The closer we are to God, the more we hear His direction–even before we pray. He created us to be close to Him and He desires to guide us. Furthermore, friendship WITH Him makes anything WITHOUT Him–completely dissatisfying. We realize that fleshly desires will only imprison us if they are not satisfied in conjunction with His will. When we have experienced His truth and His way then we know what it feels like to be satisfied by God. Our Father knows our needs better than we do; He has the solutions to problems before they enter our mind—He IS the Way, the Truth and the Life! To learn the satisfaction of His friendship, we must allow His Spirit to have free reign in our life. We must reach the degree of spiritual maturity where we see the wisdom and joy of making our will LESS important than God’s. Then, as God’s Word says, we become mature enough to listen to the magnificent wisdom of the Spirit of God. The Bible says: “Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. ‘For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Cor.‬ ‭2:6-7, 12, 16‬) Just as we cannot know the thoughts of another person unless we know them; we cannot know the thoughts of God without knowing Him. Our heart must be determined to live where He is; that is, in the center of His will. Friendship with God is more than attending church, praying or reading His Word–it is using these important tools to become ONE with HIM. Jesus said: “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.” (John 17:22) It is a priceless experience to be one with God and discover–“what no eye has seen, no ear has heard and what no human has imagined!” (1 Cor. 2:9)