Do You Want Success? - Radical

Do You Want Success?

Do you want to prosper in your life? Do you want to succeed? How can Christians obtain these things? In this video, Pastor David Platt argues that Christians will prosper when we begin to meditate on God’s word prayerfully and humbly. Meditating on God’s Word requires an understanding that we are only able to do so through the power of the Holy Spirit within us. Reading Scripture requires far more of us than any other book we have ever read because it has implications for our lives beyond our greatest imaginations. When we recognize that Scripture is the very Word of God, the Bible begins to have clear authority in our lives, leading to a prosperous journey with the Author.

  1. A Supernatural Activity
  2. Communion with God

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Do You Want Success?

Do you want to prosper in your life? Do you want success in your life? Then meditate on God’s word. Now, what does that mean, to meditate? It means to read the Bible, prayerfully, humbly and reflectively. Prayerfully. Realizing this is a supernatural activity. That’s what we realize whenever we read the Bible. We are not alone. God is with us. Reading the Bible is a supernatural activity in which God, by His Holy Spirit, is speaking to our minds and our hearts. This is awesome. This is communion with God. So when we open the Bible, we pause, we pray, “God, please speak to me supernaturally right now.”

Meditation is reading the Bible, prayerfully, humbly. So we read the Bible in a way that is different from the way we read any other book in the world because this book has authority in our lives. We’re not coming to the Bible looking for options to consider. We are coming to the Bible looking for commands to obey.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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