Meditating on God's Word is a critical step to receiving answers to your prayers. You must see yourself successful before you will actually experience success. Use your imagination as a tool to frame your future. Become consumed with what God has said in His Word.

1. Meditating on God's Word is a key to answered prayer.
1. To meditate is to dwell on something in thought, or turn it over in your mind, to ponder.
2. Meditate on God's Word day and night, then you will make your way prosperous and have success in life and the affairs of this world (Joshua 1:8).
3. Meditating on God's promises will lead you down the path to true prosperity.
4. Meditate the Word so that you can do it.
1. It becomes effortless to do what God has said when you know what He has said.
2. Become consumed with God's Word.

2. Your imagination is a God-given tool to help you achieve success.
1. God gave you an imagination for the purpose of forming images of God's Word in your mind. This will enable you to develop a blueprint for a prosperous future.
1. If you can see yourself doing something, you can achieve it.
2. Don't stop meditating on God's Word until you can see yourself doing what the Word says.
3. See yourself successful.
2. Your imagination is a tool you use to forcibly bring an absent object before your mind's eye.
3. Too often, we use the imagination for the devil's purposes instead of God's purposes.
4. Nothing will be restrained from the person who uses his or her imagination and acts on what he or she imagines (Genesis 11:5, 6).
1. In the account of the building of the Tower of Babel, God had to interrupt the people's plans because what they imagined to do was about to become a reality.

3. Meditation establishes your heart on the truths of God's Word and gives you confidence in His prosperity promises.
1. God promises wealth and riches for the righteous person
(Psalm 112:1-7).
2. When your heart is fixed and established on God's promises, they will become yours.
3. You can expect success when you are rooted and grounded in God's Word.
4. If you want to be successful, don't receive ungodly counsel
(Psalm 1:1).

4. There are three ways to meditate God's Word.
1. Mutter the Word.
1. To mutter is to speak things quietly.
2. Speak the Word out loud.
1. Meditate in Hebrew means to speak.
2. Talk of God's doings in your life.
3. Meditation and the words you speak are directly linked
(Psalm 77:12).
3. Muse the Word (Psalm 39:3).
1. To muse the Word is to ponder it. Squeeze all the juice out of the Scriptures.
2. Spend time meditating the Word until others can tell that you are consumed with it.

5. Give yourself completely to the Word of God (1Timothy 4:13).
1. Focus on God's Word on a continual basis (Proverbs 4:20).
2. Allow God's Word to dwell in you and it will become a reality in your life.

Scripture References:

* Joshua 1:8
* Genesis 11:5, 6
* Psalm 112:1-7
* Psalm 1:1
* Psalm 77:12
* Psalm 39:3
* 1Timothy 4:13
* Proverbs 4:20

Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church