Hear and Obey
Psalm 40:6 you have given me the capacity to hear and obey
God delights in your obedience. Naturally, it does not do Him any good to speak to you if you are not going to listen and obey. For many years, I wanted God to talk to me, but
I wanted to pick and choose what to obey. I wanted to do what He said if I thought it was a good idea. If I did not like what I was hearing, I would act like it was not from God.
Some of what God says will be exciting. Some things might not be so thrilling to hear. But that does not mean what He tells you will not work out for good if you will just do it His way. God does not require a higher sacrifice than obedience.