Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8
If you meditate on the Word, if you speak the Word, if you to the Word, you will be prosperous and successful in all that you do!
Meditate means “to think about, to consider, to mull over something in your mind.” And it can also mean to memorize, to say it over and over and over again until it gets a hold of you.
You might think, “I would love to meditate on the Word, speak the Word, and do the Word all the time, but I just can’t do that. I just don’t have that kind of time!” But let me ask you this: Are you busier than Joshua? Joshua had over two million people to lead. He had to be sure they got enough to eat and drink. He had to instruct them in how to fight their enemies. And he still found time to meditate on the Bible, day and night.
Was he meditating on the Psalms? No! All Joshua had was the Pentateuch—the first five books of the Bible. Can you imagine meditating on Leviticus? But Joshua meditated on Leviticus. We can be sure of it, because Joshua was successful. Even when he made mistakes, he was still prosperous and successful. And I have a gut feeling that Joshua was much busier than you or I will ever be!
So, go ahead, tell me you’re too busy. But remember this: if you are too busy for the Word, then you are too busy to be prosperous and successful!
Dear Heavenly Father, give me the strength to make time for Your Word, to stop making excuses and start making You a priority. The Word in me is what will make me prosperous and successful.