Every other week I do what I call my “Quiet Day.” It’s a day that I go somewhere away from the house just to have time talking with God and reading his word. I also love to use different resources that help me examine my heart, my motives, and my actions. Jane Rubietta’s books Come Closer, Resting Places, and Quiet Places are three of my favorites. I also used Ruth Haley Barton’s book Silence and Solitude last year. It was a great book to help me dig deep.

My friend Becky has really turned me on to reading in The Message which is a paraphrased Bible. I’m finding it really brings life to God’s truth. Today I found this in my reading and I wanted to share it with you!

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 24-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee.
The decisions of GOD are accurate down to the nth degree.

God’s Word is better than a diamond,
better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
better than red, ripe strawberries.

Psalm 119:7-10

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