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 (Joshua 1:8)
This scripture is the key to a successful life. It says, “this book of the law shall not depart from your mouth”, not “from your heart”. This means you must continually talk the Word. That’s what it means to meditate on the Word; it connotes muttering or speaking the Word to yourself. Whether you’re talking the Word quietly under your breath, or you’re roaring it out loud, whichever the case, meditating on the Word is God’s recipe for success. You may have the Word in your heart, but if you don’t “talk it”, things won’t change.
In the first chapter of Genesis, the Bible reveals that the world was a chaotic mass, was without form and was void until God spoke: “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deepâ€¦And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:2-4). God had to speak before creation came to be. Talking the Word is of utmost importance to the believer. Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Put differently, a man is not saved by his believing only but by his confession
. The reason is that the righteousness which is of faith doesn’t keep quiet; it speaks (Romans 10:6). God reveals Himself to you through the Word that you take into your heart. However, that revelation alone wouldn’t change the circumstances of your life. But by the time the Word gets to your mouth and you speak it forth, it becomes Rhema (Greek)- the active or creative Word. This creative Word is powerful and will always produce results. To live the life of success God has called you into, you must be a Word-talker. There aren’t enough limitations in the world to stop you when you have the Word of God in your mouth. God’s Word in your mouth is the hope for your future. If you get a hold of this truth, it’ll catapult you to the mountaintop, where you’ll be gazing together with Jesus at a world full of possibilities