Here’s an excerpt from John Eldredge’s book “Moving Mountains”. I love how, in a few simple paragraphs backed by scripture, he challenges us to re-think our false beliefs about how God speaks.
“I realize that many dear followers of Christ have been taught that God only speaks to his sons and daughters through the Bible. The irony of that theology is this: that’s not what the Bible teaches! The Scriptures are filled with stories of God speaking to his people—intimately, personally. Adam and Eve spoke with God. As did Abraham, Moses, and Elijah. So did Noah, Gideon, Aaron, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ananias, and the apostle Paul. On and on the examples go.”
In the course of time, David inquired of the lord.
“Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?” he asked.
The lord said, “Go up.”
David asked, “Where shall I go?”
“To Hebron,” the lord answered.” (2 Sam. 2:1)
“Over and over again, the Scriptures provide doctrine and example that we are meant to hear God’s voice:”
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. (Isa. 50:4)