Peace Instead of Turmoil
Growing up in a church that taught we were to worship the trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost) left me in great mental and emotional turmoil about Who God really is and who to pray to and whose name to pray in.
I began to search the Bible using a concordance and found where God said, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). I saw many times that the Bible says there is one God (Romans 3:30, I Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:6, and I Timothy 2:5). Psalms 86:10 says, “For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.” I knew there were consequences for idolatry, and I wanted nothing to do with it.
I was taught to pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, when God’s Word actually says in Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” So, I would pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost and then finish my prayer with “in the name of Jesus Christ.” I wanted to obey God and pray correctly, but I still had turmoil and uncertainty about which way was truly God’s will.
The Way Ministry provided a Bible class called Power for Abundant Living, taught by Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille. The Word of God was taught, and I could read it for myself. It was clear there was only one God and that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God. The eyes of my understanding were opened by the rightly divided Word of God taught by this ministry. The inner turmoil about Who God really is, and who to pray to, and whose name to pray in was dispelled by the light of God’s Word. Praise God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for His wonderful, matchless Word that has brought me peace instead of turmoil.
The Joy and Astonishment of Learning the Rightly Divided Word
I was introduced to a Way Ministry fellowship when in college, and I took the Foundational Class when I was twenty years old. I am now near retirement, but I clearly remember the joy and astonishment of learning the rightly divided Word of God on so many topics. I’d had no idea that it was available to pray perfectly and be built up spiritually—just one of many wonderful surprises!
To this day, I thrill when I read or hear something in God’s Word that exactly meets my need at the time. And there is hardly any greater privilege than to teach the Word so that others also can see its greatness, understand God’s heart and will, and enjoy sweet fellowship with our heavenly Father.
When I was a young girl, I wanted to love and please God better and to make a difference in the world. Wow, I am living my dreams! I thank God for bringing me to this ministry and for helping my husband and me stand with it for all these years.