Precisely how and through what means God will direct his people is in his sovereign, all-powerful hands. But I am determined not to miss anything he wishes to do for me or to give to me, simply because I did not believe it possible, or wasn’t looking, or refused to listen when he spoke. “My sheep know my voice,” said Jesus, “and they follow me.”
Certainly the Bible is the ultimate source for universal, eternal, general truth. It is the Church’s “canon,” a Greek word meaning “measure” or “rule.” That means that it is a reliable norm, by which all other messages thought to be from God are to be tested and measured. The very fact that Scripture has such a role suggests and presupposes that believers may expect to hear from God in other ways which are less certain, and which therefore must be tested by the “standard” of canonical Scripture.
“Rest in the Lord,” the Psalmist encourages. “Be still and know that I am God,” invites the Creator himself. He leads us beside still waters. Let us quiet our hearts and allow him to restore our souls. God desires to lead us — in paths of righteousness — for the sake of his own name.