I had been going to fellowship for about five years. The Word I had learned had changed my life and brought me a wonderful wife. We were Advanced Class graduates serving as household fellowship coordinators in our area, but spiritually we felt we had reached a plateau. We felt like God was calling us to do something different. That is when we decided to serve in our ministry’s outreach program as Way Disciples. It took believing God’s Word and practicing what we had learned in the Intermediate Class about making the decision to do the Word to successfully answer that call.
The day after we made this decision, my wife was in a car wreck that totaled one of our cars. God protected her, and it was clear to us that the adversary did not like the decision we had made. What was meant to intimidate us motivated us instead.
We also had the issue of an apartment lease we needed to get out of. The plan was to move in with my mother-in-law for a couple of months before going Way Disciple in order to help cut expenses and save money. If someone came along needing an apartment like ours at the time we were planning to move out, it would be drastically less expensive for us to break the lease than if the apartment had to sit empty after we moved out, accruing penalty fees.
We also had another car that we were leasing. We felt it would be wiser to cut this expense, so we began looking for someone to take over the lease.
Additionally, we needed to save money so that we could peacefully get started in our assigned location once commissioned.
These were by far the biggest obstacles in the financial and planning realms that we had ever faced, and there were unmovable deadlines to meet that were only months away. I remember going to the Word to help get fully persuaded of God’s willingness and ability to help us.
I began claiming Philippians 4:19, which says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” I also remembered that love fuels believing (Galatians 5:6) and that love never fails (I Corinthians 13:8). I also knew that God wants us to speak His Word to others (II Corinthians 5:20). I was convinced that if I could identify the motivation for my desire to have God meet these needs with my love for Him and His people and my desire to do His will, then He would absolutely energize His promises that I was claiming.
We started taking believing action. We spoke with the leasing office at our apartment complex, we networked through friends and family to see who was interested in leasing a car, we started shopping around to replace our other car, and we told everyone along the way why we were doing these things—because we were going on a six-month outreach program to share God’s Word with people and to teach them how to walk with His power. In addition, my wife and I prayed together and encouraged each other with the Word daily.
All the details started coming together beautifully. It was so inspiring to see the promises of God we had read in our Bibles become a reality in our lives. We found a great car, we found someone to assume the lease on the other car, someone moved into our apartment right after we moved out, we were able to save the money we needed, and we had a lot of open doors to speak the Word along the way.
God called us to serve as Way Disciples, and as we decided to answer that call, we worked together with God through the details, and He brought the deliverance. Serving as Way Disciples that year was one of the most memorable and spiritually catalyzing experiences of our lives, and we were able to do it because God honored the Word we believed—the Word we had been taught in this ministry.