If you want to hear the Voice of the Lord you must sit at His table. It has always been and will always be about communion with Him.
The invitation is extended and you respond. You either show up or you do not. How you respond to the last invitation is important to where He will lead you next. You trust Him, and He trusts you.
Many years ago I boldly asked the Lord to walk on water, quite literally. His response was not what I was expecting, and He said to me, “If I called you, would you come?”. I understood in that moment the depths of the question. I felt the weight of the sacrifice and unwavering faith it would require. And after some years of maturing I realized it isn’t about the miracle of walking on water as much as it is being where He is.
If the Lord is in the storm, you’re safest in the waters there. If He is atop the mountain, you are in His will even if hanging from a cliff. If the Lord is in the valley He leads you to the streams of refreshing. You just need to be where He is, and really that is all that matters.
For some of you this journey began at a table for many, then you were moved to a table for a few, then for two and now for one. Never lose your wonder of Him and where He will lead. He is your Eden, He is Home.
When you are on the waters many will not understand because they are not there with you, it is just you and Jesus. Focus on Him, rest in Him, trust in Him. Peter was the only disciple walking on water, Esther was the only woman who petitioned the King, Moses encountered the Lord alone atop the mountain, Daniel was alone in the lions den…. you need no other but Him.
“WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. [Rev. 21:6, 7; 22:17.] Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. [Jer. 31:12-14.] Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David. [II Sam. 7:8-16; Acts 13:34; Heb. 13:20.] Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:1-3, 6-9 AMPC
“You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me! And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.” John 5:39-40 AMPC
“Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.” John 14:6 TPT