“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines open up to Oprah about how God talks and communicates to them.
Chip and Joanna Gaines
The home renovation experts were featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” show last weekend. During the interview, they candidly talked about their success and family life. As they went on with their talk, Oprah was impressed by Joanna’s ability to hear God, that was when they detailed how God interacts with them individually.
Oprah asked the Christian couple how she hears God’s voice. She asked whether it was a “voice in your head, is it a feeling, is it prayer?”
Communicating with God
Joanna responded: “all three of those things, for sure,” along with an overwhelming “presence of peace.” She then continued to differentiate God’s voice and her mind.
“I will say there probably been five pivotal moments in my life where I can say that was God’s voice, that was Him, and I felt the sense of peace, almost like that moment where you get chills and you know there’s something else,” Joanna Gaines explained.
The mom of five also shared to Oprah why she stayed away from religion and how she connected with God relational.
“That’s something that since I was a little girl, I’ve experienced God in that real way, very relational,” she emphasized. “With the idea of religion, I shy away from that, my relationship with God, it’s like no one else’s God is so creative that I can’t impose what my belief. … He shows up in beautifully unique ways for all of us.”
Chip Gaines also shared to Oprah how he hears God’s voice differently than his wife. The 46-year-old TV personality shared that he hears and experiences God during his everyday work.
“God shows up for me in very practical real ways. Like I work, that’s how I meet with God,” he stated. “When I sweat, and when I’m lonely, I’m sad, I’m mad about something. I mean, when you chop firewood, or [on] demo day. You don’t have to have any talent to be good at demolition. You just want to break stuff.”
In 2018, the professing Christian couple ended their first installment of “Fixer Upper” to resolve some struggles they had with their fame. Now in 2021, the new series titled “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” will be returning on their own cable network, Magnolia.
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