JOshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.
JOhn Maxwell said-
Dreams don’t come true because a person does something well once in a while. True success isn’t an event or coincidence; it’s a lifestyle.
And lifestyle is defined as:
associated with, reflecting, or promoting an enhanced or more desirable life.
So what you do on a daily basis matters--your routine is crucial to your success or failure.
change your routine-change your life (style).
god has been showing me lately-well lets be honest, i'm sure that god has been trying to show me these things for quite awhile but since i am so stubborn as my daughter puts it-he has had to emphasize through many events that i am to be making his word my lifestyle. his word my routine. i mean all of us good, baptist, sunday school honor roll grown ups, know that god is god over everything. that we are to make him lord of our life--but--do you really know how to do that?
do you know how to start your day with god?
fellowship with him?
do you get excited when you read the bible and it literally speaks to you?
or, do you just ask god into your humble abode when you need him? like he is a genie in a bottle and ever ready to do your bidding when problems arise? (Side note, i grew up watching i dream of jeanie--and she rocked the eye- blink- wish -command- thing, plus her pink outfit was super cool and yet still modest and i always wanted to have one for my halloween costume...maybe there's still time, lol!)
god told joshua the secret--he said to put his word first, to read it day and night, everyday.
so, if we are to do something day and night, then it is a routine--
and with this god shaped routine we are promised success!
how many other routines in life can do that?
i am talking about a 100% money back guarantee!
try it for 30 days and return it if not happy with the products performance!
god knows his product--the bible--is legit.
you don't back your merchandise claim up with a guarantee unless you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it will produce the desired effects that you pledge.
so this past week, along with my 30 days no complaining challenge-i have started my day journaling what i call
"the Gratitude 5" along with a bible verse to memorize.
i list 5 things that i am thankful for, usually from the previous day.
going back and reading over these have been very good for my soul.
i can see how god has moved, is changing my heart and attitude and is reminding me that the secret to my success is in my routine-the one found in joshua 1:8--meditating on his word.
i am disciplining my decisions--
and changing my routine for success, and so can you!