SIMPLE SUCCESS

Success means many things to people, but there is an “anchor”, a final word to pin your hopes and dreams to: a straightforward process. Can it be simple?

Success is a process of going in the right direction. Get your definition from God. Anchor your definition of success in the wisdom of Scripture. You and I can live in an assured state of progress toward it. It is for me a growing peace in my head and heart. It means a sense of God’s presence. Prosperity is that quiet conviction that the Bible is true.

God spoke directly to Joshua. He was new as a leader after Moses died. God told him: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua must have been afraid. But God came to him with this process.

Meditate day and night on this Book. Can we completely trust this method? Dare we? God tells us: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9). Why not believe! What do we have to lose!

There are sixty six books. It’s a lot to take in, but you will never, no never be bored. Paul wrote, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans15:4).

This meditation helps me every day in doing my art, learning about healthy living and exercise, understanding more of the intricacies of my husband’s thoughts and ideas and gifts. It conditions me to be energized by the lives of our sons and daughters in law and grandchildren. How on this earth do all of these things come together? It comes from growing in understanding of where all important things come from.

Hope for success and prosperity is ours. It is a continuous process of learning to focus, by mediating on God’s word. Meditation is like a cow chewing the cud. Mull over the truth in the Bible; your life will amazingly change.

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