God will keep you in the center of His plan as you meditate on His Word on a daily basis. To meditate is to think often about the things of God—of His teachings, principles, and the example of Jesus Christ on the earth—and to apply them to the circumstances of your life.
As we read the Bible on a daily basis, we endeavor to apply the principles to all the situations that we encounter in that day. We are open to the influence of what we have read and seek to be Christ like in all we do. If this is our lifestyle, then life will be opened in a dramatic way to the Lord’s guidance in all that we do.
As we study and meditate on the Word of God, we grow to understand His principles. As we put those principles to use in life, we receive the blessings of the Kingdom of God as a result of our obedience. As God’s blessings increase in our life, we are drawn closer to the Lord, and we desire an ever-deeper relationship with Him. And as our relationship grows deeper we learn to hear and discern His voice, and He leads us forward in His will.
If you want guidance from the Lord, and if you want to recognize the voice of God, then get to know the Word of God through reading and meditating on the Scriptures. God is faithful to all His promises, and He will never contradict Himself. Knowledge of the Bible will keep you from falling into deception and error.
You can stake your life, your future, your marriage, your health, your hope—everything—on God’s Word!
One of the key themes of the Bible is living a life of prayer. Press on to chapter 6 to learn how to make this a part of your daily walk with Jesus.
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 Albright, William F. Recent Discoveries in Bible Lands. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1955.
 Albright, William F. “Towards a More Conservative View.” Christianity Today 18 January 1963: 3.