8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Today’s Inspiration: God instructs Joshua to meditate on His word day and night so that he will be prosperous and have good success. Joshua 1:8. Life is made out of words. We tend to overlook the fact that we create a mental condition with our words. Discern people’s provocations and you will discover the depth of their inner attitudes. If you know the power of words, you will stop to reflect the words you are programming inside of you before you speak. Many relationships were broken because of words that were spoken in haste and without purpose.
Our hopes are always dampened by words of discouragement. These are words of torment by the enemy designed to harass us to the core till we give up the faith.
Memories of failure, tragic experiences, heartaches and rejection have been hindrances to our faith. The antidote is to fall back on the promises of God who grant us the power to produce wealth and abundance. Deuteronomy 8:18. There is a way that appears to be right but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. We cannot afford to be weak willed in our mind or it hampers our provision.
If Joshua’s mind is weak willed, whatever God promises will not become a reality. Because he believes every word God spoke in Joshua 1:3&5, these words become his spiritual weapons to possess lands promised by God. So trust God by His words and act in faith so that you will be more than conquerors like Joshua. Romans 8:37. Joshua won the war only by his faith in God’s word. God be praised.
Prayer: Lord whatever You command we will do and wherever you sent us, we will go. Only be with us and lead us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Today’s Inspiration: Fear is our greatest enemy and has to be conquered by love for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18. To nurture the damaged trees of wrong done to us is to be a prisoner of the past. To refuse to forgive is also destructive. Unforgiveness choked the life out of marriage or out of family relationship and friendship. To avoid forgiving would mean imprisoning your emotions.
It costs the Lord Jesus at Cavalry to bring us forgiveness. If we are to bear the image of God we cannot afford not to forgive our offender. Forgiveness carries a condition that it starts with us first to forgive the offender. To accept God’s forgiveness and to refuse to forgive our offenders is a wicked act as Jesus explained in the parable of unforgiven servant in Matthew 18:21-35. When you don’t forgive and you choose to be bitter against the offender, you have made yourself a slave to the offender.