Words stir the soul and inspire the world. They also cause devastating pain and lead to horrible destruction. This isn’t just theory. It’s reality you experience every day in your life, and also in your life with God. God speaks to you in a variety of ways – through scripture, other people, events in your life and in your spirit. While God’s words are sometimes convicting, they are always grace-filled. You also speak to God – through prayers uttered out of obligation and words said in desperation or joy. And while they are almost always inadequate, they connect you with God. So maybe it’s time to speak more and listen more. Speak more to God; share everything about everything. Listen more to God; not just when you’re supposed to, but with every breath you take. But beware: speaking and listening to God will change you every single time.