Recipe for Success


Joshua commanding the sun to stand still

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Following a recipe in the kitchen usually leads to success. Using the right combination of ingredients, the correct measurements, the exact temperature and cooking time results in a delicious meal that everyone will enjoy. But consider for a moment what that meal would be like if you didn’t follow those instructions. I don’t know about you but the best way for me to make a delicious, successful meal is to follow the recipe that I’ve obtained from someone else. Someone who has tried it and succeeded. Someone who is more of an authority than I am. Those times when I’ve tried to do things on my own, I’ve created a mess.


Joshua 1:8 says. “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” (NLT) Without God’s instructions, Joshua would have failed at leading the Israelites into the Promised Land. The first step was to “be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6). Next, he was to continually study God’s Word. Finally, he was to do everything that it said. As long as Joshua followed the directions, God promised him “prosperity and success”.


God’s recipe for success can work for us in business too. His idea of success has little to do with money or popularity. In the original Hebrew, “then will you prosper and succeed in all you do” means “then you will act wisely.” Just as God called Joshua to walk in wisdom, He wants us to “be careful how we live, not like fools, but like those who are wise.” (Eph. 5:15)


Acting wisely, making wise business decisions, will produce peace and comfort for you, your family, and your team members and is essential for business prosperity. If you would like to learn more about how you can transform your business using the Bible as your guide, email me at


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