God gives us instructions to achieve certain outcomes.
Many times we are looking for that perfect book of advice on the shelf at B&N or Amazon that will solve all of our problems.
But the PERFECT instruction manual for life is the Word of God... We just need to open the pages and dig in
Psalm 1: 1-3 from The Amplified.
Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example], Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers). But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night. And [then]he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And [then] in whatever he does, he PROSPERS [and comes to maturity].
Here is The Message version... this one gets down to it!
How well God must like you— you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom. ~God's Healing Power Radio Ministry