DATE: WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY, 2016.
THEME: GOOD SUCCESS COMES FROM THE LORD
TEXT: Joshua 1:8
8. 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.
MEMORY VERSE: But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:2
All that glitters is not gold. Most times when people see a man riding costly cars or living in a beautiful house or mansion, they quickly conclude that the man is successful. By their judgment, they feel that the man is enjoying life. Moreover, some men have many children and by mere seeing the man that has the children, you think that all is well with him but you will not know that the man is suffering hypertension because of his children. There is no peace in his house. In fact, some children are the architects of their father's or mother's death, but an outsider would think that all is well with such parents. Any success or blessing that does not have its root in God is not a good success or blessing.
Proverb 10:22 says, "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it". Some people's blessing or success is full of sorrows. Outsiders might be seeing them as well to-do, but if they tell you what they are passing through, you would marvel. Why? Because they minused God from their so-called success or blessing. God knows that all success are not good success and so He told Joshua in our text to make sure that this book of the law (Bible) did not depart from his mouth but shall mediate on it day and night and observe and do according to all that is written in it, for it is only then he would be prosperous and have good success.
Any success outside the will of God is not good success, so beware because some of you are in the church but are secretly desiring to be like that man outside there that his riches or success are not from God
If it is possible for you to hear from the man, what he is passing through, you will not like to go through it. Be contented with what God has given you as a child of God. He knows and desires the best for you
Pray that God will give you good success.
Pray that you will be contented with what God has given to you.
AMEND YOUR WAYS: If you are not born again you must do something as a matter of urgency. He that commits sin is of the devil (1 John 3:8). If you are into lying, cheating, bitterness, keeping malice, pride, manifesting anger, quarreling, unforgiveness, hatred, envy, contention, strife, gossiping, taking or giving bribe, selfishness, kidnapping. If you are into masturbation, fornication, adultery, prostitution, abortion, lesbianism, homosexuality, you need to repent. Are you into idolatry, do you make or use charms, rituals, bow down to images, Are you into occultism? Do you smoke cigarette, cocaine, heroine? Are you lusting, covetous, alcohol drinking, divorcee or into worldliness?, you must stop bleaching your body, or painting your lips, eyes, fixing attachments, weave-on, earrings (Gen 35:2-4) Are you one of those that put on nude dresses, short skirts, transparent dresses to seduce (A seducer is not a Christian) do you wear trouser as a woman? Repent and give your life to Jesus Christ.
LET'S PRAY: If you want to give your life to JESUS pray this short prayer with me: Almighty God, I come unto you in the name of Jesus. Father I confess that I am a sinner. All my sins I confess to you. I am very sorry for all my sins. Lord I promise you that from today I will never continue in them anymore. I believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again on the third day for my justification. Almighty God, use the blood of Jesus to wash my sins away. Lord Jesus, come into my heart, be my Lord and Personal Savior. I surrender my life to you. Cancel my name from the book of death and give me grace to make Heaven. AMEN!
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA