God is showing me there is a correlation between reading His Word and prosperity.
Now, I can process that as a law and preach, “God can’t prosper you if you don’t read your Bible daily.” (In order to get the full effect, you have to imagine me saying that standing at a pulpit in my holier than thou voice.)
Or I can process that as grace and preach, “As you read the Bible, you understand who God is and who you are in Him and your soul prospers. And when your soul prospers, everything around you prospers.” (In order to get the full effect, you have to imagine me talking to a child sitting on my lap in my motherly voice.)
I love a good devotional. (I have written a couple.)
I love a good sermon. (I have preached a few.)
But nothing can replace or has more value, than each of us digging into God’s word for ourselves. I speak from experience when I say, there is nothing sweeter than getting fresh revelation from the Holy Spirit through the word.
“Read your bible!” Is not a command. Surely not a threat. But an invitation to partner with God. An invitation to explore who the Father is in greater depth. To discover who you are.
Let this year, be the year of the Word for you! Read His Word and prosper.
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
Psalms 1:1-3 NIV