Now, sometimes I hear folks talk about 'just' following Jesus or 'just' going through the day knowing exactly what to do. That may be the way their faith walk works, but it most certainly doesn't look like mine. There are many days when I feel as if I am at a crossroad, and need to ask, "There appear to be a couple of ways to handle this, God; any thoughts?" And sometimes the answer is to get going, and sometimes the answer is to stand still.
The sense of the "Both/And" is one of balance; it's been my experience that when I try to balance my own life, it goes pear shaped in a hurry. But when I rely upon God, and use my relationship with God as my compass, as my level - then the balance handles itself.
So when someone asks me - " should I practice meditation or should I go on the mission trip? should I be a part of Bible Study or should I spend time alone with scripture?" my answer is usually "yes".