Today is the BEGINNING of a new year. Here is a formula for a successful in every area of your life! Thank God for all of the good things that we received from His hand last year! He was truly gracious and abundant in goodness last year!
One thing that I love about God is that there is no end to His goodness. He will love us now and forevermore to no end. Literally, to no end! But He does make a BEGINNING of new things, and those things always start with a Word from His mouth.
The scripture says, “In the BEGINNING was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The Word was in the BEGINNING! The scripture also says, “In the BEGINNING God created the heaven and the earth.” God was in the BEGINNING! God BEGINS everything with a word. A word from His heart! He only knows how to speak from His heart.
In other words, He says what He means, and He means what He says. He does not use words without a purpose. Every word that He speaks has a purpose. And His Word has the power in itself to fulfill it’s own purpose. (Isaiah 55:11)
God has a word for every area of our lives. He has something to say about every area of our lives. The scripture says, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
God ordained that His creation be sustained by His Words. (Hebrews 1:3) He is the source of our existence, and He is the source of our progress. He created the universe by the power of His spoken Word. He spoke out of His mouth, “Let there be light.” And light came into existence. (Genesis 1:3) He spoke out of His mouth again, “Let there be lights in the heaven…” And the sun, moon, and stars came into existence. (Genesis 1:14-18)
The scripture also says, that He formed man out of the dust of the ground. (Genesis 2:7) How do you think He did it? By His words! The same way He does everything else. One of the secrets about how God functions is, that He first says something and then He does it. It is the way He operates. He gives His Word the preeminence. (Psalm 138:2) A person is only as good as his word! A person’s value is greater than his integrity to his word, but his character is only as good as his word.
Mankind was designed to live by words. Our bodies might need food and water for strength, but we(the inner person) live on words. We think on words all day long. When they are in our mind, we call them thoughts. When we speak them out of our mouths, we call them words. We live by words.
When we think on thoughts of good things, we experience happiness. When we think on thoughts of bad things, we experience sadness. When we think on thoughts of love, we are encouraged. When we think on thoughts of fear, we are discouraged (without courage). Mankind functions by words.
If we stop thinking the devil will take control of our minds. The devil’s name is Alzheimer’s Disease. No joke. 🙂 The world gives names to what they don’t understand, but it is simply the refusal to be responsible for what we think on and that opens the door to the devil.
The key to enjoying and prospering in life comes by, what we think on, or as the Scripture says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) It’s the way you think, not what you think! Do you have the mentality of a victor or a victim? Are you “the sick” trying to get well, or are you “the well” that the devil is trying to make sick? Are you “the poor” trying to prosper, or are you “the rich” on your way to wealth? See yourself the way God sees you! It is the key to victory in every area!
God has a word for every area of your life. In other words, He has thoughts for us to think and words for us to live by, so that we will prosper and succeed in every area of our lives. His words are written in a book that we call the Holy Bible or the Word of God. It is the Owner’s manual for the human race.
It tells us how His creation, called the human race should live. The Bible doesn’t have something to say about everything that we may want to know about, but it does have something to say about everything that we need to know. (Deuteronomy 29:29)
Let me ask you a question. Is the Creator smarter than His creation? Well, of course He is, but some people don’t act like He is. How many people do you know that read the Bible? How many people do you know that believe what the Bible says? Even more importantly, how many people do you know that do what the Bible says? God made a promise to us in His Word, that if we would think on His words and do what they say, we will be prosperous and have good success! (Joshua 1:8)
Actually, whether we know it or not, there is no success, except that which is in agreement with the Word of God. At least, no long term success! Some people may be able to scheme and manipulate to get something for a little while, but one day every lie will be exposed, every wrong will be corrected, every hidden thing will be made known by the light of the truth. They might get by, but they won’t get away from the all seeing eye of Justice Himself.
God has designed His creation to function according to His laws and His principles. His laws and His principles are revealed in His Word. In the Bible it talks about laws of justice(right is right, and wrong is wrong regardless of who you are), equity(equality and fairness regardless of who you are), faith(if you don’t believe in someone or something, you will not put your trust in them), sowing and reaping(what you give out will come back to you sooner or later).
All of the laws and principles of success are written in the Word of God. The highest principle of all is love. If we love others(love them the way we love ourselves, treat them the way that we would want them to treat us), they will trust us. If they trust us, they will relate to us. If we relate together, we will do business together. If we do business together, the world develops, prospers and succeeds. That’s how the world operates.
If we violate that principle of love, and there is no love operating through us. There will be no trust, no relationships, no business operations, no development, no prosperity, and no success. The world will come to an end sooner or later! The Creator’s principles have been violated, so the creation will not exist very long before it self-destructs.
The point of this sharing is, that God has a word for every area of your life. When you find His Words, His thoughts for that specific area of your life, believe them, and do what they say, THEN that area will BEGIN to live, prosper, and succeed!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.