Whenever you talk with a friend, your friend hears you and you hear them. You may not agree on everything every time. At times your friend may give you an idea that changes the way you were thinking about something. It is also easier to talk to a friend we are close too because we spend a lot of time together building trust. The closer we are to our friend, the easier it gets to talk to him/her about things. It also is easier to trust what they have to say to us even when we don’t like what they have to say sometimes. Sometimes, your friends can see things about you that you can’t see. Being able to receive what someone else has to say takes having a good trusting relationship especially the things that are hard for us to hear about ourselves. This is exactly the same as speaking with God our Father. He is always listening when we speak to Him as well as speaking to us. In our prayer time, God answers us in various ways: i. He may give us a direct answer to our prayer. ii. He may change the way we are thinking about something by giving us a new idea, iii. He may even say no to our prayers etc. His ways are higher than our ways even when the answer we get is not the answer we were looking for. The most important thing to have in mind is that He hears our prayers and to trust in His wisdom, He answers our prayer. His call to us is to seek first His kingdom. By having a great relationship with God, we are able to hear Him more which leads us to peace in knowing His answers to our prayers are what is best for us each time along the way. We need to purposefully spend more time with Him and build a more trusting relationship with our Father which will make it easier to us to receive what He has to say to us. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."