"Today, if you should hear His voice, harden not your hearts..." Hebrews 3:7-8
Obedience brings blessing and disobedience closes the door. But how can we obey if we do not recognize God's voice? It seems as if the prophets in the Bible could talk to God, even argue with Him and bargain!
The thing is if we want to know God's voice, we have to spend time with Him. It's like talking to a good friend on the phone. Even if we don't see him or her, we recognize their voice, we can even tell their mood! In a study conducted by Canadian linguists, they found that most people could identify a friend or relative's voice after hearing just 4 syllables. We should make it our aim to recognize our Father's voice. If we want to hear Him, He will find a way for us to hear Him. But first, I think we should get familiar with His words and promises, so when He speaks to us, we will know it's Him.