“And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant hears.’” 1 Sam 3:10
Do I hear? Am I listening? I think not as I should. I think that I do not expect him to speak. I think that at times he may be doing so, or it appears that he is, and I am not sure or do not like it, so I suppress the sense I am getting. I want to be in communication with him. I want him to be able to speak to me about what to say, do, think, or pray. May I be attentive and watchful. May I be surrendered and ready to obey. May I be wise and informed by the Word to discern the word of the Lord.
[It is important to clarify that the perfect and highest revelation of God to men is the Bible. This is how God speaks and reveals himself. All thoughts and actions are to be tested by the truth principles in his Word. This does not restrict, however, but empowers and establishes, the active personal leading of the Lord in the believers life by the indwelling Holy Spirit.]