No Fear

I grew up in a Christian home being taught to love God and keep Him at the center of my life. However, it wasn’t until I got involved with The Way International that I learned God had exceeding great and precious promises that I could claim and that He was trustworthy and true to His Word. It was here that I learned I could live with no fear because my loving heavenly Father would protect me and my family and meet our every need.

These truths had extra meaning to me after the atrocities of September 11, 2001. As my husband and I watched the Twin Towers go down, we knew this would be a defining time. That evening we went out in our neighborhood, knocking on doors to bring comfort and dispel fear through the accuracy of God’s Word. This ministry taught us that when the adversary strikes, rather than cowering in fear, we boldly speak the Word.

At the time, both our sons were serving together in the Army Reserves. Within three weeks, they were both activated and were preparing to be sent to Afghanistan, which was a war zone. As Advanced Class graduates, true to their upbringing, our sons looked at the situation spiritually and went with no fear—ready, willing, and able to defend our country’s freedom. They believed to be able to serve together (the two-by-two principle), and they kept each other on track spiritually. They were able to witness to their buddies, and one took The Way of Abundance and Power series when their tour was up. God mightily protected them and their unit as only He can do!

As a mother, I am so very thankful for the Word I was taught, including the power of the renewed mind, the importance of leading my thoughts captive, and most importantly that I could ABSOLUTELY trust my heavenly Father to protect my sons. He would keep them out of harm’s way as they diligently handled their responsibility of protecting our troops from any biological attack. I can honestly say that I had no doubt, worry, or fear for them. That, in and of itself, opened many doors for me to share God’s Word with others.

God Has Not Given Me the Spirit of Fear

The Word of God I have learned in The Way Ministry has provided me with keys and tools to gain release from my prisons. These keys and tools are as effective today as they were over forty years ago when I learned them in my first Foundational Class.

Overcoming fear and worry was the primary reason why I registered for the Foundational Class. There I learned that God did not want me to be full of doubt, worry, or fear. God wanted me to have power, love, and a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7). Further, I learned that believing is a law that I need to apply positively to overcome worry and fear. Believing required me to take positive action on the promises of God that applied to my situation.

I had great fear of sleeping in a moving vehicle. This fear entered my life when I was sixteen years old because of a near tragedy that occurred while traveling with my family. After that incident, I decided that if I slept in a moving vehicle something bad would happen. This decision grew into a huge fear that I carried inside for eight years until I learned the Word about believing positively to overcome fear.

Shortly after completing the Foundational Class, my wife and I were traveling to see a baseball game a few hours from our home. I was tired from a long day at work. My wife was driving, and we were talking. I shut my eyes and began drifting off to sleep. My eyes popped open and I thought, “I can’t go to sleep. Something bad will happen.” My next thought was, “Wait a minute. God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.” I thanked God for being able to sleep in the car. I shut my eyes and continued to repeat II Timothy 1:7. I spoke in tongues and repeated the verse again. I continued this pattern. My eyes popped open again, and my wife told me that I had been asleep for about forty-five minutes. Tears rolled down my face as I realized that I had overcome my fear of sleeping in a moving vehicle. I was released from that prison.

I utilize the same keys and principles today whenever doubt, worry, or fear try to tempt me. I share with others how they can overcome doubt, worry, and fear and get release from the prisons in their lives also. The Word I have learned in The Way Ministry has taught me how God delivers me from the prisons of life into His joy and peace.