Seeing Others Succeed in Life

Proverbs 29:18:
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

The best thing about learning the rightly divided Word from The Way International has been knowing God’s vision for my life. I was born and grew up in mainland China. My nation is a male-dominated country, and there it is widely accepted that boys are considered more precious than girls. I am thankful to my parents for raising me to not limit myself by accepting this belief. I was brought up to believe that as long as I work hard and stay focused, I can be just as successful as boys. My parents had a vision of success for my life.

Fourteen years ago, I was introduced to The Way International, and for the first time I was shown the rightly divided Word. I was interested to know what God said about “success.”

Joshua 1:8:
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

I learned that success depends on carrying out the conditions of the rightly divided Word as Joshua 1:8 states, not just on hard work as my parents taught me.

Recently, my understanding of godly success has been redefined. I now understand that success is not just about me, but about sharing my knowledge and what I know of the Word with others and seeing others succeed in life. I met a woman at a conference and developed a good friendship with her. This woman shared with me about a certain mental bondage that has imprisoned her for ten years. She had to sell her father’s business when she was twenty-six years old because she was too young to be able to manage it when her father passed away. For ten years she had been trying to prove that she is not a loser in life. I shared with her Psalms 103:11-13, and this has helped her to envision herself being released from guilt and condemnation.

It is a great joy to not only see God’s vision for my own life but also to be able to share God’s vision with other people by giving them the rightly divided Word, enabling them to succeed in life!

Power to Reconcile

It was story day at the library, and my kids and I were there enjoying our weekly routine. After we sang songs and listened to the lively storytelling, I did my normal storybook search. The storybook search is when I peruse the shelves for books that my kids will enjoy reading later while they play happily with toys and with the other children also at story time.

This particular day they were playing with two other children who were siblings and just their ages. I had seen these kids before, but today their mom, whom I had never met, was with them. The mom and I casually talked about our children and their favorite toys; it was a pleasant conversation. Finally, the time came for me to round up the children and our large pile of books.

I was beginning to head to the checkout when I “heard” some clear instructions from God. The very brief instructions were specific: I was to invite this mom and her children to my home. I was a little surprised, but I thought, “Oh…OK.” So I stopped, turned around, and headed back to the woman. By the time I got to her, I was convinced of what I needed to do. I extended the invitation to the mom, and with no surprise to me, she accepted.

A few days later that mom and I got together at my home with our kids, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today that woman is a wonderful friend and Advanced Class graduate who is enjoying the blessing of knowing and living God’s Word. During the process of undershepherding my friend, I had lots of opportunities to apply and teach the Word that I had learned and was learning from ministry classes and fellowship. I am especially thankful though for what I had been taught about the nine manifestations of holy spirit from The Way of Abundance and Power series. Being knowledgeable about the power available to me because of the holy spirit I have inside was key to my boldness to follow through on God’s instructions.

Often my heart has been full of thanks to God for His love in this situation. God’s care for one individual and what He is willing to do to help us reconcile men and women to Him is heartwarming. God clearly lays out in His Word what our role and abilities are in Christ, and I am thankful that I can make situations such as this my normal expectation.

Acts 1:8:
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost [holy spirit] is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Ephesians 3:20 to the Fullest!

Blessings overflow constantly.

Most recently, I decided to adjust my finances to get out of debt more quickly, save for the future, and have enough to give with plurality in mind. I decided on a budget and was looking for new housing within that budget. It definitely seemed impossible by five-senses standards; but when we are in alignment with God’s will all things are possible! God led me to a brand new, fully renovated and furnished apartment with more “bells and whistles” than what I had even asked for. AND it is $50 less than the amount I budgeted for housing! It is approximately twelve to fourteen minutes from fellowship (I had requested less than twenty), and it’s on the BEACH! Ephesians 3:20 to the fullest! So many principles here—and I learned all of them from the Word I have been taught in our ministry.

I Decided to Believe and Act

A Region meeting in May of 2014 inspired me to get committed about taking the 2015 Advanced Class. I had been proving the limitlessness of God in other categories of my life, but I wasn’t sure how God would erase over $40,000 of debt in less than a year so I could attend the class. I began by finding out what God’s Word says about debt and why it was important to live debt-free. I met with a seasoned believer who was able to teach me and show me where those truths were in the Word, and I decided to believe and act on them.

My first step was to go through my budget, looking at my income and expenses and at exactly how much debt I had. I quickly realized that I would need to increase my income and decrease my expenses. I remembered the principle of giving equals receiving and increased my tithe. In Christians Should Be Prosperous it says, “…the tithe has never been improved upon except by increasing the proportion.” After reviewing my budget again with all the expenses reduced, I knew God would go to work to help my income increase.

I was at work on a Monday morning, and I was thanking God for all His blessings, including getting me through college with minimal debt and helping me find a fun job with good pay, good benefits, and good people to work with. The next thing I knew, I was marching into the president’s office and explaining to him why I needed to look for more work. I told him about the Advanced Class and that I needed more income to get out of debt, and that I would be looking for a part-time job soon. The president told me that I could take on some more responsibility at my current job and work more hours for more compensation. It was a very simple solution that I was peaceful with, and I knew it was from God. With all this, I was debt-free and registered for the Advanced Class all in God’s perfect timetable.

Delivered from the Snare of Debt!

I came to The Way Ministry twenty-four years ago. I arrived entangled in debt—I owed money to people here and there. I urgently needed deliverance, and God delivered me at the very first household fellowship I attended. He prepared and set everything just right for me to hear the Word I needed to be delivered from the snare of debt.

The teaching that day was about how to live within one’s means. The very first verse of scripture I learned was Proverbs 22:7: “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” It was just a perfect portrayal of my life then. I wondered if the teacher knew I was coming and had selected a topic just for me. But I soon learned that my Creator, God Almighty, is a loving, all-knowing God, Who had set the scene just for my deliverance. With more verses of scripture, the teacher exhorted us to take believing action for total deliverance from any form of debt. I immediately made up my mind. I made the decision to believe and act upon the truth I had been taught. I started attending fellowship on a regular basis and doing my best to put God’s Word into practice. And gradually, I got delivered not only from debt, but also from other bad habits I had developed over the years.

From then on, I have never been deceived about God. Every aspect of my personal, family, professional, and social life has been transformed by the greatness of God’s accurate and matchless Word. From a life full of fear and doubt, I became a bold and convinced believer, ready to act upon God’s Word to make His promises mine. Had it not been for God and His Word, I would have disappeared from the face of the earth a long time ago.

Thanks to the Word of God I have been taught in The Way Ministry, today I am able to overcome any pressure that comes my way, and I can do it without stress. What God has done for me with His Word, He is willing and able to do for anyone who believes.

Motivated to Manifest God’s Love

I’m deeply thankful for what God has done for me as I’ve applied the Word I’ve learned in The Way Ministry! God has given me my heart’s desires, and I’m particularly thankful for how He supplied me with a like-minded Christian wife. When I reflect on how our relationship came about, I see that it was a direct result of the love I learned how to live through this ministry.

When I was seventeen, I went to my first Advanced Class excited to learn deeper truths about God’s Word and to spend time with like-minded believers. During that time, I gained a confidence in God’s ability to take care of my every need. I went from being a worrywart to a calm and easygoing individual. Also, I gained a richer knowledge of God’s great love for me through teachings from the Scriptures and from seeing it living in the people in that class. What I learned and saw greatly motivated me to reach out to people in my hometown and to manifest God’s love to them. Before the Advanced Class, I didn’t particularly realize how important it is to actively love those around me. I quickly found that what I had learned would be life changing!

A few months later, I made a new friend in one of my classes in high school. My old self wouldn’t have looked for opportunities to be loving and kind toward my classmates, but I had changed! She later told me that she had wanted to become friends with me because of how I went out of my way to be kind to her and others. We began talking about God and soon had many heart-to-heart conversations about life and God’s Word. She didn’t know or believe very much of the Bible, but she was interested in learning more! She signed up for our ministry’s Foundational Class and took it that spring! It was basically my first time speaking God’s Word to someone, and the first time I needed to help undershepherd. Because of what I had learned and observed in The Way Ministry, I was able to lovingly help her understand the integrity of God’s Word, God’s goodness and love for her, and to support her manifesting power from on high for the first time! She was very excited about what she had learned: the Bible makes sense!

She received great things because of the accurate teachings of God’s Word and the love I and others serving in that Foundational Class showed her. With a like-minded love for God, our friendship became a relationship. A few years later, she too completed the advanced class on The Way of Abundance and Power! How awesome it was to see someone else learn the great things I had learned. We continued to serve together, and she assisted me in leading a fellowship at our university campus. After graduating from college, we got married! God certainly gave me a wonderful partner to help me be my best for Him. A few years later, we went Way Disciple as a married couple.

It still amazes me how God provided me with a wife who would love Him like I do and who would want to live a life of service for Him too. Our Father is too good! God surely blessed me with an amazing partner in life, and we are so thankful for the love we know how to live, which brings others into His loving family.

I Didn’t Think There Was Anything about Me to Love

My life was forever changed for the better when two Way believers stopped me and my friends on the streets of a city in Kansas and spoke God’s Word of deliverance to us when I was only sixteen years old. My friends didn’t care too much about what was said, but I did, and I listened with a hungry heart. And as God promises, all those that hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled. I was filled!

At sixteen years old, I lived in a group home, with no means of making money or getting around. I was totally dependent on the household of believers in that city. The circumstances were bleak. But that did not deter the believers in the fellowship and Branch!

I took the Foundational Class about six months later after faithfully attending one of the home fellowships in town. The believers were so wonderful in how they supported me and helped me get back and forth to fellowship and to other events. They also helped me to earn the money I needed to register for the class, and they got me to every session on time! I learned many significant lessons on how to pray and believe God for deliverance, no matter the circumstances. The disciples taught me to expect great things in my life and that there was nothing that I couldn’t do with God and with His power that I had within me. I remember those lessons and the great success I had, even to this day. To all of them, I will be forever grateful.

Before The Way Ministry I was alone—a forgotten castoff of the world. My life was nothing. I didn’t know what it was to be loved or how to love. I didn’t think there was anything about me to love. In my heart I had given up on ever being happy. God brought me up and out of that darkness and despair. He brought me to an amazing family, His family, when I had no family and no one who cared for me. He took my hand and brought me into the light and deliverance of His glorious Word by what I learned and by the love of the believers of The Way Ministry.

God healed my heart. He showed me how much He loves me and that He chose me to be His child, loved and cared for by Him, for always! He helped me to make my life into something that I could be proud of. I have been surrounded by love every day of my life since that significant day years ago when someone spoke God’s Word to me. Because of God’s Word, His love, and that same love manifested by the believers of The Way Ministry, I have and continue to live the greatest life I could ever have imagined.

Today I continue to do all that I can, as much as I can, for God and His people, the same way it was done for me so many years ago. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 11:25:

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

I Strongly Recommend the Foundational Class!

The Way Ministry has helped my family understand God and His will for our lives. We love the classes and being able to understand the Bible when we read it. I am thirteen years old and a graduate of the foundational class on The Way of Abundance and Power. My older sister and brother had already taken the class by the time I registered for it on my twelfth birthday! Even though that was only one year ago, the amount of growth that this year carries is tremendous. In the class, I learned about believing, understanding of the Word, and spiritual strength. Little did I know that this class would bring me so much knowledge and sweetness in the Word!

Through the class, I received a greater understanding of God’s heart, a better relationship with our heavenly Father, and knowledge of how to recognize our enemy (the adversary) and DEFEAT him in our day-to-day spiritual competition. I learned about the Grace Administration and our perfect prayer with God, the renewed mind, and the manifestations. These and so many more doorways to my spiritual well-being opened up to me as the class continued.

OK now, I could go on for hours about what I have learned through this experience, but what good is the knowledge if we can’t use it or share it? The boldness the Word teaches us can have a HUGE impact in our lives when we let God show us the way. We can be stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually—all from applying God’s precious Word. We can then share this with others!

My family took in a woman and her two boys to live with us while the dad was deployed overseas in the marines. My mom had met the woman at one of her fitness classes and had witnessed to her. I saw this mom transform as we taught her and her sons how to pray and trust God daily. The mom took the Foundational Class that we ran in our home and was on fire for God. She applied the Word in every category of her life; and as a result, her special-needs son had extraordinary healing and the best school scores he had ever had. Her boys were so insistent that we come downstairs EVERY night to read the Word and pray together!

I also had the privilege to take the class with my best friend from birth. We both have had some extraordinary results in our lives ever since the class. For instance, one day while I was visiting my grandfather in the hospital, I heard an announcement over the intercom: “CODE BLUE.” I did not know what to do. I looked at my mom and she whispered, “Someone has died, speak in tongues.” Well, thanks to the Foundational Class, I knew just how to speak in tongues. Since it was the only thing I could do, I did it with my all. Mom and I spoke in tongues for that patient to have life again. And guess what? HE DID! God made that possible by showing us how to take action even when we didn’t know what else to do. I’m so very thankful to have been instructed on how to manifest God’s power into the very world we live in!

I strongly recommend the Foundational Class for anyone looking to know God, claim His power, and experience overall better living. You can have all this when you rightly divide the Word of God and act on it!

I Wasn’t Afraid because I Remembered the Word

Even though I am only twelve and registered for the foundational class on The Way of Abundance and Power, I wanted to share this victory that I recently experienced. We were at a believer’s home up in the mountains, about one and a half hours from home. We were there for Sunday fellowship with a picnic and pool party. During fellowship I began to have really bad side pains. After fellowship my parents decided to take me to the emergency room, and there I was diagnosed with appendicitis. It was recommended that my appendix be removed. I was starting to get nervous and a little scared, but then I remembered II Timothy 1:7, that God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. I recalled the words to one of my favorite songs from a long time ago with the lyrics, “Do the best you can; God will do the rest.” I had to travel from that small hospital in the mountains to a children’s hospital by ambulance. I wasn’t afraid because I remembered the Word I was taught. My surgery went very well, and I recovered so quickly that I was back home in my own bed by midnight. It was less than twelve hours from the time I left for the first hospital to the time I was home resting peacefully. I think that is a great victory.

Trust in God and His Word

I worked in the automotive industry before going Way Disciple. The company I worked for supplied automotive seats to automobile companies. I worked in the main test lab, testing automotive seats to federal standards.

After deciding to go out as a Way Disciple and being accepted, I informed my immediate supervisor of what I was planning to do. He suggested that I ask for a six-month leave of absence because I really wanted to come back and work for the same company. I met with the human resources director and explained what I would be doing during the six-month leave of absence. I filled out the necessary paperwork and waited about a week for an answer. I was denied a leave of absence.

I was a little disappointed, but I knew that if God wanted me to work for this company again then He would open some doors for me. I was not going to let this stop me from going out Way Disciple because I had made a commitment to God and His Word. At that time, I kept a couple of verses in front of me:

Ecclesiastes 5:4:
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

Proverbs 3:5,6:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Two weeks before I was leaving my job, the test lab supervisor called me into his office and offered me a promotion if I would stay. I thanked him for the offer and politely declined.

One week before I was leaving my job, the head of another department that did specialized testing heard what I was doing. I had done some work for this person when she was over a seat program, and she liked the work that I had done for her. She came and talked to me. She said that her department had an opening, but she could not hire anybody until the end of April or beginning of May the following year. I accepted her offer.

After a successful Way Disciple tenure, I went back to work for the same company and enjoyed every minute that I worked there. Overcoming this challenge in my life strengthened my trust in God and His Word.