Hey friends, how are you today? How was your week? It’s been busy in my neck of the woods. My sweet husband is building me a closet, yeah! But this man and I are so very different; a blessing from the Lord, for which I am thankful.  I ‘created’ a closet in our unfinished attic, which my husband is in the process of finishing for me.  Now I am very much aware of the fact that I am impatient and I am very fond of instant gratification.  These are not good qualities to possess and together, they are a recipe for disaster.  On the other hand, my husband likes to research and ensure he is completing his tasks the correct way.  I am interested in the finished project but he is all about the process.   He scourers the internet to secure all the information he needs to ensure that when he is finished with a project, it will last a lifetime.  But that also means he needs time, and time and time and… (well, you get my drift).   Mine will be done in one hour and it will ‘look’ good (maybe) while he may be still in the research phase.  I like my way, even though it may not be the safest, it will be the fastest.  Needless to say, pray for me, friends, because he will not move any faster than he must to ensure that everything is done correctly.  I think my way is better, right, at least temporarily? Don’t you? Which of the two of us, are you most like? Are most men like mine, or are there ladies, with that same trait? 7A05F244-E1EF-4537-94EC-E59E3BBAE639Did you know we could talk with God? Many of us would prefer talking to God. Perhaps some of us enjoy talking about God.  But God has granted us direct access to Himself! Isn’t that amazing? The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords has given us, mere mortals, a communication link. He has made it possible for us to come into His very Presence.  Do you know my God?  Is 46 9This isn’t an opportunity to be taken lightly.  But talking with God is a bit more involved than talking to God.  Prayer is like having a conversation, except we are communicating with the Almighty, All-Powerful God. There is the implication that the parties involved in a conversation are talking and listening. Do you know the Lord is a great Listener? He is a wonderful Secret Keeper. Unlike many other listeners, He can actually do something about the trials, we may be facing.  I want that God! What part do I play in this two-way conversation? Well, glad you ask!! He expects us to listen, while He is speaking.  That’s part of the conversation; He speaks when we read His Word. As a matter of fact, He tells us about Himself and He tells us about us! No one knows us better than the Lord, not even ourselves! I Thess 5 17When we pray, we build a relationship with God.  He talks, we talk back. He listens, we also listen.  We get to know Him, He already knows everything about us; He is our Creator! When we pray, we ask for forgiveness, we offer thanksgiving and we bring our numerous requests before a Caring God.  One who makes a difference! That’s great news, especially in light of the world, in which we now live.  What’s your prayer life like? closing1brenda