I Chronicles 16:8-10:
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
To God be the glory, indeed, for He has done great things for me.
Though I was taught in church about God’s love, God’s goodness, God’s mercy, and the Almighty God, as I grew up, I soon began to perceive what then appeared to me to be a contradiction between the love and omnipotence of God and real life. Despite my Christian education, I could not understand why my grandfather passed away or why there was so much violence and evil in the world. Questions kept piling up as the knowledge I received from primary and then secondary school increased. In a culture saturated with witchcraft, I felt helpless and fearful. As I kept attending the church, I expected pastors and priests to provide answers, to no avail.
By the age of nineteen, I came to the conclusion that there were no acceptable and logical answers to expect from the church and started my own quest. God, I thought, is too great to pay attention to and take care of human business. Humans had to fix their own mess!
It was when I fell short of fields of research that God found me through a wonderful disciple of The Way Ministry who introduced me to the rightly divided Word of God. (I had never heard that before!) He soon convinced me to take the Foundational Class, then called Power for Abundant Living. I invited my wife to join me. After the first three segments of the class, I exclaimed, “That’s what I was looking for!!!” We were finally at home in The Way Ministry!
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
All our expectations have been exceeded. For twenty-four years, we have learned far more than we would have ever thought possible.
My wife and I have gone for a journey full of abundance and power with God Almighty, which lasts to this day. We have been freed from all our fears, for we know who we are in Christ, what we have received, and what we can achieve with the power of God in Christ in us.
We have done for our five boys what our own parents did for us: we exposed them to the Word of God to the end that they are all born again of God’s spirit and speak in tongues.
The will of God is good, acceptable, and perfect. We know it by experience.
What a heavenly Father we have!!!