I Know How to Get Clarity
I had a hunger to know more about God, and I was searching when I was introduced to The Way Ministry. I was always fascinated with the Bible. I loved reading the Bible and studying God’s Word. But sometimes it became very frustrating when I would read something and couldn’t understand it because it made no sense to me.
I subsequently learned in the Foundational Class that God’s Word will always interpret itself, either in the verse or in the context or in how it was used before somewhere else in the Bible, which makes it clear. So I know now how to get clarity on a passage that is unclear to me. With perseverance I can find the correct interpretation in the Word of God itself.
The Word I was taught was life-changing for me because it opened my eyes on how I viewed God and how I saw my relationship with Him.
I now know that I can be bold in dealing with situations. And it is not about being prideful or arrogant or haughty or thinking that I am better than anyone else. It is about the confidence I have in knowing God’s Word, which is His will, and knowing who I am in Christ Jesus. This allows me to face any circumstance with the assurance of victory by applying God’s Word. II Timothy 2:15 reads:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I can now understand what is meant when the Bible says, “rightly dividing the word of truth.” If we wrongly divide God’s Word, this leads to errors. The Foundational Class has taught me several things:
- It taught me how to know God’s Word, which is His will.
- It taught me who we are and what we should expect as children of God.
- It taught me how to experience God’s love.
- It taught me how to become a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.
- It brought clarity on God’s Word rightly divided.
- It encouraged me to stay in the Word and study it carefully and diligently.
- It showed me how to apply the Word of God to situations and in experiences.
This Foundational Class has taught me so much, and I can’t begin to imagine the depth that the other classes will bring to my understanding.
The Great Principles that God Teaches Us
At the age of thirteen, I had my first opportunity to attend a household fellowship, accompanying my mother, who was invited during an outreach activity. From that moment, I felt like a member in this great Body whose head is Jesus Christ! Soon I gained access to a powerful resource made available by our ministry, which is the foundational class on The Way of Abundance and Power. It was during that wonderful time that I learned in depth the great principles that God teaches us through His Word, principles that to this very day I try to apply with a fervent effort. They have given me victory in completely adverse situations. I wanted, and I still want, to start a family whose main standard for living is God and His Word.
I have seen God’s hand so beautifully in my life. I wanted to take advantage of all the resources, and I desired that my closest loved ones could also take advantage of them. I saw how God opened doors so I could study at a university with scholarships, without the necessity of going in debt. I saw how God protected my life from the typical excesses of youth. I saw how God made available that I could balance my studies with attending fellowship and thus be able to continue to serve in the household.
I finished my degree and was already serving as a household fellowship coordinator, and there was a great challenge: to find a job that would allow me to continue to serve. And even though the majority of job offers for the area in which I studied were in other regions, God made it available for me to work near my home and thus continue to give to God’s people. Now, I face new challenges, such as starting a family and continuing to serve God in a way that can have a positive impact.
Knowing the accuracy of the Word of God taught me wonderful principles that I have been able to apply in my life with diligent effort. I learned that all things are possible with God. I learned how important obedience is in life in order to be victorious in every situation. I learned how important it is to pray and study the Word daily and that despite the adversity or the negatives around me, God has always been with me, taking care of me, protecting me, and keeping me from evil. In the Word, I have learned to walk with wisdom and help others and teach them what a life with God looks like.
God has given me victory in every way and has met my needs in an overwhelming way in all my goals, especially as they were accompanied with obedience and dedication.