Do You Want to Prosper? ( by Don and Dawn)

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Do you want to me prosperous and successful?

Of course, you do!

Prosperous and successful. No one will reject that offer.

Having a prosperous and successful life is the dream of every human on the planet.

Money. Cars. Trips. A gazillion things to own

That may seem like a life of prosperity and successes.

But, I have to admit. That is not true prosperity.

Frankly, true prosperity and success the way God intended it to be can only be achieved by following God’s plan.

Here is why: Read Joshua 1:8 (New International Version)

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

In the Message bible, the same verse is paraphrased this way:

“And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.”

Think about it: Ponder. Meditate. Reflect. Memorize.

These are key words that will help you be successful in life.

But not just any self-help book or philosophy to contemplate. It should be the Word of God – The Bible.

That is why we encourage you today to memorize scripture.

You may say, “I don’t believe you.”

Well, you don’t have to believe me.

Believe in God’s Word.

God blesses those who obey His commands.

But how will we know if we do not read.

And how will we retain if we do not memorize.

So instead of wishful thinking, memorize the scriptures today.

Then, it will not depart from your mind and, thus, your mouth.

And you will live a prosperous and successful life.



In Him,
Don and Dawn

Wallowing in the Word is Wise

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Scripture memorisation techniques

For those who want to internalise God’s word, I will be sharing my observations from the scriptures and tips that will help you to memorise the word of God.

“Chapter ones” remembering this could help you remember Joshua 1:8 and Ps1:1-3 ,Jer1:12  John1:1 in regard to the word of God.

8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Josh1:8

Psalms 1:

Book One: Psalms 1 — 41The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly

1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.


12 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jer1:12

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John1:1

( “v16s”) This could help you to remember Col3:16 and Jer15:16

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col3:16


16 Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. Jer15:16

Chapter “4s” will help you remember Matt4:4 and Prov4:20-23 and Heb4:12

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ Matt4:4

20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;

22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Tim2:15

8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” Isa40:8

10 ” For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater,

11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isa55:10-11


12 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jer1:12

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.Heb4:12

12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.Job23:12

Memorising, confessing and teaching the word ( the phrase  ‘many imagery’ will remind you of this scripture). or number of man:6 for Deut6:6

6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deut6:6-9

 Others are Qualities and benefits and attitudes worth having : Ps119 ,Qualities  Ps19:7-10,  Doing :Matt7:21, Jam1:22-24;  unchanging Heb6:18


So to remember scriptures about the word of God, remember ‘Chapter ones, ‘v12s” v16s’, number of man.


Singing the word of God will alsio help you to memorise them. Contact me for the songs if you so desire. Alternatively you can put the  scriptures to music if you are that inclined or gifted.


Focus on Scripture, Not Worries ( by Rick Warren)


“I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”   (Job 23:12b NIV)

The Bible repeatedly urges us to meditate on who God is, what he has   done, and what he has said.

It is impossible to be God’s friend apart from knowing what he says.   You can’t love God unless you know him, and you can’t know him without   knowing his Word. The Bible says God “revealed himself to Samuel through his   word” (1 Samuel 3:21 NIV).

God still uses that method today. While you cannot spend all day   studying the Bible, you can think about it throughout the day, recalling   verses you have read or memorized and mulling them over in your mind.

Meditation is often misunderstood as some difficult, mysterious ritual   practiced by isolated monks and mystics. But meditation is simply focused   thinking — a skill anyone can learn and use anywhere.

When you think about a problem over and over in your mind, that’s   called worry. When you think about God’s Word over and over, that’s   meditation. If you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate! You   just need to switch your attention from your problems to Bible verses. The   more you meditate on God’s Word, the less you will have to worry about.

The reason God considered Job and David his close friends was that   they valued his Word above everything else, and they thought about it   continually throughout the day. Job admitted, “I have treasured the words of   his mouth more than my daily bread” (Job 23:12).

When you read your Bible or hear a sermon or listen to a CD, don’t   just forget it and walk away. Develop the practice of reviewing the truth in   your mind, thinking about it over and over. The more time you spend reviewing   what God has said, the more you will understand the “secrets” of this life   that most people miss.

Talk About It

Ask your small group or friends for ideas for memorizing Scripture,   and find one that works for you.

– What is it that’s worrying you today? Replace your thoughts of worry   with Scripture, and see how it makes a difference in your situation and   attitude.