The foundation of Living an Abundant Life, once you have a personal relationship with the Lord, are learning to live by God's principles— life's roadmap.

The first step is to tap into this astonishing and outrageous promise from God found in the very first Psalm. Read the entire verse, but pay close attention to the bolded portion.

Psalm 1

1 How blessed is the man who
does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

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

3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

This Life Principle says that if we will SIMPLY meditate on His law, and do so because we delight ourselves in it, He promises that in whatever we do we WILL prosper!

But how, exactly, can this principle EASILY be carried out?

The way I went about it back in 1991 (the year the Lord first put in my heart God's desire to restore my marriage) when I discovered this principle, was to begin using index cards, 3x5 cards, and I wrote down every verse that I wanted to read to renew my mind and to strengthen me spiritually. I wrote many verses on one card and kept adding to them. I kept them with me at all times and pulled them out when I felt myself slipping into fear. I never had to try to memorize them, but very soon I found that they were "feeding" my soul. When I needed them my mind would find them, and my heart would say them over and over again.

He [Jesus] answered and said, "It is written, ' MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'" Matthew 4:4

However, if you are not currently in a state of desperation as I was, the easiest method is to put your "target" or "key" verses right next to your bed. Read them FIRST when you wake up, and also AGAIN right before you go to sleep at night—in other words—meditating on them day and night! You can also link them on your phone or computer to Biblegateway, so you can read and listen—making His Word, His promises stick!

This was the wisdom the Lord gave to my teenage son when we discussed this Life Principle. All young men and women want to prosper, but there are no real guarantees given by the world. Only God is faithful and is our assurance! My son began meditating day and night while everyone watched his life prosper!

GET STARTED right now! Write this key verse Psalm 1 on an index card OR copy and paste them into an email or another document. Read them on your phone or print the verses off. Let the Lord lead you, which will be the next Living Lesson!

*Also, be sure to discuss this with Him by beginning or adding to your Daily Journal.

8 thoughts on “Week 1 “Whatever She Does, She Prospers””

  1. I love these Living Lessons. Such a wonderful reminder for me!! I have experienced so many wonderful things the Lord has done in my life meditating on His word! 🌼🌸💐🌷

  2. I do not know how I get here, I’ve asked the Lord, guide me, tell me what to do, because I feel stuck and today I reaffirm what he has been telling me a few days ago. Read and meditate on your word. Today I will start making my cards, I want your word, Lord, to be life in my life. The first verse you write on the cards will be: “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law he meditates day and night and whatever he does, he prospers. ” Thank you Lord 🌺😍😘🎉

    No se como llegue hasta aquí, le he pedido al Señor, me guíe, me diga que debo hacer, pues me siento estáncada y hoy me reafirma lo que me ha estado diciendo hace unos días. Leer y meditar su palabra. Hoy empezaré a hacer mis tarjetas, quiero que tu palabra Señor, sea vida en mi vida.
    El primer versículo que escriba en las tarjetas sera: ” Pero su delicia está en la ley de Jehová,
    y en su ley medita de día y de noche y lo que sea que haga, él prospera”.
    Gracias Señor 🌺😍😘🎉

  3. I printed the verses and will be sure to have them close to me, reading them when I wake up, and also again, before I go to sleep! Reading this Living Lesson made me remind how many blessing I had doing these! I need to come back and keep on prospering with Him!

  4. Meditating on His word was what brought me through a lot of dark days. Reading the bible seemed so daunting, but making the cards helped so much and before I knew it, whenever I asked the Lord for guidance, He will bring a verse to mind. I do not always know where the verse is written, but He always guides me through His word! 🙂

  5. Just the other day, I was asked by a friend what the 3 x 5 cards were and I was able to explain! She thanked me and said she would look for these so she could begin doing it!! So thankful for this system and for the instant comfort or encouragement I can gain!

  6. I read this lesson many times, and I got myself walking alone in the street and began meditating on this verse. To tell you the truth when I got in the second verse I could not remember anymore, I pulled my phone to check on my Bible app, and I finally could continue speaking to myself the Psalm 1. The 3×5 cards are really important, you think you know but when the time of crisis hit, it’s what the enemy will want you to forget the promises of the Lord. That’s why He asks us to meditate in His word, so we can learn the difference between truth and lie and between bless and curse.

  7. It is ONLY His Word that got me through the most painful part of my crisis…I had always marked up my Bible and memorized verses (and that was considered weird by my family), and those verses were there for me when I needed them.

    Praise Him for HIS Word and HIS strength! Be blessed by depending upon HIM ALONE! Saturate your heart and mind with His Word, and memorize so it is there for you when you need it!

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