We sometimes say that God has spoken to us. Some say He only speaks through the Bible. That certainly is His primary means. Others say that he has spoken to them personally. The story of Elijah indicates he speaks with a "still small voice." In fact Jesus said.... "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.."
Once, driving on a hilly road in the Ozark mountains, I heard an internal voice say.."Stop Now." I skidded to a stop at the top of a small hill. There below me, about 100 feet away, was a whole herd of deer that I would have otherwise plowed into at 50 miles per hour. That can kill.
Another time I was reclined on a large flat, low rock. I was leaned backwards, supported by my arms that were extended behing me. My hands were at the edge of the rock. Busy talking to a friend I heard an internal voice that said...."Get up and turn around." I stood up and looked. there behind where I was reclined was a large rattle snake. It was only a foot from where my hand had been.
I have ignored the still soft voice on occasion, and wish I hadn't. Once I challenged a larger, younger, more muscular guy to arm wrestle (stupid, I know). I clearly heard.."don't do this"..but i chose to ignore it. He broke my upper arm bone....it required surgery, a metal bar, and 16 screws to repair.
Recently, after falling deeply into sin, I poured my heart out to god in a season of confession, weeping, and repentance. I did not think He would want to even speak to me. Days later...almost afraid to ask, I said......."Lord, do you have anything to say to me." I expected to hear only silence. But Father clearly said..."I love you, I forgive you, it is all nailed to the cross, now lets move on." I could only weep in his presence. Some of you have read of how He spoke healing words to my father wound at our last bootcamp.
As for me, I believe he speaks. What about you. Would you please share with your brothers?