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"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her" (Prov. 4:7-8).

"I'm just too busy!"

That's the number one reason believers give for failing to spend time in the Word of God. Homemakers run from one chore or errand to the next taking care of their family's pressing needs. Business people rush out the door early every morning and fall into bed exhausted at night.

It seems we spend hours thinking how to squeeze more time out of each day. Our schedules are so packed, the demands on our lives are so heavy, that it just doesn't seem we have time to give much attention to the Word.

But the truth is, we don't have time not to!

When you have the Word of God in abundance—you have more of it inside you than anything else! You're so full of the Word that when trouble comes, the Word is the first thing out of your mouth.

To lay hold of that kind of abundance, you need to do what Joshua 1:8 said. You need to "meditate the Word." To meditate means "to fix your mind." So fix your mind on the Word of God every day. Apply it to yourself, personally. Allow the Holy Spirit to make it a reality in your heart.

Carefully ponder how the Word you've read applies to your life. Ask yourself, "What does this Word from God say to me? What does it mean in my life? How can it change my situation?"

Then place yourself in agreement with what God says about you in that Word. Make up your mind that you are who God says you are. You can do what God says you can do. And you can have what He says you can have. Put yourself in agreement with Him, then receive it.

I know you're busy. There are tremendous demands made on you every day. But God promises that if you'll keep His Word in front of you, if you'll put it first place in your life, you'll know how to prosper and succeed in all you do. Now, that sounds like a real timesaver to me!

Speak the Word: "I get and exalt wisdom. Wisdom promotes me and brings me honor." (Proverbs 4:7-8)

For Further Study: Proverbs 3:1-8

Daily Scripture Reading: Isaiah 17-18; Psalm 35

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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