Meditating on God's word may not be something that you are familiar with in your spiritual walk.
The word 'meditate' is defined as to consider, think, ponder, contemplate, reflect.Meditation on God's word is a spiritual discipline. It is a recommended part of every believer's spiritual development and growth.
Most importantly, it is commanded by God our Father in His word.Our Father God not only told us in the book of Joshua to meditate on His word but to meditate on it all the time so we can obey everything in it.
How do we meditate on it all the time?For one, we consider or think on a particular scripture verse. For example, "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19, NIV)
We keep thinking about the same scripture verse for a period of time. "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19, NIV)We contemplate and reflect on it until it truly sinks into our heart---until we get a revelation about that specific verse. "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19, NIV)
Perhaps, we even begin confessing out loud. Make it personal. "And my God will meet all of my needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus." My God will meet all of my needs. All means all. He didn't say some. He said all. It's not according to my own riches. It's according to His riches in glory. I am in Christ. Therefore, I have His riches.That's only one example from scripture in order to get you started with meditating on God's word. Please feel free to also use other scripture verses. Do it frequently throughout the day. Every day.
In the next part of Joshua 1:8, God then tells us that we will be prosperous and successful.It's very important to observe this command from God. We cannot be truly prosperous and successful in our lives.
The prosperity and success that is spoken of in the book of Joshua isn't necessarily the kind that you may think of at the moment. It certainly isn't the kind that the world talks about much of the time. However, it is the kind that God wants for us.He wants us to be prosperous and successful because it honors and glorifies Him. Plus, He is a good God! A loving father who wants to bless His children. What good, loving father would ever want or do anything else? (Matthew 7:9-11) Do you want to be blessed? I know that I sure do.
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