“I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land” (Psalm 143:5-6).

Among Christians of all ages and of varying doctrines, there has been fairly full agreement on one thing: They all believed that it was important that the Christian with serious spiritual aspirations should learn to meditate long and often on God. Let a Christian insist upon rising above the average religious experience and he will soon come up against the need to know God Himself as the ultimate goal of all Christian doctrine. Let him seek to explore the sacred wonders of the Triune Godhead and he will soon discover that sustained and intellectually directed meditation on the Person of God is imperative. To know God well he must think on Him. Nothing that man has discovered about himself or God has revealed any shortcut to pure spirituality. It is still free, but tremendously costly. So, slow down and let God quiet your heart and favor you with an acute awareness of His presence as you meditate on Him and move beyond the average religious experience.

Adapted from “Tozier on Christian Leadership”