“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” Joshua 1:8, ESV.
There are times that you don’t feel like going to work, but you do it anyway. You assess everything in moment, and you come to the conclusion, while sleep is sitting heavy on your shoulders, that your livelihood depends on it, and you go to work.
Whether you feel like it or not, give time to reading and studying the word of God. Assess how beneficial the word is to your life and do it anyway. Let it be like the job you go to each day for provision. Your life and your soul depends on it. Your future-self depends on it. Your strength, faith and your prosperity depends on it.
Sometimes you just won’t feel like it, yet some of us may be waiting until we do. We’re waiting for the anointing, or the goose bumps of being in His presence, then we’ll joyfully dive into God’s word. If you waited until you felt like it to go to work, you’ll soon be unemployed. If we wait for the feelings to become discipline in reading the word of God and keeping our mind on it, we honestly won’t ever do it.
Once you decide to do it, the feelings will come because of the revelation of truth you receive–He’s a good God. But don’t depend on the physical feelings, but do it in faith, making it a daily part of what you do. This is a secret to being mighty in God. This is the secret to becoming who you desire to be. Doing what you’re should do with the word of God, even when you don’t feel like it.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. Reading and studying Your word is just what I do. In the times what I don’t feel like doing it, give me the strength to do it anyway. Help me to assess the benefits and my desire to walk with You, and do it anyway. From this day forward, help me to start somewhere, and commit to the reading and studying of Your word each day, and cause me to prosper. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 119:11, 105, Proverbs 2:1-5, Matthew 4:4, 2 Timothy 2:15