Wouldn't it be amazing to be in the boy Samuel's place and hear God's audible voice that one magnificent night in his life? It must have been a glorious thing to spend the rest of the night conversing with God as Samuel learned to listen to HIS voice.
People do not anymore hear an audible voice from God, BUT the great Creator and wonderful Father in heaven still speaks to individuals today. It is such a blessing for people on earth to realize that God had sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to speak to us in these last days (Hebrews 1:2). That Truth in the Bible should be one that we all must consider carefully. For the Bible speaks of Jesus to be the Word of God, and we are so blessed to have His Words recorded down in history through the disciples that walked with Him during His time on earth.
The words and insightful teachings of Jesus are available to all of us today in the "Word of God" (also known as the Bible). This is the primary way that God speaks to us today. If we must learn to listen to God's voice like Samuel did, we ought to understand that it is through Jesus's words that we hear Him speak to us today. And we see Jesus's words recorded in the most important book in human history--the Bible.
If we indeed want to listen to God's voice then we must find time to sit and open up our Bibles to read from it and hear the words of Jesus, our God, as He speaks to us individually. There is nothing more important than to listen to God's message. As Jesus himself said, "My sheep hear my voice." If we belong to his flock, we MUST open the Bible and read it.
There are many other voices around us today that speak of lies and deception. Most of them take our focus away from the Savior. If we want to indeed FOLLOW our Good Shepherd, we MUST learn to listen to HIS voice and His voice alone.