In his book, Meditating on the Word, Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave solid reasons why preachers of God’s Word should consistently meditate. Actually, his reasons can apply to anyone who follows Jesus. Bonhoeffer then went to answer another question…

What do I want from my meditation?

We want in any case to rise up from our meditation in a different state from when we sat down. We want to meet Christ in his Word. We turn to the text in our desire to hear what it is he wants yo give us and teach us through his Word. Meet him first in the day, before you meet other people. Every morning lay upon him everything that preoccupies you and weighs you down, before new burdens are laid upon you. Ask yourself what still hinders you from following him completely and let him take charge of that, before new hindrances are placed in your way.

His fellowship, his help, his guidance for the through his Word—that is the goal. Thus you will begin freshly strengthened in your faith (32).

Again, we don’t meditate simply for the sake of meditating. Rather, we do so in order to become more and more intimate with our Savior, Jesus.