Meditate On God’s Word
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night…(Joshua 1:8)
The second principle is that you need to keep God’s Word in your mouth, but the third principle is that you must keep God’s Word in your mind because that is where the battle is at. You have to meditate on God’s Word, you need to think about it deeply. Read it, mediate on it. I do this all the time, loud enough for me to hear. I mutter aloud to myself. What was I doing?
I was working on my mind. Yes I was working on my faith, but I was working on my mind. I was renewing my mind about what God’s Word said about me and where I could go in life. Why? Because even though I have it in my mouth, I have to work on my head. My head gets to thinking I can’t, then I get to thinking I can’t – I can’t, I can’t. And then it won’t be long until I’m saying I can’t. So I have to get my mind hooked up with my mouth. Even though I’m saying the right things out of my mouth I need to be thinking the right things in my mind as well.
Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” You have to get your mind thinking right, or otherwise it will change what you’re saying. So you need to meditate on those scriptures on a continual basis. The same thing that gets you in faith is the same thing that will keep you in faith.
Align Your Actions
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…(Joshua 1:8)
After you get the Word of God in your mouth, after you get it in your mind, you must align your actions up with what you are saying and thinking. Jesus said, say it, do it, receive it, tell it (see Mark 5:25-34). In other words, your actions need to agree with what you’re believing. You need to be headed in a direction where if you say, “I’m believing God to do this,” or going this direction, you need to head in that direction by faith.
David told Goliath what he was going to do to him, didn’t he? David probably thought about what he was going to do to him because he had some time to think about it, even before they put Saul’s armor on him. But not only did he say it, what did he do? He did it. He acted out what he said and what he thought about. What happened as a result? The giant fell.
You’re going to the top. You cannot fail. Over Satan you have prevailed in the name of Jesus. God is with you.