Many years ago, my spiritual mentor taught me the way to listen to the voice of the Lord. Firstly, quiet myself down, keep my eyes on Jesus, also pay attention to the spontaneity in mind, and finally write the thoughts down.
These steps may sound a little weird, especially when it comes to “paying attention to the spontaneity” in mind. I doubted at the beginning: “How can I be sure that the thoughts in my mind come from the Lord or my own imagination?” But it is trivial when I think a bit deeper. What I often read will appear in my mind when I quiet myself down. That’s why the teaching is significant: “…I want to put my law in them, write on their hearts… (The book of Jeremiah 31:33)” Let His words be written in our hearts when we need His help, His help must come.