Why should we meditate day and night? Because we “need” the Word of God. In the Word of God, there is life.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12, KJV)
God The Father
When we read the Word of God we not only learn about His character but we become intimate with our Father. When ever we spend time with someone (friend, spouse, parent, child) we become close with that individual. We become intimate (into me see) and we begin to let our guard down. We let them get close to us and we enjoy exploring all that that relationship has to offer. It is the same with our Father. He already knows all about us but He wants us to know all about Him. The only way to do that is to spend time in the Word and in Prayer.
When we spend time reading the Bible we begin to identify our purpose and the path that God has for us. Reading the bible helps us keep our minds renewed and focused on the will of God and away from sin.
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11).
When Is It Best To Pray?
I find it’s best for me to get up early in the morning to read. After I’ve had my morning praise and worship and prayer time. Before I start my day and before the distractions of life try to control my thoughts.”
I find it’s best use an audio version as well as follow along with my bible. I enjoy hearing someone else read the word. It gives me the opportunity to identify things I’ve overlooked in the past.
Fine what works for you. Don’t try to copy anyone else. Every one has a different routine but if you need help, Jesus gave us a blueprint When he spent time with our Father, he would get up “early” in the morning and find a place where he could be alone.
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35, KJV)
I think you know what to do.
May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose.