A joyful journey started about nineteen years ago, when my childhood best friend presented to me The Way Ministry. It was 1998 when she came across my path after several years of us not seeing each other. We both were medical doctors, so we met at a place where doctors go to get some services, and one of the most popular ones was getting a loan. I was there for that reason, because as many others, I was struggling with financial issues. After the correspondent greetings, she asked me, “Why are you here?” And with a bold face I responded, “I am requesting a loan.”
She mentioned the countless benefits and financial liberty she has had just by believing and applying God’s Word. It was mind-blowing. I could not believe that. (In my childhood, I was an avid reader of the Bible, and I enjoyed reading the Gospels, but I would never think the Bible and God had to do with living debt-free or any other financial issue.)
She continued, “I am in a ministry where you learn how to pray, you learn how to have a relationship with God, how to get anything from God, and how we can live without debts.” I was shocked, and at the same time I was skeptical. She quickly invited me to come to fellowship to show me what she was talking about. I did not attend right away because I had three young kids, and it was not easy to travel from my city to the capital of my country on public transportation. She did not give up, until one Sunday when I accepted her invitation, and we all went together to fellowship—she with her two daughters and I with my three kids. I cannot recall what was taught that day, but I do remember that what the teacher said made a big impression in my heart and mind. After that, there were many other invitations, but it was a wrestling match between my discouragement and her constant and outstanding encouragement to come back. One day I decided to go, and since then I faithfully attend fellowship three days a week, against opposition, issues with transportation, dangers on the road, hurricanes, and so on. They never diminished my desire to be where the Word was taught. My friend’s continuous encouragement and support strengthened me to the end that we prevailed during all the challenges we faced. Her faithfulness and my leadership who were there for me all the time showed me we are one Body of Christ. I was born again of the holy spirit, and I learned I am God’s daughter and neither anything nor anyone can take away that right from me. I have learned to talk to God anytime, anywhere, and that He is always there for me and for my beloved ones. I have learned that I am an ambassador for Christ and I am a fellow heir with him. And countless is the list of benefits I know I have for being a child of God. During that process of learning and applying God’s Word in my life, I got debt-free and acquired a car that was an answer to our prayers. I was able to manifest God’s power by praying every time I was about to perform any surgical procedure with our patients and with the surgical team. These and many other victories came to my life and other people’s lives through the knowledge and practical application of God’s Word which I have learned.
Ephesians 3:20 [The Amplified Bible (1987)]:
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].