Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; 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
The opposite of success and prosperity is failure and poverty. We find success and prosperity when we live for God. Things go well for the people of God when they obey Him. Things go very wrong when they don’t obey. There is a direct correlation between obedience and successful living - accomplishing God's plans for our lives.
How do we live obedient lives? God's Word clearly tells us that we meditate on His Word. We read the Bible. We diligently seek Truth so that we can live Truth. Obeying God’s Word is vital to following Him. He has written down so much for us to know and to do right here in the Bible. We must embrace His Word. We must hunger for His Word. We must get His Word into our hearts and minds and do what it says. It must consume us and we must be consumed by it.
Yes, God will give us special revelation. Yes, the Holy Spirit will speak specific words to us. But, we must not neglect His written Word. This must be where we start. This is our home base. This is our manual for daily living. When we live by this Book, we will find great success and accomplish God’s plans and His call on our lives. If we neglect His Word; if we seek to once again do it our way; we will fail. With that said, LET'S DO IT GOD’S WAY!