Blessings overflow constantly.
Most recently, I decided to adjust my finances to get out of debt more quickly, save for the future, and have enough to give with plurality in mind. I decided on a budget and was looking for new housing within that budget. It definitely seemed impossible by five-senses standards; but when we are in alignment with God’s will all things are possible! God led me to a brand new, fully renovated and furnished apartment with more “bells and whistles” than what I had even asked for. AND it is $50 less than the amount I budgeted for housing! It is approximately twelve to fourteen minutes from fellowship (I had requested less than twenty), and it’s on the BEACH! Ephesians 3:20 to the fullest! So many principles here—and I learned all of them from the Word I have been taught in our ministry.
A Region meeting in May of 2014 inspired me to get committed about taking the 2015 Advanced Class. I had been proving the limitlessness of God in other categories of my life, but I wasn’t sure how God would erase over $40,000 of debt in less than a year so I could attend the class. I began by finding out what God’s Word says about debt and why it was important to live debt-free. I met with a seasoned believer who was able to teach me and show me where those truths were in the Word, and I decided to believe and act on them.
My first step was to go through my budget, looking at my income and expenses and at exactly how much debt I had. I quickly realized that I would need to increase my income and decrease my expenses. I remembered the principle of giving equals receiving and increased my tithe. In Christians Should Be Prosperous it says, “…the tithe has never been improved upon except by increasing the proportion.” After reviewing my budget again with all the expenses reduced, I knew God would go to work to help my income increase.
I was at work on a Monday morning, and I was thanking God for all His blessings, including getting me through college with minimal debt and helping me find a fun job with good pay, good benefits, and good people to work with. The next thing I knew, I was marching into the president’s office and explaining to him why I needed to look for more work. I told him about the Advanced Class and that I needed more income to get out of debt, and that I would be looking for a part-time job soon. The president told me that I could take on some more responsibility at my current job and work more hours for more compensation. It was a very simple solution that I was peaceful with, and I knew it was from God. With all this, I was debt-free and registered for the Advanced Class all in God’s perfect timetable.
I came to The Way Ministry twenty-four years ago. I arrived entangled in debt—I owed money to people here and there. I urgently needed deliverance, and God delivered me at the very first household fellowship I attended. He prepared and set everything just right for me to hear the Word I needed to be delivered from the snare of debt.
The teaching that day was about how to live within one’s means. The very first verse of scripture I learned was Proverbs 22:7: “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” It was just a perfect portrayal of my life then. I wondered if the teacher knew I was coming and had selected a topic just for me. But I soon learned that my Creator, God Almighty, is a loving, all-knowing God, Who had set the scene just for my deliverance. With more verses of scripture, the teacher exhorted us to take believing action for total deliverance from any form of debt. I immediately made up my mind. I made the decision to believe and act upon the truth I had been taught. I started attending fellowship on a regular basis and doing my best to put God’s Word into practice. And gradually, I got delivered not only from debt, but also from other bad habits I had developed over the years.
From then on, I have never been deceived about God. Every aspect of my personal, family, professional, and social life has been transformed by the greatness of God’s accurate and matchless Word. From a life full of fear and doubt, I became a bold and convinced believer, ready to act upon God’s Word to make His promises mine. Had it not been for God and His Word, I would have disappeared from the face of the earth a long time ago.
Thanks to the Word of God I have been taught in The Way Ministry, today I am able to overcome any pressure that comes my way, and I can do it without stress. What God has done for me with His Word, He is willing and able to do for anyone who believes.