If I told you there’s one book that holds the key to your success, what would you say?
“And I suppose you wrote it?”
“Come on now. Just one book out of all the billions written?”
What would you say?
No, I didn’t write it.
Yes, just one book.
Would you study it? Meditate on it? Obey it?
As a Faith Positive Christian, I’m sure you have this book.
It’s the Bible.
Yes, you can prosper and succeed in all you do including your work based on biblical principles.
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To study Scripture is to engage it far more deeply than a mere reading. It’s easy to read a passage or verse, even as a part of a devotion or blog like this one, and move on. Almost like you do with a friend’s tweet or post, right? Scripture doesn’t come with a “like,” “retweet” or “share” button so it’s really easier to skim and go, right?
To study means you ask one question: “God, what are you saying to me?”
The God-breathed Living Word is relevant to your work right now and today. By asking God to speak to you through the passage your mind engages in an incredible fashion. Your mind becomes like the mind of Christ. You receive God’s higher thoughts, even those originally intended when the Spirit inspired the passage.
To succeed in all you do study Scripture.
Meditate on Scripture
To meditate on Scripture is to deepen your engagement, moving what God is saying to you from your mind to your heart. The heart is the center of one’s will from a Biblical perspective. It is your will that decides, determines, and discerns that application of what God says to you.
To meditate means you ask one question: “God, how do you want me to apply it?”
Sometimes the response comes quickly after what God is saying to you. Other occasions, it may require time. Lots of it.
I find myself meditating on some passages for weeks, even months. Still others years.
Okay, I’m not the brightest spiritual bulb in the Light of the World pack. Yet God is patient with me, pulling for me to see the application.
Here’s the point: meditation takes time. Prepare to put in the time. Get up earlier. Go to bed earlier. Get still longer.
To succeed in all you do meditate on Scripture.
My definition of learning is changed behavior.
When you truly learn Scripture through study—“God, what are you saying to me?”—and meditation—“God, how do you want me to apply it?”—your behavior changes. You are more like Jesus in your actions.
The social injustices that prompted Jesus to act move you to action. The joys of work that Jesus experienced are yours from the doing.
Your one question is: God, what will be different as I act on this Scripture?”
Faith is a verb. Scripture study and meditation prompt your faith to move in daily activity guided by the same Holy Spirit who inspired the Scripture.
It is this daily activity that creates prosperity and success in all you do.
Study, meditate on, and obey Scripture to succeed in all you do. Your success increases your faith with greater joy at work so you love God and others more.
Dr. Joey Faucette
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