Meditating Brings Us Success In The Christian Life

SCRIPTURE: “But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:20 – 24
Even though trusting Christ is all that is necessary to obtain eternal life, God calls us also to grow so that we can experience the abundant life Christ promised to us (John 10:10). The abundant life is the effectual working of God’s Word in our hearts in conjunction with the Holy Spirit’s work with the Word in us. The verses above are an exhortation for us to understand that we must have a progressive renewing of our minds. The value of meditating on God’s Word is the way God molds our minds to be different than we were in the old life (Roman 12:2).

Believe that the promises of God are His commitments to bring to pass things that make us successful, He has given us promises that meditating on His Word will bring success and blessing in the Christian life. His promises are time tested and experienced by many of His people for centuries. Claim and pray these promises that God will make His abundant life in us real.

1. You will enjoy success (Joshua 1:8)
God commands Joshua to not only meditate on the Word, but to obey what He has shown from the Word and in doing so his obedience will direct him into the path of good success. This promise was a critical instruction because it preceded the entering into the Promised Land where war and opposition awaited him and the people of God.

2. Whatever we do we will prosper (Psalm 1:2, 3)
Many cannot see the totality of prosperity because it is limited to money or material things, but God promises that meditation will result in an inner quality of life that enables us to prosper in many ways that reflect a productive life of fruitfulness for ourselves, but others who taste and depend upon the fruit from our lives. The image of the tree planted by rivers and bringing fruit in due season and leaves that do not wither tells us that meditation results not only in receiving grace, but also experiencing grace, wearing grace, expressing grace, and being refreshed by grace.

3. You will be wiser than all your enemies (Psalm 119:97 – 98)
The victory over our enemies begins before the fight or attack comes. The motivation to meditate on the commandments of God has everything to do with the love I have for how God commands us to live for Him. When my enemies come I am already focused with what God expects of me no matter what my enemies say or do.

4. You will be wiser than all your teachers (Psalm 119:99 – 100)
Meditation makes us wiser than an all of our teachers because it becomes being taught by God personally in the inner sanctum of our hearts. Meditating upon the testimonies of God enriches us beyond the intellectualism of facts given to us, but it’s His testimonies inspire us to action.

5. You will be filled with joy (Psalm 63:5 -6)
Joy comes to us not just because we read over the Bible, but it comes when our meditation is filled with remembering His Words to us over and over in the calm moments of our rest without distraction. The definition of joy is when our soul is filled with the satisfaction of Him and His Word and it results in joyful lips of praise.

6. Your success will be obvious to all (I Timothy 4:15)
Meditation yields a life of visible evidence and proofs that others will be able to see. When we give ourselves to the things that God shows our hearts entirely, our lives will say we are real.

7. Your meditation will be pleasing to God (Psalm 104:33 – 34)
Our meditation enables our thoughts to become more and more pleasing to God. The Psalmist’s reminds us that when the Lord is pleased with our meditation upon His Word, then and only then, we know in our experience what it is to be glad in the Lord.
Our Lord God, thank You for insight as to how to make You pleased in my mind. My mind is where I often fail You or fight to be in order and righteousness before You. Teach me please to live more and more in the enrichment You can give us through meditating upon Your Word. In the name of our Lord Jesus we ask this, amen.
By Pastor Wayne Cockrell


Christopher Hunter - January 23rd, 2024 at 7:42am

I realized I needed this more than I did, this morning. I was stuck in a nasty mind cloud, focusing on work and not for who I actually work for. I work to please Jesus.

Cheryl Torain - January 23rd, 2024 at 10:38am

Thank You Lord for this "on-time" word of exhortation!!!

Paula S. - January 23rd, 2024 at 7:26pm

Praise the Lord, He gives us His Word and sure and steadfast His promises! Thanks for laboring in this Word to encourage us, Pastor!

Novella D Carpenter - January 24th, 2024 at 9:17am

Thank you, Pastor for such an insightful devotional.

Wendy - January 24th, 2024 at 8:46pm

Amen 🙏 Amen ! Through meditation can fill your mind and heart with the promises of God…






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