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Steve Harvey got very emotional after the gospel singer sang a prophecy over him.

Duranice Pace, a gospel singer, recently visited the “Steve” variety show to share how God healed her vocal cords, CBN News reported.

The singer, who was abused in her early years, was given rat poison as a child which damaged her vocal cords.

“I believe the Lord gave me a touch when they fed me rat poison in Rochester, New York, and they had to cut out half of my vocal cords. And they said I would never talk again, but the man upstairs said, ‘You gonna sing again’,” Pace said.

Eleven years ago, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was told she only had three years to live. She didn’t let her diagnosis hold her back from living.

“I didn’t know if I was going to be alive but God done kept me alive to see you, sir,” she told Harvey.

During the set, the gospel singer sang a prophecy so powerful, it brought tears to Harvey’s eyes.

She sang, “This is Steve Harvey, he’s a good man. He loves the Lord and he’ll give you a helping hand. God’s going to bless Steve Harvey,” she sang. “Keep on, keep on, you helped me to live, sir, keep on … you special.”

Hearing those words touched Harvey in a very special way.

“You think I’m helping you, but you really helping me. I thank you because this was for me,” Harvey said.

Harvey also shared that he hoped his mother was watching this moment transpire. His mother passed away in 1997 and was a devout Christian.

Harvey later tweeted:

“God really wants to help us, but he requires that we have a relationship with him. If you’re out here trying to make it without God, you are making life harder than it needs to be. There is a higher power, there is a God. It’s time to get in touch with God.”

To God be the glory!

If you watched Gary Woodland during his final round of the U.S. Open, you might have noticed he kept repeating the phrase “I’ve got this” to himself.

The phrase seems simple enough, but where he found it was something truly inspirational.

Earlier this year, during a practice round at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, defending champion Gary Woodland asked Amy Bockerstette from Special Olympics Arizona to play the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Bockerstette hit her shot into a bunker, but she wasn’t fazed. Instead she told herself “I got this” and kept going. Woodland offered to hit it out of the sand for her, but she refused.

Instead Bockerstette persisted, and she knocked the ball in. The video quickly went viral, along with Bockerstette’s catch phrase.

“Amy’s attitude is phenomenal. That’s something I want to teach my kids… positive energy is contagious,” Woodland says.

Woodland went on to win the U.S. Open, feeling an incredible amount of inspiration from Bockerstette.

Amy recently became the first collegiate golfer to compete with an intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome.

You can watch the special moment between the pair below.

Stephen Curry is an incredible ball player, but that’s not all that defines him. The NBA star is all a devout and loyal Christian.

In Curry’s latest episode of Facebook’s “Stephen vs The Game”, Curry lays out the exact moment that he became a Christian and how it changed the course of his life. The episode also featured Curry’s parents, his father Dell and mother Sonya.

Curry grew up in a Christian home, but early on in life he didn’t feel the same desire for the faith that his parents did. His family attended church every Wednesday and Sunday, leaving Curry frustrated that he couldn’t spend that time with friends.

“When all your other friends are doing these things and you’re having to say no, you get used to saying no,” Sonya said of their church schedule.

“I would have them get up at six o’clock in the morning to do devotion before school, to emphasize putting God first – to also train them, ‘You’re gonna have a job, get up at six o’clock in the morning and get stuff done,’” Sonya said.

His parent’s choice to bring him to the church prove to be successful. He was finally saved in the eighth grade while listening to a youth pastor named Jason, he said.

“I felt the calling, went down to the altar [and] gave my life to Christ. That became the beginning of my own personal journey,” he said. “I think my faith is about the personal relationship more so than the following a certain religious tradition, a religious practice.”

The Golden State Warriors guard continued, saying it was important to “make sure you’re feeding your spirit with the right things versus what this world is throwing at us.”

Curry understands how faith can be difficult, and is not always a solid belief.

“My faith is tested on the court as much as it is in life, but it’s the part that always keeps me focused on what I need to do when it comes to my family, when it comes to my job, when it comes to how I treat other people, my appreciation for life, and all the good things that happen and how to deal with the bad things that happen,” Curry shared.

He also chooses to put his faith first in all things, inluding basketball and his relationships.

“I put believer first, because that is supposed to be the roots of everything that I do as a believer, as a husband, as a father, and on down from there.”

Curry said he tries to take advantage of every opportunity he has to share his faith, but more than anything he adds that he wants his actions to speak for themselves. One way he lives out his faith is by placing his favorite Bible verse on his shoes.

“My mom challenged me to find a verse that I could rely on to give me strength, give me a sense of purpose and to remember who I was playing for every time I lace up my sneakers,” he shared. “It reminds me why I am blessed with these talents, where I get my strength from, and who I am playing for.”

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34440274385_153fcc8eef_b No matter how much fame or money you have, every single one of us faces the harsh realities of life.

Chance the Rapper is no stranger to pain. This past week, he tweeted a plea for help, telling his over 8 million followers that his aunt is in desperate need of a kidney.

“I really need help. My Auntie Toni is one of the strongest forces in my life, and she is in dire need of a #kidney. We have exhausted all options and have been wait listed for years. My family believes in the power of prayer and we give this problem up to God,” the hip-hop artist wrote on Twitter recently.

He also encouraged his fans to get the quick blood test done required to see if you are a match for others.

“I’m sorry it was a lil (sic) overwhelmingly emotion[al] writing this, Her blood type is O positive,” he wrote, “you can get a quick blood test and physical to find your a match.”

While he took more practical steps to try and find a donor, Chance also simply requested that fans continue to pray for him.

“A prayer really goes a long way,” he added.

Twitter responded with an outpouring of love and positivity for the Grammy Winning artist.

One fan commented, “Hi Chance. Please send me a message. In the past few days I have signed up to become an altruistic living donor…”

Chance has spoken about his faith in the past, and is one of the more open Christians in Hollywood. This past December, he took a sabbatical from music to focus on his faith.

“I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my Bible,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “We all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his Word. I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it,” he said.