Practicing Biblical Meditation By Dr. Charles Stanley Psalm 1:1-3 Meditation is reading the Scriptures, listening to the Lord, and asking Him to speak to our hearts. It means making ourselves available to Him for instruction and growth. To meditate requires time, outward silence, and inner quiet, three things that many of us unfortunately do not believe we must give to God. We tend to be spiritually anemic because we keep busy running from one activity to the next. But if we choose to meditate, God has great rewards for us. We will learn to develop a quiet spirit, no matter how stormy our surroundings are. Inner calm is one character trait of Jesus Christ that we can appropriate as we become more like Him. Another positive result of meditation is that God will deepen our hunger for Him. Many people wish they loved God more, and quiet time is the key. Try setting aside time with God every day for a week. You may have to start the process more than once, but it will be worth it. God will do an amazing work—He will so satisfy the desires of your heart with Himself that you will want more time with Him. Through meditation, our view of the Lord enlarges because we learn to see Him as He really is. We also see problems and needs in their proper perspective. No difficulty is too big for our Father. When we experience the living God, our discernment is sharpened, and we learn to think as He thinks. Of course, the greatest reward of meditation is an increased sensitivity to God, His will, and His work in our life. Biblical meditation beings us closer to our Creator—the One who has amazing things planned for our lives. And as we experience Him and walk along the path He has for us, we will experience life at its very best.