Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
Joshua 1:8 (NLT)
Our Bible, the book of the Law as it's described in the NKJV, is our instruction manual for everything important in life. We are to meditate, or ponder it, day and night. It is God's Word to us. If you want to hear from God daily, you should be in His Word daily.
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 (NKJV)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)
We just heard this verse from Pastor Terry in a recent teaching. I love it when the Lord reveals scriptures to us and especially when we are tuned into Him.
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the door posts of my doors. Proverbs 8:34 (NKJV)
I would like to challenge anyone, and mainly the young people that are on my heart. If you are not in the Word daily, you need to be. I have been waking up extra early every day before work for several years to pray and read God's Word. At that time of morning the house is quiet and there are no distractions. We are instructed to give him our first fruits. One of those fruits is our time. I am most sharp in the morning. So that's when I spend time with Him. Also, before I look at email or any social media, I read His Word. Each year I read through the Bible and each year I learn more and more. When you are doing what He has instructed you to do, He uses you in your daily life, in school, at work or wherever, and only then will you "prosper and succeed in all you do." Joshua 1:8 (NLT)
As we approach Easter we reflect on what Jesus did for us on the cross. We consider that He suffered and died for our sins so that we may be forgiven. Then, on the third day, He rose from the grave and believing that He did this for us, we will be saved and have eternal life. May we be used by Him to share the Good News, the gospel message, to all those around us that they may know about Jesus and what He did for us.
Blessings to you,