One of Julia’s favorite verses was Psalm 37:25, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
In 2007, Mom told my sister and me one of the cases of God’s provision: “I remember one time when I was little and we didn’t have any food in the house. We kids said, ‘What are we going to eat, mom?’ She gathered us around and read Psalm 37:25. She said, ‘Don’t worry, God will provide for us.’ Soon after that a big land turtle walked across the road and she cooked it and fed us!”
One of my aunts told us about another occasion when there was no food in the house. After Julia prayed, a neighbor brought them two chickens and some vegetables and they had a feast.
One of my uncles told us that one morning Granddad went out to search for a job (he was a carpenter), and Julia went into her room and prayed earnestly and was impressed by the Lord that Monroe would soon be back. She went ahead and fixed him a lunch box, and sure enough, he soon came through the door and said, “Fix me a mouthful to eat, Julia, they want me on the job right now,” and she replied, “Monroe, I already have it packed” and handed him the lunch she had prepared by faith. My uncle observed: “That’s faith. She knew just as well as she knew her name that he was going to find work.”
Julia believed in and practiced prayer with fasting. She was the first person I ever remember telling me about spiritual fasting. She showed me the Lord’s words in Mark 9:29: “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting,” and His promise in Matthew 6:17-18, “But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.” She told me that she had proven this promise several times in her life and witnessed the power of God in answer.
Sharing Policy: Much of our material is available for free, such as the hundreds of articles at the Way of Life web site. Other items we sell to help fund our expensive literature and foreign church planting ministries. Way of Life's content falls into two categories: sharable and non-sharable. Things that we encourage you to share include the audio sermons, O Timothy magazine, FBIS articles, and the free eVideos and free eBooks. You are welcome to make copies of these at your own expense and share them with friends and family. You may also post parts of reports and/or entire reports to websites, blogs, etc as long as you give proper credit (citation). A link to the original report is very much appreciated as the reports are frequently updated and/or expanded. Things we do not want copied and distributed are "Store" items like the Fundamental Baptist Digital Library, print editions of our books, electronic editions of the books that we sell, the videos that we sell, etc. The items have taken years to produce at enormous expense in time and money, and we use the income from sales to help fund the ministry. We trust that your Christian honesty will preserve the integrity of this policy. "For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward" (1 Timothy 5:18). Questions? email@example.com
Goal:Distributed by Way of Life Literature Inc., the Fundamental Baptist Information Service is an e-mail posting for Bible-believing Christians. Established in 1974, Way of Life Literature is a fundamental Baptist preaching and publishing ministry based in Bethel Baptist Church, London, Ontario, of which Wilbert Unger is the founding Pastor. Brother Cloud lives in South Asia where he has been a church planting missionary since 1979. Our primary goal with the FBIS is to provide material to assist preachers in the edification and protection of the churches.
Offering: We take up a quarterly offering to fund this ministry, and those who use the materials are expected to participate (Galatians 6:6) if they can. We do not solicit funds from those who do not agree with our preaching and who are not helped by these publications. We seek offerings only from those who are helped. OFFERINGS can be mailed or made online with with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Paypal. For information see: www.wayoflife.org/about/makeanoffering.html.
Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials