May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord. Psalm 104:34 (NKJV)
Meditation is a deficient discipline in most people because they fail to see future benefits. It is viewed in a strangely passive light, though it calls for active engagement of mind and spirit:
Meditation is the training ground for wisdom and insight. The progressive intake of Scripture, combined with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, renews the mind, priming it for godly decisions in tough matters.
Meditation sifts the heart. Problem areas, sins that perhaps you didn’t even know lurked within, are surfaced through the work of the Holy Spirit. This may be painful, but when it is accompanied by true repentance, you are liberated to live a holy, pure life.
Meditation accelerates obedience. God speaks quietly to your heart so that you can obey and reap the rewards.
Listen and let God cull the chaff. Wait patiently and obey His prompting. The rewards are bountiful.