Gloria Copeland — Meditate and Manifest, The Word
All the words God spoke to Joshua would have been useless
if he had disobeyed and not meditated in the Word day and night.
Only by meditation in the Word will you be able to see how to do
what is written there. Proverbs 23:7 tells us that as a man thinks
in his heart, so is he. Learn to take the Word of God and meditate
in it. Then when the world says, “There’s no way out,” you can
just smile and say, “Oh yes, there is a way. His Name is Jesus.”
God said, “If you will meditate in My Word, you will prosper
and have good success.” In other words, you will deal wisely in
all the affairs of life. If you do this, prosperity will be no problem.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what situation you are in,
if you can deal wisely in all the affairs of life, you will triumph.
Paul and Silas proved this when they were in jail. They praised
God at midnight, and evidently they dealt wisely in that affair
because the prison doors popped open!
A good businessman knows that making money is not his
biggest problem. Anyone can make money if he knows how to
deal wisely. He can take 50 cents and turn it into a fortune if he
knows exactly what to do with it. If you knew exactly how to
deal wisely with the money in your purse or billfold—if you
knew what to do, where to go, whom to talk with, and what to
say—success would be inevitable.
The truly successful man is one who knows the Lord, has
learned to believe God, and can share it with others. This man
is valuable to God, to himself, to the people around him, and
he is dangerous to Satan.
Remember, it is God who gives the power to get wealth in
order that His covenant may be established. God and His Word
are one. When you are in the presence of the Word of God, you are
in the presence of God Himself. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
There is no way that you can have God manifest in your life
without His Word. Now there are special manifestations of God’s
grace, but the Christian is not supposed to live on these. We are
to live a constant manifestation of God’s presence from His
Word. You keep His Word, and He will manifest Himself to you.
Nothing thrills me more than to know that if I wake up in the
middle of the night with some problem, all I have to do is reach
for my Bible. This is the manifestation of the power of God. It
will work every time for anybody who will use it! When you
realize that this manifestation of God is available all the time and
begin to walk in the light of it, you will become prosperous.