Put Spirit Over Mind!
The secret of effective meditation is quoting Scripture back to God with the spirit rather than the mind. This means that rather than trying to intellectually understand God’s truth, we discern it by His Spirit speaking to our spirit, because “the things of the Spirit of God . . . are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14). If we evaluate Scripture with the mind, we tend to become proud, because “knowledge puffeth up.” But if Scripture “evaluates” the heart, we become humble because it exposes our secret sins.