God’s Word in My Heart Brings Peace

God’s Word truly is the stability of my life. Thanks to my parents’ faithful stand with The Way International for over thirty years, I was blessed with the incredible privilege to be raised with mighty believing examples all my life. As an adult I have been given MANY opportunities to apply those believing principles, one of which I would like to share with you.

As a child I was excited to grow up and become a wife and mother. God answered the first part of my prayer shortly after I completed serving in our ministry’s outreach program. I met my mighty man of valor, and we were soon married. God, as He is faithful, went on to answer the second part of my prayer, and I experienced a wonderful, healthy pregnancy.

When the time came to labor, things progressed smoothly. Eventually my body hit a wall that it just couldn’t seem to get past. Thanks to the wonderful gift of holy spirit, my husband and I remained peaceful, even though at this point my physical body was literally shaking from exhaustion and a slight fever. Soon it became evident that the medical staff was not as peaceful with the situation as we were! I began hearing whispers behind the curtain of the need to make medical interventions soon. Well, they didn’t know MY God!

God through His infinite wisdom had already arranged a solution to this opportunity. My parents and brother had arrived in town the previous day! My dad suggested we have a believers’ meeting and operate the worship manifestations. My family circled around me, held hands, and delivered God’s message for the situation. Immediately I stopped shaking and could tell it was time to deliver.

An hour later our sweet daughter was born with no more medical interventions. God wasn’t done delivering yet! After the postbirth checkup, it was brought to our attention that our daughter wasn’t moving her right arm at all. There was a tension in the room that I just couldn’t understand. Even as they explained the situation, I remember thinking, “So what’s the big deal?” Some may say I was delusional, but I know it was the peace of God in my heart that allowed for that response. God healed her completely without any medical assistance. Almost six years later I still look back on that day with great joy because today I can look at my daughter as she does push-ups, leads songs, and plays with two fully functioning arms. My deliverance was one of peace from the mighty Word of God I had sown in my heart thanks to The Way International.

Knowing God and His Word Brings Me Peace

Because of the Word I have learned in The Way Ministry, God has made known a peace in my heart that the world never gave. God has helped me to have peace in my heart in spite of living in a sometimes challenging five-senses world. Understanding the spiritual competition has enabled me to endure many things with a peaceful heart.

Before I learned the accuracy of God’s Word in The Way Ministry, I used to look for other ways to find peace. When I was twenty-three years old, I packed up my suitcases, quit my job, and moved away from the city where I had lived my whole life to a small town in the mountains. All this, so I could find peace. I was convinced that the city I was living in was the cause of all my distress. I didn’t like the traffic, the noise, the stress of my job, and all the many people crowded together in one place.

My first few months of living in my new environment in the mountains was very peaceful, and I thought I had found the solution to my anxiety. But as soon as I started meeting people, building relationships, and working different jobs, things became unpeaceful again. I was having the same problems I had when I lived in the city. It was all in the way I was thinking! I was basing my thoughts on worldly peace—the five senses—and I needed godly peace to reign in my heart.

After my brief stay in the mountains, I returned to my home state and started a small transportation business. As satisfying as it was to have my own business, often it was pressuresome. There was a payroll to meet, taxes to be paid, money to be billed and collected, sales calls to be made, and customers to keep happy. Sometimes I would lie awake at night wondering if the customers would send their payments owed to me on time, so that I could pay my employees.

Very soon after I started this business I was introduced to The Way Ministry, and I learned truths from God’s Word on how to claim His peace no matter what environment I was in. I learned in The Way Ministry that peace is part of the spiritual package we receive when we get born again of God’s spirit. I learned how to pray, I began to tithe, I learned how to operate the manifestations, and I started utilizing the spiritual resources I was given.

Then one day with no warning, one of my major customers filed bankruptcy and was not able to pay a substantial amount of money they owed me. The profit of my company depended much on this income. What was I to do? The Word I was learning in The Way Ministry helped me to stay calm and peaceful. I kept moving, kept tithing, controlled my expenses, prayed, and believed God.

And then one day, also without warning, I received a phone call from a salesman in Chicago who said the president of one of my smaller accounts gave him my name as a reference. He told me that his company had a new account in the town I operated and that they needed someone to deliver their merchandise. He said, “You’ve been highly recommended.” We started working together immediately. He gave me an order that day. This ended up being one of my largest and most reliable accounts. God provided for what I needed and more.

This incident encouraged me to stay peaceful in other situations that came up with the business, and this actually still continues to help me to remain peaceful in challenging times—knowing that God will always provide what I need. I’ve learned that God’s peace comes from a knowledge and application of His Word, not just from living in the mountains.

Because of the Word I have learned in The Way Ministry, God has made known a peace in my heart that the world never gave.

Peace Abounds

When I consider what God has done for me because of the Word of God I have learned in The Way Ministry, I think of the song lyrics, “There’s a peace in my heart that the world never gave, A peace it cannot take away….” God and His Word have been part of my life since birth, and it has been my choice to actively apply and live it daily. As a wife and mother of three young children, I cannot imagine life without God. And being peaceful is a daily, moment-by-moment necessity.

A few years ago, my husband and I arrived to work on a Monday morning excited because that was the day we were going to announce that I was pregnant with our first child. I had made cute announcements, and we put them in the mail and on our coworkers’ desks for when they arrived. But before we could even rejoice with our friends, I had a serious medical situation come up. I immediately got my husband and he prayed. We then went to see my department coordinator and he prayed with us. His wise counsel was not to allow one negative thought to enter our minds.

As my husband and I walked to the car to go to the doctor’s office, we talked about God’s promises and how He promises health and had already healed my body. We thanked God for the best in the situation. My husband and I dug our heels in, so to speak, and were determined not to back down on the promises of God.

While we drove to the hospital, my husband had me read out loud from the Bible. We didn’t talk; we didn’t discuss all the “what ifs.” We simply listened to the Word of God. All that we heard and the only thoughts that we had were God’s Word.

After the doctor saw me, he reported that I was OK, that the fetus was OK, and that everything was OK. I was advised to rest for a few days, and then I could resume life as normal. And that I did. I continued to have a peaceful pregnancy and now have a healthy daughter.

What could have been a stressful situation, a frightening situation, a devasting situation, wasn’t.

Isaiah 26:3:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Challenges arise, and circumstances can be less than ideal; but when I keep my thoughts on things above, when I keep my mind focused on God and His promises, peace abounds.

I Longed for Peace and Harmony

When I first heard the rightly divided Word of God taught in a Way Ministry fellowship, many of my lifetime questions finally started to get answered. The eyes of my understanding began to be enlightened, and my life and everything around me became brighter and full of vivid color, even to this very day!

For years I longed for peace in my life. In The Way Ministry I learned about the peace that God gave me in His Word and through His Son, Jesus Christ. That peace now rules in my heart every day. I also longed for harmony. In The Way Ministry I found the harmony and unity I was looking for. I now enjoy fellowship with like-minded believers that have the same spiritual outlook on life that I have from God’s Word!

Psalms 133:1:
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Now I have a true spiritual connection with my heavenly Father. I literally believe what His Word says, and I see the godly outcome each time I believe. Yes, God is always there for us—closer than we realize—when we seek Him first in our lives. He will help us get the answers we need in life and bring to pass our hearts’ desires!