Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 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. Joshua 1:7-8

The Word of God is His standard for your life as a follower of Jesus. You cannot go beyond the parameters set by God in His Word either to do less or more of your own will. You are to do exactly what the Lord says in His Word. If you obey the Word, it will keep you at the center of God’s will, keep you safe from every scheme of the evil one, guide you through the lonely and dreary paths, and position you to receive all His blessings allocated for your life.

On the contrary, disregarding God’s standards invites disaster. As you set out this new month, I pray the Lord will help you to be willing and obedient to heed His counsel. He will give you the humility and courage to do exactly as He instructs you and you will experience God’s abundance with divine safety, security, and protection wherever you go in the land of the living. Have a joyful and prosperous month in Jesus’ name.

Your brother,