Q: This month, we celebrate mothers and the many ways they impact their children’s lives. What’s been the most important life lesson you’ve shared with your kids over the years?
A: As a parent, you do all you can the best you can, and you trust God to do the rest for you. Study Zechariah 10:7-9. There God tells us about the outpouring of the Spirit of God in the last days—the days we’re living in. He says: “And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the Lord. I will hiss for them [your children], and gather them; for I have redeemed them….And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.”
You may not even know where your children are right now. They may be in another city or another country. It doesn’t matter. This Scripture says when you rejoice in the Lord—not when you’re depressed or worried or afraid, but when you trust God so totally that you’re filled up with joy—then your children will see it and turn.
“I will hiss for them.” What does that mean? It means God will signal for them. He’ll say, Pssst! Come here! And they’ll come running.
Q: As a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, describe what it’s like to watch your legacy of faith unfold in the next generation.
A: It is a blessing to see my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren serve the Lord. Whether they are preaching, raising babies, running an orphanage, or anything in between, it is a privilege to watch them continue to walk by faith and love Jesus.
Q: What are some practical ways parents can build a strong foundation of faith that leaves a lasting impression on their children?
A: Living a godly life before your children is the best teacher! Train them to walk with God on a daily basis by reading the Word, praying and spending time with Him. Your children might forget your words, but they won’t forget your ways.
Q: As believers, it’s critical that we connect with God and hear His voice. Can you share an example of how He’s supernaturally spoken to you about your kids?
A: I remember once when Ken and I were in Australia. We were flying from one city to another and suddenly thoughts of our son, John, flooded my heart. John was a teenager at the time, and he was all boy. He rode everything with wheels—cars, trucks, motorcycles, dune buggies. And it seemed he was always turning something over.
That day on the plane, I was concerned about him. I knew how much the devil would like to sneak in and steal his life, and I was concerned that John’s misadventures could give the devil the opportunity to do it.
But the Holy Spirit broke in on my thoughts. He spoke to Ken and said, “My mercy hovers over John.” When Ken relayed those words to me, all my fears vanished.
My mercy hovers over John. I’ll never forget that promise. As I’ve prayed for John throughout the years, that wonderful word from God would often rise up and remind me that John’s life was secure. It would assure me that God would keep him and hold him steady until the day he got things straight in his life.
My mercy hovers over your child. That is a wonderful word from God. If God will do that for my child, He will do it for yours. The covenant God has made with you in the blood of Jesus extends to your children and your children’s children. Psalm 103:17 says, “But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and His righteousness unto children’s children.”
Q: Today, your children are all supporting the work of Kenneth Copeland Ministries to equip believers across the globe to live in victory. Describe God’s faithfulness in guiding their lives and revealing how they can use their gifts for His glory.
A: The Lord has taken us through hard times and been faithful. None of us are perfect, but that’s not what is required because of the covenant God has made with us as Christians.
Q: Why is it so important for parents to encourage their kids to boldly live out their faith and impact the culture for Christ?
A: Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he old he will not depart from it.” It is so important to train children while they are young to boldly live for Christ. When children are raised in faith and the Word of God it equips them to continue to grow in their relationship with the Lord instead of being influenced by the ways of the world.
Q: As co-host of Believer’s Voice of Victory on Daystar, what can new viewers that tune in expect to hear?
A: Viewers can expect to hear faith in God’s Word. They can expect a program that will help them grow to experience the fullness of the BLESSING which includes divine healing, supernatural prosperity, the God kind of love and more!
Q: Practically applying the truth of the Bible is at the heart of your ministry. Why is it so essential for parents speak the Word of God over their children and trust Him with their future?
A: Words have power! Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it (for death or life).” We have the power to speak life or death, blessings or curses into our children’s lives. It is our responsibility as believers to speak with our mouth words of peace and blessing that we believe in our heart, based on what God has already spoken in His Word.
Q: With so many single parents in society, what would encouragement would you give to those who are struggling to meet their child’s needs?
A: Ken and I have studied faith, healing, prosperity, and many other truths in God’s Word for many, many, many years. Third John 2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” So for you to prosper in other areas of your life, you’ll have to have a prosperous soul. Through all these years of study, one truth stands out: What we know doesn’t get us delivered. But rather, it’s the continual, daily feeding of our spirit man with the Word that delivers, changes, and speaks to us. It’s what we say from a heart full of faith and acting on the Word that determines our future and the future of our children. So speak the Word, and boldly trust God for your finances.
Q: No matter what we walk through in life, how can knowing and declaring that “Jesus is Lord” carry us safely through every season?
A: When we make Jesus our Lord, he becomes our Good Shepherd guiding us in the way we should go. But if you don’t make Jesus the Lord of your life, He cannot lead you. Here’s the bottom line: You’ll never truly know God’s will and way for you – you’ll never know Him for who He really is – until you learn to fellowship with Him, develop a friendship with Him, and bless him with your friendship.
Q: The powerful principles of faith you live out every day weren’t something you learned overnight. What advice would you give those starting out in ministry as they determine what steps to take in order to impact the world with the Gospel?
A: The most important step in beginning your journey in ministry is to be a student of the Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. It is vital that you spend time with Jesus to develop your relationship with Him. But it is also important to learn from wise council. Kenneth and I still spend time listening to Brother Hagin tapes to further mature our knowledge of the Word.