I feel very blessed by what God has done in my life by means of the Word that I received and put into practice after graduating from the Foundational Class that The Way Ministry made available in July 2011. It was in that class where my life changed, for I received great knowledge about what God’s will is.
It was in this Foundational Class that I was born again and manifested the great power of God. Speaking in tongues was the proof. I learned how we can put on the mind of Christ by putting the Word of God in our minds, which helped me a lot in my recovery from a very painful car accident.
I was saved from a terrible car accident on March 11, 2016. I was driving from San Salvador when a bus hit our car, causing the car to fall from the highway and hit a big rock. That accident destroyed my face. I needed many surgeries, which ended with the placement of three titanium plates, twelve mini screws, and fiberglass in my face.
This was very hard for me because I am a musician by profession. The doctors said I would never be able to play music again because my muscles were destroyed. But this is where the wonderfulness of God comes. I had confidence in my heavenly Father because of everything He had already done for me, and I had confidence that there was nothing that could stop the great love of God for His children. Having this clear in my mind kept me focused, optimistic, positive, and trusting in the greatness of God.
I went to surgery many times. During my recovery, after a few months I felt the need to play music again. And the wonderful thing was that I managed to do it with some difficulty. By practicing day by day and with the help of God, everything returned to normal.
I am very grateful to God for saving my life from the clutches of the enemy. We are not alone out there. We have a great loving God Who is willing to help us when we go through difficulties. We must continue trusting in Him without fear, believing His Word. He is always there when we need Him.
I was upset with my situation at my job. The place where I was once happy had become a very negative and stressful atmosphere. The new management had not been the best for about five years. My wonderful, sweet office manager retired early because she could no longer handle the stress, and a coworker who was a bully became the new office manager. The director was very hard on people. He always liked to talk bad about people and wanted you to join in and agree with him. I was angry and no longer happy at my job, and I wanted to leave.
I’ve been in the ministry for thirty-two years. I’m an Advanced Class graduate, and I’ve been out as a WOW Ambassador and a Way Disciple. So I asked myself, what have I learned over the years? One of the most important things I reminded myself of was to focus on God! When things look a little cloudy and the path is not so clear, God is always there, closer than our very breath.
I’ve enjoyed all of the classes I have taken over the years, but the one class that really helped me in this situation is The Renewed Mind: The Key to Power. (This short little class is a gem!) I had to get past my anger to get to my deliverance. Even being angry at someone or a situation can make our thoughts a little cloudy. I would dread going to work. As I started reading through the syllabus, it reminded me that our real motivation for renewing our mind is thankfulness to God. As we renew our mind, God works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. Anger is one of the most restrictive mental prisons that people fail to recognize, and bitterness is always destructive. I continued reviewing the syllabus and started changing my mind and reminding myself what God’s Word says (Romans 12:1,2).
Each day I would lift my situation in prayer and remind myself that I can cast my cares on God. Every time an opportunity at work would start getting negative, I would change my mind and remember what I had learned. As I stayed faithful and trusted God many great things started happening (This took 2 1/2 years):
- A new director and assistant director were hired who are great guys to work with.
- The work atmosphere started changing for the better.
- They hired another administrative coordinator, and she is a Christian and great to work with.
Now I have been at my job for sixteen years! I did not quit and can leave when I am ready to retire. Thanks, God! I am so thankful for the great classes our ministry provides! I also love The Way Magazines!
After months of being faced with physical challenges and not seeing deliverance, my mind and body were exhausted. I was tempted to give in. I was beginning to think, “I guess I’m just going to die young.” I told my husband what I was thinking, and he immediately reminded me of what we had been taught from the Word: we are to control our thinking to think on what the Word says, not on what we are feeling; God is powerful and limitless; we believe based on what we put into our mind; as we control our thinking and confess the truth of the Word, we will see the positive results of the Word and receive our deliverance. I immediately changed my thinking and my confession. I told him that from then on I was resolved to confess, “I am going to live to be one hundred years old!” I began to focus on what the Word said, and not on the pain I was in. Little by little, I saw my deliverance come to pass.
Today, I am a different person. I work a full time job, something I thought I would never do again. I no longer need a walker, not even a cane. I live a normal, active life. In fact, people tell me to slow down!
Our thoughts and words are powerful. As we keep confessing the Word and believing positively, we will see God’s deliverance.