James 1:25 says, “But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God’s law for free men, he will not only remember it but he will do what it says, and God will greatly bless him in everything he does.” I truly believe that the secret to living a successful Christian life is in reading the Word daily.
Reading and meditating on the Word of God renews our minds and our thinking so that we do not deal with life the way we did before we accepted Christ. The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Joshua was appointed to lead the children of Israel after Moses died. Joshua had big shoes to fill. He was scared, but God encourages him to be strong and courageous. Then our Lord gives him the secret to becoming a great leader. He instructs Joshua to read the Word day and night. “This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
God promises us that if we will steadily (reliable, unwavering) keep looking into His Word that we will remember what the Word says. Not only will we remember, but we will begin to do what the Word says. Then because we are remembering His word and applying the principles of the Word to our lives He will bless us in everything we do. It’s a win win situation!
Make reading the Word a priority in your life and you will see that your attitude, your speech, and your mind will change. You will have more peace, hope, and direction as you draw closer to God.