“The most important thing I had to do[ever day] was to read the word of God and to meditate on it. Thus my heart might be comforted, encouraged, warned, reproved, and instructed.
“Formerly, when I rose, I began to pray as soon as possible. But I often spent a quarter of an hour to an hour on my knees struggling to pray while my mind wandered. Now I rarely have this problem. As my heart is nourished by the truth of the Word, I am brought into true fellowship with God. I speak to my Father and to my Friend (although I am unworthy) about the things that He has brought before me in His precious Word.
“…What is the food for the inner man? Not prayer, but the Word of God–not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water runs through a pipe. No, we must consider what we read, ponder over it, and apply it to our hearts… The weaker we are, the more meditation we need to strengthen our inner man. Meditation on God’s Word has given me the help and strength to pass peacefully through deep trials. What a difference there is when the soul is refershed in fellowship with God early in the morning!” -George Muller “Autobiography”