This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:8 KJV)
God's desire for us all is that we have GOOD SUCCESS.
I listened quite attentively to Pastor Clive Saunders, shepherd of the Unique Touch Christian Centre , the church that I attended sometime back, as he address his flock. It was evident that he was well prepared and well studied to share from the Bible and empower his listeners.
His focus verse was the very same one above, that is under review today. His repetition and enthusiasm on two words - "GOOD SUCCESS" throughout the sermon showed that he wanted us all to get that particular word from God.
He carried us down a path of instruction and guidance that showed how it was possible for us all, to grasp hold of this good success he was talking about. I had never heard that particular passage of scripture in Joshua delivered that way. Surely, I got the word and couldn't wait to share it with you.
You see, as I reach forward in HOPE for a BETTER DAY, I don't want to leave you behind. Good soldiers don't leave each other behind. Not even the dead.
Friend, it's a very simple process in order to gain the GOOD SUCCESS that Joshua speaks about. All we have to do is to ensure that we take the teachings from the Bible and apply them to our hearts and wrap them about our body and mind so they become entwined in us. When we do that, we would be certain that we would be heading down the path to GOOD SUCCESS.
As I took up my Bible today to read, I was again stunned by a particular revelation. I had to conclude that this great book does indeed cover EVERYTHING. So, it's quite simple. If the Bible covers everything, that means it is a perfect GUIDE for us all to do what is right and a perfect CORRECTIONAL TOOL when we slip up and fall.
As Pastor Saunders postulated throughout the sermon today, if we properly follow God's instructions given in the Bible in totality, and use it to plan our lives, we can be assured that the end result would definitely be GOOD SUCCESS. Not just success mind you, but GOOD SUCCESS.
It is now I understand more, why my English and Literature teachers always underscored the importance of using adjectives. They always add much value to all types of nouns.
Friend, hang on to God's Word and Follow it. You'll be guaranteed that GOOD SUCCESS will come your way.
Your dream of driving a car, owning a piece of land, building your own house, getting out of debt, winning that court case, going to study, seeing your children go down the right path, having your marriage restored or what ever it may be will all come to pass.
It's a bargain. Follow God's instructions and He'll reward you with a prize. It may be here on earth or in heaven. Where ever and when ever you get it, it'll be all yours to keep and rejoice.
GOOD SUCCESS IS COMING YOUR WAY VERY SOON!