The Good Success Society
FIRST LOVE RECOVERY MINISTRY
The Good Success Society
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."
"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."
'The Good Success Society' is a universal society of people who meant to have 'good success'.
What is 'good success'?
A comparison with 'success' will make its definition clear.
'Success' is being,doing,or having what one wants to be,do,or have.
'Good success' is being,doing,and having what God wants one to be,do,or have.
Therefore,'success' becomes 'good success' when one wants what God wants for oneself;or simply put,when God's will becomes one's will.
This is only possible when one enters a covenant relationship with God by receiving Jesus Christ as one's personal Lord and Saviour(John 1:12).
One becomes a new member of 'the Good Success Society'.
It is not enough to be a member of 'the Good Success Society' to really have 'good success'.
Based upon this divine relationship,there are three things stated in the first scripture above(Joshua 1:8) that are relevant for one to carry out before one can really enjoy 'good success':-
Communication:God speaks to everyone of his children who are members of 'the Good Success Society' through his word(the bible) by his Spirit.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
"That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
God's children delight in hearing and reading his word regularly because they love him just like lovers delight in hearing and reading each other's words!
Meditation:This is the spiritual discipline that one must exercise upon whatever portion of God's word communicated to one,just like when a cow chews the cuds.
"O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day."
Through meditation,one receives positive thoughts of 'good success' from God though his word by his Spirit:
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
"But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."
Observation:This is the process by which one notices what God is specifically speaking to one through what one has meditated;and then one acts in faith and obedience motivated by one's love for God and for others as well as oneself.
Positive thoughts from God received through one's meditation are always meant to be translated by the indwelling Spirit into positive words and works for God through one's observation!
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."
Matt. 22:37 -39(KJV)
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
"This is the first and great commandment. "
"And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
'Good success' is therefore guaranteed by God himself as one hears God's word,meditates upon it,and finally acts upon it with the help of the Holy Spirit.
A complete and beautiful picture of 'good success' is the state of 'blessedness'(Psalm 1:1) seen in the third verse of the second set of scriptures above(Psalm 1:1-3).
This pleasant imagery is a vivid representation of the fulfillment of one's destiny.
A fruitful tree is the fulfillment of the sown fruit seed from which it grew.
The fulfillment of destiny can be likened to the possession of the promised land of Canaan by the children of Israel led by Joshua.
From the time of Joshua received the word of God in Joshua chapter1 to the possession of Canaan by Israel,there were battles that had to be fought and won!
From the time the fruit seed is sown to the time that the fruit tree bears fruit,the plant has to face and overcome various challenges such as the elements and pests.
From the time one receives the word of God as a seed into one's heart,one has to encounter victoriously different inner and/or outer challenges,before one can really enjoy 'good success'!
In this regard,members of 'the Good Success Society' help one another in love so that their individual and collective destinies can be fulfilled:
"And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him."
While one may have 'good success' and not be recognised in the Guinness Book of Records,one's good report is precious and pleasant in the sight of God(Heb.11:2,6,38)!
One's good report gives information on how one has been fulfilling one's individual and corporate destiny as a member of 'the Good Success Society'!
God is glorified through the good report of every member of 'the Good Success Society' as its 'Grand Patron' just like parents are proud about their successful children!
Finally,every human being on earth today is invited by and through Jesus Christ to become a member of 'the Good Success Society' of which he is the Head!
About the Author
British-born Nigerian Christian writer living and working in London,UK with website:www.firstloveministries.org.uk