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Leviticus 22:31 MSG “Do what I tell you; live what I tell you. I am God.” I’ve always considered myself to be a great listener, but I now realize that I was merely hearing what was being said, and not sincerely listening. There is a profound difference between the two, one is habit, the other is intentional. Hearing requires very little effort on our part, but listening forces us to get over ourselves and to focus on others. I believe that God speaks to us through His word, it is inspired and is our road map for life. But in my daily bible…

Psalms 19:7-9 MSG “The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree.” I often struggle with being unsure of which path I am to take. I have many interests and talents that pull me in a thousand different directions, but I am ultimately left feeling uneasy and unfilled.…

Psalms 119:25 CEV I am at the point of death. Let your teachings breathe new life into me. There is something incredible that happens when you hide the word of God in your heart, but also something negative when you turn away from it. This was a lesson that I unfortunately had to learn the hard way during my teen years. I had been serving God only a few years at this point, and I decided to join Bible Quizzing. I dove in head first, and spent many hours reading, studying, memorizing and quoting scripture. I didn’t realize at the…