As we begin a new year, remember: When we pray, God speaks to us and guides us…if we will only listen! Samuel finally realized this when he heard God’s voice and said, “Speak for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:16). David recognized that the Lord knew him, discerned his thoughts and knew his words before he spoke them (Psalm 139: 3). When Jesus called Philip and Nathaniel to His ministry, He knew them and promised that they would see “the heavens open and angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man” (John: 1: 51). He will guide us in His direction this New Year!