Believing Equals Receiving

There are many incidents in my life where I applied the Word of God that I learned from The Way Ministry. And the application of that Word yielded great fruit. I can really see God’s hand throughout in my life. It started with having a godly mom. She was not instructed in The Way Ministry, but she loves God and did the Word to the best of her ability. Looking back on that, I can see how God worked in her to protect us and provide for us. God’s blessings continued as my brother went to college, where he met a believer from The Way Ministry. The believer witnessed to my brother, and my brother witnessed to my twin brother and me. I was about sixteen years old when I took the ministry’s Foundational Class. Getting my dad’s permission and having him pay for it was a miracle. Again, I can see God’s hand in my life. It was in the Foundational Class where I learned verses like Mark 11:23 and 24.

Mark 11:23,24:
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

I learned that “believing equals receiving.” I soon started applying the Word I learned from The Way Ministry. I grew up with little money, getting by with my mom working at Kmart and the little jobs I would get over the summer. My goal was to go to college without taking a loan, a goal instilled by my father and supported by the Word. I learned about living within my means, getting my needs and wants parallel, and of course abundant sharing and believing.

The day my twin brother and I planned to move in to college, we packed our stuff and drove up to the college. We went to the Financial Aid Department to see if all of our grants came in. For four years of high school, I worked to get good grades, I applied to all the scholarships I could find, worked and saved my money, and prayed and believed. The task was double because of my twin brother. The office told us we could not afford the college without taking a loan.

We went into our dorm room. We just sat there looking at something we thought we could not have. With melancholy, I volunteered to not go to school and to go to work so my twin brother could go without taking a loan. I then led a prayer for God to find a way. Then my father and brother and I left the dorm and drove back home. A day or two later, we got a new financial award letter. And God found a way for both my brother and me to go to college without taking a loan. Deliverance! God is always faithful. Regarding this victory, there are so many concepts and verses that the ministry taught me that I applied, that I cannot list them all.

But the victory did not end there. I also went to graduate school to get my master’s. This time there was an added challenge that certain grants and scholarships would not be available to me anymore because this was my second degree. I used the previous victory as a model. I had to work harder, but I was committed to not taking out a loan. By God’s grace and mercy, He found a way. I got different grants and a fellowship to pay for school. Six years, two degrees, and I left school with no debt. In fact, I left having made money. God is good—my loving heavenly Father, the Father of mercies, the Almighty. Thank God for The Way Ministry that taught me the Word about believing. Because of my victories at college, I continue to reap the benefits. Since graduate school, I continue to work in a profession related to that degree. I have supported myself and my family for years living that more than abundant life!