Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How to Make Your Way Prosperous

Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 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. (Joshua 1:6-8)

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
(Psalm 1:1-3)
God delights in the prosperity of His people (Psalm 35:27). He desires for you to prosper in all things and be in good health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 2). Prosperity of soul begins with what you delight in. “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). You delight in the Lord by being attentive to His law — literally, His instruction — marinating in it until it tenderizes you and your life takes on the flavor of who He is. When you do, your desires are changed, directed by the beat of His heart, and He will gladly fulfill them. Then you will prosper in everything you do and have good success.

Soak in the Word of the Lord, with ears to hear and a heart to obey. Then you will make your way prosperous and nothing will be able to hold back your success.