God’s Spirit will speak to us as much as want to listen. Many times during the day– when I’m listening–God’s Spirit speaks to me; and as I follow His Will–I hear Him even more frequently and clearly. He gives me fulfillment beyond anything I’ve found when living in my own will. In God’s will, His peace and satisfaction is perfected in me. His Word says, “Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalms 73:23-26) When God is the strength of our heart, our life bursts forth with the magnificence He created deep inside of us! Obedience to God is not a rip-off; it’s a trade-up. Autonomy and independence—doing “whatever we want”—will never bring us happiness because it’s not how HE designed us. We are created in His image–to think and do as He does. His ways are perfect. (Psalms 18:30a) Why would we doubt His perfect way for us when He knows us perfectly—even better than we know ourselves? Once we wrap our minds around that fact, then trusting Him becomes the most amazing life we ever imagined! As we trust Him and follow His Will, we plunge into the depths of His joy. The hand of His heart is extended to to the hand of our heart. Each day we should grab His hand; go–and never look back!