1. I don't know if I'm alone. But the Christian life for me seemed at first just like a list of dos and don'ts. 2. Over the years I have realized that it is not about dos and don'ts. But rather a relationship with loving and holy Father. 3. But what to expect from the relationship wasn't quite clear. I would read about others testimonies. I would hear other believers talk about their life with God. But somehow I wasn't experiencing the same. 4. A number of writers have helped me. But I have gotten more help from Dr. Stanley. 5. I do not consider him a theological buff. I often disagree with him. But his simplicity, somehow, it draws me back for more. 6. With that aside, Dr. Stanley has taught me what I have been missing for years. He has taught me how to Listen to God. 7. Now I am more sensitive to the leading of God in my life. No longer do I subscribe to partial deism. I am not talking about some audible voice. 8. Rather, the working of the Spirit to empower me for service, to impress the Scriptures on my mind and heart, to convict me of sin, to lead me in paths of righteousness. 9. To somehow know that God is there at my side. He is watching my every move and listening to the groanings of my heart. Not because He wants to punish me. Rather, to assure me of His love for me and to bless me with His companionship through His indwelling Spirit. 10. And I thank the heavenly Father for using Dr. Stanley so powerfully in my life.