September 9 Good Success

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Josh 1 v 8 (KJV) Purpose is a wonderful thing but it is not complete unless there is fulfillment of that purpose. It would be failure to miss the things you are supposed to do on this earth by just a small fraction. It is God’s desire that we empty ourselves of everything he put in us and be a complete blessing to the world. Joshua had just taken over leadership from the great man Moses. His was going to be a mammoth task because Moses was a successful predecessor; he had run his part of the race well.

Joshua needed to be successful and certainly needed someone to show him the way to the top. In the above scripture, the Lord speaks to Joshua and gives him the formula which if we all follow today, we will impact this world like we never imagined. Joshua was told that everything was in the Word; all success tools are in there. His part was to find them and apply them in his life every day and he would never fail. Mahatma Gandhi spoke forcefully to Christians when he said the following: “You Christians have in your keeping a document with enough dynamite in it to blow the whole of civilization to bits, to turn society upside down, to bring peace to this war-torn world. But you read it as if it were just good literature, and nothing else.” For too long we have sought success from other ends.

The Word of the Lord is “powerful, sharper than a two edged sword.” (HEB 4:12) Many times we treat the Word as if it was a rusty, blunt knife. This is the time to audit your life, and discover how rich you are. Discover how the Lord has invested power in you through His Word. When you take the Word, there is no mountain that is insurmountable and there is no problem with no solution. David understood the secret and he says in Psalms 119, “Thy Word have I hidden in my heart.” Joshua was commanded to study the Word continually, meditate on it day and night and to be sure to obey everything in it.

The promise was that he would enjoy not just success but good success. Joshua stands as one of the greatest leaders of all time and the secret is in the Word. The Word changes those who read it, meditate on it and act on it. Surrender religion and get a relationship with the Lord that continually draws you towards His Word. What has been filling your mind? What have you been meditating on? “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Pro 23:7) You are a sum total of the things that you meditate on and think about. When you take the Word and make it your companion during the day and at night, that act alone will transform your thinking patterns

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