I. TO BRING THE GOD-ORDAINED WAY ON ITS TRACK
Although I have been speaking on the God-ordained way for seven and a half years, the "train" of the God-ordained way is still not on the track. In order to bring the God-ordained way on its track, we need to be those who take the definite steps of the practicing and learning of the God-ordained way, practicing each step one by one.
A. Not by Promoting
The way to bring the God-ordained way on its track is not by promoting. In our practicing and learning of the God-ordained way, we should not promote anything.
B. Not by the Church’s Arranging
The way to bring the God-ordained way on its track is also not by the church’s arranging. The church’s arranging kills rather than enlivens. Hence, I advise the elders not to arrange anything. The church’s arranging may seem to be a benefit, but it will not work for the long run.
C. Not by Big Meetings
The way to bring the God-ordained way on its track is also not by big meetings. The elders should not call a meeting to give a lecture or a message to the audience. That does not work.
D. But by Individuals with Small Groupings
The way to bring the God-ordained way on its track is by individuals with small groupings. The elders should take the lead and set up a pattern. They should be the head sheep in the flock. When the few head sheep take a certain way, all the flock follows. Likewise, when the head sheep stop, all the flock stops. In the practicing of the God-ordained way, there is a need to have the head sheep.
II. TO BEGIN BY PRACTICING ONE STEP ONLY
The way to bring the God-ordained way on its track is to begin by practicing one step only. We are not able to take more than one step at a time. We cannot take the four steps all at once. This is impossible. Thus, we should limit ourselves to just one step.
A. To Dive into It
The way to practice one step of the God-ordained way is to dive into it.
B. To Find Out and Learn the Secrets
In practicing any step of the God-ordained way, we need to find out and learn the secrets. Two people may drive the same car, but each has his own secrets concerning his driving. Everyone who drives a car has his own secrets in handling the car. The secrets can be found only by more practice. Some people enjoy driving; to them, driving is like a hobby. Thus, if they encounter difficulties in their driving, they are not bothered or troubled. Nothing related to their driving is a problem to them, because they have learned the secrets of driving. In the practicing of the steps of the God-ordained way, we need to find out and learn the secrets.
C. Not Caring for Problems, Hardships,
In our practicing and learning of the God-ordained way, we should not care for problems, hardships, and frustrations. If we would begin to practice one step of the God-ordained way, after a short time we may encounter a number of problems. However, if we care for these problems, we are finished. In doing anything we should not care for problems. If there is a will, there is a way. If this is our attitude, we will succeed. The more we care for problems, the more problems we will have. However, if nothing is a problem, a hardship, or a frustration to us, we will get through; we will have a way. We need to learn to believe this. This means that we are trusting the Lord.
D. With Faithfulness, Endeavoring, Patience, Endurance, and Much Prayer
In practicing the definite steps of the God-ordained way, we must do so with faithfulness, endeavoring, patience, endurance, and much prayer (Col. 1:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:58). Then we will reach our goal.
(The Practice of the Church Life according to the God-ordained Way, Chapter 11, by Witness Lee)