Our Founding President, Victor Paul Wierwille, once shared, “Of all the fine arts, the finest art is life. Learning to live and living life dynamically within the framework of God’s Word makes life scintillating, exciting, and vivaciously enrapturing.” This relates to our careers as well.
I’ve worked in the field of the healing arts since 1988. During those almost thirty years, I’ve been a student, a medical doctor, and a teacher; and throughout it all, I have continued to learn to live life dynamically within the framework of God’s Word. Maintaining a balanced walk as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and applying godly communications skills with my patients and fellow staff are two specific Biblical principles that have helped me be a witness in my occupation and shine as a light (Philippians 2:15), living the Word’s way.
The walk of a disciple is a balanced walk. As professionals, we lead busy lives and handle many responsibilities; but in all that we do, we always want to keep the Word first. This keeps the balance in our lives. Some key ways we can do this include reading and working the Word daily, renewing our minds to the greatness of God’s Word, and fellowshipping with like-minded believers. It’s important that we build habit patterns of these fundamentals solidly into our lives so that when we are challenged to be out of balance in our personal lives, in our workplaces, or in our ministry household, we can overcome these challenges quickly and continue to shine as lights.
Throughout my training and career, I have endeavored to maintain a balanced walk by applying these fundamentals no matter how busy my schedule has been. I have freely availed myself of resources that The Way Ministry has made available. I call this God’s personal curriculum for me.
In medical school, I was able to read and work the Word daily utilizing audio teachings from The Way International Headquarters, which I worked into my schedule from 5:30 to 6:00 each morning. I didn’t have as much time for outside activities, so I started a lunchtime fellowship, which worked best with my schedule. The local believers supported this, and it was a great time to share the Word with others. The meetings were short, but had great impact. There are believers who are standing today, almost twenty-five years later, as a result of that time. Additionally, The Way Magazine allowed me to stay in touch with the happenings at Headquarters and provided written material I could share with others at school. Today we have even more resources with The Way Ministry Web site and The Way Magazine online digital edition!
Our ministry outreach programs and challenges over the years have allowed me to reach out while fellowshipping with like-minded believers and walking the Word’s way. One program available to me was Outreach Athletes, a college outreach program. This program provided structure by allowing me to set specific goals with the help of like-minded disciples and leadership. It took the pressure off of me, since I did not have to figure everything out on my own. I was able to keep the balance, and I could shine as a light with my schoolwork by keeping God’s Word first.
More recently, my wife and I participated in the Live to Give Challenge. We were involved with college students as well as disciples in the local household fellowship. We had our needs met abundantly as we boldly spoke the Word. God will also meet your need to help you keep the balanced walk of a disciple so you can shine as a light. Discover God’s personal curriculum for you! Get involved and see what outreach plan or activity meets your need so you can continue increasing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:9 and 10:
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Another Biblical principle that especially makes a positive impact in the healing arts profession is godly communication.
Acts 2:42 and 43:
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship [sharing fully with God and each other], and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
And fear [respect] came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
The disciples continued steadfastly in the fundamentals: keeping God’s Word first in their lives, sharing fully, and praying. Then respect came upon every soul. As they fellowshipped, their communication with one another was full, open, and honest. This resulted in power with an impact in their daily lives. We also utilize this principle to positively impact the workplace and shine as lights in our professions….
This is an excerpt from the March/April 2015 issue of The Way Magazine.
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