God speaks all the time.
His great joy is communication and relation with us.
We see over and over again where God reaches down to His people to have relation with them.
He loves relation with us so much that He has made us co-creators in this world.
The creator has given the creation control over itself.
What an amazing gift! This gift is filled with grace and mercy. Not only does He give us control over our lives, but in all His wisdom and kindness, He also gives us instructions on how to live an abundant and full life.
Our self-discipline is not out of tradition or law but out of love for God.