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. (Josh. 1:8)
The following is a word from the Lord that I received many years ago, but its truth is eternal; it applies to all of us everywhere, even today: Take heed; listen very carefully.
For right here is where man primarily fails. All failure in the Christian life can be found in what is being said at this very moment. Listen carefully; listen with an open mind.
Receive it with a receptive heart. Meditate upon it, until the truth of it you'll find. And then, speaking [it] forth out of your heart will cause all that's Mine to become thine.
For many of My own children who are very sincere and honest, and even seeking to find, do not find, because they do not meditate in My Word and listen attentively to that which is said, nor [do they] continue to read My Word.
But meditating upon My Word-receiving it into your spirit and confessing, "It's mine!"-shall surely bring the blessings every single time.
Confession I take heed to the Word of God. I attend to the Word of God. I receive it with an open mind and an open heart. I meditate on the Word and speak forth out of my heart, "It's mine!"
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )