Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise.
Moses is dead and Joshua is now called by God to be the Leader of God's people.
In his leadership of God's people Joshua must allow his conversation and conduct to be that of the Word of God.
Joshua must not allow the Word of God to depart from his mouth, but to meditate on it day and night that He may be wise and successful in the responsibility God has given him as Leader.
The Word of God not only sharpens the mind, but it sharpens the soul too.
The Word of God must be food for thought for all of us if we plan to survive on this christian journey.
The Word of God strengthens and inspires the mind and it is indeed medicine for our soul.
The Word of God is so important that like Joshua, we too are commanded to meditate on it day and night and never let it depart from out mouth also.
In other words, meditation on the Word of God should become a habit of our mind for this is the way to become spiritually minded.
God wanted to fill Joshua’s heart with His Word so he would have specific knowledge and understanding of what God wanted Him to do and how God wanted Him to lead God's people, which was according to God’s standards and commands.
This is exactly what God wants to do in our lives too. He wants His word to be the driving force in our lives.
If we meditate on it day and night, God will reveal to us also His truth and instructions for wise and successful living.
Meditating on God's Word requires us to shut out all the noise and voices of the world that are daily screaming for our attention and first place in our lives.
We must find a closet and shut the door so that the only voice we can hear is God.
This closet can be a quiet place on the beach, in a room in your home, in your car, in you backyard, in the woods, at the crab creek, on the ocean in a boat, in your garage or any private place where we can have stillness and a one on one conversation with God.
Once we have seek and found that secret place to be with God privately, we can ask for wisdom, guidance, power, knowledge and understanding in His Word and He will hear us and we will hear His voice speaking wisdom unto us through His Word.
As we spend intimate time with God meditating on His Word, we hear Him speak to us personally, as if we are the only person in the world and all His attention is focus on us alone.
It is the Holy Spirit that is within us that enables us to understand and interpret what God is saying to us through scripture, therefore, it is very important that we daily meditate on God's Word and obey what it says for only then will be remain in tune with God and His will for us our lives.
True leadership,success and wisdom can only come from God.
God loves and values us so much that He has worked out the best possible plan for each of our lives through what He has written in His Word.
Meditation on God's Word day and night is not an option if we plan to be successful and wise in what God has assigned to our hands. We must be willing to pursue God and His Word with diligence.
When we meditate on God's Word, it changes our view of life and our situations and circumstances. We see what God sees. We learn that with God we can do all things through Him for nothing is impossible with Him. Philippians 4:13-I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me.
Meditating on God's Word day and night and never allowing it to depart from his lips, proved to Joshua that He can and did fulfill the role of "leader"of God's people.
By faith in what He had meditated on and believed about God, Joshua was able to be used in a mighty way by God in taking God's people into the land of promise.
Joshua had good success because He kept the Word of God in his mouth, he meditated on it daily and he obeyed what it said.
What has meditation and keeping of the Word of God in your mouth proved to be true in your life?
Are you operating in wisdom and success as God desires you to? Are you meditating on His Word day and night? Is the Word of God in your mouth and are you speaking it out daily? Have you designated a secret place for you and God to daily meet?
Believe it or not but God wants us to be successful and prosper in the things He has called us to do.
Joshua is proof to all of us today that the Word of God is the way to wisdom and success.
God bless and remember to meditate on God's Word day and night and never let it depart from your mouth.