More than a Feeling
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.
Before I had a knowledge of God’s Word, when I leaned towards my own understanding, there was an incident in my life that never made sense. One evening driving home around midnight, I was approaching an intersection, and the light was green. I had what I described at that time as a “funny feeling” to stop. Well, who stops at a green light? It didn’t make any sense to me, but the funny feeling wouldn’t go away, and against my better judgment, I placed my foot on the brake to begin to stop. As I slowed down, almost to a complete stop, a tractor trailer ran the red light and missed hitting my car by just a few feet. I never could explain why I stopped, but I knew that if I had not stopped, I would have been hit by the truck.
Four years later and after taking the foundational class on The Way of Abundance and Power, one afternoon I was on my way home from work. Traffic was light and traveling at sixty miles per hour. In front of me in the lane to my right was a tractor trailer. As I was approaching this truck, getting ready to pass it, I didn’t have a funny feeling. No, this time I recognized what it was and understood it—God told me to stop. Well there I was again, knowing to stop on a highway with no traffic, driving at a safe speed. You just don’t do that. This time I had the understanding of God’s Word in my heart. God let me know that I had to stop. I was now able to trust God, not my understanding of the situation. Well, on a four-lane highway, I put my foot on the brake and stopped. As I stopped this time, the truck that was in the lane to my right all of a sudden veered to the right and then to the left, and before I knew it, the truck had all of the lanes blocked and came to a sudden stop. Once again I had come to a complete stop in a safe place.
This second incident showed me the truth about the first incident—God has been watching over me for a long time. When we trust God with all of our hearts, we have the ability to listen to Him and act accordingly. When we do, we enjoy the safety that our loving heavenly Father provides us every moment of every day of our lives.
What Is True versus What Is False
Because of the Word of God I have learned in The Way Ministry, I have been able to tell when I am really receiving revelation from God and when I am not, meaning that the accuracy of God’s Word in my life that I have learned in The Way Ministry has enabled me to differentiate between what is true and genuinely from God versus what is false and falls short of what God wants me to know and do.