THE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
Pastor Sunday Abel Oyewale, Nigeria
Joshua 1:8, "This book of the law shall not depart out of 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 shalt make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success."
When Joshua took over the mantel of leadership, God gave him strategy for winning in life. The same you will find in the new testament as the pattern for salvation in any situation.
The first here is utterance, the process whereby we hear the word, by it faith is ignited in our heart. This is done through our mouth. We release the seed of faith through our confession. The word in our mouth first before our heart. If it is not in your mouth it cannot be in your heart.
No matter what is preached to you, unless you put it in your heart, through the power of meditation, you missed the power from it. The same way faith comes through this process is the same way fear comes. God told Joshua to pay attention to what Moses preached through meditation in order to experience good success.
Paul told Timothy the same thing: 1 TimothyNeglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all."
No matter how powerful the prophecy or the prophetic word spoken, if you don't take time to meditate on it, the expected changes will not be seen. Even when negative words are spoken in prophecy against you, you must counter it through your confession, holding God's word in your mouth set a new course different from the negative. The same way you set in motion the positive ones.
Today, take time to meditate on the testimonies of Jesus and speak the same over your life and family.
God bless you in Jesus Christ Name.