How all the words of God are to be heard with humility, and how many consider them not:"My Son, hear My words, for My words are most sweet, surpassing all the knowledge of the philosophers and wise men of this world. My words are spirit, and they are life, and are not to be weighed by man's understanding. They are not to be drawn forth for vain approbation, but to be heard in silence, and to be received with all humility and with deep love."And I said, "Blessed is the man whom Thou teachest, O Lord, and instructest him in Thy law, that Thou mayest give him rest in time of adversity, and that he be not desolate in the earth."
One of the things that was discussed is that listening to the Word of God is more than simply reading scripture or obeying the commandments, as important as these are. Listening to the Word of God also means hearing God speak to us in the depths of our hearts in the midst of our daily lives.
When one encounters God directly speaking to us where we are at, we begin to see that He really does love us and is looking after us, that He is not a "far off God", but one who draws near to us.