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Formula to Success

Joshua 1:8 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. 

We all want to be successful, right? We all want to be prosperous as well. What we don’t need is another self-help book or conference to attend to tell us how to do it.  

Joshua 1:8 says, “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.” 

So, what’s the secret formula to success? It’s in this scripture. 

  1. Know God’s Word 
  1. Obey God’s Word 

Then you will experience true lasting success and prosperity. It’s that simple, and it’s found in one verse. 

Study God’s Word. Study this book. 

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When It’s Time…

Exodus 2:25 He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act. 

The God of the universe looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time. Do you believe He’s looking down on you now? What if He says it’s time? Are you ready to act with God? 

Do you ever just feel like it’s time? Like it’s now or never, do or die, no turning back? I like in the verse where it says God looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time. 

God knew it was time. And when God knows it’s time, it really is time. It’s not just a whim like when we think we’ve been through it all long enough and we’re ready for it to be time. It’s when God is ready to do something, or ready for you to get ready for Him to do something. 

So be encouraged today. God knows when it is time. He knows when it is time for a new job. He knows when it’s time for a new blessing. He knows when it’s time for the business to take off. He just knows. 

And the beauty of God knowing is this, He acts. When He knows, He acts. So, get ready. He may be waiting on you now. 

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Jesus Cares for Your Two Cents 

Mark 12:41-44

The Widow’s Offering

41 Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. 42 Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.

43 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. 44 For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”

 

We live in a world where the phrase “who asked you,” is all but too common. A world that says speak only if spoken to. And a world that says good enough, really isn’t good enough actually.

However, there is a God that cares for your two cents. There is a God that cares about what you have to say. A God that longs for you to speak to Him (and listen too). A God that created the universe and all that is in it, yet waited until His creation of man to say what He created was very good (Genesis 1:31).

God cares about everything you say. He cares about everything you do. And He cares about everything you have. Never believe the lie that God is too good to want what little you have, if you’re giving it with all you heart. While the world may not care for your two cents, God does.

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Study this Book – Proverbs 20

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Even Though Philosophy

Even though, God is still God.

You’re probably wondering, what does that mean? Well, it means that no matter what, God is still God on High, period.

Every now and then, I read newly familiar scriptures and see a new life philosophy that needs to be put in place. The most recent one is called the Even Though Philosophy.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NLT)

17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
    and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
    and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
    and the cattle barns are empty,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
    I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
    He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
    able to tread upon the heights.

 

Basically, Habakkuk says, even though it may look bad and times may be hard, I’ve got God. God is still good, and for that reason alone, we should rejoice.

Even though I’m jobless, I’ve got God. Even though I’m still single, I’ve got God. Even though I’m down to my last, I’ve got God. Even though my health isn’t what I need it to be, I will rejoice, because I’ve got God.

Even though it may not look or seem like it, I’m good because I’ve got God, therefore, I’ve got all I need.

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28

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I’ve found it easier to accept your age if you start saying it even before you’re there. I found myself saying I was 28, five months ago. So, now that I am, I am already used to the idea. However, getting older has never been hard for me. I’m like wine, the older the better. Ha ha.

Anyway, I am embracing the year of 28. The year of 28 as a married woman. The year of 28 as a career woman. The year of 28 as a writer. Most importantly, the year of 28 as a Christian.

It is time to step up in my walk with God, and it’s especially necessary. At 28, I shouldn’t have the same relationship with God that I had at 18. My prayer life should be deeper. My Bible studying should be more engaged. In other words, God should have more of me with every year, with every day.

So this year, my desire is to focus more on God and less on me. My career, marriage, writing, whatever it is, will automatically be better with my focus on God’s will in those areas. I’ll be better with my focus on God.

I declare 28 to be great as I focus on God’s fate for my life. Here we go.

 

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You Make Me Wanna Shout

ImageJoshua 6:5, 20

When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.”

When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.

Shout – a loud cry expressing a strong emotion or calling attention.

Have you brought any attention to God lately? Let’s first acknowledge that it’s completely miraculous for a city’s walls to collapse from the shouts of the Israelites, certainly that should be pointed out.

But, let’s focus on the shout a bit more. It was more than noise. It was more than a battle cry. It was more than a disturbance or distraction of some sort. It was an acknowledgement. It was about God. It was about acknowledging what God was doing.

The Bible says they shouted as loud as they could. Friend, when God is doing something, you want to give all that you can. It may not necessarily be shouting, but it may be writing. It may be singing. It may be serving. It may be giving. The point is that when you want to make a big deal about God, whatever you can do the most of to the glory and honor of His name is what you want to do.

When you really focus on bringing attention to God, He’ll make you wanna shout. Ask the Israelites.

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