The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. (Isaiah 50:4 KJV)
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3 NIV)
One of the foremost keys in hearing from God is living with expectation toward God. Expectation places a demand on the Holy Spirit. We should live with expectation toward God 24 hours a day. It takes no faith to hear or obey an audible voice. God desires that we live a life of listening.
Our expectation puts a demand on His presence, and pulls virtue out of Him. If we have no expectation, our faith has nothing to rest on. Two enemies of expectation are self-satisfaction and distraction. Expectation is the key to the move of the Holy Spirit among the saints. When saints gather with anticipation, the Holy Spirit moves in response, no matter who ministers. Those who expect nothing never leave disappointed.
Do you want to hear from God? Live with expectation! Pray with expectation! Listen with expectation! You will hear His voice.