In the natural you use 3 senses relating to digesting food. 1st you see the food; 2nd you smell the food; and 3rd you taste the food and chew it so you can be digested by the digestive organs. It is then transformed so it can be used to nurture your physical body.
Similar to digesting food, we must Digest the Word of God. There are 3 processes in digesting the Word of God. 1st you READ the Word; 2nd you Study the Word of God; 3rd you Meditate on the Word of God. I call it the RSM Method = R-Reading + S-Studying + M-Meditating. When you engage in this process, you begin to digest the Word so that it nurtures your spirit. The Word takes root in your heart and renews your mind.
As you meditate on the Word of God, you will be like a tree, constantly nurtured in the right amount and the right time. Therefore, you will constantly yield a harvest and prosper.
Joshua 1:8 says “This book of the law shall not depart out of thine 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.”
If you mediate on the Word of God day and night and apply the Word of God, then you shall have (present tense = NOW (always NOW) Good Success & PROSPERITY. Prosperity does not only mean riches, but Increase; Abundance; Overflow.
“The uncompromisingly righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.” (Psalm 92:12-13)
The Hebrew word for flourish is “parach”, which means to spread; abroad; abundantly; blossom; break forth; bud; grow; spring; make fly. I wrote a poem, which I believe really brings enlightenment regarding flourishing.
SET MY SAIL TO THE WIND
The wind blows from the North, South, East and West.
Sometimes it is gentle;
Other times it is brisk and fierce.
But there is one wind that is steady and constant – the wind of the Spirit.
It leads and guides you unto all truth – the Word of God.
The Word of God is the truth, the way, and the life.
You will constantly move forward, and not backward.
You will constantly flow in the purposes of God.
But you must affix your heart and mind on His Word, not on your feelings and emotions.
Allow the Word of God to lead you along the path of righteousness;
And you will never go wrong.
You will set your feet on solid ground,
Instead of going around and around.
© 2005 Karmen A. Booker
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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.
WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are: “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”, “Seeking the Face of God”, “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.