by Dr. Charles Stanley
The Moments That Sustain Us
The moments that sustain us are those moments invested in true devotion and fellowship with the Lord. Meditation on His Word is the passport to wisdom, innumerable blessings, and unspeakable peace. Yet at its foundation, it is a practical exercise:
Setting aside time. It doesn’t matter the time of day; more important is your frame of mind.
Stillness. Being still before God means minimizing distractions. Turn off the television, the radio, and the phone. Pray for God to quiet your spirit.
Silence. Meditation involves active listening. As you pray and read God’s Word, pause to think and listen for His still, small voice.
Seclusion. It is important that you meditate alone, developing a personal relationship with your Father.
Self-control. We have a responsibility to faithfully seek God, not legalistically but in earnest sincerity. We do not have to answer impulses or rush to less important matters during our quiet time.
You will learn meditation has several effects. Among other benefits, meditation quiets your spirit, purifies your heart, produces a hunger for God and His Word, increases your view of God, increases your discernment, gives you a clear sense of direction for your life, and confirms or cautions you about counsel you’ve received.
God’s ways are always perfect, and following them leads to fulfillment and success. One of life’s undeniable truths is that your choices will ultimately determine your future. While you can decide for yourself what career field to enter or who to marry, nothing compares with seeking God first and relying on the wonderful principles of His Word. In this series, Dr. Stanley teaches that as you serve God and seek His ways, you’ll be blessed with peace, wisdom, and guidance for the journey ahead. Order here now!