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Seeds of the Kingdom

God’s Key To Successful Living

by Peter Brokaar

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua 1:8, NIV

More or less every person alive enjoys being prosperous and successful. In today’s scripture God shows Joshua the pathway to genuine success. He’s to keep the book of the Law in the forefront of his mind at all times. The Law, of course, was the only portion of God’s written word available to God’s people at the time. We now have the awesome privilege of being able to expose ourselves to the whole of the Scriptures: the whole counsel of God as expressed in both the Old and the New Testament.

As a ministry seeking to help people in their journey of life we passionately believe in the paramount importance of ‘feeding’ on God’s word. The Bible is the No.1 thing God has given us to spiritually nourish us. We need to read it, ponder it, take it in, and digest it. There’s no better way known to man to receive solid spiritual nurture, which causes us to be firmly ‘rooted and established’ in life.

It’s true that traumas and other forms of damage can, and do, hugely impact us as persons. But it’s also true that the truth of the written word of God makes us strong on the inside, so we’re equipped to deal with what lives brings us - whether it be good or bad.

Part of our course material consists of learning how to ‘meditate’ in a right way - God’s way - on His word, just as He commanded Joshua. Part of the help we seek to extend to God’s people is teaching them how to absorb the truth of Scripture. Today I want to really encourage you to ask God to help you with taking in His Word. We don’t want to ‘hit ourselves over the head’ with the Bible. We do, however, want to get the truth embedded into the depths of our hearts, and the Spirit of God is the One who can do this. What is required of us is to spend time in attentively reading that which was written by inspiration of His Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for giving us Your Word. Please help me to be able to read it in such a way that Your truth goes down into the depth of my heart. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Peter Brokaar is Co-Director of Ellel Ministries Scotland and has been there together with his wife Liz since 2005. They have 3 kids, all born in Scotland! In his free time he likes reading, cooking, running and surfing. Being at Ellel Scotland has given him the privilege of getting to know God deeper and sharing that joy with many others.

 

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