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Ann Spangler: Learning to Listen to God

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, we’re talking to some of today’s leading Christian writers and thinkers to find out about the state of Bible engagement in 2013. Last week, Lee Strobel shared the last verse he read as an atheist. This week, writer Ann Spangler shares the Bible verse that has most been on her mind so far this year.

We asked Ann “What Bible verse is on your mind in 2013?” Here’s how she answered:

The verse Ann mentions is Isaiah 55:3:

Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live… — Isaiah 55:3

Can you relate to Ann’s desire to simply listen to God? Think about the ways you interact with God—through your prayers, thoughts, and worship. How much of that time is spent talking to God? How much time do you spend listening to Him? What do you think might happen if you were to talk less and listen more?

Next week, we’ll ask author Annie Downs this same question—”What Bible verse is on your mind in 2013?”—and share her answer. In the meantime, we hope you’ll give some that to that question yourself. Is there a piece of Scripture that’s guided you, or weighed on your heart, so far this year?

Ann Spangler is the author and editor of many devotional books, including Praying the Names of God and The Names of God Bible. You can learn more about Ann at her website.

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