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  • - Mm. - Ooh.
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  • - The importance of her words or her voice.
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  • - [Christine] Totally.
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  • - If she understood that she would be
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  • exiled from the kingdom.
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  • If she would have used her voice properly
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  • she could have been Ester.
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  • - That's right. - She absolutely--
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  • - Or David's wife was Michal, right?
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  • - Yes.
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  • - You know, she's the one that mocked and criticized
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  • and then was barren for the rest of her life
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  • and I just thought, boy is that, gosh, that's a good point.
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  • - That's a real good point.
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  • - Abigail, because Abigail was a smart woman.
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  • And so, one wife used her words incorrectly, nope, goodbye
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  • and he upgraded to Abigail who used her words wisely.
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  • We could be those women today.
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  • - Could be, 'cause Vashti had a group of women
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  • that she was responsible for in a party
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  • and she decides to not use her voice properly
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  • and she, you know, got kicked outta that spot.
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  • It's like, I wanna use my words so much so properly
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  • that God will be glorified.
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  • - [Christine] Absolutely.
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  • - You know, I wanna be heard, a lot of times women
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  • feel like, I can say what I wanna say, I can--
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  • - Well you can! - Yeah you can.
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  • - But my thing, even in my relationship with my marriage,
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  • it's like, I wanna be heard.
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  • - I wanna be heard.
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  • (hearty laughing)
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  • - There's no on like doctor Deedee.
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  • - Yeah, right, that sometimes gets us in trouble.
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  • But Chris, what is your voice and how do you find it?
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  • - You know, I think it's such a huge subject,
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  • but I think you voice is really
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  • connected to your influence and in lots of ways
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  • having you find your voice is first and foremost
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  • you've got to learn to hear God
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  • because what we have I think is a lot of opinion
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  • out there not necessarily voice.
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  • And sometimes I think that's where we were going
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  • and Holly was saying, you can kinda sprout what you want
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  • (laughter)
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  • but that doesn't mean that your gonna carry (laughs)
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  • yes, that doesn't mean it's gonna carry to
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  • actually change anyone for the good
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  • or it could move someone to the better.
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  • I think it comes out of listening to God
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  • and when you listen to God
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  • and with His Holy Spirit on the inside of you
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  • I think then courage and strength comes from
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  • the inside of you to help people around you find wisdom,
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  • make wise choices, and move forward.
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  • - Out of the heart the mouth speaks.
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  • - Totally.
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  • - And that's what the Scripture says so I think your voice
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  • has to start also with your thoughts.
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  • - [Christine] Yes.
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  • - And what are you thinking about?
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  • What are you dwelling on?
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  • And like you said, when you put God's Word in
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  • it will help your thoughts.
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  • You know, it will align your thoughts with God
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  • because you can't be thinking one thing
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  • and expect to say something different.
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  • Because what you're thinking is eventually gonna come out.
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  • What you're putting into you is eventually gonna come out
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  • so I think we have to start within us first
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  • and when we have, do our best to have a pure heart,
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  • like I can't be thinking over there like,
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  • who does she think she is?
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  • - Right. - She thinks she is so great.
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  • And then expect later for those thoughts not to surface,
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  • not to materialize and just like they were talking about
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  • Queen Vashti and she was put in a really hard situation
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  • where she was being demeaned.
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  • She was expected to do something
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  • that scholars say to even come and dance for all these men
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  • with no clothes on so she was in a bad place.
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  • We find ourselves sometimes in difficult places.
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  • That's why it's so important
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  • that our thoughts are going in the right direction
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  • and that we can harness those thoughts
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  • so they don't just come out of our mouth.
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  • - My daddy used to say, garbage in, garbage out.
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  • - It's not complicated and I think now
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  • because of the world that we live in
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  • it's easy to get garbage in because you're looking at it
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  • on you phone, all the time through social media
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  • so I think you have to be very careful
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  • because if you want your voice to carry
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  • with the authority that can only come from God's Word
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  • then I think you have to fill yourself with God's Word.
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  • We need to not confuse our opinion with the Word of God.
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  • The Bible says, the grass withers the flower fades
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  • but the Word of the Lord, it will last forever.
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  • So it's God Word that lasts and I think
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  • the more of God's Word we put in
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  • the more authority we carry, the more strength we carry,
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  • and that's what comes out of us
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  • which I think is absolutely awesome.
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  • And I love the fact that, up next,
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  • sometimes finding your voice
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  • means that you've gotta face your fears
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  • and I know for me, that's the case
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  • in every realm of my life.
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  • I've had so many fears to overcome
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  • and there are so many circumstances in my life
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  • that if I didn't step up and into what God had
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  • by overcoming fear then there is no way
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  • that I would have the influence that God has given me today.
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  • So, I think we're gonna see a little bit more about that.
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  • - I grew up and my daddy said I couldn't make sense
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  • 'til I was seven.
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  • - Wow!
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  • - So it kinda put a damper on me communicating.
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  • You didn't mean that, you didn't mean for me to have
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  • a hard time communicating but kinda all my life
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  • I was thinking, okay I'm a bad communicator
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  • I've got to be quiet, you know, 'cause I can't,
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  • you know, if I ever got in a verbal, I never debated.
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  • I know all four of you--
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  • (hearty laughter) - No, no, never.
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  • I had to learn to debate 'cause my husband is the most
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  • verbal communicator, you guys have probably ever seen.
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  • - Yes. - Yeah.
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  • - And I would just completely shut down.
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  • But then you marry into this family
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  • and you get handed a microphone.
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  • So that's where I had to say, okay I'm gonna either
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  • walk in faith but I didn't want that microphone.
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  • So this program kinda was birthed out of
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  • something that my mother-in-law had said
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  • about Trinity Broadcasting Network
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  • and waking up to hope and grace
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  • and she said, baby, this was one of her last,
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  • well the last time I saw her, she goes,
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  • baby we are so missin' something here with the women,
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  • with the ladies and I heard someone talk about fear
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  • and excitement and that when you feel fear
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  • it sets off the same dopamines and the same atropophe
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  • whatever they call it.
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  • (panel laughs)
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  • All in your brain, all the same thing.
  • 00:10:20.290 --> 00:10:21.220
  • - Right. - Yeah.
  • 00:10:21.220 --> 00:10:23.070
  • - You know, it reacts in your brain as the same feeling,
  • 00:10:23.070 --> 00:10:26.210
  • excitement and fear, but what you got to tell yourself
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  • is that we don't walk in fear but we're gonna be excited--
  • 00:10:29.110 --> 00:10:32.110
  • - But I'm excited!
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  • - About this, you know?
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  • So I thought I'm gonna gather my friends
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  • and be excited about this and try to help the world
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  • by being better together
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  • and finding the community of people.
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  • So I am better because of what you guys
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  • instill in me everyday.
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  • I wake up to the most beautiful text from
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  • Miranda, my assistant, she just said this morning,
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  • I am so excited about today,
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  • you guys are gonna change the world.
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  • That just sets your torch and everybody has the ability,
  • 00:11:02.090 --> 00:11:06.150
  • and the opportunity to do that to at least one person.
  • 00:11:06.150 --> 00:11:09.180
  • - That's right.
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  • - (laughing) So who encourages you to use your voice?
  • 00:11:11.000 --> 00:11:14.140
  • - Well, my husband's a great encourager.
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  • He's always pushing me but I've been blessed in my life
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  • to have people around me that have encouraged me
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  • and I've heard other stories and it's just disheartening
  • 00:11:23.290 --> 00:11:27.040
  • to think that people would use their words
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  • to tear someone down but I believe that my
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  • yes, like I like to say, my getting in agreement with God
  • 00:11:33.100 --> 00:11:37.170
  • it's hidden inside me many times
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  • and so I have to rely on people,
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  • just like you were saying that text,
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  • I have to look for the good 'cause it's easy to find
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  • negative voices, you know, they're not far,
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  • even my own voice, so I do, I have to really
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  • kinda learn to shut out those voices
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  • and look for the good voices, the yes voices
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  • because I think there's too many people out today
  • 00:12:01.170 --> 00:12:04.000
  • and they have had something negative spoken
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  • you have to uproot it because it'll come back again
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  • and again and again until you put something better in.
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:12.230
  • - Wow, next we're gonna watch Bianca
  • 00:12:12.230 --> 00:12:15.130
  • and she's gonna talk about
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  • how she dedicated her voice to God.
  • 00:12:16.250 --> 00:12:20.030
  • - We can talk about having our voice or owning our voice
  • 00:12:20.030 --> 00:12:23.130
  • but for a whole segment of women they're still tryin'
  • 00:12:23.130 --> 00:12:25.090
  • to discover what their voice sounds like.
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  • For me I feel like I was fortunate enough
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  • to have just an earnest and honest conversation
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  • with God at a very young age.
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  • I, like Chris, first generation American,
  • 00:12:34.050 --> 00:12:37.030
  • well, you're not first generation American.
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  • - I was gonna say Australian, please!
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:39.290
  • (hearty laughter)
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  • - We're both emigrants.
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  • (hearty laughter)
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  • - [Christine] We get the joke.
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  • - [Bianca] And we get the job done.
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  • - [Deedee] That's all that matters.
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  • - I really struggled academically.
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  • We were raised in the hood, I had a number of things
  • 00:12:48.290 --> 00:12:51.100
  • that were going on but I couldn't read, write or spell
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  • at the age of 12 and I just had an honest
  • 00:12:52.280 --> 00:12:55.080
  • conversation with God and I was tired of being marginalized
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  • and made fun of, feeling absolutely stupid.
  • 00:12:58.070 --> 00:13:01.280
  • And so as a frustrated little girl I said,
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  • God, if you give me words I will give you my voice.
  • 00:13:03.220 --> 00:13:06.280
  • And God was faithful in that and I think for those
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  • that want to discover their voice
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  • I think the first step is having an honest conversation,
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  • an earnest conversation with God and saying,
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  • what do you want me to say?
  • 00:13:17.130 --> 00:13:18.280
  • So we're dealing with a whole generation
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  • that has a lot to say, my peers have a lot to say.
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  • This next generation has a lot to say
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  • but are we saying it, are we saying words
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  • that are bathed with God, bathed in Jesus?
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  • - [Holly] Yeah.
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  • - [Christine] Right.
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  • - Miss Deedee had said, Jesus said,
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  • I speak the words of my father.
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  • That should come off of our lips as well.
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  • I think growing up as a first generation American,
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  • living in urban-hood environment,
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  • some of the challenges that I faced
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  • I wasn't able to read, write or spell at the age of 12.
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  • I was morbidly obese by the age of 13.
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  • I had every excuse by statisticians to be quantified
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  • and listed as a failure, repeating the generational
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  • cycles of those that have gone before me.
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  • But that wasn't the story that I was gonna tell.
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  • At a very young age and a purpose in my heart,
  • 00:14:01.100 --> 00:14:03.180
  • that God has a plan and a purpose for my life,
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  • plans for good and not of evil,
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  • to give me a future and hope that if I really believe that
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  • then I wanted to step into my story.
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  • Yes I am brown, yes I am loud, yes I am late but guess what?
  • 00:14:13.030 --> 00:14:17.160
  • I bring the fun so my voice is gonna be in the church
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:20.170
  • and we're gonna talk about Jesus in a fun way.
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  • I'm gonna make the Bible come alive.
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  • I get to, and no one else can steal this from me,
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  • I get to teach the Bible like a novela.
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  • That is like a Spanish soap opera, next level crazy.
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  • That is what I get to bring.
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  • So what do you bring?
  • 00:14:33.220 --> 00:14:35.030
  • What is your flavor?
  • 00:14:35.030 --> 00:14:36.130
  • What is your sabor?
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:37.200
  • What is your flavor that you get to bring
  • 00:14:37.200 --> 00:14:39.090
  • to the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
  • 00:14:39.090 --> 00:14:40.270
  • - I love that because everybody's got your own flavor,
  • 00:14:42.100 --> 00:14:45.060
  • everybody's got your own unique voice.
  • 00:14:45.060 --> 00:14:47.150
  • How important is it to just use your own voice?
  • 00:14:47.150 --> 00:14:49.130
  • - Oh, God can only anoint you not another version of you
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  • that's what I always think so I think that's why
  • 00:14:54.100 --> 00:14:57.010
  • the enemy fights so hard to silence our voice
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:15:00.040
  • and to make us feel full of fear or insecurity or doubt
  • 00:15:00.040 --> 00:15:04.080
  • and I think just like Bianca was talking about
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:07.080
  • coming from a Hispanic background
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  • and where does that all fit?
  • 00:15:08.180 --> 00:15:09.260
  • I was the Greek emigrant in Australia,
  • 00:15:09.260 --> 00:15:12.030
  • it's the same kind of thing and I remember even when I
  • 00:15:12.030 --> 00:15:14.120
  • first come into women's ministry I thought
  • 00:15:14.120 --> 00:15:16.170
  • I'm not like the other women, I mean,
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  • my hair is flatter than your hair (laughs)
  • 00:15:19.000 --> 00:15:22.110
  • but it was kinda going, I wear a hundred shades black,
  • 00:15:22.110 --> 00:15:26.080
  • I mean, that's it, we were talking about it
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:28.230
  • but go okay, am I comfortable in my own skin
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  • so that I can find my own voice
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  • and know that that's what God has anointed
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:37.080
  • and if I try to have someone else's voice
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:40.150
  • then how can God anoint something that's not uniquely me?
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  • - Yeah. - I think.
  • 00:15:43.280 --> 00:15:45.050
  • - I agree with that, I think that's amazing.
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  • I think you have to know who you are.
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:48.080
  • You know, so many people out there
  • 00:15:48.080 --> 00:15:49.180
  • like Bianca was sayin' they have an opinion.
  • 00:15:49.180 --> 00:15:51.280
  • Everybody's got opinion, they all want to have this voice
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:54.190
  • but I think sometimes we need to reign in our voice.
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  • - [Christine] Yes.
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:15:59.200
  • - We need to know that we don't have to always
  • 00:15:59.200 --> 00:16:00.200
  • use our voice.
  • 00:16:00.200 --> 00:16:02.050
  • We don't have to have an opinion about everything.
  • 00:16:02.050 --> 00:16:04.230
  • Sometimes we wanna straighten everyone out
  • 00:16:04.230 --> 00:16:06.230
  • but I really don't think God's called us
  • 00:16:06.230 --> 00:16:09.000
  • on this earth to straighten everyone out
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:10.230
  • and I think that takes a lot of, not only self-respect
  • 00:16:10.230 --> 00:16:14.210
  • but respect for other people.
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:16.200
  • To know that hey number one, I don't have to straighten
  • 00:16:16.200 --> 00:16:18.260
  • you out but I can have my own opinion
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:22.030
  • without having to have conflict with you.
  • 00:16:22.030 --> 00:16:24.030
  • So I think this voice situation is very complex
  • 00:16:24.030 --> 00:16:28.220
  • but I do believe that you have to have
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:31.100
  • a good enough self-esteem to understand
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  • when to use your voice and when not to use you voice.
  • 00:16:33.130 --> 00:16:35.290
  • - Close your mouth (laughs) that's what I've heard,
  • 00:16:35.290 --> 00:16:39.030
  • my mom always said, if you don't have something nice to say
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:42.030
  • don't say it, but I think we've talked about it before,
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:44.290
  • this social media thing, boy it's so easy to get on there
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:48.110
  • and just spout your opinions off to people and hurt people.
  • 00:16:48.110 --> 00:16:53.050
  • Words have the power to build up or to tear down every time.
  • 00:16:53.050 --> 00:16:57.140
  • - I just want to leave people better off
  • 00:16:57.140 --> 00:16:58.220
  • than when I got there and that should be our
  • 00:16:58.220 --> 00:17:01.070
  • point of reference is I'm not here to straighten you out
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:04.040
  • I want to leave you better off.
  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:06.100
  • It's not how what I say to you many times
  • 00:17:06.100 --> 00:17:08.130
  • it's just how I make you feel.
  • 00:17:08.130 --> 00:17:10.140
  • - Well next we're gonna see Holly Wagner
  • 00:17:10.140 --> 00:17:12.130
  • and she's gonna share how a simple
  • 00:17:12.130 --> 00:17:13.250
  • act of obedience can save a life.
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:16.120
  • - So this teenage girl was feeling very vulnerable
  • 00:17:16.120 --> 00:17:21.120
  • and just insecure and really doubting herself
  • 00:17:22.170 --> 00:17:26.060
  • and so the amazing thing is that she said
  • 00:17:26.060 --> 00:17:29.220
  • she went to the Bible, she says, okay,
  • 00:17:29.220 --> 00:17:31.070
  • I'm just gonna go to the Bible, we have the Bible,
  • 00:17:31.070 --> 00:17:34.050
  • and I'm gonna write down everything God says about me.
  • 00:17:34.050 --> 00:17:38.160
  • And so she wrote it down on a piece of paper
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:40.020
  • and then, this teenage girl, on her Instagram feed
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:44.030
  • she decided to just put on there what God says
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:46.210
  • about you or me, she put it on there.
  • 00:17:46.210 --> 00:17:49.080
  • Well, unbeknownst to her there was this other teenage girl,
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:54.080
  • not even in the same city I don't think
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:57.060
  • who had just written a suicide note--
  • 00:17:57.060 --> 00:17:59.280
  • - [Christine] Oh wow.
  • 00:17:59.280 --> 00:18:01.130
  • - To her family and she thought before I kill myself--
  • 00:18:01.130 --> 00:18:04.040
  • - [Christine] Oh wow.
  • 00:18:04.040 --> 00:18:05.180
  • - I'm just gonna, just see what people I know are doing.
  • 00:18:05.180 --> 00:18:08.260
  • And so she comes across her Instagram feed
  • 00:18:08.260 --> 00:18:11.180
  • and on the Instagram feed it was,
  • 00:18:11.180 --> 00:18:13.260
  • daughter of the King and loved and valued and purpose.
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:16.280
  • And so she started reading all this stuff
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:19.020
  • and it changed, like something was birthed in her then
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:21.290
  • or something, I don't know what happened
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:23.110
  • but just something changed in her and so then
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:25.200
  • she just decides no I have something to live for
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:28.160
  • so then she ends up messaging the girl
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:31.070
  • and then of course now the girl is crying
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.130
  • but then they've reached out to her
  • 00:18:32.130 --> 00:18:34.120
  • and so she's now got a community of people
  • 00:18:34.120 --> 00:18:36.200
  • to do life with and be better together and all of that.
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:39.270
  • So I started thinking, that's how we're suppose to be
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:42.070
  • using social media--
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:43.170
  • - Hello, hello. - Or using our voice, right?
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:45.120
  • - You know what has made me realize it?
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:46.260
  • Is having kids.
  • 00:18:46.260 --> 00:18:48.100
  • Of how much my words carry, 'cause my younger one's
  • 00:18:48.100 --> 00:18:50.280
  • really sensitive and I'm not even thinking anything,
  • 00:18:50.280 --> 00:18:54.150
  • you know what I mean, and she could just start crying
  • 00:18:54.150 --> 00:18:57.200
  • and I'm like, what on earth?
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:19:00.150
  • The first time that happened was when I realized
  • 00:19:00.150 --> 00:19:03.030
  • whoa, what our words carry really is life and death.
  • 00:19:03.030 --> 00:19:07.000
  • - Life and death, right?
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:08.090
  • - Mutually, mutually, yeah.
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:09.290
  • - Words are free but it may cost you later.
  • 00:19:09.290 --> 00:19:12.000
  • - Oh, when it dawned on me that,
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:14.190
  • that my words could have an impact was
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:18.250
  • maybe it was in the first few years of
  • 00:19:20.210 --> 00:19:22.250
  • traveling and teaching or whatever
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:24.110
  • but I would get letters back and from young girls.
  • 00:19:24.110 --> 00:19:27.110
  • So from teenage girls who would talk to me
  • 00:19:27.110 --> 00:19:29.230
  • about what they learned and heard
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:32.030
  • and it sobered me in a good way
  • 00:19:32.030 --> 00:19:34.160
  • to know that, to just be really mindful that--
  • 00:19:34.160 --> 00:19:39.030
  • - You never know.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.010
  • - You never know who's listening
  • 00:19:40.010 --> 00:19:41.080
  • and that, yeah, that the words matter.
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:46.040
  • - I've been married for 33 years and praise--
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:49.040
  • - Me too, me too!
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:50.020
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:19:50.020 --> 00:19:51.160
  • - Congratulations. - Congratulations.
  • 00:19:51.160 --> 00:19:52.250
  • - Hey, hey. - Goin' on 33 right here.
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:19:55.010
  • - 33. - Yep.
  • 00:19:55.010 --> 00:19:56.090
  • - Did you know Jesus was crucified at 33?
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:57.160
  • I'm just sayin'. - How 'bout that!
  • 00:19:57.160 --> 00:19:58.270
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:19:58.270 --> 00:20:00.110
  • - Listen, if you stay married 33 years
  • 00:20:00.110 --> 00:20:02.170
  • you die all the time, you die all the time.
  • 00:20:02.170 --> 00:20:05.160
  • - We have already been crucified.
  • 00:20:05.160 --> 00:20:07.120
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:20:07.120 --> 00:20:10.110
  • - But you know like the first seven or eight years
  • 00:20:10.110 --> 00:20:12.070
  • of our relationship, how we stayed is, it was really hard
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:16.080
  • but one of the main reason is because I didn't know
  • 00:20:16.080 --> 00:20:20.260
  • who I happened to be and I allowed Mike to define me.
  • 00:20:20.260 --> 00:20:25.230
  • - [Christine] Wow, that's powerful.
  • 00:20:25.230 --> 00:20:27.020
  • - You know, I did, I allow him to give me
  • 00:20:27.020 --> 00:20:29.230
  • purpose or even self-esteem, self-worth, value.
  • 00:20:29.230 --> 00:20:33.140
  • I lost it all because of the insecurities that I had
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:39.140
  • in being a wife, not knowin' how to properly
  • 00:20:40.180 --> 00:20:44.090
  • fulfill that position, it was horrible
  • 00:20:44.090 --> 00:20:47.080
  • and so he used his words not always to build me up.
  • 00:20:47.080 --> 00:20:52.080
  • You know, some of those words were very damaging.
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  • And so, I learned the power of words really through that.
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:21:00.110
  • And so, not until, again I begin to find out
  • 00:21:00.110 --> 00:21:03.100
  • who I happen to be then that's when I was able
  • 00:21:03.100 --> 00:21:08.060
  • to put a stop to allow all the negative words
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  • to influence me, it's like, no, this doesn't define me,
  • 00:21:11.190 --> 00:21:15.100
  • this word right here defines me
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  • and when I begin to do that it begin to change him
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  • because I found me.
  • 00:21:21.240 --> 00:21:22.190
  • - That's powerful.
  • 00:21:22.190 --> 00:21:24.070
  • - [Deedee] So I didn't allow him to define me.
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:25.060
  • - So it was like a boundary.
  • 00:21:25.060 --> 00:21:26.140
  • - It was a boundary, it was a boundary,
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  • I drew that boundary in my purpose though.
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  • Finding out who I happen to be.
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  • It's like God, when I found out who God created me to be,
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:36.060
  • it's like you've been saying, I'm the daughter of the King!
  • 00:21:37.200 --> 00:21:40.280
  • You David didn't even want to take the daughter
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  • of Saul on because he understood it is responsibility.
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  • You say this like it's a the light thing
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  • and when I got revelation this ain't no light thing
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  • being married to the daughter of a King.
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  • - [Woman] That's right.
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  • - And you can't use any ol' words talkin' about me.
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  • When I was growing up I didn't have that voice.
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:22:01.040
  • I didn't feel like I was entitled to a voice, if you will.
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:05.100
  • Wasn't raised in a real strong kind of family
  • 00:22:05.100 --> 00:22:09.160
  • or dynamics with the mother that spoke up
  • 00:22:09.160 --> 00:22:12.060
  • so I never saw that so when I grew up I didn't have it.
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:16.050
  • And then when I got married some things transpired
  • 00:22:16.050 --> 00:22:19.090
  • and so I still didn't have, you know, that voice.
  • 00:22:19.090 --> 00:22:22.170
  • And really not until I found purpose
  • 00:22:22.170 --> 00:22:25.260
  • and started gettin' in the Word to get some kind of identity
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:29.010
  • is when I begin to develop and to learn
  • 00:22:29.010 --> 00:22:33.070
  • that I did have something to say.
  • 00:22:33.070 --> 00:22:35.110
  • Because it was quite painful growing up
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:39.210
  • not thinking you could speak up
  • 00:22:39.210 --> 00:22:42.060
  • you know and watching everybody else say and do
  • 00:22:42.060 --> 00:22:47.000
  • what they felt called to do,
  • 00:22:47.000 --> 00:22:49.210
  • it was a little degrading as well.
  • 00:22:49.210 --> 00:22:52.120
  • And so it took away my self-esteem, my value, my worth,
  • 00:22:52.120 --> 00:22:56.250
  • I didn't know who I happen to be
  • 00:22:56.250 --> 00:22:58.190
  • and not until I got in the Word is when I begin to
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:23:01.170
  • really find purpose to find my voice,
  • 00:23:01.170 --> 00:23:03.180
  • finding my voice in His voice.
  • 00:23:03.180 --> 00:23:05.130
  • - Wow, I like that.
  • 00:23:07.080 --> 00:23:08.210
  • - Powerful. - That's powerful.
  • 00:23:08.210 --> 00:23:10.070
  • - So do you think we're all held responsible for our words?
  • 00:23:10.070 --> 00:23:13.170
  • - It's just about what we ask God (laughing) yeah.
  • 00:23:15.000 --> 00:23:17.070
  • And I think in an era, there is not an absence
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:21.110
  • of words we've talked about it.
  • 00:23:21.110 --> 00:23:23.060
  • I think those of us that are as old as the dinosaurs
  • 00:23:23.060 --> 00:23:25.230
  • so we grew up before an internet, you know,
  • 00:23:25.230 --> 00:23:28.130
  • you had to kinda fight to get your words out there.
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:30.130
  • Nowadays, you can vent and you don't really have a voice.
  • 00:23:30.130 --> 00:23:33.220
  • You've just more outrage, I mean, they call it
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:35.200
  • the outrage culture, everywhere you go.
  • 00:23:35.200 --> 00:23:37.110
  • You don't wanna wake up in the morning.
  • 00:23:37.110 --> 00:23:38.250
  • Whether it's the news or media there's outrage, outrage.
  • 00:23:38.250 --> 00:23:41.250
  • I'm just gonna vent how I feel
  • 00:23:41.250 --> 00:23:43.160
  • and yet Scripture talks about us having self-control
  • 00:23:43.160 --> 00:23:47.050
  • and then renewing our minds by bringing it
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:49.200
  • into alignment with the Word of God.
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  • Once your thoughts and your mind and your heart
  • 00:23:51.170 --> 00:23:53.140
  • is renewed you could speak words of life
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  • that can change people's eternal destinies
  • 00:23:55.290 --> 00:23:57.260
  • and I think the more we are committed to saying
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  • I wanna build up, I don't wanna tear down
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:03.090
  • in my relation instead of complaining about my boss
  • 00:24:03.090 --> 00:24:06.050
  • or instead of complaining about my friends
  • 00:24:06.050 --> 00:24:08.150
  • I can start to speak words of life and hope and liberty.
  • 00:24:08.150 --> 00:24:11.210
  • You change your words, you change your world.
  • 00:24:11.210 --> 00:24:13.250
  • I'm convinced of that.
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:15.160
  • - What's the saying?
  • 00:24:15.160 --> 00:24:16.290
  • Make your words sweet because you have to eat 'em.
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:18.150
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:24:18.150 --> 00:24:19.120
  • - Hello.
  • 00:24:19.120 --> 00:24:20.190
  • - You know and so the thing is is that
  • 00:24:20.190 --> 00:24:22.160
  • people don't understand when you build someone else up
  • 00:24:22.160 --> 00:24:25.190
  • God is gonna make sure you get built up.
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  • - [Christine] Totally.
  • 00:24:27.030 --> 00:24:28.160
  • - When you give the Bible says you'll receive.
  • 00:24:28.160 --> 00:24:31.200
  • And so often people don't use their words,
  • 00:24:31.200 --> 00:24:33.220
  • they don't wanna give someone else
  • 00:24:33.220 --> 00:24:35.020
  • something they don't think they may have.
  • 00:24:35.020 --> 00:24:36.190
  • - Right. - Mm.
  • 00:24:36.190 --> 00:24:38.040
  • - So just remember when you encourage, God will always
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:39.250
  • make sure someone is gonna encourage you.
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:41.100
  • - I study Proverbs a lot and it talks about
  • 00:24:41.100 --> 00:24:44.130
  • choosing your words, letting your words be few.
  • 00:24:44.130 --> 00:24:47.110
  • And I think if we concentrate, kinda sometimes
  • 00:24:47.110 --> 00:24:50.100
  • on just letting my words be few
  • 00:24:50.100 --> 00:24:51.290
  • then you're not just being held accountable
  • 00:24:51.290 --> 00:24:55.160
  • for every word that comes out of your mouth.
  • 00:24:55.160 --> 00:24:57.120
  • - Well mutually, and Scripture says
  • 00:24:57.120 --> 00:24:58.260
  • there's a lot of sin in a lot of words (laughs) you see.
  • 00:24:58.260 --> 00:25:02.020
  • - Yeah, right?
  • 00:25:02.020 --> 00:25:03.090
  • Just to remind you you're watching
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  • a very special Praise where we're so excited
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  • that Better Together is coming your way on April 22nd.
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  • Monday through Friday we're gonna be able to
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  • talk about things that matter.
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  • Family, friends, purpose and so much more.
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  • We can't wait for you to join our conversations.
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  • Next, Holly Wagner's gonna share
  • 00:25:21.020 --> 00:25:22.190
  • how a season of crisis almost silenced her voice forever.
  • 00:25:22.190 --> 00:25:27.010
  • - I think for me I can take one hit
  • 00:25:27.010 --> 00:25:29.250
  • but when it's hit, after hit, after hit, after hit.
  • 00:25:31.210 --> 00:25:36.030
  • You know, so for me like within just a short period of time
  • 00:25:36.030 --> 00:25:39.000
  • my father dies, our identity gets stolen,
  • 00:25:39.000 --> 00:25:41.050
  • and then they steal our savings account.
  • 00:25:41.050 --> 00:25:42.170
  • - Like legitimately, they--
  • 00:25:42.170 --> 00:25:43.210
  • - [Holly] Legitimately.
  • 00:25:43.210 --> 00:25:44.160
  • - Oh, credit card fraud.
  • 00:25:44.160 --> 00:25:45.230
  • - Well, they hacked into Philip's email,
  • 00:25:45.230 --> 00:25:47.000
  • they sorta figured out how to do that,
  • 00:25:47.000 --> 00:25:48.150
  • then they, anyway, how they did, the FBI got involved
  • 00:25:48.150 --> 00:25:51.040
  • and everything but we never got the money back.
  • 00:25:51.040 --> 00:25:53.050
  • So our savings account, gone
  • 00:25:53.050 --> 00:25:54.120
  • and then Philip gets diagnosed with cancer
  • 00:25:54.120 --> 00:25:56.050
  • and then has such a bad reaction to the treatment
  • 00:25:56.050 --> 00:25:58.020
  • that he can't function for about four or five months,
  • 00:25:58.020 --> 00:26:00.120
  • and then I enter this, what she was referring to,
  • 00:26:00.120 --> 00:26:03.230
  • this whole situation with friends
  • 00:26:03.230 --> 00:26:05.080
  • who shouldn't have my back, I felt stabbed in the back
  • 00:26:05.080 --> 00:26:07.040
  • so it like, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum
  • 00:26:07.040 --> 00:26:08.170
  • so kind of like you, you can handle one thing
  • 00:26:08.170 --> 00:26:11.200
  • but one you have so much?
  • 00:26:11.200 --> 00:26:13.190
  • I just, I wanted to curl into a ball on my couch
  • 00:26:13.190 --> 00:26:18.030
  • and I became this inter.
  • 00:26:18.030 --> 00:26:22.080
  • - When Holly was recounting all her punches
  • 00:26:22.080 --> 00:26:25.050
  • and every time she punched her fist
  • 00:26:25.050 --> 00:26:26.200
  • you heard the sound of it and it was almost like
  • 00:26:26.200 --> 00:26:28.220
  • I could empathically feel the blows that were coming at her.
  • 00:26:28.220 --> 00:26:32.050
  • I mean, these are not one thing like I broke a fingernail.
  • 00:26:32.050 --> 00:26:34.230
  • This is cancer, this is betrayal, this is loss.
  • 00:26:34.230 --> 00:26:38.260
  • I empathically felt with her because I think
  • 00:26:38.260 --> 00:26:41.030
  • all of us have those moments and seasons in life
  • 00:26:41.030 --> 00:26:43.240
  • where we feel like, I can't take another punch
  • 00:26:43.240 --> 00:26:46.290
  • 'cause I don't know if I'm gonna get back up.
  • 00:26:46.290 --> 00:26:48.210
  • But seeing Holly get back up
  • 00:26:48.210 --> 00:26:50.210
  • and knowing Laurie's story and hearing Christine
  • 00:26:50.210 --> 00:26:54.000
  • and even Miss Deedee, it inspired me.
  • 00:26:54.000 --> 00:26:56.060
  • If they took the hits and kept on going, so can I.
  • 00:26:56.060 --> 00:27:00.290
  • And it was motivation, it was inspiring
  • 00:27:00.290 --> 00:27:02.280
  • and more than anything it's a testament
  • 00:27:02.280 --> 00:27:04.170
  • of God's faithfulness in trusting them
  • 00:27:04.170 --> 00:27:07.150
  • but then also their faithfulness in trusting Him.
  • 00:27:07.150 --> 00:27:10.020
  • - I just didn't want, I just was like, didn't want
  • 00:27:11.150 --> 00:27:12.200
  • to talk to people and--
  • 00:27:12.200 --> 00:27:13.220
  • - [Bianca] Didn't like people?
  • 00:27:13.220 --> 00:27:14.200
  • - I didn't like people.
  • 00:27:14.200 --> 00:27:16.040
  • - And you've gotta know this is the, I took this as
  • 00:27:16.040 --> 00:27:17.280
  • appalling you know.
  • 00:27:17.280 --> 00:27:19.120
  • - [Holly] I am the biggest introvert in the room, right?.
  • 00:27:19.120 --> 00:27:21.050
  • - She has no personal boundary space.
  • 00:27:21.050 --> 00:27:22.220
  • - No, no, no.
  • 00:27:22.220 --> 00:27:23.170
  • (exuberant laughter)
  • 00:27:23.170 --> 00:27:26.210
  • - Man, right in your space!
  • 00:27:26.210 --> 00:27:29.070
  • You know, there should be some distance between,
  • 00:27:29.070 --> 00:27:31.150
  • she talks right here!
  • 00:27:31.150 --> 00:27:33.100
  • - Oh my gosh.
  • 00:27:33.100 --> 00:27:34.180
  • - So I love him but this is a big deal, yes, yes.
  • 00:27:34.180 --> 00:27:36.170
  • (hearty laughing)
  • 00:27:36.170 --> 00:27:39.130
  • - So anyway, that was so much for me
  • 00:27:39.130 --> 00:27:41.060
  • and so I just, not only lost my voice,
  • 00:27:41.060 --> 00:27:43.070
  • I almost, like you said identity crisis,
  • 00:27:43.070 --> 00:27:45.090
  • lost who I was in there.
  • 00:27:45.090 --> 00:27:46.070
  • - Right.
  • 00:27:46.070 --> 00:27:47.150
  • - And for me, I felt like in that moment
  • 00:27:47.150 --> 00:27:52.020
  • that God, oh and I started to get really cynical.
  • 00:27:53.140 --> 00:27:54.210
  • - Yeah, she did get cynical, I'm a witness.
  • 00:27:54.210 --> 00:27:57.140
  • (laughing)
  • 00:27:57.140 --> 00:27:58.150
  • - She's a witness.
  • 00:27:58.150 --> 00:27:59.220
  • - Yeah, I did and I'm not a cynical person
  • 00:27:59.220 --> 00:28:02.260
  • and I felt like God showed me the end result of that girl.
  • 00:28:02.260 --> 00:28:07.260
  • - [Deedee] Wow.
  • 00:28:09.010 --> 00:28:09.260
  • - [Bianca] Yeah.
  • 00:28:09.260 --> 00:28:10.240
  • - [Christine] That's powerful.
  • 00:28:10.240 --> 00:28:12.020
  • - And gave me a picture of this bitter old woman
  • 00:28:12.020 --> 00:28:13.170
  • and I didn't wanna be her, right!
  • 00:28:13.170 --> 00:28:15.260
  • I didn't want to be her and so I went okay, stop it!
  • 00:28:15.260 --> 00:28:19.020
  • Stop it, so I had to actually start controlling my thoughts.
  • 00:28:19.020 --> 00:28:23.070
  • Like you said, we can't always control
  • 00:28:23.070 --> 00:28:26.220
  • the first thought that runs through our head
  • 00:28:26.220 --> 00:28:28.160
  • but we can control what we dwell on.
  • 00:28:28.160 --> 00:28:30.060
  • Oh, this is such a lesson I learned.
  • 00:28:30.060 --> 00:28:31.220
  • I remember having to be in this courtroom
  • 00:28:31.220 --> 00:28:36.040
  • and in this particular instance I couldn't say anything.
  • 00:28:36.040 --> 00:28:38.190
  • So, I'm listening to this person spout off
  • 00:28:38.190 --> 00:28:41.170
  • lies, it's like not true, none of it,
  • 00:28:41.170 --> 00:28:44.070
  • and then attorneys are doing their thing whatever
  • 00:28:44.070 --> 00:28:47.170
  • but at the end, we're sitting around a table
  • 00:28:47.170 --> 00:28:49.110
  • and she's at this table at the end of this court session
  • 00:28:49.110 --> 00:28:53.060
  • and I felt the spirit of God say to me,
  • 00:28:53.060 --> 00:28:55.050
  • I want you to go hug her.
  • 00:28:56.040 --> 00:28:57.220
  • And I was like, yeah I wanna go hug her,
  • 00:28:58.280 --> 00:29:00.140
  • I wanna hug the life out of her life, squish, right?
  • 00:29:00.140 --> 00:29:02.280
  • I'm like, whoa.
  • 00:29:04.130 --> 00:29:06.000
  • So, I went over to her and I hugged her.
  • 00:29:06.000 --> 00:29:08.190
  • I wanted to do the polite, you know, that thing
  • 00:29:08.190 --> 00:29:11.230
  • but I just knew what God was asking me to do
  • 00:29:13.130 --> 00:29:15.230
  • and so I just hugged her and she was trying to say stuff
  • 00:29:15.230 --> 00:29:20.080
  • but I wasn't even listening 'cause I knew this was
  • 00:29:20.080 --> 00:29:22.050
  • about me and so I hugged her until the thing in me broke.
  • 00:29:22.050 --> 00:29:26.100
  • Until I felt like I didn't hate her
  • 00:29:26.100 --> 00:29:28.240
  • and now I'm probably am not not gonna have coffee
  • 00:29:30.070 --> 00:29:32.280
  • with her, that wasn't what He was asking me to do
  • 00:29:32.280 --> 00:29:36.180
  • He was asking me to hug her until I could forgive her
  • 00:29:36.180 --> 00:29:40.090
  • and release it because He knew where I was headed.
  • 00:29:40.090 --> 00:29:43.180
  • This is way back in the beginning for me,
  • 00:29:43.180 --> 00:29:44.220
  • this was 20 something years ago
  • 00:29:44.220 --> 00:29:46.240
  • and so I just think if I had held on to that
  • 00:29:46.240 --> 00:29:49.160
  • I just wonder if the doors that He opened for me
  • 00:29:49.160 --> 00:29:53.270
  • would have ever been opened if I had held on to that.
  • 00:29:53.270 --> 00:29:56.240
  • I don't know but wasn't an easy season.
  • 00:29:56.240 --> 00:29:59.170
  • - The enemy wants to silence our voice,
  • 00:30:02.120 --> 00:30:04.210
  • for sure, doesn't he?
  • 00:30:04.210 --> 00:30:06.040
  • - But you have to fight proactively to make a decision
  • 00:30:06.040 --> 00:30:08.280
  • that I'm going to keep being a voice for God.
  • 00:30:08.280 --> 00:30:12.080
  • I'm going to continue to be faithful to God.
  • 00:30:12.080 --> 00:30:15.130
  • I'm gonna continue to speak words of life
  • 00:30:15.130 --> 00:30:17.090
  • instead of negativity and I think the enemy wanting
  • 00:30:17.090 --> 00:30:21.080
  • through especially criticism.
  • 00:30:21.080 --> 00:30:22.280
  • When Nehemiah was tryin' to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem
  • 00:30:22.280 --> 00:30:26.040
  • he did it in 52 days, it was a miracle,
  • 00:30:26.040 --> 00:30:28.000
  • but the whole 52 days he had the naysayers
  • 00:30:28.000 --> 00:30:31.080
  • and the critics tryin' to get him to come off the wall,
  • 00:30:31.080 --> 00:30:34.040
  • tryin' to accuse him of things
  • 00:30:34.040 --> 00:30:36.200
  • and then they changed their tact to try to woo him
  • 00:30:36.200 --> 00:30:41.120
  • to get off his purpose by tapping into his pride
  • 00:30:41.120 --> 00:30:45.280
  • and I thought the enemy will always do that.
  • 00:30:45.280 --> 00:30:47.140
  • He's either gonna try to get you off the wall
  • 00:30:47.140 --> 00:30:49.080
  • and silence your voice and your impact
  • 00:30:49.080 --> 00:30:51.160
  • by either trying to be negative, critical, accusatory
  • 00:30:51.160 --> 00:30:56.000
  • or try to make you think you are so much better
  • 00:30:56.000 --> 00:30:59.110
  • than you are, that you begin sprouting off about things
  • 00:30:59.110 --> 00:31:03.020
  • you really shouldn't be sprouting off about
  • 00:31:03.020 --> 00:31:04.220
  • and I think it lessens your voice in many ways.
  • 00:31:04.220 --> 00:31:06.270
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:31:06.270 --> 00:31:08.100
  • - You know, I had something happen to me one time
  • 00:31:08.100 --> 00:31:09.180
  • and it was a very hurtful situation
  • 00:31:09.180 --> 00:31:11.100
  • and I remember I didn't even wanna go outta the house.
  • 00:31:11.100 --> 00:31:13.130
  • I just felt like that comment, what are people thinking
  • 00:31:13.130 --> 00:31:17.220
  • and I remember God saying to me, so clearly
  • 00:31:17.220 --> 00:31:21.210
  • I am your banner of victory, I am Jehovah-Nissi
  • 00:31:21.210 --> 00:31:25.220
  • and you're walkin' around with a banner of defeat
  • 00:31:25.220 --> 00:31:28.170
  • but I am your banner of victory.
  • 00:31:28.170 --> 00:31:30.170
  • So literally, when you have this negative
  • 00:31:30.170 --> 00:31:34.060
  • thing happen to you, you have to just picture God,
  • 00:31:34.060 --> 00:31:37.000
  • your banner of victory over your head.
  • 00:31:37.000 --> 00:31:39.010
  • Because you're gonna have to push through
  • 00:31:39.010 --> 00:31:40.180
  • these negative voices, you're gonna have to push through
  • 00:31:40.180 --> 00:31:42.260
  • your own self-doubt and so that's exactly what I did.
  • 00:31:42.260 --> 00:31:46.090
  • I just saw this banner over my head
  • 00:31:46.090 --> 00:31:48.200
  • that said Jehovah-Nissi, God is my victory.
  • 00:31:48.200 --> 00:31:52.010
  • And I would repeat that and I would go forward
  • 00:31:52.010 --> 00:31:54.210
  • and it was interesting because if I would have stayed put
  • 00:31:54.210 --> 00:31:58.040
  • my voice would have truly been silenced.
  • 00:31:58.040 --> 00:32:00.210
  • And that's exactly what the enemy wants.
  • 00:32:00.210 --> 00:32:02.130
  • So if anybody's out there and you feel this,
  • 00:32:02.130 --> 00:32:04.220
  • you've said, I've had even family members criticize me
  • 00:32:04.220 --> 00:32:08.250
  • and I don't feel like I have worth or self-value,
  • 00:32:08.250 --> 00:32:11.190
  • you put that banner of victory over your head
  • 00:32:11.190 --> 00:32:14.010
  • because that's what Jesus is, He is your Jehovah-Nissi,
  • 00:32:14.010 --> 00:32:16.280
  • your banner of victory, you move forward in faith
  • 00:32:16.280 --> 00:32:19.230
  • because that's what's gonna help you get
  • 00:32:19.230 --> 00:32:21.260
  • to that next place with God.
  • 00:32:21.260 --> 00:32:23.260
  • - Those are some good words (laughs) 'cause sometimes
  • 00:32:23.260 --> 00:32:26.160
  • those punches don't stop and they come but you know what?
  • 00:32:26.160 --> 00:32:30.100
  • You get up every day, no matter who you are,
  • 00:32:30.100 --> 00:32:33.180
  • no matter what you've gone through, you put your pants on.
  • 00:32:33.180 --> 00:32:37.100
  • Maybe you don't flip both of your legs up
  • 00:32:37.100 --> 00:32:39.110
  • and do it at the same time, you put 'em on one at a time
  • 00:32:39.110 --> 00:32:41.180
  • 'cause that's all the strength you have
  • 00:32:41.180 --> 00:32:43.050
  • but you get up and you keep going because you know what?
  • 00:32:43.050 --> 00:32:45.210
  • God is faithful, all the time, every day.
  • 00:32:45.210 --> 00:32:50.050
  • But if your words have so much power
  • 00:32:50.050 --> 00:32:52.040
  • we should learn how to use them.
  • 00:32:52.040 --> 00:32:54.020
  • The next clip is from Bianca and Deedee
  • 00:32:54.020 --> 00:32:56.090
  • and they talk about how to take authority
  • 00:32:56.090 --> 00:32:58.270
  • and stay in the right place.
  • 00:32:58.270 --> 00:33:00.220
  • - I mean, I look at this, just a sea of women
  • 00:33:00.220 --> 00:33:04.000
  • and different stories, different backgrounds
  • 00:33:04.000 --> 00:33:06.050
  • and I just can't help feel grateful
  • 00:33:06.050 --> 00:33:08.230
  • that you guys have gotten back up
  • 00:33:08.230 --> 00:33:10.290
  • because there's gonna be an assault on our character,
  • 00:33:10.290 --> 00:33:12.190
  • there's gonna be an assault on our integrity.
  • 00:33:12.190 --> 00:33:14.130
  • If you step up to lead there's gonna be an assault.
  • 00:33:14.130 --> 00:33:16.230
  • And you guys just remind me of Deborah, the prophetess
  • 00:33:16.230 --> 00:33:20.110
  • in the book of Judges, who had every right not to have led.
  • 00:33:20.110 --> 00:33:25.110
  • She was a woman, she was married,
  • 00:33:26.090 --> 00:33:27.240
  • there's only one reference, two references to her husband
  • 00:33:27.240 --> 00:33:30.180
  • but other than that she was leady to the prophet
  • 00:33:30.180 --> 00:33:32.090
  • and a judge and she went to war and brought freedom
  • 00:33:32.090 --> 00:33:36.180
  • and then sang about it at the end.
  • 00:33:36.180 --> 00:33:38.010
  • What you guys have done is gone to war
  • 00:33:38.010 --> 00:33:40.070
  • and fought about it at the end.
  • 00:33:40.070 --> 00:33:41.160
  • So when I feel like--
  • 00:33:41.160 --> 00:33:42.160
  • - I won't be singing though.
  • 00:33:42.160 --> 00:33:43.200
  • (spirited laughter)
  • 00:33:43.200 --> 00:33:44.180
  • - Hold on, Holly, hold on.
  • 00:33:44.180 --> 00:33:45.160
  • - Right, we'll hear you singing tomorrow.
  • 00:33:46.210 --> 00:33:48.080
  • - There's an inner Adele in there somewhere, hold on.
  • 00:33:48.080 --> 00:33:51.160
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:33:51.160 --> 00:33:52.150
  • I know you can sing Miss Laurie.
  • 00:33:52.150 --> 00:33:53.230
  • I heard you in the bathroom, yes, yes.
  • 00:33:53.230 --> 00:33:56.080
  • But I'm grateful for that and so seeing other people
  • 00:33:56.080 --> 00:33:58.220
  • who have gotten back up after a battle
  • 00:33:58.220 --> 00:34:01.120
  • and keep on fighting, I think it's so inspiring
  • 00:34:01.120 --> 00:34:04.160
  • and it motivates me when battles come my way.
  • 00:34:04.160 --> 00:34:06.250
  • If they've done it and they have every excuse
  • 00:34:06.250 --> 00:34:09.230
  • to throw in the towel, yet they got back up
  • 00:34:09.230 --> 00:34:11.220
  • and did it, I wanna do the same.
  • 00:34:11.220 --> 00:34:13.080
  • - Well, that's good, at least the scars are helping.
  • 00:34:13.080 --> 00:34:14.200
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:34:14.200 --> 00:34:16.080
  • - But no, this is good because I think
  • 00:34:16.080 --> 00:34:18.070
  • this is why the Scripture say, this is why friendships
  • 00:34:18.070 --> 00:34:21.040
  • are so important because it says to confess your faults
  • 00:34:21.040 --> 00:34:24.280
  • to one another that you may be healed.
  • 00:34:24.280 --> 00:34:27.030
  • So sharin' your story can bring healing
  • 00:34:27.030 --> 00:34:30.100
  • for somebody else to make them regain their voice again.
  • 00:34:30.100 --> 00:34:34.040
  • I remember when you were goin' through that, Chris
  • 00:34:34.040 --> 00:34:36.080
  • and I was goin' through something with my husband.
  • 00:34:36.080 --> 00:34:38.220
  • Most people know that story how the enemy had attacked him.
  • 00:34:38.220 --> 00:34:42.110
  • His lungs had totally shut down,
  • 00:34:42.110 --> 00:34:45.040
  • and doctors didn't give him any hope,
  • 00:34:45.040 --> 00:34:46.240
  • thought he was gonna die and I had to really find my voice
  • 00:34:46.240 --> 00:34:51.240
  • of authority in that moment.
  • 00:34:52.200 --> 00:34:54.050
  • From the very beginning when my husband had that attack
  • 00:34:54.050 --> 00:34:57.230
  • it was like I had to rise up, I didn't have an opportunity
  • 00:34:57.230 --> 00:35:00.270
  • to think about it or to find my voice,
  • 00:35:00.270 --> 00:35:04.160
  • I had to already know my voice
  • 00:35:04.160 --> 00:35:06.210
  • and that's one of the things that I've learned
  • 00:35:06.210 --> 00:35:08.140
  • that you have to prepare for moments
  • 00:35:08.140 --> 00:35:10.190
  • and a lot of people don't prepare for bad moments.
  • 00:35:10.190 --> 00:35:12.290
  • We only prepare for things to go right.
  • 00:35:12.290 --> 00:35:16.050
  • And because I had begin to prepare as far as learning
  • 00:35:16.050 --> 00:35:19.060
  • the Word, finding my identity, when he was attacked
  • 00:35:19.060 --> 00:35:23.010
  • I didn't have a choice to decide
  • 00:35:23.010 --> 00:35:25.160
  • whether I was gonna stand or I wasn't gonna stand.
  • 00:35:25.160 --> 00:35:28.210
  • I mean, we heard a lot of bad things,
  • 00:35:28.210 --> 00:35:30.070
  • people were puttin' out rumors that he had died
  • 00:35:30.070 --> 00:35:32.170
  • and that he wasn't doin' really good or whatever
  • 00:35:32.170 --> 00:35:36.130
  • sanded with sin this is where this attack came from
  • 00:35:37.250 --> 00:35:41.040
  • and I had to silence the naysayers,
  • 00:35:41.040 --> 00:35:44.160
  • silence all of the people that had something
  • 00:35:44.160 --> 00:35:46.230
  • negative to say and really focus on
  • 00:35:46.230 --> 00:35:49.180
  • the promise and the promises of God that said that
  • 00:35:49.180 --> 00:35:52.090
  • he shall live and not die and declare the works of the Lord.
  • 00:35:52.090 --> 00:35:55.040
  • So I couldn't be concerned about everything else.
  • 00:35:55.040 --> 00:35:57.190
  • I had to know that I had a voice to stand
  • 00:35:57.190 --> 00:36:00.120
  • in that authority, that position that he,
  • 00:36:00.120 --> 00:36:02.190
  • Mike, gave me when he said, I do.
  • 00:36:02.190 --> 00:36:05.000
  • So, it's so much more to I do than
  • 00:36:05.000 --> 00:36:07.090
  • just sayin' okay we're married, let's have kids
  • 00:36:07.090 --> 00:36:09.130
  • and let's be in love but when we say I do
  • 00:36:09.130 --> 00:36:11.260
  • there's a covenant connection that gives us
  • 00:36:11.260 --> 00:36:14.130
  • authority over each other.
  • 00:36:14.130 --> 00:36:16.050
  • And just like in my own family, you know,
  • 00:36:16.050 --> 00:36:18.260
  • I have seven siblings and we had a big riff
  • 00:36:18.260 --> 00:36:23.230
  • in our family, split almost down the middle, if you will.
  • 00:36:23.230 --> 00:36:27.230
  • And I remember Mike ministering a word
  • 00:36:27.230 --> 00:36:31.060
  • and I said, okay, I'm gonna act on it.
  • 00:36:31.060 --> 00:36:33.060
  • I called all of them together
  • 00:36:33.060 --> 00:36:35.000
  • 'cause I wanted to use my voice properly
  • 00:36:36.040 --> 00:36:38.110
  • and I felt some type of way, really, in my feelings about
  • 00:36:39.250 --> 00:36:43.150
  • some of 'em but it was like they're still my family.
  • 00:36:43.150 --> 00:36:46.190
  • (laughing)
  • 00:36:46.190 --> 00:36:47.210
  • And I said--
  • 00:36:47.210 --> 00:36:48.190
  • - Are you allowed to do that?
  • 00:36:48.190 --> 00:36:49.210
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:36:49.210 --> 00:36:50.280
  • - Yeah, there is some kind of way.
  • 00:36:50.280 --> 00:36:53.190
  • I remember telling one of my sisters
  • 00:36:53.190 --> 00:36:55.110
  • hey, I will see you in heaven.
  • 00:36:55.110 --> 00:36:57.010
  • Okay, this isn't how we were raised
  • 00:36:58.230 --> 00:37:00.280
  • and so now I have to use my voice to empower.
  • 00:37:00.280 --> 00:37:04.040
  • So I brought 'em all together and we shared our hearts
  • 00:37:04.040 --> 00:37:07.040
  • towards one another and what we were raised on
  • 00:37:07.040 --> 00:37:10.110
  • and how we wasn't gonna allow Christianity
  • 00:37:10.110 --> 00:37:13.010
  • to separate us, it's like, now,
  • 00:37:14.040 --> 00:37:16.140
  • here we become Christians as adults
  • 00:37:16.140 --> 00:37:18.090
  • and now we can't get along, what is this?
  • 00:37:18.090 --> 00:37:20.130
  • - I'm surprised that you sent her to heaven.
  • 00:37:21.240 --> 00:37:23.220
  • (exuberant laughter)
  • 00:37:23.220 --> 00:37:26.080
  • - I did send her to heaven.
  • 00:37:26.080 --> 00:37:29.010
  • - On not that day, by the way.
  • 00:37:29.010 --> 00:37:30.150
  • - But I did, we sat down and we reconciled
  • 00:37:30.150 --> 00:37:33.210
  • and we talked and we begin to empower one another again
  • 00:37:33.210 --> 00:37:37.250
  • and we took communion and we said we will never
  • 00:37:37.250 --> 00:37:40.080
  • allow this to happen again but a lot of times
  • 00:37:40.080 --> 00:37:43.260
  • you can get so way off of the foundation
  • 00:37:43.260 --> 00:37:48.100
  • or your core belief system.
  • 00:37:48.100 --> 00:37:50.290
  • - I think important to recognize
  • 00:37:50.290 --> 00:37:52.070
  • when something is a spiritual attack
  • 00:37:52.070 --> 00:37:55.020
  • and when something's suppose to silence you
  • 00:37:55.020 --> 00:37:56.240
  • or trying to silence you and I think I look back to
  • 00:37:56.240 --> 00:37:59.210
  • the cancer, I look back to even other scenarios
  • 00:37:59.210 --> 00:38:02.130
  • and situations where we feel like we've lost our voice
  • 00:38:02.130 --> 00:38:05.140
  • or we feel that we've lost the sense of influence
  • 00:38:05.140 --> 00:38:07.050
  • or there's been a season change.
  • 00:38:07.050 --> 00:38:08.260
  • And then identifying it and then recognizing
  • 00:38:08.260 --> 00:38:12.060
  • the enemy cannot, the enemy may shackle me,
  • 00:38:12.060 --> 00:38:15.070
  • he may fetter me, but he cannot keep me
  • 00:38:15.070 --> 00:38:18.100
  • because I'm free in Christ and I'm gonna declare,
  • 00:38:18.100 --> 00:38:20.230
  • like you've said, declare and decree
  • 00:38:20.230 --> 00:38:22.160
  • the freedom that we have and when you were talking
  • 00:38:22.160 --> 00:38:25.250
  • about your family, like the split between your family,
  • 00:38:25.250 --> 00:38:28.240
  • the words separated your family
  • 00:38:28.240 --> 00:38:29.220
  • or the words were the very thing
  • 00:38:29.220 --> 00:38:30.200
  • that brought them together.
  • 00:38:30.200 --> 00:38:32.100
  • - Powerful. - Powerful.
  • 00:38:32.100 --> 00:38:33.160
  • - And again, power of life in the tongue,
  • 00:38:33.160 --> 00:38:34.140
  • power of life in the tongue.
  • 00:38:34.140 --> 00:38:35.210
  • But it's using our voice and finding our voice
  • 00:38:35.210 --> 00:38:37.030
  • and using our voice to reconcile things to God's intent.
  • 00:38:37.030 --> 00:38:39.280
  • - How powerful is that?
  • 00:38:41.090 --> 00:38:42.160
  • I know, I'm thinking Bianca was relating to
  • 00:38:42.160 --> 00:38:47.080
  • when I had a situation when I was diagnosed with cancer
  • 00:38:48.220 --> 00:38:50.110
  • and the enemy, I mean this was like literal
  • 00:38:50.110 --> 00:38:53.070
  • that the cancer was between my trachea and my larynx
  • 00:38:53.070 --> 00:38:57.000
  • which is on your voice box.
  • 00:38:57.000 --> 00:38:58.150
  • I mean, I'm thinking, how subtle is that, like really.
  • 00:38:58.150 --> 00:39:01.140
  • There was a two week period where we weren't sure
  • 00:39:03.090 --> 00:39:05.170
  • because I had a growth on one side of my throat,
  • 00:39:05.170 --> 00:39:08.090
  • a lump on the other and we didn't know
  • 00:39:08.090 --> 00:39:11.090
  • was this stage one, stage four, where was it gonna land?
  • 00:39:11.090 --> 00:39:14.140
  • But I remember I was in Australia
  • 00:39:14.140 --> 00:39:16.070
  • and the doctor called me 'cause the test just came back
  • 00:39:16.070 --> 00:39:19.090
  • and she said, Christine the results have come back
  • 00:39:19.090 --> 00:39:22.180
  • and you have cancer, that's when we didn't know what it was.
  • 00:39:22.180 --> 00:39:26.010
  • I remember I sort of went into a kind of pastoral care mode
  • 00:39:26.010 --> 00:39:29.100
  • a little bit because she was like, freaking out a bit,
  • 00:39:29.100 --> 00:39:31.240
  • and I went, it's okay Leslie, it's going to be okay.
  • 00:39:31.240 --> 00:39:35.000
  • This is gonna go one of three ways.
  • 00:39:35.000 --> 00:39:37.070
  • I said, plan A, it's gonna be fine.
  • 00:39:37.070 --> 00:39:39.220
  • I'm gonna be instantaneously healed.
  • 00:39:39.220 --> 00:39:41.290
  • I'm gonna come back to American,
  • 00:39:41.290 --> 00:39:43.230
  • you're gonna run some tests and go, where did it go?
  • 00:39:43.230 --> 00:39:46.070
  • Now, that didn't happen but I was believing for it
  • 00:39:46.070 --> 00:39:47.250
  • 'cause I've seen that happen, I prayed,
  • 00:39:47.250 --> 00:39:49.150
  • and I will still pray for everyone for that to happen.
  • 00:39:49.150 --> 00:39:51.260
  • I said, oh plan B, that we're going to able to
  • 00:39:51.260 --> 00:39:54.030
  • locate it, the doctor's gonna be able to either
  • 00:39:54.030 --> 00:39:57.060
  • do surgery, drugs, whatever I'm going to need
  • 00:39:57.060 --> 00:39:59.060
  • and in my case that's what happened
  • 00:39:59.060 --> 00:40:00.210
  • and thank God you know had surgery and I'm cancer free.
  • 00:40:00.210 --> 00:40:04.210
  • Or I said, plan C, Jesus is gonna take me home
  • 00:40:04.210 --> 00:40:08.020
  • and heal me in heaven, you might all be a little bit sad
  • 00:40:08.020 --> 00:40:10.150
  • down here, I'll be fine, I'll be happy having a happy time
  • 00:40:10.150 --> 00:40:12.150
  • but it was just, I go up in either way.
  • 00:40:12.150 --> 00:40:14.270
  • I am gonna fight this from victory
  • 00:40:14.270 --> 00:40:17.150
  • 'cause Jesus already has the victory
  • 00:40:17.150 --> 00:40:19.130
  • I said so, it wasn't that I was tryin' to deny anything.
  • 00:40:19.130 --> 00:40:22.070
  • I'm going, this could go any way
  • 00:40:22.070 --> 00:40:23.150
  • but any of those options I'm going to win.
  • 00:40:23.150 --> 00:40:26.200
  • I remember then I downloaded, Victoria, your
  • 00:40:26.200 --> 00:40:30.180
  • mother-in-law's prayers, you know when the Lord
  • 00:40:30.180 --> 00:40:35.170
  • healed her miraculously from cancer?
  • 00:40:35.170 --> 00:40:37.200
  • I went online immediately, the first thing I did,
  • 00:40:37.200 --> 00:40:40.020
  • oh no the second thing, I called Joyce Meyer first,
  • 00:40:40.020 --> 00:40:42.140
  • and then I went and I downloaded all of those Scriptures
  • 00:40:42.140 --> 00:40:47.080
  • and then like breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
  • 00:40:47.080 --> 00:40:49.210
  • three times a day, I would just declare and decree them
  • 00:40:49.210 --> 00:40:52.190
  • out loud and Nick would agree with me together.
  • 00:40:52.190 --> 00:40:54.260
  • We only told about five people.
  • 00:40:54.260 --> 00:40:57.260
  • I wanted just, I wanted people that were in faith.
  • 00:40:57.260 --> 00:41:01.060
  • And I thought, you know what, I got a lot of word in me
  • 00:41:01.060 --> 00:41:04.000
  • and I really believe this word can transform
  • 00:41:04.000 --> 00:41:07.040
  • and truly, we spoke those Scriptures into
  • 00:41:07.040 --> 00:41:10.200
  • my body, into the atmosphere, and the faith
  • 00:41:10.200 --> 00:41:14.180
  • that had built up in me, in every way, by God's grace
  • 00:41:14.180 --> 00:41:18.010
  • the recovery from the surgery was supernatural.
  • 00:41:18.010 --> 00:41:20.080
  • I had surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
  • 00:41:20.080 --> 00:41:24.120
  • I came out on Wednesday, now you'd think I had my throat
  • 00:41:24.120 --> 00:41:27.030
  • slashed, half a thyroid taken out and a lump removed.
  • 00:41:27.030 --> 00:41:30.000
  • I said to the doctor, can I travel and can I speak?
  • 00:41:30.000 --> 00:41:34.030
  • I think he meant, can I get in the car and drive home.
  • 00:41:34.030 --> 00:41:37.200
  • (laughter) - Yeah.
  • 00:41:37.200 --> 00:41:39.020
  • - And can I talk to my husband.
  • 00:41:39.020 --> 00:41:40.090
  • He said yes, I didn't clarify the details
  • 00:41:40.090 --> 00:41:41.270
  • but I was scheduled to speak at a conference
  • 00:41:41.270 --> 00:41:44.110
  • with 15000 women in D.C. on the Saturday.
  • 00:41:44.110 --> 00:41:47.130
  • So on Friday, I'm not recommending this to anyone.
  • 00:41:47.130 --> 00:41:49.090
  • But I'm just saying where my faith was,
  • 00:41:49.090 --> 00:41:51.060
  • I really was in a place of, I got on a plane on Friday
  • 00:41:51.060 --> 00:41:55.060
  • with a scarf on, I had just had surgery.
  • 00:41:55.060 --> 00:41:57.170
  • I went into that arena in D.C. on Saturday morning.
  • 00:41:57.170 --> 00:42:00.280
  • I started to talk and then I just ripped
  • 00:42:00.280 --> 00:42:02.180
  • that scarf off, now you know I've got a,
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  • this thing's just had surgery and I mean
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  • the faith and the power of God that came into that arena,
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  • the healings that took place, all I'm saying is
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  • sometimes you gotta get your, I'm not recommending
  • 00:42:13.010 --> 00:42:14.100
  • anyone to do that, I'm just going in my case
  • 00:42:14.100 --> 00:42:17.020
  • there was something supernatural about those words,
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  • those prayers and God did a miracle.
  • 00:42:20.120 --> 00:42:23.130
  • - She still reads those-- - yeah.
  • 00:42:23.130 --> 00:42:25.030
  • - Healing scriptures to this day
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  • and I think your key was not letting people come in
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  • and bring their doubt.
  • 00:42:32.070 --> 00:42:33.120
  • - [Christine] Yes.
  • 00:42:33.120 --> 00:42:34.240
  • - Because you have enough doubt of your own.
  • 00:42:34.240 --> 00:42:35.170
  • - Totally.
  • 00:42:35.170 --> 00:42:36.240
  • - So you don't need anybody else's doubt.
  • 00:42:36.240 --> 00:42:37.180
  • - [Christine] Exactly.
  • 00:42:37.180 --> 00:42:38.100
  • - [Laurie] Yeah.
  • 00:42:39.110 --> 00:42:40.260
  • - So to keep yourself waging war, what does the Bible say?
  • 00:42:40.260 --> 00:42:42.240
  • Those who find God's Words find life and healing.
  • 00:42:42.240 --> 00:42:46.040
  • - [Christine] Totally.
  • 00:42:46.040 --> 00:42:47.180
  • - To their bodies, so you have to find the Word of God.
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  • You have to find where it's written
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  • and you have to lay your eyes on those words
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  • and you have to say, this is it,
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  • this is my authority right now.
  • 00:42:55.160 --> 00:42:57.060
  • - [Christine] Totally.
  • 00:42:57.060 --> 00:42:58.120
  • - I respect the doctors, I go to the doctors
  • 00:42:58.120 --> 00:42:59.240
  • but my authority has to be the Word of God.
  • 00:42:59.240 --> 00:43:03.000
  • - Oh, so awesome.
  • 00:43:03.000 --> 00:43:04.100
  • Have you ever let your fear or insecurity
  • 00:43:04.100 --> 00:43:06.270
  • stop you from using your voice?
  • 00:43:06.270 --> 00:43:08.280
  • Let's go back to Bianca and Deedee
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  • for the truth in consequences.
  • 00:43:10.260 --> 00:43:13.200
  • - Fear and insecurity are gonna be the things
  • 00:43:13.200 --> 00:43:15.280
  • that are gonna make us want
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  • to silence the voice of other people.
  • 00:43:18.080 --> 00:43:20.000
  • It's gonna come up like a competition
  • 00:43:20.000 --> 00:43:22.030
  • but I do believe that there are seasons
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  • for all of our roles.
  • 00:43:24.050 --> 00:43:25.290
  • There's the misesteem in my life every since growing up.
  • 00:43:25.290 --> 00:43:28.170
  • I'm second, I'm always second, I'm a second born twin,
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  • I'm a second wife to my husband,
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  • I'm a second mom to my children,
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  • second age been won and I think that in a world standard
  • 00:43:35.140 --> 00:43:40.110
  • we can think that second is subsidiary
  • 00:43:40.110 --> 00:43:42.110
  • or second is less than and it's not.
  • 00:43:42.110 --> 00:43:44.280
  • And so we have to stop thinking
  • 00:43:44.280 --> 00:43:46.100
  • that our voice has to be the loudest.
  • 00:43:46.100 --> 00:43:48.160
  • What if in this season our voice is to serve?
  • 00:43:48.160 --> 00:43:50.200
  • What if this season our voice is to shut up?
  • 00:43:50.200 --> 00:43:53.140
  • What if this voice this season
  • 00:43:53.140 --> 00:43:55.050
  • is just to do ministry to 10?
  • 00:43:55.050 --> 00:43:56.250
  • What if our voice in this ministry
  • 00:43:56.250 --> 00:43:58.020
  • is to do a voice to reach millions?
  • 00:43:58.020 --> 00:44:00.250
  • But knowing and recognizing who am I gonna be
  • 00:44:00.250 --> 00:44:03.070
  • in this season and being confident with where God puts me.
  • 00:44:03.070 --> 00:44:05.250
  • In our modern society everyone wants to be the top.
  • 00:44:05.250 --> 00:44:08.260
  • Everyone wants to be the top dog,
  • 00:44:08.260 --> 00:44:10.040
  • first place, number one, numero uno,
  • 00:44:10.040 --> 00:44:12.250
  • and we kind of discount those that are subservient
  • 00:44:12.250 --> 00:44:17.110
  • or even in different support roles.
  • 00:44:17.110 --> 00:44:19.260
  • Where I've come to think there's nothing less than.
  • 00:44:19.260 --> 00:44:23.040
  • If we have one goal, if we have one vision
  • 00:44:23.040 --> 00:44:25.290
  • and that's to take the name and glory of Jesus
  • 00:44:25.290 --> 00:44:28.140
  • across the globe, then who cares if I'm in charge?
  • 00:44:28.140 --> 00:44:31.120
  • Who cares what my title is?
  • 00:44:31.120 --> 00:44:33.060
  • And another great learning lesson
  • 00:44:33.060 --> 00:44:35.040
  • is that in my 20s, I thought I could totally be number one.
  • 00:44:35.040 --> 00:44:39.070
  • Now in my 30s, I'm thinking I don't care if I'm number 10
  • 00:44:39.070 --> 00:44:42.150
  • as long as I'm pushing people towards Jesus
  • 00:44:42.150 --> 00:44:44.240
  • that's who I want to be.
  • 00:44:44.240 --> 00:44:46.010
  • So this ideas of being number two,
  • 00:44:46.010 --> 00:44:47.200
  • with phrases like if you're second then you're nothing,
  • 00:44:47.200 --> 00:44:50.040
  • or if you're second you're first place loser,
  • 00:44:50.040 --> 00:44:52.030
  • will cause ups to take our eyes off the ultimate prize
  • 00:44:52.030 --> 00:44:54.180
  • and that's to push towards Jesus.
  • 00:44:54.180 --> 00:44:57.000
  • So I don't care if I'm second.
  • 00:44:57.000 --> 00:44:58.070
  • - I think we all do it, right, we compare
  • 00:44:58.070 --> 00:45:00.170
  • and that I think is the fight.
  • 00:45:00.170 --> 00:45:02.260
  • - Very much so.
  • 00:45:02.260 --> 00:45:04.080
  • - So really, really, genuinely, celebrate someone's win.
  • 00:45:04.080 --> 00:45:08.210
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:45:09.050 --> 00:45:10.030
  • - When it's a win you want it.
  • 00:45:10.030 --> 00:45:11.160
  • It's okay for me to celebrate like if you were
  • 00:45:11.160 --> 00:45:12.240
  • birthing triplets, I could celebrate
  • 00:45:12.240 --> 00:45:14.020
  • 'cause I don't want them.
  • 00:45:14.020 --> 00:45:15.090
  • - [Bianca] No, I don't want that, I mean honey,
  • 00:45:15.090 --> 00:45:16.160
  • that is not a win, baby, Not a win!
  • 00:45:16.160 --> 00:45:17.140
  • - [Christine] Praise the Lord!
  • 00:45:17.140 --> 00:45:18.090
  • Christine take it back!
  • 00:45:18.090 --> 00:45:19.090
  • - There's a voice.
  • 00:45:19.090 --> 00:45:20.250
  • (unreserved laughter)
  • 00:45:20.250 --> 00:45:22.010
  • - No, back up, we're not, no, no, no.
  • 00:45:22.010 --> 00:45:23.220
  • (uninhibited laughter)
  • 00:45:23.220 --> 00:45:26.280
  • - When she don't even need to celebrate a win
  • 00:45:26.280 --> 00:45:29.130
  • so when it gets you go, I didn't want that anyway
  • 00:45:29.130 --> 00:45:30.290
  • so yeah, so say maybe it's something that you wanted
  • 00:45:30.290 --> 00:45:35.140
  • that to me is the real test of celebrating someone, right?
  • 00:45:35.140 --> 00:45:39.060
  • Can you celebrate someone who has,
  • 00:45:39.060 --> 00:45:41.190
  • they get married and you've been single
  • 00:45:41.190 --> 00:45:43.050
  • since dinosaurs roamed the earth, right or whatever?
  • 00:45:43.050 --> 00:45:46.100
  • - She's pregnant and you can't get pregnant.
  • 00:45:46.100 --> 00:45:47.080
  • - Right, you can't get pregnant.
  • 00:45:47.080 --> 00:45:48.150
  • - And you've been trying for so long.
  • 00:45:48.150 --> 00:45:49.130
  • And she's not even married.
  • 00:45:49.130 --> 00:45:50.080
  • - [Deedee] Right.
  • 00:45:50.080 --> 00:45:51.240
  • - Yeah, well, what happened, faithfully serving you, yes.
  • 00:45:51.240 --> 00:45:54.290
  • - But when you really learn to support
  • 00:45:54.290 --> 00:45:57.020
  • and so into what you like that's how you reap.
  • 00:45:57.020 --> 00:46:01.000
  • - [Christine] Exactly.
  • 00:46:01.000 --> 00:46:02.150
  • - And you know, most people don't know how to do that.
  • 00:46:02.150 --> 00:46:03.210
  • - Wait, wait, wait, unpack that, unpack that
  • 00:46:03.210 --> 00:46:04.190
  • 'cause that's a good one.
  • 00:46:04.190 --> 00:46:06.040
  • - When you really so into something that you like,
  • 00:46:06.040 --> 00:46:07.240
  • that's what you will reap.
  • 00:46:07.240 --> 00:46:09.000
  • - So you mean something you want.
  • 00:46:09.000 --> 00:46:10.260
  • - Yeah, that you want or that you like that's how you reap.
  • 00:46:10.260 --> 00:46:14.230
  • It's like if I attack your wealth then I attract that.
  • 00:46:14.230 --> 00:46:19.220
  • You understand what I'm sayin'?
  • 00:46:21.160 --> 00:46:22.290
  • So if I rejoice in your wealth this is what I receive.
  • 00:46:22.290 --> 00:46:27.210
  • It's like, if I rejoice in your celebration of
  • 00:46:27.210 --> 00:46:30.240
  • your marriage then this is what I'll reap
  • 00:46:30.240 --> 00:46:33.100
  • but most people don't know what they attack
  • 00:46:33.100 --> 00:46:35.150
  • is what they will lack.
  • 00:46:35.150 --> 00:46:36.200
  • - That's good, it even rhymes.
  • 00:46:37.250 --> 00:46:38.290
  • That makes it easy to remember.
  • 00:46:38.290 --> 00:46:40.100
  • (hearty laughter)
  • 00:46:40.100 --> 00:46:42.080
  • - I feel smart sittin' here with y'all.
  • 00:46:42.080 --> 00:46:45.000
  • No but really, a lot of people don't know how to celebrate
  • 00:46:45.000 --> 00:46:48.100
  • one another and the Bible talks about
  • 00:46:48.100 --> 00:46:50.070
  • when you compare yourself with others you're unwise.
  • 00:46:50.070 --> 00:46:52.260
  • You're foolish.
  • 00:46:52.260 --> 00:46:54.150
  • - That's why we're better together.
  • 00:46:55.230 --> 00:46:57.040
  • - Yes. - Yes.
  • 00:46:57.040 --> 00:46:58.200
  • - We're better to help each other, to sharpen each other
  • 00:46:58.200 --> 00:46:59.180
  • and just like they were saying,
  • 00:46:59.180 --> 00:47:00.290
  • when you feel threatened things come out of you
  • 00:47:00.290 --> 00:47:04.210
  • that you may not want to come out of you
  • 00:47:04.210 --> 00:47:07.010
  • or have damaged your future, you know,
  • 00:47:07.010 --> 00:47:09.170
  • that have brought damage to your life.
  • 00:47:09.170 --> 00:47:11.030
  • - Did you just say repair the (laughs) bullet holes?
  • 00:47:11.030 --> 00:47:13.220
  • - It's hard to repair those bullet holes sometimes.
  • 00:47:13.220 --> 00:47:15.280
  • But, you know what, you can though, one word at a time.
  • 00:47:15.280 --> 00:47:17.230
  • - [Christine] Yes, you can.
  • 00:47:17.230 --> 00:47:19.000
  • I'll never forget when I married Joel,
  • 00:47:19.000 --> 00:47:20.080
  • we've been married going on 32 years.
  • 00:47:20.080 --> 00:47:22.060
  • I was a very young bride, the first year of our marriage,
  • 00:47:22.060 --> 00:47:26.120
  • and I was used to kinda havin' my own way.
  • 00:47:26.120 --> 00:47:28.240
  • - [Laurie] Really?
  • 00:47:28.240 --> 00:47:29.240
  • - I don't know.
  • 00:47:29.240 --> 00:47:30.230
  • (laughter) Really?
  • 00:47:30.230 --> 00:47:32.050
  • - I only have one sibling and I was the girl
  • 00:47:32.050 --> 00:47:34.170
  • - [Laurie] Were you bossy then?
  • 00:47:36.100 --> 00:47:38.160
  • - I always say, I'm not the boss of the boy's club.
  • 00:47:38.160 --> 00:47:40.270
  • (laughing)
  • 00:47:40.270 --> 00:47:42.030
  • But I remember so clearly saying things,
  • 00:47:42.030 --> 00:47:45.100
  • just throwing my words around
  • 00:47:45.100 --> 00:47:46.260
  • like I would throw keys in a draw, just without thinking.
  • 00:47:46.260 --> 00:47:51.160
  • I would say things and I saw it really hurt Joel
  • 00:47:52.220 --> 00:47:55.180
  • and it was so clear to me that it hurt him.
  • 00:47:55.180 --> 00:47:59.030
  • I'll never forget what God spoke to me
  • 00:47:59.030 --> 00:48:00.160
  • and this was our first year of marriage,
  • 00:48:00.160 --> 00:48:02.040
  • He said, if you don't change your words
  • 00:48:02.040 --> 00:48:04.280
  • you're gonna change the man you've married.
  • 00:48:04.280 --> 00:48:07.110
  • - Whoa, whoa!
  • 00:48:07.110 --> 00:48:08.190
  • - Now, I married him because I loved him.
  • 00:48:08.190 --> 00:48:11.160
  • I loved the way he was, I loved his disposition,
  • 00:48:11.160 --> 00:48:14.250
  • I loved the way he thought.
  • 00:48:14.250 --> 00:48:16.030
  • I didn't want to change this man where he became
  • 00:48:16.030 --> 00:48:20.200
  • hard towards me or didn't treat me
  • 00:48:20.200 --> 00:48:23.170
  • the way he did because of my own words.
  • 00:48:23.170 --> 00:48:26.220
  • So let me tell you, I made a choice that day
  • 00:48:26.220 --> 00:48:30.060
  • that I was gonna change my attitude,
  • 00:48:30.060 --> 00:48:32.050
  • I was gonna change my thoughts,
  • 00:48:32.050 --> 00:48:33.190
  • and I was gonna change my words.
  • 00:48:33.190 --> 00:48:35.140
  • You can't go back and take those words back
  • 00:48:35.140 --> 00:48:39.130
  • but you can change your words
  • 00:48:39.130 --> 00:48:41.120
  • and it can change the atmosphere of your life.
  • 00:48:41.120 --> 00:48:43.240
  • I'll never forget that and you know, I never went back.
  • 00:48:43.240 --> 00:48:46.190
  • I was conscience, I've not been perfect.
  • 00:48:46.190 --> 00:48:51.100
  • I can tell ya, I've not been perfect
  • 00:48:51.100 --> 00:48:53.030
  • but that is something on the forefront of my mind
  • 00:48:53.030 --> 00:48:55.010
  • that I don't wanna change this man that God gave me.
  • 00:48:55.010 --> 00:48:57.220
  • I don't want to change my children.
  • 00:48:57.220 --> 00:48:59.140
  • I don't want to make people cynical, negative,
  • 00:49:00.270 --> 00:49:03.120
  • and that's what our words can do.
  • 00:49:03.120 --> 00:49:04.250
  • So, maybe there's been words spoken in homes
  • 00:49:04.250 --> 00:49:07.170
  • that have been disrespectful and not above board
  • 00:49:07.170 --> 00:49:10.120
  • but you can change 'em today.
  • 00:49:10.120 --> 00:49:11.290
  • You can start making your words sweet.
  • 00:49:11.290 --> 00:49:13.260
  • You can begin to change the atmosphere in your home,
  • 00:49:13.260 --> 00:49:16.180
  • in your own life, and it's never too late.
  • 00:49:16.180 --> 00:49:19.040
  • You're never too old and nothing has never gone too far,
  • 00:49:19.040 --> 00:49:22.000
  • so I would just say, if you reacted maybe out of
  • 00:49:22.000 --> 00:49:25.070
  • feeling threatened, not knowing who you are
  • 00:49:25.070 --> 00:49:27.230
  • or maybe just want your own way,
  • 00:49:27.230 --> 00:49:29.100
  • just change your words today and watch God.
  • 00:49:30.160 --> 00:49:33.000
  • He can multiply.
  • 00:49:33.000 --> 00:49:34.090
  • - [Christine] Yes, he can.
  • 00:49:34.090 --> 00:49:35.150
  • - He can change, He can do what we can't do
  • 00:49:35.150 --> 00:49:39.020
  • and if you pray and you ask God can you help me God?
  • 00:49:39.020 --> 00:49:41.210
  • Can you make up for lost time?
  • 00:49:41.210 --> 00:49:43.160
  • God can do that.
  • 00:49:43.160 --> 00:49:44.130
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:49:44.130 --> 00:49:45.210
  • - Nick often will say if something happens,
  • 00:49:45.210 --> 00:49:48.090
  • we'll say something that, we're not even in agreement
  • 00:49:48.090 --> 00:49:51.050
  • with ourselves like as in, why did we say that?
  • 00:49:51.050 --> 00:49:53.010
  • Nick will go, I'm prayin' for a crop failure, right now.
  • 00:49:53.010 --> 00:49:55.160
  • I'm praying those words, but I love what you have said
  • 00:49:55.160 --> 00:49:59.240
  • because I'm sure that's why someone has tuned in
  • 00:49:59.240 --> 00:50:02.140
  • to this program right now because a lot of people
  • 00:50:02.140 --> 00:50:04.160
  • don't realize that actually we live
  • 00:50:04.160 --> 00:50:07.090
  • with so much guilt and condemnation,
  • 00:50:07.090 --> 00:50:08.240
  • like, I've said that now look what I've done,
  • 00:50:08.240 --> 00:50:11.170
  • without realizing that God can redeem
  • 00:50:11.170 --> 00:50:13.220
  • and restore and He can, He literally can restore
  • 00:50:13.220 --> 00:50:17.080
  • those years that the canker worm has eaten
  • 00:50:17.080 --> 00:50:18.240
  • and I love what you said, some people say to me,
  • 00:50:18.240 --> 00:50:21.110
  • Christine, you're just an optimist.
  • 00:50:21.110 --> 00:50:22.220
  • I'm like, I don't need a God that can do
  • 00:50:22.220 --> 00:50:24.220
  • what only I can do, I need a God that can do above what,
  • 00:50:24.220 --> 00:50:27.110
  • so okay, I can't fix this but God can if my heart's willing.
  • 00:50:27.110 --> 00:50:31.280
  • So I think what you've just said is so powerful.
  • 00:50:31.280 --> 00:50:34.020
  • People can change the atmosphere in their home.
  • 00:50:34.020 --> 00:50:36.140
  • - Well, first of all, how dare you hurt Joel.
  • 00:50:36.140 --> 00:50:38.140
  • (hearty laughter) - I know.
  • 00:50:38.140 --> 00:50:39.260
  • - I'm just shocked by that.
  • 00:50:39.260 --> 00:50:41.250
  • - It's terrible, that's why I have to be very careful.
  • 00:50:41.250 --> 00:50:43.260
  • I meet people all the time and the first thing they say is
  • 00:50:43.260 --> 00:50:46.060
  • I love Joel, so do I, I promise I do.
  • 00:50:46.060 --> 00:50:49.120
  • - Exactly.
  • 00:50:49.120 --> 00:50:50.070
  • (spirited laughter)
  • 00:50:50.070 --> 00:50:51.050
  • - I made this man, (laughs) no.
  • 00:50:51.050 --> 00:50:52.120
  • You know but I love what you always talk about.
  • 00:50:52.120 --> 00:50:55.090
  • You're very intentional with your words.
  • 00:50:55.090 --> 00:50:57.060
  • - [Christine] Yeah.
  • 00:50:57.060 --> 00:50:58.130
  • I think that's just so very important
  • 00:50:58.130 --> 00:50:59.260
  • because our children are listen, everybody's listening.
  • 00:50:59.260 --> 00:51:04.100
  • - [Christine] Yes, they are.
  • 00:51:04.100 --> 00:51:05.140
  • - Someone is listening to you speak.
  • 00:51:05.140 --> 00:51:06.150
  • - [Christine] Yes, they are.
  • 00:51:06.150 --> 00:51:07.230
  • - We have one more clip to show you.
  • 00:51:07.230 --> 00:51:09.050
  • Perhaps the most important one of the night.
  • 00:51:09.050 --> 00:51:10.210
  • How do you find your voice?
  • 00:51:10.210 --> 00:51:12.110
  • Take a look at this.
  • 00:51:12.110 --> 00:51:14.070
  • - You won't find your voice until you learn to hear God's
  • 00:51:14.070 --> 00:51:16.260
  • voice and I think, when the enemy, nothing has changed,
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  • the enemy came into the garden he said to eat.
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  • First question in Scripture did God really say?
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  • So if you do not know what God really says
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  • about you, about life, then your voice
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  • is gonna be one of two things.
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  • It's either gonna be constructive or destructive.
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  • It will depend on what did God really say.
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  • It all comes back to the word.
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  • It actually all comes back to the word.
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  • - Do you know what?
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  • If God says you are loved, you are the light of the world,
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  • you are the salt of the earth
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  • and He tells us that, why would He not let us be
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  • the light, put us into a time where we needed to be
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  • the light, be the salt of the earth?
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  • - Even when there's darkness there's light
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  • even evident, right?
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  • - So it's just, be who I've called you to be.
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  • - Even looking at the Scripture when you talk about Jesus.
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  • Jesus said I only say what I hear the Father say
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  • and so He found His voice in the Father.
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  • I didn't find my voice until then until I became born again.
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  • I remember when I was in a pageant, I was 16.
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  • - You were in a pageant?
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  • (cheerful laughter)
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  • - And here I am the shy girl in a pageant
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  • and the only way I would be a part of this pageant
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  • is if the guy could get Mike Freeman
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  • who is now my husband--
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  • - Come on!
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  • (hearty laughter)
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  • - To be my escort.
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  • And I got up there in that pageant
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  • and I just said all of the wrong stuff.
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  • I mean, I forgot everything and I remember vowing that day,
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  • I vowed that I would never speak publicly again.
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  • - Whoa.
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  • - I said, I will never get up in front of people
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  • and I will never speak again in public.
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  • - That's what I say after every Praise the Lord program.
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  • (lively laughter)
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  • - I'm never gonna do this again.
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  • Get in the car and just look at each other, we're idiots.
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  • - But you're so awesome, but really, and that's how I became
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  • so introvert as it relates to speakin' out in public
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  • and I really didn't get the confidence
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  • until I begin to found out who God had created me to be.
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  • Okay, Who am I because so many people identify
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  • themselves outside of God.
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  • - Definitely.
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  • - How can you do that if He's the one who created you?
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  • And so I didn't find my voice
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  • until I found out who He had created.
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  • - You know, I love the fact that we have
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  • the Holy Spirit to help us.
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  • - Yes. - Yes.
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  • - We don't have to change ourselves.
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  • We don't have to struggle, we just have to surrender.
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  • - [Christine] Beautiful.
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  • - And I love the fact that we can invite
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  • the Holy Spirit into our hearts, into our lives
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  • and say, God help me, I may have a temper,
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  • I may say things I don't want to, I've done so many things,
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  • but God doesn't judge us, He's there to help us,
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  • He's there to change us.
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  • So today, I believe this is a great reminder for everyone
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  • including myself that my words can put people on their feet.
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  • My words can propel me in my destiny
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  • because it's not just about my words helping others
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  • but my words help me as well 'cause I hear my words.
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  • What I say about myself is very important.
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  • So it's not only what you're sayin' about
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  • someone else or to someone else
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  • but it's what you're saying about yourself and to yourself.
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  • So I would just encourage all of us today
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  • to talk ourselves into what God has for us.
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  • Build yourself up because when you're built up
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  • you can build others up.
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  • - You know and I think obviously the biggest key is that
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  • first and foremost we have to know who we are in Christ
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  • and I wonder if you know Jesus Christ
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  • because the fact is you will not find
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  • your true authentic voice until you discover
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  • the voice of the Father that loves you,
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  • that created you in His image,
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  • that's got a plan and a purpose and a destiny for your life.
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  • You were created by God for a relationship with God
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  • and it's Jesus that connects us to God
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  • and it's Jesus that connects us to the grace of God
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  • and you might be watching this going, Chris
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  • I'm the person, I messed up, my words have been so bad,
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  • I've done, I want you to know what the voice
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  • of the Father is saying to you right now.
  • 00:55:23.090 --> 00:55:25.060
  • He's wooing you, He's saying I love you,
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  • I forgive you, I've got a plan and a purpose
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  • and a destiny for your life.
  • 00:55:30.120 --> 00:55:32.110
  • There's an accuser of the brethren, the enemy
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  • that wants to tell you that your life is over
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  • that you've blown it, that God can't forgive you
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  • but the Bible says that if we confess our sins
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  • our God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
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  • and cleanse us from all unrighteousness
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  • and right here, right now as you're watching this program
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  • I know that there are many of you
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  • and you wanna make your peace with God
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  • and I know that as you do that
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  • and as you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
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  • your spirit's gonna be awakened
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  • and you're gonna be able to hear the voice of God
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  • in a way that you couldn't when you were dead in your sin.
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  • You're gonna become alive in Christ
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  • and you're gonna hear the voice of God so, I'm gonna pray
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  • and you can say these words right after me.
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  • Just say Jesus, I receive your grace, your love,
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  • your forgiveness, and your mercy right now.
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  • Please forgive me for all of my sins.
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  • Give me a brand new start today and hope for the future.
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  • Now if you prayed that prayer
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  • I want you to know that you are forgiven of your sins.
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  • That right here, right now, you are connected to God
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  • through His Son Jesus, so reach out to Him.
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  • Call out to Him and as you hear His voice,
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  • you're gonna discover your voice
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  • and your God-given purpose and destiny
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  • and you're gonna change the world around you.
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  • - Ah, I love that.
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  • There's prayer partners waiting on the other end
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  • of that phone number on your screen, please call.
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  • Tonight you've been watching a special, special program
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  • Better Together, right here, coming your way April 22nd.
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  • We're so excited but tonight's been a special
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  • Praise the Lord, I love you guys.
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  • - We love you.
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  • - I love you so very much.
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  • Thank you, thank you for bein' with us.
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  • Jesus loves you, we love you, bye bye.
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  • (upbeat music)
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