Charles Stanley - Guidance Through Godly Meditation
If you meditate on God’s Word and listen to Him, He will show you the best path to walk through your circumstances. His answers may not come instantly or without effort on your part. But they have the power to save your finances, your relationships, your family—and possibly even your life.
Meditation is a vital aspect of the Christian life. It’s a sacred opportunity to be alone with the Lord. Even though we’re busy, our time of meditation must be guarded and protected because it’s the means by which we absorb the truths of Scripture into our hearts and minds, receive spiritual nourishment and guidance, and grow in our Christian lives.
Meditation simply means focusing our hearts, lives, souls, and spirits on God by listening and responding to Him so we can grow spiritually. Although we can meditate on just a couple of verses, it’s also possible to think deeply about an entire chapter. Every part of the Bible is filled with truths, even those which at first glimpse may seem irrelevant to our lives. Acts 27 is just such an example. Although it’s a story about a storm at sea that ends in a shipwreck, there is much God can teach us from this passage.