I'm Just Too Busy - Proverbs 4:7-8 - Joshua 1:8

You need to “meditate” on the Word

“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.” … “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”

If ever any man's business might have excused him from meditation, God; and other acts of devotion, one would think Joshua's might at this time; because the No. 1 reason Christians give for failing to spend time with God.

Teenagers run from one activity to the next taking care of their social lives. Business people rush out the door early every morning and fall into bed exhausted at night. It seems we spend hours thinking how to squeeze more time out of each day. Our schedules are so packed, the demands on our lives are so heavy, that it just doesn’t seem we have time to give much attention to the Bible or prayer. The truth is, we don’t have time not to! When your heart is full of God’s promises, and trouble comes, His Word is the first thing out of your mouth.

To have your heart full of His promises, you need to do what Joshua 1: 8 says: You need to “meditate” on the Word.

To meditate means “to fix your mind”. So fix your mind on what the Bible says every day. Apply it to yourself personally. Allow the Holy Spirit to make it real to you. Carefully ponder how what you’ve read applies to your life.

Ask yourself: “What does this say to me? What does it mean in my life? How can it change my situation?”

Then place yourself in agreement with what God says about you in that passage. Make up your mind that you are who God says you are. You can do what God says you can do. You can have what He says you can have. Put yourself in agreement with Him, and then receive it. I know you’re busy.

There are tremendous demands made on you every day. But God promises that if you’ll keep His Word in front of you, you’ll know how to succeed in all you do. Now, that sounds like a real timesaver to me!

Proverbs 3: 1-8

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