(Joshua 1:8) This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
I was doing my study for tonight and came across this familiar scripture. I love when I read something that I can quote, but don't really understand or get. Then God just, puts it out there to me. Its like an "Ah Ha moment" and I think "gosh that's simple."
There are so many books out there about success and prosperity. Several titles come to mind that I have personally looked at. This scripture gives God's key. That is the key that unlocks prosperity and success that the world can not duplicate.
The key is God's Word. He alone holds us in the palm of His hands. He wants to direct our path but we must do certain things in order to obtain all that He has for us.
We must speak His words - "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth." We speak so many idle words. We add our opinion and our views to just about everything. Yet we fail to quote the one and only absolute truth. We use negative words instead of speaking life that comes from His word. The world tries to duplicate with positive self talk - but we can still be telling ourselves lies. If we would speak God's word in every situation, and trust it 100% we would find a complete change in our lives.
We must meditate on it - "you shall meditate in it day and night." Again so many times we meditate on negative things. We worry and fret. We spend time in regret. God tells us to meditate on His word. It will change the way we think. It will change our outlook. Meditating on God's word will give us answers to our problems thru the examples provided to us.
And then as we think and speak on His word, we must do it - "you may observe to do according to all that is written in it." We can stimulate our minds and speak out the positive - just like the world. But it will do nothing if we don't act on it. We must do what it says. Faith without action is dead.
I teach in group the importance of speaking positive and getting around people that will build up instead of tear down. I teach the importance of thought and how we have to change our faulty thinking. But the last thing I say to people is that it is their choice. We can give them all the right tools to use - but only they can chose to apply it. As much as I want to see people succeed, I can't force them to act.
It is the same way with God. He has put all the tools we need in a nice little package - easily assessable, and available for quick reference. He tells us "Speak it, meditate on it, do it. If you do, you will find success and prosper. He can tell us how to do it, but only we can chose to put it into action!