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We all do it… We get busy with our own lives

At WAY-FM, we are more than individuals just trying  to make it.  We are a community of believers who are seeking to live out our faith on a daily basis.  This video will challenge you to refocus on who the center of our lives should be. … Continue reading

Watch How You Can Help Share the Joy!

Watch How You Can Help Share the Joy!

As you can see from Sue’s testimony, God uses your support of WayFM to bring the joy of Jesus into a lot of people’s lives.

So thank you for your last-minute Support Drive investment to help push your WayFM over the finish line –and impact even more lives like Sue’s in the days and months ahead.

From everyone here at WayFM, we love you, we’re praying for you, and we praise God for you.

Watch How You’re Helping Share the Joy

Watch How You’re Helping Share the Joy

As you can see from Sue’s testimony, God uses your support of WayFM to bring His joy into a lot of people’s lives.

So thank you again for your generous Support Drive investment –and for any special gift you give to help push your WayFM over the finish line.

From everyone here at WayFM, we love you, we’re praying for you, and we praise God for you.

“Thank You for Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus!”

Presley* says…  

“Last year in January I was saved. I listen to the station daily, and some days [just] the right song plays and [it brings] tears of joy that I decided to change my life. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus and reaching others with His message daily.”  

Friends like you make it possible to touch lives like Presley’s and reach people everywhere with the message of Jesus! Thank you for your partnership.   

*Representative name

Where Is Your Hope?

By: Betty Rock

I don’t want to live in a world where I constantly feel fearful. But right now, so many people feel like everything is out of control, and giving up seems the easiest thing to do. 

Thankfully there is another way!  

One of my best friends and I are reading through the Bible chronologically, and a verse I read recently speaks into the hopelessness we see around us. It comes from the book of Job, and if you know anything about Job, you know he had a lot to feel hopeless about. 

But in Job 28:28, you discover where he finds his hope in the face of so much pain and uncertainty. He states: 

“The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.” (NLT) 

Job knew there were things he may never understand, but he found hope in trusting God and in His ultimate wisdom. 

You would never choose to put your hope in someone you know nothing about. You trust someone you know well. When we know more of the character of God and how good He really is, we find there’s a lot to be hopeful about. So if you’ve found yourself down and out lately, make the time to sit with God, just like Job did. 

When we come to God for that hope we so desperately need, we find it by knowing everything is under God’s control. That is hope. 

So thank you for sharing that message of hope through your partnership with WayFM! 

My Prayer for You

By: Bekah

I am the most indecisive person I know…at least, I think I am. Then again, maybe I’m not.

On top of that, I am a chronic people-pleaser.

Add those things together, and you can imagine the anxiety I carry around most days when it comes to making decisions.

This hit home again recently when we had an illness outbreak in our office. My husband is immuno-compromised, so we have to take more precautions than the average person.

I had to make some hard decisions.

What do I need to cancel?

What should I say no to?

Do I need to work from home?

And once again, I started to buckle under the weight of trying to make the right decision while also making everyone around me happy.

When I get to that place, I have to remind myself of the only thing I can do: make the next right decision.

Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” 

Do you see the rescue in that verse? God promises to guide us forward one step at a time.

And so that’s my prayer today, and I’m praying it for you too: “God, show us the next right thing!”

A Healthy Habit You Won’t Want to Break!

By: Wally, The Wally Show

Why is it that bad habits are so easy to fall into, but it takes considerable effort to create a good habit? Personally, I am a creature of habit, and I fully understand what Paul was talking about in Romans 7:15 when he wrote, “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate” (NLT).

This is the reason that every year I resist the urge to make a New Year’s resolution because I’m fully aware that I will probably not stick with it much past January, and I don’t need that kind of failure in my life.

However, this year was a little different for me. Instead of a resolution I accepted a challenge, the 21 Day Challenge.  

If you are not familiar with this, it is where we challenge people to listen to WayFM for 21 days straight to see what effect it has on their lives. The idea being that filling your head and heart with music that is brimming with God’s truth brings people peace, hope, joy, contentment, and grace.

Basically, listening to WayFM is like getting your recommended daily allowance of spiritual fruit!

As the host of the morning show, I obviously hear the music we play every day. However, so many times while you’re hearing the songs on the radio, we’re doing work behind the scenes. So, I don’t truly get to listen and absorb the message and the music.

Then after being on the air for four hours I usually prefer not to listen to anything on my way home. But I decided to do what I had been telling others to do and take the 21 Day Challenge.

I cannot believe the difference!

By nature, I’m a very highly strung, impatient, and intense person. So you can imagine how much better the outcome would be for me walking into a tough meeting with the words to Zach Williams’ song, “A Little More Like Jesus,” in my head, instead of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

It even got into my driving. Before, if someone was driving badly, I immediately thought the worst of them.

But during the 21 Day Challenge, someone cut me off and I distinctly remember hearing Phil Wickham singing, “This is Amazing Grace.” It instantly reminded me to extend grace to that person, because I had no idea what might be causing them to be distracted.

Perhaps the thing I have loved most about taking the 21 Day Challenge is how easy it is. I don’t think I could accept a 21 day workout challenge. While that might be great for my body, the working out I really need to do is on my heart, and I truly do feel a difference.

If you’ve not taken the 21 Day Challenge, it is never too late to start. I promise you this is one habit you will never want to break!

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus… All Day, Every Day!

By: Joy Summers,

I did it again.

The alarm on my phone was blaring after snoozing it multiple times. I switched it off only to end up scrolling through social media.

There had to be a better way to start the day.

That’s when it hit me. A memory of my interview with Joni Eareckson Tada.

Joni is one of the most incredible women I’ve had the honor of interviewing. Joni is a Christian author, painter, quadriplegic, and the founder of Joni and Friends, a ministry which accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community.

She cannot physically get herself out of bed, so in those moments while she waits for someone to come help her up, she prays:

“Lord, I need you. I can’t get through this day without you.”

As she lays there, she declares her need for God. The part that has never left me though, is what she said next.

“Joni who faces so many challenges every day feels badly for us. She cannot escape her dependency on God, a keen awareness most of us don’t have.”

So I’m taking a page from Joni and changing up more morning routine.

I open my eyes and pray Joni Eareckson Tada’s prayer before I scroll on my phone or my feet hit the floor. Before the rush… before the noise… first, comes God.

It changes your day as you simply surrender yourself to the God who is ultimately in control. It helps you remember you are wholly dependent on Him when it is so easy to try to do it on our own…That’s also one of the many reasons I love WayFM. Every single song is filled with the message of Jesus, pointing our wandering hearts back to Him – not just first thing in the morning, but throughout the day.

We can’t put air in our lungs or even wake ourselves up, and yet we attempt to handle all life throws at us on our own. We wait to turn to God for help only when we cannot handle life’s bumps and bruises.

I’m learning to reverse that process these days and go to God first. He is my source of strength. Plus, starting my day in surrender to God leaves me feeling WAY better than scrolling!