Why doesn’t He shout? That way His voice would be unmistakable, right?
He whispers so that He can only be heard when we’re in the place where we should be: in the quiet place of rest, the rest of faith in Him, in intimate communion with Him. His “still small voice” is so quiet that we can easily shrug it off as being just from ourselves.
If the King is whispering all the time it probably means that He wants you to get real close to Him; He only wants you to hear Him when you’re close to Him, and you are close to Him if you believe Him and love Him, closer than your own heart.
Then, it’s clearly a question of love and of honor.
If man will honor Him then man will hear Him. If anyone really wants to hear His voice, they will.
Many times we hear but we don’t take heed. What can we learn from this? Why do we sometimes miss Him? Bcos there was a mixture in our life, crowding Him out to a certain degree, so that His voice was indistinct among other voices, or things craving our attention. So these missed opportunities are really golden opportunities to learn the way He relates to us; how He wants us to relate to Him, according to His wisdom.
We sometimes mistakenly think that as we mature in the Lord He will speak in a louder voice to us, but it aint so. Rather, as we mature we grow to honor Him more and esteem His communion and fellowship more and more precious to us, therefore we can hear more clearly, bcos hearing His voice is so precious to us.
If hearing and obeying His voice is extremely precious to you; more precious than anything in this world, then you will hear.
To the self-willed, hearing God’s voice is irrelevant, and they even contemptuously consider such a thing a sign of weakness.
Another reason some believers struggle to hear God’s voice is that they haven’t yet fully and unconditionally surrendered their own agenda to take up His agenda – not denied themselves and taken up their cross to follow Jesus wherever he goes. They’ve already made up their mind what they’re gonna do and made their own plans, so God doesn’t disturb them with His plans.
When God speaks to a man or woman in their spirit it is the most wonderful thing in this life. But it’s reserved for those who will honor Him with their lives, with the obedience of their whole heart and soul and mind – i.e. His friends.
It will never be chit chat from heaven for man’s amusement or entertainment, or ego’s sake.